JSA Foundation Repair of Acworth offers unmatched service and price in Atlanta for foundation and leaning chimney repair.
This could end in serious consequences that affect your entire home. The angle degree transmits up the structure, so a small crack at the foundation could result in the upper funnel leaning a foot away from the home.
A chimney tilting toward the home tends to be a structural problem:
A chimney leaning away from the home is often a foundation issue:
Let the professionals at JSA help determine the exact cause of your shifting chimney, and we’ll provide the correct solution at the best value.
How can you tell if your home’s chimney is distressed? The following are visible signs that may alert homeowners to serious issues:
Another important warning sign is spalling, meaning the face of a brick is falling off. This consequence is due to excess moisture. Unfortunately, all compromised bricks must be matched and replaced with new ones. The structure will require waterproofing to prevent future damage.
Two types of chimneys are offered for homeowners, and many of today’s product advancements can make it difficult to detect a variation in materials.
Masonry chimneys are solid brick or natural stone and mortar constructed by a mason. The cost of materials and labor is typically more expensive than with the prefabricated options available today. This type can weigh tens of thousands of pounds. When the structure is improperly secured or built on unstable soil, weight and density will cause it to lean away from the home.
Prefabricated chimneys are engineered by a manufacturer, and framing is installed around them. Veneers such as brick, stone, or stucco are then added to give the appearance of solid masonry. The structure will slope toward the home if the veneer is affixed to the plywood roof instead of being properly attached to the wood framing with joists.
It’s safe to level a masonry chimney that leans and pulls away from the house as a unit if it remains intact. However, the interior firebox must be sealed where it shifted away from the interior wall.
JSA uses top brand hydraulic jacks to lift the chimney away from the roof and then return it to level position. We then cut through the roof to place durable steel down to the framing, providing full structural support.
Once the flue is plumb and straight, our skilled masons are able to restore brick and mortar to original condition.
Call JSA today for a free review of your falling, leaning, tilting, or cracking chimney. We’ll provide an expert assessment and offer affordable services including foundation and masonry repair all under one contractor.
Call 770-590-8184 today to talk to a foundation specialist.
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