Asked on Jun 12, 2019

Will coating chimney bricks stop a chimney leak?

VimarhonorJ BrownHatti


We have a 112 year old house in great condition except for a nagging chimney leak. We have had a contract repair the roofing and flashing and also had a new chimney cap installed, but it leaked again this winter. I am wondering if coating the chimney bricks would help??? Ideas?????😊😐

4 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jun 12, 2019

    It still could be the cap or flashing. Really need to figure out where it's leaking first.

  • Hatti
    on Jun 12, 2019

    Thanks for your reply!😎

  • J Brown
    on Jun 12, 2019

    We had a reoccurring leak from "around" our chimney for years. After many roof repairs and even roof replacement the leak would intermittently reappear, always after a long hard blowing soaking rain. Even after replacing the chimney cap as you have done it still leaked. We finally sprayed the chimney brick with several coats of Seal Crete sprayed and that did the trick. Don't be concerned it goes on milky but dries clear. We live in Florida and it has worked for us, GOOD LUCK. don't forget to reapply every few years..

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jun 13, 2019

    Its hard to say. Our problem was the flashing that was repaired with a new roof.

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