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

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

Springtime Means Water Management in South Dakota

Springtime Means Water Management in South Dakota

Think Spring! Think Water Management for your SD Home South Dakota has some beautiful seasons, including a few crazy thunderstorms in the spring. Don’t let weather tear away at your home – make sure your South Dakota home is protected from water! South Dakota water management is extremely important to prevent property damage, mold growth, and humidity problems in your home. When it rains in South Dakota, large amounts of water become trapped in the soil surrounding your home. The soil has been frozen all winter and usually can’t hold that much moisture, so it begins to expand. Some of … Read More

Types of Home Foundations in South Dakota

Types of Home Foundations in South Dakota

Home Foundations in South Dakota The foundation is probably the most important aspect of the home; it supports the entire structure. For this reason, it is vital to make sure that your home’s foundation is adequately cared for. The task of foundation maintenance, however, varies for every homeowner, as every foundation is different. To best take care of your foundation, you must first determine what type of home foundation you have, as there are several types of foundations used in home construction nowadays. To solve any problems you might have with your home foundation in South Dakota, contact Rapid Foundation … Read More

5 Reasons to Consider Basement Waterproofing

5 Reasons to Consider Basement Waterproofing

5 Reasons to Consider Basement Waterproofing South Dakota Basement Waterproofing If you have a damp, musty, or unfinished basement, it is time you started to consider investing in some basement waterproofing services. Why waterproof your basement? There are many great reasons to have your basement waterproofed – it will keep you healthy, protect your property, raise the value of your home, and much more. There are many different methods to waterproof your basement. Rapid Foundation Repair will help you find the one to best suit your needs. The first reason to waterproof your basement is that it will keep you and your family … Read More

Recent Weather and the Effects on your Basement

Recent Weather and the Effects on your Basement

Basement Waterproofing in South Dakota With the drastic weather changes here in South Dakota, it is important to keep in mind how they might affect your foundation. The moisture level of the soil under and around your home changes with the weather, expanding and contracting with the droughts and heavy rains. This can place unwanted pressure on your foundation, or cause it to move, shift, or crack. Water takes the path of least resistance, so when your foundation cracks, moisture is likely to seep into your foundation and basement. A damp basement is a perfect environment for mold and mildew … Read More

Problems that Lurk in your Basement

Problems that Lurk in your Basement

Basement Repair in South Dakota A home’s basement often doubles as a living room and a storage room.  It is where we keep our belongings and family heirlooms.  Being underground, however,  the basement is at the highest risk of water damage.  It is important homeowners take the necessary precautions to ensure the well being of their possessions and their home. For your basement repair needs count on Rapid Foundation Repair. We can help you understand what you are seeing and find the right repair for you! Water takes the path of least resistance.  Meaning, if your foundation walls have cracks then … Read More

Basement Waterproofing? SD Experts Can Help

Basement Waterproofing? SD Experts Can Help

Summer Storms Can Equal a Wet Basement It is that time of year again, summer is here. Summer is great, there is swimming in the pool, the Fourth of July, fireworks, vacations, and lots of outside fun. With all the special celebrations and fun times that are to be had during the summer season, you do not want to be bothered by a leaky, wet basement. When that summer season shows up, summer storms come along with it, and along with these storms, you are bound to encounter some foundation problems such as a damp crawl space. Not to worry, … Read More