The “Crown” is a slanted slab of cement that rests on the top of the chimney. Its job is to protect the brick and mortar under it. A leaky chimney could be the result of damage to the Crown.
“All Seasons Fireplaces” uses Crown Coat to repair masonry crowns that are cracked. Crown Coat is a flexible, waterproof sealant that is applied over the entire chimney crown. A professional crown coat application stops further water intrusion.
A few indicators that the crown is damaged and water has begun to seep into the masonry below:
* Mortar joints or masonry cracking
* Efflorescence or whitish residue on the face of the masonry
* Defacement of the bricks or stone due to spalling (chipping)
* Water marks appearing in or around the chimney/fireplace in the home
We also resurface chimneys and install new metal crowns that will protect your chimney for years to come.
Our skilled technicians are able to repair or rebuild damaged crowns. We also have a flexible membrane sealant to seal the crown which helps to protect the interior of the chimney from water, snow and ice. Prices for this work depend on the size of the crown and how much work is needed to repair or replace it. We offer the simplest, most affordable solutions wherever possible - when saving money does not impair the best quality necessary to ensure excellent results. Advantages of crown coat:
* Existing cracks, gaps, and voids are filled
* Prevents crack formation
* No Chimney leaks, so no bricks or fireplace repairs
* Helps to preserve & maintain integrity of structure
* Reduces tuck pointing needs
Our technicians are trained in chimney crown repair and equipped with the proper tools. We have experience working on older and newer residential and commercial chimneys- specifically, we can help stop chimney leaks.
When you hire us to restore or repair the crown of your chimney, you may rest assured that the completed job will match the masonry work of your chimney and provide many years of protection. Contact us for more information at (309)531-3220.
All Seasons Fireplaces 107 Maple St. Unit 5, Normal, Illinois, 61761