Our Blog

Did you know your chimney can indicate that you have a foundation issue?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 by Meagan Apang


Did you know your chimney can indicate that you have a foundation issue? - Image 1

Your chimney can sometimes feel like an accessory to the outside of your home. However, the chimney is very much a part of the structure of the home, and problems with the chimney can indicate larger foundation issues at play.

Leaning or separating chimneys pose the biggest concern. A homeowner who can see the chimney lean away from the structure of the home should contact a foundation repair contractor right away. Besides brick or other siding falling off the chimney, it could also mean pests or water could make its ways in between the gap. Most concerning, it could mean combustible gasses are leaking in through cracks through the lining.

Oftentimes, the soil around your home can cause chimney and foundation issues, namely settlement. Sometimes chimneys are built on a foundation that is not connected to the rest of the home, making it even more at risk of settlement.

Solutions to keeping your chimney upright and aligned with your home can include piers, braces, and hydraulic jacks. These products should only be installed by a trained contractor.

Working with a contractor who specializes in foundation repair will ensure you are getting a thorough inspection of your home and the best solution. Reach out to schedule your free home inspection today.

 

Related Categories: foundation repair, foundation problems

our service area

We serve the following areas

Tennessee
  • Adamsville
  • Alamo
  • Bells
  • Bethel Springs
  • Counce
  • Crockett Mills
  • Crump
  • Denmark
  • Friendship
  • Fruitvale
  • Gadsden
  • Guys
  • Hornbeak
  • Hornsby
  • Maury City
  • Medon
  • Mercer
  • Michie
  • Morris Chapel
  • Newbern
  • Obion
  • Pocahontas
  • Ramer
  • Rives
  • Samburg
  • Savannah
  • Selmer
  • Shiloh
  • Silerton
  • South Fulton
  • Stantonville
  • Tigrett
  • Tiptonville
  • Toone
  • Trimble
  • Troy
  • Union City
  • Woodland Mills
  • Wynnburg
Mississippi Our Locations:

Redeemers Group
3955 Whitebrook Dr
Memphis, TN 38118
1-901-310-1891


Redeemers Group
400 W Capitol Ave #1700
Little Rock, AR 72201
1-501-358-3101
Top
Service Area
Free Quote