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The Importance of Proper Foundation Drainage

When most people think of the biggest hazards to their home, they immediately think of fires, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. In fact, the soil underneath homes is the leading cause of structural damage in the United States.   How can that be right?   Foundation damage occurs as a result of nature’s uncontrollable effect […]

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What to Expect During a Foundation Repair

The two words no homeowner wants to hear, “foundation damage”. Once you hear those words you probably figure you are in for a long and costly repair process, after all, your foundation is literally what your house is built on. Foundation problems are best addressed as early as possible. Unfortunately, no house is completely immune […]

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Settling Foundation? We Have Your Solutions!

Home foundation settlement is an unfortunate fact of life. Finding out that your home is settling can seem like a hopeless situation, how can you fight mother nature? While it may seem hopeless at first, once you understand foundation settlement you can learn how we combat it. Settlement occurs when the soil below a home […]

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How to Spot Home Foundation Problems

When you are buying a home or remodeling your current home, there are plenty of things on your mind, and it can be hard to forget the most important part of the house, the foundation! So before you start picking out new paint colors and cupboards, make sure you check the foundation. The foundation is […]

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Winter Weather Effects on Your Home

Living in the Midwest, we are no strangers to cold, harsh winters, but that’s not the only drawback to winter here. The cold temperatures also affect your home’s foundation, and may even be compromising its structural integrity. Get familiar with these adverse effects that winter can bear on your home as well as some ways […]

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Epp Concrete’s Pier System

The soil underneath your home is constantly shifting, expanding, and contracting. Settlement occurs when the soil below a home is unstable, causing it to expand and contract, resulting in a sinking movement, or settling, of the house’s foundation. This leads to cracks in interior and exterior surfaces, most often on the foundation or on walls […]

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Preparing your Home for Fall

Fall is in full effect, the leaves are starting to fall, football season is in full swing, and here in the Midwest, that means that winter is right around the corner. While it easy to forget about, there are some things to make sure your home has a smooth transition into winter. Fall is a […]

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How to Soundproof your Concrete Walls

Concrete is one of the most popular building materials in the United States in both residential and commercial construction. Most people think that the sheer thickness of concrete makes it an effective soundproofing material, but that just is not true. While concrete is great when it comes to strength, durability, versatility, and cost effectiveness, the […]

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How to Choose a Concrete Company

When it comes to your home’s foundation, it is far too important to trust to just anyone. The decision to repair your basement or foundation is not a cheap one, and it is important that you choose a company you can trust and that will complete the job with honesty and integrity. The most important […]

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Pouring concrete in Hot Weather

Now that summer is in full swing, everyone has their list of what they want to get done while we can work outside. For some people’s projects, this may include pouring concrete. Whether you are wanting a new patio for the backyard, or a path through your garden, there are a few things to keep […]