water leakihg around chimney on roof

NL & Labrador, Canada   

I need to know what is the best way to stop leaks around the chimney. Water is going through the eve,

The chimney has a rock front and water is getting in and running down inside the partition and down to the basement.

Would there be a spray sealent you could spray around the chimney going through the eve?

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by ChimneyChick | August 24, 2015 ChimneyChick's avatar
Midland, Ontario

First and formost is to find out WEHERE the water is coming in from. It may NOT be the chimney.
First—Look in the attic and back trail the water, it may be a leak in the roof itself a water leak
that follows the slope of the roof, hits and chimney and descends from there.
Second—Check the flashings where the roof meets the Chimney, ensure that it is properly installed with step flashing and is installed UNDER the roofing materials
YOu could r-tar the flashing but if there is too much buildup , then you will never gt a good seal.
Google chimney flashing and look at what is there and compare to yours.

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