This home was built around the 1940's and was showing some major signs of age and the soil around the foundation had settled. Some of the block foundation wall had actually fallen and needed to be completey replaced. The homeowner also noticed that the doors and windows in the home were sticking which is another sign of the foundation settling. The floor on the first level needed to be lifted back up to its original position. There were also some very old windows that needed to be replaced as they were allowing moisture and unwanted outside elements into the basement.
This home needed some of its foundation and other problems taken care of and they definitely called the right people for the job. We installed SmartJacks to lift the foundation back it's original position. We also replaced the block wall that had fallen and sprayed foam insulation around the rim joist to make sure this basement is completely sealed off. The entire weight of your home sits on your foundation so it's important it's sturdy and safe. This project restored the value of this home and gave the owners peace of mind knowing that their home is stable and safe for years to come.
Gary purchased his home about a year ago and everything was great. He recently noticed a crack 3/4 the length of the basement wall and it was bowing inward. We installed the CarbonAmor Wall Reinforcing System to stabilize the wall. This system includes flexible carbon fiber fabric straps that are up to 10 times stronger in tension than steel. These straps are bonded to the wall using a high strength epoxy resin. This system requires no exterior excavation, installs quickly, and won't impact future basement finishing.
Unwanted animals were entering Sandra’s crawl space. She called our team to discuss encapsulation options and so we installed CleanSpace. CleanSpace is a plastic sheet material used as a vapor barrier and it restricts 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.
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Ayers Basement Systems has been serving Delton, Barry County, MI friends, neighbors and family since 1981. We know that fixing a home is more than just a home to them. It's where their family lives and memories are made. Which is why we take our jobs seriously, and treat our customers as we would want to be treated.
So whether you have leaking cinder block walls, cement slab with water coming through it, bowing foundation walls, or a humid crawl space, we can help fix it. We've worked in Delton, MI for years and years, and would be honored to fix your home too.
Ayers Basement Systems is also expert at fixing foundations and uneven concrete that may need to be lifted back into place.
These can all be signs of a foundation problem within the soils of the home.
The good news is, there's a way to fix it. Our team of foundation experts uses a slew of products made specifically for fixing foundation problems. They've been tested and proven to last to simplify your life and let you get back to the things you enjoy doing instead.
Contact Ayers Basement Systems today to find a solution for your home's foundation problem in Delton, MI. Contact us today!
The mud and water below their crawl space concerned Mark and Carie A. They worried that rot would eventually develop and cause further damage. Upon a thorough inspection of the home, our system design specialist found significant foundation settlement as a result of saturated and shifting soil. He recommended that the couple first stabilize their foundation walls before attempting any waterproofing of the crawl space. We installed a set of piers to stabilize the foundation by drilling down into stable soil. The piers are anchored at a depth that can withstand the weigh of the home. We then applied an application of Shotcrete to create a new foundation wall without pouring new concrete but through an innovative process where liquid concrete is sprayed on top of a crumbling wall using a hydraulic sprayer.
A homeowner in Delton Michigan was having problems with his foundation and he wanted professional help, so he gave us a call. We drove to his property and installed SamrtJacks in his basement. The SmartJack is a support system used to stabilize and level the floor joists in a crawl space. This system can support up to 60,000 pounds. The SmartJack system is placed on strong concrete fillings that have replaced the soil in that small location underneath the SmartJack. Now, this homeowner has a very strong foundation so he won't have to worry any longer.
This home was built around the 1940's and was showing some major signs of age and the soil around the foundation had settled. Some of the block foundation walls had actually fallen and needed to be completely replaced. The homeowner also noticed that the doors and windows in the home were sticking which is a sign of the foundation settling. The floor on the first level needed to be lifted back up to its original position. There were also some very old windows that needed to be replaced as they were allowing moisture and unwanted outside elements into the basement.
This home needed some of its foundation and other problems taken care of and they definitely called the right people for the job. We installed SmartJacks to lift the foundation back it's original position. We also replaced the block wall that had fallen and sprayed foam insulation where the ceiling and walls meet to make sure this basement is completely sealed off. Lastly, we were able to replace all three of the windows in the basement with our Everlast Slider windows.
David was having problems with his foundation and thought it may be sinking. After evaluating his issue, we found his floors were sagging. His sagging floors were caused by weakened floor joists. Other elements that can cause sagging floors are columns, block or brick, are spaced too far apart or beginning to settle.
Common resolutions to sagging floors are to install concrete columns. Concrete seems strong but it is time-consuming to wait for the concrete to cure and the columns can later settle into the soil again. If the columns begin to settle, you would, unfortunately, have the same issue again. We installed our SmartJack stabilizing system. SmartJacks are steel support systems we use to stabilize and level the floor joists. They are capable of holding more than 60,000 pounds and address weak foundation soils so they will not settle in the future. SmartJacks provide the best opportunity to lift your floors and walls back to their original position.
This home was built in the 1940's and the customer believed that the foundation was sinking. There were cracks on the outside and inside walls and the doors and windows were sticking. These are all signs that the foundation is in fact sinking. A sinking foundation is not something to wait and fix. It makes it almost impossible to resell your home, the foundation holds up your entire house and if it were to fall it could be dangerous.
We installed our SmartJack crawl space stabilizers to fix this foundation. SmartJacks are made of steel and have been tested to support loads of more than 60,000 pounds. The SmartJacks work so that after they are installed the weight of the home is transferred to the jacks.
Caitlyn and Nick B. contacted us because they wanted to fix their bowing basement wall before the issue worsened. Thankfully, our team of experts knew just what to do.
We used the PowerBrace system to completely stabilize the wall and potentially shift it back to its proper position. The system used a joist reinforcement method to transfer the weight of the wall evenly across the basement ceiling, which prevented unintended damage to other areas in the home. We installed steel I-Beams at the base of the wall and connected them to the joists above the wall. The system was secured in place with steel brackets and once tightened into place, the wall would no longer continue to bow. We also provided the homeowners with a kit that can be used to tighten the beams over time to potentially push the wall back to its original position.
The garage in this Delton, MI summer home was uneven due to settlement issues. The homeowner wanted the issue resolved before the cement slabs started to crack and we knew just what to do.
The PolyLevel system was installed to lift the garage floor and deal with the weak soils below that originally caused the settlement. Lightweight, high-density polymers were injected into the slab through drilled holes in the concrete. After the holes were filled, the polymers began to expand and lifted the garage floor back to its original position. The 15-minute cure time and minimal disruption to home makes this an extremely efficient solution!
This homeowner called because he was looking for a solution that would fix his bowing foundation wall that also had multiple stair-step cracks that were continuing to worsen over time. The homeowner had another company come out to fix the issue, although the wall continued to bow and crack.
To provide this homeowner with a system that would permanently stabilize his failing wall, we installed the Geo-Lock wall anchor system. We began by removing the soil outside of the property, directly outside of the foundation wall. We then placed steel earth anchors into the ground, making sure to embed them in stable soil that would be able to hold the weight of the wall. Next the earth anchors were attached to the foundation wall with interior earth anchors and then secured with strong steel rods. We tightened the system into place and the wall was immediately held in place to prevent it from shifting. The anchors can also be tightened over time to potentially pull the wall back to its original position.