Leak Repair Seattle, Chimney Leak and Roof Repair
Chimneys are under constant exposure to the elements and always in a state of deterioration. Most will leak at some point. You may think it is the roof leaking or flashing leaking but this is usually not the case. Our 31-Point Leak Inspection will cover all aspects of your chimney and leaking roof. including the mortar joints, crown, foundation, etc. to even possible local leak testing and water penetration test. Regardless of the leak source, we have specialized, proven methods and materials to solve this problem.
A leaking chimney usually isn't just a single problem, it usually has a myriad of issues. Only correcting the obvious rarely corrects the underlying leaking problem.
31-Point Leak Inspection
To successfully correct your leaking problem, with our 31-Point Leak Inspection we will address your entire chimney's design and workmanship as well as the obvious deterioration.
The most obvious design issues associated with chimneys in the Pacific Northwest is the crown and the flashing. The crown almost never has a 2” overhanging drip edge, this is vital to shedding water and the flashing is most often poor, old and/or not installed correctly.
- Chimney cap - Fireplace leaking? Chimney caps are an easy solution to most problems. Water inside the fireplace usually is related to the chimney cap. Cracked crown? Put a roof over it! We can install a custom cap to overhang your entire chimney by 4 inches, easily shedding most of the water that could be penetrating your home.
- Waterproofing – Waterproofing is needed for all masonry new or old, chimney or patio. DON'T use a water sealant! Water sealants will not allow your chimney to breathe, we use a water repellent. SaverSeal Corp. has engineered a water repellent that meets ASTM E-514 and lasts for 10 years. If your masonry or chimney doesn't have this product on it, it should!
- Tuckpointing – While this isn't always the cheapest solution, it usually is the most obvious problem. Replacing defective or deteriorating mortar will seal all holes, cracks and fissures in the masonry joints. While tuck pointing we always install masonry vent tubes into the chimney's cavities to allow for moisture ventilation.