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Basement Waterproofing Repair Services & Products
WaterGuard Interior System
DryTrak Drainage Channel
TrenchDrain Drain Grate
IceGuard Discharge Line
Basement Egress Windows
FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
WellDuct Window Drainage
BrightWall Waterproof Panels
ThermalDry Wall Barrier
Basement To Beautiful Pre-finishing Wall Insulation Panels
Drain Tile Installation
SuperSump Pump System
TripleSafe Pumping System
UltraSump Battery Back Up
Sanidry Basement Dehumidifiers
Basement Crack Repair
Basement Insulation
Sump Pump Installation, Repair & Replacement
Sump Pump Basins & Pits
Drain Tile System Installation
Perimeter Drainage Systems
Crawl Space Repair Services & Products
CleanSpace Encapsulation Vapor Barriers And Liners
Turtl Access Hatch
EverLast Crawl Space Doors
SaniDry Crawl Space Dehumidifiers
Crawl Space Vapor Barriers
SmartDrain Water Drainage
SilverGlo Wall Insulation
TerraBlock Floor Insulation
SmartSump Sump Pump
Crawl Space Liners
Crawl Space Jacks
Crawl Space insulation
Crawl-o-Sphere Crawl Space Fan
WallCap Block Wall Sealer
SmartVent Flood Vents
Foundation Repair Services & Products
Push Pier Underpinning For Settlement, Foundation Leveling, Sinking Foundation Repair
Geo-lock Wall Anchors
Geo-lock Helical Anchors
PowerBrace Bowed Wall Repair
CarbonArmor Fiber Wall Repair
SmartJack Crawl Space Support
Foundation Waterproofing
Foundation Drainage Systems
Foundation Crack Repair
Commercial Foundation Repair
Slab Pier Repair
Foundation Underpinning
Retaining Wall Repair
PolyLevel Concrete Lifting & Leveling
Mudjacking & Slab Jacking Alternatives
Concrete Sidewalk Repair
EZ Post Deck Repair
Shotcrete Wall Restoration
Basement Repair
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Leveling Out a Pentwater, MI Floor with SmartJacks

Leveling Out a Pentwater, MI Floor with SmartJacks

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Leveling Out a Pentwater, MI Floor with SmartJacks Leveling Out a Pentwater, MI Floor with SmartJacks

This summer cottage was dealing with a serious sinking problem. Not long ago, the floor had begun settling. When this happened, the owners called a contractor and had the floor jacked up and leveled out. But after noticing a few strange occurrences – doors sticking closed, a slight slope to the kitchen floor – the owners became convinced that the problem had returned and was worse than ever. When the system design specialist arrived, he confirmed their suspicions and also noted that the structural joists were decaying.

To repair the floor and keep it leveled for good, the crew decided to replace the jacks and reinforce the joists. Instead of the wood beams, the crew installed galvanized steel beams and attached them to the failing joists. The steel will provide extra support for the floor and won’t erode from the moisture so often found in crawl spaces. Next, they replaced the old jacks with our SmartJack system and boosted up the new steel support beams and the floor along with them. SmartJack’s ability to hold over 60,000 pounds make us confident that this will be a permanent solution for this cottage.

Wet Crawlspace in Pentwater, MI

Wet Crawlspace in Pentwater, MI

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Wet Crawlspace in Pentwater, MI Wet Crawlspace in Pentwater, MI

Keith never realized that his crawl space could affect his whole home, until one day there was a weird smell in the air. It was because of standing water in his crawl space, this could to lead to mold and many other issues.. He immediately called us to help solve his problem.

Our team did a full CleanSpace installation, including; a Triple safe Sump Pump, Ice Guard, and Cleanspace Drainage Matting. All these tools work together to keep Keith's crawl space dry.

