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House Hunting for Vintage Gems - How to Spot Common Issues

By Jon on May 7, 2019

Over the years, construction of new Houston homes has improved drastically thanks to new products, techniques, and equipment. We also have more building codes and inspections designed to protect homeowners against poor quality construction. Nevertheless, the demand for vintage homes continues to increase as many people hope to get a good deal on a home that they can renovate to their tastes. If you're in the market for such a home, here are a few tips to help you weed out the most common problems and make sure you are getting a great home. 

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Your Sprinkler & Your Houston Home's Foundation

By Jon on April 25, 2019

A built-in sprinkler system can be a lifesaver for those who want a beautiful, lush lawn during the summer months. However, sprinkler systems can also be quite hazardous to the condition of your home's foundation if not installed and cared for properly. If you have a sprinkler system already in place, there are a few things you need to watch for each season to keep your home healthy and prevent costly foundation repairs.

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Simple Maintenance Techniques That Could Extend the Life of Your Houston's Home’s Foundation

By Jon on April 16, 2019

The best way to preserve your home's foundation, and avoid costly foundation repairs, is to create stable conditions around your Houston home so that the slab will not settle or crack. There are several simple ways to do this that involve monitoring the soil closest to your home, inspecting your basement, and more. Here are a few tips to get you started, so you can protect your home today. 

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3 Types of Foundations & Problems to Look Out For

By Mark Jacobs on August 29, 2018

Not sure of what type of foundation you might already have? Are you looking to build a new home and needing to know the options that you might have for a foundation? Understanding the three types of residential foundations used by builders will help arm you with the knowledge needed to make the best decision for your foundation now and for the future.

Topics: Foundation
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Trees and Their Effect on Your Foundation

By Mark Jacobs on August 22, 2018

Do you have trees on your property and want to know what to look out for concerning your home's foundation? Are you getting ready to build a house and want to know about the effects that trees could have on buildings that you plan on building?

Topics: Foundation
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Houston, Hurricanes and Bad Storms- Is your home ready

By Mark Jacobs on November 26, 2012

Although Florida tends to bear the brunt of many powerful storms, the threat of a hurricane’s impact on Houston is not to be taken lightly. As Houstonians, our proximity to the Gulf Coast puts our families and our homes in danger of the hazards that hurricanes bring with them. High winds, heavy rains, and extreme flooding can damage a home severely if precautions are not taken.

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