Is your wall or chimney leaking?

Don’t let a leaky structures ruin your home. We’re masonry experts specializing in diagnosing and permanently fixing chimney and wall leaks. With years of experience, we understand the complexities of masonry and ensure a watertight solution that protects your home for years to come.

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Addressing Leaking Brick Walls, Stone Walls, And Metal Lintels

Are you facing issues with leaking brick walls, deteriorating stone structures, or compromised metal lintels above windows? These are common problems that can significantly impact the integrity and aesthetics of your property. 

Our services encompass a comprehensive approach to masonry restoration, focusing on rectifying failed caulking, tuckpointing, and concrete cap installations. We understand the importance of maintaining the structural integrity of your building while enhancing its visual appeal. Whether you’re dealing with water infiltration, mortar decay, or corrosion of metal components, our team of skilled craftsmen is equipped to handle the task with precision and expertise.

Our Leak services

Don’t let leaking brick walls, failing caulking, or deteriorating metal lintels compromise the integrity of your property. Trust the experts at A. O. Handy Inc. to deliver reliable solutions tailored to your needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward preserving the beauty and longevity of your masonry structures.

Leak Detection and Repair

Our skilled masons are equipped with the knowledge and tools to accurately detect the source of leaks in brick and stone walls. Whether it’s cracks, deteriorated mortar, or faulty flashing, we’ll promptly address the issue to prevent further damage.

Metal Lintel Replacement and Repair

A corroded or damaged metal lintel above windows can compromise the integrity of your building’s façade. Our team specializes in repairing and replacing metal lintels, ensuring proper support and protection against water infiltration.

Caulking and Sealant Services

Failed caulking and sealants can create pathways for water to seep into your walls, leading to leaks and moisture damage. We provide expert caulking and sealant application to reinforce vulnerable areas and prevent water intrusion.

Tuckpointing Restoration

Over time, mortar joints between bricks and stones can deteriorate, allowing water to penetrate the walls. Our tuckpointing services involve carefully removing damaged mortar and replacing it with fresh mortar, restoring the structural integrity and appearance of your masonry surfaces.

Concrete Cap Repair and Replacement

 Failed concrete caps on chimneys or parapet walls can contribute to water infiltration and deterioration of the underlying masonry. We offer comprehensive concrete cap repair and replacement services to safeguard your property against water damage.

Waterproofing Coatings

Specialized waterproofing coatings create a durable barrier on masonry surfaces, repelling water and preventing future leaks. Our team can assess the condition of your walls and recommend suitable waterproofing solutions to enhance the longevity of your masonry and prevent future water damage.

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Common Causes of Chimney Leaks

A well-functioning fireplace or chimney is essential for maintaining a comfortable and inviting atmosphere within any building. Don’t let leaks diminish the functionality and appeal of your space. Several common causes contribute to chimney leaks, including damaged flashing, cracked chimney crowns, deteriorated mortar joints, and porous brick or stone surfaces. By understanding the common causes and taking proactive measures to address them, you can safeguard your chimney against leaks and preserve its functionality for years to come.

If you’re experiencing chimney leaks or require expert masonry services,  A.O Handy Inc. is here to help. Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, our expertise and commitment to quality craftsmanship ensure we’ll restore your chimney to its optimal condition. This means a worry-free fireplace or chimney experience for you, your family, or your customers. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

Common causes of Masonry Wall Leaks

Masonry walls are renowned for their durability, but they’re not impervious to leaks. Common causes of masonry wall leaks often stem from structural flaws, such as cracks or gaps in the mortar joints, natural wear and tear, coupled with environmental factors like freeze-thaw cycles, can exacerbate these openings, allowing water infiltration. Improper installation techniques, including inadequate waterproofing measures or improper flashing details, can also contribute to leaks. Additionally, poor drainage systems or insufficient moisture barriers behind the masonry can exacerbate water penetration issues. Don’t let water intrusion compromise the integrity and beauty of your property.