Standing Water is Not an Issue Anymore for this Lakefront Home

Standing Water is Not an Issue Anymore for this Lakefront Home

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Standing Water is Not an Issue Anymore for this Lakefront Home Standing Water is Not an Issue Anymore for this Lakefront Home

Whiney had inherited a Pentwater home from her aunt. She only lives there in the summers and noticed this summer that there was a large amount of water entering her basement. The sump pump she had was not keeping up causing standing water in the unfinished basement. She wants to someday pass this lakefront home onto her kid and have it last generations- but before that was possible, she needed to address the water situation. 

We installed a perimeter drain, called DryTrak, to collect the water that comes in through the foundation walls and send it to the sump pump. This particular drain system gives a clean, finished appearance of a baseboard. The TripleSafe sump pump we installed for her provides 3 levels of protection to the home and peace of mind to the home owner. To keep the basement from flooding in case of frozen pipes in the winter months, installed the IceGuard which gives the water a second escape route and ensures that the water the sump pump is sending out remains outside your home. We also installed the SaniDry XP to keep the basement dry and filter the air for mold spores, odors, or dust. To help ensure the basement was dry, we installed the CleanSpace Wall vapor Barrier. This wall system gives a nice clean look while also keeping moisture out of the basement. Lastly, to keep the home supported, we installed SmartJacks. These steel posts are adjustable at any point in time, if the home needs it, which provide a permanent solution to sagging floors.



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Leaky Basement Waterproofing and Crawl Space Repair Company Serving Pentwater, Michigan

Ayers Basement Systems has been serving Pentwater, Oceana County, MI friends, neighbors and family since 1981. We know that fixing a home is more than just a home to them. It's where their family lives and memories are made. Which is why we take our jobs seriously, and treat our customers as we would want to be treated.

So whether you have leaking cinder block walls, cement slab with water coming through it, bowing foundation walls, or a humid crawl space, we can help fix it. We've worked in Pentwater, MI for years and years, and would be honored to fix your home too.

Repair Services We Offer in Pentwater:

  • Wet/flooded basement waterproofing solutions.
  • Lifetime warranty on all perimeter waterproofing systems.
  • Foundation and structural repair solutions.
  • 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects on foundation products.
  • Crawl space sealing with CleanSpace vapor barrier.
  • Egress window solutions.
  • 25-year warranty on crawl space encapsulation systems.
  • Concrete lifting and leveling powered by PolyLEVEL to repair sidewalks, driveways and uneven steps.
  • Financing Available
  • FREE written estimates and inspections, and fast installation

Pentwater, MI Foundation Repair & Concrete Leveling Contractor

Ayers Basement Systems is also an expert at fixing foundations and uneven concrete that may need to be lifted back into place.

We often see problems like:

    • bowed foundation walls
    • cracks in drywall indicating foundation settling
    • uneven front steps
    • sidewalk tripping hazards
    • doors or windows that won't shut without force

These can all be signs of a foundation problem within the soils of the home.

The good news is, there's a way to fix it. Our team of foundation experts uses a slew of products made specifically for fixing foundation problems. They've been tested and proven to last to simplify your life and let you get back to the things you enjoy doing instead.

Contact Ayers Basement Systems today to find a solution for your home's foundation problem in Pentwater,  MI. Contact us today!

Job Stories From Pentwater, MI
Standing Water in Crawl Space Solved in Pentwater, MI

Mark N. of Pentwater, MI had standing water in his crawl space for years. The crawl space's dampness was seeping up into the house creating a musty odor. Thus, Mark gave us a call for a professional and long-lasting waterproofing solution.

We installed three of our best crawl space products for this job: the SmartSump crawl space sump pump, the SaniDry CX crawl space dehumidifier, and the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. 

The SmartSump is the perfect size for a crawl space and is sure to keep the crawl space free of standing water. The SaniDry CX dehumidifier is small but beastly. It is self-draining and can collect up to 109 pints of water per day before its collection tray needs to be emptied. Lastly, the CleanSpace encapsulation system is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off the crawl space from the surrounding elements.

This trio is unstoppable when it comes to waterproofing a crawl space. You're welcome, Mark.


Helical Piers Save Sagging Deck and Settling Foundation in Pentwater

This beautiful home in Pentwater, MI boasted an outdoor fireplace and hot tub—all located on a huge back deck nestled in the woods. However, a deck like this is only nice if you aren’t considered about its stability...

