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These homeowners had a sump pump failure leading to some basement flooding in a carpeted area. They decided that it was time to get rid of the carpet and find another flooring option that would work well in a potentially wet space. That's when they contacted us about our MillCreek Wood Laminate Flooring. Made from 100% inorganic materials, they are completely waterproof and will never mold or be harmed by water. They also are designed to add a thermal break between the surface that you're stepping on and the cold concrete below. This helps to make the floor and entire room a little bit warmer and more enjoyable. Mahogany wood laminate was installed in this basement living area and it looks fantastic. These homeowners won't ever have to worry about ruined flooring with pump failures. This is a solution that they can be confident in.
The concrete slab leading into this Zeeland, MI garage had sunk about 2" on one side and about 1.5" on the other. Using PolyLevel, we were able to lift the slab back into its original position. PolyLevel is the process of injecting high-density polymers into voids beneath the slab through tiny holes drilled in the slab. The voids are filled and the slab is lifted. The holes are then patched and the seams are filled with a joint sealer to help prevent further issues with sinking slabs.
After a longstanding problem with water in the basement, our customer called to take care of it once and for all. Among the problems was a sump pump that just couldn't keep up. In addition to not being strong enough, the pump also didn't have a cover, and leaving it open made it vulnerable to damage or being clogged with debris.
We installed a SuperSump pump to efficiently discharge the water from the basement. In addition to its powerful motor, the cover protects the system.
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With 30 years of experience Ayers Basement Systems is the right choice for your home. From basement waterproofing to concrete lifting we have the right equipment, the right team, and right experience for the job. Give us a call to get started.
We will send one of our foundation specialists to inspect your home and identify the issue. Our specialist and you can sit down together to discuss any questions you may have an set up a time for our crew to install a foundation repair system (warranted for 25 years).
If you have sinking concrete we can lift the slab back up to a level position using PolyLEVEL. PolyLEVEL is a polyurethane foam we inject below the slab and is a superior option to traditional mud jacking techniques.
We are the best in the business when it comes to basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation. From an interior drainage system, to a high volume sump pump to an energy-efficient dehumidifier we make sure your home is protected from water damage and mold growth. Our system comes with a written lifetime warranty.
Howard needed a new sump pump. His had been unreliable, causing water to leak in several times. It was unable to keep up with the amount of water two times in the past year.
Ayers Basement Systems installed a Zoeller sump pump with the parts necessary to help it run and function efficiently, all the time.
Howard's home will no longer flood with water because the pump will be able to safely drain it. The whole project was completed in a day, and now Howard can rest assured his home won't suffer from water damage.
Ken and Eileen needed a solution to their damp, musty basement. They wanted a dry, usable space that they wouldn't have to worry about flooding or being succumbed to moisture damage.
Ayers Basement Systems was able to install a full waterproofing system for the couple. We installed a SuperSump kit with TripleSafe liner and UltraSump backup. We also installed a WaterGuard drainage system and supplemental beams to keep the basement foundation strong and stable.
The couple can now utilize their basement however they please without the fear of their belongings being damaged by water or moisture.
Linda is the proud owner of a cottage in Holland, MI. The large sidewalk connected to her home is slanted, causing water to pool toward both the front and back of her home. Eager to preserve the livelihood and history of her beloved home, she need a permanent concrete repair solution.
Linda decided to reach out to Ayers Basement Systems. After consulting with a knowledgeable sales representative, Jason, she decided PolyLEVEL would be the perfect solution for her sinking concrete.
Being the busy woman that she is, she wanted a quick response and fast and efficient results. PolyLEVEL would be applied surrounding the house, being completed in several stages. Ayers began the project on 5/18 and finished it 10 days later.
The PolyLEVEL method not only raised the sidewalk back to its original position, but it also firmly stabilized the concrete slabs all around Linda's cottage. There were no more gaps between her home's foundation and the concrete beneath it, and the water would no longer slope towards her home or yard. PolyLEVEL made a drastic difference for Linda.
Our customers called when the "all-purpose room" they'd added onto their house started sinking. All of the telltale signs were visible upstairs, including cracks in the walls and ceiling that indicated an issue with the foundation.
Upon entering the crawl space, we found that many of the wooden support beams were rotting, rendering them pretty useless when it came to structural support.
We reinforced all of these failing beams with new galvanized steel beams, and then installed SmartJack support posts to provide reliable support and structural integrity to the side of the crawl space that was sinking.
Words can’t explain how happy we are to now offer Shotcrete services. Our new favorite toy that shoots concrete out of a hose has been keeping the production crews busy ever since it arrived. Here’s the story of customers who, after hearing about the new service, asked that Shotcrete be used for a project they had already scheduled .
Randy and Jean had already faced their fair share of moisture problems in their Holland, MI home. The garage had a few leaks in the past and, as a result, the floor was damaged. After fixing up the garage floor, Jean and Randy realized something they hadn’t thought of before: their storage unit, which sits directly below the garage, was also probably damaged from the leaks. Sure enough, checking on the storage room confirmed that the ceiling had taken quite the beating. They were sure that the water damage would threaten the support beams in the storage unit and the structural integrity of the house as a whole.
A meeting with our system design specialist resulted in the couple choosing to patch up the affected areas with our CarbonArmor system, a technological marvel itself that is used by the Department of Defense and aerospace engineers. The crew was all set to go when they received another call from Jean asking if the new Shotcrete would be a viable option for the job. After some consideration and a few talks with Randy and Jean’s system design specialist, the crew packed up the Shotcrete machine and headed out. Once a new ceiling frame was completed, the crew sprayed on Shotcrete across the storage unit. With a new concrete ceiling, Randy and Jean won’t have to worry about their foundation again.
If you’d like to know more about the revolutionary Shotcrete, check out this informational blog explaining the process.
Jim and Lonnie were surprised when they noticed that their attached garage looked like it was pulling away from the house. They weren’t exactly sure what was going on, but they had also seen a large vertical crack on the inside wall of the garage. They suspected that the problem was with the footing of the garage, but they didn’t want to dig it up to check. So they called a company who would do it for them.
Our crew went to Jenison, MI and got right to work on lifting the tipping garage. The crew had determined it was only the front corner of the garage that had started to sink and caused the tipping appearance of the garage. The first step to solving the problem was raising the foundation walls with the piering system. They put 3 different helical piers on the corner, one on each wall and one directly at the corner. The piers were driven into deep, untouched soil and then attached to the foundation. This way Jim and Lonnie's garage has a much more stable base. The crew then lifted the actual concrete floor up with a PolyLevel injection. PolyLevel is a waterproof foam that replaces sunken soil under concrete slabs. The foam expands and fills the voids left by the soil until the slab reaches a leveled height with the rest of the floor. After the two part project, Jim and Lonnie’s foundation was back to being completely upright.
