A chimney is what carries the smoke from either a wood burning stove, fireplace or your home furnace to exit above the roofline. In new construction, Earth and Stone Masonry has built many custom chimneys with either natural or cultured stone. There are countless possibilities from either the "dry stack look" to the more traditional look with mortar between the stones. Concerning older homes and repair work, chimney maintenance is essential to avoiding costly problems. Once water starts to leak through the facade, the flashing or the top of the chimney, damage happens quickly. We at Earth and Stone Masonry inspect these issues and recommend what is necessary to remedy your chimney. Flashing materials range from either copper, stainless steel or lead.