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After a home inspector pointed out that the crawl space in this home needed a new beam, the owners decided to give us – the crawl space experts – a call. They weren’t completely unaware. They had noticed that one of the rooms above was sloping downwards.
To fix this problem and hold together the structural integrity of the home, the crew used 4 different SmartJacks. By placing the jacks underneath the floor joists - the crawl space ceiling- - and adjusting them to the proper height, the SmartJacks were able to raise the foundation back to its original and stable level without replacing the beam. SmartJacks can support over 60,000 pounds so this repair is a permanent solution.
Eugene's floor has been ruined by water damage, so she called our team. Our team installed the ThermalDry Elite Plank Flooring in Eugene’s home. Made completely from inorganic material, it is not vulnerable to mold or water damage. In addition, this flooring works perfectly with our waterproofing systems. This flooring will allow Eugene to have nice wood flooring in her basement without having to worry about it being ruined by water damage.
The floors in Michele’s home were unlevel because her house was settling due to poor crawl space supports. So she called our team and we installed SmartJack. SmartJack is a system produced to halt your sagging floors. Floors above crawl spaces are vulnerable due to the moisture and soils in your crawl space. The Smart Jack system is a permanent fix to these issues. It uses steel columns, threaded rods and a solid base to address any issues your crawl space may introduce to your floors. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization.
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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 Sturgis, MI.
The sidewalks and concrete slabs outside of this business were unleveled and separating from the base of the building. The owners were looking to raise the concrete and prevent them from settling again.
We used the PolyLevel system to raise the slabs and prevent them from sinking again in the future. We drilled small, penny-sized holes deep into the concrete and then injected them with a specialized polymer material. Once injected, the polymers expanded to raise the slabs and because of their dense and lightweight nature, they assisted in keeping the slabs up while dealing with the weak soil issue below that caused them to sink in the first place. We also used the NexusPro joint sealer to seal off any cracks or openings after the Polylevel system cured.
Water was leaking into Brittany C.’s basement. She was concerned the water was leaking in through her poured concrete walls. The Ayers team came in and waterproofed Brittany’s basement. We installed the WaterGuard basement perimeter system and the Triple Safe sump pump. The WaterGuard System is installed around the perimeter of the basement so any water coming through the walls will go into WaterGuard. WaterGuard will then guide the water to the Triple Safe sump pump to be pumped out the basement. The combination of these products ensures that any water entering your basement does not cause any headaches for you and your family.
Von M. of Sturgis, MI has an in-ground pool in his yard and over the years, the cement slabs surrounding the pool have begun to sink. This can be due to loose soil underneath the slabs or weathering over time -- but nonetheless, the issue needed to be solved.
We used our patented PolyLevel injection foam to remedy this situation. PolyLevel is lightweight yet strong and is proven to be a better solution than mudjacking. We start the project by drilling small, penny-sized holes into the slabs and use these holes as access points for which to inject the foam through. Once we inject the PolyLevel, we refill the holes with cement, making this procedure very non-invasive.
Kevin P. of Sturgis, MI had dealt with a musty smell in his basement for quite some time. It got to the point where his guests were making mention of the odor -- leaving both parties uncomfortable. So, Kevin gave us a call for a long-term solution.
We installed our patented SaniDry XP standing dehumidifier. The SaniDry XP is a best of a duhumidifier -- it can collect up to 109 liters of water per day despite its compact size. This is a perfect solution to alleviating musty odors and the moisture that lingers in the air of a wet basement.
Hunter R. of Sturgis, MI dealt with a crack in his basement floor for years. The breaking point was when the crack began to let water into the basement. Thus, he gave us a call.
We installed our patented WaterGuard French drain system to remedy this water issue. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor but above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is collected, it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home. This solves the issue of water seepage by catching the water before it gets into the basement itself.
Steve S. from Sturgis, MI had a 21x4 foot sideway that was sinking. This can become a serious tripping hazard for those who use the sidewalk, so Steve gave us a call.
Our fix? PolyLevel injection foam. PolyLevel is lightweight and proven to lift slabs more efficiently than mudjacking. We start by drilling small, penny-sized holes into the slab for the foam to be injected through. Once we inject the PolyLevel, we refill those holes, making this project very noninvasive.
Fifteen minutes after the project was completed, this sideway was ready to walk on again.
Seth S. of Sturgis, MI found water seeping through his stone foundation in the basement. He had only owned his house for about a year and was looking to waterproof the basement so he could finish it. Our crew noticed that the previous owners had attempted to seal the leaks with dry lock paint, although it was beginning to flake off. This was a temporary fix that didn’t actually solve the problem. Basement systems came in and offered Seth a permanent solution to his problem.
The bulk of Seth’s waterproofing needs included the installation of Waterguard, a SuperSump sump pump and a SaniDry XP dehumidifier. The WaterGuard system was installed around the interior perimeter of the basement to ensure any water leakage would channel into the pipe and exit into the sump pump, keeping the basement dry. A SuperSump was also installed, which is an effective sump pump system that will prevent your basement from flooding if a water leak occurs. The pump channels water in from the WaterGuard system as well as any other water from under the ground. To top off Seth’s basement waterproofing, we installed a SaniDry XP dehumidifier. This is an efficient dehumidification system that filters the air and takes 100 pints of water per day out of the basement. The combination of these three products will surely keep Seth’s basement dry.
Seth can now happily finish his basement without having to worry about water seepage. He can be assured his basement will stay dry from now on!