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How’s Your Garage Holding Up?

Foundation Repair Specialists Marietta GAYou open your garage door, pull your vehicle inside, close the garage door, and think nothing of it until you need to open the door again. However, it is important that you take the time to regularly inspect the foundation of your garage to determine how it is holding up. Most garages are built upon concrete slab foundations, and are, therefore, inclined to crack and settle. Special attention should be given to the status of your garage’s foundation as it is attached to your home and any issue that your garage may have can translate to problems inside the home. If you notice any signs of foundational damage of your garage (i.e. cracks in the walls, cracks in the floor, uneven floors, separation from the garage trim from the exterior of your home, or stair-step cracks in the exterior brick surrounding your garage door opening) it is time to call in the experts at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair.

Georgia is known for its infamous “Georgia Red Clay” and how it is not the ideal soil for most things. This includes offering structural support to a slab foundation. A slab foundation relies on the soil beneath it to offer support and to absorb tension as the moisture content will fluctuate again and again. Many times homeowners find that the reason behind their garage foundation issues is due to incompetency on the builder’s part to ensure that the quality of the soil is optimal for building.

Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair has been helping homeowners and commercial property owners for more than 85 years correct problems with their foundations. Our experts have built our impeccable reputation by fixing the problem and preventing future issues from arising. As John Anglin says, “We fix it for life, the first time.” Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair is dedicated to helping you find the solution you need in order to save your property. Call us today.

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If Your Deck is Leaning, Don’t Ignore It!

Marietta GA Deck Post Repair ContractorsA back deck is one of the key features of any home. It is where families and friends gather to cookout, parents enjoy watching their children play in the backyard, and where countless memories are made. A back deck is also a common selling point of a home because buyers also imagine making their own memories out there. However, a back deck that does not have a proper foundation can settle over time and cause significant and pricey repairs. It is incredibly important that any signs of deck settling (i.e. leaning, slanting, or unstable) should never be ignored. These are signs that the deck has started to sink into the ground or “settle,” and will continue to sink until the deck itself falls.

Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has been in business for over 85 years with the same phone number for the last 36 years. Our reputation of excellence and reliability has made us the name that Atlanta trusts for foundation issues, including deck post repair. Anglin’s has helped hundreds of Atlanta residents repair issues with their decks by correcting issues with footings and foundations. In older homes, settling often occurs due to a less than ideal foundation. Georgia red clay is infamous for its inability to withstand heavy loads for long periods of time. However, with newer homes built by builders who should have the knowledge of foundation concerns as they relate to soil conditions, deck settling is often from pure negligence.

At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we are the most reputable choice for correcting deck posts and support column problems in order to stabilize settling posts, footings, and foundations. Our extensive experience of structural and masonry work has made us the experts for handling even the most severe home issues. We offer a lifetime warranty on our work because we stand behind our excellent services. Before you buy a home, before you sell a home, or at the moment you notice something “off” about your back deck – don’t ignore it – call Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs. We fix it for life, the first time.

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A Cracked Chimney Should Never Be Ignored

Marietta GA Chimney Repair Services

Brick leaning chimney – before

Chimneys are a beautiful focal point of a home or building. They add character, a sense of timeless beauty, and are often a huge selling point for buyers. However, while these structures can be beautiful in appearance, they can also be extremely dangerous. Any time there is a crack in a chimney, it signifies that there is some sort of issue with how it is aligned or attached to the home, or that there is a foundational issue. Any of these can cause threats to the chimney falling and injuring or killing anyone within the vicinity. That information is not mean to scare you, but to make you aware that a cracked chimney should never be ignored!

All parts of a home require a solid footing on which to rest. Front porches, back decks, retaining walls, and chimneys are all attached to homes and, therefore, also require a proper foundation. When a home’s foundation is not properly set before construction very serious, and expensive, issues will most likely occur. When a chimney begins to react to an improper foundation, cracks in the chimney are very common. However, while it may be a common occurrence due to an improper foundation, failing to hire a professional chimney foundation expert can cause dire consequences. The entire chimney can separate from the home and fall, killing people or pets and damaging anything else in its path.

Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs in Atlanta, Georgia has been the trusted source in Georgia for over 80 years as the number one name in chimney repair. When a chimney is cracked, tilting, leaning, or falling it should never be ignored. There are always special needs and considerations that must be made with every individual chimney, and we have the experience, expertise, and know-how to correct the issues behind your chimney problem. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs offers free chimney inspections and free quotes on the cost of the repair, so please call us today. Do not let another day pass without having your chimney assessed!

