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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
Electrical Services
Before and After Pictures from Portage
Portage, MI Crawl Space Renovated With CleanSpace

Portage, MI Crawl Space Renovated With CleanSpace

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Portage, MI Crawl Space Renovated With CleanSpace Portage, MI Crawl Space Renovated With CleanSpace

This home built in the 1940’s in Portage, MI received a crawl space transformation thanks to CleanSpace. Originally a lake cottage, it’s likely that this space experienced some leaks, creating moisture in the space. Before encapsulating the crawl space, our team installed drainage matting so any that any water that enters the crawl space can flow underneath the liner directly to the sump pump. After the matting was in place, a flexible, tear resistant CleanSpace liner was fitted in the space. The liner is manufactured with an antimicrobial additive to prevent mold growth and stops water vapor. Its bright white color dramatically transforms the crawl space aesthetically while completely sealing the area off from the earth.

CleanSpace Improves Portage, MI Crawl Space

CleanSpace Improves Portage, MI Crawl Space

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CleanSpace Improves Portage, MI Crawl Space CleanSpace Improves Portage, MI Crawl Space

This lake cottage in Portage, MI was converted in a year-round home for the homeowners. The home had a basement and two crawl spaces that weren’t that usable because of the piles of dirt in the spaces. The homeowner sought a solution to cleaning up the appearance of these areas, upgrading the current traps that covered the dirt in some areas.


We provided that solution with CleanSpace. This liner is installed to the walls with fasteners and covers the dirt floor. It’s made of cord reinforced polyester, making it extremely durable, so the space can be used for the storage. It also provides a moisture barrier, keeping moisture from the dirt from evaporating i to the space.

Thanks to CleanSpace, this crawl space in the photo is brighter and cleaner, and can be used for storage, too.

Former Customer Returns For Crawl Space Encapsulation In Portage, MI

Former Customer Returns For Crawl Space Encapsulation In Portage, MI

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Former Customer Returns For Crawl Space Encapsulation In Portage, MI Former Customer Returns For Crawl Space Encapsulation In Portage, MI

In 2014 Christine had us make her crawl space more energy efficient with some SilverGlo insulation and frothpak in the rim joists. Now a few years later, we're back to help with a crawl space encapsulation using our CleanSpace vapor barrier which helps to as much harmful water vapors out of the crawl space as possible. Also, we're laying TerraBlcok insulation on the ground to add greater energy efficiency. Finally, we added a SmartDrain to help remove any moisture from the space without harming the building materials and a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier to keep the space as dry as possible so that Christine is breathing good clean air on the floor above and mold is not an issue.

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I want to thank all the men who did a wonderful job at our home. I will continue to recommend your company for this kind of work.
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We called around and had 3 quotes. Ayers was better at listening to our wants and more creative with the solutions
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Your Experts in Waterproofing, Encapsulation & Structural Repair

For over 40 years, Ayers Basement Systems has been the trusted company for basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, and foundation repair services in Portage, MI. We install patented, proven basement, foundation, and crawl space products and provide quality workmanship and customer service.

Basement Waterproofing in Portage

Water, moisture, and mold are common problems in basements in Portage. To fix and prevent basement leaks, flooding, and mold problems, we provide waterproofing and humidity control solutions. We can upgrade your basement with a new interior drainage system, sump pump, and dehumidifier. Best of all, many of the basement products we install are patented and include a warranty. With professional basement waterproofing from Ayers Basement Systems, you can expect a basement that stays dry!

Our Waterproofing System

Our exclusive, patented waterproofing system is designed to protect against all types of basement water problems, including leaks and flooding. An interior drainage system and sump pump captures water seepage from the walls and floor. The water is removed before you ever notice it's there. A dehumidifier controls humidity to provide a dry space for storage or a finished basement. Our basement waterproofing system is less invasive than a traditional French drain system and is backed by a lifetime transferable warranty. Our waterproofing system can be installed in crawl spaces too!

Crawl Space Encapsulation & Waterproofing in Portage

Did you know as much as half of the air inside your home comes up from your crawl space? This is why it's important to keep your crawl space dry and free of mold and pests. Crawl space encapsulation protects your crawl space from excess moisture and the problems it causes, such as mold, rot, and structural damage. 

Here's how the CleanSpace system works: A heavy-duty vapor barrier is added to the crawl space floor and walls to seal the crawl space off from the outside air. A dehumidifier is installed to control the relative humidity in your crawl space. If you have water seepage or flooding issues in your crawl space then we can install our patented drainage and sump pump system.

Foundation Repair in Portage

We fix all types of foundation problems:

  • Foundation wall cracks
  • Bowing basement walls
  • Buckling or uneven floors
  • Settling foundations
  • Uneven concrete slabs

If you think your home might have a foundation problem, Ayers Basement Systems has more than 40 years of experience solving all types of foundation and structural repair needs. We offer Portage homeowners warrantied products, proven repair techniques, and quality service. We repair basement and crawl space foundations using non-invasive methods.

