Arlington TX Leaky Chimney Repairs Are Fast & Effective With Black Velvet Chimney

With the heavy rains we get here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, chimney leaks can quickly do serious damage – that’s why quick action and effective repairs are so vital. For more than 40 years, we’ve been providing fast leak resolution to those in Dallas, Fort Worth, and neighboring towns. Our knowledgeable and caring staff is expertly trained and knows where to look and what to do so that leaks are quickly stopped in their tracks. Whether you’ve just noticed a leak or you want to prevent leaks and make sure you’re protected by having your chimney inspected for weak areas, we can help. We’ll check the common leak culprits and make any needed repairs to restore your chimney system and keep water out.

Is a chimney leak causing damage to your home? Don’t wait – get in touch with Black Velvet Chimney today right away. Reach out to us online and let us take care of your leaky chimney!


How Can I Tell if My Chimney Is Leaking?

Leaks aren’t always readily apparent. Everything could look just fine at first glance meanwhile, water is silently devastating your chimney system.

These are a few things that you can keep an eye out for that may be a clue that there is a leak in your chimney:

  • There is water in the firebox.
  • There are water stains on the walls and ceiling near the chimney.
  • The wallpaper or paint by the chimney is peeling.
  • There is a musty odor coming from the fireplace.
  • The exterior of the chimney has a white, powdery discoloration called efflorescence.
  • There is vegetation growing on or near the chimney.
  • There are cracks in the brick and gaps in the mortar.
  • There is visible damage to the chimney cap and/or crown.
  • The metal components – such as the damper and cap – are rusting.
  • You can hear dripping sounds in the chimney.

How Does Black Velvet Chimney Protect Chimneys From Water?

We’ve been repairing chimneys for four decades. In our experience, there are a couple of usual suspects for the causes of chimney leaks:

Crown Repair

A damaged crown is a frequent culprit of a leaky chimney. The crown is the horizontal cement slab that protects your chimney opening. When cracked or poorly built, the crown provides easy access for moisture. If you suspect a leak in your crown, it’s important to get it repaired as soon as possible. When left unchecked, water damage can lead to big-budget repairs in the future.

As such an important part of your chimney system, crown repairs must be expensive right?

ChimneySaver Masonry Water Repellent 

The masonry of the chimney is another area that can easily allow water in. Brick is naturally absorbent and retains moisture. When cracks are created, brick falls apart, or holes appear, moisture can easily enter and work its way into the chimney to wreak havoc.

Despite brick being porous, you can preserve it by letting us waterproof it with ChimneySaver Masonry Water Repellent. This water-based formula is safe for the environment and comes with a 10-year warranty that guarantees you long term protection.

Is There Anything I Can Do To Prevent Chimney Leaks?

Water can leave your chimney in dire straits. But there is good news! Chimney leaks are preventable and you can avoid significant damage by taking action. With a little effort and thorough maintenance plan, your chimney can be safe from weather – even when DFW weather takes a turn for the worst.

We have a few tips to help you out:

  • Be sure to schedule annual chimney inspections with a certified chimney sweep.
  • Schedule regular chimney sweepings.
  • Promptly take care of repairs when they’re diagnosed.
  • Install or upgrade your chimney cap.
  • Repair any damaged flashing.
  • If your chimney is wider than 30 inches, install a chimney cricket.
  • Schedule an appointment to have your chimney waterproofed.
  • If the crown is in rough shape, get it fixed as soon as possible.
  • Trim overhanging tree limbs.

Don’t Let Water Destroy Your Chimney

Have you noticed dripping water in your fireplace? Are the walls and ceiling near your chimney discolored and water-damaged? Is your masonry cracked, crumbling, or discolored? Don’t let your leaky chimney go unaddressed – call on Black Velvet Chimney today! Our team has decades of industry experience and can quickly resolve your chimney leaks and help you keep future leaks from springing up.

Request more information online today and we’ll help you stay water-free!


Keeping damaging water out of your chimney may call for a chimney crown repair, so call on us right away to see which chimney repair you need.