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Rudy lives in Indiana but has a rental property here in Michigan. He's looking to sell the property but had to address some foundation issues first. The basement walls have had a crack that has only been getting larger the past 3 years as well as bowing walls. Rudy called Ayers for an inspection and we determined that PowerBraces would be the best solution for his foundation.
PowerBraces are steel supports that secure to the joists above the foundation. They evenly distribute the weight of the home, strengthening the foundation over time. Rudy will be able to sell the home no problem now, at a much higher price!
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We not only adhere to the highest industry standards, we strive to be the industry leader in the home improvement related services we provide. We also use state-of-the-art products and technology which are designed to fix your home. We are the authorized Basement Systems dealer in Saginaw County, MI.
This cold, damp basement in Sginaw, MI was costing the owner untold dollars in utility bills. A damp crawl space or basement also promotes the growth of mold and the onset of rot, which means more repair bills in the future. We got to sealing and insulating this crawl space with our CleanSpace Crawl Space vapor barrier system that uses a bright white crawl space liner which we installed on the walls and floors. The liner prevents water vapor and humidity from passing through from the walls and floor.
The great news is that the crawl space insulation materials that we installed in this house are compatible with our crawl space encapsulation and drainage systems to ensure a dry, healthy, comfortable crawl space!
This Saginaw home was sinking on one side near the kitchen and crawl space. On the outside of the problem area, bricks were splitting and there was some noticeable settling on the front porch. This family called us to fix the problem and give them piece of mind that the home was not going anywhere. We used Helical Piers to stabilize the home and potentially lift the home back to the original level. These piers can be installed year round and the installation is fast and effective. We also used Push Piers for areas where the soil condition was unknown. These piers also have fast, effective installation and there is minimal disturbance during install. With these piers, the home was secured so that it would not settle anymore and the cracks would not get worse.
Anna's foundation was experiencing severe bowing that she thought might be from some tree roots in her yard. The walls looked like they were caving in and she knew that this problem was a growing concern in her house.
Our team installed the GeoLock Anchor System which permanently stabilized Anna's wall. In most cases, it can eventually straighten the wall back to its original position. It is done by putting heavy anchors in stable soil away from your foundation wall. This system is ideal because it involves minimal disturbance to Anna's lawn and home.
Anna won't have to worry about her foundation caving in on her now that the system is installed. She can rest easy knowing that her walls are secure and can be adjusted if ever needed.
Lynne needed a remedy to a leak through her egress window well and the sagging of the main floor. Our team came out and repaired the well with the SunHouse Basement Window Enclosure. This enclosure is made from extremely durable plastic so it won't rust, erode, or need to be painted in the future. Lynne also opted in to have the well include the SunHouse plastic cover which will keep out pests, water, and debris, but still ensure you get natural sunlight in your basement or crawl space. Now Lynne will be able to enjoy her sunlight without worrying about the consequences of a leaking window well.
Our team installed SmartJacks, a system produced to halt sloping and sagging floors. Floors above basements and crawl spaces are vulnerable due to the damp nature of the lowest floor. The SmartJack system is a permanent fix to these issues. It uses steel columns, threaded rods and a solid base to address any problems your basement may have. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization. Lynne will not have to worry about the sagging floor or any further foundation problems a sagging floor might indicate.
Linda had water coming into her crawl space through the door-like opening. She suspected that it wasn't sealed properly with all the moisture coming into her crawl space so she called our team. Our team came out and installed an EverLast Crawl Space Door and a SmartSump Sump Pump.
Typical wood crawl space doors can deteriorate over time and can allow insects and other pests to get in your crawl space. Not to mention, wood leaves room for outside air which makes the space cold and damp. Everlast doors are made from thick PVC Plastic and secured with weatherproof knobs. Unlike wood, it won't shrink or deteriorate over time and it won't require any maintenance. Once installed, the door will ensure that your space is sealed off from outside intrusions and keeps the space warm. The SmartSump Sump Pump has a unique lid design so that water can drain down but the damp air will not sneak back up into your space. When there is an indication of flooding an alarm will sound to alert you so you have plenty of time to take action and additionally you can also have a battery-powered backup installed so your pump will work in power outages.
