Chimney Flashing Repairs
The chimney flashing is located in the space between the roof and the chimney. It acts as a sealant joint, preventing water to fall down the chimney and penetrate into this corner space, ultimately damaging the interior of the home or building. It is engineered specifically to allow expansion and contraction for both the roof material and the chimney masonry without damaging each.
After years of contact with water, all masonry chimneys will suffer deterioration. It is during the freeze and thaw process that expansion and contraction occurs and subsequently causes the most damage on masonry materials. Such damage can be identified by gaps, cracks, and missing mortar joints. Once your chimney has suffered to the extent of cracked, gapped, or missing joints, it must be repair before it can be waterproofed, as waterproofing is a preventive measure and not a repair. Allen Chimneys will waterproof the exterior of your chimney in order to prevent water penetration and ultimately, a future, rapid deterioration.
Any type of deteriorated mortar joints on the exterior of your chimney allow for water penetration to take place. Allen Chimneys will re-point the mortar joints and apply a joint, concave finish to such deteriorated mortar. This concave finish mortar application type is properly designed to prevent water from entering through the chimney, while simply directing it out and away from the chimney.
Chimney Construction and Dismantling
Allen Chimneys will dismantle your existing chimney and rebuild it, from the ground up or from the roof up, using new brick or stone masonry. We will also ensure that the new chimney height meets National Fire Protection Association code, as you and your family's safety is our number 1 priority. Rest assure that our technicians will properly remove any and all old debris, associated with the chimney construction, from your home.