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Custom Foundation Support System

Atlanta GA Home Foundation Repair ContractorsA solid foundation is necessary to support any type of structure in order to bear loads that that are within or on the building. Both the footings and the foundation distribute the load that is put upon the bearing surface. These are designed to keep a building level and plumb and to keep settling to a minimum. Homes and buildings built in an area with loose soil will need to have soil bearing characteristics taken into consideration. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we have the knowledge and experience to build a custom foundation support system that is specific to the area where a home or commercial property is proposed to be located.

Not all soil is ideal for building on. Here in the Southeast, our soil can be extremely diverse within different areas of a single state. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has over 85 years of experience in building homes and commercial properties all over Georgia. You can click through our website and find examples of our custom foundation support systems. In fact, we have developed a foundation support system for a large log home that was built on a 100-year-old flood plain with very loose soil. We used our capability and know-how to develop proper footings and foundation slab that has held that home with the strongest support. After more than sixteen years, there have been no signs of settling – that is a huge accomplishment that we are proud to boast about.

If you are interested in building, please take as much time and consideration into the footings and foundation of your home as you do choosing a house plan. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair, we offer a lifetime of structural and masonry experience that is backed by a lifetime warranty. Our number one goal is to get it right, the first time. Contact Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair today and let us know what we can do for you.

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Who are you going to call? Anglin’s

oldhouseA bit too late for that.

We thought we could fix anything but a broken heart (which we are working on) but we were wrong! Some things even we cannot repair.

My wife and I were traveling in our RV on the East Coast of Maine near Bar Harbor, when we sighted this interesting old house. We turned our RV around and stopped. I got out my Nikon digital camera and shot some photos and videos. ‘What a waste,’ I thought.

Old houses are almost as precious as “old dogs and children and watermelon wine.” They should not be neglected.

Thankfully, all is not lost. This old house still holds meaning, merit and value. Makers of unique, custom hand-crafted antique furniture love to take old houses like this – along with old barns, buildings and structures of any kind – and salvage the usable wood.

They salvage aged barn wood, siding, rafters, floor joists, wood beams, posts and other pieces of lumber. Then they clean and preserve the wood before handcrafting it into beautiful pieces of furniture.

One of these companies is Green Gables Furniture. My wife and I have purchased several of their custom hand-crafted furniture pieces. We love it!

Green Gables Furniture can take ‘disasters about to happen’ like the building pictured above and transform deterioration into fresh, new creations.

Anglin’s may not be able to compete with Mother Nature, but when given early warnings of structural problems or failures, we have solutions designed to work for almost any structure.

Don’t let your home deteriorate, we’re specialists at restoring buildings to safety and soundness.

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Bowed Basement Walls

Atlanta GA Basement Wall Repair ContractorsUnstable soil is a home’s worst enemy. Expansive clay and improperly compacted fill can leave foundations unevenly supported, triggering settlement and cracking of the basement. One common problem associated with poor construction or soil pressure for load bearing basement walls is that they will bow inward or outward. Not only can this devalue a home, but it can also be a safety concern for all family members or guests of the home. At Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repairs, we have been providing experienced professional basement wall repairs and foundation repairs in Atlanta since 1930. Our name has become synonymous with correcting all foundation issues, and we bring a lifetime of structural and masonry experience to every job, guaranteed.

When basements begin to show signs of foundational issues, the entire home is very close to having major structural problems. It is important to have any issue with your basement addressed immediately to avoid cracks and damage in the interior wood framing of your house or damage to the exterior brick, stone, or siding. The longer foundational issues exist, the more costly the repairs will become because they will continue to expand and affect multiple areas. Failure to correct these issues can threaten the entire structural integrity of your home. Fortunately, it is possible to rescue settled foundations and basement walls, and Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repairs is the name to trust. We can handle any type of basement foundation repair, and we have been doing so for over 85 years.

If you have noticed any signs of settling in your basement, please contact Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repair today. We offer free inspections, and we guarantee to fix your foundation problems for life. Your home is your largest investment, and we are here to help you protect your investment for years and years to come.

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Stabilizing Foundations with Resistance Piers

Marietta GA Foundation Repair ContractorsSettlement issues in the foundation of a home or commercial property must be dealt with in a timely, effective, and safe manner. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has been serving home owners and business owners in Atlanta since 1930 as a full service foundation repair contractor. We have the knowledge, expertise, and experience needed to stabilize your foundation right, the first time. We use only the highest quality materials, and we use methods that have proven successful for repairing foundations. We do not take shortcuts because your home, your business, and all who enter through your doors are much too important. You can put your trust in the experts from Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs to ensure that your home or commercial structure rests on a solid foundation that will last for many years to come.

