Poorly designed or outdated construction can lead to several different chimney problems from the top/crown all the way down to the bottom/roof line!
The crown is the cement part on top of the chimney that keeps the rain from going into the structure below. The crown catches more sun, wind and rain than the rest of the chimney and with that being said, forming and pouring a new 4” thick concrete crown will last for a LONG time!
Step & Counter Flashing
The aluminum step and counter flashing on a chimney is often done incorrectly and sometimes just re-used when a roof is replaced (not a good idea!) Replacing the existing step flashing and cutting the counter flashing INTO the brick/mortar will ensure a leak-free chimney for a LONG time!
Chimney leaks are more common than you might think. Spalling describes the chipping off or loss of surface from a masonry material. Tuckpointing restores the masonry mortar joints between your bricks to eliminate water intrusion, prevent structural compromise, and restores the integrity & aesthetic value of your chimney. Sometimes it may be just as easy to dismantle and rebuild the chimney from the roof line up!
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