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Ayers Basement Systems is Ionia's trusted expert for basement waterproofing, foundation repair, concrete leveling and more. In fact we have been the trusted expert for over 30 years now. We are dedicated to providing quality work and permanent solutions to the challenges you are facing in your home.
We will send one of our foundation specialists out to your home to inspect the problem and explain the options that you have. Once a repair method is decided upon we will install the system using foundation products that are warranted for 25 years.
We also deal with sunken slabs. We inject a polyurethane foam, called PolyLEVEL, beneath the slab. The foam expands and raises the sunken concrete back up to a level position.
Water in your basement or crawl space quickly leads to mold growth and rot. We prevent this from ever happening by installing an interior drainage system complete with sump pump and dehumidifier. Our patented system has a lifetime warranty. We are the area's leader in basement waterproofing & crawl space encapsulation.
Roblee and Sally have lived in their home for 9 years and have had an issue with water leaking in their basement. They decided this year was the year to finally put an end to the problem for once and for all.
Mr. and Mrs. Holyfield called Ayers Basement Systems and we sent Roger Powell to assess the situation. The most water leakage they have had is enough to create puddles. During heavy rains the water comes in from the front corners and they are both on board with fixing the situation as quick as they can.
The WaterGuard drainage system circles the interior perimeter of a basement along the floor to capture any water seeping in. Roblee and Sally are very happy to have a dry basement every time it rains!
Kelly and Bill had quite an elaborate basement. In fact, the bottom layer of their home was actually made up of 3 adjoining rooms: a modern basement, an old fruit cellar and a crawl space that was bigger than both of the other two rooms. Unfortunately, as the years had passed by the three rooms had accumulated a list of problems. Water was seeping into the main basement through the walls, the walls in the cellar had started to rot and were no longer dependable, and the crawl space was lacking both insulation and stable support. For such a wide variety of problems, Kelly and Bill would need foundation work, a crawl space encapsulation, and a waterproofing system. Lucky for them, they found one company that could handle all their needs.
The crew had a tall order. They would need to make extensive repairs to all three rooms. But on the positive side, as separate repairs, the job didn’t pose that big of a problem. So they began with what would be the most time-consuming work: foundation solutions. Saving Kelly and Bill's old fruit cellar would require two new walls and an additional support beam across the center of the room. Our new Shotcrete service is a way to create new concrete support structures by simply designing a frame and then spraying the desired amount of concrete through a hose. The new walls made by Shotcrete are as stable as any form of foundation and can be accomplished without the risk of building a new wall from scratch. After repairing the cellar, the team got to work on the foundation ailments of the crawl space. The porch above was dependent on the floor joist ceiling in the room. After first adding in supplemental beams to give the floor joists extra support, the crew leveled about the porch by attaching the SmartJack system to the supplemental beams. Once the beams were raised to the appropriate height, the crew was ready for the next phase of the project.
With all the foundation work complete, the crew moved on to waterproofing. Specifically, curing the main basement’s weeping walls. The best fix for the seepage was a perimeter drainage system and sump pump for discharge. The WaterGuard perimeter drainage system sits underneath the foundation floor at the foot of the walls in the basement. When water seeps down the walls, it will flow into the system and be directed to Kelly and Bill’s new SuperSump sump pump for discharge. While the drainage system would solve the water issues of the main basement, the crawl space was dealing with moisture problems of its own. Using the CleanSpace vapor barrier the crew was able to guarantee that moisture and outside air didn’t affect the crawl space temperature or the floors above it. A spray foam insulation was used to seal the rim of the crawl space, as well. To guarantee that the crawl space really was protected from the cold temperatures it had been experiencing, the crew added in two new entrances to the other basement rooms that would help regulate air flow.
It was a long and extensive project but Bill and Kelly now have a solution to all their problems, and best of all, it’s a solution that will last.
Homes built near bodies of water are always quite susceptible to water problems in their basement or crawl space. This Lake Odessa home, built in 1989, had a crawl space that was partially insulated, but the owner, Doug, wanted it to be fully sealed.
Our solution? CleanSpace. We installed our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system to completely seal off Doug's crawl space from all the elements surrounding it. No cold air, water, or moisture of any kind can enter with CleanSpace. The system is also made with anti-microbial properties, preventing any mold growth.
