Chimney and Wall in Poor Condition


It is common to arrive for an estimate and find chimneys or brick walls in very poor condition.


Here is a plaster wall that is in very bad condition. In fact, in this condition, the wall is a real “sieve”, and even with the best roofing membrane available, there will be water infiltration. The same is true for the second photograph below.

Wall and chimney in bad condition

Corrective measure: A visual inspection at least once per year will make it possible to see these problems. A mason or a qualified person should repair the cracks as soon as possible. This will avoid water infiltration, and more importantly, avoid further damage to the wall or chimney.


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Jacques Perron


Published April 2, 2013

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