Winter humidity can wreak havoc in your home. Here's how humidity can impact the health of your crawl space.
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This low performance and hard on the eyes sump pump is upgraded by the pro's at Ayers Basement Systems to a state-of-the-art sump pump system. This new system brings a new definition to the word, "efficiency" as it helps solve this homeowner's flooding problems.
A homeowner from Boon, Michigan called us referring to his basement foundation walls. He wanted our professional help fixing it. We drove to his property and gave him a free estimate. After inspection, we noticed that wall anchors would be perfect for this basement. We install these by digging a tiny hole in that are a few feet away from the home. Then we drill a steel rod through a 1-inch hole in the basement wall. After that, the rod connects to an anchor that is placed in the hole of the soil. Once we place the plates on afterward, we have permanently stabilized the basement. So now the homeowner doesn't have to worry about an unsafe basement ever again.
Earlier this year we received a call from Eric, a homeowner in Boon, MI. Eric wanted to know if we could help him with the bow/cracking wall problem in his garage. Luckily, our new friend called the right professionals to guide him in his fight against the stubborn walls.
Here at Ayers, we have several options to reinforce, and straighten bowing/cracked walls. In Eric's case, his free inspection revealed the need for a solution consisting of several wall anchors. After having additional estimates drawn up, our new friend found the Ayers solution to be the best fit for him. The Wall anchors here in Eric's garage are perfect for returning the wall back to its original position and reinforcing the entire foundation. We stabilized the garage with a steel rod that runs from the wall anchor to an anchor placed in the exterior of the garage. In time, the wall anchors will work to reverse the forces of nature and straighten Eric's wall. No matter what bowing/cracking wall issues you face, we can provide an effective and affordable solution. Call us today, to see how we can help you!
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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 Wexford County, MI.
Robert M. had a home built close to a lake and wanted his crawl space to be encapsulated. His home was built in 2000 and the walls were made of poured concrete. Due to his home being near a lake, our team of experts decided to install CleanSpace and a SmartSump sump pump.
Poured concrete walls allow water and moisture to seep through and enter the crawl space. The CleanSpace liner, made of plastic (an inorganic material), will prevent water and moisture from seeping into the space. The SmartSump sump pump will pump out any water that gathers in the space from the concrete walls and pump it out.
In addition to CleanSpace and the SmartSump, we installed the Iceguard and the Lawnscape Outlet. The Lawnscape Outlet provides a place for the water to discharge, that gathers in the sump pump, away from the house. We want to make sure the water has somewhere to go. Iceguard is installed to make sure the water is still able to discharge when the discharge lines freeze in those cold winter months. It keeps the water from backing up into your crawl space.
This customer was in a tough spot when she got a hold of us. She had been left this 1966 home with foundation walls that were literally cracking and crumbling in every direction. Since the foundation holds up your entire home, this was obviously a situation that needed to be handled quickly and properly.
Our team of experts assessed the sitaution and decided our Wall Anchors would be the best solution to fix this foundation. This system can only work if there is room for digging on the outside of the home, but is definitely the best option to fix the wall over time. Wall anchors are used to fix very severe problems such as leaning walls, walls sliding in at the bottom and ones that are heavily cracked. This will fix your problem once and for all and will restore the propertly value on your home.
Barb G. contacted our team at Ayers Basement Systems because the crawl space under her mom's house was a mess. They were working on the floor and pulled up the floor boards to reveal a crawl space that was very wet and had lots of mold and a mildew smell.
Mold and a wet crawl space can be one of your worst nightmares. The wetness can evaporate into the rooms above the crawl space and cause the entire house to smell bad. It can also cause wood rot and we all know a rotted floor joist is not good. Mold can create health issues and it drastically affects the resale value of your home.
Our team at Ayers decided the best option to fix this wet crawl space was our clean space system. CleanSpace encapsulates the entire crawl space from all outside elements such as dirt, water, and wind. The system also has additives that make it so no mold can grow on it. CleanSpace is also very durable so you can store belongings on top once it's installed.
Eric S. contacted us because a wall in his garage was bowing inward quite badly. There was stairstep cracks in the bricks and they were separating. Stairstep cracks occur when the wall begins to bow more severely in the middle and the corners are held up by adjacent walls. This was obvioulsy an issue that needed to be addressed as soon as possible.
To fix the cracking and to stop the wall from bowing inward any farther, we installed Wall Anchors. Wall anchors have a rather quick installation and they can be easily installed around pipes, vanities, sinks etc. That makes them a great choice to fix your wall and they restore property value. Wall anchors can also be tightened overtime so they really work to straighten your wall and get it back to normal.
Every homeowner who has a crawl space probably dreads having to go down there or just avoids entering the space at all costs. But we have just the solution to make this a more accessible, usable space for you, plumbers, or anyone else who may have to enter your musty crawl space. We call this system CleanSpace. CleanSpace is fitted to your crawl space and attached at the walls and covers the entire floor as well. The material is made of a very thick plastic that is inorganic and waterproof so there is no chance of mold growth. CleanSpace can get rid of odor, it directs any water to the sump pump and keeps out critters. It really is a great system that will take all your crawl space worries away. Not to mention, its a bright, white color so it really lightens up the space and makes it more appealing to enter.
Cracking and sinking pavement can not only look ugly, but it also can decrease home value and become a tripping hazard. Luckily, at Ayers Basement Systems, we are able to bring concrete back to its original position and prevent further moving of concrete slabs. Using PolyLevel, we are able to provide a quick curing solution that is noninvasive and incredible stable. PolyLevel works through making a small hole in the cement to fill the empty void under the slab with foam. This foam has a very quick curing time and will bring the cement back up to the original position. Once the slab is in the right position, the foam will harden to be driven on the same day.