One of the most common chimney issues homeowners experience is a water leak, and having a leaky chimney repaired quickly is crucial to prevent extensive damage and deterioration. Ashbusters specializes in fixing and preventing leaky chimneys by providing the Charleston area with our professional chimney maintenance and repair services. We would like to tell you more about how we can solve your leaky chimney problems and keep them from happening again in the future.
Chimney Leak Masonry Repair
Although there could be several different areas where your chimney has a leak, you can count on Ashbusters to quickly find its location and diagnose what is causing the problem. Chimney leaks often occur where bricks and mortar joints have cracked, chipped, become loose, and/or have fallen from the chimney structure. When this type of masonry damage is neglected, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) warns that it can further deteriorate and jeopardize the entire chimney structure. Our chimney professionals have years of experience in masonry techniques, like tuckpointing, to get your chimney back in good shape. The water leak could also be the result from certain components missing from your chimney. If this is the cause of your leaky chimney, our preventive services include the solution for this problem.
Chimney Lead Preventive Services
If your chimney is missing certain components, it can be at a much higher risk for water leaks. The top of your masonry chimney should be protected by a crown and a cap, and if you have a prefabricated chimney, there should be a cap and a chase cover at its top. Ashbusters provides professional installation for chimney caps, crowns, and chase covers as part of our chimney leak preventive services. The area where your chimney meets the roof is also vulnerable to water leaks, and we can protect it with a customized flashing system. To give your chimney the ultimate protection against water leaks, we highly recommend our professional waterproofing services. We use a 100 percent vapor permeable formula that is specifically made for chimneys to create an invisible barrier against water penetration. Waterproofing is one of the best ways to prevent damage and deterioration to the bricks and mortar joints of your chimney.
If you suspect you have a leaky chimney, you should not hesitate to have it checked out by a certified professional. Neglecting chimney leaks can lead to extensive damage and expensive repairs. To schedule an appointment for a chimney leak inspection, contact us today at Ashbusters. You can trust our CSIA-certified chimney technicians to take good care of your leaky chimney.