Because chimneys project above the roof line, they are especially vulnerable to wind driven rain. Nearly every chimney we encounter shows some sign of water damage from eroded mortar joints to a cracked crown. A good water repellent can prevent many of these problems.Chadds Ford Chimney Sweeps uses only the very best product available for waterproofing masonry chimneys. ChimneySaver was the first water repellent developed specifically for chimneys and has been used successfully by leading chimney professionals for nearly 20 years. It reduces water penetration into the masonry by 99.9%, according to ASTM tests conducted at the University of Wyoming.ChimneySaver lasts 10-times longer than typical sealers. The special siloxanes in ChimneySaver form such a strong bond with the silica in masonry that a single application last 10-years! ChimneySaver is 100% breathable. Moisture from a variety of sources is always present in masonry and concrete. Most sealers and silicone treatments found in hardware or home improvement stores can trap moisture and actually lead to freeze-thaw damage. In comparison, ChimneySaver is 100% vapor permeable–it prevents water penetration, but lets trapped water vapors escape.
Protect your investment in your home. Water penetration is the biggest danger to the 40-million chimneys in America, causing over a billion dollars in damage every year. ChimneySaver should be combined with other water prevention measures–cap installation, crown sealing and re-pointing–to protect your chimney and avoid big, costly repairs.
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“Extremely knowledgeable, professional and clean. They are not finished yet, as they had to treat my chimney with a chemical to loosen the creosote and will be back on December 20, 2008 to clean it. I was very impressed with two gentlemen who came out to do the work. I have no reason to expect that their work in cleaning the chimney will be any less than their first visit to treat the creosote. I would highly recommend them.”
“This was my second time using Chadds Ford Chimney Sweep. We had our air ducts, dryer vent and chimney cleaned. Kevin was clean, prompt and efficient. I have white carpeting in the living room, and you would never know they were there cleaning soot and ash!”
“The quality of the service was very good. Mr. Knight looked at all four of our chimneys and only recommended that one be cleaned. Although he was running late, he was kind enough to call well in advance and was very professional. We will certainly use him in the future and feel lucky to have found such a great company to work with.”