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
How To Avoid Mold, Mildew, & Foul Smells
Let’s Protect Our Home from Mold, Mildew, & Foul Smells 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 … Read More
Tips for Dry Winter Crawl Space in South Dakota, Nebraska, & Wyoming
Keep your Crawl Space Dry this Winter The winter months bring plenty of wet weather which can be a problem for South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming homeowners. Crawl spaces can be negatively affected by moist conditions, and since your crawl space is such an integral part of your home’s structural integrity it is important to take care of it, especially during the winter. The best way to take care of it is by keeping an eye out for moisture. Watch for mold and mildew growth, wood rot, floor cracks, wall cracks, ceiling cracks, musty odors, humid air, and leaks or … Read More
Foundation Repair Q & A for Homeowners in South Dakota, Nebraska, & Wyoming
Q&A for South Dakota, Nebraska, & Wyoming Homeowners Q: Is my Home Experiencing Foundation Repair Problems? A: If you notice problems such as cracking floors, walls, ceilings, sticking doors, windows, or sloping floors, your home may be experiencing the beginnings of foundation failure. To be sure, call us here at Rapid Foundation Repair. We can inspect your home for signs of foundation failure. Q: Can I Reduce the Price of my Home Rather than Get Foundation Repair When Selling? A: If you are financing the sale yourself, yes. If not, loaning institutions usually will not close a loan without repairs … Read More
Crawlspace Vents – Open or Closed During South Dakota Winters?
Open or Closed Crawlspace Vents for South Dakota Winters Winter in South Dakota can be extremely harsh, with cold temperatures, and frequent blizzards and ice storms. During this frigid time of the year, most homeowners in South Dakota want to keep their homes as tightly closed up as possible to preserve warmth. However, there is the question of vents in the crawlspace? Although some people recommend closing the crawlspace vents all the time to prevent termites from getting in the home, this can defeat the purpose of having crawlspace vents in the first place. Generally, crawlspace vents are required by … Read More
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
Waterproofing in South Dakota and Nebraska
How do I even know I need waterproofing for my foundation in SD, NE? Waterproofing your crawlspace or basement is a smart idea that can help you to protect your home or business from serious water damage or even foundation failure. If you are experiencing water stains, mold or mildew growth, wall cracks, floor cracks, foundation cracks, leakage, or flooding, you may need a waterproofing solution. Even if you do not have those signs of foundation failure, it is smart to keep your basement or crawlspace up-to-date when it comes to your waterproofing system. Rapid Foundation Repair is proud to … Read More
Rapid Foundation Repair’s Service Area
Foundation Repair for South Dakota and the Surrounding Area Rapid Foundation Repair has made taking care of our clients our number one goal when it comes to taking care of your needs with your foundation. We want to make sure your home is as safe as it can be for your family. We only use Earth Contact Products because they are number one in the industry. It makes the job that our highly trained professionals do better when using the best products. Our service area covers parts of Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota. The following cities will find Rapid Foundation … Read More
Repair Your Crawlspace Before Winter
Repair Your Crawlspace Before Winter Crawl Space Encapsulation in South Dakota Most homeowners do not fully realize the importance of their crawlspace. They believe that it is merely a convenient place to store holiday decorations and that it has little effect on the rest of the home. In reality, having a damp crawlspace is potentially dangerous to the health of you and your family. Keeping your crawlspace dry and safe is vital, especially in the winter months. The experienced team of professionals at Rapid Foundation Repair can help you with all of your crawl space encapsulation needs. Often, the crawlspace of a home … Read More
How Can a Vapor Barrier Help You?
Crawl Space Repair Sioux Falls, SD If you have a damp, musty basement with wet walls or lots of humidity, then a vapor barrier may be the best option for you. A vapor barrier is usually made of a material used for damp proofing, such as foil or plastic, that will resist moisture diffusion through walls, ceilings, or floors. Although a little moisture in the home is a good thing, too much can cause problems for the building materials. Rapid Foundation Repair can help you with your crawl space repair needs to keep your home dry. Installing a vapor barrier … Read More