Summertime and Your Foundation

Here at Epp Concrete, the summer months are extremely busy for foundation repairs. This is partially due to homeowners having more free time to dedicate to home improvements, but the nicer, dryer weather also allows for more uninterrupted work time.   Most people only think about their foundation and their basement during the wet months, […]

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Saving Your Basement During Severe Weather

If you fail to prepare, then prepare to fail. This is true in most aspects of life, and is definitely true when it comes to the health of your home. With the severe weather season upon us, there are a few simple things you can do to make sure your home is ready for whatever […]

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How Landscaping Can Prevent Basement Flooding

What if we told you that you could kill two birds with one stone when it comes to preventing your basement from flooding. Some flooding problems may be directly related to the landscaping around your house, so you may be able to stop your basement from flooding while updating your landscaping. Here are a few […]

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Simple Sump Pump Maintenance

Whether your house came with a sump pump, or you installed one yourself, properly maintaining your sump pump system is key to making sure it works when you need it. The last thing you want is to find out your sump pump isn’t working while your basement floods from a heavy rain. It may take […]

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What is Hydrostatic Pressure?

Have you ever wondered exactly what is making your basement walls crack and bow? If you live in Nebraska and have water in your basement, there is a good chance that this is due to hydrostatic pressure, but what exactly does that mean? Hydrostatic pressure is the force the water in the soil exerts onto […]

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What the Cracks in Your Walls are telling You

Cracks in concrete are a fact of life. Even the newest poured concrete can develop cracks as it settles and temperatures change. Monitoring any cracks your walls or floors develop can head off any serious issues before they get out of hand. Cracks in foundation walls have the possibility of getting much worse. Cracks can […]

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Concrete Painting – How to do it Right

This aint your normal paint job. Painting concrete is a whole other animal compared to painting drywall. Drywall can be painted in a day or two, you will need at least a week to properly paint cement. The trick lies in the cement itself, it breathes, absorbs moisture, and sucks up paint. We think concrete […]

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Waterproofing Your Basement

It’s every homeowner’s worst fear, you come home from work or a night out, you head down to the basement, and there’s water. Whether it is just a musty smell, wet patches on your walls, or standing water, any water infiltration into your basement is a serious problem. If you encounter any of these do […]