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The CleanSpace system is perfect for dirt crawlspaces. Moisture and water vapor can easily evaporate through the moisture of dirt in the crawlspace and create a whole list of problems for the homeowner. This basement also has block walling, which is typically installed because it is the cheapest and easiest option. These block walls allow air and water to seep into the home with ease due to all of the joints and hollow air gaps within the blocks. The CleanSpace system creates a vapor barrier that solves these problems with a near impossible to rip durable plastic liner.
Your sump pump setup doesn’t have to be an eyesore. Instead of being installed in an ugly open hole, your sump pump can be housed in a durable plastic sump liner with an airtight cover. A sump pump from Basement Systems is actually part of a well-designed system with top-quality components that work together to keep your basement dry.
The combination of the EverLast window and the WellDuct will prevent further water leakage from the window. The WellDuct works much like the WaterGuard french drain system by catching and funneling the water straight to the sump pump. Water now has a place to flow instead of pooling at the base of the window.
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Kelly & Ron have lived in their home for two years now. They have been having problems with their basement letting in water for about the same amount of time. The main point of the water seaping in is the cove area where the floor slab meets the wall. Theyre biggest concern is not being able to properly use their basement.
To fix this they have decided to add a DryTrak drainage channel. This is designed to capture this water leakage before it reaches your basement floor. DryTrak is compatible with all foundation wall types, and it will perform equally well on basements of different sizes and shapes. Our well-trained crews are often able to complete a DryTrak installation in a single day.
Ron & Kelly were very satisfied with their new installments and are living with a completely dry basement!
Kenneth was living in Texas, but he had a second property in Benton Harbor, MI. While he wouldn’t be back to the property for another month, he knew that some work needed to be done in the basement. Mostly, he needed a solution for his basement floor that had been soaking wet during the spring. Kenneth wanted the home to be comfortable when he returned, so he set up an installation with us at the start of August.
Our crew found that the leaking water was coming through multiple cracks on the basement floor. Water that leaks through floors has a habit of puddling around the perimeter of the basement because it’s usually the lowest point in the room. To help catch that water, the crew installed the WaterGuard Perimeter Drainage System. WaterGuard sits below the foundation footing where wall and floor meet. The water that naturally flows to the area will enter the system and be directed to Kenneth’s new TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe sump pump is perfect for homeowners like Kenneth, who can’t constantly monitor the system. TripleSafe sumps continue to operate during power outages and have two backup pumps that will kick in if the water load is ever too much for the original to handle. It won't matter if Kenneth is in Texas or Michigan, either way, his home will be protected.
Donna had been worried about her cinder block foundation for quite some time. She had already taken the steps to repairing the crawl space. Our crew had gone out to Watervliet earlier this summer and installed a SmartJack and waterproofing system into the crawl space. While this had done a lot for the structural integrity of the home, the concrete slab that Donna's deck was dependent on had started to sink and crack. Our crew solved the problem with a piering system. Helical piers are installed below the foundation in excavated soil to lift the structure.
However, in this case, the deck was attached to the crack concrete slab. So, the first step for the crew was excavating a few portions of the concrete slab around the perimeter of the deck. Then, with the access to the soil that the crew needed, they drove the piers into deep, stable soil under the deck wall. Lastly, they attached the deck's foundation to the piers, backfilled the area with soil, and poured fresh concrete over the piers. With this final installation, the team was able to give Donna the foundation stability she had wanted for so long.
Jill and Larry found a crack on the concrete slab of their porch. When our system design specialist took a trip to Benton Harbor to have a look at the problem for himself, he found that the ground where the porch rested had started to settle. The weight of the crawl space, porch, and the overhanging roof had become too much for the soil to bear. As time passed, that soil was pushed down and the corner of the house went with it. The second floor had even started to slope towards that corner. Our crew gave Jill and Larry a visit with the piering system.
To fix the problem, the crew installed 7 different helical piers around the corner of the crawl space and concrete slab. The piers were driven deep down into excavated soil and act like large screws that transfer the weight of Jill and Larry's above structure to more dependable soil. Once the piers were in the ground, the concrete slab was attached to the piers to level out the porch and every other part of the foundation above it.
Peggy called a year after her husband had died, with the ongoing problem of her basement looming. There had been water problems in the basement every time it rained for quite a while, but now that she had the time to focus on it, she realized she had no idea what to do. Luckily, she called us.
We installed a full perimeter of WaterGuard below-floor drain to shuttle the water to a new TripleSafe sump pump. A SaniDry dehumidifier was installed to take care of ambient moisture. Those products working in conjunction will take care of any incoming water and keep the basement dry and safe for storage.
Speaking of storage, we also helped Peggy out by cleaning out some items cluttering the basement, so not only is the basement dry, it's also usable again.
Kathleen and Richard B. were moving into their lakeside cottage but needed to address some issues with their crawl space first. Richard noticed that the space was damp and had a musty smell. He also found white mold, which was very concerning. The couple wanted to resolve these issues before moving in and looked to Basement Systems for an effective solution.
The crew decided that installing CleanSpace and a SaniDry CX dehumidifier would solve their crawl space issues. The reason for their damp and moldy crawl space is that water vapor and any other source of water from the earth is present within the space. This creates the ideal home for mold to thrive in. Cleanspace is a durable plastic liner that is placed in a crawl space to keep the outside environment from getting in. The liner is waterproof so it will prevent water from getting in through leaks or evaporation. SaniDry CX is an efficient dehumidifier that replaces the wet air in a crawl space with filtered dry air. This will further dry the space and make the damp smell and feeling go away.
Kathleen and Richard can now move into their cottage without worrying about the effects of an unmanaged crawlspace.
This homeowner called because water was entering where the wall meets the floor in a basement bedroom. The room was finished, but after removing the bottom section of the drywall, we found two specific areas where water was leaking in.
