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FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
WellDuct Window Drainage
BrightWall Waterproof Panels
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PowerBrace Beams Save a Tustin, MI Collapsing Wall

PowerBrace Beams Save a Tustin, MI Collapsing Wall

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PowerBrace Beams Save a Tustin, MI Collapsing Wall PowerBrace Beams Save a Tustin, MI Collapsing Wall

These Tustin, MI customers noticed several different cracks running along on their basement walls, like the large horizontal one in the before picture. After examining it closer, they came to the conclusion that the wall was actually caving in. Our system design specialist went out for a visit and came to the same conclusion. The inward movement of walls like this is called bowing. It’s caused by expanding soil putting added pressure on the foundation and can mean disaster for the structure of homes.

The after photo shows our solution to the problem, the PowerBrace System. PowerBrace beams halt the inward motion by transferring the support of the above floor joists above from the foundation walls to the beams. The beams span the height of the wall, so the wall can no longer bend inwards. As you can see, the beams are placed into portions of excavated foundation floor and attached to the floor joists above with a special tightening bolt for stabilization (Note: before the job was completed, concrete was poured back into the excavated parts of the floor). Not only will this wall stop bowing inwards, given enough time, it may even return to its original position. 

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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 Osceola County, MI.

Services we offer in Osceola County:

  • Foundation and structural repair solutions.
  • 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects on foundation products.
  • Concrete lifting and leveling powered by PolyLEVEL to repair sidewalks, driveways and uneven steps.
  • Financing Available
  • FREE written estimates and inspections, and fast installation
Job Stories From Osceola County, MI
Permanent Solution to a Leaking Foundation in Reed City, MI

Carrie was very optimistic that her Reed City, MI home was finally going to be back in working order after she replaced one of the walls. She knew it was time to do something when she noticed that the bottom portion of the drywall had started to soak through and rot. She was also hopeful that the replacement wall would put an end to the wet kitchen perimeter she experienced after rainfalls. Unfortunately, things didn’t turn out that way. After the contractor replaced the old wall and installed a drain under the new wall, the perimeter of the kitchen was still getting wet. The contractor informed her that she would need waterproofing work to solve the problem. So, why not call the waterproofing experts?

To address the issue, the crew installed Sentry Seal along the length of the leaking foundation. Sentry Seal is usually used as a way to exteriorly treat large cracks. But for Carrie’s situation, the crew was going to use it to cover an entire foundation wall. To give the crew access to the foundation wall and apply the Sentry Seal membrane, the soil outside of the foundation needed to be excavated. The membrane was then placed along the wall to cover all possible leaks. Before replacing the excavated soil, the crew installed an exterior drain alongside the wall. The drain will collect the rainwater that would have previously dampened the perimeter of Carrie’s kitchen. After connecting the exterior drain to a discharge line that led to a small pond in the backyard, the crew replaced the excavated soil with a mixture of soil and gravel – allowing water to easily enter the drainage system.

Thanks to an amazing job by the crew, Carrie finally has the dry foundation and kitchen that she’d been hoping for.

Waterproofing a Slab Foundation in Hersey, MI

Our customer called with a need for waterproofing, but no basement or crawl space. His home was on a slab foundation, and there was water accumulating at the floor/wall joint in a few different areas of the home.

We used a curtain drain system around the perimeter of the house to collect the water and send it to a discharge line, which we extended a full 90 feet to the top of the hill on the property and ended in a Lawnscape outlet, which allows us to bury the line but still discharge water without risk of clogs. This improves not only the aesthetics of the property (imagine looking at a 90 foot discharge line every day) but also eliminates the line as a trip hazard or landscaping obstacle.

Sealing a Leaking Wall in Hersey, MI

June found herself in a sticky situation when one of her basement walls started pouring water. The problem? There were no plumbing pipes on that wall, so she didn't know where the water was coming from or how it was getting inside.

She'd had a new breaker box installed last year, and the stone wall had never been properly sealed around the installation. This is bad enough, but when you take into account that water was running in over the electrical panel? Bad news.

We used Sentry Seal, a powerful membrane used on the exterior of a building for waterproofing, on the outside of the foundation to protect against incoming water. We then used tuckpointing to seal the area around the breaker box inside the basement. Now the basement is dry and free from electrocution risk.

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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Extreme Water Problem Put to a Stop in Marion, MI

Before calling us, Linda B. of Marion, MI had a stream of water shooting into her basement making the floor soaked. She tried painting a DIY material on the walls to prevent the leakage but it still got in. Thus, she gave us a call. 

Our solution? The TripleSafe sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. The TripleSafe is a sump pump that provides three levels of protection against water leakage. Whether it be 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.

The WaterGuard French drain system rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that enters into the basement from the walls. Once this water is collected it is directed to the sump pump -- the TripleSafe -- and is pumped out the home.


Crawl Space Encapsulation with CleanSpace in Leroy, MI

Joanne P. of Leroy, MI has a crawl space beneath her home that was giving her heartache before she reached out to us. She needed her crawl space encapsulated -- so that's what we did.

We installed our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that prevents the surrounding elements from entering the crawl space. No dirt, cold air, water or moisture is able to pass through this material. And as an added bonus, CleanSpace is made with anti-microbial components that prevent mold growth. 

