Chimney Leak Repair

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Chimney CapChimney Leak Repair For Water Related Problems

Water problems are very prevalent year-round due to weather patterns in the Philadelphia area. It is increasingly important that all homeowners understand how water damages all types of masonry and what they can do to reverse or prevent damage and chimney leaks. Chimney leak repair is extremely important because an unsafe chimney presents safety concerns that may threaten the structural integrity of your home.

There are many waterproofing agents for chimney leak repair on the market, but I primarily use ChimneySaver products to address water problems. They offer the complete water protection and damage prevention that I have come to trust throughout the years. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of the most popular chimney protection products that I use:

ChimneySaver VOC Compliant Solvent Base

This formula is specifically designed to waterproof the body of the chimney. This means that it is sprayed directly onto the brick and mortar and absorbs, creating a waterproof barrier that is impenetrable by exterior water but easily allows vapors to pass through from within.

  • Approved and VOC Compliant Throughout the United States
  • Non-Glossy Finish
  • Stain Protection
  • Mildew and Fungus Resistant
  • Protection against the Freeze-Thaw Process
  • May be Used on Surfaces that Have Been Previously Treated
  • May be used on Driveways and Sidewalks in Addition to Chimneys
  • 100% Vapor Permeable
  • 10 Year Warranty

ChimneySaver CrownCoat Brushable Sealant

This quick-drying sealant is designed specifically for the chimney crown. CrownSeal completely dries within roughly four hours and provides a wonderful protective coating for the crown.

  • Flexible Finish – Doesn’t crack during the freeze-thaw process
  • Easy to Use – Easy brush-on application, like applying a coat of paint
  • Ready to Use – No mixing of chemicals needed
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • 15 Year Warranty

ChimneySaver CrownSeal Waterproof Sealant

This is a trowel grade coating that is applied in thicker coats than the brushable sealant. It requires up to 24 hours to completely cure and take on a mortar-like appearance. It is also commonly used as a bonding mortar to replace spalling brick.

  • Flexible Finish
  • No Bonding Agent Required
  • Dries to a Mortar-like Appearance
  • Ready to Use
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • 10 Year Warranty

ChimneySaver FlashSeal Flashing Sealant

The chimney flashing is located at the point where the chimney meets the roof. It is specifically designed to lead water away from the chimney and down to the guttering where it belongs. Damaged chimney flashing must be repaired as quickly as possible to prevent serious leaks and water damage. This product may also be used around stacks and vents.

  • Stops Leaks
  • Flexible Finish
  • Available in Three Colors – Brown, Black, and White
  • Brushable Application
  • Easy Cleanup
  • 7 Year Warranty

Obvious damage to any part of the chimney must be taken seriously. A collapsed chimney puts the surrounding areas of your home at risk for rot or collapse as well. Don’t waste money on quick fixes that only address the symptoms of the problem. Call Lou Curley’s Chimney Services for a no-nonsense repair and waterproofing application that will last for many years to come.

Inspect your chimney on a regular basis and make sure to call me at 610-626-2439 if you notice any of the following negative changes with your chimney:

Thank you for stopping by the website today to read about chimney leak repair and related water problems. I hope the information I’ve provided has been sufficient in relaying the importance of waterproofing your masonry to protect the structural integrity of your chimney.