At  A. O. Handy Inc., we understand the importance of identifying and addressing the root causes of masonry wall leaks promptly and committed to delivering superior masonry services tailored to your specific needs. Whether you require repairs, waterproofing, or preventative maintenance, our skilled craftsmen are equipped to safeguard your property against leaks and water damage. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and experience the difference of working with a trusted masonry partner.


The Dangers of Ignoring Leaks in your chimney or wall:

Ignoring leaks in your chimney or wall can lead to a cascade of dangerous consequences, from structural damage to health hazards. Water seeping through cracks and crevices can weaken the integrity of your masonry, compromising its stability and posing a risk of collapse. Furthermore, unchecked moisture provides a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which not only deteriorate your property but also threaten respiratory health.

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Don’t underestimate the significance of seemingly minor leaks; they can escalate into major problems if left unattended. Protect your investment and the safety of your family by addressing leaks promptly. Trust our masonry expertise to detect and repair any vulnerabilities in your chimney or wall, ensuring a secure and dry environment for years to come. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and safeguard your home from the perils of neglecting leaks.

Unveiling the Process: Diagnosing and Fixing Masonry Leaks

When it comes to protecting your property against the elements, few things are as crucial as maintaining the integrity of your masonry. Leaks can be a homeowner’s nightmare, causing damage that ranges from cosmetic issues to structural instability. At A. O. Handy Inc., we understand the importance of swift and effective solutions to masonry leaks. Here’s a comprehensive guide to our process of diagnosing and fixing masonry leaks, ensuring your peace of mind and the longevity of your property.

Step 1: Inspection and Assessment:

Our expert team begins by conducting a thorough inspection of your masonry structure. We meticulously examine every inch, searching for signs of water infiltration such as damp spots, efflorescence, or cracks. Our goal is to identify the root cause of the leak accurately.

Step 2: Identifying Vulnerabilities:

Once we pinpoint the areas of concern, we delve deeper to determine the underlying vulnerabilities. This may involve assessing the condition of mortar joints, examining flashing and sealants, or evaluating the integrity of the brick or stone itself. Our trained eyes and years of experience allow us to identify even the subtlest of issues.

Step 3: Diagnosis and Recommendations:

With a comprehensive understanding of the problem, we provide you with a detailed diagnosis along with our recommendations for repair. We believe in transparency, so you’ll know exactly what needs to be done and why. Whether it’s resealing joints, repairing damaged bricks, or reinforcing flashing, we tailor our solutions to address your specific needs.

Step 4: Precision Repair Work:

Once you approve our recommendations, our skilled craftsmen get to work with precision and care. Using high-quality materials and proven techniques, we execute repairs that stand the test of time. Whether it’s tuckpointing, brick replacement, or waterproofing, we take pride in our meticulous craftsmanship.

Step 5: Quality Assurance:

Before we consider the job complete, we conduct rigorous quality assurance checks to ensure that every aspect of the repair meets our exacting standards. We want you to have full confidence in the durability and effectiveness of our workmanship.

Step 6: Preventive Measures and Maintenance:

To safeguard your masonry against future leaks, we offer expert advice on preventive measures and maintenance strategies. Whether it’s recommending regular inspections or suggesting ways to improve drainage around your property, we’re committed to helping you preserve the integrity of your masonry for years to come.


Why Choose Us for Water Leak Repairs?

