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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

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

Spring Is Here Is Your Deck Ready For Entertaining?

Marietta GA Sagging Deck RepairsSpring is officially here and we’re all excited to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. If you’re at home, the best place to be in the spring is on your deck. Reading a book, eating and grilling are all activities ideal for these perfect temperatures that spring brings us.

If you’re planning on being on your deck more often this spring, it’s important to ensure that your deck is ready for you. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has years of experience in deck post repair. Over the years your deck post and support columns, footings and foundations may begin to settle and sink into the ground. 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

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

Is Your Foundation Ready For Spring Showers?

Atlanta GA Sinking Slab RepairsMarch 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

Why Is My Concrete Sinking And Cracking?

Marietta GA Concrete Slab Repair ContractorsYou can trust Anglin’s Masonry to level your sinking concrete flooring. We first determine the cause of your problem and then create a plan to repair and level your sinking, sloped or sagging concrete floors. There are several reasons your concrete slab may be compromised. Read More

Is It Your Window Or Foundation That Is Causing The Problems?

Atlanta GA Foundation Repair ContractorsSitting inside your house and enjoying the views to the outdoors offers such a feeling of rest and security. However, if your window is damaged, it can take away from that pleasant sitting and viewing experience. The way to know for sure if your window problem is related to your foundation is to call our masonry and foundation specialists at Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repairs.

There are a variety of window issues you may have.

  • You may no longer be able to open your window. It may be jammed or be stuck.
  • Your window may be cracked.
  • You window suddenly does not open smoothly anymore.
  • Your framing around your window becomes cracked, damaged or compromised in some way.
  • You may be getting some water leaking in through some of the cracks in the bay window area.

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Making Coming Home A Peaceful Experience Again

Marietta GA Sinking Foundation RepairDuring the month of February the focus in on love. It’s a time for everyone to reflect on what they love most in life. The affection is usually shown to your Valentine and family members. It can also be a time to reflect on what you love the most. Your home may fall into the category of what you love the most. It really is your home sweet home!

Have you lost the loving feeling toward your home lately due to cracks or repairs that need to be fixed? If you witness a crack or collapse of your garage door opening, pulling into your driveway it can be a very stressful experience each day. When you come home you want to experience peace, but all you can focus on is that potentially dangerous crack above the place where you’re about to park your car for the night. Read More

How You Can Save Your Sinking Concrete

Marietta GA Concrete Foundation RepairsOver 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

Is Your Deck Unlevel?

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Does your deck seem to tilt or lean? Is it lower in one corner or on an entire side? Does it look like it is detaching from the house? It is not uncommon for deck posts and support columns to sink over time. As the posts and columns sink deeper into the ground, the deck is compromised and begins to sag and become unlevel. At the first sign of sinking, it is imperative to evaluate the deck’s safety. Even minimal settling is a safety hazard and can lead to costly repairs if not handled promptly.

With the cycles of freezing weather, we have had in the Atlanta area, soil can shift and cause further settling. This can worsen the stability of the deck and possibly render it unsafe for use. Many people try to build up the areas where the sinking is obvious, but never really address the root cause. Just replacing a post or two may bring a deck or porch back to level, but it is likely only a temporary fix. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair, we will identify the cause of the sinking and fix the problem once and for all. Read More