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
Can Having Trees Close to Your Home Cause Foundation Problems?
Trees and Foundation Problems Many homes have a variety of flora around them, but it might surprise you to learn that it isn’t wise to have large plants, such as bushes or trees close to your home because they can cause foundation problems. Plants can lend a beautiful view, add value to a property, and provide shade, but they may also harm your home’s foundation if not planted and taken care of properly. It all has to do with the root system. Large trees can pull up to 200 gallons of water a day. A group of small trees can … Read More
Protect Your Foundation as the Temperature Rises
Protect Your Foundation as the Temperature Rises Avoiding Foundation Repair In the summer, many people go to the beach or pool to try and beat the heat. When the summer weather comes into town you may need to stop and think about your home also. If you are experiencing an extremely dry summer this year, your home’s foundation could be at risk. The soils that are expansive underneath your home soak up the water and moisture which causes the soil to swell. When there isn’t water underneath the home to soak up, it forces the soil to shrink because of … Read More
Water Management Solutions for Summer in South Dakota
Water Management Helps Protect your South Dakota Home Summer is here again, and that means sunny, warm days are ahead. This is the perfect time to have waterproofing installed in your South Dakota home or business. We here at Rapid Foundation Repair offer a wide variety of water management products. Our products come from Earth Contact Products, a top producer of high quality foundation repair and waterproofing products. You can have peace of mind knowing that your home or business will be safe from water damage for years to come with our help. Water management is the best way to … Read More
How Your Wet Basement Effects You in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Nebraska
Wet Basement Wyoming Whether you live in Wyoming, South Dakota, or Nebraska, you deal with the four seasons. Hot and cold, wet and dry, and the seasonal changes affect the soil around the foundation of your basement. The soil expands and contracts due to the moisture levels in it. When this happens over and over throughout the year and years after, the soil can cause damage to your foundation. When you have a wet basement, it is time to consider having our specialists from Rapid Foundation Repair come and check out exactly what is happening. The damage water can cause … Read More
Water Management During and After Winter in South Dakota
Water Management During and After Winter in South Dakota Between flooding, freezing temps, wind chills, and snowy and icy weather, South Dakota has had a pretty rough winter. There are ways to protect your home against the many problems that could affect your basement or foundation during late winter and early spring. Some of these issues include water leaks, mold and mildew, wood rot, foundation cracks, flooding, bowing walls, and more. Over the winter, water seeps into the porous concrete slabs and freezes, which causes expansion inside the slab. When that water melts, it causes contraction. This cycle of expansion … Read More
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 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? 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 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