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Chimney repair

Posted by Mark Evans on July 9th, 1998 12:52 PM
In reply to chimney repair by George Gallegos on July 9th, 1998 08:50 AM [Go to top of thread]

One year ago I had chimney jacked back into place using a pier device produced
by Atlas Systems. Try a web search on them. Basically "L" shaped brackets are
mounted against the chimney and under the footing. A hydraulic cylinder is attached
to the bracket and pipe is forced into the ground until a solid strata is reached.
When one bracket can lift the whole chimney, then the process is repeated with a
second bracket. When they are done the weight of the chimney is divided evenly.
It cost me about $2700. Thirty feet of pipe were required in my case to reach a
solid layer. Atlas products are installed by independent contractors. The main
office can refer you to ones in your area.

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