The basement in this Burlington, MI basement had a couple of beams that were sagging pretty significantly. They needed some strong supports to help straighten them. Our crew installed a series of SmartJacks. To install these jacks, we remove a small amount of concrete and a cube of earth underneath. That gets filled in with compacted stone, the footing gets set on top of that, and the concrete is replaced. This creates a situation in which the weight that the jack is supporting is transferred deep into the ground past troubled soils. The jacks are adjustable and not only support an incredible amount of weight, but they come with an opportunity to lift the floors and walls above to their original position. These jacks significantly straightened the sagging beams.
This beautiful basement in Battle Creek, MI received new flooring that can withstand moisture and mold. ThermalDry flooring is the only inorganic subfloor in the world, and was the perfect option for this basement which was experiencing moisture throughout. ThermalDry comes in tiles that are slightly raised off of the floor, allowing the floor to breathe. Water vapor won’t get trapped in the flooring, and if there is a leak, it can easily be dried without having to rip up the entire floor!
Jamie F. called because she wanted to get her sunken & unleveled concrete patio fixed. Our team of experts visited her home and decided to install the PolyLEVEL system that easily repairs sinking concrete. The system uses lightweight polymers that raise concrete slabs back to their original position. A few small, penny sized holes were drilled into the patio slab and then filled with polymers that expand to lift the patio. PolyLEVEL also only has a 15 minute cure time and the polymers are waterproof!
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Michael had an insurmountable amount of water leaking into his basement. The water was creating moisture buildup, which eventually led to mold growth and dirty water spots on his walls and floors in the basement. The whole basement was a damp, dirty environment.
Ayers Basement Systems was all too familiar with this type of problem and was able to solve all of Michael's wet basement issues. The team at Ayers installed a TrenchDrain system all along the floor of the basement with a WaterGuard and IceGuard leading to a discharge line in the yard, known as a LawnScape Outlet. Also installed was a SuperSump sump pump system to successfully pump all of the water out of the basement.
Altogether, the project took two days to finish. Michael now has a permanently dry basement with a lifelong solution to a wet, damp basement.
A room in the athletic complex of a Battle Creek Public School was flooded. The room was used to house the student's athletic uniforms. The damp environment and water leaking into the room caused the uniforms to get wet, leaving them with no area to store them.
Tim thought it would be appropriate to get a basement waterproofing company to solve the problem. Luckily, he reached out to Ayers Basement Systems in MI. He spoke with Ayers and expressed interest in waterproofing the area so flooding wouldn't occur in the future.
Ayers Basement Systems installed several basement waterproofing products that would ensure the dryness and healthiness of the athletic complex, permanently. Ayers team installed a TrenchDrain, some Spray Foam insulation, a drain under the floor and a SaniDry Mini to prevent humidity and moisture in the air.
Altogether, the job only took a day, and now the students, faculty and staff can rest assured knowing the uniforms will never be damaged by water or moisture again.
Janet had a leaking crawl space several times. She reached out to a few waterproofing contractors and decided to choose Ayers Basement Systems.
Ayers was able to create a successful drainage system for Janet's crawl space in order to prevent leaking and flooding in the future. Ayers installed several products to allow her space to remain dry but also healthy and usable.
Ayers Basement Systems installed a SuperSump sump pump kit, an IceGuard to allow water to safely escape into the drain pipe, a LawnScape outlet at the end of the drainage line, WaterGuard inspection port, as well as two chimney drains and the CleanSpace crawl space lining.
Gailan had a cracked stoop in the back of the house that was beginning to settle. The stoop and steps had failing foundation, which wasn't providing any stability. There was also cracking on the wall that was attached to the stoop on the bottom of the home.
Ayers Basement Systems was able to provide hydraulic cement to the exterior wall and repair all the missing and lose concrete on the stoop and the wall to return the structural integrity of the foundation.
Crystal grew up in this Battle Creek, MI home and had recently settled back there to raise her family. She knew the basement had struggled with leaks and water issues in the past, but she wasn’t sure what condition it was in now. The basement presented a unique challenge. The walls were made entirely of cobblestone. When water erodes cobblestone, it results in cracks usually towards the top of the basement near the rim joists, like what Crystal was seeing in her home. With no intention of suffering through more of the same, Crystal gave us a call looking for a permanent solution.
The crew knew the answer to Crystal’s problems would be located near the joists. First up was removing the old, and now wet, wall insulation. Wet or dry, insulation is essential to basement protection. So, after removing the damaged insulation, the crew replaced it with FrothPak, a waterproof foam insulation that can be sprayed just about anywhere. The foam would not only fill in where the previous insulation was, but also create a seal to prevent water from leaking back in. With the leaks a thing of the past, the team looked towards making the future conditions of the basement as comfortable as possible. Our SaniDry XP dehumidifier was just the product for that. The dehumidifier will keep the basement at a cool temperature and with the condensate pump add in, the system will stay well maintained for years to come.
