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Keep your basement dry all the time. A TripleSafe® Sump Pump System (shown here), combined with a SaniDry® dehumidifier, represents the ultimate in basement waterproofing and humidity control.
No homeowner wants to deal with a damp or wet basement, which is why Ayers Basement Systems provides the best basement waterproofing solutions available. With over 35 years in the industry, our expert waterproofers know how to identify the cause of your wet basement, musty smells, and mold problems and can provide you with a high-quality basement waterproofing system that will eliminate your problems.
If you have water in your basement or want to learn more about our basement waterproofing solutions, call us today at 1-888-489-4425 or click below. We offer free estimates in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and many surrounding areas. We are your trusted basement waterproofing company.
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Did you know you can have water issues in your basement without heavy rains or obvious standing water? It's easy enough to see water coming through a crack in your floor or basement wall, but what's the real cause of your basement water problem?
Excavated soil that's replaced around a completed foundation isn't as dense and tightly packed as undisturbed soil farther away. As a result, water collects in the soil immediately surrounding the house, putting pressure on foundation walls and causing cracks.
As soil around your foundation becomes soaked with moisture, it expands and puts pressure on your foundation. The water will then work its way through any opening available, including cracks and openings around pipes or windows.
A home with a wet basement can be much more difficult to sell. In fact, a wet basement is one of the most serious "red flags" that deters buyers. The good news: we offer waterproofing products and services to help solve your basement problems fast. We are the basement waterproofing company that can help. Our solutions include:
Our basement waterproofing system comes with a lifetime written warranty that's transferable to the next owner, so not only does our system restore value to your house, but it also gives homeowners and buyers confidence that their home is protected.
Homeowners with a wet basement called Ayers to have a TripleSafe pump system installed to clear up their basement. As you can see in the after picture, the job is still in the process of being completed.
The WaterGuard system is installed below the surface of your basement floor, making it discrete. This is done by jack-hammering a portion of the wall away along the perimeter of the room, installing the system, and then patching over the system with concrete to give a nice, clean finish. The functioning system catches any invading water and funnels it to a pump, where it is then dumped a safe distance from the home. The WaterGuard system was designed to prevent dust and debris from clogging the draining water, so your system stays functioning and efficient for years.
The WaterGuard drainage system is installed underneath the ground. This allows the system to stay functional yet discreet. Only a portion of the system (about half of an inch) lies above the ground so it can easily receive leaking water from the walls and prevent debris from clogging the drains below the ground. This system receives water from both the ground and the walls to make it a multifunctional system. It then funnels that water to a SuperSump sump pump or a TripleSafe sump pump where it is then pumped a safe distance from the home.
The WaterGuard system works by catching leaking water from the walls and water seeping up from the ground. It then funnels this water to a sump pump where it is then pumped a safe distance from the home. The WaterGuard is installed underneath the ground so it is hardly visible; only a half an inch of the system lies above the ground. This system was engineered to prevent debris from clogging the water from draining, so it is very reliable. The WaterGuard system is one of the most advanced waterproofing systems to date and will bring order to your basement flooding issues.
BrightWall's white color maximizes the available light in your basement, creating a cheerful, clean-looking space.
The TripleSafe Sump Pump is the king of all pump systems. It consists of three state of the art pumps that all work together to keep your basement drier than any other on the block.
The first pump is a one 1/3 hp pump that is the first to start pumping water during a flood or water leakage. The second is a 1/2 hp pump that is raised slightly higher in the liner than the first pump and turns on only in the event that the first pump cannot keep up. The second pump also has its own discharge line so the pumps do not get disrupted as they both try to discharge through the same pipe. The third pump is raised even higher in the liner and is battery powered so in the event of a power outage your pump continues to discharge water from your home.
Our customer called after buying a house and realizing that the existing sump pump was not up to snuff. We replaced it with a TripleSafe sump pump and installed IceGuard on the discharge lines to protect against freezing lines next winter.
This basement would leak down the walls after heavy rains and onto the tile floor. As you can see in the before photo, the wood panels had a bit of water damage towards the bottom of them. To help repair the problem, the crew installed a WaterGuard perimeter drainage system at the foot of the walls. They cut the bottom portions of the walls to remove the stains. Before the perimeter system could be installed, the tile and floor needed to be excavated to make room for the pipes. The after photo shows where fresh concrete was poured to cover the system and the SuperSump system that will pump out any water in the WaterGuard. With those two systems, there will be no more leaks in this basement.
Any diversions from a flat surface in your yard - hills, valleys, slants - can cause headaches when it comes to water. Our customer called because the slant to their driveway was helping water drain toward the house instead of away - sometimes it seemed to be coming right from the floor.
