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This homeowner called us because over time their basement wall had began to bow inward. This was a slow process and has horizontal cracks around the bowing. They weren't experiencing any water issues...yet. We assured them it was best to get it fixed before they did have a foot of water in the basement or before the foundation failed.
After a careful inspection and talking to the homeowners we both decided the best solution to the problem would be to install our Carbon Fiber straps. Carbon fiber is made of a very high tensile strength that is impossible to stretch. This makes it easy to adhere the carbon fiber to the bowing wall. This makes the wall stay where it's at without getting any worse over more time.
SmartJacks are steel support systems used to stabilize and level the girders and floor joists. The heavy duty system has been laboratory tested to support loads of more than 60,000 pounds (that's a lot of weight). Being able to support that much weight makes SmartJacks a great option to stablize sagging floors and any walls and belongings on top of that floor.
This customer contacted us because she was having some remodeling work done and the contractor doing the work was concerned about the sagging floors and foundation because there were cracks in the ceiling and walls. She was also planning to move within the year so we were able to restore her properties value with these heavy duty SmartJacks.
One homeowner in Okemos, MI called us about their sagging floors. So, we drove to their property to give them a free estimate, we found the root of the problem which is the foundation of the floors in the basement. The floors needed to be reinforced so that they wouldn't sag so we installed our advanced SmartJack technology. The SmartJack is a support system used to stabilize and level the floor joists in a crawl space. This system can support up to 60,000 pounds. The SmartJack system is placed on strong concrete fillings that have replaced the soil in that small location underneath the SmartJack. Now, this homeowner won't have sagging floors ever again.
Chris noticed some wet carpet in his basement so he lifted it up and tore some dry wall away to see where the problem was. The water was coming in from the wall and he needed a fix for that since the basement is partially finished and the water could do more damage. We installed the WaterGuard system to keep the water out of the basement. It collects the water and drains it to the sump pump. We also installed the CleanSpace Wall System that keeps water vapor from passing through your foundation walls. With anti-microbial protection called UltraFresh built right in, no mold or mildew will grow on the CleanSpace!
The SuperSump premier sump pump system is perfect for keeping a basement dry and healthy for extended periods of time, even in times of heavy water intrusion. The SuperSump has a ⅓ horsepower cast-iron sump pump, capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour at an 8-foot head out of your basement. This complete system provides total protection, and that is why this Charlotte, MI family had install the patented system. Thi family no longer has to worry about water in their basement with the SuperSump.
Our customer called with a combination basement and crawl space that both had water problems. Encapsulating the crawl space first necessitated regrading it due to the large amount of dirt and debris that made it impossible to move through the space.
After grading, we used CleanSpace vapor barrier to encapsulate and protect the crawl space from moisture in the future, and added spray foam insulation to the walls to ensure total sealing.
Phil's joists in his crawl space were being ruined by water damage. He called our team because he was worried about future settlement issues. Our team installed SmartJack, a system produced to halt your sagging floors. Floors above crawl spaces are vulnerable due to the moisture and soils in your crawl space. The Smart Jack system is a permanent fix and it uses steel columns, threaded rods and a solid base to address any issues your crawl space may introduce to your floors. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization.
Water kept entering a customer’s crawl space, so he called our team for help. We installed CleanSpace, a plastic sheet material used as a vapor barrier to restrict all moisture, outside air, and pests from entering your crawl space. This system creates an energy-efficient crawl space, and it also gives your crawl space a clean finish. This material is applied to the floors and walls to create a sleek look and an uninterrupted barrier.
This homeowner has water in the crawl space and it smells musty. He wants to water out and for thee area to be sealed off so it will be dry and clean. We first laid down drainage matting which has dimples in it so water can flow under it and be directed to the sump pump to be discharged. Next we installed the CleanSpace Liner which is a thick durable liner similar to a pool liner. This liner prevents water vapor and humidity from passing through. It also helps to keep your structure from rot and mold since the basement is kept dry. We also installed the SmartSump Crawl Space Sump Pump System. This is the ideal solution because it was designed for crawl spaces and can provide all the protection you need from leaks and floods. To help keep the moisture out of the crawl space, we installed the SaniDry Sedona which is a small dehumidifier that is the perfect size for a small crawl space. It keeps dry air circulating throughout the area to ensure the crawl space is protected, leaving you with a clean, dry space.
Unwanted animals were entering Sandra’s crawl space. She called our team to discuss encapsulation options and so we installed CleanSpace. CleanSpace is a plastic sheet material used as a vapor barrier and it restricts all moisture, outside air, and pests from entering your crawl space. Not only does this system create an energy-efficient crawl space, but it also gives your crawl space a clean finish. This material will be applied to your floors and walls to create a sleek look and an uninterrupted barrier.
Sandra wanted her crawl space completely encapsulated so she called our team. In addition to installing other systems, our team insulated her rim joists. Seams and small cracks can exist around rim joists, but after insulating them all of those cracks are sealed off. Now, flow in and out of the crawl space is restricted which keeps vapor and moisture out.
