Water leaking in from chimney stack

16 Sep 2023
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United Kingdom
After every rain I can see damp patches on the chimney breast in the bedrooms of my first and second floor. had several roofers come round to quote but none followed up and one point blank told me that he "didn't fancy it" because of the height. In the end I had someone come in and but "a temporary fix" because he said that he was not very experienced and couldn't replace the flashing but put flasband on the stack which he said would work for a few years.

If anything now the issue was worse he put flash band over the areas where the flashing had come away and used a waterproofing agent on the stone of the stack but now even with a slightl rain the damp comes back which is worse than before

I've included photos of the issue and one of the stack as it is now. He's filled in with mortar where there was cracking etc. And flashbanding elsewhere but not put anything on the roof itself sp I'm wondering if it's running down the stack onto the roof and through the roof into the rooms belo


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