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DryTrak System Installed in Traverse City, MI

DryTrak System Installed in Traverse City, MI

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Basement System's DryTrak system works perfectly for monolithic floors. It is designed to relieve water from the wall-floor joints. The water caught in the DryTrak system transports the captured water straight to the sump pump.

TripleSafe Installed in Traverse City, MI

TripleSafe Installed in Traverse City, MI

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This home's old sump pump failed and it was time for a replacement. The sump pump had always been a problem and this homeowner did not want to worry about the new pump during any condition. The TripleSafe has three pumps that activate depending on the amount collected and includes a battery backup in case of power outages.

Traverse City, MI - WaterGuard Installation

Traverse City, MI - WaterGuard Installation

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WaterGuard drainage channel has a patented profile that includes a wall flange with spacers for collecting wall seepage, channel holes that allow ground water to enter the drain line, and a large-diameter channel that can’t crush or kink like standard plastic drain tile can. This innovative interior French drain system, and all of our patented basement drainage systems, are designed to work with the powerful, reliable sump pump systems from Basement Systems.

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Your Basement & Foundation Contractor

For 35+ years, Ayers Basement Systems has been [city_page;city_name]'s trusted contractor for basement & foundation work. As a locally owned and operated business we are proud of the reputation we have built. We stand behind our work and customer service, providing extensive warranties and 100% customer satisfaction. Working with hundreds of businesses and homeowners we have successfully provided foundation repair, concrete leveling, basement waterproofing, and crawl space repair. 

Why Us for Basements & Foundations:

  • Experience - 35+ years with hundreds of successful projects
  • Patented Products - proven basement & foundation tools
  • Trained Professionals - trained & certified repair professionals
  • Professional Service  - highest grade customer service

If you need foundation or basement work in you Traverse City home we are the right choice. We have the experience, products and personal needed for permanent repair work. Call us today at 1-888-489-4425 for a free, no-obligation home inspection and cost estimate.



Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Repair

If there is water or moisture in your basement or crawl space, you will eventually have mold and rot (if you don't have it already). The good news is we can prevent mold and rot from developing with proper basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation. Ayers Basement Systems keeps you home dry and safe. Our work comes with a lifetime, transferable, dry-basement warranty.

Basement Waterproofing System in Traverse City

We can fix:

  • Wet Basements
  • Damp or Moldy Crawl Spaces
  • Leaking Wall Cracks
  • High Humidity in the Space
  • Uncomfortable Temperatures

Our Basement Waterproofing System

Ayers Basement Systems uses a proprietary, patented basement waterproofing system to keep you Traverse City home dry. We first install a hidden drainage channel along the inner perimeter of your basement. Any water entering the space is quickly collected into the drainage channel (before any damage can happen). The water is channeled to a hidden sump pump which pushes the water out of your home and away from the foundation. The entire system is 'invisible'. You don't see it working, you only see the results - a dry basement. The finishing touch is a specially designed, energy-efficient basement dehumidifier which removes excess water vapor. This prevents mold growth.

Crawl Space Encapsulation

We can also protect your crawl space using a similar waterproofing system. The entire crawl space is covered with a thick, vinyl vapor barrier which lays on top of a insulating matting placed on the floor. The crawl space vents are sealed off and a sump pump and dehumidifier are installed. The crawl space entrance has a sealable door installed. The completed system removes any entering water and keeps the relative humidity of the space low enough to prevent mold growth and rot. No wet crawl spaces. No mold or rot. No uncomfortable, cold floors over the crawl space. 


Foundation Repair & Concrete Leveling

Foundation issues can quickly destroy the value of your home if left unfixed. We have repaired and restored the foundations for hundreds of homes throughout Michigan including Traverse City. We have a number of different tools to ensure we have the right solution for the exact foundation problem your home is facing. 

Foundation Piers in Traverse City

We can fix:

  • foundation wall cracks
  • Separating floors
  • Soil issues
  • bowing walls
  • Sunken concrete slabs

Professional Foundation Repair

If your home's foundation is settling we can fix it using foundation piers. Depending on the underlying cause of the settlement we use push piers, helical piers, slab piers or helical deck piers. For bowing basement walls we can use wall anchors, wall stabilization systems or sprayed concrete. We even correct sagging floors over crawl space by installing support jacks. Whatever foundation problem you have, Ayers Basement Systems can fix it. 