Best of luck to you and your family in the “new” home, Crystal!
Wanda had called us a few years back looking for a solution for her bowing basement walls. After some back and forth between, Wanda decided to wait a while longer and see if the walls worsened. When it became clear that the condition of the walls was only going to get worse, she decided that something had to be done.
Our crew took another trip out to Battle Creek, Mi, this time with a goal to complete the job. Their first objective was removing the mold that had taken over the walls. Once the mold was handled, the crew installed BrightWall panels over the old walls. BrightWall panels are made of inorganic plastic, so mold won’t trouble Wanda again. The plan to save the bowing walls created by our system design specialist called for two different products: PowerBrace system and Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. Wall anchors are a more invasive solution that requires removing the soil outside of the basement, but since they were only to be installed on one wall and offered a permanent solution, the procedure was well worth it. The team had to remove the soil to give the earth anchors somewhere to attach to. 2 holes was then drilled into the wall and 2 wall plates so a steel galvanized rods could pass through and connect to the anchor. Wall covers aren’t exactly decorative, so the team covered them with Hide-A-Way covers. The other walls were saved by 9 different PowerBrace beams. The beams were installed against the new bright wall panels and reach from floor to ceiling. While the Geo anchors pull one wall back to its original position, PowerBrace will push the others straight with its adjustable tightness feature.
Wanda was so happy with the crew’s work that she called them back out for a quick PolyLevel job!
We had already completed several jobs on Kate’s Charlotte, MI home when she called us for a final finishing product. When we first started, Kate had needed a full waterproofing system, windows, and a yard drain. Now that all of that was completed, she was ready for her basement to have a finished look.
The wood panel walls in the basement had taken a lot of abuse and water damage before the waterproofing system was installed. Wood panels don’t typically stand up well to water. The organic material is very easy for mold to grow on and they can rot very easily. Kate was hoping to replace the damaged wooden walls with one of our inorganic wall systems. Our BrightWall system is made of rigid plastic and is perfect for giving basements a more polished, finished look. Not only will the plastic material of BrightWall prohibit mold growth, once the panels are installed, they will actually help with the drainage. The crew snapped the BrightWall panels into place over the current walls and then connected to them to the perimeter drainage system we had previously installed for Kate. If water does continue to enter through the walls, it will leak down behind the panels and into the drainage system for discharge. Kate’s home now has the look to go along with her protection.
WaterGuard is used to waterproof a basement by installing a system that collects water leakage in the home, filters it into specialized pipes and then discards it into the sump pump to be discharged from the home. For this installation we first had to remove sections of the concrete slab around the perimeter of the basement. The WaterGuard pipes were then placed on top of the footing and slightly away from the wall. We then placed crushed stone in the remaining space and we restored the floors by filling the void with concrete. A small section of the system closest to the wall was left uncovered to give incoming water space to filter into the system. An inspection port was also installed in this system to give us and the homeowner easy access to the system if needed in the future.
The WaterGuard system needed a proper exit location for the collected water so we installed the TripleSafe sump pump system. We first installed an effective liner that accepts water from the ground and through the WaterGuard system. Three effective pumps were then placed in the liner to ensure the home is fully protected. The first pump does the bulk of the work and the second pump is located higher in the liner that will turn on if the first pump cannot keep up with the amount of water coming in. The final pump is battery-powered to ensure water will still pump out of the home even if the power goes out.
An escape route for the water is the final step. We first installed the IceGuard system on the home’s discharge line where the line meets the home. This system has specialized holes that help water exit the home even if the pipes are frozen. This is beneficial because it prevents water from re-entering the home and causing a flood. The LawnScape outlet was installed underneath the ground outside of the home. It is used to lead water away from the home so that it can exit without going back toward the property.
This home’s crawl space had poured concrete foundation with a dirt floor base. The homeowner found high moisture levels in the space and standing water after heavy rain or snow melt. The space did have a sump pump, although water was not being discarded effectively. Although there was no mold, mildew or wood rot found, without a proper fix the condition of the crawl space would continue worsen.
The first step in this project was to deal with the dirt ground and concrete foundation walls. The exposed earth and porous nature of the concrete walls allowed water and water vapor to easily occupy the space, which caused many of the moisture and water issues. During times of heavy rain or snow melt, water made its way in through small holes and cracks and water vapor from outside entered, creating high humidity levels. To seal the space off from the outside environment, we installed the CleanSpace liner. CleanSpace is both waterproof and vapor proof, which prevents any outside moisture from entering the space. We first cut the liner to fit the dimensions of the crawl space. Next we laid the liner out on the floor of the space and on the walls, where it was then securely fastened. CleanSpace vent covers were also installed to prevent outside water and moisture from going into the crawl space through the vents. The covers were secured to the vents, which immediately sealed the space off from outside.
