Concrete Lifting vs. Driveway Repair
Concrete Lifting vs. Driveway Repair Cracks in your driveway are a pain for any homeowner. When you notice these unsightly cracks, the first thing you probably think about is whether you should fix the cracks and leave the rest of the driveway as-is, or replace the entire driveway completely. Lifting the cracked concrete is appealing because it won’t cost nearly as much as a replacement. But a new driveway would likely look nicer and last longer, right? What is a homeowner to do? At Rapid Foundation Repair, we are experts in concrete lifting and can assess the situation to help … Read More
Crawl Space Encapsulation Adds Value to Your Home
Crawl Space Encapsulation Adds Value to Your Home A wet crawl space is a problem no homeowner wants to come across. It causes a musty smell, mold and mildew growth, pest infestations, sagging floors, and structural damage. The experts at Rapid Foundation Repair are highly trained in these situations and can easily spot warning signs of a crawl space issue. The best way to combat moisture is crawl space encapsulation, the process in which we seal and insulate the crawl space with a durable vapor barrier. This barrier, usually made of foil or plastic, can resist moisture diffusion through walls, … Read More
Winter Water Management in South Dakota
Winter Water Management in South Dakota Get Your Basement Ready for Winter Now that fall is in full swing, you can finally feel the chill in the air. This means that winter is right around the corner, and it might be a good idea to take precautions against a wet basement before it’s too late. Many homeowners make the mistake of thinking that since the rainy season is behind us, they don’t have to worry about water getting into their basements until spring. However, snow can do more damage than you think. This winter, keep water management at the top … Read More
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 home may check all your boxes regarding floor plans, 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 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 Wyoming, South Dakota, … Read More
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 designed to keep moisture out of the basement. This material will help damp-proof your basement or crawlspace, helping you avoid moisture-related damage, like dry rot and mold. It is not the same thing as waterproofing, but it is an important part. Signs You Need a Vapor Barrier In addition to the humidity levels in your area, several everyday factors can contribute to moisture in the air, like cooking, house plants, and showers. When too much moisture … Read More
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?
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
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
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
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