To solve this problem, we first installed the WaterGuard system to two of the walls in the bedroom where the water was entering. This system involved taking out a portion of the flooring to install specially designed pipes on top of the footing. The pipes were placed slightly away from the wall to make sure any water leaks will have room to filter into the pipe and exit into the sump pump. The drilled portion of the flooring was then restored with concrete fill. A WaterGuard inspection port was also installed to make sure we have easy access to the system if needed.
Next we installed cross tile, which involved drilling out a portion of the floor to place a pipe that will direct water from the WaterGuard system directly to the sump pump. After the pipe was placed, we filled the trench with gravel that will allow the water to move easily toward the sump. After the pipe and gravel were installed, concrete was poured to fill the drilled trench.
The final installation for this project was the SuperSump system. This sump pump is both extremely efficient and cost effective. Because this home experienced occasional water issues and not any severe floods, this pump is a perfect option. A Zoeller pump is placed in a sturdy liner that accepts water from the WaterGuard and cross tile systems and can pump 2,220 gallons of water per hour!
Larry and Tierra F. needed an effective solution for their wet basement. They had just purchased their home and found that the carpet in the basement was wet and the baseboards were wet as well. The home had poured concrete foundation and the basement was finished so they wanted to get the problem fixed before water created further issues in their new home.
Water coming in through the walls needed to be collected and drained into the sump pump, which is why we installed the WaterGuard system. The perimeter of the flooring closest to the walls was removed in order to place pipes that water would enter into and then empty into the sump pump. After placing the pipes, we filled the remaining space in the trench with crushed stone and then covered the system with cement to restore the flooring. Part of the system was left uncovered so that water was able to enter through the wall and then filter into the pipes. An inspection port was also included in this system, which allows the homeowner and us to have access to the space if needed in the future.
Next a SuperSump sump pump was installed to collect water from the WaterGuard system to then discard it from the home. For this home with occasional water issues, the SuperSump system was the ideal economical solution. This system has a powerful Zoeller pump that can pump up to 2,220 gallons of water per hour. First, a sturdy liner was placed in the crock that can collect water from ground and from the WaterGuard system. The Zoeller pump was then placed in the liner and an airtight lid was secured over the system to prevent water in the sump from evaporating into the basement, which would create further moisture issues. A floor drain and pump alarm were included in the lid to allow water to immediately enter the sump if a flood occurs and the alarm gives the homeowners immediate knowledge if the pump cannot keep up.
Next the IceGuard system was installed on the home’s discharge lines. This system has large openings that help water exit the lines immediately, even if the pipes are frozen. This is a great option for these homeowners because it prevents water from being unable to exit and then re-entering the home, causing a flood or large leak.
A LawnScape outlet was installed underneath the ground to take water from the discharge lines out away from the home, to prevent it from flowing back toward the property.
Paul G. from Niles, MI had a crack in his basement wall that was causing water to come into his basement. For a trusty fix, he gave us a call.
To remedy this situation, we decided to install our patented WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor but above the foundation footing, collecting all the water that seeps in through Paul's basement through the walls. WaterGuard is covered with a new layer of cement following its installation, making the product virtually invisible.
Paul, say goodbye to water issues!
James V. of Niles, MI had a dark, dirty crawl space before he gave us a call. He wanted it to be encapsulated so it would not cause any problems.
We installed a customer favorite -- the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20 mm thick plastic lining that when installed, completely sealed off James' crawl space from the surrounding elements. No water, dirt, cold air, moisture, or debris will enter with this installation. And as a plus, CleanSpace is made with anti-microbial components to prevent any mold growth. This crawl space is now bright, clean, and in ready to keep the home above it in tip top shape!
This homeowner called because she had water entering the basement during heavy rain. The basement was finished at the time, although she wanted to re-do it after the water intrusion was taken care of properly.
The WaterGuard system was installed to collect and drain water coming in through the wall. To begin the installation, we excavated parts of the floor around the interior perimeter of the basement walls. The flooring was removed so we could place a piping system that collects intruding water from the wall and directs it to the home’s sump pump to be discarded. The pipes were placed slightly away from the wall to make sure any water leakage is able to filter into the system and they were also set on top of the footing to prevent dirt and debris from entering the pipes and clogging them. The excess space in the removed floor was filled with crushed stone and then we covered the system with concrete fill. A small portion of the floor closest to the wall was left uncovered so water could easily enter the pipes. An inspection port was also installed in this system so that we can have access to the system if something isn’t working correctly.
This 4ft, poured concrete crawl space had a substantial amount of standing water. There were two sump pumps located in the space but they proved to be ineffective because water was still an issue.
The SmartSump sump pump system was first installed in the crawl space to collect and discard any intruding water that was causing problems for the homeowner. With its sturdy liner, powerful pump and airtight lid, the space was certainly safe from unwanted water.
Drainaing matting was installed next on the floor of the crawl space. The matting has a dimpled surface that helps water flow toward the sump pump instead of getting stuck underneath the crawl space liner. CleanSpace was installed on top of the matting and on the walls of the crawl space to seal the space off from the outside environment. The white, plastic liner is both water and vapor proof to ensure moisture is unable to access the space.
To eliminate humidity, the SaniDry CX crawl space dehumidifier was installed. The damp air in the space enters the system, passes through a large cold coil, enters a filtration system and then a powerful blower circulates dry air throughout the entire crawl space.
The last installation for this project was the IceGuard system that combats frozen discharge lines. When discharge lines freeze, water from the sump pump is unable to exit, causing it to re-enter the crawl space and create a flood. IceGuard was installed on the home’s discharge line and has multiple holes that let water exit the lines even if they are frozen.
