Old homes are full of character – but they can also be full of problems. Before you sign the closing papers, make sure you’ve thoroughly assessed the property.
Signs of foundation issues are certainly not something you should ignore or procrastinate resolving. The homes in the Houston area are especially vulnerable to foundation problems, as the soil tends to be less stable due to its clay composition as well as the frequency of extreme weather conditions.
Thousands of homes in the Houston area that are over 40 years old have cast iron sewer lines and/or galvanized steel water pipes running under their foundations. Over the years, these pipes corrode, deteriorate, crack, and begin to leak. As a result, they can become a hazard to you and your family and must be replaced.
Drainage issues around your home can result in many other problems, including foundation distress. This infographic presents some simple things you can do around your home to help with water issues and prevent future damage.
Houston is prone to flooding from heavy rains and hurricanes. Lifting your home out of flood danger can protect you, your family, and your property. Learn more about it in this guide!
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