Excellent Service By Rapid Foundation Repair

Excellent Service By Rapid Foundation Repair

Rapid Foundation Repairs is liked by its customers! Read this blog to learn more about how our company can help your foundation needs and watch a short video about some 5 Star Reviews! Read More

Can Having Trees Close to Your Home Cause Foundation Problems?

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

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

Sticking Doors and Windows: Is It Your Foundation?

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

Water Management Systems for Your South Dakota Home

Water Management Systems for Your South Dakota Home

  Water Management Systems for Your South Dakota Home Living in the South Dakota climate can be interesting at any season of the year. One problem that presents itself is the threat of a basement waterproofing disaster. Water management systems along with waterproofing can be used to redirect the water or to waterproof your basement or crawl space from water damage. However, water damage doesn’t just  come from heavy rains and flooding. It’s important to consider that foundation repair may be the answer to your continuing waterproofing woes. Waterproofing and Water Management System Options There are two main options for … Read More

What To Do About Wall Repair

What To Do About Wall Repair

  What To Do About Wall Repair So you’ve taken stock of your home after a serious spring cleaning, and you notice that there are cracks in the wall or that you have wall repair needs. D.I.Y. kits can only get you so far, and they will not treat the underlying issues, and over time wall cracks and other wall repair can become worse. It’s time to call Rapid Foundation Repair and get that wall repair job fixed. Why Not Do-It-Yourself? It can be really tempting to go with the less expensive option and get a D.I.Y. repair kit from … Read More

Sinking Foundation Solutions

Sinking Foundation Solutions

Sinking Foundation Solutions Now that some of the snow has melted, you may have noticed some changes with your foundation. Maybe your doors are not closing properly, maybe your floors are beginning to slope, or maybe you’ve noticed that your foundation is not exactly level. All of these are signs of a sinking foundation–something that can be exacerbated by the winter thaw and freeze. What causes a sinking foundation? The main cause of a sinking foundation is problems with soil upon construction. If your home was not built on properly compacted soil, it will begin to have problems over time. … Read More

Five Reasons To Use Carbon Fiber and One Reason Not To

Five Reasons To Use Carbon Fiber and One Reason Not To

Five Reasons to Use Carbon Fiber and One Reason Not To We announced last month that we offered Rhino Carbon Fiber as one of the many outstanding tools that we use to repair your home. Carbon fiber supports are a great resource, but don’t take our word for it. Here are five reasons to use carbon fiber for your home repairs and one instance where you may not want to implement it. Reasons to Use Carbon Fiber Wall Supports In the past, if your foundation walls were leaning or bowing, your only option was the installation of steel I-beams. The … Read More

Rhino Carbon Fiber Wall Supports

Rhino Carbon Fiber Wall Supports

Rhino Carbon Fiber Wall Supports Rapid Foundation Repair is proud to offer Rhino Carbon Fiber products as one of our many tools for foundation repair. If you have a bowed wall, this product can secure and stabilize your foundation. There is nothing stronger on the market and we want you to have a strong and secure foundation. Make Rhino Carbon Fiber Work for You The patented system by Rhino works by securing the foundation floor and the house framing. The carbon fiber strip is attached to the sill plate with a galvanized bracket. The other end is secured to the … Read More

Drought Causing Concerns Across South Dakota

Drought Causing Concerns Across South Dakota

Drought Causing Concerns Across South Dakota Should You Be Concerned About Your Foundation? There are quite a few articles you can read online about the worsening drought in South Dakota. Farmers are worried, meteorologists are worried, but should you be worried about your home? Your foundation? Read more: Drought Worsening in South Dakota  The answer is definitely yes. Many people aren’t aware of what a drought can do to your foundation. So here is the breakdown for you. 1. Soil shrinkage: Weather affects the soil that is the base of support for your foundation. If it rains too much, it … Read More