Chimneys crack and tilt away from the rest of a home for several reasons. One possibility is that the chimney was built with inadequate footings — meaning it lacks necessary structural support. More likely, however, it’s a case of the soil beneath your home’s foundation compacting, shrinking or washing away over time. This poor soil may no longer be able to bear the weight of the chimney, causing the chimney to settle and pull away from the rest of the structure. It should be noted that if this is the case, there is a good possibility that this poor soil is causing problems elsewhere in your home’s foundation.
Dritek Foundation Solutions typically employs a helical piering system to stabilize and level tilting chimneys. These heavy-duty steel piers have a helical blade that allows them to be “screwed” deep into the earth, where they can find stronger supporting soils that can bear the weight of your home’s chimney.
Our design techs are trained to expertly diagnose foundation problems. They use highly specialized equipment that allows them to develop a solution tailored to your home’s unique needs. By the time the inspection is over, you’ll know exactly what caused the problem, exactly what it will take to fix it permanently and exactly how much it will cost to do so.
Once a solution has been customized for your home, we pick a date for the job. At that time, a highly trained crew of technicians will install the solution, leaving your home fixed and protected for future generations — restoring its value, improving your family’s quality of life and giving you lasting peace of mind.
Put simply: because we can permanently repair your foundation problems on time and on budget. Don’t Settle!
Dritek Foundation Solutions has been making homes whole and restoring their owners’ peace of mind for more than 30 years. We’re a member of the Supportworks network — a group of more than 130 contractors across the United States and Canada that is committed to redefining the industry by proving that more is possible when it comes to the homeowner-contractor experience.
Honesty. Transparency. Courtesy. Respect. These are the values that drive us, from the person who first takes your call to the person who shakes your hand when the job is completed to your satisfaction. Don’t settle – call us today – you’ll be glad you did!
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