Waterproofing and Weatherproofing

Vista Masonry understands that living in our west coast climate does not come without its share of unique considerations that need to be made concerning the maintenance and longevity of your fireplace and chimney. As part of our dedication to providing you the utmost quality service, Vista Masonry employs only highly trained technicians, each of which are WETT certified (Wood Energy Technology Transfer), who will carry out a comprehensive inspection of your existing chimney and fireplace. Upon completion of each inspection your Vista Masonry technician will give you a detailed report explaining your chimneys current state, repair options and inform you of what steps need to be taken to bring your existing infrastructure up to code.

Ensure you have your chimney inspected by a WETT Certified Inspector from Vista Masonry

Reasons to Have Your Chimney Inspected By A Vista Masonry chimney inspector:

Wood burning fireplaces, once an integral part of the home heating process, have increasingly begun to be replaced by environmentally savvy homeowners opting for the energy efficiency offered by installing gas or electric inserts. Unfortunately once a wood burning fireplace has been transitioned into a modern amenity the associated chimney is often left without much in the way of maintenance foresight. The primary consequence of this is leaving modern day chimneys dormant, neglected and susceptible to the leakage of moisture into the house through the chimney. This moisture intrusion, if left unchecked, can lead to major and costly repercussions both inside the chimney and inside your home. Vista Masonry’s WETT certified inspectors will check your chimney and fireplace for the following

  • Rusted damper assemblies
  • Deteriorated metal or masonry firebox assemblies
  • Rusted fireplace accessories and glass doors
  • Rotting adjacent wood and ruined wall coverings
  • Water stained walls and ceiling
  • Clogged clean out area
  • Deteriorated central heating system
  • Stained chimney exterior
  • Decayed exterior mortar
  • Cracked or deteriorated flue lining system
  • Collapsed hearth support
  • Tilted or collapsed chimney structure

As home/business owners ourselves, we know that this unseen can be unsettling and that is why Vista Masonry is dedicated to providing you the peace of mind that comes with a professionally constructed chimney that stands the test of time. From the inclusion of rain pots, concrete crowns with overhangs and drip edges to the incorporation of specialized waterproofing agents that are applied to all brickwork you can rest assured Vista Masonry has taken every step to ensure you have a chimney that is impervious to the elements. Each chimney build and restoration Vista Masonry undertakes is guaranteed to meet and exceed all present day building codes and built to last.