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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

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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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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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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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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Can a French Drain Save My Foundation?

By Mark Jacobs on February 23, 2022

 

If you’re looking for a short answer to this question, then yes, a French drain can definitely save your foundation and prevent future problems from occurring.

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What Is the Clay Bowl Effect

By Mark Jacobs on February 17, 2022

In the Greater Houston area, our soil is a mixture of different sediments, minerals, and varying amounts of organic and inorganic matter packed into clay-rich soil material. When a home is being built, the soil is excavated to make room for the foundation. This creates an empty “clay bowl”. Once the workers build the foundation and exterior walls, they use the soil that was initially removed to fill in the space around the edge of the foundation. The soil that is put back along the foundation is called backfill.

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Bowing walls – Should I be Concerned?

By Mark Jacobs on February 9, 2022

The foundation is the most critical component of a Houston home. If the foundation is compromised in some way, there could be severe consequences for the entire structure. One of the most serious consequences of foundation damage is wall bowing.

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Settlement or Sinking – Know the Difference

By Mark Jacobs on February 3, 2022

Knowing the difference between foundation settlement and sinking is critically important in order to avoid extensive structural damage that could cause all sorts of problems throughout your Houston home.

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