For Beautiful, Long-Lasting Crowns That Keep Water Out, Call Sleep Easy

One of the most common culprits behind chimney leaks is the crown or the concrete seal at the top of the chimney stack. This area is meant to provide a barrier that prevents water from entering the chimney and to direct any snow, sleet, ice, or rain off and away from the chimney and its base. But unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned…

  • Some crowns aren’t built well. They may lack a drip edge and end up pouring rain, sleet, and snow right down onto the masonry or flashing. They may not be angled properly and all that rain, snow, and sleet may simply settle on top of the crown and cause deterioration and damage. Or they may be too thin to really stand up to years of water and weather.
  • Other crowns are built well but still end up with cracks and damage as a result of weather, water, and age.

No matter what has caused your crown damage or chimney leak, the good news is the team at Sleep Easy is capable of fixing the problem. We repair and rebuild crowns, so whether you have a hairline crack that you want to seal and prevent the growth of, or you have a shabby, thin, worn-down crown that needs to be completely replaced, we’ve got it covered.

Completed Crown Repair and new black chimney cap with screen

How to Repair a Chimney Crown?

A professional chimney inspection is the best way to determine the condition of your chimney crown and the repairs it might need. A certified chimney technician can assess the extent of the damage and help determine the best course of action.

If your chimney crown only requires minor repairs, like patching cracks or waterproofing, we will likely recommend one of the following top-of-the-line products:

  • CrownSaver is a cement-based, long-term repair product that provides 10 years of protection against water damage and leaks.
  • CrownCoat is a sealant that can be used to seal cracks and prevent the growth of cracks, while also keeping water out of the crown in the future. How far into the future? 15 years.
  • CrownSeal is a permanently flexible crown repair product that provides a natural mortar/concrete appearance and protects against water intrusion.

However, for more extensive damage that requires a complete crown rebuild, our experienced team ensures your new crown meets the following industry standards for optimal performance:

 Minimum Thickness: 

At least 3 inches thick at its most narrow point.

 Drip Edge Protection: 

A properly installed drip edge ensures any water or snow runoff flows directly onto the roof, protecting the masonry or chimney flashing from water damage.

 Proper Slope: 

A proper slope directs water away from the crown, preventing pooling and potential leaks.

When building a new crown, we can always finish with a crown waterproofing product to ensure your new crown lasts even longer — just ask!

Call Sleep Easy, Kansas City’s Trusted Chimney Pros, For All Your Crown Repair & Rebuild Needs

Is it time to show your crown a little love? Signs like cracks, spalling, or uneven surfaces can indicate it’s time for a checkup. Don’t let a neglected chimney crown cause headaches down the road. Call Sleep Easy today instead at 816-471-4435 or reach out to us here on our website, and we’ll give your crown the love and attention it needs to keep water out for good!


Repairing faulty or damaged flashing may be what’s needed to fix your leaky chimney. Ask our experts for more information.