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Plan Your Landscape with Home’s Your Foundation in Mind Southwest Marietta, GA

Now that spring is finally here, many people are getting outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather. As they take walks in their neighborhoods or sit in lawn chairs to relax, many people are looking around their property and planning landscaping projects. If this describes you, make sure you consider your home’s foundation before undertaking a project that may cause disastrous damage. To ensure you achieve both beautiful results and avoid compromising your foundation, here are a few things to keep in mind while landscaping around your foundation.

Tips For Landscaping

  • Don’t place trees and large plants too close to your house. Trees and large plants need room to grow. When planning your landscape, it is important to space your trees and large shrubs according to how big they will get – now the size they are when you buy them. You also need to remember that roots from trees and plants will spread far and wide. If roots expand close to your foundation, they can cause damage to the structure of your home.
  • Make sure gardens and flowerbeds slope away from your home. The last thing you want is to have water flowing towards your home. You want to plan gardens and flowerbeds so that they slope away from your home to avoid pooling water, swelling soil, uneven terrain, damage to your home’s structural stability.
  • Mulch, mulch, mulch! Keep your flowerbeds and gardens well mulched. This will ensure that the soil maintains a balanced moisture level that won’t get too dry or retain too much wetness in the ground.
  • Water plants near your house. Large plants and trees can seep moisture from the soil. You need to ensure that your largest landscape plants get enough water to prevent soil shrinkage. The ground beneath the foundation of your home needs a balanced amount of moisture to remain level. Large plants must receive the water they need so they are not “stealing” from the ground beneath your home.
  • Avoid too many plants, gardens, and flowerbeds. While it is easy to go overboard on beautiful landscape projects, you do not want to completely cover your home’s foundation with plants.

Make sure to leave a few four-foot areas of the foundation exposed for safety. These areas will help create a balance for the foundation of your entire home.

Posted on behalf of John Anglin, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs

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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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