The path of the employee entrance to this business was uneven and unsafe, so the owner called on us to raise and restore the concrete slab. A few PolyLEVEL injections and the entrance is level and safe.
The owners of this home in Vicksburg were experiencing uneven floors throughout their home, and were interested in fixing this problem and stabilizing their house. Our system design specialist paid them a visit and decided that the SmartJack system was the best solution. Able to support 60,000 lbs, this adjustable steel support beam system installed in a crawl space helps fix and prevent sagging floors. The beams can be raised to different heights to level the floors above. In this home, the SmartJacks were installed directly into the foundation floor, extending 3 feet tall, permanently stabilizing, lifting the home, and providing level floors.
The before photo shows the cinder blocks that the owners had previously been using to support their crawl space. The crawl space ceiling is also the floor joists for the first level, so when the ceiling is sagging a bit, the floor above is also sloping. In this case, even the supplemental supports beams for the joists had started to lean. As you can see in the after photo, the crew reinforced the floor joists with steel beams that would better support the weight of the floor. Then they added in the SmartJack support system. Once in place and attached to the ground, the jacks were raised to a height that leveled out the floor joists and the floor above. Best of all, if the crawl space ever does begin to sag again, the SmartJacks can be adjusted to a different height.
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Ayers Basement Systems has been serving Vicksburg, Kalamazoo County, MI friends, neighbors and family since 1981. We know that fixing a home is more than just a home to them. It's where their family lives and memories are made. Which is why we take our jobs seriously, and treat our customers as we would want to be treated.
So whether you have leaking cinder block walls, cement slab with water coming through it, bowing foundation walls, or a humid crawl space, we can help fix it. We've worked in Vicksburg, MI for years and years, and would be honored to fix your home too.
Ayers Basement Systems is also expert at fixing foundations and uneven concrete that may need to be lifted back into place.
These can all be signs of a foundation problem within the soils of the home.
The good news is, there's a way to fix it. Our team of foundation experts uses a slew of products made specifically for fixing foundation problems. They've been tested and proven to last to simplify your life and let you get back to the things you enjoy doing instead.
Contact Ayers Basement Systems today to find a solution for your home's foundation problem in Vicksburg, MI. Contact us today!
In Vicksburg, someone noticed that their porch was sagging away from the house like seen in the picture below. They needed help so they gave us a call. We came to their house and figured that we would install PolyLevel to level their porch out for good. PolyLevel is an advanved polymer injection foam that we inject into the concrete slab to raise it to its desired level and make it stronger than ever before. PolyLevel worked to raise and level out the concrete slabs while dealing with the weak soils below that were no longer able to hold the weight of the home above. We drilled multiple small holes into the concrete slabs in order to inject them with a polymer material that expanded to lift and level out the concrete. Once injected, the system only needed about 15 minutes to fully cure and the slabs were then stabilized and lifted to their proper level, and stronger than ever before. Now, this homeowner will not have to worry about this ever again.
Andrew’s found that his basement was flooding. The water was coming in from cracks on the floor and the wall. He had a sump pump but it was not able to keep up with the amount of water coming in and had to be unplugged. His home was built in the 1970’s made of poured concrete walls.
Our team came in and helped Andrew waterproof his basement. We began by installing our WaterGuard perimeter system. WaterGuard is used to guide any water coming in through the walls and floor to the TripleSafe sump pump. TripleSafe is specifically designed for situations like Andrew’s. It has three sump pumps in one sump liner. The first is a high quality pump that efficiently pumps out the water and the second pump kicks on when the first pump can’t keep up with the amount of water entering the basement. They work together to make sure that water is pumped out. The third pump, is battery powered and kicks on in the event there is a power outage. This technology ensures that even in a bad storm your basement is still protected.
We installed our Lawnscape Outlet so that the water being pumped out the basement is able to escape with virtually no pitch. It is installed below ground to avoid tripping hazards and maintain your attractive lawn. Lastly, we installed IceGuard, for those cold winter months, which ejects the water away from your home. IceGuard ensures that when those discharge lines freeze, because they will, the water still has a place to go and will not flow back into your basement.
This customer called us because their basement was flooding terribly and they were tired of using the shop vac 3 times a week. They used their basement mainly for storage so they did't want their vauables/belongings getting ruined.
We came to the conclusion that the best solution to the problem would be to install our perimeter WaterGuard system. WaterGuard is installed literally around the entire perimeter of a basement and works to direct water to the sump pump. The system is intalled above the footing rather tha along side of it to prevent build up of debris.
Roger F. of Vicksburg, MI had terrible water seepage and flooding before we were able to help. The carpet had been soaked for as log as he could remember, and Roger had had enough. Thus, Roger gave us a call for a lasting, professional solution.
We installed two of our favorite waterproofing products: the TripleSafe sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system.