A wet crawl space is no surprise for a home that rests near a body of water. Moisture from the beneath the home can cause serious problems in a house, like sticking doors and windows. Tom Z. from Lake Odessa, MI needed a solution to this problem.
We installed our patented SaniDry dehumidifier. SaniDry is a self-draining dehumidifier, meaning it can collect up to 109 pints of water per day without its collection tray having to be emptied. SaniDry also has a revolutionary blowing motor that works extra hard to keep your crawl space dry.
This homeowner was concerned about the sidewalk leading to his home that had settled. He wanted to find an effective solution that would level the concrete to improve the look and safety of his home.
To address weak soils that could no longer hold the weight of the sidewalk, we installed the PolyLevel system. Unlike mudjacking that uses heavy cement fill to raise the slab, PolyLevel uses lightweight polymers that expand to lift the concrete while addressing the weak soils. This installation began by drilling several small holes in the sidewalk at each area of settlement. Next the holes were filled with the high-density polymers that expanded to lift the slab with a short cure time of about 15 minutes. The slabs were then permanently stabilized with minimal disruption and the neutral colored polymer material gives the sidewalk a clean finish.
Cracks were also found on the sidewalk due to the settlement and we wanted to ensure they were properly sealed. We caulked the cracks with NexusPro joint sealed which permanently sealed the cracks and prevented them from expanding any further.
John T. from Portland, MI was suffering from a water problem before he gave us a call. Water was coming into the basement from the side of the house, and he noticed it when the snow melted. Water was coming in from the Northeast corner.
Our duo of a solution? The WaterGuard French drain system and the SuperSump premier sump pump system. We started by installing the SuperSump. 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.
Next, we installed the WaterGuard. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that comes into the basement from the walls. That water is then redirected to the sump pump -- or in this case, the SuperSump.
Wet basement? I don't think so.
Charlsie A. of Portland, MI noticed water in her Michigan basement for the first time in the 8 years she has owned her house. She had a temporary sump pump installed that was removing the water that appeared to be coming in through the ground, but she was looking to have a permanent solution done as soon as possible.
Well, good thing we had a solution -- the WaterGuard and TripleSafe. We started off by installing the TripleSafe sump pump system. 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.
Next, we installed the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting the water that seeps in from the basement walls. WaterGuard then directs that water to the TripleSafe to be pumped out of the home.
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.
Larry and Wanda G. of Portand, MI have a 50 year old house. There was a wall under the porch that leaked water before they gave us a call, happening usually after a heavy rain. It was a bit moldy and the basement is not finished.
What did we do to fix this? Well, we installed a few of our favorite patented products: the WaterGuard French drain system and BrightWall basement wall panels. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement. Once that water is in the system, it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped our of the home.
After installing WaterGuard, we put up some BrightWall panels. BrightWall is composed of a rigid plastic material that is completely washable and waterproof. It fits perfectly with WaterGuard, making this a system that is unstoppable when it comes to protecting against water damage.
Judy H. from Portland, MI had water coming into her basement through her tiles. She wanted a solution as soon as possible, so she gave us a call.
After a complete inspection, we determined the main system that needed to be installed was the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, successfully collecting the eater that seeps into the basement. That water is then redirected to the sump pump to be pumped out of the house.
Brian H. had a front step to his home that sunk about an inch and he was looking for a reliable solution. The settling had also caused part of the walkway leading to the step to crack, which also concerned the homeowner.
To raise the step with minimal disruption, while providing the homeowner with an effective solution, we used the PolyLevel system. Several small holes were first drilled into the step and the walkway right in front of it in order to inject specialized polymers. The high-density and lightweight polymers were injected into the drilled holes so they could expand to immediately lift the concrete. This system addressed the weak soils that caused the slab to sink and the entrance to the home was completely restored. The polymers are a neutral color, which helped the installation blend in with the concrete so the look of the home was not disturbed.
Rich and Lynn F. called because their settled, back porch slab needed to be raised because the door that leads out to the porch was sticking. The concrete also had several cracks in it that they wanted fixed as well.