A SmartSump sump pump was also installed because the previous sump pump proved to be inadequate. The SmartSump system is made specifically for wet crawl spaces and offers full protection for homeowners. The system includes a powerful Zoeller pump and an airtight lid to prevent water in the sump from evaporating back into the space.
An additional discharge line was installed to create a fast and efficient route for water to leave the home. To ensure water exits the discharge lines even if the pipes are frozen we installed IceGuard, which is a system we attached to the discharge line that has specialized holes to allow water to exit even if the pipes are frozen. This will prevent water from re-entering the home and causing even more problems. On the end of the discharge line we installed a LawnScape outlet that is placed underneath the ground and leads water away from the home to prevent the same problem from reoccurring.
Pam D. from Marshall, MI used to deal with a leaky basement. She considered it a short, Michigan basement made over 100 years ago with poured concrete. She experienced water coming into the basement at one corner where the wall and floors meet. The water entering into the petite basement could have caused mold growth and general humidity in Pam's home, leaving lasting effects like allergies and sticking doors and windows.
What we did to fix this problem was install our patented CleanSpace encapsulation system. CleanSpace is generally used for crawl spaces, but is versatile enough that it was perfect for this basement. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that when installed, sealed off Pam's basement from the elements, completely. No dirt, water, or moisture will be coming into her home, now. CleanSpace is also developed with anti-microbial components, preventing the growth of mold.
Now Pam can be happy to have a Michigan basement, knowing it is clean and dry.
Woody H. of Marshall, MI was a first time homeowner who had block foundation walls. The foundation was in bad shape and needed support, so he called us.
We did a couple of things to remedy this issue for Woody. First, we installed our PowerBrace foundation wall repair system. PowerBrace is made of steel I-beams that secure to the joists above the foundation wall to offer maximum support. Bowing, tilting, or buckling walls do not stand a a chance with this system. PowerBrace is even strong enough that upon adjusting the system over time, the foundation walls can be taken back to their original position.
What we did next was install CarbonArmor wall reinforcing system. CarbonArmor are strips made from reinforced polymer, pulling a foundation wall back to its original position.
This winning combination is what saved Woody's basement -- and it can save yours too.
Dusttina C. of Marshall, MI had a basement that got wet when it rained. There were two smalls area on a wall in the basement where most of the water leaked in from. The foundation walls are cement blocks. The original part of the home was a ranch, and then was added on to in 1971.
To fix the water issue in Dusttina's home, we started by installing our patented WaterGuard system. WaterGuard is a French drain system that rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water and redirecting it to the sump pump. WaterGuard is covered by cement during installation so that it is hardly noticible when the project is finished,
We then installed the SaniDry XP upright dehumidifier. SaniDry is powerful enough that it can remove up to 109 pints of water per day and has an air filter so refined that it removes particles as small as 2 microns. With the SaniDry XP, humidity will no longer be a problem in this basement.
This home had two small crawl spaces located in a Michigan basement with dirt floor bases and poured concrete walls. The homeowner had just moved in and wanted to take care of the dirt and clean up the space.
In order to clean up the space and prevent moisture from entering, we installed the CleanSpace liner. Before the liner was laid out and secured to the walls, we had to cover the floor with drainage matting. The dimpled surface on the matting helps intruding water move easily underneath the liner and exit the space. The liner was then sized for the dimensions of the crawl space and laid out to cover both the walls and the floor. The liner is waterproof and vapor proof to keep moisture out that would create high humidity levels and various problems for the homeowner.
To insulate the walls and further prevent moisture from entering through the walls, we used FrothPak spray foam. This foam insulation was sprayed on the walls to seal the space off from the outside environment and is extremely effective because it doesn’t absorb ambient moisture and wont grow mold if it gets wet.
This Battle Creek home had a brick wall that was separated from the house that needed to be strengthened and secured. It was an eyesore to the homeowner and without a proper fix the problem would have worsened and the wall would continue to separate from the home.
Our team of experts installed the Geo-Lock wall anchor system to immediately stabilize the wall. We started this project by excavating the soil outside of the failing wall, making sure to remove enough to place a steel earth anchor into stable soil. A steel wall anchor was then installed on the foundation wall and connected to the earth anchor. The wall anchor was secured with steel brackets and then the system was tightened into place, which immediately held the wall in place. A wall tightening kit can be provided to tighten the system over time to potentially shift the wall back toward the home. After the installation was finished, we restored the landscaping outside for minimal disruption to the home.
