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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. 

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Sewer Line Repair: The Process Explained [With Video!]

By Jon on September 12, 2019

When it comes to owning a home, there are a few words that no one really wants to hear due to the connotations that come with their repairs. Foundation repair is one of them, and sewer line repair is another. Thinking that something may be wrong with your sewer line is scary, and overwhelming, but a lot of that fear and worry comes from not knowing what to expect. In order to alleviate some of that stress and make sure that you are prepared for any kind of repair that may happen, Allied has put together this guide on the sewer line repair process, with a video!

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Older Home? An Inspection Checklist for the Whole House

By Jon on September 6, 2019

Older Houston homes can be wonderful. They have a personality all their own, and an individuality that isn’t quite as easy to find in today’s day and age! But those original hardwood floors and the beautiful wrap around porch could be hiding problems that may have gone unnoticed by other owners and inspectors. To limit the chances of a nasty, and costly, surprise further down the line, take a look at this inspection checklist perfect for older homes. 

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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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Foundation Repair: What To Expect And How Much It Costs

By Jon on August 14, 2019

Foundation repair can be a scary phrase. Many don’t know what to expect, how to estimate what it might cost, or even where to begin. Allied Foundation has, however, put together this blog on foundation repair to ease worried minds and provide some information that can make foundation repair go from a terrifying phrase to a manageable task that anyone can be prepared for. 

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Leveling Your House: How Do We Do It!?

By Jon on August 8, 2019

Older homes have been known to adjust over time, due to either an improperly laid foundation or shifts in the earth they sit on. If you want to have your home leveled, the first step is calling a contractor who understands foundations and what causes them to become damaged. A professional contractor has the necessary tools and experience to correct the situation and restore your home to its original condition.

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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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Unpredictable Weather: Houston's Leading Cause of Foundation Problems

By Jon on July 11, 2019

The weather conditions in Texas are one of the major causes behind the poor foundation of houses. Houston is founded on a huge flood plain. Moreover, the stormy nature of the Gulf of Mexico is another significant issue. Above all, frequent rainstorms lash the city which floods the whole place.

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