LEANING & TILTING CHIMNEY
Chimney Problems in Little Rock, Arkansas
Chimneys that have started to lean or pull away
from the side of your home are not only an eyesore,
but they are also a danger to you and your family.
If your chimney has started to lean or tilt, it
could mean that there is a problem with the concrete
of the foundation that supports your chimney. This
is an issue that affects other areas of the home as
well as the chimney. Foundation problems that result
in leaning chimneys should be addressed immediately.
If you see the following symptoms in addition to a
leaning chimney, contact Airlift Concrete Experts
right now for
foundation repair in Little Rock,
- Space Between Chimney and Siding
- Chimney Leaning in the Attic
- Chimney or Fireplace Leaks
- Uneven Mortar Joints
Cracks in Chimney
These are all indicators that you have a foundation
problem. Often, foundation problems that are causing
chimneys to lean and tilt have to do with foundation
settlement or an issue with the footings of the
foundation. If the soil under the chimney and the rest
of the foundation starts to shift or sink, the
foundation and the chimney above will also settle.
Poor soil compaction when the home was constructed may also be a contributing factor in the leaning of your chimney. When the ground is not packed down enough before the concrete is laid, it settles over time. This settlement can lead to various issues with the above structure, including leaning chimneys, leakage, uneven floors, and cracks in the chimney, walls, and floors.
Leaning Chimney Repair in Little Rock,
To fix leaning chimneys, the foundation issue
that is causing the leaning must first be fixed.
This means that the concrete that holds up the house
and the chimney have to be supported to reverse any
settlement and shifting.
Another way to support sinking foundations and
stop chimneys from leaning or tilting is to use
polyjacking. In this repair process, a polyurethane
material is injected beneath the slab to fill in
spaces in the soil. By filling in these spaces,
polyjacking provides a solid base for the concrete.
As the polyjacking is injected, it expands to
completely fill in gaps and lift the foundation.
This stabilizes the chimney to prevent further
damage from occurring.
These are some of the options that Airlift Concrete Experts uses to lift foundations that have settled and caused your chimney to lean or tilt. If you are interested in learning more about our services in the Little Rock, Arkansas area, contact us today.