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The durability and longevity of your masonry chimney depend mostly on its resistance to water penetration into the brick and mortar. Water can cause deterioration, corrosion, efflorescence, spalling and ultimately result in structural failure if left unchecked. We offer chimney water repellent treatment solutions that can help increase the life of your chimney and prevent unnecessary structural damage. We offer water repellent treatments to help waterproof your chimney to stand up to even the harshest of Connecticut weather conditions.
Severe erosion and deterioration is caused by water penetration. Bricks will begin to crumble as the water damage becomes for severe. This is extremely dangerous and can lead to expensive structural damage. Once masonry repairs are done, water repellent treatment will protect against further damage.
These white stains are called efflorescence, indicating that water penetration and leaching salts are present. This is the beginning signs of a very serious moisture problem, so it’s important to contact a chimney sweep immediately upon first signs of efflorescence.
Water also causes damage during the freeze/thaw cycles we experience in our area, leading to structural failure and spalling. Spalling is when the face of the brick begins to separate and may even fall off. If you notice pieces of brick laying at the bottom of your chimney, it’s time to call in the experts to prevent further damage.
Upon a close inspection, a chimney technician can spot hairline cracks and openings in mortar that need to be repaired and treated. If the liner is letting moisture into your masonry, relining may be called for. The most common solution offered to reduce the amount of water entering your chimney structure is to apply a coating of a water repellent solution that forms a barrier against moisture intrusion.
The white stains common on many chimneys indicate that efflorescence is at work. If you notice white stains developing on your chimney, you already have a moisture problem. It’s best to address this situation before it becomes an expensive repair requirement. Be careful when washing the chimney wall with strong acids, as they can weaken mortar and make the wall more porous and susceptible to further water damage. Also, avoid sandblasting your chimney walls, as this can increase cracks and gaps and weakens the ability of the masonry to keep out water.
Connecticut sees its fair share of storms & harsh weather, complete with driving rains, repeated freezing and thawing cycles and high winds. Your chimney needs to stand up to all these elements and still keep out moisture. Brick and masonry will take on water and actually become saturated, taking days to dry out after a major storm.
The other way moisture gets into your chimney is from the inside out. The gases that escape out your flue contain water vapor and some of that moisture will work its way through any breaches in the liner and into your masonry chimney walls.
The durability and longevity of your masonry chimney depend mostly on its resistance to water penetration into the brick and mortar. Water can cause deterioration, corrosion, efflorescence, spalling and ultimately result in structural failure if left unchecked. We offer chimney water repellent treatment solutions that can help increase the life of your chimney and prevent unnecessary structural damage.