How to Protect Your Houston Home From Flooding

By Jon on August 6, 2020

Buying a house in the Houston area can be overwhelming. Living near the coast can cause some house problems when it comes to flooding, but there is something we can do to help prevent that. It is important that you know the flooding risk of the area in which you live. You should have preparations done to your home, such as a flood control system. Also by contacting your flood insurance agent for any additional recommendations to protect your home. Most home insurances do not offer flood insurance, and that is why living in Houston, some people may make flood insurance mandatory.

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Is PEX Piping Environmentally Friendly?

By Mark Jacobs on July 30, 2020

The amount of damage that can be done to your floors, walls, and foundations by a busted pipe can be a lot. The time and money it will take to have your foundation fixed doesn’t have to be a big task. Luckily for you, Allied Foundation can help replace the busted or broken pipe for a reasonable price. For cost effective and safe building materials, plastic piping such as PEX should be part of your next material used for piping your home.

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Cost to Fix a Foundation in 2020

By Jon on July 22, 2020

The foundation of our homes has changed over time, becoming more detailed and advanced. The process of having to fix your foundation can be scary and cost a lot of money. It is important to remember that repairing your foundation does not mean that you are starting over. We are only fixing what is broken and leaving the good alone.

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Root Barriers: How they Work, and How We Install Them

By Mark Jacobs on July 13, 2020

A BioBarrier System should be installed if you are worried about your tree roots expanding and damaging your house. Tree root damage is more common than you think, damaging not just the foundation, but also plumbing and the landscape of the home. This usually only happens when a tree is planted too close to a house. If the tree has aggressive roots, then they will reach out for water wherever they can. Although trees can add beauty and shade to your home, they can also cause some problems.

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PEX or Copper? Which is More Sustainable?

By Jon on July 7, 2020

Not too long ago, professionals were challenged to create a structure, other than copper, that is sustainable, cost-effective, and high performing. Environmental building designs had shifted and the industry needed something new that could do the job. However, the new technology we have helps find the happy medium of being environmentally safe as well as still making money. 

Topics: Pipes PEX
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Hurricane Season in Houston: Everything You Should Know

By Mark Jacobs on June 29, 2020

The Atlantic hurricane season has officially begun! Although the historical peak of the season is from mid-August through mid-October, it’s never too soon to start preparing for a hurricane. The best way to protect yourself, your family, and your property is to get ready for extreme weather events well in advance. Here is a succinct guide on how to prepare for a tropical storm that may escalate into a hurricane.

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Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

By Mark Jacobs on June 18, 2020

Although many people believe that summer home maintenance is mostly about cleaning, it’s actually aimed at checking and repairing various structures and systems within the home. While you might already be aware of the most important summer maintenance chores, overlooking some tasks may result in more expensive and time-consuming repairs later on. To ensure that nothing gets left behind, here is a list of summer maintenance tasks that will help you get your Houston home ready for the season.

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Flooding in Houston: What You Should Know Before, During, and After

By Jon on June 10, 2020

If you live in a flood-prone area, you most probably know that the effects of failing to prepare for a flood in Houston can range from slight discomfort to devastation. Thanks to the National Weather Service, which issues flood watches and warnings when flooding is possible or imminent, floods no longer take us by surprise. But just being aware of a potential flooding event cannot help you prevent water damage to your home. The following guidelines are designed to help you properly prepare for a flood and protect yourself, your family, and your home during and after one. 

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Improving the Look of the Brick on Your Older Home

By Mark Jacobs on June 5, 2020

The new homes that are built nowadays include higher-quality materials, better insulation, and state-of-the-art technologies that make them more energy-efficient than older homes. However, we all love the old Houston homes, with their complex architectural structures and decorative details, which create a sense of history and permanence.

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Top 10 Maintenance-Free Flowers and Plants

By Jon on May 27, 2020

During the summer, many homeowners love spending time outdoors and tending to their flower beds. On the downside, maintaining a beautiful flower bed can take a lot of time and effort, especially during the hot summer months. Luckily, there’s a much easier way to work more efficiently, so you can spend more time enjoying your flower bed than tending to it. And it all starts with choosing the right flowers, plants, and trees.

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