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This Is The Perfect Time Of Year For Chimney Repair

Marietta GA Repair Contractors for Failing or Leaning ChimneysAnglin’s has been repairing hundreds, if not thousands of tilting, failing or leaning chimneys throughout the Atlanta area. We have over 80 years experience and we have the expert knowledge of various construction methods and masonry skills to properly complete your structural chimney repair projects.

This time of year is the perfect time to seize the pleasant temperatures to repair your chimney. You no longer need to use your fireplace due to the winter’s cold temperatures, so it’s sitting just waiting to be repaired while it’s not being utilized. 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 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

A Cracked Chimney Should Never Be Ignored

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Brick leaning chimney – before

Chimneys are a beautiful focal point of a home or building. They add character, a sense of timeless beauty, and are often a huge selling point for buyers. However, while these structures can be beautiful in appearance, they can also be extremely dangerous. Any time there is a crack in a chimney, it signifies that there is some sort of issue with how it is aligned or attached to the home, or that there is a foundational issue. Any of these can cause threats to the chimney falling and injuring or killing anyone within the vicinity. That information is not mean to scare you, but to make you aware that a cracked chimney should never be ignored!

All parts of a home require a solid footing on which to rest. Front porches, back decks, retaining walls, and chimneys are all attached to homes and, therefore, also require a proper foundation. When a home’s foundation is not properly set before construction very serious, and expensive, issues will most likely occur. When a chimney begins to react to an improper foundation, cracks in the chimney are very common. However, while it may be a common occurrence due to an improper foundation, failing to hire a professional chimney foundation expert can cause dire consequences. The entire chimney can separate from the home and fall, killing people or pets and damaging anything else in its path.

Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs in Atlanta, Georgia has been the trusted source in Georgia for over 80 years as the number one name in chimney repair. When a chimney is cracked, tilting, leaning, or falling it should never be ignored. There are always special needs and considerations that must be made with every individual chimney, and we have the experience, expertise, and know-how to correct the issues behind your chimney problem. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs offers free chimney inspections and free quotes on the cost of the repair, so please call us today. Do not let another day pass without having your chimney assessed!

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We Fix It For LIFE!

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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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Front Porch Settling Repair

Sinking Steps Reapir Contractors in Atlanta GeorgiaThe front porch is supposed to be an inviting space where guests feel welcomed into your home. However, a front porch that is settling may seem like an unsafe area that is anything but attractive and welcoming. Just like a home’s foundation, front porches and stairs are susceptible to settling over time. This is typical when the soil on which they are built is disturbed from weather or construction. While there are DIY videos on YouTube that claim to offer advice and a video tutorial on how to fix a front porch that has settled, it is best left to the experts. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair, we are here to help homeowners and commercial property owners correct damage done by settling.

As with any type of foundational issue, if your front porch is sinking or pulling away from your home it is imperative that you have it repaired as soon as possible. For one, steps that pull away from the front porch are unsightly and will significantly lower the value of your home. Secondly, the liabilities associated with foundational issues of the home are typically on the homeowner. Therefore, if someone is injured due to the instability or unevenness of the front porch, an unfortunate turn of events may occur. The most common cause of front porch settling is poorly compacted soil during the building stage of your home or property. As time goes by, soil will compact itself due to rain and other outdoor forces. If this unprepared for settlement occurs, the porch it self will begin to fall.

Having a beautiful home starts from the outside. An attractive and fully functional front porch is great for the value of your home and invites others inside. If your front porch is settling and is in need of repair, please call Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair today. We have been in business since 1930, and we have built our company with integrity from day one. We have been repairing homes for decades, and we have the solution to your problems.

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Tie Backs and Sea Wall Anchors

Helical tie backs and sea wall anchorsMarietta GA Tie Backs and Sea Walls Anchors are designed to straighten or strengthen basement and retaining walls. When these foundation components fail to do their jobs, it allows for brick walls to lean, fall, and break apart. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, our masonry experts are highly experienced in diagnosing and repairing problems with these specialty masonry apparatuses.

Tie backs are installed in order to support new retaining walls or to strengthen retaining walls that have begun to bow. Tie back anchors’ size and load requirements are specific to each job and must be chosen with the correct engineering specifications needed. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we know the specifics of how tie backs function and what support they will add to a basement or retaining wall for years to come.

