Spring storms can put a damper on your outdoor plans, but did you know that spring rains can also be detrimental to your chimney system? In fact, water intrusion can lead to a wide variety of issues for your chimney masonry. Our team of professionals at Hale’s Chimney & Fireplace Solutions know the importance of a watertight system. Let us help you determine if your chimney need the water repellent service or not.
Moisture and Your Chimney
Water can wreak havoc on your chimney. Although your brickwork may seem impenetrable, the fact is your masonry is full of tiny pores that allow water to enter. This intrusion can lead to brick decay, water stains, vegetative growth, and rust. Most worst scenario is when the water inside your brickwork freezes, it can lead to the expansion of your brickwork, which can cause it to crumble. After this happens, your chimney not only looks terrible, but it can also cause the structure of your chimney to be unstable and no operational.
There are a variety of solutions to protect your chimney against water such as chimney crowns, chimney caps and roof flashing. They all work to divert water from your masonry. However, these solutions are only temporary, as they tend to deteriorate with time. At Hale’s Chimney & Fireplace Solutions, we provide water-proofing services as well. We use ChimneySaver to seal water out of your system completely. ChimneySaver sealant is absorbed into your brickwork, sealing the brickwork on the inside so it won’t chip away. In addition to keeping moisture from settling in your brickwork, our products still allow vapor to permeate through your bricks, allowing your chimney to let the gas out while keeping moisture out.
Let Us Help You!
Water is the biggest enemy of your chimney system. It can cost you lots of money in repairs while being a safety hazard to your family. At Hale’s Chimney & Fireplace Solutions, we encourage you to be proactive. If you think chimney waterproofing is beneficial, please don’t hesitate to contact Dallas/Fort Worth’s team of waterproofing specialists. We’ll have your chimney inspected and protected from anything Mother Nature throw your way. Call us at 972-562-6851 or set up an appointment online today.