Waterproofing a Chimney

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The brand new ‘iPhone 100x Lite’ is released and after an eager 12 hours of waiting outside the fruit store, the phone is cradled in your hands like a newborn child. Like a newborn child is clothed, your brand new iPhone is dressed with a new case sporting your favorite shade of blue. Why did you put on a case for your new phone? For that extra layer of protection! As people do with phones, it is too recommended to protect your chimney! This is done with chimney waterproofing. Below is the multi-step process to protecting your chimney.


Chimney Waterproofing


Step 1 – Chimney Powerwashing

The first step to chimney waterproofing is cleaning the chimney section that is to be waterproofed. This is done with the use of high pressure water and various commercial chemicals/brick detergents. This work is performed in a craftsman like manner, taking all possible precaution to protect the surrounding surfaces and objects, including windows, carpentry, gutters, etc. In this process, it is important to note that some types of vegetation immediately in the vicinity may brown temporarily.

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Step 2 – Chimney Waterpoofing

After proper drying time of the surface and curing time of any new mortar, we water proof the above chimney with a masonry sealer. Two common types of chimney waterproofing sealants include “chimney saver” and “PB 100”. These chimney waterproofing sealants do not produce a surface film or impair the natural breathing characteristics of their treated surfaces. The chimney waterproofing process is worked from the bottom up using a low pressure sprayer (10-25 psi). For maximum protection and desired coverage rates, a wet on wet application is completed; treated again within 3-5 minutes after initial application. Any overspray is removed from non-targeted surfaces with soap and water.

Coast to Coast Masonry, Local Chicago Chimney Waterproofing Experts

At Coast to Coast Masonry Group (CTC), we repair, restore, protect, and preserve masonry including brick, stone, or even a chimney crown. Whether it is a necessary chimney rebuild, a broken glass block window, or chimney caulking our expert masons are here to help. We use the latest masonry technology techniques to restore brick and protect your home.

We at CTC Masonry are the complete solution to your masonry needs and making your chimney last longer. We highly value our clients and seek to gain their confidence by offering the highest level of customized chimney tuckpointing services and masonry products at a competitive price.

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