Is a Vapor Barrier Necessary in Your Basement?

Is a Vapor Barrier Necessary in Your Basement?

Is a Vapor Barrier Necessary in Your Basement? What is a Vapor Barrier? A vapor barrier is an encapsulation made of foil or plastic that is designed to keep moisture out of the basement. It is not the same thing as waterproofing, but it is an important part of it. This material will help damp-proof your basement or crawlspace, helping you avoid major damage related to moisture like dry rot and mold. Signs You Need a Vapor Barrier In addition to the humidity levels in your area, there are several everyday factors that can contribute to moisture in the air, … Read More

Exterior vs. Interior Basement Waterproofing: Which One Is Best?

Exterior vs. Interior Basement Waterproofing: Which One Is Best?

Exterior vs. Interior Basement Waterproofing: Which One Is Best? Your home is usually your biggest investment, so keeping it in good condition is likely a top priority. Cosmetic up upkeep like paint or flooring is easy to keep track of because you can see it on a regular basis. But how often do you think about keeping your basement dry? In an area where it both rains and snows, waterproofing your basement should be on the top of your list. Now the question is which solution works best, exterior or interior basement waterproofing? Exterior Waterproofing Exterior waterproofing protects your home … Read More

What Causes Water Seepage?

What Causes Water Seepage?

Are you noticing water seepage damage? Water seepage is a common issue in lower levels of the home. But what causes this to occur and how can we prevent it? Learn more here! Read More

How To Avoid Mold, Mildew, & Foul Smells

How To Avoid Mold, Mildew, & Foul Smells

Let’s Protect Our Home No one likes to hear the word mold especially if someone is talking about your home! But mold, mildew, and a slew of other problems can occur if there are any water problems in your home or business. Sometimes, even the tiniest leak may lead to fungal growth. In fact, if there are no barriers or solutions protecting your home or business from added moisture, this will increase the chances of larger problems occurring down the road. So preventing added moisture in your structure can prevent larges issues such as foundation cracks, poor air quality, and … Read More

Benefits of Rhino Carbon Fiber

Benefits of Rhino Carbon Fiber

Rhino carbon fiber is a patented carbon fiber system that repairs bowed foundation walls as well as prevents other foundation-related obstacles. Carbon fiber repairs bowed walls by linking the foundation base with the house framing. Read More

How Do I Combat Foundation Settlement?

How Do I Combat Foundation Settlement?

If you believe your foundation is settling due to water absorption and soil compaction, we can help. Our polyurethane solution is fully resistant to water and will last for years to come. We service South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Read More

Benefits Of Helical Wall Tiebacks & Anchors

Benefits Of Helical Wall Tiebacks & Anchors

Wall problems are a prevalent problem in homes and businesses for a variety of reasons. OneĀ of the main reasons that wall issues occur, however, is from the soil levels beneath the structural building. After time and various weather patterns, shifting soils begin to form. This leads to foundation problems like bowing and leaning walls. Fortunately for Rapid Foundation Repairs, they use ECP foundation products, which are industry-standard American-made foundation and waterproofing products. Helical Wall Tiebacks & Anchors Some of the most effective products that find solutions to wall problems are both the helical tiebacks and the helical plate anchors. Helical … Read More

Bowing and Leaning Walls

Bowing and Leaning Walls

Are you having problems with bowing and leaning walls? Rapid Foundation Repairs can find solutions to all of your foundation wall issues. Click here to learn more. Read More

What Does Soil Have To Do With My Foundation?

What Does Soil Have To Do With My Foundation?

Understanding Soil Soil has almost everything to do with foundation failure. Soils are consistently changing because of weather patterns. Therefore, the texture and movement of soil are constantly evolving particularly in a four-season environment. So basically, shifting soil actively influences foundation placement. Here are the three vital reasons that soil affects your foundation: Poor Compaction Poor soil compaction happens often in the midwest. This process occurs when a foundation is built over soil that is already heavily compacted. Consequently, the water can not drain appropriately. After this occurs, the increased density and decreased volume in the soil leave little space … Read More

Mending a Sinking Foundation With Helical Piers

Mending a Sinking Foundation With Helical Piers

Have A Sinking Foundation? We Can Help. Is your foundation sinking or settling? If you answer is yes, then this serious issue needs to be addressed sooner than later. Why? A sinking foundation can lead to even bigger issues in your home’s foundation. These problems include -but are not limited to- various crack types, including concrete cracks, drive way cracks, wall cracks; sticking doors and windows, leaning walls, leaning chimneys, and even ongoing water issues. Even though a sinking foundation can lead to major problems, there is some good news: solutions. And we at Rapid Foundation Repair can help you … Read More