A low point where the sun porch met the foundation of this home was causing water to pool and leak into the crawl space. Leaks can cause problems ranging from mold to an unstable foundation, so it was important to reroute the water and waterproof the crawl space.
40 feet of drain tile and a new chimney drain took care of the existing leak. Then we installed the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system with drainage matting and SilverGlo insulation to keep the crawl space dry and even create some usable storage space.
Our customer called with water in the basement that was wrecking the floors and the walls. They wanted to take care of the water problem, of course, but at the end of the day they also wanted the basement not to be an eyesore.
After installing WaterGuard, a new TripleSafe Sump Pump, WellDuct window well drainage, and LawnScape outlets with IceGuard, we went on to install our Basement to Beautiful panels, which provided a finished look without needing to complete a full basement remodel.
Sometimes it's easy to think you've solved a problem. This customer called when he pulled back his finished basement's carpet to find mold, but originally canceled his appointment with us because he thought clogged gutters were the culprit behind the flooding. But a few weeks later, he had clean gutters and another round of flooding, so he called on us to get to the bottom of the problem.
We installed WaterGuard and a SuperSump, as well as a new LawnScape outlet with IceGuard, and don't anticipate any future problems, gutter or otherwise.
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East Lansing, MI resident, Donald has lived in his home for about three years. Within the past year he started noticing that water was leaking into the basement. With intentions to live in this home for another 15 years or so, Donald decided to contact Ayers in hopes to solve this problem.
The installation crew arrived just a few short days later to complete the job. The crew installed CleanSpace, a SuperSump, and an UltraSump. The number one reason for basement flooding is due to sump pump failure. The UltraSump backup battery will kick on in the event that the main pump fails for whatever reason, preventing a possible wet basement in the future. Donald was more than satisfied with the work that Ayers did to his basement and now he no longer has to live in fear of a wet basement.
Carol’s basement in her building had cracks in the walls and water was starting to leak in. It was a clutter, damp space and the foundation was settling. She quickly called upon Ayers Basement Systems to help her excavate the water in her basement and waterproof it.
Ayers Basement Systems installed Canyon Beige basement finishing floor tiles with a section of Parquet Tiles and finished the job with BrightWall basement wall paneling to keep the space dry and bright. They also finished the ceiling to complete the whole project.
Overall, the basement was turned into a dry, usable space that Carol is able to utilize for whatever she pleases. Her basement waterproofing job was also completed in just one day, leaving her with no time constraints on being able to use her basement.
Mark had significant water coming into his basement. He scheduled an appointment with sales representative, Phil K. from Ayers Basement Systems to have his leaky basement fixed.
Ayers was able to install a 4" IceGuard and LawnScape Outlet for his basement sump pump with a brand new lid and discharge line. This effectively drained the water from his basement to the discharge line outside, keeping him protected from water damage in the future.
The waterproofing job was completed in one day, with a lasting solution to a dry, healthy, usable basement.
"I bought a house two years ago," Jonathan said. "And the biggest problem is the poorly built crawl space. I'm not in a hurry, just figuring out how much it's going to cost me to deal with this."
For something you barely ever see, crawl spaces have quite the ability to wreak havoc on our lives. And this one was quite a piece of work, as poorly built as Jonathan said. Although he had originally said he was in no hurry, after having one of our System Design Specialists out to assess the problem, he decided to go ahead and schedule the work and get it off of his plate and his mind.
We had to do a ton of debris removal in the space, as you can see from the attached photo. After we were working with a level surface, we installed not only the trusted CleanSpace vapor barrier system, but also two new sump pumps to take care of the ambient moisture problems and an EverLast crawl space door to seal the space from the elements outside.
Sometimes taking the first step to solve a problem ends up being the only step you need.
Jeffrey and Sherry had a new addition put on the back of their home almost 20 years ago. Sadly, the installation didn’t go over as smoothly as they would have liked. They had begun to notice foundation issues on the walls opposite of where the addition was added and the floor of the addition. After booking an appointment with us to solve their waterproofing problem a few weeks before, Jeffrey and Sherry called us back out to see if we could also give their foundation the boost it needed.
When the addition was installed on the back of the home, the new foundation was placed in weaker soil than the rest of the house. While it wasn’t noticeable at first, the soil had begun to settle from the weight of the foundation. The sinking foundation was the cause of the cracked concrete floor and walls. To repair the sinking foundation, the crew went out to Potterville, MI with five SmartJacks and steel reinforcements for the floor joists. After using the steel beams to create a new base, the SmartJacks were laid in the crawlspace on top of a concrete fill and used to boost the entire addition upwards. Since the Smartjacks are now resting on top of concrete rather than unreliable soil, the foundation will remain leveled.
We’re proud to say that Jeffrey and Sherry were very happy with both our foundation and waterproofing work.
In a case of a bad situation that could have easily been much worse, we received a call from David, the homeowner of this basement, about a leaking crack in this Charlotte, MI basement wall. When our system design specialist arrived, he recognized the problem for what it really was – a bowing foundation. Horizontal cracks that run along the length of walls are one of the tell-tale signs of exterior soil pressure forcing walls inwards. And if you couldn’t guess, bowing walls can lead to serious foundation problems, like a collapsed foundation.
To combat the expanding soil and force the walls back to their original position, the system design specialist created a plan that would involve Geo-Lock Anchors pulling the walls out and the PowerBrace system forcing them straight. The two systems working together should restore the walls back to their original position. And thanks to both systems' ability to be tightened, the conditions will continue to improve over time.
Alec’s Bellevue, MI basement wall was dealing with a few problems. For one, the wall was beginning to crumble, as evident by the giant horizontal cracks in the photos. Not only were these cracks threatening the foundation of the house, they were also allowing water to leak in and puddle on the floor. When Alec called us, he was mostly concerned about the structural integrity of the home. But after meeting and talking with a system design specialist, he decided that a waterproofing product would also be in his best interest.
First up for the crew was dealing with the crumbling wall. Our innovative and revolutionary CarbonArmor technology provides a durable and trustworthy reinforcement for walls. Once the crew cleaned the surface of any residue, they applied an epoxy resin to both the 8 strips of CarbonArmor and the wall. The seal created by the strips and resin will put to rest Alec’s worries about a failing foundation by holding the wall in place. Next up, the crew got to work on solving the leaking water issue. Even though the cracks would no longer threaten the structure of the home, they weren’t exactly an appealing feature of the basement. With BrightWall panels, the crew could hide the cracks and create a waterproof system at the same time. The first step of installing BrightWall panels is excavating the floor to make room for a drainage system at the foot of the wall. Once installed, the drainage system will collect water runoff from the leaking cracks. BrightWall panels were then snapped directly in front of Alec’s old wall to hide the cracks and the water seepage. After flowing into the drainage system, the water will be discharged safely away from the home. Thanks to the hardworking Ayer’s crew, Alec’s basement is now foundationally sound and fully protected from leaks.
Sue and Rick gave us a call to get a quote for an exterior drainage system. Their Sunfield, MI home already had a sump pump to keep the inside of the house dry, but they were looking for something that would keep the rest of their property protected as well.
After meeting with Sue and Rick, our system design specialist came up with a plan that she thought would handle all of their needs. By installing and connecting an exterior drain tile to the barn, home, and storm drain, the crew could guarantee that water wouldn’t threaten any part of Sue and Rick’s yard. Since the crew would already be excavating part of the soil to lay the drain tile, Sue and Rick figured they might as well improve on the sump pump discharge, as well. Using a separate line, the crew created a discharge system that would connect both the sump pump and gutter downspout to the storm drain. Why a separate system? Well, if the crew would have just used the drain tile line, they would have run the risk of overwhelming the system and pumping water back into the home. With these two systems running through Sue and Rick’s property, they should never have to worry about any type of drainage again!
When Deb and Craig saw that their garage floor was settling, they were immediately concerned. Of course, for their sinking garage but more for the home’s foundation that was resting on the soil nearby. Since the house was only 18 years old, they weren’t expecting or prepared for any major foundation issues. Hoping to find out once and for all if their home was slipping away, the couple gave us a call asking for an inspection and quote.
After taking a trip to Schoolcraft, MI and looking around the area, our system design specialist informed Craig and Deb that home was safe. The settling soil hadn’t affected their foundation. Unfortunately, they were still in no position to celebrate. After all, their garage was sinking away and the inspection revealed another problem. The slope of their concrete slabs was pushing water into the garage under the door. Luckily, our PolyLevel system could be used to treat both of these problems with just one installation. Injecting the waterproof foam under the concrete raised the slabs back to their original height and create a much more stable base that won’t sink away again. After slightly adjusting the height of the garage floor to guarantee that water flowed back down towards the outside of Craig and Deb’s garage, the crew installed a trench drain across the opening to the garage. Any ice that melts or rain water that flows down the gutters will be directed into the drain before it has a chance to reach the inside of the garage. With a leveled garage and a drainage system in place, Craig and Deb’s home shouldn’t have to worry about waterproofing or foundation work again.
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, but they will also actually help with the drainage. The crew snapped the BrightWall panels into place over the current walls and then connected 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.
Ann and Steven noticed that the crawl space support beams in their lake cottage were starting to sink. They suspected that the lake next to the cottage had started to wet the sandy clay soil. In turn, the clay settled and the crawl space forced the soil down further. They were terrified that the cottage might completely collapse if the beams weren’t replaced. After talking to the rest of the family, Ann and Steven gave us a call and requested for a crew to visit them in Rapid City, MI with a solution.
The crew knew the solution to supporting and stabilizing the cottage would be with helical piers, but before they did so, they wanted to guarantee that the clay soil wouldn’t continue to settle. So before they began the pier installation, they added in a curtain drain between the sinking side of the cottage and the lake. The curtain drain will catch water before it has a chance to affect the soil below the cottage. To use the piers, the crew drove them into the deepest layers of the soil and attached them to the bottom of the crawl space. The piers created a more stable base for the cottage and leveled out the floor. Ann and Steven won't soon sink again.
Kathleen and Richard B. were moving into their lakeside cottage but needed to address some issues with their crawl space first. Richard noticed that the space was damp and had a musty smell. He also found white mold, which was very concerning. The couple wanted to resolve these issues before moving in and looked to Basement Systems for an effective solution.
