Leaning Chimney Repair in Montana and Wyoming

If your home has a chimney that doesn’t sit quite right anymore, the repairs you need likely go deeper than your fireplace. Chimneys that lean away and separate from your home are a big sign that you have foundation issues. A leaning chimney is a common sign that the foundation soils cannot support the weight of your home. Don’t ignore the warning signs of a tilting chimney. Without proper support, it may fail or even fall, creating more damage to your home and foundation.

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Symptoms to Be Aware Of

When your chimney is tilting and separating from your home, that’s almost always an obvious sign of foundation failure. There are a few other things to look for to confirm that you need a professional inspection:

  • Cracks where your chimney and foundation meet
  • Damaged flashing where your roof meets the chimney
  • Any gaps between your home and the chimney
  • Leaks inside the chimney

Seeing these symptoms in your home? The team at Yellowstone can help you find the right solution. Schedule a free inspection today.

Why Chimneys Lean

Sometimes chimneys fail because of poor design, but sometimes there is another culprit - foundation settlement. When the soil that your home and chimney sit on cannot support their weight, their foundation will settle. This causes chimneys to shift and lean. Foundation settlement is a very common cause of structural issues, such as a leaning chimney. These problems will only get worse over time, so it’s best to contact a professional as soon as possible.

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The Real Dirt on Foundation Problems

Foundation problems happen for four unavoidable reasons: overly dry soil, oversaturated soil, poorly compacted soil, and the type of soil around your home. Each of these, or a combination of these, leads to things like foundation settlement, foundation heave, and a multitude of other symptoms that happen due to structural problems.

Schedule a Free Inspection

At Yellowstone Structural Systems, our repair experts can help you diagnose your foundation problems. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the smoothest repair process possible. That’s why we equip our team with the best, warrantied products and tools available on the market. Our professionals have seen every kind of foundation problem and will help you find a custom solution that will permanently fix it.