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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 Oceana County, MI.
Sue and Charles recently discovered large cracks in their home’s foundation and weren’t sure what to make of them. They got another clue to the house’s problem when they noticed that that the floors seemed to be a little uneven. It wasn’t all bad, though. The new addition they built a few years back wasn’t facing any issues, and the uneven floors were sloping that way. When our system design specialist went to visit Sue and Charles in Pentwater, MI, he saw the situation for himself and was able to put the pieces together. The 100-year-old stone and mortar foundation had forced the soil below downwards and the foundation was settling as a result.
Once our system design specialist identified Sue and Charles’ problem, the only thing left to determine was which product to use for the repair. Piering can be done to raise just about any foundation, but we typically save it for projects like these, where the home's structure is also dependent on the soil below. The benefit to a foundation piering system is that it treats the actual source of the problem. Many will try to replace the foundation and let the home rest on the same soil that failed before. Instead, piering will transfer the weight of the foundation to the plates of the piers which rest in much deeper, stable soil. The first step in piering is excavating the soil around the settling foundation. Once the crew had access to Charles and Sue’s foundation, they placed 4 different piers on the sinking side of the home to help level the structure out. To complete the installation, the crew backfilled the excavated soil and stabilized the piers.
Hopefully with a permanent fix to their foundation problems, Charles and Sue’s home last another 100 years!
This beautiful home in Pentwater, MI boasted an outdoor fireplace and hot tub—all located on a huge back deck nestled in the woods. However, a deck like this is only nice if you aren’t considered about its stability...
Over the years, the homeowners had noticed the deck pulling away from the house, and the drywall on the outside walls of the house was starting to crack around the windows. These obvious signs of foundation settlement are red flags that should be addressed to make sure your home is stable.
Ayers visited the home with our team of foundation experts to install a series of helical piers. These piers are driven into the soil deep beneath the foundation, and then strong foundation brackets are positioned under the footing. This distributes the weight of the home to deep, adept soils. The home is lifted to its original position and then soil is replaced around the foundation, which means installation causes minimal disturbance for such a significant problem.
Helical piers will help stabilize the deck, and return this home to a level position. Though the job was completed in just a few days, these piers will solve this home’s foundation problems for good!
Ralph J. of Mears, MI had dirty, dark crawl space that he desperately needed encapsulated. So, he gave us a call.
Our solution? The CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that entirely seals out the surrounding elements. No dirt, water, cold air, or water vapor will pass through this system. And on top of that, CleanSpace is made with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth.
Ralph can rest easy knowing his crawl space is clean and dry with CleanSpace.
A crawl space that isn't encapsulated can cause a myriad of problem for homeowners. That's why Paula C. of Mears, MI called us to have her crawl space encapsulated before the earth completely took over the space.
We installed a customer favorite: the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is 20mm thick and a bright white color, making the crawl space open and clean looking. CleanSpace seals off the crawl space from the surrounding elements, ensuring that no dirt, water, cold air, or water vapor will enter. And as an added bonus, CleanSpace is developed with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth.
Michael S. of Mears, MI was running his heating a cooling more that was necessary -- and it was because of his crawl space. Crawl spaces that are not encapsulated let cold air int he winter and hot air in the summer up into the home for the homeowners to deal with. This is a waste of energy and your dollars. So, Michael gave us a call.
We installed our CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that provides a great seal from the elements surrounding the crawl space. No dirt, water, cold or hot air, or moisture stands a chance at getting through this stuff. And as an added bonus, CleanSpace is made with anti-microbial components that prevent mold growth.
It doesn't get better than this.
Mark N. of Pentwater, MI had standing water in his crawl space for years. The crawl space's dampness was seeping up into the house creating a musty odor. Thus, Mark gave us a call for a professional and long-lasting waterproofing solution.
We installed three of our best crawl space products for this job: the SmartSump crawl space sump pump, the SaniDry CX crawl space dehumidifier, and the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system.
The SmartSump is the perfect size for a crawl space and is sure to keep the crawl space free of standing water. The SaniDry CX dehumidifier is small but beastly. It is self-draining and can collect up to 109 pints of water per day before its collection tray needs to be emptied. Lastly, the CleanSpace encapsulation system is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off the crawl space from the surrounding elements.
This trio is unstoppable when it comes to waterproofing a crawl space. You're welcome, Mark.
