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Wall Anchors Fix Cracked Wall in Muskegon, MI

Wall Anchors Fix Cracked Wall in Muskegon, MI

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The story behind the cracked garage wall in this house was interesting. The wall had been hit by a car which obviously then caused the wall to begin crumbling. This also caused some of the bricks in the basement to crack. Both of these problems needed to be addressed and fixed.

Our team decided the best option was to put wall anchors in the garage to help pull the wall back to its original position. We chose to put our Carbon Armor straps in the basement since the damage wasn't as severe as in the garage. The wall anchors put in the garage are the most versatile wall repair method to use in most situations. They can fix very severe problems but are also installed independently of the floor so there's no additional strain. They can also be easily installed around obstacles on the wall such as pipes, cupboards, toilets, etc.

SuperSump Sump Pump Install in Morton Shores, MI

SuperSump Sump Pump Install in Morton Shores, MI

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The homeowners were noticing water coming into their basement when there was heavy rain. The sump pump they had in their basement just wasn't effectively removing water from their home causing water damage on their basement floors.

Out professional team installed a SuperSump sump pump to combat this problem. The SuperSump system is a full-featured system that includes the best components available. The SuperSump removes water from your basement into a drainage system that takes the water outside your home. It includes the SuperLiner, which is an airtight lid that looks more attractive, keeps pests out and eliminates safety hazard of an open sump pump. It has a floor drain in case an unforeseen accident puts water on your basement floor. It includes a WaterWatch Alarm, which alerts you if the water level rises above the sump pump intake. It has a cast-iron pump to prevent overheating and burnout. It has a CleanPump pump stand that elevates the sump pump to prevent clogging.  It has a check valve to prevent pumped water from re-entering.  Lastly, it has an improved float valve to ensure long-term performance.  

Becuase of the SuperSump sump pump, the homeowner's basement is now clean and dry! 

PowerBrace Saves Basement Walls in Muskegon, MI

PowerBrace Saves Basement Walls in Muskegon, MI

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Kandi M. from Muskegon, MI had terrible bowing walls in her basement, as well as horizontal and vertical cracks lining the block seams. She believes that when she had  a tree removed from her property previously, the cracks and bowing could have been caused. This said, we had a solution.

For this project, we installed the PowerBrace wall repair system. PowerBrace is a wall repair system that stabilizes tilting, bowing, or buckling basement walls. The system uses steel I-beams that secure to the joists above the wall to provide the maximum support for the wall. 

This installment ensures a noninvasive yet very effective fix.

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Muskegon's Basement & Foundation Experts

For the past 30 years Ayers Basement Systems has been the trusted contractor in Muskegon. We work in basement waterproofing, foundation repair & concrete lifting. Our team is dedicated to the highest quality work. Armed with years of experience and over 25 patented products we are the best choice for your home. 

Foundation Repair & Concrete Leveling

To start, our team will visit your home and identify the issue you are facing along with the best method to stabilize your settling foundation. We then quickly install the needed system that comes with a 25 year warranty.

Repairs for:
  • Wall Cracks
  • Bowing Walls
  • Uneven Floors
  • Settling Foundations
  • Uneven Concrete Slabs       
We Use: 
  • Wall Anchors
  • I-Beam Wall Braces
  • Foundation & Slab Piers
  • Crawl Space Jack Posts
  • PolyLEVEL 

Inside and outside your home we can also lift concrete slabs. Lifting the slab fixes hazardous cracks in your driveway, patio, etc. and is much cheaper than replacement services. We use PolyLEVEL which is a lighter, less invasive method compared to traditional mudjacking.

Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Repair

If there are water problems in your basement we can fix that. We install a warranted interior drainage system that pumps away water before you even notice it. Our system has a lifetime written warranty.

We Provide:
You Receive:
  • Permanently Dry Basement
  • Clean Protected Crawlspace
  • Protection against Mold
  • Improved Home Value

Similarly, we provide crawl space encapsulation services sealing off the bottom of your home from moisture and water damage. We also install a sump pump and energy-efficient dehumidifier to prevent mold growth.

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Job Stories From Muskegon County, MI
Muskegon, MI Home Upgrades to the Ultimate Protection Against Invading Water

Harold S. has lived in his home since 1994. With water leakage problems for the last five years, he decided that it was time to have the problem looked at. The unusually harsh winter made it tough for Harold to find spots to place the shoveled snow. As a result, the snow melt caused heavy leaking in his basement and destroyed the majority of the items he left on the floor.