When you choose us as your foundation repair contractor, a specialist will come to inspect your foundation and recommend the best solution to fix your foundation and restore your home's structural integrity. We will then install the foundation solutions you need, such as foundation piers, wall anchors, wall braces, or crawl space support jacks.

Concrete Leveling in Portage

Sunken, cracked concrete doesn't just make your property look bad; it can also cause dangerous tripping hazards. Your concrete problems will become worse over time if not dealt with. Ayers Basement Systems uses an innovative process called PolyLevel® to lift and level sinking concrete slabs in Portage. PolyLevel® works for a variety of concrete leveling projects, including driveways, sidewalks, patios, and slab foundations.

Here's how our concrete leveling solution works: Holes the size of a penny are drilled into the slab and a high-density polyurethane material is injected. The expanding foam fills voids underneath the slab and lifts it back to a level position. The PolyLevel® system provides fast results and is more effective and longer lasting than traditional mudjacking.

If you are a resident of Portage, MI who needs basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space waterproofing or encapsulation, or concrete leveling, contact the experts at Ayers Basement Systems to schedule your free on-site evaluation and estimate today!

Case Studies From Portage
Mark had a finished in his newly purchased home. The home was built in 2000 and made with After a heavy rain, he discovered water in one of the rooms...
Phil and Janet have had a partial waterproofing system in their basement for a couple of years. They were very happy with how it had been working and...
Greg had been getting water in his crawl space for a while, especially when there was heavy rain. Water was coming up through the concrete floor of...
Job Stories From Portage, MI
Keeping a Basement Dry

Ken, like any homeowner, was not pleased when he noticed damp walls and puddles in his crawlspace. Wanting to find the source of the water he contacted Ayers. Our resident foreman Bruce was able to listen to Hen's concerns and draft a treatment plan that would meet all of them.


Bruce prescribed that he and his team install a WaterGuard drainage system in the home's basement to control the home's water yield. Bruce and his team then fitted the home with a CleanSpace lining to provide an extra barrier between any moisture and the vulnerable material making up the supportive works.


Helical Piers are a tool trusted by Ayers due to their non-intrusive nature compared to other foundational repair systems. The piers are long screw-shaped drives that are driven deep under the home at an angle. The drives kee[ going till they pass the weak soil and find new firm ground. The tops of the piers are capped with load-bearing caps that provide a flat surface for the home to rest upon

Hazardous Pool Deck Needs Fixing

Greg and his family have a pool outside their home in the back yard. The concrete around the pool has started to brake loose and sink. It is hazardous to have uneven concrete around a pool, especially if there are kids around. We used PolyLevel to lift and level the concrete keeping the pool deck safe. We also used NexusPro Crack Repair to seal the cracked up concrete. 

PolyLevel is an injectable foam that is lightweight and won't add pressure to the unstable soil below the concrete. It is also waterproof so it won't get washed away and stable so it won't react with the soil. It cures in about 15 minutes so the process is not an inconvenience. NexusPro is a silicone sealant that is made to withstand harsh weather so it won't crack, dry, or bubble. By sealing the cracks and joints in the concrete, you keep water and debris from getting under the concrete and degrading it from below. NexusPro also drys in a fraction of the time as other sealants so the whole concrete repair process is very quick!

Portage, MI Basement Fixed with PowerBraces

This home in Portage, MI had some stair-step cracks in the foundation wall. Most of the time this happens from the soil outside your foundation walls expanding. This home had a special case where a tree root was actually causing the wall to bow inward and create the cracks they were seeing inside their home. 

To take care of the cracks we installed our PowerBrace system. PowerBraces can be tightened to allow for improvement of the wall over time. They are also zinc coated so you don't have to worry about them rusting out. These are also a good option if you don't have room for excavation on the outside of your home.

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The Dynamic Duo: WaterGuard and SuperSump

David M. of Portage, MI had water problems in his basement for quite some time. Water would appear in the corner of basement, especially when it would rain or when the snow would thaw in the spring. Thus, David gave us a call.

We installed our favorite pair of products: the SuperSump premier sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. The SuperSump is a sump pump specifically designed to keep your basement dry for long periods of time. Capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour, it is suitable for heavy water intrusion.

The WaterGuard system rests below the basement floor but above the foundation footing, normally around the edge of the room. This French drain does a great job at collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is collected it is redirected to the SuperSump to be pumped up and out of the basement. 

Leaky Basement Saved in Portage, MI

Mark W. form Portage, MI had a basement that was leaking water in one room. The basement is finished and was built in 2000 with poured concrete. They couldn't really tell where the water was coming in. They discovered the water issue last week, and decided to pull up the carpet because it was soaked. There are hairline cracks in the floor of the basement. There is no sump pump.

Our solution? WaterGuard, SaniDry XP, and 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. We installed that first.

Next, we installed WaterGuard. The WaterGuard French drain system is a drain systems that rests below the basement floor but above the foundation footing, collecting the water that enters into the basement from the walls. That water is then redirected to the sump pump -- or in this case, the SuperSump.

To finish off the project, we installed the SaniDry XP standing dehumidifier. SaniDry can collect up to 109 liters of water per day and has an air filter capable of removing particles as small as 2 microns. This is great for getting rid of any water vapor that lives in the basement. 


