The TripleSafe Sump Pump is the king of all pump systems. It consists of three state of the art pumps that all work together to keep your basement drier than any other on the block.
The first pump is a one 1/3 hp pump that is the first to start pumping water during a flood or water leakage. The second is a 1/2 hp pump that is raised slightly higher in the liner than the first pump and turns on only in the event that the first pump cannot keep up. The second pump also has its own discharge line so the pumps do not get disrupted as they both try to discharge through the same pipe. The third pump is raised even higher in the liner and is battery powered so in the event of a power outage your pump continues to discharge water from your home.
The WaterGuard system is installed below the surface of your basement floor, making it discrete. This is done by jack-hammering a portion of the wall away along the perimeter of the room, installing the system, and then patching over the system with concrete to give a nice, clean finish. The functioning system catches any invading water and funnels it to a pump, where it is then dumped a safe distance from the home. The WaterGuard system was designed to prevent dust and debris from clogging the draining water, so your system stays functioning and efficient for years.
The WaterGuard drainage system is installed underneath the ground. This allows the system to stay functional yet discreet. Only a portion of the system (about half of an inch) lies above the ground so it can easily receive leaking water from the walls and prevent debris from clogging the drains below the ground. This system receives water from both the ground and the walls to make it a multifunctional system. It then funnels that water to a SuperSump sump pump or a TripleSafe sump pump where it is then pumped a safe distance from the home.
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Steve and Betsy had a full length crack in their poured concrete basement. 3/4 of their basement is finished and they have a sump pump, however, water was entering at a considerable amount. The crack was getting larger and larger and they needed a solution.
Ayers installed FlexiSpan so the couple would no longer have to suffer from an unsightly crack that would keep allowing water to penetrate.
The FlexiSpan wall sealing system prevented water from entering their basement and they now can enjoy a dry, beautiful space.
Kirk had water leaking into his basement and needed a sump pump and proper drainage system.
Ayers Basement Systems was able to install a SuperSump sump pump, 4" IceGuard, WaterGuard drainage system and LawnScape discharge line.
Kirk's basement is now able to safely drain water to a designated area outdoors so his basement won't flood. The whole process took two days.
Matthew had a wet, leaky basement and needed a way to control the flow of water that entered.
Ayers Basement Systems installed WaterGuard, WaterGuard Inspection Ports, a 4" IceGuard and a LawnScape Outlet, all to backup the TripleSafe sump pump that would be pumping water out of the basement.
All of these systems work together to create an even flow of water that will leave the basement and be pumped to an external discharge line outside.
Matthew no longer has to worry about a wet basement. The TripleSafe sump pump will keep his basement space dry and usable.
Doug was in the process of selling his home and had come to an agreement with a potential buyer. The terms included Doug solving the waterproofing issue in his basement. With water puddling in several different spots, it seemed like a fair agreement. Luckily, the leaking water didn’t reach the basement's partially finished area. At Ayers, we understand how the delay of solving a housing issue can affect a sale. So when we’re called out to help prepare a house for the final sale, we focus on giving the house exactly what it needs to be reliable.
To correct the problems of this house, a simple perimeter drainage system would do the trick. The WaterGuard system sits in the floor and wall joint of basements and collects any water that runs down the walls. That water is directed to either a sump pump or another drain for discharge. Because the system is below ground, it doesn’t hurt the look of the basement. At the same time, below ground pipes can be harder to check for obstructions and clogging. It’s for this reason, that the crew also included 4 inspection ports where Doug or the prospective buyer can investigate the system and make sure that everything is functioning properly.
If you’re in a crunch to fix a waterproofing or foundation issue before a sale, give Ayers a call. Our system design specialist will work with you to make sure that your house gets what it needs to meet inspection codes, without pushing you to break the bank on a system that you won’t be able to enjoy.
Pat was about to begin the process of finishing her basement when she called us. Before she moved forward, she wanted to add in a new window. Most basement windows are small rectangular block windows and don’t do much to highlight a finished basement. So Pat asked for our assistance.