To stop the water coming through the foundation, WaterGuard XL was installed around the perimeter to catch and transport the water to the sump pump. Next, a TrenchDrain was installed directly behind the doorway to catch any water seepage from under the doorway and funnel it to the WaterGuard system. This project took just one day and after years of worry, Harold’s basement will now stay dry all the time.

Basement Waterproofing Transformation

Dennis and Barb were having trouble with their basement collecting water. They continuously came home to water all along their basement floor. The water had nowhere to go, so it sat in the basement, creating a moist, damp space. 

Luckily, Ayers was able to install a whole system to properly drain the excess water from the basement into the discharge line strategically placed in their yard. They had the TrenchDrain, WaterGuard, IceGuard, and LawnScape systems installed along with a TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe will provide Dennis and Barb with a lifelong solution to their wet basement problems.

The project was completed in three days and now Dennis and Barb have a dry, healthy basement they can use all the time!

Muskegon, MI Home in Need of a Wet Basement Fix

Harold and Sharon had 1 to 2 inches of standing water in their basement, frequently. Their basement has been flooding with all of the rain that has been occurring. They were desperate for a solution.

In just two days of work, Ayers Basement Systems was able to install a TrenchDrain drainage system with a TripleSafe sump pump and WaterGuard. The couple also had a SaniDry installed to control the humidity and moisture in the basement, along with Basement to Beautiful insulated wall panels with the EverLast wall paneling over them. 

Altogether, the couple received a dry, healthy, waterproofed basement, which can now be utilized without the fear of water damage.

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Flooded Basement Fixed in Muskegon, MI

Sarah's basement was continuously flooding due to water seepage. She had a functional sump pump and could not find the source of the problem. She called Ayers Basement Systems for a free estimate on repair for her sump pump.

Ayers installed a TripleSafe sump pump to ensure proper water excavation along with an IceGuard and WaterGuard and LawnScape Well. Sarah also needed an extra drain line to get all of the water out of her basement.

The system is designed to keep her basement dry, healthy and able to be used.

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A Permanent Solution for Bowed Walls Installed in Muskegon, MI

Lois was in need of a solution for her bowed, cracking walls.

Ayers installed Geo Lock Anchors, a tightening kit and wall anchors for her home. It sealed up the cracks, lifting the foundation back to its original position.

The project was completed in just a day, delivering a permanent, lifelong solution to foundation settlement for Lois.

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Using PowerBraces to Reinforce Montague, MI Wall

One of our previous customers called us last month with a new problem. We'd installed a full perimeter waterproofing system in their basement last year, and it was doing wonderfully, but one of the walls was bowing.

One of the major causes of a bowing wall is soil expansion; as temperatures rise and fall, the soil expands and shrinks. When this happens frequently over a long period of time, it can put pressure on the basement walls and cause bowing. In this case, there was a visible crack in the block wall.

We used PowerBraces to stabilize and reinforce the basement wall. Not only will the steel beams prevent the soil from pushing the wall further, but with the included tightening kit, the braces can be tightened over time and eventually straighten the wall.

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Repairing a Damaged Discharge Line in Grand Rapids, MI

Sally was worried that there had been a mistake made when her drainage system was set up. All of the evidence seemed to agree with her. Her sump pump wasn’t keeping up with heavy downpours or when the snow melted. Further proof came when two different plumbers recommended she have someone take a look at the inside of her drainage pipe before clearing it out. Sally was starting to think that there was a crack in the pipe causing drainage to pool back towards the house, instead of emptying through the escape in her Grand Rapids, MI backyard. Looking for any sort of solution that would protect her house, she made a call to the waterproofing experts for help.

The crew arrived and immediately got to work on repairing the drainage system. Her open hole sump was upgraded to our trusty SuperSump premier sump pump system. The SuperSump is capable of pushing out over 2,000 gallons of water per hour. With this kind of power, it won’t matter how hard Sally’s home gets rained on. The crew then connected the SuperSump’s discharge line to an IceGuard fitting and LawnScape outlet for disposal. IceGuard fittings provide an alternate escape route if the lines freeze up. Between the IceGuard and LawnScape outlet, water will never pool back towards the house again.

