in Portland OR and Vancouver WA areas
Your chimney is always exposed to the elements and temperature fluctuations, so it may begin to deteriorate over time. If your chimney is cracked, falling apart or beginning to suffer leaks, contact Masonry Masters. We provide professional chimney leak repair services!
A leaking chimney is a compromised chimney, which can lead to larger problems inside your home. Quick action against a chimney leak is crucial to avoid future problems. Masonry Waterproofing and Drainage Masters provides fast and affordable chimney leak repair to protect your chimney against the harmful and unforgiving elements.
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Causes of a Leaky Chimney
There are several reasons your chimney may be leaking including:
- Weak Chimney Flashing: Poorly sealed flashing can lead to water intrusion and other problems. A hardy watertight sealant will prevent water intrusion if applied properly. If there are signs of leaking chimney flashing, even more serious water damage could result soon and chimney leak repair should be started as soon as possible.
- Cracked Chimney Crown: The chimney crown is another crucial area to check for water damage. The crown is built up of brick and concrete, with a sloped top that directs water away from the flute. A prefabricated chimney will have a metal chase cover instead of a crown. Regular brick mortar used to construct masonry chimney crowns crack easily from exposure to rain, hail, wind, and sleet, ultimately leading to water leaks. The brick mortar will not have the proper tensile strength or the elasticity to handle the constant change in temperature. Crowns improperly constructed of regular brick and mortar are one of the most frequent causes of chimney leaks.
- Missing Chimney Cap: Damaged, missing caps or improperly installed chimney caps are other factors behind chimney leaks. Leaks in this area can run down the chimney and to many places in the walls or ceilings.
If you have a leaky chimney, contact Masonry Masters sooner rather than later. Moisture, if left unattended, can lead to cracked mortar, spalling bricks, rust, and degradation — not to mention water damage inside of your home.
Professional Chimney Leak Repair Services
Masonry Waterproofing and Drainage Masters is equipped to handle any problem that may arise with your chimney. Contact us today by calling or requesting a callback. One of our experts will advise you of what chimney leak repairs are needed.Back to Chimney Repair
Chimney Leak Repair in Portland OR and Vancouver WA areas
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