Our system design specialist introduced Pat to our replacement egress windows. Egress windows extend below ground and include large wells to keep the window protected from water while allowing sunlight to enter. They were exactly what she was looking for, so the crew moved forward with the installation. The first step was excavating the soil where the well would be placed. After the soil was removed, the crew cut a large square in the wall to make room for the window. Once the window and well were laid into the ground, the crew backfilled the area around the well and installed a lid over the top. All the products are made of inorganic, waterproof material, so Pat’s window will be fully protected from rain and the elements.
As is often the case, our customers had a few problems on their property, but it was the settling of their gardening building that prompted them to call. When the garage door for the building stopped closing properly, their contractor discovered that the support slab was cracked and the floor had sunk 2-3" in places. The culprit? Likely the nearby irrigation system, which helped the soil wash away and destabilized the foundation.
They also had a few leaning retaining walls and some slabs in their driveway that had shifted and settled, but at this time their main focus was the garage.
We used GeoLock Wall Anchors and PolyLevel to raise the slab and stabilize the walls, rerouted some drainage to circumvent the soil washout, and made plans to return in the future when they were ready to proceed with the other issues.
Mark and Sandy from Jackson, MI were dealing with several different foundation issues. Their biggest concerns were the two leaning retaining walls in their yard. The walls had started to lean because of the expanding soils putting pressure on the walls. Mark and Sandy were worried that the leaning walls might collapse completely if something wasn’t done about them.
To repair the walls and give Mark and Sandy their peace of mind back, our crew treated the retaining walls the same way they would treat bowing basement walls. After all, it's pretty much the same problem. Our Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System stops basements walls from bowing by anchoring the wall against the pressure, so the crew knew they could achieve similar results with the leaning retaining walls. Once the wall plates were attached to the side of the wall opposite the soil, steel rods were used to connect them to the anchors. The actual anchors were placed into deep, untouched soil about 20 feet away from the walls. After the installation of the anchors was complete and the stability of the wall ensured, the crew placed Hide-A-Way covers over the wall plates. Usually, the Hide-A-Way covers are used to cover up the wall plates in basements so that the repair is almost unnoticeable. But in Mark and Sandy’s case, the covers will also help protect the wall plates from the outside elements.
Mark and Sandy were so happy with our work, that they’ve already asked us to come out and help with their other foundation problems.
Ann and Steven noticed that the crawl space support beams in their lake cottage were starting to sink. They suspected that the lake next to the cottage had started to wet the sandy clay soil. In turn, the clay settled and the crawl space forced the soil down further. They were terrified that the cottage might completely collapse if the beams weren’t replaced. After talking to the rest of the family, Ann and Steven gave us a call and requested for a crew to visit them in Rapid City, MI with a solution.
The crew knew the solution to supporting and stabilizing the cottage would be with helical piers, but before they did so, they wanted to guarantee that the clay soil wouldn’t continue to settle. So before they began the pier installation, they added in a curtain drain between the sinking side of the cottage and the lake. The curtain drain will catch water before it has a chance to affect the soil below the cottage. To use the piers, the crew drove them into the deepest layers of the soil and attached them to the bottom of the crawl space. The piers created a more stable base for the cottage and leveled out the floor. Ann and Steven won't soon sink again.
Larry called because he'd had a sump pump and drain tile installed by another company a few years back. When he realized the sump was constantly running - potentially due to the high water table - he found that the company was no longer in business. He called us to check out their work and make any improvements needed to help the system run as it should, and to check out a crack in his basement wall.
While the sump was running fine, we installed WaterGuard that tied into it on the wall that had the leaking crack. We also used FlexiSpan to seal the crack and installed BrightWall on the basement walls to brighten up the appearance while helping direct water into the WaterGuard and sump pump.
Jennifer first called us years ago with a wet basement. They had a sump pump and had tried another fix, but nothing was working; the walls were still wet and the mortar between the blocks was crumbling. Then she reached out last year with a problem that had only gotten worse.
The project had three major components: waterproofing, electrical, and finishing.
We installed WaterGuard below-floor drain around the perimeter of the basement, and tied it into a new TripleSafe sump pump to take care of the water issues, and installed a new upgraded electrical panel with a dedicated circuit to make sure the sump pump had the power to run without risking a breaker blow that would affect the rest of the house.