This Buchanan, MI home had a bowed wall that the homeowner attempted to fix in the past, but the problem still persisted. The wall had a stair-step crack, which is a common sign of wall failure in a home with block wall foundation. Our team of experts had a solution that would permanently stabilize the wall, prevent it from shifting any further, and could potentially move the wall back to its original position.
This effective solution is called the PowerBrace system, which uses steel I-beams to stabilize the bowing wall with minimal disruption to the home. The beams were installed directly against the bowing wall and were secured in flooring at the base of the wall and to the joists above the wall with steel brackets. We also reinforced the joists to alleviate some of the pressure on the wall brought on by the house and its belongings. The system can also be tightened over time to potentially help the wall shift back to its original position.
Matthew B. lives in a home that was built 50 years ago. The basement used to be finished but he has torn down the paneling and found mold and dampness in one corner. There is also a basement window that sometimes let in water. He did not have a sump pump and there were horizontal and vertical cracks in the walls.
Our fix? The WaterGuard French drain system and the SuperSump premier sump pump system. We began by installing the SuperSump. The SuperSump is a sump pump that is specifically designed to keep your basement dry for long periods of time. Capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour, this sump pump is suitable for heavy water intrusion.
After installing that, we moved onto the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is collected, it is redirected to the sump pump -- the SuperSump, in this case -- and pumped out of the home.
Matthew, say goodbye to a wet basement.
James and Pauline C. called because they were planning to sell their home someday and knew their bowing basement wall had to be fixed before doing so.
Our team of experts installed the PowerBrace system to stabilize the failing wall. This system uses steel I-Beams to hold the wall and prevent it from shifting any further. The beams can also be tightened over time to potentially shift the wall back to its original position. This system worked by installing steel columns that were attached to the floor at the base of the wall and to the joists above the wall. The system was secured with steel brackets and then tightened into place to provide the homeowners with immediate stabilization of their basement wall. An added bonus to these braces is that the columns are coated with zinc to prevent corrosion over time, to ensure full satisfaction.
Jeffrey H. from Saint Joseph, MI had never had allergies before he and his family moved into their new home that is 44 years old. His whole family had been seriously congested ever since the move. He had cold floors above his crawlspace and his drywall was starting to crack. On top of that, there was a musty smell invading the home.
Our solution to this crawl space problem? The CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off crawl spaces from the surrounding elements. No dirt, cold air, or water has a chance at getting through this stuff! As an added bonus, CleanSpace is made with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth.
Say goodbye to allergies, cold air, and moisture-associated mold!
Jillian J. of Saint Joseph, MI has a home that was built in 1956 out of cement blocks. It has a finished basement but water would trickle down to the main living area of the basement, causing water damage. With this being said, Jillian gave us a call.
Our solution to this problem? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the floor of the basement and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement through the walls. Once that water is collected it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
Water problems? Good one.
Matt P. of Saint Joseph, MI is a new home owner. He was very frustrated because he had bought his house a couple of weeks ago and had already removed over 800 gallons of water in the basement. This being said, Matt called us for professional help.
We determined that the best way to solve this issue would be to install a customer favorite: the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once that water is collected, it is directed to the sump pump to be pupped up and out of the home.
Jennifer H. of Watervliet, MI had water in a corner of the basement all the time, but just recently it started to get worse. The walls are poured concrete, and water was seeping through where the walls and floors meet. There is a sump pump and dehumidifier, but they weren't working. The home was built in 2001. Jennifer needed a solution, so she called us.
Our fix? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. After that water is collected, it is directed to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
Tim M. from Watervliet, MI has a driveway that was sinking before he gave us a call. This can prove to be a tripping hazard and as well as an unslightly appearance for a home. Thus, Tim reached out to us for a solution.
We used one of our favorite products for this project: PolyLevel injection foam. PolyLevel has been tested and is proven to be better at keeping a slab lifted compared to mudjacking. Along with that, the PolyLevel injection process is very non-invasive and once the project is finished, the slab can be driven on within about 15 minutes.
This homeowner was looking to encapsulate his block wall crawl space with a gravel floor base. Water and water vapor can easily enter through these materials, which is why we installed the waterproof and vapor proof CleanSpace liner. The liner is made of a durable, inorganic material that is resistant to rips, tares and mold growth. The liner was used to encapsulate the entire space and was securely attached to the walls to ensure it stays in place.
SilverGlo wall panels were also installed to insulate the space. The foam panels were infused with graphite materials that serve as a radiant heat barrier that reflects heat back into the space, which results in substantial energy savings. SilverGlo is also vapor proof to further prevent moisture from entering the space through the porous concrete walls.
Greg W. called because the sidewalk leading to his home had settled and he was looking to get it leveled out before the problem worsened. The reason the concrete sunk in the first place was because the weak soil located below was no longer able to hold the weight of the slab, so we needed a solution that would address that issue.
We decided to install the PolyLevel system to lift the slab and deal with the weak soil issue that would otherwise cause it to sink again. We started by drilling penny-sized holes into the concrete and filled them with specialized polymers. In just about 15 minutes, the polymers expanded to completely lift the slab back to its original position while preventing it from settling again in the future.
Next, we caulked cracks in the sidewalk that formed when the cement slabs began to move and sink. In order to seal the cracks off and prevent them from shifting, we installed the NexusPro joint sealer. This sealant improved the look of the sidewalk and stopped the cracks from expanding any further.
Stephen D. contacted us because he wanted his crawl space encapsulated.
To prevent moisture from entering through the porous concrete walls and gravel floor base, we installed the CleanSpace system. For this installation, we sized and cut the liner to fit the dimensions of the crawl space, covered the entire area and secured it into place. The liner is waterproof and vapor proof to stop any type of moisture from entering and is made from inorganic materials to prevent mold growth.
We also installed SilverGlo wall insulation that has tiny graphite particles that serve as a radiant heat barrier. This insulation also provides a vapor barrier to further prevent moisture from making its way into the crawl space through the walls.
