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Charlene's Sanford, MI home was built in the 1930s and her block foundation gets water in the corner of her basement whenever it rains. She finally got tired of cleaning up the puddles on the floor with a wet-vac, so she called Ayers for an inspection.
Out crew determined that WaterGuard would be the perfect solution for Charlene. WaterGuard is a sub-floor waterproofing system that collects water that leaks through the walls and keeps dirt away from the foundation. It is installed along the perimeter of the foundation. Concrete is poured on top and regular flooring can be placed on top.
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Previous water damage had been putting pressure on Ted and Kathryn's foundation causing their basement walls to be pushed inwards. So they called our team and we installed CarbonArmor, a wall reinforcing system constructed to repair damaged and bowing foundation walls. Both of these problems are serious and will only get worse over time. Therefore CarbonArmor is used to fix your foundation walls by preventing inward movement and reducing the cracks in your walls. This system can easily be concealed for your basement to have a sleek, finished look.
Mary Jane's patio had sunk about 2-3 inches and the steps had also started to sink as well. So our team was called and we installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a waterproof and long-lasting system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk. It uses a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes.
Janet had water leaking in through a wall that just recently has been rebuilt. That is not what you want to see after your brand new renovation. She and her contractor called our team to help. Our team installed the WaterGuard system along with IceGuard.
The WaterGuard drain will catch any leakage from higher walls or floors before it reaches your basement floor. Other perks are that this system is almost invisible after it is set up and has a quicker and easier installation process than outdoor drains. To make sure that all the water makes it out of the house, even in the winter, our team also installed IceGuard which will expel water even when it is frozen.
Janet can enjoy her new renovations now with no worries of flooding or water damage to her home.
David’s home had bowing walls in the basement that he had growing concern about. If the walls on the bottom floor were not stable, what did that mean for the rest of his home? He called our team to get to the bottom of his problem right away. Our team came out and installed GeoLock Wall Anchors The Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System repairs walls that are sliding inwards, bowing, or buckling. A wall anchor will be installed inside your home and extend outward towards stable, hard-packed soil around your home to anchor it in place. This prevents any further movement permanently and is installed with minimal disruption to your home or your lawn. We can even conceal the anchors with our Hide-A-Way covers for a more finished appearance. Not only will David’s basement be stabilized, he won’t have to worry about the rest of his home either. From now on, David’s home will be safe and secure.
Shirley and her husband had a wet carpet smell in the basement a couple months ago and recently noticed wet carpet from water intrusion where the floor and wall meet. The basement is finished and Shirley and her husband have their son and grandchild coming to visit soon. They would be staying in a room in the basement but the water issue is making that less of a possibility. Shirley really wants the basement dry so that her family will stay.
We used the WaterGuard drain system to send water that comes in to the sump pump to be discharged. The drain is installed under the floor but above the foundation so it won't clog. The concrete is restored after the install so there is not an unsightly drain in the area. We also installed the DoubleSafe sump pump system to keep the water out of the basement. Lastly, we installed the SaniDry XP dehumidifier. This dehumidifier continuously blows dry air throughout the space to dry it out. It stands upright and can be stored in a corner or closet to not take up usable space. The dehumidifier not only helps to keep the basement dry but it also filters the air!
Michael moved in to his 1980s home about 4 months ago and the heating bill was absolutely outrageous. He suspected it was because of the lack of insulation in the crawlspace. He called Ayers for an inspection and his suspicions were correct. Our crew determined that rim joist insulation and crawlspace encapsulation with our CleanSpace Wall System would be the best solution for Michael to keep his energy costs down. CleanSpace is a moisture barrier that uses a thick plastic liner along crawlspace walls to keep them dry and last decades longer. Damp air takes more energy to heat and cool. Cutting down on the moisture in the crawl space, in turn, will cut down on how much it costs to heat or cool your home. Michael was extremely appreciative that he's now saving money by cutting down on these energy costs!
Dexter noticed cracking in his block foundation walls. This was a cause for concern so he contacted Ayers hoping to find a solution. Our resident foreman Blade was able to inspect the area and realized the earth around the wall was causing it to crack. To fix this Blade decided to install GeoLock Anchors.
GeoLock Anchors fix this issue by pulling the wall back into place. GeoLock is installed by excavating the ground around the perimeter of the home. Anchors are placed along the outside of the now exposed basement walls and held in place with steel drives. On the other side of the wall, a large metal plate is aligned with the anchor and bolted together. The bolt is tightened till constant pressure is pulling the wall into place.
Geolock is considered a permeate solution, not only correcting walls but keeping them from sliding back out of place too.
Leo noticed curves in his basement wall and knew that it could not be a good sign. He contacted Ayers and had our resident foreman Blade inspect the area.
Blade confirmed the bowing in the walls and understood that the soil under the home's foundation had shifted. To fix this Blade installed a PowerBrace and Helical Piers on the home.
is a foundation repair system created to secure basement walls in place. Outside pressures can cause your basement walls to crack or tilt, but this foundation repair system counteracts these pressures by keeping the basement walls in place. Over time, the system can be tightened to not only secure the walls in place, but to also straighten them.
Helical Piers are a tool trusted by Ayers due to their non-intrusive nature compared to other foundational repair systems. The piers are long screw-shaped drives that are driven deep under the home at an angle. The drives keep going till they pass the weak soil and find new firm ground. The tops of the piers are capped with load-bearing caps that provide a flat surface for the home to rest upon.
Justin's Midland, MI home was built in 1945 and had some previous foundation work done with a different company. Since then, he noticed stair-step cracks visible from the exterior as well as separation where new foundation meets original foundation. He called Ayers instead of the company he originally used for an inspection. Our crew noticed several cracks in the foundation as well as two bowing walls in the basement. Our crew determined that Justin would need GeoLock Anchors to correct the shift in his foundation and prevent further movement.
GeoLock Anchors permanently stop foundational shifting. The anchors have 3 parts. The first part is a plate on the interior of the foundation wall. A steel cable is drilled through the plate into the soil, directed away from the home. A second plate is anchored to the other side of the cable for maximum stabilization.
Justin was ecstatic with the installation by Ayers. He and his wife want to redo the kitchen, but couldn't do anything until the foundational issues were corrected. They can't wait to get on to more fun projects now that this is out of the way.
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