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WaterGuard Interior System
DryTrak Drainage Channel
TrenchDrain Drain Grate
IceGuard Discharge Line
Basement Egress Windows
FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
WellDuct Window Drainage
BrightWall Waterproof Panels
ThermalDry Wall Barrier
Basement To Beautiful Pre-finishing Wall Insulation Panels
Drain Tile Installation
SuperSump Pump System
TripleSafe Pumping System
UltraSump Battery Back Up
Sanidry Basement Dehumidifiers
Basement Crack Repair
Basement Insulation
Sump Pump Installation, Repair & Replacement
Sump Pump Basins & Pits
Drain Tile System Installation
Perimeter Drainage Systems
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CleanSpace Encapsulation Vapor Barriers And Liners
Turtl Access Hatch
EverLast Crawl Space Doors
SaniDry Crawl Space Dehumidifiers
Crawl Space Vapor Barriers
SmartDrain Water Drainage
SilverGlo Wall Insulation
TerraBlock Floor Insulation
SmartSump Sump Pump
Crawl Space Liners
Crawl Space Jacks
Crawl Space insulation
Crawl-o-Sphere Crawl Space Fan
WallCap Block Wall Sealer
SmartVent Flood Vents
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Push Pier Underpinning For Settlement, Foundation Leveling, Sinking Foundation Repair
Geo-lock Wall Anchors
Geo-lock Helical Anchors
PowerBrace Bowed Wall Repair
CarbonArmor Fiber Wall Repair
SmartJack Crawl Space Support
Foundation Waterproofing
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Foundation Crack Repair
Commercial Foundation Repair
Slab Pier Repair
Foundation Underpinning
Retaining Wall Repair
PolyLevel Concrete Lifting & Leveling
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Concrete Sidewalk Repair
EZ Post Deck Repair
Shotcrete Wall Restoration
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Leaky Basement Waterproofing and Crawl Space Repair Company Serving Kalkaska, Michigan

Ayers Basement Systems has been serving Kalkaska, Kalkaska County, MI friends, neighbors and family since 1981. We know that fixing a home is more than just a home to them. It's where their family lives and memories are made. Which is why we take our jobs seriously, and treat our customers as we would want to be treated.

So whether you have leaking cinder block walls, cement slab with water coming through it, bowing foundation walls, or a humid crawl space, we can help fix it. We've worked in Kalkaska, MI for years and years, and would be honored to fix your home too.

Repair Services We Offer in Kalkaska:

  • Wet/flooded basement waterproofing solutions.
  • Lifetime warranty on all perimeter waterproofing systems.
  • Foundation and structural repair solutions.
  • 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects on foundation products.
  • Crawl space sealing with CleanSpace vapor barrier.
  • Egress window solutions.
  • 25-year warranty on crawl space encapsulation systems.
  • Concrete lifting and leveling powered by PolyLEVEL to repair sidewalks, driveways and uneven steps.
  • Financing Available
  • FREE written estimates and inspections, and fast installation

Kalkaska, MI Foundation Repair & Concrete Leveling Contractor

Ayers Basement Systems is also an expert at fixing foundations and uneven concrete that may need to be lifted back into place.

We often see problems like:

    • bowed foundation walls
    • cracks in drywall indicating foundation settling
    • uneven front steps
    • sidewalk tripping hazards
    • doors or windows that won't shut without force

These can all be signs of a foundation problem within the soils of the home.

The good news is, there's a way to fix it. Our team of foundation experts uses a slew of products made specifically for fixing foundation problems. They've been tested and proven to last to simplify your life and let you get back to the things you enjoy doing instead.

Contact Ayers Basement Systems today to find a solution for your home's foundation problem in Kalkaska,  MI. Contact us today!

Job Stories From Kalkaska, MI
SuperSump and WaterGuard in Kalkaska, MI Basement

Jennifer V. of Kalkaska, MI called us when she had had enough of her basement. Water had been flooding into her basement, topping off around one inch. This can be detrimental to flooring, walls, and possessions in a basement, so Jennifer wanted a quick long-term fix.

Our solution? The SuperSump premier sump 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.

After that installation, we moved onto the WaterGuard 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 it is directed to the SuperSump to be pumped up and out of the home.


PowerBrace Saves Foundation in Kalkaska, MI

Kenneth B. of Kalkaska, MI was having foundation problems before he reached out to us. His foundation wall was bowing and cracked, causing serious structural issues. 

