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Keep your basement dry all the time. A TripleSafe® Sump Pump System (shown here), combined with a SaniDry® dehumidifier, represents the ultimate in basement waterproofing and humidity control.

We offer effective solutions for all types of basement waterproofing problems

No homeowner wants to deal with a damp or wet basement, which is why Ayers Basement Systems provides the best basement waterproofing solutions available. With over 35 years in the industry, our expert waterproofers know how to identify the cause of your wet basement, musty smells, and mold problems and can provide you with a high-quality basement waterproofing system that will eliminate your problems.

If you have water in your basement or want to learn more about our basement waterproofing solutions, call us today at 1-888-489-4425 or click below. We offer free estimates in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and many surrounding areas. We are your trusted basement waterproofing company.

Recent Testimonials from Your Neighbors!
  • "This note comes with great appreciation for the quality work done on my damp and wet basement of 30 years..." Read Full Testimonial

    Robert W. of Fenton, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              This note comes with great appreciation for the quality work done on my damp and wet basement of 30 years. The three men that did the work deserve a round of applause!! I have hired a lot of contractors, but these 3 were the very best workers that I have ever seen! They worked constantly from when they arrived until the job was over 2 1/2 days later. The basement remains completely dry and warm. It is nice to go down there and look around occasionally because it is a job very well done. I would like to thank Paulson's Construction for recommending Ayers Basement Systems. Mr. Ayers priced out the job and it was exactly as he quoted. This is the kind of firm that I would highly recommend. Thanks again and continue to do good work.
    Robert W.
    Fenton, MI
  • "I want to write to you to advise that I am so pleased with the job done by David Cervantes and his crew." Read Full Testimonial

    Robert D. of Jackson, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              I just had Ayers do my crawl space. I want to write to you to advise that I am so pleased with the job done by David Cervantes and his crew. David is an outstanding representative of your company. He was professional, pleasant, and explained the job to me thoroughly. I would highly recommend him and his crew to do any of the jobs your company provides.
    Robert D.
    Jackson, MI
  • "We appreciate Ty and his team and the great job that they did in cleaning up our crawl space." Read Full Testimonial

    Rodney J. of Jackson, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              We appreciate Ty and his team and the great job they did in cleaning up our crawl space, replacing the main structure beam, and keeping us informed about the progress they were making each day. We would highly recommend Ayers!
    Rodney J.
    Jackson, MI
  • "Of the fifteen years since Cathy D. moved into her home in Mason, Michigan, the last five were especially..." Read Full Testimonial

    Cathy D. of Mason, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              Of the fifteen years since Cathy D. moved into her home in Mason, Michigan, the last five were especially difficult because of terrible water issues in her basement. After heavy rains her basement would become severely flooded. That is when she called Ayers Basement Systems for help. When inspecting her basement, they found some very unique conditions that would require some adaptation of their current interior basement drainage tiles to work. Typically, WaterGuard drain tiles are installed on top of the footing, but her home had been built with uncommonly thick footing. The crew then opted for an alternative method, which consisted of installing the drain by the interior edge of the footing to capture ground water, and a flange against the wall to collect any water seeping through the block walls. BrightWall panels, which fit snuggly into the drainage system, serve as a vapor barrier and help brighten up the stained basement walls. Cathy was very pleased with the knowledge, professionalism, and cleanliness of the crew and even more pleased with the results. Her basement was put to the test several times since then, by storms and snow melt, and her basement remained dry, clean and comfortable. When it comes to basement waterproofing in Lansing, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and surrounding areas, trust Virgil Ayers and his team at Ayers Basement Systems. They are Michigan’s experts in “All Things Basementy!”
    Cathy D.
    Mason, MI
  • "Floor drains were installed in my garage and driveway, and I could not more pleased with the work of Josh and..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jeff B. of Okemos, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              The crew foreman, Josh Case, was outstanding. Floor drains were installed in my garage and driveway, and I could not more pleased with the work of Josh and his crew! As no drains existed when I purchased the home, it looks like they were always there! Excellent work!
    Jeff B.
    Okemos, MI
  • "The installation crew definitely "wowed" me." Read Full Testimonial

