Imagine a cold, snowy day in mid-winter. You’re curled up with a mug of hot chocolate, watching your favorite movies by the fireplace. For most of us, the idea of having our fireplace going is a comforting one. If you’ve noticed that your chimney is leaning, though, the same probably isn’t true for you. A leaning chimney can be a sign that you need foundation repair. Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services is your leaning chimney Cleveland solution.
A leaning chimney is often caused by a settling foundation.Through the seasons, the soils around your home constantly expand and condense with the varying temperatures. Your soils also become saturated and over time, these soils can become weak.
Other causes of a leaning chimney include improper water drainage and poor foundation construction. As the structure of your home is compromised, your chimney may begin to lean inward or outward from your home. A chimney is often the heaviest part of your home, so foundation problems become very evident with it. A leaning chimney isn’t only a sign that foundation repair is needed. It can be very dangerous. The weight of a leaning chimney only makes foundation problems worse as times goes on. If you’ve noticed even a slight lean in your chimney, give us a call right away- before the problem gets even worse.
At Matthews, we will use a variety of our products to fix your foundation issues. We want to keep you safe, and a leaning chimney is definitely a threat to your safety. Using foundation piers and wall anchors, we can level the foundation below your home. Proper waterproofing methods will help direct water away from your foundation. By keeping these soils from becoming overly saturated, their stability is spared.
If you have a leaning chimney, call Matthews now. We will help solve the immediate and underlying problems with a leaning chimney.