epp october1 push pier system settling home

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 […]

Epp sep2017 preparing house for fall

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 […]

Epp sep2017 soundproof concrete

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 […]

epp June #2 summer weather

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, […]

epp June #1 severe weather

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 […]

landscaping around house

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 […]

sump_pump_maintenance

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 […]

pressure gauge

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 […]

cracked concrete wall

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 […]