This homeowner bought this Battle Creek, MI home on foreclosure for her son to live in and needed to get work done on the foundation before getting an occupancy permit. One of the walls nearest to the driveway was bowing with a horizontal crack and there were signs of water intrusion in the past.
In order stabilize the wall and get the home ready for this homeowner, we installed the PowerBrace system. This system used galvanized steel columns that were installed in the flooring at the base of the wall and then secured to the joists above the wall with steel brackets. To prevent further damage to the home, PowerBraces use a joist reinforcement method that distributes the weight across the basement ceiling to ensure the system does not interfere with the floors above. After we tightened the braces, the wall was held securely in place. The beams can even be tightened in the future to possibly shift the wall completely back.
The homeowner should have no problem getting the occupancy permit thanks to the effective PowerBrace system.
This home had water leaking into the basement through the wall that separated the crawl space and the basement. Water was specifically entering the home near the base of the wall and the existing sump pump was located opposite to the water intrusion, so there was no drainage into the pump. The basement was used as a laundry room and storage, so the homeowner wanted the space waterproofed.
Water that was entering the home needed a route that would lead it directly to the sump pump, which is why we installed the WaterGuard system. This system includes piping that we installed underneath the flooring in the home, leaving a small opening up against the wall so water could enter the system. The pipes were placed around the interior perimeter of the basement to ensure water leakage from any location in the basement was being collected and drained into the sump pump. Several inspection ports were also installed in this system to ensure we have access if a problem occurs.
Next we replaced the old sump pump found in the home with a more effective and economical solution called SuperSump. This sump pump system has a sturdy liner that accepts water from the WaterGuard pipes and from underground. The system has an airtight lid that prevents water in the sump from evaporating into the basement and a floor drain that allows water to immediately enter the sump if a leak or flood occurs. A stand is also included to lift the system up off the floor to prevent it from clogging with dirt.
To ensure water is easily removed and drained away from the home we installed the IceGuard system and a LawnScape outlet. We installed IceGuard on the home’s discharge line that has specialized holes to guide water out of the pipes even if they freeze during the cold winter months. This is important because if water is unable to exit, it will re-enter the home and cause a flood. The LawnScape outlet was placed at the end of the discharge line to discard water out away from the home and prevent it from flowing back toward the basement.
This homeowner called because the sidewalk leading to her home was sinking and she wanted it leveled before it began to crack and break. Her driveway was also sinking toward the house and had already begun to crack in several areas.
In order to level the driveway and the sidewalk, we used the PolyLevel system. The slabs of concrete originally sank because the soil beneath it was no longer able to support the heavy weight above it. Luckily, PolyLevel uses lightweight and high-density polymers that lift the slab and address the problem soils at the same time. We first had to drill multiple small holes throughout the slab, deep enough to reach stable soil. The holes were then filled with the polymers that expanded to immediately raise the concrete and will prevent if from settling again over time.
To deal with the cracks in the driveway, we caulked each of them with NexusPro joint sealer that prevents them from shifting any further.
Roger Q. of Marshall, MI has a home that was built in the 1930s with no basement. An addition was built in 1993 with a full unfinished basement. However, when it would rain, the basement would flood, leaving the basement filled with up to 5 inches of water.
Our solution? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement (especially when it rains). This water is then directed to the basement's sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
Nathan V. of Marshall, MI has a home that was built in 1996 with a poured concrete foundation. Water was coming in where concrete slabs meet, so Nathan gave us a call.
Our fix? The FlexiSpan polyurethane sealant. FlexiSpan moves with the natural shift of a foundation wall, guaranteeing a waterproof seal.
This older Fowler, MI basement had puddles of water occupying the space due to rainwater seeping into the home through the walls. We installed the WaterGuard perimeter drainage system in the home to remove intruding water.
We removed sections of the flooring around the interior perimeter of the basement to place specialized drainage pipes. Water that was entering through the wall flowed down into the pipes and was then drained into the home’s sump pump to be discarded from the home. When the installation was finished, we restored the flooring with cement fill and made sure to install an inspection port that gives us access to the underground system if ever needed.
These homeowners had water leaking into the basement that resulted in them having to tare down the drywall while they tried to dry out the area. They wanted to address the leak and moisture issues in the basement before replacing the drywall.
We decided to install the UltraSump system to the existing sump pump in the home. This system included a battery backup that automatically powers up if the power goes out, which ensured the home would always be safe from intruding water. The system also included an alarm that sounds when the back-up pump is running and stops when the power turns back on.
Next, we installed a SaniDry XP dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air. As the systems collects the damp air and wrings it of any moisture, it is then filtered of any unwanted particles and then distributed throughout the basement. Water that is collected in the dehumidifier is automatically drained into the home’s sump pump, meaning the homeowner never has to empty a heavy bucket of water.
