Case Study: Wobbly Chimney, Internal Damage
Before and After
The homeowner was selling the house, but...
The Building Inspector found a problem.
There was excessive movement, sway, in the chimney.
An Engineer has devised a solution.
My job was to take down and rebuild it.
We would tie into the home's wood joists.
The chimney was coming down below the roofline.
I set this scaffolding to be very stable
Two days later there were 60 km winds, it was still very stable.
Safely Anchored to the Roof
This bracket connects to a D-Ring holding my rope.
The nail holes are filled with a roofing tar.
This is an approved anchor to use, if none other exists.
Cement Bricks, No Holes
The Building Inspector was able to shake the chimney.
One reason was these weakly adhered cement bricks.
Their lack of internal holes provided little adherence.