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Waterproofing Your Chimney

Water can be an extremely destructive force, and this is especially true when it comes to chimneys. When left unchecked, water can cause deterioration, corrosion and other serious problems in your chimney. If these problems are not addressed, water can lead to a complete failure of your chimney.

There are several ways that water can get into your chimney. In some cases, stopping the water can be as simple as placing a chimney cap at the top of your chimney. Other times, it takes an experienced professional to track the source of the leak and determine how to fix it.  Watch the video below to learn more.

Chimneys Are Porous

Most chimneys are built of porous brick and mortar. Over time, the brick and mortar will break down, allowing more and more water to penetrate deep into your chimney. The spring and fall also bring added moisture problems to your chimney. When temperatures are warmer during the day but dip into freezing at night, this traps moisture inside your chimney and it expands as it refreezes.

Total Chimney Care offers a high-quality, protective waterproofing that can add years of life to your chimney. The sealant will reduce the amount of water that can get in your chimney, slowing down the water erosion process and protecting the beauty and function of your chimney. If you have a chimney that is aged 15 years or more, we recommend a waterproofing treatment. The cost of the treatment is much less expensive than the amount you will need to repair water damage once it is done.

Waterproofing is one of many ways you can proactively protect your chimney and save yourself considerable money and hassle down the road. When it comes to your chimney, water damage is one of those things that is not a matter of “if” but “when”. Call us today and we will evaluate the condition of your chimney and give you an honest assessment and recommendation.

Chimney flashing is another place to check for water leaks or penetration and Total Chimney Care cantackle this issue for you.






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I had Total Chimney Care install a liner and a woodstove in my house in West Haven a few years back. They were on time, very conscientious about keeping their work area clean, which in itself it a daunting task because of the nature of their work. They were also informative once the work was done, walking us through the operation and giving us tips on better wood burning and when to do maintenance on the unit. I also have needed parts on occasion and they were fairly quick to order what I needed.
~ James