RL Sanborn Masonry
provides proessional grade chimney services with tested results and
Tuck-pointing, crowns, restoration, removals, rebuilds, waterproofing, leak
detection and inspections are chimney projects that require professional
We will leave you a 100% satisfied customer, Guaranteed!
We are experienced with chimneys and all varieties of materials used to
masonry procedure. We are ethically committed to the safety and longevity
of your chimney. We always use the recommended product(s) & procedure
(s) For each application.
With 25 years in the masonry trade we continue providing quality masonry
Safety is our concern
Chimneys are massive structures only as good as the footings they are
set upon and the mortar joints which hold them together. Without proper maintenance,
a chimney can lose it’s structural integrity. A common
symptom of an ailing chimney may be leaks through interior walls.
This can be caused by faulty flashing.
A cracked footing generally is a result of a footing that has been poured above the frost
line. An experienced mason will not opt For shortcuts in design or craftsmanship.
An experienced mason has the knowledge to carefully evaluate your current chimney
or professionally build you a new chimney. There are many individuals entering the
field of chimney repair and far fewer masons. A chimney must be taken very
seriously. An experienced qualified mason takes chimneys very seriously.
Inexperienced chimney repairmen are risky. The low price is what lures most
homeowners into these shortcuts. Inexperienced Individuals have no place
tampering with a chimney and it's mortar. Attempting repairs, while lacking the
knowledge of chimney design and construction is dangerous and costly.
RL Sanborn Masonry has 25 years of experience building, restoring and repairing
chimneys. We pour adequate reinforced footings, build brick chimneys,cut and set
stone chimneys, install flues, clean outs, crowns (hand built with brick trim not pre
cast), stone caps, piers and flashing as well as apply quality sealants masonry. We
leave the job site as we found it.
It is advisable to apply sealant to new and restored masonry to prevent the infiltration
Water permeates brick and mortar and when it freezes it expands and cracks the
mortar and brick. This process repeats over time. Sealants last about 5 years and
should be re applied to maintain the masonry For optimal longevity.
If the mortar crumbles and the crumbling is consistent in most spots then it is time For
a complete restoration.
If the decay is isolated, some point work and or replacement of brick should be done.
We would be delighted to offer
you quality masonry services.
Give us a call
We serve Portland, Maine and a 25 mile radius.
What is masonry?
Masonry is the building of
structures from individual
units laid in and bound
together by mortar. The
common materials of
masonry construction are
brick, stone such as
concrete block, glass
block, and tile. Masonry is
generally a highly durable
form of construction.
However, the materials
used, the quality of the
workmanship, and the
pattern the units are put
in can strongly affect the
durability of the overall
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