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Waterproof Your Chimney Before The Fall Rush

No matter how well built your masonry chimney may be, it can suffer from erosion over time. Why? The elements of weather! Water penetration from rain and melted ice and snow can cause extensive and expensive damage to the bricks and mortar joints. Preventing this water damage is crucial in Read More »

Fixing Winter Masonry Damage

Cold winter weather can be really tough on masonry chimneys. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) reports that the condition of your chimney is worsened after water damage to the bricks and mortar. Masonry materials are porous and naturally absorb water. Also, the water inside the bricks and mortar freezes Read More »

How Cold Weather Can Damage Your Chimney

Every time we have a big snow storm here in Upstate South Carolina, more potholes show up in the roads. This is called spalling damage. The same thing happens to your masonry chimney, whenever the temperature drops below freezing. Cold weather can really be hard on masonry materials. This is Read More »

3 Ways Water Ruins Your Chimney

Fire and water don’t mix particularly well — and your fireplace/chimney system and water aren’t the best friends, either. While there are a lot of things that can cause trouble in your chimney — from excess creosote in a flue that’s overdue for sweeping to blockages from nesting animals that Read More »

All About Mold

Most of us have heard the warnings enough to be fittingly concerned about the presence of mold in our homes. Breathing in indoor mold — especially black or so-called “toxic” mold — has been shown to contribute to various respiratory tract symptoms and other health issues. And its presence is Read More »

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Rejuvenating A Chimney Exterior

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="11"] ChimneySaver is a siloxane based water repellent that repels water while remaining vapor permeable. This allows moisture produced in the chimney to escape, rather than being trapped inside the bricks. ChimneySaver is applied with a low pressure sprayer. It’s amazing how a chimney changes over time. Because chimneys Read More »

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Correcting Common Construction Defects- Water Penetration

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id=13] Believe it or not, most chimneys are not built properly. Some may say that that’s just my opinion, but my opinions are based on published standards from the National Fire Protection Association, the International Code Council, and the Brick Industry Association. Of all the common defects we see in chimneys, improper Read More »