By installing TrenchDrain in the driveway, water can drain through the grated opening and divert to an outlet in the yard, far away from the house.
These Jackson, MI homeowners initially contacted us to repair several cracks in their foundation walls. After fixing this issue with our FlexiSpan crack repair system, we returned to the home to assist them in finishing their basement. Our basement finishing team upgraded the outdated wood paneling and carpet with new, sturdy EverLast cement board wall panels and ThermalDry tile. This tile is the only plastic, all-inorganic subfloor in the world, preventing mold growth and providing a durable, yet appealing floor. With new walls and flooring, this basement received a facelift that will keep it a dry, comfortable living space for years to come.
When finishing your basement, especially if you're turning it into a bedroom or otherwise habitable living space (i.e. an apartment), it's important to be aware of building code. You must have a properly sized window, like the egress windows we install.
While finishing their basement, our customer had us install a new egress to take the place of their small, outdated basement window. You'll have to look closely to even see it in the before picture. The difference is dramatic.
This customer called because their discharge line was redirecting water back into their basement. The end result was that the basement flooded and without a sump pump system, there isn’t an effective way for the water to exit the home.
We redirected the discharge lines and installed both the TripleSafe sump pump system and the WaterGuard system to begin waterproofing their basement.
The TripleSafe sump pump system supports three sump pumps in one liner to ensure water is efficiently pumped out of your basement. The first pump is an effective pump that will do most of the work. The second pump is higher in the liner and automatically turns on if the first pump cannot keep up. The third pump is a battery-powered pump that will ensure the sump pump is working even if the power goes out.
We also installed the WaterGuard system that is used to further waterproof a basement by ensuring any water leakage will filter into the pipe and exit into the sump pump. The system is installed in the perimeter of the basement and is placed slightly away from the wall to ensure any water from wall leaks will have room to filter into the pipe and exit into the sump pump.
These owners can be assured they will have full protection against flooding in the future!
WaterGuard is designed to be installed below the floor slab, resting on top of the foundation footing. This keeps this drainage system out of the "mud zone", where drains can clog.
Water leakage had ruined many valuable in this homeowner's basement. The installation of the WaterGuard french drain system will catch and funnel the water straight to the new SmartSump.
Egress windows are an integral part of a finished basement, particularly if you want to use the space as a bedroom or other living space. By having windows installed by a basement company, you can be sure that they are water-tight and code-compliant.
A seemingly crumbling crawl space was making our customers in Leslie, MI uneasy. The stone walls were loose, and the area was wet and dirty. Ayers crew came in and carried out tuck point on the wall to keep any loose stones from moving any further. Then, a SuperSump was installed to keep the crawl space dry. This SuperSump can pump up to 2200 gallons of water out of the basement per hour, and has a backup pump installed for extra protection. Lastly, cleanspace was added to the crawl space to act as a vapor barrier. This white lining, shown in the after picture, works to keep moisture out of the house and is mold and pest resistant, and helped to hold the stones in place.
Basement System's patented sub-floor perimeter drainage system.
The SuperSump patented airtight sump pump cover keeps out sump pump odor due to moisture in the sump pump basin, as well as bugs and pests. It also quiets sump pump noise and protects small children from playing with and falling into the sump.
We all know doing laundry isn’t the most enjoyable experience, but it’s probably a lot less unpleasant if you have to do it in a basement like this one. The mortar around the cinderblock walls is crumbling, letting moisture into the basement. While the owners have a sump pump, there’s no way for the water from the leaky walls to enter it; that’s where WaterGuard comes in.
Our team installed WaterGuard, a drainage system that’s laid on top of the footing around the perimeter of the basement. This piping collects water from the leaky walls and reroutes it to the sump pump, where it’s then forced out of the basement through a discharge line.
To improve the overall look of the walls, we also installed BrightWall paneling. These plastic panels fastened to the wall brighten the space, while still allowing water from the walls behind it to drain to the WaterGuard system. These panels prevent water vapor from coming through the walls and evaporating the basement, too.
WaterGuard helps eliminate the water from the leaky walls in this basement, while Brightwall paneling dramatically enhances the space. We won’t promise the homeowners that doing their laundry will be fun, but we hope it will be a lot more bearable when it’s done in this bright, dry basement.
The WaterGuard drainage system is perfect for leaky basements with reoccurring flooding problems. By jack-hammering a portion of the perimeter away, installing the system, and patching the floor back up with concrete, Ayers Basement Systems solves a home's water problems. The drainage system catches any leaking water from the walls or water seepage from the ground and funnels it to the sump pump, where the water is pumped a safe distance away from the home. This system is specially engineered to prevent debris from clogging the drains, unlike typical French drainage systems.
