What is a witches crook?

Are you afraid of witches coming down your chimney this Halloween? This is a common concern for a lot of homeowners… Okay, we’re just kidding, but this wasn’t always the case! In fact, a lot of older homes in the greater Albany area have something called a witches...

Fire Prevention Week

Fall is officially here and that means that homeowners will once again begin to use their fireplaces and stoves. At Northeastern Masonry and Chimney, we know that starting that first fire of the year can be exciting, however, there are some safety considerations that...

All You Need To Know About Inserts

Do you own a fireplace that is no longer is operational? Are you tired of all the maintenance that comes with your older fireplace? Do you want a more efficient way to add supplementary heat to your home? If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, a...

Could you have a leaky chimney

Have you ever noticed water dripping down into your fireplace? Are there unpleasant musty smells coming from your fireplace? Are there unsightly stains on your chimney masonry? All of these issues can be traced back to water leaking into your chimney. All the smells...

Have a Gas Appliance in your Masonry Chimney?

Oftentimes, older homes come with a masonry chimney installed in them. Masonry chimneys are highly sought after because of the aesthetics that they add to a living area. However, it takes a lot of time and effort to operate a masonry fireplace. Chopping and hauling...