    Carla H. of Albion, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              I didn't even look anywhere else. Before the rep, Keith Bond, arrived, I had received an introductory packet with his bio and photograph as well as literature explaining the various processes the company uses, so I was prepared when the rep arrived to discuss my nees. After reviewing the packet and speaking with him, I had no doubts htis was the company to use. They wre very well organized and professional. The installation crew definitely "wowed" me. Doug, Gage, Jordan, and Josh: you guys did a wonderful job! Thank you! If I decide to have addtional work done in the future or hear of anyone that does, I would definitely recommend your crew.
    Carla H.
    Albion, MI
  • "Ty and the crew were very polite and professional." Read Full Testimonial

    Susan K. of Holt, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              The crew, Logan, Nelson and Alex and project manager Ty arrived at 9:00am. I was told they would arrive between 9-10am. Ty asked to see the area and reviewed rooms where vents were to be placed. Ty and the crew then covered the steps and floor in the basement with plastic. I appreciated Ty asking me if I had a preference on lower or higher placement of the vent at the bottom of the stairs. The crew was very efficient they cleaned up and swept after installation. Ty and the crew were very polite and professional. Ty reviewed how the dehumidifier works and took the time to answer other non related questions I had. Very good experience.
    Susan K.
    Holt, MI
  • "Terry Ortez and his team, Bruce D, did an amzing job on our basement." Read Full Testimonial

    Joseph S. of Holt, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              Terry Ortez and his team, Bruce D and Kyle D, did an amazing job on our basement. They went above and behind expectation, adding some grading to some low spots in the yard and repairing some foundation problems that were unexpected at no additional charge. Very appreciative of this team and their efficiency. They did an entire front wrap of the house in a few hours. We're very impressed and would not hesitate to contact Ayers for any future basement issues. Thanks; Terry, Bruce, and Kyle!
    Joseph S.
    Holt, MI
  • "My overall experience with Ayers was top drawer." Read Full Testimonial

    Dinning Builders (Terry) of East Lansing, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              My overall experience with Ayers was top drawer. Internally, the call staff returned all of my calls promptly. David, the project manager, was great to work with. I could tell he was smart and had a lot of experience with what he was doing. All together the crew was knowledgeable and quick workers. They left the job site clean and better than they found it. I used Ayers once before and was pleased with the speed and efficiency of the installation. Thank you, Dinning Builders Inc. Terry
    Dinning Builders (Terry)
    East Lansing, MI
  • "...Very happy with the service and my dry basement!" Read Full Testimonial

    Woods of East Lansing, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              Jim was very kind and informative. The two reasons for selecting Ayers Basement Systems was trust worthiness of representative, not pushy, not a know-it all, helpful. Representative selling and talking up your product not insulting other systems was great. Jim explained everything nicely. Jessie and Josh worked very hard both days. Never took a break. Were conscientious about everything, explained everything they were doing. Very happy with the service and my dry basement!
    Woods
    East Lansing, MI
  • "Matthew's crew, Dylan and Charles, worked long and hard on my project. They went above and beyond with how..." Read Full Testimonial

