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Building code requires an egress window in a basement bedroom, but they are often a desired feature in any finished basement or even unfinished spaces because they let light into a normally dark room.
Sinking concrete is always a nuisance, especially if it's within your driveway. For the Sollars, they wanted this issue taken care of right away! With Ayers Basement Systems, we can fix sinking concrete with the use of PolyLevel, which elevates concrete from below the surface with a polyurethane foam.
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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 Lenawee, MI.
This Cement City, MI home had settled foundation with uneven floors on one side of the property. The homeowner had questionable work done on the issue in the past, although the problem still existed.
To stabilze the sagging beams and raise the uneven floors we installed SmartJacks. We first removed sections of flooring at each SmartJack location and then filled the area with crushed stone. We then placed a structural footing in the stone that ensured the columns were held tightly in place. Next we installed new support beams in the ceiling of the basement to replace the old, sagging ones originally found in the home. After that we size and cut galvanized steel columns to perfectly fit the height of the basement and attached them to the footing in the floor. The top of the columns were securely attached to the beams above and we tightened the system to immediately stabilize the floors and walls above
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.
Justin K. in Onsted, MI noticed the brick at the corner of his home dropped about a half inch. This means that the foundation is settling. Foundation settlement is never a good thing. The soil below his home could no longer support the weight of his home causing the foundation of his home to sink.
Our professional team knew something had to be done in order to avoid further damage to the home. Helical piers were installed to combat the sinking foundation. Helical piers are a steel piering system that can be installed from the exterior or interior of the home. The main job of the piering system is to lift the home back to its original position. In order to install helical piers, the soil is removed from the area where the piers will be installed. Once proper depths are achieved, heavy-duty foundation brackets are positioned below the footing. The weight of the home is then transferred through the helical piers to deep, competent soils. Lifting the home back toward its original position is attempted, and the soil around the installation is then replaced.
Justin's home is well on its way to being lifted back to its original position!
These homeowners have owned their home for about 3 years and noticed water coming in their basement. They had their eaves troughs cleaned out which ended up not helping. They called us in for our expertise advice and found out that the water was coming in through the floor. We then got to work and installed a WaterGuard system. WaterGuard is a perimeter floor system that collects any water that comes in through the floor or walls and directs it to the sump pump. Sometimes we will also install cross tiles to go through the center of the floor to ensure any water entering the basement gets back outside and doesn't ruin your house.
Arguably the best part of owning your home is being able to customize it to your liking. When Bill decided to upgrade his kitchen he began to notice things that haven’t been updated since the late 1800’s when the house was originally built. Among those things was his crawl space. The area included dirt floors, miscellaneous debri, and mold. In order to complete the newly renovated look Bill was hoping for, he gave Ayers Basement Systems a call to tackle all of his basement concerns.
To solve Bill’s problem we simply followed the process of elimination
Eliminate the debris
Eliminate the mold
First our team removed the debris that cluttered the crawl space floor. By disposing of the trash we immediately got rid of items that harbored mold and provided us with a clean canvas to start step number two 一 eliminating the moisture. To eliminate the moisture, we encapsulated the crawl space with our CleanSpace Liner. The CleanSpace Liner is a thick, durable liner similar to a pool liner that keeps crawl spaces dry and odor free. It’s quick installation and long-lasting properties makes this a must-have when you’re looking to upgrade your home.
Ultimately, by following the other two steps, Ayers Basement Systems will have your home odor-free, moisture-free, and mold-free in no time!
Dan’s home was experiencing bowing walls in the basement. Bowing walls are a sign of an unstable foundation and need to be taken care of quickly so Dan called our team. Our team came out and installed the PowerBrace System. PowerBrace puts any bowing, buckling, or tilting walls back in their place. The system will stop any further damage. The steel I-beams are secured to the joists with steel brackets above the wall. This system is installed quickly with no exterior excavation and installs quickly with minimal disruption in your home. This system will ensure that any further bowing is stopped and any future bowing won’t happen. Dan is protected from now on and can let go any stress an unstable foundation might be causing.
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