Winter’s Coming to South Dakota! Be Prepared!

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

Water Management During and After Winter in South Dakota

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