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5 Reasons Our Customers Choose Us for Foundation Repair

By Jon on May 24, 2022

Choosing the right foundation repair contractor may be one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life. Why? Well, if the foundation is repaired correctly, your home will provide adequate shelter and also keep you and your family safe and comfortable for many more years to come. Since we already wrote an article that explains why many people choose our company for house lifting services, we have decided to write a continuation of that article in order to present the 5 most important reasons why many Houstonians also choose us for foundation repair.

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5 Tips to Prepare You for the Hurricane Season

By Mark Jacobs on May 18, 2022

Officially beginning on June 1st, the hurricane season that typically affects the entire Atlantic region is just around the corner. This means that every single homeowner, who lives in Houston or any other Texas city that was ever pummeled by a major storm, should spring into action to prepare his home for the worst. If you’re ready to batten down the hatches, Allied Foundation is here with a few helpful tips.

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5 Reasons Our Customers Choose Us for House Lifting Services

By Mark Jacobs on May 11, 2022

Flooding is an annual problem in Houston, TX, and neighboring cities. Regardless of its underlying causes, flooding threatens our lives as well as our homes and appliances that have outdoor components, like the AC system.

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Tips for Protecting Your AC System from a Flood

By Jon on April 28, 2022

Flooding is an annual problem in Houston, TX, and neighboring cities. Regardless of its underlying causes, flooding threatens our lives as well as our homes and appliances that have outdoor components, like the AC system.

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Can My Plumbing Be Harming My Foundation?

By Mark Jacobs on April 19, 2022

Plumbing leaks and foundation damage may seem like two separate issues. But in reality, a causal relationship exists between them. In this case, a causal relationship essentially means that plumbing leaks can cause foundation damage and vice versa. To better understand how different plumbing problems can affect your home’s foundation, let’s discuss two scenarios that could impact any home in Houston.

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Services We Provide at Allied Foundation

By Mark Jacobs on April 14, 2022

Whether homeowners opt for different home improvement projects in order to make their homes more comfortable, add more livable space, or improve the structural integrity of their properties, the home improvement sector has seen continued expansion over the past few years.

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7 Tips for Foundation Repair

By Jon on April 5, 2022

One thing that many Houston homeowners aren’t aware of is that foundation damage can be prevented quite easily. By performing a few simple maintenance tasks, such as inspecting the foundation and the soil around it on a regular basis, addressing drainage issues as soon as you notice them, keeping the soil around your foundation moist enough during drought conditions, having regular plumbing inspections done by professionals to avoid leaks, and installing root barrier systems around the trees and shrubs that are growing too close to your home, you can prevent foundation problems and save money in the long run. 

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What Clay Soil Means for Your Houston Home

By Mark Jacobs on March 28, 2022

Among all soil types, clay soil, which is prevalent in the Houston area, has the greatest potential to damage a foundation. This type of soil can absorb a lot of water during the wet season, expanding in volume—a phenomenon also known as heaving—as it becomes more saturated. However, clay soil can also lose a lot of moisture during the dry season, shrinking, cracking, and potentially leaving gaps around your foundation. When that happens, rainwater can seep into the ground under your home every time it rains, reinitiating the expansion-contraction cycle.

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What Is Soil Stabilization?

By Jon on March 24, 2022

When it comes to the home foundations in the Houston area, soil stabilization is a very important factor to consider. In short, soil stabilization involves the use of different materials and techniques in order to alter the geotechnical properties of the soil, including its shear strength, compressibility, permeability, and plasticity, for better performance both during and after the construction process.

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Top Reasons Why You Should Not Wait to Fix Your Foundation

By Mark Jacobs on March 18, 2022

Typically, foundation problems lead to major structural damage and costly repairs over time. Even though minor foundation issues, such as hairline cracks and/or damp patches on the walls, floors, and/or ceilings, rarely indicate an immediate risk, they can get worse over time, potentially affecting the structural stability and safety of your Houston home.

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