Linda’s crawl space is now sealed off from the moisture that was getting in through the previous door. This will help keep the space controlled and dry so that Linda will have less worries about things like mold and flooding.
Nicole and her husband were new empty nesters and were in the process of deciding on whether to sell their Saginaw, MI home or make renovations to prepare for retirement. The bowing basement walls didn't help their decision and meant they had to fix it whether they sold the home or not. Even though there was no signs of water intrusion, the walls were in the advanced stage of bowing. Our team reinforced the walls using carbon fiber fabric straps which is quick to install and requires no excavation. The CarbonArmor system will prevent the walls from bowing any further and give this family peace of mind that their basement walls will not collapse.
Ryann lives in an 1880s farm house that has one spot where the floors are continuously sinking. The spot is over where the old fireplace used to be but when it was removed, the support was not restored and some old blocks were crumbling near the same area. She wants to sell the home as quickly as possible so the floors need to be fixed in order to put the home up for sale. We installed a supplemental beam to add support to the floors where there was none. We also installed SmartJacks to stabilize the beam and floors where the blocks were no longer doing their job. SmartJacks are secured to the floor joists and not only stop further sinking but can be adjusted to lift the floors back to a level position. This permanent solution means the homes flooring is safe and secure for the new homeowners!
Oshay bought a fixer-upper in hopes she could rent out the property for supplemental income. She wanted to bring tenants in right away but needed to get her foundation concerns addressed first. Oshay noticed some bowing walls and moisture in the basement so she called Ayers.
After inspection, our crew determined that GeoLock Wall Anchors would be perfect for Ohshay's home. A GeoLock Wall Anchor is a steel plate that is drilled onto your basement wall. A steel cable is drilled through the plate, the wall, and through the soil on the outside of your home. Another plate is placed on the other side of the cable, ensuring Oshay's walls not move or bow in the future. She was grateful for the work our crew did to make sure the home was safe and secure for future renters.
Tom and his wife moved into their 1970s home in May of 2020 and never had any water issues up until about 6 months ago. He first started seeing water come up through the drain in the middle of the floor and spent a lot of time pushing the water to the sump pump, but the water always came back. He got an inspection done by another company, but hey didn’t notice that the entire sump pump system was clogged. Tom went with Ayers and we determined that he would need a new TripleSafe sump pump, WaterGuard, and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.
The TripleSafe sump pump system system utilizes three pumps in order to remove excess water from the basement. The second and third pumps are in case of emergencies so the basement can remain dry, even when the power goes out. WaterGuard is a sub-floor waterproofing system that collects water that leaks through the walls and keeps dirt away from the foundation. It is installed along the perimeter of the basement and on top of the footing of the foundation. Concrete is poured on top and regular flooring can be placed on top. Finally, the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier automatically removes up to 100 pints of water a day from the air in the home’s basement. This system circulates the now dry air through the basement and automatically removes the leftover water so you don’t have to.
Tom and his wife were ecstatic that they don’t have to deal with a flooded basement ever again. They have a granddaughter on the way and can’t wait for her to be able to play safely in the basement!
Angela's home has an unfinished basement used as a rec room. She wanted to replace three of the windows down there because water comes in and a white chalky substance sticks to the floors. It smelled musty and they were worried about possible mold growth. She called Ayers for an inspection and we knew we could do the job for Angela perfectly.
We replaced the existing windows with new and added an egress window in case for safety. Egress windows from Ayers bring safety and beauty in one. Building codes require that basement living spaces must have a large enough window to safely evacuate in case of emergency. Our windows have built-in steps and durable covers that hold up to 500 pounds.
Angela was so grateful we could complete this job in a timely manner and keep her kids safe from potential mold growth. She can’t wit for her kids to enjoy the basement safely.
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