If you too are noticing trouble with your drainage system, give us a call and we’ll happy to give you a quote, for free!

A Permanent Solution to Flooding in Muskegon, MI

For over 6 weeks, Glenn and Joyce’s sump pump had been discharging water out of their basement. It had all started when they went downstairs and discovered 5 inches of water puddling in the basement. They weren’t sure why their basement had recently started taking in so much water, but it was happening to their neighbor, as well. And strangely, it all started right after construction on a nearby road concluded.  Ready to solve the problem once and for all, Glenn and Joyce gave Ayers a call.

The main culprit of the leaks were the cracks in the floor. When water leaks through the basement floor, it flows to the floor and wall joints. To help solve this, the crew installed a perimeter drainage system. Once the water reaches the floor and wall joints, it will flow into the system and then be directed to the sump pump for discharge. Though Glenn and Joyce’s previous sump pump had put up a valiant effort, they decided it was about to replace it. The crew installed a SuperSump, one of our more reliable sump pumps, to handle discharging the water from the perimeter drainage system. One of the leaky cracks was right at the foot of the stairwell, so the crew also put in a TrenchDrain and connected it to the rest of the discharge system. With this combination of waterproofing products, this Muskegon, MI basement can return to the dry, protected space it was only a few months ago. 

Reinforcing Bowing Walls in Fruitport Charter Township, MI

When Neil and Judy noticed large stair step cracks in their home, they became concerned about the homes foundation. The basement had been added in years after the home was built, so the stability was already in question. The severity was so bad that three of the four cinder block walls were bowing inward and would need repairs. Our system design specialist took a trip to Fruitport Charter Township, MI to determine what could be done for them.

The crew used two of our more technologically advanced wall repair systems to save these bowed walls: The PowerBrace System and the CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System. The PowerBrace System uses steel I-beams that span the height of the basement walls to resist the inward pressure of the expanding soil. Using a unique tightening brace that attaches the beams to the floor joists, the beams can be adjusted to push the walls back towards their original positions. PowerBrace beams were used on all three of the bowing walls and CarbonArmor strips were used on just one. The CarbonArmor system the crew put into Neil and Judy’s basement uses the same technology that reinforces skyscrapers and bridges. Once the CarbonArmor strips were covered with a high strength resin, the strips were then attached to the wall and secured with brackets. Together, both systems will stabilize Neil and Judy’s walls from bowing any further. 

WaterGuard Saves a Muskegon Basement from Constant Leaks

Marsha and David’s basement had been taking in water for a few years now. It would happen whenever it rained, the snow melted, and sometimes, even when the sprinklers were on. The problem had started a few years ago, but after it stopped completely for a while, the last 2-years brought worse leaks than ever. They started to find water in a lot of different areas of the basement. Finally deciding enough was enough, they gave Ayers a call for a solution.

Marsha and David already had an existing sump pump and discharge line, and as far as they knew, both were operating fine. So, the crew decided all the basement would need to solve the waterproofing problem would be a perimeter drainage system. The best system for Marsha and David's needs was a WaterGuard system. WaterGuard sits below the foundation floor in the floor and wall joint to collect any water that leaks through the floor or the walls. Once inside the system, that water will be directed to Marsha and David’s existing sump pump and discharge line to be pushed out of the basement. Neither rain nor melting snow will leak into this basement again.

Wet Basement No More in Montague, MI Home

Andy M. of Montague, MI dealt with a wet basement in his home for 2 to 3 years. Water was coming into the basement from the foundation and walls, causing a damp, unpleasant environment. 

Our solution? We first installed our patented SuperSump premier sump pump system. SuperSump is a sump pump specifically designed to keep your basement dry for long periods of time. It is capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour, so it is suitable for heavy water intrusion.

After that, we installed a favorite of ours: the WaterGuard French drain system. The WaterGuard drain rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting the water that seeps in from the walls. The water is then directed to the SuperSump, and pumped outside, far from the home. 

 

Bowing Wall Repaired in Muskegon, MI

Jeffrey W. of Muskegon, MI lives in a home that was built in 1948. The house is constructed on cement blocks and over time those blocks have been worn away. There were horizontal cracks in the basement walls and the walls were bowing. Jeffrey decided to give us a call.

