What Is Involved in a Foundation Inspection? [And How To Get One Free]

By Jon on March 11, 2020

It is not always easy to know what to expect of the unkown - and for most, the unknown is foundation problems! There are a lot of causes to foundation issues, and there are a lot of ways to resolve them, but the first step is always going to be a foundation inspection. This can be an unknown in and of itself, so Allied Foundation has put together a guide on what a home foundation inspection involves, and how to get one for free!

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How to Know When Your House Needs Leveling

By Jon on February 19, 2020

There are a few signs that your house could be showing that means you could have a few different leveling issues - and most of them are the signs that indicate foundation issues! A house that needs leveling is a house whose foundation has shifted, leaving the house sloped and uneven. Most of the indicators are those that homeowners are forewarned to look for - cracks in the walls, doors that won't close, and plumbing issues that result in slow drainage. These are, however, only some of the indicators, so Allied Foundation has put together this list on when to know when your home needs leveling so that you can get the help you need when you need it!

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5 Myths About Foundation Repair

By Mark Jacobs on January 23, 2020

Your foundation is one of the most important parts of your home. In fact, every other part of your structure, including the roof, relies on a strong foundation.

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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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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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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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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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Sell Your Home With Foundation Issues or Repair it First?

By Jon on June 27, 2019

If you know your home has foundation issues, but you're on the brink of selling, what should you do? For some, the answer is simple, but if you don't have the money to fix the foundation problems outright, or you have a long list of items to repair, it may not always be the first choice. Here's what you need to consider before you list your home. 

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Is the Failing Foundation in My Houston Home Dangerous?

By Jon on June 17, 2019

If you've started noticing signs of a failing foundation, you're probably wondering how much time you have before the issue becomes a serious hazard. Knowing how and when to treat your foundation to prevent future damage is an important part of keeping your home safe and avoiding costly repairs in the future. We'll guide you through the most common danger signs so you'll know when it's time to call for professional help. 

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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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