    Audra S. of Bath, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              Matthew is an amazing person; you can tell what a good man he is from the first time you meet him. He is genuine and cares about what he does with Ayers and wants to give you the absolute BEST outcome possible. I trusted him immediately! The amount of work that we ultimately needed was over $10,000 more than we had planned for, and if it weren't for Matthew's ability to show compassion towards me and my severe disappointment, I never would have listened, absorbed, or understood what steps would be necessary to take care of our crawl space. If it weren't for Matthew I also never would have signed a new work proposal under those circumstances. I trusted him completely and will always be grateful for what he did for me that day. Matthew's crew, Dylan and Charles, worked long and hard on my project. They went above and beyond with how quickly they worked. The job had its challenges and it didn't slow them down. Our low ceiling and steel beams made it a hazardous working condition, but they persevered, and the job was finished better and sooner than anticipated. I couldn't be happier! This is the beginning of a new and healthier life for my family and me; truly life-changing. May God bless Matthew, his crew, Greg and your company.
    Audra S.
    Bath, MI
  • "Every water control situation is not the same. It is very possible that they will have to design a solution..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jason M. of Lansing, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              Jason's Commercial building in Lansing, MI had two problems that needed to be addressed. There were foundation drainage problems, and water was leaking into the facility's elevator shaft. He chose Ayers Basement Systems for the job mostly due to the flexibility of all the exclusive and patented products we offer, that allowed us to custom design a solution that works of all his very specific problems. "Every water control situation is not the same. It is very possible that they will have to design a solution that fits your needs, that is not the same as somebody else's, and I think they were expertly equipped to be able to do that," -- explains Jason.
    Jason M.
    Lansing, MI
  • "Tammy and Brian R. from called Ayers Basement Systems for help fixing a crack in the basement of their..." Read Full Testimonial

    Tammy & Brian R. of Lansing, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              http://www.ayersbasementsystems.com | 1-888-492-0231 Tammy and Brian R. from called Ayers Basement Systems for help fixing a crack in the basement of their Lansing, MI home. They were very impressed with the level of service they received from everyone in our team, but they were particularly happy with the fact that Ayers Basement Systems had a solution to fix the basement from the interior, without the need of disruptive exterior excavation. They were also very impressed with the fact that the repairs are backed by a Transferable Lifetime Warranty.
    Tammy & Brian R.
    Lansing, MI
  • "Everyone at Ayers did their part and made sure what needed to get done got done. Thank you." Read Full Testimonial

    Jean H. of Lansing, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              Glen Roble answered the phone whenever I called and always explained everything to me. He helped me get someone to explain how the system worked. Glen also helped me understand how the side walk had to be done. Glen helped me feel comfortable when the pumps were going in. Larry did a great job and so did Gavino. I loved having them here and the work they did was SUPERB! They should receive the WOW Service Award. They seemed to be two very down to earth people and a joy to be around. They went above and beyond to do some extra things to make me happy and feel at ease. Larry and Gavino worked very well together! They were trustworthy and careful with my house. Chris Fues is terriffic and explained everything and showed me how all the pumps work. Chris checked to make sure everything was corectly added. He also explained how other tubes could be put into drains and how alarms work. I am very appreciative that Ayers has their own electrician Brian. He did an effective job of installing the extra plug and made sure it was hooked up the the generator. He was kind respectable and professional. The office staff who answered the phones were so helpful. They made sure I got the service I needed. Thank you so much for everything.
    Jean H.
    Lansing, MI
  • "Our project manager's presentation and credibility factor helped us decide to use Ayers Basement Systems. The..." Read Full Testimonial

    Therese A. of Lansing, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              Our project manager's presentation and credibility factor helped us decide to use Ayers Basement Systems. The crew were very knowledable in all facets; they were quiet, good workers, and completed the job earlier than expected.
    Therese A.
    Lansing, MI
  • "...I was advised by the installer to hire a plumber to fix a leaky pipe under my bathroom floor that was..." Read Full Testimonial

    Mitchell of Lansing, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              After the installation of the Ayers waterproofing system, I was advised by the installer to hire a plumber to fix a leaky pipe under my bathroom floor that was discovered. I did so and the worker who fixed the leaky pipe said he "had never seen a better job of installing a waterproofing system". He was very impressed. I'm also pleased with your company's work.
    Mitchell
    Lansing, MI
  • "Mr. Schoenleber's evident knowledge of the business." Read Full Testimonial