Janice S. of Niles, MI has a basement that would get water every spring. There is a crack in the wall but she had no idea where the water is coming from. Before she called us she had at least 1" of standing water and she had had enough.
Our solution? The TripeSafe sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. The TripleSafe is a sump pump that provides three levels of protection against water leakage. Whether it be normal water supply, heavy volumes of water, or in the case of a power outage, this sump pump will keep your basement dry. For normal water supply, the Zoeller ⅓ horsepower pump functions. At a heavier level, the Zoeller ½ horsepower pump activates. In the case of a power outage, the UltraSump backup sump pump will pump water on a backup battery.
The WaterGuard French drain system rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. After this water is collected it is directed to the sump pump -- the TripleSafe -- to be pumped up and out of the house.
Nathan B. of Niles, MI dealt with a sunken slab outside of his garage that was causing a tripping hazard. The slab had sunken about an inch before Nathan gave us a call.
Our fix? PolyLevel foam injection. PolyLevel is lightweight yet strong, bringing a slab back to its original height in no time. We begin by drilling penny-sized holes into the cement slab and then inject the PolyLevel. After the holes are resealed, the slab can be walked or driven on in roughly 15 minutes.
Dan E. of Niles, MI had a sinking cement slab that was creating a tripping hazard. This said, he gave us a call for a professional and long term fix.
We used our patented PolyLevel foam injection to solve this problem. PolyLevel is proven to be better and raising a slab that mudjacking and is far less intrusive. We begin by drilling penny-sized holes into the slab and after the PolyLevel is injected the holes are refilled. In the end, the slab can be walked or driven on in roughly 15 minutes.
The foundation wall in this Benton Harbor home had a bowing foundation wall with a large horizontal crack across the middle of it. The homeowners wanted the issue fixed before the wall worsened and our team of experts knew the perfect solution to their problem.
We installed the PowerBrace system that used steel beams to stabilize the bowing wall. This system uses a joist reinforcement method that transfers the weight of the wall evenly across the basement ceiling, which ensures the steel beams do not affect the floor above. The braces were installed at the base of the wall and secured to the joists above with steel brackets. The steel beams were coated with non-toxic zinc to prevent corrosion and they can be tightened over time with a tightening kit that is used to pull the wall back to its original position.
Robert and Marlene S. contacted us because their patio with a glass enclosure and hot tub was sinking. They originally noticed the issue because water in the hot tub was not leveled. They had the patio lifted in the past through another company, although it began to settle once again.
We installed the PolyLevel system to raise and stabilize the settled patio while addressing the weak soil issue that originally caused the slab to sink. Several small holes were drilled into the patio and then injected with dense, lightweight polymers. Once injected, the polymers expanded to completely lift the slab back to its original level and had a short cure time of about 15 minutes. We also used NexusPro joint sealer to caulk the cracks in the patio to prevent them from expanding any further.
The owner of this Coloma, MI home contacted us to figure out a reliable solution to fix his failing foundation wall. The wall had several large stair-step and horizontal cracks and was beginning to bow inward.
Thankfully, our team of experts knew the PowerBrace system would stabilize and potentially pull the wall back to its original position. The specialized steel braces were installed at the base of the wall and securely attached to the joists above the wall with steel brackets. Once tightened into place, the wall was stabilized and would no longer crack or bow any further. The system also used a joist reinforcement method that transfered the weight of the wall evenly across the basement ceiling to ensure the braces did not interfere with the floor above. The system can be tightened overtime to shift the wall back to its original position if possible.
The concrete around the pool in this Berrien Springs home was sloping and had multiples gaps and cracks that formed over time.
We installed the PolyLevel system to lift and stabilize the settled concrete. We first drilled multiple small holes into the concrete and then injected each with a specialized polymer material. The high-density polymers expanded to lift the concrete slabs back to their original position and their lightweight makeup addressed the weak the soil issue below that caused the slab to sink in the first place. This installation caused little disruption to the home and had a cure time of about 15 minutes. We also installed the NexusPro joint sealer to each of the cracks in the cement to prevent them from cracking any further.
Nicholas V. of Saint Joseph, MI had water coming into his basement through the seam between the wall and the basement floor. Because of the damage that can be caused by basement water, Nicholas gave us a call for a professional fix.
We installed two of our favorite products for this project: the TripleSafe sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system.
The TripleSafe is a sump pump that provides three levels of protection against water leakage. Whether it be normal water supply, heavy volumes of water, or in the case of a power outage, this sump pump will keep your basement dry. For normal water supply, the Zoeller ⅓ horsepower pump functions. At a heavier level, the Zoeller ½ horsepower pump activates. In the case of a power outage, the UltraSump backup sump pump will pump water on a backup battery.
The WaterGuard system rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls (or the seam between the wall and the floor). Once this water is collected it is redirected to the sump pump -- the TripleSafe -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
John R. of Sawyer, MI had dealt with a pesky basement for years. One of the corners of the basement showed signs of dampness and puddling after heavy rains, so John gave us a call.
Our solution? The SuperSump premier sump and the WaterGuard French drain system. The SuperSump is a sump pump specifically designed to keep your basement dry for long periods of time. Capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour, it is suitable for heavy water intrusion.
The WaterGuard system rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is collected, it is redirected to the sump pump -- the SuperSump -- to be pumped up and out of the basement.
Danny P. of Sawyer, MI had water leakage in his basement and needed a solution. Water intrusion can cause a myriad of problems in a home, so he gave us a call.
We installed our WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard sits below the basement floor but above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the outside. This water is them directed to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home. Once we install the WaterGuard drain, we cover it up with a new layer of cement so that it does not show.
