First thank you for breaking up my post so it's eaiser to read...told you it was my 1st post...LOL!Someone other than the crew should have been aware of what is there and what is not there on your roof and components.
How do these contractors get jobs without actually inspecting the roofs they are giving estimates on ? How are they able to sign contracts without knowing all aspects of the roofs they are preparing to do.Sheeesh.
Thought about that too BUT in the end lets say they are like "YES, we messed up and this roof was passed w/o flashing on the chimney" would that help me or hurt me? Meaning IF the roofer is saying YES, I can make this right for $500 and then the inspector says "you have to get this fixed now..." I'm just pressed for the money now and can't afford to open another can of worms... Do I have any right to say "hey that's why I had a permit and inspections done so this would not happen...YOU make them fix it and fix it at no charge!"I myself would call the Building Department and have the supervisor of that inspector come out for a re-inspection.
I'm planning on uploading my contract so everyone can see what we signed and what we "thought" was being done. I appreciate your comment and was wondering...when you stated "bottom line contractors knows flashing is required." Do you think that with our house being the "weird one that had no flashing around the chimney" they could of noticed it and just thought "well it was fine before...and thought IF they did it the right way that would of been $ out of there pocket to make it right?" Then IF there was a problem we will get our $$$ later by charging them $500?? I just don't understand HOW and or WHY they just would not of done it when they were up there??? And how in the world it passed inspection....My contractor said when I asked that question "sometimes things just get overlooked, its no ones fault, things just happen sometime."Even if the city signed it off the contractor is still the responsible party, the contractor knows flashing is required and thats the bottom line.
Yeah right,.maybe like a member of a Nascar pit crew who forgets to tighten up 3 lug nuts before the driver gets back on the track ready to run @ 185mph.,.or the fireman who forgets to fill up the water tank on the fire engine before being called out to a 4 alarm fire. :laughing:things just get overlooked, its no ones fault, things just happen sometime."
I agree and thank you so much for your detailed info on how the new mason job should be done.Any decent mason knows that he has to set counter flashing into the mortar joints of field stone, so they set their stone to make this possible. The guy that built this chimney was on Krak.
A stepped, cut in, counter-flashing of lead coated copper and new base flashing has to be installed to do this right. It will require cutting through rock with a diamond masonry blade. SInce you are in Florida, I would coat the chimney from the CF up with a good clear waterproofing like Hydrozo Enviroseal also after making sure all mortar is properly pointed.
You need a proper specification by a knowledgeable individual. Looks like this one is over the local building departments head.