It is important to keep your brick chimney in good repair. Small, hairline cracks found in the mortar or on the chimney crown, if go unfilled, can lead to costly repairs in the future.
Flashing installation is crucial for water protection of your brick chimney. Flashing is a waterproof material that is carefully laid to direct water away from the construction seams. Water leaking into your home will eventually lead to wood rot and moldy conditions.
The chimney crown is also used to protect the brick chimney from the deteriorating effects of water. It is formed with a slant and overhang that directs water away from the chimney. Water protection is the primary concern where brick chimneys are concerned.
Chimcare is a licensed and insured Oregon masonry contractor with 20 years of experience. We work hard for your complete satisfaction. Call us today to schedule your free estimate, 503-655-2446. We service homes throughout Portland: SE Portland, NE Portland, NW Portland, Saint John’s, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie and Sellwood areas of Oregon.