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Every spring this home would struggle to keep up with the water that leaked into the basement after the snow thawed. There was already a sump pump in place, but it wasn’t capable of discharging the necessary amount of water to keep the basement dry. After the crew installed a perimeter drainage system that would direct all leakage to the sump, the owner also thought it would be a good idea to upgrade the sump pump system as well. The sump in the after photo is one of our more dependable sump pump systems, the SuperSump. Luckily for the owner, the basement only leaked during extreme weather, so it made sense for him to go with one of our more cost-effective sumps that would provide full protection only when needed. It was the perfect upgrade to complement the rest of this Muskegon, MI basement’s new waterproofing system.
In the before picture you can see how this homeowner's previous sump pump failed. You can a mop and water covering the floor. However, the area was cleaned up and our crew installed a full perimeter WaterGuard system to catch and funnel the water to the newly installed TripleSafe sump pump. With three pumps to get rid of any amount of water, this homeowner will not need to bring the mop to the basement anymore.
An uneven walkway was the reason behind this Muskegon, MI visit. When soil isn’t strong enough to hold up concrete, the slabs start to sink. This results in the uneven sidewalks and large cracks that are so commonly seen. Many don’t know that there is a solution other than replacing the whole slab. Luckily, Ayers has the technology to fix it in just minutes.
PolyLevel is our answer to settling soils and was perfect for fixing these uneven and cracked steps. The polymer foam was injected below the surface of the concrete and as it expanded to fill the voids left by soil, it created a stable base for the slab to rest on. The owners don’t have to worry about the foam washing away or giving in either. PolyLevel is waterproof and guaranteed for 25 years under our warranty. If you’ve been thinking about raising concrete slabs at your home, then now is the time to step up and give Ayers a call!
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We not only adhere to the highest industry standards, we strive to be the industry leader in the home improvement related services we provide. We also use state-of-the-art products and technology which are designed to fix your home. We are the authorized Basement Systems dealer in Muskegon, MI.
Stephen B. of Muskegon, MI bought a house 2 months ago. It has a block foundation and a finished basement, but there are cracks in the basement floor and puddles of water on the floor.
Upon inspecting the home, we determined that the best way to fix Stephen's water problem would be to install our patented WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard sits below the basement floor but above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps in from the foundation walls. The water is then directed to the home's sump pump, and pumped outside. No more puddles, with WaterGuard!
Joanne R. from Muskegon, MI has a crawl space that was very moist. This moisture was causing her heat ducts to rust and her floors to squeak.
To solve this issue, we installed our SaniDry CX crawl space dehumidifier. The SaniDry CX is specifically designed for crawl space use, and is self-draining so Joanne doesn't have to worry about going down into her crawl space to empty the collection tray. This patented dehumidifier is sure to prevent any further rusting or squeaking in the uostairs of Joanne's home.
Shawn M. of Muskegon, MI bought his house about a year ago. The water issues were undisclosed -- the seller stated there weren't any. His house sits on a peninsula, and water used to get in the basement through the cove when there was enough water to saturate the ground, whether it was rain or snow melt. The foundation is block and the basement is unfinished. When he called us he said that the water was the worst it had ever been.
Upon a professional inspection, we determined that the best fix for Shawn would be our WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps in through the walls. After installation, WaterGuard is covered with a new layer of cement, making it virtually blend into Jeffrey's basement floor.
No more water in this basement -- even though it's in a watery area.
Jeffrey W. of Muskegon, MI lives in a home that was built in 1948. The house is constructed on cement blocks and over time those blocks have been worn away. There were horizontal cracks in the basement walls and the walls were bowing. Jeffrey decided to give us a call.
Our fix? We installed our PowerBrace foundation wall repair system -- a system designed to support bowing, tilting, or buckling foundation walls. PowerBrace is made of steel I-beams that attach to the floor joists above the basement wall, offering a maximum amount of support. The PowerBrace system is even strong enough to possibly return the wall to its original position. After this installation, Jeffrey has no need to worry about his bowing wall.
Marsha and David’s basement had been taking in water for a few years now. It would happen whenever it rained, the snow melted, and sometimes, even when the sprinklers were on. The problem had started a few years ago, but after it stopped completely for a while, the last 2-years brought worse leaks than ever. They started to find water in a lot of different areas of the basement. Finally deciding enough was enough, they gave Ayers a call for a solution.
