How to Fix A Sticking Door
How to Fix A Sticking Door Have you been having trouble opening and closing your doors? A door that is sticking can indicate any number of problems. Common causes can be humidity in your house or an issue with the door. In these cases, you should be able to fix the problem on your own pretty easily. Here is how to fix a sticking door DIY-style: Tighten The Hinges The more you use a door, the more its hinges will work themselves loose. When that happens, the door will begin to sag and catch on the jamb or the floor. … Read More
How We Fix Bowing Walls
How We Fix Bowing Walls Imagine you walk into your basement and notice one of your walls doesn’t look quite right. There is a large horizontal crack across the wall and it looks like it has shifted inward. You may be looking at a bowing wall. Bowing walls are caused by excess water soaking the soil around your home, usually from rain or melting snow. As the soil expands, it adds extra pressure on the foundation walls, causing them to crack. Bowing walls are hazardous due to the possibility of collapse, so you should have them looked at by a … Read More
What is Rhino Carbon Fiber?
What is Rhino Carbon Fiber? When soil puts too much pressure on your foundation walls, the walls can crack and start to bow. Rhino Carbon Fiber is a wall support system that stabilizes bowing walls. These strong but lightweight strips link the foundation base to the house framing to protect your foundation against movement from the soil outside. How Does It Work? The carbon fiber material is the strongest system on the market. It is not only adhered to the wall with a strong epoxy, but it is also mounted to the footing and top of the wall to ensure … 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
Protect Your Foundation as the Temperature Rises
Protect Your Foundation as the Temperature Rises Avoiding Foundation Repair In the summer, many people go to the beach or pool to try and beat the heat. When the summer weather comes into town you may need to stop and think about your home also. If you are experiencing an extremely dry summer this year, your home’s foundation could be at risk. The soils that are expansive underneath your home soak up the water and moisture which causes the soil to swell. When there isn’t water underneath the home to soak up, it forces the soil to shrink because of … Read More
Sticking Doors and Windows: Is It Your Foundation?
Sticking Doors and Windows: Is It Your Foundation? The winter weather has finally set in, and many of us are enjoying the colder weather as a chance to snuggle up inside or to get out and enjoy winter sports and snow. However, when you get back home, you might notice that your doors and windows appear to be sticking. Is it from the heat in your home being higher and expanding the wood? Is it from the weather outside causing problems? Or are your sticking doors and windows really due to problems with your foundation. In this article, we’ll discuss … Read More
Prepare Your Home for Winter 2018
Prepare Your Home for Winter 2018 Fall is just beginning in some areas, but in the Northern United States we are already seeing winter conditions begin. Before it’s too late, it’s time to prepare your home for winter and get ready for storms. Whether you’re prepping the outside or inside, being prepared for bad weather is extremely important for the health of your home. Here we discuss a few tips to get your home ready. Clean Your Gutters The first tip is one of the most important when you want to keep water out of your basement or crawlspace. … Read More
Summer Rain Brings Bowing Walls
Summer Rain Brings Bowing Walls Summer is supposed to be a season of calm and relaxation. Sitting out in the yard, sunning yourself, going on vacation, and taking a break from the stressors of life. However, mother nature has a differing opinion on the summer season. Summer can be a huge season for storming and flooding, and this can take a toll on your home in the form of bowing walls. What starts off as a small crack in the wall will grow, worsen, and eventually turn into bowing walls. What are Bowing Walls? Bowing walls are exactly as they … Read More
What To Do About Wall Repair
What To Do About Wall Repair So you’ve taken stock of your home after a serious spring cleaning, and you notice that there are cracks in the wall or that you have wall repair needs. D.I.Y. kits can only get you so far, and they will not treat the underlying issues, and over time wall cracks and other wall repair can become worse. It’s time to call Rapid Foundation Repair and get that wall repair job fixed. Why Not Do-It-Yourself? It can be really tempting to go with the less expensive option and get a D.I.Y. repair kit from … Read More