Resistance piers (also called push piers or hydraulically driven piers) utilize high strength steel tube sections and a load transfer bracket to stabilize and/or lift sinking or settling foundations. At Anglin’s we developed our own proprietary system to connect the bracket to the foundation without drilling into the concrete foundation. Drilling into the concrete can cause further damage and compromise the foundation by adding cracks to the foundation. Our method prevents any damage to the footing or foundation, and our company – which has been around for 85 years, guarantees it.

Many times home owners and business owners do not know that they have a foundation settlement issue because there are no visible signs, and when there are visible signs that could mean a very lengthy and expensive repair. If you would like to schedule a free inspection and quote for your home or commercial structure, please contact Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs today. We are the expert foundation repair services in Atlanta, and we are here to faithfully serve you.

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We Fix It For LIFE!

Marietta GA Chimney Repair Company

At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs our motto is, “We fix it for life the first time.” These days it is hard to find a guarantee on most things. Whether it’s your expensive cell phone, car repair, or a brand new pair of shoes – most things just aren’t guaranteed like they used to be. Well, that is not the case at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs here in Atlanta. For the last 85 years we have guaranteed the service and work that we provide our customers, and we have no intention of taking that guarantee away. Our reputation rests upon the quality of work that we provide, and we refuse to provide anything less than the very best.

Here at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs we offer a wide variety of services to customers in the greater Atlanta area. We repair leaning and falling chimneys, cracked basement walls, compromised foundations, front steps that are separating from the home, back porches and decks that are not stable, falling retaining walls, and many more residential and commercial issues. With our years of experience we know that plumb, straight, and level are the essential necessities for all structures. It is unfortunate, but many builders do not take the time to thoroughly stabilize the foundation of a home or its surrounding structures. That, on top of the temperamental soil of the south, is a dangerous combination that can compromise the integrity of an entire home.

John L. Anglin puts his name on the line each and every time his company makes a repair. He is never satisfied with a halfway job because that does not fit in with the promise of his company. We are sorry that you have structural foundation problems, but Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has the solution. Our focus is on providing our customers with the best permanent services. At Anglin’s, we fix it for life the first time. Call us today.

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Front Porch Settling Repair

Sinking Steps Reapir Contractors in Atlanta GeorgiaThe front porch is supposed to be an inviting space where guests feel welcomed into your home. However, a front porch that is settling may seem like an unsafe area that is anything but attractive and welcoming. Just like a home’s foundation, front porches and stairs are susceptible to settling over time. This is typical when the soil on which they are built is disturbed from weather or construction. While there are DIY videos on YouTube that claim to offer advice and a video tutorial on how to fix a front porch that has settled, it is best left to the experts. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair, we are here to help homeowners and commercial property owners correct damage done by settling.

As with any type of foundational issue, if your front porch is sinking or pulling away from your home it is imperative that you have it repaired as soon as possible. For one, steps that pull away from the front porch are unsightly and will significantly lower the value of your home. Secondly, the liabilities associated with foundational issues of the home are typically on the homeowner. Therefore, if someone is injured due to the instability or unevenness of the front porch, an unfortunate turn of events may occur. The most common cause of front porch settling is poorly compacted soil during the building stage of your home or property. As time goes by, soil will compact itself due to rain and other outdoor forces. If this unprepared for settlement occurs, the porch it self will begin to fall.

Having a beautiful home starts from the outside. An attractive and fully functional front porch is great for the value of your home and invites others inside. If your front porch is settling and is in need of repair, please call Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair today. We have been in business since 1930, and we have built our company with integrity from day one. We have been repairing homes for decades, and we have the solution to your problems.

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Bay Window Repair

Bay Window Repair Contractors Atlanta GABay windows are often a focal point in a home. They offer a great deal of natural light in any room, and customized bay windows often have window seats to make them cozy places for reading or watching nature. However, because these windows are very large, they are often extremely susceptible to settling or structural problems. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs in Atlanta, Georgia, we have been helping home owners since 1930 by repairing bay window structures, sagging window frames, and windows that have become jammed due to structural problems or settling. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality bay window repair that is done correctly the first time.

Structural problems in a home can cause many issues. One of the signs that structural damage has occurred in a home is that windows are “impossible” to open or close. This problem is generally caused by sagging walls and/or settling foundations. While some settling is normal for any large structure, settling that causes apparent damage to a home indicates that erosion or other issues exist around or within the home. Bay windows are incredibly heavy, and without the necessary support to hold the weight of the window in place, an enormous amount of damage can occur.

Let the experts at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs take care of your bay window repair. We have helped hundreds of Atlanta residents resolve window problems by correcting settling problems. Our experienced contractors have the experience and expertise to correct foundation settling problems and/or install the necessary framing support for a heavy bay window. Choose Anglin’s to ensure that your window repair is done right.

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