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A Quick History of Basehor, KS
The first known occupants of what is now Basehor were the Delaware tribe from Indiana. They received the land in exchange for theirs in 1829. The tribe lived on the land until the 1860s when they were removed to Oklahoma. The Delaware Diminished Reserve was bought by both the secretary of state and the Leavenworth, Pawnee, and Western Railroad Company in 1866 and 1886. Thomas and Mary Towne bought a large plot of land from the railroad in 1873 and then sold 160 acres of it to Ephraim Basehor in 1874. The railroad was completed in 1889 so Ephraim and his brother, Reuben, plotted the land and founded Basehor as a town that year. The two brothers wanted their town to be prosperous and donated land and money for a school and library in the early 1900s. The original library structure is now in the city park where it was moved in 2016. The town has steadily grown over the years and is now home to around 5,000 people in its almost 7 square miles of land. Although Leavenworth and Kansas City are not far away, the town’s residents enjoy a variety of housing options and a peaceful community.
The Chimneys and Fireplaces of Basehor, KS
Basehor is a host to several housing options and styles. Each era of construction has its own common construction methods and materials. Depending on the age of the chimney, there may or may not be a flue liner and chimney cap. Chimney caps help prevent animals and debris from entering the flue. Flue liners are important components because they keep the chimney safe from gas leaks and the high heat of the fire. Both caps and liners can be installed in masonry and manufactured chimneys after construction. Masonry chimneys should include a crown to help hold the structure in place. If the crown is damaged, a repair may be required.
Masonry chimneys need special attention paid to the integrity of the structure. Bricks can be replaced and sealed by our team.
The simplest way to keep your fireplace and chimney safe is to have it inspected and cleaned annually by our certified technicians. We’ll look at your unit inside and out, take photos, and give you a full report of our findings. If any repairs or updates are necessary, we will work with you to get your fireplace in proper working condition. Call us to schedule an appointment.