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
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
How Does Winter Affect Your Crawlspace
Crawlspace Vapor Barriers One area of the home that is not given very much thought by homeowners is the crawlspace. The crawlspace may seem like a rather insignificant part of the home, but in reality, it is essential to the health of your overall home. Many crawlspaces develop problems, particularly water-related problems, without the homeowners noticing. It is important for your crawlspace to be dry, because a wet or damp crawlspace can lead to issues in other areas of your home. In the wet months, your crawlspace is especially vulnerable to water issues. Fortunately, Rapid Foundation Repair has the waterproofing … Read More
Keeping Your SD and WY Crawlspace Healthy
Crawlspace Moisture and Your Family’s Health Here’s a little known fact for you that might make you rethink ignoring your crawlspace. Did you know that as much as 50% of the air that you and your family breathes comes from your basement or crawlspace? Many folks don’t look in their crawlspace too often. The area can smell bad, be humid, and dark. It’s kind of like the attic, one of those places you just don’t want to go. Heck, it might even have a dirt floor. But problems can lurk in your crawlspace that can lead to a downward spiral … Read More