Another spring day, another creepy crawl space. We had installed a sump system for this customer ten years ago, so when she decided something had to be done about her wet, gross crawl space before she could sell the house, she turned to us again.
In addition to getting and keeping the space dry, she wanted to increase the energy efficiency of the crawl space and house above it to make it more attractive to potential buyers, so we installed the CleanSpace crawl space vapor barrier system with drainage matting and drain tile, and Froth Pack Stone Wall insulation. Good luck on your sale!
The owner of this 100-year-old Webberville, MI home wanted to turn his basement into a usable space. But before he could get to work on that, he needed to solve his crawl space issues.
The original crawl space had a dirt floor, cobwebs, and a sinking ceiling. It was definitely a fixer-upper. The sinking ceiling not only threatened the crawl space but the room above as well. To keep the floor above from ending up in the basement, the crew attached 8 steel beams across the floor joists for added support. Then, using 9 SmartJacks, spread out across the crawl space, they lifted the floor back to its original position. With the foundation secure, the team turned their eye on encapsulating the crawl space. One of the great benefits of a CleanSpace encapsulation is that the liner can be wrapped around objects in its path, so the new SmartJacks didn’t hinder installation at all. The plastic vapor barrier will keep humidity and moisture out of the crawl space to prevent further damage to the wood foundation. For a bit of added protection, the crew sprayed FrothPak, a waterproof foam insulation, throughout the crawl space.
The TripleSafe Sump Pump is a crucial element to a drainage system that keeps your basement flood free. This top of the line system contains three pumps within one pump liner. The first pump handles the majority of drainage water, the second pump is slightly higher than the first and turns on only if the first pump can not keep up or fails, and the third pump is battery operated and operates only if the power fails.
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East Lansing, MI resident, Donald has lived in his home for about three years. Within the past year he started noticing that water was leaking into the basement. With intentions to live in this home for another 15 years or so, Donald decided to contact Ayers in hopes to solve this problem.
The installation crew arrived just a few short days later to complete the job. The crew installed CleanSpace, a SuperSump, and an UltraSump. The number one reason for basement flooding is due to sump pump failure. The UltraSump backup battery will kick on in the event that the main pump fails for whatever reason, preventing a possible wet basement in the future. Donald was more than satisfied with the work that Ayers did to his basement and now he no longer has to live in fear of a wet basement.
In only two days, Ayers Basement Systems was able to transform Carl's damp, musty, and moldy basement into a dry, usable space.
Carl's basement was having trouble draining water properly, and instead it would just build up inside his basement space.
Ayers Basement Systems installed WaterGuard inspection ports, a WaterGuard XL drainage system leading to a LawnScape outlet and a 4" IceGuard all easing the strain on the SuperSump sump pump system. The Supersump is designed to pump the water from the basement out through the drainage lines to the drain in the yard, where the water safely distributes throughout the space provided outside.
Leslie was worried about her in-law’s home. For some reason, their unfinished basement had fallen victim to water seepage from heavy rainfall. There were large puddles on the ground, which she thought was strange since there was already a sump pump system installed. While she didn’t see any signs of mold, there was no escaping the musty smell or the damp feeling of the basement. Something needed to be done for the sake of her family, so she called us.
The Ayers team wanted to make sure that flooding wouldn’t be a problem in this basement again, so they covered all the likely problem areas. When water leaks into a basement, it tends to puddle on the floor near the floor and wall joint. To give that water somewhere to go, the team installed a WaterGuard perimeter drainage system. The system will collect any water that leaks down the walls or puddles on the floor. Another common place for leaks is the water heater. Preventing Leslie’s water heater from adding to the puddles was as easy as surrounding the heater with a ring. We call that ring a FloodRing. It is installed into the foundation and connected to the WaterGuard system. This way any water that leaks from the heater flows directly into the perimeter drainage system. The system will then be pumped clean by the new Super Sump, a more reliable alternative to Leslie’s current sump. The discharge lines from the sump will carry that water outside to the LawnScape outlet, and pass the IceGuard shield on its way (an alternative escape for when the line freezes over). Lastly, the team rid the basement of that damp feeling and musty smell. The SaniDry XP is an extremely energy efficient dehumidifier that empties directly into the drainage system. Even though the basement isn’t finished, it deserves to be tolerable.
Hat’s off to Leslie to for stepping in and taking care of this Alto, MI basement. It’s always nice to see someone helping out in-laws instead of complaining about them.
Larry first called us in 2013 because his outside sump pump wasn't working as well as it should and the basement was occasionally flooding. He decided against waterproofing at that time, instead doing some work on his own.
But he called again last month with water coming in his basement still. He suspected that the culprit was standing water in the field outside of his home, and he needed a way to route any incoming water to his sump.
We installed WaterGuard inside of his basement to direct the water to the pump, and now that field is no match for his basement.
After Bob noticed a few cracks and a little water on his walls where the discharge line exited the basement, he started to get concerned about his sump pump system. He knew that the system ran to the front to his home and thought there was a possibility that the line had disconnected. To put his mind at ease, he asked if one of the crews could come out to East Lansing, MI, dig up the line, and check it out.
The crew was more than happy to be of service. Luckily, the excavation revealed no problems with the sump or the line. Unfortunately, that meant something else would have to be done to help Bob out. For smaller interior wall cracks like these, we’ve found that the best solution is our FlexiSpan Sealant System. The two-layer sealant works by first plugging up the crack and then providing a drainage route for any water that does penetrate the seal. Bob doesn’t need to worry about the drainage, though. Before the FlexiSpan polymer was used, the crew installed a drainage system at the foot of the wall, underneath the foundation floor. Any leakage that does happen will take place behind the second layer of FlexiSpan and will enter into the drainage system out of sight. Bob’s leaky crack problem is now a thing of the past.
When Deb and Craig saw that their garage floor was settling, they were immediately concerned. Of course, for their sinking garage but more for the home’s foundation that was resting on the soil nearby. Since the house was only 18 years old, they weren’t expecting or prepared for any major foundation issues. Hoping to find out once and for all if their home was slipping away, the couple gave us a call asking for an inspection and quote.
After taking a trip to Schoolcraft, MI and looking around the area, our system design specialist informed Craig and Deb that home was safe. The settling soil hadn’t affected their foundation. Unfortunately, they were still in no position to celebrate. After all, their garage was sinking away and the inspection revealed another problem. The slope of their concrete slabs was pushing water into the garage under the door. Luckily, our PolyLevel system could be used to treat both of these problems with just one installation. Injecting the waterproof foam under the concrete raised the slabs back to their original height and create a much more stable base that won’t sink away again. After slightly adjusting the height of the garage floor to guarantee that water flowed back down towards the outside of Craig and Deb’s garage, the crew installed a trench drain across the opening to the garage. Any ice that melts or rain water that flows down the gutters will be directed into the drain before it has a chance to reach the inside of the garage. With a leveled garage and a drainage system in place, Craig and Deb’s home shouldn’t have to worry about waterproofing or foundation work again.
Matt was regularly dealing with 2 or 3 inches of water flooding his crawl space. Water was even puddling in the East Lansing, MI property during the dry season. When he first purchased the house, the inspector had mentioned looking into installing a basement sump pump. Tired of dealing with the constant floods, Matt gave us a call to follow up on that suggestion.
The cement crawl space was turning into a giant tank. Water would flow in through the cracks and fill up the space because there was nowhere else to go. That made providing a place of escape the biggest concern for the crew. They agreed with the original inspector that the home needed a sump pump and installed the ever reliable SuperSump to discharge the water. They even included a water watch alarm for Matt, designed to keep him from playing the guessing game by alerting him if there is ever water in the crawl space. A newly installed drainage matting will make sure that water doesn’t have the chance to puddle up and will direct the flow of any leakage to the SuperSump for discharge.
Thanks to a great job by the Ayers crew, Matt won’t have to worry about crawl space floods again.
This East Lansing, MI homeowner gave us a call after he noticed that water was puddling on the floor of his basement. Ali, the owner, was eager to repair the leaks and solve the issue. The only problem was the existing wall finish hid the cracks, so he didn’t know where to begin.
Our crew was willing to do whatever it would take to fix Ali’s problem. Since the cracks couldn’t be found, they installed a WaterGuard perimeter drainage system that would collect water no matter where it was leaking in. WaterGuard sits under the footing of the foundation, so any water that would normally puddle on the floor will enter the system instead. The crew also connected the drainage system to a TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe is our most reliable model, so Ali won’t have to worry no matter how much water comes leaking into the basement.
Not long ago, Karen and Raymond began getting whiffs of a strong smell whenever they went into their basement. Eventually, they were able to trace the smell to their crawl space. Karen and Raymond knew that it was pretty common for crawl spaces to omit strange smells, so they weren’t overly concerned. But soon enough, they discovered the smell was rising upstairs. It became even worse whenever they turned on the air or heat. The ventilation systems would push the musty smell upstairs. Essentially, their options were to live without air and heat or embrace a house that smelled like a gym. Desperate for an alternative, they gave us a call.
Raymond and Karen made a good choice. Our crews deal with musty crawl spaces all the time and knew exactly how to handle the problem. Most smelly crawl spaces can be traced back to unwanted moisture and humidity. Raymond and Karen were at a high risk of this already because their crawl space had a dirt floor and porous block walls. The moisture was the crew’s first concern. To dispose of any water that may leak in, the crew installed a SmartSump. The SmartSump system is the perfect sump pump option for crawl spaces. It is small enough to be installed without a hassle, but it contains a pump capable of draining 2,500 gallons of water per hour. While the pump will push out water, the goal for Raymond and Karen was to keep water from coming in at all. The CleanSpace moisture barrier will keep out moisture that tries to enter through the floor or walls. Lastly, the crew tackled the humidity issue. With the addition a SaniDry CX dehumidifier and a FrothPak seal around the rim of the crawl space, humid air won’t be welcome in this crawl space.
