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I request any assistance you can give.
I have lived in my home for 5 years. I use a good contractor for my home's needs. there is one major problem and I am out of options.
There is a leak from the outside of my house near my fireplace. No one knows where the water is coming from. I had a roofer pour liquid silicone like rain to plug the leak. I had my contractor open up my vaulted ceiling. We know where the water is going and how it penetrates the ceiling inside the room but no one can find how it is coming in. I had a masonry guy plug up the fire place. I am terrified the exterior wall and fireplace will collapse the house is only 22 years old and I do know there is no tyvek paper between the siding and plywood. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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Mike Holmes doesn't read these posts so don't expect an answer from him here.

Some pictures of the area around the chimney might help, but you really need someone to look at it in person. All we're going to be able to do is offer ideas and opinions, many of which the guys that already looked at the problem may have already had.


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My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.

 
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