When we received a call from Greg, the realtor of a Spring Lake, MI home, he was in desperate need of help. He was eager to sell the home that he was representing for his company, but during his inspection, he discovered a few problems with both the crawl space and basement. Before hiring Greg, the previous owners had tried to repair it themselves but were unsuccessful. The block walls in both areas had large horizontal cracking running across the center and had shifted inward a full inch. The inward shift was caused by groundwater putting pressure on the walls. Not only had it caused the walls to bow, the groundwater was also seeping in and threatening the crawl space. With no time left to wait for repairs to be made to the crawl space, Greg gave us a call for a permanent solution before the home was sold.
The biggest concern for the crew was installing a product that would stop the bowing walls. Bowing walls can threaten the entire foundational integrity and could cause the walls to completely collapse. To solve the problem, our crew used one of our most innovative systems: the Carbon Armor system. It’s the same product used to reinforce bridges and bomb shelters. The Carbon Armor straps were attached to the wall with a sticky epoxy that will eliminate the horizontal crack on the basement walls. Once the basement walls were repaired, the crew moved on to the crawl space. Using the CleanSpace vapor system they were able to prevent water from passing through either the dirt floor or cracked crawl space walls. Greg's crawl space and basement are both fully protected.
After fixing the bowing wall in their basement with the PowerBrace system, in hopes that it would not only address the structural problem, but prevent water from entering their basement. While the wall was steadied and straightened, Dan and Becky contacted us again to help further waterproof the space.
To prevent any water that entered the space from paddling on the floor, our team installed WaterGuard. This subfloor drainage system sits along the footing around the perimeter of the room. This collects any water from the walls, and reroutes it to the sump pump. Since it sits on top of the footing, it won’t get clogged with mud once the dirt becomes wet.
CleanSpace was installed over the basement walls to brighten the space, but also provide a moisture barrier. This durable plastic liner allows wall leaks to drain behind it into the WaterGuard drainage system. It’s manufactured with an antimicrobial additive, so mold won’t grow on the inside of the liner.
Where does all of the water collected go? The sump pump. Installing a SuperSump in this basement ensures that all water is pumped out of the basement and is discharged through a line away from the home. SuperSump is unlike many pumps that sit in a muddy hole in the floor, exposed. It has a sturdy liner with holes in it, allowing it to be covered with an airtight lid, while still collecting water directly from the ground. Its larger inlet hole accepts water from the WaterGuard system.
This customer’s home sat very close to Grand River, and he often experienced water flooding his basement. He had a sump pump, but it didn’t work all of the time, and when he lost power, it was completely useless. Hoping to finish his basement, Jon needed a sump pump that he could rely on to keep his basement dry.
Luckily, Ayers has a sump pump system that efficiently removes water from the basement, in virtually all conditions. The TripleSafe system has 3 sumps in one liner: pump 1 that handles a majority of the pumping, pump 2 that sits higher in the liner and turns on if the first one fails or can’t keep up, and pump 3 which is batter operated and kicks in if the power goes out.
TripleSafe is specially designed by engineers to effectively and efficiently pump water out of your basement. It’s heavy duty, and it’s placed in the ground and covered with an airtight lid, so you don’t have to stare at a literal black hole in your basement.
When Erin noticed the step down onto her porch was larger than normal, she started seeing all of the other spots around her home where the concrete was sinking, sloping, and generally scary. So she called us to fix it.
We used PolyLevel to raise the sinking slabs and eliminate gaps that are not only inconvenient, but can be a safety risk and even damage your bike or car. And with minimal disruption from the 5/8" injector and a quick curing time, it's like we were never even there.
Except for the safe, level sidewalks, that is.
We were called to inspect a rental property in Allendale that had high rates of water accumulation where the walls met the floor. We discovered that the floor was monolithic - that is, the floor and footer were poured together in one piece rather than separately - and so we needed to use a special waterproofing system.
Because monolithic floors are a floor/footer combination, they're much thicker than traditional floors, so jackhammering them takes forever and creates endless dust. So instead of the traditional WaterGuard installation, we used the DryTrak drainage system. DryTrak installs above the floor and looks similar to baseboard. It collects water from the floor/wall joint and directs it to the sump pump for discharge.
Along with the DryTrak, we installed a new sump pump and put IceGuard and a Lawnscape outlet on the discharge line to prevent backups and allow the line to be buried.
Emily called us after noticing an excessive amount of dust in the entire home. They had installed a new furnace and AC unit, cleaned the ducts and cleaned the fireplace with no luck. They wondered if maybe they had some leaky ducts that might be contributing to all the dust. We came out to help determine where the problem might be. In the process of inspecting the crawl space, we discovered areas of moisture and a plastic barrier that was inefficient with rips and tears. With CleanSpace we were able to kill two birds with one stone. Our CleanSpace encapsulation system was able to provide a moisture barrier that was strong and durable to seperate any vents and duct work from the earth below as well as any incoming moisture that might lead to mold or rot. We also put spray foam in the rim joists to close any gaps and finally, we installed SilverGlo insulation on the walls of the crawl space, replacing the inefficient, old, and dirty fiberglass insulation between the floor joists. The crawl space is now dry, clean, and completely closed off. This should greatly reduce the dust in the home, lead to cleaner air, and warmer floors in the winter. When the job was done, Emily conveyed an appreciation for the work that we had done, and we were glad to do it.
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.
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.
A basement way up in the penninsula, in Sault Ste. Marie was experiencing some moisture and mold on the walls. Water wasn't puddling so much but it was causing problems. These homeowners called us in search of an answer. With water possibly starting to find its way in to the basement more than in the past, we helped the homeowners get ahead of the problem with a WaterGuard perimeter drainage system which collected water from the walls and along the footing and directed it to their new TripleSafe sump pump system. This sump pump system is the envy of many homeowners with 3 pumps. One pump handles the majority of the work while a second pump sitting slightly higher provides a backup if the first pump fails or can't keep up. Finally, a battery backup pump protects the home during a power outing so that the basement stays dry all the time. The big game-changer in this case was the SaniDry XP dehumidifier. This machine can move significantly more air through it on a daily basis than almost any conventional dehumidifier and at the same or less energy usage. It will help keep the basement dry and free of harmful water vapors, preventing mold growth. This basement is in great shape now and the homeowners can rest easy.
Word of mouth advertising is the best form of advertising. It doesn't just mean more business, it means that our customers like the work we did enough to tell others about it. A couple in Grand Haven contacted us after we encapulated a crawlspace for a neighbor. The work impressed them and so they wanted us out to take a look at their three separate crawlspaces at their home. We were able to encapsulate each of them with our durable and mold resistant CleanSpace material and insulate them with SilverGlo insulation on the walls and foam insulation in the rim joists and any gaps or cracks. There should now be a noticeable difference when these homeowners walk on their floors in the winter and hopefully they continue to share about our work with more and more neighbors.
Renoulte A. in Jension, MI was suffering from water problems in his basement. There seemed to be water leaking in and the problem needed to be solved.
Our solution? WaterGuard. The WaterGuard French drain system has great effects and when the job is finished, cannot even be seen. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing to catch water that enters the basement. The water is then directed to the sump pump.
David S. from Jenison, MI dealt with wetness in his basement until we came into the picture. He had a completely finished basement that had water on the carpet and mold growing on top of it. He did not have a sump pump to drain any of the water, either.
