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WaterGuard Interior System
DryTrak Drainage Channel
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Basement Egress Windows
FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
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CleanSpace and SilverGlo: The Perfect Combo in Alpena, MI

CleanSpace and SilverGlo: The Perfect Combo in Alpena, MI

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CleanSpace and SilverGlo: The Perfect Combo in Alpena, MI CleanSpace and SilverGlo: The Perfect Combo in Alpena, MI

We had been engaging in back and forth communication with this couple for a few months after they discovered their crawl space was damp and moldy. Due to worries caused by water issues in the past, they were determined to put an end to the leakage this time around.  After meeting with our system design specialist for almost five hours, a plan began to take form on how to eliminate the water for good.

Though several different crawl space products were used – SmartSump, Vent Covers, SaniDry CX dehumidifier, drainage matting – the key to the new system was the barriers put in place that would keep moisture out. The concrete block walls seen in the before picture make for a great foundation, unfortunately, they also make for easily penetrable material for moisture. To seal up the walls, the crew attached SilverGlo insulation walls in front of the concrete blocks. The SilverGlo creates a barrier that moisture won’t be able to pass through, and it will even direct leaking water to the sump pump system. Our CleanSpace vapor barrier will have a similar effect on the dirt floor. Dirt floors don’t offer much protection from humidity or moisture, making them a big part of the mold and standing water problem that was in this crawl space. However, the inorganic plastic liner, CleanSpace, won’t allow mold growth or moisture to permeate. With the full system in place, the owners of this crawl space have no need to worry about floods or mold again.

Clean Space Eliminates the Swamp in an Alpena, MI Crawl Space

Clean Space Eliminates the Swamp in an Alpena, MI Crawl Space

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Clean Space Eliminates the Swamp in an Alpena, MI Crawl Space Clean Space Eliminates the Swamp in an Alpena, MI Crawl Space

Mark and Monique, a couple from Alpena, MI have dreaded large rain storms and the spring thaw for several years. The thought of having several inches of water in their crawl space would keep them awake at night. Finally, a convenient opportunity arose, that’s when Mark & Monique gave us a call. We sent one of our System Design Specialist to their home. Our expert created a personalized solution that fit our friend’s needs and budget. We suggested the application of our unique CleanSpace encapsulation product. This product provides a thick plastic barrier that completely seals off the crawlspace from the elements it faces below. Additionally, we sprayed FrothPak rim joist foam insulation to enhance the energy efficiency of their home. Finally, our friends elected to tackle the relative humidity in their crawl space with the SaniDry Sedona. The SaniDry will promote dry breathable air throughout the couple’s home. No more water troubles means no more worries for these friends.

Helical Pier Installation in Alpena, MI

Helical Pier Installation in Alpena, MI

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Helical Pier Installation in Alpena, MI Helical Pier Installation in Alpena, MI

This homeowner in Alpena, MI called us because he had multiple problems with his foundation. The porch had caved in, the floors are no longer level, and as you can see in the “Before” photo, cracks were beginning to form on the outside. What you cannot see however, is that cracks were also forming on the inside of the house.

This foundation needs to be stabilized, and our Helical Piers are just the right application for this type of job. These are long steel shafts, placed deep into the ground of the soil. The footing of the home sits on top of these shafts using a heavy-duty steel anchor. Typically, like in this case, we install these anchors by excavating soil around the exterior of the home down to the footing and advancing the piers. These piers have the ability to help raise foundations back to their original position, and the installation is very fast and effective.

If you feel that you are beginning to have foundation issues in your home, please do not hesitate to call us. and we can come out for a free inspection.

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Our experience overall with your company has been excellent. Thank you.
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Responsible basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space repair company serving Alpena, Michigan  

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 Alpena, MI.

Services we offer in Alpena:

  • Wet/flooded basement waterproofing solutions.
  • Lifetime warranty on all perimeter waterproofing systems.
  • Concrete Lifting and Leveling for settled slab / mudjacking alternatives
  • Foundation and structural repair solutions.
  • 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects on foundation products.
  • Crawl space sealing with CleanSpace vapor barrier.
  • 25-year warranty on crawl space encapsulation systems.
  • Financing Available
  • FREE written estimates and inspections, and fast installation
Case Studies From Alpena
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Remember all that rain we had in the early spring? Keith does. He called us from Alpena with a finished basement that had gone from occasional, light...
Job Stories From Alpena, MI
CleanSpace Helps Alpena Home Save Money And Live Healthier

Our customer George, called us with some issues he was having with his crawlspace.  With high humidity and a sinking ceiling, we had to move quickly to solve and prevent future problems.  

At Ayers, we recommended SmartJacks to help stabilize the ceiling above and reduce any risk of floor failure.  For the high humidity, we recommend a vapor barrier known as CleanSpace.  CleanSpace is a white lining that is placed on the ground and walls to combat any moisture that is entering the home.  Reducing moisture reduces the risk of mold growth and will help to lessen energy bills as the house will become easier to cool.  

With these two additions, George's crawlspace is now protected from any mold growth, dust mites, or humidity issues!  Call Ayers today for a free inspection and estimate!

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Restoring Wet Crawl Space in Alpena, MI

Tom and Barb M. called because they were concerned with the amount of water that was found in their crawl space. Not only was the air within the space extremely damp, there were also multiple puddles of standing water occupying the space. An ineffective crawl space barrier was found within the space that allowed ground water to leak in and water vapor to enter through the exposed earth. This high level of moisture creates the perfect atmosphere for mold and rot to occur, which can wreak havoc on your home and the people in it.

