Foundation and Masonry Repair Blog
Spring 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
As 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
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
Sitting 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.
During 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
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
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
Homeowners are rightfully concerned when they realize that their chimney is leaning and separating away from the home. This indicates a serious foundational or structural hazard that needs to be addressed right away. There can be a number of reasons for a chimney to lean. Common causes are shifting soil, poor foundation construction, and inadequate water drainage. If the ground beneath your chimney is inadequate and causes the chimney to lean, it is likely that the entire home may be bearing more weight on the soil than it can properly hold. Warning signs that you should not ignore include cracks in the chimney, spaces or gaps between the home and the chimney, and obvious visible leaning either toward or away from the house. When a foundation needs to be repaired, a leaning chimney is a red flag. 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