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Chimney flashing

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Patrizia, 17 Jul 2020.

  1. Patrizia

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    Hi,
    For the past few months I've noticed a leak in the roof causing water to drip down the outside of the chimney on one side of the loft. I had someone come to fix it and he replaced the lead flashing at the back of the chimney. It didn't work however and the water continued to leak through as before. He came again today and said that he attached the felt under the tiles to the chimney and put sand cement over the flashing at the top. Looking at chimneys of nearby houses I don't see any that have sand cement covering the lead flashing. Is this OK?
     

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  3. Patrizia

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    Better photo
     

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    No not OK, advise to get a proper roofer in.
    Unless its the pic it looks like he has thrown a bucket of cement between the lead and tiles.
     
  5. Patrizia

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    Thank you. Do you think this is going to cause problems?
     
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    Yes, if it is what I think it is it will most certainly cause you problems.
     
  7. Patrizia

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    Oh I believe you, what kind of problems?
     
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    Rainwater unable to run freely down the side of your chimney as the picture you posted looks like he has smeared mortar between the lead and chimney and over the tiles.
    Might just be the pic and a trick of the light..
     
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    Thanks again. What happens if the rainwater can't run freely down the side of the chimney? Apologies for asking so many questions, but I really have no clue
     
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    It will run into your house.
     
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    its a mess and will fail. get it done properly. Looking at the position of heap of mortar i am guessing the new flashing repair (back gutter) has been poorly executed
     
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    There are many problems that can be solved by a bucket of compo. But this is certainly not one of them. :eek:
     
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    I have already paid him £250.00 and he now wants another £250.00. What shall I say? I took more photos today
     

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    Get a proper roofer to look at it. Ignore this person.
     
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    Where did you find this con artist?
     
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    He was recommended
     
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