I own a property that has a badly damaged chimney. My guess is that the
only real option is to have a new chimney built to replace it. But, just in
case, I thought that I would post here to see if there is any possibility of
repairing this one rather than replacing it.
This is a side-by-side twin home, so this is actually two chimneys instead
of one -- one for each house. The height of the chimney is about 10 feet up
from the roof line. Here are two photos:
Is there any chance that this chimney could be saved by removing the
existing stucco, then maybe doing a complete re-stucco (that included
filling in between the bricks, etc) using wire lath, and add a new cap? If
so, is there a special type of cement that would be used for this?
Or, if removing this chimney and building a new one is the only option, do
they make cement chimney blocks that are preformed for a double chimney like
this one? The only preformed cement chimney blocks that I see are either
square or rectangular, but only for one chimney not two chimneys like this
Does anyone have a rough ballpark figure of what it might cost to have a new
double chimney built (about 10 feet high) to replace this one? This is in
southern New Jersey.