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How to Prevent Tree Roots in Sewer Pipes

By Jon on March 18, 2020

Trees are a wonderful addition to any home's landscape - they are beautiful to look at, they can offer shade and reprieve from the elements, and they can even do things like filter your water, and reduce erosion and greenhouse gases! While all of these are the perks that make trees a valuable asset to your lawn, there is a downside - when the tree roots start to take over your sewer pipes. This can be a major problem, not only because it can impact your plumbing, but because plumbing leaks and issues can lead to foundational problems, and a whole other slew of costs to do those repairs. In order to avoid breaking the bank, you need to know how to stop these roots, which is why Allied has put together this guide on how to prevent tree roots in sewer pipes. 

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What Is Involved in a Foundation Inspection? [And How To Get One Free]

By Jon on March 11, 2020

It is not always easy to know what to expect of the unkown - and for most, the unknown is foundation problems! There are a lot of causes to foundation issues, and there are a lot of ways to resolve them, but the first step is always going to be a foundation inspection. This can be an unknown in and of itself, so Allied Foundation has put together a guide on what a home foundation inspection involves, and how to get one for free!

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How to Know When Your House Needs Leveling

By Jon on February 19, 2020

There are a few signs that your house could be showing that means you could have a few different leveling issues - and most of them are the signs that indicate foundation issues! A house that needs leveling is a house whose foundation has shifted, leaving the house sloped and uneven. Most of the indicators are those that homeowners are forewarned to look for - cracks in the walls, doors that won't close, and plumbing issues that result in slow drainage. These are, however, only some of the indicators, so Allied Foundation has put together this list on when to know when your home needs leveling so that you can get the help you need when you need it!

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Expanding Soil and Your Houston Home's Foundation

By Jon on February 7, 2020

When thinking about what could cause foundation damage, not many stop to consider that the soil their house sits on top of could be the cause of a lot of future repairs! This especially turns out to be true when the soil that a house sits on is expansive clay soil. The nature of this soil can negatively impact the hardiness of the foundation, leaving you with an expensive repair bill at the end of the day. In order to avoid this, it is really important to know how to know if you have clay soil, how to repair any damage that might exist, and how to prevent any damage that might occur in the future. 

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What Should be in the Contract for Your Foundation Job?

By Jon on January 28, 2020

When you hire someone for skilled labor around your home, a written contract is a must!

That’s especially true dealing with something as important as your home’s foundation. A mistake or oversight can have serious consequences and require work to be redone.

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Home Maintenance: What You Should Tackle in January

By Jon on January 8, 2020

It’s 2020, and a new year means a new start – for your home as well as yourself!

The holiday bustle is finally coming to an end, and you might find yourself with a list of chores a mile long. Luckily, there are just a few things you need to do to keep your home in tip-top shape.

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What is a French Drain?

By Jon on December 19, 2019

French drains may sound fancy, but they are actually very basic! These drains are nothing more than a gravel-lined ditch, with a pipe that is created to carry water away from the home. This is designed to keep water from affecting the foundation and giving you further problems. 

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Should I Install PEX or Copper Piping?

By Jon on December 12, 2019

The plumbing on a home is essential - that's a fact! It is key to being able to live within a home comfortably, and while plumbing repairs are not the most fun repairs to undertake on a house; they are crucial, and part of what makes them so important is picking the correct piping. When it comes to PEX versus copper piping, there are a lot of advantages and disadvantages to each, both of which will be explored in order to help you pick the best piping for your home. 

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Caring for Your Home by the Season: What to do When

By Jon on December 5, 2019

There is always a laundry list of things to do when it comes to taking care of a home, and though some of these things remain the same season to season, there are many things that change with the weather! This guide will take you through the seasons and outline everything you should do to care for your home, and when to do it! 

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5 Signs your Houston Home has Drainage Issues

By Jon on November 25, 2019

Drainage issues may not seem like the end of the world, but the repercussions of foundation issues could eventually mean thousands and thousands of dollars in repair. Drainage issues, and the resulting excess of water, could lead to loss of foundation stability, as well as structural foundation damage. Drainage issues could also cause insect infestations, mold and allergens, which would directly impact the health of those living within the house. Other possibilities for issues caused by poor drainage are termite infestations, and discoloration and premature aging of concrete and exterior brick. These problems range from inconvenient to detrimental, so Allied has put together this guide on 5 signs that your home has drainage issues that need to be addressed.

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