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If you have noticed your chimney has started to tilt or lean, this is one of the signs of foundation failure. A leaning chimney can be very dangerous. It can fall on your home and be a danger for you or your neighbors as bricks and mortar become loose and fall. If your chimney is separated from the structure bugs, water, and small animals can make their way into the chimney. If you have a leaning chimney, it is important to have a professional inspect your entire home for some other signs that you may have a foundation problem. FOUNDATIONS ON THE LEVEL will come and inspect your leaning chimney and also your entire home. Other signs that you may have foundation settlement are:
- Wall cracks
- Floor cracks
- Sticking windows or doors
- Leaning or bowing walls
- Gaps in walls, floors or ceiling
- Foundation chipping or flaking
- Stair or stoop problems
- Sloping or uneven floors
After we inspect your home and leaning chimney, we will offer you the best solution for your repair needs. A leaning or tilting chimney can be caused due to several reasons such as:
- A footing that is too small for the chimney
- Poor soil quality
- Footing that is failing
- Footings that are too shallow
Let FOUNDATIONS ON THE LEVEL find out what is causing your chimney problems in California and offer you the best solution for your repair needs.
Repair Solutions for your Chimney Problems (Leaning, Tilting, Cracking)FOUNDATIONS ON THE LEVEL uses helical piers to straighten and give extra support to the chimney. These helical piers look like giant screws. We use portable equipment to install helical piers which are driven deep into the soil until they reach a solid soil layer that will be able to support the load of the chimney. Brackets are then placed onto the piers that have been installed under the chimney footing. These helical piers and brackets will stabilize and straighten your leaning chimney and keep it stabilized for many years to come. The entire process is done with minimal disruption.
FOUNDATIONS ON THE LEVEL uses only the best products available for foundation repair. We use steel push piers and helical piers that are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the best foundation repair products in the industry.
FOUNDATIONS ON THE LEVEL back our foundation and structural repair with a 25 year warranty. Our team of professionals are certified and we have continuous learning and training to stay current on all of the technologies, products and structural support solutions.
If you notice that your chimney is leaning, tilting or pulling away from the structure, contact FOUNDATIONS ON THE LEVEL. We offer free inspections and estimates to homeowners in San Diego and Orange County. Don't hesitate, contact us today!