Chimney Repair Atlanta
Our company has repaired hundreds, if not thousands, of tilting, falling and leaning chimneys throughout the Atlanta area. With over 90 years of experience, we have the expert knowledge of various construction methods and masonry skills to properly complete structural chimney repair projects. Our chimney repair and chimney restoration experts can get almost any chimney to once again be straight, properly aligned against your home or building, and eliminate immediate threats of your chimney falling.
Leaning, Tilting and Falling Chimneys Are Dangerous
Some chimneys in Atlanta are metal pipes surrounded by wood framing and enclosed with siding, and others are true masonry chimneys made with brick or natural stone. Masonry chimneys, whether brick or stone, require a solid footing on which to rest. When the footing or chimney foundation sinks or tilts it causes the chimney itself to follow. A chimney foundation that is sinking may cause only a small crack at the base of the footing. The angle degree of tilting telegraphs upwards, meaning that a small crack at the foundation level may result in the upper part of a leaning chimney being six inches to a foot away from your home. In this case, the massive weight of the leaning chimney is now exerting tremendous force on the footing and causing it to continually lean further away. If you fail to hire someone to do professional chimney foundation work and repairs to the cracked or loose bricks or stones, you can lose your entire chimney. Additionally, a falling chimney can kill people or pets and damage any items where it may fall. Your insurance company may work with you on a homeowners claim to fix the problem before the chimney falls and requires expensive restoration or replacement costs.
There are always special needs for total chimney restoration. Obviously the structural support aspects such as concrete foundations or piers, and above ground framing must be repaired. Once the chimney’s position has been made truly straight (plumb and square) you may need cosmetic repairs to brick work, stone work or stucco masonry cladding. Our company employs expert brick and stone masons which are very skilled in all types of masonry chimney repairs. Brick chimney repair and stone chimney repair work typically includes replacing any missing bricks or rock, filling in cracks in mortar joints and doing minor caulking where the brick or stone attaches to primary walls.
Your Atlanta Chimney Repair Contractor
In order to mitigate the dangers of a leaning chimney, and prevent it from falling, the entire chimney must be inspected to identify not only the root cause of the tilting but also to identify masonry damage that needs to be repaired. Chimney repair work focusing on the support footing or concrete foundation will correct the leaning or tilting problems. Your chimney may also need new tie-backs or mortar repair to secure loose bricks or stone in order to prevent them from falling off of the chimney framing. Our company is very experienced in all aspects of chimney foundation repair, straightening leaning chimneys, and restoration services for brick chimney repair and stone chimney repair. We are a single source provider for any type of work needed to repair masonry chimneys in Atlanta, Georgia. We offer free chimney inspections and free quotes on the cost to repair chimney problems.
We proudly serve the following areas with affordable chimney repair services:
Take a look at some of our local chimney repair and restoration work.