We’re Epp Foundation Repair, and for over 25 years our family owned and operated foundation repair company has been busy helping home and business owners in Kearney – and Buffalo County – solve their foundation problems.
Whatever the problem with your home or business’s foundation, Epp Foundation Repair can fix it. Common signs of foundation problems include:
Bowed and/or cracked basement walls
Wet basements or crawl spaces
Windows and doors that stick
Cracks in ceilings
Foundation Repair In Kearney, NE
Most foundation problems are caused by poor drainage and expansive soil (i.e. soil that significantly increases in volume as it absorbs moisture and then shrinks by that same amount when it dries out). This swelling-shrinking cycle, which is usually seasonal, puts tremendous pressure on a foundation and can lead to structural damage. At Epp Foundation Repair, we repair foundation problems via underpinning and various basement wall repair solutions.
Our foundation repair solutions include (but aren’t limited to):
Foundation leveling via push piers or helical piers
Basement wall repair
Pier and beam foundation repair including crawl space encapsulation
If you have a foundation problem, Epp Foundation Repair can handle it!
What Is Foundation Underpinning?
There are different types of soil and not all of them are able to properly support something heavy like a foundation. When the soil under a foundation is weak, the foundation will slowly sink into the soil and become unlevel. This is called differential settlement. Signs include uneven floors, and windows and doors that don’t open and close properly.
Foundation underpinning transfers the structure’s weight to soil that can adequately support it. Heavy duty steel piers are drilled deep down into the soil under the foundation until they reach the load-bearing strata. Once the piers are in place hydraulic jacks can then lift the foundation back up.
What Are The Different Types Of Foundations In Kearney?
The most common types of foundations in Kearney, Nebraska and Buffalo County are:
Crawl space foundations
Slab-on-grade foundations(these are also known as concrete slab foundations)
Slab Foundation Problems
Windows and doors that stick
Basement Foundation Problems
Bowing basement walls
Crack near basement window
Window well not draining
Pipe-wall penetration leaking
Cove joint leak(where wall meets the floor)
Sump pit not draining
Crack in basement floor
Basement floor drain overflowing
Water coming in over basement wall
Water seeping through basement wall
Basement Wall Repair in Kearney
Our basement wall repair solutions include basement wall anchors, basement vapor barriers, basement drain tile, basement waterproofing, egress windows, basement crack repair, and more.
If you are struggling with a bowing basement wall in Kearney, we have a variety of solutions including C-Channel Wall Anchors, Wall Plate Anchors, Carbon Fiber Wall Straps, Basement I-Beam Wall Support, and Helical Wall Anchors (tiebacks). Contact us today for a free inspection and estimate.
Basement Egress Windows
An egress window serves as an emergency exit from your basement. If there’s a fire and you can’t get up to the ground floor via the stairs, you can use the basement egress window to safely exit the building. The International Residential Code states that if a basement is also a living space, there needs to be at least one easy-to-open egress window.
Crawl Space Foundation Problems
Sagging, sloping floors
Sticking windows and doors
Water in crawl space
Mold in crawl space
Gaps between floors and baseboards
Deteriorated crawl space support posts
Crawl Space Repair in Kearney
You know who loves damp crawl spaces? Mold, insects, rodents, and harmful allergens. Most homeowners are unaware that some of the air in their home’s crawl space finds its way up and into their home. Therefore, you want your crawl space to be both clean and dry. Our repair solutions include crawl space french drains, drain tile, crawl space encapsulation and dehumidification, and crawl space support jacks.
Contact Epp Foundation Repair for Your Free Inspection and Quote
If you own a home or business in Kearney, NE with bowed basement walls, cracks in the foundation, sloped floors, or sticking doors and windows, we can help.
We’ve been serving homeowners and business owners in Kearney since 1994. Contact us to schedule your free inspection and estimate!
Check out our reviews to find out why your neighbors rely on Epp to fix their foundation issues in Kearny, NE.