How to Fix A Sticking Door

How to Fix A Sticking Door

How to Fix A Sticking Door Have you been having trouble opening and closing your doors? A door that is sticking can indicate any number of problems. Common causes can be humidity in your house or an issue with the door. In these cases, you should be able to fix the problem on your own pretty easily.  Here is how to fix a sticking door DIY-style: Tighten The Hinges The more you use a door, the more its hinges will work themselves loose. When that happens, the door will begin to sag and catch on the jamb or the floor. … Read More

Garage Foundation Repair: When to Call a Professional

Garage Foundation Repair: When to Call a Professional

Garage Foundation Repair: When to Call a Professional When people think about foundation problems, most don’t think about their garage. But the garage is still a structure with a foundation that can suffer just as much as your home can. An attached garage can be an even bigger issue than a separate one because it can cause damage to the entire home. The biggest problems you are likely to run into are foundation settlement, sinking, and cracks in the concrete slab. Thankfully, Rapid Foundation Repair has the solutions you need for quality garage foundation repair.  Signs of a Garage Foundation … Read More

How We Fix Bowing Walls

How We Fix Bowing Walls

How We Fix Bowing Walls Imagine you walk into your basement and notice one of your walls doesn’t look quite right. There is a large horizontal crack across the wall and it looks like it has shifted inward. You may be looking at a bowing wall. Bowing walls are caused by excess water soaking the soil around your home, usually from rain or melting snow. As the soil expands, it adds extra pressure on the foundation walls, causing them to crack. Bowing walls are hazardous due to the possibility of collapse, so you should have them looked at by a … Read More

What is Rhino Carbon Fiber?

What is Rhino Carbon Fiber?

What is Rhino Carbon Fiber? When soil puts too much pressure on your foundation walls, the walls can crack and start to bow. Rhino Carbon Fiber is a wall support system that stabilizes bowing walls. These strong but lightweight strips link the foundation base to the house framing to protect your foundation against movement from the soil outside. How Does It Work? The carbon fiber material is the strongest system on the market. It is not only adhered to the wall with a strong epoxy, but it is also mounted to the footing and top of the wall to ensure … Read More

Foundation Inspection in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Nebraska

Foundation Inspection in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Nebraska

Foundation Inspection in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Nebraska Is a foundation inspection necessary? If you are looking at buying a new house, this is a step you do not want to skip. The house may check all your boxes in terms of floor plan, number of bedrooms, appliances, etc. But does everything beneath the surface check out? This is where a foundation inspection comes in. Even if your house is not new, and you just want to be sure your home is stable, Rapid Foundation Repair is always ready to provide a foundation inspection in our wide service area across … Read More

Underground Water Displacement: Combatting Foundation Settlement

Underground Water Displacement: Combatting 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. One of the main causes of wall issues, however, is the soil levels beneath the structural building. After time and various weather patterns, soil begins to shift. This leads to foundation problems like bowing and leaning walls. Fortunately, Rapid Foundation Repairs uses ECP foundation products, like helical wall tiebacks, 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. The texture and movement of soils are constantly evolving, particularly in a four-season environment, actively influencing foundation placement. Here are the three vital reasons it affects your foundation: Poor Compaction Poor 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 for infiltration. Oversaturated Soils Overly irrigated soil … 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. At Rapid Foundation Repair, mending a sinking foundation is usually done with helical piers. Helical piers have been around for quite some time. In fact, … Read More