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The Wise Man

Marietta GA Home Foundation ContractorsHave you ever heard that children’s song about the wise and foolish man? It talks about the wise and foolish builders of a house. The wise man builds his house upon a rock and the foolish man builds his house on the sand. In the end, the foolish man’s walls come tumbling down. Not a real big shocker there, huh?

In reality, most builders would never describe themselves as foolish, but there are times when a builder makes a foolish mistake in building a solid foundation. The results are often devastating and can cause literal tumbling down of walls. This is serious business and not just a song sung by children. Read More ⇒

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.

Posted on behalf of John Anglin, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs
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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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Pre-Construction Piers

A Pre-Construction Pier is a type of structural pier that is installed below a structure before it is built. Many architects, engineers, and builders are beginning to take note of the importance of knowing what is truly below the surface before they begin building. Here in the Southern States, we deal with many soil issues that can compromise the strength and integrity of a home or commercial structure. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs is the company that Atlanta trusts for the best in pre-construction piers in order to ensure that they are taking the proper methods necessary to prevent structural issues.

A home or a commercial structure is a huge investment, and it is shocking how many builders simply scratch a little dirt, flatten it out, and then simply pour a foundation before building. Knowing what is below the ground where any structure is being built is a very important step to providing a solid structure that will last for many years. Buried debris, clay, sinkholes, and muck all have the potential to significantly damage and threaten the foundation of a structure. Installing pre-construction piers guarantees that a home or commercial structure will rest on a solid base and will be stable for years and years to come.

Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has been guaranteeing our foundation services for 85 years. We have built our business on reputable services and we have earned our reputation through quality. To receive more information about our services and to get a free quote for installing pre-construction piers, contact us today. We look forward to working with you.

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Slabjacking Contractors in Atlanta GASinking concrete can be a danger in any situation, but when the sinking concrete is in a home or building’s foundation, the situation can be dire. Concrete that is sinking is typically due to it being installed on poorly compacted fill dirt. Slabjacking is a method of filling the spaces beneath existing concrete to raise the foundation level back to where it needs to be. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs offers slabjacking services to residential and commercial dwellings in order to stabilize sinking concrete building slabs.

Slabjacking is done by experienced masons who begin by drilling a pattern of holes small holes into the sunken slab. A grout mixture is then pumped under low pressure (around 10 PSI) under the slab using a hose that fits into the drilled holes. Once the voids are filled under the slab, the grout becomes pressurized, hydraulically raising the concrete slab to the desired height. The grout used is typically comprised of water, Portland cement, Bentonite or flyash, and sand. Additives are also used in order to prevent shrinkage. Any shrinkage would compromise the stability of the stabilized concrete and would put the slab right back in the same sinking situation.

At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we are committed to providing our customers with the most professional services available. We have the staff, equipment, systems and manpower to accomplish any job. Our dedication to providing our customers with perfection has been evident since we started back in 1930. We promise what we do, and we do what we promise. If you are in need of masonry repairs, call Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs today. We have the solution to your structural foundation problems.

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