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Water Repellant is applied to the chimney as a preventative measure to protect against water penetration. It is very important that your chimney is protected from the elements. Without adequate protection, water will eventually penetrate the chimney structure. The bricks will begin to spall (faces of the bricks pop off) or the mortar joints will deteriorate. Moisture is always present in the bricks and concrete. Inferior sealers often form a water resistant surface which traps water vapors. These trapped vapors will contribute to future deterioration. Flue Flushers Chimney uses a water repellant that is 100% vapor-permeable, eliminating water absorption.
Cracked or Damaged Crown
Spalling and Flaking Bricks
Due to exposure to the elements, usage and the passage of time, bricks and mortar eventually show signs of wear. Depending upon the degree of deterioration different types of repairs are required. Timely maintenance of your chimney structure will ensure years of uninterrupted safe enjoyment and will enhance the value of your home. Tuck-pointing restores the mortar joints between your bricks to eliminate water intrusion, prevents structural compromise, and restores the integrity and aesthetic value of your chimney.
Flue Flusher Chimney will replace the existing falling mortar with new mortar to match the original masonry texture and color as closely as possible. Once mortar has been placed within the joint, it is tooled. When done properly, tuck pointing provides a strong, water-resistant joint that will extend the life of your chimney and prevent future brick chimney repair needs. If matters are too extreme and rebuild is necessary.
Flashing is the strip of metal that joins the base of the chimney to the roof-line. Flashing prevents water from penetrating joint and seeping into your house. A flashing seal is needed when sections of the flashing have lifted.
The crown is the cement slab at the top of a masonry chimney. Crown repairs range minor crown seals to complete crown rebuilds. If unattended it will eventually lead to damage to the chimney structure beneath. Flue Flusher Chimney can resurface the crown with a fast setting elastomeric coating that forms a flexible waterproof membrane. Resurfacing the crown is specifically designed to repair and protect chimney crowns from water intrusion.
The face of the bricks may shale or fall off. If left unattended, these bricks continue to deteriorate and entire bricks may eventually fall out of the chimney. Deteriorated brickwork weakens the chimney's integrity and allows cold drafts, water, and insects to invade your home.
Tuck-Pointing and Rebuilds