With this system in Joanne's crawl space she will never need to worry about the side effects of a crawl space ever again.

Cracking and Unstable Basement Walls in Reed City, MI

Mark R. noticed a crack in his basement wall. He has cement block walls and the crack starts from the floor and ends at the top of the wall near the window. This is a common sign of wall failure in a basement. To solve Mark’s problem, we installed our PowerBrace System. The PowerBrace System is designed to support basement walls and over time allow potential straightening. They can improve the conditions of your walls over time and their zinc coating is resistant to corrosion.


Egress Window Well in St. Joseph, MI

A customer had an egress window and well to prevent water intrusion. His well was collapsing so he called our team to get it replaced. Egress wells provide a safe exit in case of emergency. In addition they prevent water from leaking through your window. 

Settlement Issues in Muskegon, MI

A customer had cracks in his walls due to settlement issues so he called our team. We installed push piers to stop the settlement and overtime bring the foundation back to its original level. We installed the push piers deep into the soil underneath the foundation for a quick installation and permanent solution.

Michigan Home Gets Updated Waterproofing System in Reed City

Jim has a historical home built in 1920. The original fieldstone foundation is starting to crumble due to the high amount of water coming in when it rains heavily. Luckily there has been no bowing or cracking of the walls. To ensure no further foundation damage happens our team came out and installed the SuperPump Sump Pump and IceGuard systems. 

The SuperPump Sump Pump is top-rated with a reliable and fast working sump pump. With a built-in alarm system, homeowners will not have to worry or guess when water levels are too high, the sump pump will sound to let you know. The IceGuard System makes sure water is expelled from the house in freezing temperatures. This ensures that homeowners do not have to worry about frozen water blocking the pipes and drainage system. 

Jim will be able to preserve his home for years to come with these systems. Any foundation damage will be halted and there will no longer be water intrusions in the home.

Standing Water Prevents Basement Usage in Marion, MI

Don and Connie had a considerable amount of standing water in their basement. This was preventing them from using their basement for storage or potentially even finishing it. They needed a full waterproofing system to get rid of their standing water and also replace their very outdated sump pump. Our team came out and installed the WaterGuard Drainage System, the TripleSafe Sump Pump, IceGuard, and the SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier. 

The WaterGuard drain is designed to capture water seepage through the walls and any leaks along where the floor and the wall meet. It’s large in diameter and is easy to get into making clogging extremely unlikely. On top of that, it is faster, easier, and less expensive than outdoor drains and will be nearly invisible once the concrete is replaced and dried. The TripleSafe sump pump system offers three different levels of support when it comes to pumping water out of your basement. There is one pump for everyday normal levels of water, one, more powerful, pump for heavier volumes of water, and one battery-operated pump that will keep you protected in power outages. The IceGuard System makes sure water is expelled from the house in freezing temperatures like the ones we have in Michigan winters. This ensures homeowners do not have to worry about frozen water blocking the pipes and drainage system. 

The SaniDry Sedona is more powerful than any other dehumidifier and drains automatically so you don't have to worry about emptying the water yourself. It will control the humidity and make sure to stop mold growth, kill dust mites, and make your whole house healthier. 

Now Don and Connie have a fully waterproofed basement. This will make the air quality of their whole house better as well as get rid of the standing water problem they were having. The best part is that all of the products are designed to be used together so it will work like a well oiled machine.

Encapsulating a Crawl Space in Evart MI

Mark does not have major issues in his crawl space but his home is older and he wants to improve it. There is a dirt floor, a sump pump, and some moisture in the air. We used Drainage Matting to create a layer between the liner and the ground. It also has raised dimples in it to allow the flow of water, if any gets in, and directs it to the sump pump. We then installed the CleanSpace Crawl Space Vapor Barrier to seal off the crawl space and keep out unwanted moisture or pests. The CleanSpace also has an anti-microbial additive called UltraFresh that prevents mold from growing in the crawl space. By keeping the area dry, you are also protecting your home from rot, mold, and odors.

Fixing Sagging Floors in Evart MI

Fred had noticed that there were cracks upstairs in his home and the floors were tilting. When we were there for an inspection we could tell the north side of the home was sinking due to stuck doors and tilting cupboards on top of the already slopping floors. We used SmartJacks to stabilize the floors and return them to the correct level. These support posts can be adjusted at any point so the home has a permanent solution to the sagging floors and stuck windows.

Increasing Property Value with Crawl Space Encapsulation

Jeff purchased his Hersey, MI home last year and has been doing updates ever since. He wants to bring up the property value and the next step in that journey was to encapsulate the crawl space. Ayers came out for an inspection and and determined that CleanSpace would be the perfect system for him. 

CleanSpace Wall System is a moisture barrier that uses a thick plastic liner along crawl space walls to keep them dry and last decades longer. It also has antibacterial properties that prevent mold and bacteria growth. 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 the whole home. 

Jeff was ecstatic to get this renovation project done and out of the way and was more than satisfied with the work Ayers did. 

Serving the following Osceola County, MI zip codes
Sears 49679, Leroy 49655, Reed City 49677, Evart 49631, Marion 49665, Hersey 49639, Tustin 49688