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Charlotte Home Inspector Explains Why You Need a Cricket

October 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

 

On a recent Charlotte NC home inspection Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina wrote up a chimney as performing the function for which intended but that it does not have a cricket.  A cricket is like a little mini gable roof from the main roof to the chimney that helps shed water away from the chimney.  If you look closely at the chimney in the picture you will see just a flat edge that water will collect on.  This is a poor design and this roof will leak around this chimney.  It is just a mater of time.

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Preston Sandlin

Home Inspection Carolina

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