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March 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 ⇒
Over time, concrete patios, pool decks, stairs, walkways, foundations, and driveway slabs can settle and sink. To a homeowner, this looks and seems like a major problem. Thankfully, there are cost effective, long-term solutions available right in the Atlanta area. The team at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your home’s sinking concrete and determine the root of the problem.
Once a plan of action has been agreed upon with the home or business owner, a lightweight polyurethane foam is pumped into small holes in the concrete. Within a matter of minutes, the area is lifted and leveled because of the expansion and flow of polymers contained in the foam. The foam is ultra-lightweight, fills in voids, and will not burden the soil beneath. Holes are patched immediately. Read More ⇒
Many homes are built with a crawl space as a foundation instead of slabs or basements. A floor that is sagging over crawlspace is a sign that structural problems may exist. What may be happening underneath a home’s floors? Soil expands and contracts and puts pressure on a foundation. Typically, outer walls, columns, and beams support crawl spaces. Any of these can be compromised when the soil settles over time. Termites, ductwork installation, and plumbing through joists are common causes of structural issues in crawl spaces. There is also the issue of moisture causing wooden support beams to rot. When the wood is compromised, the floors will become unlevel and sag, gaps can be found between walls and floors, and interior walls may show cracks. In addition to dank smells and humidity, moisture in a crawl space can also lead to the growth of mold, which is another serious problem for a homeowner. Read More ⇒
Patios and walkways are exterior expanses of your home that are meant to welcome and host family, friends, and guests to your home. These areas are often gathering spaces and entry ways that invite people to enjoy the outdoors. However, if these concrete areas are sinking and unlevel, they can provide an unsafe place for walking, pulling up a chair, or gathering to enjoy time together. Not only does slab settlement lead to unlevel concrete surfaces, but it can lead to further damage of your home. Read More ⇒
All 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 ⇒
One of the most common issues when purchasing an older home is uneven floors. Whether you bought a home at a great price or you are fortunate to have a large budget, flooring repair is not cheap. And, because it is not cheap, you certainly do not want to pay a lot of money to “fix” bad floors if you are not willing to repair the issues causing the bad floors. “Fixing” (i.e. putting a pretty band-aid in terms of new flooring) without repairing the root cause of the damage will only throw your money into a never-ending account of constant floor issues.
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Georgia 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.
Posted on behalf of John Anglin, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs
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