With years of experience catering to the needs of businesses and homeowners, there is no chimney related job that we can’t handle. So, whether you are building your first home from scratch and want the perfect chimney or are looking to repair an existing ventilation system, we can be of assistance.
At Lockwood Construction LLC, we are immensely proud of the wide range of chimney services that we offer all our residential clients in Andover. One of the most important services that we offer in this respect is our thorough and detailed chimney inspection. Our chimney service is three-pronged and includes three different levels:
A level one inspection is recommended for a busy chimney that is under continued service. This is particularly true if your chimney is under the same conditions and with the continued use of the same appliance. In a level one inspection, our chimney inspection technicians will examine the chimney’s interior, exterior as well as the readily accessible portions of the appliance and chimney connection.
In general, we at Lockwood Construction LLC recommend that our residential clients in Blaine invest in a level two inspection service if there have been any changes made to the system. This can include but is not limited to a change to the fuel type, alterations to the shape of or material in the flue or a full replacement being installed. On top of that, a level two inspection is mandatory if a property has been sold or transferred, or if an external event has caused excessive damage to the structural integrity of your home’s chimney. At Lockwood Construction LLC, all our level two inspections also include a visual inspection by video scanning or any other means.
In essence, a level three inspection includes all the areas and items checked in a level one and level two inspection but also includes the removal of certain parts of the chimney where necessary. These parts can include the chimney crown and the interior chimney wall. When serious fire hazards are suspected, a level three inspection may be required to determine the condition of the chimney’s system and to determine what parts may need to be removed.
Reasons Why Your Chimney May Leak
In truth, there are many reasons why your home’s chimney may leak. However, three of the most common explanations that our skilled team of chimney specialists have encountered following our years of experience are as follows:
Chimney Leaking From the Inside Out due to Condensation:
Although relatively uncommon, it is possible for water and moisture damage to see through your interior walls onto your chimney from the inside out. The reason that this happens is because the chimney is not lined correctly with a proper liner and as a result, the damage can occur. Our skilled team of chimney repair specialists can solve this trick predicament simply with the installation of a chimney liner.
Chimney Flashing Causing Leaks:
In essence, your chimney’s flashing is what keeps water from going into the place where the brick structure comes through the roof. Because of the fact that there is a relatively large gap between the bricks and the roof means that water will pour through the hole if it’s not sealed up correctly. While there is a range of materials that can be used to fix this problem, usually we will use tar to remedy the issue.
Chimney Leaks Caused by Leaking Bricks:
While brick and mortar are extremely durable materials the fact of the matter that they are not extremely water resistant. So, if your home or business’s chimney is made with bricks, as most are, then it is likely that some type of water damage may occur. To prevent this from happening why not call Lockwood Construction LLC today and have our skilled and certified specialists waterproof your chimney.
Chimney Professionals Near Me
If you want to ensure that your home’s chimney is installed, repaired or maintained to the highest possible standard, then you need to contact Lockwood Construction LLC today and allow our skilled team of specialists get to work on remedying your problems. The simple fact of the matter is that if you want the best for your chimney then you need to invest in a service you can rely on. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
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