With the installation and air sealing of the basement complete, the last step to finishing this basement was to put up the Everlast wall panels. These panels are sturdy enough to hang even the heaviest TV and are easy to wash.
This Dimondale, MI home was flooding about 7 times a year and the homeowners weren’t sure what they could do about it. They had already taken steps to waterproofing it. But with an underground spring, there was no telling when the next flooding might occur. The wife had decided enough was enough and gave Ayers a call to see about waterproofing the home as a surprise for her husband.
The team arrived and immediately began to upgrade the system. Instead of depending solely on a sump pump to handle flooding water, they installed a new WaterGuard system to lead the water directly to the sump for disposal. However, it wouldn’t be the same pump that the couple had struggled with in the past. As you can see in the between before and after photos, the team installed one of a new SuperSump. The SuperSump is one of our more reliable sump pump systems, capable of sending out over 2,000 gallons of water per hour. Even a basement that floods as often as this one will be protected with that kind of power.
An upgraded waterproof system is the type of surprise we here at Ayers love. Enjoy!
A crack on this basement wall had started seeping water into the basement. The water seepage was even worse because it was leaking right into the partially finished side of the basement. Since the owner had already put the house on the market, the leaking wall presented a real problem. As you can see in the before photo, the large crack ran all the way down the wall and could produce a lot of water.
The FlexiSpan system in the after photo is perfect for large cracks like this. It’s a two-layer system that both plugs the cracks and creates a drainage route for any water that penetrates the seal. The secondary drainage layer leads water down the wall and into the drain well at the bottom of the photo. This leak won’t cause any more problems and certainly, won’t delay the sale of the home. Note: the drain well in the after photo was covered with concrete before the job was completed.
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This Dimondale, MI home had water seeping into the basement where the well company installed water pipes. The homeowner wanted a solution that would discard intruding water and prevent it from leaking into the basement.
We installed a perimeter drainage system called WaterGuard to gather and remove water that was seeping into the home where the water pipes entered the basement. This installation involved excavating the flooring around the interior perimeter of the basement in order to place drainage pipes that would collect water and drain it into the home’s sump pump. After the installation was complete we covered the system with concrete to restore the floor.
Cameron and Madelina C. had just moved into their new home but there were some issues they needed resolve. There was a 4th bedroom in the basement with cracked foundation that was allowing water to enter where the wall and floor join together. The carpeting needed to be ripped out due to water damage and a large amount of mold was found throughout the room.
To collect water that was entering the room, we installed the WaterGuard perimeter drainage system. The flooring up against the walls in the room was removed to place the specialized pipes that would be collecting the intruding water. The pipes were placed on top of the footing to prevent them from clogging with dirt and placed slightly away from the base of the wall so water has room to filter into the system. The flooring was restored with cement fill with a section of the system left uncovered directly in front of the wall so water can enter the and then drain into the sump pump.
A SuperSump sump pump was installed in the space that collects water from the WaterGuard system and from the ground through holes in the sturdy liner. A powerful Zoeller pump sits in the liner and is able to pump up to 2,220 gallons of water per hour! The system comes with an airtight lid to prevent water in the sump from evaporating into the space, which would contribute to the high humidity levels already found in the damp room. A floor drain is also included on the lid that allows water to immediately enter the system if a flood occurs so the homeowner’s basement will be completely protected.
IceGuard was installed on the home’s discharge lines to ensure water is able to easily exit even if the pipes freeze in the winter. The system has specialized holes that help water exit the lines instead of re-entering the home and causing a flood. A LawnScape outlet was installed at the end of discharge line that was installed underneath the ground. The outlet carries water away from the home to prevent it from flowing back and causing a re-occurring problem.
These homeowners called because they had water leaking into their basement after the snow outside thawed. The water was entering through the wall and where the window was located on the wall. The block wall foundation was also cracking and bowing inward.
To address the intruding water we installed WaterGuard, which is a perimeter waterproofing system. To install the system we removed sections of the flooring around the perimeter of the basement to place specialized pipes that collect and drain water into the home’s sump pump. The floors were restored with concrete fill, but a small section at the base of the wall was left uncovered so water entering the home had room to filter down into the pipes and then exit into the sump pump to be pumped out of the home.
The PowerBrace system was installed to stabilize the bowing wall and potentially shift it back to its original position over time. This system uses steel I-Beams that were installed at the base of the wall and to the joists above the wall. The beams were securely attached to the joists with steel brackets and the system was tightened into place, which immediately stabilized the wall and prevented it from shifting any further. The beams were also coated with zinc to prevent corrosion over time from moisture or water damage.
These homeowners called because they had a leak in their basement wall that they wanted repaired. They had cut out a piece of drywall and found a puddle that showed water was entering through the cove in the home. The poured foundation had a small crack that was never noticed and they never had water issues until the last big thaw.
In order to permanently seal the crack and prevent water from entering the home, we used the FlexiSpan sealant. This sealant is flexible and moves the wall to make sure the crack is sufficiently sealed and stays that way even if the wall continues to shift. Next, we removed a section of the floor underneath the crack to place a floor drain that will collect and drain intruding water to prevent it from entering the basement. These homeowners will no longer have to worry about water seepage ruining their finished basement.