Our waterproofing materials are a preventive measure that addresses two common issues with water and brick chimneys. First, water vapors collect in the chimney during fires, and second, common brick is like a sponge, absorbing water and drawing it to the interior of the chimney.
Our materials are 100% vapor permeable, meaning it allows the chimney to breathe and the vapors to escape. And they prevent water from entering your chimney from outside. If damage or deterioration already exists in a masonry structure, the chimney should be repaired before the waterproofing agent is applied. Additionally, the chimney exterior may need to be cleaned before the waterproofing material is applied.
Your firebox is a critical component of your fireplace chimney, as it is the part of the chimney that holds and burns the wood and is exposed to the hottest temperatures. It contains the direct heat of the fire and guides the products of combustion towards the smoke chamber and the flue.
Many components can contribute to the failure of your firebox. Age, usage and moisture are the key contributors. It is important to have repairs completed by a competent, licensed professional who will get the job done right. Chim Chimney has master masons who can inspect your firebox and make any necessary repairs.
Brick spalling is one of the most noticeable types of damage. This is most commonly seen when the front of the brick has either broken or fallen from the masonry. Excessive water penetration and freeze-thaw cycles can cause brick spalling. Bricks are built to withstand water by finishing them with a hard non-porous outer shell. Spalled bricks break this shell and expose the porous interior of the brick, allowing water damage to destroy your masonry at an accelerated rate.
Chimney Crown Repair
A damaged crown can allow water to penetrate the internal and external surface of a chimney. The chimney crown is the top element of a masonry chimney. It covers and seals the top of the chimney from the flue liner to the chimney edge. A chimney crown’s primary purpose is to protect the internal chimney structure and external masonry. Crowns are designed direct water away from the chimney, helping to prevent erosion and future damaged brick repairs in the chimney’s vertical surfaces.
Reviews From Our Customers
One word, amazing! I have never used a company that exceeded my expectations until I used Chim Chimney. Everyone was so friendly. The technicians even took time to interact with my children. The service was excellent, but the staff made them amazing!
We used Chim Chimney to clean our dryer vent a couple of times each year. After using another company with less than mediocre service, it was nice to find such a respectable company. The technicians are pleasant and never leave a mess. We have been using them for years and will continue to do so.
Very thorough. They left no stones unturned. Job was delivered as promised. And better than I anticipated. We are more than pleased with the work they performed.
We were overly pleased with the work that your company provided! The staff was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. It was a pleasant experiences from the scheduling , all the way to the repairs on our chimney were complete. We are enjoying our fireplace for the first time in 11 years! Thank you for incredible service!
Old Hickory, TN
I have been using Chim Chimney for years. I call on them every year to clean and inspect my chimney. I have yet to have a bad experience. They are very personable and always on time. Definitely a pleasure!
Mt. Juliet, TN