Marsha and David already had an existing sump pump and discharge line, and as far as they knew, both were operating fine. So, the crew decided all the basement would need to solve the waterproofing problem would be a perimeter drainage system. The best system for Marsha and David's needs was a WaterGuard system. WaterGuard sits below the foundation floor in the floor and wall joint to collect any water that leaks through the floor or the walls. Once inside the system, that water will be directed to Marsha and David’s existing sump pump and discharge line to be pushed out of the basement. Neither rain nor melting snow will leak into this basement again.
For over 6 weeks, Glenn and Joyce’s sump pump had been discharging water out of their basement. It had all started when they went downstairs and discovered 5 inches of water puddling in the basement. They weren’t sure why their basement had recently started taking in so much water, but it was happening to their neighbor, as well. And strangely, it all started right after construction on a nearby road concluded. Ready to solve the problem once and for all, Glenn and Joyce gave Ayers a call.
The main culprit of the leaks were the cracks in the floor. When water leaks through the basement floor, it flows to the floor and wall joints. To help solve this, the crew installed a perimeter drainage system. Once the water reaches the floor and wall joints, it will flow into the system and then be directed to the sump pump for discharge. Though Glenn and Joyce’s previous sump pump had put up a valiant effort, they decided it was about to replace it. The crew installed a SuperSump, one of our more reliable sump pumps, to handle discharging the water from the perimeter drainage system. One of the leaky cracks was right at the foot of the stairwell, so the crew also put in a TrenchDrain and connected it to the rest of the discharge system. With this combination of waterproofing products, this Muskegon, MI basement can return to the dry, protected space it was only a few months ago.
Lois was in need of a solution for her bowed, cracking walls.
Ayers installed Geo Lock Anchors, a tightening kit and wall anchors for her home. It sealed up the cracks, lifting the foundation back to its original position.
The project was completed in just a day, delivering a permanent, lifelong solution to foundation settlement for Lois.
Sarah's basement was continuously flooding due to water seepage. She had a functional sump pump and could not find the source of the problem. She called Ayers Basement Systems for a free estimate on repair for her sump pump.
Ayers installed a TripleSafe sump pump to ensure proper water excavation along with an IceGuard and WaterGuard and LawnScape Well. Sarah also needed an extra drain line to get all of the water out of her basement.
The system is designed to keep her basement dry, healthy and able to be used.
Harold and Sharon had 1 to 2 inches of standing water in their basement, frequently. Their basement has been flooding with all of the rain that has been occurring. They were desperate for a solution.
In just two days of work, Ayers Basement Systems was able to install a TrenchDrain drainage system with a TripleSafe sump pump and WaterGuard. The couple also had a SaniDry installed to control the humidity and moisture in the basement, along with Basement to Beautiful insulated wall panels with the EverLast wall paneling over them.
Altogether, the couple received a dry, healthy, waterproofed basement, which can now be utilized without the fear of water damage.
Dennis and Barb were having trouble with their basement collecting water. They continuously came home to water all along their basement floor. The water had nowhere to go, so it sat in the basement, creating a moist, damp space.
Luckily, Ayers was able to install a whole system to properly drain the excess water from the basement into the discharge line strategically placed in their yard. They had the TrenchDrain, WaterGuard, IceGuard, and LawnScape systems installed along with a TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe will provide Dennis and Barb with a lifelong solution to their wet basement problems.
The project was completed in three days and now Dennis and Barb have a dry, healthy basement they can use all the time!
Harold S. has lived in his home since 1994. With water leakage problems for the last five years, he decided that it was time to have the problem looked at. The unusually harsh winter made it tough for Harold to find spots to place the shoveled snow. As a result, the snow melt caused heavy leaking in his basement and destroyed the majority of the items he left on the floor.
To stop the water coming through the foundation, WaterGuard XL was installed around the perimeter to catch and transport the water to the sump pump. Next, a TrenchDrain was installed directly behind the doorway to catch any water seepage from under the doorway and funnel it to the WaterGuard system. This project took just one day and after years of worry, Harold’s basement will now stay dry all the time.