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Water Repellent Treatments

It’s understood by everybody in the chimney industry that chimneys and water don’t mix. Fortunately, there’s a way to keep water away from the porous surfaces of chimney masonry without installing an umbrella over the whole structure.

Chimney damage from water intrusion in Pataskala OH and Columbus OHMasonry Water Damage

The Chimney Guys specializes in resolving leaky chimney issues and  preventing leaks with a special water repellant for the entire exterior chimney surface. When moisture invades chimney bricks, several things can happen:

  • Brick cracking and spalling during freeze-thaw cycles
  • The spread of damaging water to the chimney liner and other interior areas of the structure
  • Rotting in the materials of the roof, ceiling and walls of the home
  • A leaning or collapsed chimney
  • Damage to the fireplace damper and firebox
  • Mold growth in unseen areas of your home
  • Strong, musty odors
  • Ugly discoloration of the masonry

These and other problems caused by leaky bricks can be repaired. The best action is to prevent the damage in the first place. We do that with chimney water repellant.

Bricks Are Like Sponges

Chimney bricks may appear solid, but examine them closely and you’ll see hundreds of tiny holes within the brick material. Under normal circumstances, the holes aren’t a problem, and bricks provide superior strength in many building applications. The fact that they’re porous, like sponges, means they can be negatively affected by water from rain, snow and ice.

Water Sealing for Your Chimney

The Chimney Guys has seen just about every type of masonry problem imaginable, and we know that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” as the old saying goes. Our solution to prevent leaky bricks is ChimneySaver Water Repellant.

When applied correctly, this product completely seals the exterior chimney with a strong water repellant that blocks rain and melting snow. With its vapor-permeable barrier, it allows built-up moisture between the seal and the bricks to escape and not get trapped.

Additionally, your chimney won’t have a shiny, glossy film all over it. And you can say goodbye to the ugly white stains that come from water leaching salts out of the brickwork.

Add Years of Life to Your Chimney

No matter how long a chimney will last, it will last longer when a quality water repellant is applied by expert chimney technicians. If you could ask every chimney service professional what is the number one reason that people call them for help, they’d tell you it’s water issues.

Water causes more damage to chimney structures and their components than anything else. And the problem is worsened by the fact that early signs of water damage usually go unnoticed. Often by the time it’s obvious, the problem is not only expensive to fix but also dangerous to live around.

Chimney waterproofing in Granville, OH and Columbus

Call Your Columbus Chimney Experts Today

The Chimney Guys is standing by to help with all your leaky chimney issues. We provide water repellant applications and complete water damage repair. We also offer certified chimney sweeping, inspections and installations of fireplaces and stoves. Whatever your chimney or fireplace problems may be, We have the solution!

Since 2004, we’ve served customers in Columbus OH, Gahanna OH, New Albany OH, Mount Vernon OH, Reynoldsburg OH, Heath OH, Canal Winchester OH, Blacklick OH, Powell OH, Hilliard OH, Groveport OH, and many other Ohio communities.

If you would like to extend the life of your chimney and prevent leaks with professional waterproofing, we would love to help! Reach us at (614) 446-1221, or get in touch with our contact form.