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The crack in this was a likely point of entry for water in the basement. It would be easy to go to the hardware store and fix the crack yourself, with mortar or adhesive, but it’s very likely this solution wouldn’t last long, especially if the crack were ever to expand. FlexiSpan crack repair is a warranted repair system that seals the crack in three steps. First, a flexible sealant is applied along the crack, and then porous foam is applied over it. Lastly, an impermeable membrane is applied over the foam, allowing any water that may come through the crack to be caught by the drainage system along the floor. The flexible material of FlexiSpan means the repair covering won’t crack if the walls move in the future. This specially designed system puts a stop to wall leaks, preventing a basement full of water.
The front walkway should be an inviting path to the home; it shouldn't be a tripping hazard. As soil beneath the concrete slabs changes due to moisture or washout, the levels of the slabs change, making a walkway or sidewalk uneven. A solution to fixing slab settlement is PolyLevel. This state of the art approach consists of injecting the slab with high-density polymers. This material is waterproof, meaning it won't wash out benath the slab in the future. It's quick drying time allows the slabs to be walked in within 15 minutes of application. PolyLevel helped even this walkway, making it a safe entryway to the home.
The homeowners in Hudsonvill, MI had so much moisture in their crawlspace that it was causing mold. This mold also brought a musty smell to the rest of their home. If there is moisture in your crawl space your energy bills will rise, unwanted pests will be living in there, and mold will start to grow causing bad smells and sometimes health problems for your family.
Our professional team installed our CleanSpace encapsulation system to combat the mold and moisture. The system covers the floor and walls of your crawl space with a thick, durable, plastic vapor barrier. This vapor barrier isolates your moisture filled crawl space from your home, prevents mold growth and keeps unwanted pests out.
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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 Hudsonville, MI.
These homeowners had water entering their basement through a crack in the wall. The water was accumulating in the kid’s playroom, so the customers wanted the issue resolved before further damage occurred.
We used the FlexiSpan wall system to seal off the crack and deal with any intruding water. The installation began by removing a small section of flooring at the base of the wall to place a drainage grate that collects and discards any water able to enter the home. Next, we used the FlexiSpan material to seal off the crack. This sealant is extremely flexible, which allows it to move with the wall to keep the crack sufficiently sealed even if the wall continues to shift.
Our customer noticed the carpet in their kid's playroom in the basement was wet. They were unsure of where it was coming from. The house was built in 1980 and the walls are built with poured concrete. After further examination of the basement, our team found that there were cracks in the basement walls. Unfortunately, over time concrete walls shift and crack. Our team used FlexiSpan to repair the cracks. FlexiSpan is a flexible material used to fill cracks in concrete walls. The flexibility of this product takes into account that the wall will shift over time and moves with the wall. This product ensures that you will not have to worry about water coming through those cracks in the wall again.
These homeowners had a walk out basement with water seepage that was entering through the cove. They had recently moved into the home and wanted the problem fixed before it worsened.
In order to collect the intruding water and drain it into the home’s sump pump, we installed the WaterGuard system. To begin this installation, we excavated sections of the flooring at the base of each wall in order to place drainage pipes. The remaining space in the trench was filled with crushed stone and the floors were restored with concrete fill. A small portion of the system was left uncovered so water is able to drain into the pipes rather than flow out onto the floor. We also installed an inspection port in the system to ensure we have access to it if ever needed.
James and Greeta K. had water seeping into their basement and they were looking for an effective solution to keep the space dry. The basement did have a sump pump, although an inch of water was still found on the floor when we visited the home.
In order to collect all sources of water entering the home through the basement walls, we installed the WaterGuard system. This system uses specialized pipes that were placed around the interior perimeter of the basement walls in order to collect intruding water and filter it into the sump pump to exit the home. The floor was first excavated at the base of the wall to place the piping. Next we filled the excess space with crushed stone and topped it off cement to restore the flooring.
These homeowners can now be sure any unwanted water is filtered directly into the pipes rather than flowing out onto the floor.
Aaron H. called because he had water seeping into his basement from a wall under the home’s chimney. Mold growth was also a problem due excessive moisture in the space and a smoky odor occupied the space because the trap door for the fireplace is in the same spot. The reason water was entering the fireplace and into the home was because a cap was missing from the roof of the chimney. The homeowner was looking to remodel the basement but he wanted to take care of the water seepage first.
In order to collect intruding water and drain it into the home’s sump pump, we installed the WaterGuard system. Rather than the water entering the home and flowing onto the floor, specialized pipes were installed underneath the flooring in the home that allows water to filter in at the base of the wall and then discard into the sump pump to be pumped outside of the home. We first had to excavate sections of the floor at the base of the wall around the perimeter of the basement to make sure any and all water seepage is taken care of. The pipes were placed in the floor and the excess space was filled with crushed stone and topped off with cement to restore the flooring.
The walls on this pole barn were cracked and bowing inward, which raised some concerns for the homeowner.
To save the barn and stabilize the walls, we installed the Geo-Lock wall anchor system. For this installation we excavated the landscape outside of the barn in order to place steel earth anchors. These anchors were then connected to the failing wall and then attached and secured with steel wall anchors and rods. Once the system was tightened into place, the wall was immediately stabilized. The anchors ensured the wall would not continue to bow and over time the system can be tightened to attempt to pull the wall completely back into place.
Val H. was looking for a solution for her settled and cracked front stoop and walkway. The areas were mudjacked previously, although the problem continued. Mudjacking is ineffective at fixing slab settlement because it doesn’t actually deal with the reason it sunk in the first place. The slabs settled because the soil beneath them could no longer support the heavy concrete above it, so drilling holes in the slab and filling them with heavy concrete pretty much guarantees the problem with persist.
PolyLevel uses lightweight, high-density polymers that address weak soils and lift the settled concrete. Holes were still drilled into the slab like in mudjacking, although they were much smaller (about penny-sized) and were filled with the specialized polymers that expanded to lift the slab back to its original position. We also applied NexusPro joint sealer to the cracks in the cement, which seals them off and prevents them from shifting any further.