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Summer is winding down, which means that cooler temperatures are in the not too distant future. It will be time to get out on your back deck or covered porch and enjoy the pleasant evenings with your family and friends. Or will it?
A deck or covered porch that is unlevel is a significant concern to homeowners because drastic consequences can occur. A deck that is unlevel becomes unstable, and the security and safety of the deck is severely compromised. Decks posts that were not properly anchored or were installed on soil that was not properly compacted will sink over time.
At first, you may just notice that your table or chairs seem a bit wobbly, or you may notice that there is shifting in the deck when you walk across it. Please take note that these signs are extremely telling that your deck’s safety has been compromised, and we at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs highly suggest that you do not allow anyone out on your deck. Decks with an unstable foundation have been known to fall at unexpected times, often killing or severely injuring those on the structure or beneath it.
Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has the experience, knowledge, and expertise to repair your deck so that it is level and safe again. We have helped hundreds of residents in the Atlanta area with deck post repair services by repairing problems with footings and foundations. We offer a lifetime of structural and masonry experience to every job that we take on. With over 85 years of experience under our belt, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair is the name that you can trust and depend on to do the job right, the first time.
Please call us immediately if you notice any changes in your deck’s structure or levelness. All of our work is backed by our price protection and personal guarantee. Financing is available through Regions Bank.
Decks are often used as a great entertaining space for company and get-togethers. However, unlike a dining room or living room, a deck is an extension of the home that is subject to the whims of nature. Decks need to be built properly for load and local parameters to ensure a long and sturdy lifespan. Older decks were often not built with longevity in mind and homeowners are often faced with decks that begin to settle or pull away from the house. When the columns or deck supports sink into the ground the deck becomes out of level, unstable, and poses serious dangers to anyone who steps out onto it. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we offer superior deck post repair services for those who have decks that are leaning, pulling away from the house, or are out of level in any way.
Wood rot and wrongly sized components are the leading cause of deck post failures. Posts that are set in soil are subject to excessive water damage as well as the continued contraction and expansion of the soil. Tall decks, as well as lower decks, that have support issues due to post failures can lead to sudden collapse. With any failure of support, catastrophic results can occur; in many cases injuries and death are not uncommon.
If your deck is old or if you have begun to notice it being out of level or unstable, do not put off calling in the experts at Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs. We take pride in offering experienced and quality service to all of our clients. We promise what we do and do what we promise, and our promises have kept us in business since 1930.
Posted on behalf of John Anglin, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs
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