Velda B. of Sawyer, MI had some crawl space water problems that needed to be tended to. A crawl space filled with water can cause an innumerable amount of issues. This said, Velda gave us a call.
We installed our CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off the crawl space from the surrounding elements. No dirt, water, cold air, or moisture will get through this barrier. And as an added bonus, CleanSpace is made with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth.
Jennifer M. of Sawyer, MI has an old issue of water getting into her basement through the foundation blocks during heavy rains. Because of the damage water can, and has, caused, Jennifer gave us a call for a professional solution.
We installed two of our favorite products: the TripleSafe sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system.
The TripleSafe is a sump pump that provides three levels of protection against water leakage. Whether it be normal water supply, heavy volumes of water, or in the case of a power outage, this sump pump will keep your basement dry. For normal water supply, the Zoeller ⅓ horsepower pump functions. At a heavier level, the Zoeller ½ horsepower pump activates. In the case of a power outage, the UltraSump backup sump pump will pump water on a backup battery.
The WaterGuard drain rests beneath the basement floor but above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is captured, it is sent to to the sump pump -- the TripleSafe -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
The basement wall in this home had multiple cracks that began to form after the homeowners had work done on the sidewalk outside. There were sure signs of wall failure and the homeowner was looking to get the issues resolved before the problem worsened.
Our team of experts installed the Geo-Lock wall anchor system to restore the failing wall and prevent it from shifting or cracking any further. We started the installation be excavating the lawn directly outside of the failing wall in order to place steel earth anchors into stable soil, deep in the ground. The anchors were then connected to the foundation wall with steel wall anchors and secured into place with steel rods. The specialized anchors ensured the wall was secure and would no longer shift and crack. We also installed Hide-A-Way covers to give the anchor system a sleek look.
We installed a SaniDry XP dehumidification system to remove the high humidity levels in the basement. The system wrings the air dry of any moisture and then distributes dry, filtered air throughout the entire area.
This Coloma, MI crawlspace had standing water in it and the homeowner came to us to figure out how to solve the problem once and for all. There were already 2 sump pumps in the space, but water was still an issue. Luckily, we knew just what to do.
We first installed a SmartSump sump pump system that was specifically made for wet crawl space needs. The system ensured water or moisture within the crawl space was efficiently collected and pumped outside of the home.
Next, we installed the CleanSpace liner. This liner was used to encapsulate the entire space, including the floor and the walls. The porous block walls and concrete floor was allowing water to leak into space. The waterproof and vapor proof liner protected the space from any type of moisture or water that otherwise would have occupied the area.
To control the high humidity levels, we installed a SaniDry Cx dehumidification system. This specialized dehumidifier eliminated moisture in the air and in return, blew dry, filtered air throughout the entire crawl space. An added bonus to this system is that collected water is automatically discarded into the sump pump and then pumped outside of the home.
Lastly, the IceGuard system was installed on the home’s discharge line to ensure water was being automatically discharged from the lines even if they were frozen.
Larry C. of Stevensville, MI experienced the unfortunate fate that comes along with a leaky basement -- when it would rain, the carpet in the basement would get wet. This can cause unflattering smells, mold growth, and obvious damage to the basement. Thus, Larry gave us a call.
Our solution? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing. Because of this positioning, the drain is able to catch all the water that seeps into the basement from the walls. This water is then redirected to the sump pump in the basement to be pumped up and out of the home.
Before she gave us a call, Karen B. of Stevensville, MI was suffering from a wet, musty crawl space below her home. A wet crawl space is a great fostering place for mold -- and that is not good.
So what did we do? We installed our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that does a killer job at keeps all natural elements out of the crawl space at hand. No dirt, water, cold air, or moisture will be able to pass through this stuff. And as an added bonus, CleanSpace is developed with anti-microbial properties that prevent the growth of mold.
Lynn E. contacted us because his back patio was starting to sink. The issue was causing water to leak into the basement through a crack in the poured concrete wall.
To deal with the crack in the wall, we installed the FlexiSpan wall system. This system used a drainage grate in the ground to accommodate intruding water and a specialized material that sealed the crack and was able to move with the wall as it shifted to prevent the crack from growing or spreading.
To raise the settled patio, we installed the PolyLevel system. Multiple holes were drilled into the concrete slab and were then injected with specialized polymers that expanded to permanently lift the slab back to its original position.
Mark G. of Watervliet, MI has had three different floor drains installed over the years to try and rid his basement of the water that always leaks in after a rainfall -- and none of them have done their job. The water would come into the basement form the corners and puddle, creating a musty, uncomfortable environment. So, Mark gave us a call.
To remedy this situation, we installed our patented WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing -- in a perfect position to catch all the water that leaks into the basement form corners and walls. Once this water is collected, it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the basement.
Jill and Larry C. called because they had several cracks in their concrete front porch and crawl space beneath, which was due to unstable foundation. They wanted effective solution that would permanently fix the issue.
We installed helical piers to stabilize the shifting foundation. We started by excavating the soil outside of the home in order to attach the piers to the base of the house. Once securely attached, we drilled the piers deep into the ground until they reached stable soil. The piers immediately anchored the unstable foundation by transferring the weight of the foundation through the pier and into the soil, which held it place and prevented it form shifting any further.
This homeowner called us because he wanted to figure out a way to level his cracked and settled porch.
We installed the PolyLevel system to lift and level the settled cement. We first drilled multiple small holes in the concrete that were then injected with a specialized polymer material. The polymers expanded to lift the settled slab and had a quick cure time of about 15 minutes. The polymer material was also made to match most colors of cement, which ensured the look of the home was not compromised.
Antonio S. from Stevensville, MI was dealing with immense water issues before he gave us a call. Water was leaking in through the seam between the basement wall and the basement floor. Water in a basement like this can cause deterioration of the walls and the floor, mold growth, and odors. Thankfully for Antonio, we had a solution.
