Chimneys are highly vulnerable to shifting soil and changes in weather and terrain conditions. Their vertical structure and semi-detached relationship to a home’s support system put them at risk of destabilization over time. However, not all leaning chimneys are caused by foundational issues.*
Sinking, unbalanced chimneys pose many hazards to the structural integrity of a house. A chimney leaning away from your house can create costly roof leaks and exterior wall openings that offer opportunity for pest invasion. It also can create a fire hazard from sparks that escape through chimney cracks.
If signs of instability are left unaddressed, a chimney can collapse entirely and cause serious property damage.
Cantsink’s patented helical piers are the best, most cost-effective solution for a weak chimney foundation. Quickly and easily installed, they will return the chimney to level stability and keep it secure for the life of the home.