Resources

Resource Center

At Foundation Systems of Michigan, we aim to educate homeowners on the variety of problems that can affect their home's foundation. Visit our resource area below for topics ranging from foundation repair, basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation.

Foundation Repair

Foundation Problems
Foundation Problems

We specialize in repairing structural foundation problems, and can help homeowners like you fix your damaged foundation.

Foundation Services
Foundation Services

Whether your foundation is plagued by settlement, tilting, bowing, bulging, severe cracks or disintegration, Foundation Systems of Michigan has affordable solutions to help you solve your foundation problems permanently.

Foundation Repair Products
Foundation Repair Products

Foundation problems may be affecting various parts of your home, and can be caused by several forces. Learn about how we can solve these problems.

Basement Waterproofing

Waterproofing Products
Waterproofing Products

We offer more than 250 exclusive products to keep your home dry.

French Drain Systems
French Drain Systems

The simplest, most effective way to stop basement flooding is to install a full-perimeter French drain in your basement.

Foundation Waterproofing
Foundation Waterproofing

Flooding in basements and crawl spaces is common in homes new and old, and they're rarely a one-time occurrence.

Basement Flooding
Basement Flooding

Basements can flood from almost any point -- including the walls, floor, and pipes. The solution to a flooded basement depends entirely on what's causing the flood in the first place.

Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation

Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawl Space Encapsulation

We offer a state-of-the-art crawl space sealing solution to transform your damp, nasty crawl space into a dry, healthy, usable space.

Wall Insulation
Wall Insulation

Expert crawl space encapsulation with high-performance insulation

Drainage Matting
Drainage Matting

Direct Water On Your Flooded Crawl Space Floor To Your Perimeter Drain

Sagging Floor/Beam Repair
Sagging Floor/Beam Repair

Repairing Crawl Space Wood Damaged By Rot, Mold, Termites, & Pests

Doors & Access Wells
Doors & Access Wells

We install long-lasting crawl space doors and entryways made from inorganic materials.

Crawl Space Humidity
Crawl Space Humidity

Humidity and moisture in a crawl space leads to mold growth and wood rot, causing issues with air quality and the structural integrity of your home.

Crawl Space Cleanup
Crawl Space Cleanup

Providing Crawl Space Cleanup Services For A Healthier Home Environment

French Drain Systems

Exterior Drain Tile
Exterior Drain Tile

There are many different solutions offered for waterproofing a basement. One such option is an Exterior French Drain.

Below Floor Drain
Below Floor Drain

A Subtle, Below-Floor Drain System That Includes A Lifetime Written Warranty!

Thin Floor Drain System
Thin Floor Drain System

A Drain System Designed To Be Installed Beneath Thin Concrete Floors

Grated Drain Pipe
Grated Drain Pipe

Stop Flooding Through Doorways and Hatchways

Foundation Problems

Settlement Sinking
Settlement Sinking

As foundations settle or are pushed in various directions, cracks in masonry are likely to develop.

Cracked Foundation Walls
Cracked Foundation Walls

Identifying The Cause Of Your Foundation Wall Cracks -- And How To Repair Them

Bowed or Buckled Walls
Bowed or Buckled Walls

If your foundation walls are bowing, buckling or are showing signs of inward movement, it's time for a professional.

Sagging Crawl Space
Sagging Crawl Space

Structural support posts that are sinking or failing beams will cause sagging floors and other problems.

Sticking Windows & Doors
Sticking Windows & Doors

Solving Foundation Problems That Lead To Sticking Windows & Doors

Uneven Floor
Uneven Floor

How Foundation Problems Can Lead To Floors That Are Sinking Or Uneven

Tilting Chimney Repair
Tilting Chimney Repair

FSM repairs chimneys that tilt or lean due to inadequate soil support under footings.

Collapsing Retaining Wall
Collapsing Retaining Wall

At Foundation Systems of Michigan, we provide warrantied solutions for retaining wall repair throughout Michigan.

Crawl Space Support Posts
Crawl Space Support Posts

Sagging Crawl Space Joist Repair in Southeast, Central and Northern Michigan

VaporLoc Elite® Wall Barrier System
VaporLoc Elite® Wall Barrier System

VaporLoc Elite® Wall installs in a basement quickly, usually in less than a day. You can use or finish your basement as soon as it’s installed.

Foundation Services

Wall Straightening
Wall Straightening

Correct tilting foundation wall problems quickly to allow for basement finishing.

Street Creep Repair
Street Creep Repair

At Foundation Systems of Michigan, we recommend repairing damage done to your foundation by street creep with the GeoLock® Wall Anchor System.

Repair or Replace Foundation
Repair or Replace Foundation

We can perform a comprehensive inspection of your foundation, providing a professional consultation and a written cost quote.

Foundation Repair Products

Wall Anchors
Wall Anchors

Our adjustable wall anchor system will stabilize bowing buckling walls.

Wall Repair Systems
Wall Repair Systems

When foundation walls begin to buckle, bow or tilt inward, homeowners are correct to be alarmed.

Pier System
Pier System

We have a variety of warrantied foundation repair products that solve all types of settlement issues, including slab piers and helical piers.

