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 prolonging the life of your masonry chimney. One of the smartest investments you can make is to have your chimney professionally waterproofed. Since 1978, Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists have been working on leaky chimneys in the Upstate South Carolina area. In addition, we provide several water penetration preventive services, including waterproofing. We would like to tell you more about why you should consider scheduling an appointment with us now; waterproof your chimney before the fall rush.

How does water penetration damage masonry chimneys?

Masonry materials are naturally porous. This means the bricks and mortar joints of your chimney absorb water from rain, ice, and snow. While this leads to erosion throughout the year, the winter is when the majority of water penetration damage occurs. Whenever the temperature falls below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, any moisture within the masonry materials will freeze and expand. As the weather warms back up, the force of that water thawing can be strong enough to make the bricks and mortar joints crack and break apart. In a harshly cold winter season, repeated freeze/thaw cycles can lead to a considerable amount of damage. Bricks and mortar joints can become loose and fall from the chimney. In fact, the structure of your chimney could even possibly collapse! This is why preventing water penetration is so important.

What should I expect from a professional waterproofing treatment from Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists?

Before we waterproof your chimney, our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney technicians will make sure there is no masonry damage present. If there is damage, we can repair it, if necessary. After we clean the exterior, we will apply a waterproofing formula to the entire chimney. We are proud to use only products from ChimneySaver, a company we trust to properly protect your masonry chimney. We love this brand of waterproofing agents because they are specifically made to be used on chimneys. The formulas are 100 percent vapor permeable, which is very important. This is because even though they create a barrier against water penetration, they will still allow vapors from your chimney to escape whenever it is in use. After our waterproofing treatment, your chimney will be protected from cold weather damage for at least a decade!

Schedule your appointment for our professional waterproofing services now. In doing so, you will not have to wait for weeks to have it done as you would during the fall months. Contact us today to make sure your masonry chimney is protected from water damage this winter!