The Richter Scale was developed in 1934 to measure the magnitude (strength) of earthquakes from 1 (small) to 10 (extreme)

The home inspector observed this cracked chimney and rated it an 8 (very severe) on The House Whisperer Chimney Crack scale.

This is a structural crack and building officials will condemn the chimney structure.

The homeowner’s options are to tear the chimney down to the ground and rebuild it – or to completely remove the chimney and rebuild the house wall.

Schedule an inspection – mention “I’d like a peace of mind inspection” – Save $25