Masonry Chimney, What Do you see.

Masonry Chimney, What do you see, your thoughts?

How many defects or concerns do you see? :mrgreen:

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It appears the top portion of the chimney was repaired/replaced. Some cracking along grout line where old and new meet, Re-grouting/tuckpointing appears needed.

Not much of an attempt was made to match the existing brick below.
At the very least, they could have chosen an 8" brick to maintain the brick joints of the existing.

Most brick manufactures I have dealt with, will actually come on site and select a brick for you to match existing, or for a price will manufacture one to match.