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Doug was in the process of selling his home and had come to an agreement with a potential buyer. The terms included Doug solving the waterproofing issue in his basement. With water puddling in several different spots, it seemed like a fair agreement. Luckily, the leaking water didn’t reach the basement's partially finished area. At Ayers, we understand how the delay of solving a housing issue can affect a sale. So when we’re called out to help prepare a house for the final sale, we focus on giving the house exactly what it needs to be reliable.
To correct the problems of this house, a simple perimeter drainage system would do the trick. The WaterGuard system sits in the floor and wall joint of basements and collects any water that runs down the walls. That water is directed to either a sump pump or another drain for discharge. Because the system is below ground, it doesn’t hurt the look of the basement. At the same time, below ground pipes can be harder to check for obstructions and clogging. It’s for this reason, that the crew also included 4 inspection ports where Doug or the prospective buyer can investigate the system and make sure that everything is functioning properly.
If you’re in a crunch to fix a waterproofing or foundation issue before a sale, give Ayers a call. Our system design specialist will work with you to make sure that your house gets what it needs to meet inspection codes, without pushing you to break the bank on a system that you won’t be able to enjoy.
Margaret had water coming into her basement. The walls were covered with a white moisture blocking paint but it seemed like everywhere you looked, the white walls were stained along the bottom couple of feet from water intrusion despite the barrier. In one corner the paint was bubbling and falling off the wall, leaving paint flakes scattered all over the floor. Margaret needed a reliable solution. What we were able to do for her for no small transformation. Along the perimeter walls, we installed our WaterGuard drainage system by removing some concrete at the base of the walls to expose the footer. The drain sits right on the footer where it's able to collect moisture from wall cracks or from the seam between the walls and the floor where moisture commonly enters. Concrete was replaced over top of the drain so that it almost wasn't even noticeable. The drain directs water to her new TripleSafe sump pump which has a series of 3 pumps. One pump handles most of the work. A second pump acts as a backup to that pump. A third pump operates on a battery backup in the event of a power outage. Finally, Margaret opted to add a SaniDry XP dehumidifier to remove harmful water vapors from the air, improving the quality of the air she is breathing and preventing the growth of mold. Her basement is thoroughly protected and she will no longer have to worry about unreliable and inconsistent diy repairs.
Shelly F. called because she had a basement wall that was cracked and bowing inward and there were also multiple cracks located on the other walls in the basement. She was looking for a solution to save her bowing wall and prevent the other walls from bowing in the future.
To prevent the bowing wall from continuing to shift inward, we installed the Geo-Lock wall anchor system. The soil outside of the failing wall was excavated in order to place a steel earth anchor into stable soil. The anchor was then attached the foundation wall with a steel wall anchor and secured into place with steel rods. Once the system was tightened into place, the wall was immediately stabilized and unable to shift any further. The system can also be tightened over time to potentially shift the wall back to its original position.
We also wanted to prevent the other cracked basement walls from bowing in the future, so we installed the PowerBrace system. These braces are installed at the base of the wall and to joists above the wall and then secured into place with steel brackets. After the system was tightened, the walls were stabilized and unable to move any further.
Jason M. had water seeping into his basement and a bowed foundation wall that he was looking to get fixed.
We first installed the effective PowerBrace system to stabilize the failing wall and prevent it from bowing any further. The specialized steel beams were installed at the base of the failing wall and to the joists above the wall, which was then attached securely in place with steel brackets. Once we tightened the beams into place, the wall was immediately stabilized and would no longer be a cause for concern.
Next, we installed the WaterGuard perimeter drainage system to collect and discard intruding water. Specialized drainage pipes were installed underneath the flooring around the perimeter of the basement in order to collect water that was entering through the walls. Any collected water was then automatically directed to the sump pump to be pumped outside of the home.
The effective SuperSump sump pump system was installed next to ensure water from the WaterGuard system was properly discarded from the home. This sump pump included an effective Zoeller pump, a sturdy liner and an airtight lid that would certainly protect the home from unwanted water seepage.
The IceGuard system was installed on the home’s discharge line to give exiting water an easy route outside of the home, even if the pipes become frozen. This system prevents exiting water from re-entering the home and causing a flood. We also installed a LawnScape outlet on the end of the discharge line to carry exiting water far away from the home.
Cathy M. called because she was looking to get a vapor barrier installed in her log home.
We installed the CleanSpace system to encapsulate both the crawl space floor and walls. The liner was waterproof and vapor proof to prevent any type of moisture from entering through the porous concrete walls and exposed dirt floor. We also made sure to wrap the piers in the space to protect them from ambient moisture. We also installed covers on the vents in the crawl space to prevent outside elements from entering and causing further issues for the homeowner.
