Winter humidity can wreak havoc in your home. Here's how humidity can impact the health of your crawl space.
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We not only adhere to the highest industry standards, we strive to be the industry leader in the home improvement related services we provide. We also use state-of-the-art products and technology which are designed to fix your home. We are the authorized Basement Systems dealer in Isabella County, MI.
This homeowner called us for a solution to his wet basement problems. He had water coming in from one corner of his bi-level home and wanted to find a way to fully waterproof his place before the problem became more serious. We decided to install WaterGuard, which is a perimeter waterproofing system that allows water to drain into the pipes and then exit into the sump pump. We also installed a SuperSump, which is a sump pump that ensures any water coming into the home is effectively removed. We next installed the IceGuard system to make sure water can be discharged from the home through specially designed holes, even if the pipe is frozen. The last piece to the waterproofing puzzle was the installation of a LawnScape outlet, which is used to direct water from the drainage pipes away from your home.
This homeowner will no longer have to worry about water invading his home!
Melissa A. from Mount Pleasant, MI had water coming into her finished basement. It was enough to cause her to remove the carpeting, and she wanted a solution that was going to last.
First, we started by installing our 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. 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.
Next, we installed the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests above the foundation footing but below the floor, collecting water that enters into the basement. The water is then redirected to the sump pump -- the TripleSafe, in this case.
Finally, we installed the SaniDry XP standing dehumidifier. This dehumidifier removes up to 109 liters of water per day and has a ductwork that is compatible for drying finished spaces. It's air filter even removes particles as small as 2 microns.
Water, say goodbye!
Kathy H. of Mount Pleasant, MI had water on her basement floor that seemed to come in from the foundation. The basement floor is carpeted and the water on the floor would saturate the carpet. She also had a "very soggy" spot in her front yard year round.
Our fix? The WaterGuard French drain system and the TripleSafe sump pump system. WaterGuard sits below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting the water that enters into the basement from the walls. The TripleSafe comes in to play because WaterGuard directs the water it collects to the TripleSafe sump pump to be pumped outside. TripleSafe is sump pump that provides three levels of protection against water leakage. Three levels of protection, being 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.
Kathy can now feel comfortable in her home with these systems in place.
Teresa H. of Mount Pleasant, MI was having a basement water issue before she called us. Every time it would rain or snow would thaw, the basement would receive water. She had a sump pump but it wasn't doing enough to keep the water under control.
Our fix was the TripleSafe sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. We began the project by installing the TripleSafe. 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.
After that installation, we put in the WaterGuard. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor but above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. That water is then directed to the sump pump -- the TripleSafe -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
Ryan M. from Mount Pleasant, MI was dealing with a serious water issue before he called us. The night before he reached out to us he removed 24 gallons of water from his basement. The water seemed to be seeping in through the cinder blocks.
Our solution? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. This water is then redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home. WaterGuard is a surefire way to keep your basement free of floods.
Sherrie B. of Mount Pleasant, MI has a serious leak in her basement wall prior to calling us. The leak was letting in unwanted water, even though she had another company put in a French drain system a while ago.
Our solution? The WaterGuard French drain system. Our patented WaterGuard system rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that enters the basement from the walls (or, through leaks in the walls). This water is then redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
Lina Y. of Weidman, MI, had been struggling with her basement for quite some time. The floors and walls were both wet and there was a pungent musty odor in the basement. Because of these factors, Lina gave us a call for a professional solution.
We installed two of our favorite products, the TripleSafe sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. The TripleSafe is a sum pump that functions optimally at three different water levels. Whether it be normal water supply, heavy water supply, or water in the case of a power outage, the TripleSafe will keep the basement dry.
The WaterGuard is a drain that rests beneath the basement floor but above the foundation footing. Because of this positioning, the WaterGuard drain collects all the water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is collected, it is redirected to the sum pump -- the TripleSafe --to be pumped up and out of the home.
Jack R. from Weidman, MI dealt with extreme water leakage in his basement before reaching out to us for help. There was water leaking into his basement in the south and east corners and he has been trying to remedy the issue for years. Thankfully, we had a solution.
We installed our patented WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the foundation footing and above the basement floor, collecting all the water that leaks 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.
Now Jack can be comfortable in his home knowing that water in his basement is most definitely being taken care of.
