Chimney Inspection: This 1890’s farm house had an abandoned brick chimney in the center of the house. From the outside, it was obviously missing a chimney cap and had a brick missing. The real surprise was when I got to the attic. Someone had knocked out a large portion of
This article about chimney fires provides some interesting fire danger statistics, the stages of creosote, signs of problems that you can look for, and the steps you should take to properly maintain your chimney. The most important factor being always hire a Certified Chimney Sweep from the Chimney Safety Institute
Chimney Inspection: Chimney Removed Above Roof Line With 2 Active Fireplaces This chimney inspection was quite a surprise! When inspecting a large, high-end home in Omaha, I couldn’t believe what I found while traversing the attic. The chimney had been removed above the roof line to make the home have
Lean, baby, lean. This tall brick chimney is not supported above the roof line. Over time, the mortar joints couldn’t hold it. This is a serious risk of it collapsing through the roof right into the living room below. Also, if someone were to have a fire in the wood
Concealed unlined brick chimney that looked like a concrete block chimney with a clay-tile liner above the roof line. No liner = fire hazard and risk of carbon monoxide leaking into the home! This turned out to be a low cost fix by having a Certified Chimney Sweep or licensed
President & ASHI Certified Inspector
Greg Wayman is the President and ASHI Certified Inspector of Foundation-2-Rooftop, Inc. As a full-time inspector for over 19 years, he has conducted over 4,000 full home inspections.
Greg is Heat Exchanger Experts Certified and has his NE Radon Measurement License. View more.