Basement Waterproofing and Drainage for Midwest Homes

Protect your possessions and your health with interior and exterior basement waterproofing by Epp.

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Are you dealing with a wet basement?

A wet basement can create the perfect conditions for bacteria and mold to thrive in, leading to various health hazards. It can also damage priceless family heirlooms and sentimental treasures that can’t be replaced.

How does water get into my basement?

Going downstairs to find water in your basement can be alarming, especially when you aren’t sure where it is coming from. Here are the top 10 ways water can get into your basement*:

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*Want to learn more about how water gets into your basement? We wrote a blog post all about it here.

The 3 Step Plan for A Dry Basement:
Seal, Support, Drain

Water can comes into your basement through something as simple as a widow leak, or something as serious as a bowing wall. At Epp, we’ve developed a 3-Phase Basement Repair Process to evaluate your basement and offer easy to understand recommendations, to seal cracks and reduce dampness, support your foundation, and drain any future water intrusion.

1

Seal

We start off by identifying every area of intrusion to determine which techniques are needed to seal any cracks and control the flow of incoming water.

2

Support

If there are structural issues affecting parts of your basement (i.e. bowing walls or foundation settlement), we investigate the causes and then install the proper foundation support system.

3

Drain

We assess the condition of your current basement drainage system and install a new interior/exterior drainage system to keep water out of your basement.

We get it. Wet basement problems can rob you
of your peace of mind.

At Epp Foundation Repair, we believe every home should have a basement equipped to protect you from the elements. Since 1994, we’ve helped clients in Southeastern Nebraska, Northwestern Missouri, and parts of Northeastern Kansas with repairs and waterproofing for their basements.

“I had EPP Concrete do a lot of work on my basement. Had drain tile, carbon straps, wall anchors, vapor barrier, sump pump and had 2 egress windows installed. Everyone did an amazing job. I want to give a huge thanks to everyone that helped out with this project. Ryan was very knowledgeable when he came out to see what I needed done and answered all my questions. A big thank you to Dustin and Sam for being so professional and prompt and answering questions that I had. Thank you for cleaning up each day. Very much appreciated it. I will definitely recommend EPP.”

-Mona L

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Basement Waterproofing
& Drainage Systems

We offer the following options for basement waterproofing and drainage*:

Interior Basement Waterproofing and Drainage Systems:

Sump Pump Installation
Drain Tile System
Vapor Barrier (Moisture Barrier)
Basement Window Well Repair/ Replacement
Egress Window Installation
Basement Crack Repair

Exterior Basement Waterproofing and Drainage Systems:

Yard Drainage
Exterior Basement Waterproofing Membrane
Exterior Foundation Drain (Perimeter Drain)
Window Well Drainage
Downspout Extensions

*for a description of our support systems for basement foundations, click to visit our foundation repair page

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Step 1:

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Step 2:

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Step 3:

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Step 4:

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Basement Waterproofing and Drainage FAQs

That depends on what the issue is and what you want to accomplish. Typically most waterproofing is done from the inside of the home. If you have a unique situation or don’t wish to control water from the inside we then can work from the outside. However it’s usually a lot more cost effective and also better to control the water with an interior drainage system than an exterior drainage system.

We get asked that a lot and also face that issue a lot. If your basement is finished typically portions of that finish will need to be removed so that we can install an interior drainage system. Not always but it usually is better to remove as much as possible to make sure that we are and you (the homeowner) are seeing all of the issues and we don’t miss anything because of coverings on the walls or floor. We deal A LOT with finished basements and can help you on properly removing the least amount needed to complete the work and then getting everything put back together.
After you call our office and book an appointment, one of our foundation repair specialists is sent out to take a look. That appointment typically takes 45-120 minutes depending on what the issues are and how many questions the customer might have for us. After the inspection process is complete the foundation repair specialist will either give an estimate right there on the sport or a day or 2 after the inspection if they need to get any more advice, engineering or the project needs another set of eyes.
Our recommendations are based on a detailed assessment we perform of your home’s needs. Our proposals take into consideration your preferences as well as budget to ensure you get the repairs you need.
Fixing a foundation can be a very complex or a very simple process it just depends what the issues are. A typical foundation waterproofing job done by Epp is around $5K. But that fix might just need to be as simple as an epoxy wall injection which could be drastically less than that. We can give typical costs and have several videos on youtube discussing cost and how you the customer can figure out an approximate cost but every job is so unique and different that its difficult to give a specific cost to fix an issue.
We do. We offer Greensky financing. Greensky has a few different plans for the customer to choose from and is one of the largest and most respected financing companies in our industry.
We do. Almost everything that Epp Foundation Repair does comes with some form of a warranty. Because of the type of work we do we obviously can’t have one blanket warranty that covers everything but alot of our main solutions come with a 25 year transferable warranty. One thing you can count on is that we will stand behind our work. We will walk next to every customer and make sure that they receive what they thought they were gonna get and we will do whatever it takes to WOW them and make sure we have completed the work to the best of our ability and if the customer isn’t happy we will do whatever we can to make sure they are when we are done.
We do. We offer service plans for several items that we insall. They can be purchased yearly or in blocks. We highly recommend that people purchase our service agreements as they are a great thing to have for having a professional that will come out and check your home for any issues on a yearly basis.
Depending on the scope of work and what we are doing greatly changes our time frame. Our average (general) time frame on a project is 3 days. 90% of our work and our solutions take less than a week from start to finish. There are some solutions that can be accomplished in a few hours and some that may take several weeks depending on the scope and what all needs to be accomplished.
We are doing everything that we can to keep our employees safe and also our customers. We have a no questions asked sick policy that anyone that is feeling ill or has been in contact with anyone that is ill they must stay away from work. If any of our team members have had any contact with anyone that has or has been exposed to COVID they must follow the CDC guidelines and we have created an open communication with our local health department. We also provide all of the proper PPE to our employees and every morning before trucks leave the shop they are disinfected.

The Complete Basement Waterproofing Guide For Midwest Homeowners

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Discover the most common ways water gets into your basement and what you can do to keep it dry.

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