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    Chimney leaking


    When it rains water drips down my chimney. I think there is a plastic cap on top that’s supposed to keep rain out as the chimney is not used. I thought rain was going sideways through the slats on the chimney pot but it happens when the rain is going straight down so I think it might need looking at but who do I call?

    Asked by Lindsey on 26th Oct 2021
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    "Check the integrity of the lead around the chimney and use a sealant"

    Answered on 8th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Adams Maintenance

    "Hi, the chimney is probably leaking from the lead flashing that goes around the chimney a roofer would be the best option, or a builder depending on the roof height you might need scaffolding."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Jan 2016 - report
    Fenhomes property repairs and maintenance.

    "You need to be calling a local roofer or builder because the problem may just be the flaunting on the top of stack or the lead flashing to the side or the pointing on the stack but if the stack is not in use and is not a shared stack with a neighbour then the best option is to take the stack down and slate over to prevent future problems as it is redundant."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    nsc nscbrickwork

    "Call builder or roofer. They will check top of chimney, condition of brickwork to see if chimney needs pointing. Next, they will check all lead flashing are in place."

    Answered on 30th Oct 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Tc roofing services

    "Hi, there is no rest assured the pots are designed in a way they look like they would take water but trust me they are at just the right angle to stop the rain. It could be a few things normally it’s an issue with the lead flashing or could be a broken tile around it or also might need repointing."

    Answered on 24th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    MW Building and Maintenance

    "It could be that the chimney may need repointing depending on the age of the property, bricks become porus over the years."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Ian Ryall Building and Maintenance

    "Possible lead soakers or ingration of water between mortar joints 👍"

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    W A Building

    "If the Chimney is currently not in use you should cap the chimney to stop any rain coming in in future if you wanted to use it it can then be uncapped"

    Answered on 26th Nov 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report

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