Finally, we installed Brightwall panels on the affected walls to cover up the dismal, crumbling look and to help divert water. Brightwall panels are not only inorganic and waterproof, but they can be tied right into the WaterGuard to directly divert water.
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..
When Kelly N. of Jackson, MI started smelling a foul odor coming from her basement she knew a serious issue was at hand: mold. She didn't see any signs of water, but there was definitely moisture in the air causing mold to grow and ultimately prosper. This can create health issues such as asthma, and home issues such as sticking doors.
To solve her problem, we installed our SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. This dehumidifier is self-draining, meaning it can collect up to 109 pints of water per day without its tray having to be emptied. Its powerful 300 CFM motor will circulate air throughout the damp crawl space, drying everything out and keeping it dry. The large cold coil surface of the dehumidifier helps it handle a 6,000 square foot crawl space, at 3 feet high. All in all, the SaniDry Sedona will prevent any further mold growth by removing all the moisture in Kelly's basement.
Jerry R. from Jackson, MI was experiencing cold air coming up form his crawl space. His floors were always cold, making his home uncomfortable. The reason cold air was coming up from the floor? His crawl space. The crawl space in Jerry's home was open to the earth, allowing all of the elements, including cold air, to enter.
To help Jerry, we installed our CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace completely sealed off his crawl space from the elements, disallowing any cold air to sneak in. CleanSpace also locks out any water or moisture from getting into the crawl space, and uses its anti-microbial properties to prevent mold growth.
Kate Y. of Jackson, MI moved into her one story 1960s house slightly over 2 years ago. She was told by her previous inspector that the unevenness in the floors was due to the age of the home. She later found that the home was simply built wrong, with the floor being an inch lower down the hall.
To solve her problem, we installed our SmartJack crawl space stabilizer. SmartJack provides supplemental support to Kate's failing structure and can also often lift failing floor joists or beams, taking them back to their original position. The worry of a crumbling crawl space and slumping floor is no longer present for Kate!
Debra T. from Jackson, MI was experiencing cold air coming up from the floor in her family room. She believed the crawl space underneath the family room is not insulated, which makes it easy for cold air to enter up through the floor. Because she spends a lot of time in her family room, she needs the problem to be fixed.
To help Debra, we installed our CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic that lines the crawl space and completely seals off her crawl space from the elements, disallowing any cold air to sneak in. CleanSpace also locks out any water or moisture from getting into the crawl space, and uses its anti-microbial properties to prevent mold growth.
Carol S. noticed she had water leaking into her basement from the water line outside of the home. She resorted to putting buckets in the basement in an attempt to catch the water coming in.
To solve Carol's problem, we first implemented our patented WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing to catch water that enters the basement. The water is then directed to the sump pump.
Next, in order to cover any water damage on the basement walls, we installed our BrightWall basement wall panels. BrightWall is made of a rigid plastic that is waterproof and washable, and serves as a vapor barrier to prevent and humidity from entering the basement. Any water seepage from the backside of the BrightWall is then directed into the WaterGuard system, and into the sump pump.
The last step we took in waterproofing Carol's basement was to install a Flood Ring on her sump pump to catch any water coming from the sump pump and redirect it back to WaterGuard.
Edward D. was suffering from water issues in his basement before he called us. There was water in the corners of the basement even though there were several sump pumps in the home. The home was built in 1973 with cement block walls and his basement is partially finished.
Our solution? WaterGuard. The WaterGuard French drain system rests below the basement floor but above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps in from the basement walls. Once that water is collected, it is redirected to the sump pump in the home to be pumped outside.
Kristina P. from Pleasant Lake, MI had a dark, dirty crawl space that she wanted sealed off. With that being said, she gave us a call.
We used our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that when installed, completely seals off crawl spaces from the surrounding elements. No cold air, dirt, or water can get through this stuff. As a plus, this material is built with anti-microbial properties, warding off mold growth.
Kristina, say goodbye to your nasty crawl space.
Alexander and Pat Z. needed our help to raise concrete slabs outside of their home. The first slab that needed attention was at the back of the home and the other was toward a barn located on the property. They wanted the problem fixed once and for all, before the settlement caused other issues to their home and barn.
