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Masonry Chimney

Water and Your Masonry Chimney

Water soaking into a chimney combined with the repetitive freeze/thaw weather cycles in our area damages many masonry chimneys. Preventing Water in Your Chimney There are five areas where water can enter a masonry chimney vent and cause chimney water damage.  Damaged missing or inadequate flashing around the chimney at the roofline. Damaged or missing mortar joints between the brick, concrete block or stone. Porous masonry materials such as concrete block, pumice, sandstone, or interior brick which is not designed for exterior [...]