Tilting or Leaning Chimney Repair
A chimney that is leaning and separating from your home is an indication that deeper issues are present.
A leaning chimney is a common sign that your home is suffering from foundation or structural issues and should be evaluated by a trained foundation repair contractor.
There are many reasons why a chimney may lean away from a house. While these causes vary, chimney separation should be taken seriously and an evaluation should be performed so the problem can be properly determined.
Causes of a leaning chimney include:
- Shallow or inferior footings / Inferior soil preparation underneath the chimney
- Insufficient drainage or water management
Masonry fireplaces and chimneys are so heavy that house foundations require extra reinforcing under chimneys so that the foundations will not break or sag.
Fireplaces that are located on the interior of a home, that is they do not touch an exterior wall, tend to settle by going straight down.
When a chimney that is a structural support tilts, supports can slip off of the supporting chimney, creating damage. Drops in roof and in ceilings are examples of the type of damage that can occur.
While these causes vary, chimney separation should be taken seriously and an evaluation should be performed so the problem can be properly determined. Are exports will identify the source of the problem and will use proven systems like our galvanized helical steel piers to restore your homes structural stability.
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