To help David, we first installed the SuperSump premier sump pump system. It is engineered to help keep the basement dry and healthy for extended periods of time, even in times of heavy water intrusion.
We then installed our patented WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing to catch water that enters the basement. The water is then redirected to the sump pump.
Ashton C. called because water was leaking through his wall on the southeast section of the basement. The home was built in the 1960’s and had block wall foundation.
In order to collect intruding water and discard it from the home, we installed the WaterGuard perimeter waterproofing system. Sections of the flooring around the interior perimeter of the basement were excavated in order to place piping. Crushed stone filled the remaining space around the piping and the floors were restored with cement fill. Water that was seeping in through the wall was directed down the wall and into an opening in the floor where it then drains into the piping. The water then makes its way to the sump pump to be discharged from the home. All of this was done under the flooring so even though the homeowner can’t see it, the system is always hard at work.
Next we installed BrightWall panels on the basement walls. This white paneling is made of plastic sheeting and adds a bright, clean look to your basement. The paneling is waterproof and vapor proof to prevent moisture from entering the home and its inorganic materials prevent rot and mold growth. An added benefit to BrightWall is that any water coming in through the wall, behind the paneling, is immediately directed to the Waterguard system to ensure water never enters the basement.
Rich and Marcia N. called because one of the walls in their basement was bowing inward and they wanted a permanent fix. There were two cracks on the inside walls and the damage was happening slowly over a long period of time. The homeowners had a large tree removed right outside of the house and they believed the roots may have had something to do with the condition of the wall.
In order to stabilize the wall, we installed the Geo-Lock wall anchor system. This system uses steel anchors to stabilize the wall and address problem soils. To begin this installation we excavated the soil out away from the foundation wall, making sure we removed enough to place steel earth anchors in stable soil. Next we connected the earth anchor to the failing foundation wall and secured it with an interior steel wall anchor and steel rods. Next we tightened the system, which immediately stabilized the wall and will prevent it form shifting any further. The system can be tightened over time to possibly lift the wall back to its original position.
This homeowner called because he wanted an effective way to insulate his crawl space to prevent cold air from entering other areas of the home. Fiberglass insulation is the traditional insulation type people choose, although it absorbs moisture in the space, which can cause it to fall and makes it extremely susceptible to mold growth.
To begin, we wanted to insulate the crawl space floor and prevent moisture from entering through the exposed dirt ground. First we placed TerraBlock insulation right on top of the floor. This insulation has a moisture barrier on both sides and is made of a durable material that is resistant to ware and tare.
On top of the TerraBlock insulation, we installed the CleanSpace floor liner. This liner gives the crawl space extra protection from intruding water and water vapor. The liner is made of a durable plastic material that was sized and cut to fit the dimensions of the floor and then securely fastened.
To insulate and prevent moisture from entering through the walls, we installed SilverGlo and FrothPak insulation. SilverGlo serves as both a radiant heat and vapor barrier. The small graphite particles lower the conductivity and reflect heat back into the space to save the homeowner on energy bills. FrothPak foam insulation was sprayed on the small spaces of the wall to further seal the crawl space off from outside air and moisture. The inorganic materials in this insulation resist mold growth and do not absorb ambient moisture like fiberglass insulation.
Ryan L. called because he had watering entering his basement. The basement was finished and he wanted to ensure the problem was properly fixed before more damage was done to the drywall and carpeting.
To collect and discard water that was entering the basement through the walls, we installed the WaterGuard perimeter drainage system. To begin this installation, we removed sections of flooring closest to the walls in order to place custom pipes and the remaining area left around the pipes was filled with crushed stone. Next we poured cement over the trench to refurbish the floors, making sure to leave a section of it uncovered for water to drain into.
This home needed an efficient escape route for the water to exit the home, so we installed an additional discharge line and the IceGuard system. The discharge line was cut to the proper length and was attached to the WaterGuard system to discard intruding water outside of the home. IceGuard was installed on the discharge line to combat frozen pipes that can prevent water from exiting. The system has specialized holes that guide water outside of the discharge lines even if the pipes are frozen, which prevents it from re-entering the home and causing a large leak or flood.
Shannon T. had a house that was built in the 1920’s and the unattached porch cracked and sunk about 3 inches. It was important to this homeowner to have this issue fixed to improve the look of her home and prevent injury or further damage to the property.
The slab sunk originally because the soil underneath it was no longer able to hold the weight of the home. PolyLevel was used to lift the slab by addressing weak soils and using effective lightweight polymers. We drilled small holes in the slab that were then injected with the high-density polymers, which filled the void in the soil below and expanded to raise the porch. The polymer material is a neutral color that blends easily with the concrete and the installation was fast with had minimal disruption.
Atilay T. had a crawl space that was an addition on the house and the floor above the space was very cold. She was looking to the get the space insulated and encapsulated from outside air and moisture.
Before we installed the crawl space liner to encapsulate the area, we needed to fully insulate the space. To insulate the dirt floor and prevent moisture from entering through the exposed earth, we installed TerraBlock insulation. This insulation shields the space from moisture with its vapor barrier surface and insulates at the same time.
The poured concrete walls in this crawl space allowed moisture and the outside air directly in, which created a damp space and the cold floors in the room above. SilverGlo wall panels were cut to fit the space and then adhered to the wall to provide effective insulation. This paneling is made out of a graphite material that prevents sporadic temperature spikes and reflects heat back into the crawl space, which provides the homeowner with substantial energy savings. This insulation also has vapor proof qualities to prevent moisture from coming in through the walls. FrothPak spray foam insulation was also applied to the walls to further seal off the small openings in the wall. Unlike fiberglass insulation, FrothPak will not absorb ambient moisture and fall off the walls and it is resistant to mold growth because of its inorganic make-up.
To encapsulate the crawl space we used the CleanSpace liner. This liner is extremely durable and was sized to fit the crawl space walls and floor and then securely attached to the wall to prevent it from falling down. The liner is waterproof and vapor proof to stop outside moisture from getting in and the antimicrobial additive in the plastic prevents mold growth.
Chuck H. contacted us because he had a crack in his basement wall that he wanted taken care of. The crack was not allowing any water to enter the home, but it was a sure sign of foundation failure that needed to be handled before the problem worsened.
For this project we installed the PowerBrace system to stabilize the wall and prevent it from shifting or cracking any further. We used steel I-beams that were installed in the flooring at the base of the failing wall and then connected to joists above the wall with strong steel brackets that hold the beams in place. The beams have a zinc coating to prevent corrosion and the system uses a joist reinforcement method that evenly transfers the bearing weight across the ceiling to make sure the system doesn’t affect the floors above.
We also provided this homeowner with a tightening kit. This kit can be used to tighten the beams over time to potentially straighten out the wall completely.
Val H. was looking for a solution for her settled and cracked front stoop and walkway. The areas were mudjacked previously, although the problem continued. Mudjacking is ineffective at fixing slab settlement because it doesn’t actually deal with the reason it sunk in the first place. The slabs settled because the soil beneath them could no longer support the heavy concrete above it, so drilling holes in the slab and filling them with heavy concrete pretty much guarantees the problem with persist.
