A CHIMNEY CAP prevents water from entering the chimney. Without a chimney cap moisture can enter the flue anytime it rains. This can cause water to get inside the attic, framing material, and/or the house as it runs down the flue system and the brick work.
A CHIMNEY CROWN plays an important role in preventing water damage to your home. This concrete slab sits on top of the chimney and prevents water from seeping in between the mortar joints in the masonry. A cracked or damaged chimney crown can lead to costly repairs to your house, not just the chimney.
FLASHING is the connection between the roof and the chimney. Flashing is installed to be watertight but there always comes a time when the flashing must be repaired or replaced. To ensure your flashing does not need repair or replacement it is best to have an annual inspection of your fireplace/chimney.
MORTAR JOINTS & MASONRY MATERIAL can become damaged due to harsh weather conditions, particularly excessive amounts of water. Moisture can even damage rock masonry. When water gets in due to weakened mortar joints. "Tuckpointing" is a repair process which stops the destructive process and provides numerous benefits.