Cracked or Tilting Chimney
Foundation settlement can cause your chimney to either crack or separate from your home.
The settlement of the soils puts pressure on your home and can cause your chimney to settle further than your home, resulting in cracks or separation from your home.
Collapsing Retaining Wall
If you have retaining walls surrounding your home, they can also be impacted. As the soils in the ground shift, they can put pressure on all surrounding walls.
Exterior retaining walls can be impacted and start to bow or buckle as a result of shifting soils and foundation settlement.
If you notice any of the above exterior warning signs of foundation settlement, contact our team at L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc. as soon as possible to prevent the problem from becoming worse.
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.
L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc. Can Protect Your Home from Exterior Damage
Exterior foundation damage can not only be unsightly, but it can be a sign of bigger underlying issues. Our foundation experts at L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc. know how to identify the warning signs and protect your home against further damage.
If you notice any of these exterior warning signs on your home, contact our team at L.R.E Ground Services, Inc. for a free inspection!