To raise the slab we used the PolyLevel system. This system uses high-density and lightweight polymers that lift the slab while addressing the weak soil issue that caused the slab to sink. The installation was very minimal and only required us to drill small penny-sized holes in the slab. The holes were filled with the polymers that expanded to raise the slab back to its original position. This project was fast and efficient with a cure time of only about 15 minutes.
The cracks were sealed with NexusPro joint sealer that prevents them from shifting any further. The sealant also fills the void in the cement that the cracks created, which improved the look of the porch.
Robert S. from Lake Odessa, MI has a crawl space in his home. Before calling us, the crawl space had dirt, water, moisture, and mold infesting it. Robert had a vapor barrier installed but it had quickly dissolved and the problem persisted.
Our solution? The SaniDry CX and the CleanSpace. The CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system is a thick plastic lining that seals off crawl spaces from the surrounding elements like dirt, water, and air. And as an added bonus, the CleanSpace system is developed with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth.
The SaniDry CX is a little beast of a dehumidifier. It can collect up to 109 pints of water per day without its collecting tray needing to be emptied, and is small enough to fit in even the tiniest crawl spaces.
Bev and Ray B. called because they were looking to insulate the skirting underneath their trailer. They had problems with their pipes freezing in the past and our team of experts had the perfect solution to their problem.
We decided to install SilverGlo wall panels to fully insulate the space. These panels are made up of tiny graphite particles that reflect heat back into the space. The panels serve as both a vapor barrier and a radiant heat barrier to fully insulate the space, keep moisture out and can even help save the homeowners money on their energy bills.
Brian S. of Pewamo, MI had 5 inches of water in his basement when he called us. Obviously, this is a huge issue, because anything in the basement sitting on the floor was being drenched.
The fix for this job? The SuperSump premier sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. The SuperSump is a sump pump specifically designed to keep your basement dry for long periods of time. Capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour, it is suitable for heavy water intrusion.
The WaterGuard drain rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once that water is collected, it is redirected to the sump pump -- or in this case, the TripleSafe -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
Tom T. of Pewamo, MI has always had water problems in his basement. Every year the water seemed to get worse and worse, so he gave us a call.
Our fix? The SuperSump premier sum pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. We began by installing the SuperSump. 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.
Next we moved onto the WaterGuard. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the floor. Once this water is collected it is redirected to the sump pump -- the SuperSump -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
Archie M. had water continuously entering his basement and wanted to know what it would take to solve the problem.
Luckily our team of experts knew the perfect solution. We installed the effective WaterGuard system to gather intruding in order to discard it into the home’s sump pump. We excavated sections of the flooring around the perimeter of the basement to place specialized drainage pipes that would collect water entering at all points. After the installation was complete, we restored the flooring with concrete fill, making sure to leave a small section of the system at the base of each of wall uncovered so water can enter the pipes.
This home in Saranac, MI has a cement patio that has been sinking over the years. It had finally gotten to a point where the sinking had created a tripping hazard for the patio users. Thus, we received a call.
To fix this problem we used our patented PolyLevel injection foam. We drill small, penny-sized holes in the cement slab and use them as access points for which to inject the PolyLevel through. After we inject the PolyLevel and the slab is back to its proper height, we refill the holes will cement, making the project very non-invasive. In the end, the slab is ready to walk on in roughly 15 minutes!
Kara A. of Saranac, MI had heavy water intrusion before he gave us a call.Water intrusion in a basement can create not only serious issues within the basement, but issues upstairs as well. Doors and windows can begin to stick, paint can peel, things can start to smell musty.
Our solution? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor but above the foundation footing. This way, the water that seeps into the basement can be caught in the drain. Once this water is captured, it is redirected to the sump pump in the home to be pumped up and out of the basement.
These homeowners had leaks in their basement for about three years that they had taken care of but they still had a weird odor due to the extremely damp air in the space.
We installed the effective SaniDry XP dehumidifier to wring the basement air dry, therefore removing the musty smell the homeowner mentioned. The dehumidification system collected the damp air, filtered it and then distributed dry air throughout the entire basement with its powerful blower. Water from the system drained directly into the home’s sump pump, which is why we decided to upgrade the ineffective sump pump found in the home with the TripleSafe system.