Our solution? The PowerBrace foundation wall repair system. PowerBrace is built to fully stabilize tilting, buckling, or bowing foundation walls. The system uses steel I-beams that secure to the floor joists above the basement wall, providing maximum support. PowerBrace is also adjustable, making it possible to return the wall to its original position with adjustment over time.

Bowing, Cracked Wall in Kalkaska, MI Saved

Kenneth B. from Kalkaska, MI was suffering from a cracked, bowing foundation wall. This presents a major issue for a home. If the foundation bowed and/or cracked any more, it could have collapsed. Because of this reason, Kenneth gave us a call.

We installed our patented PowerBrace foundation wall repair system to aide this situation. PowerBrace uses strong steel I-beams that secure to the joists above the foundation wall to offer maximum support for tilting, bowing, or buckling walls. The PowerBrace system is powerful enough that upon adjustment, could even bring the foundation walls back to their original position. 

GeoLock Anchors Protect a Kalkaska Rental Property

Brian and Jennifer had just purchased their home last year. They were hoping to use the home as a rental property in the future, but upon looking through the home, they noticed a few problems. Luckily, the previous owners had finished the basement. Sadly, all of that was almost ruined when the basement flooded and an inch of water leaked in. They assumed the cause of the flooding were the vertical cracks running on the inside and outside of the basement. Only making matters worse was the fact that the back wall was bowing inward. Hoping to get the property rental ready as soon as possible, they gave us a call.

The first step for the crew was stabilizing the foundation and stopping the bowing motion. For this, they installed the GeoLock Anchor system. The anchors were placed into the soil outside several feet away from the foundation and connected to the wall using steel tie backs. Thanks to the anchor’s pull on the wall plates, the hydrostatic pressure won’t cause the walls to bend any further. In fact, the anchors can even be tightened to hopefully restore the walls to their original position. This also means that fresh cracks won’t appear on the wall. The solution for the leaking water was the perimeter drainage system. WaterGuard sits at the foot of each wall and collects water as it drips down the wall. Once in the system, that water will be carried to a SuperSump sump pump for disposal. Brian and Jennifer can now begin renting their place with no fear for their occupants.

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Piering System Cures Slanting Floors in Kalkaska, Mi

Scott had only been in his new home for six months when he first noticed the floors were sagging. There were no cracks inside or outside and no leaky water, either. Scott might not have even noticed the tilt, had it not been for the way that his doors would swing open or closed in the direction of the sagging. Letting this problem manifest for longer could have turned into a real disaster, but lucky for Scott he had seen the problem and contacted us immediately. In turn, we were able to give his home straight and stable floors before he hit the 1-year mark. In fact, once the crew went out to Kalkaska, MI, they had the problem solved in just 2 days.

To do so, the crew used 11 different helical piers. Our piering system works by treating the real problem that causes sinking foundations: the soil. When foundation weight become too much to handle, soils will start to give in and cause the floors above to slant. The first step in solving these slanting floors is excavating the soil around Scott’s foundation to grant the crew access to the problem area. Then, the crew was able to force the piers into deeper, more stable, and untouched soil. After the piers were driven deep enough to not move, the crew attached the foundation on top. The idea is that with a stable base that won’t sink under pressure, the foundation will remain leveled and safe.

Thanks to his quick reaction, Scott saved himself from a big project in the future and an even bigger headache. We hope the rest of Scott’s transition into his new home goes as smoothly as the pier installation. 

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Work Requests From Kalkaska, MI
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Replace original steel basement windows
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Recent purchase of lakeside cottage. Slab foundation. Problems: cracks and sinking. Interior wall (that was once an exterior wall) might also need work.
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I have an older home with a Michigan basement and floors that sag toward center. Seeking inspection and repair options/estimate.
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30x12 feet cement slab has settled so when it rains hard water runs into basement.
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Two walkway slabs have settled and need leveling. I can provide a couple of pictures for an estmate
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Damp crawl space, interested in a vapor barrier system.
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Main floor of the home is unlevel, assuming there are foundation issues.
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I have a section of brick wall that is pulling away from the house where water I croachment is a concern. I did Check foundation below the area, underground in cellar and it appears to be fine.
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We have a foundation leak.
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Had a home inspection and there is an issue with the foundation-it's on a crawl.
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We have a ranch cottage with a small, older foundation which needs repair. There are cracks and deteriorating cinder blocks.
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Garage floor near door has dropped about two inches, leaving a gap on one side. Needs lifting. Would like a free estimate
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Would like to finish basement as living space. Have water seepage during heavy rains. Have gutters in place. Previous water damage and continuous seepage concerns. Would like to know cost and how to contain problem.