We used our customer favorite: the WaterGuard French drain system. The WaterGuard drain rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing. Because of this placement, the water that seeps in from the walls is collected in the drain and redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
These homeowners had a 1996 poured concrete foundation basement that had water entering the basement where the floor and walls met. There was also a small crack on one of the walls that was further contributing to the issue. In order to collect water that was entering the home, we installed the effective WaterGuard system. This drainage system was installed underneath the flooring around the interior perimeter of the basement. Water that flows down into the drainage pipes is immediately discarded into the home’s sump pump to prevent it from leaking out onto the floor. An additional discharge line was installed to carry intruding water out of the home and a LawnScape outlet was attached to the end of the line to efficiently discard and lead exiting water away from the home. To seal off the crack in the wall, we installed the FlexiSpan system, which is a flexible, waterproof sealant. Once applied, water would no longer make its way into the home and the flexible material allowed the wall to shift while keeping to sealant in tact.
Falling walls in a basement is not a matter to take lightly. Your basement is literally the foundation to your house, and you don't want your entire house crumbling down. Matt and Stephanie called us in time to fix their home before anything bad happened.
We installed our PowerBrace system in this home which works over time to straighten and stabilize a wall. It's perfect for homes that don't have room on the outside for digging, so another system can't be installed. The PowerBraces are also zinc-coated so that they won't rust and there's no excavating required.
Tawnya C. was experiencing a crawl space nightmare in her home. Her crawl space walls were made of cement blocks and dirt floor. It had recently flooded and she was sure mold began to grow and the wood was rotting. She desperately wanted to get her crawl space sealed up.
Our team came in and sealed and waterproofed Tawnya’s crawl space. Due to those concrete walls, it's easy for water and moisture to seep in. The moisture combined with the surface of the concrete walls is ideal for mold growth. We installed our durable Clean Space liner, made of inorganic material, to prevent mold growth and to keep moisture from seeping into the space. In addition to the liner, we installed the SaniDry Sedona, a dehumidifier, that wrings your air dry ensuring no moisture is in the air.
Another point of entrance for water and moisture in crawl spaces is through the vents. Allowing that outside air in can cause condensation around pipes. Our vent covers are plastic and fit snugly in order to stop air and moisture from entering. This allows the SaniDry Sedona to effectively do its job and dry out your crawl space.
After sealing Tawnya’s crawl space, she no longer has to worry about a wet, moldy crawl space and can ensure her family’s health is safe. Worrying about the health risks associated with having mold in your home, such as the risk of getting asthma, is a thing of the past.
Matthew R. was concerned about his basement walls. He noticed they were beginning to lean and had stair step cracks, unfortunately, these are signs of wall failure. Our team inspected the wall and noticed that it was only bowing in the center and not the bottom or top of the wall. Our customer caught the issue early and we decided to install CarbonArmor. CarbonArmor is perfect for this situation where the wall is only bowing in the center and bottom or top of the wall have not begun to slide. It is substantially stronger than concrete, adheres directly to the wall, and sports a low profile design. The low profile designs allow it to be installed in tight places and even be painted over for a clean finished look.
This home in Benton Harbor was listed for sale by its current owners. A buyer came to buy the house but the wet basement was a big issue. After having inspectors and our team of professionals come in we were able to set up a time to fix the basement. There were literally puddles of water.
We installed our CleanSpace system with drainage matting. This encapsulates the basement so no more water can get in from the floor or walls. We also installed a sump pump to pump the water outside and away from the home.
This story goes to show that you're going to have to pay to fix your wet basement eventually. When you put your home for sale inspectors will see mold, standing water and other signs of moisture and it will have to be taken care of before the house sells.
BOWING WALLS ARE VERY SCARY! I just wanted to get my announcement out there that if your foundation wall is beginning to bow inward it's not something that should be put off. Please contact a professional as soon as you notice signs of your foundation failing. The most common things to look out for is horizontal cracking, stair-step cracking at the corners, or the wall pushing in at the bottom of the wall.
This home in Saint Joesph had very obvious signs of a bowing wall. The entire bottom was pushed out and cracking. We installed our PowerBrace system to potentially straighten the wall over time. The beams are zinc coated so they won't rust, no outside excavation is required and they can be tightened as the wall moves back to its original position.
This home in Three Oaks is about 21 years old and had a few small cracks in the basement floor. Over the last year and a half though the cracks have expanded and more have appeared. There was also a horizontal crack that appeared in the wall coming from the egress window. There were no signs of water coming into the basement but the homeowners wanted to prevent this from happening. The garage floor also has cracks that have started.
All of these cracks are signs of a sinking floor slab. Once the slabs have begun to crack they will continue to do so, and the longer you wait to fix it the more expensive it's going to be. Cracks will also eventually begin to let outside elements in such as water and no one wants to deal with a flooded basement. These can also become a safety issue once the slab settles too much because people can trip and that's not a liability anyone wants to have to have.
We were able to use our PolyLevel system to fix the basement and garage floors. Small holes are drilled in the concrete and the PolyLevel is then inserted into the holes to lift the sinking slabs back to their original height. PolyLevel is great because it only takes about 15 minutes to cure, a lot less invasive then mudjacking or replacing the entire floor, and the material is waterproof so it won't wash out beneath the slab in the future.
Adam C. contacted us because he had a large crack in his basement floor that went across through multiple rooms. There was also another crack that had appeared under one of the windows.
Our team and Adam decided that the best way to fix this issue was to install helical piers. These piers are mechanically screwed into the soil and the weight of the home is transferred to the piers. This helps lift the home back to its original position and to close the cracks.
This home had a couple small cracks in the basement floor that were continuing to grow over time. The homeowner was looking to stabilize the shifting floors and prevent them from settling again in the future.
