Baltimore City used to manufacturer a lot of brick.
From Post-Depression into the 1970’s, there was a lot of brick made in the city and that brick was used to build the residences and building that make Baltimore such an amazing city to look at.
Unfortunately, none of the brick is made in the city. And modern brick is a different size.
The Times are a Changing
With the advent of modern home construction, the size of a standard brick has changed. Modern brick is smaller than brick made before and therefore it presents a challenge when being used in chimney repair for chimneys that date back to certain eras. Most companies will widen their mortar to make up for this difference, leaving you with a chimney that doesn’t look uniform and odd.
Dedicated to our craft as well as attention to detail, we have specific processes that we use that can overcome the obstacles put in place by modern brick and produce a finished product that you will be happy with. Our experienced staff have the skills and knowledge to make sure that we make each chimney repair and restoration work properly.
Often a chimney repair or restoration presents another problem in the form of brick or style of brick from a certain era that’s just not readily available. Frontier Fireplace has contacts within the antique brick up and down the Mid-Atlantic region that allows us the ability to get the brick that matches your unique project. At the end of the day, we take great pride in what we do and want you to be happy with the finished product.
All across Baltimore, you can see this style of brick that was made locally and is uniquely Baltimore. Of course, it’s also hard to find nowadays.
Actually, we’ve meet many property owners and homeowners who haven’t had their chimneys rebuilt (although they really needed it) because they can’t find the brick. Frontier Fireplace has the contacts and resources to be able to find the bricks we need to get the job done correctly.
Let us help you.