Protect Your Chimney With A Waterproofing Sealant
When we repair a leaky chimney, we work hard to ensure that those repairs last. But at Weststar Chimney Sweeps, we believe that prevention is just as important as proper repairs. That’s why we strongly recommend having a waterproofing sealant applied to your chimney masonry, whether you’ve had problems with leaky bricks or not.
When masonry is left unprotected, cracks, crumbling, spalling, discoloration, and other damage can occur. Additionally, since brick is porous, it can absorb moisture and wick it down into the chimney system, where it can cause even more damage.
Why Trust The Professionals?
Unfortunately, many homeowners opt to paint or seal their chimneys in order to keep water out; but these products can actually trap moisture inside of the brick, expediting damage and making matters worse.
The waterproofing sealant we use here at Weststar Chimney Sweeps is specially formulated for chimney masonry, so it provides that helpful layer of protection while remaining 100 percent vapor permeable. In other words, vapors and gases can still pass through the bricks and mortar (which is necessary for proper chimney function), while larger water molecules cannot.
Whether you’ve had leaks or problems with moisture in the past or not, you should seriously consider having your system professionally waterproofed. It’s a small investment that makes a big difference and can help stave off the big headaches that come with a leaky chimney.
Schedule Your Professional Waterproofing Service Today!
Masonry will naturally degrade over time due to the effects of weather, but a waterproofing sealant protects the brick and mortar and can significantly prolong its lifespan. If you’d like to have a waterproofing sealant applied to your masonry, call Weststar Chimney Sweeps, or make an appointment online. We’d love to help!
Of all the necessary services for your chimney, being able to fix chimney leaks is one of the most important. That’s when it’s good to know you can rely on the skilled crew at Weststar Chimney Sweeps.
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Dave was wonderful! He did his absolute best to rid us of our "sauna", although the improper installation of the pipes in this house made that impossible. However, I will certainly tell my friends and family about Weststar when they need their chimney or dryer vent cleaned! Thanks, Dave!
~ Nikki Engstrom