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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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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
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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.

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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
Lorac St in Portage
I called in September or October about still having leaks in my basement and am still waiting for you to call back!!
Schuring Road in Portage
Foundation wall issues w/ one of our buildings.
Thunder Bay Street in Portage
I have three cracks in a foundation wall. One crack is leaking water into the basement when it rains or ground is over saturated.
in Portage
Patio area approximately 10'X20' in four slab sections has developed uneven surfaces particularly where the intersect.
Hemlock Ave. in Portage
We want to install an egress window for a basement bedroom
Portside in Portage
Looking at redoing a home after purchase. We would need two egress windows installed in the basement.
Andy Ave in Portage
There is a wall in my basement that is bowing in about an 1 1/2". There was a garage that was added onto my house after the fact with a poured concrete floor and it is on the side that the bad wall is. I purchased the house in 2015 and was assured by my inspector that they were old "settling" cracks and that they wouldn't get any worse, but they have. I have noticed about 10 smaller new cracks and can't close a closet door anymore.
Oakview Dr. in Portage
My back yard has two drains that run to a 1 HP pump which pushes the water out into the street via an old style water pump. Last February, no one was home when the old pump shorted out. My entire finished basement was flooded causing $30,000 worth of damage. We have it all put back together, installed a new pump, but the east side of back yard still floods higher than I am comfortable with. I have to occassionallly plug in a pool pump on that side to lower the level. This is not ok. I need a better system to prevent flooding again.
Redfern Circle in Portage
My driveway has several sections that are uneven and I'd like them leveled.
Evergreen St in Portage
Sidewalk around the house is sinking. Concerned about water getting in the basement from the concrete settling.
E Kilgore Rd, in Portage
The basement is getting wet from ground water coming up from under the concrete.
Golden Ridge Trail in Portage
Woodland Drive in Portage
We have a concrete front porch that has settled and split the concrete. The porch is 20 ft by 4ft. I need it raised and then the split also fixed. Not a new situation, we've just never taken the time to get it fixed.
Muirfield Dr in Portage
We have been getting water in our finished basement when we get a lot of rain in a short period of time for a number of years... We've been able to get it fully dried out and put back together pretty effectively - but the last couple times have left swollen wood and the start of some mold. It's in an area with an egress window. The window well does not fill with water - so we don't think it's the window itself leaking, but it's somewhere around there. Need help with figuring out and fixing the issue/cause, and then rebuilding the finished space.
Forest Drive in Portage
I have an older home with some cracks in my basement walls and would like to have them fixed if possible.
Winters Dr in Portage
We are interested in buying a house that is 100 years old and it has a crawl space cellar and want to know if there is a way to keep rodents out
Evergreen St. in Portage
Our front step has sunk by about 3". It needs to be lifted and leveled.
Moorsbridge in Portage
Sidewalk to lower level of office building needs to be leveled
Woodlawn Drive in Portage
I have a concrete pad outside the service door of my garage that needs some help. The chipmunks have burrowed a void underneath the slab and it's beginning to crack. The pad measures approximately 4' x 6'. I believe I've eradicated the chippies and would like to fill the void.
Woodlawn Drive in Portage
Driveway section connecting to front porch has sunk 4"
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49002, 49024, 49081, 49002, 49024, 49081