Chimney Water Leak Repair
serving Vancouver WA and Portland OR
Chimney leak repair is an important and necessary service to have done on your home. Chimneys are always exposed to the elements, making it very susceptible to degradation over the years. Water leaks can compromise your chimney, which can lead to larger problems inside your home if not corrected quickly. Quick action against a chimney leak is crucial to avoid future problems.
Masonry Masters provides fast and affordable chimney leak repair to protect your chimney against the harmful and unforgiving elements.
Common Causes of Chimney Leaks
There are several problem areas in chimneys where water leaks occur. The problems that can occur and cause water leakage includes:
- Chimney Flashing Issues– Poorly sealed flashing can lead to water intrusion and other problems. A hardy water tight sealant will prevent water intrusion if applied properly. Trust the expert personnel at Masonry Masters to get the job done right. If there are signs of water intrusion, even more serious water damage could result in the near future, and repair should be undertaken as soon as possible.
- Chimney Crown Issues– 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.
- Chimney Rain Cap Issues– Damaged or missing caps are another main factor behind water leaks, as well as chimney caps that have been incorrectly installed. Leaks in this area can run down the chimney, and to many places in the walls or ceilings.
Masonry Masters is equipped to handle any problem that may arise with your chimney. Call us today for expert advice on chimney leak repair.