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Bowing Wall in Elsie, MI 1940's Home

Bowing Wall in Elsie, MI 1940's Home

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Bowing Wall in Elsie, MI 1940's Home Bowing Wall in Elsie, MI 1940's Home

The owner of his home contacted us because there was wall in the basement next to the frost line that was bowed. The home was built in the 1940's with blocks and there was noticeable stair step cracks. There was no water coming in yet but we wanted to take care of the problem before it gets worse.

Our experts decided the best solution to the problem was to install our Carbon Armor straps. Carbon fiber is a very high tensile strength material so it won't stretch. Since it can't stretch we actually glue the carbon fiber to the walls to keep them from bowing or bending any more than they already have. Carbon fiber straps cannot straighten a wall but they can keep it in it's current position.

Egress Window Installed in Elsie, MI Basement

Egress Window Installed in Elsie, MI Basement

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Egress Window Installed in Elsie, MI Basement Egress Window Installed in Elsie, MI Basement

This homeowner wanted to get an egress window installed in their basement in place of one of the smaller windows. This is a safe and smart idea as they plan to build a few bedrooms in the basement. Due to building code, if you have bedrooms in your basement you need to have two ways to escape in case of an emergency. The first one being the door and the second is usually a window large enough to climb out of. We were able to install a nice, large egress window in this basement. It's now ready for bedrooms to be added and lived in safely.

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Basement Waterproofing and Crawl Space Repair Company Serving Elsie, Michigan

Ayers Basement Systems has been serving Elsie, Clinton County, MI friends, neighbors and family since 1981. We know that fixing a home is more than just a home to them. It's where their family lives and memories are made. Which is why we take our jobs seriously and treat our customers as we would want to be treated.

So whether you have leaking cinder block walls, cement slab with water coming through it, bowing foundation walls, or a humid crawl space, we can help fix it. We've worked in Elsie, MI for years and years, and would be honored to fix your home too.

Repair Services We Offer in Elsie:

  • Wet/flooded basement waterproofing solutions.
  • Lifetime warranty on all perimeter waterproofing systems.
  • Foundation and structural repair solutions.
  • 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects on foundation products.
  • Crawl space sealing with the CleanSpace vapor barrier.
  • Egress window solutions.
  • 25-year warranty on crawl space encapsulation systems.
  • Concrete lifting and leveling powered by PolyLEVEL to repair sidewalks, driveways, and uneven steps.
  • Financing Available
  • FREE written estimates and inspections, and fast installation

Elsie, MI Foundation Repair & Concrete Leveling Contractor

Ayers Basement Systems is also an expert at fixing foundations and uneven concrete that may need to be lifted back into place.

We often see problems like:

    • bowed foundation walls,
    • cracks in drywall indicating foundation settling,
    • uneven front steps,
    • sidewalk tripping hazards,
    • doors or windows that won't shut without force.

These can all be signs of a foundation problem within the soils of the home.

The good news is, there's a way to fix it. Our team of foundation experts uses a slew of products made specifically for fixing foundation problems. They've been tested and proven to last to simplify your life and let you get back to the things you enjoy doing instead.

Contact Ayers Basement Systems today to find a solution for your home's foundation problem in Elsie,  MI. Contact us today!

Job Stories From Elsie, MI
Bowing Basement Walls in 1940s Home

Brad has a home that was built in the 190s made with block walls. He noticed horizontal cracks in his basement walls. Horizontal cracks are usually the first sign of wall failure. The cracks start off small and increase in size as added pressure is exerted against the wall causing it to bow. This pressure can come from various sources including hydrostatic pressure, the pressure from water filling the soil and exerting it against the wall. Our team of experts installed CarbonArmor in Brad’s basement. CarbonArmor is substantially stronger than concrete and 10 time stronger than steel. Its flexible design allows it to adhere tightly to the wall, even when bowing,  and has a low profile design enabling it to be installed in tight spaces and around obstacles.

Bowing Walls in Elsie, MI Basement

This homeowner called us because over time their basement wall had began to bow inward. This was a slow process and has horizontal cracks around the bowing. They weren't experiencing any water issues...yet. We assured them it was best to get it fixed before they did have a foot of water in the basement or before the foundation failed. 

After a careful inspection and talking to the homeowners we both decided the best solution to the problem would be to install our Carbon Fiber straps. Carbon fiber is made of a very high tensile strength that is impossible to stretch. This makes it easy to adhere the carbon fiber to the bowing wall. This makes the wall stay where it's at without getting any worse over more time. 

Bowing Basement Walls in Elsie, MI

Brad was experiencing cracks in his basement walls. He had both horizontal and stair-step cracks. He explained they had been worsening over time. These cracks are signs of wall failure and that Brad’s was beginning to bow.

Horizontal cracks are usually the first sign of wall failure. They begin small and increase with size with added pressure against the wall causing it to bow. When the problem worsens you begin noticing those stair-step cracks forming from the corners of  the wall. To stabilize Brad’s walls we installed CarbonArmor. CarbonArmor is substantially stronger than concrete and 10 times stronger than steel. It is specifically designed to be flexible in order to contour tightly and adhere to basement walls. The low-design also allows for it to be installed in tight spaces and behind obstacles.

 

Musty Crawl Space Improved with CleanSpace and SaniDry in Elsie

The owners of this crawl space stayed away from the area as often as possible. Not only was it uninviting, but it smelled! The mustiness was a tell tale sign that there was moisture in the crawl space. Not only does a damp crawl space smell bad, but also it can be an indicator that mildew is present, posing a serious health risk to those who live in the home.

Sealing off the space with a CleanSpace moisture barrier was the first step in improving the atmosphere of this crawl space. CleanSpace is durable, a multi-layer plastic liner manufactured with a antimicrobial additive. This prevents mold growth on the liner, helping make the space healthier.

 

To help eliminate moisture in the air, our system design specialists also installed a SaniDry CX dehumidifier. This high-efficiency dehumidifier can take up to 100 pints of water per day out of the air in the crawl space. This helps keep the air dry, and eliminates any musty, damp smell.

 

SaniDry and CleanSpace are both effective solutions to combating a damp, smelly crawlspace. Not only do they make the space healthier, but brighter and cleaner, turning this space into an area the homeowners won’t be afraid to enter. 

Work Requests From Elsie, MI
Vicinity of W. Main St. in Elsie
The driveway has settled so that the drainage from rain goes towards the house. The driveway needs to be checked for areas that need to be raised or leveled. The front step has also settled so that it is no longer straight, but leans toward the house. This is also a concern.
Vicinity of East Maple in Elsie
Basement floods everytime it rains and floor is starting to crack.