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Dangers of Sagging or Sinking Steps Southwest Marietta, GA
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Sagging or sinking steps pose significant dangers and safety risks in residential and commercial settings. While it may seem like a minor issue, the consequences of neglected or poorly maintained steps can result in accidents, injuries and property damage. If you have signs of steps that are sinking or sagging, here are some reasons to schedule a repair as soon as possible.

Trip and Fall Hazards

One of the most immediate dangers of sagging or sinking steps is the increased risk of trips and falls. When steps are not level, individuals may easily lose their balance and stumble. Such accidents can lead to minor injuries like bruises and sprains or more severe injuries like fractures and head trauma.

Accessibility Issues

Sagging or sinking steps can create accessibility problems for people with disabilities or mobility issues. Uneven steps can be challenging to navigate for those using wheelchairs, walkers, or crutches, making it challenging for them to access buildings safely.

Structural Damage

The presence of sagging or sinking steps is often a symptom of underlying structural issues. Over time, these issues can worsen and lead to more extensive damage to the entire staircase and surrounding structures. Neglecting these problems can result in costly repairs and even compromise the stability of the building.

Increased Liability

Property owners can face legal liabilities if someone is injured due to unsafe steps on their premises. Negligence in maintaining safe conditions can lead to lawsuits and financial consequences for property owners.

Aesthetic Decline

Besides the safety concerns, sagging or sinking steps can also have a negative impact on the aesthetic appeal of a property. Uneven or deteriorating steps can make a property appear neglected and decrease its overall value.

Water Drainage Issues

Sagging or sinking steps can disrupt the proper drainage of rainwater. This can lead to water pooling on the steps, making them slippery and hazardous. Over time, water damage can exacerbate structural problems.

Increased Maintenance Costs

Delaying repairs on sagging or sinking steps can result in higher maintenance costs in the long run. Minor issues can escalate into significant structural problems, necessitating more extensive and expensive repairs or replacements.

Resale Value Reduction

For homeowners looking to sell their property, sagging or sinking steps can significantly reduce its resale value. Prospective buyers often consider the condition of the exterior, including the steps, as an important factor in their decision-making process.

Regular inspections and proactive maintenance are crucial to mitigate the dangers associated with sagging or sinking steps. Property owners should promptly address any signs of deterioration or structural issues to ensure the safety of occupants and visitors. If you live in Northern Georgia, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair is your source for sagging and sinking step repair. Our technicians can inspect your steps to identify the root causes of the problem and determine the most appropriate course of action to restore safe steps while protecting the integrity of your home or business. Call us today to schedule your step repair consultation.

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

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Anglin's Foundation & Masonry Repairs

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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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