Inadequate Basement Drain
This basement had a drain that was not going to save it from harsh Michigan weather. This rust is a red flag that this drain has left standing water, which is the last thing that you would like a water drain to do.
Chipping Walls Reveal Water Damage
When we see that walls are chipping and cracking like this, it is a clear sign that water has made its way into the basement many times before. Water is much more powerful than we think, it can destroy a wall very easily.
Rust in Basement
This is a prime example of what water can do to any basement if its not treated correctly. A whole block wall can be destroyed due to water, and that can be prevented with proper waterproofing.
Water Damage on Basement Walls
At one point in time, this wall was a beautiful solid white wall with no problems. However, water has made its way through it and their was not an outlet for the water to leave so the water rusted away at the wall so now it is in terrible condition.
As we have seen a lot of, water can make its way through stone blocks, and it can destroy them pretty easily. Nobody wants their basement walls to look this so make sure that you are taking the right steps to protecting your basement, call Ayers Basement Systems for a free estimate today!
Red Flag Walls
Walls that look this are a huge red flag to us. discoloration means rust which means water. It is our duty to serve your basement waterproofing needs.
BrightWall Wall Panels
These maintenance-free wall panels can transform an ugly basement wall into a vibrant white wall. These wall panels direct water coming through down into the drain lines, which means no more rusty walls!
New TripleSafe Sump Pump
We set up this home with a brand new TripleSafe sump pump. TripleSafe is a sump pump with three different pumps in one liner. The first being the 1/3 hp zoeller pump which does most of the pumping and is placed at the bottom of the liner. The second is the 1/2 hp zoeller that is placed slightly higher than the first. This pump is more powerful but will only be turned on when needed. The final pump is the battery-operated UltraSump DC which is used in case of a power outage, this pump can pump up to 24,000 gallons of water.
We also installed our IceGuard technology into this home. The IceGuard is most commonly used for homes that experience freezing winters, just like in Michigan. This goes outside the home and automatically flows the water away from the exterior wall just in case the pipe freezes. The IceGuard allows any water to exit even when the pipe is frozen by having holes that direct the water out of the pipe when the pipe is frozen. When the pipe is not frozen, no water exits the holes.