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Basement Waterproofing Repair Services & Products
WaterGuard Interior System
DryTrak Drainage Channel
TrenchDrain Drain Grate
IceGuard Discharge Line
Basement Egress Windows
FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
WellDuct Window Drainage
BrightWall Waterproof Panels
ThermalDry Wall Barrier
Basement To Beautiful Pre-finishing Wall Insulation Panels
Drain Tile Installation
SuperSump Pump System
TripleSafe Pumping System
UltraSump Battery Back Up
Sanidry Basement Dehumidifiers
Basement Crack Repair
Basement Insulation
Sump Pump Installation, Repair & Replacement
Sump Pump Basins & Pits
Drain Tile System Installation
Perimeter Drainage Systems
Crawl Space Repair Services & Products
CleanSpace Encapsulation Vapor Barriers And Liners
Turtl Access Hatch
EverLast Crawl Space Doors
SaniDry Crawl Space Dehumidifiers
Crawl Space Vapor Barriers
SmartDrain Water Drainage
SilverGlo Wall Insulation
TerraBlock Floor Insulation
SmartSump Sump Pump
Crawl Space Liners
Crawl Space Jacks
Crawl Space insulation
Crawl-o-Sphere Crawl Space Fan
WallCap Block Wall Sealer
SmartVent Flood Vents
Foundation Repair Services & Products
Push Pier Underpinning For Settlement, Foundation Leveling, Sinking Foundation Repair
Geo-lock Wall Anchors
Geo-lock Helical Anchors
PowerBrace Bowed Wall Repair
CarbonArmor Fiber Wall Repair
SmartJack Crawl Space Support
Foundation Waterproofing
Foundation Drainage Systems
Foundation Crack Repair
Commercial Foundation Repair
Slab Pier Repair
Foundation Underpinning
Retaining Wall Repair
PolyLevel Concrete Lifting & Leveling
Mudjacking & Slab Jacking Alternatives
Concrete Sidewalk Repair
EZ Post Deck Repair
Shotcrete Wall Restoration
Basement Repair
Electrical Services
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The End of a Leaking Crawl Space in Bear Lake, MI

The End of a Leaking Crawl Space in Bear Lake, MI

Before After
The End of a Leaking Crawl Space in Bear Lake, MI The End of a Leaking Crawl Space in Bear Lake, MI

The before photo of this Bear Lake, MI crawl space shows where water was leaking down the walls and puddling up around the perimeter - note the water stains on the walls. Wet crawl spaces can lead to a variety of problems for homes like mold, bad odors, and structural damage in the form of rotted floor joists. The white plastic liner in the after photo is a part of our CleanSpace system. When laid down, CleanSpace creates a vapor barrier that won’t allow moisture to cause any of those crawl space problems. Mold won’t grow on it because it’s made of inorganic material, and it will prevent water from causing structural damage or bad odors. The SilverGlo Walls and Froth Pak foam in the after photo will play a similar role by providing both insulation and keeping out moisture. This crawl space won’t have any more problems in the future.

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Leaky Basement Waterproofing and Crawl Space Repair Company Serving Bear Lake, Michigan

Ayers Basement Systems has been serving Bear Lake, Manistee County, MI friends, neighbors and family since 1981. We know that fixing a home is more than just a home to them. It's where their family lives and memories are made. Which is why we take our jobs seriously, and treat our customers as we would want to be treated.

So whether you have leaking cinder block walls, cement slab with water coming through it, bowing foundation walls, or a humid crawl space, we can help fix it. We've worked in Bear Lake, MI for years and years, and would be honored to fix your home too.

Repair Services We Offer in Bear Lake:

  • Wet/flooded basement waterproofing solutions.
  • Lifetime warranty on all perimeter waterproofing systems.
  • Foundation and structural repair solutions.
  • 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects on foundation products.
  • Crawl space sealing with CleanSpace vapor barrier.
  • Egress window solutions.
  • 25-year warranty on crawl space encapsulation systems.
  • Concrete lifting and leveling powered by PolyLEVEL to repair sidewalks, driveways and uneven steps.
  • Financing Available
  • FREE written estimates and inspections, and fast installation

Bear Lake, MI Foundation Repair & Concrete Leveling Contractor

Ayers Basement Systems is also an expert at fixing foundations and uneven concrete that may need to be lifted back into place.

