Why We Use Earth Contact Products
Why We Use Earth Contact Products 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, … 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
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
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 leads 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
waterWhy 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
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
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
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
Prep for Winter with Basement Repair in South Dakota
Winter Prep: Basement Waterproofing and Repair Regarding basement repair in South Dakota, it is never too early to prepare for the wet spring and summer months. It may seem a bit excessive to start waterproofing and fixing your foundation in winter, but you will be grateful when you spare your home from water and other damage in the spring. One of the experts here at Rapid Foundation Repair will be happy to come to your property, assess your situation, and provide you with the best basement repair solution in your South Dakota home! Basement Waterproofing Options Most homeowners in South … Read More
What Is Underpinning?
What is underpinning? Underpinning is a foundation repair term for products used to lift, support, or stabilize foundations, crawlspaces, garage columns, chimneys, slabs, steps, stoops, and more. Most people don’t even realize or know what underpinning is, but in the foundation repair world, these products are known home-savers. Rapid Foundation Repair offers many underpinning solutions you can rely on when your foundation is settling or sinking, or when your foundation walls are bowing and leaning. What are the types of underpinning? Helical Piers Helical piers are underpinning tools that are used when you need to need to resist a tension … Read More