Chimneys Support Services
Repairs to Chimney Foundations in Wareham
The weight of a chimney can sometimes cause the footing that the chimney is sitting on to settle. When this happens, most times the chimney will rotate out away from the house at the top of the house. This problem can easily be solved by installing several deep driven piles to bedrock or load-bearing soils. Chair brackets are placed under the chimney foundation and attached by steel bolts.
Our Project Manager will review the problem and design a plan of repair, along with an estimate of costs. Once you decide to move forward, he will take care of any permits and schedule one of our experienced crews to prep the job. Our crews are courteous, polite and experts at what they do. All are covered by workers compensation insurance.
A foundation repair expert from Ram Jack New England would be happy to answer any question you have about bowed wall repair or chimney repair.
We can handle the following chimney repair services:
- Depending on the size and weight of the chimney, two (2) or more steel chair brackets are installed under the chimney’s foundation. Sometimes full recovery is possible and the chimney rotates back against the house.
- Once the chimney is stabilized we will repair any cracks in the foundation with our CrackShield dual process crack repair system.
- If the chimney needs to be re-chalked where it meets the house we can also do that with a matching color to match your chimney and house.
- All tree stumps and debris should be removed and we usually will back fill with the same material making sure to tamp it every foot to compact the soil.
- We will then grade the soil away from the chimney so that surface water will shed away from the foundation.
- If any shrubs were temporarily moved we will replant them where they originally were (one of the reasons we take before pictures). We then will spread grass seed and leave you with the job of watering it until it is established.
While we would love to say that all chimneys will rotate right back, sometimes debris like brick and wood might not allow for complete recovery. We, at Ram Jack New England, will work at stabilizing your chimney to keep it from settling any further. We attempt recovery only to the point that it won’t cause further structural damage to the home.
A repair done to your chimney this way can be covered by our Ram Jack Dealer Association Transferable Lifetime Warranty. This is the most complete warranty in the business, even covering your foundation chimney repair if something were to happen to our local Ram Jack franchise. In this case, a nearby Ram Jack Dealer would handle any necessary warranty repairs.
When fixing a problem like a chimney settling and pulling away from your house, it is important that you hire a company who will fix it correctly and stand behind the repair for the life of the house. Sometimes, when we go to do our repair, it is sad to see the work some have done to try to fix the problem. Many times making it even more difficult than if it were done correctly the first time.
Ram Jack New England is happy to provide our Easy Pay Program so our customers can choose a payment plan that fits their needs.