LEANING CHIMNEY REPAIR
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A chimney that is leaning and separating from your home is an indication that deeper issues are present. A leaning chimney is a common sign that your home is suffering from foundation or structural damage. Although not every situation is the same, a leaning chimney is a common sign that your home is suffering from some sort of foundation settlement and should be evaluated by a trained foundation repair contractor.
There are many reasons why a chimney may lean away from a house. While these causes vary, chimney separation should be taken seriously and an evaluation should be performed so the problem can be properly determined.
Causes of a leaning chimney include:
Shallow or inferior footings
Insufficient drainage or water management
Poorly compacted or inferior soils underneath the chimney