A customer from Orleans wanted help with her floors that were starting to droop. We gave her a free estimate and then decided that we need to install Smart Jacks underneath the floor (in the crawlspace) to reinforce the structure of the floor. The SmartJack is a support system used to stabilize and level the floor joists in a crawl space. This system can support up to 60,000 pounds. The SmartJack system is placed on strong concrete fillings that have replaced the soil in that small location underneath the SmartJack. Now this homeowner should never worry again about their droopy floors.
Our customer called for help with their wet crawl space. Long term water issues had caused mold to grow and spread throughout the space, making it unpleasant and unsafe.
We installed the CleanSpace vapor barrier system to protect the crawl space from ambient moisture. We also included a sump pump to take care of any influx of water, and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifer to control humidity.
An uneven porch or driveway is never good: it causes a tripping hazard, doesn't look the best and can reduce the resale value of your home. We have come up with a new solution that uses modern technology to fix your uneven slabs. You start by drilling small holes in the concrete, smaller than a penny, and then structural grade polymers are injected into the void. The material injected is very lightweight and the best part is that it cures in 15 minutes. That means it can be drove on, walked on etc. almost right away after the work is completed. The material is also waterproof so there is no need to worry about it being washed out beneath the slab in the future.
A Granger homeowner called us about her wet crawlspace so we gave her a free estimate. After giving her a free estimate we decided to install our advanced CleanSpace technology. CleanSpace is a 20 mil thick plastic liner that fits to the crawl space to completely seal the home from the earth. Polyester cord reinforcement allows for a lot of durability, to make it last longer than the home will. This liner also contains an antimicrobial additive to prevent mold. CleanSpace is the perfect mold fighting product. Now, this homeowner will never have to worry about a wet crawlspace again.
Our customer called with "excessive dampness" throughout her basement and the small attached crawl space. Adding to the problem was that the crawl space was tiny - no more than two feet high and not entirely dug out - but still in need of encapsulation to prevent it being a further problem.
We used WaterGuard below-floor drain to get the basement portion's problems under control, and CleanSpace vapor barrier to encapsulate the crawl space and protect against ambient moisture.
The homeowners had water coming into their home through one of their walls. One one point they had 3 or 4 inches of water pooling into their basement and damaging everything in the area. They knew something needed to be done so they called Ayers Basement Systems.
Firstly, our professional team installed the SuperSump sump pump. The SuperSump is a full featured system containing the best componentes available. It includes the SuperLiner, which is an airtight lid that looks more attractive, keeps pests out and eliminates safety hazard of an open sump pump. It has a floor drain in case an unforeseen accident puts water on your basement floor. It includes a WaterWatch Alarm, which alerts you if the water level rises above the sump pump intake. It has a cast-iron pump to prevent overheating and burnout. It has a CleanPump pump stand that elevates the sump pump to prevent clogging. It has a check valve to prevent pumped water from re-entering. Lastly, it has an improved float valve to ensure long term performance.
The before picture shows the damage the was has caused on the basement floor and the after picture shows the SuperSump sump pump.
The homeowners had water coming into their home through one of their walls. At one point they had 3 or 4 inches of water pooling into their basement and damaging everything in the area. They knew something needed to be done so they called Ayers Basement Systems.
Our professional team installed the WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. WaterGuard sits on the top of the footing in the basement in order to prevent clogging from mud or other debris. The system works by capturing floor and wall seepage before it has a chance to damage anything in the basement. Once the water is trapped in the drain it is taken immediately to the sump pump. The sump pump then removes the water from your home!
The before picture shows the system once it is installed in the shallow trench and the after picture shows the system once it is completely installed and covered with a layer of concrete.
The homeowners in Hudsonvill, MI had so much moisture in their crawlspace that it was causing mold. This mold also brought a musty smell to the rest of their home. If there is moisture in your crawl space your energy bills will rise, unwanted pests will be living in there, and mold will start to grow causing bad smells and sometimes health problems for your family.
Our professional team installed our CleanSpace encapsulation system to combat the mold and moisture. The system covers the floor and walls of your crawl space with a thick, durable, plastic vapor barrier. This vapor barrier isolates your moisture filled crawl space from your home, prevents mold growth and keeps unwanted pests out.
The homeowners in Hudsonville, MI had water coming into their crawl space. The water was putting way to much moisture in the area and was causing mold to grow. Having a lot of moisture in your crawl space increases your energy bills, is more inviting to unwanted pests, and facilitates mold growth.
To combat this moisture our professional team installed our SmartSump sump pump. The SmartSump is specifically designed for crawl spaces to help reduce moisture, remove water and prevent flooding. The SmartSump has a unique sump pump cover design, so water from a plumbing leak fills an alarm pocket on the lid first, sounding a WaterWatch alarm that will let you know there is a plumbing leak. From there, the water flows down a special airtight floor drain that will let the water down, but damp air cannot come up into your crawl space. The WaterWatch sump pump alarm also alerts you to pump failure for any reason, including power outages.
Thanks to the SmartSump the homeowners crawl space is now clean and dry!