The TripleSafe sump pump included a sturdy liner with three effective pumps to ensure water was being efficiently discarded from the home. The first pump does the majority of the work while the second pump takes over if the first pump cannot keep up. The third pump is battery powered to ensure water is always being pumped out of the home even if the power goes out. We also installed the IceGuard system on the home’s discharge line to ensure water is able to exit the lines even in the event they freeze in the wintertime. The specialized holes in the system discharge water out of the pipes to prevent it from re-entering the home and causing flood.
The homeowner in this Ionia, MI home called us because he was looking for a waterproofing solution that would keep is wet basement dry. The water was entering the home through the foundation walls and without a way to collect and discard it, the home would continue to experience water damage.
We first installed the perimeter waterproofing system called WaterGuard. We excavated small sections of the flooring at the base of each wall in order to install the specialized drainage pipes. Water entering the wall drained into the pipes and was then carried directly to the home’s sump pump.
Speaking of sump pumps, we also installed the TripleSafe sump pump system. This system included 3 effective pumps all within one sturdy liner, one of which was battery powered to ensure the home was always safe from intruding water- even if the power went out.
Lastly, we installed the IceGuard system on the drainage lines where the lines met the house. The system had large holes that immediately allowed water to exit the sump pump, which was extremely important if the lines were to freeze in the wintertime.
The homeowner in this Belding, MI home had a crack on his basement wall that was allowing water to enter the home. He tried to fix it himself, which the leak down but did not completely stop it.
Thankfully, our team of experts knew a solution that would permanently fix the issue. We installed the FlexiSpan wall system to seal the crack and deal with any leaking water. We started by removing a small section of flooring at the base of the crack in order to place a drainage gate that would accommodate any water that was able to still enter through the crack after being sealed. Next, we sealed the cracks off with the FlexiSpan material that shifts with the wall as it moves to make sure the crack does no expand any further.
Dave T. of Orleans, MI had a crawl space that was being beaten up by the outdoors. He needed it to be encapsulated. So, we helped him out.
We installed our CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off crawl spaces from their surrounding elements. This means that no dirt, water, cold air, or moisture stands a chance at getting through this material. Along with that, CleanSpace is made with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth.
Dave, you're welcome.
James C. of Saranac, MI has dealt with problems in his basement for wuite some time. The basement floor were always wet and mold and mildew was always present. Thus, he gave us a call to have this issue remedied.
We installed our patented WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rest below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is collected, it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the house.
Pat S. was buying a cottage in Orleans, MI and the previous owners told her they had to constantly run fans in the crawl space to keep it somewhat dry. To avoid that as well as fix the moisture issue for good, Pat gave us a call.
We installed our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system for this job. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off the crawl space from the surrounding elements. This means that no water, dirt, cold air, or moisture will be able to get through. And as a bonus, the CleanSpace material is developed with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth.
Scott Q. of Pewamo, MI was trying to sell his home but there was one problem -- his basement was wet. This was a huge turn off for buyers and was preventing him from being able to even come close to selling his home. So, Scott gave us a call.
We installed our most popular waterproofing system: the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard sits 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 redirected into the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home for good.
This homeowner was trying to sell her house, but wanted to get the shifting basement foundation wall fixed before doing so.
We installed the Geo-Lock wall anchor system to stabilize the wall and prevent it from continuing to shift. The installation began with us excavating the soil just outside of the failing wall in order to place specialized steel earth anchors. The anchors were embedded in stable soil that would able to hold the weight of the wall. Those anchors were then connected to the wall with steel wall plates and secured into place with steel rods. We tightened the system into place, which immediately acted as an anchor to hold the wall in place and prevent it from continuing to shift over time.
Ben and Jamie W. of Saranac, MI moved into what they thought was the house of their dreams – until the flooding began. After living in their home for only two months, Ben and Jamie were faced with water seeping into their partially finished basement. This presence of water can lead to mold growth and musty, unhealthy lingering odors, on top of deterioration of a basement in general.
To solve this issue, we installed several of our patented products: the WaterGuard French drain system and the TripleSafe sump pump system. The WaterGuard Frend drain system rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is collected it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
Speaking of sump pumps, the TripleSafe sump pump system 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.
