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Preserving Masonry

The Damaging Effects of Water to a Masonry Chimney

Chimney repair

Waterproofing ruined this chimney

Many people who are in need of a  Lunenburg ma chimney repair ask me how their chimney has become so deteriorated, and it’s usually from water damage, strangely enough.  Let’s think about it for a moment. Everything on the exterior of your home below the roof line is protected from the elements to some degree. Protected by the overhang of the roof, and eave, all provides shelter from rain and snow. Only the chimney sticks up past the roof line without protection from the weather. Day in and day out the chimney takes all the brunt of Mother Nature, the wind driven rain, freezing rain and snow. Year after year it endures the freezing and thawing cycles. Continue reading