Best Chimney Repair, March 2007
Animal invasions, toxic mold, the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning or an errant spark igniting creosote buildup—chimneys can get downright uncharming. The Lucky Chimney Company helps your hearth meet L.A. city building and safety codes. The firm has developed its own tools and materials, such as a cement that can withstand 2,400-degree heat (which is more than most cements can handle) and 12-foot-long poles for applying it. Lucky will tend to the entire life of your chimney, building it from scratch and removing it. Most of the company’s work, though, involves repairing damage or correcting jobs by amateurs who flooded the field after the 1994 Northridge earthquake.