Towards then end of last year, we were called up by a worried customer from Hillsborough in Sheffield, who had noticed her Chimney was looking really worn and it was leaking. Upon arrival and after assessing the situation, we discovered the sand and cement render had really bad cracks in it. Not only this, but the lead flashing's were split and failing. (The picture to the right shows the chimney BEFORE we repaired it.)
Once we had discovered where the issues were, we knew our plan of action. We needed to completely removed all the old, flaky render and re-render it in sand and cement, then install new lead flashing's and lead soakers to prevent future leaks.
We have chosen to refer back to this customer's situation as it really shows the consequences of not having your chimney maintained. It's quite shocking just how many people aren't aware about the importance of chimney maintenance. Don't let your chimney get into this state or worse, call our property repairs Chesterfield team on 0114 2799 799 today for a free no obligation quote on your home!