What a Sewer Line Inspection Can and Can't Find

By Mark Jacobs on January 15, 2020

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.

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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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Sewer Line Inspection & Repair: Everything You Need to Know

By Mark Jacobs on December 30, 2019

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!

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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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How To Prevent My Home's Foundation from Sinking

By Jon on November 22, 2019

Every home experiences some settling over time. It’s especially noticeable within the first 30 years after construction. Occasional creaking is nothing to worry about.

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5 Ways Your Landscaping Choices Can Harm your Foundation

By Jon on November 14, 2019

Landscaping is a wonderful way to turn a home into something spectacular. When making landscaping choices, often, the only thing that is considered is how the yard will look afterward. While this may be an important thought in the beginning, it is important to consider how landscaping choices can impact the rest of your home. Landscaping is crucial to protecting the integrity of your foundation, and often, there is little to no awareness on how different landscaping choices can cause severe damage to a foundation. To shed some light on the issue, Allied has put together this guide on the 5 most common landscaping mistakes that can do damage to your foundation. 

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Sinking Foundations vs Normal Settling: When to be Concerned

By Jon on November 8, 2019

Nothing threatens the integrity of your Houston home in such an alarming way as when you notice signs of foundation distress. In this climate, with its interchange of drought and flood (combined with local soil types), foundation settling can often be quite severe.

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