Mary D. had cracks in her block foundation wall that she wanted to address. There were both horizontal and stair-step cracks that she attempted to repair in the past, but they continued to get worse over time.
We decided to install the PowerBrace system to stabilize the wall and prevent them from cracking any further. For this installation we used galvanized steel columns that were placed in the ground at the base of the wall and then connected to the joists above the wall. The braces were secured into place with steel brackets and tightened into place to immediately hold the wall in place. The braces had a zinc coating to prevent corrosion and can be tightened over time to completely shift the wall to its proper position.
These homeowners had a bad smell in their basement when they moved in, presumably from the previous owner's pets. As moisture issues in the basement grew worse, so did the pet smells from the past. The basement needed the dry treatment if it was ever going to be an enjoyable space. We ended up doing a lot in this basement starting with a WaterGuard perimeter drainage system that captured water at the base of the outer walls and safely directed it to the new sump pump for removal. WaterGuard sits below the concrete floor along the home's footing so it goes virtually unnoticed. We also installed a SaniDry XP dehumidifier to help remove water vapors from the air and make the air safer and cleaner to breathe. We put down our CleanSpace vapor barrier in a small crawl space area and while we were at it, we added a new window for the homeowner with a window well and proper drainage. Finally, some downspout extensions help to keep water from seeping into the ground along the basement wall. These new changes should make a night and day difference in this Battle Creek basement and create a much better and more enjoyable air quality.
Joyce H. contacted us because she had water entering her home that caused mold to grow. The basement was finished and she had to take down the paneling due to water damage. She wanted the issue taken care of before the problem caused any more damage to her home.
We first installed the SuperSump sump pump system that is both an effective and economical solution that ensured the basement would no longer have to deal with unwanted water. The system included a powerful Zoeller pump and sturdy liner that easily collected and discarded water from the basement.
Next we installed the IceGuard system on the home’s discharge lines. This system was connected directly on the lines and had multiple large holes that water was able to exit through in case the lines became frozen. Without a way to discard water from the sump pump, it would re-enter the home and cause a flood. Lastly, we installed the LawnScape outlet on the end of discharge lines that exited water from sump pump far away from the home.
This customer had water entering his basement and was looking for a reliable solution. The home had a sump pump that was attached to a French tile system, although it was unable to get rid of water fast enough when the water table would rise.
We first installed the WaterGuard system to deal with the intruding water. This drainage system was installed underneath the flooring around the interior perimeter of the basement to collect water from any point. The water collected was then discarded into the sump pump.
We installed the TripleSafe sump pump system to take the place of the ineffective one that was in the home at the time. This sump pump included a sturdy liner, airtight lid and 3 effective pumps to ensure water would always be effectively pumped outside of the home.
The IceGuard system was installed on the home’s discharge lines to protect the space from frozen pipes. The system has specialized holes that water from the sump pump can exit through in case the lines were frozen, which prevents the water from re-entering the home. We also installed a LawnScape outlet on the line to carry water out away from the property.
Dawn and Richard F. contacted us because they were looking to encapsulate and insulate their crawl space. The space had block walls and an exposed dirt floor that was allowing moisture and outside air to easily enter the area.
We installed the CleanSpace liner to encapsulate the crawl space. The liner was both waterproof and vapor proof to keep any unwanted moisture out of the space and was used to completely seal the floor and walls. The liner was cut to fit the dimensions of the crawl space and secured tightly into place to prevent it from falling down over time.
To insulate the area, we used FrothPak spray foam insulation. This specialized insulation works much better than traditional fiberglass insulation because it doesn’t absorb ambient moisture and will not grow mold if it got wet. The spray foam ensured all small spaces within the crawl space were effectively insulated and sealed off from the outside environment.
Neal V. contacted us because his foundation basement wall was cracking and showing signs of wall failure. In order to stabilize the wall and help shift it back to its proper position, we installed the Geo-Lock Wall Anchor system. We excavated a small section of soil outside of the foundation wall to embed steel earth anchors into stable soil that would be able to hold the wall in place. The earth anchor was then attached to the failing wall with a steel wall plate and secured in place with steel rods. The plates were then covered with anchor covers and a tightening kit was provided to help straighten the wall over time.
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.
Dennis W. of Marshall, MI had water coming up through the floor of his basement. His home was built in 1915 and it was starting to show. Thankfully, we had a solution.
We installed our patented SuperSump sump pump 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.
With this installment, Dennis can now live in his home comfortably.
John F. of Battle Creek, MI was dealing with the troubles of a crawl space – and a dirt crawl space, at that – before he reached out to us. The house was built in the early 1900s and it was starting to show. John gave us a call for a professional solution.