In order to combat this issue, our team of experts decided to encapsulate the space with CleanSpace and install a SmartSump sump pump and a SaniDryCX dehumidifier.

CleanSpace is a plastic liner that was placed in the crawl space to keep the outside environment from getting in, whether it is through water vapor or a ground water leak. The material is durable, fully waterproof and has an antimicrobial additive that prevents mold growth. The SmartSump sump pump was installed to ensure any water within the space is efficiently drained into the sump and then pumped out of the crawl space automatically. This system includes a durable liner, emergency alarm system, a pump stand and an airtight lid with a drain that allows water to exit if there is a flood. Lastly we installed a SaniDryCX that collects any moisture from the air and then drains it directly into your sump pump, which pumps the water out of your space.

Tom and Barb no longer have to worry about a wet crawl space.

A System to Depend on in Alpena, MI

Keith called us out to his Alpena basement when he realized that his Sump Pump wasn’t getting the job done. The basement had a history of dealing with seepage, but Keith was hoping all of that was over, now that he finished his basement and installed a sump. It turns out his improvements weren’t enough. The sump was pumping out 24 gallons of water per hour, but there was still standing water in the basement. For Keith to fix his flooding problem once and for all, he was going to need a different, proven waterproofing system.

After our sales rep took a look at the situation, he and Keith spent the next four hours coming up with a system design for the basement. What they came up with was a mix of different drainage products and 2 new, more reliable sump. When water pools up, like what was happening in Keith’s basement, it makes its way toward lower elevation: places like the floor and wall joint or a dip in the ground. Knowing this, the team decided to install the perimeter water drainage system WaterGuard. The pipes sit in the floor/wall joint under a portion of removed concrete to collect water that flows from leaks in the ground or walls. An interior trench drain will accomplish a bit of the same but in a different area of the basement, usually near hallways, doors and entrance ways. Both of these drainage systems were then routed to one of Keith’s new TripleSafe sump pumps. The water collected by the systems would be directed to the sump and pumped out of the basement. Best of all, Keith doesn’t have to worry about the TripleSafe sumps keeping up. The sumps come with 2 different back-ups: one for power failure and one for when the load gets to be too much.

Thanks to the Ayers waterproofing system, Keith’s finished basement is the way it should be: fully protected

Mold Problem in Alpena, MI Crawl Space

Tim was having major crawl space issues when he reached out to us. Lack of a vapor barrier had turned the crawl space into a safe haven for high humidity, moisture, and mold. The mold covered organic materials were beginning to rot, which presented a huge threat to the house’s foundation. As if the problem could get any worse, one of the dual entries to the crawl space had turned into a doggy door for whatever creatures felt like nesting under Tim’s home for the day. Clearly something needed to be done.

A project of this magnitude called for a full crawl space repair system. The team would need several different products to get this Alpena crawl space back into serviceable shape. First, a SmartSump was installed to pump any water out. There was no standing water when the crew arrived, but it was clear that this crawl space had dealt with flooding in the past. The drainage matting that the crew put over the floor would direct any flow of water to the sump for disposal. While the drainage matting will prevent flooding, it does little to protect against water vapor and humidity passing through. That’s where the CleanSpace vapor barrier comes into play. The plastic liner is laid across the entire crawl space floor and up the walls to act as a barrier. Not only will CleanSpace keep moisture out of the crawl space, the inorganic plastic won’t allow mold growth. Even if humidity does somehow rise, the newly installed SaniDry CX humidifier will quickly take care of the problem. Lastly, the crew made sure that no animals would be allowed in to mess with Tim’s new encapsulated crawl space. There is no need for two entry ways, so the team installed an EverLast door over the outside access. The inorganic cover will not only keep animals out but also moisture, outside air, and humidity.

It was a big project for a single crawl space, but we’re confident that Tim’s crawl space is now well protected from any problem that may come its way.

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Work Requests From Alpena, MI
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Floor dipping in areas also pests (spider & mice)
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I am looking for crawl space cleaning and minor foundation and vent repair which is allowing critters in.
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Need to replace crawl space vapor barrier
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Our office building basement has had issues with standing water. Since the increase in rainfall this has became worse. We are needing the foundation to be resealed and wanting to set up a time for someone to come and look it over and provide a quote.
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Water started seeping in at the edge of my basement at floor level. I need to have it sealed and fixed so that the basement doesn't leak.
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Looking to insulate and encapsulate a crawl space.
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Flooding issues every year. There is a room with bilco doors in which the doors are old and leaky; the foundation wall needs sealed and there is a floor drain that water comes up through. Another wall in basement needs to be sealed.
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Seepage, into basement and sump pump is running most of the time especially spring....
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Looking for an estimate on having piers installed to level up our 800sq ft cottage.
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We have two areas of concern in the basement where we get water seepage in the spring and after heavy rains. We currently have two active sump pumps, however, the leaks aren't anywhere near the sumps.
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Leaking in basement in two different area no sump pump
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Damp crawl space, musty odor in house
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Bought a house up north, areas of floor slope down in spots and there is cracks in bases on floor and ceiling. Spiders coming through cracks. Lol Need estimate on leveling and bracing it.
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Water seeps through basement walls when it rains
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Crawl Space,foundation and outer foundation
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Old home wet,...musty maybe moldy basement
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We have a section of a 5 block crawl space wall that's being pushed in.
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Basement foundation/tiling leak at our cottage.