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Old 07-05-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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Hi: I have a repetitive issue with rain water leaking from the base of my chimney in the basement.

It happens in heavy rains.. I do have a cap on the top. Any ideas on what to do so I don't get this water? I have had tuck-pointing done and also have flashing around the chimney where it meets the roof. I get enough that it will flow to my basement drain.

Am I missing anything?

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Old 07-05-2012, 11:01 AM   #2
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Post a picture of that chimmney.
Just because there's a cap and flashing it does not mean it was done right to prevent the leaking.

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I can't get up on roof.. so where would I look for this.. Is it a flashing, tuck-pointing? Any other possibilities? Tx Tom
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:25 AM   #4
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Cracked crown, rusted out cap, no cricket on the high side of the chimmney, poorly done flashing, not sealed around the flue. Could be any of these and a few more. No way to tell without being there.
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What kind of contractor should I get for this? Tx..
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:08 PM   #6
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If it were me, I'd start with a full service roofer.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:24 PM   #7
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"base of the chimney in the basement"

Foundation is also a possibility. How about a pic from outside showing us the chimney and from the inside showing us the water damage / staining.

Also, is the ceiling or wall wet or damaged ? we need more info to provide you with the proper direction.

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