Can Having Trees Close to Your Home Cause Foundation Problems?

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

Water Management Solutions for Summer in South Dakota

Water Management Solutions for Summer in South Dakota

Water Management Helps Protect your South Dakota Home Summer is here again, and that means sunny, warm days are ahead. This is the perfect time to have waterproofing installed in your South Dakota home or business. We here at Rapid Foundation Repair offer a wide variety of water management products. Our products come from Earth Contact Products, a top producer of high quality foundation repair and waterproofing products. You can have peace of mind knowing that your home or business will be safe from water damage for years to come with our help. Water management is the best way to … Read More

How Your Wet Basement Effects You in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Nebraska

How Your Wet Basement Effects You in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Nebraska

Wet Basement Wyoming Whether you live in Wyoming, South Dakota, or Nebraska, you deal with the four seasons. Hot and cold, wet and dry, and the seasonal changes affect the soil around the foundation of your basement. The soil expands and contracts due to the moisture levels in it. When this happens over and over throughout the year and years after, the soil can cause damage to your foundation. When you have a wet basement, it is time to consider having our specialists from Rapid Foundation Repair come and check out exactly what is happening. The damage water can cause … Read More

Water Management During and After Winter in South Dakota

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

South Dakota Springtime Water Management

South Dakota Springtime Water Management

Protect your South Dakota Home with Water Management Spring often brings heavy rain to South Dakota and that means you have to prepare your home and protect against water damage. Often times water problems are ignored because they don’t cause immediate damage. Unfortunately, water issues can lead to problems that will seriously harm the integrity of your home. Water management is the best way to make sure your home is safe from a variety of problems, including: Mold and mildew Wood rot Flooded basement Foundation cracks Water stains Damp crawl space Many of these issues build upon each other, but … Read More

Water Levels & Soil Conditions Can Affect Your Foundation

Water Levels & Soil Conditions Can Affect Your Foundation

Water and Soil Conditions Both Affect your Foundation Some of the most dangerous things to a home’s foundation are water levels and soil conditions. There are a variety of problems that they can cause. Having high water levels or low water levels can both affect your foundation negatively. For example, high water levels that recede can cause the soil to move and shift, leaving behind voids that foundations may then sink into. Soil conditions may also have negative affects on your business or home’s foundation. Dry soil that has very little moisture causes shrinkage in the soil. This can also … Read More

Why Basement Walls Leak in South Dakota & Wyoming

Why Basement Walls Leak in South Dakota & Wyoming

Leaking Basement Walls in South Dakota & Wyoming Many homeowners in South Dakota and Wyoming and throughout the rest of the country have occasional trouble with water leaking through their basement walls and into their homes. With the increase in people seeking to use their basement space as livable areas, it is even more important that basements stay dry and leak-free. Whether you have a newly constructed home, or an older home with a basement leak, it is recommended by almost every professional contractor, including those at Rapid Foundation Repair, that you find the cause of your leaky basement walls … Read More

Rapid Foundation Repair’s Service Area

Rapid Foundation Repair’s Service Area

Foundation Repair for South Dakota and the Surrounding Area Rapid Foundation Repair has made taking care of our clients our number one goal when it comes to taking care of your needs with your foundation. We want to make sure your home is as safe as it can be for your family. We only use Earth Contact Products because they are number one in the industry. It makes the job that our highly trained professionals do better when using the best products. Our service area covers parts of Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota. The following cities will find Rapid Foundation … Read More