Ocean City Maryland Settling Chimney Underpinning


Date: 3/1/2018


A house was being sold in Ocean City, Maryland.  During the home inspection, before the final sale, it was noted that the settling chimney was pulling away from the house and would not pass the home inspection until it was repaired.  Distinctive Contracting was called upon for a quick and effective solution.

Project Summary:

  • Helical Pile Type: 2875″.203
  • # of Helical Piles: 2
  • Location: Ocean City, MD
  • Installation Depth: 28′
  • Equipment Used: 7K Drive Head, REVTRACK Torque Monitoring Device
  • Challenge/Unique Aspect: By installing two helical piles and using underpinning brackets on each corner of the concrete pad supporting the chimney, Distinctive Contracting was able to get the settling chimney straightened out and pushed back flush with the wall of the home allowing the chimney to pass the inspection.