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CleanSpace Protects Big Rapids, MI Crawl Space

CleanSpace Protects Big Rapids, MI Crawl Space

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Many customers call us because their basement or crawl space are flooding. But some call us simply to prevent that from happening.

When this homeowner called, there were no cracks in his foundation and there was no moisture in the crawl space. However, when he'd had an addition built a few years ago, the contractor laid down a simple sheet of black plastic and he thought, "That's probably not protecting much."

He was right! While it's nicer to walk on than dirt, tarp and other plastic sheeting don't actually do anything to protect the crawl space or the house above it. 

We installed the CleanSpace encapsulation system in the new and old sections of the crawl space, and now the homeowners won't have to worry about moisture issues in the first place.

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Big Rapids

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Big Rapids

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This customer was having issues with his crawl space. It has a dirt floor and cinder block walls. He complained about the musty, moldy smell and has no sump pump. Our team resolved his issues by installing our Cleanspace liner and drainage matting. These products ensure no water is able to enter the space and cause that moldy smell and that any water that tries to enter through the walls is directed right to the Smart Drain. Our customer also had vent cover installed to keep that added moisture out that comes in through crawl space windows.

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Responsible basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space repair company serving Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

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 Big Rapids, MI.

Services we offer in Big Rapids:

  • 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
Job Stories From Big Rapids, MI
Leaking Big Rapids, MI Basement Received Specialized Waterproofing System

Brian S. had a large water leak that was entering his home through the basement wall. There were multiple puddles that formed due to leak and no visible cracks, but the homeowner wanted the issue fixed before further damage occurred to his home.

We first installed the WaterGuard system to collect and discard intruding water. We excavated the flooring at the base of each wall in order to place specialized perimeter drainage pipes at the base of each wall. Water that entered the home at any location in the basement would drain down into the pipes and discard into the sump pump. We also installed inspection ports that give us access to the underground system if ever needed.

Next, we installed the effective SuperSump sump pump system that had a sturdy liner and effective Zoeller pump to ensure the home was always protected from intruding water.

We also installed IceGuard on the home’s sump pump that makes sure water is able to exit the home through specialized holes, even if the pipe becomes frozen. Without a system like this, water attempting to exit the home would flow back into the basement and cause a large leak or flood. Lastly, we installed a LawnScape outlet on the end of the discharge line to guide water out away from the home.

Full Waterproofing System Installed in Big Rapids, MI Basement

Eileen P. called about a possible crack in her basement foundation wall that was allowing water to continuously leak into the home. She wanted a waterproofing solution that would take care of the intruding water before the problem caused more damage to her basement.

We first installed the WaterGuard system to collect water seepage and discard it from the home. Using specialized perimeter drainage pipes, water entering the wall drained down into the pipes and was then carried to the sump pump to be automatically pumped outside of the home. The pipes were installed underneath the flooring at the base of each wall to ensure water seepage from any point in the basement was addressed.

Next, we installed the SuperSump sump pump system. This system included a powerful Zoeller pump and a sturdy liner that effectively collected and discarded water from the WaterGuard system. We also installed an UltraSump battery backup to make sure the system was constantly able to protect the home, even if the power went out.

Lastly, we wanted to ensure water from the sump pump had an efficient route outside of the home at all times. An additional discharge line was installed, which was accompanied by the IceGuard system and a LawnScape outlet. IceGuard was installed on the line to ensure water was able to exit the pipes even if they became frozen in the wintertime, which prevented water from re-entering the home and causing a flood. A LawnScape was installed at the very end of the discharge line to take water away from the home and prevent it from flowing back.

No More Rainy Day Leaks in Big Rapids, MI

Amy’s basement would start to leak whenever it rained. Even though three of her walls would appear damp after the rainfall, only one had a visible crack. Amy thought that the crack was most likely from an old tree root that had been removed years back. Regardless of how the problem began, she knew she needed a solution to it soon. The Ayers crew was more than willing to provide her with one.

After arriving in Big Rapids, MI, the crew got right to work on providing a drainage and discharge system for the basement. Since the water was leaking in through the walls, the most effective drainage would come from a WaterGuard perimeter drainage system that rested in the floor and wall joint. Once the leaking rainwater reaches the foot of the wall, it will enter into the WaterGuard system that sits below the three leaking walls. Next up was installing a sump pump and discharge line. The SuperSump also sits below the flooring, so with part of Amy's foundation already excavated for the WaterGuard installation, it was the perfect time for the crew to begin work on the sump pump. Any water that is in the WaterGuard system will be pumped out by the SuperSump and led to a LawnScape outlet in the backyard for disposal. Lastly, the crew got to work on patching up the crack that had first drawn Amy’s attention. Using the two-layer polyurethane FlexiSpan sealant, the crew was able to not only plug up the crack, but also provide a drainage layer – just in case some water found its way through the original seal. FlexiSpan provides a flexible seal that will stand up to wall movement and provide the type of waterproofing this basement needed. Rain or not, Amy won’t have to worry about any more leaks in her basement. 