Raymond and Karen’s crawl space is now smell free and fully protected.
When Jann had a perimeter drainage system put into her East Lansing, MI basement back in the 90s, she thought she would never have to deal with water issues again. As the years progressed, it seemed like she was right. But after some heavy rainstorms a few months back, the basement started leaking ground water through the walls and floor. To make matters worse, the company who originally installed the perimeter system had gone out of business and wouldn’t be able to troubleshoot the issue. With nowhere else to turn, Jann sought out help from the basement waterproofing experts.
After our system design specialist explored Jann’s basement, he found that the problem wasn’t as bad as she originally thought. Only one wall had leaked during the storms, and the crew wouldn’t need to replace the entire perimeter system, only about 30 feet of it. For the leaking wall, the crew installed our BrightWall system. The BrightWall panels were snapped in front of the old wall, and due to their rigid plastic material, they won’t be affected by rains or leaking water. In fact, the leaking water will flow down the walls behind the panel and into the perimeter drainage system at the foot of the wall. Neither Jann nor anyone else in the basement will have any idea that the wall is leaking. The crew upgraded the previous perimeter system to the WaterGuard drainage system. WaterGuard behaves like most drainage systems, but the crew included several inspection ports to go along with it. If the WaterGuard ever begins to act up like Jann’s previous systems, she can use the inspection ports to find and solve the problem quickly.
Jann’s new waterproof system will keep her basement safe for years to come.
Leslie was getting ready to sell her home when she noticed a large amount of standing water in the crawl space. There were about 4 inches of water in the crawl space, and it wasn’t helping with the sale. Luckily, there was no mold, mildew, or rotten wood from the moisture. But without a sump pump system in the crawl space, the water wasn’t going anywhere, either. Leslie needed a solution that would get the water out and soon.
Since Leslie was planning on selling the home anyway, she asked the crew for a system that would handle the problem as efficiently as possible. The crew put in a perimeter drain and covered it with stones to allow for easy drainage. Then they gave Leslie what she had been lacking for a long time, a sump pump. The SmartSump is the perfect sump pump system for a crawl space. It's capable of pushing out 2,000 gallons of water in an hour, meaning this crawl space will be dry for whoever owns the home. That water will then be lead to a lawnscape outlet in the backyard. Good Luck with the rest of the sale, Leslie!
Steve had noticed water seeping in through the floor of his basement. Once it seeped in, the water would typically flow to the perimeter of the room around the edges. To go along with the leaking floor, the windows had also started leaking and causing problems. Hoping for a complete basement waterproofing, Steve turned to Ayers for help.
The first step to waterproofing the basement was the installation of a perimeter drainage system, WaterGuard. The WaterGuard system was placed in the joint where the floor and wall meet to collect the water as it rushes to the edges of Steve's basement. To install WaterGuard, the crew excavated the foundation floor and made room for the system. Since part of the concrete was already excavated, the crew also took the time to install our most reliable sump pump - the TripleSafe system. The system features two different backup pumps that will keep out all running water. With the floor leaks handled, they moved on to replacing the leaking windows. They added in new glass block windows and used our EverLast waterproof frames to fully protect them. The frames and the glass block will work together to ensure that water never leaks through the windows again. Steve's basement is now fully protected from the floor to the ceiling.
Mike had a considerable amount of water coming into his basement. He had so much water that it created a stream from one side to the other. The water had a way of eventually flowing into his sump pump. His hope, however, was that he could get the water to the sump pump without the stream. That's when he called Ayers to come take a look.
The situation was just as Mike described when one of our system design specialists came by to check it out. Fortunately, we had an easy solution. Our WaterGuard perimeter drainage system could collect that water along the base of the wall and direct it to the sump pump, all without being noticed or even seen. The WaterGuard system sits on the home's footing beneath the concrete and only needed to be installed along the problem wall and along the wall leading to the sump pump. We started by removing a small area of concrete in these areas. The drainage system was put in place, covered with stone, and then the concrete was replaced, all aside from a small gap at the base of the wall where the Waterguard creates that opening to collect water. In addition to helping stop the stream of water through the basement, we wanted to make sure that the basement would continue to stay dry all the time, meaning even when the power went out. We were speaking Mike's language when we suggested adding an Ultra Sump system at the same time. The Ultra Sump is a battery operated pump that will kick on when the power goes out to make sure that Mike doesn't end up with any more streams, ponds, lakes, or anything of the sort in the basement in the years to come. We enjoyed working with Mike to help solve his problem for good. He gained some usable space in only one day of work.
Many years after waterproofing this basement, we got a call to add a little extra oomph before our customers put the house on the market. One section of the basement seemed to be taking longer to drain water from than the rest, which can happen when a basement has multiple low spots or the foundation settles to create such spots.
We installed a SuperSump sump pump in the affected area, along with IceGuard and a Lawnscape outlet on the discharge line, to add some extra power to the basement's draining capability.
If you've ever bought or sold a home, you know there's a ten day inspection period in which the buyer gets any needed inspections in order to address problems and decide whether or not to proceed with the purchase. We often receive calls when a wet basement is discovered in this inspection period, and we make sure to get someone to the house in the required timeframe.
This home's basement was huge - and wet. We installed over 200 feet of WaterGuard below-floor drain to collect the water and keep it from flooding the basement, and tied in two SuperSump sump pumps to actively discharge that water. IceGuard, which keeps water from backing up in the event of a frozen discharge line in the winter, and Lawnscape outlets, which allow the water to discharge from a buried line for convenience, were installed on both pumps' discharge lines..
Sheila K. has a 1960 home built with block wall foundation. Her basement is finished and an unfortunate water leak coming from one of her walls had been happening for about a year. The leak was coming in through the foundation wall creating several puddles of water on the tile floor. The home has a sump pump, although water was still an issue. Sheila was looking for a way to waterproof her basement before the problem worsens.
To begin this installation, we needed to install the WaterGuard French Drain System. We first excavated parts of the floor a few inches away from the walls. A specialized pipe was then placed in the trench and the remaining space was filled with crushed stone. The system was then covered with poured concrete to restore the floor, leaving about an inch of the system closest to the wall uncovered to allow water to enter the pipes. A WaterGuard inspection port was also installed to give us easy access to the system if needed for any reason.
Next, we needed to update the sump pump the home currently had. To do this we installed the SuperSump liner that will ensure water is properly collected from the WaterGuard system and will prevent the pump from clogging with dirt and other debris. We also installed the UltraSump back up battery to the sump pump that will automatically begin pumping water out of the home even if the power goes out.
This project left Sheila with a fully protected house she never has to worry about.
This East Lansing basement was covered with water after a large snowmelt. Without an effective system to gather intruding water and filter it outside of the home, the problem would continue to persist and cause problems for the homeowner.
In order to collect water that was entering the home we installed the WaterGuard system. For this installation we excavated the flooring around the perimeter of the basement in order to place piping. These pipes work protect the home from water intrusion by collecting incoming water and directing it into the sump pump to be discarded outside of the home. The remaining area left in the dug out trench was filled with crushed stone and then cement was poured over top of the system to restore the floors, leaving a small section of the system uncovered to allow water to enter. The WaterGuard inspection port was used for this project as well in order to give the homeowner and our team access to system if needed.
Next we installed a SuperSump sump pump for the water to drain into. This sump pump has an effective Zoeller pump to efficiently discharge water outside of the home and a sturdy liner with holes that accept water from the ground and from the WaterGuard System.
Lastly, we installed IceGuard and a LawnScape outlet to ensure water from the sump pump leaves the home effectively. We installed the IceGuard system on the home’s discharge line to make sure water can leave the home even if the pipes are frozen. The specialized holes on the system help water flow out automatically to prevent it from re-entering the home and causing a flood. The LawnScape outlet was installed underneath the ground to lead water away from the property. This product ensures water will not flow back toward the home and cause further issues.
Jean S. from Lansing, MI used to deal with her basement leaking when it rained. This can lead to mold growth in the basement and humidity downstairs as well as upstairs.
Our solution? Well, we first started by installing our WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that comes in through the walls. WaterGuard then directs the water to the sump pump.
After that, we installed our patented TripleSafe sump pump system. TripleSafe provides three levels of protection against water leakage. Normal water supply, heavy volumes of water, or in the case of a power outage, this sump pump will keep a basement dry.
Herschel R. from Lansing, MI had his basement fully finished -- or so he thought. He noticed mold and mildew in one corner of the basement. He holds weekly pool games in the basement and he wanted to resolve the problem so he could continue to hold pool games at his home. Another company has done work at his home in the past but he was very dissatisfied with them.
We first installed our patented WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps in through the walls. WaterGuard then redirects the water to the basement's sump pump.
Following that, we installed our EverLast finished wall restoration system. EverLast adds insulation to the basement and works perfectly with WaterGuard, keeping the basement a dry, clean, finished environment.
Richard M. from Lansing, MI had water and mold issues in his basement before he called us. These things can be very bad for a home -- sticking doors and windows and an increased chance to develop asthma.
Our solution? WaterGuard. Our WaterGuard French drain system was installed by jackhammering out the perimeter of the basement for the WaterGuard to rest in. WaterGuard sits below the floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that drains in from the wall. No water, no mold.
Breanna E. of Lansing, MI had a bowing foundation wall that was presenting a danger to the home and its residents. If the wall collapsed, it could destroy the home and injure the people within it.
To remedy this issue, we installed our PowerBrace foundation wall repair system. PowerBrace is made of steel I-beams that secure to the joists above the wall. They are built to stabilize bowing, tilting, or buckling foundation walls. PowerBrace are so strong that they may even be able to return foundation walls to their original position.
Nate and Pat L. were interesting in a crawl space solution that would eliminate the cold floors within their home. We didn’t find any major water issues, although the space was humid and a section underneath the poured wall had rotted out, which was contributing to their issue even more.
