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How to Choose The Best Foundation Company

DSC_0087When it comes to needing to have repairs done on the foundation of your home, it is imperative that you hire a reputable professional company that is highly qualified. Below are helpful suggestions of what to look for and what to avoid when hiring foundation contractors.

What to look for:

Great Recommendations – the best place to start is by asking your relatives and friends who they would recommend. If they were happy with the results a company offered, this is a name to put on your list of contractors to contact.

Use Online Reviews – Online reviews such as Angie’s List, Kudzu, Google+, and Yelp will often provide helpful reviews. If the company that you are interested in is not on one of these Online review sources, do not fret. That just means you will have to do a little more research on your own.
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Trees and Your Foundation

DSC_0087Property lots and landscaping are often huge draws to home buyers and those who want to begin the process of building a home. Huge oak trees, decorative Japanese maples, blooming cherry trees, and the magnificent dogwoods are well known throughout Georgia as trees that bring great beauty to any landscape. However, whether you are buying an older home nestled among 100-year-old oaks or building a new home and installing your own landscaping, trees should be taken into consideration regarding the integrity of your home’s foundation.

When planting trees near a home, there are benefits that trees bring to your property. Trees provide soil stabilization by helping to prevent erosion, especially on sloped areas of a property. Trees also help to control water drainage because they soak up extra moisture. These are two benefits of trees being planted within a relatively close distance of your home or on your property, however the placement of these trees is incredibly important due to the extensive damage that they can cause.
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Foundation Underpinning

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Foundation underpinning is the process of strengthening the foundation of an existing building or other structure. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair is the name that residents of Atlanta have trusted for over 85 years with all of their foundational issues.

When structures are built, the soil must be thoroughly inspected and assessed to ensure that it will be stable enough to support the weight. Georgia’s infamous red clay has proven troublesome for centuries when it comes to providing stable soil conditions. Foundation underpinning is often necessary for several reasons:

 
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Retaining Walls and Your Home’s Foundation

stoopbRetaining walls are structural barriers that prevent soil from shifting between two separate elevations. As with all states, Georgia has its own concrete and masonry foundation walls standards that must meet specific codes. Retaining walls are necessary to prevent soil from shifting at or near a home’s foundation in order to prevent a compromised foundational structure.

Georgia is well-known for its Georgia red clay. Georgia’s soil is often considered very difficult to work with because of how the clay so easily shifts with changes in the weather. Home foundations in and around Atlanta are very susceptible to problems with settling, sinking, and becoming un-level. Clay soil expands and contracts significantly more than looser soils because of how “tight” the clay’s composition is. Additionally, clay soils are poor acquifers, which means that water does not easily soak through the soil. Homes that are constructed on sloping or uneven terrain require the construction of a retaining wall. A retaining wall is designed to hold soil in place against a home’s foundation so that it does not shift and compromise the home’s stability and integrity.

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Brick Masonry Repair

1afterBrick is one of the most favorable materials used for building homes because it is durable, beautiful, and there are many styles available for designing your personal style on the outside of your home. While brick is extremely durable, it is not invincible and it can succumb to environmental elements and foundational problems. Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repairs is proud to provide excellent brick masonry repairs as well as foundational repairs to homes and businesses in the Atlanta area.

 

When foundational issues arise with a home or business structure, the façade of the home must be addressed as well. In fact, many foundational issues will cause the façade of the structure to bow, crack, or for bricks to fall out of their places. Settling foundations can cause visible signs of damage to masonry walls as well as threaten the structural integrity of a home or business structure. It is essential that any issues with your home be addressed as soon as possible before irreparable or extremely expensive damage occurs. If there are any signs of cracking, bulging, bowing, or bricks falling away in your home’s outdoor walls, it is time to call Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs.

