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

South Dakota Springtime Water Management

South Dakota Springtime Water Management

Protect your South Dakota Home with Water Management Spring often brings heavy rain to South Dakota and that means you have to prepare your home and protect against water damage. Often times water problems are ignored because they don’t cause immediate damage. Unfortunately, water issues can lead to problems that will seriously harm the integrity of your home. Water management is the best way to make sure your home is safe from a variety of problems, including: Mold and mildew Wood rot Flooded basement Foundation cracks Water stains Damp crawl space Many of these issues build upon each other, but … Read More

Water Seepage Repair – What to Do When Water Intrudes

Water Seepage Repair – What to Do When Water Intrudes

Types of Basement Leakage and Water Seepage Water seepage in your basement or crawl space can mean many different things. It may even mean that your business or home’s foundation is failing. In order to tell if you are in need of waterproofing and foundation repair, you will need to identify how the water is getting into your home or business. There are three different types of leaks, including: Through the Walls: When it comes to water leaks and water seepage, you will most commonly see leaks coming through the wall cracks. These cracks will start as small hairline cracks, but eventually–if … Read More

Tips for Dry Winter Crawl Space in South Dakota, Nebraska, & Wyoming

Tips for Dry Winter Crawl Space in South Dakota, Nebraska, & Wyoming

Keep your Crawl Space Dry this Winter The winter months bring plenty of wet weather which can be a problem for South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming homeowners. Crawl spaces can be negatively affected by moist conditions, and since your crawl space is such an integral part of your home’s structural integrity it is important to take care of it, especially during the winter. The best way to take care of it is by keeping an eye out for moisture. Watch for mold and mildew growth, wood rot, floor cracks, wall cracks, ceiling cracks, musty odors, humid air, and leaks or … Read More

Foundation Repair Q & A for Homeowners in South Dakota, Nebraska, & Wyoming

Foundation Repair Q & A for Homeowners in South Dakota, Nebraska, & Wyoming

Q&A for South Dakota, Nebraska, & Wyoming Homeowners Q: Is my Home Experiencing Foundation Repair Problems? A: If you are noticing problems such as cracking floors, walls, and ceilings, sticking doors and windows, or sloping floors your home may be experiencing the beginnings of foundation failure. In order to be sure, call us here at Rapid Foundation Repair. We can inspect your home for signs of foundation failure. Q: Can I Reduce the Price of my Home Rather than Get Foundation Repair When Selling?  A: If you are financing the sale yourself, yes. If not, loaning institutions usually will not … Read More

About Our Affiliations

About Our Affiliations

Rapid Foundation Repair’s Affiliations Earth Contact Products: The first of our affiliations is with ECP. ECP is a top producer of high quality foundation repair and waterproofing products, including helical piers and steel push piers. It is also one of the largest producers of these products as well. They are dedicated to producing their products in the United States, with no off-shoring production whatsoever. ECP is a team of highly trained professionals who have patented and trademarked over 18 foundation repair and waterproofing items. They are based in Olathe, Kansas, where they have developed a wide variety of tools, including … Read More

Spring Thaw Can Mean Damp or Wet Crawlspaces in South Dakota

Spring Thaw Can Mean Damp or Wet Crawlspaces in South Dakota

Take Action against Damp or Wet Crawlspaces in South Dakota It is finally that time of year. Spring is so close and the temperature is rising and the snow is melting. While that’s exciting for most, it also means the possibility for wet or damp crawlspaces in South Dakota and Nebraska. When the snow melts the water may pool in your yard with no where to go. This is called yard drainage. From there it will drift toward your home and in and around your crawlspace. This can cause problems such as: Mold and mildew growth Wall cracks Floor cracks … Read More

Crawlspace Vents – Open or Closed During South Dakota Winters?

Crawlspace Vents – Open or Closed During South Dakota Winters?

Open or Closed Crawlspace Vents for South Dakota Winters Winter in South Dakota can be extremely harsh, with cold temperatures, and frequent blizzards and ice storms. During this frigid time of the year, most homeowners in South Dakota want to keep their homes as tightly closed up as possible to preserve warmth. However, there is the question of vents in the crawlspace? Although some people recommend closing the crawlspace vents all the time to prevent termites from getting in the home, this can defeat the purpose of having crawlspace vents in the first place. Generally, crawlspace vents are required by … Read More

Wet Basement in South Dakota? Find Out Your Repair Options!

Wet Basement in South Dakota? Find Out Your Repair Options!

Wet Basements in South Dakota, Nebraska Mean Unhealthy Living Wet basements are not just annoying, they can cause serious damage to your possessions, your home, and its inhabitants. If you use your basement or crawlspace as a storage area, as most people do, having moisture leak in can cause water damage to your possessions that are stored there. Your home can be damaged in a variety of ways. Having water leak in means that there is a possibility of foundation failure, which can mean wall, floor, and foundation cracks, which is most likely what let the water in in the … Read More

Waterproofing in South Dakota and Nebraska

Waterproofing in South Dakota and Nebraska

How do I even know I need waterproofing for my foundation in SD, NE? Waterproofing your crawlspace or basement is a smart idea that can help you to protect your home or business from serious water damage or even foundation failure. If you are experiencing water stains, mold or mildew growth, wall cracks, floor cracks, foundation cracks, leakage, or flooding, you may need a waterproofing solution. Even if you do not have those signs of foundation failure, it is smart to keep your basement or crawlspace up-to-date when it comes to your waterproofing system. Rapid Foundation Repair is proud to … Read More