Common Issues Addressed During Chimney Repair
In addition to regular chimney maintenance, we at Black Goose Chimney Service, Inc. offer Chimney Repair Services.
The warmer seasons are the perfect time to focus on any chimney repairs you may need. During the winter some chimney repairs can be more challenging. Any repairs for brick and mortar can be done easily during the arm months.
Our Central and Southwestern Virginia chimney repair services include chimney rebuilding, chimney restoration, chimney brick and mortar repair, water resistance, chimney flashing repair and replacement.
Now, on to some signs that you chimney repair.
To ensure that your chimney is secure, we recommend getting it inspected annually and swept as needed. It is also important to be alert and aware as a homeowner.
Here are some warning signs to look out for:
Bricks That Are White: Effloresence
White staining on your bricks is also known as efflorescence. It is often a sign that there is too much moisture in the masonry. The white build up you see is when water is absorbed into the bricks which in turn cause salt and minerals to rise to the surface.
Since moisture is the one of the biggest culprits of many chimney issues, you should call us at Black Goose Chimney Service, Inc. and get an inspection to ensure your chimney has efflorescence
Missing Mortar on Your Chimney
If you see the mortar between the bricks of your chimney starting to chip, crumble and recede, mortar repair, also known as chimney pointing might be the solution for you. When re-pointing chimneys, the mortar between the brick is ground out and replaced with new mortar. This is a great option when the bricks are still in good condition and can prevent water leaks and save you thousands.
The mortar between the bricks is normally where you’ll first start to notice chimney decay and any deterioration can be slowed by prompt repairs.
Compromised mortar joints will allow moisture into your chimney and make further deterioration happen faster. Call us today if you notice missing mortar in your chimney.
Crumbled Brick and Mortar
If you find crumbling brick and mortar on your chimney are crumbling or bricks that are cracked, crumbling on the face of the bricks, you might have spalling happening on the bricks of your chimney. Another common sign of spalling is when the front face of the brick pops off.
Spalling happens for a variety of reasons including, water damage, subpar building materials, old age, and even damage caused by extreme weather.
We recommend having your chimney replaced when its brick and mortar are beyond repair.
Regardless of which solution is best for your chimney, giving your chimney water resistance is a good idea. At Black Goose Chimney Service we use a commercial grade materials and tools for water resistance that when applied, prevents water molecules from penetrating while still allowing water vapors to evaporate. Meaning, it will not trap water in the masonry and cause internal damage.
Our water resistance solution is a VOC compliant, non-glossy solution and a no-brainer to protect your investment. Get Your Central Virginia Chimney Repaired by Black Goose Chimney Service, Inc.
Finally, when waterproofing chimneys, we coat your chimney in a professional-grade waterproofing product that allows water vapors to escape, preventing spalling, scaling, deterioration, and damage from the expansion and contraction of hot and cold temperature extremes.
Is your Central Virginia area chimney in need of masonry repair? Black Goose Chimney Service, Inc. is a full service chimney company and we are here to serve you.
Start with a chimney inspection. Click here or call 540-586-9778 to get in touch with us today!