This homeowner's decision to upgrade to the best sump pump on the market was necessary to keep water away from the items stored in the basement. The advantages of using the TripleSafe sump pump include having three separate pumps that are activated at different times (depending on the water level) and the addition of the battery backup, which automatically turns on in the event of a power outage.
Moisture and humidity were both regular visitors to this Mason, MI crawl space. Not only was the moist, humid air threatening the foundation with mold growth, the air that enters into the crawl space was also traveling throughout the home. By adding insulation and an encapsulation, the crew was able to plug up the air leaks and simultaneously improve the quality of the air inside of the home. The plastic liner used for the encapsulation in the after photo is the CleanSpace vapor barrier. While CleanSpace protects the crawl space from any moisture that may try to rise from the crawl space floor, the SilverGlo Wall panels are the last line of defense against air flowing between cracks in the brick walls. The bright silver material reflects heat back to the source, improving the energy efficiency of the home, as well. Lastly, the crew filled in the last remaining gaps that weren’t covered by either the SilveGlo insulation or CleanSpace encapsulation. The foundation had begun to settle and cause a shift between the crawl space rim and the floor joists above. Using Froth Pack (the white spray in the after photo), the crew gave the last of the leaks a waterproof foam seal. With a full crawl space system working together, moist air won't be a problem in this crawl space again.
The block wall in the before photo had been leaking into the home quite a bit. The space between the blocks created easy access for groundwater to break through. You can even see where the water had stained the wall on its way down. Our fix in the after photo is the BrightWall system. The white panels of BrightWall are a moisture barrier system that keeps water out of view in the basement. As water leaks in through the block wall, it will be escorted down the wall and into a drainage system that sits in the foot and wall joint. The perimeter drainage system WaterGuard sits under the footing of the ground and will carry the water out to be discharged. As a system, BrightWall will solve the leaking problems that this basement has been dealing with for a long time.
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Dan W's crawl space had water seepage during heavy rains. Water entered the space through the walls, floor and foundation causing ongoing issues for the family. Customer is looking to sell home and wanted to have the crawl space encapsulated correctly for new owners. We installed CleanSpace crawl space waterproof liner complete with the a perimeter drainage system that captures the water from the walls and floor and funnels it to the newly installed SuperSump pump. We also added a SaniDry dehumidifier to reduces ongoing moisture in the crawl space that is often the cause of mold or mildew. Encapsulating the crawl space also sets the family up to finish their basement because as long as there is moisture, the dampness will prevail.
During a heavy rain, this customer experienced 12 inches of water in their home.The water was coming in from both the floor and the walls. They were devastated and wanted it taken care of immediately. Our team of experts came in and helped waterproof their basement. We installed our WaterGuard System, Super Sump, Iceguard, and Lawnscape Outlet.
Our Waterguard system is drainage system installed around the perimeter of the basement so any water that may enter through those block walls is directed to the Super Sump sump pump. The Super Sump is used to effectively pump water out of your basement keeping it dry. The Lawnscape Outlet is used to hide those ugly discharge lines we usually install in our yard. It provides the opportunity to bury those lines and still be able to discharge the water away from the home. Iceguard is specifically designed to still have place to discharge the water being pumped out if your basement when those Michigan winters arrive and the discharge line freezes. We want to make sure in any conditions your basement stays dry and comfortable.
This Mason, MI home had water entering the basement through the block foundation walls. The home had a sump pump in the space, but water was not being collected and discarded efficiently. Our team of experts installed the WaterGuard system around the interior perimeter of the basement to collect and discard water into the sump pump. Small sections of the flooring were removed at the base of each wall in order to place specialized drainage pipes that collect and immediately carry intruding water into the sump pump to exit the home. This underground system required a small amount of excavation, but the floors were properly restored with concrete fill, so its like we were never even there! We also installed an inspection port in the WaterGuard system that gives us access to the drainage pipes if ever needed.
Mike H. of Mason, MI gave us a call when he had had enough of the water problem in his basement. The west side of his basement (the side with the sump pump) would regularly take in water and create a stream down that side of basement.
Our fix? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. This water is then directed to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
With this installment Mike and his family can be comfortable in their water-free basement.
Darla F. of Mason, MI called us saying that there was water coming into her basement through a crack in the concrete. The home was built in 1987 and the basement used to be finished, but now it is unfinished after some flooding that happened after the back up sump pump failed previously.
Our solution? We started by installing our patented TripleSafe sump pump system. TripleSafe is a sump pump that provides three levels of protection against water leakage. 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.
Following that, we installed our FlexiSpan cracked-cement sealant. FlexiSpan moves with your basement wall and is waterproof and flexible, preventing the entry of any water.
Matthew W. of Mason, MI was dealing with water issues in his basement before he gave us a call. Little puddles of water would form around the cove after hard rain. Some cracks were visible on the floor, as well.
We first installed our patented WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that enters in through the basement walls. That water is then redirected to the sump pump in Matt's basement.
For a sump pump, we installed the SuperSump premier sump pump. SuperSump is engineered to help keep the basement dry and healthy for extended periods of time, even when there are times of extreme water intrusion. This complete system provides total protection and works perfectly with our drainage systems -- like in this situation, the WaterGuard system.
No need for Matthew to worry about water in his basement with these two systems working together!
Kyle H. of Mason, MI reported that he had water coming into his basement from between the floor and the 1st cinder block of his basement. He also stated that there was a decent amount of water that would pool in the middle of the basement, and that the water was coming from the west side of the house from the floor.
Our fix? Well, we began by installing one of our customer favorites -- the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the floor and above the foundation footing, collecting all the water that comes in from basement walls. That water is then directed to the basement's sump pump.
For a sump pump, we installed the SuperSump premier sump pump system. SuperSump was designed to handle heavy amounts of water and is sure to keep Kyle's basement dry. It attaches seamlessly with the WaterGuard system, providing the finishing touch to a revolutionizing project.
No more water issues for Kyle!
Royce D. from Mason, MI was dealing with heavy amounts of water "pouring into [his] basement." That doesn't sound like fun. Water in a basement can obviously ruin the items you have stored there, but it can also cause problems in the home itself. Doors and windows can start to stick, paint can start to peel, and the humidity can make it an uncomfortable living space. That's why Royce gave us a call.
Upon a professional inspection, we decided to install our patented WaterGuard system. The WaterGuard French drain system is normally installed around the perimeter of the basement. It rests below the floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that enters in from the basement walls. The water is then filtered into the sump pump and out through a discharge line.
Royce no longer has to worry about a flooded basement, thanks to WaterGuard.
Mike had a considerable amount of water coming into his basement. He had so much water that it created a stream from one side to the other. The water had a way of eventually flowing into his sump pump. His hope, however, was that he could get the water to the sump pump without the stream. That's when he called Ayers to come take a look.
The situation was just as Mike described when one of our system design specialists came by to check it out. Fortunately, we had an easy solution. Our WaterGuard perimeter drainage system could collect that water along the base of the wall and direct it to the sump pump, all without being noticed or even seen. The WaterGuard system sits on the home's footing beneath the concrete and only needed to be installed along the problem wall and along the wall leading to the sump pump. We started by removing a small area of concrete in these areas. The drainage system was put in place, covered with stone, and then the concrete was replaced, all aside from a small gap at the base of the wall where the Waterguard creates that opening to collect water. In addition to helping stop the stream of water through the basement, we wanted to make sure that the basement would continue to stay dry all the time, meaning even when the power went out. We were speaking Mike's language when we suggested adding an Ultra Sump system at the same time. The Ultra Sump is a battery operated pump that will kick on when the power goes out to make sure that Mike doesn't end up with any more streams, ponds, lakes, or anything of the sort in the basement in the years to come. We enjoyed working with Mike to help solve his problem for good. He gained some usable space in only one day of work.