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You Don’t Have to Tear Down Your Sinking Steps Southwest Marietta, GA
Sinking steps repaired by Anglin's Foundation & Masonry Repair

Do your front steps seem to be slowing sinking since you moved in? It is not uncommon for concrete steps to settle over time. Concrete is heavy, and the soil underneath it can become too weak to support it, causing your steps to crack, sink or become unleveled.

Before you resort to tearing down your settling stairs and starting over, you should know that Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repairs has a solution. Our structural engineers and masonry repair experts are fully equipped to repair and level settling stairs. Our hydraulic piers are proven to achieve the proper soil depth to lift the stairs back to their original position. This is an effective and permanent solution, as tearing them up and rebuilding them will only result in settling again and wasted money.

What Causes Stairs to Settle?

Your outdoor steps are exposed to extreme weather elements and repetitive use throughout the year. Stairs that once stayed level may show their poor construction or lack of support over time. There are several possible causes of steps settling or sinking, including:

Soil compaction
When the soil underneath the steps becomes compacted, it can cause the steps to sink over time. This can happen naturally or as a result of heavy foot traffic.

If the soil underneath the steps becomes saturated with water, it can cause the soil to become soft and unstable, leading to settling or sinking.

Shifting soil
Changes in the moisture content or temperature of the soil can cause it to shift and move, which can result in settling or sinking of the steps.
Poor construction
If the steps were not properly constructed or installed, they may not be able to withstand the weight of people walking on them, causing them to settle or sink.
Foundation issues
If the foundation underneath the steps is unstable or damaged, it can cause the steps to settle or sink. This can happen as a result of natural settling over time, or due to damage caused by environmental factors like earthquakes or flooding.

Steps before and after repair by Anglin's Foundation and Masonry Repair

How Can Steel Resistance Piers Help and What to Expect?

When steps are built on settling soil (such as improper backfill of the foundation), we know what to do at Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repairs. We can install steel resistance piers to reach proper bedrock soil bearing strata.

Steel resistance piers, or hydraulic piers, can be an effective and permanent solution for fixing settling steps, and helping you avoid the hassle and expense of tearing down the steps and starting over.

Here’s the basics of what happens when choosing Anglin’s to fix your settling steps with steel resistance piers:

One of our team members will inspect the area around the settling steps to determine the extent of the settling and the underlying causes.
The area around the steps will be cleared and prepared for installation of the steel resistance piers.
Steel resistance piers will be installed deep into the soil underneath the steps until they reach a stable soil layer. This is done using hydraulic equipment that applies pressure to the piers to push them into the ground.
Once the piers are in place, they will be attached to brackets that will support the steps and prevent any further settling.
After the installation is complete, our team is careful to clean the area around the steps and restore it to its original condition.

Steps before and after repair by Anglin's Foundation and Masonry Repair

Let Us Fix Your Sinking Stoop Today!

Settling steps and sinking structures around your home can be concerning – but it is not uncommon and certainly not unrepairable in most cases. Trust our qualified foundation repair specialists to determine the best course of action for your sinking stairs. Call Anglin’s for your estimate in Atlanta.

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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