Protect Your Porous Brickwork With Our Chimney Waterproofing Services

It comes as a surprise to some that their brickwork and mortar are both very porous materials – meaning they absorb water similar to that of a sponge. And once this happens, your masonry is bound to break down, deteriorate, and crack, especially once winter comes around and the freeze/thaw process occurs.

Because of this, waterproofing is a big necessity for masonry chimneys, especially here in Columbus, Licking County, and all of the surrounding areas where we face rain, snow, sleet, ice, and more throughout the year.

If you need to book waterproofing services, don’t put it off. Avoid expensive damages by calling in our techs right away.

DIY Chimney Waterproofing: Can It Be Done?

Because many chimney waterproofing products can be bought from the store or online, many question whether hiring a professional for this service is really necessary. Can DIY be done instead?

Technically… yes. That said, it’s not something we’d recommend for a few reasons:

  1. You won’t get warranty coverage. Warranties on quality waterproofing products typically only apply if the solution is applied by a professional chimney sweep. Meaning you’ll still be liable for any issues that come up down the line.
  2. You may miss spots. You’ll want to be sure every area of your system is covered, otherwise water will still find its way in and damage will still occur – voiding out all that effort you put in. Experts are trained to get the job done thoroughly and completely.
  3. The products may not work correctly. The type of waterproofing solution you buy matters. Some of these aren’t vapor-permeable, meaning your chimney won’t be able to breathe. This also means any pre-absorbed moisture will be locked in and will continue to break things down.

To guarantee peace of mind and a job done right, trust an expert from the start.

The cycle of water damage diagram in a leaky chimney.

We Offer a 10-Year Warranty

Our waterproofing products and services come with a 10-year warranty, guaranteeing that long-lasting and reliable protection your home and family deserves.

If you’re ready to get scheduled, we’d love to help you out. Call 614-446-1221 or reach out to us through our website today.

 

Repairing or replacing your chimney crown may be the best way to stop your leaking chimney. Ask our experts.