Waterproofing a Big Rapids Rental Home for a Sale

Brian was working as the realtor for this Big Rapids, MI home. And like most realtors, he was excited to have an accepted offer on the table. Unfortunately, that was right before he discovered the basement walls were leaking. Obviously, Brian wanted this issue solved as quickly and effectively as possible. The current owner wasn’t exactly thrilled to pay for repairs on a College Rental home that he wouldn’t even see. But once Brian explained that small problems like these can lead to long delays in the selling process and money lost, the owner was on board to meet with our system design specialist and develop a plan that would put this sale through.

There were no visible cracks in the basement, but the design specialist did notice that water had been puddling on the floor. To treat those unseen cracks, wherever they might be, the crew installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that sits in the floor and wall joints of the basement, which is exactly where the leaking water of this basement was flowing to. The next step to keeping the basement dry was the addition of a SuperSump sump. Once installed, the pump is capable of pushing out over 2,000 gallons of water an hour. After traveling through a discharge line and out of the basement, the leaking water will reach its final stop, a lawnscape outlet that allows water to drain into the yard at a safe distance from the house.

We hope the future owners will be just as happy with our services as Brian and his client were!

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Energy Savings Package Rids Big Rapids, MI Home of Mold

Cristy gave us a call after noticing that mold was growing on the walls outside of her crawl space. Our system design specialist took a trip to Big Rapids, MI to locate the source of the mold. What he found was that the even though the sand floor of the crawl space was very moist, there was no standing water. It was apparent to him that the crawl space needed a vapor barrier to protect itself from moisture.

Sand and dirt floor crawl spaces allow moisture to permeate through the ground and into the rest of the home. Our energy savings package, which includes SilverGlo walls and CleanSpace plastic liner, creates a vapor barrier for the entire crawl space. The CleanSpace liner was laid over the sand floor, and thanks to its durability, the plastic won’t rip or tear during maintenance, keeping the crawl space protected for years to come. SilverGlo walls were installed over the previous walls and provide the added benefit of wall insulation. Neither of these inorganic products will support mold growth, so the other walls depending on the crawl space in Cristy’s home won’t either. 

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Work Requests From Big Rapids, MI
Rust Ave in Big Rapids
Would like egress window to have legal bedroom in basement. Foundation is appx 24" of stone and then poured concrete ( 1920s ish construction ). There are already two existing windows in the room- not appropriate depth for egress.
Mecosta Ave in Big Rapids
Basement of home built in 1947 has a less than half inch crack running about halfway up wall over half of 140 foot around basement. No water leakage; walls do not appear to be bowing in, or if so, just barely. Need to determine whether this needs to be fixed prior to sale of home. Depending on the answer to that we may be interested in paint/reseal.
Seneca Parkway in Big Rapids
Do you install sump pumps? If not do you have a recommendation. This would be a new install. Thank you.
N Federal RD in Big Rapids
Looking to see what options for drying out a crawl space
in Big Rapids
One bedroom in basement continues to leak during large rains. I would like to have it looked at repaired and at same time put an egress window in
Cypress Ct in Big Rapids
Trying to sell my house and there is a wet wall in my basement and the person said they were concerned about that. The person loved my house but that made her not want to put an offer on it.
Cherry Ave in Big Rapids
Egress Window installation and windows replacements for basement.
Edgewood Dr. in Big Rapids
Concrete crawl space with mildew problems.
Olaf in Big Rapids
The foundation in the home I purchased last year has cracks and places where it is sinking and the tops rolling outward, causing wall and floor damage, I would like an estimate for its repair
McKinley in Big Rapids
I would like to have the crawl space under our home cleaned and insulated.
Rust Ave. in Big Rapids
I have a stone foundation on a poured floor. Lots of missing mortar and takes water on primarily the west side of the house.
McKinley Rd in Big Rapids
Need suggestions
Chestnut Street in Big Rapids
I would like to have an expert look at the basement and provide an estimate of problems in it...definitely a water problem. Thank you.
Wildwood Dr in Big Rapids
Chipmunks have hollowed out under the garage apron and sidewalk - we are in the process of getting rid of the chipmunks but the apron is cracking
in Big Rapids
Wet basement. Well pit area leaks when raining
Ash Rd in Big Rapids
No real concerns. we have an older farm house with a newer addition. When the new addition was built the contractor laid a black plastic film across the crawl area. Just though it my be worth our while to have the new and old sealed properly. We would like an estimate of the cost to provide that service.
Willoughby Rd. in Big Rapids
Have cracks on foundation wall - they are horizontal cracks running along the concrete blocks. no water leakage evident.
Cypress Street in Big Rapids
I would like a quote on insulating and encapsulating our crawl space.
Winding Brook Rd. in Big Rapids
Every few years, after heavy spring rains, we get basement seepage that leaves about 1/8-1/4" of water on the floor. We usually know the entry point but because there is a slight downward grade, the water covers a much larger area--half to 2/3 of the basement. Now, this only happens every 2-3 years, but it has occurred again and we think we should do something about it. Could you take a look and give us an estimate?
Taft Rd. in Big Rapids
We just had water coming up through a couple small cracks that we've discovered in our basement. Wondering how much we are looking at to repair? Thank you.