Chimneys lean. Why call a foundation repair company vs a general contractor? The house can’t lean away from the chimney so the chimney would have to lean away from the house. The only thing that can cause a chimney to lean away is failure of the foundation. Telltale signs that you would look for. Gap…
Because your chimney is the heaviest portion of your home, there is a lot of weight for such a small area. If your foundation or soil isn’t stable, your chimney will start to lean or bricks can crack. Chimney brick cracks are a sign that you have a house settlement problem.
Outside Signs of Foundation Failure Under a Chimney
No one is ever ready to see the damage that foundation failure causes. If you’re lucky you see it when it starts and can watch it to see if it’s serious. Sometimes, life keeps us busy, and when we notice, there’s a crack like this one, in an older Durham home. There is a chimney…
Chimney’s can separate from homes and when they do, foundation repair is one of the solutions. Brackett Foundation Repair has worked on hundreds of chimneys in it’s decades of doing business in North Carolina. This blog post shows the signs of foundation failure inside a house and the supports installed for the chimney.
Brackett Foundation Repair is getting calls about leaning chimneys, where chimney’s lean away from the house. Because chimney’s aren’t structurally connected to houses and are so heavy, they put more load on the soil under them, and are likely to shift over time. A leaning chimney is a foundation repair issue.