PolyLevel uses lightweight, high-density polymers that address weak soils and lift the settled concrete. Holes were still drilled into the slab like in mudjacking, although they were much smaller (about penny-sized) and were filled with the specialized polymers that expanded to lift the slab back to its original position. We also applied NexusPro joint sealer to the cracks in the cement, which seals them off and prevents them from shifting any further.
The walls on this pole barn were cracked and bowing inward, which raised some concerns for the homeowner.
To save the barn and stabilize the walls, we installed the Geo-Lock wall anchor system. For this installation we excavated the landscape outside of the barn in order to place steel earth anchors. These anchors were then connected to the failing wall and then attached and secured with steel wall anchors and rods. Once the system was tightened into place, the wall was immediately stabilized. The anchors ensured the wall would not continue to bow and over time the system can be tightened to attempt to pull the wall completely back into place.
Ted C. called because he noticed a puddle of water in his basement where the wall met the floor. He was looking for a waterproofing solution that would permanently deal with the problem and prevent standing water from accumulating on his floor.
To collect and drain water entering his basement we installed WaterGuard, which is a perimeter drainage system that guides intruding water directly to the sump pump, rather than flowing onto the floor. The flooring at the base of the walls was removed to place the WaterGuard pipes. These pipes were placed on top of the footing to prevent the system from clogging and just outside of the wall to ensure water coming into the home was able to filter into the system. Concrete fill replaced the excavated flooring so its like we were never even there!
Since the system was placed under the flooring, it was important to install an inspection port that gives us access if we need it.
Dale and Susan C. of Spring Lake, MI had some structural issues before they called us. Their west wall has stair step cracks on both the north and south sides and the floor joists rest on that wall. With this being said, a solution needed to be found.
Our fix? The PowerBrace foundation wall repair system. PowerBrace is made of steel I-beams that secure to the floor joists above the wall to offer maximum support. This system is a great solution for buckling, tilting, or bowing foundation walls when you don't want any exterior excavation.
Melissa and Roman W. of Spring Lake, MI had just moved into their home a week ago when they called us. There was no standing water or signs of water damage or cracks in their crawl space, but there was a high level of humidity and a very strong smell. Melissa said they ran a dehumidifier all the time and it filled up quickly. This said, they reached out to us for a solution that would last.
We installed a customer favorite of ours: the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic liner that completely locks out the elements surrounding the crawl space. No dirt, water, cold air, or moisture can get through this stuff. And as an added bonus, CleanSpace is made with anti-microbial properties, preventing any mold growth. This means no moisture, and no yucky smells.
Craig B. had water coming through the bottom 2 rows of blocks in his basement. It happened for the first time last summer, and then would happen after a big rain or snow melt. Craig tried some waterproofing on his own, but it didn't do much. This said, we called us for a professional fix.
Our solution? The SuperSump premier sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. We began 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.
After that was installed, we put in the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard sits below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that enters into the basement through the walls. Once this water is collected it is directed to the sump pump -- the SuperSump, in this case -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
Dennis K. of West Olive, MI contacted us when he realized the foundation issues he was having had to come to an end. He stated there was a tree located next to his MI basement and that there were some cracks in the cinderblock wall. He also mentioned that the wall was bowing in.
Our solution? The PowerBrace foundation 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.
As an added bonus, this system can be adjusted over time to eventually bring the foundation wall back to its original position.
Ben T. of Zeeland, MI was dealing with a lot of basement water issues prior to calling upon us. The bottom of his basement walls were getting wet when it rained hard or when the ground thawed in the spring. There is a sump system on the back side of the house but not one on the front. Thus, Ben reached out to us for a professional solution.
We decided the best way to remedy this situation would be to install a customer favorite of ours: the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is collected it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
Amy B. of Zeeland, MI told us that her basement walls were wet on all sides where the poured wall meets the brick. She usually had standing water after a heavy rain and wanted a long-term solution for this issue.
Our fix? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement through the walls. Once that water it collected in the drain it is filtered into the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
Charlotte N. of Zeeland, MI told us that her crawl space was having some issues that she wanted to resolve. It was always damp and humid, which can cause dampness and humidity in the upper levels of the home. This said, Charlotte gave us a call.
Our solution? The CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off the crawl space from the surrounding elements. No dirt, water, cold air, or humidity will get in with this system in place. And as an added bonus, CleanSpace is made with anti-microbial properties, preventing the growth of mold.
John F. of Zeeland, MI had water coming in through a cove in his basement. He noticed the issue about 2 years ago. There was a sump pump in place but it didn't pick up the water leakage. So, John reached out to us for a professional solution to the problem.
Our fix? The TripleSafe sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. 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 seeps into the basement from the walls. Once that water is collected, it is redirected to the sump pump -- the TripleSafe -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
Mike B. of Zeeland, MI had water seeping through the concrete block wall on the south side of his house. This can create a serious problem in a home, so Mike gave us a call.
Our fix? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the wall. Once that water is collected it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home, keeping the basement the most dry it can be.
George & Tanya H. of Jenison, MI had a crack in his foundation. Water would squirt out of this crack when it rained, causing a waterlogged basement. This said, we got a call.
Our solution to this problem? FlexiSpan polyurethane foundation wall sealant. FlexiSpan is 100% washable and waterproof, making this sealant practically indestructible. On top of that, FlexiSpan is flexible and moves with the natural shift of the foundation wall to prevent any future leaks.
Aaron H. called because he had water seeping into his basement from a wall under the home’s chimney. Mold growth was also a problem due excessive moisture in the space and a smoky odor occupied the space because the trap door for the fireplace is in the same spot. The reason water was entering the fireplace and into the home was because a cap was missing from the roof of the chimney. The homeowner was looking to remodel the basement but he wanted to take care of the water seepage first.
In order to collect intruding water and drain it into the home’s sump pump, we installed the WaterGuard system. Rather than the water entering the home and flowing onto the floor, specialized pipes were installed underneath the flooring in the home that allows water to filter in at the base of the wall and then discard into the sump pump to be pumped outside of the home. We first had to excavate sections of the floor at the base of the wall around the perimeter of the basement to make sure any and all water seepage is taken care of. The pipes were placed in the floor and the excess space was filled with crushed stone and topped off with cement to restore the flooring.
Betty F. had foundation walls in her basement with stair-step cracks that were beginning to concern her. The walls were not bowing at the time, although stair-step cracks are a common sign of wall failure in block foundation walls, so we wanted to take proper steps to fix the problem before it began to bow.
The sandy soil located outside of the home caused some concern for our original plan to use wall anchors, which is why we decided to install the PowerBrace and CarbonArmor systems.
For the PowerBrace installation, we needed to install steel columns up against the failing wall. The columns were installed at the base of the wall and to the joists above the wall with steel brackets. Once we tightened the braces, the wall was held in place and would no longer be able to shift and crack.
To further stabilize the wall, we installed CarbonArmor straps. These straps are made of a fiber reinforced polymer that is much stronger than steel. The straps were adhered to the wall with an epoxy resin and secured with steel brackets to hold them in place. These straps immediately stabilized the wall and prevented it from moving any further.