Over the years, the homeowners had noticed the deck pulling away from the house, and the drywall on the outside walls of the house was starting to crack around the windows. These obvious signs of foundation settlement are red flags that should be addressed to make sure your home is stable.

Ayers visited the home with our team of foundation experts to install a series of helical piers. These piers are driven into the soil deep beneath the foundation, and then strong foundation brackets are positioned under the footing. This distributes the weight of the home to deep, adept soils. The home is lifted to its original position and then soil is replaced around the foundation, which means installation causes minimal disturbance for such a significant problem.

Helical piers will help stabilize the deck, and return this home to a level position. Though the job was completed in just a few days, these piers will solve this home’s foundation problems for good!  

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Piers Level Out a Pentwater, MI Home

Sue and Charles recently discovered large cracks in their home’s foundation and weren’t sure what to make of them. They got another clue to the house’s problem when they noticed that that the floors seemed to be a little uneven. It wasn’t all bad, though. The new addition they built a few years back wasn’t facing any issues, and the uneven floors were sloping that way. When our system design specialist went to visit Sue and Charles in Pentwater, MI, he saw the situation for himself and was able to put the pieces together. The 100-year-old stone and mortar foundation had forced the soil below downwards and the foundation was settling as a result.

Once our system design specialist identified Sue and Charles’ problem, the only thing left to determine was which product to use for the repair. Piering can be done to raise just about any foundation, but we typically save it for projects like these, where the home's structure is also dependent on the soil below. The benefit to a foundation piering system is that it treats the actual source of the problem. Many will try to replace the foundation and let the home rest on the same soil that failed before. Instead, piering will transfer the weight of the foundation to the plates of the piers which rest in much deeper, stable soil. The first step in piering is excavating the soil around the settling foundation.  Once the crew had access to Charles and Sue’s foundation, they placed 4 different piers on the sinking side of the home to help level the structure out. To complete the installation, the crew backfilled the excavated soil and stabilized the piers.

Hopefully with a permanent fix to their foundation problems, Charles and Sue’s home last another 100 years!

Work Requests From Pentwater, MI
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??wet crawl space
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Older home. Cement between stones bad.
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We have a lake home with a damp crawl space
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We have a sinking section of cement on our lakeside sidewalk. Also a step area that has sunk. Would like an estimate.
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We have a bowed wall that needs repair and will be in town beginning August 31.
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Water coming up thru basement floor and around walls. No sump pump or dehumidifier.
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Our cottage is located on Pentwater Lake, and has a small crawl space. We have started to retain water in the crawl space and are interested in discussing options with you. Please contact me as soon as you are able. Many thanks!
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20 year old home without any windows. Poured walls..
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Looking for crawl space waterprofing
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My old 40x30ish equipment barn has shallow footings. They have shifted and I need new deeper footings. I want to say there is 12-14 footing in the building. It's old construction,rough saw timber and wooden dowl connectors. Do you guys do that type of work and what am I looking at for material and cost?
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When our home was built, about 1/5 of the house was built on clay the contractor hauled in. We found he used improper compaction methods for clay that was used for the footers in that area. We have experienced 11 years of noticible settling of the house in those areas.
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I need someone to look at a foundation and give estimate for repair. This is for a real estate transaction.
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I have a cottage - one story - half the building has a 10 year old full basement, but the other half has a 1920's sand crawlspace. There are areas where the foundation needs waterproofing, and I'm interested in doing a vapor barrier system.
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Lake front property. crawlspace has moisture issues. may need sealing and perhaps some block repair.
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Concrete block in basement is showing some deterioration, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation. The house is currently for sale and I would like to learn how much it would cost to address these issues to make house more attractive to a buyer. Not sure if issues are minor or major.
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Water in basement after heavy rain
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Our basement has been getting water in it lately. This is our second home. We will be there this weekend, May 16-18.
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Hi, we have a cinder block basement and one of the walls has cracks in the mortar and is a bit bowed out.