We have the expertise to correctly fix foundational issues, and we have the ability to patch an outside wall and complete any type of brick wall repair or stone wall repair. With over 85 years of experience and a phone number that has not changed in over 35 years, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs is the name that you can trust. We firmly stand behind our repair work by offering a lifetime warranty. Your home is most likely the largest investment you will ever have, which is why we take your foundational and brick masonry repairs seriously. Unsightly cracks, missing bricks, missing stones, sinking or bulging walls negatively impact your home’s appearance, and they will have a negative impact on the value of your property. Contact Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs today and schedule a free inspection. We will come out and thoroughly inspect and assess your home or business’s foundation and masonry damage, and we will provide you with a free quote.

Posted on behalf of John Anglin, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs
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Prolift Concrete Lifting & Stabilization

DSC_0087Concrete lifting is done when there is a sunken part of a concrete slab that needs to be lifted. Slabjacking has been used for many years to lift a slab by pumping a grout through the concrete, effectively pushing it up from below. However, there is a newer method that has been established called Foam Jacking, and it is the cleanest concrete lifting and stabilization process. Because the injection equipment is mechanically connected to the concrete slab, and mechanical seals engage when not injecting material, no loose material is introduced to the repair area.

At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we proudly serve clients in and around Atlanta with the evolved application of Prolift Polyurethane to provide an even higher standard of services to clients who need concrete lifting and stabilization services. Prolift concrete lifting and stabilization provides home and business owners with a long-term solution that are quick, clean, and cost effective. The process is done by injecting lightweight polyurethane foam into dime-sized holes in the concrete. The expansion of the high density polymers within the foam lift the concrete structure so that all portions are level. The foam fills in any voids under the concrete surface to stabilize it and keep it secure. After the foam filling is complete, the small holes are patched with polymer or concrete, and the site is available for immediate use. This allows businesses to remain open and home residents to be able to use their property immediately without burdening their time, schedules, or paychecks.

Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs is proud to provide this highly advanced service to our clients. We have been serving the Atlanta area with reputable service since 1930 – that is 86 years of honest service that has kept us in business. We are the name to trust when it comes to all of your foundation and masonry needs. If you have need of concrete lifting and stabilization, please contact Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs. We are ready to serve you on time, every time with service and quality that you can depend on.

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Humidity and Your Home

DSC00010Georgia summers are known for high temperatures and oppressive humidity. It is common to notice changes in your home during the summer, and it is very important that you pay attention to these changes and notice if any visible damage occurs. Your home’s structural integrity depends on the strength of its foundation. The foundation supports everything – the walls, floors, windows, doorways, roof, etc. – so if humidity is causing any sort of issue, it can cause serious damage throughout your entire home.

The reason so much time, effort, and expense is put into the foundation of your home when it is being built is that the foundation is subject to environmental stress throughout the year. The soil expands and contracts with temperature changes, moisture content of the soil and the materials in your basement can cause the foundation to shift, crack, or settle unevenly. Humidity trapped inside your home can also cause a great deal of damage. Humidity is moisture that is trapped in the air, and high humidity will begin to infiltrate the walls and wood of your home.

Signs of humidity affecting your home include:
• Pooling of water near a slab foundation
• A wet crawl space
• Basement wall crack that extends from floor to ceiling
• Doors and windows that stick
• Sagging floors
• Cracks in plaster walls
• Bowing of wooden cabinets

If there is a noticeable increase in the amount of humidity in your home, it can begin to cause serious damage. If the soil around your foundation begins to absorb excess water, it will increase in volume. This process works like a sponge: the soil expands when wet and contracts when dry. This puts a great deal of pressure on walls that lead to cracked and/or bowing walls, compromising the structure and stability of the entire home.

At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we will determine the root cause of the problem in order to correct your issue. Whether your home needs push resistant piers, helical piers, slab jacking, or a custom solution, we are the top foundation repair contractors in Atlanta. Call us today for the most thorough foundation repair.
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Crawl Space Support

familyThe crawl space of a home is an area of limited height under the floor of a home that gives access to plumbing and wiring. When the crawl space of a home is damaged, it can cause serious and expensive damage, and it can even cause the entire home to fall if not taken care of. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs is the name to trust in and around Atlanta when every you have crawl space support issues.

