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6 Reasons to Waterproof Your Chimney

1. Prevent Water Damage

You can prevent water damage to your masonry chimney by hiring a professional to provide a water repellent service.

2. Protect Brick Masonry

Water penetration is the #1 cause of brick damage to masonry chimneys. Without protection, water can harm the inside and outside of your home.

3. Slow Time Decay

Chimney water problems are progressive, meaning they will get worse over time! With changing seasons, the brickwork goes through a repeated freeze and thaw cycle. Proper moisture protection can delay inevitable damage.

4. Extend Chimneys Lifetime

Well maintained chimneys can increase the value of your home and last the span of many decades. Annual cleanings reduce the risk of costly chimney repairs in the future.

5. Improve Performance

To keep a dry chimney system, your Full Service Chimney Repair Technician can build structural elements (like a Chimney Cricket or Flashing) to help repel water away from areas prone to suffer weather damage.

6. Peace of Mind

When combined, structural enhancements and brick weather sealants provide your chimney waterproofing that gives you, the homeowner, peace of mind.

Protect Your Chimney from Moisture

Brick-Masonry Chimney’s in Kansas City suffer from the rapidly changing Midwestern weather.

Full Service Chimney technicians are certified and maintain local chimneys in your area daily. Allow us to help protect your brickwork and shield your chimney from the  seasonal elements.

Brick Chimney Waterproofing in Kansas City

How to Waterproof a Chimney

Sealing a leaky chimney begins with finding the leaks. Sounds simple, however, we’ve seen leaking chimney’s smeared with silicon and tar by the homeowner or a handyman, only to continue to have water entry problems. You’ll need a chimney inspection to diagnose chimney damage and the chimney leaks that cause the damage before you attempt to waterproof chimney masonry.

The surest way to seal your chimney is to contact your Full Service Chimney Inspector for expert advise and quality chimney repairs. We understand how the chimney crown, cap and flashing all work together to ensure the chimney repair seal will last.

Masonry Chimney Water Problems

Once chimney leaks begin, we find masonry water entry gets worse over time. Long term moisture problems always lead to chimney damage. You should consider chimney waterproofing as the first step in a multi-step process that will extend the life of your chimney. Ask your Full Service Chimney sweep about options for chimney water leaks, chimney sealer, and other masonry chimney waterproofing repairs.

Water and moisture damages both the inside and outside of masonry chimneys. Damage is done to masonry chimneys when water trapped inside expands during freezing. That happens during the time of year when temperatures are above freezing during the day and dip below freezing at night, While it’s impossible for you to keep your chimney warm, by waterproofing you can ensure it stays dry.

Different Ways to Seal a Chimney

You can think of chimney sealer in more ways than one. Ideally, chimneys should be designed and constructed to encourage water to shed from their structure. The masonry surfaces can be treated to prohibit that water from soaking in. All too often this holistic approach is absent in diagnosing and repairing chimney leaks. For example, if you only spread caulking in cracks and spray a water sealer on the crown and brickwork, most chimney leaks and brick damage will continue or even grow worse.

If water damaged masonry is removed and replaced, without treating the water entry design issue, the damage will repeat itself. Only by knowing proper chimney design and using the proper chimney waterproofing products can lasting chimney maintenance be achieved.

How Much Does it Cost?

A Chimney Waterproofing Repair can cost as little as $400, and be accomplished in less than a day! The price and scope of waterproofing treatment all depend on the needs of the masonry.

All brick chimneys need waterproofed, even if water isn’t seen leaking inside the home. That’s because brick and mortar lifespan is improved when the waterproofing treatment is both top quality and applied properly.

Allow Full Service Chimney care professionals to help extend the life of your brick masonry.  Call 913-642-6171 to speak with a Certified Technician today.

Why Weatherproofing Sealant is Necessary to Protect Your Home

Sealing a leaky chimney begins with finding the leaks. Sounds simple, however, we’ve seen leaking chimney’s smeared with silicon and tar by the homeowner or a handyman, only to continue to have water entry problems. You’ll need a chimney inspection to diagnose chimney damage and the chimney leaks that cause the damage before you attempt to waterproof chimney masonry.

The surest way to seal your chimney is to contact your Full Service Chimney Inspector for expert advise and quality chimney repairs. We understand how the chimney crown, cap and flashing all work together to ensure the chimney repair seal will last.

Barrier Blocks Water

Waterproofing is a chimney sealant. The weatherproof seal becomes a barrier that keeps water from entering the brick-masonry structure.

Moisture Can Escape

Waterproofing is Vapor Permeable, meaning the treatment allows any moisture trapped inside to escape but not re-enter.

Why Your Chimney Needs Waterproofing
  1. Brick-Masonry chimneys may look solid, but even when brand new, there are small capillary sized openings.
  2. When examined closely, we see hair-thin cracks are present.
  3. Under damp conditions, these tiny openings fill with water and over time become bigger cracks.
  4. Cracks worsen with seasonal weather changes. Freeze & Thaw cycles damage openings, increasing the damage.

Our Memberships & Accreditations

Learn why it's so important to Choose a Certified Chimney Sweep Company

Certified Chimney Sweep Memberships
Organizations:
  • CSIA - Chimney Safety Institute of America
  • NCSG - National Chimney Sweep Guild of America
  • NFI - National Fireplace Institute
  • HBPA - Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association
  • BBB - Kansas City Better Business Bureau

What Our Customers Say

"Good people, honest and fair. We are happy with the work they’ve done so far on our grandma’s home in Overland Park."

Tressa

"Great experience with Sam. Was quoted $200 for the inspection and $100 for cleaning when I scheduled the visit. Unfortunately upon inspection, my chimney is no longer safe to use and also made of parts that are apparently a million years old. They obviously didn't charge me for a clean but Sam even comped part of the inspection fee."

Hannah

"Sam did a great job cleaning our chimney in our new house. He was on time, courteous, and very professional. He recommended a few additional services, but also informed me it would not be unsafe to use the chimney until we had the available funds. If we end up fixing, we will absolutely use Full Service Chimney again."

Andy

"Very thorough examination of entire fireplace and furnace venting. Agent went into great detail about what everything was, how it worked, and what needed to be completed. Very confident in the work being done."

Kyle

"Apologies as this post is long overdue, but I wanted to say thank you to Sam and Full Service Chimney for your discovery and recommendation on 11/12. What began as a chimney inspection, cleaning, and fix recommendation for our gas powered fireplace turned into a life-saving appointment for me and my family. Unbeknownst to us, carbon monoxide had been pouring into our home for some t..."

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Your Local Chimney Experts in Brick Waterproofing

Full Service Chimney provides chimney waterproofing service to homes across the KC Metro area.

Kansas City families have trusted us to help maintain their fireplace & chimney systems for over three decades.

Let us be your chimney protection service.

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