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Deck Post Repair: Don’t Neglect a Sinking Deck Southwest Marietta, GA
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A properly built deck will have some sort of foundation under the support posts. If you installed sturdy supports but your deck seems unlevel, your foundations or footings may be sinking. You may need a deck post repair before the footings fail and take the deck down with them.

Once footings or foundations begin to sink into the ground, the support posts on top can start to lean. This slanted surface is not only unsightly – it can be dangerous if the beams become unstable and can no longer support the weight of the deck.

Symptoms of a Sinking Deck Foundation

Deck footings and foundations can sink for different reasons. Water damage and erosion can destabilize the area around or under the footings. Certain soils, such as clay, move when they expand and contract as moisture levels change. This movement can create conditions that allow your footings to slip deeper into the ground.

Some symptoms of a sinking deck include:

  • Movement in the deck when you walk on it
  • Obvious gaps between the deck and the house
  • Cracked or split decking
  • Warped boards and railings
  • A lean or slant in any direction

Any of these conditions may indicate you need deck post repair. It’s important to contact a qualified post repair and foundation expert right away. Delaying could not only end up costing you more money, but it could also result in a total structural failure.

How to Repair Sinking Deck Posts

Deck post repair addressing sinking footings is not a do-it-yourself job. It is a difficult process requiring a thorough understanding of soils, footings, foundations and load-bearing calculations. The term ‘raising the deck’ seems simple, but it isn’t. You could irreversibly damage the footings, further destabilize the ground or compromise the integrity of the deck itself. If the job is done incorrectly, major accidents can occur, and you could be seriously injured.

Deck post repair is a job for the professionals. Our experience in stabilizing supports and repairing deck posts will provide you with a safe, long-lasting and level deck. Contact Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs in Atlanta for your free inspection today.

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

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Anglin's Foundation & Masonry Repairs

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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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