The crew decided that installing CleanSpace and a SaniDry CX dehumidifier would solve their crawl space issues. The reason for their damp and moldy crawl space is that water vapor and any other source of water from the earth is present within the space. This creates the ideal home for mold to thrive in. Cleanspace is a durable plastic liner that is placed in a crawl space to keep the outside environment from getting in. The liner is waterproof so it will prevent water from getting in through leaks or evaporation. SaniDry CX is an efficient dehumidifier that replaces the wet air in a crawl space with filtered dry air. This will further dry the space and make the damp smell and feeling go away.
Kathleen and Richard can now move into their cottage without worrying about the effects of an unmanaged crawlspace.
The customer called with water coming in at the wall/floor meeting point around the entire perimeter of the basement. Adding a wrinkle to the problem was the thickness of the concrete slab floor, which he was concerned would affect our ability to install a drainage system. But he thought wrong!
We were able to remove the necessary portion of the concrete slab in order to install a full perimeter of WaterGuard below-floor drain, as well a TripleSafe sump pump to help the existing pump remove the influx of water. A Lawnscape outlet and IceGuard on the discharge line finished off the system, which will keep the basement dry.
Even if you think your basement has special circumstances or challenges that will prevent waterproofing, call us. Our system design specialists are trained to come up with a solution no matter the circumstances.
Nathaniel called us in late 2014 hoping to get a quote to fix his foundation. The beams in his crawl space had definitely seen better days and upon inspection he determined that some Smart Jacks and some supplemental beams would be necessary. Nathaniel shopped around and thought about it for a while but a year later, he called us up again. These problems only get worse. Enough was enough. It was time to deal with it. We were able to install 4 SmartJacks below some supplemental beams. When these SmartJacks are installed, we dig out a cube of soil underneath and fill it with heavily compacted stone. This helps to distribute the load deep into the ground to strong competent soil so that these jacks will be sure to work for the homeowner for years and years to come. They are also adjustable and offer a great opportunity to lift floors to their original position. Nathaniel is now glad that the work is completed once and for all and for years to come he can be confident in the support that the SmartJacks provide.
Emily called us after noticing an excessive amount of dust in the entire home. They had installed a new furnace and AC unit, cleaned the ducts and cleaned the fireplace with no luck. They wondered if maybe they had some leaky ducts that might be contributing to all the dust. We came out to help determine where the problem might be. In the process of inspecting the crawl space, we discovered areas of moisture and a plastic barrier that was inefficient with rips and tears. With CleanSpace we were able to kill two birds with one stone. Our CleanSpace encapsulation system was able to provide a moisture barrier that was strong and durable to seperate any vents and duct work from the earth below as well as any incoming moisture that might lead to mold or rot. We also put spray foam in the rim joists to close any gaps and finally, we installed SilverGlo insulation on the walls of the crawl space, replacing the inefficient, old, and dirty fiberglass insulation between the floor joists. The crawl space is now dry, clean, and completely closed off. This should greatly reduce the dust in the home, lead to cleaner air, and warmer floors in the winter. When the job was done, Emily conveyed an appreciation for the work that we had done, and we were glad to do it.
This homeowner had water seeping into the basement between the blocks in the block wall foundation. She had a partial system installed by another company, although the two sump pumps were running every 20 seconds year round, and water was still occupying the basement.
The first thing we needed to do was fill the old crocks with concrete and install a TripleSafe sump pump in the proper location. TripleSafe is an effective sump pump system that has three pumps in one liner to fully protect the home from water intrusion. The first pump in the system is placed lowest in the liner and will do most of the work and the second pump is higher in the liner and kicks on if the first pump cannot keep up. The final pump is battery powered, so this homeowner will be safe from incoming water even if the power goes out.
Next we installed the WaterGuard system to collect water seeping in through the wall and then direct it to the sump pump. The flooring around the perimeter of the basement walls was excavated to place the WaterGuard piping. The remaining space was filled with crushed stone and system was covered with concrete so its like we were never even there. Part of the system closest to the wall was left uncovered so water coming in trough the wall can empty into the system instead of on the floor.
Lastly, we needed to ensure water has the proper escape route. IceGuard was installed on the home’s discharge line where the line meets the home. The system has custom holes that guide water outside even if the pipes are frozen. If the pipes freeze, water from the sump will re-enter the home and cause a flood, which is why IceGuard is perfect for cold winter months. The LawnScape outlet was installed underneath the ground outside of the home and was used to lead water away from the property.
Leila W. had just purchased a new home and she was concerned with the condition of the crawl space. Although there were no water or odor issues associated with the space, she was still worried about insects and mold growth. Little did she know, we also found high humidity levels caused by water vapor entering through the dirt floor and the walls.
The first issue we needed to fix was the walls and the floors that allowed moisture to enter the space. The waterproof and vapor proof CleanSpace liner was the perfect option for this homeowner. The liner is made of a durable, plastic material that we sized to perfectly fit the dimensions of the space and was securely fastened to the walls to prevent it from falling down.
To take care of the humidity, we installed a SaniDry XP, which is an efficient dehumidification system. This system wrings the air dry and uses a powerful blower to distribute filtered, dry air throughout the crawl space. Unlike other dehumidifiers, this one automatically drains collected water into the drainage system in the space so the homeowner will never have to deal with emptying the bucket.
The last part of this project was to properly insulate the walls to prevent the outside environment getting in. FrothPak spray foam was used to seal all of the nooks and crannies on the crawl space walls and is different from fiberglass insulation because it doesn’t absorb ambient moisture. The foam is made of inorganic materials that prevent mold growth, which was a main concern for the homeowner.
Amber S. of Olivet, MI had water in basement near/under her water heater. She thought it was water heater so she had it replaced, but was still getting water. Hence, she called us.
We determined she would do best with a couple of our favorite products for waterproofing: the TripleSafe sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. We started by installing the TripleSafe. TripleSafe 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. If Amber's home ever loses power, the UltraSump backup sump pump will pump water on a backup battery.
The WaterGuard was installed next -- WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that enters into the basement from the walls. That water is then redirected to the TripleSafe and pumped out of the home.
With the installment of these products, Amber can be assured she will never again face the water issues she once did.
Billy W. of Olivet, MI had a fine leak in his basement wall. He tried some "DYI" repair material but it didn't do the job. The home was built in 2006 and has a sump pump. With this being said, Billy gave us a call.
To remedy this problem, we put to use our patented FlexiSpan polyurethane crack sealant. FlexiSpan will never dry or crack, and will adjust to the movement of Billy's foundation wall, ensuring a completely waterproofed seal.
Say goodbye to that "fine leak," Billy!
Michelle S. from Olivet, MI had water coming up from the drain in her basement floor. She did not have a sump pump, but she had two water drains that were supposed to take the water out of the house. However, there were cracks on the floors that water was coming in from.
Our fix? Well, we decided that the best duo for this situation would be the WaterGuard French drain system and the SuperSump premier sump pump system. SuperSump is a sump pump specifically designed to keep your basement dry for long periods of time. It is capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour, so it is suitable for heavy water intrusion.
WaterGuard, on the other hand, is a French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor but above the foundation footing, collecting water that enters into the basement through the walls. Once that water is collected, it is redirected to the sump pump -- or in this case, the TripleSafe.
Michelle, say goodbye to your basement water problems.
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.
Chris D.'s front patio slab had sunk almost two inches when he called us. This makes for a serious tripping hazard and simply an unsightly appearance.
Our solution? PolyLevel injection foam. PolyLevel is lightweight yet extremely durable foam that has a quick and easy installation. We start by drilling penny-sized holes into the slab for the PolyLevel to be injected through. Once the PolyLevel is injected, we refill the holes, making this a very noninvasive project. 15 minutes after the job is finished, the slab can be walked on!
Susan M. had water entering her basement through a crack in the foundation wall located on the south side of the home. There was less than an inch in puddled water coming in, but she wanted to fix the problem immediately before it got any worse.
The first thing we needed to do was properly seal the crack. In order to do that we used FlexiSpan, which is a sealant that repairs water leaks due to wall cracks. The crack was caused because the basement wall shifted over time. FlexiSpan is extremely flexible and easily moves with the wall, which makes sure the crack is permanently sealed and prevents it from re-cracking over time. A drain was placed underneath the flooring directly under the crack to collect water that could enter the home and immediately filters it into the home’s drainage system.
The home was in desperate need of a drainage system, so we installed the WaterGuard system. We removed the flooring closest to the wall around the interior perimeter of the basement to place drainage pipes. The excess space in the removed flooring was filled with crushed stone and the entire system was covered with concrete to repair the floors. The system works by leaving a small section of the system uncovered so water coming in through the wall is able to drain down into the pipes underneath the ground and then exit into the sump pump.
A SuperSump sump pump was installed to collect water from the WaterGuard system and pump it outside of the home. SuperSump is an effective system that has a sturdy liner and a powerful Zoeller pump to ensure the home is always safe from water intrusion.
The last part of this project was dealing with the discharge lines in the home. IceGuard has specialized holes that help water exit the discharge lines instead of re-entering the home if the pipes happen to be frozen. A LawnScape outlet was installed at the end of the discharge line to lead exiting water away from the home.
This Grand Ledge homeowner was in the process of cleaning out his crawl space and wanted to get the exposed earth and stone walls sealed off from the outside environment.
The dirt ground and stone walls allowed moisture to enter the space, which created high humidity levels that could lead to rot and mold growth in the future. Not to mention, air from the crawl space rises and could cause various problems in other areas of the home. To seal the space off and create a clean atmosphere for the homeowner, we installed the CleanSpace liner. The waterproof and vapor proof liner was cut to fit the crawl space walls and floors like a glove and was securely fastened to the walls. The liner is extremely durable to prevent damage over time and should last as long as the home.
To remove the high humidity levels we installed the SaniDry CX dehumidification system. This effective dehumidifier wrings the air dry and then distributes dry, filtered air throughout the space. The water collected through the SaniDry system drains directly into the sump pump so the homeowner never has to empty a heavy bucket of water.
The crawl space did have a sump pump, but we decided to replace the previous liner with a SmartDrain liner. This liner collects water from the ground and from the WaterGuard system to make sure the crawl space is fully protected. An airtight lid was also included to prevent dirt and debris from entering and to stop water in the sump from evaporating into the space.
