You have to see this video (link below) and tell me it doesn’t make you angry!
I came across this terrifying red brick chimney death trap in the basement of a house. The owner was looking to sell the house – that’s why I was there (we buy houses as-…). But this isn’t about the owner. This is more about the contractor that left the chimney in this state!
This red brick chimney was 4 stories tall. Started in the basement, went through the ground, and the second story, through the attic which was 10 feet tall and out through the roof.
I am not an engineer, but I am pretty sure a couple of 2 x 4’s and 2 x 6’s on one end and then it balancing on a brick on the other side isn’t exactly earthquake-proof.
Can you imagine if a small child saw this and decided to kick out a brick just to see what happened?
How can a contractor do this to a chimney, then tell the owner that it has been left in a safe condition?