The fireplace was cracking here and there. The work didn't look that old. I think someone wanted a traditional stone fireplace.
There was gapping here and there.
And movement at the wall and ceiling.
Cracking was happening left, right and center.
What to do?
When all else fails, glue it!
That also might stop some of that pesky air that must have getting into the house.
Both sides of the chimney were so foamed.
All around the ceiling it was so caulked.
Do you think they solved the problem?
Do you think they know what the problem is?
I have no choice but to observe and report. This isn't going away any time soon.
Would you want to buy this?
My recommendation: when your work is having a problem, or you have inherited a problem due to someone else's work, get a professional to look at it and make some recommendations. Glue likely isn't the best cure here.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560