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Foundational Underpinnings

Atlanta GA Foundational UnderpinningAll structures need a stable foundation, and whenever foundational failure is present it is always a serious situation. The infamous Georgia red clay found in this state often leaves homes in and around Atlanta very susceptible to problems with settling, sinking, and becoming unlevel. What may start out as a small crack in your basement’s foundation can easily lead to severe cases of foundation failure and water damage throughout the home. Tackling huge problems like these requires the experience and expertise of a reputable foundation repair contractor. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs is the name to trust in and around Atlanta, Georgia. Read More ⇒

Important Home Improvement Projects

Marietta GA Residential Foundation RepairsWhen it comes to home improvement projects, certain undertakings are generally more popular than others. Kitchen makeovers and bathroom remodeling are often the main focus of home improvements as they typically offer solid returns with reselling value. However, there are some improvements that, while they may not bring forth the most beautiful results, they can protect the home and its integral value.

The summer months are often the most optimal time for home improvements due to the weather and more free time to work on projects. It is important to take note of important improvements that can be made in the following areas to increase the value of your property. Read More ⇒

Prevent Erosion From Threatening Your Home

The definition of erosion is the displacement of soil and rocks as a result of water, wind, or geological shifts. This is a natural occurrence, and erosion is largely responsible for the unique contours of planet Earth. However, not all erosion is “good erosion,” because it can be produced by unnatural causes. Homeowners need to be aware of the dangers of erosion around their homes so that they can prevent damage to their property.

Foundational damage is a common and expensive result of soil erosion on personal property. Home foundations are built out of several materials – stone, block, reinforced concrete, and treated wood being the most widely used. Because a home is built on top of soil, a good foundation requires a lot more than just digging a hole and placing a home in it. A good foundation should be built to last, and it must be tailored to its specific site by taking into account soil conditions, water tables, and the quality of the backfill. By neglecting one of these, foundation failure will occur and result in costly soil erosion.
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Prevent Summer Foundation Damage

While the calendar may not say that summer is here, summer temps have already arrived in Georgia. As you prepare for the hot summer months, it is important to remember to drink water, wear your sunscreen, and take precautions to prevent summer damage to your home’s foundation.

Summer’s intense heat places a tremendous amount of pressure and stress on a home’s foundation. Here in Georgia, our summers are hot and humid. While the heat itself is not the cause of damage, it is the drastic changes in humidity and moisture levels that put added stress on the foundation. The high heat in Georgia causes pop up thunderstorms and humidity in the air, while the high temperatures make the soil dry out very fast. It is this constant state of change that can put a home’s foundation under duress.
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To Buy or Not to Buy: A House with Foundation Issues

Marietta GA Foundation Repair ContractorsSpring is here, and this is the most popular time of the year for people to look for a new home. In this current Seller’s Market, houses have become less available than they were just a few short years ago. Many people are often prepared to compromise on somethings when it comes to buying a home – commute distance, basement, lot size, school district, and even budget – there are other compromises that are not easy to make. A house with a foundation issue should be a red flag for any potential home buyer. No one wants to purchase a new home only to have to throw more money at a problem that requires serious repair work. Read More ⇒

Home Insurance and Foundation Repair

A home is generally the largest purchase a person or couple will make in his/her lifetime. With such a great expense, home insurance is a necessary cushion to protect the investment. Many homeowners assume that purchasing home insurance covers the entire house – from the foundation to the roof. However, in failing to read the fine print, many homeowners are surprised to learn that their home insurance policies do not cover the entire house, including the foundation. Read More ⇒

Isn’t My Home Just Settling?

Marietta GA House Settling Foundation RepairsAll houses settle over time, and not all signs of settling are cause for panic. However, understanding what is “normal” and what is not is essential in identifying structural problems that indicate huge issues with your home.

Settling happens for a variety of reasons, and in most cases, it is not something that needs to be stressed over. The weight of a home is a substantial amount of weight, and the ground beneath a home will sink down a bit over time as it is greatly compressed. Good home construction will build the component of settling into the construction of the home so that the home will properly withstand the normal settling that is going to occur. In fact, homes begin settling almost as soon as they are constructed. Gravity and exposure to the elements cause a home to settle – and neither can be avoided. Read More ⇒

Cracked Paint and Your Foundation

Marietta GA Foundation Repair SpecialistsThere are many signs of foundational issues that people tend to look over or completely ignore. Cracked paint that occurs on interior walls is a common sign of foundational damage, yet many people simply think that painting over them is a solution. They mistakenly believe that cracked paint is a cosmetic issue rather than a foundational issue. So how do you know when cracks are small issues or when they are a really big deal?

Home foundations are the most integral part of home construction and longevity. When there is an issue with a home’s foundation, the stability and safety of the home is compromised. At any sign of questionable issues with the foundation of a home, a professional opinion should be sought out.

Signs that cracks show foundation damage:

• Cracks bordering doors and windows.
• Prominent cracks from doors to ceilings.
• Cracks that form patterns (e.g. repeated intersecting cracks running from corners to the middle of the walls)
• Jagged, angled cracks running at a 45-degree angle
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Building Repairs

Marietta GA Foundation Repair CompanyWith 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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Concrete Repair in Winter

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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