Basement Leak Repair: Is Inside or Outside Best?
Basement Leak Repair: Is Inside or Outside Best? A common problem that homeowners in South Dakota face is a leaky basement. When the foundation settles, it can cause cracks the walls that allow water to seep in. Both older and newer homes are susceptible to this problem. Small cracks are usually not a big concern, but once they get bigger they can indicate a more serious foundation issue and let even more water in. Water in your basement can cause mold growth, wood rot, and worsening foundation issues. When a homeowner is in need of leak repair, a question we … Read More
Foundation Inspection in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Nebraska
Foundation Inspection in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Nebraska Is a foundation inspection necessary? If you are looking at buying a new house, this is a step you do not want to skip. The house may check all your boxes in terms of floor plan, number of bedrooms, appliances, etc. But does everything beneath the surface check out? This is where a foundation inspection comes in. Even if your house is not new, and you just want to be sure your home is stable, Rapid Foundation Repair is always ready to provide a foundation inspection in our wide service area across … Read More
Can Having Trees Close to Your Home Cause Foundation Problems?
Trees and Foundation Problems Many homes have a variety of flora around them, but it might surprise you to learn that it isn’t wise to have large plants, such as bushes or trees close to your home because they can cause foundation problems. Plants can lend a beautiful view, add value to a property, and provide shade, but they may also harm your home’s foundation if not planted and taken care of properly. It all has to do with the root system. Large trees can pull up to 200 gallons of water a day. A group of small trees can … Read More
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
The Science of Ice and Water and What it Means for Your Foundation
Why Ice and Water can Wreak Havoc on Your Foundation With winter starting to set in, you are probably thinking of all of the shoveling and dreaded heating bills. Cold and freezing conditions can also take a toll on a home’s foundation, and it can cause ice and water damage. That is why it is important to know some of the signs of foundation problems such as: Wall cracks Floor cracks Bowing walls Garage settlement Sticking doors Sticking windows Sloping floors Foundation cracks If you see any of these signs, it is important to contact an expert to come and … Read More
Diagnosing Foundation Cracks in Your South Dakota or Wyoming Home
How Do you Know What Foundation Cracks Mean? There are a variety of types of foundation cracks that may affect your South Dakota home or business, and most of them look very different and can mean different things for your foundation. Whether you have foundation cracks, bowing walls, a settling foundation, or heaving, Rapid Foundation Repair can help you repair it. So, if you notice these types of cracks around your South Dakota home or business make sure to call us right away so that we can take a look at them. The first type of foundation crack is an … Read More
How to Inspect Your Home’s Foundation
Foundation Inspection Owning a home is a big responsibility. There are so many areas that need to be checked over regularly. Your home’s foundation is one such area. At least twice a year you should take a walk around your foundation inspecting it for any water damage, pest infestation, and structural weaknesses. If you see any signs of problems, you should contact Rapid Foundation Repair to do a more thorough inspection of the areas that you are concerned about so that a plan of action can be put together. If you let these problems go, the issues become bigger and … Read More
What About That Crack? A little crack is easy to ignore. And why not? We all have so many things in our lives to worry about. The last thing anyone wants to think about is that little foundation crack or wall crack. We especially don’t want to think of the unplanned and unwanted cost of fixing it. But really, this is not something as a homeowner you should ignore. It could be hiding a larger problem. Your foundation could be settling or sinking, and or pressure could be building up around your foundation walls, leading to bowing, leaning, leaks, or … Read More