Return to the Fireplaces Forum | Post a Follow-Up

cracks on chimney cap

Posted by kate1234 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 15, 08 at 8:31

I had the top section of my chimney re-bricked and a new chimney cap built. A month or so after the work was done I went up and noticed the cap had a bunch of cracks in it. I immediately complained to the mason, he looked at it and said the cracks were normal. He said they weren't a problem because they didn't extend all the way through. I am thinking that water will get in there, freeze and expand, and very soon I'll have a ruined chimney. Are cracks considered normal and satisfactory work?

Follow-Up Postings:

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Fireplaces Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here