We installed our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system for this job. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that does a great job of sealing out all the water, cold air and dirt that could potentially get into your crawl space. As an added bonus, CleanSpace is produced with an anti-microbial property that prevents the growth of smelly mold.
Say hello to paradise, John!
The homeowners were in major need of a basement waterproofing makeover. Everytime it rained water would get into the basement through the floors, leak down the walls, and come in through an egress window they had down there. The Ayers team knew something had to be done.
Our prfessional team installed the SuperSump priemer sump pump system. The SuperSump is a full featured system that includes the best sump pump components available. The sump pump is designed to remove water from your basment and take it outside. It contains a SuperLiner, which is an airtight lid that looks more attractive, keeps pests out, and eliminates the safety hazards of a an open sump pump. It has a floor drain in case an unforseen accident puts water on your basement floor. It includes a WaterWatch alarm to alert you if the water goes over the sump pump intake. It has a CleanPump pump stand to prevent clogging. Lastly, it has a check valve to prevent pumped water from re-entering.
The team then installed the WaterGuard drainage system. The system is an interior perimeter drainage system that sits on top of the footing to prevent clogging. Floor seepage and wall leakage get trapped in the WaterGuard drain and the drain then takes that water to the sump pump, which effectively removes the water from the home.
Next, IceGuard anti freeze system and Lawnscape discharge line outlet system were installed. The IceGuard system is attached to the sump pump discharge line on the outside of the home. The system prevents water from re-entering the home if the pipes freeze and then melt during the winter months. The Lawnscape discharge line system a grated system attached to the end of the sump pumps discharge line. The discharge line outlet blends into the lawn and protects the sump pump discharge line from debris, animals, leaves and other outside elements.
Lastly, a WellDuct basement window well drain was installed, inside, underneath the leaking egress window in the home. The well drain captures any water leakage from the window, that leakage is directed to the WaterGuard drainage system, and that water is directed to the SuperSump sump pump, which removes the water from the home.
The homeowner had water seeping through the concrete floor and coming through where the wall meets the floor. Their home was on the market so they knew that they needed to fix the water problem before they had any chance of selling their house!
Our professional team saw this problem and found the perfect solution! We installed WaterGuard long-lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The drainage system sits on top of the footing in the basement so no mud gets in and clogs the system. WaterGuard effectively captures wall and floor seepage before it reaches your basement floor. The drainage system traps the water and sends it to the sump pump. The sump pump then effectively removes the water from your basement. WaterGuard will keep your basement clean and dry so you can use the space for storage, recreational purposes, or to finish for additional living space.
The homeowner's basement is now clean and dry thanks to Ayers Basement Systems!
We were contacted about this home in Battle Creek, because it was on the market and there was some water seepage coming in through the concrete floors. There was a couple cracks that a previous home owner had tried to cover up but it wasn't working. The owners stated that the seeping water has been a reoccuring problem when it rains.
We decided the best option would be to install our WaterGuard system. WaterGuard is a perimeter system that collects the water that seeps in through the floor and walls and directs it to the sump pump. The system is placed above the footing so no debris can get in.
Our customer from Marshall, Michigan was cursed with a problem-causing crawl space, and needed an encapsulation system. Good thing, we had a great product for them.
We installed our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system for this job. CleanSpace is a crawl space encapsulation system that keeps crawl spaces dry and free of elements surrounding it. CleanSpace also seals air leaks to guard your home against cold air coming in through your floor. And as an added bonus, this system is manufactured with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth.
Karen S. from Battle Creek, Michigan owns a home that was built in the 1980s nearby wetlands. For these reasons, the home would experience leaks in the basement to the point of deep puddling on the basement floor. Karen needed a solution, and we had one.
We installed two of our patented waterproofing products for this job: the WaterGuard French drain system and the TripleSafe sump pump system. WaterGuard sits just below the basement floor and just above the foundation footing, gather water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is collected in the drain, it is redirected to the sump pump – the TripleSafe, in this case – to be pumped up and out of the house.
The TripleSafe sump pump 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.
With these installments, Karen can once again we comfortable in her home.
The homeowners in Battle Creek, MI just put their home up for sale when they noticed water coming in through the walls and in the corners of their basement. They knew that if they wanted to sell their home they needed to fix this problem, so they called Ayers Basement Systems.
Our professional team installed the SuperSump sump pump system. The SuperSump is a full featured system that includes 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.
Our team also installed WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The WaterGuard system traps wall and floor seepage before it reaches your basment floors and damages them. The product sits on the top of the footing in order to prevent clogging due to mud. Water enters the system via inlet holes and flows through the drainage pipe to the sump pump. This makes it easier for the sump pump to effectively remove water from your home.