Mindy R. had mold and a musty smell in her home for a while prior to us visiting. The home had a Michigan basement with a partial dirt floor and cement slab along with a crawl space. She had the ducts sealed to see if it would help with the smell, but it did not. She also purchased a dehumidifier to use in the basement, but the problem continued to persist.
Moisture, humidity and mold occupied the crawl space and then made its way up into other areas of the home, bringing the unwanted musty smell with it. To deal with any type of moisture that was entering through the crawl space walls or floors, we installed the CleanSpace liner. We first cut the liner to fit the dimensions of the crawl space and then covered it completely, making sure to fasten it securely to the walls. The liner is water and vapor proof and is made of a durable plastic that is resistant to damage and has an anti-microbial additive to prevent mold growth. Underneath the liner, we laid down dimpled drainage matting that helps water flow underneath the liner and exit the crawl space.
This home’s walkway to the garage had one slab that was sinking and the homeowner wanted to get it fixed before the problem worsened.
In order to raise the sunken slab and prevent it from settling again in the future, we installed the PolyLevel system. To begin this project we drilled multiple small holes on the settled walkway that we then filled with specialized polymers. These high-density and lightweight polymers were injected into the holes and then in a short amount of time they expanded to lift the slab back to its original position. This system is extremely effective because it addresses weak soils underneath the slab to ensure the problem will not persist. Two sections of the sidewalk leading from the driveway to the front entry of the home were then caulked to divert any surface water away.
Tim M. of Potterville, MI wad dealing with a sunken slab before he called us. A sunken cement slab can cause for a tripping hazard and unsightly appearance. Good thing he came to us.
We used our patented PolyLevel injection foam to lift his slab back to its original place. PolyLevel is lightweight and proven to be better than mudjacking. First, we drilled penny-sized holes into the slab, providing any entryway for the PolyLevel. After injecting the foam, we refilled the holes, making the project very non-invasive.
These homeowners had a home built in 1990 with poured concrete walls that were allowing a great deal of water to enter the home during big storms. The water was making its way in through a crack in the foundation wall and even though the basement had a sump pump, water accumulation was still an issue.
In order to collect water that was entering the basement to then empty into the sump pump, we installed the WaterGuard perimeter drainage system. Pipes were placed underneath the flooring slightly away from the wall to ensure any water seepage had room to empty into the pipes and they were placed on top of the footing to prevent the system from getting clogged with dirt. Small sections of the flooring around the interior of the basement were excavated in order to place the piping, but the floors were restored with cement fill. A small section of the system was left uncovered so water could filter into the pipes and then exit into the sump pump. Because the system was installed under the flooring, we also installed an inspection port that gives us easy access to the system is we ever needed it.
The next step in this project was to repair the crack in the wall that was allowing water to enter the home. For this we used NexusPro joint sealer, which seals the crack off and prevents it from shifting any further over time.
The BrigthWall wall paneling was installed directly over the cracked wall to further address the water intrusion. The paneling is waterproof and serves as vapor barrier to prevent moisture from entering through the concrete walls. This system works great with WaterGuard because it directs water leaks behind the wall directly down to the system to then be removed from the home.
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.
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.
Becky's home had a crack in the basement floor that was allowing water to flow through it and flood the basement. There were two sump pumps and both were running continuously. This was no new problem. It had been like this for 24 years. She was fed up, especially after one particular heavy rain in April when she vacuumed 250 gallons of water! When she called she explicitly asked us to bring our A-game and only send the best of the best. She had been abandoned by contractors in the past that never returned her call or wouldn't do the work. We weren't going to be another one of those contractors. We worked with her budget and came up with a solution that worked for her. We installed WaterGuard along the perimeter of a portion of the basement to capture water along the base of the wall and direct it to the sump pump for removal from the home. In addition, we added a crosstile along the area where water was coming through the floor crack. This collected water under the home and directed it safely to the sump pump for removal from the home. Finally, we added a TripleSafe sump pump that ensures that the home will stay dry at all times, even when the power is out. For years, Becky felt like she couldn't leave home because of the flooding. Now she can have a whole new life free from the same worries of basement disasters that she had before.
Jackie and Jim V. have a home in Vermontville, MI that was built in 1989. Water was coming into their basement in many spots via the wall (top of the wall, running down the wall). They had an issue mainly when it rained heavily. They have a block basement that did not have a sump pump, and the basement was not finished due to leaks.
Our solution? WaterGuard, the TripleSafe, and the SaniDry XP. The TripleSafe sump pump system was installed first. The TripleSafe 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.
After that was installed we moved onto the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing collecting water that seeps into the basement from the exterior. Once that water is collected, it is redirected to the sump pump. The WaterGuard system works perfectly with the TripleSafe, in this case.
To finish this project, we installed the SaniDry XP standing dehumidifier. This beast can collect up to 109 liters of water per day, keeping the air moisture-free. This is the perfect finished touch.
Karen G. of Vermontville, MI is selling her home but she has a Michigan Cellar basement. Some block, some poured and some stone on the basement walls. The basement was wet, which was highly deterring customers. That said, Karen gave us a call.
Our fix? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard sits below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that comes into the basement from the walls. Once that water is collected, it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
With this installment, Karen will not be held back by her basement.
This home had a block foundation wall that was in need of help. The wall had a large horizontal crack located at the top near the ceiling and it was beginning to bow inward.
In order to stabilize the wall and prevent it from shifting and cracking even further, we installed the CarbonArmor system. CarbonArmor uses specialized fiber reinforced polymers that are 10 times stronger than steel, which makes this system a viable solution for this home.
The walls were first coated with a strong epoxy resin, which we used to adhere the carbon straps to. After the straps were attached to the wall, the system was secured into place with steel brackets. The system will ensure the wall is immediately stabilized and will continue to shift the wall back to its original position over time.
This homeowner called with two main problems he wanted fixed. The first problem was that he had drain tile installed in that past that was ineffective. The second problem was that the foundation wall in his basement was beginning to bow.
To take care of the ineffective drain tile, we installed the WaterGuard system. To begin, we removed portions of the flooring at the base of each wall in the basement in order to place a perimeter drainage system. After the pipes were placed in the flooring, the excess space was filled with crushed stone and cement was placed over top. A small part of the system up against the wall was left uncovered so water entering the home through the wall could filter into the pipes and exit into the sump pump.
Next we installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors to address the failing foundation wall. This system works by embedding steel earth anchors into stable soil outside of the home and connecting them to the bowing wall with a sturdy wall anchor. The anchors were secured with steel rods and the system was tightened into place, which immediately stabilized and held the wall in place. The owner can even have the anchors tightened over time as the soil shrinks in order to fully pull the wall back to its original position.
The foundation walls in this Charlotte, MI home had multiple stair step cracks that were concerning the homeowners. Stair step cracking is a common sign of wall failure and without a proper fix, the wall would continue to shift and crack even further.
In order to stabilize the failing wall and prevent it from shifting any further, we installed the CarbonArmor system. CarbonArmor uses specialized straps made from a fiber reinforced material that is ten times stronger than steel. A heavy-duty epoxy resin was first painted onto the wall and then the straps were adhered and secured in placed with steel brackets. Once the system was installed, the wall was immediately stabilized and has the opportunity to shift back to its original position.
The foundation wall in this Eaton Rapids, MI home had a severe horizontal crack that spanned almost the entire width of the wall. The wall was also bowing inward at the location of the crack and needed to be stabilized before it continued to shift and bow any further.
The CarbonArmor system was installed in order to stabilize the bowing wall and potentially shift it back to its original position over time. A strong epoxy resin was first applied to the wall to hold the CarbonArmor straps in place. The straps were then adhered to the epoxy and the wall was held in place, making it unable to move any further. These specific straps are made specifically for failing basement walls and are composed of a material that is 10 times stronger than steel!
This homeowner called because a section of his basement, furthest from the sump pump location, was constantly wet. The basement had also flooded the year before and he wanted the problem fixed before the problem worsened.
We first needed to remove the ineffective sump pump in the home and restore it with a TripleSafe sump pump system that has three effective pumps in one sturdy liner. The first pump does the majority of the work, the second pump is placed higher in the liner and will take over if the first pump is unable to keep up and the third pump is battery powered to ensure your home is covered if the power goes out.
Next we installed the IceGuard system that ensures water is able to automatically exit the discharge lines in the home if they freeze in the wintertime. 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 also installed on the discharge line to carry water away from the home and prevent it from flowing back toward the property.
Angela D. had a partially finished basement that was in need of a proper waterproofing system. Water was seeping into the basement during heavy rainfall and she had the problem for the last 3 to 4 years.
We first installed the WaterGuard system to collect the intruding water and drain it into the home’s sump pump. WaterGuard is a specialized perimeter drainage system that was installed underneath the flooring at the base of each wall. Water entering the home through the wall is directed down into the system and then carried to the sump pump to be discarded from the home. We also installed an inspection port in the system that gives us access if ever needed in the future, since the system is installed underneath the flooring.
Next we installed the effective SuperSump sump pump system. This system has a sturdy liner and an effective Zoeller pump to efficiently collect and discard up to 2,220 gallons of water per hour!
The last part of this waterproofing solution was to make sure water is able to easily and efficiently exit the home. The IceGuard system was installed on the home’s discharge line to help water from the sump pump exit even if the pipes freeze and a LawnScape outlet was installed at the end of the discharge line to direct water away from the home and prevent it from flowing back toward the property.
Anglea and Mark B. called because they had water entering their basement. The home did not have a sump pump and there was about an inch or two of standing water in the space.
We decided to install the SuperSump sump pump system to waterproof the basement. This system includes a sturdy liner and an effective Zoeller pump that efficiently collects and pumps water out of the home. The system also 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 system if there was ever a flood or leak. To prevent the pump from getting clogged with dirt or other debris, the system also includes a pump stand that lifts the entire sump pump off of the ground.
Next we installed the IceGuard system to help water exit the home’s discharge lines even the pipes freeze, which prevents water from re-entering the home and causing a flood or large leak. We also installed a LawnScape outlet on the end of the discharge line to carry water out away from the home.
Brandon W. contacted us to get his settled foundation slab leveled. The settlement caused a hairline crack to form in the slab and our team of experts knew the perfect solution to stabilize the slab and prevent it from worsening over time.
