If you have a masonry chimney and find yourself facing leaks and other water-related issues, then it may be time to invest in some waterproofing services. Waterproofing is a great and effective way to stop water from penetrating your masonry, and it can make all the difference when it comes to preventing deterioration of your mortar and brickwork. Learn more about waterproofing below, then give us a call so that we can help you out soon!
So, what exactly is waterproofing? It’s the process of applying specially formed products to your brickwork, in order to keep water from soaking into the structure. Your chimney may seem strong and sturdy, but the bricks are actually quite absorbent! Unless something is in place to stop it, water will seep and cause all kinds of issues.
The best part of professional waterproofing is the products used still allow the chimney to breathe. In order for already absorbed water and other vapors to escape, this is a must! Many homeowners paint their brickwork, thinking this solves any issues, but paint only traps moisture that has already entered the chimney. This will only lead to more decay and deterioration!
The best way to ensure the job gets done right is by investing in a professional who knows what products will work best for your specific set-up. And at Wells & Sons Chimney, we have the training and experience to back up any job we do! Work with us, and your chimney will stand strong and look great for years to come!
Negative Effects Of Water Damage
Many find themselves wondering just how much damage water can really do… the answer is a lot! When it comes to your masonry, water is one of the most harmful things it can come into contact with. On top of rot, rust, decay, stains, holes, and other forms of harmful deterioration, you could also face the freeze/thaw process.
What is the freeze/thaw process? If temperatures drop below freezing in the wintertime, any absorbed water in your masonry will freeze, causing your entire structure to shift. When it thaws again in warmer weather, your structure will be forced to shift again. All of this strain puts a lot of extra pressure on your system, and it will be much more vulnerable to settlements, leaning, and collapses.
How Can Wells & Sons Help?
At Wells & Sons, we offer chimney waterproofing for homes all throughout our service area. And that’s not all! We can also waterproof any masonry structures you have throughout your home or yard. We are your one-stop shop for it all!
On top of waterproofing, we can also install and repair chimney crowns, chimney caps, and flashing. And if you are already noticing rust and crumbling mortar, we can address that, too! Just give us a call, and we will help you out as best as we can. Thanks for choosing us!
Since 1979 we’ve been the area’s source for all things chimney and fireplace. We serve Pottstown, Phoenixville, Allentown, Malvern, and the surrounding Montgomery, Chester, Lehigh, Berks, and Bucks counties. Call 610-473-6000 today to speak with us about any chimney and fireplace question you have.