Fireplace Leak Repair and Damaged Chimneys
If your home or business is experiencing fireplace leaks, you may be in need of repairs. Needing fireplace leak repair could mean problems in other areas of your home.
There are a variety of reasons that your fireplace may begin to leak. These reasons may include:
- Chimney cracks
- Brick or masonry cracks
- Foundation Issues like bowing walls
- Leaks from elsewhere
Cracks around your home, whether it be in the basement, on the walls, floors, or ceilings, or on your chimney, can cause leakage. These cracks can be caused by a multitude of things like foundation damage that causes upper walls to become cracked, roots from trees entering the home through the foundation walls, water damage, and more.
Cracks Let In Pests and Water
After the cracks are formed, they are open to the elements and to bugs and other pests. Water will seep through most cracks if they are not sealed and the issue underneath resolved. This is why as a home or business owner it is wise to keep tabs on cracks around your building.
If you notice cracks beginning to form, do not wait for them to get worse. There could be an underlying problem such as foundation failure or water damage.
Foundation Failure Damages Chimneys
Foundation failure, like bowing walls, usually causes cracking throughout your home, along with many different problems such as sticking doors and windows, sinking and settling foundation, and leaning chimney.
If you are experiencing any of these problems your underlying cause could be an underlying foundation issue, and that’s why it’s unwise to “D.I.Y.”. You may patch up the crack, but the underlying cause is left unresolved. In this case, your home or business may be in need of foundation repair, along with the possibility of waterproofing. Luckily, we offer both waterproofing and foundation repair solutions.
Leaking Fireplace Solutions from Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry
There are a variety of solutions for fireplace leak repair.
Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry can provide foundation repair services such as:
- Helical anchor piers
- Porch piers
- Tieback anchors
These are the tools and processes that will help you keep your home safe from further and future foundation failure It takes an expert to decide which solution is the best fit for your specific situation. Not only will it help prevent future damage, it will help to repair the current problems your home or business may be experiencing.
Once again, fixing the leak may not be the real way to resolve the issue. it can solve what’s immediately happening, but you will have the same recurring problem because the real issue was not resolved. This is why a dual approach of crack repair and foundation repair is the best way to resolve fireplace leaks.
Waterproofing Solutions for Fireplace Problems
On the waterproofing side, we offer waterproofing system installation and repair. This will help you to keep moisture from entering your home or business through the foundation.
We offer services such as:
- Battery backup sump pumps
- Sump pits
- Sump pumps
We here at Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry want to help you keep your home safe from foundation failure and water damage. Give us a call today to learn more about our waterproofing, masonry, and foundation repair services, our service area, or for a free estimate.
We are ready to help you in any way we can. Contact us today!