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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-16-2010, 12:15 PM
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Posted By FoundationMan
Heaving?

Check inside the fire-box to see if any grout has fallen. If so it may be dangerous to fire it up. Also problem may be result of the fireplace footing or piers under the fireplace heaving due to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-16-2010, 11:02 AM
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Posted By FoundationMan
If your home is build on expansive clay soil it...

If your home is build on expansive clay soil it is likely that moisture has encroached under the fire-place footing, or piers that were installed during repairs. Moisture expanding the soil would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-16-2010, 10:47 AM
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Posted By FoundationMan
Depending on the soil in your area it looks like...

Depending on the soil in your area it looks like you may have some upheaval either under the fireplace footing or under the piers. Check around the outside for areas where water may pond next to the...
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