Sometimes you are asked to look at “repair” work on the homes we inspect. This home has a metal roof a masonry chimney. The mortar cap is gapping allowing rain to enter the hollow bricks.
This was a major concern and I called for professional repairs.
Today I got an email from the client, man what a mess
That caulking may also be a problem when the chimney is repaired. Mortar is not designed to stick to that caulking. So not only is the wrong repair, it makes the correct repair harder to do.