Waterproofing

White powder from water penetration of chimney structure. Caused by rain.

White powder from water penetration of chimney structure. Caused by rain.

Have you ever noticed white powdery material on the outside of your chimney? This is caused by water penetrating the brick. The white powder is lime and salts in the mortar being pushed out by pressure and water vapor evaporation out of the chimney. We have found the best products to help prevent this problem. Chimney Saver®,  a water repellent treatment.

This material is far superior to similar items you find at Lowes or Home Depot. Most products you buy in the local home store’s are sealers, (ie. Thompson Water Sealer) this is not what you want to put on brick chimneys. Water vapor must be able to pass through the brick for the structure to dry. Some treatments can actually cause more damage to your chimney, however Chimney Saver® is specifically suited for masonry chimneys. It creates a bond to the brick and helps prevent water from entering the pores of the brick by creating an invisible shield of the surface while allowing water vapor to escape through the bricks pores. We have been very happy with results from using this fine product.

Water repellent treatments have to be quoted on an individual basis. We will be happy to come by and look at your chimney, just give us a call.

 

  • Carl’s Corner

    Carl Newton: WolfPack Fan,
    Carolina Hurricanes Fan,
    Carolina Panthers Fan

    Man this warm weather has been nice but we all know this too shall pass.
    I suspect ole man winter will make a come back in a big way and SOON..

    We send our thought to the victims of Hurricane that hit Houston and the Texas Gulf coast and soon Hurricane Irma heading for Florida....

    Carl

    PS, If you have gotten a quote for chimney repairs, ie.. you need a chimney liner -liner work, parging smoke chamber etc. or you might burn your house down stuff, that seem HIGH give us a call and let see what we can do for you.

  • Woodburning and gas burning fireplaces. Are they ready for winter.

    Is your Fireplace or Gas Logs ready to go.. If not or for a service give us a call.

    In a power outage a fireplace or gas logs may be your only form of heat so make sure they are working in top form. Give us a call to set up appt 919-772-8110

    have a good week
    Carl

    PS: if you do NOT have a Carbon Monoxide detector and you have gas logs.. GET ONE.. NOW... I recommend the combo CO / Smoke battery powered detectors at Lowe's Home depot or most hardware stores..

    If yours are over 10 yrs old replace it.. (there's a date on back) If there is not a date of manf on back GET rid of it.

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