Inspecting a Chimney
An expert mason walks you through his diagnosis of a failing chimney
Before his clients replace their roof, mason Brendan Mostecki is called on site to inspect their chimney. His diagnosis: Cracks and gaps are compromising the chimney and the lead flashing is several inches too short to be effective. The fix: Brendan will reconstruct the chimney down to the roofline.
To learn more about how Brendan reconstructed this chimney, read Rebuilding a Brick Chimney in Fine Homebuilding issue #201 (Feb/March 2009), pp.80-83.