By mainechimne63644266, Jun 3 2020 05:27PM
Water penetration is the number one cause of chimney damage. During cold winter months, the moisture trapped inside the chimney’s bricks and mortar freezes and expands, which can cause the masonry to crack and crumble. This freeze-thaw damage can be subtle until rainy weather sends water through these cracks in the chimney and down your flue.
The only way to protect your chimney from water damage is stop water from entering your chimney’s masonry! This can be achieved with a waterproofing solution. Waterproofing your chimney is an investment in the long-term protection of your property. This investment will hopefully save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars down the road.
If you’ve been hearing a dripping sound coming from your chimney after a heavy rain or noticed moisture and stains on the wall near your fireplace, call Maine Chimney Sweep to schedule an appointment.