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Foundation Repair 101

Foundation Problem Signs and Causes

Signs of Foundation Problems

As a homeowner, you might be beginning to notice that something about your house is not quite right. One or more of your home’s external walls might be leaning. Your exposed foundation walls could be buckling under the weight of the house a bit. Or, you could be noting a wide array of other telltale home foundational distress signs, including nails coming out of frames, curling or separating wallpaper, or windows that will not properly bind to their sills when closed. If one or more of these trouble signs are occuring in your home, it is wise to put your home’s foundation repair needs at the top of your list.
WARNING! Do not get sucked in by unscrupulous amateur foundation contractors that will only mask your home’s problems for a short time. Educate yourself now on the causes of foundational distress, and the process in which experts in the field permanently re-stabilize your home’s structure to protect yourself from costly future problems.

Foundation Repair Methods

There are a number of possible causes of the tell tale signs of home foundation problems. Each problem requires a specific solution and there are several methods which can be used. Some of the concrete slab repair or pier and beam foundation repair techniques include mudjacking, slabjacking, helical piers, push piers and sometimes timber repair for damaged floor joists or beams. A professional foundation repair contractor can inspect and evaluate your situation and recommend the best possible solution.

Causes of Home Foundation Problems

Your foundation acts as a rain and humidity barrier against the wet or moist soil under your home. However, when plumbing leaks occur, your foundation structure weakens and can move from the pressure constantly being thrust upon it. Seasonal moisture changes, resulting from extreme dry weather alternating with extreme wet weather, can also initiate foundational movement. Additionally, faulty foundation construction, foundations built on clay soils, and settling of older homes can also cause foundation problems. To assure that your problem, not just the visible damage, has been repaired you need to address the root causes of any shifting, sinking or settling.

The Expert Home Foundation Contractors Repair Process

When you call a home foundation repair contractor, he or she should come out to your home to inspect the foundation and give you a free estimate of the level repair costs. When you commission the contractor to do the work, he or she should also advise you of required city building or repair permits, if necessary by law in your area. Then, he or she should inform you if your landscaping will be moved and returned to its proper place after the repair, and exactly what post-repair services he or she offers.

When you choose highly-skilled home foundation contractors, they will be able to offer you assistance in all of the above facets of home foundation repair. For example, an expert, one-stop foundation contractor will be able to stabilize your stone or concrete foundation. Once your foundation is secure, the same contractor will patch cracks in the slab itself, as well as repair cracks in brick and mortar walls, or fill and patch cracks in basement walls. To properly fix any problems with mortar and brick cracks or separation you will need a masonry contractor. Most foundation repair companies will refer you to a masonry contractor however a limited few offer both foundation and masonry services.

Before hiring any contractor or company you should request a list of prior customers to call for references, and provide before and after pictures of similar foundation problems they have fixed for highly satisfied past customers.

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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John Anglin

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Anglin's Foundation & Masonry Repairs 1027 Oregon Trail Southwest Marietta GA, 30008
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