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The arrival of spring is - for most - a happy occasion. These customers weren’t as fortunate. Whenever the season changed, the melting snow would fill up the soil around their home and leak through their walls. This is a fairly common problem, especially for poured concrete walls. To solve it, we use the FlexiSpan system. The two-layer sealant acts in, you guessed it, two distinct steps. One layer plugs the leak and creates a durable and flexible seal, in case the expanding soil continues to push and move the wall. The second layer is for drainage. A polymer coating placed over the first seal won’t allow water to enter the basement. Also included in the FlexiSpan system is a drainage system that sits at the foot of the wall. If water does happen to pass through the first layer of sealant, it will flow behind the drainage layer and into the system. When spring time rolls around next year, these customers can focus on enjoying the sun instead of worrying about leaks.
As you can see in the before photo, the stone walls in this basement were having a hard time keeping water out. The leaking water would enter through the walls and then flow down to the floor where it would puddle and result in the large, dark spots in the photo. The owners planned on remodeling and finishing the basement, but as of now, all they wanted was a waterproof system that would put an end to the leaks and floor puddles.
In the after photo, you can see our solution – CleanSpace Vapor Barrier Walls. The white plastic liner is impenetrable by moisture and spreads from the top of the wall to the floor. Any water that leaks into the basement will flow behind the barrier and down the wall. But this time, instead of puddling on the floor, that water will go into a newly installed perimeter drainage system that rests in the floor and wall joint. Neither the walls or floors will show water damage again.
Stair-step cracks in walls are a major indicator that there are foundation problems, which is what we found in this block wall basement in Lowell, MI. By installing Geo-Lock wall anchors, these steel wall plates will not only stop the foundation from any further bowing, but straighten out the walls back to an upright position over time. One plate is installed in the soil away from the wall while while the other is directly against the bowing wall. A steel rod connects the two plates which is tightened over time to continue straightening. No more foundation issues for this homeowner!
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Herb V. was experiencing basement wall failure. His wall began bowing at the center but not yet at the top or the bottom. This situation makes it ideal to install our Carbon Fiber Straps. Carbon Fiber Straps don’t require any outside digging and are good for areas where there is limited access in the basement. The straps help resist any further bending of the wall. Lastly, Carbon Fiber Straps have a low profile design. They make it easy to install in tight spaces and be painted over.
Sandy V. of Lowell, MI had a crawl space that was entirely dirt before she reached out to us. She wanted her crawl space to be encapsulated -- and we had the perfect product for her.
We installed our unique, patented crawl space encapsulation system: the CleanSpace system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off crawl spaces from their surrounding elements. No dirt, water, cold air or water vapor can get through this stuff. And as an added bonus, CleanSpace is made with anti-microbial components that prevent mold growth.
It doesn't get much better than this.
Sandy S. of Lowell, MI has an old house with block walls. Over time, the block walls began to form cracks, letting water leak into the basement. Because Sandy eventually wants to finish the basement, she needed it waterproofed. Thus, she called us.
Our solution? The SuperSump premier sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. We started out by installing the SuperSump. 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.
Next we installed the WaterGuard. The WaterGuard drain sits below the basement floor yet above the foundation footing, collecting water that enters into the basement. This water is then directed to the sump pump -- the SuperSump -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
These systems work in perfect harmony, letting their owners have complete peace of mind.
Ken T. from Lowell, MI has a partially finished basement with poured concrete walls. Before having us come out, there were three cracks in the unfinished portion of the basement that would leak water in the spring.
Our fix? FlexiSpan polyurethane crack sealant. FlexiSpan is 100% waterproof, keeping the water out for good. On top of that, FlexiSpan is flexible and moves with the natural shift of the foundation wall --yet again, keeping the crack free of water.
Chris V. of Lowell, MI dealt with a wet basement for years. Every time it rained the basement would flood, creating a myriad of problems. This said, Chris gave us at Ayers a call.
Our solution? The TirpleSafe and WaterGuard. We began this project by installing the TripleSafe. The TripleSafe sump pump system 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 moved onto the WaterGuard. The WaterGuard French drain system rests below the basement floor and above the foudation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls -- especially when it rains. Once this water is collected it is redirected to the sump pump, the TripleSafe, to be pumped up and out of the home.
With these systems in place, Chris has no reason to worry about a wet basement ever again.
Sandy S. from Lowell, MI has an old house that was constructed with block walls. Over the years, cracks have formed in these black walls, allowing water to leak in. Sandy wants to eventually finish basement, and wanted the basement to be waterproofed.
Our fix? The SuperSump premier sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. 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 we installed the SuperSump we moved onto the WaterGuard. WaterGuard sits below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that comes into the basement from the walls. This water is then redistributed to the sump pump -- the SuperSump -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
Ken T. of Lowell, MI has a partially finished basement with poured concrete walls. This said, there were three cracks in the unfinished portion that would leak water in the springtime. So, Ken gave us a call for a professional solution.
We used our FlexiSpan polyurethane sealant to remedy this cracked wall. FlexiSpan is 100% waterproof, making leaks into the basement from these cracks impossible. On top of that, FlexiSpan, like expressed in the name, is ever so flexible and will move with the natural shift of the basement wall without letting in water.
Chris V. of Lowell, MI used to deal with a flooded basement every time in rained outside. After having enough, Chris gave us a call.
Our solution? The TripleSafe sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. We began this 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 moved onto the WaterGuard. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from its walls. Once this water is collected it is transferred to the sump pump -- the TripleSafe -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
This system is fool-proof. Chris, say goodbye to basement water problems.
Ron N. of Lowell, MI was suffering from a cracked, unstable foundation wall before he gave us a call. This can pose a serious threat to the home and its inhabitants, so this issue needed to be resolved.
To do so, we installed our patented PowerBrace foundation wall repair system. PowerBrace is made of steel I-beams that attach to the joists above the basement wall to offer maximum support. PowerBrace is even strong enough to potentially move failing walls back to their original position.