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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-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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Before and After Pictures from Portage
Portage Home Installs WaterGuard

Portage Home Installs WaterGuard

Before After
Portage Home Installs WaterGuard Portage Home Installs WaterGuard

This is dry after installing Basement System's patented products. 

Porch Slab Raised with PolyLEVEL in Portage, MI

Porch Slab Raised with PolyLEVEL in Portage, MI

Before After
Porch Slab Raised with PolyLEVEL in Portage, MI Porch Slab Raised with PolyLEVEL in Portage, MI

Thinking the slab settlement would eventually stop, the homeowner ignored the obvious settling concrete. Unfortunately the problem continued to get worse! The porch settled 2 inches before the homeowner called Ayers to fix the issue with PolyLEVEL. Using a unique mixture of polymers, PolyLEVEL raises settled slabs and is a clean method that can be used in obvious areas and not affect the appearance of the home.

Fixing a Portage, MI Walkway with PolyLevel

Fixing a Portage, MI Walkway with PolyLevel

Before After
Fixing a Portage, MI Walkway with PolyLevel Fixing a Portage, MI Walkway with PolyLevel

After years of wanting to fix her driveway and walkway, this Portage, MI customer finally made the right decision and gave Ayers Basement Systems a call. The sinking concrete was sloping and creating large gaps in the walkways. The combination made the walk up to this home a dangerous trip.

When concrete begins to settle like this, the best solution is an injection of PolyLevel. The waterproof foam is injected below the slab to stabilize the ground where soil has failed. The foam then expands into the voids that the sinking concrete created and raises the slab. Our crews are experts when it comes to Polylevel, so they know exactly how much to inject to level off the slabs. Thanks to those experts, walking in and out of this house is as it should be: worry-free. 

Note: Any remaining gaps in the after photo were sealed with caulk later in production.

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Your Experts in Waterproofing, Encapsulation & Structural Repair

For over 35 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 35 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...
Job Stories From Portage, MI
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.

Portage, MI Basement Fixed with PowerBraces - Photo 1
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
Vicinity of Montego Bay St in Portage
Front porch slab is sinking on the bank side pushing the front up. Also have some water that occasionally leaks in through fondation around the water service line.
Vicinity of Pimlico Court in Portage
Have a crawl space that I would like insulated
Vicinity of Trotwood St. in Portage
We'd like to add an egress window in the basement and look at replacing a few old windows in the basement as well.
Vicinity of , Garden Rd in Portage
I would like an egress window installed. Please contact me about getting an estimate. Thank you!
Vicinity of Homestead Ln in Portage
Would like to have an egress window installed. Looking for a quote dont plan to do work for a few months
Vicinity of Angling Road in Portage
Thinking about buying an old house which has had past water damage and probable foundation ad drainage issues. Was hoping to see if the damage can be repaired and further damage prevented and to get an estimate for the work. You probably need to see it in daylight but I work till 5pm but am available after 5:15 pm or maybe between 12:15 and 1:15 (lunch) if it can be done in 1/2 hour. if they can't be arranged or done, maybe on a weekend day. Thanks for considering. Rainer.
Vicinity of PEACHTREE ST in Portage
Hello i want to stop the water from coming in when its rains.
Vicinity of Deep Point Drive in Portage
We live on a lake and have had previous flooding in our crawl space. Our crawl space is about 18" tall. We want to get an estimate to have it waterproofed.
Vicinity of Woody Noll Dr in Portage
Driveway has settled causing a trip hazard.,
Vicinity of Marlow St in Portage
Water coming into basement - not sure if it's just a downspout/grading issue or more.
Vicinity of Lloy St in Portage
I have just purchased this house and feel a inspection and conversation is needed regarding a couple issues that it has.
Vicinity of Oldenburg Lane in Portage
Back patio of home we are selling at 7335 Oldenburg Lane in Portage, Mi is starting to sink next to the house. Need to repair to sell
Vicinity of Sablewood Circle in Portage
Sinking patio also front porch!!
Vicinity of Fescue in Portage
Thinking of installing an egress window and would like a free quote.
Vicinity of Dukeshire Ave in Portage
Quote for an Egress Window installation
Vicinity of Roseview Drive in Portage
I need to add an egress window
Vicinity of Velvet Ave in Portage
Hello, I'd like to get an estimate about possibly getting an egress window installed and getting some basement windows replaced. Cheers!
Vicinity of Avon Street in Portage
Wet and smelly crawl space. Would like to discuss options on getting that fixed
Vicinity of W Osterhout Ave in Portage
I have a wall leak in my basement, basement was converted to a bedroom but the leakage caused me to call a remediation crew to remove the wall board, now I need the leak stopped.
Vicinity of Point-O-Woods in Portage
Getting quotes on egress window
Serving the following Portage, MI zip codes
49002, 49024, 49081, 49002, 49024, 49081