The PolyLevel system was installed to the raise the concrete slabs and stop them from settling again in the future. Several penny-sized holes were first drilled into the slab and then filled with lightweight, high-density polymers. After the polymers were injected, they began to expand and lift and level the concrete slabs and the cure time for PolyLevel was only about 15 minutes.
Several cracks formed on the slabs due to the settlement, which is why we sealed them with NexusPro joint sealer. This sealant prevents the cracks from shifting any further over time and fills them in to improve the look of the home.
Blanche K. of Rives Junction, MI has a crawl space that was moist and musty smelling before we visited her. Some of the insulation was covered with moldy black spots, and she needed a solution -- and fast.
We installed a couple favorites of ours: the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system and the SaniDry CX crawl space dehumidifier.
CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that seals of Blanche's crawl space from the surrounding elements. No dirt, cold air, or water will be able to pass through this material. And as an added bonus, CleanSpace is developed with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth.
The SaniDry CX is a self-draining dehumidifier that is small but mighty. It can collect up to 109 pints of water without its collection tray having to be emptied, making the convenience factor a huge bonus here.
The driveway and porch step on this Cement City home had sunk down several inches from its original location. The homeowner wanted to level the sunken slab and lift the settled porch to improve the look of the home and prevent any safety issues.
We used the PolyLevel system to level the sunken concrete. Several holes were drilled into the concrete slabs, which were then filled with specialized polymers. These polymers expanded to lift the slabs back to their proper level. The polymers were dense and lightweight to ensure the slab was lifted effectively while dealing with the weak soil issue below the slabs that caused them to sink in the first place.
Marilyn R. of Parma, MI was experiencing terrible side effects of the rain in her basement. Whenever it would rain heavily, water would end up every where in the basement -- on the walls and on the floor. Because of this, she gave us a call.
We installed our patented WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, catching all the water that spills into the basement from the walls. After this water is caught it is directed to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home. The WaterGuard system keeps water out of your basement and off the floor for good.
Michael F. of Rives Junction, MI had water leaking down the wall and pooling on the floor of his basement. This can cause damage not only to the basement but to the house itself. Doors and windows can start to stick and paint can peel off the walls. Thus, Michael reached out to us for a professional fix.
We installed two of our best waterproofing products: the TripleSafe sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. The TripleSafe is 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.
The WaterGuard drain 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. The TripleSafe, the sump pump in this case, works seamlessly with the WaterGuard system, making this duo foolproof.
Rebecca Q. was looking for an effective solution that would stabilize her cracked and bowed block foundation wall. Luckily, our team of experts installed the CarbonArmor system that used carbon fiber straps that are 10x stronger than steel to hold the wall in place. A strong epoxy resin was first painted onto the wall at the location of each strap. The straps were then adhered to the wall and secured into place with steel brackets.
Scott M. of Jackson, MI was having water seep into his basement from the corner of the basement. This water presence in a basement can cause mold growth, musty odors, peeling paint and sticking doors and windows. For these reasons, Scott reached out to us for help.
We installed one of our favorite patented products: 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. Once this water is collected in the drain, it is transported to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of basement.
Catherine L. from Lansing, MI was having water seep into her basement and create a pool of water. This can lead to mold growth, musty odors and general discomfort in the home. However, Ayers had a solution to Catherine's problem.
We installed two of our patented waterproofing products: the WaterGuard French drain system and the SuperSump premier sump pump system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting all the water that seeps into the basement in its drain. After the water is in the drain, it is redirected to the sump pump – the SuperSump – to be pumped up and 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.
With these two installments, Catherine can live comfortably in her home once more.
Our customer called when a crack in the foundation underneath her porch started leaking water. We installed a full perimeter of WaterGuard below-floor drain system in the basement, and tied it into two sump pumps to ensure quick discharge of the water. The IceGuard system was installed on the discharge line to prevent winter backups due to frozen lines, and we attached a LawnScape outlet to the end of the discharge line. We also installed window well drains on the two existing windows to prevent them from leaking water into the basement.
The homeowners in Jackson, MI had water coming into their basement where the floor and the wall met. The water was starting to pool in some areas and started causing damage to their basement floor. They knew they needed to fixed the problem so they called Ayers Basement Systems.
