RESOLVING CHIMNEY LEAKS WITH WATERPROOFING
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. Chimney Saver should be combined with other water prevention measures–cap installation, crown sealing and re-pointing–to protect your chimney and avoid big, costly repairs.
Call Chadds Ford Chimney Sweeps for more information or to schedule an appointment.