James and Greeta K. had water seeping into their basement and they were looking for an effective solution to keep the space dry. The basement did have a sump pump, although an inch of water was still found on the floor when we visited the home.
In order to collect all sources of water entering the home through the basement walls, we installed the WaterGuard system. This system uses specialized pipes that were placed around the interior perimeter of the basement walls in order to collect intruding water and filter it into the sump pump to exit the home. The floor was first excavated at the base of the wall to place the piping. Next we filled the excess space with crushed stone and topped it off cement to restore the flooring.
These homeowners can now be sure any unwanted water is filtered directly into the pipes rather than flowing out onto the floor.
These homeowners had a walk out basement with water seepage that was entering through the cove. They had recently moved into the home and wanted the problem fixed before it worsened.
In order to collect the intruding water and drain it into the home’s sump pump, we installed the WaterGuard system. To begin this installation, we excavated sections of the flooring at the base of each wall in order to place drainage pipes. The remaining space in the trench was filled with crushed stone and the floors were restored with concrete fill. A small portion of the system was left uncovered so water is able to drain into the pipes rather than flow out onto the floor. We also installed an inspection port in the system to ensure we have access to it if ever needed.
Gale K. of Marne, MI had absolutely no idea where the buckets of water were coming in from in his basement. He took out yards and yards of carpeting trying to find the source, but still was out of luck. So, he called us for a professional solution.
We installed our patented WaterGuard French drain system, TripleSafe sump pump system, and SaniDry XP dehumidifier.
WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the exterior. That water is then sent to the sump pump, the TripleSafe, in this case, to be pumped up and out of the home.
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.
Finally, the SaniDry Xp dehumidifier is superior in its ability to collect mositure -- it was take up over 109 liters of water per day. This beast is also space-effective, with its ability to be places in a corner or closet of the basement.
Carin and Edward S. called because their front porch was sinking. The porch was beginning to pull away from the house and the homeowners were concerned that it would begin to affect the roof located above.
In order to lift the sunken slab and prevent it from settling again, we installed the PolyLevel system. Small holes were first drilled into the porch and were then injected with high-density polymers that expanded to lift the soil back to its original level. These specialized polymers are extremely lightweight, which addresses the weak soils issue below the slab that caused it to sink in the first place.
Nicholas and Lisa S. called because they had water coming in through the foundation in their basement. The water was entering in two separate areas and it only occurred during heavy rainfall. The affected area of the basement was finished, so the homeowners wanted the problem fixed before further damage to the home occurred.
In order to collect and discard intruding water in the home, we installed the TripleSafe sump pump system. This system is extremely effective at keeping basements safe thanks its sturdy liner and effective pumps. The first pump is set low in the liner and does most of the work. The second pump is located higher in the liner and takes over if the first pump is unable to keep up with the amount of water entering the system. Lastly, the third pump is battery powered to ensure water can be pumped outside of the home even if the power goes out.
Next we installed the IceGuard system on the home’s discharge line. During the cold winter months, discharge lines can become blocked with snow and ice, which can prevent water from exiting the home. That water then sits in the lines and freezes, which can cause the basement to flood if water from the sump is unable to leave the home. IceGuard has specialized holes that immediately eject water from the sump pump so the homeowners never have to worry. A LawnScape outlet was also placed at the end of the discharge line to prevent exiting water from flowing back toward the home.
Lorie J. contacted us because one of her foundation basement walls had a large crack that was only getting bigger with time. She was looking for a solution that would stabilize the wall and prevent it from shifting any further.
Our team of experts decided to install the Geo-Lock wall anchor system that uses sturdy anchors to stabilize shifting foundation walls. We first excavated the soil outside of the failing wall in order to embed a steel earth anchors. The anchors were then attached to wall with a wall anchor and secured into place with steel rods. After the system was tightened, the wall was immediately stabilized in place and would no longer shift or crack any further.
This Grand Haven, MI home had one wall that bowing inward about a fourth of an inch and another wall that had stair-step cracking, but was not yet bowed.
To stabilize the bowing foundation wall, we installed the PowerBrace system that uses steel beams to hold the wall in place. The braces were installed in the floor at the base of the wall and then attached to the joists above the wall with steel brackets. We also reinforced the joists to help support the weight of the home and alleviate some of the pressure being exerted on the failing wall. We also provided the homeowners with a tightening kit that can be used to tighten the braces over time to help shift the wall back to its original position.
We installed the CarbonArmor system on the cracked wall that was showing signs of wall failure. The CarbonArmor straps are 10 times stronger than steel, which made this a perfect solution to stabilize the failing foundation wall. We coated the wall with a strong epoxy resin, adhered the straps to the resin and secured them into place with steel brackets.
Kyle R. of Nunica, MI had serious moisture problems in his crawl space. He had standing water and was starting to notice mold growth. The home improvement project at the top of his list was having his crawl space encapsulated. Thus, he gave us a call and let us do what we're good at.
We installed our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that seals off your crawl space entirely from the surrounding elements. No dirt, cold air, water, or moisture will get through this stuff. And to top it off, CleanSpace is developed with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth.
It can't get much better than this.
Mark H. of Spring Lake, MI was suffering from something worse than a cold -- a moist, musty, crawl space. She already had another company install vapor barrier, but it was just not doing the job. Thus, she gave us a call.
We installed our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off the crawl space from the surrounding elements. No cold air, water, dirt, or moisture will be able to pass through this stuff. And as an added bonus, CleanSpace is developed with anti-microbial components that prevent mold growth.
Cathy G. of Spring Lake, MI has a crawl space that would send a horrible smell all over the 1st floor of the house when the heat was turned on. It smelled musty and moldy even though she already had mold abatement done in the crawl space. The crawl space had a dirt floor with no insulation. So, Cathy gave us a call.
We installed our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system to remedy this issue. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals the crawl space. No cold air, dirt, water, or moisture will be able to get through this beast of a system. And as an added bonus, CleanSpace is made with anti-microbial components that prevent mold growth.
No more moldy, musty smell with this system in place.
Joey W. of West Olive, MI had a sinking front porch before he reached out to us. A sunken slab, especially a sunken front porch slab, can cause a great tripping hazard to the homeowners and guests. Thus, this problem needed to be addressed as soon as possible.
We used our patented PolyLevel injection foam to resolve this problem. PolyLevel is lightweight yet strong and durable, making for a long-term solution to a sunken slab. In order to inject the foam, we drill small, penny-sized holes into the concrete as access points for the foam. Once we are done injecting the foam, and thus, lifting the slab, we refill the holes so they are practically invisible. This project is very noninvasive but very effective. And after the project is complete, the slab can be walked on again within about 15 minutes.
Suzanne G. of Jenison, MI had water pouring into her basement last spring and wanted to make sure that didn't happen again this year. Water and basement do not mix, so Suzanne gave us a call for a solution.
