Originally Posted by oldog/newtrick
Live close to Nashville? I'd be happy to explain to him how flashing works.
Unfortunately not. We are in WI, near Milwaukee. I had the guy come over this week. He brought a mason with him, who said the chimney is much better than he thought. I will do the tuck point myself and am thinking about applying a sealant to it. I have heard about Siloxane spray sealer and want to ask around here if that is the way to go. Also, as for mortar, is there a specific kind I shall look for?
He will be back to look at couple areas, but is totally set on the idea that the problem is being cause by the chimney. I will ask him to remove the "decorative" flashing so we can look beneath it. We ran some water to test it, but could not reproduce the problem.
It is rather frustrating. I just want to have it checked properly and repaired as needed.
I appreciate the help from all of you. Updates will come.
Thanks again. Be well