Updated Mudjacking Techniques

Most of the Traverse City foundation contractors you speak with will recommend mudjacking for sunken concrete slabs. The problem is that they are using an antiquated version of the method. Mudjacking or slab jacking requires holes be drilled into the concrete slab. A thick mudclurry is pumped through the holes, underneath the slab where it cures. Rather than use a mudslurry, we use PolyLEVEL, an expansive, polyurethane foam. The foam is injected through much smaller holes, expands to fill any gaps beneath the slab and cures in hours instead of days. The foam is also much lighter than mudslurry and puts less stress on underlying soils. Give us a call to gets started with a free home inspection and no-obligation estimate. 



Case Studies From Traverse City
The back wall of a Traverse City garage was bowing. Large cracks in the poured concrete walls were just a symptom of a wall with about 10 inches of...
Leon, a retired teacher and Army reserve specialist, had one major requirement for whoever was going to perform work in his home: professionalism.
Leslie was at a constant battle with her crawl space. No matter what she did it was always wet, and water was beginning to form dirty puddles. She...
Job Stories From Traverse City, MI
Traverse City, MI 100 Year Old Home with Water In Basement

Bob V. of Traverse City, MI owns a home that is over 100 years old. Due to its age and the old foundation that the home is built upon, water often leaks into the basement. Having water reside in your basement can cause serious structural and comfort issues. Water can rot away and your belongings, cause congestion, make paint start to peel, and cause door and windows to stick. This said, Bob needed our help.

The two main products we installed for this job were the WaterGuard French drain system and the SaniDry XP standing dehumidifier. We started out by installing the WaterGuard. The WaterGuard drain rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. This water is then directed to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.

After that installment we moved onto the SaniDry XP. This dehumidifier is a master at its job -- it can take up 109 liters of water per day despite its compact size. This machine will be sure to rid the basement of any lingering moisture.

No More Moist Crawl Space in Traverse City, MI

James J. of Traverse City, MI was having moisture issues in his crawl space before he reached out to us. Having moisture reside in a crawl space can provide a great environment for mold to grow as well as cause moisture issues in the home itself. 

Our fix? The CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that does a great job at sealing off crawl spaces from the outer elements. no dirt, cold air, water, or moisture is able to pass through this material. And as an added bonus, CleanSpace is developed with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth.

Damp Crawl Space Saved by SaniDry CX in Traverse City, MI

David H. from Traverse City, MI has a home that was built in the 1940s. With this being said, the crawlspace is damp and musty, causing the home to smell. So, David gave us a call.

Our solution? The SaniDry CX crawl space dehumidifier. The SaniDry CX is self-draining and can collect up to 109 pints without its collection tray having to be emptied. This makes for a convenient way to keep your crawl space dry and keeo your home free of musty odors. 

Water In Church Basement in Traverse City Eradicated with WaterGuard

Sojourn Church of Traverse City, MI was having water leak into its basement from the walls. This being said, we received a call. 

Our fix? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting all the water that seeps into the basement from its walls. Once this water is collected, it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the building. 

No more water problems with this installment, Sojourn Church!

SuperSump and WaterGuard in Traverse City, MI Basement

June R. of Traverse City, MI has a finished basement, but stated water was coming in through a cove under the basement stairs. This has been an ongoing issue for years and with melting snow and rain, more water than ever before was coming in and soaking her carpet. So, she gave us a call. 

Our fix? The SuperSuper 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.

After we installed that, we moved onto the WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. This water is then redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home -- in this case, our customer favorite the SuperSump fills this role.

Water problems? That's a joke!


Waterproofing a Newly Purchased Home in Traverse City, MI

Bob called to have us look at a house he was interested in purchasing. The house was 100 years old and had some pretty nasty spots in the basement. This was due to groundwater seepage, which is common in older homes.

In addition to the ambient moisture putting the basement at risk for mold, the water seeping through the walls also made everything look just plain ugly. To take care of the water, we installed WaterGuard below-floor drain system in the floor under the affected area and extended the discharge line far from the house to prevent the discharged water from seeping right back in. We also put in a new sump pump and a SaniDry dehumidifier.

To spruce up the look of the basement a bit, we covered the nasty walls with CleanSpace vapor barrier. Not only will the CleanSpace give it a bright, clean look, but it will also help protect the basement from ambient moisture.