We used the PolyLevel system to raise and level the concrete slabs while addressing the weak soils below that were no longer able to hold the weight of the home. We started by drilling small holes in the slabs. The holes were then injected with a lightweight and dense polymer material that expanded to the lift the unleveled concrete. We also used the NexusPro joint sealant to fill in the cracks and prevent them from expanding.
This customer of ours had a sinking slab at their home that was causing slanting in the side of the home. This can cause a dangerous structural issue and needed a fix, and fast.
We used our patented PolyLevel injection foam to lift this slab back to its original position. PolyLevel is lightweight and can be installed by drilling small, penny-sized holes in the slab and filling though those. The holes are then filled back in with fresh cement, making this project minimal in its intrusion.
The homeowner's house was built in 1950 and had a basement with a lot of moisture and mold. To add onto that, when it rained water was leaking into the basement and the crawl space. The moisture and mold leads to poor quality air and allergens from the mold spores and can affect the homeowner's health if not taken care of properly.
To stop the moisture and mold from causing serious problems, our professional team installed the CleanSpace encapsulation system and the EverLast crawl space door. The CleanSpace encapsulation system covers the floors and walls of your crawl space with a thick, durable, plastic vapor barrier. The vapor barrier permanently prevents moisture, outside air and pests from getting into your crawl space. The EverLast crawl space door is made out of plastic that is just about indestructable. The door further protects the crawl space from unwanted pests, moisture and outside air.
The team also installed a TripleSafe sump pump. This sump pump is three sump pumps in one. The first pump will do most of the pumping effectively. The second pump is more powerful and has a separate discharge line that will be there for you if the first pump fails. Lastly, the third pump is equipped with batteries in case the power goes out. The TripleSafe sump pump is the best option because it automatically adjusts when needed and keeps your basement dry with triple protection.
WaterGuard Long-lasting interior perimeter basement drainage system was also installed. The drainage system sits on top of the footing in the basement as not to get clogged with mud. WaterGuard captures all water seepage from the floors and walls and directs the water to the sump pump, which then effectively removes the water from the basement.
Lastly, our team installed the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. The SaniDry Sedona is the most efficient, high-performance dehumidifier and filtration system. The Sedona helps prevent mold and reduce musty odors, giving you dry healthy air and total comfort.
All of these products give the homeowners a peace of mind that their basement and crawl space are waterproofed and mold free!
The homeowners in Lakeside, MI had water coming into their basement from their crawl space. The water was pooling in the crawl space and seeping up into the home.
In order to waterproof the home, our professional team installed our WaterGuard interior perimeter drainage system. The WaterGuard system sits on the top of the footing in the basement in order to prevent clogging from mud and other debris. The system woks by collecting water seepage from the floors and walls in its drain. The system then directs the water it collects to the sump pump where it is then removed from the basement.
The team also installed our TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe is the best because it has three sump pumps in one giving you triple protection. The first pump will remove water effectively from the home. The second pump is more powerful and has a seperate discharge line. The second pump is there for you if the first pump fails. The third pump is equipped with batteries so it is there for you if the power goes out.
For more added protection out team installed IceGuard anti freeze system. The IceGuard system is attached to the sump pump discharge line on the outside of the home. The system works by allowing water to escape from a sump pump discharge line if the pipe freezes or becomes blocked for any reason. When the discharge pipe thaws, the water will automatically run along its normal route, and no water will escape from the IceGuard.
Thanks to WaterGuard, TripleSafe and IceGuard the homeowners house is now clean and dry.
The homeowners had water coming into their basement on one side of their basement. They did not know how the water was getting in, but they knew they needed to do something about it.
Our professional team decided that our WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system was the best option. The WaterGuard system sits on the top of the footing in the basement in order to prevent clogging from mud and debris. The system works by capturing floor and water seepage in its drain before it has time to damage the basement. Once the water is in the drain it directs it straight to the sump pump. The sump pump then removes the water from the home.
Thanks to WaterGuard the homeowners basement is now clean and dry!
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!
Mary had severe horizontal cracks in her cement block basement walls. Horizontal cracks are usually a result of bowing walls. The cracks usually start out as small and increase in width over time as the soil from the outside continues to put pressure on the wall. This pressure can be caused by a variety of things such as hydro-static pressure. Hydro-static pressure is caused when water saturates the soils around your foundation and begins exerting that pressure against the wall.
Our team of experts used installed CarbonArmor to resolve Mary’s problem. CarbonArmor is significantly stronger than concrete and 10 times stronger than steel. It’s flexible design allows it to adhere tightly against the basement wall. It is perfect for walls that are bowing and cracked in several places. CarbonArmor’s low profile design allows for it to be installed in tight places and behind obstacles such as pipes or electrical units. The system can easily be painted over or use drywall for a clean and finished look.
The homeowners in Coloma, MI had water coming into their basement at the corners. They were not sure why the water getting in, but they did know that it got worse when it rained. They did have an existing sump pump, but it was not good enough to do remove all the water they needed removed. They called Ayers Basement Systems.
Our professional team installed the WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The system sits on the top of the footing in the basement in order to prevent clogging from mud or other debris. WaterGuard works by trapping floor and wall seepage before it has a chance to damage the basement. Once the floor and wall seepage are in the drain the water is taken immediately to the sump pump. The sump pump then removes the water from the home!
Our team also installed the TripleSafe sump pump replaces the homeowners old sump pump. The TripleSafe is three sump pumps in one giving you triple protection. The first pump will remove water from the home effectively. The second pump is more powerful and has a seperat discharge line. The second pump is there for you on the rare ocassions that you need it. The third pump is equipped with batteries so it is there for you if the power goes out. The TripleSafe adjusts automatically so there is no need for you to worry about it!
The homeowners in Saint Joseph, MI had water coming into their basement through the wall. They had water pooling and damaging their basement.
