April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring something else – chimney damages. When your masonry is not adequately protected, you risk experiencing all types of water-related issues which will weaken your structure. This can make your system unsafe for regular use. If you do not stay ahead of the game, those fall-time fires won’t be an option, and your holiday parties will lack that cozy aesthetic a fireplace is known to offer.

Don’t let your fireplace deteriorate. Rather, work with the team at Wells & Sons Chimney Service to ensure you get the high-quality care and long-lasting protection you deserve.

What Can Water Damage Do?wet roof with chimney in front of a lake during rainy weather

When water soaks into your brickwork, one major problem you could face is the freeze/thaw process. This is when the water freezes and expands in the wintertime, causing the brickwork to expand with it. When temperatures rise again, the water will melt and the brickwork will settle. This typically occurs multiple times during a season, putting your masonry through a lot of wear and tear and weakening your structure quite a bit, overall.

Water is also known for causing decay and deterioration which increases your chances of eventually experiencing a collapse, and it causes rotting, rusting, mold accumulation, and clogs, too. All in all, when moisture is able to enter your brickwork and mortar, nothing good comes out of it. That’s why investing in professional waterproofing services is essential.

We Use Vapor Permeable Products

Now, one problem that many face when it comes to waterproofing is ensuring their chimney can still breathe. A chimney needs to be able to vent out fumes and vapors, as well as any pre-absorbed moisture, to ensure everything can function as efficiently as possible. Some paints and sealers do a good job keeping water out but fail when it comes to keeping the brickwork porous.

Here at Wells & Sons, our sweeps are educated and knowledgeable, so you can rest easier when trusting in us for any and all of your waterproofing needs. We know exactly what your masonry needs to stand the test of time, and we are happy to provide you with the best products and services in the Pottstown area. Rely on us for all of your waterproofing needs.

Experiencing Chimney Leaks?

Waterproofing is an important service to invest in, but if you have chimney leaks you may need further services. Talk with our team about chimney cap installation, flashing repair, crown rebuilds, and more to ensure you are good to go this spring. We are confident we can take on any job you throw our way.

What makes us the team to trust? Well, we are certified with both the CSIA and the NFI, and we are members of the NCSG and the NFPA. These credentials help to ensure we stay up-to-date and on top of any advancements in the trade. Combine that with our 40 years of experience, and you have got yourself a team of sweeps that you can rely on for the long haul.

Don’t put off the care you need any longer. The time to call on us is now.