Leaning Chimney Repairs in NC & SC
Is your home’s chimney leaning or pulling away from your house? Unfortunately, this issue is much more common and prevalent than many realize, especially throughout NC and SC. This is not a situation that anyone wishes to experience. However, if the correct steps are followed and if the proper repairs are performed, then the issue can generally be resolved quickly and permanently.
If you have noticed issues with your chimney leaning, contact us for a FREE evaluation.
Symptoms or signs of settlement of the chimney often consist of separation between the back of the chimney and the exterior face of the house, separation of the roof flashing (where the chimney meets the roof), cracks within adjacent sections of the foundation and/or brick veneer, and/or separation and cracks within the fireplace.
With well over 100 combined years of experience, Carolina Foundation Solutions can provide the best solutions available to resolve the issue of a leaning chimney. We work with many reputable licensed engineers throughout the Carolinas to help determine the precise problems and the proper solution.
When Do You Need Leaning Chimney Repairs?
Wondering what causes chimneys to lean or pull away from your house? There are a few causes that might be at hand, but this generally is caused from movement within the soils that the chimney rests upon. The movement within these soils can be a result of various factors such as:
- Periods of drought conditions
- Periods of heavy rainfall
- Consolidation of backfilled soils that had been poorly compacted
- Decomposition or decay of materials within the soils
- Drainage issues
- Lingering plumbing leak
- The presence of poor native soils
Although the cause for the movement within the soils (and consequently the chimney) can vary, the most common and most effective solution consists of installing underpinning helical piers.
Underpinning Helical Piers for Chimney Repair
The installation of underpinning helical piers is a proven method of repairing chimneys that are leaning and/or has experienced settlement. The helical piers provide support and stabilization for a chimney which has experienced settlement by transferring the weight of the structure from the base of the chimney (the footing) down to a layer of suitable load-bearing soils.
Carolina Foundation Solutions specializes in the installation of underpinning helical piers as a means of chimney repairs. We use helical pier products manufactured by CHANCE that are ICC-ES certified and consist of hot-dipped galvanized steel made in the U.S. Carolina Foundation Solutions is a certified CHANCE Installer and takes pride in using the best materials in the foundation repair industry.
CHANCE is the oldest and most trusted manufacturer of helical pier products in the world. In 1912, CHANCE became the first manufacturer of helical pier systems. In addition to the “Life of Structure Warranty” offered by Carolina Foundation Solutions, the helical piers are also covered by a “30 Year Peace of Mind Warranty” by CHANCE.
Choose Carolina Foundation for Leaning Chimney Repairs in the Burlington, NC Area
Carolina Foundation Solutions offers top-notch solutions to fix your home’s leaning chimney throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. Our chimney repair can be accomplished with little to no disturbance to the property, for an expense that is less than initially anticipated, and without decreasing the value of the property.