We used the PolyLevel system to raise the settled slab and address the weak soil issue that caused it to settle in the first place. We drilled multiple penny-sized holes into the slab and filled them with specialized polymers that expanded to completely lift the foundation. The cure time for this installation was about 15 minutes and there was minimal disruption to the home.
Brandi S. called because two of her basement walls were bowing inward about two to three inches. There were also multiple stair-step cracks found on the walls, which is a sure sign of wall failure.
The PowerBrace system was installed on one wall and the Geo-Lock wall anchor system was installed on the other. The PowerBrace system used specialized steel beams that were installed directly on the basement wall. One end of the brace was placed at the base of the wall and the other end was attached to the joists above the wall with steel brackets. We also made sure to reinforce the joists above to alleviate some of the weight on the wall. The wall anchor installation began with us excavating the soil outside of the failing wall in order to embed steel earth anchors into stable soil. The earth anchors were the connected to the failing wall and attached with steel wall anchors, which were then secured into place with steel rods. Once both systems were tightened into place, the walls were permanently stabilized and would no longer crack or shift.
Harmony G. of Potterville, MI used to have water coming into her basement through small cracks in the foundation wall. Thankfully, she called us.
We used our patented FlexiSpan polyurethane crack sealant for this job. FlexiSpan secures snuggly to the crack to provide a long-lasting, waterproof seal. And on top of that, this sealant is flexible enough to move with the nautral shifting of the foundation wall and stay waterproof as ever.
Al V. of Potterville, MI had a leaky, wet basement before he reached out to us. Water in a basement can cause great damage not only to the items on the wet basement floor, but to paint on the walls, etc.
Our solution? The SuperSump premier sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. We started out this project by installing the SuperSump. 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.
We then installed the WaterGuard system. WaterGuard is placed below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. This water is then directed to the SuperSump to be pumped up and out of the basement. This seamless process ensures a dry, comfortable basement.
Darl V. of Potterville, MI had wet spots all over his basement. Water was leaking in with no remorse, and Darl had to put a stop to it. So, he gave us a call.
We installed two of our favorite products: the TripleSafe sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. The TripleSafe 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.
The WaterGuard works hand-in-hand with the TripleSafe. WaterGuard rests below the basement but above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is collected it is redirected to the TripleSafe to be pumped up and out of the home.
This Charlotte, MI home had a foundation basement wall that was tipping and pushing inward. The homeowner was looking for a solution that would save his failing wall and potentially help push it back to its original position.
The Geo-Lock Wall Anchor system was installed to stabilize the failing wall and prevent it from tipping any further. We excavated the soil outside of the wall in order to place steel earth anchors into deep soil. The anchors were then connected to the wall and secured into place with steel wall anchors and steels rods. After they were tightened into place, the wall was immediately stabilized and would no longer shift or crack. The system can also be tightened over time to potentially move the wall back to its original position.
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.
This home in Saranac, MI has a cement patio that has been sinking over the years. It had finally gotten to a point where the sinking had created a tripping hazard for the patio users. Thus, we received a call.
To fix this problem we used our patented PolyLevel injection foam. We drill small, penny-sized holes in the cement slab and use them as access points for which to inject the PolyLevel through. After we inject the PolyLevel and the slab is back to its proper height, we refill the holes will cement, making the project very non-invasive. In the end, the slab is ready to walk on in roughly 15 minutes!
Sharon D. of Sunfield, MI owns a home that was built in 1975 with a block foundation. Because of the weakness of a block foundation, water would come in at the corners whenever it would rain. So, Sharon decided to give us a call for a solution when she had had enough.
Our fix? The SuperSump premier sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain 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.
The WaterGuard system rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. This water is then redirected to the sump pump -- the SuperSump -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
Say goodbye to letting the rain ruin your basement, Sharon.
Elsie W. of Vermontville, MI was having a hard time with water in her basement. Water was seeping into an extra bedroom, causing mold growth and musty odors on top of the moisture. So, Elsie gave us a call for a professional solution.
We installed our patented WaterGuard French drain system for this project. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is collected it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
Eric P. of Potterville, MI had a sinking sidewalk on the front of his home that was affecting the front porch. On top of affecting the porch, a sinking slab makes for a unattractive sight and a serious tripping hazard, so Eric gave us a call.
We used our patented PolyLevel injection foam for this project. PolyLevel is lightweight yet durable and is much better at permanently raising a slab than mudjacking. We start by drilling small, penny-sized holes into the concrete slab and use those holes as access points for which to inject the foam through. After the foam is under the slab, we refill the holes and make the drilling look like it never even happened.
This Bellevue, MI home had several minor cracks in one of its foundation walls that were a sure sign of future wall failure. Moisture was also able to make its way into the home and the owners contacted us for a reliable solution.
To stabilize the wall, we installed the CarbonArmor system. This system utilizes fiber-reinforced polymers that are 10x stronger than steel to hold the basement wall in place. A strong apoxy resin was first painted onto the wall at each carbon strap location. The straps were then adhered to the wall and secured into place with steel brackets.
To improve the look of the basement walls and block out water and water vapor, we installed the BrightWall wall system. The plastic sheeting was cut to fit the dimensions of the basement and then attached to the wall with plastic fasteners. This wall system was waterproof and vapor proof to keep moisture and humidity out of the home.
Kate M. lives in a home over a 100 years old. She recently noticed her floors were sloping and creating a gap between the floor and interior walls. Moisture and wood rot in the crawl space can also attribute to sagging floors. The joists start to weaken under the weight of the house.
The most common solution for sagging floors is installing concrete footings. Unfortunately, it is not the best decision. Over time concrete footings can settle into the soil recreating the same problem. They are also unadjustable, if the floors need additional lifting there is no way for the footing to be readjusted without reinstalling new footings. This process can become very costly and time-consuming if repeated. Our team evaluated Kate’s problem and decided our heavy duty SmartJacks would be the best resolution. SmartJacks are used to transfer the weight to more competent soils and stabilize and level girders and floor joists in a crawl space. They provide the best opportunity to lift your floors and walls back to their original position.
Our customer owned a cottage built in the early 1900’s. The floors were beginning to sink. The home was beginning to show signs sagging floors such as the doors sticking. Common solutions to raise sinking floors are to place concrete columns underneath the floor joists.
This seems like a good solution because concrete seems pretty strong, but it is time consuming and can not be adjusted over time. The columns will settle into the troubled soils recreating the problem again.
Thats why we at Ayers Basement Systems installed our SmartJack stabilizing system. They can support more than 60,000 pounds and transfers that weight to more competent soils, addressing the actual issue. In addition, SmartJacks provide the best possibility for lifting floors back to their original positions over time.
The homeowners in Charlotte, MI had so much water coming into their home that it started pooling in certain areas of their basement. The pooling water was causing damage to their things and they needed a way to get it out of their home.
Our professional team installed the SuperSump sump pump to combat this pooling water. The SuperSump is a full featured system containing 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.
The team also installed the WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The system sits on the top of the footing in the basement in order to prevent clogging from mud or other debris. The system works by trapping floor and wall seepage before it has a chance to damage the basement. Once the water is trapped in the drain it is immediately taken to the sump pump. The sump pump then removes the water from the home!
Thanks to the SuperSump and the WaterGuard systems the homeowners basement is now dry!
Mike was experiencing water coming into his basement through his basement walls. His home was built in 1988 with poured concrete. He also began finishing his basement. He did not want the water coming in to ruin it. Our team of experts decided to seal the walls using FlexiSpan. FlexiSpan seals the cracks and has a secondary built in strategy, just in case the first one fails. It’s flexible material is made to move with your wall as it continues to move over time to keep your wall from ever leaking again.
A homeowner from Bellevue told us about a room in his new house that had an unlevel concrete floor, he didn't feel safe about designing the room if the room's floor would just have to be fixed later, so he wanted our help. We came in and installed our advanced PolyLevel technology which is a polymer injection foam that is blasted into the concrete to make it 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.
This home in needed a lot of work but we were able to complete the job and make it seem almost brand new again. There was both a crawl space and basement that needed our help and a sinking/cracked garage floor.
We were able to encapsulate the crawl space with CleanSpace, drainage matting, and SilverGlo insulation. All three of these work together to make your crawl space dry and easier to heat/cool so you can save on utilities. The basement needed SmartJacks to stabilize the sagging floors above and push piers to stabilize the entire foundation. We also installed new wall panels to give the basement a beautful finished look. The panels are waterproof and organic so no worrying about mold growth or them getting ruined if your basement were to ever flood. To prevent flooding though we also put in our perimeter WaterGuard system to direct any and all water to the sump pump.
This home needed many of our services and we were able to get everthing done. The home is now stabilized, waterproofed and safe for many years to come.
We know how much everyone hates having to go in their crawl space. It's dark, dusty, and even a little bit creepy and there's always a possibilty of those unwanted critters/insects. We think you should be able to enjoy or at least use every part of your home. That's why we will send a system design specialist in your crawl space or basement to take a look and see what we can to waterproof and make your space more liveable.
This crawl space is not visited often, there's a dirt floor and insulation hanging from the ceiling. I mean let's be honest what would be the point of going down there. We were however, able to revive this space and make it usable to the owners. We have never understood the point of a dirt floor in a crawl space, you wouldn't use dirt for your basement floor so why is your crawl space any different. Also when that fiberglass insulation gets moisture in it, it will become heavy and fall. We can fix all of this with CleanSpace though.
CleanSpace is a heavy plastic liner used to create the perfect vapor barrier in your crawl space. It is fitted to your crawl space to cover every post, the floor, the walls and anywhere we have to worry about water coming in. The best part for these homeowners now is that they can store stuff in their crawl space since that the floor isn't dirt anymore. It will keep moisture out and any critters.
Our customer recently met with Ayers last year for a sump pump installation and now have discovered a common occurence...walls bowing in. Walls that bow in are caused by moving soil that the house sits in. Soil actually moves a lot more than we think, everytime it rains, it shifts slightly. Using wall anchors called Geo-Lock, we are able to keep the walls stable by hooking it to the soil outside of the house. Our customer also chose to add Hide-A-Way anchor covers; Now the basement walls are stable as well as looking neat and clean.
