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BV021385

02:29PM | 01/18/20
Every time we have a heavy or long rain, we are getting a leak through to our ceiling near the fireplace. We paid a company to take care of the leak, they charged us $500 to replace a few screws and re-seal around boots on the roof. When that didn't stop the leak they stopped returning our calls.

We covered the chimney and surrounding area of the roof (metal roof over two layers of shingles) with tarps. Since then, we've had no leaks. I think what is happening is that whatever coating had originally been on the chimney (cement blocks) is now flaking off and so the rain is able to get in through the cement blocks.

We also do not have a chimney cap either. Would it be reasonable to scrap off any loose coating on the chimney, and then paint it with a Drylok product? Any other ideas?


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