To combat this water 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 debris. The system works by capturing water seepage from the floors and walls before it has a chance to damage anything. Once the water is trapped in the drain it is immediately directed to the sump pump. The sump pump then removes the water from the home keeping your basement clean and dry!
Our professional team also installed the TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe is three sump pumps in one giving you triple protection. The first pump will effectively and efficiently remove water from the home. The second pump has a seperate discharge line and is more powerful. The second pump is there for you on the rare ocassions that you need it. The third pump is equipped with batteries and is there for you if the power goes out. The TripleSafe switches automatically so you do not need to worry about anything!
Thanks to WaterGuard and the TripleSafe sump pump the homeowners basement is now clean and dry!
The homeowners in Jackson, MI had a crawl space that was already waterproofed, but water was still getting into the area somehow. There was not a ton of water, but it was enough to cause concern.
In order to stop this water our professional team installed the SuperSump sump pump. The SuperSump is a full featured system containing the best componently 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.
Our team also installed the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. The SaniDry Sedona is the world's most efficient, high-performance dehumidifier and filtration system. When installed in your basement or crawl space, the Sedona will help prevent mold and reduce musty odors, giving you dry healthy air and total comfort. The Sedona is small in size, yet powerful enough to lower humidity in even the dampest environment, such as the basement or crawl space.
Thanks to the SuperSump and the SaniDry Sedona the homeowners crawl space is now dry!
The homeowners in Jackson, MI had a basement that flooded everytime there was a heavy rain. The Basement had a sump pump, but it was on the opposite side of where the water was coming in so it did not help much. They also had a partially finished basement so the water was starting to damage the things in the area. They knew they needed something to be done so they called Ayers Basement Systems.
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 from mud or other debris. WaterGuard works by trapping floor and wall seepage before it has a chance to damage the basement. Once the floor and wall seepage are in the drain the water is taken immediately to the sump pump. The sump pump then removes the water from the home!
WaterGuard was a perfect solution for these homeowners because they had an existing sump pump that worked, but they just needed a way to direct the water to it. WaterGuard does just that and keeps their basement dry!
Renee has had an issue with water coming into her home for almost 25 years. She decided to call Ayers Basement Systems to resolve her problem once and for all. Our team of experts came in a waterproofed her basement.
We began by installing our WaterGuard Perimeter System. WaterGuard is installed around the perimeter of your basement to guide any water coming in to the the Triple Safe sump pump. We also installed a window well duct drain to work in conjunction with the WaterGuard System and Triple Safe. The well duct drains any water that comes in, from the existing egress window in Renee’s basement, to WaterGuard to the Triple Safe sump pump. Triple Safe is the mother of all sump pumps. This top-of-the-line sump pump includes three pumps in one liner. The first pump is a high quality pump, the second kicks on in the case the first can’t keep up with the amount of water entering the basement, and the third cuts on in the case of a power outage. The Triple Safe ensures your basement is covered and kept dry in any situation.
Now that Renee’s home is protected from the inside, we begin outside by installing our Lawnscape Outlet. 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. Finally, to make sure the basement is protected in the Winter, we install Iceguard. Iceguard safeguards your basement and gives the water a secondary location to escape when discharge lines freeze, instead of flowing back into your basement, keeping your basement dry all winter.
This customer contacted us because his crawlspace was giving off a very strong odor. This issue occurred because of the high water table in the area letting water and moisture into the space, causing it to become humid and damp.
We first installed dimpled drainage matting on the floor of the crawlspace that helped move intruding water easily across the floor and into the sump pump. Next, we installed our CleanSpace liner that sealed off the crawlspace from theoutside enviornment such as dirt, water, moisture and cold/hot air. This liner is extremely durable and will last longer than the home probably will. This is perfect for fighting against mold.
A customer in Jackson called us about his driveway that had a crack that uncomfortable to drive over he wanted our proffesional help to fix it. We drove to his property and installed our PolyLevel technology. This is an advanced polymer injection foam that we blast into the concrete to level it out and make it stronger than ever. 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.
