Foundation Repair in IN and KY, including Evansville, Owensboro & Henderson.

Foundation Issues: Tilting, Leaning Chimneys in Greater Evansville

A home with a previous chimney problem.

As most houses are built, the chimney's foundation is added to the home's foundation (some are poured at the same time). A full masonry chimney can weigh tens of thousands of pounds.

If your chimney's foundation (or the soils underneath that foundation) are unable to support the weight of the chimney, it will begin to tilt. A helical pier system can repair this damage.

The Problem:

Your chimney or smokestack is tilting and separating from your home.

Telltale Signs:

  • Leaning or tilting of the chimney
  • Cracks where the chimney foundation meets the home foundation
  • Damage to the roof where flashing meets the chimney
  • Gaps between the chimney and home walls that have been filled in with mortar, foam, or caulk

How to Fix It:

We repair tilting chimneys with the Foundation Supportworks™ Helical Pier System.

These can be mounted directly on to the chimney's footer, and can even be used to attempt to lift the chimney back to its original position.

However, structural issues with your chimney are often connected to other, potentially much more serious foundation problems. The same problems that caused your chimney to lean and show signs of failure can apply equally to your foundation or structure.

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Repairing Tilting Chimney Problems

One of the most shocking and dramatic signs of settlement is a chimney separating away from the rest of the home. A professional foundation contractor will be able to assess the damage and identify the cause and extent of the problem. Because this is often one symptom of a potentially serious foundation issue, we recommend checking the rest of the house for problems as well.

A Word Of Warning: filling in the void between your house and chimney is not the answer! Many homeowners will have the void filled with masonry, foam, caulk, or some other material. This is a temporary fix only -- and it'll have to be removed when the real repair is done.

A tilting chimney in Central City showing serious foundation damage.
a repaired chimney in Central City that had shown serious foundation damage and was repaired with a helical pier system.

(Top) A chimney is tilting away from the home foundation by about 1".

(Bottom) The chimney repaired with a helical pier system, used in conjunction with a push pier foundation repair on the main house foundation.

Why Do Chimneys Lean?

Chimneys will sometimes fail when they have a missing or inadequate chimney footing. When this occurs, your chimney has not been designed with the proper structural support, and it must fail over time.

However, chimneys experience tilting problems most commonly when the structure has been built on poor supporting soils.

If the soils supporting your chimney are not sufficient to hold its weight, the chimney may begin to sink, causing it to separate from the rest of the home and tilt outward.

If this is the case, it's possible that the soils underneath the rest of your home are also unable to hold the structural weight of your home.

A foundation expert should be consulted to see if other issues with your foundation are present.

More about Foundation Soil Issues.

Installing Helical Piers For Chimney Repair

To repair a tilting chimney, we at Healthy Spaces recommend stabilizing it with a helical pier system.

These foundation piers include a helical blade that allows the piers to be driven (or "screwed") deep into the ground to stronger supporting soils.

Once driven into the ground, a bracket is attached to the helical pier and mounted on the footing of your chimney's foundation. Once installed, the helical pier can even be used to attempt to return your chimney to its original position.

More about Foundation Helical Piers.

We Do Tilting Chimney Repair In Indiana and Kentucky!

At Healthy Spaces, we specialize in foundation repairs of all kinds -- including those related to tilting, leaning chimneys. Our warranted solution will quickly and permanently solve your foundation issue.

We provide free, written foundation repair estimates to homeowners throughout service area. Each estimate is made in person, on site, and comes with no obligation to yo you.

Our service area includes Evansville, Owensboro, Henderson, and nearby areas such as Vincennes, Shepherdsville, Newburgh, Radcliff, Jasper, Leitchfield, Madisonville, in Indiana and Kentucky. Call or e-mail us today to schedule your appointment!

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Serving IN and KY including the Greater Evansville area
Our Indiana and Kentucky Service Area
Cities in Crawford County, IN
Eckerty
English
Grantsburg
Leavenworth
Marengo
Milltown
Sulphur
Taswell

Cities in Dubois County, IN
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Dubois
Ferdinand
Holland
Huntingburg
Jasper
Saint Anthony
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Cities in Gibson County, IN
Buckskin
Fort Branch
Francisco
Haubstadt
Hazleton
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Owensville
Patoka
Princeton

Cities in Harrison County, IN
Central
Depauw
Laconia
Mauckport
Ramsey

Cities in Knox County, IN
Decker
Monroe City
Vincennes

Cities in Perry County, IN
Branchville
Bristow
Cannelton
Derby
Leopold
Rome
Saint Croix
Tell City

Cities in Pike County, IN
Otwell
Petersburg
Stendal
Velpen
Winslow

Cities in Posey County, IN
Cynthiana
Mount Vernon
New Harmony
Poseyville
Wadesville

Cities in Spencer County, IN
Chrisney
Dale
Evanston
Gentryville
Grandview
Lamar
Lincoln City
Mariah Hill
Richland
Rockport
Saint Meinrad
Santa Claus
Troy

Cities in Vanderburgh County, IN
Evansville

Cities in Warrick County, IN
Boonville
Chandler
Elberfeld
Lynnville
Newburgh
Tennyson

Cities in Breckinridge County, KY
Cloverport
Hardinsburg
Harned
Irvington
Stephensport
Union Star
Webster

Cities in Bullitt County, KY
Lebanon Junction
Shepherdsville

Cities in Caldwell County, KY
Fredonia

Cities in Crittenden County, KY
Crayne
Dycusburg
Marion
Tolu

Cities in Daviess County, KY
Curdsville
Maceo
Maple Mount
Owensboro
Philpot
Utica
West Louisville
Whitesville

Cities in Grayson County, KY
Big Clifty
Caneyville
Clarkson
Falls Of Rough
Leitchfield
Millwood

Cities in Hancock County, KY
Hawesville
Lewisport

Cities in Hardin County, KY
Fort Knox
Radcliff
Vine Grove
West Point

Cities in Henderson County, KY
Baskett
Corydon
Henderson
Reed
Robards
Smith Mills
Spottsville

Cities in Hopkins County, KY
Dawson Springs
Earlington
Hanson
Madisonville
Manitou
Mortons Gap
Nebo
Nortonville
Saint Charles
White Plains

Cities in Livingston County, KY
Burna
Hampton
Salem
Smithland
Tiline

Cities in Mclean County, KY
Beech Grove
Calhoun
Island
Livermore
Rumsey
Sacramento

Cities in Meade County, KY
Battletown
Brandenburg
Ekron
Guston
Muldraugh
Payneville
Rhodelia

Cities in Muhlenberg County, KY
Bremen
Central City
Graham

Cities in Nelson County, KY
Boston

Cities in Ohio County, KY
Centertown
Fordsville
Hartford
Reynolds Station

Cities in Union County, KY
Morganfield
Sturgis
Sullivan
Uniontown
Waverly

Cities in Webster County, KY
Clay
Dixon
Poole
Providence
Sebree
Slaughters
Wheatcroft

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