Drainage issues can not only be annoying in their own right, they can be something that impacts your foundation! If water is kept too close to a home, and left to sit around a foundation, it can weaken the soil or sand that it sits on, or it can cause wooden beams or piers to start to rot and lose their ability to keep your foundation where it should be. There are a variety of different drainage problems that you should look out for, but we are going to focus on the top five most common landscape drainage issues that might impact you!
When it comes to foundations, they are absolutely crucial, and unfortunately vulnerable! Every home needs a stable foundation. The foundation is what keeps a home level, sturdy, and able to withstand the elements. A key part of this is being able to maintain your home's foundation - and save yourself thousands of dollars in potential repair costs by keeping the foundation well-cared for year round instead of waiting to do the repairs later! From doing at home inspections to managing the water level around your home, here are all of the tips and tricks to maintaining your home's foundation.
Trying to keep your yard looking fresh and well-watered without it looking swampy is a difficult task to accomplish. Too little water and your lawn will look dead and dry. Too much water and your lawn will look like a jungle. Even worse - it will be a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other unfavorable insects. Not only is it not great to look at, but it can also cause serious issues to a foundation if the water stands too close for too long and starts to seep into the foundation and weaken it. Luckily, if you do have a lawn like this, there are a few things that you can do for backyard drainage solutions, ranging from gutter downspouts, to creating a creek bed or installing a French drain.
Looking at a foundation now, it may be hard to imagine that there were different kinds of foundations once upon a time! The evolution of foundations is as varied and vast as any other kind of history, starting with the basics and moving through advancements to become the intricate, detailed foundations that exist in homes today.
Your foundation is one of the most important parts of your home. In fact, every other part of your structure, including the roof, relies on a strong foundation.
If you suspect problems with your sewer line, a sewer line inspection is the best way to get to the root of the issue. Done right, a line inspection provides information about your line you can’t get elsewhere.
Sewer inspections and repairs can seem like a difficult task - but it is actually far easier now than it used to be, at least for the professionals. With technology advancing so quickly, there have been many developments made that allow for problems to be inspected without first needing to dig! There have even been so many developments that some sewer line repairs can be done without having to dig, as well! Though this may seem impossible, we are going to outline the ins and out of a sewer line inspection and repair so that you can have all of the answers and be fully prepared when you request someone to come inspect your sewer lines!
Foundation repairs are expensive. This is something that is relatively commonly known, but it is not as well known why foundation repairs are so expensive in the first place. There is a lot that goes into estimating the cost of a foundation repair and depending on the different reasons behind the repair, it may impact how much the total cost will be. Different repairs have different costs! However, there are some silver linings to foundation repair, just like with any difficult repair in the home. In this explanation of repair costs, we are going to outline why foundation repairs can be costly, but also why that can be a good thing.
Cracks are an alarming thing to find in a home! Whether it is something you find in a new home or an old home, it can be an uncomfortable experience to notice cracks forming in the walls. While they can sometimes be a sign of a bigger issue, oftentimes, cracks are just symptoms of the wall settling over time. In order to determine what needs to be addressed with the foundation and what can be fixed cosmetically, Allied has created this guide on cracks - what to check for and how to fix them.
Older homes are known and loved for their charm. From original hardwood to exposed brick to cute wrap-around porches, there are many parts of old homes that can cause a few worries to homeowners. One of the most common repairs that older homes fall prey to is issues with the piping. Whether it is the material that the pipe is made of or other factors related to piping, there are certain issues that can prove there are piping problems in older homes.