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The CleanSpace system is typically used with dirt floor crawl spaces. In these environments, the open-earth dirt floor releases tons of humidity and other vapors into the air. This creates a very conducive environment for mold and rot to develop, which is a very costly and stressful process to deal with. The CleanSpace system works by creating a vapor barrier between the ground and your home's air. This prevents any vapors from being released into the air and maintains healthier air levels. The CleanSpace system is made of a very durable material so that your crawlspace stays functional, as you can still walk and store items on the system.
Water damage and rust can be seen from previous water damage. With the CleanSpace Encapsulation System, this crawlspace will be sealed from damaging water and harmful vapors.
To pump out all the water caught by the newly installed WaterGuard system, Ayers installed a SmartSump sump pump equipped with a Zoeller 1/3-hp cast-iron pump. In the photos, you can see the inner workings of the new pump.
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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 Coldwater, MI.
This Coldwater, MI home had several concrete slabs outside of the home that were unleveled due to settlement. The home’s driveway, front and back porches and the sidewalk leading up to the home were all sinking and in need of a proper stabilization system.
We installed the PolyLevel system to stabilize and level the slabs. We first drilled multiple small holes in pre-determined areas on the slabs. Those holes were then injected with specialized polymers that combatted the weak soil issue below the concrete that initially caused the areas to sink. The polymers expanded to lift and level out the concrete slabs, while ensuring full stabilization support.
This Coldwater, MI home had water entering in one corner of the basement at the cove. He re-routed his down spout and said it helped a little, but the problem still continued.
Our team of experts decided to install the SentrySeal system to prevent water from entering the home through an exterior foundation crack. For this installation we had to excavate the landscaping outside of the problem wall in order to apply the seal on the outer side of the wall. Once the soil was removed, we applied the SentrySeal membrane onto the wall, which ensured water was unable to enter the home. The soil was back filled and the homeowner no longer had to worry about a wet basement.
This customer called because the west wall in his basement was bowing inward. The home was a rental property that was vacant at the time but also up for sale, so homeowner wanted the issue fixed for prospective buyers.
To stabilize the wall, we installed the PowerBrace system. We first needed to reinforce the joists above the wall before the system was put into place. This reinforcement method alleviated some of the pressure on the wall to prevent it from bowing any further. Next we installed the powerful, galvanized steel columns directly onto the failing wall. One end of the column was installed in the flooring at the base of the wall and the other end connected to the reinforced joist above. The system was tightened and secured into place with steel brackets, which completely stabilized the wall.
Mike S. owned a cottage in Coldwater, Michigan with a sidewalk that was sloping toward the house. There were no cracks found at the time, but the homeowner wanted the problem fixed before the sidewalk continued to settle.
The PolyLevel system was installed to level the sidewalk and prevent it from settling again in the future. We started the installation by drilling several penny-sized holes in the sidewalk. The holes were then filled with specialized polymers that expanded to lift the concrete back to its original position. The polymers are extremely lightweight, which addressed the weak soil issue that caused the sidewalk to settle in the first place, so the homeowner didn’t have to worry about it sinking again in the future.
Barbra L. called because slabs outside of her home were sinking. The home was built on a hill with a walk out and there were concrete slabs that take you down level by level with stairs attached. The slabs were sinking and caused the stairs to separate from the concrete wall.
To lift the slabs permanently and fix the cracks we installed the PolyLevel system and NexusPro joint sealer. For the PolyLevel installation we drilled several penny-sized holes in strategic areas on the sinking slabs. Next we filled the holes with lightweight, high-density polymers that expanded to lift the slab. Often times, slabs sink due to weak soils that could no longer hold the weight of the slabs and anything else on top of them. The polymers were injected past weak soils and are light enough that extra weight will not affect the soil and cause the slab to sink once again.
Several cracks had formed due to the settlement of the slab. In order to seal the cracks and prevent them from shifting any further, we used NexusPro joint sealer that we filled each of the cracks with.
Barbra will no longer have to be concerned about the condition of her slabs and can enjoy her outdoor space without worry.
Pam & Joe R. came to Ayers with the concern of sinking floors and possibly encapsulating their crawlspace. We did their neighbors crawlspace and that peeked their interest in hiring us. After a thorough inspection, it was decided that SmartJacks were the best solution to the sinking floors. In the end they installed, Drainage Matting, CleanSpace, and a SaniDry to ensure total dryness.
Pam & Joe were very happy with their crawlspace ugrade!