Lastly, our team installed IceGuard antifreeze system for further protection against water. The IceGuard system is attached to the sump pump discharge line outside of the home. The system allows water to escape from a sump pump discharge line if the pipe freezes or becomes blocked for any reason. Even if the pipe outlet is buried under a foot of ice and snow, the water can escape, allowing your sump pump to keep your basement dry. When the discharge pipe thaws, the water will automatically run along its normal route, and no water will escape from the IceGuard.
The homeowners in Albion, MI had a vertical crack on one of their basement walls going from ceiling to floor. When it rained, water would leak through the crack, get into their basement, and puddle on the floor. Foundation wall cracks can be a sign of structural issues so it is best to get the crack repaired right when you notice it is there to prevent serious, more costly damage.
To fix this vertical wall crack, our professional team installed FlexiSpan. FlexiSpan is a three part process beginning with flexible sealant being applied along the length of the crack. The second step is to put a a strip of flexible and porous foam over the crack. Lastly, an impermeable membrane is adhered to the wall on both sides of the foam strip. FlexiSpan invisibly moves water seepage from the crack down the wall and into the basements perimeter drainage system. The FlexiSpan system is not affected by slight movements in the basement wall meaning it works under all conditions.
For more added protection against water seepage, the team also installed IceGuard.The IceGuard system attaches to your sump pump discharge line outside the home. The IceGuard system allows water to escape from a sump pump discharge line if the pipe freezes or becomes blocked for any reason. Even if the pipe outlet is buried under a foot of ice and snow, the water can escape, allowing your sump pump to keep your basement dry.
Thanks to Ayers Basement Systems the homeowners wall is repaired and their basement is dry!
The homeowners in Ceresco, MI had water coming into their home on one side of the basement where the floor and the wall met. Their sump pump was on the opposite side of where the water was coming in and they did not have a perimeter drainage system to direct the water to it, causing water to start pooling on the floor.
Our professional team decided that the WaterGuard interior perimeter drainage system would be the best option for this basement. WaterGuard sits on the top of the footing in the basement in order to prevent clogging from mud or other debris. The system works by catching floor and wall seepage in its drain and directing that water to the sump pump in order for it to be removed from the home.
Our team also installed the SuperSump sump pump. The SuperSump is a full featuted 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.
Lastly, for a little more added protection, our team installed IceGuard anti freeze system. IceGuard is attached to the sump pump drainage line on the outside of the home. The IceGuard system allows water to escape from a sump pump discharge line if the pipe freezes or becomes blocked for any reason. Even if the pipe outlet is buried under a foot of ice and snow, the water can escape, allowing your sump pump to keep your basement dry. When the discharge pipe thaws, the water will automatically run along its normal route, and no water will escape from the IceGuard.
The homeowners in Battle Creek, MI had a crawl space that was damp year round. They were noticing that their home had started to develop a musty, mildew smell. Mold was forming in the crawl space because of the dampness and the moldy air was starting to come into the home. This could cause allergies or any number of health problems for the family living in the home.
Our professional team decided that the CleanSpace encapsulation system needed to be installed in their crawl space. The CleanSpace system covers the crawl space floors and walls with a thick, durable, plastic vapor barrier. This vapor barrier isolates your home from the earth keeping outside air, moisture and unwanted pests away.
The team also installed the SaniDry Sedona a high capacity, high efficiency dehumidifier, with air filtration in a single system. The system takes up to 100 pints of water per day out of your crawl space air, while using the same energy as a 40-pint dehumidifier. SaniDry makes your air dry then moves that dry air around the crawl space, which dries the building materials and contents, which makes the damp smells go away.
Thanks to the CleanSpace encapsulation system and SaniDry Sedona the homeowners basement is now clean, dry and smell free!
The homeowners in Battle Creek, MI were experiencing flooding in their finished basement after heavy rains. The water was coming up through the floor and causing all sorts of damage.
Our professional team knew something needed to be done. They first started by installing the WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The WaterGuard system sits on the top of the footing along the perimeter of the basement in order to prevent clogging from mud and debris. The system works by trapping water seepage from the floors and walls in its drain before it can cause any damage to the basement. Once the water is trapped in the drain it is taken directly to the sump pump where it is then removed from the home!
Next, our team installed our TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe has three sump pumps in one for triple protection! The first pump will remove water from your home efficiently and effectively. The second pump is more powerful and has a separate discharge line. The second pump is there for you in the rare occasions that you need it. The third pump is equipped with batteries so it is there for you if the power goes out.
