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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 »

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 »

Rejuvenating A Chimney Exterior

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 typically are Read More »

Supaflu Relining Day 3

The Supaflu had hardened overnight, so it was time for the finishing touches. The tube was deflated and removed from the flue, revealing the new Supaflu liner. The smoke chamber needed some smoothing, and after some quality time with wood chisels and rasps, it looks pretty good. After the smoke chamber was Read More »

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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 »