Foundation Repair in Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa. It is known as being one of the best cities to live in the United States. This is due, in part, to the availability of great jobs and schools, along with friendly communities and a good cost of living.

At the same time, however, there may be times when owning a home in Des Moines can be difficult. This is especially true if foundation problems come up, as the issue can threaten the home and could lead to structural failure. Fortunately, Epp Foundation Repair is there to assist.

We can do what is needed to stabilize the foundation and stop any further problems from occurring. Call us today for a free foundation inspection and repair estimate.

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cracked walls

Epp Foundation Repair – Foundation Experts You Can Depend Upon

Epp Foundation was founded in 1994 with the primary job of pouring basements. By 2004, we because foundation repair services and have continued to offer that service for the past two decades. During that time, we have repaired almost every imaginable foundation issue. We know how to get the job done right.

Des Moines Foundation Repair Services from Epp

Foundation repair takes on many different forms. We have used these different methods of foundation repair in the past and can use them to stabilize your foundation as well.

Foundation Underpinning

This is a common form of foundation repair that can vertically stabilize a foundation and keep it from sinking. It can also lift a foundation back into position. The process involves using push or helical piers driven into the earth until they are resting on bedrock. The piers can then be attached to the foundation, so it is essentially resting on bedrock as well.

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pier for foundation underpinning
Wall plate anchors for bowing basement wall
C-channel anchor for bowing basement walls

Bowing Walls Repair

Expansive, frozen, or water-saturated soil can lead to bowing foundation walls. If left unchecked, the walls could eventually collapse, with devastating effects. Epp offers services, such as wall braces and anchors. After the wall has been put back in position, carbon fiber stitching can be used to repair the damage permanently.

Concrete Leveling

When concrete sinks, it can lead to uneven edges and cracking, both of which can trip you up. Epp can fix the issue by injecting polyurethane foam using small holes drilled through the concrete. The foam expands and hardens, raising the concrete to its original level. We then fill the holes so they are practically undetectable.

concrete Leveling
concrete leveling photo
Wet basement water on floor
Basement waterproofing Lincoln NE

Basement Waterproofing

Water and high humidity were not supposed to be part of the plan when you decided to have a basement. We can provide waterproofing services for your basement, leaving you with a comfortable, dry area of the home that adds to your living space.

Crawl Space Encapsulation

The crawl space is typically an unused area of the home, but it can provide the perfect environment for mold, mildew, and unwanted pests. We can wrap the walls and floor of the crawl space using poly sheeting. Not only does it keep the area pest-free, but it can also save you on energy bills and offer a new, dry area to store your extra stuff.

crawl space encapsulation
Crawl Space Encapsulation

Common Signs of Foundation Issues

Foundation problems will not get better if they are not corrected. They will also likely show themselves through various signs. If you notice any of the signs below, contact Epp for a free inspection and estimate.

Sticking Windows and Doors:

As the foundation shifts, it can torque the window and door frames. The result? Your doors and windows may not open as easily as before. They can stick when you open and close them.

Stairstep Cracks in Foundation Walls:

Some cracks are to be expected in the foundation walls but stairstep cracks, particularly if they originate at the corner of the foundation are a common sign that the foundation needs attention.

Uneven Floors:

Do you feel unsteady when you walk around your home? This may not be in your head. It could be a problem with the foundation. Your sense of balance is fine-tuned and can detect an uneven floor. You aren't a clutz, the foundation is sinking.

Mold and Mildew:

Most homeowners cringe at the thought of mold and mildew. What they don't often know is that mold and mildew often start in the basement and crawl space as the moisture level rises due to foundation problems. The mold that starts below the home often gets into the living space. If you have mold problems, you might have foundation problems.

High Energy Bills:

Foundation problems can cause the humidity level to rise throughout the entire house. This makes it much more difficult to heat and cool the home, resulting in high energy bills.

Why Choose Epp as Your Foundation Specialist?

Epp has been helping people in Des Moines and throughout the surrounding area for decades. We know what it takes to resolve foundation problems and can apply our expertise on your behalf. We also offer a number of other home repair services, including crawl space encapsulation, basement waterproofing, and concrete leveling. Call us today for a free inspection and estimate.

“Epp Foundation Repair did a great job raising concrete slabs that were sinking. The guys doing the work were professional and they walked through all the work they did once the job was completed. Super happy with the work done.”