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Leaning Chimney Repairs

Serving Ridgefield, Norwalk, Stamford & All of Fairfield County

Experienced Structural Foundation Specialists

If you are worried that your home may have structural damage, one of the first warning signs to look out for is a leaning chimney. Not only is this unappealing for your home’s appearance, but it can indicate deeper issues within the structure of your home. There are two main types of leaning chimneys:

  • A chimney leaning away from the home
  • A chimney leaning over the home / roof

If your chimney is leaning in either of these ways, it’s time to reach out to a professional at United Waterproofing. Our skilled and knowledgeable crew of foundation specialists can provide our expert guidance on the next steps to take. To get started, give us a call today at 203-501-5053 or fill out our contact form.


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I called United Waterproofing to get an estimate on what it would cost to finally finish my basement. The quote I was given was significantly less that what other companies in the area were asking for. The crew was always courteous and professional. They showed up on time and they cleaned up after they were done with the work. I now have increased the square footage of my home as well as the value! Thank you United Waterproofing for doing such an excellent job!

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Why Choose United Waterproofing?

24/7 Emergency Service

When you are experiencing structural damage to your home, the longer you wait, the more damage that will occur. For your convenience, United Waterproofing offers 24/7 emergency services.

Over 20 Years Experience

With over 20 years of combined experience, United Waterproofing has the ability to help with basement waterproofing, foundation repair as well as structural damage to your home or business.

Fair Pricing & Highest-Quality

To help homeowners and business owners on a budget, we offer fair pricing with unparalled customer service and leaning chimney repairs and reconstruction. Our team will always start on time and finish upon the agreed timeline.

Leaning Chimney Repairs in Fairfield County

Signs of a Leaning Chimney

The main way to tell whether or not your chimney has begun to lean is to look at the area where the chimney and the house exterior meet. If you see a gap in between the joint of the house and the chimney you can be pretty sure that your chimney is beginning to lean. Additionally, if your chimney runs through your home you can go to your attic to see if it is lined up with it’s framed opening. If it isn’t then it is likely leaning.

Causes of a Leaning Chimney

There a few reasons that your chimney may be leaning. A few of those reasons are:

  • Undersized Footing: If the footing beneath your chimney is not large enough, this can cause the chimney to be undermined 
  • Poor Soil: Loose soil or soil that expands or contracts when exposed to water are unable to hold up the weight of a chimney and for that reason will begin to erode the stability of the chimney. 
  • Deteriorating or Missing Footing: If the concrete footing beneath the chimney has begun to crack or is improperly installed, this can also lead to chimney leaning. Additionally, if no footing has been placed at all then it is important to look into stabilizing the chimney to build a foundation.

Repairing a Leaning Chimney

If you have come to the conclusion that your chimney is leaning it is important to make sure you get it repaired as it can compromise the foundation of your entire home and lead to bigger issues down the line. Most often stabilizing chimneys is done by using helical pliers to straighten the chimney and then use a hydraulic jack to carefully place the chimney back in place.

Contact Our Chimney Repair Specialists Today

If you think your chimney may be leaning and you are concerned with the stability of your home, reach out to United Waterproofing today! It is important that if you believe there could be a problem with the structure of your home that you act fast to not cause any further problems to your home. The team at United Waterproofing is highly experienced and dedicated to making this experience an easy one and one without stress. Give us a call today.


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