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For more than 40 years now that Ayers Basement Systems has provided Gaylord homeowners with professional basement waterproofing and foundation repair. We are a locally owned and operated business that built a reputation of high quality work and complete customer satisfaction. We work with both businesses and homeowners in Gaylord who need foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and concrete leveling.
If you are in need of foundation or basement repair work in your Gaylord home. We provide free, no-obligation home inspections and cost estimates. Give us a call today! 1-844-262-2971
I you have water or moisture in your crawl space or basement it is likely that you will end up with mold and rot. Ayers Basement Systems can protect your home from these problems with proper basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation. We are members of Basement Systems international network of waterproofing contractors. As part of this network we receive advanced training as well as access to proven, patented waterproofing products. Our complete waterproofing system comes with a lifetime, transferable, dry-basement warranty.
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We use a patented interior basement waterproofing system that permanently protects the space from mold and rot. A drainage channel is installed along the perimeter of the basement. The channel sits below the concrete floor and collects any entering water. The water is channeled to a sump pump which pumps it out and away from your home. An energy-efficient basement dehumidifier is also installed to keep the relative humidity low enough to prevent mold growth. The entire system is hidden from view but keeps your basement dry.
Not all homes have a basement, but Ayers Basement Systems also works in crawl spaces. We encapsulate the entire crawl space with a insulating matting and thick, vinyl vapor barrier. The crawl space vents are sealed and a new entryway is added. The encapsulation keeps water and moisture out of the space. A specially designed crawl space dehumidifier and sump pump is added. The whole system keeps the the space dry and mold free. It also prevents cold floors over the crawl space.
Foundation problems need to be quick and professionally fixed. Ayers Basement Systems repairs and restores foundation and have successfully helped hundreds of homeowners and businesses throughout Michigan & Indiana, including in Gaylord. We have the right tools for your particular foundation issue.
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We fix settling foundations using foundation piers that are drilled down to load bearing soil. The different piering systems include: helical piers, push piers, slab piers and helical deck piers. For bowing basement walls we offer wall anchors, wall stabilization systems and sprayed concrete. If you have a sagging floor over your crawl space our installing support jacks solve the problem. Whatever particular foundation issue you are facing we have a solution.
We can lift and level sunken concrete slabs around your home. This means we can fix sunken and cracked sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, garages and more. To fix sunken concrete we use and updated form of mudjacking. Traditionally mudjacking (aka slab jacking) requires a series of holes to be drilled in the concrete slab. A thick, pressurized mudslurry is pumped under the slab through the holes. The pressurized mudslurry lifts the concrete back to its original postion. We do the same thing but use PolyLEVEL, an expansive polyurethane foam, rather than mudslurry. PolyLEVEL is superior because: it is sprayed through much smaller holes, expands to fill the space, is much lighter (less stress on underlying soil) and cures in hours rather than days. If you need concrete lifting and leveling services in Gaylord, we are the trusted expert.
PowerBrace Straightens Wall in Gaylord, MI
Bowing walls can be hard to spot early in their transition. A slightly bent wall doesn’t look that different from a normal wall to the untrained eye. That was what happened to this homeowner. After purchasing his home one year ago, he began to notice horizontal cracks running along the walls. These sort of cracks, especially multiple ones, are a sign that there is added pressure on basement walls and they have started to bow as a result.
On the positive side, the bowing hadn’t affected any of the other walls - which is a common problem when foundation settles. Almost just as lucky for the homeowner, PowerBrace exists! PowerBraces are a unique support system used by Ayers Basement Systems, that are perfect for repairing bowing and cracked walls. PowerBrace steel beams are attached to the floor joists in the basement ceiling and buried into the foundation floor. Repairing this severely bowed wall required 8 different PowerBrace beams. The beams are zinc coated steel and can be tightened, so they will continue to straighten the walls over time without the possibility of rust or mold. Let us know when you get tired of fighting your bowing walls and we’ll tag in the PowerBrace system!
Window Wells Get an Upgrade in Gaylord, MI
The problem with traditional basement window wells is the material they’re made of. Metal wells can be corroded, rusted or cracked by the weather and elements. The effects are only amplified when you consider that these wells are a few feet deep in soil. Once the wells have finally taken enough of a beating, water is able to push its way in.
These Gaylord, MI homeowners were dealing with that exact type of problem when we heard from them. Not only were the cracks allowing water to leak into the wells, the water had started to flood into their basement. Our replacement wells are made of plastic that won’t be eroded by the elements, so the cracks that let water seep in will be a thing of the past. Nor will they rust from the inside out; The wells come equipped with a plastic cover that won’t allow rain water or debris to build up. Replacing the rusted metal wells should be enough to solve the problem once and for all, but just in case leaks persist in another area of the basement, the team also installed a waterproofing system (including a window crack drain) to keep the house protected.
EverLast Walls Dry Out a Basement in Gaylord, MI
When heavy rainfalls happened, the owners of this basement would usually find puddles on the floor afterwards. Not wanting to ruin a finished basement for a repair, the system design specialist suggested our EverLast Finished Wall Restoration System as a solution. The EverLast system covers the bottom 32 inches of basement walls and drains water behind the panels. To make this happen, a perimeter drainage system was installed at the foot of the walls that would collect any runoff. Once the drywall of the original walls was cut away, a vapor barrier was installed that would direct any water to the perimeter WaterGuard system. Finally, after the vapor barrier was in place, the EverLast panels were attached using metal studs. The EverLast system makes this basement look great and stay dry at the same time!