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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 »

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We Repair Leaky Chimneys

A leaky chimney can lead to some major problems, including masonry structural damage, stained ceilings and walls, and rotted wood. There are a few signs of having a leaking chimney. These can include, water in the floor of your firebox or white efflorescence stains on the exterior of your chimney. Read More »

Protect Your Chimney from Costly Leaks This Winter

Preventing water penetration of your chimney becomes very serious in the winter because of the amount of damage that can occur. Water is the greatest enemy of your masonry chimney, according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), and spalling damage from water leaks is one of the reason Read More »

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The Anatomy of a Masonry Chimney

If you have a masonry fireplace, the anatomy of its chimney consists of many important parts. Many homeowners are unfamiliar with these parts and their functions. As part of our duties as Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps, we at Chim Cheree, The Chimney Specialists like to teach 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 »

Waterproofing A Masonry Chimney

Among the myths that abound regarding chimneys is the notion that a masonry structure is waterproof. While it is true that bricks and mortar are sturdy and durable when properly put together, they are also susceptible to damage from water penetration. Bricks and mortar readily absorb water, but release it Read More »

Supaflu Relining Day 1

We began renovating a fireplace chimney. This will be a fairly complete chimney renovation including waterproofing and a cast in place Supaflu chimney liner. The purpose of the renovation is to prevent further water damage and improve the functioning of the fireplace chimney. The smoke chamber of the fireplace is poorly constructed, Read More »