We were having a leakage issue in our basement that was due to moisture in our chimney. The frigid Chicago weather has caused quite a havoc this winter. Lindemann was able to diagnose the problem and ... - Steve M. (Chicago, IL)
My experience with Lindemann was excellent. They came out and did what no one else could. Mine was a smoke issue. After having a fire the entire house would smell of smoke. I could have hung pork bell... - Frank F. (Mount Prospect, IL)
These guys are great! We had our chimney inspected/cleaned by Jim who was extremely knowledgeable and super nice! Definitely recommend these guys! And free wood with the chimney cleaning! Super! ... - Steve S. (Chicago, IL)
One of the most common reasons for dripping to occur in the chimney is from a damaged crown on top of a masonry chimney. This crown could be cracked or chipped allowing water to penetrate it. The issue is typically experienced in older home, especially those built before the 1980’s. Crowns before this time were often sloshed together using surplus mortar. This practice makes them more susceptible to cracks and deteriorate more quickly.
Unless you feel comfortable enough to climb on top your roof to inspect, contact a professional chimney sweep to assess the situation. They will typically start by performing a complete examination of the area. If the crown is still intact, they may be able to apply polyurethane to fill the cracks and gaps. If there is visible damage to the crown, the chimney professional will need to fix the crown to correct the issue. Although a chimney cap may seem like a simple solution, it will often not eliminate the water leaking problems that the area is experiencing.
Contact our staff at Lindemann Chimney Service for your leaky fireplace or any other chimney related issues you may be experiencing. With over 40 years of expertise in the trade, we can diagnose the problem and offer swift results.