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2013 American Housing Survey Stats For South Dakota

321,799

Total Residences

This number includes both single-family dwellings, as well as apartments, condos, and rental/short-stay locations.

10.90 %

35,032 Homes With Leaks

Of this number, there's a 49.30% chance the water came into your basement. 17,273 South Dakota respondants to the survey reported seein water enter their basement within the past 12 months

5.5 %

17,799 had foundation problems.

In total, 14,320 respondants stated there were cracks or holes in the foundation of the structure. An additional 3,479 stated the outside walls were sloping. All indicators of structural concerns.

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8 Common Problem Signs Reported In South Dakota Homes
  • Leaks in corners of the basement
  • Water on the basement walls
  • Sump pump not pumping water out
  • Sump pump doesn't work
  • Water leaks through cove area
  • Basement smells "musty"
  • Basement feels damp
  • Drywall cracks
Important Facts and Data To Understand
  • The Midwest floods of 2011, lasting from May to September, caused more than two billion dollars in estimated flood damages. 1
  • Just a few inches of water from a flood can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage.
  • Most basement water leakage results from water flowing through holes, cracks, and other discontinuities into the home's basement walls or water wicking into the cracks and pores of porous building materials, such as masonry blocks, concrete, or wood. These tiny cracks and pores can absorb water in any direction -- even upward. 2
  • Make sure the ground slopes away from the building foundation, so that water does not enter or collect around the foundation.
  • In the past 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods. This flooding can easily lead to a leaking or wet basement.
  • If you plan to remodel your basement, it is important to control moisture problems at the source before doing anything else. Corrective actions can be relatively easily but sometimes, depending on the severity of the problem, they can be difficult and expensive. 3
  • If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem.

References

Wet Basements Should Be Evaluated

Visit this link to review repair contractors in various cities of the state.

Valuable Related Resources For South Dakota Homeowners

HUD Site

South Dakota home repair info - from the Dept. of HUD

Wikipedia

Official page dedicated to the state of South Dakota

50States.com

Recommended for insight into South Dakota information.

FloodSmart.gov

Fooding - FAQ's

Education on the problems caused by water and flooding, especially related to your basement, is a critical step!

FloodSmart.gov

Flooding - everyone is at risk

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