Brick chim­neys

The Family Handyman - - DIY ESSENTIALS -

All kinds of bad things can hap­pen around brick chim­neys. In fact, there are far too many to cover in this story. Flash­ing around chim­neys can rust through if it’s gal­va­nized steel, es­pe­cially at the 90-de­gree bend at the bot­tom. A quick but fairly long-term fix is to sim­ply slip new flash­ing un­der the old rusted stuff. That way any wa­ter that seeps through will be di­verted.

The best fix, though, is to cut a saw kerf into the mor­tar and in­stall new flash­ing. If you want to see what’s in­volved, search for “chim­ney flash­ing” at fam­i­ly­handy­man.com.

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