Horizon Homes

Home Durability

At Horizon Homes, a home is not merely built—it’s engineered. We believe that much like a treasured family heirloom, a home should pass the test of time. We design our homes with longevity in mind so that they will last a lifetime.

Our homes are built with industry-leading construction materials and techniques.

Worry-free foundation

Our unique Texas soil makes home foundations a common concern in Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. However, Horizon homeowners rest easy thanks to our post-tensioned slab foundation, which features internal cables that keep your home’s foundation in a perpetual state of compression, protecting it from movement. We also partner with landscaping professionals to optimize your home’s drainage and soil preparation to further protect your foundation.

Digital savvy

Technology evolves quickly, and we want you to be able to add the latest and greatest to your home without headache. Our structured wiring package makes any upgrades quick and easy—without having to tear into walls. Each home includes an 18-inch structured wiring cabinet with conduit running to the attic for future access, as well as two RG6 cable outlets and two CAT5 phone lines.

No-leak lines

Your safety is our No. 1 priority, so we use cast-iron natural gas lines, the most resilient option on the market. We also carefully inspect each natural gas line and copper water line to ensure they are working as expected. Unlike many other builders, we even use a remote camera to find any blockages or construction debris in your home’s sewer lines, which lessens the chance of a costly unexpected repair in the future.

Landscaping that lasts

Carefully planned landscaping only enhances the beauty of a home, which is why each Horizon home includes beautiful trees and shrubbery, as well as a fully sodded lawn. Your home also features a full gutter package and surface water drains, which direct water away from the house, protecting your landscaping and foundation.

Structural integrity

We use industry-leading materials to ensure your home is solid, strong and stable. These include 16-inch on-center studs throughout the home and an engineered Wyerhaeuser iLevel® floor system on our two-story plans—making them strong enough to support your pool table.

Safe and sound

Disasters such as fire, severe weather, mildew and mold wreak havoc on traditional wood homes. At Horizon Homes, we envelope each house with layers of protection. Solid brick construction helps to minimize the risk of fire. We use James Hardie® Building Products siding board on all exterior siding, fascia, soffit and trim because it is the industry leader in resisting damage from hail, 130-mile-per-hour winds, termites, mildew and mold, and includes a 50-year manufacturer’s transferable warranty.

Pest prevention

We design each home with longevity in mind. That is why every Horizon home is pre-treated for termites and comes with an official treatment certificate that we can provide upon request.

Reliable, long-life pipes

To ensure durability, safety and reliability, we use Zurn Pex, copper or CPVC piping in our homes. These time-tested products are designed to last, so you never have to think twice about your plumbing. (Check with your sales counselor for specific piping used in your community.)

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