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Old 09-13-2019, 04:25 PM   #1
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Moisture Problem In Upstairs Wall


I'm trying to help a neighbor troubleshoot a water issue in an upstairs bedroom. The wall smells moldy and the baseboard recently warped, pulling away from the plaster wall.

There's a chimney running against the corner of this wall, and the point where it intersects the roof seems suspect. The flashing appears to be done correctly but without tearing it up I cant say for sure. The endwall trim is basically touching the roof, but there is a decent pitch on it.

He's had roofers and contractors out to cap the chimney, seal the brick and mortar, recaulk the flashing at mortar joints (I guess??) and for general troubleshooting. Nobody has fixed the problem.

I know it's impossible to say from a few pics but..... any suggestions?


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Old 09-13-2019, 06:02 PM   #2
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I'd do a lot of that differently

Looks like the window needs to be pulled and reinstalled, it looks like rot on the bottom right corner area. While you're doing that, you'll be able to see how the wall to roof flashing is

A bunch of the details in that pic are begging to leak.

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Looks like the window needs to be pulled and reinstalled, it looks like rot on the bottom right corner area. While you're doing that, you'll be able to see how the wall to roof flashing is



A bunch of the details in that pic are begging to leak.


They just had all new windows installed (remodel inserts). That horrible composite wood trim sitting directly on the roof was recently installed by the roofers who sprayed sealer on the chimney. I guess pulling up the few courses and trim at the roof will show whats even back there, if anything


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I would focus on all that exterior trim around the window, and where the siding runs into it. Also where it meets/touches the lower roof.
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