Your Spring Weather Basement Checklist
With spring comes the rain. While that may be a good thing for your yard, it may be bad for your basement. Spring means the return of severe weather, and …read more
Simple Sump Pump Maintenance
Whether your house came with a sump pump, or you installed one yourself, properly maintaining your sump pump system is key to making sure it works when you need it. …read more
What is Hydrostatic Pressure?
Have you ever wondered exactly what is making your basement walls crack and bow? If you live in Nebraska and have water in your basement, there is a good chance …read more
What the Cracks in Your Walls are Telling You
Cracks in concrete are a fact of life. Even the newest poured concrete can develop cracks as it settles and temperatures change. Monitoring any cracks your walls or floors develop …read more
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sump Pumps
Does your basement seem to flood all the time? One of the best investments you can make for you the overall health of your house, is a sump pump. First …read more
Concrete Painting – How to do it Right
This aint your normal paint job. Painting concrete is a whole other animal compared to painting drywall. Drywall can be painted in a day or two, you will need at …read more
Waterproofing Your Basement
It’s every homeowner's worst fear, you come home from work or a night out, you head down to the basement, and there’s water. Whether it is just a musty smell, …read more
Preparing Your Home For Foundation and Concrete Repairs
Finding out that your home needs foundation repairs is less than exciting. Foundation repairs are generally more expensive and more invasive than a broken dishwasher or a leaky faucet, but …read more
Could Winter Weather Be Ruining My Foundation?
Having to shovel the driveway and spending and arm and a leg to heat your home aren’t the only drawbacks of winter in the Midwest. The cold temperatures also affect …read more
How to Paint Concrete Foundations
A fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest ways to freshen up any surface and bring it back to life. Painting concrete surfaces, however, can be a bit …read more
What’s the Epp Crew Been Up To?
The past few months have been busy ones here at Epp Concrete! Our new PolyLift™ Concrete Leveling service has proved more effective and efficient than prior alternative services and is …read more
Preparing Your Basement for Winter
Fall is upon us. In the midst of the beautiful weather and pumpkin spice lattes, it’s important not to forget one key fact: winter is coming, and winter can wreak …read more
What’s Causing Cracks in My Walls?
Even the most structurally sound homes may experience cracks in the walls over time. Some cracks are signs of a serious issue, and some aren’t anything to worry about. But …read more
PolyLift™ Concrete Lifting and Leveling from Epp Concrete
You know that phrase, “Step on a crack and you’ll break your mother’s back”? Well, it’s not just a children’s superstition. When you miscalculate your steps and twist your ankle …read more
Risk Factors That Can Damage Your Foundation
There may be things you’re doing on a regular basis, or even things you’re completely unaware of, that are causing damage to your home’s foundation. Foundation repairs are no joke, …read more
How to Protect Your Foundation with Landscaping
Landscape design can add a personal, inviting touch to your home’s exterior. However, if done incorrectly, it can also cause unwanted damage to your foundation. Check out these landscaping tips …read more
Myths About Foundation Repair: Part 2
In our last blog, we discussed some common misconceptions people have about foundation repair. This week, we’ll finish up our list and hopefully give you the peace of mind you …read more
Myths About Foundation Repair: Part 1
Foundation repair can seem, well...scary to those who have never had to deal with it. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about the process of repairing damaged foundation, and in reality, …read more
Protecting Your Foundation During a Drought
Even though we’ve had plenty of rain in the last month, summer is just beginning and it’s important to keep in mind the implications of a drought. Most of us …read more
How Different Soils Affect Your Foundation
A home’s foundation is the material that supports everything above and inside it. But what about the support system to the foundation itself? The soil below and around a home …read more
The Surprising Importance of Window Wells
Window wells may seem like a, well...boring subject, but they serve several purposes and are actually an important structural component of your home. If your home has a basement, you …read more
Repairing Your Pool Deck
There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than a dip in the pool. Summer is just around the corner, so now is the time to look into repairing …read more
Why Hire Epp Over the Other Guys?
