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Retaining Walls Southwest Marietta, GA
Retaining Walls Atlanta GA

Many homeowners have a retaining wall along the side of their home, yet they do not know why it is there. Other homeowners wonder whether or not they need a retaining wall installed. Understanding what retaining walls are for will help you know if you need one or if your current retaining wall needs repair.

A retaining wall is a structure that is designed to “retain,” or hold, the soil behind it. The most common types of retaining walls are built of concrete blocks, poured concrete, rocks, boulders, or treated timbers. All of these materials can successfully retain soil, but they have different life spans, and some are easier to use than others. Depending on your property’s needs and the aesthetic that you want to achieve, you will need to choose materials specifically for your project.

Repairing a retaining wall requires the expertise of a foundation expert. Any of the following signs mean trouble:

  • Leaning – Walls with a noticeable slant are not going to last much longer. Tree roots, poor drainage, or failed footing are all causes of a leaning retaining wall that will need to be taken down and rebuilt.
  • Bulging – When masonry develops a “pot belly,” the likely culprit is a buildup of water pressure behind the wall. Careful excavation behind the wall may allow a protruding section to be rebuilt.
  • Cracking – Minor cracks or blemishes in poured concrete retaining walls can be filled with hydraulic cement. However, if cracks are more than ¼-inch wide, ¼-inch deep, and more than 2-feet long, the wall most likely has structural damage.
  • Sagging – A pronounced dip in the top of a retaining wall indicates that the footing has failed in one spot. The footing may be able to be replaced.

Relying on a professional foundation repair company is necessary to save, repair, or rebuild your retaining wall. Since retaining walls perform a crucial function to the safety of your home and property, you do not want to take a DIY approach to repair your retaining wall. Contact Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs for a free inspection and quote. We are the name to trust in Georgia!

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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