Our friend from Grand Ledge, MI began experiencing water seepage on the floor of her crawlspace. She was concerned that this would eventually grow into more serious issues beneath her home. Octavia’s friend recommended Ayers Basement Systems and she gave us a call! Upon diagnosing her crawlspace needs, we installed our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system Octavia’s crawlspace. The CleanSpace encapsulation product is a 20mm thick plastic lining that entirely seals off the crawl space from the elements faced below. We also installed SilverGlo wall paneling and Rim Joist insulation to better insulate our new friends’ home. With this innovative crawlspace system in place, the crawl space will forever be a safe and dry place.
Our great friend Shelley from Grand Ledge, MI is no stranger to the Ayers Basement Systems family. She believes in the quality work we do and has invited us back to her home several times to complete various projects. That’s why Shelley called us again when she became worried about the sagging beams in her crawlspace. Upon diagnosing her needs, we installed four Smart Jacks to stabilize her homes beams. The Smart Jack is a supplemental support system for crawl space applications. The Smart Jack effectively supports sagging beams and floor joists caused by, a length of span greater than spanning capability, floor load increased after construction, exceeding design values, and weakening over time due to high moisture and rot. With this innovative stability solution in place, Shelley’s home will forever be supported.
Chris & Pam, our friends from Charlotte, MI were experiencing water seepage through the poured walls in their crawlspace and grew they became concerned about mold growth. Upon diagnosing their crawlspace needs, we installed our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off the crawl space from the elements below. No more water or cold air can enter the crawl space with this installment. CleanSpace is made with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth, so these residents can rest assured that their basement will not fall victim to mold.
To supplement the CleanSpace system we also installed the SaniDry Sedona, a high-performance dehumidifier and filtration system. In Chris & Pam’s crawlspace, the Sedona will help prevent mold and reduce musty odors, giving them dry healthy air and total comfort. With this encapsulation system in place, Chris & Pam’s crawlspace will forever be a safe and dry space.
One morning Nic & Thomas from Grand Ledge, MI called us with an urgent problem. One of the foundation walls in their basement was starting to bow outward. Rather than put it off and let their concerns grow, they decided to take a proactive approach and reached out to their local foundation experts! Upon diagnosing their foundation support needs, we installed a system of four PowerBrace beams. The PowerBrace system will permanently stabilize this home's unstable foundation wall. These zinc-plated steel beams can be custom-fit to any specific wall height and are then secured tight against the basement wall with brackets anchored to the floor and floor joists. The PowerBrace's unique, patented design allows the system to be tightened over time, potentially reversing wall failure without any invasive drilling or digging on the property. With the innovative stability solution, we put in place, Nic & Thomas’s foundation will forever be supported.
Our friend Joan, a homeowner in Grand Ledge, MI began observing water seepage in her basement where the floor meets the wall, it began destroying her finished basement walls. Without delay, she made the smart decision to address this water concern before it had the chance to worsen. Joan saw our TV commercials and knew we could help her. We came to her home, diagnosed the water issues in her basement and recommended the installation of WaterGuard to remedy her problem. To install the WaterGuard, we had to cut and remove the lower damaged portion of Joan’s drywall. WaterGuard was then installed along the home's footing, beneath the concrete, this installment collects water near the base of the perimeter walls and safely directs it to Joan’s sump pump for discharge from her home.
To make Joan’s walls look beautiful again, we installed the EverLast Finished Wall Restoration System. This paneling not only fixed the current condition of Joan’s damaged walls, but it also ensured her basement is safe from any type of water leak in the future. The paneling replaces the bottom 32” of the drywall and is extremely durable. It is also inorganic, meaning Joan will not have to worry about mold growth. The EverLast wall will work with the WaterGuard system that was installed to ensure water can efficiently exit her home. Not to mention, this paneling looks great and ties in well with Joan’s already finished basement! Thanks to this installment Joan’s basement is more beautiful then we found it, and the water issues that once plagued her basement will surely be a thing of the past.
Carl & Lorraine, our wonderful friends from Charlotte, MI had been experiencing severe water seepage and moisture issues in their crawlspace. Carl grew concerned that this moisture would promote mold growth below their home, provoking his wife’s allergy to mold. Carl & Lorraine saw an Ayers Basement Systems truck in their local community, wrote down our phone number and gave us a call!
Upon diagnosing their unique crawlspace needs, we recommended our patented CleanSpace crawlspace encapsulation system to resolve the current issues being faced in their crawlspace. The CleanSpace encapsulation product is a thick 20mm plastic lining that entirely seals off the crawlspace from all of the harsh elements it faces below. With this system in place, no more water or cold air can enter Carl & Lorraine’s crawl space. Plus, the CleanSpace is made with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth, so Carl can rest assured that their crawlspace will not make his wife fall victim to her mold allergy. To supplement the CleanSpace, we also installed FrothPak rim joist insulation foam. This will increase the energy efficiency of Carl & Lorraine’s home and help lower their energy costs. With our advanced crawlspace encapsulation system in place, this local crawl space will forever be transformed.
Eileen from Charlotte, MI began observing water puddles in her basement, where the wall meets the floor. She ignored the problem for a little while but began seeing it worsen. Eileen knew she needed answers, so she picked up her phone and began an online search for local waterproofing experts. With over 35 years of waterproofing experience, Eileen’s search ended with us! She invited us into her home, where we diagnosed the current water issues and installed WaterGuard to remedy the problem. WaterGuard was installed along the home's footing, beneath the concrete, the installment collects water along the base of the perimeter walls and safely directs it to the sump pumps for discharge from her home. With an aging sump pump in her basement, Eileen elected to have us install a SuperSump. The SuperSump is a sump pump system that contains an air tight lid, floor drain, pump stand, and a pump alarm. These are the essential features needed to help keep a basement dry! Thanks to the efforts of our company’s founder Virgil and the rest of our team, the water issues that once plagued Eileen’s basement will no longer be a sweat.
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.
Nancy had an unsightly crawl space that had lots of moisture and effloresence on the concrete walls. Effloresence is the white powder you see on concrete, which is a clear sign that water has began to wash some of the minerals and salt out of the concrete. This is not healthy to have in your home because the moisture is a homebase for mold and could eventually compromise the whole home if the damage advanced.
Our team fixed the unsightly crawl space by insulating it with SilverGlo wall and rim joist insulation to keep moisture out and heat inside. The SilverGlo wall helps by keeping heat inside and moisture outside and it also makes your crawl space look like more than just some scary hole.
We installed Helical Piers which are like long, huge steel screws to provide this home with a solid foundation. You would think that the foundation was the problem but, it was actually the soil. The ground that this home was sitting on was too weak so, we went deeper.
They provide long-lasting support by anchoring themselves to the strongest part of the Earth and then, getting fastened to your home.
Diane noticed her heating bill had increased significantly and called us when she saw that the insulation in the crawl spcae of her home was falling. We knew just the thing to get her crawl space insulated and clean!
We installed drainage matting to keep water out of her crawl space. The matting allows for the proper draining of water from under the liner in the crawl space. We then installed the CleanSpace liner to keep the crawlspace dry annd clean. This is a thick durable liner, similar to a pool liner, that prevents water vapor and humidity from entering the crawl space. By having a clean crawl space, you are protecting your structures agains mold and rot. Lastly we installed SilverGlo insulation to keep Diane's energy costs down.
This homeowner called us because their backyard sloped towards the house and was pushing against the walls. The pressure was causing horizontal and vertical cracks in their house. We installed GeoLock Anchors to the home to stabilize the walls. The GeoLock Anchors include steel rods that extend from the house and anchor into hard stable soil to prevent further movement. They cause minimal disruption and don't take up space in your basement.
A homeowners garage wall was being pushed inwards causing cracks with one crack being 1/8 of an inch deep. They didn't want things to get worse so they called us to fix it. We installed the PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair System to stop further movement. This system is made up of steel beams that are secured to joists above the wall with steel brakets. The beams stop damage from occuring and can potentially straighten the wall. Thei nstallation is quick and has very minimal disruption to your garage space.
The homeowner wanted their crawl space to be sealed off and waterproofed. With heacy rain, they got water in their crawl space and didn't want that to happen again.
We installed drainage matting to allow the movement and drainage of water uner the liner. We also installed the CleanSpace Liner which is a thick durable liner that looks like a pool liner. This liner keeps water out of the crawl space as well as mold and odors.
Matt had cracks in his basement and thought the wall was bowing. We installed GeoLock Wall Anchors to stabilize the wall. These anchors are made of steel and work by extending from your wall to the stable, hard packed soil beyond your home. GeoLock Wall anchors are installed with minimal disruption to your lawn, and they won't damage the interior of your basement or take up usable space.
This Grand Ledge home was up forsale but there was a bowing wall in the basement. The prospective buyers wanted it to be fixed before they made a decision so they called us.
We installed GeoLock Wall Anchors for them to halt further movement of the basement wall. The wall anchors are made of steel and work by extending from your wall into the hard, stable soil beyond your home. They brace the strong soil to stabilize the foundation wall. Wall anchors are installed with minimal disruption to your lawn, and they won't damage the interior of your basement or take up usable space.
This homeowner lives in a very old home and wanted his foundation looked at because he was nervous it was failing. The floors are uneven, the driveway is uneven, and the basement gets condensation in it during heavy rain and spring months. We went to take a look at the house and decided there were a couple things we could do to help.
We installed the CleanSpace liner which is a bright durable liner, similar to a pool liner, that seals off the crawl space. This liner prevents water vapor and humidity from passing through and by keeping your crawl space dry, it protects your structure and insulation from mold and rot.
We also installed the the SmartJack crawl space support system. These are stable, strong, and level steel beams that are installed in your crawl space to your floor joists. These support the floor and raise back to the original position so your floors can be level again.
Lastly we installed the SaniDry XP Air System because even with a great waterproofing system, concrete walls and floors continually absorb moisture from the soil and release it into the air in your basement. It keeps dry air circulating throughout the space, aggressively drying out your basement or crawl space. Collected water can be drained into a sump pump pit or your perimeter drain.
After heavy rains Steve and Bernita were finding water in their crawl space. They called our team to discuss encapsulation options and so we installed CleanSpace. CleanSpace is a 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. Now Steve and Bernita no longer need to worry about water intrusion in their crawl space.
A husband and wife were struggling to keep water out of their basement, so they called our team. We installed WaterGuard, a basement drainage system. Unlike many other drains, WaterGuard is installed inside your basement in order to avoid it being clogged. This drain will catch any leakage from higher walls or floors before it reaches your basement floor. Other perks are that this system is almost invisible after it is set up and has a quicker and easier installation process than outdoor drains.