Ben and Jamie can have peace of mind that their basement is not going to flood with these system installed in their home.
Sue R. was experiencing sagging floors in her home. Her home is about 150 years old and had some weakened floor joists. Floor joists are often located in crawl spaces that are unsealed so moisture and humidity are able to get to them. That exposure to moisture, over time, causes them to become weak and our floors to sag.
A common solution people use for this issue is to install concrete columns. Unfortunately, this isn’t as good an option as it might seem. Installing concrete columns is very time consuming and they are not adjustable. We installed our SmartJack stabilizer to solve Sue’s problem. The SmartJack stabilizer are steel support systems used to stabilize and level floor joists. They can support loads over 60,000 lbs and are adjustable. SmartJack is the best opportunity to lift the floors and walls back to their original position.
The homeowner called Ayers Basement Systems after they found 14-16 inches of water sitting on their basement floor. Water was flowing in from everywhere and they needed a solution fast.
Our professional team immediately took action! The team installed a Water Guard interior perimeter basement waterproofing system. Water Guard sits on top of the footing, inside the basement, to drain the water. Becuase it sits on the top of the footing it doesn't allow mud to get into the drain, which could clog it.
Next, Bright Wall Paneling was installed in the basement. Bright Wall panels are designed to work with our waterproofing systems and give the basement a nice, clean look! Once the panels are installed, they will direct water seepage down to the Water Guard perimeter drain that carries water to the sump pump.
Next, the team installed a Triple Safe Sump Pump. This sump pump has three sump pumps in one for ultimate water removal. The first pump will do most of the pumping effectively. The second pump is more powerful and has a separate drainage line that is there for you if the first pump fails. Lastly, the third pump is designed using batteries so it will be there for you if the power goes out. The triple Safe sump pump is the best option because it adjusts automatically when needed and keeps your basement dry with triple protection.
Lastly, our professional team installed IceGuard on the pipes that are outside of the home for the water from your Triple Safe sump pump to travel through. The IceGuard stops the water from going back into the house during the winter months if the water in the pipe freezes because the ground is frozen.
Now the home is effectively waterproofed!
Mary Alice H. from Ionia, MI was having numerous water issues in her basement before reaching out to us. Having water intrusion in a basement can create humidity in the home and cause mold growth: both things you don't want. Good thing we had a solution.
We installed our patented WaterGuard French drain system and the TripleSafe sump pump system. Beginning with WaterGuard, we laid the French drain beneath the basement floor but above the foundation footing. Once this water is collected it is redirected to the sump pump (the TripleSafe, 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, 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.
You wouldn't leave any other room in your home covered in trash and water so why accept that your crawl space has to? Our Clean Space liner is a thick, durable liner, similar to that of a pool liner, that traps moisture, mold and pests from permeating your crawl space floor. By limiting these factors, your crawl space will remain clean, dry and mold free.
Kate had a bowing wall in her basement that has a giant crack across it. The wall was causing movement and cracks upstairs at the doors and windows. Kate was very nervous that her home was falling apart. She would wake up in the night to check on her wall so she called us to get peace of mind that her home was safe.
We installed the GeoLock Anchor System for her to stabilize the wall in her basement. GeoLock Anchors are a long lasting solution to prevent further movement. They contain steel rods that are extended from the wall that anchor into hard stable soil beyond your home to brace the foundation. The GeoLock Anchor System is installed with minimal disturbance to your lawn and doesn't take up usable space in your basement.
We were called to this Saranac home when the homeowner notcied that their house had settled. There is a crawl space in the area where the home was settled. The foundation had shifted to where the house was not on the foundation and the home was supporting itself. There was also a huge crack in the stone outside the house where it looked as if you could see inside. The homeowner was nervous with it being December that the soultion would have to be put off until the spring.
We installed Helical Piers to halt further movement of the house. Helical Piers were a great option because they can be installed year round and the installation is quick. They are also great at stabilizing structures as well as possibly returning foundations to the original positions.