We installed two of our best waterproofing products for this case: 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 floor, collecting water that seeps into the basement form the walls -- perfect for when it rains and water leaks in through Suzanne's basement walls. Once this water is collected it is redirected to the TripleSafe sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
Jessica K. of Jenison, MI dealt with moisture in her basement for far too long. This moisture can travel up to the house itself, causing peeling paint, sticking doors and windows, allergies, etc. And worst of all, it creates a prefect breeding ground for mold. This said, Jessica reached out to us for help.
We installed out patented SaniDry XP standing dehumidifier. This beast of a moisture-eater is powerful yet compact, making it easy to place in a tight corner or even a closet. It can collect up to 109 liters of water per day and is sure to keep Jessica's basement dry as can be.
Al B. contacted us because the south side of his home had failing foundation. There were many cracks on the basement walls, both inside and outside of the home.
We decided to install the Geo-Lock wall anchor system and the PowerBrace system to completely stabilize the failing walls before the issue began to worsen.
To install the wall anchors, we first needed to excavate outside of the home in order to place steel earth anchors into stable soil. Those anchors were then connected to the failing walls with a steel wall anchors. Once the system was secured into place with steel rods and tightened into place, the system anchored the wall in place and prevented it from shifting or cracking any further.
The PowerBrace system used specialized steel I-Beams that were installed at the base of the wall and to the joists above the wall with steel brackets. Once installed, the braces prevented any further movement. We also provided the homeowner with a kit that can be used to tighten the braces over time to pull the wall back to its proper position.
These homeowners contacted us because they had water seeping into one of the bedrooms in their home through the base of the wall. In order to collect and properly discard intruding water, we decided to install the WaterGuard system. We first removed the finished walls in the room in order to place the WaterGuard system at the base of the wall. Sections of the flooring were removed to place the specialized pipes and the ground was then restored with concrete fill. A small section of the system was left uncovered so water entering through the wall could flow into the underground pipes and then discard outside of the home.
These homeowners contacted us because they were experiencing water issues in the basement due to a crack in their foundation wall. The effective SentrySeal membrane was the best solution to keep water out of this home. We first had to excavate the soil outside of the cracked wall. Insulation panels were then installed on the wall and the waterproof SentrySeal membrane was applied on top.
Joe B. of Zeeland, MI was subjected to a crack in his basement wall for many years before he gave us a call to have it fixed. Water has been leaking in through the crack and he assumed he water was coming from a pipe that runs through the foundation walls.
We had a solution for Joe: our patented FlexiSpan cracked-cement sealant. FleixSpan is flexible enough to move with the natural shift of the foundation and still provide an excellent waterproof seal. This system is just the right product to prevent any more leaks from happening because of this crack.
Mark V. of Zeeland, MI was experiencing problems with water entering his basement – until he called us. Thankfully, we had a solution for him.
We installed two of our patented waterproofing products: the WaterGuard French drain system and the SuperSump premier sump pump system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and 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 SuperSump sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
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.
These two systems work in harmony to provide an excellent waterproof seal for Mark's basement.
Walter and Christy S. had water seeping into one of the bedrooms in their home. They were looking for a solution that would properly collect and discard intruding water before the situation continued to worsen.
Our team of experts installed the WaterGuard system, which used drainage pipes located underneath the flooring to collect and discard intruding water into the home’s sump pump.
Julia G. of Jenison, MI had a crack in her foundation wall that was allowing water to enter into the basement. Water like this can cause mold growth, peeling paint, and general congestion in the home. So, Julia gave us a call for a solution.
We installed our patented FlexiSpan cracked-cement sealant system. Flexispan, like it emphasizes in the name, is flexible, and moves with the natural shift of the foundation wall. This flexibility provides a complete waterproofing seal to make sure that no water has the ability to seep through into the basement.
This installment is the perfect solution for Julia – and probably for you, too.
Duane R. of Jenison, MI was having water come into his basement where the basement floor and wall meet. It got to the point where there was a foot of water on the ground before Duane gave us a call. Good thing for him, though – we had a solution.
We installed our patented WaterGuard French drain system for this job. The WaterGuard drain rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting the water that seeps into the basement from the walls. After this water is collected, it is transported to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
These customers had just moved into their house when they realized their crawl space had extremely high humidity levels and a strong musty smell. There was no sign of standing water, water damage or cracks in the space, but the inspector for the home recommended a vapor barrier to officially solve the issue.
We used the effective CleanSpace liner to seal off the crawl space from unwanted moisture and water vapor. The liner was waterproof and vapor proof to prevent water from getting in through leaks or through evaporation. The liner was installed on the floor and walls of the space and was securely fastened into place. The durable material ensured the liner would not become damaged over time and would provide the homeowners long lasting protection.
Our customer lived in a condo with a full basement. Their basement is built with cement block walls and water is coming in. Unfortunately, cracks in concrete walls are common. Over time, the curing of concrete causes it to shrink. These cracks allow water to seep in. We installed FlexiSpan. FlexiSpan seals the cracks in the wall and has a built-in backup strategy in case the seal fails. In addition, just as the name suggests, the material is flexible and will move with the wall as it shifts over time.
Our customer noticed the carpet in their kid's playroom in the basement was wet. They were unsure of where it was coming from. The house was built in 1980 and the walls are built with poured concrete. After further examination of the basement, our team found that there were cracks in the basement walls. Unfortunately, over time concrete walls shift and crack. Our team used FlexiSpan to repair the cracks. FlexiSpan is a flexible material used to fill cracks in concrete walls. The flexibility of this product takes into account that the wall will shift over time and moves with the wall. This product ensures that you will not have to worry about water coming through those cracks in the wall again.
These homeowners had water entering their basement through a crack in the wall. The water was accumulating in the kid’s playroom, so the customers wanted the issue resolved before further damage occurred.
We used the FlexiSpan wall system to seal off the crack and deal with any intruding water. The installation began by removing a small section of flooring at the base of the wall to place a drainage grate that collects and discards any water able to enter the home. Next, we used the FlexiSpan material to seal off the crack. This sealant is extremely flexible, which allows it to move with the wall to keep the crack sufficiently sealed even if the wall continues to shift.
This customer had a hairline crack in the basement foundation that has gotten progressively worse. The homeowner was looking for a solution that would stabilize the wall and potentially pull it back to its proper position.
The Geo-Lock Wall Anchor system was installed to hold the shifting and cracking wall in place. The first step in the installation was to excavate the soil outside of the failing wall to embed steel earth anchors into stable soil that would be able to hold the weight of the home. The earth anchors were then connected to the wall and secured into place with a steel wall plates and rods. Once the anchor system was tightened into place, the wall was immediately stabilized.
This customer had a crack in his basement wall that stretched the entire height of the wall. The crack was allowing water to enter the basement and the homeowner was looking for a solution that would effectively seal off the crack and prevent water from entering.
We installed the FlexiSpan sealant that sealed off the crack. This sealant is able to move with the wall’s natural shift and is also waterproof, which keeps water out and prevents the sealant from deteriorating over time.
This customer contacted us because the wall up against the driveway was bowing and had multiple horizontal cracks as well. The homeowner was looking for an effective solution to stabilize the wall and prevent it from continuing to shift over time.
