in Portland OR and Vancouver WA areas
Chimney Waterproofing and Leak Prevention
Water intrusion and a build-up of excess moisture can be detrimental to the integrity and stability of your fireplace chimney. Masonry Waterproofing, and Drainage Masters offers waterproofing products that will reduce the traditional problems associated with water damage.
Preventing Water Leaks Through Routine Maintenance
You should have one of our experienced Masonry Waterproofing, and Drainage Masters technicians thoroughly inspect every element of your chimney to determine possible water leaks. Here are some ways that chimneys could be a source of water damage or leaks:
- Chipped or cracked chimney crown and cap
- Missing or damaged flashing
- Damper problems
- Flue damage
- Missing mortar
- Loose bricks
- Damaged ash box, and more
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Routine maintenance is necessary to keep your fireplace safe to use and to prevent water leaks. Schedule an inspection every year for optimal care.
Using Vapor Permeable Sealant for Waterproofing a Brick Chimney
The necessity for waterproofing a brick chimney is due to extreme porous nature of mortar and brick material. Water can freely access the interior of the mortar and brick, freeze, and begin to degrade the material from the inside out. Using a permeable sealant is the best solution for waterproofing a brick chimney and works in all weather conditions.
Preventing Moisture and Gas Retention
Coating the surface of the brick chimney with substances like paint will do more harm than good. The complete barrier lock will prevent gases and moisture from escaping the brick and mortar. Internally trapping these elements will lead to a breakdown and failure of the chimney structure. The specialized formula of permeable waterproofing sealant allows for the minimal infiltration of water and natural release of moisture and exhaust gas.
Avoid Structural Failure and Added Maintenance Using Chimney Waterproofing Sealant
Chimney waterproofing sealant is a quickly applied product designed to offer lasting protection and leak guard capabilities. Limiting the amount of water accessing the chimney is the only way to reduce maintenance from water damage done over time. Our Masonry Waterproofing, and Drainage Masters technicians make sure that your fireplace is in great shape and provide the chimney waterproofing sealant application you need to eliminate moisture-related damage.
Find out more about chimney waterproofing products by contacting us at Masonry Waterproofing, and Drainage Masters today! We service the entire Vancouver Washington and Portland Oregon area.Back to Chimney Repair
Chimney Waterproofing in Portland OR and Vancouver WA areas
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