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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
Crawl Space Repair Services & Products
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
Foundation Repair Services & Products
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
Foundation Drainage Systems
Foundation Crack Repair
Commercial Foundation Repair
Slab Pier Repair
Foundation Underpinning
Retaining Wall Repair
PolyLevel Concrete Lifting & Leveling
Mudjacking & Slab Jacking Alternatives
Concrete Sidewalk Repair
EZ Post Deck Repair
Shotcrete Wall Restoration
Basement Repair
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Healthy Crawl Space in Manistee, MI

Healthy Crawl Space in Manistee, MI

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Healthy Crawl Space in Manistee, MI Healthy Crawl Space in Manistee, MI

The crawl space in any building is often ignored yet, it affects your home's air quality, temperature, and foundation. Those smells, uneven floors, and cracks in the wall could stem from an under-supported and wet crawl space. Taking care of your crawl space can restore and uplift the overall quality of a home. 

In this home, we installed Clean Space technology and the Smart Jack system. Clean Space is a 20-millimeter thick plastic lining that is water and mold resistant. The before photo shows a crawl space covered with a generic plastic cover; this "fix" does not prevent outside air from getting in or reject the growth of mold spores. However, our Clean Space technology provides an airtight seal that stops moisture from getting in.  

To support the foundation of the home, 3 Smart Jacks were strategically positioned in the crawl space. Smart Jacks are needed when the soil, that a home sits on, can no longer support the weight of the home and or the foundation has been eaten by mold. Clean Space provides a permanent solution to the water damage while the Smart Jacks permanently fix the issue of weak soil because they dissipate the weight of the home by using more surface area (soil) to hold up the home. 



Stabilizing the Foundation in 2 Ways at This Manistee Home

Stabilizing the Foundation in 2 Ways at This Manistee Home

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Stabilizing the Foundation in 2 Ways at This Manistee Home Stabilizing the Foundation in 2 Ways at This Manistee Home

Sheryl lives in an old farmhouse that had some basement walls that were starting to settle in the far corners and a cracked, bowing wall. There were no cracks, stuck windows or doors, and no sloped floors upstairs. Helical Piers and GeoLock Anchors stabilized the foundation of the home and helped to raise the walls back up the original position.

Helical Piers can have sections added to them to reach the desired depth to assist in stabilizing the home. The installation is fast, effective, and can be done year-round. GeoLock Anchors stabilize the bowing and cracked basement wall. They anchor into hard , stable soil to brace the foundation and prevent the wall from any further movement. GeoLock Anchors are installed with minimal disruption and they don't damage the basement wall.

Waterproofing a Manistee Michigan Basement

Waterproofing a Manistee Michigan Basement

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Waterproofing a Manistee Michigan Basement Waterproofing a Manistee Michigan Basement

This Manistee home is a summer cottage, only occupied for about half of the year, but it gets some water into the basement. It creates a small amount of standing water, small enough amount that can be taken care of with a mop, but Carl just wants to have a waterproofing system installed. We started with the WaterGuard drain which is a perimeter drain installed under the floor. It collects the water and sends it to the sump pump to be discharged outside the home. The SuperSump Plus is great for occasional water intrusions, provides total protection for the home, and works perfectly with the drain system. To keep the space dry and protect it from mold or rot, we installed the CleanSpace Wall System and the SaniDry XP. The CleanSpace keeps out humidity and water vapor. It also gives a clean bright look to the space. The SaniDry dehumidifier blows dry air throughout the basement, works with the drain system, and filters the air.


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Very professional. EXTREMELY impressed with how polite and courteous every member of the crew was. Call Rep. was very knowledgeable and helpful. Made my wife...
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Very impressed. The men were cheerful and very respectful. I have never been called 'sir' that many times in one day. Made for a very nice day.
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Your Basement & Foundation Contractor

Ayers Basement Systems has been serving Manistee homeowners for over 40 years. Our locally owned and operated businesses provides professional basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, concrete leveling and foundation repair. If you need help with your below-grade service, we are Manistee's trusted contractor.

Why Us for Basements & Foundations:

  • Experience - 40+ years and hundreds of successful projects. 
  • Patented Products - proprietary basement & foundation tools.
  • Trained Professionals - trained & experienced repair specialists
  • Professional Service  - dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction

We have the expertise, experience and tools needed to permanently solve your basement and foundation problems. Get started today with a free home inspection and no-obligation cost estimate. 1-844-262-2971



Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Repair

Water in the basement or crawl space means eventual mold growth and rot. If left ignored, over the years the damage to your home can become extreme. To prevent that from every happening we install a waterproofing system in the basement and an encapsulation system in the crawl space. We protect your Manistee home. 

Basement Waterproofing System in Manistee

We can fix:

  • Wet Basements
  • Damp or Moldy Crawl Spaces
  • Leaking Wall Cracks
  • High Humidity in the Space
  • Uncomfortable Temperatures

Wet Basement Waterproofing

Ayers Basement Systems is a member of Basement Systems, the international network of basement & crawlspace waterproofers. As part of the network, our waterproofing specialists receive advanced training in waterproofing techniques. They also receive access to exclusive, patented waterproofing products. All these products together form a complete basement waterproofing solution. We install an interior drainage channel along the inner perimeter of your basement. Any water entering through the basement walls is collected into the channel and runs to a sump pump. The pump evacuates the water out and safely away from your home. The systems is completed with a energy-efficient basement dehumidifier. By removing the water and controlling the humidity in the basement mold and rot are prevented. 

Crawl Space Encapsulation

If you have a crawl space rather than a basement, we can protect the area with a similar system. An insulating mat is laid on the crawl space floor and then a thick, vinyl vapor-barrier is placed on top running up the crawl space walls. The vapor-barrier prevents water from seeping into the crawl space. The crawl space vents are close and a sealable entrance is installed. A crawl space dehumidifier and sump pump are added to complete the system. Any entering water is immediately removed and the space is insulated and sealed. No mold, no rot and no cold floors over crawl spaces. 


Foundation Repair & Concrete Leveling

Foundation issues are much more serious than basement waterproofing problems as they can permanently damage your home. Foundation problems need to be corrected quickly and professionally. Ayers Basement Systems permanently repairs foundations for business and homeowners throughout Manistee.

Foundation Pier System in Manistee

We can fix:

  • foundation wall cracks
  • Separating floors
  • Soil issues
  • bowing walls
  • Sunken concrete slabs

Professional Foundation Repair

We use a number of different foundation piering solutions to correct sinking or settling foundations. These include helical piers, push piers, slab piers and helical deck piers. These piering systems drill down to a stable soil base capable of lifting and supporting your home in its original position. Whatever your foundation issues, we have the right solution. 

Updated Mudjacking Techniques

If your home has sunken concrete slabs in your driveway, patio, sidewalk, etc. we use an updated variation of mudjacking to correct the problem. Mudjacking or slab jacking traditionally involves pumping a mudslurry beneath concrete slabs through holes drilled through the slab. Rather than using a heavy mudslurry we use PolyLEVEL, an expansive polyurethane foam. The foam expands to fill all the gaps beneath the slab, lifting it back to its level position. The foam is also much lighter than mudslurry putting less stress on the underlying soil. PolyLEVEL also cures within hours rather than the days that mudslurry takes. Ayers Basement Systems is Manistee's trusted concrete lifting and leveling contractor. 



Case Studies From Manistee
This 1800s home had an addition that was built in the 1960s. Since then, some of the blocks in the foundation wall began to fail. This led to sagging...
Shirley and her husband rent out an extra room in their home on Airbnb. They recently noticed a weird, musty smell in that room that they believe is...
Job Stories From Manistee, MI
Uneven Floors in Manistee

Beverly noticed that her floors were uneven and wanted a solution. She contacted Ayers and allowed our resident foreman Evan to inspect the area. Even found that the crawl space of the home was in need of support. To correct the problem Evan and his team installed SmartJack piers to even the support work.


SmartJack piers are metal beams placed strategically along the structure's supportive rim joist. The bottoms are anchored into the ground with poured concrete while the tops are capped with load-bearing joints that are attached to the rim joist. The entire pier's height is adjusted till there is constant pressure being applied, reintroducing support to the entire framework.

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Manistee, MI

Crawl spaces are taboo areas under a home that nobody pays attention to. Yet, these spaces hold a lot of power; the stability of a home, it's temperature, and air quality are all related to the crawl space we never go in. 

Our foreman created a dry and supported environment that preserves the longevity of this house with Clean Space technology and Smart Jacks. We sealed the entire crawl space with a  strong, durable lining that prevents mold and is waterproof. This liner is thicker and won't rip, unlike store-bought plastic liners. In addition, we armed the foundation of the crawl space with three Smart Jacks, a steel support system that stabilizes the sinking floors above. Smart Jacks spread the weight of your home to more stable soil which provides visible and long-lasting stabilization and lift. 


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Manistee, MI Crawl Space Gets Insulated

Poorly taken care of crawlspaces, negatively affect the whole home whether you know it or not. It can make the air bad to breathe, raise air bills, all of that stuff. Well, this customer from Manistee called us about his crawlspace that we wanted insulated. We installed two things. 1) CleanSpace. CleanSpace is a 20 mil thick plastic liner that fits to the crawl space to completely seal the home from the earth. Polyester cord reinforcement allows for a lot of durability, to make it last longer than the home will. This liner also contains an antimicrobial additive to prevent mold.

We also installed Frothpak. This is a spray foam insulation used on rim joists and hard to reach areas. FrothPak does not absorb moisture, so it does a great job at sealing crawlspaces from the outside environment. Now this homeowner will have a perfectly insulated crawlspaces for years to come.

Manistee, MI Crawl Space Gets Insulated - Photo 1
WaterGuard and SumperSump Installation in Manistee, MI

Gary O. from Manistee, MI had a wet basement before he called us. Water was spilling in relentlessly and he had tried to fix it himself with no prevail. Thus, he gave us a call.

Our solution? 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.

The WaterGuard French drain rests below the floor of the basement and the foundation footing, catching all the water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is caught, is it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home. In this case, the SuperSump does this job in perfect harmony with the WaterGaurd drain.

Manistee, MI Foundation Saved by PowerBrace System

Joe B. from Manistee, MI lives in a house that was built in 1910. It has a poured foundation, and the foundation had vertical cracks up and down the entire wall. The east wall was bowing and this problem had to be stopped before serious damage took place.

Our solution? The PowerBrace foundation wall repair system. Designed to repair tilting, bowing, or buckling foundation walls, PowerBrace is made of steel I-beams that secure to the joists above the foundation wall, offering maximum support. PowerBraces even have the strength to potentially take the foundation wall back to its original position, on top of supporting it. Joe can be pleased that his basement and home are now safe to enjoy with the PowerBrace system. 

Helical Piers Repair Cracking Home in Manistee, MI

Brian R. gave us a call because there were some cracks in the floors and walls of his basement. The home was built in the 1920's out of cement block, and is now cracking horizontally, vertically, and stair-stepping. The floors were uneven and they had sticking doors and windows.

Our solution? Helical piers. Helical piers provide anchoring strength as the weight of the foundation or structural element is transferred to the pier. They also have a great deal of versatility for stabilizing and restoring foundations and masonry elements. Cracking foundation -- no problem.

Work Requests From Manistee, MI
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We have a house we are interested in and have placed an offer on it, but the basement has one bowed in wall. We have had the house inspected and the bowing wall was the largest concern. We are hoping to get an estimate on repair cost. The wall length is roughly 25 feet.
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My house is on a slab with a partial basement. The slab has settled and cracked tiles. We want to redo the floor but need to repair the slab first. Can this be lifted. Also have a section of my driveway has settled and needs lifte.
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I would like to see what it would cost to clean up the crawl space on one of my homes?? Thank you , MICHAEL
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Old house with previous settling and repaired cracks appears to be shifting again. Floors are sloped at the back of the house, and there are new crack in the plaster and moulding. We had a quote done a couple of years ago, but weren't quite able to go ahead with the job before COVID hit.
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No gutters on this rental house, bowing basement wall due to water following foundation down off roof lines. Your company did a similar repair job at 156 Quincy( another rental house) for me early summer.
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We want to make bedrooms in our basement and need two egress windows installed.
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I have a basement wall in a rental house that has always had a horizontal crack in the block wall. The wall appears to be bowing in, not sure if it has ever progressed. The floor is fluffy, dry sand, and I dont think it gets wet that I have seen. The area on that side of the house is narrow between houses. The house was built around 1920. I would like to sell the house, and want this item not to be an issue at appraisal/inspection time. Thank you
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Foundation sinking and bowed walls
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We have some small amounts of water that seems to be seeping up through the floor in our basement. It only happens during hard rains. However, when it does seep through, it is around the majority of the perimeter of the basement. We have about a 1500 sqft ranch style home with a full, unfinished, basement.
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8 year old house with previously dry crawl space. Rising water table and now some seepage into the crawl space.
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We have a crawl space the contains the furnace and water heater. The space is flooding constantly. We need to find a permanent solution to this problem.
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We have water coming in/leaking in the basement
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My basement is flooding from ground water and I would like to schedule an assessment and estimate.
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I am purchasing a home, the appraiser needs the crawl space to be 18" all over, at some points it is 14", not large, but need this done in order to close on the home by the 30th of this month. I also would before winter want to insulate, since the home has no basement or slab. I am assuming post and beam. The urgency now is digging out the crawl space to make the inspection correct . Frustrated since not sure who to contact with such short notice to me the buyer. Or you may know someone in the area that can level this off. I do not think it is a big project but the appraiser also needs an invoice.
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Basement wall seeps water.
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Odors from basement. There is a crawlspace under the bedroom portion of the house with no vapor barrier.
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Interested in adding an additional hole with an additional sump pump
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Interested in leveling patio
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I am on the Building commitee at the First Congregationl Church in Onekama Michigan. The church is 125 years old and in recent years we are experiancing more and more problems in the spring with seepage through the foundation and minor flooding in the basement which is finished. The foundation was tiled in the '20s but I fear the tile has given up and a retile and water proofing of the walls may be needed. Onekama has a high water table traditionally. If you perform work in our are please contact me. You have come recomended by one of our congregation.
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I just need a quote for encapsulating my dirt crawl space of 700 square feet. Thank you.