Our fix? We installed our PowerBrace foundation wall repair system -- a system designed to support bowing, tilting, or buckling foundation walls. PowerBrace is made of steel I-beams that attach to the floor joists above the basement wall, offering a maximum amount of support. The PowerBrace system is even strong enough to possibly return the wall to its original position. After this installation, Jeffrey has no need to worry about his bowing wall.  

Waterproofing in Peninsula Home in Muskegon, MI

Shawn M. of Muskegon, MI bought his house about a year ago. The water issues were undisclosed -- the seller stated there weren't any. His house sits on a peninsula, and water used to get in the basement through the cove when there was enough water to saturate the ground, whether it was rain or snow melt. The foundation is block and the basement is unfinished. When he called us he said that the water was the worst it had ever been. 

Upon a professional inspection, we determined that the best fix for Shawn would be our WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps in through the walls. After installation, WaterGuard is covered with a new layer of cement, making it virtually blend into Jeffrey's basement floor. 

No more water in this basement -- even though it's in a watery area. 

SaniDry Fixes Crawl Space Problems in Muskegon Home

Joanne R. from Muskegon, MI has a crawl space that was very moist. This moisture was causing her heat ducts to rust and her floors to squeak.

To solve this issue, we installed our SaniDry CX crawl space dehumidifier. The SaniDry CX is specifically designed for crawl space use, and is self-draining so Joanne doesn't have to worry about going down into her crawl space to empty the collection tray. This patented dehumidifier is sure to prevent any further rusting or squeaking in the uostairs of Joanne's home. 

Puddles of Water Eradicated in Muskegon House

Stephen B. of Muskegon, MI bought a house 2 months ago. It has a block foundation and a finished basement, but there are cracks in the basement floor and puddles of water on the floor. 

Upon inspecting the home, we determined that the best way to fix Stephen's water problem would be to install our patented WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard sits below the basement floor but above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps in from the foundation walls. The water is then directed to the home's sump pump, and pumped outside. No more puddles, with WaterGuard!

Separated Wall in Battle Creek, MI Saved With Wall Anchors

This Battle Creek home had a brick wall that was separated from the house that needed to be strengthened and secured. It was an eyesore to the homeowner and without a proper fix the problem would have worsened and the wall would continue to separate from the home. 

Our team of experts installed the Geo-Lock wall anchor system to immediately stabilize the wall. We started this project by excavating the soil outside of the failing wall, making sure to remove enough to place a steel earth anchor into stable soil. A steel wall anchor was then installed on the foundation wall and connected to the earth anchor. The wall anchor was secured with steel brackets and then the system was tightened into place, which immediately held the wall in place. A wall tightening kit can be provided to tighten the system over time to potentially shift the wall back toward the home. After the installation was finished, we restored the landscaping outside for minimal disruption to the home.  

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Complete Waterproofing in Ravenna, MI

Gary S. of Ravenna, MI was suffering from a water problem in his basement. The Northwest corner had a large leak, letting in a large amount of unwanted water. With this being said, Gary gave us a call.

Our solution? Well, we installed two of our favorite waterproofing products: the SuperSump and WaterGuard. We started by installing our patented SuperSump premier sump pump system. 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.

Next, we installed the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that enters into the basement. Once that water is collected it is redirected to the sump pump -- the SuperSump, in this case. 

 

Bowing Fruitport, MI Wall Stabilized With CarbonArmor

Jim T. called because his basement wall had a 25ft horizontal crack that was ¼ inch thick and he was looking for a reliable solution to permanently fix the problem. The wall was bowing inward and the crack was above the center of the wall.

Our team of experts assessed the situation and decided to install the CarbonArmor system to stabilize the failing wall. CarbonArmor uses extremely strong strips that are made of fiber reinforced polymers to hold cracked or bowing walls and have the potential to pull them back to their original position. To start this project we coated sections of the wall with strong apoxy resin that the straps would adhere to. The straps were then attached to the wall and fastened with steel brackets. After the installation, the wall was completely stabilized with minimal disruption to the home.

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SuperSump and WaterGuard in Whitehall, MI Basement

Trevor K. of Whitehall, MI has a tri-level home that was going through some water issues. There was water on the basement floor and Trevor didn't know where it was coming from. The home was built in 1978 out of block walls with a finished basement but no sump pump. This said, Trevor gave us a call. 

Our fix? The SuperSump premier sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. We began the project by installing the SuperSump. 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.

