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How Does Georgia Clay Soil Create Foundation Problems? Southwest Marietta, GA
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Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs is glad to be in the Great State of Georgia. The Peach State has lots to offer, but one reason you may have “Georgia on your mind” is the unique problem we have here with foundation issues. Georgia is known for its red clay soil, which is rich in iron oxide and other minerals. While this soil is great for growing crops, it can cause significant problems for homeowners when it comes to their home’s foundation.

Our specialists routinely encounter foundation problems due to poor clay soil. Let’s explore how Georgia clay soil creates foundation problems and what Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs can do to fix them.

Clay Soil Concerns

One of the main issues with Georgia clay soil is its high level of shrink-swell potential. This means that the soil can expand significantly when it absorbs water and then contract when it dries out. This constant expansion and contraction can put a lot of pressure on a home’s foundation, causing it to crack and shift over time.

Another issue with Georgia clay soil is its poor drainage. When it rains, the soil can become saturated with water, which can lead to erosion and instability. This can cause the foundation to settle unevenly, leading to cracks and other structural issues.

In addition to these issues, Georgia clay soil is also prone to soil liquefaction. This phenomenon occurs when saturated soil loses its strength and stiffness in response to applied stress, such as an earthquake or other seismic activity. Essentially, the soil behaves like a liquid instead of a solid, which can cause significant damage to buildings and other structures built on top of it. In the case of Georgia clay soil, the high water content and poor drainage can make it more susceptible to liquefaction during seismic events.

Signs of Foundation Problems Due to Clay Soil

Some of the leading signs of clay soil failing under a foundation include cracks in the walls, floors, ceilings, doors, and windows that no longer close properly and uneven floors. Homeowners may also notice gaps between the foundation and the walls or floors, as well as gaps between the chimney and the roof. If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to have your foundation inspected by a professional as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

Our methods for doing home foundation repairs include push-resistant piers, slab jacking, helical piers and custom solutions using our proprietary welded steel brackets. We are one of the top foundation repair contractors in Atlanta, Georgia, and have a long history of repairing issues with foundations on clay soil substrate.

Atlanta Home Foundation Repair

Foundation failures put your property and family in danger. If you detect any signs of foundation problems, contact Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs as soon as possible. We can quickly evaluate your foundation’s condition and recommend repairs. The sooner repairs are made, the faster your family and property can be more secure. Contact us today for a FREE quote.


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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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