Katherine called our team looking for a dehumidifier system. So our team installed the SaniDry XP Basement Dehumidifier. This system never needs to be emptied because the water drains automatically and it is ten times more powerful than typical dehumidifiers. Katherine’s conditions in her basement will greatly improve by removing water vapor because it will prevent the growth of mold and decrease the humidity.
These homeowners has some cracks in their basment wall and the wall was starting to bow. They wanted a solution to make sure their home was safe and to keep it from getting worse. We installed the GeoLock Wall Anchors to stabilize the basement wall. This system works by extending from your wall to the stable, hard soil beyond your home. They anchor into these stronger soils to brace the foundation wall. These anchors are installed with minimal disruption to your lawn, and they won't damage the interior of your basement or take up usable space.
Carol wanted to sell her home but there was settling in the walkway to to front door. She wanted to fix the trip hazards before she put the house on the market. We used PolyLevel to lift the concrete slabs. PolyLevel is a light but strong foam injection that raises concrete back to the original position. It is stabke and waterproof so it won't wash away or react with soils. It aslo has a very quick curing time of 15 minutes so that you are not inconvenienced.
Marvin H. was in dire need of a solution for his leaking basement walls when he called us. Heavy rains and outside water pressure made the problem worse. Although he has a sump pump installed, water kept seeping in through the basement walls. He found out about Ayers Basement Systems through his own network of friends who recommended our work to Marvin.
As part of his waterproofing solution, we installed a WaterGuard system in the basement to collect seeping water from his basement walls and drain it into the new TripleSafe sump pump and a TrenchDrain™ to catch water that may enter the basement from an outside entryway. Our products are designed to work together to keey your basement dry.
Marvin H. also opted to install our new ThermalDry Elite Plank flooring with a beautiful walnut finish in his newly waterproofed basement. Our flooring is inorganic and waterproof, which means he doesn’t have to worry about the floor harboring mold. Installation is also much quicker because all of our flooring products easily interlock without grout or adhesives.
Marvin can now enjoy his new healthy and dry basement for years to come!
This home in Charlotte was sinking on the east side of the house, the doors are opening automatically, and the floors are unlevel. We installed Helical Piers to stop any more sinking in the home. These piers have year round installation that is fast and effective. They stabilize structures as well as helping to lift them back up to the original position.
The Charlotte homeowner had a walkway that was sinking and causing a tripping hazard with the unlevel concrete slabs. We used PolyLevel to even the slabs. PolyLevel is a light weight foam injectable that is very strong. It is waterproof so it wont wash away and it is stable so it wont react with the soil. PolyLevel foam has a quick curing time so it wont inconvenience you, the concrete can be full load bearing in just 15 minutes.
Cindy has an area in her basment that has water entering where the floor and wall meet. We installed the WaterGuard system to keep the water out of this homeowners basement. This drain system is installed under the floor and drains the water it collects to the sump pump to be expelled out of the home.
Albert has settled concrete near the garage corner where the drain was coming down until he put in a buried downspout. His front steps and pad have dropped as well. We used PolyLevel to lift the concrete and help with his settlement issues. PolyLevel is a lightweight but strong injectable foam that lefts sunken concrete. it is waterproof and stable so it won't wash away or react with the soil. The best part is that it cures in about 15 minutes.
John had water entering his basement due to cracking in his walls. So our team fully waterproofed his basement by installing WaterGuard, TripleSafe, IceGuard and SaniDry. The WaterGuard system will catch any leakage from higher walls and floors. TripleSafe is a sump pump system that is battery powered so John won't need to worry about his basement flooding during power outages. The IceGuard Sump Pump Discharge Line System allows water to leave even when it is frozen so even during Michigan’s freezing temperatures Joh won’t need to worry. Lastly, the SaniDry XP Basement Dehumidifier never needs to be emptied because the water drains automatically. Also, it is ten times more powerful than typical dehumidifiers. Therefore, all these systems will help give John peace of mind no matter what weather his house encounters.
Elizabeth was struggling with water intrusion in her basement. The water was primarily coming through her floor, but also through some of the walls. She already had a sump pump, but it could not keep up with the flow so she called our team. We installed TripleSafe, a sump pump system that can handle the highest pumping demands. This system has three sump pumps so that no matter how much water intrusion your basemennt encoutnners, TripleSafe can handle it. In addition, one of the pumps is battery-powered in order to protect your basemet even during power outages.
Water was quickly entering Elizabeth's basement so she called our team. We installed WaterGuard, IceGuard and SaniDry in order to prevent any further water intrusion. WaterGuard is a basement drainage system created to keep your basement dry. Unlike many other drains, WaterGuard is installed inside your basement in order to avoid it being clogged. This drain will catch any leakage from higher walls or floors before it reaches your basement floor. The IceGuard Sump Pump Discharge Line System allows water to leave even when the discharge line is frozen. Therefore, this system prevents flooding even in freezing temperatures. The SaniDry XP Basement Dehumidifier never needs to be emptied because the water drains automatically. Also, it is ten times more powerful than typical dehumidifiers.
The Eaton Rapids Senior Center had some water coming in through the blocks of the basement. There is no standing water but when it rains a lot, some water leaks out of the blocks. We installed the WaterGuard system to collect the water and drain it to the sump pump.
This home owner had a very damp, finished basement. The basement had carpet but no standing water and no sump pump. We installed the TripleSafe Sump Pump System that provides three levels of protection for your basement and your peace of mind to the homeowner. We also installed the WaterGuard system to collect the water and drain it to the sump pump. Lastly we installed the SaniDry XP which keeps dry air circulating throughout the space to keep your basement dry.
This homeowner had a sunken middle section of their walkway as well as sunken steps to the front porch. We used PolyLevel to lift up the concrete slabs. PolyLevel is a waterproof injectable foam so it won't wash away. The best part is that it only takes about 15 minutes so you can walk on it in a matter of minutes!
Jennifer has a crawl space under her home addition but when there is a lot of rain, water seeps in. During the summer, the heat keeps it fairly dry but it still has moisture from the previous rain in it. She called us because she wanted it to be sealed off to keep it dry and clean. First, we put down drainage matting so that water in the crawl space could move and be directed to the sump pump. Second we installed the CleanSpace liner which is a thick durable liner similar to a pool liner. It prevents water vapor and humidity from passing through. By keeping your crawl space dry, your structure and insulation is protected from mold and rot.
John's floor was sagging so he called our team. We installed SmartJack, a system that puts a stop to your sagging floors. Due to the moisture and soils in your crawl space, floors above crawl spaces are vulnerable. The SmartJack system provides a permanent fix to these issues by using steel columns, threaded rods and a solid base to address any issues your crawl space may introduce to your floors. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization.
Greg and Karlene have water issues in their basement. The water flows across the floor as well as along the wall. where it is coming in from. We installed the WaterGuard system to keep the basement dry. The drain is under the floor and collects the water that seeps in. The water is drained to the new sump pump that we installed. The TripleSafe Sump Pump System offers three levels of protection to the homeowner. In cases of power outages or some levels malfunctioning, the sump will continue to work and keep the basement try.
There is water in basement along the walls. A large amount of water is coming in where the wall meets the floor, there is a drying system in the area but it is not working and it is overflowing. The family had asthma and the moisture is not helping so they wanted a fix for their wet basement. We installed the WaterGuard which is a French drain system that is under the floor. The system collects water seeping into the basement and drains it to the TripleSafe Sump Pump system that we installed for them. The TripleSafe sump pump provides three levels of protection to your home in case of pump failure or a power outage. Lastly we installed the SaniDry XP which is a dehumidifier that keeps dry air circulating to dry out your space. It is the the ideal choice for a basement air system because it can easily be stored in a corner or closet so it doesn't interfere with a finished basement.
This Vermontville homeowner had some water issues in the basement but the sump pump was not working properly and could not keep up during heavy rain. We installed the TripleSafe for them which is a sump pump that provides 3 levels of protection in times on pump malfunction or a power outage.
This Vermontville homeowner has some concrete slabs in his driveway and the sidewalk leading to the front door that were settling. We used PolyLevel to lift the sunken concrete and restore it to the original position. PolyLevel is a light weight but very strong foam that is injected under the concrete. The foam is waterproof and stable so it won't wash away or react with the soil. The best part is that it cures in about 15 minutes so the driveway is full load bearing in just a short amount of time.
This Vermontville family has water in their finished basement that is getting the carpet wet. They do not have standing water or a sump pump but the moisture in the basement is making the area very damp. Their son likes to play downstairs and they are worried about health issues from the damp, musty smelling area so they called us for a solution. We installed the TripleSafe Sump Pump System first which provides the basement with three levels of protection in case of pump malfunction or a power outage. Next we installed the WaterGuard system which is French drain system under the floor to collect the water that is coming into the area and sending it to the sump pump to be discharged outside the home. Lastly we installed the SaniDry XP Basement dehumidifier to keep the moisture out of the home. The SaniDry keeps dry air circulating throughout the space to dry it out and the collected water can be drained into a sump pump pit or a section of your perimeter drain. The best part is that this dehumidifier can easily be stored in a corner or closet so it doesn't interfere with a finished basement.
Margo has a stream of water in her basement fed by water that was leaking where the wall and the floor meet. This will only cause more and more problems as time goes on. This amount of water will invite in more debris, mold, outside creatures, and structural damage.
Our team installed WaterGuard, a drainage system that is installed inside the home that catches water that falls from higher up on the walls like the water that Margo is having problems with. Waterguard is easily installed and is nearly invisible once the concrete is replaced and dries. This drains into the TripleSafe Sump Pump system that will pump the water out to the barely visible LawnScape Outlet and away from the house. The TripleSafe system is unique in that it is a battery-operated system with three pumps, one for everyday use, one for larger than average volumes of water, and one for when the power goes out to ensure drainage even in the dark.
Margo will not have to stress over streams of water anymore with her new system. She can rest easy knowing that her basement is nice and dry and can now be finished at any time without the worry of water intrusion.
Fred wanted to finish his basement but to do so he needed to have some waterproofing done as well as have an Egress window installed. To have a finished basement, you need to have an emergency exit which is where the Egress window comes in. The Egress window is large enough to allow safe exit out of the space in case of an emergency which includes a window well with a step in it. In addition to safety, the Egress windows allow for more natural light and fresh air into the basement which make the space feel larger and more inviting.
