In addition to May flowers, April showers also bring leaky chimneys. Moisture is incredibly tough on your chimney system. After a long winter of intense heat and extreme cold, your chimney might start to show signs of wear and tear. That why The Chimney Guy believes that spring is the perfect time to check if your chimney is in need of waterproofing.
Moisture and Chimneys
Moisture wreaks havoc on your chimney masonry. When it rains or snows, water can seep into tiny pores in your masonry. Eventually, it forms tiny pools of water. These pools can slowly erode your masonry over time, but bigger issues occur when these pools freeze and expand. The expanding water can cause the bricks and mortar of your chimney to crack, crumble and even pop out of place.
Moisture inside your masonry can also cause issues with unsightly stains on the brickwork of your chimney as well as smelly mildew and fungus growth. This is caused by minerals and moisture that stay on your brickwork after water evaporates and seeps out of the pores of your masonry.
Resolving Moisture Issues
There are ways to prevent moisture intrusion into your chimney masonry. At The Chimney Guy, our masons are experts in masonry waterproofing. Using a waterproofing product called ChimneySaver® water-repellent we can seal up your masonry in no time. Using proven and effective waterproofing techniques, our skilled masons can apply ChimneySaver®. We reduce water penetration in your chimney masonry by 99.9 percent over the next 10 years.
One of the best things about the waterproofing products that we use is that it doesn’t change the look of your masonry. While other waterproofing products leave a sheen on your masonry, ChimneySaver® is a water-based product. Once it evaporates, you would never be able to tell that it was on your masonry. As a bonus, our waterproof technique also offers protection against stains, mildew, and fungus on your chimney masonry.
Call The Chimney Guy Today!
We want to help you keep your chimney in tip-top shape this spring. Our expert Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified masons can help control your moisture issues. Spring is the perfect time for a chimney inspection, so give The Chimney Guy a call at 920-830-1920 or contact us online to set up an inspection today.