Advanced Chimney Sweep provides expert chimney repairs in Lexington SC. We pride ourselves in excellent customer service, quick response times, and affordable prices. Our business has been built and grown from positive customer reviews and referrals. We are fully certified and insured for your peace of mind and guarantee your satisfaction.
It’s vital to resolve any issues as quickly as possible. The best way for homeowners to protect themselves from unexpected repairs is to have an annual chimney inspection. It will allow you to uncover minor issues before they become more severe and costly to repair.
Our team of expert professionals has the experience and training to perform any chimney repair, including masonry repairs, flue liner repairs and replacement, chimney crown repairs, and more. If you suspect a chimney problem, give us a call, and we will conduct a thorough inspection and recommend the best solution for repairing your chimney.
Between typical wear and tear and the damaging effects of extreme weather conditions, the chimney can develop cracks in the masonry, allowing moisture to penetrate the flue and interior walls. The most common issues are spalling brick & deteriorating mortar joints. We will restore your chimney so it will look like new again.
A chimney crown is formed concrete on top of the chimney that seals the chimney’s flue to the outer chimney brick. The crown is sloped and prevents water damage from rain that seeps down into the masonry or into the joint between the masonry and the chimney flue. Over time, the concrete will expand and contract with the change in seasonal temperature, causing it to crack. Simple cracks can lead to possible water damage in several areas, including where the fireplace/chimney meets the ceiling or in the attic around the rafters. Our Certified Chimney Professionals use an elastomeric sealant that forms a flexible waterproof membrane to repair and protect chimney crowns against water intrusion. This repair will provide years of protection and prevent further deterioration of your chimney, saving you money on expensive mortar replacement. In the unlikely event the mortar has deteriorated or cracked beyond repair, the crown will have to be chiseled off and replaced with new concrete.
If we discover any deficiency or problem with your liner or tile, we will immediately alert you so you can see the issue “live” on our camera system. We will also take several photos to include in the inspection report for documentation. We will make a recommendation on what kind of repair is best, and give an honest, fair estimate to repair. Our Certified Chimney Professionals can install an insulated, stainless steel liner or, in most cases, repair the existing liner or tiles with the Heatshield method. Both types of repairs carry a lifetime warranty.
The chimney flashing may be a small piece of material, but it plays a significant role in preventing water intrusion. This thin piece of metal seals the gap where your chimney contacts the roof. When it shows signs of rusting, warping, or other types of damage, it will need to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Noticing water stains on the ceiling or walls near the fireplace is often a sign of a flashing problem.
We recommend an “Outside Mount Chimney Cap” which covers and protects the entire top of the chimney. The Outside Mount Custom Chimney Cap is more like an Umbrella, protecting the whole top of the chimney against outside elements and shedding water away from sides of chimney.
A chase cover is a metal pan on top of prefab or factory-built type chimneys. These covers are usually made of a galvanized metal and if not properly installed, can hold rain water and eventually rust. This will lead to holes in the chase cover that will result in rain water leaking into the fireplace area. The leaking water will cause extensive damage to the firebox and surrounding frame, ceiling, and attic, costing thousands to repair. Our Certified Chimney Professionals are trained to spot these problems and, in most cases, can prevent future expensive repairs.
Homeowners know they can turn to Advanced Chimney Sweep for Expert Chimney Repairs throughout South Carolina. We serve the entire CSRA (Central Augusta River Area) and the South Carolina Midlands region, including Augusta GA, Lexington SC, Aiken SC, Orangeburg SC, Batesburg-Leesville SC, West Columbia SC, Forest Acres SC, Bamberg SC, and nearby communities.