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Bowing Basement Walls Due to Hydrostatic Pressure Southwest Marietta, GA
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When foundation problems begin to show themselves in your basement walls, it is time to contact a structural expert. Hydrostatic pressure can cause cracks in the walls of your basement, flood your basement, and ultimately cause significant structural damage to your home. Hydrostatic pressure is the outward and downward pressure that is caused by standing water pushing against any object that blocks it. When this pressure is pushing against your exterior basement walls, your basement walls can become stressed by thousands of pounds of unforgiving hydrostatic pressure.

Homes that are most susceptible to damage caused by hydrostatic pressure are those with a foundation or basement built entirely or partially below the water table. Houses that sit on a hillside where water runs down from above are also vulnerable to the significant force known as hydrostatic pressure. It is also important to note that homes built more than a decade ago typically have a lower quality concrete used in their home’s foundation construction. Regardless of the quality or whether water constantly pushes against your basement walls, there are visible signs that indicate basement moisture problems due to hydrostatic pressure. These visible signs include:

  • Efflorescence (a crystalline deposit of salts that forms on concrete, brick, or stone)
  • Humidity in the basement
  • Mold growth
  • Walls that bow inward or outward
  • Cracks in the wall
  • Strange smells in the basement

When basement walls show these signs, your home could be very close to having a major structural problem. Problems with basement foundations can cause pressure on your wood framing and cracks in your interior drywall or exterior brick or stone walls. Failure to properly fix these problems can threaten the structural integrity of your home.

Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs is the name to trust if you are looking for a foundation repair company that will fix your foundation right, for life. We offer free inspections, and we are happy to provide you with a free quote. Anglin’s has been the name that homeowners have turned to for over 90 years here in the Metro-Atlanta area. Call us today.

Posted on behalf of John Anglin, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs

 

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Our Client Reviews

Anglin's Foundation & Masonry Repairs

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 55 reviews

Tammy S.

From start to finish, everyone at Anglin's was amazing! Gus was responsive, always answered his phone, knowledgeable, professional, honest and fair. He went above and beyond to make a stressful situation less stressful. Scheduling was a breeze and the crew that arrived on the job (on time, I might add) were courteous, respectful and efficient. They allowed me to watch and take pictures, and explained the process step-by-step, as well as what results were to be expected. Iggy was so knowledgeable, professional and amazing. He was able to pin point a problem that 2 other competing companies couldn't explain or relay in layman's terms what needed to be done and why. He was an absolute superstar in easing the mind of the buyers purchasing the house. His 27 years experience was so valuable. Shelly was quick to send paid invoices and warranty information. Everyone did an amazing job and I would recommend them highly.

Penelope Greensmith

I cannot say enough good things about GUS at Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry! GUS, was fast and gave a free estimate on raising, reattaching and fixing my brick stairs. I will be sure to post before and after photos! Thank you GUS for your no nonsense, straight forward approach! Thank you for listening to me! The Greensmith’s

Regina Renee Kalasz

Today was a install of a 2nd beam for our house... first one was easy, 2nd one gave them a run for their money. But they stuck it out and got it done! Awesome work! I'd throw a + behind my 5 stars if I could. Sorry I held your crew up, but they were determined to get it done with no issues. So shout out to your team Chris, Leo and Dan!

Scott Lapin

The team that lifted our chimney was prompt, courteous and efficient. Other then the repair, you simply could not tell they were even there despite the fact they had to remove part of our deck to do the work. I would HIGHLY recommend them.

Melissa Reed

Diagnosis and estimate from a picture, arrived as scheduled, done in just a couple hours and results were absolutely amazing. Price, workmanship, clean up - everything was absolutely 5 star!! Highly recommend these folks!!! I must add, 2 other well known and much advertised companies came out and estimated 6x the work and price, claiming we had more issues than what was actually going on. These guys call it like it is - honesty and integrity are hard to find in construction.

Dana Brennan

This crew is top notch. Worked with the office and mainly with Gus on site who was great. Showed up early, super knowledgeable, tons of experience. We really felt served in the way he recommended only what needed to be done and at a great price. Had another company wanting to add in other extras and unnecessary work. HIGHLY recommend Anglin!!

Aaron Gray

Quick to call back and totally honest. I wasn't sure if I had a foundation issue or a flooring issue but after a few questions, Nathan helped to figure out that it thankfully wasn't a foundation issue. Insteand of trying to sell me a job, Nathan helped me to make a good decision. I hope I never have foundation issues but if I do, this is the company I'm hiring.

Jake Herman

Another masonry contractor referred us to Anglin because we had a concern about the structural integrity of our chimneys. We were told that they were the best people to talk to. I called them and they actually came by to assess my house within two hours. Although I was fully prepared to spend a lot of money to stabilize my chimneys, he did a full assessment and very honestly told me that my chimneys were fine and just needed some caulking where the mortar met the brick. I greatly respect his expertise and honesty and would recommend him without reservation.

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