Plan Ahead by Waterproofing Your Home

Plan Ahead by Waterproofing Your Home

Plan Ahead by Waterproofing Your Home The destruction that Hurricane Florence has caused may be making those of us in the upper Midwest and West feel a little wary about our own storm systems. While we don’t get hurricanes, we do get lots of storms, and at times tornadoes, which our homes need to be prepared to endure and recover from. Even a big thunderstorm could cause a lot of damage to your home if you do not have adequate waterproofing in place in your home. What are the options? What would be best for your home? Let’s find out! … Read More

Ice is Nice, Except When it Comes to Your Foundation

Ice is Nice, Except When it Comes to Your Foundation

Snow and Ice can Harm your Foundation in South Dakota, Wyoming, & Nebraska Most people think of the common problems we see from ice and snow. You may have to shovel your driveway or clean off your car. Most people don’t think about how snow and ice might affect your home, specifically the foundation of your Nebraska, South Dakota or Wyoming home. Here is what to listen and look for. You might notice a popping or cracking show. This could mean that ice has formed in cracks in your foundation. When water freezes and thaws you might hear a popping … 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

Finished Basement? A Sump Pump is a Must

Finished Basement? A Sump Pump is a Must

Basement Flooding and Sump Pumps in South Dakota Basement flooding is a very common issue in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming. If you have extra living space in the basement of your home, be sure to sufficiently protect it by installing a sump pump .  Sump pumps work to send water out of your basement and away from your home, providing you with a safe and dry living space. They are designed to protect your home from excess groundwater and save you from expensive flood damage repair. The Importance of a Backup Sump Pump Like a lot of homeowners, you may already … Read More

Why Basement Walls Leak in South Dakota & Wyoming

Why Basement Walls Leak in South Dakota & Wyoming

Leaking Basement Walls in South Dakota & Wyoming Many homeowners in South Dakota and Wyoming and throughout the rest of the country have occasional trouble with water leaking through their basement walls and into their homes. With the increase in people seeking to use their basement space as livable areas, it is even more important that basements stay dry and leak-free. Whether you have a newly constructed home, or an older home with a basement leak, it is recommended by almost every professional contractor, including those at Rapid Foundation Repair, that you find the cause of your leaky basement walls … Read More

Sioux Falls Flooding: How Rapid Foundation Repair Can Help

Sioux Falls Flooding: How Rapid Foundation Repair Can Help

Wet & Flooded Basements in Sioux Falls, SD Due to recent flooding in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, many homeowners have experienced serious damage to their home as well as loss of personal belongings destroyed by flood water. Major floods like these can be devastating to a home, forcing homeowners to replace flooring and drywall or even move to a new home. Water damage is a serious issue, as it not only destroys household furniture and possessions, but can also cause the growth of mold and mildew. Wet Basement Solutions for Sioux Falls Flooding If you have a wet basement in … Read More

Water Management in South Dakota

Water Management in South Dakota

Tips for Water Management in South Dakota Lately, the state of South Dakota has been experiencing severe weather and lots of flooding. This sort of weather does not only lead to damage and flooding in your basement, but it can also cause some serious foundation problems. Large amounts of water sitting against your foundation for long periods of time can seep through the cracks and lead to basement flooding. This pooling water in your yard can also weaken the structural integrity of the concrete, as it soaks into the foundation and starts to wear away at it. Another issue that … Read More

Our Service Area – Wyoming & Nebraska Foundation Repair

Our Service Area – Wyoming & Nebraska Foundation Repair

Wyoming and Nebraska Foundation Repair While our most of our service area covers South Dakota, we also provide Wyoming and Nebraska foundation repair and waterproofing. We are proud to be able to supply these areas, which include Casper and Gillette, WY and Chadron and Alliance, NE. Our business is located in Rapid City, South Dakota, and we pride ourselves on having a large service area. We have a “we’ll come to you” attitude, and you can be sure that you will receive top quality service and products. Our contractors are experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of foundation repair and … Read More

Water Management South Dakota, Wyoming

Water Management South Dakota, Wyoming

Preventative Waterproofing/Water Management South Dakota and Wyoming Around the country there are cities that are dealing with major flooding issues, such as in Texas. Many people’s homes are flooded or are dealing with water damage. Those who had preventative water management systems in place are probably in a much better position than those who did not. There are a variety of ways that you can protect your home or business from water damage, such as: Basement drainage Sump pump installation Battery backup sump pumps Sump pits Exterior drainage Interior drainage Vapor barriers Problems Caused by Water Damage and Lack of … 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