Chimney and Fireplace Leaks in Chicago and Hoffman Estates, IL

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A leaking fireplace and chimney are unsightly, as well as dangerous, because they cause structural distress. Don’t ignore your leaning chimney. Hire a professional to assess your home for foundation problems. At Bay Area Underpinning, we are your chimney repair team in the Chicago and Hoffman Estates area.

If you suspect chimney and fireplace problems, look for the following signs:

  • Visible leaks and water seepage in the fireplace
  • Foundation cracks
  • Water stains in fireplace
  • Dislodged flashing around chimney
  • Cracks in chimney bricks
  • Cracks in chimney crown
  • Water pooling in fireplace
  • Water entering the top of the chimney

If you notice any of these signs, then contact our team of experts. We’ll find the source of your chimney problems by inspecting the soil around the foundation. If there is a high level of water in the soil around your home, this could cause a leaning or tilting chimney. Also, too much water can build pressure against foundation walls, causing bowing and leaning walls.


Wall Braces, A Leaky Fireplace Solution in Chicago and Hoffman Estates, IL

Wall braces offer support for leaning chimneys and relief from the leaks in Chicago and Hoffman Estates, IL area

Wall braces are an excellent cost effective solution to your bowing and leaning chimney. These anchors add support and strength to weaker foundations. Leaning chimneys can cause cracks in foundations that lead to leaks and other structural damage. Wall braces will keep you from having to rebuild your foundation. Installation is quick and easy with minimal disturbances to the soil and grounds around your home.

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Helical Anchors for Leaky Fireplaces and Chimneys in the Chicago Area

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Helical anchors are another solution to your chimney repair needs. Helical anchors are a fantastic solution to chimney issues within the Chicago and Hoffman Estates area.

There is so many great reasons to use this great foundation repair tool in your repair project:

  • There is little or no vibration during installation
  • They are easy to install
  • The load of your home can be transferred immediately after installation after an easy load test
  • They are installed below the active layer of soil
  • No matter what the weather is, we can do the installation
  • There will be little or no disturbance to your home and landscaping

At United Structural Systems, we provide you with free inspections, so we can come to your home and inspect the site, find out if Helical anchors are the right solution for you, and how many will be needed to resolve your foundation issues.

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