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Sunken Steps Stop the Welcome Home Southwest Marietta, GA
cracked and sinking brick stoops

When you enter your home, you are entering your castle and place of retreat. The feeling of relaxation and home should hit you as you approach the steps and doorway. However, when those steps are sunken and broken, not only do they spoil that welcome home, they also pose a safety hazard.

What Causes Sunken Steps?

Several things cause sunken steps, but the most common one is soil. When the steps were poured, the soil may not have been level and firm; or, moisture, erosion and other conditions can shift the soil. Once the balance has been disturbed, the steps lose their support and fall or sink into the ground. Before you know it, your steps are uneven and unsightly.

The soil could be excessively dry, which causes it to contract. On the other hand, it could be too wet, causing an inability to hold the concrete in place firmly. Or the wrong type of soil was used in the beginning. In addition, different types of soil can bear different amounts of weight. Concrete steps are heavy, and if the soil can’t support the weight, sinking and cracking will become a problem.

Why are Sunken Steps a Problem?

Many homeowners put a high priority on the feeling of home. They take particular pride in making sure everything looks its best all the time. Unfortunately, sunken steps are an eyesore and will bring down the curb appeal of your home.

Even more important than aesthetics, sunken steps are dangerous. It is easy to trip and fall when the surface isn’t even, particularly for older adults or young children. Anyone who is carrying something to or from the house has an additional hazard to worry about. In addition to not wanting anyone to get hurt, a bad fall can lead to big expenses if an injury occurs.

Repairing your sunken steps doesn’t have to be put off. Instead, you need a concrete expert you can depend on to fix it right – the way it should have been done in the first place. That’s where Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs comes in. We will come out and give you a free estimate on your sunken step repairs. That way, you know exactly what to expect.

Then, we will repair your steps and make sure the entrance to your home is as good as new or even better. Contact Anglin’s Foundations & Masonry Repairs today.

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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