Although you may not realize it, your chimney is an important part of your home, and it can have a significant impact on the rest of the structure. For instance, chimneys are often subject to water damage, which can spread to the rest of your home unless you take steps to prevent it. Our team at Swept Away Chimney provides chimney waterproofing services to help you avoid this exact situation, and in this article, we’ll go over some key information you need to know about the process and how it works.
- Measurement. The first step in the chimney waterproofing process is to measure the dimensions of the chimney in order to calculate how much material will be needed. Our team will carefully measure each part so that we can make our calculations as exact as possible.
- Preparation. The preparation phase of chimney waterproofing consists of thoroughly cleaning the chimney, then making any necessary repairs. Our team will remove all traces of creosote, or soot buildup, as well as mold, dirt, rust, or any other foreign matter. We’ll make sure that the surface of your chimney is completely clean and ready to receive the waterproofing material. Then, we will inspect the chimney for problems and make any repairs that may be necessary. We’ll also lay out drop cloths and protect the inside of your home for the next and last phase.
- Application. The last step in chimney waterproofing is to apply the water repellent. To do this we will use a garden sprayer to coat the inside of your chimney with the water repellant, making sure to coat every part of the inside surface to provide the thorough protection you are looking for.