Mike and Bethany were having water issues in several areas of their home, but especially in their crawl space. After receiving many different quotes, they decided to go with our team. We installed CleanSpace, a plastic sheet material used as a vapor barrier to restrict all moisture, outside air, and pests from entering your crawl space. CleanSpace will keep water/moisture from entering their crawlspace. Then we installed the SaniDry XP Basement Dehumidifier to remove any water vapor already in the air. This dehumidifier never needs to be emptied because the water drains automatically. Also, it is ten times more powerful than typical dehumidifiers.
This homeowner had standing water in their basement so they called us for a solution. We installed the WaterGuard system which is a French drain that is designed to be installed below the floor slab to be kept out of the "mud zone", where drains can clog. The system collects water that seeps into the basement and drains it to your sump pump.
We also installed the IceGuard to the discharge line. If a discharge line gets backed up, your sump pump won't work properly in the event of water in your basement, which will make the flooding much worse. The IceGuard is a secondary escape route for the water through slotted openings if the line gets backed up.
Matthew had purchased his house a couple of years ago and had his basement flood 3 times within those two years. It happens when there is very heavy rain or if a lot of snow melts. He believes that the water is coming in from the floor and there is so much that the sump pump he has can not keep up. We installed the TripleSafe Sump Pump System to provide three levels of protection to the basement. We also installed the WaterGuard system which is a drain that is under the floor to collect the water coming in. The water collected is sent to the sump pump to be expelled out of the house.
These Saranac homeowners live on the bottom of a hill and the basement leaks from water that runs down the hill. The water comes in from where the floor meets the wall. We installed the WaterGuard to give them peace of mind about the basement. The WaterGuard is a drain that is under the floor but above the foundation and collects water that seeps into the basement. The collected water would then be drained to the sump pump to be discharged outside the home.
This Portland homeowner has been having water issues for 25 years during heavy rain. The water gets in the basement, not a lot where it floods but enough to not finish the basement ro get new flooring. They wanted a solution so that they could finally finish the downstairs and so they didn't have water coming in anymore. We installed the WaterGuard system to keep the water out. The system is under the floor but above the foundation so that the drain would not clog. It collects the water that seeps into the basement and drains it to thte sump pump to be discharged outside of the home.
Michele's floors were unlevel because her house was settling due to poor crawl space supports. So our team installed helical piers. Helical piers stop the settlement and overtime bring the foundation back to its original level. The helical piers were installed deep into the soil underneath the foundation for a quick installation and permanent solution.
TwinCity Foods in Lake Odessa has unlevel concrete and the slab moves every time a high low is driven over the area. We installed PolyLevel to raise the concrete. PolyLevel is an inject-able foam that is waterproof so it won't be washed away as well as stable so it won't react with the the soil. It is lightweight but strong so it can hold up under a lot of weight. The foam cures in a short amount of time so it won't disturb the company and can be full load bearing in about 15 minutes.
This homeowner had water on the floor in the basement. The water was coming in where the wall meets the floor of a corner. She has asthma and is worried about how the water will affect her so she called us for a solution. We installed the WaterGuard system to help keep the water out of her basement. The WaterGuard is a French drain system that is installed under the floor but atop the foundation so it won't clog. The water that is collected is then drained to the sump pump where it is discharged from the house.
Joe had a musty, water filled crawl space but called us because he wanted it sealed off and the water cleared out. First we put in drainage matting which is a mat that has dimples so that water can flow under it and be drained to the sump pump. We also installed the SmartSump which is the perfect solution for a crawl space and provides the protection that you would need from leaks and floods. To keep the moisture out, we installed the CleanSpace Liner which is a thick, durable liner. This liner acts as a vapor barrier to prevent humidity and excess moisture from entering and saving your structure from rot. To help keep the crawl space dry and make sure the musty smell is gone, we installed the SaniDry Sedona which is a small dehumidifier that is the perfect size for a small crawl space. It keeps dry air circulating throughout the area to ensure the crawl space is protected, leaving you with a clean, dry space.
An owner of one of the Wendy's in Battle Creek called our team because he needed help leveling the sidewalks in front of the store. The unevenness of the sidewalk was becoming a tripping hazard so our team installed PolyLevel, a waterproof and long-lasting system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk. It uses a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes.
