Thanks for the Reminder!
Whether you personally celebrate Christmas in July or not, you can't help but notice that marketers rush to promote sales and events with this festive theme once the patriotic holiday is complete. We in the industry particularly like the fact that it serves as a great reminder for folks to check an all too forgotten area of their homes: the chimney. There are many safety concerns to be aware of with a chimney, but in our line of work it boils down to making sure the chimney remains attached to the rest of the home!
What Causes a Chimney to Lean or Break Away from a House?
As water flows through the soil it causes the earth beneath or around your home to erode, leaving a home's foundation on less stable ground. A leaning chimney occurs when the foundation the chimney is set upon pulls away from the foundation of the rest of the home which happens over time due to the settling caused by the erosion.