Foundation and Masonry Repair Blog
Getting Your Plumb Back
Plumb: (adverb) Straight down or up – vertically
Level: (adverb) Straight from side to side – horizontally
Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs is passionate about making things straight for our customers. There are two words that we use a lot when describing things that are not straight: level and plumb. As you can see from the definitions above, level and plumb both have to do with being straight, but plumb means straight vertically and level mains straight horizontally.
Examples of something that is not level might be a shelf or surface that is not even. A round ball would roll off something that is not level. When you think about something that is not plumb, you can think about the leaning Tower of Pisa. There is certainly not a 90-degree angle between the outer walls and the ground on all sides surrounding the famous tower in Italy.
If you notice your walls or house is out of plumb or not level in areas, it’s time to call Anglin’s Masonry. There are many areas of your home or commercial property that could be out of plumb. Your chimney could be leaning, tilted and eventually falling. Your foundation may be causing your house to be settling, sinking and becoming unleveled.
Sometimes you can visually see that something is out of plumb or unlevel. Other times there will be signs that you have foundational problems. Cracking and separating of walls, bricks, concrete and floors are all indications that there may be a problem.
Contact us today for a lifetime of structural and masonry repair experience.