Don’t Let a Damaged Chimney Crown Leave Your System Vulnerable

Is your chimney crown cracking or crumbling? This is never a good sign, but fortunately for folks in Columbus, there’s an easy solution – simply call in our techs for an inspection. In no time, we can get your system back in good shape.

Where Is the Chimney Crown?

The chimney crown is the concrete slab that sits at the top of your chimney flue.

An ideally built crown should be at least 2 inches thick, extend at least 2 inches past the edge of the chimney, and be built from a cement mixture.

If it checks all of those boxes, it’s bound to stand strong, even against poor weather conditions, curious critters, and flying debris.

What Is the Chimney Crown’s Purpose?

The main purpose of the chimney crown is to direct water away from the sides of the chimney’s masonry walls, as well as assist the chimney cap in keeping water out of the flue opening.

Your masonry is highly vulnerable when it comes to water. If the masonry is not adequately protected, moisture will easily infiltrate through your bricks and mortar, creating gaps and opening through which even more water can now enter. Before you know it, you’ll be left with big cracks and extensive decay, and your fireplace won’t be safe to operate. Not to mention, your home will be more prone to water damage too.

Tech sitting on a roof holding chimney crown.

While services like waterproofing go a long way in protecting your masonry, well-built crowns add an extra layer of protection by ensuring as little exposure as possible occurs during heavy rains or snowfall. 

How Can The Chimney Guys Help With Crown Damage?

If your crown is broken down, we’ll do everything we can to repair it. We’ll seal up any cracks or imperfections, ensure it is properly waterproofed, and inspect the surrounding parts to figure out why damages may have occurred in the first place.

That said, repairs aren’t always an option, especially if the crown wasn’t built correctly to begin with. In these cases, a rebuild will be necessary. But no worries! We can help with that too.

And the best part about working with us? We offer a 15-year warranty on all crown repairs. That’s a deal you can’t beat.

Tech looking down chimney using ladder and safety equipment on a snow covered roof.

Let Us Restore Your Chimney

No matter what types of chimney issues you’re struggling with, our techs want to help. We’ll get to the bottom of your leaks and water-related issues, then provide solutions that will last for years to come.

Ready to reach out? Then, we’re ready to hear from you. Call us at 614-446-1221 or contact us online now.



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