Next, we moved onto the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor but above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is collected in the drain, it is redirected to the sump pump -- the SuperSump -- to be pumped up and outside of the home. 

 

SuperSump and WaterGuard: The Perfect Pair

Martha T. of Montague, MI was having water puddle in her basement around her well pit and needed a fix. So, she called us.

Our solution? The WaterGuard French drain system and the SuperSump French drain system. We began by installing the SuperSump. The SuperSump is 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.

After that installation we moved onto the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor but above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once that water is collected it is redirected to the sump pump -- the SuperSump -- to be pumped up and out of the house.

No More Musty Crawl Space in Montague, MI

Rick A. of Montague, MI had a very musty crawl space before reaching out to us. Mustiness is caused by moisture, dampness, and, inevitably, mold

Our fix? The CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system and the SaniDry CX crawl space dehumidifer. We began this musty project by installing that Cleanpace system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off the crawl space form the surrounding elements. No cold air, water, or dirt will enter a crawl space with this system in place. And on top of that, CleanSpace is developed with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth!

After we installed the CleanSpace it was time for the SaniDry CX. The SaniDry CX is compact, yet beast-like. It can collect up to 109 pints of water without its collection tray having to be emptied. This will take care of the standing humidity that lives in the crawl space.

SuperSump and WaterGuard Rescue Muskegon, MI Basement

Brain Y. of Muskegon, MI has a home that was built in 1902 but the basement was added in the 1950s. He found water in his basement and gave us a call for a solution.

We installed our patented SuperSump premier sump pump system and 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 system rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the exterior. Once this water is collected, it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home. This sump pump would, of course, be the SuperSump.

 

Sunken Mudroom in Ravenna, MI Home

Harold C. of Ravenna, MI has a mudroom in his home that lies on top of a cement slab. Over the years, this slab has started to sink because it was built on loose soil, or weather has created a void underneath the cement. At the time of Harold calling us, his mudroom had sunken by 3 inches.

Our solution? PolyLevel injection foam. PolyLevel is injected under the concrete slab and quickly fills the void and raises the slab back to its original position. This is done by drilling small, penny-sized holes into the slab, although, these holes are refilled after the foam has been injected. At the end of the project, the slab can be walked on again within about 15 minutes.

WaterGuard installed in Wet Fruitport, MI Basement

This customer had a lot of water entering the north corner of her basement each spring. The sump pump was on the opposite side of the basement, so she had to sweep the water to get rid of it. She was looking for an effective solution that would collect and remove intruding water in her home.

We installed the WaterGuard system in the basement to collect water entering the home through the walls. Specialized drainage pipes were installed around the interior perimeter of the basement, at the base of each wall. The system was placed on top of the footing to prevent the pipes from getting clogged with dirt and installed a few inches away from the wall to give incoming water room to enter. Water that entered the WaterGuard system was immediately directed to the sump pump to be discarded from the home.

Musty, Dirt Crawl Space Revived by CleanSpace and SaniDry CX in Whitehall, MI

Before having us install our systems, Patrick C. of Whitehall, MI had a dirt crawl space that was filled with musty odors. These odors drifted up into the home, causing an unpleasant living environment. To remedy this issue, Patrick gave us a call.

We installed two products that were perfect for this job: the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system and the SaniDry CX crawl space dehumidifier. The CleanSpace system is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off the crawl space from the surrounding elements. No dirt, water, cold air, or moisture will get into a crawl space with this system in place. And as an added bonus, the CleanSpace material is developed with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth.

The SaniDry CX is a dehumidifier small enough to be installed in a crawl space, yet it can take up 109 pints of water per day without its collection tray having to be emptied. This self-draining best will work wonders for your crawl space, sucking up all the lingering moisture suspended in the air of the crawl space. By doing this, it will prevent odors caused by settling water and mold. 

Eliminating Humidity and Moisture in Damp Whitehall, MI Crawl Space

Greg R. contacted us because he was looking for a solution for his damp crawl space. The crawlspace was located outside and had a sand floor and cement block walls. Due to the amount of moisture in the area, mold was also found. The space had a sump pump to remove water from the area, although moisture was still a big issue. One of the first reasons that the crawl space was extremely damp was because of the vents that were allowing moisture to easily occupy the space. We installed vent covers to create an airtight seal between the crawl space and the damp outside environment. Moisture can still make its way into the space through the sand floor and poured concrete, which is why we installed a SaniDry CX. This effective dehumidifier wrings the air dry of unwanted moisture, filters the collected air, and then distributes dry, clean air throughout the entire crawl space.

