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Signs of Potential Structural Failure in Basement Walls Southwest Marietta, GA
a wall during repair

Basement walls are typically load-bearing, which means significant structural failure could end in catastrophe. If you suspect that your basement walls are compromised, hiring a professional to assess the damage is critical.

There are several signs that may indicate basement walls are failing. While it is helpful to recognize when there is a problem, having the structures examined professionally is recommended.

Leaning, Tilting or Bowed Walls

If you notice that walls are leaning on one or more sides, it may indicate a potentially dangerous structural problem. Bulging is another issue that is cause for concern – especially if cracks have appeared in the affected section.

V-Shaped Cracks

A V-shaped crack that runs from the bottom of a wall to the top is usually indicative of a foundational problem. The crack gets wider at its peak due to differential settlement. If you identify this problem in basement walls, hiring a specialist who deals with foundation issues is recommended.

Shifting Cracks

Misalignment of walls on either side of a crack points toward rotation of the footing or foundation. A foundation specialist can confirm the problem and provide solutions for repairing the foundation. For this kind of structural failure, consider hiring a contractor who can repair both the foundation and basement walls.

Continuous Crack from Basement Wall to Concrete Floor

Geotechnical or soil issues often cause a crack to form that runs through the wall and floor. This type of crack is continuous, rather than a series of intersecting cracks. There are several potential causes of continuous cracks, all of which should be addressed by qualified professionals.

Floor Cracks Parallel to Walls

A floor crack that is parallel to a wall is usually accompanied by horizontal cracks in the adjoining wall. The most likely issue in this scenario is a problem with the footing or foundation. It is now time to have your basement walls and foundation inspected before damage worsens.

Small cracks in walls and foundations are not usually a major structural concern, although you should consider moisture intrusion. However, cracks that worsen over time could mean there is a problem with structural integrity.

To ease your concerns or repair damage to basement walls and foundation, reach out to Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs for an inspection today.

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!!

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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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