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Small Business Building Repairs

Marietta GA Commercial Foundation RepairFound all over the state, small buildings and older homes are popular residences for small businesses. Many times these structures can be purchased at a good selling price, and often the charm of the structure draws business owners to the property. While getting a good deal and finding a place that suits your style and business are popular and inviting, many older structures come with “side effects” that must be taken into consideration in order to ensure the security of your dwelling and the reputation of your business.

Many older homes and construction buildings have one thing in common: an unsound foundation. A home built 75 years ago was not built upon the same standards that homes today are built on, and many times a structure’s stability can be severely compromised. While you are out looking for a property to purchase or lease for your business, it is important to look for common signs that signal a problem with the structure’s foundation:

  • Cracks in the walls
  • Cracks in slab foundations
  • Cracks in concrete basement walls
  • Cracks in the bricks (external or internal)
  • Jammed doors
  • Windows that stick
  • Exterior steps or porches that are pulling away from the structure

At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we have been in business for over 85 years, and we have the knowledge, know-how, and experience to help secure older dwellings so that they are safe and structurally sound for you and your business. Do not put your business’s reputation on the line by having clients come to you in an unstable older home or building! Anglin’s understands that you are not only thinking of liability, but you are also concerned with making your customers feel comfortable and at ease. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs is the name that Atlanta trusts for all types of structural and foundation repairs. Contact us today.

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Warning Signs of an Unstable Foundation

Marietta GA Foundation Repair ContractorsJust as with your health, finding issues and problems through early detection is the best way to treat problems and to prevent further, more severe, complications from occurring. Your home is probably the largest investment that you will ever make, so taking action early when major problems become apparent is the best way to secure your home. However, you must recognize the signs of an unstable foundation so that you can take action to repair it. Foundation problems will get worse over time, but catching signs of damage early on can save you a great deal of time and money.

There are often very specific warning signs that people may notice yet be unaware of what they are revealing about their home’s stability. Exterior warning signs of a foundational issue include:

  • Brick Cracks – a “stair stepping” pattern near windows and doors or near the ground and corners indicate a sunken footing.
  • Exterior Mildew – mildew growing on base of the exterior walls indicates that there is improper drainage around the foundation.
  • Foundation Cracks – cracks and separation of patios, sidewalks, and exterior slabs as well as steps pulling away from a porch indicate unstable soil beneath the foundation.
  • Cracked Flooring – cracked or broken tile indicates that there are cracks in the foundation beneath the flooring.
  • Displaced Molding – gaps between the ceiling and the crown molding indicate that the home is shifting on the foundation and is unstable.
  • Cracks in Interior Walls – cracks in Sheetrock or plaster (typically found above or below windows) indicate that walls may be sinking due to soil bearing failure.
  • Fractured Basement Walls – soil pressure and/or movement of earth below the foundation cause horizontal cracks in the basement walls.
  • Sticking Door and Windows – doors and windows that “stick” or are hard to open, or doors and windows that look crooked in their casing are indicators that the framing of the house is under stress.

None of these signs should be ignored because they can cost a great deal of time and money to repair if damage is allowed to progress. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has a lifetime of experience repairing foundational issues of homes. 85 years of experience has given us the reputation of exceptional service and outstanding results.

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Don’t Let Your Deck Fall

Atlanta GA Deck Post RepairSummer 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.

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Stone Foundations

Atlanta GA Stone Foundation Repair ContractorsStone foundations were standard construction in homes built in the early 1900s and before. Today, building construction has developed and advanced, and homes with stone foundations are often a source of frequent worry to owners of old homes and/or potential buyers. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has been helping homeowners for over 85 years secure their properties so that they are resting on a stable foundation. Anglin’s is the name to trust for the highest quality foundation repair in and around Atlanta.

Houses support a great deal of weight that must be supported for years and years in the future. Having an unqualified foundation structure can compromise the entire structure, not to mention produce sloping floors, cracked walls, and other damage. Repairing a home’s foundation requires the knowledge and expertise of the experts. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair, our contractors professionally inspect the property to determine the most suitable repair methods.

Homes built upon stone foundations require specific correction in order for the home to remain standing and for it to be a quality dwelling place for a family. The most common damage to a home built on a stone foundation is that the mortar that was used to hold the stones in place has begun to flake away and compromise its strength. As the mortar continues to erode, the remaining substance between the stones begins to fall out and shift around.

Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has the experience and know how to protect your property and reestablish its integrity. Our motto is that we will Fix it for Life, the First time. We understand that your property is a huge investment, and we do not take the responsibility for repairing it lightly. We have the solutions, expert experience, equipment, and proven value for you.

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How’s Your Garage Holding Up?

Foundation Repair Specialists Marietta GAYou open your garage door, pull your vehicle inside, close the garage door, and think nothing of it until you need to open the door again. However, it is important that you take the time to regularly inspect the foundation of your garage to determine how it is holding up. Most garages are built upon concrete slab foundations, and are, therefore, inclined to crack and settle. Special attention should be given to the status of your garage’s foundation as it is attached to your home and any issue that your garage may have can translate to problems inside the home. If you notice any signs of foundational damage of your garage (i.e. cracks in the walls, cracks in the floor, uneven floors, separation from the garage trim from the exterior of your home, or stair-step cracks in the exterior brick surrounding your garage door opening) it is time to call in the experts at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair.

Georgia is known for its infamous “Georgia Red Clay” and how it is not the ideal soil for most things. This includes offering structural support to a slab foundation. A slab foundation relies on the soil beneath it to offer support and to absorb tension as the moisture content will fluctuate again and again. Many times homeowners find that the reason behind their garage foundation issues is due to incompetency on the builder’s part to ensure that the quality of the soil is optimal for building.

Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair has been helping homeowners and commercial property owners for more than 85 years correct problems with their foundations. Our experts have built our impeccable reputation by fixing the problem and preventing future issues from arising. As John Anglin says, “We fix it for life, the first time.” Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair is dedicated to helping you find the solution you need in order to save your property. Call us today.

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Custom Foundation Support System

Atlanta GA Home Foundation Repair ContractorsA solid foundation is necessary to support any type of structure in order to bear loads that that are within or on the building. Both the footings and the foundation distribute the load that is put upon the bearing surface. These are designed to keep a building level and plumb and to keep settling to a minimum. Homes and buildings built in an area with loose soil will need to have soil bearing characteristics taken into consideration. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we have the knowledge and experience to build a custom foundation support system that is specific to the area where a home or commercial property is proposed to be located.

Not all soil is ideal for building on. Here in the Southeast, our soil can be extremely diverse within different areas of a single state. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has over 85 years of experience in building homes and commercial properties all over Georgia. You can click through our website and find examples of our custom foundation support systems. In fact, we have developed a foundation support system for a large log home that was built on a 100-year-old flood plain with very loose soil. We used our capability and know-how to develop proper footings and foundation slab that has held that home with the strongest support. After more than sixteen years, there have been no signs of settling – that is a huge accomplishment that we are proud to boast about.

If you are interested in building, please take as much time and consideration into the footings and foundation of your home as you do choosing a house plan. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair, we offer a lifetime of structural and masonry experience that is backed by a lifetime warranty. Our number one goal is to get it right, the first time. Contact Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair today and let us know what we can do for you.

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Who are you going to call? Anglin’s

oldhouseA bit too late for that.

We thought we could fix anything but a broken heart (which we are working on) but we were wrong! Some things even we cannot repair.

My wife and I were traveling in our RV on the East Coast of Maine near Bar Harbor, when we sighted this interesting old house. We turned our RV around and stopped. I got out my Nikon digital camera and shot some photos and videos. ‘What a waste,’ I thought.

Old houses are almost as precious as “old dogs and children and watermelon wine.” They should not be neglected.

Thankfully, all is not lost. This old house still holds meaning, merit and value. Makers of unique, custom hand-crafted antique furniture love to take old houses like this – along with old barns, buildings and structures of any kind – and salvage the usable wood.

They salvage aged barn wood, siding, rafters, floor joists, wood beams, posts and other pieces of lumber. Then they clean and preserve the wood before handcrafting it into beautiful pieces of furniture.

One of these companies is Green Gables Furniture. My wife and I have purchased several of their custom hand-crafted furniture pieces. We love it!

Green Gables Furniture can take ‘disasters about to happen’ like the building pictured above and transform deterioration into fresh, new creations.

Anglin’s may not be able to compete with Mother Nature, but when given early warnings of structural problems or failures, we have solutions designed to work for almost any structure.

Don’t let your home deteriorate, we’re specialists at restoring buildings to safety and soundness.

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Bowed Basement Walls

Atlanta GA Basement Wall Repair ContractorsUnstable soil is a home’s worst enemy. Expansive clay and improperly compacted fill can leave foundations unevenly supported, triggering settlement and cracking of the basement. One common problem associated with poor construction or soil pressure for load bearing basement walls is that they will bow inward or outward. Not only can this devalue a home, but it can also be a safety concern for all family members or guests of the home. At Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repairs, we have been providing experienced professional basement wall repairs and foundation repairs in Atlanta since 1930. Our name has become synonymous with correcting all foundation issues, and we bring a lifetime of structural and masonry experience to every job, guaranteed.

When basements begin to show signs of foundational issues, the entire home is very close to having major structural problems. It is important to have any issue with your basement addressed immediately to avoid cracks and damage in the interior wood framing of your house or damage to the exterior brick, stone, or siding. The longer foundational issues exist, the more costly the repairs will become because they will continue to expand and affect multiple areas. Failure to correct these issues can threaten the entire structural integrity of your home. Fortunately, it is possible to rescue settled foundations and basement walls, and Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repairs is the name to trust. We can handle any type of basement foundation repair, and we have been doing so for over 85 years.

If you have noticed any signs of settling in your basement, please contact Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repair today. We offer free inspections, and we guarantee to fix your foundation problems for life. Your home is your largest investment, and we are here to help you protect your investment for years and years to come.

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Stabilizing Foundations with Resistance Piers

Marietta GA Foundation Repair ContractorsSettlement issues in the foundation of a home or commercial property must be dealt with in a timely, effective, and safe manner. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has been serving home owners and business owners in Atlanta since 1930 as a full service foundation repair contractor. We have the knowledge, expertise, and experience needed to stabilize your foundation right, the first time. We use only the highest quality materials, and we use methods that have proven successful for repairing foundations. We do not take shortcuts because your home, your business, and all who enter through your doors are much too important. You can put your trust in the experts from Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs to ensure that your home or commercial structure rests on a solid foundation that will last for many years to come.

Resistance piers (also called push piers or hydraulically driven piers) utilize high strength steel tube sections and a load transfer bracket to stabilize and/or lift sinking or settling foundations. At Anglin’s we developed our own proprietary system to connect the bracket to the foundation without drilling into the concrete foundation. Drilling into the concrete can cause further damage and compromise the foundation by adding cracks to the foundation. Our method prevents any damage to the footing or foundation, and our company – which has been around for 85 years, guarantees it.

Many times home owners and business owners do not know that they have a foundation settlement issue because there are no visible signs, and when there are visible signs that could mean a very lengthy and expensive repair. If you would like to schedule a free inspection and quote for your home or commercial structure, please contact Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs today. We are the expert foundation repair services in Atlanta, and we are here to faithfully serve you.

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We Fix It For LIFE!

Marietta GA Chimney Repair Company

At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs our motto is, “We fix it for life the first time.” These days it is hard to find a guarantee on most things. Whether it’s your expensive cell phone, car repair, or a brand new pair of shoes – most things just aren’t guaranteed like they used to be. Well, that is not the case at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs here in Atlanta. For the last 85 years we have guaranteed the service and work that we provide our customers, and we have no intention of taking that guarantee away. Our reputation rests upon the quality of work that we provide, and we refuse to provide anything less than the very best.

Here at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs we offer a wide variety of services to customers in the greater Atlanta area. We repair leaning and falling chimneys, cracked basement walls, compromised foundations, front steps that are separating from the home, back porches and decks that are not stable, falling retaining walls, and many more residential and commercial issues. With our years of experience we know that plumb, straight, and level are the essential necessities for all structures. It is unfortunate, but many builders do not take the time to thoroughly stabilize the foundation of a home or its surrounding structures. That, on top of the temperamental soil of the south, is a dangerous combination that can compromise the integrity of an entire home.

John L. Anglin puts his name on the line each and every time his company makes a repair. He is never satisfied with a halfway job because that does not fit in with the promise of his company. We are sorry that you have structural foundation problems, but Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has the solution. Our focus is on providing our customers with the best permanent services. At Anglin’s, we fix it for life the first time. Call us today.

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