Jim's foundation is starting to settle where is crawl space is. The foundation seems to be moving away from the home and nor supporting it. We installed Helical Piers to support the foundation and help lift it back up to the original position. These piers have fast year-round installation and can have sections added to reach different depths.
Jeremy’s home was feeling muggy and moist. Too much moisture can cause a significant increase in dust mites, mold, and other airborne allergens. This can make the living space very uncomfortable for people in your home that live with allergies. Our team came out and installed the SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier in Jeremy’s home. The SaniDry Sedona is more powerful than any other dehumidifier and drains automatically so you don’t have to worry about emptying out any water from the system. It will control humidity and make sure to stop mold growth, kill off dust mites, and make your whole house drier and healthier. Jeremy will have clean crisp air and only worry about humidity on a hot Michigan summer day.
Eric bought a commercial property and quickly realized that the 1960’s foundation needed some stabilization. There were cracks in the walls and signs of foundation settling so our team came out and installed Helical Piers. Sometimes after homes or properties are built they can experience foundation settling if the soil under them expands and contracts substantially with weather conditions. This can cause a plethora of foundation problems including cracking and bowing walls, foundation shrinkage or expansion, and water in the basement. Helical Piers stabilize settling foundations by connecting the foundation of a home to load-bearing soil by drilling long piers into the ground under a home. The permanent solution is less invasive than it sounds and lasts a lifetime and more. Eric will be able to start his business with no stress about the foundation of his property.
Betty’s foundation was weakening above her crawl space. Most likely because of moisture in the space. Our team came out and installed SmartJacks. SmartJacks support sagging floor joists and beams. Floors above basements and crawl spaces are vulnerable due to the damp nature of the lowest floor. The SmartJack system is a permanent fix to these issues. It uses steel columns, threaded rods, and a solid base to address any problems your basement may have. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization. With this system, she won't have to worry about her foundation weakening or failing her and she can live in her home happy and stress-free.
Scott and Lori's front porch has settled in one corner and was starting to pull away from the home. They were doing some updates to the home as well as painting the exterior. The couple said the uneven porch did not look good and they wanted it leveled. We used PolyLevel to lift and level the settled concrete of the front porch. It is a foam that waterproof so it won't wash away. To seal the cracks between the slabs on the porch, we used NexusPro Joint Sealant. This sealant wont dry, crack, or bubble since it is made to withstand harsh weather conditions. Both cure in a short amount of time so it process won't be an inconvenience.
Tami has been doing some remodeling to her home and wants to finish the basement at some point to include some bedrooms. To have finished rooms in a basement, you need to have egress windows installed. On top of that, she has some areas in the basement where water is getting in and she wants that to be fixed so her other projects can start.
We installed the WaterGuard, TripleSafe sump pump, CleanSpace Wall System, and the SaniDry XP to waterproof the basement. The WaterGuard is a French drain system that is installed under the floor but above the foundation to keep it from clogging. It collects the water that leaks into the area and sends it to the sump pump to be expelled outside of the home. After installed, the flooring is restored so you do no have an unsightly drain in your basement. We also installed the TripleSafe sump pump to provide the home with 3 levels of protection in case of pump malfunction or a power outage. The CleanSpace Wall System is used to create a vapor barrier which keeps water vapor and humidity from passing through the basement walls. It also has an anti-microbial additive that prevents the growth of mold! As an added protection to keeping the space dry, we added the SaniDry XP dehumidifier. This dehumidifier can be stored in a closet or corner so it won't interfere with the finished basement. The SaniDry XP blows air throughout the space to dry it out as well as filtering the air to remove particles as small as 2 microns.
The Egress Windows are larger in size and have a well with a ladder or steps so that assist in safe exits in the event of emergencies. The windows also allow more natural light to enter the basement making it seem cleaner, larger, and more welcoming!
