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Mark Jacobs

Mark Jacobs
Customer Service Manager Mark developed a passion for foundation repair in his formative years. Growing up in the family business has shaped the way he looks at homes and his ability to solve problems - from the ground up! He loves to read and keep up with the new technology that is constantly developing in the foundation repair industry. Outside of work, he loves adventuring with his family, spending time by the water, and has a passion for cooking.

Recent Posts

Why Does a Foundation Repair On Your Home Cost So Much?

By Mark Jacobs on October 22, 2019

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.

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CRACKS! What to Check For [And How To Repair Them]

By Mark Jacobs on October 11, 2019

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. 

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How To Diagnose Issues with the Piping in an Older Home

By Mark Jacobs on September 19, 2019

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. 

Topics: Pipes PEX
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Our Process of Foundation Repair REVEALED! [With Video]

By Mark Jacobs on August 26, 2019

Foundation repair is something that most people are unsure of. It seems like a scary phrase with a thousand different facets and negative connotations - but it is not nearly as bad as it seems! Allied has put together a quick and simple explanation of the process, explaining each individual step and how they function together as a whole. Foundation repair can be broken down into six easy steps; site preparation, excavation, ramming, leveling, backfill and cleanup. While this is a birds-eye view of the process, it will hopefully take foundation repair from a frightening process to just another home repair project.

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Checking Your Home Post-Hurricane [A Helpful Checklist]

By Mark Jacobs on August 20, 2019

Experiencing a natural disaster is incredibly scary. Sometimes, even harder than that, is all of the repairs that come afterwards. Not knowing what to do in the situation can exacerbate it, but Allied Foundation has put together this handy post-hurricane checklist to help put your mind at ease and make this hard process just slightly easier. 

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Need Your Houston Home Leveled? Termites Could be to Blame

By Mark Jacobs on July 26, 2019

A home that is sinking from one or many ends has a structural issue. If not resolved, the problem could lead to structural failure. The most effective way to correct a sinking home is house leveling.

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What to do When Your Perimeter Drains Clog

By Mark Jacobs on July 17, 2019

When your perimeter drain clogs, do not be late in cleaning it. There are efficient methods for unclogging your drain. The first thing you need to consider is the suitable tools that can help you do the whole job in less time and with hundred percent results.

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Signs Your Main Sewer Line Needs to be Replaced

By Mark Jacobs on July 3, 2019

There is nothing more frustrating than having a faulty sewer line. The frustration comes with knowing that regular DIY plumbing tips would not resolve the problem and that you have to brace yourself for the inevitable expenses that comes with hiring a professional plumber. But have you ever thought of the signs to look out for that would suggest your sewer line may need replacement? This article provides you with five telltale signs that indicate you may have major sewer line issues.

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Common Foundation Problems in Houston Homes

By Mark Jacobs on June 14, 2019

Most homeowners in Houston are no stranger to foundation problems. No matter where you live in Houston, your home is probably built on a mix of soil and clay, as opposed to rock. When it comes to your home's foundation, the properties of the underlying soil can spell disaster. Here's a look at some of the most common problems homeowners in Houston face with their foundations. 

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Knowing Your Houston Home's Drainage System

By Mark Jacobs on May 28, 2019

Water drainage is a serious issue thanks to Houston's rainy climate. With improper drainage comes floods, mildew and other forms of water damage to your home and lawn. The best way to stay above water is to get to know your home's drainage system so you can identify problems early on and have a plan to correct any issues you find. Let's get to know your home drainage system. 

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