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Damp from chimney flashing / chimney needs repointing?
We are currently thinking of putting in an offer on a Victorian terrace. The attic has been converted but the 2 corners are the chimney stacks and there is damp coming down from the top. Is this likely to be the flashing round the chimney or perhaps the chimney needs repointing? Any suggestions?
To be sure you would need to inspect the roof and the chimney.
Either could be the problem or there could also be a failure with the roofing felt.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it really needs someone to get on the roof and inspect it to diagnose the problem.
Answered 21st Oct 2013
in my opinion it sounds like the cement flaunching may have eroded away this is only a small job nothing to worry about
Answered 14th May 2015