CHIMNEY RETROFIT &

RECONSTRUCTION

 

 

 

Here is a good reason to retrofit your chimney. Luckily, it fell outwards, also this one held intact and no one was under it.

Here is a good reason to retrofit your chimney. Luckily, it fell outwards, also this one held intact and no one was under it.

Even if you didn’t click on this immediately following an earthquake, it is still time to retrofit your chimney before the next major tremor strikes. And if you did click post-earthquake, odds are you need chimney rebuilding as well as retrofitting.

Repairing an already unstable chimney is not recommended; as a matter of fact, in the city os Los Angeles this kind of repair is not allowed. Once existing chimneys are damaged, you will have to demolish the entire chimney and rebuild it. As long as your home has not been damaged or your chimney is not condemned, we may be able to shore up and install exterior supports and braces to reinforce existing chimneys. In the process, we inspect and improve it. The results are spectacular, and the price is a fraction of a rebuild once it gets damaged.  Click on earthquake at the left panel for more options.

Areas and respective zip codes covered by The Ultimate Handyman

 

chimney earthquake damage teardown not repairable in Los Angeles

chimney earthquake damage teardown not repairable in Los Angeles

90004 Los Angeles, CA
90005 Los Angeles, CA
90006 Los Angeles, CA
90010 Los Angeles, CA
90017 Los Angeles, CA
90019 Los Angeles, CA

 

Sometimes retrofitting alone doesn't address all the problems found during inspection, In cases where only rebuilding will do, The Ultimate Handyman will acquire the permits, demo the old, rebuild the new and preside over all the inspections.

Sometimes retrofitting alone doesn’t address all the problems found during inspection, In cases where only rebuilding will do, The Ultimate Handyman will acquire the permits, demo the old, rebuild the new and preside over all the inspections.

90020 Los Angeles, CA
90024 Los Angeles, CA
90025 Los Angeles, CA
90026 Los Angeles, CA
90027 Los Angeles, CA
90028 Los Angeles, CA
90029 Los Angeles, CA

 

In the city of Los Angeles, current codes dictate that brick chimneys are no longer allowed; therefore, all new chimneys have to be made out of metal frame and stuccoed.

In the city of Los Angeles, current codes dictate that brick chimneys are no longer allowed; therefore, all new chimneys have to be made out of metal frame and stuccoed. and BTW, never remove the retrofit to use its bracket to install your satellite dish.

90034 Los Angeles, CA
90035 Los Angeles, CA
90036 Los Angeles, CA
90038 Los Angeles, CA

 

A chimney retrofit is basically a metal angle bar attached to the chimney and to the structure of the roof that stabilizes the chimney in case of an earthquake.

A chimney retrofit is basically a metal angle bar attached to the chimney and to the structure of the roof that stabilizes the chimney in case of an earthquake.

90046 Los Angeles, CA
90048 Los Angeles, CA
90049 Los Angeles, CA

 

On a crude retrofit, a angle bar is installed horizontally on the chimney and another angle is attached vertically to the first and to the roof on the other end. Crudely but works. Our opinion is better to have something than nothing when an earthquake hits.

On a crude retrofit, an angle bar is installed horizontally on the chimney and another angle is attached vertically to the first and to the roof on the other end. Crudely but works. Our opinion is that is better to have something than nothing when an earthquake hits.

90057 Los Angeles, CA
90064 Los Angeles, CA
90066 Los Angeles, CA
90067 Los Angeles, CA
90068 Los Angeles, CA
90069 West Hollywood, CA

 

When the same house has multiple chimney stacks, retrofitting may take some engineering, after all you don't want to over extend the holding capacity of your roof structure during and earthquake.

When the same house has multiple chimney stacks, retrofitting may take some engineering, after all you don’t want to over extend the holding capacity of your roof structure during and earthquake.

90077 Los Angeles, CA
90095 Los Angeles, CA

 

Extreme care is necessary to do the job and not hurt the homeowners' valuables.

Extreme care is necessary to do the job and not hurt the homeowners’ valuables.

90210 Beverly Hills, CA
90211 Beverly Hills, CA
90212 Beverly Hills, CA

 

If your home inspector noted that your chimney needs retrofitting, just call us.

If your home inspector noted that your chimney needs retrofitting, just call us.

90291 Venice, CA
90401 Santa Monica, CA
90402 Santa Monica, CA
90403 Santa Monica, CA
90404 Santa Monica, CA
90405 Santa Monica, CA
91403 Sherman Oaks, CA
91423 Sherman Oaks, CA

 

We love Chimneys, specially if they come in trios.

We love Chimneys, specially if they come in trios.

91602 North Hollywood, CA
91604 Studio City, CA
91608 Universal City, CA
90070 Los Angeles, CA
90073 Los Angeles, CA
90084 Los Angeles, CA
90209 Beverly Hills, CA

 

miniature sunset exterior mansion
90213 Beverly Hills, CA
90294 Venice, CA
90295 Marina Del Rey, CA
90406 Santa Monica, CA
90407 Santa Monica, CA
90408 Santa Monica, CA
90409 Santa Monica, CA
90410 Santa Monica, CA
90411 Santa Monica, CA
91413 Sherman Oaks, CA
91495 Sherman Oaks, CA