For this project we first filled the rotted out void with crushed stone and capped it off with hydraulic cement.
Next we needed to take care of the crawl space that was contributing to the home’s cold floors. First we installed CleanSpace vent covers to seal the space off from the outside. Our team first sized and cut the covers to fit the dimensions of the vents and then securely attached them to the home, which immediately created an airtight bond.
To prevent moisture from entering the crawl space through the floors, we installed the CleanSpace liner. This plastic liner is made of a waterproof and vapor proof material that is used to keep the outside environment from getting in through leaks or evaporation. The liner was cut to fit the dimensions of the crawl space, laid out to cover the floor and then fastened to ensure it will stay in place.
After the moisture in the space was taken care of we installed SilverGlo and FrothPak to ensure the space was properly insulated. SilverGlo is an insulation paneling that we sized to perfectly fit the crawl space and then adhered it to the wall. The panels are vapor proof to keep water vapor from entering the space, which prevents high humidity levels, mold and rot. SilverGlo also has a radiant heat barrier surface to reflect heat back into the crawl space, which saves the homeowner in energy bills. FrothPak is a spray foam insulation that seals off all of the small spaces air or moisture could enter through. This insulation does not absorb ambient moisture like traditional insulations and it is made from inorganic materials that will not mold or rot.
Jennifer W. of Lansing, MI had water coming in at the corners of her basement. She had some cracks in the corners, as well.
To fix this problem, we installed our patented WaterGuard system. The WaterGuard French drain system rests below the floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps in through the walls. WaterGuard then directs the water to the sump pump.
For a sump pump, we installed our TripleSafe sump pump system. TripleSafe offers three levels of protection against water leakage. Normal water supply, heavy volumes of water, or in the case of a power outage, this sump pump will keep your basement dry.
Sheila K. from Leslie, MI called us because one of her basement wall was leaking. She reported that the very last row of brick was full of water, and that she had puddles of water on her tile floor. The home was built in 1960 out of block walls, but she had her basement finished.
To remedy this issue, we first installed our WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water than seeps in through the walls. The water is then redirected to the home's sump pump. No more water!
Chris K. of Leslie, MI had a water problem in his basement before he called us. Water was seeping in from between the concrete wall and the floor, usually around 2 inches.
Our fix? WaterGuard and TripleSafe. We started by installing WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a French drain system that rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting the water that seeps in from the walls.
After installing that, we next put in our patented TripleSafe sump pump system. TripleSafe provides three levels of protection against water leakage -- normal water supply, heavy volumes of water, or in the case of a power outage, this sump pump will keep your basement dry.
These homeowners called because they had a beam that was sagging in their basement. This caused the floors in their living room to start sagging toward the middle of the house. There were no wall cracks found in the basement or other levels of the home, although the bedroom doors were sticking.
To stabilize the sagging beam and lift the floors, we installed the SmartJack system. To begin, we removed cubes of soil at the location of each jack. We then filled the hole with crushed stone and placed a specially designed structural footing that will hold the columns. Next we sized and cut galvanized steel columns and assembled them within the footing and connected them to the sagging beams above. The system was tightened and the floors and beams above were immediately stabilized.
Ralph's addition was about 14 years old and was supported by wood posts, however, the structure had seen some water damage and the wood supports were no longer doing their job all that well. Upon inspection, we determined that the structure would be best supported using helical piers. Our crew dug down to the footing and drilled a series of helical piers deep into the ground along the addition until they reached competent soil. The piers were able to lift the addition towards its original position as many times these piers are able to to. The additon will now be permanently supported and settlement concerns will be a distant memory.
These homeowners had a crack in their basement wall facing the backyard. Water was entering the home during times of heavy rain. The basement was partially finished and the leak was in the unfinished portion. Coeta and Ken H. wanted to get the problem fixed before it started to cause further problems in the finished part of their basement. The home had an existing sump pump and they liked the idea of a perimeter system that will capture water and run it to the sump pump.
For this project we installed WaterGuard, which is an effective perimeter waterproofing system. To begin, we removed sections of the flooring closest to the wall around the perimeter of the basement. Next we placed specially designed pipes into the dug out trench that will capture intruding water. Next we filled the void in the floor with crushed stone and topped it off with cement to restore the flooring. A section of system closest to the wall was left uncovered to give incoming water room to filter into the pipes. The water from the pipes drains directly into the sump pump, and then exits the home.
In order to address the crack in the wall, we installed the FlexiSpan sealant. This product seals the crack and helps water easily drain into the WaterGuard system. For this installation we removed a section of the flooring right under the crack to place crushed stone with a floor drain on top of it. The water will filter into the drain and then exit into the WaterGuard system to be discarded from the home.
Royce D. from Mason, MI was dealing with heavy amounts of water "pouring into [his] basement." That doesn't sound like fun. Water in a basement can obviously ruin the items you have stored there, but it can also cause problems in the home itself. Doors and windows can start to stick, paint can start to peel, and the humidity can make it an uncomfortable living space. That's why Royce gave us a call.
Upon a professional inspection, we decided to install our patented WaterGuard system. The WaterGuard French drain system is normally installed around the perimeter of the basement. It rests below the floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that enters in from the basement walls. The water is then filtered into the sump pump and out through a discharge line.
Royce no longer has to worry about a flooded basement, thanks to WaterGuard.
Kyle H. of Mason, MI reported that he had water coming into his basement from between the floor and the 1st cinder block of his basement. He also stated that there was a decent amount of water that would pool in the middle of the basement, and that the water was coming from the west side of the house from the floor.
Our fix? Well, we began by installing one of our customer favorites -- the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the floor and above the foundation footing, collecting all the water that comes in from basement walls. That water is then directed to the basement's sump pump.
For a sump pump, we installed the SuperSump premier sump pump system. SuperSump was designed to handle heavy amounts of water and is sure to keep Kyle's basement dry. It attaches seamlessly with the WaterGuard system, providing the finishing touch to a revolutionizing project.
No more water issues for Kyle!
Matthew W. of Mason, MI was dealing with water issues in his basement before he gave us a call. Little puddles of water would form around the cove after hard rain. Some cracks were visible on the floor, as well.
We first installed our patented WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that enters in through the basement walls. That water is then redirected to the sump pump in Matt's basement.
For a sump pump, we installed the SuperSump premier sump pump. SuperSump is engineered to help keep the basement dry and healthy for extended periods of time, even when there are times of extreme water intrusion. This complete system provides total protection and works perfectly with our drainage systems -- like in this situation, the WaterGuard system.
No need for Matthew to worry about water in his basement with these two systems working together!
Darla F. of Mason, MI called us saying that there was water coming into her basement through a crack in the concrete. The home was built in 1987 and the basement used to be finished, but now it is unfinished after some flooding that happened after the back up sump pump failed previously.
Our solution? We started by installing our patented TripleSafe sump pump system. TripleSafe is a sump pump that provides three levels of protection against water leakage. 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.
Following that, we installed our FlexiSpan cracked-cement sealant. FlexiSpan moves with your basement wall and is waterproof and flexible, preventing the entry of any water.
Renee K. has a split-level home that was built in the 1950s. The lower level of the home had water leaking in even though she had a sump pump that was running. On the day that she called us she had to clean up about 20 gallons of water from the lower level.
Our solution? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the floor and above the foundation footing, collecting all the water that enters into the home's basement through the foundation walls. After the water is collected by WaterGuard, it is redirected to the sump pump and pumped outside.
With this installment, Renee no longer needs to worry about water in her basement!
Robin T. lives in a quad level home. The lowest level has a low clearance and is not finished. She had sump pump, but water seemed to be coming up through the floor. Because of all these reasons, Robin gave us a call.
For this project, we installed two of our favorite products: WaterGuard and TripleSafe. We first installed the TripleSafe sump pump system. TripleSafe 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 is going to keep Robin's basement dry.
Next, we installed the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor but above the foundation footing, capturing all the water that tries to enter the basement from the outside-in. Once the water lands in the system, the water is then redirected to the sump pump -- in this case, the TripleSafe.
In the end, these two systems working together are a perfect team for defending against water leakage.
This homeowner called because his 70 year old home had a block wall crawl space that he wanted to get encapsulated. He didn’t find any specific issues in the past with the crawl space but he wanted to clean it up a bit.
To begin this installation we installed CleanSpace drainage matting that has a dimpled surface to prevent water located underneath a crawl space liner from getting trapped and unable to make its way to the perimeter drain. We first cut the matting to fit the dimensions of the crawl space floor and then laid it out right on top of the ground.
Next we installed the CleanSpace liner to encapsulate the crawl space. This liner is waterproof and vapor proof to prevent moisture from entering through the walls or floors, which drastically lowers humidity levels in the space. The liner is made of inorganic materials that prevent mold growth from occurring and is extremely durable to prevent ware and tare over time. The homeowner was looking to clean up the space and this liner did just that. The bright white color transformed the look of the crawl space and kept any dirt, debris, animals and insects out. We sized the liner and covered the crawl space from head to toe and then securely fastened it to the walls.
Deven U. from Okemos, MI had water coming in from a hole in his foundation floor. On top of that, he stated that there was water coming from a hole in a tile. There was also water coming from the walls underneath one of the shelves. The basement is finished, so he didn't want to tear apart everything to find exactly where the leak was. To sum up, Deven needed our help to live comfortably in his home.
Our fix? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor but above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once that water is caught, WaterGuard redirects it to the home's sump pump to be pumped outside.
With this installment, Deven need not worry about water in his basement!
Paul S. of Okemos, MI had a sinking driveway, garage and walkway. This created a serious tripping hazard as well as an unattractive sight. After dealing with this for some time, he gave us a call.