Sinking Slab Fixed in Portage, MI

Chris D.'s front patio slab had sunk almost two inches when he called us. This makes for a serious tripping hazard and simply an unsightly appearance. 

Our solution? PolyLevel injection foam. PolyLevel is lightweight yet extremely durable foam that has a quick and easy installation. We start by drilling penny-sized holes into the slab for the PolyLevel to be injected through. Once the PolyLevel is injected, we refill the holes, making this a very noninvasive project. 15 minutes after the job is finished, the slab can be walked on!

WaterGuard and SuperSump in Portage, MI Basement

Daniel K. purchased his house in June of 2016 and has found water leaking into the finished area in basement with heavy rains. He attempted to correct the problem with extending gutter downspouts and landscaping, but it continued to be an issue. That's when he gave us a call.

Our solution? The SuperSump premier sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. SuperSump is a sump pump specifically designed to keep your basement dry for long periods of time. It is capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour, so the SuperSump is suitable for heavy water intrusion.

The WaterGuard French drain system rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that comes into the basement from the walls. That water is then redirected to the sump pump -- in this case, the SuperSump -- to the pumped up and outside of the home.


CleanSpace Transforms Crawl Space in Portage, MI

Helen B. from Portage, MI had a dark, damp, dirty crawl space that she wanted to use for storage. Without an encapsulation system, this is practically impossible. Hence, she gave us a call.

We installed a customer favorite of ours: the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick white plastic lining that, when installed, completely seals off Helen's crawl space from the elements surrounding it. No water, dirt, or cold air will pass through this barrier. As a bonus, CleanSpace is developed with anti-microbial properties, preventing mold growth. With CleanSpace, Helen can use her crawl space for storage without having to worry it will be damaged by the elements.

Finished Basement Receives Waterproofing Treatment in Portage

Nicholas and Aleisha loved spending time in their finished basement—until their egress window started leaking a lot of water into the space. Ayers visited the home and removed the drywall which revealed soaked insulation and traces of mold. The carpet was also wet in some places. The couple was panicked and concerned that the water would ruin their basement, so in they decided to invest in our waterproofing system to address and prevent future damage.

After sealing the cracks where the water was coming entering with FlexiSpan crack repair, Waterguard, a subfloor drainage system was installed along the perimeter of the room. This specially designed piping collects water and reroutes it to the sump, but it sits on top of the footing, so it won’t get clogged with mud.

Once the drainage system was installed, our team installed EverLast panels on the bottom of the walls. These cement boards are won’t be damaged by water, are much harder than typical drywall, and are visually appealing. ThermalDry tile also replaced the carpet. These inorganic subfloor tiles won’t be damaged by water, and since they sit on pegs, if there is a leak, water can easily be dried without removing the flooring.

Not only was the initial problem fixed, but this basement was waterproofed and finished with durable materials to keep it dry for years to come.

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Work Requests From Portage, MI
Project Location: Portage, MI
Front door step broke through to the ground. I just had back surgery and the plywood strip we have been using as a temp fix is really dangerous now after surgery. I would also ask about lifting the small patch of sidewalk in front of the steps to prevent more water erosion to the steps. Steps might need full replacement. Additional information: Needs help with: Concrete Repair
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Floor in basement bedroom has sunk. Additional information: Needs help with: Foundation Settlement
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Concrete porch is sinking. Would like to see if we can level it. Additional information: Needs help with: Concrete Repair
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I am in need of some Jack replacement and possibly other work on my crawl space. I bought the house almost 2 years ago now and after having people down there for plumbing, and seeing the dip, I've been informed I need a jack or 2 installed. I'd like to make the crawl space as safe and up to date as possible if that's possible as well. Thank you. Additional information: Needs help with: Crawlspace
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Looking to replace my Atmox system that semi-controls" the humidity in my crawl space.
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Am looking at installing an egress window to replace a glass block window. External measurements are 31 x 22 and bottom of window is at ground level. Would like to get a quote
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Looking for an estimate on slab jacking a portion of my driveway. Is this a service you provide?
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Interested in egress window and waterproofing quotes
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A corner of my patio has sunk and the rainwater is now pooling around the foundation and entering the basement. I need to lift that corner. I would also like your thoughts on sealing the cracks in my patio. Thank you.
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My retaining wall made of boulders need repair. Let me know if you have the time to fix it. Thanks.
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I have two large cracks that need to be repaired on my pool
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Installing Egress window
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Cracked and sunken sidewalk needs repair and leveling.
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We'd like to request an estimate on retaining wall repair at business
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We have a broken basement window and water is coming into the basement when it rains or snow melts.
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Estimate required
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Want an egress window installed in a room in the basement
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Hello. We have two sections of concrete pool decking that are beginning to sag. We have liner replacement scheduled for August and wanted to inquire about leveling these two areas prior to the replacement. We are interested in an estimate and would be happy to send photos if that would suffice. Thank you!
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I need to have back entrance into my basement sealed. Water leaks in when heavy rain
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Concrete front steps are sinking
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