Lastly, for added protection our team installed the IceGuard anti freeze system. The IceGuard system works by being attached to the sump pump discharge line on the outside of the home. The IceGuard system allows water to escape from a sump pump discharge line if the pipe freezes or becomes blocked for any reason. Even if the pipe outlet is buried under a foot of ice and snow, the water can escape, allowing your sump pump to keep your basement dry. When the discharge pipe thaws, the water will automatically run along its normal route, and no water will escape from the IceGuard.
In Marshall, Michigan a customer informed us about her unlevel concrete steps that lead into her house from the backyard pool. Unlevel steps are super hazardous, and the last place that anybody would like to land when falling is on concrete steps. So, we decided to fix those steps permanently by adding our PolyLevel technology. PolyLevel is a polymer injection foam that is blasted into the concrete to make the concrete 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.
When you first notice water leakage in your basement or crawl space, there a few things that you might do: you might panic, maybe you try to fix it yourself, or perhaps you will call an expert who specializes in these types of situations. Here at Ayers, we specialize in basement waterproofing, and we travel all throughout Michigan and even through parts of Indiana. We can assure you that if you want the best long-term solution to keeping your basement dry, Ayers is the place to call.
We received a call from a homeowner in South Bend, IN saying that water was beginning to leak into her basement. After going out for our free inspection, it was clear that her basement needed to be waterproofed in order to fix the issue, but also prevent it from happening again in the future. First and foremost, she needed a new sump pump, and luckily for her, we have the TripleSafe Sump Pump. TripleSafe is top-of-the-line when it comes to sump pumps. It has three sump pumps that fit all into one liner, and this becomes important because three pumps won’t become overwhelmed with higher pumping demands like a single pump system would. Also, if the power goes out in your home, the third pump serves as a battery-operated backup, meaning that it will take care of any business that needs to be handled until the power comes back on.
Another important piece that we installed in this home was our IceGuard Discharge Line System. This comes in handy throughout the winter months because the pipe that the sump pump in connected to can freeze up, leading it to be blocked with snow and ice. IceGuard is designed on the outside of the house and automatically removes any water from the outside wall in case the pipe freezes. We run into this issue a lot being in this region, but thanks to IceGuard, this homeowner will not fall victim to frozen pipes.
Too often we see homeowner try to take it upon themselves to waterproof their basements and crawlspaces. This is never the proper solution because taking this into your own hands at best will only help in the short-term. The same problems will eventually come back, and chances are they will come back even worse than before. For the best long-term solution to your waterproofing needs, Ayers is undoubtedly the place to call.
This home had very severe bowing walls that needed to get taken care of immediately. A weak foundation is not something to wait around and fix when you have time. The foundation literally holds up your entire home and everything in it. This basement here in Battle Creek had stair step cracks which is one of the first signs that your foundation has outside forces pushing on it. After discussing the options with the homeowner we all decided the best option for this home would be our PowerBrace System.
PowerBraces are designed to permanently stabilize your homes foundation. It fixes the issue once and for all and gives you peace of mind. It doesn't straighten the wall all at once, but works over time as the braces can be tightened up as the wall moves back to its original position. No heavy equipment is needed for install, the braces are zinc coated so they won't rust and most times take less than a day to install.
Our friend Matt from Battle Creek, MI noticed that his patio had begun sinking in the middle. He became worried about this growing liability as he frequently invites company over to his home. Matt knew removing the concrete and rebuilding the patio would be an extremely costly and laborious task. Searching for more a more effective solution to his cement chaos, Matt found 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 the middle of this patio and make it level once again. We are glad Matt chose Ayers, and he was glad we went above and beyond to meet his needs.
Karen N. from Grayling, MI began having issues involving one of the aging walls in her basement bowing outward. Sand began seeping into her basement through the cinder block walls. A horizontal crack formed up near the top of the wall and Karen began to realize the severity of the problem she now faced. She knew that fixing the wall now would be much cheaper in the long run than waiting until her problems worsened. Karen spoke to us at a local trade show and we contacted her right away to set up an inspection appointment.
We hurried to her home and devised a customized solution consisting of five PowerBraces. The PowerBrace system encompasses adjustable steel I-beams that secure to the joists above the foundation wall, offering revolutionary support. The PowerBrace improves the condition of bowing and cracked walls by reversing the forces of nature and allowing them to move back to their original position. With Karen wisely choosing the PowerBrace, she can rest easy knowing her wall will eventually return to its proper position and she sand will quit entering her basement.
Richard had noticed that his wall were beginning to bow inwards, he knew this was not normal and began to look for answers. Eventually, he called us for a free quote to assess his problem. Our team determined that his foundation was slipping, but it was still in the early stages. This meant that our team could do a Wall Anchor installation to prevent his issue from advancing. Once completed, Richard was satisfied in knowing that he would not have to worry about his foundation.