Our solution for Paul was to use our patented PolyLevel injection foam. When we use PolyLevel, we drill very small holes the size of a penny in the slabs that need to be lifted and inject the PolyLevel foam. Afterward, we fill the holes back in, making them practically invisible. The process in itself is normally fairly quick, and following the injection, the slab can be driven on in 15 minutes.
This home’s basement had block wall foundation that was allowing a small amount of water to seep through into the home. The homeowner wanted an effective system that would collect and eliminate intruding water before the issue worsened and ruined the partially finished basement.
WaterGuard drainage pipes were installed underneath the flooring, up against the basement walls in order to collect water coming in through the wall and guide it directly to the sump pump. The pipes in this system were placed on top of the footing to prevent them from getting clogged with dirt and although minimal excavation was done, the floors were completely restored so its like it was never even installed.
To combat humidity in the basement we installed a SaniDry XP, which is a powerful and effective dehumidifier that wrings the basement air dry and discards collected water directly into the sump pump. Unlike traditional dehumidifiers, this one has a large cold coil, air filtration system and a powerful blower to ensure the whole basement is filled with dry air.
Creg L. from Portland, MI experienced his basement walls leaking water during heavy rains -- water would puddle on the floor. The home was built in 2005 with poured concrete walls. Where the down spouts are, in the corners of the basement, there was some mold due to moisture.
Our fix? The SaniDry XP standing dehumidifier. The SaniDry XP can be stored in a closet or corner as not to take up space and still function at full capacity. It can collect up to 109 liters of water per day has the capability of removing particles as small as 2 microns.
Moisture no more.
Tracy P. had water seeping into her home where the wall and floor meet. The partially finished basement had no noticeable cracks and no mold or mildew issues. The home also had two sump pumps that were not working effectively to remove water from the space.
To collect water that was entering the home we installed WaterGuard, which is a perimeter drainage system that uses specialized pipes to collect and drain water into the home’s sump pump. The pipes were installed underneath the flooring around the interior perimeter of the basement with concrete fill poured on top to restore the excavated flooring. A small section of the system was left uncovered, closest to the wall, to leave room for water to drain into the pipes. We installed an inspection port in this system as well to give us access to the pipes if an issue ever occurs.
To replace the two ineffective sump pumps we installed the SuperSump sump pump system. This system has an effective Zoeller pump and sturdy liner that collects water from the ground and from the WaterGuard system to ensure the house is fully protected. The airtight lid on this system prevents water in the sump from evaporating into the basement and creating high humidity levels to further protect the home from moisture issues.
In the cold winter months discharge lines can be blocked by snow or ice. When this happens, water from the sump pump is unable to exit, causing the pipes to freeze. The IceGuard system was installed on the home’s discharge line to ensure water trying to exit from frozen pipes will be able to flow out of specially designed holes, which prevents the water from re-entering the home and causing a flood. The LawnScape outlet was installed on the end of the discharge line out away from the home to guide water away and prevent it from flowing back toward the property.
Chuck H. contacted us because he had a crack in his basement wall that he wanted taken care of. The crack was not allowing any water to enter the home, but it was a sure sign of foundation failure that needed to be handled before the problem worsened.
For this project we installed the PowerBrace system to stabilize the wall and prevent it from shifting or cracking any further. We used steel I-beams that were installed in the flooring at the base of the failing wall and then connected to joists above the wall with strong steel brackets that hold the beams in place. The beams have a zinc coating to prevent corrosion and the system uses a joist reinforcement method that evenly transfers the bearing weight across the ceiling to make sure the system doesn’t affect the floors above.
We also provided this homeowner with a tightening kit. This kit can be used to tighten the beams over time to potentially straighten out the wall completely.
This homeowner had a small part of his cement slab walkaway to his home that had settled and he wanted a permanent fix that would cause little disruption to his landscaping.
The PolyLevel system was the perfect option for this homeowner’s problem because is addressed the root cause of the settlement and provided a solution that would level the slab in an efficient and effective manner. For this installation we first needed to drill small, penny-sized holes into the sunken slab. Next we injected the holes with a specialized polymer material that expanded to lift the slab back to its original position. The slab originally settled because the soil underneath was not strong enough to hold the cement any longer. Because the polymers are so dense and lightweight, they combat the weak soils to permanently level the slab without having to worry about the problem reoccurring. The polymers are also waterproof and eco-friendly, so that’s a bonus!
The slab on one side of this homeowner’s house had shifted down a few inches and he wanted to know what the best option was for fixing the settlement.
For this project we installed push piers to permanently fix the settlement issue. We first excavated sections of soil at the base of the home where the slab was settling. The piers were installed at the footing of the home, attached with steel brackets and driven down into the ground far enough to reach stable soil. Once the system was tightened into place, the home was fully lifted and stabilized and the excavated landscaping was restored.
Rose H. had stair step cracking in her basement and she wanted to know what her options were to handle the issue. She noted that you can see light entering through the cracks from across the room and she was worried that the crack was only getting bigger over time. Our team of experts visited the home and found that in addition to the cracking, the wall was also bowing inward.
To save the failing wall we installed the Geo-Lock wall anchor system and the PowerBrace system.
The wall anchors were installed by excavating the ground outside of the foundation wall to place steel earth anchors in stable soil that would be able to hold the weight of the wall. The earth anchors were then connected to the inside of the wall with steel wall anchors and secured in place with steel rods. We tightened the system, which immediately stabilized the wall and the landscaping outside was restored.
The PowerBrace system was also installed for extra protection against pressure on the home that could cause further problems for the wall. For this installation we removed a small section of the flooring at each brace location to place a steel column. The column was installed directly on the failing wall and connected to the joists above the wall with steel brackets to hold them in place. Once the system was tightened into place, the wall was stabilized and unable to shift any further. We also reinforced the joists in the home to alleviate some of the pressure that was being put on the wall.
Denver D. of Stockbridge, MI had some water coming into the basement on the east side of his home. With this being said, he gave us a call for a professional opion on how to rememdy this issue.
Our fix? FlexiSpan sealant. FlexiSpan is a polyurethane sealant that seals cracks in foundation walls. This flexible sealant will never dry or crack and can flex to the natural movement of your foundation wall, ensuring a completely waterproofing seal.
Water problem? That's a good one!
John B. of Stockbridge, MI had a sagging crawl space before he gave us a call. A sagging crawl space can be a serious problem, and he wanted to have it take care of before it could get any worse.
Our solution? The SmartJack crawl space support system. SmartJack provides solid support for sagging and undersized beams, restoring stability and straightness to sagging floor joists in a crawl space. No more worrying about how that sagging can affect your home with this installment!
George K. of Leslie, MI had a bowed foundation wall and and had been that way for 5 years. He did not have any water issues, but lots of moisture was entering into the home. Mortar was loose and falling out and there were cracks all over. Thus, George gave us a call.
Our fix? The PowerBrace foundation wall repair system. PowerBrace is a wall repair system that stabilizes tilting, bowing, or buckling basement walls. The system uses steel I-beams that secure to the joists above the wall to offer maximum strength. PowerBrace is adjustable and can often bring back a foundation wall to its original position on top of supporting it.
George, rest easy with PowerBrace.
Mary B. of Leslie, MI Wall had a dirt crawl space underneath her home. A dirt crawl space can cause all sorts of problems for a home, so Mary gave us a call for a professional solution.
Our fix? The CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that seals off the crawl space entirely from the surrounding elements. No cold air, water, dirt, or moisture can pass through this material. And as an added bonus, CleanSpace is developed with anti-microbial components that prevent mold growth.
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.
Mike H. of Mason, MI gave us a call when he had had enough of the water problem in his basement. The west side of his basement (the side with the sump pump) would regularly take in water and create a stream down that side of basement.
Our fix? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. This water is then directed to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
With this installment Mike and his family can be comfortable in their water-free basement.
Jason B. of Mattawan, MI had a sunken cement sidewalk that was creating a tripping hazard before he reached out to us.
Our fix? PolyLevel foam injection. PolyLevel is proven to provide a better solution than mudjacking and is far less intrusive. We begin by making penny-sized holes in the slab and then inject the PolyLevel foam. Once the PolyLevel is in place, we refill the holes, making them nearly invisible.
Joe and Susie C. had water seeping into their basement through the foundation walls and the sump pump in the home was completely open so you could look right in and see the iron ocher. They were looking for an effective solution to keep their basement dry and we knew just what to do.
We first installed the WaterGuard system around the interior perimeter of the basement to collect and discard water into the sump pump. The specialized pipes were installed underneath the flooring at the base of each wall to collect intruding water. Water entering the home is filtered into the system and then discarded into the sump pump to be pumped outside of the home.
Next we installed the TripleSafe liner and lid to the already existing sump pump. The TripleSafe liner is designed to collect water from the WaterGuard system and prevents the pump from getting clogged with dirt and debris. The TripleSafe airtight lid prevents water in the sump from evaporating into the basement, which would further contribute to the moisture issue the homeowners were already dealing with.
Carrie H. called because she discovered two cracks in her foundation basement wall that appeared to be growing. The cracks seemed to be getting worse over the years and she was looking for a solution to fix the problem once and for all.
The reason the foundation started to crack in the first place was because the wall was shifting, which is why we decided to install the effective CarbonArmor system to stabilize the failing wall. We started the process by painting a strong epoxy resin on the wall at each CarbonArmor strap location. The straps were then adhered and secured into place to prevent the wall from shifting or cracking any further.
Dave and Linda B. contacted us because they wanted to upgrade to a bigger, more efficient sump pump system that also included a battery back up.
The TripleSafe sump pump system was installed to give these homeowners just what they were looking for. This system includes a sturdy liner that holds three powerful pumps. The first pump handles the majority of the work and the second pump automatically turns on if the first pump is unable to keep up with the amount of water entering the system. The final pump is a battery backup that makes sure the system continues working even if the power goes out.
