Chimney Crown Repair & Rebuilding

A lot of major chimney problems begin with a cracked or deteriorated chimney crown. Chimney Sweep Inc. of Lakeside, CA, has been solving chimney crown issues for our customers since 1985. If it’s time to repair or rebuild your crown, call in the experts.

chimney crown repair in Lakeside CA and La Jolla CAWhat Is a Chimney Crown?

Chimney crowns are cement slabs that cover the entire top of the chimney except for the flue openings. When built correctly, crowns are sloped so water can run off them.

The purpose of a chimney crown is to keep water and debris out of a chimney's interior and away from the  brick and structural rebar below the crown. When water moves in, serious trouble can follow:

  • Brick and mortar damage
  • Chimney liner damage
  • Fireplace damage
  • A chimney that begins to lean
  • A chimney collapse
  • Damage to the walls and other building materials of the home
  • Musty odors and mold growth

How Do Chimney Crowns Become Damaged?

We’ve seen crown damage from all kinds of sources, including:

  • Inferior materials used in building the crown
  • Improper workmanship
  • Lightning strikes
  • Pounding hail
  • Year after year of rain and high air temperatures
  • Old age

Chimney Crown Repair Projects

When a crown has minor cracks, it can often be repaired. After repairs are made, we like to use a product called CrownSeal by ChimneySaver, a leader in protective solutions for chimneys.

When applied properly, CrownSeal carries a 10-year warranty. It creates a flexible covering that will not break should materials beneath it shift. The color of the sealant is that of natural cement and mortar.

Chimney Crown Rebuilding Projects

When a crown is severely deteriorated, our experienced masons will correctly remove the old crown and lay a strong Portland Cement-based mortar crown. The new crown will provide superior protection for many years and look good while doing it.

Professional chimney crown repair available in La Jolla CA and Clairemont CA

Hire Professionals for Chimney Crown Rebuilding and Repair

Many a chimney has ended up in worse shape than it was originally in after homeowners or unskilled laborers tried to make certain repairs. Chimney crown work may seem like a simple project, but it’s not as easy as it looks.

Chimney Sweep Inc. holds a Certified Chimney Professional designation and has been working on chimneys for close to 40 years. We have the tools, experience and specific training to safely and correctly repair or rebuild chimney crowns and perform all other chimney repair and rebuilding projects.

If you live beyond the greater San Diego area, make sure your chimney company is fully licensed and insured. And make sure they have experience in the type of work you require. Nothing is worse than paying for services only to find out those services have to be done all over again.

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The Help Your Chimney Needs

When you’re experiencing chimney crown issues or other chimney problems, we’re here to help with complete chimney repair work, chimney inspections and expert chimney sweeping.

Chimney Sweeping in Southern California

If you live within the San Diego area, call us.

We’re your local chimney experts in Lakeside CA, Oceanside CA, and the greater San Diego CA, area. We serve Coronado CA, Escondido CA, La Mesa CA, and San Clemente CA, along with North Park CA, Alpine CA, Solana Beach CA, and other communities throughout East San Diego County.

Speak with a chimney and fireplace expert today at (619) 593-4020 or request an appointment online here.