Keeping Water Out of Fruitport, MI Basement With WaterGuard System

This customer had a lot of water entering her home every spring at the north corner of her basement. The sump pump was located on the opposite side of the basement so she had to sweep the water to get rid of it. There was major standing water and the homeowner was looking for an effective solution that would collect and discard intruding water.

We installed the WaterGuard system, which involved the installation of drainage pipes around the interior perimeter of the basement. The pipes were installed on top of the footing, underneath the flooring. Water entering the basement drains down into the pipes and is carried to the sump pump to be discarded from the home. An inspection port was also installed to give us access to the system if ever needed.

Sagging Floors in Muskegon, MI Home

These customers had weak beams in their crawl space that were causing the floors to sag and the walls to crack in multiple areas. There was no sign of sticking windows or doors, which are other common signs of sagging floors, but the homeowner wanted the issue resolved before more problems occurred.

We installed the SmartJack system and a galvanized beam to stabilize the sagging joists in the home’s crawl space. We first installed a galvanized steel beam to replace the weak wooden beams in the area. A steel support was then installed in the floor at the base of the crawl space and was securely attached to the steel beams above. Once tightened into place, the jack stabilizes the floor, the walls and any weight within the home.

Heavy Rains Cause Flooding for Homeowners in Saint Johns, MI

Neal M. from Saint John, MI noticed that when there were heavy rains or when the snow would melt water would get into his basement! The water was coming into the basement from under the porch where the floor and wall meet. It was starting to damage his basement floor and walls. The homeowner knew something needed to be done, so he called Ayers Basement Systems! 

Our professional team installed our IceGuard antifreeze system.  IceGuard allows the water to escape through the sump pump discharge line if the pipe freezes or gets clogged in any way. Even if the pipe outlet is buried by snow, the water will still be able to escape, keeping your basement dry! IceGuard antifreeze system is perfect for homeowners who see increased moisture in their basement during the winter months. 

Next, our team installed the WaterGuard drainage system.  The WaterGuard system is designed to capture water seepage through walls and leaks along the wall and floor joints. The drainage system is an interior perimeter drainage system that sits on top of the footing in your basement. Becuase WaterGuard sits on the top of the footing it won't be sitting in mud which could clog the drain. The water that drains into the system is taken to the sump pump, which effectively removes the water from the home.

Thanks to IceGuard and WaterGuard the homeowner doesn't have to worry about any more water in his basement! 

Wet, Sand Crawl Space Gets a Makeover in Muskegon, MI

Tom B. from Muskegon, MI lives in a home with a crawl space that used to be filled with sand and water before he gave us a call. Water and humidity can create a myriad of problems for a home, and we were determined to give Tom a hand before any more problems were incurred. 

We installed our patented CleanSpace crawl space insulation system to remedy this issue. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that keeps crawl spaces dry and free of elements that surround your crawl space. CleanSpace also seals air leaks to guard your home against cold air coming in through your floor.

Tom, say goodbye to wet sand in your crawl space. Stay hello to CleanSpace.

 

Flooded Basement in Twin Lake, MI is Saved by WaterGuard System

This customer called us because their basement had water coming in through the floor and walls. There were cracks in the middle of the floor but we were able to install our WaterGuard system to fix the problem. WaterGuard is a perimeter system that collects water from the walls and floor to direct the water to the sump pump. We also were able to install cross tiles through the center of the floor to make sure no water was going to flood this basement again.

Leveling Floors in Cottage in Muskegon, MI

Our customer owned a cottage built in the early 1900’s. The floors were beginning to sink. The home was beginning to show signs sagging floors such as the doors sticking. Common solutions to raise sinking floors are to place concrete columns underneath the  floor joists.

This seems like a good solution because concrete seems pretty strong, but it is time consuming and can not be adjusted over time. The columns will settle into the troubled soils recreating the problem again.

Thats why we at Ayers Basement Systems installed our SmartJack stabilizing system. They can support more than 60,000 pounds and transfers that weight to more competent soils, addressing the actual issue. In addition, SmartJacks provide the best possibility for lifting floors back to their original positions over time.

