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Spring Is Here Is Your Deck Ready For Entertaining?

Marietta GA Sagging Deck RepairsSpring 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 ⇒

Is It Concrete Or Is It Cement?

Marietta GA Concrete Foundation RepairsAs 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

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 ⇒

Is Your Foundation Ready For Spring Showers?

Atlanta GA Sinking Slab RepairsMarch ushers in spring for us to enjoy. The warmer temperatures invite the spring flowers to come out of winter hiding and pop their beautiful heads out of the ground to drink up the spring showers. Spring is such a peaceful and beautiful time.

Spring showers are typically not a problem, however, if you have a home with improper draining, you may be susceptible to severe foundation problems if the rain is heavy. There are different levels of problems the heavy rains can cause to the foundation of your home. Read More ⇒

Why Is My Concrete Sinking And Cracking?

Marietta GA Concrete Slab Repair ContractorsYou can trust Anglin’s Masonry to level your sinking concrete flooring. We first determine the cause of your problem and then create a plan to repair and level your sinking, sloped or sagging concrete floors. There are several reasons your concrete slab may be compromised. Read More ⇒

Is It Your Window Or Foundation That Is Causing The Problems?

Atlanta GA Foundation Repair ContractorsSitting inside your house and enjoying the views to the outdoors offers such a feeling of rest and security. However, if your window is damaged, it can take away from that pleasant sitting and viewing experience. The way to know for sure if your window problem is related to your foundation is to call our masonry and foundation specialists at Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repairs.

There are a variety of window issues you may have.

  • You may no longer be able to open your window. It may be jammed or be stuck.
  • Your window may be cracked.
  • You window suddenly does not open smoothly anymore.
  • Your framing around your window becomes cracked, damaged or compromised in some way.
  • You may be getting some water leaking in through some of the cracks in the bay window area.

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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 ⇒

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 ⇒