We installed the PowerBrace system that used steel I-beams that were secured to the base of the wall and to the joists above the wall. Once installed and secured in place, the effective system immediately provided stabilization for the once unstable wall. An added bonus to this system is that it can be adjusted over time to help pull the wall back to its proper position.
Kevin has been having water problems for years. Recently he noticed cracks in his concrete basement walls. Water was coming through the cracks and causing mold to grow. Additionally, during heavy rains, water coming through the walls would start to form puddles. It was a nightmare for the family.
We addressed the cracks allowing water to come in through the wall. We used Flexispan to fill the cracks in the concrete. Flexispan is used to seal the cracks and has a built-in secondary repair strategy in case the first one fails. Over time, concrete walls will inevitably shift, Flexispan is made with a flexible material so no amount of wall movement will affect it. Your walls and floors will always stay dry with Flexispan.
Brain F. of Zeeland, Michigan had a bowed and cracked wall in his 1940 home. The basement has block walls, the cracks were vertical, the mortar between the bricks was being pushed out. By the sound of it, Brian needed a solution – and fast.
We installed our patented PowerBrace foundation wall repair system for this job. The 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 ensure maximum support. And even better, customers may choose to purchase a tightening set that can eventually bring the wall back to its original position.
Billie A. was experiencing wall failure in his home. His basement walls were made of cement block and had horizontal and vertical cracks. Billie’s walls were also bowing at the center. Our team of experts decided to install a combination of two products. We installed our CarbonArmor System and the PowerBrace System. CarbonArmor is ideal for bowing walls because its flexible design contour tightly to the wall. The CarbonArmor straps are 10x stronger than steel and have a low profile design that can be installed in tight spaces. The PowerBrace is designed to support your basement walls and it has a patented tightening system that allows for your walls to be straightened over time. The zinc coated beams are a nontoxic surface that makes the entire system resistant to abrasion and corrosion.
The homeowner in Holland, MI noticed water seeping into his home where the floor and the walls meet. There was so much water coming in that it was leaving pools all around his basement and caused damage to his floor.
To prevent further damage, our professional team installed WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The WaterGuard system is designed to capture floor and wall seepage before the water hits the basement floor and causes damage. WaterGuard goes along the perimeter of your basement sitting on top of the footing so you do not have to worry about it being clogged by mud or other debris. Once the system captures the water, it immediately carries it to the sump pump. The sump pump then removes the water from the home! Thanks to WaterGuard the homeowners basement is now clean and dry!
The homeowners in Holland, MI had noticed water coming in from where the floor and the wall meet. It was not so bad at first, but then the area started experiencing heavy rains and the minimal water seepage turned into standing pools of water in certain areas of their basement. They knew they needed a more permanent solution for their water problem.
Our professional team installed the SuperSump sump pump system. The SuperSump is a full featured system that includes the best components available. The system includes a sump liner and an airtight lid to keep pests out and elimate safety hazards. A floor drain in case of an unforseen accident. It has a WaterWatch alarm that alerts you if the water level rises above the sump pump intake level. It contains a pump stand to elevate the pump and prevent clogging. Lastly, it has an improved float valve to ensure long term performance.
The team also installed IceGuard anti freeze system. The IceGuard system attaches to the sump pump discharge line on the outside of your home. If your sump pump discharge line freezes or becomes blocked for any reason, IceGuard will allow the water to escape so it does not go back into your home. When the discharge line thaws, the water will automatically run along its normal route and no water will escape from the IceGuard.
Lastly, our team installed WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The WaterGuard system works by capturing floor and wall seepage before it reaches and damages your basement floor. The system sits on top of the footing along the perimeter of your basement in order to make sure it does not get clogged. Once the system traps the water it sends it to the sump pump. The sump pump then removes the water from your home keeping your basement nice and dry!
These homeowners contacted us because they had water issues in their basement. Water was continuously entering the home through an outside crack in the foundation wall.
Thankfully, our team of experts used the effective SentrySeal system to seal off the crack and keep water out of the home. This specialized membrane was installed on the outside of the foundation wall, which required us to excavate the surrounding soil to expose the foundation cracks. Once the sealant was applied, the crack was completely sealed off from all outside elements and the landscaping was put back in place.
This homeowner had a crack in her block basement wall that was a cause for concern. The wall was also starting to bow inward, and the customer wanted the issue resolved before further damage occurred.
We installed the effective carbon armor system to stabilize the wall and help shift it back to its proper position. This installation began by removing any residue on the wall in order to paint on a strong epoxy resin at the location of each CarbonArmor strap. The carbon straps were then adhered to the epoxy and anchored in place with steel wall anchors. This stronger than steel system ensures this homeowner will no longer have to worry about a failing foundation wall.
This customer contacted us because she wanted to find an effective solution that would fix her cracked foundation wall. Upon inspection, we found that water was entering the home through the crack, even though no major standing water was found.
Before the situation worsened, we needed to seal off the crack to prevent water leakage and stop the crack from expanding. This is where the effective FlexiSpan system came in. To begin, we installed a drainage grate in the ground to accommodate intruding water. Next the FlexiSpan material was applied to the wall to seal off the crack. This flexible material is able to move with the natural shift of the wall to provide an effective waterproof seal. Once applied, the homeowner could rest knowing the situation was resolved before any major damage occurred.
This Holland, MI home sat on a poured crawlspace, which was causing the floors to settle and become uneven. The homeowner was looking to even out the floor and our team of experts had the perfect solution.
To lift and level out the slab, we installed the effective PolyLevel system. We started by drilling multiple small holes into the slab, which were then injected with lightweight, high-density polymers. These polymers expanded to fill the void and level out the foundation slab. The installation was quick and caused little disruption to the home.
The homeowners in Hudsonvill, MI had so much moisture in their crawlspace that it was causing mold. This mold also brought a musty smell to the rest of their home. If there is moisture in your crawl space your energy bills will rise, unwanted pests will be living in there, and mold will start to grow causing bad smells and sometimes health problems for your family.
Our professional team installed our CleanSpace encapsulation system to combat the mold and moisture. The system covers the floor and walls of your crawl space with a thick, durable, plastic vapor barrier. This vapor barrier isolates your moisture filled crawl space from your home, prevents mold growth and keeps unwanted pests out.
Our team also installed the SmartSump sump pump. The SmartSump is specifically designed for crawl spaces to help reduce moisture, remove water and prevent flooding. The SmartSump has a unique sump pump cover design, so water from a plumbing leak fills an alarm pocket on the lid first, sounding a WaterWatch alarm that will let you know there is a plumbing leak. From there, the water flows down a special airtight floor drain that will let the water down, but damp air cannot come up into your crawl space. The WaterWatch sump pump alarm also alerts you to pump failure for any reason, including power outages. The SmartSump will keep your crawl space clean and dry.
For added protection, our team also installed IceGuard anti freeze system. The IceGuard system is attached to 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.
The homeowners in Spring Lake, MI had a crawl space with a dirt floor and water was starting to pool in some areas. The added moisture in the crawl space can lead to mold and can bring unwanted pests to the crawl space.
