With the concrete moved away, the WaterGuard set in and the drainage stone laid down, the final step is to cover the system with a new layer of cement. The cement will cure and the basement will look good as new, but with one difference: no more unwanted water.
The before photo shows one of the multiple large cracks in the storage area of this basement. All of the cracks reached from the floor to ceiling, so the owner naturally related the moisture presence in the basement to the leaks. In the after photo, you can see the solution to the cracks. The crew needed to cover 3 different cracks with the FlexiSpan System. FlexiSpan is a two-layer polymer that will plug the leaks and provide a route for any seepage that does occur. The final destination for that seepage is also seen in the after photo. Below the freshly poured concrete rests a drain well that will escort water permanently out of the basement.
These homeowners had a sump pump failure leading to some basement flooding in a carpeted area. They decided that it was time to get rid of the carpet and find another flooring option that would work well in a potentially wet space. That's when they contacted us about our MillCreek Wood Laminate Flooring. Made from 100% inorganic materials, they are completely waterproof and will never mold or be harmed by water. They also are designed to add a thermal break between the surface that you're stepping on and the cold concrete below. This helps to make the floor and entire room a little bit warmer and more enjoyable. Mahogany wood laminate was installed in this basement living area and it looks fantastic. These homeowners won't ever have to worry about ruined flooring with pump failures. This is a solution that they can be confident in.
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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 Zeeland, MI.
In 2012 Laurie and Vern E. bought their 1960’s ranch-style home in Zeeland, Michigan. The couple were enamored with the house however after 7.5 years and a few grandchildren later, Laurie and Vern simply needed more bedroom space. They thought what better place to add one than their already finished basement. Their only dilemma 一 the tiny, useless basement window. The window provided little to no natural lighting, was hazardous in a variety of situations, and proved no actual benefit.
After research and referrals, the family enlisted the help of us at Ayers Basement Systems. System design specialist Vic gathered all of the important details and handed the job over to Blade, foreman and egress window expertise. Blade and his team were able to replace Laurie and Vern’s old windows with ones that are now both beautifully crafted and code-compliant.
Attached are pictures of their personalized window transformation. For more information on how we can transform your home contact us today!
Tom noticed his floors were sagging. Our team came in and evaluated his problem and noticed his floor joists were beginning to rot and he needed a beam replacement. We replaced his floor beams and then installed our SmartJack stabilizing system. SmartJacks are steel support systems designed to stabilize and level the girders and floor joists in a crawl space. They can support loads of more than 60,000 pounds. SmartJacks transfers the weight of the home to more competent soils and provides the best opportunity to lift the floors above back to their original position solving your problems once and for all.
Brain F. of Zeeland, Michigan had a bowed and cracked wall in his 1940 home. The basement has block walls, the cracks were vertical, the mortar between the bricks was being pushed out. By the sound of it, Brian needed a solution – and fast.
We installed our patented PowerBrace foundation wall repair system for this job. The PowerBrace is a wall repair system that stabilizes tilting, bowing, or buckling basement walls. The system uses steel I-beams that secure to the joists above the wall to ensure maximum support. And even better, customers may choose to purchase a tightening set that can eventually bring the wall back to its original position.
Mark V. of Zeeland, MI was experiencing problems with water entering his basement – until he called us. Thankfully, we had a solution for him.
We installed two of our patented waterproofing products: the WaterGuard French drain system and the SuperSump premier sump pump system. 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 in the drain, it is redirected to the SuperSump sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
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.
These two systems work in harmony to provide an excellent waterproof seal for Mark's basement.
Joe B. of Zeeland, MI was subjected to a crack in his basement wall for many years before he gave us a call to have it fixed. Water has been leaking in through the crack and he assumed he water was coming from a pipe that runs through the foundation walls.
We had a solution for Joe: our patented FlexiSpan cracked-cement sealant. FleixSpan is flexible enough to move with the natural shift of the foundation and still provide an excellent waterproof seal. This system is just the right product to prevent any more leaks from happening because of this crack.
Mike B. of Zeeland, MI had water seeping through the concrete block wall on the south side of his house. This can create a serious problem in a home, so Mike gave us a call.
Our fix? 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 wall. Once that water is collected it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home, keeping the basement the most dry it can be.
John F. of Zeeland, MI had water coming in through a cove in his basement. He noticed the issue about 2 years ago. There was a sump pump in place but it didn't pick up the water leakage. So, John reached out to us for a professional solution to the problem.
Our fix? The TripleSafe sump pump system and the WaterGuard French drain system. 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 French drain system rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement from the walls. Once that water is collected, it is redirected to the sump pump -- the TripleSafe -- to be pumped up and out of the home.
Charlotte N. of Zeeland, MI told us that her crawl space was having some issues that she wanted to resolve. It was always damp and humid, which can cause dampness and humidity in the upper levels of the home. This said, Charlotte gave us a call.
Our solution? The CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off the crawl space from the surrounding elements. No dirt, water, cold air, or humidity will get in with this system in place. And as an added bonus, CleanSpace is made with anti-microbial properties, preventing the growth of mold.
Amy B. of Zeeland, MI told us that her basement walls were wet on all sides where the poured wall meets the brick. She usually had standing water after a heavy rain and wanted a long-term solution for this issue.
Our fix? The WaterGuard French drain system. WaterGuard rests below the basement floor and above the foundation footing, collecting water that seeps into the basement through the walls. Once that water it collected in the drain it is filtered into the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
Ben T. of Zeeland, MI was dealing with a lot of basement water issues prior to calling upon us. The bottom of his basement walls were getting wet when it rained hard or when the ground thawed in the spring. There is a sump system on the back side of the house but not one on the front. Thus, Ben reached out to us for a professional solution.
We decided the best way to remedy this situation would be to install a customer favorite of ours: 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. Once this water is collected it is redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.