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When Should I Worry about Cracks in Basement Walls? Southwest Marietta, GA
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It would be almost impossible to find a home in Atlanta without a single crack in the basement walls. When the problem is minor, repair options are not all that costly. However, moderate to major cracks are both a safety hazard and potentially expensive to repair. Knowing the difference could save you money if the issue is addressed early.

Minor Cracks

In most cases, smaller cracks are caused by acceptable levels of settling. If a crack is an 1/8 of an inch or smaller, it is not likely the beginning of a structural failure. The main problem you may run into is moisture intrusion.

Epoxy filler is enough to repair small cracks, unless we suspect that there is a greater risk to structural integrity. Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs can conduct a free inspection to determine the root cause of small cracks and make recommendations for correction.

Moderate Cracks

If you are dealing with moderate cracks, expect to see spaces of 1/8 to ¾ of an inch. These defects may indicate that there are structural problems, such as leaning in the foundation. Moderate cracks are more likely to get worse over time and become a major concern.

When we find moderate cracks in your basement walls, a foundation inspection is necessary. The good news is, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs can handle the entire project from foundation to walls.

Major Cracks

Larger cracks are ¾ of an inch or more in width. A leaning foundation is associated with major cracks and these issues are worth worrying about. The structural integrity of your home is compromised by large cracks and the root cause.

Do not ignore major cracks in basement walls. As foundation specialists, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs can assess what is going on and provide excellent services. We understand that your home is important to you. All our craftsmanship is guaranteed and we are passionate about restoring family properties in Atlanta.

If you are concerned about cracks in your basement walls, call Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs to book a free inspection today. Do not let the problem get out of hand! We have the tools and experience you need to protect your home.

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

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Anglin's Foundation & Masonry Repairs

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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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