We often see problems like:

    • bowed foundation walls
    • cracks in drywall indicating foundation settling
    • uneven front steps
    • sidewalk tripping hazards
    • doors or windows that won't shut without force

These can all be signs of a foundation problem within the soils of the home.

The good news is, there's a way to fix it. Our team of foundation experts uses a slew of products made specifically for fixing foundation problems. They've been tested and proven to last to simplify your life and let you get back to the things you enjoy doing instead.

Contact Ayers Basement Systems today to find a solution for your home's foundation problem in Bear Lake,  MI. Contact us today!

Job Stories From Bear Lake, MI
Cracked and Bowed Basement Wall in Bear Lake, MI

This Bear Lake, MI home had a cracked foundation wall that was beginning to bow. The homeowner was looking for a reliable solution that would stabilize the wall and prevent it from shifting any further.

We installed the Geo-Lock wall anchor system to hold the wall in place and potentially shift it back to its original position. Specialized earth anchors were placed deep into the soil outside of the failing wall and were then connected to the wall with steel wall anchors. The system was secured into place with steel rods and tightened to automatically hold the wall in place. The homeowner also received a tightening kit that can be used to tightened the wall over time in order to help pull it back to its proper position.

Encapsulating a Bear Lake Crawl Space for Comfort and Energy Savings

Sometimes your crawl space doesn't have to have an inch of water in it to be a problem. Sometimes it can just be...dingy. Proximity to water doesn't help (you've smelled lakes - now put that smell in your crawl space) and can cause mold problems that affect everything from your health to your home's structural integrity. And on top of it all, crawl spaces can be a huge energy suck, forcing your HVAC system to work overtime and your bills to skyrocket.

In the case of this crawl space, all of the above were occurring. We installed CleanSpace vapor barrier with drainage matting, which helps create just enough of a gap for any moisture present to drain away without pooling and sticking to the CleanSpace from below. We also insulated the crawl space using FrothPak spray insulation on the rim joist (that spot between the ceiling and your home) and SilverGlo panels on the crawl space walls. Both are waterproof and inorganic, which means they don't allow mold to grow and won't be degraded by water like fiberglass insulation. Finally, we installed a new Everlast crawl space door to ensure an airtight, protective entrance.

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Encapsulating a Moldy Crawl Space in Bear Lake, MI

Our customer called with a dirty, musty, moldy crawl space. The floor was riddled with fiberglass insulation (which has no business being anywhere near a crawl space) and debris, and the plastic liner covering the floor was bunched up and acting more as large debris than anything protective. The crawl space had eight vents, which explains much of the problem. 

It's not uncommon for homes near bodies of water to have moldy crawl spaces; the higher water table and proximity to the water, especially when the crawl space is vented, allows for greater water influx. Full encapsulation is the only way to protect your home from the effects of mold and get away from that musty smell.

We used CleanSpace vapor barrier to encapsulate the crawl space; CleanSpace forms a seal in the crawl space, protecting it, and by extension your home, from the elements. We also covered the vents to prevent air and water entry, and installed a SmartSump sump pump and SaniDry dehumidifier to keep moisture under control.

Encapsulating a Moldy Crawl Space in Bear Lake, MI - Photo 1
Work Requests From Bear Lake, MI
Project Location: Bear Lake, MI
We have a corner in our garage that is sinking.
Project Location: Bear Lake, MI
Our family cottage is located on a steep hillside between the road and Bear Lake. The lake side of the cottage has a crack in the foundation that has gotten larger in the last year, and a new crack that has formed around the corner. It as become obvious that that side of the house has dropped in the last year.
Project Location: Bear Lake, MI
Basement leaking
Project Location: Bear Lake, MI
I am the listing agent for this property, There is an issue with the main foundation/wall on the road side of the home. Need a quote to repair and remediate damage.
Project Location: Bear Lake, MI
Water leaking into basement possibly from window wells and pipe connection from outside not sealed. Just looking for an inspection and options with estimates if possible. Thank you Donna
Project Location: Bear Lake, MI
Installing a covered porch and want to investigate helical piers for the 12 piers that are needed. I would place 6x6 posts on top of the helical piers. The 12 piers need to be 60" deep. We have sandy/gravel soil. I'm doing this quote to compare vs traditional sonotubes/bigfoot piers. thanks
Project Location: Bear Lake, MI
Need afternoon estimate appointment for crawl space problems.