Leaning Chimney Repair
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A chimney that is leaning not only detracts from a home’s appeal, but also indicates that deeper issues are present. This type of problem is most often a result of either foundation or structural damage. Although not every situation is the same, an unstable chimney will either lean away from a house, or onto a house or roof.
If your chimney is leaning, then the time to speak to a professional is now. Ram Jack® offers more than 40 years of foundation repair experience. Call us at (888) 330-2597 today.
Identifying the Problem
To determine what is causing your chimney to lean, take a look at the angle. A chimney that appears to be falling onto a house (or roof) indicates that serious structural problems exist. A chimney that is leaning away from a house or appears to be falling onto a yard indicates foundation issues.
Causes of Chimney Failure
There are some common reasons why chimneys lean away from houses. While these causes vary, they all indicate a significant problem that homeowners should take seriously and seek to repair sooner rather than later.
Causes of chimney failure include:
- Shallow or inferior footings
- Insufficient drainage or water management
- Under-compacted or inferior soils underneath chimney