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 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
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
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 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
Rhino Carbon Fiber Wall Supports
Rhino Carbon Fiber Wall Supports Rapid Foundation Repair is proud to offer Rhino Carbon Fiber products as one of our many tools for foundation repair. If you have a bowed wall, this product can secure and stabilize your foundation. There is nothing stronger on the market and we want you to have a strong and secure foundation. Make Rhino Carbon Fiber Work for You The patented system by Rhino works by securing the foundation floor and the house framing. The carbon fiber strip is attached to the sill plate with a galvanized bracket. The other end is secured to the … Read More
Winter’s Coming to South Dakota! Be Prepared!
Winter’s Coming to South Dakota! Be Prepared! Dealing with home repairs in the summer is bad enough, but when something happens in the winter, the problems multiply. Take the time while the weather is bearable to prepare your home for the South Dakota winters. Make sure your foundation is protected against cold, snow, ice, and water. Freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your home’s foundation, so make sure that you are ready for Old Man Winter. Take Care of the Outside First You should probably work on the outside of your home first, that way, if the weather does turn, … Read More
Drought Causing Concerns Across South Dakota
Drought Causing Concerns Across South Dakota Should You Be Concerned About Your Foundation? There are quite a few articles you can read online about the worsening drought in South Dakota. Farmers are worried, meteorologists are worried, but should you be worried about your home? Your foundation? Read more: Drought Worsening in South Dakota The answer is definitely yes. Many people aren’t aware of what a drought can do to your foundation. So here is the breakdown for you. 1. Soil shrinkage: Weather affects the soil that is the base of support for your foundation. If it rains too much, it … Read More
Can Water Break My Foundation?
Can Water Break My Foundation? With Spring just arriving and storms, rain, and snow melt are a common occurrence, the question “can water break my foundation” is a real concern. While standing water can cause a multitude of problems as Spring progresses, none of them can cost you more than foundation problems. When it rains, if you don’t have the proper drainage and grading around your home and foundation, water will find its way into your home. The concrete in your foundation is porous for one thing. The other thing is that a lot of water can build up around … Read More
When to Waterproof your South Dakota Home
South Dakota and the other areas we serve including parts of Nebraska and Wyoming can really take a hit when it comes to the effects of weather on your home’s foundation, basement, or crawlspace. It’s hard to know when to waterproof. Rain and cold weather can effect cracks in concrete, and make it difficult to fix problems that occur during the cold and rainy seasons of the year. So how do you know when to repair your waterproofing problems? The “WHEN” to Waterproof Question isn’t Easy to Answer The answer isn’t simple! There are certain types of repairs like … Read More