As we head into summer in the Elkton, Maryland area, it’s time to protect your masonry from water damage. We tend to get quite a bit of heavy rainstorms during the summer. You will have the best preventive care to avoid extensive and expensive water damage to your chimney. Since 1986, Ace Chimney Sweeps has been helping the residents of this region to keep their masonry chimneys protected from water penetration damage and deterioration with our services. We provide excellent professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installations! We would like to tell you why it is so important to keep water out of your chimney.

Why is it so important to prevent water penetration of my masonry chimney?brick chimney on  a white house

Because masonry materials are porous, the bricks and mortar joints of your chimney absorb water from rain, snow, and ice throughout the year. Although this leads to water leaks into the chimney, the worst damage can happen in the winter during freeze/thaw cycles. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), masonry materials can deteriorate quickly during the winter because of these cycles. Repeated freeze/thaw cycles can lead to serious structural jeopardy, including the collapse of the chimney.

How can Ace Chimney Sweeps protect my masonry chimney from water penetration damage?

We specialize in keeping water out of masonry chimneys with superior professional preventive services. From chimney cap installations to customized flashing construction and repairs, we have you covered. For the ultimate protection against water penetration damage, even during the freezing temperatures of winter, we recommend our professional chimney waterproofing services. After we inspect your chimney for damaged bricks and mortar joints and make any necessary repairs, we will apply a waterproofing treatment that is made specifically for masonry chimneys to the exterior of your chimney.

We only use ChimneySaver waterproofing formulas that are 100 percent vapor permeable. This means gases can escape even though water cannot penetrate the bricks and mortar joints. Your chimney will also be protected from efflorescence and other stains. You will not have to worry about mildew or fungal growth. Our waterproofing services come with a 10-year warranty, so you can count on your masonry being protected for years!

Make sure your chimney is protected with the best water penetration preventive service available. Contact us today at Ace Chimney Sweeps to make an appointment for our professional chimney waterproofing treatment services.