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Many 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 ⇒
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 ⇒
If you have a home that is built upon a crawl space, there are certain issues that are specific to your home’s foundation. Sagging floors, uneven floors, and even dishes rattling in the cabinets can all indicate that your crawl space is experiencing issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Leveling and strengthening the support can be accomplished through knowledgeable and experienced foundations experts. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we provide exceptional repair to all of your crawl space issues. We understand that correcting those issues are essential to having a safe and stable home.
Here in Georgia, one of the first things that must be addressed is the soil condition for which the home is set upon. Georgia’s famous red clay is often problematic for the foundations of homes – both new and old – and this clay must be evaluated to make sure that it is suitable for holding a home’s weight without constantly shifting. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs understands that clay soil reacts to the amount of water in the soil, and it will expand and contract significantly more than looser soils with a high organic composition. Dynamic soil movements can cause significant foundation problems to a home, and Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has the ability to evaluate your soil and correct issues pertaining to your foundation.
There are other times when soil composition is not an issue, but the structure of your home is. Most often, a structural issue with a home’s crawl space is due to floor joists not supporting the weight of the home correctly. Floor joists that are spaced too far apart will not properly support the home, causing floors to sag and the floors to eventually cave in. It is essential that homeowners recognize their home’s construction quality before they begin any major renovation. Adding new granite counter tops in the kitchen may be too much weight for the existing floor joists, causing damage to your crawl space and home’s integrity.
At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we will thoroughly inspect your home to determine the cause of your crawl space issues. We are dedicated to working with you to create the best solution for your home. Our lifetime guarantee will ensure that you will receive the highest quality repair. Call us today.