Cement instead of lead flashing around chimney

There's no lead flashing around my chimney, just cement. Is this OK? I haven't noticed any problems, but I thought all joins/edges had lead flashing.

Asked by minesh on 15th Feb 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"You do normally have lead flashing.
But cement flashing is ok two."
Answered on 15th Feb 2023 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
"Cement pellets are okay, if there’s no movement in the building to perform the cement coming away from the brickwork if it doesn’t leak leave it alone"
Answered on 15th Feb 2023 - Member since May 2020 - report
"There should be flashing for proper coverage going under the tiles or slates"
Answered on 19th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Hi some old ways of doing this use to be at times cement fillets around chimney its better to have code 4 lead around chimney its more weathering and a tighter fix cement tends to crack or decay over the years pending the mix"
Answered on 15th Feb 2023 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
"Yes this a big problem if no lead flashing is ther s
This con pause roof leaks and wall Douglas"
Answered on 19th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"If you don't have any water leaks for now I leave it as is"
Answered on 16th Feb 2023 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"No this is not acceptable you should definitely have lead flashing around your chimney stack"
Answered on 20th Feb 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Cement around a chimney isn't wrong It's just a cheap alternative and doesn't have a very long life spand in keeping out the water as lead is normally is the case in this circumstance of securing the gaps around ur chimney I'm happy to assist if you if you would like a quote if need on ur property"
Answered on 15th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"If there is no flashing you will find multiple leaks in the loft at somepoint...there is an alternative simulated lead that can be used sometimes."
Answered on 15th Feb 2023 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"Hi , yes Iv seen a few jobs with cement around the chimney it’s as if they’ve done a cheap job , with cement this will crack in time , just needs an airline crack and water gets in and once frost comes it blows the crack bigger, the same with lead after a long time this can form an airline split and needs patched up , But 9 times out of 10 Lead is used, in your case I would just leave it till you start seeing cracks ."
Answered on 16th Feb 2023 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
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