These Jackson, MI residents decided it was time to install an egress window in their home. Highly-satisfied with previous work we did in their home, these customers invited us back. We installed an egress window with a SunHouse basement window enclosure. The greatest benefits of this product include the fact that it prevents weed growth, keeps leaves, debris, and rain out. The SunHouse also allows more natural light into your basement. Adding this egress window surely increased the value of this customers home and gave them safety and peace of mind.
Sinking, uneven concrete can be dangerous, it can look bad and it can lower the resale value of your home. PolyLevel is a very easy way to fix your concrete. We drill penny size holes in the concrete and inject structural grade polymers in to raise the concrete back to its desired height. The polymers are waterproof so they won't wash out and they cure very quickly so your cement can be drove on almost instantly after the process is completed.
David H. called us for a few reasons: Some of the walls in his home were cracked, his doors were sticking and the floors were sinking as well. These are all signs of foundation problems and they will continue to get worse and possibly dangerous until they are fixed. So have peace of mind and get the issues resolved, we are here to help and offer many different foundation solutions depending on your home. The best solution for this home was to install our helical piers. A helical pier is a type of steel pier that is used to permanently stabilize your home once and for all. There is minimal disturbance from installation and is quick to install compared to other solutions.
Lucas from Grass Lake, MI was having water issues in his basement. His sump pump had been running full time the entire fall, and water was beginning to seep through the floor around where the sump pump was. In order to stop water from seeping in and prevent further damage, we decided to install our TripeSafe Sump Pump and our anti-freeze device, IceGuard.
TripleSafe has three sump pumps that all fit into one liner. This is important because three pumps won’t become overwhelmed with higher pumping demands like a single pump would. Also, if the power goes out in your home, the third pump serves as a battery-operated backup, meaning that it will take care of any business that needs to be handled until the power comes back on.
Sump pumps are designed to get water out of your basement and away from your house, but this can be an issue in the winter. The pipe can become blocked with snow and ice. Now if your pump runs, it won’t be able to get anything out and your basement will flood. With IceGuard, it’s designed on the outside of the house and automatically removes any water from the outside wall in case the pipe freezes. There are holes in the device that allow for the water to be ejected, but it is designed so water will not get out if the pipe is not frozen.
We received a call from Alexander in Grass Lake about a couple of areas on his property that needed to be leveled out. After going out for inspection, we saw that parts of his sidewalk and porch had begun to drop to fairly considerable levels. Despite how much they had sunk, it was still an easy fix with our PolyLevel injections. Our PolyLevel is extremely strong, yet still very light. It weighs only 4lbs. per cubic ft. compared to 120lbs. per cubic ft. for standard fill material. Despite its light weight, PolyLevel can support substantial loads; it typically provides greater lifting power than mudjacking. Thanks to our PolyLevel injections, Alexander’s sinking sidewalk and porch are good as new.
In the winter, water freezes. Well, winter is almost here. During these trying times, water in your pipes could potentially freeze and cause your sump pump to back up because sump pump discharge lines are fed outside the house. This obviously leads to water leakage in your basement and/or crawlspace. Luckily for you, we have the perfect solution: our IceGuard Discharge Line System. IceGuard fits right over the top of the discharge line to give water a secondary escape route in the event that it were to freeze. If the main line is working properly without any freezing, then water will flow through their like it normally would, but if that wasn’t the case and the discharge lines began to freeze, then IceGuard kicks in and saves the day. Best of all, IceGuard is compatible with all of our sump pump systems.
This Grass Lake, MI resident knew that in order to avoid any future trouble, it was time for him to go with IceGuard. Although there wasn’t any moisture in his basement at the time, he could see where moisture had been before, and there’s a very good chance that this particular moisture could have leaked in due to frozen discharge lines in previous winters. Now that he has IceGuard installed, this will never be an issue again.
Around here, freezing temperatures are inevitable, so getting the IceGuard system now could save you from a multitude of future issues.