When hiring a contractor, you’ve got a ton of options. Things like reputation, quality of work, scheduling, and of course, price, all play a part in how you make your …read more
Dealing With A Wet Basement
It’s that time of year again, folks. That’s right, ‘tis the season for severe weather in the Good Life. It’s no secret that spring/early summers in Nebraska inevitably include heavy …read more
Concrete Foundation Warning Signs
If you notice changes in the concrete around your home, it could be a sign that your concrete foundation is in need of repair. Some changes in concrete to be …read more
Are Cracks in My Ceiling Normal?
Knowing the difference in ceiling cracks can reduce your stress and help save your home. All homes and businesses are subject to movement, which is normal. Movement can be caused by …read more
Structural or Non-Structural? Understanding Foundation Cracks
Cracks are a popular topic in the waterproofing industry, and when property owners notice them they could be worrisome. They can lead to water damage and jeopardize the stability of …read more
Underpinning and Piering Solutions
If you've noticed sticking windows or drywall cracks, Epp Concrete has permanent, warranted foundation repair solutions for your settling foundation. Epp offers underpinning solutions such as steel push piers, helical piers, plate anchors, helical …read more
All About Foundation Repairs
Repairing potential foundation problems should be a priority for every homeowner. Foundation repairs prevent little problems from becoming bigger, keep your home safe, and protect the value of your property. …read more
Types of Basement Construction
There are several types of basement construction. The basement foundation of a home provides the strength to keep the home and foundation standing in all types of weather and environmental …read more
Foundation Repair Using Carbon Fiber Straps
What is basement wall grade carbon fiber? We have all heard of it being used for race cars, NASA and tennis rackets, but basement wall reinforcement? Why would it be …read more
What is Anchor Foundation Repair?
A foundation may need repaired if you have cracks in your foundation, windows and doors that do not close or fully lock, stair step cracks in brick lines, or the …read more
Street Creep You Say?
In this blog, we'll be discussing a term called Street Creep. Never heard of it? You're not the only one. The basic description, although each case can be complicated by …read more
How Clogged Gutters can Affect your Foundation
Although you may not think about it, the state of your gutters can affect many other areas of your home, including your foundation. If your gutters do not function properly, …read more
Local Construction Methods Do Affect Your Foundation
Foundation repair methods are often determined by local new construction building practices. Steel push piers are the predominate foundation repair methods for basement and crawlspace homes, whereas push piers and underpinning helical piers split …read more
What Are Foundation Watering and Expansive Soils?
Expansive soils are known to be present in every US state and throughout the world. Every year expansive soils contribute to billions of dollars in damage to homes. In a …read more
Is Drain Tile A Solution For Your Basement?
This month, we're taking a closer look at drain tile and if it's the right solution for your basement or drainage issues. We've provided some step-by-step pictures, in addition to …read more
We’re Celebrating 20 Years
Summer 2014 has been a great time to celebrate and reflect on 20 years in business. Here is a recent press release about our anniversary. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11941403.htm
Why are Epoxy or Polyurethane Injections a Better Option for Crack Repair?
Here' some great information from our partner supplier, Earth Contact Products... For foundation crack repair, epoxy and polyurethane injections are a better option than fixing your foundation cracks using an at-home repair …read more
Pier and Beam Foundation Repairs
Pier and beam foundations, known as crawl space foundations, are a common type of foundation. For homes in the Texas, Florida, and Virginia region they are present in homes that …read more
Sticking Doors and Windows
The old fashioned method of pounding on windows or cutting the bottom of doors does not solve the real potential issues with your home. Many times the cause of these …read more
April showers and overall spring dampness is here again. Many times this is the time of year people begin to notices dampness in their basement. Signs could be a wet, …read more
Foundation Repair Costs
Many homeowners or business owners tend to ignore the signs of foundation problems because the cost of foundation repairs can seem overwhelming. Understanding the costs of foundation repair may save …read more
As a home or business owner it is important to know as much as possible about the type of foundation you have in your structure. This will help you know …read more
DIY Foundation Repair- Don’t Do It
It is very tempting to consider do-it-yourself foundation repair.You figure you can save money if you do it yourself, so you search what your problems are and then find the …read more
Home Settlement: What is it?
Your home is large investment, so when it starts to settle, it's important that you fix it. You’re probably asking, what does it mean when a house settles? Also, how …read more