Cristina and Bob had a partially finished basement that had water coming in. We installed a perimeter drain, a dehumidifier, and some wall paneling to keep water out as well as prepping the space to be finished. The WaterGuard drain system is installed below the floor to collect the water the seeps into the basement and then all concrete is restored so there is not an unsightly drain in the basement. The water that is collected gets sent to the sump pump to be expelled outside the home. The sump pump also receives water from the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier that we installed. The dehumidifier blows dry air throughout the space to dry it out and filters the air. For the walls, we installed both BrightWall and Basement to Beautiful Panels. BrightWall is bright white sheeting that is waterproof, washable, and creates a vapor barrier for the basement. It can also direct water seepage to the perimeter drain so that the basement is dry! The white color gives the space a cozy, clean feel as well. The Basement to Beautiful Insulated Panels are a great way to get the walls ready for custom wall panels to finish the basement. These also separate the basement from the cold concrete foundation walls which helps to avoid cold spots!
Cristina and Bob have a, kind of, finished basement - they have wood paneling up but there was no drywall. They are working on actually finishing it and updating some of the finishing products already there. One of the first projects they were hoping to get done was installing an egress window. Egress windows create a safe exit from the home in case of emergencies. The large window is easy to get out of and the window well has steps or a ladder for help up to ground level. On top of safety, the egress allows a lot of natural light into the space making it appear bigger, cleaner, and cozier.
Chris and Christine bought their home a couple of years ago and it has become a hub of gathering for their friends and family. It was built in the 50s and with such an old foundation, some safety concerns have arisen. Water was coming in and flooding the basement and walls were shifting. They called Ayers in for an inspection and our crew determined that WaterGuard would be the best solution for them.
WaterGuard is a sub-floor waterproofing system that collects water that leaks through the walls and keeps water away from the foundation. It is installed along the perimeter of the basement and on top of the footing of the foundation. Concrete is poured on top and regular flooring can be placed on top.
Chris and Christine were more than satisfied with our crew's work, and they even got to stay home during the project. They were grateful that their home will remain safe not only for themselves, but for their friends and family.
Michael's home was suffering from winter heaving. Seeing cracks in his walls and some bowing in the walls, he contacted Ayers. Our resident foreman Evan was able to inspect the area and listen to Michael's concerns.
Evan realized the home's foundation had shifted and prescribed Helical Piers to correct the home.
Randy was looking to get an egress window put into his poured basement. In addition, he was thinking about getting work done on his sump pump and discharge lines. Randy decided to call Ayers to explore his options.
After assessing the home, the team at Ayers suggested installing a Double Safe sump pump in addition to his window. The Double Safe sump pump utilizes two pumps housed in the same liner. The bottom pumps work efficiently, pumping water out of the basement most of the time. If the first pump fails or is having a problem pumping all of the water out, the second pump will turn on and begin pumping. Each pump utilizes its own discharge line, meaning if one gets clogged, It will not stop all water from exiting the basement. The Double Safe sump pump was perfect for Randy as his old discharge lines and pump were in bad shape.
In addition to the sump pump, an egress window was installed. The egress window provides an excellent finish and offers safety precautions in an emergency. Not to mention, the window will brighten up the basement! Randy was happy to have updated his sump pump and installed a proper egress window.
Lois noticed water intrusion and mold in her finished Clarksville, MI basement. She instantly called Ayers for an inspection. Our crew came out and determined Lois would need an exterior discharge line as well as a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier.
An exterior discharge line is a drain installed leading to the low point of the property, sending water away from the home. Since the system is inside, there’s no dirt to clog it up and water is discharged effectively via the sump pump. The SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier automatically removes up to 100 pints of water a day from the air in the home’s basement. This system circulates the now dry air through the basement and automatically removes the leftover water, so you don’t have to.
Lois was ecstatic with the work done by Ayers. She thought the crew was kind and respectful and very professional throughout the entirety of the installation. She is excited to sleep soundly knowing her home is waterproof for years to come.
Ken found a flood in his basement and couldn't find a source. He contacted Ayers and allowed our resident foreman Bruce to inspect the home. Bruce found that the home's sump pump was not powerful enough and some of the support structures needed reinforcement.
Bruce installed a TripleSafe pump and SmartJack piers to help the crawl space support the home.
TripleSafe is a trusted sump pump at Ayers due to its three levels of security. The first level is a powerful motor that has a high water capacity. The second level of security is a reserve motor that activates if the water surpasses a certain level on the initial motor. The third level of security is a backup battery that only activates if the home losses power.
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