The bricks used to construct your chimney are exposed to sunlight day in and day out. Over time repeated exposure to the sun will wear even bricks down and make them porous. As your bricks continually act like a sponge gaining and losing water, it works them loose from your chimney, which is called spalling. It also allows damaging leaks to develop in your chimney. How do you stop it?
Chimney Waterproofing. If you have seen rain repellant on a windshield, chimney waterproofing works in much the same way. Waterproofing your chimney will save thousands of dollars in chimney repairs from spalling to chimney leaks. Let’s take a closer look at how it works.
Understanding Chimney Waterproofing
Our highly trained, certified, and insured chimney sweeps will apply a specially formulated water repellant to the exterior of your chimney to guard it against future water damage. If they notice any existing damage in your chimney’s structure, we will be sure that the proper repairs are made before waterproofing is done to guarantee a tight seal.
Because our crews are Golden State Chimney Sweep Guild certified, they have the training and experience to ensure a functional seal that covers your entire chimney.
Waterproofing Will Save You Money and Give You Peace of Mind
As we mentioned earlier, waterproofing can save you money down the road. If spalling on your chimney is widespread enough, it can lead to its collapse, which is expensive and has the potential to harm a child or pet who may be nearby when the chimney falls, especially in an earthquake. When your chimney is waterproofed, you know it is far less likely to collapse because its brick and mortar have not been eroded.
Even when you waterproof your chimney’s crown, sun exposure will impact the waterproof sealant’s effectiveness over time.
Install a Chimney Cap
If your chimney’s crown is exposed, it would benefit you to have a chimney cap installed.
The cap will not only block sun exposure but also protect your chimney from falling objects like tree limbs and prevent burning embers from escaping, which could set your roof or an adjacent field on fire.
A chimney cap will keep water and debris out of your chimney and prevent wildlife such as birds from making nests inside.
Let Oliver Twist Chimney and Fireplace Waterproof Your Chimney
Why wait until your chimney starts to crumble or collapse before contacting us? Give us a call today about waterproofing your chimney; a member of our knowledgeable staff will be in touch to discuss waterproofing your chimney. We serve Huntington Beach CA, Long Beach CA, Torrance CA, Anaheim CA, Santa Ana CA, Cerritos CA, Whittier CA, Newport Beach CA, Costa Mesa CA, or in the greater SoCal area.