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The CleanSpace system is perfect for dirt crawlspaces. Moisture and water vapor can easily evaporate through the moisture of dirt in the crawlspace and create a whole list of problems for the homeowner. This basement also has block walling, which is typically installed because it is the cheapest and easiest option. These block walls allow air and water to seep into the home with ease due to all of the joints and hollow air gaps within the blocks. The CleanSpace system creates a vapor barrier that solves these problems with a near impossible to rip durable plastic liner.
This East Lansing home installs the TripleSafe sump pump system to keep their basement completely dry! The TripleSafe offers the least amount of sump pump problems you will ever experience.
In the before picture, you can see the old fiberglass insulation batt falling out of the hole and weighed down to the floor. An advantage of SilverGlo insulation is that it is a sturdy, thick insulation that is applied directly to the wall so it will not fall down.
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When Jann had a perimeter drainage system put into her East Lansing, MI basement back in the 90s, she thought she would never have to deal with water issues again. As the years progressed, it seemed like she was right. But after some heavy rainstorms a few months back, the basement started leaking ground water through the walls and floor. To make matters worse, the company who originally installed the perimeter system had gone out of business and wouldn’t be able to troubleshoot the issue. With nowhere else to turn, Jann sought out help from the basement waterproofing experts.
After our system design specialist explored Jann’s basement, he found that the problem wasn’t as bad as she originally thought. Only one wall had leaked during the storms, and the crew wouldn’t need to replace the entire perimeter system, only about 30 feet of it. For the leaking wall, the crew installed our BrightWall system. The BrightWall panels were snapped in front of the old wall, and due to their rigid plastic material, they won’t be affected by rains or leaking water. In fact, the leaking water will flow down the walls behind the panel and into the perimeter drainage system at the foot of the wall. Neither Jann nor anyone else in the basement will have any idea that the wall is leaking. The crew upgraded the previous perimeter system to the WaterGuard drainage system. WaterGuard behaves like most drainage systems, but the crew included several inspection ports to go along with it. If the WaterGuard ever begins to act up like Jann’s previous systems, she can use the inspection ports to find and solve the problem quickly.
Jann’s new waterproof system will keep her basement safe for years to come.
Not long ago, Karen and Raymond began getting whiffs of a strong smell whenever they went into their basement. Eventually, they were able to trace the smell to their crawl space. Karen and Raymond knew that it was pretty common for crawl spaces to omit strange smells, so they weren’t overly concerned. But soon enough, they discovered the smell was rising upstairs. It became even worse whenever they turned on the air or heat. The ventilation systems would push the musty smell upstairs. Essentially, their options were to live without air and heat or embrace a house that smelled like a gym. Desperate for an alternative, they gave us a call.
Raymond and Karen made a good choice. Our crews deal with musty crawl spaces all the time and knew exactly how to handle the problem. Most smelly crawl spaces can be traced back to unwanted moisture and humidity. Raymond and Karen were at a high risk of this already because their crawl space had a dirt floor and porous block walls. The moisture was the crew’s first concern. To dispose of any water that may leak in, the crew installed a SmartSump. The SmartSump system is the perfect sump pump option for crawl spaces. It is small enough to be installed without a hassle, but it contains a pump capable of draining 2,500 gallons of water per hour. While the pump will push out water, the goal for Raymond and Karen was to keep water from coming in at all. The CleanSpace moisture barrier will keep out moisture that tries to enter through the floor or walls. Lastly, the crew tackled the humidity issue. With the addition a SaniDry CX dehumidifier and a FrothPak seal around the rim of the crawl space, humid air won’t be welcome in this crawl space.
Raymond and Karen’s crawl space is now smell free and fully protected.
This East Lansing, MI homeowner gave us a call after he noticed that water was puddling on the floor of his basement. Ali, the owner, was eager to repair the leaks and solve the issue. The only problem was the existing wall finish hid the cracks, so he didn’t know where to begin.
Our crew was willing to do whatever it would take to fix Ali’s problem. Since the cracks couldn’t be found, they installed a WaterGuard perimeter drainage system that would collect water no matter where it was leaking in. WaterGuard sits under the footing of the foundation, so any water that would normally puddle on the floor will enter the system instead. The crew also connected the drainage system to a TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe is our most reliable model, so Ali won’t have to worry no matter how much water comes leaking into the basement.
Matt was regularly dealing with 2 or 3 inches of water flooding his crawl space. Water was even puddling in the East Lansing, MI property during the dry season. When he first purchased the house, the inspector had mentioned looking into installing a basement sump pump. Tired of dealing with the constant floods, Matt gave us a call to follow up on that suggestion.
The cement crawl space was turning into a giant tank. Water would flow in through the cracks and fill up the space because there was nowhere else to go. That made providing a place of escape the biggest concern for the crew. They agreed with the original inspector that the home needed a sump pump and installed the ever reliable SuperSump to discharge the water. They even included a water watch alarm for Matt, designed to keep him from playing the guessing game by alerting him if there is ever water in the crawl space. A newly installed drainage matting will make sure that water doesn’t have the chance to puddle up and will direct the flow of any leakage to the SuperSump for discharge.
Thanks to a great job by the Ayers crew, Matt won’t have to worry about crawl space floods again.
After Bob noticed a few cracks and a little water on his walls where the discharge line exited the basement, he started to get concerned about his sump pump system. He knew that the system ran to the front to his home and thought there was a possibility that the line had disconnected. To put his mind at ease, he asked if one of the crews could come out to East Lansing, MI, dig up the line, and check it out.
The crew was more than happy to be of service. Luckily, the excavation revealed no problems with the sump or the line. Unfortunately, that meant something else would have to be done to help Bob out. For smaller interior wall cracks like these, we’ve found that the best solution is our FlexiSpan Sealant System. The two-layer sealant works by first plugging up the crack and then providing a drainage route for any water that does penetrate the seal. Bob doesn’t need to worry about the drainage, though. Before the FlexiSpan polymer was used, the crew installed a drainage system at the foot of the wall, underneath the foundation floor. Any leakage that does happen will take place behind the second layer of FlexiSpan and will enter into the drainage system out of sight. Bob’s leaky crack problem is now a thing of the past.
East Lansing, MI resident, Donald has lived in his home for about three years. Within the past year he started noticing that water was leaking into the basement. With intentions to live in this home for another 15 years or so, Donald decided to contact Ayers in hopes to solve this problem.
The installation crew arrived just a few short days later to complete the job. The crew installed CleanSpace, a SuperSump, and an UltraSump. The number one reason for basement flooding is due to sump pump failure. The UltraSump backup battery will kick on in the event that the main pump fails for whatever reason, preventing a possible wet basement in the future. Donald was more than satisfied with the work that Ayers did to his basement and now he no longer has to live in fear of a wet basement.