Discovering that your home is being damaged by a water leak can be troubling. If the leak is coming from your chimney, it may be difficult to determine the exact cause of the leak. Finding chimney damage can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be impossible. Here are three tips that you can use to help pinpoint the source of a chimney leak in order to protect your home from serious water damage in the future.
If you go into your attic it should be mostly dark even if you have a small window. If you see light in your attic and you do not have a light turned on, this is a sign you are having roofing problems. This is because light may be getting through the roof and into your attic. Below are two problems a roof could have that would cause this. Roof has Valleys
In most cases, if your chimney is damaged, it makes sense to have it repaired. However, there are some homeowners who do not use their chimneys. In this case, you may consider having your chimney replaced or shortened. Fireplaces cause an unnecessary mess and can also be very inefficient. Also, anything that projects out of a roof can be a source of leaks. Removing The Fireplace Yourself It is possible for homeowners to remove fireplaces themselves.
Errors with your home's irrigation system could prove costly and lead to problems with your home's foundation. Many of the errors that are made are avoidable with careful planning and implementation. Here are three possible errors that could grow into bigger problems. Obstructed Sprinkler Heads Ideally, your sprinklers reach the area that they are designed to cover. However, an obstruction of the sprinkler heads can prevent the water from spraying as intended. As a result, the area immediately around the heads gets over-watered and the areas that need water are neglected.
If the asphalt walkway that is located in your back yard has small holes in its surface, clean and patch it by completing the project below. Once you have finished the steps, apply a couple coats of sealcoating to the walkway to provide the asphalt with a uniform appearance and protect it from becoming damaged. Materials push broom water hose powdered laundry detergent deck brush handheld scrub brush oxygenated bleach cold asphalt patch small shovel putty knife steel tamper vinyl drop cloths bucket of asphalt sealer mixing stick paint tray paint roller (thick nap) roller frame and extension handle Eliminate Loose Debris And Surface Stains