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Photo Album: Lifting and Stabilizing a Tilting Chimney with Helical Piers in Pickerington, OH

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Maintaining the health and safety of a home is important no matter if the dwelling is owned or rented.

The property manager of several homes in Pickerington, OH, wanted to address a glaring issue at one of the houses under his care. The home’s chimney appeared to be tipping and separating from the rest of the structure.

This problem is one of the more dramatic signs of foundation settlement. If a chimney’s foundation or the soil underneath that foundation cannot adequately support the weight of a masonry chimney, the chimney will then begin to tilt. This can be a scary sight for homeowners and property managers, but it can be effectively addressed.

The property manager contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning about our company online, and he met with one of our inspectors. After evaluating the condition of the chimney, the inspector recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.

One of our crews installed two Helical Piers underneath the chimney’s foundation. These durable galvanized steel piers were mechanically driven down to competent soil and attached to heavy-duty foundation brackets on the home’s footing. These piers permanently stabilize the chimney, help prevent further settlement, and offer the best opportunity to lift the settling section back to level.

The property manager is pleased this trustworthy solution was installed to help create a safer living environment for future tenants.

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  • This chimney needs help.
  • Here is a closer look at the problematic chimney.
  • Signs of settlement are obvious.
  • Working to ensure structural stability.
  • The pier system is installed.
  • The chimney has been lifted and leveled.
  • Another view of the lifting and leveling solution.

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