Chad and Lacey own an older home with a cellar underneath. They started having many difficulties with the floor joists and all of the upper floors being uneven. Our team installed SmartJacks, a system produced to halt your sagging floors. Floors above basements and crawl spaces are vulnerable due to the damp nature of the lowest floor. The Smart Jack system is a permanent fix to these issues. It uses steel columns, threaded rods, and a solid base to address any problems your basement may have. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization. Chad and Lacey will now walk on even floors throughout their home and rest easy knowing there will be no further sagging or threat of collapse.
Colin and Jessica’s home was built in the 1860’s. It has supported many families and people over the last few centuries and finally, the foundation is starting to become a little bit worn. The main floor is starting to sag so our team installed SmartJacks, a reinforcement system for your foundation. Floors above basements and crawl spaces are vulnerable due to the damp nature of the lowest floor. The Smart Jack system is a permanent fix to these issues. It uses steel columns, threaded rods and a solid base to address any sagging your floor might have. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization. This 1860’s home will be as strong and good as it was in the 1860’s!
This Dimondale couple was going to sell their 150-year-old farmhouse but there was leaking into the basement during heavy rain. The water came up from from floor but they did not have a sump pump so the water collected in the area. We installed the WaterGuard and a sump pump for the water to be discharged outside of the home. The WaterGuard is a French drain system that collects water that seeps into the basement and sends it to the sump pump. It is installed under the floor but above the foundation to keep it out of the 'mud zone' where the drain could clog.
Steve is looking to sell his home but said that his crawl space and basement look horrible. He has no issues in either area but wanted to make the spaces look more attractive to potential buyers. We installed the CleanSpace Crawl Space Liner to keep out the humidity, water vapor, and pests of the crawl space. This thick, white liner looks very clean and allows you to use the space for storage without getting things dirty. In the basement we installed the CleanSpace Wall System which also keeps water vapor from passing through the foundation walls. Both of these systems also have anti-microbial protection so you won't have mold or mildew growing in the basement or crawl space.
Angela was having water coming into her basement and up through the floor. She already had a couple of systems but it appeared as though her basement just needed a little extra to be able to stay dry. Our team came out and installed a Trench Drain. The TrenchDrain typically sits in doorways or at the bottom of the stairs to catch any surface runoff. The drain sits flush with the floor and is made from heavy-duty plastic that ensures homeowners will not have to worry about maintenance, wear and tear, or breakage. The length can be changed to accommodate any space needed and the grated cover can easily be removed to clean out the drain if needed. We are confident that this drain will give Angela’s basement the extra help it needs to stay dry.
Cyndee was experiencing water intrusion in her basement where the wall met the floor. She spent a lot of time cleaning up the water and wanted a solution so she does not have to do the work. We installed a perimeter drain, new sump pump, and the CleanSpace Wall System. We started with the WaterGuard which is a French drain system that collects the water that seeps into the basement and sends it to the sump pump. This system is also installed under the floor but above the foundation to keep it from clogging. Secondly, we installed the TripleSafe Sump Pump which has three levels of protection even if there is a pump malfunction or power outage. This gives the homeowner peace of mind that their home is safe and dry no matter what. Lastly, we installed the CleanSpace Wall System which keeps water vapor from passing through the walls into the basement. It also has an anti-microbial protection so that mold and mildew can not grow in the area.
This Grand Ledge homeowner had a sun room that was built on a deck structure. One side of the deck is sinking causing cracks on the wall of the sun room, the room to be uneven, and the structure to be pulled away from the wall making the windows and door underneath unable to be opened. We installed SmartJacks and Helical Piers to stabilize and lift up the deck. The SmartJacks where installed under the deck to lift the floor up to allow the doors and windows to be opened like normal. The Helical Piers were installed under the support posts that hold the deck up which were sinking into the ground. The piers will stabilize the structure, help to lift if back to normal position, and keep the sunroom safe. With these two support systems, no more cracks will occur in the sunroom and the home wont be pulling away from the home anymore.
Julie and John noticed a really musty smell in their basement. Many people have a smell like this in their basement or they have gotten so used to living with the smell they don’t even notice it. There are a lot of ways to write off a musty smell including this house is old or it's just the basement smell, but this is usually a sign of a larger problem. If there is moisture in your basement space that goes undetected or untreated for a long time Our team came out and installed the best two products for this problem. The SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier and CleanSpace.
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. Clean space 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.
With these products Julie and John’s basement will be dry and smell free. Getting rid of the smell means getting rid of any lurking mold, smells, and pooling water for good.
Brandon and Carmen want to finish their basement and add a bedroom to it for their growing family. They knew to add a bedroom, they would need to install an Egress window so they called us. Egress windows are required if you have a bedroom in your basement and allow a safe exit in case of an emergency. The window is large and has a well with a ladder in it to assist with the safe exit. The large window also allows a lot of natural light into the room which makes it appear larger and more welcoming.
Ed had pooling water in his home. Pooling water is never a good thing in a home. It means that somewhere a crack is letting in moisture. That moisture can cause visible damage to homes in the form of discoloration and deterioration of nearby floor boards, carpet, or furniture. It can also cause invisible damage in the form of allergens, foundation deterioration, and increased humidity. To help get rid of pooling water in Ed’s home our team came out and installed the WaterGuard Drainage System.
The WaterGuard drain is designed to capture water seepage through the walls and any leaks along where the floor and the wall meet. It’s large in diameter and is easy to get into making clogging extremely unlikely. On top of that, it is faster, easier, and less expensive than outdoor drains and will be nearly invisible once the concrete is replaced and dried.
This system will ensure that all water is caught from both higher up on the wall and level with the drain. Ed won’t have to worry about any pooling water or further flooding in his basement.
Dale’s basement air was humid and sticky. These are not words you want to use to describe your basement because any air that's in your basement space, is moving upward throughout the rest of your home. Our team came out to install CleanSpace to combat the moisture and unwanted water in Dale’s home.
Clean space 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.
Now Dale’s basement will be protected against water intrusions while still usable for storage and looking more sleek than the previous dirt floor.
Ben and Darlene have a 120 year old home. After supporting families and furniture and the top part of the home for 120 years, the foundation has started to let in moisture and unwanted water. Moisture brings in many unwanted allergens and humidity, which has been bothering Ben and Darlene’s allergies. To help, our team installed CleanSpace and a SaniDy Sedona dehumidifier.
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. Clean space 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.
Now Ben and Darlene can live in their home happily without the health hazard of allergens and unwanted moisture. With a strong vapor barrier and dehumidifier, the couple will not have to worry about any unwanted moisture or humidity.
Kathy and Rick’s porch was sinking in towards the house and needed to be raised back to the original level. This was done by our team using PolyLevel. PolyLevel injections are designed to fix sinking and cracking concrete slabs by bringing them back to their original level. This is achieved by using a polyurethane foam. The foam expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is simple and done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. The foam is completely waterproof, minimally invasive, and lasts forever. This way Kathy and Rick didn't have to rip up their landscaping and have their porch replaced, they restored the one they already had.
Saundra had damp walls and floors in her unfinished basement. It was so damp that mold was starting to form and she wanted it fixed before it got much worse. We installed the SaniDry XP which is a basement dehumidifier that can be placed in a corner or closet so it does not interfere with anything. The dehumidifier keeps dry air circulating throughout the space to dry it out. This model removes up to 109 liters of water a day and filters the air removing particles as small as 2 microns. The dehumidifier will keep the basement free of humidity and water vapor making it an inhospitable environment for mold.
Ben had a very severe bowing wall in his home in Kalamazoo. He needs it fixed quickly or it could cause serious damage to his foundation and home, not to mention threaten his safety. To remedy the wall and ensure Ben’s safety, our team came out and installed GeoLock wall anchors. The Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System repairs walls that are sliding inwards, bowing, or buckling. A wall anchor will be installed inside your home and extend outward towards stable, hard-packed soil around your home to anchor it in place. This prevents any further movement permanently and is installed with minimal disruption to your home or your lawn. We can even conceal the anchors with our Hide-A-Way covers for a more finished appearance. With the wall anchors Ben has immediate stabilization and will continue to have stabilization for years to come.
Brandon had a slab of concrete in his walkway that was noticeably sinking in. He needed to get it raised so that no one tripped and fell while walking up to the house and so that no cracking and further sinking occurred. Our team came out and installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel injections are designed to fix sinking and cracking concrete slabs by bringing them back to their original level. This is achieved by using a polyurethane foam. The foam expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is simple and done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. The foam is completely waterproof, minimally invasive and lasts forever. This way Brandon doesn’t have the liability of uneven concrete and won’t have to worry about having guests over.
Jessica had some cracking in her foundation slab. She was noticing some moisture coming up through the cracks and needed a product to ensure the moisture wasn't affecting her foundation so our team came out and installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel injections are designed to fix sinking and cracking concrete slabs by bringing them back to their original level. This is achieved by using a polyurethane foam. The foam expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is simple and done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. The foam is completely waterproof, minimally invasive and lasts forever. Now Jessica will have an even foundation and after the cracks get sealed she won't have to worry about any moisture coming up through the cracks.
Dan had a section of his driveway sinking in and he needed a system to raise it up to its original level. To restore the driveway, our team came out and installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel injections are designed to fix sinking and cracking concrete slabs by bringing them back to their original level. This is achieved by using polyurethane foam. The foam expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is simple and done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. The foam is completely waterproof, minimally invasive, and lasts forever. Now Dan won’t have the liability of uneven concrete slabs in his driveway and he won’t have to worry about any further problems that may come with an uneven driveway.
This Charlotte homeowner called us because their sidewalk has broken off from their front porch. There is nothing underneath the concrete because it was washed away and causing more breakage. We used PolyLevel to lift the fallen concrete back to the original level and make sure there were not any trip hazards. The PolyLevel is waterproof and stable so it will not wash away or react with the soils underneath. It cures in about 15 minutes so it can be full-load bearing in no time and not be inconvenient to the owner!
