I just found this website that stated a problem of water leakage around the fireplace. My husband and I just recently purchased a home, and with the first rain discovered a water leakage in front of the hearth of the fireplace in the family room.
What did you determine to be the problem? We are just now getting opinions to find out what the problem is. So far, we have a $9100 bill looking us in the face.
We also need to provide proof that the previous home owner knew of this problem in order for us to have some sort of recourse.
Any information you can provide would be appreciated.