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Anglin’s is proud of our history. We started in 1930 by the O.L. Anglin and Sons as a foundation and masonry repair company. His ambition was to offer a superior masonry service for all types of masonry needs.
All the foundational work had to be done by hand in the 1930s. In the United States, they just experienced the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression began. In 1930, the average house cost around $7,000 and a gallon of gas was 10 cents. A new car would cost you about $650 and a pair of eye vision glasses cost about $4. Betty Boop and Donald Duck made their debut and the Empire State Building was completed. The styles of the 1930’s were presented in the issues of Good Housekeeping magazine. Read More ⇒
As you are discussing your driveway, foundation and masonry you’ll probably use the terms concrete or cement in your conversation. Most people actually use these two words as if they are synonymous, however they actually are two different materials and should not be used interchangeably. Here’s a quick guide for you as your consider what your items at your house are made of.
Cement is actually an ingredient that is used in concrete. It makes up about 10 to 15 percent of concrete. Cement is a formed with lime and clay and it is a powdery substance. When cement is mixed with water is creates a mortar. When cement is mixed with sand, gravel and water it is made into concrete. Read More ⇒
Over 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 ⇒
Patios and walkways are exterior expanses of your home that are meant to welcome and host family, friends, and guests to your home. These areas are often gathering spaces and entry ways that invite people to enjoy the outdoors. However, if these concrete areas are sinking and unlevel, they can provide an unsafe place for walking, pulling up a chair, or gathering to enjoy time together. Not only does slab settlement lead to unlevel concrete surfaces, but it can lead to further damage of your home. Read More ⇒
Spring is officially here, bringing more people outdoors and more visitors to your home. Uneven, sinking, and broken concrete walkways are not only an eye-sore to your home, but they are also a safety hazard. For those who are looking to put their home on the market in the spring, or for those who simply need to repair their walkways, concrete walkway leveling is a smart and responsible way to extend the life of your concrete and improve your home’s value.
Over time, water seepage, the freeze-thaw cycle, poor compaction, and/or faulty drainage can result in what is known as a “void” in concrete. This void can cause cracking in the concrete and disruptions beneath the concrete that cause certain sections to rise and other sections to fall. An uneven concrete surface can easily cause trips and falls to occur by the toe of a shoe catching on lifted concrete. Twisted, sprained, and even broken ankles can happen from stepping wrongly into a dropped section of concrete. Read More ⇒
With building prices skyrocketing in and around Atlanta, many small business owners seek out older buildings or even older homes from which to run their business. This is often a great way to limit congestion in travel, while also giving your patrons private parking spaces and a more personalized setting. Yes, the idea of running your own business out of a small building may seem ideal, but it is incredibly important that you take all aspects of building ownership into consideration before opening a business from an older home or office building.
Making sure your clients and customers are safe is your first order of business when it comes to running a business out of a small building. It is important to create an atmosphere that is welcoming as soon as your customers walk through the door. If you have windows or doors that jam, buckling floors, a leaning chimney, or cracks in your walls or ceilings, your customers may get an uncomfortable feeling about putting their trust in your business services.
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Driveways, retaining walls, patios, front steps – if these are formed out of concrete, they will inevitably need to be repaired at some point. However, what if that “some point” occurs during the dead of winter? Concrete is a fickle material in extremely cold temperatures because of how quickly it dries and sets, and how easily it can crack before it has time to set. If you need to have concrete repair work done during winter, it is vital that you contact an expert source for the job.
A common cause of concrete damage is due to a sinking or unstable foundation. Poor installation of the initial construction of a home, driveway, or retaining wall will not allow for the natural settling of the foundation and will lead to unnecessary damage. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we offer expert assistance in determining the cause of your concrete issues and repair options.
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