Leaky Chimney?

Chimney Sweep Charlotte NC

Leaky Chimney?

A leaking chimney can cause costly destruction such as ceiling stains, insulation saturation, drywall warping, mold growth, and structural damage. If you have a leaky chimney or you suspect chimney damage, it’s time for you to schedule a chimney leak repair.

Below are a few possible reasons why your chimney may be leaking:

Uncovered Chimney Tops: It’s normal for quite a bit of rain to fall straight down through the opening in your chimney if you do not have a chimney cap. A chimney cap not only keeps the water out, but it also prevents birds and debris from getting in, keeping the flue of your chimney unblocked. If the flue is blocked by anything, the blockage could lead to the release of carbon monoxide into your house and subsequently, the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you don’t already have a chimney cap, now is a good time to buy one. At Bob Davis Chimney & Fireplace, we have our own fabrication facility where we construct both standard and custom-designed chimney caps with a lifetime warranty.

Cracks in the Chimney Crown: The cement part on the top of the chimney is called the crown. Its primary function is to keep rain and snow from falling in around the tiles. Over time, the chimney crown could be weakened as a result of water damage or the structure could shrink due to climate changes. Such cracks should be fixed promptly to stop the water from reaching further into your home and threatening the structure of your house.

Cracks in Bricks and Mortar Joints: From the day they are built, chimneys are exposed to harsh elements and temperature changes. Because the masonry structure is composed of very porous bricks and mortar joints, moisture and rainwater can easily soak into them. This causes cracks over time and allows water to fall down inside the chimney and into the house.

Cracked or Torn Chimney Flashing: Flashing is a type of metal—usually aluminum—placed around the chimney base and covered with shingles to keep water from falling into the area where the chimney comes through the roof line. If the flashing is not properly installed or has worn away over time, water will find its way between the chimney and the roof line, causing leakage issues. Usually, some waterproof materials, such as tar and sealing products, are used to seal the flashing to prevent further leaks.

With more than 20 years of detecting leak sources and repairing leaky chimneys for customers from around Gastonia, Charlotte, and the surrounding areas, Bob Davis Chimney is proficient at determining the root cause of chimney leaks and repairing them efficiently. Please give us a call today!

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Thank you for the good work.
Thank you, Bob, for making your schedule work to get Stephanie's chimney repair finished while I was in Charlotte. What a super trio of guys you three are! Thanks again.
Hello Bob, Thank you so much for a very helpful consultation! Brian and I enjoyed learning about our fireplace and out options. We appreciate your thorough inspection and sharing of you knowledge! Take care.
Kim Hamilton
We purchased our home in Belmont and it had a very nice wood burning fireplace that needed some work. I called several other companies but once I spoke to Bob I could tell he had many years of experience and knew exactly how to advise me. He let me ask as many questions as I wanted and explained the work that needed to be done. The project was completed in the time-frame he said and within the estimated price he provided. I would recommend him to anyone I know.
Sandi M.
When I called [Bob] it was obvious he has many years or experience with Fireplaces and Chimneys. I like that he took the time to answer the questions and to explain the situation and options I needed for my fireplace. I called three other companies before him and each one gave misinformation and didn't want to take the time to explain and teach me so I could make an educated decision. Instead they just wanted to sell me something I didn't need. I never knew there were so many intricacies to the business but now know exactly who to call to get my questions answered and get the best service at a fair price! I'm so lucky I found him before choosing one of the other guys.
Mike M.
Called Bob and he was able to come out in 2 days. He showed up on time and was very professional (even letting me know when he was 30 minutes out). He looked at the fireplace and made the recommendation for repair with some estimated pricing. So right there on the spot he helped me walked through the decision process on what would fix the issue. I was VERY happy with his knowledge and felt like I could trust him to give me the right advice and not just try to sell me something. Thanks Bob!