The block wall in the before photo had been leaking into the home quite a bit. The space between the blocks created easy access for groundwater to break through. You can even see where the water had stained the wall on its way down. Our fix in the after photo is the BrightWall system. The white panels of BrightWall are a moisture barrier system that keeps water out of view in the basement. As water leaks in through the block wall, it will be escorted down the wall and into a drainage system that sits in the foot and wall joint. The perimeter drainage system WaterGuard sits under the footing of the ground and will carry the water out to be discharged. As a system, BrightWall will solve the leaking problems that this basement has been dealing with for a long time.
This Mason, MI home had cut stone foundation walls which were constantly leaking water into the basement. Frustrated, the homeowners contacted Ayers fora waterproofing solution to their problem. We visited the home and got right to work installing WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement. This subfloor drainage system sits on top of the footing, and collects any water that might enter through the walls. The water is then rerouted from WaterGuard to the sump pump where it’s then pumped out of the basement and away from the nome. Now these Mason residents can have peace of mind knowing that WaterGuard has got their leaky walls handled.
The TripleSafe Sump Pump is a crucial element to a drainage system that keeps your basement flood free. This top of the line system contains three pumps within one pump liner. The first pump handles the majority of drainage water, the second pump is slightly higher than the first and turns on only if the first pump can not keep up or fails, and the third pump is battery operated and operates only if the power fails.
To keep the water out, this homeowner had Basement System's SunHouse window wells installed. The SunHouse lids will keep debris from piling up inside the well and allow the outside light to shine in.
This homeowner's decision to upgrade to the best sump pump on the market was necessary to keep water away from the items stored in the basement. The advantages of using the TripleSafe sump pump include having three separate pumps that are activated at different times (depending on the water level) and the addition of the battery backup, which automatically turns on in the event of a power outage.
The WaterGuard french drain system is installed above the "mud" zone so it won't get clogged. Once the installation is complete, concrete is laid down to make the installation seemingly unnoticable.
Just by looking at the basement walls in this before picture, you can see where water has leaked through the cinderblock, leaving traces of efflorescence—the mineral buildup that’s left once water evaporates from a surface. Installing WaterGuard along the bottom of the wall, on top of the footing, we provided a drainage system to collect water from the wall leaks. Finally, BrightWall paneling drastically improves and brightens the space. These panels also stop water vapor and allow for wall leaks to drain behind them. Now this basement not only looks brighter, but is dry, too!
The customer called us with a leaking wall crack in their basement. A FlexiSpan system took care of the crack itself, but the source of the problem was the basement window. We installed a new egress window that will eliminate the leak and any future cracks.
This Okemos, MI homeowner found us at a local trade show and was immediately impressed by our offered services. She decided then and there that she wanted to have an Egress Window installed. As you can see in the before picture, her previous window didn’t offer a lot in terms of lighting. The 4-foot window that the team installed most likely won’t have this problem. Our replacement egress windows are designed to allow light to actually permeate into the basement. Since the project was done by the waterproofing experts here at Ayers Basement System, homeowners can rest easy knowing that any product we install will have a waterproofing function. The inorganic well included with our egress windows won’t decay or allow water to leak in. For even more protection, ask about our plastic lids, designed to let sunlight in through the window while keeping water, dirt and critters out of the well.
This Okemos, MI homeowner was dealing with water build up near his window well. Whenever it rained, the yard would get very damp and threaten to leak into the basement, but the water wasn’t coming from where you’d think. Sure, it was rain water, but it was flowing from his gutter downspouts. The spouts had been installed at an angle on the side of the house that led straight into the soil. It was only a matter of time until that water started to look for another place to go, like the home’s foundation.
The homeowner wanted an extension that would lead the water to his front yard. Ever accommodating, the Ayers crew stepped in and drew out a plan for a downspout extension and front yard LawnScape outlet. The discharge line was placed below ground and then connected to the two downspouts on the home. Think of the after shot as more of a “pre-final touches picture.” The crew later replaced the excavated soil and thoroughly hid the discharge line.
This problem could have been a lot more severe. Overflowing gutter water can easily leak into basements and cause serious foundation problems. If you’re worried about keeping gutter water away from your foundation, then give us a call and find out if a gutter downspout extension is right for your home.
Our crews of waterproofers are experienced, well-trained professionals who work in basements and crawl spaces every day. The experts at Ayers Basement Systems have seen it all, and we know just what it takes to keep your basement dry all the time!
If your basement leaks or floods, or you have mold, mildew or a musty smell, call us today to request a free basement waterproofing estimate in Muskegon, Battle Creek, Mount Pleasant, Jackson, Niles, Alpena, Traverse City or nearby. We will send one of our certified basement waterproofing specialists to visit your home and conduct a thorough inspection of your home's basement foundation. We are Michigan's trusted basement waterproofing contractor.