At A. O. Handy Inc., we understand the critical importance of addressing water leaks promptly and effectively. With years of experience and a commitment to excellence, here’s why we stand out in providing top-notch water leak repair services:
  1. Expertise in Masonry: Our team consists of skilled masons who specialize in identifying and repairing water leaks in masonry structures. We have the knowledge and experience to assess the root cause of leaks accurately, ensuring effective and lasting solutions.
  2. Tailored Approach: We recognize that every water leak situation is unique. That’s why we take a personalized approach to each project, carefully evaluating the specific needs of your property and designing a customized repair plan that fits your requirements and budget.
  3. Advanced Techniques and Tools: Utilizing the latest advancements in masonry repair techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, we are equipped to tackle water leaks of any scale or complexity. Our team stays updated with industry best practices to deliver results that exceed your expectations.
  1. Attention to Detail: We believe in getting the job done right the first time. Our meticulous attention to detail ensures that no aspect of the repair process is overlooked. From thorough inspections to precise execution, we strive for perfection in every step of the repair process.
  2. Timely and Reliable Service: We understand the urgency of addressing water leaks to prevent further damage to your property. Our team is dedicated to providing prompt and reliable service, ensuring that your water leak issues are resolved efficiently and with minimal disruption to your daily routine.
  3. Transparent Communication: Communication is key to a successful repair project. We maintain open and transparent communication throughout the entire process, keeping you informed of our progress and addressing any concerns or questions you may have along the way.
  4. Commitment to Customer Satisfaction: Your satisfaction is our priority. We take pride in delivering high-quality workmanship and exceptional customer service. From start to finish, we are committed to exceeding your expectations and ensuring your complete satisfaction with our water leak repair services.

Our Reviews

Matthew Eash
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We contracted A. O. Handy to restore the foundation of our 150 year old home. The fieldstone foundation needed interior tuckpointing -- and a lot more. We could not be more pleased with their work. They are outstanding.
Arlen James
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I hired A O Handy for a chimney rebuild. Denis was in contact before, during, and after the project which was great especially when an issue arose regarding the old chimney. As for the project itself, everything was completed very timely, the crew cleaned up each day and were careful with personal items in the yard.
Jerry Tenckhoff
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The crew at A.O. Handy Inc. did a great job tuckpointing our 8000 sq ft commercial building. They paid attention to detail and completed the work on schedule. Very easy to work with and brought attention to areas that I was not aware of and stayed on budget.
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Frequently asked questions

Common causes include cracks in the mortar joints, deteriorating bricks or stones, improper flashing installation, lack of waterproofing, and porous masonry materials allowing water infiltration.

Signs of chimney leaks may include water stains on the ceiling or walls near the chimney, musty odors, crumbling mortar, efflorescence (white, chalky residue), or visible water pooling inside the fireplace.

Yes, chimney leaks can cause serious structural damage over time. Water infiltration can weaken masonry, rust metal components, and compromise the integrity of surrounding materials, leading to costly repairs if left untreated.

Regular maintenance, including inspecting and repairing mortar joints, sealing cracks, ensuring proper flashing installation, applying waterproofing sealants, and addressing any drainage issues around the masonry, can help prevent leaks.

Identifying the source of a leak can be challenging. It often requires a thorough inspection by a qualified professional who can assess the condition of the masonry, chimney, and surrounding areas to pinpoint the exact cause of the leak.

If you discover a leak in your home, it’s important to act quickly to prevent further damage. Start by identifying the source of the leak and then take appropriate steps to repair it, whether it’s patching a hole in the roof, fixing a plumbing issue, or addressing masonry concerns. If you’re unsure about how to proceed, it’s best to consult with a qualified professional to assess the situation and recommend the necessary repairs. Delaying action could lead to more extensive damage and costly repairs down the line.

While minor repairs such as sealing small cracks or applying waterproofing sealants may be DIY-friendly, it’s often best to consult with a professional mason or chimney specialist for larger or more complex repairs to ensure they are done correctly and effectively.

If you suspect a masonry leak, it’s crucial to address it promptly to prevent further damage. Contact a reputable masonry contractor or chimney specialist to inspect the issue and recommend appropriate repairs.

While temporary solutions like applying sealants or patches may provide temporary relief, they are not long-term fixes and may not address the underlying cause of the leak. It’s best to consult with a professional for a proper assessment and repair plan.

To prevent leaks in masonry walls, ensure proper drainage, inspect and repair mortar joints regularly, apply waterproofing sealants, and address any cracks or damage promptly to maintain the integrity of the masonry.

If you notice water damage but can’t locate the source of the leak, it’s essential to seek professional help. A qualified contractor or water damage specialist can conduct a thorough inspection to identify and address the source of the leak to prevent further damage.