Learn About Polyurethane and Epoxy Injections for Crack Repair
Injections for Foundation Crack Repair Although alarming, many cracks in your home’s walls or foundation can be fixed with a simple solution. The solutions we are referring to are injections that are relatively easy fixes and won’t disturb your homes daily routine. Injections come in the form of polyurethane and epoxy resin. Let’s look at these solutions and learn when each should be applied. Epoxy Injections Structural epoxy resin is used for repairs to the structure of your foundation. It is not designed with flexibility, so it should only be used in conjunction with pier stabilization. Epoxy paste is an … Read More
How to Fix A Sticking Door
How to Fix A Sticking Door Have you had 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 quickly. 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. Try … 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 seems 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 solid 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 most robust system on the market. It is adhered to the wall with solid epoxy and mounted to the footing and top of the wall to ensure maximum stability. This material is … 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 home may check all your boxes regarding floor plans, 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 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 Wyoming, South Dakota, … 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
Winter Foundation Repair Problems
Winter Foundation Repair Problems South Dakota winters can be brutal. It’s one thing to have to shovel out the driveway multiple times over a 24 hour period, but it’s quite another to have foundation repair problems develop. While your home may seem fine in the fall, it could be in dire need of foundation repair by the spring. Here are a few things that you can do to prevent disastrous foundation repair costs in the future. Clean Your Gutters This is an often overlooked step that can save you lots of time and money. All you will need is a … 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