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When people think of the “heart” of the home, they typically think of the kitchen. The kitchen is where thousands of meals are prepared throughout the years, and where memories are made, passed down from one generation to the next. While the kitchen may be where the heart is, the basement is where the best signs of a home’s health is.

Any signs of deterioration, shifting basement walls, or cracks in the basement floors should not be ignored. Left unchecked, these signs can lead to the failure of your home’s foundation and its structural security. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we want to help you stay ahead of extensive, and expensive, issues that can compromise the safety of your home.

The simplest thing you can do to stay ahead of major issues is to access the situation regularly. When you go down to the basement to store seasonal decorations, clothes, or tools – take just a few minutes to look around your basement for any visible signs of damage or structural failure. Below are the most important things to keep a lookout for.

  • Large cracks in the floors. Hairline cracks in your basement floors are not indicative of a problem. Fine cracks in the basement floor commonly result from surface shrinkage as the concrete dries and cures over the first 12 months after a basement floor has been poured. Any cracks that are more than 1/8″ wide need to be documented. Simply measure the crack’s width and write the measurement and date on the floor with a permanent marker. Any time you think that the crack has widened, you can re-measure it and compare it with the original measurement. Any crack over ¾” wide needs professional assessment as it can allow water damage to occur, or it may indicate foundational damage.
  • Bowing walls. A bowing wall that curves inward or outward is a sign that your house could be very close to having a major structural problem. Issues with basement foundations can cause extreme pressure on the wood framing.
  • Basement walls tipping. If you notice any type of gap or spacing at the top of the basement walls from the floor joist above, If the basement walls are not secured well at the top, they result in the majority of your wall being unsound.

All of these issues could result in losing the structural security of your home. Call Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs for our exceptional service.

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