Bowed or leaning basement walls or retaining walls can cause major damage to a home. In fact, some damage can become so severe that walls may completely collapse if the proper method of repair is not done. If you have a wall anywhere on your home property that is leaning or bowing, it is time to call Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs. We have built our name of excellence for over 85 years, and we have no intention of ever changing that reputation. We have seen fads in the industry come and go, and we stick to the experience and knowledge that has proven effective for all of these years. We will provide an extensive list of references that will prove that we are the name to trust.

For any and all of your foundation or masonry repair needs, Anglin is the name you need to know.

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Chimney Repair Services

Chimney Repair Contractors in Marietta GAChimney issues are a common concern among many homeowners. From tilting, leaning, cracked, and falling chimneys, proper assessment and repair is necessary to prevent serious damage and injury. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair, we have repaired thousands of chimneys throughout the greater Atlanta area. With have over 80 years of experience repairing chimneys, and we have the expert knowledge and masonry skills to properly complete structural chimney repair projects. We are committed to providing our customers with a restored, straight, and properly aligned chimney to eliminate threats of it falling.

Some chimneys are metal frames that are surrounded by wood framing and enclosed with siding, while others are true masonry chimneys made with brick or stone. Masonry chimneys are subject to serious issues when their foundations are not on a solid footing. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair we have the experience and know-how to repair the issue from the ground up. We do not simply “patch” a problem, but correct all issues at their source. We know that doing a small repair on a chimney can lead to big problems in the future. Failing to hire a professional for chimney foundation work can lead to the loss of your entire chimney. And a falling chimney can kill people, pets, and cause an enormous amount of damage to surrounding property. There are special needs with each chimney repair, and Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair will assess each project as an individual project. There are no “one size fits all” solutions, and we would not offer them even if there were.

Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair has earned our reputation as the leader in foundation and masonry repairs for the last 80 years. We offer free chimney inspections and free quotes on the cost to repair your chimney problems. Do not wait until a catastrophe hits – take the initiative to correct your chimney today.

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Spalling Bricks

Atlanta Brick RepairsSpalling is the crumbling or flaking of bricks from a home or building. Spalling is typically caused by water damage during cold months, and it can cause extreme damage to a structure. It may be hard to believe, but water plays a very large role in many masonry issues. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs we have the reputation of experience and quality to support our business for more than 80 years. Left unrepaired, spalling bricks not only deteriorate the value of a home or building, but it can also threaten the structural integrity of a structure. You can trust John Anglin and his qualified team of masonry repair specialists to fix your spalling issues.

During cold weather, water that comes into contact with brick is not absorbed in the air. Because this water does not evaporate into the air, it can freeze against bricks. Water that freezes against brick will damage the brick due to the way water molecules expand when they freeze. As the water molecules expand, parts of the brick will begin to chip away and fall off. Repetitive cycles of this freezing cycle will compromise the structure of the bricks and can cause considerable damage. Once the outside surface of bricks chips and falls away, the entire masonry can deteriorate very rapidly. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we offer expert brick repair and masonry repair services. We can patch, repoint, repair, and replace damaged bricks in order to repair the outer walls of a structure. It may seem like common sense, but repairing bricks ultimately repairs the entire home or building. Bricks surround a foundation; once the foundation is compromised, serious (and expensive) damage can occur.

Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has been serving the residents of Atlanta and the surrounding areas since 1930. We continue to stand behind our repair work with a lifetime warranty. For more information about our services or to schedule an inspection, contact our Masonry Repair Contractors today. We look forward to working with you.

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Sinking and Settling Garages

Foundation RepairsCracks in the garage, whether inside or out, typically mean that there are underlying foundation problems in the home that are serious and should not be ignored. The middle column between garage doors can also crack, which is a telltale sign that the foundation is failing. For diagnosis of this problem and for the highest standard of repair, you can count on the foundation experts at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs. We have been repairing foundation issues since 1930. That’s 85 years of experience at providing homeowners with the safe and trusted service that they deserve.

At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we will thoroughly examine the entire structure of the home to accurately eliminate any other foundation issues. Once the garage has been identified as the source of the problem, we will use the most proven methods to support and strengthen the garage columns and openings to lift them back into their original positions.

Ignoring a sinking or settling garage for too long can lead to serious (not to mention, more expensive) problems in the future. A sinking foundation can decrease the value of a home significantly and cause it to fail inspections. Foundation repair needs should be dealt with immediately and aggressively by the professionals at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs. We will provide a guaranteed solution and prevent further problems from happening. Contact us today for any signs of a sinking or settling garage. We are Better Business Bureau accredited and have the reputation that has built our name for 85 years.

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