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

Get Your Home Foundation Ready for Spring

Get Your Home Foundation Ready for Spring

Get Your Home Foundation Ready for Spring Many people think of spring as a time of renewal and rebirth, and this is especially true during “spring cleaning.” People will go through their homes and clean what they’ve been ignoring all winter, get to gardening, painting the house, and doing all the repairs they need to. This is great for the health of your home, but have you considered what you can do for your foundation? It’s the support for your whole home, yet most people pay it no mind. This spring season, take some time out to prepare your foundation … Read More

Plan Ahead by Waterproofing Your Home

Plan Ahead by Waterproofing Your Home

Plan Ahead by Waterproofing Your Home The destruction that Hurricane Florence has caused may be making those of us in the upper Midwest and West feel a little wary about our own storm systems. While we don’t get hurricanes, we do get lots of storms, and at times tornadoes, which our homes need to be prepared to endure and recover from. Even a big thunderstorm could cause a lot of damage to your home if you do not have adequate waterproofing in place in your home. What are the options? What would be best for your home? Let’s find out! … Read More

Why Water Management is Not Enough

Why Water Management is Not Enough

Why Water Management is Not Enough In the world of waterproofing, many times we come across companies that offer “water management” for South Dakota homes. Control the water and manage it. Isn’t that exactly what you want? Unfortunately, it isn’t. Water management is merely a tool that can be used when waterproofing and it should not be the sole tool used to make sure that water is not entering your home. In this article, we will discuss some of the ways that water management is not enough to protect your home. What is Water Management? Generally, water management can be … Read More

You May Not Need Sump Pump Repair, Try This!

You May Not Need Sump Pump Repair, Try This!

  You May Not Need Sump Pump Repair, Try This! If you’re not sure that your sump pump is working correctly, spring is the perfect time to check that out. Sump pump repair is not always necessary every year. First, you should check your sump pump to make sure that it’s in good working condition. This is a relatively simple process that could save you time and money in the long run. First, what is a sump pump and what is it used for? A sump pump is a pump that is placed in your basement in a basin which … Read More

Combat Spring Rain with Sump Pump Installation

Combat Spring Rain with Sump Pump Installation

  Combat Spring Rain with Sump Pump Installation Spring rain is here, and you need to prepare your home! It’s easy to forget that something as common as rain can really wreak havoc on your home, but you can do certain easy and relatively inexpensive things to waterproof your home. Sump pump installation coupled with common household fixes can save your home from severe damage. Tricks to Waterproof Your Home The goal of waterproofing is not necessarily to make your home airtight, but to redirect or solve problem areas around the home. The first and most common way to avoid … Read More

Drought Causing Concerns Across South Dakota

Drought Causing Concerns Across South Dakota

Drought Causing Concerns Across South Dakota Should You Be Concerned About Your Foundation? There are quite a few articles you can read online about the worsening drought in South Dakota. Farmers are worried, meteorologists are worried, but should you be worried about your home? Your foundation? Read more: Drought Worsening in South Dakota  The answer is definitely yes. Many people aren’t aware of what a drought can do to your foundation. So here is the breakdown for you. 1. Soil shrinkage: Weather affects the soil that is the base of support for your foundation. If it rains too much, it … Read More