We received a call from a resident in Grass Lake, MI stating that cracks were beginning to form at a fast pace in her basement cement wall. Luckily for this homeowner, she called right away, and we were able to get out there and take a look at it for ourselves before any damage occurred. Our suggestion was to install the CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System. If you have a foundation wall that is bowing or cracking, this is the absolute best solution to solving the problem. Our CarbonArmor strips are made from a fiber reinforced polymer that’s ten times stronger than steel and is specifically designed for this purpose. It’s also the same technology that the Army Corps of Engineers developed to reinforce bomb shelters, skyscrapers, and bridges. The best thing about CarbonArmor is that it requires no exterior excavation, meaning that it’s a very clean and quick installation. Thanks to CarbonArmor stabilizing her foundation, this homeowner won’t see the cracks in her wall lead to future issues.
This homeowner called us because his driveway was sinking in spots making an unappealing appearance. Sinking concrete can also be a safety concern and can significantly reduce the resale value of your home. All of those concrete concerns are problems that our PolyLevel can fix.
PolyLevel is a high density polymer that is injected in penny sized holes that are drilled in your concrete. The material is waterproof so it won't wash away after it's been injected. It also cures very quickly and can be driven on in about 15 minutes after the work is complete. PolyLevel is a much cheaper and less invasive option than completely replacing your concrete. We can use PolyLevel on driveways, around pools, sidewalks, and anywhere else a concrete slab could use some lifting.
Douglas in Grass Lake, MI has had a sinking floor in his garage for over 14 years. It’s something that progressively has gotten worse year by year, and it’s gotten to the point where it needs to be fixed. Luckily for Douglas, we have everything he needs in order to get his garage floor back to the level it was at 14 years ago. This is a perfect job for our 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 Douglas’ situation, because if he needed to use his garage soon after we finished, he would be able to because he wouldn’t have to worry about curing taking more than 15 minutes.
At Ayers we pride ourselves on treating you and your home with respect. We want to change the way that contractors are seen and give a positive image. We offer many different options for waterproofing your crawl space or basement and we even do foundation work and concrete leveling. So please give us a call at the office so we can set up a FREE inspection and send a system design specialist out to your home.
James L. contacted us here at Ayers to have his crawl space checked out. He had a liner on the floor of his crawl space already but it wasn't holding up and was just loosely installed. Our CleanSpace liners are very thick and can be walked on, have boxes stored on and so much more after installation. There is no worries about the liner holding up, it also is fitted to your space so it will cover all the floor, every wall and all the pillars. CleanSpace is made with an additive as well that doesn't allow the growth of mold and it ensures that all critters and outside elements stay outside.
Connie, a customer and friend of ours from Jackson, MI began observing water puddles in her basement, near the perimeter walls. She ignored the problem for a little hoping it would go away but began seeing it worsen. Hoping to remedy the problem Connie put cement in all the cracks and leveled her outside walkway near the home. After a year of no issues Connie thought her basement problems were finally over. However, after the intense rain this year, her water troubles began again. Connie knew she needed answers, so she picked up her phone and began an online search for local waterproofing experts.
After reading several positive Ayers customer reviews, Connie’s search quickly ended with us! She welcomed us into her home, where we diagnosed the current water issues and recommended WaterGuard to remedy the problem. WaterGuard was installed along the home's footing, beneath the concrete, the installment collects water along the base of the perimeter walls and safely directs it to the sump pumps for discharge from her home. With an aging sump pump in her basement, Connie elected to have us install a SuperSump. The SuperSump is a sump pump system that contains an air tight lid, floor drain, pump stand, and a pump alarm. These are the essential features needed to help keep a basement dry! Thanks to the efforts of Ken Breitner and the rest of our team, the water issues that have haunted Connie and her basement will no longer be a worry.
Lifting your entire home sounds like it would be a messy and time consuming process. Think again - the three photos attached prove how clean, easy, and non-invasive installing the Helical Pier system is. Underneath the area where the American flag once was are 3 helical piers that have lifted and stabilized this home.
Under this home are rust-resistant steel tubes known as piers. At the bottom of the piers are two half-moon shaped blades, which is why they are called helical piers, that allow them to reach deep into soil where humans have never been. Helical piers go beyond weak soil with our high-pressured water system that reaches 10-15 feel below the home where the sturdiest soil is. Then, the piers are attached to your home like a Lego piece. A bracket connects the pier to your home. From there - we can lift your home to its original position.
Thanks to the helical piers the cracks in your home are closed, your floors become level, and Ayers rototilled your garden space.