Plan Ahead by Waterproofing Your Home

Plan Ahead by Waterproofing Your Home

Plan Ahead by Waterproofing Your Home The destruction that Hurricane Florence has caused may be making those of us in the upper Midwest and West feel a little wary about our own storm systems. While we don’t get hurricanes, we do get lots of storms, and at times tornadoes, which our homes need to be prepared to endure and recover from. Even a big thunderstorm could cause a lot of damage to your home if you do not have adequate waterproofing in place in your home. What are the options? What would be best for your home? Let’s find out! … Read More

Why Water Management is Not Enough

Why Water Management is Not Enough

Why Water Management is Not Enough In the world of waterproofing, many times we come across companies that offer “water management” for South Dakota homes. Control the water and manage it. Isn’t that exactly what you want? Unfortunately, it isn’t. Water management is merely a tool that can be used when waterproofing and it should not be the sole tool used to make sure that water is not entering your home. In this article, we will discuss some of the ways that water management is not enough to protect your home. What is Water Management? Generally, water management can be … Read More

Water Management Systems for Your South Dakota Home

Water Management Systems for Your South Dakota Home

  Water Management Systems for Your South Dakota Home Living in the South Dakota climate can be interesting at any season of the year. One problem that presents itself is the threat of a basement waterproofing disaster. Water management systems along with waterproofing can be used to redirect the water or to waterproof your basement or crawl space from water damage. However, water damage doesn’t just  come from heavy rains and flooding. It’s important to consider that foundation repair may be the answer to your continuing waterproofing woes. Waterproofing and Water Management System Options There are two main options for … Read More

Summer Rain Brings Bowing Walls

Summer Rain Brings Bowing Walls

Summer Rain Brings Bowing Walls Summer is supposed to be a season of calm and relaxation. Sitting out in the yard, sunning yourself, going on vacation, and taking a break from the stressors of life. However, mother nature has a differing opinion on the summer season. Summer can be a huge season for storming and flooding, and this can take a toll on your home in the form of bowing walls. What starts off as a small crack in the wall will grow, worsen, and eventually turn into bowing walls. What are Bowing Walls? Bowing walls are exactly as they … Read More

What To Do About Wall Repair

What To Do About Wall Repair

  What To Do About Wall Repair So you’ve taken stock of your home after a serious spring cleaning, and you notice that there are cracks in the wall or that you have wall repair needs. D.I.Y. kits can only get you so far, and they will not treat the underlying issues, and over time wall cracks and other wall repair can become worse. It’s time to call Rapid Foundation Repair and get that wall repair job fixed. Why Not Do-It-Yourself? It can be really tempting to go with the less expensive option and get a D.I.Y. repair kit from … Read More

You May Not Need Sump Pump Repair, Try This!

You May Not Need Sump Pump Repair, Try This!

  You May Not Need Sump Pump Repair, Try This! If you’re not sure that your sump pump is working correctly, spring is the perfect time to check that out. Sump pump repair is not always necessary every year. First, you should check your sump pump to make sure that it’s in good working condition. This is a relatively simple process that could save you time and money in the long run. First, what is a sump pump and what is it used for? A sump pump is a pump that is placed in your basement in a basin which … Read More

Combat Spring Rain with Sump Pump Installation

Combat Spring Rain with Sump Pump Installation

  Combat Spring Rain with Sump Pump Installation Spring rain is here, and you need to prepare your home! It’s easy to forget that something as common as rain can really wreak havoc on your home, but you can do certain easy and relatively inexpensive things to waterproof your home. Sump pump installation coupled with common household fixes can save your home from severe damage. Tricks to Waterproof Your Home The goal of waterproofing is not necessarily to make your home airtight, but to redirect or solve problem areas around the home. The first and most common way to avoid … Read More

Sinking Foundation Solutions

Sinking Foundation Solutions

    Now that some of the snow has melted, you may have noticed some changes with your foundation. Maybe your doors are not closing properly, maybe your floors are beginning to slope, or maybe you’ve noticed that your foundation is not exactly level. All of these are signs of a sinking foundation–something that can be exacerbated by the winter thaw and freeze. What causes a sinking foundation? The main cause of a sinking foundation is problems with soil upon construction. If your home was not built on properly compacted soil, it will begin to have problems over time. Likewise, … Read More

Spring Thaw and Waterproofing

Spring Thaw and Waterproofing

  This winter has been brutal for some with sub-zero temperatures, record snowfalls, and large amounts of rain. But, there is a bright spot on the horizon: Spring is near! There is something to be cautious of though with the approaching change in seasons. Along with the warmth of spring comes the thawing of the snow and ice. The ground is saturated and frozen, but the snow above the ground has to go somewhere when it melts. There are many things that can happen if the soil around your home gets oversaturated. It may trickle into the basement through small … Read More

Five Reasons To Use Carbon Fiber and One Reason Not To

Five Reasons To Use Carbon Fiber and One Reason Not To

Five Reasons to Use Carbon Fiber and One Reason Not To We announced last month that we offered Rhino Carbon Fiber as one of the many outstanding tools that we use to repair your home. Carbon fiber supports are a great resource, but don’t take our word for it. Here are five reasons to use carbon fiber for your home repairs and one instance where you may not want to implement it. Reasons to Use Carbon Fiber Wall Supports In the past, if your foundation walls were leaning or bowing, your only option was the installation of steel I-beams. The … Read More