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The owners of this home in Petoskey, MI were looking for a solution to keeping their basement dry and stopping wall leaks. So, we provided them with WaterGuard. This sub-floor drainage system is laid on top of the footing around the the perimeter of the room. A small space is left between the wall and the floor so that any wall leaks can drain directly into WaterGuard where the water is then rerouted to the sump to be discharged from the basement.
After realizing there was water in their crawl space, these Petoskey, MI residents contacted Ayers to put an end to the problem. Our solution? CleanSpace. This durable liner is fixed to the walls and covers the floor to provide a barrier to moisture. The water is able to flow beneath the liner across drainage matting where it makes its way to the SmartSump where the water is pumped out of the crawl space. CleanSpace makes the crawl space dry, usable and much brighter.
Shawn B installed an egress window after waterproofing his basement. These windows are large and allow natural light to flow in and transform a dark, muggy basement into a light, airy space. If you plan to create a basement bedroom, by law you are required to install an egress window. Shawn also opted to have us install SunHouse window wells to help protect your basement windows from the elements as well as a build up of dirt and debris.
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We not only adhere to the highest industry standards, we strive to be the industry leader in the home improvement related services we provide. We also use state-of-the-art products and technology which are designed to fix your home. We are the authorized Basement Systems dealer in Emmet County, MI.
Rebecca M. from Petoskey, MI has a basement that had french drain system that no longer works. Since the snow has started to melt, her basement began to fill with water. Her home was built in 1968, has poured wall, and has a sump pump. The basement is not finished and there was water coming in from the outside.
Our fix? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard is a customer and crew favorite, offering a great way to protect your home against water intrusion. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor but above the foundation footing, collecting water that enters in through the basement walls. That water is then redirected to the sump pump in the home and pumped outside.
Bill C. of Petoskey, MI had water in his crawl space. This can cause serious issues within the home such as sticking doors and windows and peeling paint. So, Bill gave us a call.
After a complete inspection, we decided the best way to remedy this situation would be to install our SmartSump crawl space sump pump and the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. We started with the SmartSump -- SmartSump is a self-draining sump pump that can collect 109 pints of water without its collection tray having to be emptied. SmartSump works perfectly with the CleanSpace system as well.
Next, we installed the CleanSpace. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off Bill's crawl space from the surrounding elements. No dirt, dust, cold air or water will enter with this system in place. CleanSpace is also made with an anti-microbial component, preventing the growth of any mold.
Mary M. of Petoskey, MI had dampness and standing water in her crawlspace. Her foundation is cinderblock and the home was built in the 1980s. With this being said, you can probably see that she had a problem. Thankfully, she called us.
We remedied this situation by installing three of our patented products: the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system, the SaniDry crawl space dehumidifier, and the SmartSump crawl space sump pump.
CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off Mary's crawl space from the surrounding elements. No air, dirt, or water will get into this crawl space with this installment. SaniDry is a self-draining dehumidifier that adds another barrier of protection against water vapor. SmartSump is a sump pump built for crawl spaces. These products all fit together like a glove.
Say goodbye to standing water with this trio.
Water seepage was taking over this Harbor Springs, MI residence and the homeowners wanted a proper waterproofing system that would take care of the issue.
The effective drainage system known as WaterGuard was installed underneath the flooring around the interior perimeter of the basement. The flooring was removed at the base of each wall to place the specialized drainage pipes. Water entering the home flows down into the system and is then immediately directed to the sump pump to exit the home. After the system was set into place, the floors were restored with concrete fill and the homeowners no longer had to worry about a wet basement.
Sharon S. of Petoskey, MI had water leakage in her basement for years before she gave us a call. This can cause immense issues for a basement -- issues that we, the professionals, can take care of.
Our solution? 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 systems rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing collecting water that gets into the basement from outside. After this water is collected it is redirected to the sump pump -- the TripleSafe -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
Sharon, you can rest easy with these systems from Ayers in place.
Ben D. of Petoskey, MI has had water issues in his basement for years. Every time it rains, water comes into the basement. There was a dehumidifier in the basement and it took care of mildew, but there was still an odor. So, Ben gave us a call.
Our solution? 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 drain rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once that water is collected, it is redirected to the sump pump -- or in this case, the TripleSafe -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
Loren noticed her driveway was sinking away from her garage. She looked a little further and seen her sidewalk was sinking too. To resolve Loren’s issue, we used PolyLevel to raise her driveway and sidewalk.
PolyLevel is a state of the art, environmentally friendly material used to repair sinking concrete. It requires less hole than other options, lightweight, and has a quick cure time. You can drive over it 15 minutes after installation.
A customer called Ayers with a few issues happening in their crawlspace. The walls of the crawlspace were having some problems with water entering in. On top of this issue, they wanted to insulate the crawlspace, which makes it warmer.
CleanSpace works to encapsualte the entire space of the crawlspace. This prevents moisture, dust, and dirt from entering the crawlspace. The moisture entering in this crawlspace prior to laying the CleanSpace was and can cause mold to enter. After the CleanSpace is installed, this crawlspace will not have any issue with mold ever again.
We then add SliverGlo, attaching it to the walls of the crawlspace. The SilverGlo is a highly effective graphite-filled insulation with a built-in radiant heat barrier surface. SliverGlo improves insular properties by 24% while offering an economical insulation option for crawlspaces.
Our customers called us with some trouble, during heavy rain the house would start leaking. Ayers was able to help fix those issues by installing a new sump pump and a waterproofing solution called WaterGuard that helps to move water to the sump pump. For the discharge of the sump pump, it is important that the water gets outside of your home and we recommend installing IceGuard. IceGuard attaches to your discharge pipe outside of your home to act as protection against frozen pipes that would otherwise cause a flood in your basement or crawl space. This cheap addition to your home allows for more protection against cold Michigan winters and will help to keep your space nice and dry.
A customer was having water intrusion issues in his basement so he called our team. We installed WaterGuard, TripleSafe and SaniDry to waterproof his basement. The WaterGuard system will catch any leakage from higher walls and floors. TripleSafe is a sump pump system that is battery powered which prevents basement flooding during power outages. Lastly, the SaniDry XP Basement Dehumidifier never needs to be emptied because the water drains automatically. In addition, it is ten times more powerful than typical dehumidifiers.
A homeowner called our team because she had water entering her home during the cold winter months. So our team installed the 1-844-262-2971">IceGuard Sump Pump Discharge Line System. This system allows water to leave even when the discharge line is frozen. Therefore, this system prevents flooding even in freezing temperatures or when the snow is piled up high.