The front porch is supposed to be an inviting space where guests feel welcomed into your home. However, a front porch that is settling may seem like an unsafe area that is anything but attractive and welcoming. Just like a home’s foundation, front porches and stairs are susceptible to settling over time. This is typical when the soil on which they are built is disturbed from weather or construction. While there are DIY videos on YouTube that claim to offer advice and a video tutorial on how to fix a front porch that has settled, it is best left to the experts. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair, we are here to help homeowners and commercial property owners correct damage done by settling.
As with any type of foundational issue, if your front porch is sinking or pulling away from your home it is imperative that you have it repaired as soon as possible. For one, steps that pull away from the front porch are unsightly and will significantly lower the value of your home. Secondly, the liabilities associated with foundational issues of the home are typically on the homeowner. Therefore, if someone is injured due to the instability or unevenness of the front porch, an unfortunate turn of events may occur. The most common cause of front porch settling is poorly compacted soil during the building stage of your home or property. As time goes by, soil will compact itself due to rain and other outdoor forces. If this unprepared for settlement occurs, the porch it self will begin to fall.
Having a beautiful home starts from the outside. An attractive and fully functional front porch is great for the value of your home and invites others inside. If your front porch is settling and is in need of repair, please call Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repair today. We have been in business since 1930, and we have built our company with integrity from day one. We have been repairing homes for decades, and we have the solution to your problems.
Posted on behalf of John Anglin, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs