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Kim and John were concerned about the damage water in their crawl space could do, once they noticed some coming in from hairline cracks in the wall. Their crawl space was small, but after meeting with one of our system design specialists, they knew that they needed to give the issue their attention.
Our team’s first step was to repair the cracks in the wall to prevent water from seeping in. Using FlexiSpan, a three-step process using flexible sealant, foam, and an impermeable membrane, the cracks were fixed. The next step was to encapsulate the space to stop water vapor from the floor and water that may come in at other points in the future.
A specially engineered multi-layered liner, CleanSpace, was also fixed to the walls in the crawl space. This white liner not only brightens up the space, but it’s durable and provides a vapor barrier, keeping the space clean and dry.
Cinder block walls in crawl spaces are known for their lack of water and air resistant properties. Their porous and leaky features lead to water seeping in which was what we found in this Marshall, MI crawl space.
With CleanSpace wrapped around the walls, this liner will act as a vapor barrier to keep moisture out of the house. CleanSpace is durable and mold resistant and transformed this area from wet to dry.
Windows can give a basement a more homey and comfortable look while brightening up the space. But it's not all fun and games...poorly installed windows can lead to huge air leakages causing bills to skyrocket, as well as potential future water problems.
We installed a window for homeowners in Marshall, MI that is energy efficient and rot and mildew-resistant. It will keep warm air in in the winter and cool air in in the summer, something we all know is necessary for the weather conditions we get here in Michigan. Nothing like a little natural light to quickly improve a basement and make it more inviting!
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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 Marshall, MI.
In Marshall, Michigan a customer informed us about her unlevel concrete steps that lead into her house from the backyard pool. Unlevel steps are super hazardous, and the last place that anybody would like to land when falling is on concrete steps. So, we decided to fix those steps permanently by adding our PolyLevel technology. PolyLevel is a polymer injection foam that is blasted into the concrete to make the concrete level and stronger than ever before.
PolyLevel worked to raise and level out the concrete slabs while dealing with the weak soils below that were no longer able to hold the weight of the home above. We drilled multiple small holes into the concrete slabs in order to inject them with a polymer material that expanded to lift and level out the concrete. Once injected, the system only needed about 15 minutes to fully cure and the slabs were then stabilized and lifted to their proper level, and stronger than ever before. Now, this homeowner will not have to worry about this ever again.
Our customer from Marshall, Michigan was cursed with a problem-causing crawl space, and needed an encapsulation system. Good thing, we had a great product for them.
We installed our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system for this job. CleanSpace is a crawl space encapsulation system that keeps crawl spaces dry and free of elements surrounding it. CleanSpace also seals air leaks to guard your home against cold air coming in through your floor. And as an added bonus, this system is manufactured with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth.
Dennis W. of Marshall, MI had water coming up through the floor of his basement. His home was built in 1915 and it was starting to show. Thankfully, we had a solution.
We installed our patented SuperSump sump pump 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.
With this installment, Dennis can now live in his home comfortably.
These homeowners had a 1996 poured concrete foundation basement that had water entering the basement where the floor and walls met. There was also a small crack on one of the walls that was further contributing to the issue. In order to collect water that was entering the home, we installed the effective WaterGuard system. This drainage system was installed underneath the flooring around the interior perimeter of the basement. Water that flows down into the drainage pipes is immediately discarded into the home’s sump pump to prevent it from leaking out onto the floor. An additional discharge line was installed to carry intruding water out of the home and a LawnScape outlet was attached to the end of the line to efficiently discard and lead exiting water away from the home. To seal off the crack in the wall, we installed the FlexiSpan system, which is a flexible, waterproof sealant. Once applied, water would no longer make its way into the home and the flexible material allowed the wall to shift while keeping to sealant in tact.
Nathan V. of Marshall, MI has a home that was built in 1996 with a poured concrete foundation. Water was coming in where concrete slabs meet, so Nathan gave us a call.
Our fix? The FlexiSpan polyurethane sealant. FlexiSpan moves with the natural shift of a foundation wall, guaranteeing a waterproof seal.
Roger Q. of Marshall, MI has a home that was built in the 1930s with no basement. An addition was built in 1993 with a full unfinished basement. However, when it would rain, the basement would flood, leaving the basement filled with up to 5 inches of water.
Our solution? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement (especially when it rains). This water is then directed to the basement's sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
Dusttina C. of Marshall, MI had a basement that got wet when it rained. There were two smalls area on a wall in the basement where most of the water leaked in from. The foundation walls are cement blocks. The original part of the home was a ranch, and then was added on to in 1971.
To fix the water issue in Dusttina's home, we started by installing our patented WaterGuard system. WaterGuard is a French drain system that rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water and redirecting it to the sump pump. WaterGuard is covered by cement during installation so that it is hardly noticible when the project is finished,
We then installed the SaniDry XP upright dehumidifier. SaniDry is powerful enough that it can remove up to 109 pints of water per day and has an air filter so refined that it removes particles as small as 2 microns. With the SaniDry XP, humidity will no longer be a problem in this basement.
Woody H. of Marshall, MI was a first time homeowner who had block foundation walls. The foundation was in bad shape and needed support, so he called us.
We did a couple of things to remedy this issue for Woody. First, we installed our PowerBrace foundation wall repair system. PowerBrace is made of steel I-beams that secure to the joists above the foundation wall to offer maximum support. Bowing, tilting, or buckling walls do not stand a a chance with this system. PowerBrace is even strong enough that upon adjusting the system over time, the foundation walls can be taken back to their original position.
What we did next was install CarbonArmor wall reinforcing system. CarbonArmor are strips made from reinforced polymer, pulling a foundation wall back to its original position.
This winning combination is what saved Woody's basement -- and it can save yours too.
Pam D. from Marshall, MI used to deal with a leaky basement. She considered it a short, Michigan basement made over 100 years ago with poured concrete. She experienced water coming into the basement at one corner where the wall and floors meet. The water entering into the petite basement could have caused mold growth and general humidity in Pam's home, leaving lasting effects like allergies and sticking doors and windows.
What we did to fix this problem was install our patented CleanSpace encapsulation system. CleanSpace is generally used for crawl spaces, but is versatile enough that it was perfect for this basement. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that when installed, sealed off Pam's basement from the elements, completely. No dirt, water, or moisture will be coming into her home, now. CleanSpace is also developed with anti-microbial components, preventing the growth of mold.
Now Pam can be happy to have a Michigan basement, knowing it is clean and dry.