Ponyboy Posted April 3, 2009 Report Share Posted April 3, 2009 The firebox in a recent old house restoration inspection is crumbling and the back appears to be collapsing. The outside of the chimney was also tuck-pointed with a skim coat of mortar (1/8"). That was a joke. I recommended full tuck-pointing, but the builder has refused. I also recommended having the firebox rebuilt. The builder is suggesting doing an "overlay". Any idea what he is talking about? I have stated in my report any repairs are to be done be a licensed masonry contractor to try and control and builder BS repairs. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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