Fredrickson Masonry Provides Chimney Repair, Chimney Cap Repair and Brick in the Twin Cities.
We make this easy.
We make the process of getting your chimney fixed & rebuilt a breeze.
My name is Dylan Fredrickson, and I've been doing masonry since I was in high school.
We started Fredrickson Masonry & Chimney repair so we could deliver super high quality work, at a fair price with excellent communication.
When we repair your chimney, we'll ensure our repair and quality lasts decades.
We're based in the South Metro and we provide service to the west metro, south metro, and east metro.
A chimney can bring great joy to a family. If you’re anything like me, you remember each instance in your early childhood when your mom or dad would get the fireplace ready and turn it on. For me, it was the first little apartment we lived in during the mid-1980s, and my mind is seared with the wonderful experiences associated with our fireplace (and chimney).
Whether you’re heating your house with a wood or gas fireplace, roasting marshmallows with your grandkids around the basement fireplace, or snuggling up with your pet around the warm glow, a fireplace can bring tremendous meaning to times together.
But fireplaces and chimneys present a very real problem – they are a combination of potentially dangerous factors, meaning maintenance and repair is critical.
Minnesota Chimney repair is not something you’ll want to neglect.
Chimneys revolve around fire, smoke, fumes, and a hole in your roof – along with a series of masonry and roofing systems.
Chimneys present the possibility of fires, poisonous fumes, and leaking roofs if they’re done incorrectly. But our qualified technicians at Fredrickson Masonry have over 15 years of experience transforming old, ugly, and dysfunctional chimneys into beautiful, modern, and safe ones.
Fredrickson Masonry usually finds clients because folks are experiencing a build-up of smell, mess, leaks, broken bricks, brick defacement, and other dysfunctions within the chimney.
Servicing and cleaning your fireplace annually can help ensure that your chimney and fireplace are in tip-top shape, but the reality of a busy life is that most homeowners that we come across here at Fredrickson Masonry are calling us because it’s time to address the problem.
Chimney flues, caps, screens, and dampers are all critical in the ventilation system of your chimney or fireplace.
West Metro, South Metro, East Metro, Downtown and South into Northfield, Elko, Lonsdale, Cannon Falls & Jordan.
Your fireplace and chimney system needs to have a properly sized flue that’s in good condition. If you’re relying on your chimney to heat your home in Minnesota you must have a well-functioning chimney flue and proper liners.
Most Minnesota homeowners know the dangers of deadly Carbon Monoxide that can destroy families when the ventilation is improper around a gas fireplace. Chimney screens and dampers will help protect your chimney flue from the damage our Minnesota weather can inflict – as well as keeping out squirrels, raccoons, and other Minnesota animals that live in your chimney.
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The masonry around your chimney is the building block – which can start to fall apart, age, or become dated. Brick repair to a cracked, loose, or leaning chimney is unsafe and dangerous.
If you don't address the masonry problems within a chimney, you'll see compounding destruction of the infrastructure of the chimney and its surrounding home junctions. When the chimney masonry is broken or cracked, the moisture from our abrasive Minnesota seasons will rip it apart with the contractions of ice and erosion of material through the water.
Fredrickson Masonry is primarily a masonry company out of Minnesota that specializes in ensuring you have a beautiful and safe chimney that can serve your family well.
Chimneys are interesting in that they need to be protected from moisture and yet can wick away the moisture the bricks will deal with. Preserving the masonry work of your chimney is done by having professional chimney waterproofing using the various types of solutions on the market.
Trapping moisture inside bricks and mortar would cause the chimney to decay much faster, so it’s critical that a professional be involved or leveraged to apply the proper chimney sealing and resurfacing solution for your specific masonry.
Chimney caps and chimney crowns help protect the masonry work, flue, and entire chimney from moisture and those little critters that are looking for a lovely little home. Damage to the crown and cap occurs because moisture will pool or seep in and then expand and contract during the freeze and thaw cycles we find in our Minnesota seasons.
The chimney crown is a large slab placed on the top of the entire structure to protect the chimney. It’s usually made of a large concrete slab and should be free from cracks or crumbling. Chimney crown repair and replacement is a large part of our work here at Fredrickson Masonry because of the harsh conditions in our Twin Cities weather conditions.
The chimney cap covers the open space of the chimney and the inside. What you’ll notice about the chimney caps is the part like a little “hood” or “top” placed above it to prevent water from pouring down the chimney.
The chimney cap will prevent rain and snow from falling directly into the chimney while preventing squirrels and birds from making their home inside your chimney. These caps are usually made of metal and are critical for proper venting and drafting. While they might all look alike, each chimney has some nuances, and it’s important to do this right.
Chimneys have been a mainstay of homes for millennia, but now that we’re in the 21st century, we have access to more efficient and convenient problem-solving products. The top sealing damper is the modern solution to the age-old chimney problems of energy inefficiency, drafting, critter infestation, bug infestation, and water.
The top sealing damper is like a chimney cap with added functionality. It will have the same functionality we discussed above but add a sealing lid that can be opened or closed. These convenient sealing systems will allow homeowners to prevent heat loss and maintain energy efficiency when the chimney is not being used.