Collapsing brick chimney top - Brooklyn NY (C) Daniel FriedmanGuide to Masonry Chimneys
Block, brick, stone masonry chimneys & flues

InspectAPedia tolerates no conflicts of interest. We have no relationship with advertisers, products, or services discussed at this website.

Masonry chimney & flue article index: here we list key articles useful for building, inspecting, diagnosing or repairing problems with masonry chimneys. Common chimney problems such as cracks, draft, chimney height, leaks, leaning chimneys, or chimney stains & chimney inspection & repair methods are discussed here.

Green links show where you are. © Copyright 2015, All Rights Reserved.

Masonry Chimney Construction, Inspection, Diagnosis, Repair Article Index

Sloping masonry chimney (C) Daniel FriedmanJust below at More Reading we list articles that provide details about just about any brick, block, "cinderblock", or stone chimney question that comes up.

For example, our page top photo shows a chimney that would not be safe to use, and described at ABANDONED CHIMNEYS, OUTDOORS.

What about this angled brick chimney shown at left? Did you know that there is a danger of cracks, leaks, and even fire at this chimney? Look closely at the floor of the attic where the chimney shifts from vertical to angled. Details are at ANGLED CHIMNEYS.

If you cannot find what you need, CONTACT us by email and we'll get to work on it.


What about chimneys that are leaning, bending, bulging or bowing? At left our photo shows a brick chimney that is separating from the house.

Chimney moving at roof (C) Daniel FriedmanArticle Series Contents

Often the root problem is an inadequate original chimney footing. There are some serious fire and flue gas hazards when a masory chimney is doing a slow undulating dance on or in the building. Details are at CHIMNEY LEANING, SEPARATION, MOVEMENT


Continue reading at ABANDONED CHIMNEYS or select a topic from the More Reading links or topic ARTICLE INDEX shown below.


Suggested citation for this web page

MASONRY CHIMNEY GUIDE at - online encyclopedia of building & environmental inspection, testing, diagnosis, repair, & problem prevention advice.

More Reading

Green link shows where you are in this article series.


OR use the Search Box found below at Ask a Question or Search InspectApedia


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Click to Show or Hide FAQs

Ask a Question or Search InspectApedia

Use the "Click to Show or Hide FAQs" link just above to see recently-posted questions, comments, replies, try the search box just below, or if you prefer, post a question or comment in the Comments box below and we will respond promptly.

Search the InspectApedia website

HTML Comment Box is loading comments...

Technical Reviewers & References

Publisher's Google+ Page by Daniel Friedman

Click to Show or Hide Citations & References

Support & See Fewer Advertisements

From Google's Contributor website: Contribute a few dollars each month. See fewer ads. The money you contribute helps fund the sites you visit.

Google-Contributor supports websites while reducing advertisements. You can support InspectApedia with a contribution of any amount you wish. Or you can contribute nothing and we'll still keep our website free to all readers - supported by advertising. Either approach is OK.