Mending a Sinking Foundation With Helical Piers

Mending a Sinking Foundation With Helical Piers

Have A Sinking Foundation? We Can Help. Is your foundation sinking or settling? If you answer is yes, then this serious issue needs to be addressed sooner than later. Why? A sinking foundation can lead to even bigger issues in your home’s foundation. These problems include -but are not limited to- various crack types, including concrete cracks, drive way cracks, wall cracks; sticking doors and windows, leaning walls, leaning chimneys, and even ongoing water issues. Even though a sinking foundation can lead to major problems, there is some good news: solutions. And we at Rapid Foundation Repair can help you … Read More

Why We Use Earth Contact Products

Why We Use Earth Contact Products

WHY ECP? You might be wondering, what is so great about ECP products? Ultimately, ​Rapid Foundation Repair wants what is best for its customers. This means using the best sought out foundation products in the country. Earth Contact Products (ECP)​ is an industry leader in all things related to structural repairs, waterproofing and foundations.  Wouldn’t you want to use the most effective products on the market if you are going to fix your foundation? Whether its their American made steel or their effective recycling efforts, ECP continues to ensure its core standards: quality products, efficient service, and transparency. WHAT MAKES … Read More

Sinking Foundation Solutions

Sinking Foundation Solutions

Sinking Foundation Solutions Now that some of the snow has melted, you may have noticed some changes with your foundation. Maybe your doors are not closing properly, maybe your floors are beginning to slope, or maybe you’ve noticed that your foundation is not exactly level. All of these are signs of a sinking foundation–something that can be exacerbated by the winter thaw and freeze. What causes a sinking foundation? The main cause of a sinking foundation is problems with soil upon construction. If your home was not built on properly compacted soil, it will begin to have problems over time. … Read More

Fireplace Leaks can Indicate Foundation Problems in Your South Dakota Home

Fireplace Leaks can Indicate Foundation Problems in Your South Dakota Home

Fireplace Leaks in Your South Dakota Home Once you start to use your fireplace this winter, you may notice that it is damp inside, or that there is water around the base. This is a sign of fireplace leaks. While you may think that fireplace leaks are little more than cracks or dislodged shingles or flashing on the roof, they could actually be a sign of foundation failure. That is why it is important that you search the rest of your home for signs of foundation problems, such as foundation cracks, sinking or settlement, uneven floors, basement mold, or sticking windows … Read More

How Do You Know if Your Wyoming Foundation is Sinking and Settling?

How Do You Know if Your Wyoming Foundation is Sinking and Settling?

Signs of a Settling Foundation in Your Wyoming Home Foundation settlement is one of the most annoying foundation problems that you can discover in your Wyoming home. Sinking and settling foundations also cause a plethora of structural issues in all areas of the home. The first step to getting these issues taken care of is figuring out what is causing the problem in the first place. Settling foundations are often caused by erosion or soil shrinkage, which lead to void formation beneath the foundation. These voids lead to foundation settlement. Sinking foundations can also result from poorly compacted soil, or … Read More

The Science of Ice and Water and What it Means for Your Foundation

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

Product Spotlight: ECP Helical Piers / Piles

Product Spotlight: ECP Helical Piers / Piles

How can Helical Piers Help Your South Dakota or Wyoming Home? Helical piers are a common tool used when it comes to foundation repair. Helical piers are a great way to repair foundations that have settled, and at Rapid Foundation Repair we offer them. We get our helical piers from one of the top producers of foundation repair and waterproofing products. Earth Contact Products also provides us with our steel push piers, helical anchors and tiebacks, and wall anchors. Helical piers have a variety of benefits, including: Easy installation Used below moving or shifting soil Can be installed in all … Read More

How to Prevent Foundation Problems

How to Prevent Foundation Problems

Foundation Problems Around South Dakota If you have noticed the early signs of foundation problems, don’t leave them unresolved, it will only make matters worse. Signs of foundation problems are: Wall cracks Floor cracks Foundation cracks Sticking doors and windows Bowing walls Garage settlement Wet basement or crawlspace Leaning chimney Being aware of your foundation and its surroundings can prevent foundation problems in the future. The soil around the foundation should be watered in the Winter, Spring, Fall, and Summer to maintain constant moisture without creating a muddy state under the foundation. Adjustments need to be done for changes in … Read More

How to Inspect Your Home’s Foundation

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

Rapid Foundation Repair Services Nebraska for all Foundation Repair Needs

Rapid Foundation Repair Services Nebraska for all Foundation Repair Needs

Full Foundation Repair Nebraska and South Dakota Services Nebraska and South Dakota have similar climates, which means foundation repair is a prominent issue for both states. Here at Rapid Foundation Repair, we are more than happy to offer full foundation repair Nebraska services to ensure your home is in the best condition possible. Foundation problems are often caused by varying levels of moisture in the soil under and around your home. When the temperature and moisture level changes, the soil around your foundation moves, causing your home to sink and shift. A faulty foundation creates a multitude of problems that … Read More