This couple had some water issues in their Michigan basement and they wanted it fixed since as soon as possible. We used Drainage Matting and CleanSpace to keep water out and the owners happy. Drainage Matting has dimples in it which direct the water to be discharged outside the home. On top of that we lay down CleanSpace, a thick durable liner similar to a pool liner. This liner keeps humidity and water vapor out of the space as well as keeping out pests.
Doug has a partially finished basement that has been getting water in it when there is heavy rain. The water was getting in where the floor meets the wall as well as the cracks in the floor. He wanted to know his options for waterproofing and we had just the solution for him! We installed the WaterGuard drain system to collect the water that seeps into the basement and send it to the sump pump. The drain is installed under the floor but above the foundation to keep it out of the "mud zone" so it won't clog. We also installed the TripleSafe Sump Pump which provides 3 levels of protection in case of a pump malfunction or a power outage and peace of mind to the homeowner.
This Sunfield home is open underneath and in the winters, the home gets very cold. The owners wanted a warmer house and to keep rodents out of the crawl space. We used SilverGlo and spray foam to keep the cold air from getting into the space and the home. The SilverGlo Crawl Space Wall Insulation panels have a silver shine to them due to the graphite particles within the foam. The particles help to keep cold air out of the space while also reflecting heat back into the crawl space making sure your home stays warm! We also installed the EverLast Crawl Space Door which is made of inorganic plastics and creates an airtight barrier to the crawl space. This helps to keep out water, mold, and animals from the outside that you don't want in your crawl space.
Howard and his wife are very happy in their home but have some issues with settling concrete. They want to level the concrete in the driveway and near the home to prevent any more foundation issues as well as get rid of potential trip hazards. We used PolyLevel to raise the sunken concrete back to the original level. It is a waterproof foam that is injected under the slabs and cures in about 15 minutes. To seal the cracks, we used NexusPro which is a sealant used to keep debris from getting under the slab and degrading it from below. The sealant is made to withstand harsh weather and dries in about an hour!
David called us because his commercial office building has water coming in through a wall in the basement. The water that is coming in covers about a quarter of the floor and they have to suck it all up with a shop-vac since the floor drain does not working well. This has been an issue since before he bought the building but it has been happened 4 times in the past couple years. He wanted a waterproofing solution that will keep the basement dry. We used the WaterGuard drain system and the TripleSafe Sump Pump to keep water out. The WaterGuard is a French drain that is installed under the floor but atop the foundation to keep it from clogging. The drain collects water that seeps into the space and sends it to the sump pump to be expelled outside the building. The TripleSafe provides 3 levels of protection to the building in case of a power outage or pump malfunction. The system provides the owner peace of mind that the space will remain dry and usable!
Sheila did not have a sump pump in her Sunfiled, MI basement. This means that any water getting in, had no way of getting out. There was a fair amount of cracking in her walls and a considerable amount of water pouring in. The cracking was most likely caused by her bowing foundation walls. To take care of all her problems, our team came out and installed TripleSafe, IceGuard, WaterGuard, and GeoLock Wall Anchors.
The WaterGuard drain is designed to capture water seepage through the walls and any leaks along where the floor and the wall meet. It’s large in diameter and is easy to get into making clogging extremely unlikely. On top of that, it is faster, easier, and less expensive than outdoor drains and will be nearly invisible once the concrete is replaced and dried. The WaterGuard drain is designed to capture water seepage through the walls and any leaks along where the floor and the wall meet. It’s large in diameter and is easy to get into making clogging extremely unlikely. On top of that, it is faster, easier, and less expensive than outdoor drains and will be nearly invisible once the concrete is replaced and dried. The IceGuard System makes sure water is expelled from the house in freezing temperatures like the ones we have in Michigan winters. This ensures homeowners do not have to worry about frozen water blocking the pipes and drainage system.
The Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System repairs walls that are sliding inwards, bowing, or buckling. A wall anchor will be installed inside your home and extend outward towards stable, hard-packed soil around your home to anchor it in place. This prevents any further movement permanently and is installed with minimal disruption to your home or your lawn. We can even conceal the anchors with our Hide-A-Way covers for a more finished appearance.
Sheila now has a full waterproofing and foundation support system installed. She no longer has to worry about water pouring into her basement and causing damage. She can even use her basement space now for things like storage without worrying about the potential damage of pooling water.
Cynthia had some cracks in her basement floor where water was coming through. She wanted to have the issue fixed so her basement would remain dry. We installed the WaterGuard and SaniDry XP to keep the water out. The WaterGuard is a perimeter drain that is installed under the floor to collect the water and send it to the sump pump. Once installed, the concrete is restored and the installation is quick! The SaniDry XP Upright Dehumidifier that can be stored in a corner or closet so it doesn't take up space in your basement. The Dehumidifier keeps dry air blowing throughout the space to dry it out as well as filtering the air!
Kara and Chip want to remodel their home and expand but are looking to start with the basement. They want to add 2 bedrooms into the basement for their sons but they need to have an Egress window installed. The Egress window and window well allow for a safe exit in case of emergencies. The larger window size also lets more natural light into the room which make it look larger, more welcoming, and cleaner!
Eric and his wife had water intrusions in his basement about 2-3 times a year during heavy rain. The water comes in where the wall and floor meet but it gradually moves to other basement areas. There was a sump pump and some sort of waterproofing system in place but it was not working so they needed another solution to keep the basement dry to eventually finish the space. We installed the WaterGuard, the TripleSafe Sump Pump, and BrightWall to give the couple peace of mind that the basement is dry and the home is safe!
The WaterGuard Below Floor Drain is a French drain that is installed under the floor but above the foundation to keep it out of the "mud zone' where the drain could clog. It installs with minimal invasion, quickly, and all concrete is restored afterwards to there is no unsightly drain in the basement. The system collects water that seeps into the basement and sends it to the sump pump where it is expelled outside the home. The TripleSafe is a sump pump that provides the homeowner peace of mind since it has 3 levels of protection in case of a power outage or pump malfunction. Lastly, the BrightWall Basement Wall Panels are plastic sheeting that attaches to your wall. It is washable and 100% waterproof to create a moisture barrier on your basement walls to keep out humidity and water vapor. It protects the space from mold and rot, can direct the water seepage tot he perimeter drain, and gives a cheerful, clean looking space!
Carol wants her crawl space encapsulated for peace of mind. There was nothing wrong- no moisture or water or pests- but she wants to ensure that there would be no problems down the road. We installed the SuperSump Plus first to keep water out of the home/crawl space. We also installed Drainage Matting, in case there is water that gets in, so the water has channels to flow through and get directed to the sump pump. Lastly, we installed the CleanSpace liner which is a thick durable liner. The liner is used as a vapor barrier to keep out odors, moisture, and pests to keep the crawl space clean and dry!
David had water bubbling up through a crack in the floor and was causing some flooding in his mostly finished basement. He had no way for the water to get back out once it entered the basement through the crack so it was just pooling on the floor. To keep that from happening and causing more damage to the finished spaces, we installed the TripleSafe sump pump. This sump pump provides 3 levels of protection to keep water out of the basement even if there is a power outage or a pump fails. The last level of protection is a back up battery that keeps water pumping out water no matter the problem. We also installed the IceGuard which is a discharge line system. It fits over the top of the discharge line to provide the water a second way out. Since discharge lines are outside the home, there is a chance they could freeze in the winter months. If that were to happen, the sump pump won't work properly due to a backup in the line and could cause your basement to flood. With the IceGuard though, there are slotted openings in the drain pipe for water to escape if the line gets frozen. This ensures that the water being pumped out by the sump pump is sent away from the home preventing frozen discharge lines or a back up!
We were contacted due to a Charlotte business in need of some concrete repair. They had some settling concrete in their handicap ramp that had sunk about an inch. It is making it very hard for the people who have trouble walking or with wheelchairs bumping into it. We used PolyLevel, a waterproof and stable foam, to lift the concrete back up and level it with the rest of the ramp. The foam is lightweight so that is can raise the concrete and have weight put on it without adding pressure to the unstable soil under it. The whole process, including curing time, takes less than an hour and after it is all done it is back to full load bearing capacity.
Eric plans to stay stay in this Grand Ledge home for a while with his wife and kids. To be able to do that, there were problems that needed to be addressed. One issue was water intrusion into the basement which we helped solve earlier this year but now he has some sidewalk slabs that dropped 5 inches. He said it is becoming a problem and very dangerous as it is a trip hazard. We used a lightweight foam called PolyLevel to lift the sunken slabs and level out the sidewalk. This foam is also stable so it won't react with soil and waterproof so it won't get washed out. The installation is pretty quick and the curing time for the foam is about 15 minutes so the sidewalk can be be used again after about an hour!
Angie and Nate had some water issues in their basement a few years back and got quotes from a couple different companies. The water was coming in through a crack in the floor but the company they chose only installed a perimeter drain that did not address the crack at all. Water continued to come up in the floor and pool around the basement causing the couple to put off finishing their basement. They are unhappy with the solution they were given and called us again to find a proper fix to their issue.
We started by installing the TripleSafe sump pump to provide 3 levels of protection in case of a power outage or a pump failure. It will keep water out of the basement and give the homeowners peace of mind. We then installed the WaterGuard which is a drain that goes under the floor but atop the foundation footing to keep it from clogging. It collects water that seeps in and sends it to the sump pump to be expelled outside the home. It installs quickly and will keep the area dry without having an unsightly drain in the space. Lastly, we installed the SaniDry XP, a basement dehumidifier that blows dry air continuously throughout to keep the space dry. On top of keeping moisture out of the air, it filters the air for mold spores, dust, and other particles.
Matt had standing water and moisture issues in his crawl space but he did not have a sump pump so there was no way to get water out. He had not noticed mold in the space but wanted to make sure none started to grow. We first laid down Drainage Matting which has raised dimples in it to create a path for water to flow through and direct it to the sump pump. We then installed the CleanSpace Vapor Barrier which keeps out pests, humidity, and water vapor to keep the crawl space clean and dry. The barrier also has an antimicrobial additive that prevents the growth of mold. To keep the water out of the space, we installed the TripleSafe sump pump. There are 2 pumps spaced out and a back up battery to keep the home protected in case of a pump failure or a power outage. As added protection to keep the crawl space dry, we installed the SaniDry Sedona. This dehumidifier is small in size which makes it perfect for a crawl space. It continuously blows dry air through the space to dry it out as well as filtering the air for mold, dust, or other particles.