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Chimney Waterproofing

Water is the number one enemy of brick and stone masonry chimneys, so we often recommend waterproofing as an effective method to prevent water damage, especially here in the Twin Cities Area, where heavy rain, snow, wind, and ice are prevalent in the winter.

Waterproofing your chimney is a simple process that involves applying a water- or solvent-based sealant to the exterior masonry. The water repellent prevents moisture from seeping into the masonry that can cause chimney damage. However, it's important to note that waterproofing is not a substitute for regular chimney maintenance and repair. Therefore, we remind customers to have their traditional or manufactured chimneys inspected and cleaned at least once yearly.
Chimney waterproofing in Edina & Burnsville MN 

Best Water Repellant for Masonry Chimneys in Minnesota

There are several different water repellants to make your chimney waterproof. However, Twin City Fireplace & Stone uses ChimneySaver®, a professional-grade waterproofing solution explicitly formulated for masonry chimneys. Most chimney professionals consider it the best water-repellant for masonry chimneys in Minnesota.

Chimney Waterproofing Benefits

There are several advantages to hiring Twin City Fireplace & Stone to waterproof your chimney.

  • Professional application by highly skilled brick and stone masonry specialists.
  • It makes your chimney resistant to water, snow, ice, and humidity.
  • The eco-friendly formula is compliant with VOC regulations in Minnesota and other states.
  • Its vapor-permeable membrane doesn’t trap moisture in the masonry.
  • Prevents masonry stains that discolor and damage brickwork and stonework.
  • Includes a generous ten-year warranty and performance guarantee.

Eco-Friendly Waterproofing Solution

There are two types of chimney waterproofing solutions, water-based and solvent-based. It is best to consult with an experienced Twin City chimney professional who will recommend the best waterproofing solution for your chimney. Using the wrong water repellant or improper application can damage the masonry.

Our water-based repellent contains eco-friendly additives that dissolve in water. When the coating dries, it creates a vapor-permeable membrane that allows the masonry to breathe while repelling moisture.

We also use a solvent-based coating, where applicable. When most people think of solvents, they often think of something that contains harmful chemicals. While that is the case with many products, the solvent-based water repellent we apply contains siloxane, a non-VOC compound. As a result, it is safe for your chimney and the environment. It's another reason why many Minnesotans trust Twin City Fireplace & Stone for their chimney waterproofing needs.

Twin City Fireplace provides professional waterproofing for brick and stone masonry chimneys in Hennepin, Washington counties, and surrounding Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul communities.