Ellen P. of Weidman, MI was experiencing extreme water problems before she reached out to us. In her unfinished office area in her basement, a huge hole had formed in her water and water was "gushing in." This can cause serious complications for a basement and especially an office space. Good thing we had a solution.
We installed two of our favorite basement waterproofing products: the WaterGuard French drain system and the SuperSump premier sump pump system. The WaterGuard drain rests above the basement floor but below 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.
This sump pump is the SuperSump sump pump system. The SuperSump is 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.
These installments ensure a waterproofed basement for the long haul for Ellen.
This household in Mount Pleasant, MI called us about a wall that had started bowing. Our team here at Ayers had a solution to this issue.
We installed the Geo-Lock wall anchor system to stabilize the failing foundation wall. We start by excavating the soil outside of the wall in order to place the steel anchors deep into stable soil. The anchors are then placed against the failing wall and tighten in with a steel pole. After this process is complete, we fill the soil to cover up the holes. The wall is finally stable and will no longer shift nor crack.
The homeowners can finally have peace of mind after the job was completed.
This bowing basement wall was in need of some serious help. Stair-step cracks were found, which is a common sign of wall failure in block foundation walls. This often means that the problem is worsening because as the wall continues to bow, the corners have to rely on adjacent walls to hold it up, creating the stair-step cracks.
We installed the PowerBrace system to support this basement wall. This system involves steel beams that are secured to joists above the wall with steel brackets. These beams are coated in zinc to prevent corrosion and the braces use a joist reinforcement technique to transfer the weight of the wall evenly across the basement ceiling so the floor above does not sink or crack.
We received a call from a customer in Shepherd, Michigan. Their basement walls were not staying dry and they were worried about what water could do to their basement walls. So we went to the property and installed WaterGuard. The WaterGuard is a pipe that runs water underneath the floors. This system runs on top of the footing instead of alongside it. The WaterGuard has a big drain outlet to the sump. It also has a built in tiny gap between the floor and the wall so that it can drain any wall leaks. This system is designed not to clog by having holes in case of debris clogging the pipe. The WaterGuard collects the water from drains in the basement.
Charles called with a settling problem that turned out to be the fault of failing crawl space supports. When traditional wood or concrete pillars rot, settle, or shift, they leave the floor joists unstable and the home unsupported.
We used SmartJack crawl space support posts to stabilize the floor joists and keep them supported. SmartJacks are made from steel and won't corrode or be ruined by mold. We also used CleanSpace vapor barrier and drainage matting to encapsulate the space and protect it from ambient moisture.
Bill, our friend in Indian River, MI grew tired of his gross damp crawl space. He began contemplating the idea of putting his home up for sale but knew his scary crawl space would be a turn-away for many potential buyers. One of our System Design Specialist went to Bill’s home and created an individualized solution consisting of our CleanSpace crawlspace encapsulation system. The CleanSpace encapsulation product is a 20mm thick plastic barrier that completely and entirely seals off the crawlspace from the unknown elements it faces below. Additionally, we installed CleanSpace Drainage Matting to channel the water in Bill’s crawl space to his pre-existing sump pump. Finally, our friend elected to tackle the relative humidity in his crawl space with the SaniDry Sedona. The SaniDry will promote dry breathable air throughout his home. Since our friend’s crawl space make over, he has decided not to put his home up for sale. Bill credits our efforts for changing his mind about selling his home. Like Bill did, give us a call to see what the CleanSpace can do for you.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Good things come to those who wait”. In some instances that quote may be beneficial, however when you’re knees deep in water and mold is surrounding you in every direction, waiting is the last thing you should do. Instead, you should give us a call. Immediately.
And that’s exactly what Steven did when he noticed that the longer he waited, the worse his crawl space was getting. Water had begun flooding his crawl space and after time, mold, mildew and other pests followed suit.
Our team of System Design Specialists devised a plan to save his Mt. Pleasant, Michigan home from deteriorating by encapsulating the area with our state-of-the-art CleanSpace products.
To ensure the integrity of Steven’s home we started by removing the water and installing CleanSpace Drainage Matting. The matting rests directly on the crawl space floor to trap moisture and direct water to your drainage system. The matting is compatible with all of our crawl space products making it cost efficient and convenient.
We then encapsulate the crawl space with CleanSpace Vapor Barrier Liner. The thick, durable, liner clings to every inch of the crawl space, guaranteeing that mold and unlikely pests stay out. When combined with the SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier, virtually no moisture will be present for years to come.