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Expert Basement Waterproofing

in South Dakota, Eastern Wyoming, and Northern Nebraska

waterproofing company in South DakotaRapid Foundation Repair offers basement waterproofing in South Dakota, Wyoming, and parts of Nebraska.

We can repair damage to your foundation due to moisture entering through cracks in your walls.

We can also install products to prevent future water problems in basements and crawl spaces.

Water building up next to foundation walls can cause pressure, leading to bowing and cracked walls. Because of the force produced, water also often seeps in through the cracks in the wall.

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Reasons water builds up around your foundation

  • Gutters filled with debris
  • Poor grading around your foundation
  • Standing water in your yard
  • Poor soil compaction around your home
  • Insufficient drainage moving away from your home

How Does Water Get Into Your Home?

One of the most common places for water to enter is any cracks that may have formed in the floor or walls. Wall cracks and floor cracks are common in many homes.

Water also sometimes enters where the basement walls meet the floor. This area is challenging to seal off completely. Windows in the basement wall can be a good entry point for water, as they require a break in the surface of the concrete. Water might also seep in over the top of the foundation, especially if the home was built on low ground.

At Rapid Foundation Repair, we not only have a basement waterproofing solution for you regardless of where water enters your home, but it is also one of the factors we use to determine which of our basement waterproofing systems to suggest.

What Happens When Water Gets Into Your Basement?

Once water gets into your basement, even for the first time, the consequences can be costly.

Wet, damp basements can be breeding grounds for mold and mildew, contributing to respiratory problems. Your basement will likely also acquire a musty smell.

And this isn’t even mentioning the water damage to any items in your basement, the cost of which can add up especially fast if you have a finished basement.

One ‘Solution’ That Doesn’t Work

Damp Proofing: In the past, many homes were treated for dampness by spraying a solvent-based asphaltic solution on the foundation. While this process was termed “waterproofing,” it was actually “damp proofing.” These asphaltic coatings didn’t stop the water. Actual basement waterproofing materials will effectively prevent both water and water vapor transmission.

True Solutions for Your Basement Waterproofing Problems

Exterior Waterproofing

There are two methods of exterior waterproofing, which can be used together or separately.
The first involves items such as French or channel drains, catch basins, and dry wells. These are designed to direct excess water away from your home, reducing pressure on your basement walls and limiting the amount of water that could squeeze through any exterior cracks.
The second involves placing a waterproofing membrane on the outside of your basement wall. This membrane is often used in concert with a dimple board to direct water into a drainage pipe below. It keeps water that does reach the exterior of your basement wall from getting any farther.
How these solutions are applied can be specifically tailored to your home, yard, and the water problems you are having.
Read More about exterior waterproofing solutions from Rapid Foundation Repair.

Interior Waterproofing

When you think of interior basement waterproofing, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a sump pump. Sump pumps are the engine of a basement waterproofing system, and at

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Rapid Foundation Repair, we are experts in installing them.
We can even install battery backup sump pumps to prevent your basement from flooding even if the same storm that brought all the water also knocked out your power.
In many cases, though, having a sump pump isn’t enough, especially if you have a finished basement.
The sump pump can pump water out of your house, but the key is getting the water to the sump pump without it affecting the rest of your basement.
That is where interior drainage systems come into play.
Interior drainage systems allow water to enter your basement walls and flow into a drain pipe beneath your basement floor, which empties the water into the sump pit.
The water stays completely out of sight, which, most importantly, prevents it from damaging anything in your basement.
Read more about our interior drainage solutions.

Experienced Installers, High-Quality Products

We partner with Earth Contact Products at Rapid Foundation Repair for our foundation repair and waterproofing products.

ECP offers a wide range of fantastic interior and exterior waterproofing solutions. All of their products are quality-made and tested, proving to be some of the best waterproofing solutions on the market.

Your basement is in good hands when you see us show up with ECP products in tow. These are the types of systems that Rapid Foundation Repair uses and trusts.

Contact Us to Find Out More About Our Waterproofing Services

Call Rapid Foundation Repair for your free in-home estimate on our basement waterproofing services.