If your chimney is tilting or separating from your home, you could have a major foundation issue. Chimney damage is a common sign of poor foundation soils, which can lead to sinking and settling of foundations. This process will cause your chimney to pull away from your home and can lead to additional problems such as a damage to foundation walls. Without the proper support, your chimney will eventually completely separate and fail.
Sometimes homeowners see a gap between the chimney and the house and choose to simply fill the space with caulk to waterproof it. However, this method ignores the root of the issue and can lead to more significant problems over time. In order to properly repair a tilting chimney, we install helical piers for additional support. These piers are screwed into strong supporting soils beneath the problem area, stabilizing your chimney and potentially returning it to its original position.