WHAT CAUSES THE NEED FOR MY CHIMNEY'S REPAIRS OR REBUILDS?You rely on your chimney to channel smoke up and out, but when the chimney's outside or inside walls crack, you may have serious problems. Mortar joints between stone or bricks are likely to flake, wash out or crack after 10 or 30 years of exposure.
What causes these cracks? The freeze-thaw action of colder climates is usually the culprit. Moisture can make its way into the masonry, damaging it and any attached object made of metal like a lightning rod or satellite dish.
The risk of damage to your chimney increases if you live in an historic home. Before the use of natural gas or oil for heat, coal was used. Chimneys built to accommodate the high heat of burning coal that powered boilers are oversized and too cool for oil or natural gas conditions. This kind of chimney can lead to greater risk of condensation and resulting damage. The topmost area of the interior walls of the chimney are the most vulnerable, as well as being the most difficult to notice unless you spend time on your roof. Unfortunately, neglect and lack of inspection often lead to the need for major repairs. Damaged chimneys can allow toxic gases such as carbon monoxide to leak into your house, creating a serious health hazard. Be sure to have your chimney checked every year for damage. We will inspect for missing or loose Bricks Mortor or Flashing on maintenance task for brick masonry is the repair of mortar joints.
The longevity of mortar joints will vary with the exposure conditions and the mortar materials used, but a lifespan of more than 45 years is typical. The longevity of brick, however, may well exceed 100 years. Consequently, occasional repair of the mortar joints is expected over the life of the brick masonry. Here at Chim Chimnee Chimney & Master Masonry it is our observation that the most common reason for repointing brick masonry is to improve water penetration resistance. Repointing deteriorated mortar joints is one of the most effective and permanent ways of decreasing water entry into brickwork. This is because the most common means of water entry into a brick masonry wall is through debonded, cracked or deteriorated mortar joints
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CrownSeal is a long-term repair solution to stop water intrusion, which is the major cause of chimney deterioration. When the crown fails, the entire chimney system is more susceptible to damage. A Chim Chimnee & Masonry ProfessionallyInstalled Crown Seal applicationis guaranteed to protect your investment and save you money. The on the top left, shows a cracked, damaged crown which will allow water to seep into the chimney with every rain. Compare this to the chimney sealed with a Crown Seal repair shown below on the left.
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A chimney crown prevents water from seeping into the masonry below. Water damaged or cracked chimney crowns can lead to costly chimney repairs. Chimneys require special attention to prevent costly damage, which results from water prevention. Chimneys that project above the roofline and are highly vulnerable to the elements. A complete chimney protection program should include repairing the crown with Crown Coat, as well as a treatment with ChimneySaver, a 100% * siloxane based water repellent. Flue tiles should have a chimney cap to help prevent water damage to chimney interiors. Attention should also be given to the flashing around the base of the chimney and all visible points of water entry should be repaired. Maintenance of a chimney exterior is critical to the long term safety and performance of masonry chimneys. Crown Coat 15 Year Warranty SaverSystems, the manufacturer of Chimney Saver products, warrants that Crown Coat Brushable Sealant, when used to coat or repair masonry chimney crowns, will remain intact and in place for 15 years from the date of application to an residential chimney crown according to label instructions when properly applied by a professional contractor. This warranty does not cover spalling, abrading, faulty construction and/or other defects which might erode coated surfaces.
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