A chimney leak manifests itself in many ways. One of the most common signs of a leak is water stains spotting the walls and wallpaper near the chimney. If you have been wondering why the paper and paint keep mysteriously peeling in areas, we can identify the leak and repair it. If you live near Woodbury, Minnesota, contact The Construction Group today. We specialize in chimney repair and ongoing roof maintenance.
How to Spot a Leak
There are many signs that your chimney is leaking. You may notice the water spots your home, but other signs require us to climb up the roof to assess the problem. While it’s smart to do damage control at home, we recommend that you call us for a professional inspection. Some of the issues that we look for include:
Masonry Erosion. When water invades masonry and wears down seals, it can cause bricks and stones to erode and deteriorate. If you see crumbling bricks or stones around the fireplace or chimney, it could be an indication of a leak. We refer to this as spalling, and it’s usually easy to identify.
Rusted Metal Parts. If you notice rust around the damper or flue pipe, call our experts in to get the leak under control. The moisture from the leak will rust out the metal components in your chimneys, such as the damper and the flue. If the damper quits working properly, your chimney could become a fire hazard.
Damaged Flue Lining. The damper seals your flue pipe. It may not provide a proper seal if it’s badly rusted. A damaged flue lining is no longer fireproof. It can turn your chimney into a fire hazard. Dismantled flue liner tiling may collect at the chimney base rendering the fireplace an inoperable. We can install a new liner to reinforce the chimney.
Chimneys Repair Services We Offer
Don’t become a victim of accidents caused by bad chimney installation or a worn out chimney base. We can restore your chimney in the following areas.
● Flashing systems
● Chimney and roof lining
● Brick and mortar replacement
● Complete chimney replacement
By repairing the chimney your home is safe from moisture, mold, fire, and the harsh outside elements.
Professional Roof Repair in Woodbury, Minnesota
We will take the unique precautions you need to keep your home or business safe from the weather outside. If you are near the Woodbury area in Minnesota, give us a call at 651-731-5857, or you can message us on our contact page. Don’t put off protecting your home from a fire. We can restore your chimney and reinforce your entire roofing system today.