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Tilting, bowing, or buckling foundation walls don't stand a chance with our patented PowerBrace foundation wall repair system -- it's a good thing, too, because this family in Grandville, MI desperately needed some foundation support. The PowerBrace system is made of steel I-beams that attach to the joists above your basement wall, stabilizing your foundation. With PowerBrace, this family can now be safe in their basement and, more importantly, their house.
The homeowners had water coming into their home through one of their walls. One one point they had 3 or 4 inches of water pooling into their basement and damaging everything in the area. They knew something needed to be done so they called Ayers Basement Systems.
Firstly, our professional team installed the SuperSump sump pump. The SuperSump is a full featured system containing the best componentes 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 before picture shows the damage the was has caused on the basement floor and the after picture shows the SuperSump sump pump.
The homeowners had water coming into their home through one of their walls. At one point they had 3 or 4 inches of water pooling into their basement and damaging everything in the area. They knew something needed to be done so they called Ayers Basement Systems.
Our professional team installed the WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. WaterGuard sits on the top of the footing in the basement in order to prevent clogging from mud or other debris. The system works by capturing floor and wall seepage before it has a chance to damage anything in the basement. Once the water is trapped in the drain it is taken immediately to the sump pump. The sump pump then removes the water from your home!
The before picture shows the system once it is installed in the shallow trench and the after picture shows the system once it is completely installed and covered with a layer of concrete.
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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 Grandville, MI.
This Grandville, MI basement was damp and had extremely high humidity levels that the homeowners wanted taken care of.
The SaniDry XP dehumidifier was installed to wring the basement air dry and distribute dry, filtered air throughout the entire area. The homeowner never had to worry about emptying a heavy bucket of water with this specialized system because water was automatically directed into the home’s sump pump through drainage pipes.
Gary and Kathy D. contacted us because they had a buckled basement wall that needed to be fixed. There were also several stair-step and horizontal cracks found on the wall, which are both signs of wall failure.
The PowerBrace system was installed to stabilize the buckled wall and prevent it from shifting any further. The steel beams were installed in the ground at the base of the wall and connected to the reinforced joists above the wall, which were then secured into place with steel brackets. Our team tightened the system, which automatically held the wall in place and prevented it from buckling any further. We can also continue to tighten the braces as time goes on to potentially pull the wall back to its original position.
This homeowner had water in his basement that was coming up from the foundation. When the carpet in the area was removed, they found mold that was beginning to grow there due to the untreated moisture.
The goal of this project was to collect intruding water and discard it into the home’s sump pump so it doesn’t flow out onto the floor. The efficient WaterGuard system was able to do just that. Specialized pipes were installed underneath the flooring in the home around the entire interior perimeter of the basement. Water entering the home can drain down into the pipes and is then carried to the sump pump and exited from the home.
This homeowner had recently purchased her home and wanted to get the crawl space encapsulated with a vapor barrier. Our team of experts also decided that installing CleanSpace drainage matting and a SmartSump sump pump would further protect the space.
The SmartSump sump pump is specifically made for crawl spaces and is extremely effective at collecting and discarding intruding water that could damage the home. The system has a sturdy liner that accepts water from the ground, a powerful Zoeller pump to eliminate water and an airtight lid that prevents damage to the pipe from debris and stops water in the sump from evaporating in the crawl space.
The dimpled drainage matting was placed directly on top of the crawl space floor to ensure any water located underneath the liner is able to easily flow to the sump pump. The CleanSpace liner was then used to cover the floors and walls of the crawl space to prevent water and water vapor from entering and occupying the space. The durable material is resistant to rips and tares and was fastened securely to the walls to prevent it from falling down.
This homeowner was looking to sell his home but he needed to deal with a basement water leak first. A large deck was built over his cement porch and during times of heavy rain, water was dripping into his fruit cellar below.
Our team of experts installed the WaterGuard system to waterproof his space so he could put the home on the market. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that uses specialized pipes underneath the flooring to collect and drain intruding water into the home’s sump pump to be discharged from the home. For this installation, we first had to excavate sections of the basement flooring around the perimeter of the basement to place the specialized pipes. We sized the pipes for the dimensions of the basement and then placed them in the floor. The excess space was filled with crushed stone and then we filled the trench with concrete so its like the system was never even installed. Water entering the home will be directed into the system through a small opening closest to the foundation walls and then drained into the sump pump.
To further address the intruding water and dress up the unfinished basement walls, we also installed BrightWall paneling. BrightWall is a white, plastic wall paneling that we sized and securely fastened to the basement walls by drilling in white fasteners. This paneling is a perfect option for this homeowner because it guides water leaks behind the paneling directly to the WaterGuard system.
Roger H. now has a move in ready basement for his potential buyers.
Teresa was considering selling her home, but before she did, she knew she had to address the water in her basement. Twice a year, the entire basement would flood and an inch of water would cover the whole floor. This forced her to pull up the carpet in the space, and she was considering removing the paneling on the walls, too. She needed a solution to remove the water from her basement so she wouldn’t need to do that.
After researching waterproofing companies, she found that many offered a temporary fix to her problems. Unlike its competitors, Ayers provides an entire system of waterproofing products to keep your basement dry. Teresa decided to go with Ayers to provide her with a permanent solution.
The solutions we provided her with were a subfloor drainage system, WaterGuard and a sump pump. The drainage pipe sits on top of the footing of the foundation, catching the water from wall leaks. Since the piping isn’t along the footing, wet soil can’t clog the pipe, allowing water to efficiently be rerouted to the SuperSump pump. This sump pump then pumps all of the water out of the basement and away from the home through a discharge line.
This system is specially engineered to be long lasting and efficient, so Teresa and the new homeowners will have peace of mind knowing this basement will be dry for years to come