Settling of a crawl space is most often caused by weak foundation soils. Changes in moisture levels with weather cause the soil to fluctuate, which causes movement of the foundation support columns and beams. While crawl spaces are cheaper to build than basements, they often do not withstand changes in the soil, changes in temperatures, water moisture, and critters as well as concrete basement walls. It is important to be able to identify telltale signs of crawl space issues. These issues should never be ignored, and they include:

  • Moist, rotting wood in the crawl space
  • Tilting or sinking crawl space supports
  • Sagging, sloping, or uneven floors within the home
  • Cracks in the interior drywall
  • Door & window frames unlevel or jammed

It is important that crawl space support issues be handled by a trusted professional foundation repair company. Crawl space supports will need to be replaced and installed to ensure the stabilization of the home’s structure. Any wood rot, mold, and/or damage from critters must also be addressed, as well as removing excess moisture.

Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has more than 85 years of experience in crawl space support repairs. We will recommend the best solutions for restoring the stability of your home. We can also restore your sagging floors to their original position, address the issue of poor supporting soil, excess moisture, and other concerns. Contact us as soon as possible so that we can address your crawl space problems before irreparable damage is done.

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Frost Heaving

DSC_0087While most temperatures are known to contract or expand when temperatures change from cold to hot, water behaves in a different manner. When water freezes, it expands, taking up 10% more volume than it did as a liquid. This is fine when you are freezing ice cubes, however, when this occurs in a confined space, it can cause serious damage to your concrete foundation. Freezing water that occupies a crack in a home’s foundation can exert tremendous force – anywhere from 20,000 to 80,000 pounds of pressure per square foot.

Frost heaving, when concrete is damaged by freezing water expansion, can cause serious structural damage to a home or building. To repair heaved concrete and to prevent it from occurring in the future, it is imperative that you seek the expertise of a foundation repair specialist. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs is the company that you can turn to for all of your foundational and masonry repair needs. We have over 85 years of experience correcting foundational issues and repairing them in order to reinstate the integrity of a home of business structure.

It is essential that you understand that repairing damage done by frost heaving is not enough. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we will work to diagnose the cause of the issue and to determine ways to avoid heaving in the future. We do not stick a “Band Aid” on any issue because we understand that your foundational issue will not be resolved in that manner. We will provide whatever techniques are necessary to solve the issue and to keep it from reoccurring. Drainage techniques can be used to prevent soil saturation from occurring next to your foundation, steel anchors or piers may be needed to make the basement walls or slab more stable, or other specific techniques may be required to reestablish the integrity of your property.

Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs is here for you. We are the trusted name in Georgia for the most superior foundation and masonry services. Call us today to discuss your concerns with frost heaving.

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Our Price Protection Guarantee

familyHere at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs we do everything with our customers’ best interests in mind. We want to remain competitive as a business from a business standpoint, yet we are committed to providing top notch service that will not be undersold.

Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs is sorry to hear that you have structural foundation problems, but we are glad that you called us. Our company has been in business for over 85 years, and for the last 35 years we have been at the same location with the same phone number. We are a company that can be trusted – both on the repair end of your job and our quality of service to you. Our contract is competitive when you measure our workmanship, service, reliability, professionalism, quality, and lifetime transferable warranty.

We understand that when your home has a structural issue that it must be repaired. Your home is likely to be the largest investment you will make in life, and we do not take that lightly. When you need foundational work done, we want our customers to know that we are not concerned with how many piers we can sell you or how much work we will do. Our focus is to provide you with the best services and the best permanent solution at the very best value. We have a written guarantee that says, “If a qualified contractor elects to perform Anglin’s proposed contract work at a lower price within a thirty (30) day period, we will match that price and add a 10% discount!” We are serious about providing the highest quality work at the best price to you.

If you have any foundational concerns regarding your home or business property, please contact Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs today. We are a full service foundation repair company – we will fix your foundational problem and then repair the masonry façade where work was done. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs is here for you!

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