Our professional team installed the WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The WaterGuard system sits on the top of the footing in 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 trapped in its drain it is immediately taken to the sump pump where it is then removed from the home.
Our team also installed the SuperSump sump pump. The SuperSump is a full featured system including the best components 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.
Mike was experiencing water coming into his basement through his basement walls. His home was built in 1988 with poured concrete. He also began finishing his basement. He did not want the water coming in to ruin it. Our team of experts decided to seal the walls using FlexiSpan. FlexiSpan seals the cracks and has a secondary built in strategy, just in case the first one fails. It’s flexible material is made to move with your wall as it continues to move over time to keep your wall from ever leaking again.
This customer called us because they had bought a cottage and came to realize that it had standing water, mold, and critters who had made their crawl space home. We wanted to get this taken care of for them so they can enjoy it for the rest of summer without any headaches and no more worrying about it.
We installed our CleanSpace system to fix all of these issues. CleanSpace is a thick plastic liner that is attached t0 the floor joists and covers every part of your crawl space. We'll wrap any piers you have, cover all of the floors, and every inch of the walls will also be covered by CleanSpace. This system will leave your crawl space looking great so you no longer have to argue about who has to go down there if an issues arises. CleanSpace over time can help reduce the costs of energy bills and not to mention will give peace of mind for years to come.
A homeowner in Granger, IN noticed that her porch had begun to develop crack spanning through the middle. Removing the concrete and building a new one seemed like an extremely costly and invasive fix. Searching for more productive solutions to her cement problem, this wise homeowner called us! We used our unique product offering PolyLevel to return the cement porch to its original position. PolyLevel raises concrete through unique qualities of expanding polyurethane foam, making it: environmentally safe, affordable, waterproof to prevent future erosion, quick and mess free, and a permanent solution! PolyLevel not only results in a solution that looks better and lasts longer, it is also less destructive to the applied surface. We are thankful we had the opportunity to beautify our new friends’ home!
Our friend Patricia in Saint Joseph, MI began experiencing significant moisture in her crawlspace. She grew concerned that this moisture would eventually rot the wood floor supports below her home. Patricia saw our commercial on TV and gave us a call! After diagnosing her crawlspace needs, we installed our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system in Patricia’s crawlspace. The CleanSpace encapsulation product is a 20mm thick plastic lining that entirely seals off the crawl space from the elements it faces below.
We also installed the TripleSafe sump pump system. TripleSafe is a safeguard feature that includes the use of three pumps to ensure this basement will stay dry, even in power outages and severe weather events. In the case of heavy water or primary pump failure, the second and more powerful pump will kick in, if there is a power outage the battery powered UltraSump will take over. To complete Patricia’s crawlspace makeover, we installed the SaniDry Sedona, a high-performance dehumidifier and filtration system. In Patricia’s crawlspace, the Sedona will help prevent mold and reduce musty odors, giving her dry healthy air and total comfort. With this complete crawlspace system in place, Patricia’s crawl space will forever be transformed.
Angela, a homeowner in Saint Joseph, MI began observing water seepage in her basement, where the wall meets the floor. Angela knew with this major issue she needed help from her local waterproofing experts. Without delay, she called Ayers Basement Systems that day! We came to her rescue, diagnosed the water issue in her basement and installed WaterGuard to remediate the problem. WaterGuard was installed along the home's footing, beneath the concrete, the installment collects water along the base of the perimeter walls and safely directs it to Angela’s sump pump for discharge from her home. Thanks to this installment, the water issues that once plagued Angela’s basement will now be a thing of the past.
Our friend Rocco from Saint Joseph, MI noticed that a portion of his porch had sunk nearly four inches! Removing the concrete and rebuilding this portion of his porch seemed like an extremely costly and laborious task. Searching for more a more effective solution to his cement chaos, this wise friend called us! We used our unique product offering PolyLevel to return the cement porch to its original position. PolyLevel raises concrete through unique qualities of expanding polyurethane foam, making it: environmentally safe, affordable, waterproof to prevent future erosion, quick and mess free, and a permanent solution! PolyLevel not only results in a solution that looks better and lasts longer, it is also less destructive to the applied surface. PolyLevel was able to raise this section of the porch and make it look new again. We are thankful we had the opportunity to beautify our friend Rocco’s porch!
Jane R., a cabin owner in Mio, MI was remodeling her cabin with help from her son. As they began stripping the interior of the cabin they noticed the severity of several cracks in the floor. Totally replacing the floor hardly even seemed like an option. Searching for a more effective solution to her uneven floor, Jane gave us a call. We carefully assessed the failing floors in Jane’s cabin and recommended our unique product offering Poly Level to return them to their original position. PolyLevel raises concrete through unique qualities of expanding polyurethane foam, making it: environmentally safe, affordable, waterproof to prevent future erosion, quick and mess free! Poly Level provided our friend Jane with a lasting solution, and it can do the same for you.
Lauren & Adam from Saint Joseph, MI bought an older home and decided to remodel it. The couple worried about the lack of an emergency escape exit in their basement. They knew having an egress window put in would make their home a safer place. The couple gave us a call and expressed their concerns. A short time later we sent a member of our System Design Specialist team to Lauren and Adam's home.
Our friends welcomed us into their home, and we tailored an egress window design to meet their needs. The Galvanized metal egress window shell that they chose is tough and long lasting. This product will also allow more natural light to reflect into their basement. Thanks to a team effort our friends have tackled their emergency escape worries and have ensured the safety of all guests spending time in their basement.
This homeowner had an exposed, ineffective sump pump that needed to be replaced to ensure a dry, safe basement. We installed a TripleSafe sump pump, a three pump system (one of which runs on a battery) with a high capacity to discharge water even when the power goes out. Now the homeowner and their basement are protected against harmful water damage.