The chimney is typically the heaviest part of your house. When soil problems occur, it is usually the chimney that shows the first effects of the shift.
When it submerges, it starts to arc away from the structure. This effect, known as ‘settling’ can have other consequences, not least of which is a sharp drop in the value of the structure. These signs are ominous and once they start, the problem usually continues to worsen.
As soon as you see any sort of deterioration in the chimney, it’s best to get it sorted out. You can easily get a free quote for the repair of the structure.