Our professional team installed the CleanSpace encapsulation system to combat this moisture. The CleanSpace system covers the floors and walls of your crawl space with a thick, durable, plastic vapor barrier. The vapor barrier isolates the home from the earth controlling moisture, preventing mold growth, and stopping unwanted pests from coming in.
Our team also decided that the SmartSump sump pump was the way to go! The SmartSump is specifically designed for crawl spaces to help reduce moisture, remove water and prevent flooding.The SmartSump has a unique sump pump cover design, so water from a plumbing leak fills an alarm pocket on the lid first, sounding a WaterWatch alarm that will let you know there is a plumbing leak. From there, the water flows down a special airtight floor drain that will let the water down, but damp air cannot come up into your crawl space. The WaterWatch sump pump alarm also alerts you to pump failure for any reason, including power outages.
Tom noticed his floors were sagging. Our team came in and evaluated his problem and noticed his floor joists were beginning to rot and he needed a beam replacement. We replaced his floor beams and then installed our SmartJack stabilizing system. SmartJacks are steel support systems designed to stabilize and level the girders and floor joists in a crawl space. They can support loads of more than 60,000 pounds. SmartJacks transfers the weight of the home to more competent soils and provides the best opportunity to lift the floors above back to their original position solving your problems once and for all.
In Vicksburg, someone noticed that their porch was sagging away from the house like seen in the picture below. They needed help so they gave us a call. We came to their house and figured that we would install PolyLevel to level their porch out for good. PolyLevel is an advanved polymer injection foam that we inject into the concrete slab to raise it to its desired level and make it stronger than ever before. PolyLevel worked to raise and level out the concrete slabs while dealing with the weak soils below that were no longer able to hold the weight of the home above. We drilled multiple small holes into the concrete slabs in order to inject them with a polymer material that expanded to lift and level out the concrete. Once injected, the system only needed about 15 minutes to fully cure and the slabs were then stabilized and lifted to their proper level, and stronger than ever before. Now, this homeowner will not have to worry about this ever again.
Ruth, a homeowner in Holland, MI noticed that one of the block walls in her basement was bowing. She and her son smartly decided it was time to promptly take action and called us to handle this foundation challenge. We were welcomed into her home and found that PowerBraces would remediate her wall challenges. Our professionals installed the PowerBrace system in her home. The PowerBrace is a patented foundation wall repair system that's designed to stabilize this failing basement wall and provide the potential to straighten the wall over time. Ruth can now rest assured, knowing her foundation challenges have been put to rest.
This homeowner called us here at Ayers because his basement had over an inch of water throughout it. He had a sump pump but it was only working on half of the basement and there was tons of water coming in. After an inspection is was determined that the water was coming up through a crack in the ground. We were able to get our WaterGuard system installed to direct the water coming in and give it a path to get to the sump pump. We also installed cross tiles to ensure this basement never floods again. On top of our WaterGuard system we installed a new state of the art sump pump. Our TripleSafe is exactly what this basement needed. All three of its pumps work to make sure your basement stays dry. One of the pumps is even there for backup in case of a power outage and theres an alarm to alert you in case it can't keep up.
Larry T. called us because he was concerned that his home had settled a bit and wanted to see about getting it lifted back up. The foundation is made of block and there was no issue with sticking doors or windows but he did have sagging floors. We took a look at the issue up front and had the perfect solution.
Our trained specialists installed helical piers to stabilize this home once and for all. Helical piers are designed to permanently stabilize your structure regardless of the weight. They can be used for an entire house or for even a lighter structure such as a deck. The overall goal with these piers is to bring your home back to its original position with no worry of it sinking again.
Mark from Holland, MI began noticing soil erosion near the cement slab around his pool. He knew this meant the cement around his pool would eventually start moving. Wanting to take a proactive approach to this problem, Mark began weighing out his repair options. Removing the concrete and rebuilding the cement slab seemed like a costly process and there was no reassurance that the cement would not begin doing the same thing again. Searching for a more effective solution to his cement slab chaos, Mark made the decision to call us.
We went to his home and prescribed our unique product offering PolyLevel to return the cement steps to its original position. PolyLevel raises concrete through unique qualities of expanding polyurethane foam, making it: environmentally safe, affordable, waterproof to prevent future erosion, quick and mess free, and a permanent solution! PolyLevel not only results in a solution that looks better and lasts longer, it is also less destructive to the applied surface. PolyLevel was able to level the cement around Mark’s pool and make it look new again. If you find yourself struggling with cement issues like our new friend Mark, give us a call for a free estimate before you decide to replace your cement. We are grateful our new friend gave us the opportunity to make his pool a safer and more beautiful place to be.
Our friend Ryan, who’s a homeowner in Hudsonville, MI noticed the windows and doors beginning to stick in the front portion of his nearly 100-year-old home. Ryan knew this meant his home was on the move. Wanting to take a proactive approach and save his beautiful home, he began searching for local foundation experts. One of Ryan’s friends recommended Ayers to him and he gave us a call. Our experts calculated a plan to lift this portion of Ryan’s home back to its original position and permanently support its weight; to do this we used a series of five helical piers. These piers are long steel shafts, that are advanced deep into the ground to competent soil. The footing of the home sits on top of these shafts using a heavy-duty steel anchor. We installed these anchors by excavating soil from around the exterior of the home until we reached the footing. We advanced the helical piers from there creating a solid and permanent solution, in finishing the job we replaced the excavated soil. With these piers in place, we have allowed Ryan’s home to fully regain its stability.
In 2012 Laurie and Vern E. bought their 1960’s ranch-style home in Zeeland, Michigan. The couple were enamored with the house however after 7.5 years and a few grandchildren later, Laurie and Vern simply needed more bedroom space. They thought what better place to add one than their already finished basement. Their only dilemma 一 the tiny, useless basement window. The window provided little to no natural lighting, was hazardous in a variety of situations, and proved no actual benefit.
After research and referrals, the family enlisted the help of us at Ayers Basement Systems. System design specialist Vic gathered all of the important details and handed the job over to Blade, foreman and egress window expertise. Blade and his team were able to replace Laurie and Vern’s old windows with ones that are now both beautifully crafted and code-compliant.
Attached are pictures of their personalized window transformation. For more information on how we can transform your home contact us today!
Seven years ago Dennis and Blanca purchased a beautiful 1950’s home in Holland, Michigan. As time went on, the couple began to notice large puddles of water whenever it rained. While rain is great for growing the greenery outside of the home, water aides in growing mold and fungi inside as well.
After receiving expensive quotes from other companies, Blanca gave us a call to discuss her ideal basement. Among the requests she ultimately wanted a dry basement in hopes of finishing the space in the near future. She also mentioned that multiple members of her family suffered from severe allergies and asthma.
Our systems design specialist recommended a full basement waterproofing, including a SaniDry XP Air System and an egress window installation. The SaniDry XP Basement Air System is a powerful dehumidifier designed to remove 10 times the amount of water from the air as a regular dehumidifier. As a result, dry and clean air is produced and ultimately reducing the risk of mold growth. The egress window installation also allows more natural light in the home to eliminate mold and mildew growth.
Attached are pictures of the egress window installation. Call us today to find out how we can transform your home into an allergy and asthma friendly area!