Serving Mid and Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids
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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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 Jackson, MI.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.