Concrete Lifting for Spring 2019

Concrete Lifting for Spring 2019

Concrete Lifting for Spring 2019 Now that spring is here, we’re all ready to spend a little bit more time outside. However, if your driveway, steps, sidewalk, patio, or garage floor is cracked and raised it’s not very fun to be around. Plus, it could be a safety hazard for not only you and guests but for your home! Let’s learn a little bit about the places you might need concrete lifting around your home, and why it’s helpful to your home. Fill Voids If you have a cracked or raised driveway or garage floor, you may also have a … Read More

Get Your Home Foundation Ready for Spring

Get Your Home Foundation Ready for Spring

Get Your Home Foundation Ready for Spring Many people think of spring as a time of renewal and rebirth, and this is especially true during “spring cleaning.” People will go through their homes and clean what they’ve been ignoring all winter, get to gardening, painting the house, and doing all the repairs they need to. This is great for the health of your home, but have you considered what you can do for your foundation? It’s the support for your whole home, yet most people pay it no mind. This spring season, take some time out to prepare your foundation … Read More

Sticking Doors and Windows: Is It Your Foundation?

Sticking Doors and Windows: Is It Your Foundation?

Sticking Doors and Windows: Is It Your Foundation? The winter weather has finally set in, and many of us are enjoying the colder weather as a chance to snuggle up inside or to get out and enjoy winter sports and snow. However, when you get back home, you might notice that your doors and windows appear to be sticking. Is it from the heat in your home being higher and expanding the wood? Is it from the weather outside causing problems? Or are your sticking doors and windows really due to problems with your foundation. In this article, we’ll discuss … Read More

Winter Foundation Repair Problems

Winter Foundation Repair Problems

Winter Foundation Repair Problems South Dakota winters can be brutal. It’s one thing to have to shovel out the driveway multiple times over a 24 hour period, but it’s quite another to have foundation repair problems develop. While your home may seem fine in the fall, it could be in dire need of foundation repair by the spring. Here are a few things that you can do to prevent disastrous foundation repair costs in the future. Clean Your Gutters This is an often overlooked step that can save you lots of time and money. All you will need is a … Read More

Prepare Your Home for Winter 2018

Prepare Your Home for Winter 2018

  Prepare Your Home for Winter 2018 Fall is just beginning in some areas, but in the Northern United States we are already seeing winter conditions begin. Before it’s too late, it’s time to prepare your home for winter and get ready for storms. Whether you’re prepping the outside or inside, being prepared for bad weather is extremely important for the health of your home. Here we discuss a few tips to get your home ready. Clean Your Gutters The first tip is one of the most important when you want to keep water out of your basement or crawlspace. … Read More

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