Many homes in the UK are built with chimney stacks, although they were much more common in older properties. No matter the age of your home though, if you don’t properly maintain your chimney stack you could end up with a whole host of problems.
While chimney stacks certainly served a purpose in the past, many homeowners simply see them as an attractive feature nowadays, however if left unchecked, the following issues may occur: The flashing around your chimney stack may weaken, allowing damp to develop within your home.
The capping on top can deteriorate and allow water to soak into the brickwork causing frost damage.
Brick chasework can fall out and bricks can work loose if incorrectly sealed, they can suffer brick rot from the inside out.
In especially bad cases, serious leaks can appear within your home and they may not be located directly below your chimney stack because of how the water travels through your roof, this can cause a lot of damage.