We also wanted to make sure that the water exiting the sump pump had an efficient route, which is why we installed the IceGuard system and a LawnScape outlet. IceGuard was installed on the home’s discharge lines to ensure water is able to easily exit the sump pump even if the lines freeze during the cold winter months. This is extremely important because if water is unable to exit the sump, it will re-enter the home and cause a flood. A LawnScape outlet was also installed at the end of the discharge line to drain exiting water out away from the property, which prevents it from flowing back toward the home and causing more issues for the homeowners.
This homeowner had water seeping into the basement and needed an effective solution to keep the space dry.
Our team of experts knew the WaterGuard system would do just the trick. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects intruding water and drains it into the home’s sump pump to be pumped outside of the home. We started the installation by removing sections of the flooring around the interior perimeter of the basement in order to place specialized drainage pipes. The pipes were set in the trench and the remaining space was filled with crushed stone and topped off with cement fill to restore the flooring. A small section of the system at the base of each wall was left uncovered so water entering through the wall can flow down into the pipes and then exit into the sump pump.
Thanks to the WaterGuard system, this homeowner now has a dry basement.
Greg G. had water entering his basement through the cove joint and he was looking for an effective waterproofing solution to protect his home from intruding water.
The WaterGuard system was first installed to gather and discard water entering the home where the wall met the floor. Flooring at the base of each wall was excavated to place specialized drainage pipes that collected intruding water, rather than allowing it to flow out onto the floor. Water that was collected in the pipes was directed to the sump pump and then pumped outside of the home. We also made sure to install inspection ports that give us access to the system if needed since it is located underneath the flooring.
The SuperSump sump pump system was installed next to ensure water from the WaterGuard system was efficiently pumped outside of the home. This system included a powerful Zoeller pump, a sturdy liner and an airtight lid that prevented water in the sump pump from evaporating into the basement, which would further contribute to the unwanted moisture issue.
An additional discharge line was also installed to give exiting water a direct pathway outside of the home. During the wintertime, drainage pipes can freeze, which prevents water in the sump pump from exiting the home. If water is unable to exit, it will re-enter the home and potentially cause the basement to flood. The IceGuard system was installed on the line to help water exit the lines through specialized holes, even if the pipes are frozen. A LawnScape outlet was installed on the end of the discharge line to guide water away from the home and prevent it from flowing back toward the basement walls.
Janeen G. of Okemos, MI had standing water in her basement before she gave us a call. Standing water can lead to humidity and moisture in the home, so Janeen wanted this taken care of as soon as possible.
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 French drain system rests below the basement floor but above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is collected, it is filtered into the sump pump -- the SuperSump -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
These customers had bought a bank-owned property that was vacant for about a year. They were in the process of remodeling the area and although there was no water present in the basement, there was still a bad, musty smell.
The reason the basement had was damp and had a musty smell was because of the high humidity levels in the space. We decided to install a SaniDry XP dehumidifier to fix the issue. This dehumidification system wringed the basement air dry, filtered the air to remove unwanted particles and then distributed dry air throughout the entire basement with its powerful blower.
John and Kay R. of Rodney, MI had water all over their basement floor before they gave us a call. This can obviously damage the items resting on the floor, but can also cause mold growth, sticking windows and doors, and asthma.
Our solution to rid this basement of standing water? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting the water that has seeped or is seeping into the basement. When this water is collected it is directed to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
Connie L. has a home in Leslie, MI that suffered from a large tree rooting through her foundation wall. This caused rippling cracks that let in water when it rained. Connie needed a solution -- so, she called us.
We used out patented FlexiSpan polyurethane foundation wall crack sealant. FlexiSpan is exactly what it sounds like: flexible. This crack sealant locks the crack to provide a longterm, waterproof seal. FlexiSpan is even flexible enough to stretch with the natural movement of the basement wall.
Trees don't stand a chance a breaking open this seal with FlexiSpan.
Norma M. of Rapid City, MI was having terrible problems with her basement: water was seeping in from the outside. Having water is your basement leaves lots of room for problems upstairs, as well. Doors and windows can start to stick and paint can begin to peel. This said, Norma gave us a call.
We installed our TripleSafe sump pump system to remedy this issue. 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.
No longer will water seepage bother Norma in Rapid City.
This Haslett, MI home had water entering the basement through its cinder block walls. There was a sump pump present, but water was unable to reach the system to be discarded from the home.
We installed the WaterGuard perimeter drainage system to collect intruding water and discard it into the home’s sump pump. The specialized pipes were installed underneath the flooring at the base of each wall. As water entered the home, it drained down into the pipes and was directed to the sump pump, rather than flowing out onto the floor. We also installed inspection ports to ensure we have access to the system if needed, since it is installed underneath the flooring.
We also installed a FloodRing around the water heater to protect the home from a potential leak in the heater.
This Bellevue, MI home had several minor cracks in one of its foundation walls that were a sure sign of future wall failure. Moisture was also able to make its way into the home and the owners contacted us for a reliable solution.
To stabilize the wall, we installed the CarbonArmor system. This system utilizes fiber-reinforced polymers that are 10x stronger than steel to hold the basement wall in place. A strong apoxy resin was first painted onto the wall at each carbon strap location. The straps were then adhered to the wall and secured into place with steel brackets.
To improve the look of the basement walls and block out water and water vapor, we installed the BrightWall wall system. The plastic sheeting was cut to fit the dimensions of the basement and then attached to the wall with plastic fasteners. This wall system was waterproof and vapor proof to keep moisture and humidity out of the home.
Caitlyn and Nick B. contacted us because they wanted to fix their bowing basement wall before the issue worsened. Thankfully, our team of experts knew just what to do.
We used the PowerBrace system to completely stabilize the wall and potentially shift it back to its proper position. The system used a joist reinforcement method to transfer the weight of the wall evenly across the basement ceiling, which prevented unintended damage to other areas in the home. We installed steel I-Beams at the base of the wall and connected them to the joists above the wall. The system was secured in place with steel brackets and once tightened into place, the wall would no longer continue to bow. We also provided the homeowners with a kit that can be used to tighten the beams over time to potentially push the wall back to its original position.
This homeowner called us because he wanted to figure out a way to level his cracked and settled porch.
We installed the PolyLevel system to lift and level the settled cement. We first drilled multiple small holes in the concrete that were then injected with a specialized polymer material. The polymers expanded to lift the settled slab and had a quick cure time of about 15 minutes. The polymer material was also made to match most colors of cement, which ensured the look of the home was not compromised.
This homeowner contacted us because she wanted to fix her sunken garage floor and cracked driveway. The customer needed a reliable solution that would repair the unleveled concrete slabs and prevent them from continuing to settle in the future.
We installed the effective PolyLevel system to immediately level the slabs and prevent them from sinking or cracking any further. Multiple small holes were drilled into the concrete slabs, which were then injected with a specialized polymer material. The polymers expanded, which lifted the slabs back to their proper position. The dense and lightweight polymers in this system helped to hold the slabs up and addressed the weak soil issue that originally caused the sinking.
Rhonda W. was preparing to buy a house and ran into an unpleasant surprise. Unfortunately, the home had a waterproofing issue. There was no major standing water but she wanted to address the issue before it became more serious. This customer needed a solution she knew she could count on.
During our inspection of the home we found that there was no outlet for the water to escape, only a hole in the basement floor for the water to seep into. We installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump, to effectively pump the water out of Rhonda's basement that also inlcudes a back up battery in case of a power outage. In addition to the TripleSafe, we installed WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement so the water drains right into the sump pump.
The combination of Waterguard and TripleSafe sump pump addresses Rhonda's wet basement issues by ensuring the water is being pumped out of her basement and any additional water entering is guided to the drain outlet in the sump pump.
Karen T. contacted us because her block basement wall was beginning to bow inward. She was looking for an effective solution that would stabilize the wall and prevent any further shifting. For this project we installed the PowerBrace system to hold the wall in place and prevent it from bowing inward any further. We removed a small section of the flooring at the base of the wall to install the steel I-beams. The beams stretched the length of the wall and were then securely attached to the floor joists above. This system acts as a brace to hold the wall in place while possibly aiding in the overall straightening of the wall. The owner also received a tightening kit that is used to tighten the braces as the wall begins to shift back to its proper position.
This Mason, MI home had water entering the basement through the block foundation walls. The home had a sump pump in the space, but water was not being collected and discarded efficiently. Our team of experts installed the WaterGuard system around the interior perimeter of the basement to collect and discard water into the sump pump. Small sections of the flooring were removed at the base of each wall in order to place specialized drainage pipes that collect and immediately carry intruding water into the sump pump to exit the home. This underground system required a small amount of excavation, but the floors were properly restored with concrete fill, so its like we were never even there! We also installed an inspection port in the WaterGuard system that gives us access to the drainage pipes if ever needed.
This customer had water leaking out of his cement block basement walls. The water was beginning to puddle on the ground and the homeowner was looking for a reliable fix. We used WaterGuard, an effective perimeter drainage system to collect and discard water into the home’s sump pump to prevent it from leaking out onto the floor. The specialized pipes were installed underneath the flooring with a small opening that allowed water to easily enter the system.
This customer contacted us because he was concerned with some blocks that were leaning in his basement foundation wall. He was looking for a solution that would make the home’s foundation more structurally sound. Thankfully, our team of experts knew that the PowerBrace system would be the perfect solution. Strong steel I-beams were installed on the joists above the wall and in the floor at the base of the wall. Once secured into place with steel brackets, the wall was immediately stabilized. The joists in the home were also reinforced to further support the wall and the rest of the home above.
Michele S. of Williamston, MI had a crack in her basement wall – and a crack in a basement wall can let water into the basement. Mold can grow, paint can peel, and other problems are sure to follow if a crack like this is not remedied and water is prevented from entering the basement. Thankfully for Michele, we had a solution.