 

Triple Waterproofing a Basement in Muskegon, MI

The homeowners in Muskegon, MI had a ton of water coming into their basement. They were not sure where the water was coming from, but they knew they needed to do something because it was causing damage to their basement floor and their belongings. 

Our professional team installed the TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe has three sump pumps in one giving you triple protection. The first pump will remove water from the home effectively. The second pump has a seperate discharge line and is more powerful. The second pump is there for you on the rare ocassions that you need it. The third pump is equipped with batteries and is there for you if your power goes out. The TripleSafe adjusts automatically so you do not have to worry about it! 

Next, our team installed the WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The WaterGuard system sits on the top of the footing in the basement to prevent clogging from mud or other debris. The system works by capturing floor and water seepage before it has a chance to damage the basement. Once the water is captured in the drainage system it is immediately sent to the sump pump. The sump pump then removes the water from the home, keeping your basement clean and dry! 

Lastly, our team installed the IceGuard anti freeze system. The system is installed on the sump pump discharge line on the outside of the home. The IceGuard system allows water to escape from a sump pump discharge line if the pipe freezes or becomes blocked for any reason. Even if the pipe outlet is buried under a foot of ice and snow, the water can escape, allowing your sump pump to keep your basement dry. When the discharge pipe thaws, the water will automatically run along its normal route, and no water will escape from the IceGuard.

Thanks to the TripleSafe, WaterGuard and IceGuard the homeowners basement is now clean and dry!

Wall Anchor System Installed in Muskegon, MI to Fix Cracking Foundation

A 65 year old home in Muskegon, MI was having major foundation problems after it was impacted by a vehicle. This caused the concrete bricks to begin cracking and bowing. The foundation of your home is obviously very vital to your safety, a bad foundation can decrease the resale value and once the foundation begins cracking water, rodents and other unwanted things can get inside.

We were able to install our Geo-Lock wall anchor system to fix this foundation. Wall Anchors are a great option for many different types of foudation issues as they are very versatile. They are also the best way to fix a wall over time. Wall Anchors can not be used if there isn't space on the outside of the home for them to be installed though. They can also be installed around obstacles on the walls such as pipes, vanities, sinks, toilets etc.

Business in Hart, MI Finally has a Dry Crawl Space

Does your business have an unappealing basement or crawl space? We do those too! You don't have to own a home to have our services, we gladly will help any business as well. This business had a basement and crawl space but was only noticing moisture in the crawl space. We were able to install our CleanSpace system to solve this issue. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier that can't grow mold and it keeps your crawl space dry.

Work Requests From Muskegon County, MI
Lamos Rd. in Muskegon
Looking more for a way to keep rodents out than i am for traditional sealing...have a spot near new entry way which needs attention but definitely want to look at having entire neglected crawlspace looked at
E River Rd in Muskegon
We have a poured concrete wall and noticed water in our basement after a really heavy rain. A couple days later after the sprinklers we're on for 30 minutes I noticed it was wet again. Looked outside and there is a crack in the wall. This area of the basement is only partially underground.
East River Rd in Muskegon
Have a basement that is smelly and has sit unoccupied for years. Would like someone to look at it and tell me what we can do with it.
Ossad Drive in Muskegon
Sections of driveway have settled and needed to be raised.
Wilfred St in Muskegon
I have a full basement that has water in it almost fun time, but the worst is in the spring. The previous owners had tiling done around the inside perimeter of the basement to a sump pump. Then it goes outside. I don't have much room to go with the water and if the pump stops it would be approximately a foot of water in the basement.
S Walker in Muskegon
I have a tri level home with a 4 or 5 block foundation when we get 2 or more inches of rain water will seep in on the south and west side of the house. I`m going to have the gutters replaced on those sides of the house soon.I`m wondering if you could quote sealing up those two sides of the house on the outside?
Lakita Drive in Muskegon
Water coming up through floor due to excessive rain. Had some water before maybe 5 years ago. Unfinished basement. Standard ranch approx. 1700 sq feet.
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Muskegon 49443, Muskegon 49440, Muskegon 49444, Muskegon 49441, Muskegon 49445, Muskegon 49442, Twin Lake 49457, Whitehall 49461, Holton 49425, Montague 49437, Ravenna 49451, Bailey 49303, Fruitport 49415, Casnovia 49318, Sylvan Beach 49463