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Basement Waterproofing Omaha, NE


The Simple Basement Waterproofing Guide For Midwest Homeowners​

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

Basement Waterproofing Omaha, NE

basement with vapor barrier - Basement Waterproofing Omaha, NE

Living in Omaha, NE, with a wet basement? That’s no fun! Call Epp Foundation Repair today! We’ve been in service since 1994, with our neighbors and community values at our forefront. We offer advanced basement waterproofing solutions that can permanently stop leaks. If a failing structure is allowing water to enter, we make sure it’s properly supported. We then drain any water that’s entered. Contact us today for a free estimate. Check out our customer reviews at the bottom of this page.

Common Wet Basement Causes in Omaha

It’s not impossible to have a dry basement. In fact, we at Epp Foundation Repair guarantee we can do it with our professional solutions.

Basement Waterproofing Omaha, NE - common causes of a wet basement repair

Some of the ways water can get into a basement include:

  • Walls cracks
  • Floor cracks
  • Cove joint leaks
  • Leaking windows
  • Improper window well drainage
  • Improperly working sump pump
  • Condensation
  • Runoff
  • High water table
  • Floor drain clogs
  • Drain tile clogs
  • Bowing walls

If you’ve noticed any of these problems, or even something not listed here, contact us right away for a free inspection and estimate.

Basement Waterproofing Services in Omaha

Once we find the source of the intruding water, we can figure out the best solution to stop it. If the water is leaking because of a foundation problem, we repair the foundation. After that, we can install a new drainage system to keep water out permanently. Click the link and check out the basement waterproofing services we offer.

Our basement waterproofing solutions in Omaha, NE, Douglas county include:

Interior Basement Waterproofing and Drainage Systems:

Sump Pump Installation –  Using a subfloor pit called a sump “pit,” water is collected and pumped out of your basement away from your home using a sump pump.

Drain tile – Drain tile is piping buried under your slab near the basement wall that collects water and carries it to the sump pit.

Vapor barriers – Also known as a moisture barrier, a vapor barrier is any material used for damp proofing. This is usually a plastic (polyethylene) or foil sheet that can resist moisture diffusion through the wall.

Egress windows –  Egress windows create a safe exit in case of an emergency in your basement and allow water to disperse safely. Most homeowners prefer to install a new egress window during their basement waterproofing project instead of waterproofing their old window.

Basement crack repair – Cracks in your basement wall can be repaired using an epoxy or polyurethane substance, preventing future water intrusion. Epoxy crack injection is not a solution for major structural problems.

Exterior Basement Waterproofing and Drainage Systems:

Yard drainage – Curtain drains to ensure that water uphill from your house is intercepted and channeled away from it. They prevent water from pooling next to your foundation, stopping it from leaking inside your basement.

Exterior waterproofing membrane –This keeps water away from the foundation wall and prevents water or moisture from getting inside. It’s applied to the outside of the basement wall and below the ground, typically used when interior waterproofing is not practical such as in highly finished basements.

Exterior foundation drain (or a perimeter drain) – This PVC perforated pipe consists of tiny holes or slits that allow water to enter the line to channel it away from the house.

Window well drainage – This prevents water from building up in your window well like an aquarium. A drain is installed in the window well that ties into an interior drain tile, leading to the sump pit.

Downspout extensions – These dump water further away from your home and prevent it from seeping into the soil around the foundation.

Underground downspout and sump pump discharge extensions – These transport water away from your home into a bubbler pot. After pressure builds in the bubbler pot, the lid opens and distributes water evenly across your yard.

For more information, see our Basement Waterproofing page. Additionally, check out this detailed video on our waterproofing solutions and methods.

Free Basement Waterproofing Inspection and Estimate in Omaha, NE

Wet basement? Not anymore! Thanks to Epp Foundation Repair, we can restore your basement back to its dry, comfortable self. We made it our goal to help you and your family. Epp Foundation Repair also offers crawl space encapsulationconcrete leveling, and foundation repair. If you notice bowing walls or other foundation problems, check out our page on structural solutions.