Jane T. contacted us because she wanted the crawl space in her home to be encapsulated. Her crawl space didn't have any water issues but she still wanted to get the work done. We were able to install our CleanSpace systm, a SuperSump sump pump and the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.
CleanSpace is installed to enclose every part of the crawl space, no outside elements such as water and dirt can get in. It's also very sturdy so boxes or belongings can still be stored on top. The SuperSump sump pump comes with a lid to keep the moisture from evaporating back into your dry crawl space and a pump alarm to alert you if the pump is ever unable to keep up. The SaniDry Sedona is also the icing on the cake. This dehumidifier can remove 100 pints of water per day out of the basement or crawl space's air.
These homeowners called because their cement garage slab had cracked and then sunk. They once had a septic tank located in the garage causing the cement to crack and after the tank was removed, the slab began to sink.
In order to repair the sinking concrete, we installed the PolyLevel system. This system is installed by drilling a few small holes in the slab that are then filled with high-density polymers that expand to raise the concrete slab back to its original position. After it is injected, the concrete becomes tronger than ever before. Now, the homeowners do not have to worry about their garage sinking any longer.
These homeowners called because the block foundation wall in their basement was failing. One of the first signs of a bowing wall is horizontal cracking, which is what we found in this home. Without a proper solution to stabilize the wall, the soil surrounding the home will continue to put pressure on the wall and the cracks will continue to increase in width, resulting in a failing wall.
Our team of experts installed the Geo-Lock wall anchors to stabilize the wall and move it back to its original position. To install this system, we started by digging a hole in the soil outside of the foundation wall where we placed a steel earth anchor. A steel rod was then drilled into the wall and was then connected to the anchor in the ground. Finally, we installed an interior wall plate over the rod (to connect to the basement wall) in the basement and we replaced the backfill and sod outside.
This system immediately stabilized the basement wall has the ability to be tightened over time to shift the wall back to its original position, for a long term solution.
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.
Keith did not know that his crawl space was gathering water and when found it, he immediately called us. Water in your crawl space can lead to mold and many other problems in your home. Our team fixed this problem by installing Clean Space drainage matting, Triple safe sump pump, and a discharge line leading into the yard.
Keyante and Charlotte called our team because they wanted to make their basement into a guest bedroom. In order to do this they needed us to install an egress window and well. Egress windows provide a safe exit in case of emergency so they are required in finished basement living areas. Also, these windows provide lots of natural light. Most windows offer minimal protection against outside air entering the home due to poor insulation around the window. However, egress windows will help ventilate your indoor areas and prevent unwanted allergens from entering your house.
Whitney inherited this lakefront home from her aunt and only lives there during the summer. She had a lot of water coming into the unfinished basement and was using a sump pump to pump out about 2-8 inches of water. She is hoping to, one day, pass it along to her kids and have the home last for generations. We had just the solution for keeping the home waterproofed so that it remained safe for many years to come.
We started by installing the DryTrak Baseboard Drain Pipe. This system eliminates the need for jackhammering to place a drain below the floor since this drain installs overtop of the floor. It provides the same protection and drainage for water that leeks into the basement as our other drain systems but gives a clean appearance of a baseboard. It is secured to the floor but has a small opening at the top to collect water that runs down the walls and sends it to the sump pump to be expelled outside the home.
Since the sump pump they had in the basement was not keeping up with the intrusion of water, we installed a new one. The TripleSafe sump pump provides the home with three levels of protection even in cases of a tripped circuit, power outage, and pump failure. It also provides peace of mind to the homeowner that the home is safe and water free! We also installed the IceGuard to keep the sump pump from backing up and flooding the basement in case of frozen pipes in the winter. The IceGuard fits over the discharge line and provides water a secondary escape route through slotted openings in the drain pipe if lines get frozen. To make sure the space was kept dry and odorless, we installed the SaniDry XP which keeps dry air circulating throughout the basement to dry it out. Collected water can be drained to the sump pump or perimeter drain so you do not have to empty it. This model can stand in a corner or a closet to not interfere with the usable space.
We also installed the CleanSpace Wall System to act as a vapor barrier to the basement and home. It keeps humidity and water vapor from passing through the foundation walls and directs it to the sump pump. This wall system also had an antimicrobial additive, called UltraFresh, that prevents mold growth. Lastly, we installed SmartJacks to support the floors above and make sure that they stay level. SmartJacks are steel posts that attach to the floor joists and have a study base at the floor. They are adjustable in case the home needs it to provide a permanent solution!