We fix leaky chimneys
Sometimes a roof leak is actually caused by a chimney problem. Call or text us today for an inspection so we can help you get the water leak eliminated. 570-630-7114
We use a proven comprehensive approach to solve leaky chimney issues. A chimney is like a heavy sponge and we hit it from all angles to stop water from being absorbed into the masonry. We use techniques and products that allow the masonry to breath from the inside out so moisture doesn’t get trapped.
Tearing down and rebuilding an existing chimney is necessary sometimes. Partial tear down and rebuilds can be done if a chimney is structurally sound down to a certain point. Full tear down and rebuilds occur when your chimney is deteriorated too much for just partial repairs.
In some cases the brick, or stone is in good shape, however the mortar in between is deteriorated. In this case replacing old deteriorated mortar with fresh mortar can be done if the chimney is still structurally sound, and can be saved by re-pointing. The old mortar is removed and new mortar is squeezed into the joints. This provides structural support and beauty to an existing masonry structure. The key to a lasting re-pointing job is making sure to remove enough old mortar to get down to a solid starting point, and having the proper mortar mix to fill the joints back in.
The crown (or very top) of your chimney is very important and must remain intact and waterproof. If there are any cracks in the crown, water can leak down those cracks and then freeze, causing extensive water and ice damage. We offer services of crown removal, and replacement with fresh concrete, or crown sealing, which is the sealing of the top of the crown with a waterproof flexible membrane that comes with a 10 yr. warranty and ensures that this part of your chimney stays leak free.
Stone Veneer Facelifts
We can bring new life to your ugly chimney with cultured stone.
We can take an ugly water absorbing mess of a chimney like this, and turn it into something attractive that will shed water away from the chimney.
We replace old, rusty, and potentially dangerous fireplaces with U.L. listed/safety tested fireplace systems.
Stainless Steel Chimney Relining Systems
Modern furnaces don’t waste energy by sending a lot of heat up a chimney. As a result, temperatures in the flue drop low enough to produce condensation. This water combines with acids in the flue to create acidic moisture.
Clay liners are particularly vulnerable to this acidic moisture assault. As a result we often find fire-clay tiles that are in such bad shape that it can be a carbon monoxide risk. In addition to safety issues, this moisture problem can break the the chimney structure itself and cause moisture issues inside the home.
Soot Soldiers offers a range of chimney relining products. Relining a chimney isn’t a one size fits all operation. We follow national standards and take the time to find out what is REQUIRED by your system. From there we’ll choose the liner system that’s best for your heating system.