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Spring is officially here and we’re all excited to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. If you’re at home, the best place to be in the spring is on your deck. Reading a book, eating and grilling are all activities ideal for these perfect temperatures that spring brings us.
If you’re planning on being on your deck more often this spring, it’s important to ensure that your deck is ready for you. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has years of experience in deck post repair. Over the years your deck post and support columns, footings and foundations may begin to settle and sink into the ground. Read More ⇒
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 ⇒
If you have a back deck, you probably appreciate it most during the summer months when you have time for cookouts, family gatherings, and relaxing weekends. However, before you have people over or your family spends a great deal of time out on your back deck, it is important that your deck is in proper condition.
Your deck supports a great deal of weight on its own, but adding furniture and extra people adds an additional amount of weight that your deck must be able to support. An unlevel deck is always considered to be an unstable deck. When the columns one one side or in a corner sink into the ground lower than the other columns, your deck’s integrity and safety has been compromised. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we provide expert service to repair your deck and keep it safe this summer.
When a house settles, it is important to understand that all aspects of the house will settle – this includes the deck(s) of your home. When a deck column’s footing or deck post’s foundation settles, the supports can lean and make the deck unstable. The deck can even be completely pulled down by excess weight on one side of the deck, causing a hazardous situation for anyone near. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs is the professional company in Atlanta that has over 85 years of experience serving satisfied clients.
If your deck feels like it tilts or a ball rolls on your deck without being pushed, your deck’s safety needs to be evaluated. Even a small amount of settling can lead to costly damage – both monetarily and for persons involved. Contact Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs today to keep your deck safe this summer.
Summer is winding down, which means that cooler temperatures are in the not too distant future. It will be time to get out on your back deck or covered porch and enjoy the pleasant evenings with your family and friends. Or will it?
A deck or covered porch that is unlevel is a significant concern to homeowners because drastic consequences can occur. A deck that is unlevel becomes unstable, and the security and safety of the deck is severely compromised. Decks posts that were not properly anchored or were installed on soil that was not properly compacted will sink over time.
At first, you may just notice that your table or chairs seem a bit wobbly, or you may notice that there is shifting in the deck when you walk across it. Please take note that these signs are extremely telling that your deck’s safety has been compromised, and we at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs highly suggest that you do not allow anyone out on your deck. Decks with an unstable foundation have been known to fall at unexpected times, often killing or severely injuring those on the structure or beneath it.
Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has the experience, knowledge, and expertise to repair your deck so that it is level and safe again. We have helped hundreds of residents in the Atlanta area with deck post repair services by repairing problems with footings and foundations. We offer a lifetime of structural and masonry experience to every job that we take on. With over 85 years of experience under our belt, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair is the name that you can trust and depend on to do the job right, the first time.
Please call us immediately if you notice any changes in your deck’s structure or levelness. All of our work is backed by our price protection and personal guarantee. Financing is available through Regions Bank.
A 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.
Decks are often used as a great entertaining space for company and get-togethers. However, unlike a dining room or living room, a deck is an extension of the home that is subject to the whims of nature. Decks need to be built properly for load and local parameters to ensure a long and sturdy lifespan. Older decks were often not built with longevity in mind and homeowners are often faced with decks that begin to settle or pull away from the house. When the columns or deck supports sink into the ground the deck becomes out of level, unstable, and poses serious dangers to anyone who steps out onto it. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we offer superior deck post repair services for those who have decks that are leaning, pulling away from the house, or are out of level in any way.
Wood rot and wrongly sized components are the leading cause of deck post failures. Posts that are set in soil are subject to excessive water damage as well as the continued contraction and expansion of the soil. Tall decks, as well as lower decks, that have support issues due to post failures can lead to sudden collapse. With any failure of support, catastrophic results can occur; in many cases injuries and death are not uncommon.
If your deck is old or if you have begun to notice it being out of level or unstable, do not put off calling in the experts at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs. We take pride in offering experienced and quality service to all of our clients. We promise what we do and do what we promise, and our promises have kept us in business since 1930.
Posted on behalf of John Anglin, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs
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