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Leaking roof around chimney stack

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Bathfan, 28 Dec 2020.

  1. Rebosfeet

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    Did you have any joy with this? Also got a leaky chimney despite new flashing and soakers...
     
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  3. Nige F

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    The roofers here ( excluding tel. the troll) and myself, a retired plumber who did leadwork , could do with a picture of your chimney, thanks.(y)
     
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    Unfortunately not had any joy with this yet.

    I've had about 4/5 different roofers out all say different things and wont get back to me with any quotes!!! its like they don't wont the job!

    I only seem to get water penetration when there is a substantial amount of rain/wind. So i suspect its soaking in through the brickwork. I'm probably going to get it re-pointed and silicone sealed in the spring, and hope that sorts it. Either that or a lead tray fitted.
     
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    Sorry to hear that, sounds annoying. We had a similar issue and had new soakers/flashing which didn't have any effect. We've since had new concrete on the flaunching and a water seal painted on the brickwork (pointing was fine apparently) but have yet to have any heavy rain to see if that's worked! Fingers crossed.
     
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    A lead tray means a take down and rebuild :(
     
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    Just had a bit of rain and ours is still leaking :( Any suggestions for what to try next? We were told the pointing looking in ok condition but that is the only other thing I can think of. The tiles we're told look fine, the pots have covers, so not sure what's left!
     
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    Try the condition of the flaunching on the top around the pots.
     
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    They looked at that last time and while they said it looked in decent condition they did lay some new cement on it just in case....
     
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