We used our patented FlexiSpan cracked-cement sealant. FlexiSpan is flexible and moves with the natural shift of the foundation wall to provide an everlasting waterproof seal. This simple yet effective system is the perfect fix for a cracked wall.
When several weeks had passed by with water leaking into her basement, Janet P. from Lansing, MI gave us a call. She wanted to fix this problem because not only does water destroy belongings in a basement, but it also causes humidity, congestion, peeling paint, and sticking doors and windows. Thankfully for Janet, we have a foolproof solution.
We installed our patented and customer favorite: the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, catching water seepage that enters in from the walls of the basement. After this water is in the drain, it is transported to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
When Donna S. from Lansing, MI gave us a call we knew she had a serious problem. She had a bowing foundation wall that could pose a threat to the structure of the home as a whole. A bowed wall could collapse and bring the house down with it, so we were determined to get this job done right.
We installed our patented PowerBrace foundation wall repair system that stabilizes tilting, bowing, or buckling basement walls. The system uses steel I-beams that secure to the joists above the wall. This offers the best protection against any structural failure, and can even be tightened by the homeowners over time to bring the wall back to its original position.
With this installment, Donna can rest easily.
We got a call from Donna R. of Lansing, MI – and she needed our help. Water was leaking into her basement, discoloring the walls and peeling the paint. The water was leaking in through the walls and the floor. We had a solution for this problem.
We installed two of our favorite patented products: the WaterGuard French drain system and the TripleSafe sump pump system. The WaterGuard drain rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls and floor. After this water is in the drain, it is redirected to the sump pump (the SuperSump, in this case) to be pumped up and out of the home.
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, the 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.
These two systems work in perfect harmony to provide a waterproofing system like never before.
Tracy G. from Lansing, MI had a vertical crack in her foundation wall at the time that she called us. The crack was seeping water, and Tracy needed a fix – fast.
We installed our patented FlexiSpan cracked-cement sealant. FlexiSpan is flexible enough to move with the natural shift of your basement wall, providing a long-term waterproof seal.
Say goodbye to the huge vertical crack, and say hello to FlexiSpan.
This customer had a block wall in her basement on the outside wall that needed to be addresses before further damage occurred. The foundation looked like someone tried to repair it in the past, but the wall continued to shift over time.
We installed the PowerBrace system that supported the basement wall and works to eventually straighten it over time. Strong steel I-beams were installed vertically on the wall, which acted as braces to hold the wall securely in place. The beams were coated in zinc to prevent corrosion and they used a joist reinforcement method that transferred the weight of the wall evenly across the ceiling to ensure the system did not interfere with the floors above.
This homeowner contacted us because he was concerned with the musty smell coming from his dirt floor crawl space. The walls of the space were cement block and there was a sump pump to control any water issues in the area, although moisture was still an issue.
Our team of experts decided to install the CleanSpace system to encapsulate and seal the crawl space off from unwanted moisture. We first installed drainage matting on the base of space to help water easily make its way to the sump pump. Next we covered the entire area with the waterproof and vapor proof CleanSpace liner to ensure the space was sealed off from the outside environment. The last step in this installation was using FrothPak spray foam to seal and insulate the porous concrete walls. This insulation does not absorb ambient moisture and is resistant to mold growth, unlike traditional fiberglass insulations.
During a heavy rain, this customer experienced 12 inches of water in their home.The water was coming in from both the floor and the walls. They were devastated and wanted it taken care of immediately. Our team of experts came in and helped waterproof their basement. We installed our WaterGuard System, Super Sump, Iceguard, and Lawnscape Outlet.
Our Waterguard system is drainage system installed around the perimeter of the basement so any water that may enter through those block walls is directed to the Super Sump sump pump. The Super Sump is used to effectively pump water out of your basement keeping it dry. The Lawnscape Outlet is used to hide those ugly discharge lines we usually install in our yard. It provides the opportunity to bury those lines and still be able to discharge the water away from the home. Iceguard is specifically designed to still have place to discharge the water being pumped out if your basement when those Michigan winters arrive and the discharge line freezes. We want to make sure in any conditions your basement stays dry and comfortable.
Bob P. was having issues with water coming in his basement from one of the corners. Unfortunately, every time it rained it left the family with an unwelcome surprise, a basement filled with water. Bob used to clear the water as it came in but he decided enough was enough. Our team of experts came in and waterproofed his basement. We installed a SuperSump sump pump to pump out any water coming into the basement and the Waterguard system. Waterguard is a perimeter waterproofing system that guides any water that seeps into the basement to gather in the SuperSump and be pumped out.
In addition to our interior products we installed the Lawnscape Outlet and Iceguard. Lawnscape allows us to hide those ugly discharge lines underground. It provides an opening at the end of the line for the water to escape from your basement. Not only does it help the way your yard looks, it also prevents tripping hazards that usually occur from discharge lines just laying around. Lastly, for those winter months, we install Iceguard. We do not want that water that’s pumped out to be backed up due to freezing lines. Iceguard is prepared and gives the water a secondary location yo escape keeping your basement dry all winter.
Scott W. was experiencing foundation settlement in his home. One of the signs he noticed was his chimney beginning to come away from the home. Scott’s home was built in 1959 and had troubled soils under his home. Our team decided to install piers to address those troubled soils. The piers take on the weight of the home and transfer it to competent soils that can support the home. Piering can help to lift the home back to its original position and causes minimal disturbance during installation.
Patricia and TJ contacted us because their basement had puddles of water. You could see where the water was coming in through the floor and walls. They had tried using small heaters to dry up the water but this was only causing the electric bill to go up not fix the standing water.
We helped them with their problem by installing our WaterGuard system around the perimeter of the basement. The system is proven to work and direct water to the sump pump and out of the basement. Since the intruding water had also ruined some of the walls we installed EverLast wall panels. These really cleaned up the look of the basement and are waterproof so they won't get ruined.
Jon K. got in contact with us because his basement walls were leaking water causing quite the issue in his basement. He really wanted a better sump pump installed and a better drainage system. After discussing what Jon wanted and what we knew would work we installed our TrenchGuard system with a new, working sump pump as well.
The TrenchGuard perimeter system is going to work great for this situation because it will collect all the water leaking in through the walls and direct it to the sump pump. We work hard to ensure your basement stays dry and looks great when we leave.
Ryan B. from Edwardsburg, MI was having water come into his basement from the corners of the walls every time it rained. This water would form puddles, making his basement more than unpleasant. Thankfully, we had a solution.
We installed three of our patented waterproofing products: the WaterGuard French drain system, the SuperSump premier sump pump system. and the SaniDry XP standing dehumidifier. The WaterGuard drain rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls (and the corners of the walls). Once this water is collected, it is redirected to the sump pump (the SuperSump, in this case).
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.
Finally, the SaniDry XP is a standing dehumidifier that creates dry, clean air, reduces the risk of mold growth, never needs to be emptied, and is 10 times more powerful than traditional dehumidifiers.
With these three installations, Ryan can once again be comfortable in his home. You can be, too.
The homeowners had a spot in their basement where water was seeping through. The home was built in 1960 and there was no existing sump pump, leaving the homeowners with a mess.
Our professional team installed our TripleSafe sump pump to keep the water out of the homeowners basement. The TripleSafe has three sump pumps in one giving you triple protection! The first pump will remove water effectively. The second pump has a seperate discharge line and is more powerful. The second pump is only needed if the first pump fails. Lastly, the third pump has batteries so it is there for you if the power goes out.
Next, our team installed the WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The WaterGuard drainage system sits on the top of the footing in your basement so mud does not clog the system. WaterGuard collects water seepage from the floor and walls and directs that water to the sump pump. The sump pump then effectively removes the water from the home keeping your basement nice and dry.
Lastly, our team installed IceGuard on the sump pump discharge line on the outside of the home. The IceGuard system allows water to escape from the sump pump discharge line if it freezes or becomes blocked for any reason. Even if the pipe outlet is buried under a foot of ice and snow, the water can escape, allowing your sump pump to keep your basement clean and dry.
Thanks to our TripleSafe sump pump, WaterGuard drainage system, and IceGuard the homeowners basement is now clean and dry!
The owner of this home contacted us because there was water in the crawl space and that it was very cold. A cold and wet crawl space can transfer to the living areas above it. By installing our CleanSpace system you can save on energy bills over time. CleanSpace can be installed with SilverGlo insulation so make sure the space stays warm from the outside elements such as wind and snow.
The homeowners had water seeping into their basements through the corners of their walls. Their basement was finished and they did not want any of the water damaging their walls and floors or any of their belongings.
Our professional team knew what needed to be done. Our team installed the WaterGuard interior perimeter drainage system. The WaterGuard system goes along the perimeter of your basement and catches all water and floor seepage. The system sits on top of the footing so not to get clogged. The water that the WaterGuard system catches drains to the sump pump and the sump pump removes the water from the home!
Our professional team also installed the SuperSump sump pump. The SuperSump is a full-featured system that includes the best components 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.
Thanks to WaterGuard and the SuperSump the homeowners finished basement is clean and dry!
Our customer, Rodney P. of Lansing, Michigan dealt with a bowing basement wall before he reached out to us. A bowing wall becomes more dangerous day after day in a home, and Rodney needed a solution.
We installed our patented PowerBrace wall repair system for this job. PowerBrace is a wall repair system that stabilizes tilting, bowing, or buckling basement walls. The system uses steel I-beams that secure to the joists above the wall. A tightening system can also we used to bring the wall back to its original position over time.
Erika E. from Lansing, MI was having trouble with water in her basement before she reached out t us. Heavy rains would lead to watering running into her basement and her sump pump would become backed up every time. This said, we had a solution.
For this project, we installed our patented WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. After this water is collected by the drain, it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
This installment keeps Erika's basement dry and livable, once again.
