Chimney Gallery

Chimney Gallery

Three Story Chimney

This three-story chimney moved a full 1-1/2″ away from the wall, on the upper portions.  After excavating one section from under the chimney, it was discovered there was no footing…just brick thrown under the chimney.  After meeting with the Engineer of Record for this work, a new footing was designed (complete with rebar and high-strength concrete) and created.  The chimney was then supported by two ECP helical piers.

Chimney on Partial Footing

This chimney was sitting partially on the home’s footing.  The remaining portion of the chimney resided upon a brick and mortar “footing.”  Besides a brick and mortar footing not being an authorized footing per code requirements, this pseudo-footing wasn’t even connected to the main footing of the home.

After meeting with the Engineer of Record for this work, a new footing was designed (complete with rebar and high-strength concrete) and created.  The chimney was then supported by two ECP helical piers on the chimney, and one each helical pier adjacent the chimney, on the main house footing.