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Chimney Repair Contractors in Atlanta GA Southwest Marietta, GA

Signs of Chimney Problems

If you’ve noticed marked, degenerative changes in the appearance of your masonry stone or brick chimney, you are probably wondering if the damage calls for immediate repair. Although a leaning chimney is certainly a cause for instantaneous action, you might think you can let other occurrences go for a while. These instances include slight chimney moving, and highly noticeable chimney cracks. While you might immediately realize that chimney moving is a structural issue, you might not know that external blemishes are also telltale signs of chimney foundation problems. Most of these signs mean that your chimney can actual fall like a tree. This would certainly be expensive to repair and may cause damage to surrounding property or injury to people or pets.


Therefore,it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the way in which a chimney is constructed to better help yourself decide if you need to pursue chimney repairs as soon as possible to maintain the structural integrity of your chimney.

About Chimney Construction

Masonry chimneys are constructed using underpinning piers that allow the weight of the chimney to be evenly distributed on them, which allows them to remain erect. However, just like your home’s foundation, your chimney’s foundation can settle over time, and cause an obvious leaning chimney appearance, and slight chimney moving.

Some chimneys are built with wood framing and house siding to enclose a simple metal pipe. Many of these chimneys rest on concrete slab foundations. Signs of chimney problems for this type of chimney construction include siding or trim that is bowing or popped out of place.

Other factors that can upset your chimney’s stability include clay soil footings known to cause foundational problems, water damage to the chimney footing itself, deteriorating chimney mortar, and actual physical damage to the chimney or chimney caps caused by fallen storm debris, such as tree limbs.

Any signs of chimney construction failure should not be ignored. You can call a chimney repair company in Atlanta to request a free inspection. If there is a problem you can usually get a repair quote on the same day as the inpsection. With any quote that you get it is important to confirm what is included and what may be required that is not included.

Hiring Quality Chimney Repair Services

Aside from the obvious leaning chimney that could potentially fall and physically harm anyone or anything near it, chimney cracks look like a masonry, not foundational, problem. However, a very small crack at the base of your chimney footing can be a sign that your chimney is sinking, and will cause a massive shift in the weight of the chimney that could cause it to lean, or immediately fall. Chimney cracks can also be indicative of water leaking through your chimney cap, improper construction, or frost damage.

The only way to be sure if you really need chimney repairs due to cracking is to get a free estimate from a local chimney repair services company. During the inspection, the company representative will analyze the cracks to determine if they are a masonry problem that can be fixed to improve the appearance of the form, or a latent sign of a much larger dangerous situation happening within the structure of your chimney.

Before hiring any chimney repair contractor in Atlanta you should make certain that they carry adequate liability insurance and have specific experience in chimney repair, and (if applicable) brick and masonry repair.

Posted on behalf of John Anglin, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs

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Our Client Reviews

Anglin's Foundation & Masonry Repairs

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 55 reviews

Tammy S.

From start to finish, everyone at Anglin's was amazing! Gus was responsive, always answered his phone, knowledgeable, professional, honest and fair. He went above and beyond to make a stressful situation less stressful. Scheduling was a breeze and the crew that arrived on the job (on time, I might add) were courteous, respectful and efficient. They allowed me to watch and take pictures, and explained the process step-by-step, as well as what results were to be expected. Iggy was so knowledgeable, professional and amazing. He was able to pin point a problem that 2 other competing companies couldn't explain or relay in layman's terms what needed to be done and why. He was an absolute superstar in easing the mind of the buyers purchasing the house. His 27 years experience was so valuable. Shelly was quick to send paid invoices and warranty information. Everyone did an amazing job and I would recommend them highly.

Penelope Greensmith

I cannot say enough good things about GUS at Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry! GUS, was fast and gave a free estimate on raising, reattaching and fixing my brick stairs. I will be sure to post before and after photos! Thank you GUS for your no nonsense, straight forward approach! Thank you for listening to me! The Greensmith’s

Regina Renee Kalasz

Today was a install of a 2nd beam for our house... first one was easy, 2nd one gave them a run for their money. But they stuck it out and got it done! Awesome work! I'd throw a + behind my 5 stars if I could. Sorry I held your crew up, but they were determined to get it done with no issues. So shout out to your team Chris, Leo and Dan!

Scott Lapin

The team that lifted our chimney was prompt, courteous and efficient. Other then the repair, you simply could not tell they were even there despite the fact they had to remove part of our deck to do the work. I would HIGHLY recommend them.

Melissa Reed

Diagnosis and estimate from a picture, arrived as scheduled, done in just a couple hours and results were absolutely amazing. Price, workmanship, clean up - everything was absolutely 5 star!! Highly recommend these folks!!! I must add, 2 other well known and much advertised companies came out and estimated 6x the work and price, claiming we had more issues than what was actually going on. These guys call it like it is - honesty and integrity are hard to find in construction.

Dana Brennan

This crew is top notch. Worked with the office and mainly with Gus on site who was great. Showed up early, super knowledgeable, tons of experience. We really felt served in the way he recommended only what needed to be done and at a great price. Had another company wanting to add in other extras and unnecessary work. HIGHLY recommend Anglin!!

Aaron Gray

Quick to call back and totally honest. I wasn't sure if I had a foundation issue or a flooring issue but after a few questions, Nathan helped to figure out that it thankfully wasn't a foundation issue. Insteand of trying to sell me a job, Nathan helped me to make a good decision. I hope I never have foundation issues but if I do, this is the company I'm hiring.

Jake Herman

Another masonry contractor referred us to Anglin because we had a concern about the structural integrity of our chimneys. We were told that they were the best people to talk to. I called them and they actually came by to assess my house within two hours. Although I was fully prepared to spend a lot of money to stabilize my chimneys, he did a full assessment and very honestly told me that my chimneys were fine and just needed some caulking where the mortar met the brick. I greatly respect his expertise and honesty and would recommend him without reservation.

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