All About Chimney Masonry Waterproofing

Spring is known for bringing green grass, sunshine, and warmer days, but it is also famous for rain. If you have a masonry chimney in your home, ensure it is adequately protected for a stress-free fall. Get the best care by working with CSIA certified sweeps at Chimspector Venting Specialists.

Dangers Of Water Damage

So, what happens if water penetrates your brickwork and mortar? First of all, you will be more susceptible to the freeze/thaw process. This occurs when the water that was absorbed freezes and expands, causing your brickwork to expand with it. When temperatures rise and the water melts, the structure settles until the next freeze.

If this occurs multiple times a winter, you are looking at a lot of extra pressure throughout your masonry. Over time, this can trigger all kinds of damage and deterioration, eventually leading to a chimney collapse if unaddressed.

Along with this, water is known for breaking down the materials that make up your chimney, and this can trigger all kinds of decay and deterioration. You will eventually need new bricks, new mortar, and a lot of replacement parts, as well. Preventative maintenance is always more affordable than rebuilds or restoration work, so do yourself a favor and ask us how we can help you out.

We Use ChimneySaver Water Repellent

One service we offer here at Chimspector Venting Specialists is waterproofing. We use a high-quality product called ChimneySaver to ensure the job gets done efficiently and effectively. Unlike many store-bought paints and sealers, ChimneySaver is vapor-permeable, so the water vapors and pre-absorbed moisture in your system can easily escape. Other products trap these things in encouraging deterioration from the inside out.

ChimneySaver is also eco-friendly, mold/mildew-resistant, and it is not glossy, so it will not affect the look of your masonry structure. Some products alter your chimney’s aesthetic or color, making your curb appeal less than desirable, but not ChimneySaver.

Best of all, ChimneySaver comes with a 10-year warranty, so you can rest easier knowing you are totally covered for the long haul. As long as a professional sweep puts it on, you will be good to go for the next decade.

We Can Handle It All

From leaks to water damage to professional maintenance, we are the crew to trust with it all. Our owner, Drew Stein, and the team of CSIA certified sweeps that work alongside him are passionate. We aim to bring you the best care possible, and there is no doubt we have the education, experience, and expertise to handle anything thrown our way.

If you are ready to work with the best, call on Chimspector Venting Specialists today.