Helical Deck Piers
Helical Deck Piers

Helical Deck Support Piers in Southeast, Central and Northern Michigan

Wall Reinforcing Systems
Wall Reinforcing Systems

Innovative product development undertaken by aerospace engineers and the U.S. Dept. of Defense is now being applied to the age-old problem of cracked and bowing foundation walls.

Crawl Space Encapsulation

Encapsulation System
Encapsulation System

Save Money By Insulating Your Crawl Space Today!

Sump Pumps

Our Sump Pump Systems
Our Sump Pump Systems

Patented Sump Pump Systems Installed by Certified Waterproofing Contractors

Backup Pump
Backup Pump

Sump pump failure is the leading cause of basement floods. You should never count on just one pump to keep your basement or crawl space dry.

Installation Steps
Installation Steps

Six Steps to a Dry, Usable Space in your Basement

Repair & Maintenance
Repair & Maintenance

Like any other mechanical appliance in your home, your sump pump system should be maintained annually to be sure it is working at peak performance.

Our Sump Pump Systems

Zoeller Sump Pump Systems
Zoeller Sump Pump Systems

Providing Quality Zoeller® Sump Pumps in Michigan Since 1939

Crawlspace Sump
Crawlspace Sump

The First Custom-Engineered Drainage System For Crawl Spaces!

Sump Pump Reviews
Sump Pump Reviews

With many different models of sump pumps available on the market, it can be difficult to choose the right system. We have carefully researched each sump pump model available.

Sagging Floor/Beam Repair

Floor Joist Repair
Floor Joist Repair

Floor Joist Rot and Wood Replacement in Greater Saginaw, Ann Arbor and surrounding areas

Crawl Space Jacks
Crawl Space Jacks

Repair Your Sagging Crawl Space & Restore The Structure-- Without Rebuilding!

Moldy Wood
Moldy Wood

How Mold Affects Your Crawl Space & Your Home

Crawl Space Humidity

Signs Of A Problem
Signs Of A Problem

Signs Of A Problem In A Crawl Space

FAQ
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Crawl Spaces

Crack Repair

Seal Wall Cracks
Seal Wall Cracks

Small cracks in foundation walls can be a major problem if they leak groundwater.

Floor Cracks
Floor Cracks

Basement floor cracks can be easily and effectively repaired.

Seamless Gutter Install

Gutter Guards
Gutter Guards

If your gutters are overflowing or you find yourself constantly cleaning clogged gutters, we highly recommend having a gutter protection system in place.

Gutter Downspouts & Extensions
Gutter Downspouts & Extensions

Keep the water away from the foundation of your home with our YardGuard™ underground downspout extension system.

Seamless Gutters
Seamless Gutters

Protect your home with handmade K Style seamless gutters from the industry leading experts.

Specialty Gutters
Specialty Gutters

Every home is unique and we take pride in offering customers customizable options when it comes to the types of metal used to create your gutters.

Mold Problems

Dry Rot Damage
Dry Rot Damage

Solving Dry Rot Issues

The Stack Effect
The Stack Effect

How Air Movement in Your Home Can Lead to Mold, Rot, and Damage

Gutter Protection

ProLoc™ Gutter Protection System
ProLoc™ Gutter Protection System

If you have issues with clogged or overflowing gutters, a new gutter protection system could be the solution for you.

ProLoc Elite™ Gutter Protection System
ProLoc Elite™ Gutter Protection System

If you have issues with clogged or overflowing gutters, a new gutter protection system could be the solution for you.

ProLoc Platinum™ Gutter Protection System
ProLoc Platinum™ Gutter Protection System

If you have issues with clogged or overflowing gutters, a new gutter protection system could be the solution for you.

Basement Flooding

Plumbing Flood
Plumbing Flood

When your home experiences a plumbing failure, it can damage carpet, drywall, appliances, and stored personal possessions.

Flooded Stairs
Flooded Stairs

Leaking hatchway doors are a nuisance for homeowners who'd like their basement to be dry -- especially in a finished basement.

Basement Water Damage
Basement Water Damage

Discovering a flooded basement can be a very upsetting thing to discover -- especially if it's never flooded that badly in the past.

House Settlement

Helical Pier Installation
Helical Pier Installation

At Foundation Systems of Michigan, we use foundation helical piers for structures that are showing damage from settlement.

Foundation Soils
Foundation Soils

How Foundation Soils Affect Residential Foundations

Wall Anchors

Wall Anchor System
Wall Anchor System

The Geo-Lock™ Foundation Wall Anchor System

Channel Anchor
Channel Anchor

Geo-Lock™ Channel Anchors For Stabilizing Tilting & Bowing Walls

Street Creep System
Street Creep System

The GeoLock® Street Creep Damage Repair System

Generators

Thunderstorm Over a House
Power to Weather the Storm

Michigan weather is unpredictable. Your power can go out at any time, but finding peace of mind doesn’t have to be a headache. Stay ahead of the storm and safeguard against power failures with a home standby generator.

House with lights on during a power outtage
Why Cummins?

Our Cummins QuietConnect™ Series whole home Standby Generators are a safe and permanent backup solution for your home during an outage.