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bunglow with tall thin stack needing repointing presently servicing

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bunglow with tall thin stack needing repointing presently servicing gas effect open fire. problem is slight rocking motion has been detected at base. if its pointed with this defect wont it make the chimney rigid above where mortar has broken down and gone soft below roofline therefore giving no flex to structure above roof, making it even more likely to fail in high winds, rigid without flexability

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In answer to your question, I am afraid to say that repointing the chimney would be a wasted expense. As it has a weakened structure ie a weak mortar bed on one of the low courses. If we get anymore high winds as we have had recently, a strong gust could topple it. I would get an insurence assessor to look at it and suggest that it is taken down and rebuilt. Your building insurence should pay the costs of this.

I hope that helps you


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Many thanks for your rating, I hope that you are able to get your chimney sorted quickly.

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