    Deborah B. of Diamondale, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              In addition to the ratings and reviews I read online, Mr. Schoenleber's evident knowledge of the business, his gentlemanly and patient presentation, and his restraint from pushing a product on me when cost was weighed against other home projects in the making gave me confidence in the professionalism and honesty of your company.
    Deborah B.
    Diamondale, MI
  • "The team arrived on time, were professional, and were conscious of dust and dirt." Read Full Testimonial

    Taylor S. of Marshall, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              Terry Ortez and his crew installed a waterproofing system in our basement yesterday. The team arrived on time, were professional, and were conscious of dust and dirt as they laid down runners to reduce tracking it in hallway. We have dreaded rain because it meant endless trips of ShopVac vacuuming and emptying. We haven't had rain yet but I'm looking forward to not having to vacuum it up after when it does rain!
    Taylor S.
    Marshall, MI
  • "...We were amazed at how quickly the job was completed! Liked having a written estimate." Read Full Testimonial

    Walter of Potterville, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              Normally during snow melt we would have water in our basement. However, this most recent melt isn't a concern for us anymore. Our representative was very good; knowledgeable about product; able to tell what we needed. The crew was on time and even called the first day before arrival. We were amazed at how quickly the job was completed! Liked having a written estimate.
    Walter
    Potterville, MI
  • "Thank you so much for personally coming to help with our wet basement. We know how busy you must be and for..." Read Full Testimonial

    John &. of Charlotte, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              Thank you so much for personally coming to help with our wet basement. We know how busy you must be and for you to have taken so much time to help us - it's no wonder Ayers Basement Systems is such a success!! We are grateful for your help and even more so for your friendship.
    John &.
    Charlotte, MI
  • "Terry and his crew were phenomenal!" Read Full Testimonial

    Lynn M. of Dewitt, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              My husband, Phil, and I have already had the basement service performed. The supervisor was Terry Ortiz, he was phenomenal at his job. Terry was courteous to his work crew and us and receptive to Phil and my needs. Terry worked so hard and completed our job on time. I can't say enough good things about Terry and his crew, as well as the wonderful job they did.
    Lynn M.
    Dewitt, MI
  • "I am truly impressed with the quality of your organization, and the way you stand behind your work." Read Full Testimonial

    Ted P. of Battle Creek, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              I am truly impressed with the quality of your organization, and the way you stand behind your work. I had work done on my home in Battle Creek, and a bigger job done on my cottage in South Haven. The South Haven job had to be done over because the first guy didn't do the job right. I was fortunate enough to be working with Troy Baxter, and then Dan Bemman and his team who came out in the dead of winter to fix my basement and do the job right. In addition, I know there was another gentleman named Zack who was also involved. I find it refreshing to deal with a company that is willing to admit when they didn't do the job right and the go back and fix it. This just doesn't happen everyday and I didn't want to pass without reaching out to you directly. I could go on and on with the reasons I am happy with my choice of your company to do the work, but instead I'll just say thank you for building a company of employees that truly care about the customer. Please take my note and share it with these great employees because, again, they embody what you've taught them I'm sure, that the customer comes first. I felt that with each of them as I worked with the along the way.
    Ted P.
    Battle Creek, MI
  • "We will definitely recommend your company to everyone!" Read Full Testimonial

    Laurie & Mark B. of Fowler, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              Dear Ayers Basement Systems, We are sending you this letter to let you know how pleased we were to do business with your company... and your staff personnel were wonderful! Many thanks to: Greg Brown (sales), Gage Pederson, Ryan Mire, Doug Hawley, Logan Praski, and Troy Miller. We were so impressed with how polite they all were, and how they stayed on task and finished the job within the timeframe allotted. As business owners ourselves, we know how important a good employee is. These employees definitely represented your company well! We will definitely recommend your company to everyone! Sincerely, Mark & Laurie B.
    Laurie & Mark B.
    Fowler, MI
  • "The crew took precaution to protect our entrance, down the steps and into the floor area. They hung plastic..." Read Full Testimonial

