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Water and Your Masonry Chimney

Water damage to exterior and interior walls caused by porous chimney liners. This is dangerous and will lead to more destruction if not disaster if left unrepaired
Outside Deterioration Caused by Leaky Chimneys

   The chimney is one of the most taken-for-granted parts of a home. Typically it tends to receive neither the attention nor the concern usually accorded other household service systems. The fact that chimneys may do their job reasonably well, even when abused or neglected, contributes to this atmosphere of indifference. Chimneys are far from the passive black holes that most people assume them to be. They perform several vital functions, and their simple appearance misrepresents their complex construction and performance requirements. A chimney deteriorated by constant exposure to the weather can be a potential safety hazard. Weather-damaged lining systems, flue obstructions and loose masonry materials all present a threat to residents. Regular chimney maintenance is essential to prevent damage, deterioration and future high-cost chimney repairs.

Masonry Chimneys
A masonry chimney is constructed of a variety of masonry and metal materials, including brick, mortar, concrete, concrete block, stone, flue tile, steel and cast iron. All masonry chimneys contain combinations of, or possibly all of, these materials, most of which are adversely affected by direct contact with water or water penetration.

Water Penetration
All masonry chimney construction materials, except stone, will suffer accelerated deterioration as a result of prolonged contact with water. Masonry materials deteriorate quickly when exposed to the freeze/thaw process, in which moisture that has penetrated the materials periodically freezes and expands causing undue stress. Water in the chimney also causes rust in steel and cast iron, weakening or destroying the metal parts.

Note: While most stone is not affected by water penetration, large amounts of mortar are required to bond the stone together properly. Therefore, a stone chimney just like a brick chimney should be protected from the effects of water penetration.

Water penetration can cause interior and exterior damage to your home and masonry chimney including:

Rusted damper assemblies

Deteriorated metal or masonry firebox assemblies

Rusted fireplace accessories and glass doors

Rotting adjacent wood and ruined wall coverings

Water stained walls and ceiling

Clogged clean out area

Deteriorated central heating system

Stained chimney exterior

Decayed exterior mortar

Cracked or deteriorated flue lining system

Collapsed hearth support

Tilted or collapsed chimney structure

Chimney settlement

In addition, when water mixes with creosote in a wood burning chimney system, it will generate a highly disagreeable odor that can permeate a home.

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Serving the NJ, NY and PA. areas.

Some locations available for service but not limited to:

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