Chimney Waterproofing Success Story in Memphis

Introduction to the Project

At Coopertown Services, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch chimney services to our community. Recently, we had the opportunity to assist Hewitt, a homeowner in Memphis, who was experiencing an active leak in his chimney. This project was particularly interesting because it required us to address the issue promptly and efficiently within a single day.

Understanding the Problem

When Hewitt reached out to us through an online search, he was understandably concerned about the water damage that was occurring due to the leak. Water intrusion in chimneys can lead to significant structural damage if not addressed quickly. Our first step was to conduct a thorough inspection of the chimney to identify the source of the leak and assess the extent of the damage.

The Inspection Process

Upon arriving at Hewitt's house in Memphis, our team began by examining both the interior and exterior of the chimney. We looked for common signs of water damage such as discoloration, efflorescence (white staining), and any visible cracks or gaps in the masonry. It became clear that water was seeping through several small cracks in the chimney's exterior.

Developing a Solution

With a clear understanding of the problem, we discussed our findings with Hewitt and explained our proposed solution: chimney waterproofing. This process involves applying a specialized waterproofing sealant to the exterior of the chimney to prevent water from penetrating the masonry.

Why Chimney Waterproofing?

Chimney waterproofing is essential for protecting your home from water damage. By sealing off potential entry points for water, we can extend the life of your chimney and prevent costly repairs down the line. In Memphis, where weather conditions can vary greatly, having a waterproofed chimney is especially important.

The Waterproofing Process

Our team got to work right away. We started by cleaning the exterior surface of the chimney to remove any dirt, debris, or loose mortar that could interfere with the application of the sealant. Once clean, we carefully applied a high-quality waterproofing agent designed specifically for masonry chimneys.

  • Cleaning: Ensuring a clean surface is crucial for proper adhesion of the sealant.
  • Application: Applying multiple coats of waterproofing agent for maximum protection.
  • Curing: Allowing sufficient time for each coat to dry before applying subsequent layers.

The Results

By late afternoon, we had completed the waterproofing process and conducted a final inspection to ensure everything was properly sealed. Hewitt was relieved and pleased with how quickly and efficiently we were able to address his concerns.

A Satisfied Customer

Hewitt expressed his gratitude for our prompt service and thorough approach. He mentioned that he felt much more at ease knowing his chimney was now protected against future water damage. It's always rewarding for us at Coopertown Services when we can provide peace of mind to our customers.

Why Choose Coopertown Services?

We understand that dealing with home maintenance issues can be stressful. That's why we're committed to providing reliable and effective solutions tailored to each customer's unique needs. Our experience and dedication set us apart as trusted professionals in Memphis.


This project highlights why it's so important to address chimney leaks promptly and why professional waterproofing is an excellent investment for homeowners. If you're experiencing similar issues or want to prevent them before they start, don't hesitate to reach out to us at Coopertown Services. For more information about our services or to schedule an appointment, visit our website at or give us a call at 901-358-7777. We're here to help keep your home safe and dry!

Chimney Waterproofing ProcessThe process of applying waterproof sealant on a chimney.

Remember, when it comes to protecting your home from water damage, proactive measures like chimney waterproofing can make all the difference. Thank you for trusting Coopertown Services with your home maintenance needs!