There are several reasons that a Chimney can Leak. As a Basement Waterproofing Company, we address the issue at the Foundation. A chimney is basically another foundation that is attached to your basement and like the basement it can develop leaks over time.
If you have leaking or water stains coming from your chimney cleanout door, you will want the foundation of your chimney inspected. The chimney cleanout door is the back door to your chimney used for cleaning. As stated, leaking water or stains coming from this door usually indicates deterioration below grade (underground).
The cement and brick materials used to create the chimney are porous and over time will begin to degrade and erode mortar joints. This erosion and deterioration will allow more and more water into the chimney. Once this becomes severe enough the water will leak through the only real opening available which is the cleanout that leads into your basement.
Our Chimney Waterproofing and Repair consists of digging out the exterior soil down to the footings, repairing any defects (cracks and mortar joints), wrapping tar around the Chimney, embedding corrugated plastic membrane and fastening it to the chimney and the homes foundation.
This process waterproofs the foundation of the chimney and will block water from coming through into the cleanout.
Suburban Basement offers Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repairs and Concrete Leveling in Southeastern Michigan. Stopping Leaks and keeping Basements Dry for over 20 years. We proudly serve Macomb County, St. Clair County, Oakland County, Lapeer County and Wayne County. Most Repairs carry our Lifetime Transferable Warranty.
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We had a few companies come out and give us an estimate for our foundation repair. Suburban Basement had the most logical and cost effective solution. One company insisted we install an interior drainage system that cost in excess of $15,000.00, another company insisted digging up the exterior of my foundation would solve the problem and at a cost of $7000.00, Suburban Basement did an epoxy injection to repair a crack in the foundation at a cost under $300. It’s good to know there are still some honest contractors out there.
I buy and sell properties for a living and we started using Suburban Basement a few years back. Not only are their services priced reasonably, they never try to sell you a service that you don’t need. That’s why I refer them to anyone looking for a basement repair company.
My husband and I had a company come out to repair a leak in our basement wall. We continued to have problems with the repair this company made, and they came back at least 5-6 times over the spam of 1 year, and still couldn’t resolve the problem. A friend gave us Suburban’s number and insisted we try them. To be honest we were apprehensive given the ordeal this other company put us through. Suburban came out and repaired the previous botched repair job and at a considerably less cost.It’s been over a year and still no leaks. We would highly recommend them to anyone considering a basement repair company.
I called a few companies out to give us an estimate to repair what turned out to be a drain tile issue with our home. Suburban Basement’s number was given to us by 2 different friends of ours, so they already impressed us with that. They explained to us that we did have a drain tile issue based on the fact that the wall showed no signs of moisture, and that the water was only coming up at the base where the floor meets the wall. So no outside digging was necessary. Mind you that they also did outside repairs when needed. They explained the whole process of why it leaked, how to repair the problem, and which methods are the appropriate ways to repair each issue. We were pleased that they took the time to go over every detail and question we had, made us feel confident that they were the right choice.
Great customer service and Workmanship done right which is extremely hard to find these days... Highly recommend this company!