A leaking basement is certainly no fun, but finding the source of the leak can be harder than actually fixing it. If your basement is leaking but you don't see an obvious source of the problem you may be overlooking a common source of basement leaks: your chimney and fireplace. This is what you should know.
Water can find its way from the ash pit into the basement.
Underneath your fireplace is a space called the ash dump, which leads to a metal sheath that's known as the ash pit.
Mould is a common enemy in every household. When the weather is rainy, or when you live in a moist climate, mould can be an especially tricky enemy. Even in dry climates, water and moisture within the home can create bad scenarios in which mould grows and spreads. In addition to looking bad, mould can smell and make you and your family ill. It can also be a sign of water damage that destroys your home.