A customer in Hudsonville Michigan came to us with a crawlspace that was due for some TLC. We hooked this basement up with our CleanSpace technology. CleanSpace is a 20 mil thick plastic liner that fits to the crawl space to completely seal the home from the earth. Polyester cord reinforcement allows for a lot of durability, to make it last longer than the home will. This liner also contains an antimicrobial additive to prevent mold in the entire crawl space. Now this home has no worries about mold in their crawlspace.
This homeowners basement and crawl space were having some water troubles and some musty smells. After having the basement waterproofed last year, it was time to work on the crawl space. Our strong CleanSpace material was installed throughout the crawl space on the floors and wall. The piers were also wrapped for ultimate protection. The CleanSpace material provides a reliable vapor barrier that keeps moisture and humidity out and prevents the growth of mold or the deterioration of any of the building materials. Another great thing about the CleanSpace material is that it brightens up a crawl space immensely. No more dark and creepy crawl space.
One of Carol's basement walls was bowing. Knowing it would cause more issues in the future, Carol contacted our team. We installed the PowerBrace system in order to keep her walls secure. In addition, over time the system can be tightened to not only stabilize the wall, but to also straighten it to its original position.
The homeowners in Mio, MI ran into some trouble when a heavy rain flooded their walk-in basement. They could not figure out where the water was coming from and they had no sump pump.
Our professional team took action and installed a SuperSump sump pump into the homeowner's basement. The SuperSump sump pump is a full-featured system that includes the best components available. The SuperSump removes water from the basement into a drainage system that takes the water outside your home. It includes the SuperLiner, which is an airtight lid that looks more attractive, keeps pests out and eliminates safety hazards of an open sump pump. The product also has a floor drain in case an unforeseen accident puts water on your basement floor. It includes a WaterWatch Alarm, which alerts the homeowner if the water level rises above the sump pump intake. The SuperSump also includes a check valve to prevent pumped water from re-entering the home.
The SuperSump sump pump can now allow the homeowners to stop worrying about their basement flooding!
The homeowners had water coming into their basement through the floor. Water getting into your basement is always a problem, but in this particular case the homeowners had a finished basement and the water was causing damage to it. Something needed to be done!
Our professional team installed the WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system to stop the water from causing anymore damage. The system sits on the top of the footing along the perimeter of the basement in order to prevent clogging from mud or other debris.
The system works by trapping floor and wall seepage in its drain before it has a chance to damage the area. Once the water is in the drain it is immediately taken to the sump pump. The sump pump then removes the water from the basement leaving the area clean and dry!
The before picture shows the basement floor that was being damaged because of the water and the after picture shows the system before it is neatly covered to look like new!
The homeowners had water coming into their basement from their crawlspace. Water was pooling in their crawlspace and seeping into their home. The homeowner did not have a sump pump so standing water had started to accumulate in the basement.
Our professional team installed the TripleSafe sump pump in order to combat this standing water. The TripleSafe sump pump is great because it has three sump pumps in one, giving you triple protection. The first pump will remove water from your home efficiently and effectively. The second pump is more powerful and has a separate discharge line. The second pump is there for you on the rare occasions that the first pump fails. The third pump is equipped with batteries so it is there for you if the power goes out. The triple safe sump pump is the best option because it adjusts automatically when needed and keeps your basement dry with triple protection.
The before picture shows the standing water in the basement and the after picture shows the TriplSafe sump pump!
Bill's basement walls were bowing which was causing water intrusion and other issues. So, our team installed CarbonArmor, a wall reinforcing system constructed to repair damaged and bowing foundation walls. CarbonArmor is used to fix your foundation walls by preventing inward movement and reducing the cracks in your walls. This system can easily be concealed for your basement to have a sleek, finished look.
Hate squeaky floor boards? So do we, and at Ayers Basement Systems, we use effective solutions to make your home a dream home. One home in Grayling had that same problem and they called for our help. We drove to their home and installed SmartJacks. The SmartJack is a support system used to stabilize and level the floor joists in a crawl space. This system can support up to 60,000 pounds. The SmartJack system is placed on strong concrete fillings that have replaced the soil in that small location underneath the SmartJack. Now this home is squeak-free.
Water began to seep through cracks in Forrest and Judy’s basement walls. So they called our team for help and we installed the CleanSpace Basement Finishing Wall System. This system utilizes a poly sheet material to completely cover basement foundation walls and act as a vapor and moisture barrier. The material is waterproof, stain resistant and can be applied over many different types of surfaces.
Vents in your crawl space can actually do more harm than good. This customer noticed that her crawl space was always damp. While the vents alone didn't fix the problem it did help. We also installed our CleanSpace system to ensure that this crawl space was going to be dry for years to come.
The vents in your crawl space allow hot air to come in in the summer, cold air in the winter, water when it rains and sometimes those unwanted critters find their way in through the vents as well. When this moisture gets in it can cause mold, wood rot and other unwanted problems in your crawl space. The vent covers we offer permanently seal off your crawl space from the outside. The panels come in black, gray or red brick to match your foundation.