All posts by John Anglin

How You Can Save Your Sinking Concrete

Marietta GA Concrete Foundation RepairsOver time, concrete patios, pool decks, stairs, walkways, foundations, and driveway slabs can settle and sink. To a homeowner, this looks and seems like a major problem. Thankfully, there are cost effective, long-term solutions available right in the Atlanta area. The team at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your home’s sinking concrete and determine the root of the problem.

Once a plan of action has been agreed upon with the home or business owner, a lightweight polyurethane foam is pumped into small holes in the concrete. Within a matter of minutes, the area is lifted and leveled because of the expansion and flow of polymers contained in the foam. The foam is ultra-lightweight, fills in voids, and will not burden the soil beneath. Holes are patched immediately. Read More ⇒

Is Your Deck Unlevel?

Marietta GA Unlevel Deck Contractors

Does your deck seem to tilt or lean? Is it lower in one corner or on an entire side? Does it look like it is detaching from the house? It is not uncommon for deck posts and support columns to sink over time. As the posts and columns sink deeper into the ground, the deck is compromised and begins to sag and become unlevel. At the first sign of sinking, it is imperative to evaluate the deck’s safety. Even minimal settling is a safety hazard and can lead to costly repairs if not handled promptly.

With the cycles of freezing weather, we have had in the Atlanta area, soil can shift and cause further settling. This can worsen the stability of the deck and possibly render it unsafe for use. Many people try to build up the areas where the sinking is obvious, but never really address the root cause. Just replacing a post or two may bring a deck or porch back to level, but it is likely only a temporary fix. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair, we will identify the cause of the sinking and fix the problem once and for all. Read More ⇒

Leaning Chimney Repair

Atlanta GA Leaning Chimney Repair ContractorsHomeowners are rightfully concerned when they realize that their chimney is leaning and separating away from the home. This indicates a serious foundational or structural hazard that needs to be addressed right away. There can be a number of reasons for a chimney to lean. Common causes are shifting soil, poor foundation construction, and inadequate water drainage. If the ground beneath your chimney is inadequate and causes the chimney to lean, it is likely that the entire home may be bearing more weight on the soil than it can properly hold. Warning signs that you should not ignore include cracks in the chimney, spaces or gaps between the home and the chimney, and obvious visible leaning either toward or away from the house. When a foundation needs to be repaired, a leaning chimney is a red flag. Read More ⇒

Floor Sagging Over Crawl Space

Atlanta GA Foundation Repair ContractorsMany homes are built with a crawl space as a foundation instead of slabs or basements. A floor that is sagging over crawlspace is a sign that structural problems may exist. What may be happening underneath a home’s floors? Soil expands and contracts and puts pressure on a foundation. Typically, outer walls, columns, and beams support crawl spaces. Any of these can be compromised when the soil settles over time. Termites, ductwork installation, and plumbing through joists are common causes of structural issues in crawl spaces. There is also the issue of moisture causing wooden support beams to rot. When the wood is compromised, the floors will become unlevel and sag, gaps can be found between walls and floors, and interior walls may show cracks. In addition to dank smells and humidity, moisture in a crawl space can also lead to the growth of mold, which is another serious problem for a homeowner. Read More ⇒

Does Winter Affect a Foundation?

Marietta GA Home Foundation ContractorsAs cold weather sets in, it is typical for homeowners to consider ways to winterize their house. It is common to check insulation, windows, and doors. Since the winters in Georgia are mostly mild, Atlanta area residents may not consider the impact of cold weather on their home’s foundation. Surprisingly, foundation issues can develop even before temperatures reach freezing or below.

Studies show that several days in a row of temperatures in the low 40s can begin to negatively affect a foundation. The soil surrounding a foundation can shift as winter sets in and create cracks in the foundation. Similarly, if cracks are already in place, they may worsen as temperatures drop. Read More ⇒

Failed Inspection? Call Anglin’s.

Atlanta GA Foundation Specialists in MariettaIf your home is on the market and you have a potential buyer, the first thing that any buyer will want is an inspection of your home. Whether you agree to pay for the inspection or the buyers offer to pay, failing an inspection leaves you in a bind.

A home inspection is a binding agreement that your home is in good, selling condition. Not all homes that fail inspection require significant repairs, while some do. A failed inspection simply says that there are certain areas of your home that are not up to standard. So, what do you do? Read More ⇒

Commercial Foundation Issues

Atlanta GA Foundation Repairs for BusinessesYour business is reliant upon its quality and safety to your clients and customers. A commercial building that has faulty foundational issues can mean disaster for your company and your profitability. It is essential that you resolve any type of commercial foundation problems while also considering how the facility downtime will affect your company’s bottom line.

Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repairs is the name to trust for commercial foundation repair services. We are a full service foundation repair and masonry contractor that has served the Greater Atlanta metropolitan area since 1930. Our solid reputation has been built on our quality workmanship, proven value, and personal guarantee. With over 85 years of experience in diagnosing and repairing foundational issues, you can trust Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repairs for your commercial needs. Read More ⇒

Chimney Inspections

Atlanta GA Chimney ContractorsFall is here, and with the way time flies, winter is right around the corner. Experts are predicting a colder than usual winter here in Georgia this year and into 2018, meaning that those with a fireplace are likely to use this special feature of their home frequently. Before lighting your fireplace, it is very important to know that your chimney is stable and sound. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs is the expert in Georgia for chimney inspections, repairs, and restorations. We have been serving Georgia for 87 years, and we have built our reputation on quality and our company’s guarantee. Read More ⇒

Moisture in the Basement

It is relatively common for homes in Georgia to have basements. A basement is a beneficial portion of a home where people can store seasonal items (e.g. a Christmas tree), things they do not use very often, or mementos that they keep for sentimental reasons but do not want cluttering up their living spaces. While basements are great features of a home, they are often put “out of mind” if people do not regularly spend a good deal of time in them. Moisture problems are common concerns in basements, and preventing them and fixing them early is vital for avoiding costly repairs. Read More ⇒

Water Drainage Problems and Foundation Damage

Throughout Georgia, one constant element poses challenges to homes, lawns, and gardens: good ole Georgia red clay. Georgia’s infamous soil is a specific class of soil called an Ultisol. Ultisols are known for their rich red color, high density, high acidity, and relatively low mineral content. Red clay is heavy, it clumps together, it produces sub-optimal growth, it stains your clothes – truly it can be a pain in the neck. In many aspects, ultisols are great for building. They are not as finicky when it comes to swelling or shrinking based on water content. They are stress tolerant, giving good support for foundations. However, an area where Georgia red clay causes problems (aside from it being difficult for gardens and lawn care) is that it often presents water drainage problems. Read More ⇒