Since the first aqueducts were built more than 2,000 years ago, people have relied on different water supply systems to get potable water to and throughout their homes. But with the introduction of modern plumbing systems, increasing numbers of people have been complaining about different noises coming from pipes.
Many homes in our area, including the best-designed ones, are bound to run into foundation problems at some point. Typically caused by differential settlement, seasonal weather changes, expansive soils, and/or poor drainage, serious foundation problems are quite difficult and costly to fix. But considering that these problems can cause major structural damage to your home, fixing them is of paramount importance in order to keep your home in top shape.
Water leaks can be a big problem for a homeowner. While a tiny leak in a pipe is quite easy to fix, more serious issues may require a complete repipe. If you’ve experienced different plumbing problems, such as frequent leaks in different areas of your home, pipe failure due to rust, low water pressure, discolored water, strange noises coming from pipes, and/or water that tastes or smells bad, you may need to repipe your home.
Because trees can boost a home’s curb appeal as well as its resale value, they’re great additions to properties. One drawback is that most trees send their roots out in different directions, including above the soil surface, for greater access to moisture, nutrients, and oxygen. When tree roots come up to the soil surface, they can damage the landscape and different structures around homes, including foundations, driveways, walkways, plumbing systems, and sewer lines.
PEX plumbing has several advantages over metal piping (copper) and plastic pipe systems. PEX is a crosslinked polyethylene that is flexible, doesn’t corrode, faster to install compared to others, and has less connections. PEX is very durable and costs less than copper pipes. It is crucial that you pick the correct pipe for you and your home.
There are two different types of lifetime warranties when it comes to foundations of homes. First there is a limited lifetime warranty which really covers less than what customers think. This kind of warranty often requires the customer to pay for the cost of the adjustment after only one or five years.
Replacing your old worn out pipes with PEX pipes offer new ways to save energy and money. Although modern technology hasn’t changed a lot in years, there are some new affordable products that will change the plumbing industry, such as increasing energy efficiency. PEX has been used for nearly 20 years in commercial and residential areas and here’s why.
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.
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.
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.