The TripleSafe is a sump pump that provides three levels of protection against water leakage. Whether it be normal water supply, heavy volumes of water, or in the case of a power outage, this sump pump will keep your basement dry. For normal water supply, the Zoeller ⅓ horsepower pump functions. At a heavier level, the Zoeller ½ horsepower pump activates. In the case of a power outage, the UltraSump backup sump pump will pump water on a backup battery.
The WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once this water is collected it is directed to the sump pump -- the TripleSafe -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
James K. of Vicksburg, MI has a sidewalk leading up to his front porch that had been sinking for years. A sinking slab, whether it be a driveway, sidewalk, or porch, can cause concern. This is mainly because these sunken slabs are great tripping hazards -- and no one wants to trip and smash their face into concrete! This said, James called us in search of a professional and a long-term solution.
We used our PolyLevel injection foam to raise James's sidewalk. The first step in the project is to drill small, penny-sized holes into the concrete slab for which to use as access points to inject the foam through. Once we inject the foam underneath the slab -- thus, raising it -- we refill the drilled holes with fresh concrete to make the holes practically invisible.
Darla N. of Vicksburg, MI has a front porch that had cracked in the middle and one half had settled and sunk. Darla needed a solution to this problem, so she called us.
Our fix? PolyLevel injection foam. PolyLevel is lightweight yet tough as ever and proven to be a better solution than mudjacking. We drill -penny-sized holes in the slab for the injection process and refill the holes when we are done injecting the foam. After that, the slab is ready to walk on within 15 minutes!
John and Marcia K. have a home on a lake. When the lake water was up their yard was flooded -- and so was their basement. Their finished basement was soaked with water even though they had a sump pump. With this being said, they wanted a permanent waterproofing solution and they called us.
To remedy this issue we installed several of our favorite products: the SuperSump, WaterGuard, BrightWall, and the SaniDry XP. We started out installing the SuperSump. The SuperSump premier sump pump system 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 French drain system came next. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing collecting water that leaks into the basement from the walls. Once that water has been collected, it is redirected to the sump pump -- the SuperSump -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
We then installed BrightWall basement wall panels. BrightWall is a rigid plastic that is 100% waterproof and washable, making it perfect for a basement prone to water problems. BrightWall also acts as a vapor barrier, helping trap humidity before it enters.
The finishing touch to this project was the SaniDry XP standing dehumidifier. The SaniDry XP can collect up to a whopping 109 liters of water that is already living in the air in the basement. The compact size of this beast makes it perfect for putting in a closet or against a wall.
Troy B. of Vicksburg, MI bought his house a couple of months ago and he was not aware there were any water issues. The basement is finished, so Troy could not figure out where the water was coming from. There were a few wet spots in different places and it was always random when it appeared. This said, Troy called us.
Our solution for a long-term waterproofing? The TripleSafe sump pump system, the WaterGuard French drain system, and the SaniDry XP standing dehumidifier. We began by installing the TripleSafe, a sump pump that provides three levels of protection against water leakage. Whether it be normal water supply, heavy volumes of water, or in the case of a power outage, this sump pump will keep your basement dry. For normal water supply, the Zoeller ⅓ horsepower pump functions. At a heavier level, the Zoeller ½ horsepower pump activates. In the case of a power outage, the UltraSump backup sump pump will pump water on a backup battery.
Following that installation, we moved onto the WaterGuard system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. After that water is collected it is redirected to the sump pump -- the TripleSafe -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
To finish up the project, we installed the SaniDry XP standing dehumidifier. The SaniDry XP can collect up to 109 liters of water per day and is compact enough to be stored in corners or closets in the basement.
This home in Vicksburg, MI was located on a lake, and with a finished basement it was a great place to spend time—except for when the water level of the lake was high. With a higher water table, the finished basement encountered some water, soaking the carpets throughout the space. The owners decided to protect the space for the future by installing a waterproofing system in the basement.
Our team got right to work installing WaterGuard along the perimeter of the room. This subfloor drainage system collects any leaks from the walls and reroutes water to the sump, pumping water out of the basement before it can even think about reaching the carpet. Since the piping is placed on top of the footing rather than alongside, it won’t get clogged with wet dirt either.
The current sump pump in the space was upgraded to our SuperSump. This sump works together with WaterGuard and is able to pump 220 gallons of water per hour at an 8-foot head out of the basement.
In order to fully complete the waterproofing system, we recommend installing a dehumidifier to keep the air just as dry as the surfaces in the basement. Our crew members installed a SaniDry dehumidifier in this home to do exactly that. SaniDry is energy efficient and hard working, wringing the air dry and automatically drains the water to the SuperSump.
Once the basement was waterproofed, the homeowners decided to refinish their basement with waterproof materials as well. BrightWall and ThermallDry inorganic subfloor tiles finish off the space nicely.
With a fully functional, waterproofed basement, this family can enjoy their lake home without having to worry about a lake in their basement.