Our customer, Michelle A. of Lansing, Michigan, was having trouble with leaks in her basement. Water leaking into the basement was creating puddles on the floor for years until Michelle had had enough – and she reached out for our help. Thankfully, we had a solution.
We installed several of our patented waterproofing products for this job: the WaterGuard French drain system, the TripleSafe sump pump system, and the SaniDry XP standing dehumidifier.
The WaterGuard drain rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing in order to collect the water that seeps into the basement fro the walls. Once this water is collected in the drain, it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the basement.
The sump pump, in this case, is the TripleSafe sump pump. 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.
Lastly, the SaniDry XP standing dehumidifier creates dry, clean air. It also reduces risk of mold growth, never needs to be emptied, and is 10 times more powerful than traditional dehumidifiers.
Robert J. from Lansing, MI was experiencing water flooding into his basement and needed a fix – fast. He believed that sinking driveway was the reason that water was able to seep into the basement, filling the basement with one inch of water.
We solved this issue with our patented WaterGuard French drain system and our SuperSump premier sump pump system. The WaterGuard drain sits below the basement floor, collecting all the water that seeps into the basement from the walls. After the water is caught by the drain, it is redirected to the SuperSump to be pumped out of the home.
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 homeowners in Mason, MI had water and mud seeping into their basement through their egress window. The water was damaging the walls and the mud seeping in was dirty and unsanitary for the homeowners children.
Our professtional team knew this mud and water needed to be stopped. We started by installing our WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. WaterGuard works by sitting on the top of the footing inside your basement so it does not get clogged. The system traps water seepage from the floors and walls through its drainage grates. The system then carries that water directly to the sump pump where it is then removed effectively from the home.
Next, we installed a window WellDuct drain. The WellDuct system is a low profile drainage channel that connects the base of the window well to an interior drainage system. In this case, the WellDuct is attached to our WaterGuard interior drainage system. The WellDuct system traps seepage from the window well and directs that water directly to the perimeter drainage system. The water is then directed to the sump pump and removed from the home. Once the system is installed you will never have to worry about a wall of water building up against your basement windows.
Lastly, our professional team installed the BrightWall basement wall panels. The BrightWall panels easily tansform your damp, ugly basement walls into bright, beautiful walls that never need paint or other maintenance. The BrightWall panels are designed to work with our other waterproofing systems, like WaterGuard. The panels direct wall seepage down to the perimeter drain lines that carry water to the sump pump.
Thanks to our professional team, the homeowners basment is now waterproofed and beautiful!
The homeowners in Lansing, MI had water seeping into their basement through where the floor and the wall meet. The home was built in 1950 and had no existing sump pump, so the water that was getting in could not escape leaving puddles around the homeowners basement. The incoming water was causing damage and needed to be stopped.
Our professional team installed the SuperSump sump pump in the homeowners basement. The SuperSump system is a full-featured system that includes the best components available. The SuperSump removes water from your basement into a drainage system that takes the water outside your home. 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 team also installed the IceGuard system. The IceGuard system allows water to escape from a sump pump discharge line if the pipe freezes or becomes blocked for any reason. Even if the pipe outlet is buried under a foot of ice and snow, the water can escape, allowing your sump pump to keep your basement dry.
The homeowners basement is now dry thanks to the SuperSump sump pump and IceGuard!
The homeowners in Williamston, MI had horizontal cracking on the top of their block walls in their basement. Horizontal cracking is the first sign that the wall is beginning to bow. It is very important to note that if horizontal cracking is found on your walls it needs to be taken care of right away because although the cracks usually start out small, they will increase in width over time as the soil outside continues to put pressure on the wall. The longer you wait, the harder the wall will be to repair and the more expensive it will be to repair.
To fix this problem our professional team installed the GeoLock wall anchor system. The GeoLock system is designed to stabalize the bowing and cracked wall and eventually get the wall back to being straight again. The wall anchor system works by embedding galvanized steel earth anchors into the soil out away from the foundation wall. Wall plates are installed on the problem wall located inside the home. The earth anchors and the wall plates are then attached using a galvanized steel rod. Once installed, wall anchors will hold walls in their current position without any further adjustment. They can be tightened during dry periods allowing for improvement and straightening of the wall over time
The homeowners in Lansing, MI had water coming into their basement, through their floor, everytime there was a heavy rain. The drain in the homeowners basement kept backing up and the sump pump just could not work fast enough to remove all the backed up water from the home.
Our professional team at Ayers Basement Systems knew they had to find these homeowners a solution to their water problem. The team decided that they should install WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The WaterGuard drainage system sits on the top of the footing in the basement to make sure that the drain does not get clogged. The product works by capturing floor and wall seepage before it has a chance to to reach your basement floor. The water enters the system via inlet holes and flows through the drainage pipes directly to your sump pump. The sump pump then does its job and effectively removes the water from the home.
Our team also installed the IceGuard anti freeze system. The IceGuard system is connected to your sump pumps discharge line outside of the home. The IceGuard system allows water to escape from a sump pump discharge line if the pipe freezes or becomes blocked for any reason. Even if the pipe outlet is buried under a foot of ice and snow, the water can escape, allowing your sump pump to keep your basement dry.
Thanks to WaterGuard interior perimeter drainage system and IceGuard anti freeze system, the homeowners basement is clean and dry!
The homeowners in Lansing, MI had water seeping in through their walls and creating puddles on their basement floor. The water on the floor was starting to cause damage and their existing sump pump was not removing the water effectively. The homeowners also had a dirt floor crawl space that was humid and attracting unwanted pests.
To combat the water in the homeowners basement our professional team installed the TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe sump pump is one of the best sump pumps on the market. The pump has three sump pumps in one giving you triple protection. The first pump will effectively remove water from your home. The second pump has a seperate discharge line and is more powerful. That second pump is only necessary in the rare occasion that the first pump fails on you. The third pump is equipped with batteries so it will be there for you if the power ever goes out.
Our professional team also installed the WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system to combat the basement water. The WaterGuard system sits on the top of the footing in the basement in order to prevent clogging. The system captures water seepage from the floors and walls and carries that water through the drainage pipes to the sump pump. Once the water reaches the sump pump it will be removed from the home.
Our team also installed the SaniDry XP, which is a powerful and effective dehumidifier. The SaniDry XP removes 10 times the amount of water from the air as a typical dehumdifier, while using the same amount of energy to run. The water drains from the unit automatically so there's no need to empty it like a conventional dehumidifier. The water drains from the unit automatically so there's no need to empty it like a conventional dehumidifier.
Lastly, to clean up the homeowners crawl space, our team installed the CleanSpace encapsulation system. The CleanSpace system covers the floors and walls of your crawlspace with a thick, durable, plastic vapor barrier. The plastic sheet material is designed to permanently prevent moisture, outside air and pests from getting into your crawl space.
The homeowners basement and crawl space are now clean and dry thanks to Ayers Basement Systems.
The homeowners had water coming into their basement where the floor and the wall meet. This water was particularly frightening for these homeowners because they had a finished basment and they did not want their belongings or their carpet to get ruined.
Our professional team installed the WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system to stop the water from destroyer the homeowners finished basement. WaterGuard effectively captures wall and floor seepage before it damages your basement floor. The WaterGuard drainage system sits on the top of the footing inside the basement so the pipes do not get clogged by mud or anything else. Water enters the system via inlet holes and flows through the drainage pipe to the sump pump. The sump pump then effectively removes the water from the home.
The homeowners finised basement is now clean and dry thanks to the WaterGuard interior perimeter drainage system!
Mary noticed her floors in her kitchen were starting to dip. Sinking floor can result from weakened floor joists due to moisture or columns being spaced too far apart. She wanted us to come in to raise and stabilize her floors. We installed out Smart Jack stabilizing system. Smart Jacks are steel support systems that stabilize and level floor joists. They can support more than 60,000 pounds and provide the best opportunity to lift floors back to their original position.
This home had water coming in and the current sump pump couldn't seem to keep up. Lucky for them we have the TripleSafe sump pump which is the King of sump pumps.
The name TripleSafe comes from the fact that there are 3 pumps in 1 liner for this pump. The first pump is the main one that does all the work. The second pump is set up a little higher and begins to work in the first pump fails or can't keep up. This second pump is more powerful than the first and has a second discharge line for the extra boost in case of an emergency.
Finally, the third pump is battery operated to work when/if your power were to go out. This battery operated pump can still pump well between 12,000-24,000 gallons of water. This sump pump is top of the line and will work wonders to keep your basement dry even during emergencies.
The homeowners had water coming into their basement through cracks in their walls. They knew they needed a perimeter drainage system so they could control the water and prevent any further damage.
Our professional team installed the WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The system sits on the top of the footing in the basement in order to prevent clogging due to mud or debris. The system works by capturing floor and wall seepage in its drain before it has a chance to damage the area. Once the water is in the drain it taken immediately to the sump pump. Once it is at the sump pump the water is removed from the home.
Since the homeowners did not have an existing sump pump our team installed the SuperSump sump pump. The SuperSump is a full featured system that contains the best components 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 homeowners had a little bit of water coming into their basement through the crack where the floor and the wall meet. It was not a ton of water, but they decided to get it checked and fixed anyway. The homeowners decision to waterproof their basement at the first sign of the water getting into their home only saved them time and money in the end. The problem won't resolve itself, it will only get worse so it is best to solve the problem right when it starts to happen.
To waterproof the homeowners basement our professional team installed our WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The WaterGuard system sits on the top of the footing in order to prevent clogging from mud or other debris. The system works by capturing water seepage from the floors and walls before it has a chance to damage your basement. Once the water is trapped in the drain it is immediately sent to the sump pump. The sump pump then removes the water from the home keeping your basement clean and dry.
