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Magnum Piering, Chimney Repair | Case Study
Project: Repair a two-Story chimney that was leaning away from the house

Magnum Piering, Chimney Repair
Magnum Piering, Chimney Repair
Description- The Two-Story fireplace had leaned away from the side of the house with an overall lean of 16” at the top of the structure. This resulted in masonry veneers separating and cracking along the adjacent walls. The chimney needed to be raised, realigned, and stabilized.

Solution- Four 3” Diameter Magnum Steel Piers with Heavy Duty angle brackets were installed in order to raise, realign, and stabilize the leaning fireplace. One additional pier was installed at the adjacent corner of the house because it also showed signs of distress. A pressure gauge was used to monitor drive pressure during the installation of each pier. The final average drive pressure was 4500psi. This resulted in an ultimate 37 kip capacity. The average pier drive depth was 33'.

Results- The lift went extremely smooth. A lean correction of 13” was achieved before small debris between the fireplace and masonry profile prohibited additional correction. The adjacent masonry was repaired and repointed to provide a fireplace and wall veneer system with no visual blemishes.

Cost Savings- This solution of piering and masonry repair method provided a cost savings of $7000 over removal and replacement as proposed by other contractors.

We are experts in:
foundation repair, slab jacking, helix piles, deep injection, soil densification, DOT, soil stabilization, pavement lifting, coastal damage, emergency repair, storm damage, geotechnical emergencies, sink hole remediation, concrete poly jacking, foam jacking, void fill, cellular concrete, cracked bricks, cracked foundation, cracked concrete, leaning chimney, helix anchors, and helix piers.

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Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Eastern Shore, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Hampton Roads, Richmond, DC, Northern Neck, and Poquoson.

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About Advanced Builders
Since 1986, our structural services company has provided outstanding foundation repair, slab jacking, helix piles, deep injection, soil densification, DOT, soil stabilization, pavement lifting, coastal damage, emergency repair, storm damage, geotechnical emergencies, sink hole remediation, concrete poly jacking, foam jacking, void fill, cellular concrete, cracked bricks, cracked foundation, cracked concrete, leaning chimney, helix anchors, and helix piers for clients in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Eastern Shore, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Hampton Roads, Richmond, DC, Northern Neck, Poquoson and beyond.

 
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