SmartSump Helps with a Traverse City, MI Sale

Leslie was getting ready to sell her home when she noticed a large amount of standing water in the crawl space. There were about 4 inches of water in the crawl space, and it wasn’t helping with the sale. Luckily, there was no mold, mildew, or rotten wood from the moisture. But without a sump pump system in the crawl space, the water wasn’t going anywhere, either. Leslie needed a solution that would get the water out and soon.

Since Leslie was planning on selling the home anyway, she asked the crew for a system that would handle the problem as efficiently as possible. The crew put in a perimeter drain and covered it with stones to allow for easy drainage. Then they gave Leslie what she had been lacking for a long time, a sump pump. The SmartSump is the perfect sump pump system for a crawl space. It's capable of pushing out 2,000 gallons of water in an hour, meaning this crawl space will be dry for whoever owns the home. That water will then be lead to a lawnscape outlet in the backyard. Good Luck with the rest of the sale, Leslie!

Geo-Lock Anchors Help a Traverse City, MI Sale

Don and Yvonne of Traverse City, MI had plans to sell their home within the next year. They were all set to move forward with the process, but they weren’t sure what role their out building - and more importantly the bowing walls inside of it - would play. Don and Yvonne noticed the problem after seeing multiple cracks in the building. They saw large stair step cracks, which is typically reason enough to suspect a bowing foundation, but the cracks in cement foundation on the outside also helped to convince them. The building was built into the side of a hill 30 years ago. When our system design specialist came out, he discovered that the walls had bowed about 6 full inches inwards since then. Foundations bow when the soil adjacent to them begin to expand and push against the walls. In this case, it was the soil in the hill that the building was built in. The crew wanted to do their best to guarantee that those walls wouldn’t crumble or affect the sale of the home. So, they used one of our most effective solutions against bowing walls – GeoLock Wall Anchors.

The Geo-Lock Anchor system works by attaching wall plates inside the building to Earth anchors in dependable soil. Using steel rods as tie backs, the system will halt the inward motion of the walls. The hill had taken quite a toll on Dave and Yvonne’s building, so much so that the crew had to use 10 different wall plates and anchors. Even though it was a tall order, the Geo-Lock System was able to put a stop to the bowing, and in time, may even return the walls to their original position.

Good Luck with the sale Don and Yvonne! 

Wet Basement Repair for a Traverse City, MI Home

Joan had water leaking into her home. Ayers Basement Systems was able to help waterproof her basement.

First, Ayers safely excavated all the water in her home. Then, a SuperSump pump system with cast iron pump, liner, airtight lid was installed along with an airtight floor drain. After that, a WaterWatch alarm system was prepared along with IceGuard to prevent floods from a frozen discharge line. At the end of the discharge line, a LawnScape outlet was placed to allow water to safely drain outside. Lastly, Ayers installed a WaterGuard inspection port for access to the system and a sub-floor drainage system.

Altogether, Joan was provided with a full waterproof system that would function efficiently and keep her basement dry.

Traverse City, MI Crawl Space Upgrade

Mike S. had a crawl space that needed some help in order to stay completely dry. After doing some searching on the internet Mike found Ayers Basement Systems. 

Mike called and our office staff immediately set him up with Nino Lira to complete the job. In order to get the job started, drainage matting is put down to channel the water out. On top of that is the CleanSpace Crawl Space Vapor Barrier. The CleanSpace protects from mold and rot, and never supports mildew. Mike made sure he wanted his crawl space totally dry and added the SaniDry dehumidifierThis energy efficient system can remove up to 109 pints of water per day while using a powerful fan that keeps dry air circulating all over the space. 

Mike was very satisfied with the work Ayers Basement Systems did. His crawl space is guaranteed to be totally dry for years to come!

Work Requests From Traverse City, MI
Center Rd in Traverse City
Old farmhouse basement
S. West Bayshore Dr. in Traverse City
Our house had two metal columns in the basement that were rusting due to moisture issues. As a temporary fix we replaced the two permanent columns with temporary screw type floor jacks. We need someone who can put in permanent lally columns or some other type of columns that are permanent in nature and will meet "code".
Francis Dr in Traverse City
Can you come tomorrow or Thursday? (Both cases after 4pm)
Hobbs Hwy. N in Traverse City
Water in basement. Lake levels high.
Lincoln Street in Traverse City
We are interested in an estimate re: concerns for sloping floors on the main level of our home (above a basement).
Serving the following Traverse City, MI zip codes
49684, 49685, 49686, 49696