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Our customer called with a neverending cycle of flooding. Their sump pump removed water to the nearby lake, which then...flooded back into the crawl space. And so on and so forth.
After installing new drainage tile to help the sump pump more effectively drain the standing water, we used CleanSpace to encapsulate the crawl space and protect it - and the house above - from that pesky lake.
Jack was working on finishing his basement when he started to notice some moisture coming in along the cove joint. Knowing that ignoring it would only mean a bigger problem later, Jack made a call to Ayers Basement Systems and together we came up with a plan. In his basement, we installed a DryTrak baseboard drain pipe system that sits directly on the basement floor along the perimeter walls. A waterproof epoxy holds the system tightly to the floor, directing the flow of any incoming moisture through the track until it finds it ways in to the crock of the sump system where it can be safely removed from the home. Now Jack can continue to finish the basement without concerns of mold or rot in the building materials over time.
The homeowners noticed that lake water was getting into their crawl space at their cottage. Excess moisture in your crawl space supports the growth of mold, dust mites, insects and other unwanted pests. It may also cause structural damage to the frame of your home and degrade some forms of insulation.
Our professional team knew that something needed to be done! Our CleanSpace encapsulation system is the perfect solution to combat water in your crawl space. The CleanSpace encapsulation system covers your floors and walls with a think, durable, plastic vapor barrier. This vapor barrier reduces moisture and humidity in the crawl space and helps seal out cold drafts in the winter. With the CleanSpace encapsulation system, the homeowner's crawl space was transformed into a clean, dry, attractive and energy efficient space.
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Ayers Basement Systems provides professional basement & crawl space waterproofing and foundation repair in Mecosta. If you are dealing with issues in the below-grade space of your home, give us a call 1-844-262-2971. We use patented products that come with written warranties. You can expect permanent solutions to your wet basement or damaged foundation.
Greg B. was noticing multiple signs of foundation settlement. There were cracks on the inside and outside of the home, the floor is rising, and doors sticking. This often means the soils under the home are not competent enough to hold the home up. The piers take on the weight of the house and transfers that weight to more competent soils that can handle it. Piers attempt to lift the home back to its original position requires minimal disturbance and is quickly installed compared to other solutions.
Larry L. of Mecosta, MI had a bowing foundation wall before he reached out to us. This can pose a serious threat to the home itself as well as its residents, making a fix very important.
We installed our patented PowerBrace foundation wall repair system for this job. PowerBrace stabilizes tilting, bowing, or buckling basement walls. The system uses strong steel I-beams that secure to the joists above the wall, ensuring a lasting solution. PowerBrace is so strong that with continued tightening using the at-home kit, foundation walls can often be brought back to their original position.
There is no need to worry about the dangers of a bowing wall with this system in place.
When William T. of Mecosta, MI gave us a call he told us he had had a wet basement for years. This obviously isn't something that a person wants to live with, so we helped him out.
We installed two of our patented waterproofing products for this job: 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 drain rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing. This strategic placement is important for catching all the water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is collected it is directed to the sump pump -- the SuperSump -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
These systems are foolproof and work together in perfect harmony to keep your basement dry.
Chad M. of Mecosta, MI had a moisture-filled crawl space prior to calling us. It had a heavy musty smell and a solution needed to be found.
Our solution? The CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick white plastic lining that completely seals off the crawl space from the surrounding elements. Cold air, water, dirt, and water vapor are prevented from entering the crawl space. And thanks to the anti-microbial properties found in CleanSpace, so is mold.
Kathleen and Richard B. were moving into their lakeside cottage but needed to address some issues with their crawl space first. Richard noticed that the space was damp and had a musty smell. He also found white mold, which was very concerning. The couple wanted to resolve these issues before moving in and looked to Basement Systems for an effective solution.
The crew decided that installing CleanSpace and a SaniDry CX dehumidifier would solve their crawl space issues. The reason for their damp and moldy crawl space is that water vapor and any other source of water from the earth is present within the space. This creates the ideal home for mold to thrive in. Cleanspace is a durable plastic liner that is placed in a crawl space to keep the outside environment from getting in. The liner is waterproof so it will prevent water from getting in through leaks or evaporation. SaniDry CX is an efficient dehumidifier that replaces the wet air in a crawl space with filtered dry air. This will further dry the space and make the damp smell and feeling go away.
Kathleen and Richard can now move into their cottage without worrying about the effects of an unmanaged crawlspace.