These Bellevue, MI customers called us after becoming fed up with the water issues that plagued their crawlspace. Whenever it rained, the sump pump – trying to keep up with the leakage – would constantly run. Most of the water was coming through leaks in the blocks walls or passing through the tarp that was used to cover the crawl space floor.
To give the overworked sump a much-needed rest, the system design specialist recommended that the homeowners look into our Ultimate Energy Saver package. The package includes a combination of multiple crawl space products like a vapor barrier and the SilverGlo wall insulation that are seen in the after photo. Both TerraBlock insulation and a drainage matting were included, as well, but are covered in the photo by the CleanSpace system. With the drainage matting in place, water will flow directly to the sump pump for discharge and hopefully, ease the burden. The combined effort of TerraBlock insulation and CleanSpace will keep moisture from rising through the dirt floor and causing damage to the crawl space. Not to mention, the insulation that comes from TerraBlock and the SilverGlo walls will help save the house a bundle on energy utilities. The full encapsulation of the crawl space should mean the end of this family’s crawl space issues.
Here we can see the damage that large cracks can have on basement walls. It’s very common for cracks like these to appear where plumbing pipes connect and for those cracks to later spring leaks. After noticing the size of these cracks, the owner of this Bellevue, MI home became very worried about his foundation. Once the crew reinforced the wall, they got to work on waterproofing the cracks to guarantee that this type of water damage wouldn’t happen again.
To do so, they used the BrightWall Rigid Panel System. BrightWall panels can be attached in front of almost any wall with plastic drilled-in fasteners, making the installation quick and smooth. Brightwall is made of mold resistant, waterproof material so the water stains seen in the before picture won’t ever appear on the panels. Also part of the BrightWall system is a drainage area that sits at the foot of the wall. Water that leaks through the cracks will flow behind the panels and into the system for discharge. As you can see, not only did BrightWall solve the leaking issue, the white plastic proved to be the perfect component to improve the look of this unfinished basement.
The homeowners in Bellevue, MI had water leaking into their garage. The water was coming from the two back corners of the garage because of a crack in between where the walls met. Most people would think that a patching mortar or a masonry sealant would get the job done, but unfortunately, this rarely works long term because of the poor adhesion.
Our FlexiSpan crack repair system will do the job right the first time. FlexiSpan is a three-step process. The first step is to apply a flexible sealant along the full length of the crack. Next, a strip of porous and flexible foam is installed over the crack. Lastly, an impermeable membrane was adhered to the wall on both sides of the foam strip. This treatment allows any future seepage of water through the crack to move invisibly down the wall and into the basements perimeter drainage system. The FlexiSpan crack repair system is flexible enough to move with your wall allowing it to work under all conditions.
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Ayers Basement Systems has been serving Bellevue, Eaton 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 Bellevue, MI for years and years, and would be honored to fix your home too.
Ayers Basement Systems is also expert at fixing foundations and uneven concrete that may need to be lifted back into place.
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 Bellevue, MI. Contact us today!
A homeowner from Bellevue told us about a room in his new house that had an unlevel concrete floor, he didn't feel safe about designing the room if the room's floor would just have to be fixed later, so he wanted our help. We came in and installed our advanced PolyLevel technology which is a polymer injection foam that is blasted into the concrete to make it level and stronger than ever before.
PolyLevel worked to raise and level out the concrete slabs while dealing with the weak soils below that were no longer able to hold the weight of the home above. We drilled multiple small holes into the concrete slabs in order to inject them with a polymer material that expanded to lift and level out the concrete. Once injected, the system only needed about 15 minutes to fully cure and the slabs were then stabilized and lifted to their proper level, and stronger than ever before. Now, this homeowner will not have to worry about this ever again.
This Bellevue, MI home had several minor cracks in one of its foundation walls that were a sure sign of future wall failure. Moisture was also able to make its way into the home and the owners contacted us for a reliable solution.
To stabilize the wall, we installed the CarbonArmor system. This system utilizes fiber-reinforced polymers that are 10x stronger than steel to hold the basement wall in place. A strong apoxy resin was first painted onto the wall at each carbon strap location. The straps were then adhered to the wall and secured into place with steel brackets.
To improve the look of the basement walls and block out water and water vapor, we installed the BrightWall wall system. The plastic sheeting was cut to fit the dimensions of the basement and then attached to the wall with plastic fasteners. This wall system was waterproof and vapor proof to keep moisture and humidity out of the home.
Brandon W. contacted us to get his settled foundation slab leveled. The settlement caused a hairline crack to form in the slab and our team of experts knew the perfect solution to stabilize the slab and prevent it from worsening over time.
We used the PolyLevel system to raise the settled slab and address the weak soil issue that caused it to settle in the first place. We drilled multiple penny-sized holes into the slab and filled them with specialized polymers that expanded to completely lift the foundation. The cure time for this installation was about 15 minutes and there was minimal disruption to the home.
This home’s walkway to the garage had one slab that was sinking and the homeowner wanted to get it fixed before the problem worsened.
In order to raise the sunken slab and prevent it from settling again in the future, we installed the PolyLevel system. To begin this project we drilled multiple small holes on the settled walkway that we then filled with specialized polymers. These high-density and lightweight polymers were injected into the holes and then in a short amount of time they expanded to lift the slab back to its original position. This system is extremely effective because it addresses weak soils underneath the slab to ensure the problem will not persist. Two sections of the sidewalk leading from the driveway to the front entry of the home were then caulked to divert any surface water away.
Alec’s Bellevue, MI basement wall was dealing with a few problems. For one, the wall was beginning to crumble, as evident by the giant horizontal cracks in the photos. Not only were these cracks threatening the foundation of the house, they were also allowing water to leak in and puddle on the floor. When Alec called us, he was mostly concerned about the structural integrity of the home. But after meeting and talking with a system design specialist, he decided that a waterproofing product would also be in his best interest.
First up for the crew was dealing with the crumbling wall. Our innovative and revolutionary CarbonArmor technology provides a durable and trustworthy reinforcement for walls. Once the crew cleaned the surface of any residue, they applied an epoxy resin to both the 8 strips of CarbonArmor and the wall. The seal created by the strips and resin will put to rest Alec’s worries about a failing foundation by holding the wall in place. Next up, the crew got to work on solving the leaking water issue. Even though the cracks would no longer threaten the structure of the home, they weren’t exactly an appealing feature of the basement. With BrightWall panels, the crew could hide the cracks and create a waterproof system at the same time. The first step of installing BrightWall panels is excavating the floor to make room for a drainage system at the foot of the wall. Once installed, the drainage system will collect water runoff from the leaking cracks. BrightWall panels were then snapped directly in front of Alec’s old wall to hide the cracks and the water seepage. After flowing into the drainage system, the water will be discharged safely away from the home. Thanks to the hardworking Ayer’s crew, Alec’s basement is now foundationally sound and fully protected from leaks.