Matt and Stacey live on a lake and after heavy rains they encounter water entering their basement through the perimeter. They have a cement block foundation and no sump pump, so they called our team for waterproofing solutions. Our team installed WaterGuard, TripleSafe, and IceGuard in Matt and Stacey's basement. Keeping their basement dry will require each of these systems. The WaterGuard system will catch any leakage from higher walls and floors. TripleSafe is a sump pump system with three pumps so that it can handle the highest pumping demands. In addition one pump is battery powered, so they won't need to worry about their basement flooding during power outages. Lastly, the IceGuard Sump Pump Discharge Line System allows water to leave even when it is frozen. Therefore no matter what weather their house encounters, Matt and Stacey won’t need to worry about water intrusion.
John and Margaret needed their concrete leveled so our team installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using polyurethane foam. This foam expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete back to its original position. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.
A customer called our team because he needed his crawl space encapsulated. So we installed CleanSpace, an uninterrupted vapor barrier. This material is applied to the walls and floor of your crawl space. It restricts all moisture, outside air, and pests from entering your crawl space. This system creates an energy-efficient crawl space, and it also gives your crawl space a clean finish.
Gary was having trouble with some unwanted moisture in his crawl space so our team came out and installed CleanSpace. CleanSpace is plastic sheet material used as a vapor barrier to restrict all moisture, outside air, and pests from entering your crawl space. Not only does this system create an energy-efficient crawl space, but it also gives your crawl space a clean finish. This material will be applied to your floors and walls to create a sleek look and an uninterrupted barrier. It is great for keeping out all that unwanted moisture for Gary while giving his crawl space and upgraded look as a bonus.
Brian Has a beautiful cabin on Windover lake. Many lake homes have crawl spaces that have problems with moisture because they are so close to the water table. The space does not have any problems with water yet but is very cold and damp making the rest of the house cold as well. Brian would like his crawl space insulated and encapsulated so our team installed CleanSpace. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier to restrict all moisture, outside air, and pests from entering the crawl space. It is applied to the floors and walls creating that uninterrupted barrier to restrict air movement and control the temperature of the space. Controlling the temperature creates an energy-efficient crawl space and carefully placing the CleanSpace gives it a clean and refreshed look. Brian’s home will be warm and there is the added protection against any moisture that may arise from the lake.
Corey and his wife were looking to sell their home in the next 3-5 years. They were getting water flowing into their crawl space due to high pond water tables and even had to cut down their vapor barrier because there was a river underneath it in the crawl space. They wanted a way to divert the water that was coming into the area to the man made creek in the back yard. We installed the DoubleSafe Sump Pump to collect the water from the crawl space and send it out of the crawl space. We then installed a Feed Line which directs the water to the creek outside the home.
Karl and Jennifer are in the process of purchasing a home that we had done work in previously. They wanted to add onto the work that was already being done of diverting water out of the crawl space. Since the current owners had an issue with a lot of water in the crawl space, they had to cut down the vapor barrier which was causing humidity and water vapor to enter the area. The water was causing mold to grow in the are as well which could lead to rotting or health issues. We installed Mold-X2 to keep mold out and the home as well as the owners safe. We also installed the SaniDry Sedona. This dehumidifier is small in size so it won't take up much space in the area and has a powerful motor which blows dry air throughout to dry out the crawl space. The water vapor collected will be sent to the sump pump to be discharged outside the home. The best part is with a dry crawl space, musty smells are a thing of the past and won't make a hospitable environment for mold to grow.
Pat had water coming into his crawl space. He needed it sealed off and encapsulated before the moisture caused any serious damage. Our team came out and installed CleanSpace, the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier, and an EverLast Crawl Space Door.
Typical wood crawl space doors can deteriorate over time and can allow insects and other pests to get in your crawl space. Not to mention, wood leaves room for outside air which makes the space cold and damp. Everlast doors are made from thick PVC Plastic and secured with weatherproof knobs. Unlike wood, it won't shrink or deteriorate over time and it won't require any maintenance. Once installed, the door will ensure that your space is sealed off from outside intrusions and keeps the space warm. CleanSpace is an uninterrupted vapor barrier designed to keep out any unwanted pests, moisture, and mold. This barrier restricts airflow and therefore makes controlling the temperature of the home much easier. CleanSpace is applied to the floors and walls and wrapped around pillars and piers carefully to ensure that the space looks clean and refreshed. The SaniDry Sedona is more powerful than any other dehumidifier and drains automatically so you don't have to worry about emptying the water yourself. It will control the humidity and make sure to stop mold growth, kill dust mites, and make your whole house healthier.
This way Pat won’t have to worry about any more moisture getting into his space or any further damage that the moisture could cause. His basement will be encapsulated and protected against any moisture that may intrude into his space.
James noticed he had a basement wall that was bowing and when we went to inspect it we noticed about 3 inches of movement. He wanted to correct the wall and keep his home safe. We used the PowerBrace Wall Repair System to prevent any further movement in the wall. This system could also potentially straighten the wall. It consists of steel I-beams that are secured to the wall joists and the floor. The PowerBraces install quickly and have minimal disruption to the space.