Leaning Chimney Repair
Repairing Tilting Chimney Problems
One of the most shocking and dramatic signs of settlement is a chimney separating away from the rest of the home. A professional foundation contractor will be able to assess the damage and identify the cause and extent of the problem. Because this is often one symptom of a potentially serious foundation issue, we recommend checking the rest of the house for problems as well.
A Word Of Warning: filling in the void between your house and chimney is not the answer! Many homeowners will have the void filled with masonry, foam, caulk, or some other material. This is a temporary fix only -- and it'll have to be removed when the real repair is done.
(Top) A chimney is tilting away from the home foundation by about 2-3".
(Bottom) The chimney Re-leveled and Re-supported by lifting chimney foundation back to its original position using hydraulic bottle jacks with solid concrete blocks and steel. We then permanently concreted the hydraulic jacks, concrete blocks and steel with a lot of rebar all together to create a structurally sound substructure foundation to support the chimney/fireplace foundation.