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FOUNDATION REPAIR FOR
HOMES
IN THE MIDWEST

Protect your home’s foundation with our house leveling, basement wall repair, and pier and beam foundation repair services.

Are you seeing signs of foundation problems around your home?

Foundation problems can threaten the safety and integrity of your home. Over time, they may even escalate to become more complex issues. Are you worried that you might have a foundation damage? Here are some of the most common signs:

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Protect Your Home’s Health
With Epp Foundation Repair

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PROTECT YOUR HOME’S VALUE

Foundation problems only get worse with time, decreasing your home’s value. The sooner they’re repaired, the less damage you’ll have to pay to fix .

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LONG LASTING SOLUTIONS

Our process ensures peace of mind by addressing the root cause of your issue using quality products that will last for years to come.

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ONLY PAY FOR WHAT YOU NEED

Based on our thorough assessment of your property, we offer clear explanations of each product and service we recommend.

OUR FOUNDATION REPAIR SERVICES

We offer the following products and services for house leveling, basement wall repair, and pier and beam foundation repair.

House Leveling Solutions (Foundation Underpinning)

Basement Wall Repair*

*Dealing with water in your basement? Visit our Basement Waterproofing and Drainage page.

Pier and Beam Foundation Repair

We’re Here To Protect Your Home

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.

“Dustin was very conscientious and knew the job well. He communicated well with us as the owner to ask about our wishes. The whole staff stayed on task and were very hard working. They finished the job on time even with some snowy weather. We enjoyed working with everyone from Phil to Dustin to the entire team that completed our work. Very happy with the job.”

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Schedule Your
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Receive an
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STEP 3:

Get Your Repairs

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STEP 4:

Enjoy Your Stable
Home For Years
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Foundation Repair FAQs

Are foundation repairs worth it?

When it comes to foundation repairs, it can be tempting to ignore the problem and hope it goes away. But that’s not the way to go because foundation issues can seriously impact the safety and value of your home. If you ignore a foundation problem, it could lead to severe structural damage over time. That means the damage might make your house unsafe or lose value. And if you ever want to sell your house, you can be sure that any potential buyers will have the home inspected to see if there are any problems.

Can the foundation of a house be fixed?

Yes, it’s possible to fix the foundation of a house. Foundation repairs are common and can be done for a variety of reasons. Now, the exact process for fixing a foundation will depend on what’s causing the issue in the first place.

For example, if the foundation is settling, it may need to be lifted and supported with piers. On the other hand, if there are cracks in the foundation, those can often be repaired using carbon fiber straps and epoxy injections.

Is foundation repair covered by homeowner's insurance?

Most standard homeowner’s insurance policies don’t cover foundation repairs unless the damage is due to a covered peril like fire, flooding, or an earthquake. If your foundation issues are caused by neglect or lack of maintenance, insurance probably won’t cover it. So, it’s always a good idea to take care of your home and regularly inspect for any potential foundation issues.

What is the best price for foundation repair?

The cost of foundation repair will depend on various factors, such as the severity of the damage, the type of foundation, the materials used for the repair, and your geographical location.

While you might be tempted to choose the cheapest option, it’s worth investing in quality repairs to ensure your home’s long-term stability. A shoddy repair job could cost you more in the long run if it leads to more damage.

When looking for a contractor, ask for references and check their credentials. You want to ensure they have experience and a track record of quality work.

What type of foundation repair is best?

When it comes to foundation repair, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. The best repair method depends on the specific type and extent of damage that your foundation has sustained.

Are cracks normal after foundation repair?

Some minor cracks are normal after underpinning. The reason for this is that when a foundation is lifted via underpinning, this can put a bit of stress on the structure, causing minor cracking. However, if you see anything you feel is suspicious, contact the contractor who did the repair and ask for an inspection.

What is considered a bad foundation crack?

Generally, horizontal and diagonal cracks are worse than vertical cracks. Also be on the lookout for stair step cracks in brick or masonry, cracks that are getting bigger, and cracks accompanied by bowing. Use common sense. If the foundation crack looks bad, it probably is.

Can I fix a foundation crack myself?

We understand the desire to save money by fixing a foundation crack yourself but don’t do it. Foundation cracks should only be handled by a professional foundation repair contractor. Here’s why:

First, foundation cracks can be caused by soil settlement, water damage, or poor construction. This means that the cause of the crack needs to be correctly identified and addressed. A professional foundation repair contractor has the tools, knowledge, and experience to accurately diagnose the problem and determine the best course of action.

Additionally, fixing a foundation crack yourself can make the problem worse. You might not use suitable materials or techniques, which could further damage the foundation.

Can a house collapse from foundation issues?

Absent catastrophic events like earthquakes, your home is unlikely to collapse, even if it has a foundation issue. That doesn’t mean a foundation issue should go unrepaired though.

What's worse: vertical or horizontal cracks?

When it comes to foundation cracks, both vertical and horizontal cracks can be a cause for concern. However, horizontal foundation cracks are usually a more serious problem than vertical ones.

Is it better to fix a foundation crack from the inside or outside?

The best way to fix a foundation crack depends on the specific situation and severity. Without an inspection, it’s impossible to say if it’s better to fix the crack on the inside or the outside.

When should I be worried about my house's foundation?

It’s always good to watch for any signs of trouble. Here are a few things to look out for: windows and doors that don’t open and close properly, uneven floors, wall, ceiling, and floor cracks, and stair-step cracks in brick or masonry. For more information, see Common Foundation Issues.

How many foundations have you repaired?

We average about 10 a week and we have been in business for 26 years.

How many years of experience do you have with foundation repair?

Our company was founded in 1994 and we have been handling foundations ever since.

What is the foundation repair process like?

The foundation repair process can be complex and is different for each project, but we promise to walk you through each step.

How long do foundation repairs last?

That depends on the fix, but typically foundations repairs will last a lifetime. Additionally, many of our products come with a lifetime transferable limited warranty.

Do you offer financing?

Yes, from beginning to end, our goal at Epp Foundation Repair is to make the process of fixing your house as easy, convenient, and inexpensive as we can. We provide financing for home repair in order to live up to this pledge. For more information, see Financing.

Do you offer warranties?

Yes. The majority of our repair solutions are covered by manufacturer warranties. Depending on the product, some last 10 years and others last 25 years.

How long does a typical project take?

While it varies depending on the scope of the project, we can say that our average project last approximately 4 days.

What is the foundation inspection process like?

It usually takes around 1 hour and is a very easy process. We don’t use high-pressure sales tactics. Rather, we try and take an educational approach – equipping you to navigate the project successfully.

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