Our team also installed the SuperSump sump pump system. The SuperSump is a full featured system containing all the best components 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 homeowners in Lansing, MI had a vertical crack going down the length of their basement wall. These vertical cracks can occur because of poor construction practice or when foundation concrete shrinks or cures. Vertical cracks can cause water to leak from the foundation outside into the home. Right when the crack is noticed it should be taken care of to prevent further damage to the home.
To take care of this vertical crack out professional team installed FlexiSpan basement wall crack repair. Quick fixes and do it yourself repairs for wall cracks almost never work. If you have a wall crack you will want to get it right the first time and make a single repair that will last. The FlexiSpan crack repair is actually a three-part process that begins with the application of a flexible sealant along the full length of the crack. Next, a strip of flexible and porous foam is installed over the crack. Finally, an impermeable membrane is adhered to the wall on both sides of the foam strip. This fail-safe treatment allows any future seepage of water through the crack to move invisibly down the wall and into the basement’s perimeter drainage system.The product moves with the basement wall so it will last a long time.
A customer in Williamston came to us with issues in his driveway. He kept hitting bumps that made getting into the garage an annoying task. Unlevel slabs of concrete are a red flag that that surface needs some concrete repair. We can fix unlevel concrete through PolyLevel.
PolyLevel is a polymer injection that is injected into the concrete to level it and make it stronger. PolyLevel worked to raise and level out the concrete slabs while dealing with the weak soils below that were no longer able to hold the weight of the home above. We drilled multiple small holes into the concrete slabs in order to inject them with a polymer material that expanded to lift and level out the concrete. Once injected, the system only needed about 15 minutes to fully cure and the slabs were then stabilized and lifted to their proper level, and stronger than ever before. Now, this homeowner will not have to worry about this ever again.
We recieved a call from a customer in Okemos about their basement that was having some water issues. Well, of course they were having issues because they did not have sump pump. Without a sump pump, the water has no way to leave. So we installed our best sump pump that we have, the TripleSafe sump pump.
TripleSafe is a sump pump with three different pumps in one liner. The first being the 1/3 hp zoeller pump which does most of the pumping and is placed at the bottom of the liner. The second is the 1/2 hp zoeller that is placed slightly higher than the first. This pump is more powerful but will only be turned on when needed. The final pump is the battery-operated UltraSump DC which is used in case of a power outage, this pump can pump up to 24,000 gallons of water. Now this homeowner will be able to enjoy their basement, water-free.
A Lansing, MI homeowner was experiencing water seepage in his basement, where the wall meets the floor. In seeking professional help, Kevin called us. We installed the WaterGuard in his home. The WaterGuard will protect the home from water leaking near foundation walls. It is designed to catch water seepage through walls and leaks along the wall/floor joint. This product will provide a quality solution and is cost effective as an added bonus. With this new system in place, Kevin’s basement will now be a dry usable space again.
We received a concerned call from Janice about the large horizontal and stair-like cracks that were beginning to form in her basement walls. When cracks begin to form in the walls of your home, it can become a very stressful time. Many homeowners may not know what their next step should be. Luckily, we do. The first step any homeowner should take when noticing cracks in their walls is to give us a call and we can send a crew member out for a free inspection. In this particular Holt, MI home, we decided the best way to go about this specific wall was to install our CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System. Being ten times stronger than steel, the fiber reinforced polymer that makes up the CarbonArmor strips offer top notch and long-lasting foundation support. When it comes to cracks in the foundation and preventing any further damage from occurring, it doesn’t get any better than the CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System.
Our customer, Jenna, called us with a couple concrete slabs sinking and cracking in front of her house. Fixing concrete slabs is a very simple and minimally invasive process. We use a combination of products called PolyLevel and NexusPro Joint Sealer. Starting the project with PolyLevel, we make a tiny hole in the concrete slab and squeeze a liquid into the soil that's under the slab causing the slab to sink. This liquid hardens after time and raises the slab back to where it's supposed to be. Next, with NexusPro Joint Sealer we will be closing all of the cracks and spaces between the slabs to combat water, ice, and dirt from entering the concrete joints. Now, we have fixed the slab movement and made the concrete even better to look at, all while using a quick and clean process!
Robin & Steve, homeowners in the local Lansing, MI area noticed that their porch had begun to sink and pull away from the house. There were cracks in the front of the home where an area was separating from the rest of the home. Our experts calculated a plan to lift the home back to its original position and permanently support its weight, to do this we used a series of six helical piers. These piers are long steel shafts, that are advanced deep into the ground to competent soil. The footing of the home sits on top of these shafts using a heavy-duty steel anchor. We installed these anchors by excavating soil from around the exterior of the home until we reached the footing. We advanced the helical piers from there creating a solid and permanent solution, in finishing the job we replaced the removed soil. With these piers in place, we have allowed Robin & Steve’s home to regain its stability.
Deb called us with some bad news...her partially finished basement developed a water leak. This leak was coming from one of the basement walls. Leakage in walls is very common, cement and concrete tends to easily crack due to factors such as humidity and freezing. Luckily, with the help of a product called Flexispan, we are able to eliminate leakage, as well as prevent future leakage. Flexispan is able to not only provide a fix to the current leaking, but also prevents future leaking by creating a water well at the bottom of the wall that is able to drain water.
Betty in Holt, MI called us with a classic crawlspace concern. Practically everything inside her dirt crawlspace was damp, and that there was mold growing in multiple spots. It didn’t take us more than a couple of seconds to know what we had to do: Install CleanSpace.
CleanSpace is a plastic liner that can cover virtually every square inch of your crawlspace. It is placed completely overt the floor and walls to permanently keep away any moisture and air from entering the crawlspace. Moisture and damp air can sneak in through the tiniest of holes and cracks, and this is why CleanSpace is the superior option, because there simply won’t be any small holes or cracks that are still uncovered once the liner is fully installed.
Despite how rough of shape Betty's crawlspace was in when we first went out for inspection, she will no longer have to worry about moisture creeping into her home thanks to CleanSpace.
When walls start to move around, it can be a scary thought. Bending or bowing walls is actually common in a lot of Michigan homes due to factors like soil movement, freezing, and hydrostatic pressure. To help prevent and fix wall bowing, we use a product called CarbonArmor. CarbonArmor is a high tensile strength carbon fiber composite that attaches to both the wall, and the foundation, to add support and stability. Another benefit to this technique is that installation is quick and minimally invasive. If you're having issues with wall movement, just give us a call for more info!
As the weather starts to get more cold and rainy heading into winter, it becomes more and more important to have the correct insulation for your home. Crawl space insulation is often overlooked by a lot of homeowners as it is not something that they look at very often. Our customers, Robert and Catherine chose to upgrade their crawl space using CleanSpace, SilverGlo and FrothPak insulation. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier that goes along the floor of the area, helping seal the house from humidity. SilverGlo acts as insulation on the walls to keep your house warm and reduce humidity. FrothPak fills in the gaps between panels and rim joists sealing your house completely. All of these additions will work together to reduce your energy bill as well as make your home healthier to live in!
Our good neighbor Leo, right here in Lansing, MI, began growing irritated when he would pull his car into the garage and hit a large bump. He noticed his driveway had sunk away from the garage. Leo quickly knew he needed to call the local driveway leveling experts, us! We used our unique product offering Poly Level to return Leo’s cement to its original position. PolyLevel raises concrete through unique qualities of expanding polyurethane foam, making it: environmentally safe, affordable, waterproof to prevent future erosion, quick and mess free, and a permanent solution. Poly Level not only results in a solution that looks better and lasts longer, it is also less destructive to the applied surface. Thanks, Leo, for the opportunity to enhance your home!
We received a call from Rick in Holt, MI saying that he needed his foundation wall stabilized. For this particular situation, the best course of action was to install our PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair System. This is the most ideal situation if you are dealing with a failing foundation. If you have walls that are bowing, buckling, or tilting inwards, installing a PowerBrace system can stop any further damage and potentially straighten the wall. A great thing about this system is that it can be adjusted at any time, therefore the brace can be tightened when need be to attempt to raise the wall back to its original position. What’s the best part about PowerBrace? It doesn’t require any exterior excavation and it’s a very quick installation.
Naman from Holt, MI needed his driveway and a couple of slabs on his walkway to be leveled. Fortunately for him, we have the perfect solution for this: PolyLevel injections. Our PolyLevel injections harness the expansive force of a structural grade geopolymer to provide fast concrete leveling, fill voids in soil, as well as strengthening soil that has poor load-bearing qualities.
The polymer consists of two separate liquids that are combined right at the injection nozzle to create a chemical reaction that turns the blended ingredients into expanding, high-density foam. The foam then flows into any voids that are present and between loose soil particles, expanding to about 15 times its original volume. This expansive action effectively lifts settled concrete.
One thing that goes over well with our system is that the process is also extremely quick. It only takes about 15 minutes to cure, and at that point it’s ready for full loading. This is especially important for Naman’s situation, because his driveway received PolyLevel injection, so if he needed to leave soon after we finished, he would be able to because he wouldn’t have to worry about curing taking more than 15 minutes.
Kathryn J. inherited her father’s home in Higgins Lake, MI. She soon became unhappy with the damp musty smell rising up from the crawl space. One day Kathryn saw an Ayers truck at a home in her neighborhood. She stopped and talked to our team member about getting someone out to inspect her crawl space.
When Kathryn’s appointment date arrived, we sent Senior System Design Specialist Roger Powell to her rescue. Roger went to our new friends’ home and created an individualized solution proposal consisting of our CleanSpace crawlspace encapsulation system and the SaniDry Sedona dehumidification system. Kathryn had several other proposals drawn up by other local companies, but ultimately, she felt Ayers could best meet her needs. We returned to our new friends’ home and put our proposed plan into action. Since the transformation Kathryn has said she can definitely feel the difference, the musty smell is gone, and her energy cost have dropped. Like Kathryn, if you are tired of the musty smell in your crawl space, give us a call to see what the CleanSpace can do for you.