Looking for foundation repair in St. Joseph, MO?

We’re Epp Foundation Repair, a family owned and operated foundation repair contractor. Since 1994 we’ve been assisting St. Joseph homeowners with their foundation problems.

steel push piers under foundation slab

Don’t lose anymore sleep over your foundation issue. If your home’s foundation has a problem, Epp Foundation Repair can fix it. Common signs of foundation trouble include:

  • Bowed and/or cracked basement walls
  • Foundation cracks
  • Wet basements or crawl spaces
  • Sloped floors
  • Windows and doors that stick
  • Leaning chimneys
  • Cracks in ceilings
  •  and more…

Foundation Repair In St. Joseph, MO

Foundation trouble is most often caused by expansive soil (i.e. soil that swells significantly when it absorbs water and then shrinks by that same amount when it dries out) and poor drainage. Epp Foundation Repair can repair your home’s foundation problems via underpinning and various basement wall repair solutions.

The foundation repair solutions we use include:

  • foundation leveling (using either push piers or helical piers)
  • basement wall repair
  • pier and beam foundation repair
  • crawl space encapsulation
  • basement waterproofing
  • and more

Whatever your foundation problem, we can handle it!

What is foundation underpinning?

foundation underpinning with steel push piersNot all soil types are able to adequately support a foundation. When this happens the foundation can sink into the soil and become uneven. Signs of this include unlevel floors, and doors and windows that are difficult to open and close.

The purpose of foundation underpinning is to transfer the building’s weight to soil that can support it. The process involves drilling heavy duty steel piers deep down into the soil under the foundation. Once they’re in place, hydraulic jacks lift the foundation back up to where it was before.

What are the different types of foundations in St. Joseph?

The most common types of foundations in St. Joseph, Nebraska are:
  • Basement foundations
  • Crawl space foundations
  • and slab-on-grade foundations (also known as concrete slab foundations)

Slab foundation problems

c-channel wall anchor in basement

  • Cracked floors
  • Cracked walls
  • Cracked ceilings
  • Bulging walls
  • Windows and doors that stick
  • and more…

Basement foundation problems

  1. Bowing basement walls
  2. Crack near basement window
  3. Window well not draining
  4. Pipe-wall penetration leaking
  5. Cove joint leak (where wall meets the floor)
  6. Sump pit not draining
  7. Crack in basement floor
  8. Basement floor drain overflowing
  9. Water coming in over basement wall
  10. Water seeping through basement wall
infographic of common causes of a wet basement repair

Basement Wall Repair in St. Joseph

Wet basements and cracked basement walls (with or without bowing) are fairly common problems. Our three phase basement repair system was designed to ensure not only the structural integrity of your basement, but to make it dry and comfortable as well. This includes one or more of the following: basement wall anchors, basement vapor barriers, basement drain tile, egress windows, basement crack repair, and more.

Crawl space foundation problems

crawl space encapsulation

  • 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 St. Joseph

Moist crawl spaces tend to attract a variety of icky things including mold, pests, and various allergens. While that’s certainly bad enough, it gets worse. Some of the air in that damp, mold-infested crawl space makes its way up and into your home. Therefore, you definitely want the air in your crawl space to be 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 your home in St. Joseph, MO has bowed basement walls, uneven floors, floors that feel spongy when you walk on them, sticking doors and windows, or something else, we can help!

We’ve been serving homeowners and business owners in St. Joseph for over 20 years now. Contact us to schedule your free inspection today!

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