Moisture Ingress & Efflorescence

Do you ever wonder why there is white staining on your brick chimney and other building materials? The holes in the mortar were allowing water to penetrate behind the bricks on the top section of this chimney. The white staining is called efflorescence which is the migration of salt to the surface of porous building materials and are indications that moisture is a concern. The holes and cracks in the mortar will continue to cause damage to the chimney if not adequately repaired 🤓 #fail #chimney #bricks #education #youneedtoknow #repairs #enginspections #homeinspector