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Minimize chimney damage and prolong the life of your chimney by waterproofing it with ChimneySaver.

Chimney Waterproofing

Professional Chimney Waterproofing

Waterproofing your chimney is an excellent way to minimize damage from the Illinois weather and help prolong the life of your chimney.

Masonry chimneys, especially common brick, are porous and will absorb water and wick the moisture through to the interior masonry chimney. As professional chimney sweeps, we have tried a number of products over the years and find that ChimneySaver™ works the best.

When is waterproofing a chimney not the best option?

If there is significant damage or deterioration on your exterior chimney, like cracks, holes or missing bricks/mortar, then you should have your chimney repaired before you waterproof it. Waterproofing can only ‘save’ a chimney in its current state or condition. It is a preventative measure to maintain the interior chimney’s ability to breathe while protecting the exterior from letting water in.

Can I waterproof my chimney or do I need a professional?

The product that we use, ChimneySaver, says it is only available for purchase by chimney professionals. However, it can be found for purchase on the internet. We stand behind their guidelines and believe that the most qualified person to determine the problem and solution of your chimney is a certified chimney professional. An obvious problem from the outside might be a hidden and dangerous problem not obvious to the untrained home owner. ChimneySaver stands behind their products but only warranties them if they are applied by chimney professionals.

Valley Chimney Sweep has been cleaning, sweeping, repairing and rebuilding chimneys for over 37 years. We can help assess your problem and find a solution to fit your needs.

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“Fantastic service by Terry and his team. I have a wood burning/gas fireplace that needed cleaning and to check for animals that I had heard near the chimney. They did a thorough cleaning (and kept the house clean while doing it!) and found no evidence of animal activity. Terry showed me that the previous owners had tapped into the gas line incorrectly and had used copper pipe for the gas to the fireplace. They removed (at my request) all gas components and the fireplace is now safe and set for wood burning (I can have it changed back to gas in a safe manner later). I'm very grateful that they found and fixed the possibly dangerous situation and did a wonderful job on everything else. I highly recommend Valley Chimney!”

‐ Diane R.

Geneva, IL

8940 B Route 34
Yorkville, IL 60560

(630) 553-5995


Service over 30,000 clients across the western suburbs of Chicago