    James of Standish, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              The crew took precaution to protect our entrance, down the steps and into the floor area. They hung plastic from the floor joist to keep the cement dust down. Our Project Manager was very professional and explained everything very clearly. The main reason we chose Ayers Basement Systems is because the process was what was needed to solve our water problems.
    James
    Standish, MI
  • "Nate Monear and Matt Houghtaling did a great job waterproofing our basement." Read Full Testimonial

    Hans D. of Portage, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              Nate Monear and Matt Houghtaling did a great job waterproofing our basement. They left no mess the job looks wonderful, and even with some house construction problems they discovered, they got the job done neatly and very professionally. I would Recommend Ayers to anyone who has basement water issues!
    Hans D.
    Portage, MI
  • "Since the work has been completed, we now use our basement daily as it has become a livable space. I would..." Read Full Testimonial

    Melissa K. of Union, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              We had a basement waterproofing system installed Dec. 2 & 3, 2014. The crew was great. They worked quickly and efficiently. I was not home when the work was done (my boyfriend was) so when the location of the discharge changed, the crew leader was willing to speak to me on the phone to explain everything to me. He also answered every question that came up during the process, came back after hours to pick up our paperwork when I was able to be home, and dealt with our horrible neighbor. Prior to the work being done, Tia was able to work with us on the financing available through MSUFCU. The interest rate provided through Ayers and MSU was over 10% lower than through our credit union. Since the work has been completed, we now use our basement daily as it has become a livable space. I would highly recommend Ayers. You get what you pay for.
    Melissa K.
    Union, MI
  • "The salesman, Glen, was very helpful and knowledgeable of the project and kept me at ease the whole time." Read Full Testimonial

    Milo L. of Hastings, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              Ayers did everything right from start to finish! The salesman, Glen, was very helpful and knowledgeable of the project and kept me at ease the whole time. The installation crew conducted themselves in a very professional manner and cleaned up the front of the house very nicely. I decided to give Ayers a call when I saw the logo on one of the work trucks one day.
    Milo L.
    Hastings, MI
  • "I can very highly recommend your solution to solving water problems. The success of your system was proven..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jack F. of Kalamazoo, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              Dear Ayers Basement Systems, I am very pleased with the WaterGuard System, exterior foundation flashing and the trench drain with lawnscape outlet which you installed at my home on June 15-17. My situation was a little different in that it was my garage which was leaking. One side has a block wall which is partially below grade and the opposite side is a frame wall above grade. The WaterGuard System on the block wall and the below grade flashing on the exterior of the foundation on the opposite wall solved the problems of water entering at the juncture of the floor and walls. The trench drain, out 24" in front of the overhead garage doors, solved a problem of water accumulating in a low area and running in at the corners of the garage doors when closed. Your crew, led by Nick Wolf, did a very professional job. They were diligent, conscientious and receptive to my strive for perfection. Everything was cleaned up at the end of the two days and was left very neat when the job was finished. Those fellows are keepers. I can very highly recommend your solution to solving water problems. The success of your system was proven last night when we had a very heavy deluge of rain and no water appeared on the garage floor. Thank you, Jack F.
    Jack F.
    Kalamazoo, MI
  • "These are two guys you want working for you." Read Full Testimonial

    Alyce A. of Kalamazoo, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              Virgil, Thank you for assigning Jon and Marty to put in the Sump Pump in my basement. Both of them represent exactly the employees you want to represent Ayers. They were very professional, extremely pleasant and courteous, and very hard workers. 1.They taped off the section as I had asked you to arrange and when I thanked them, they just told me that was what they do as part of the job. 2. When they looked at the plans that Todd had recommended, they decided the drainage system would not work as planned. They walked around the house and developed options that the discussed with me, even though it meant extra work for them. They then had to obtain the extra parts (piping). Also, it meant the job would take much more time. The facts are, I would have been willing to pay extra and told Jon that, but Jon immediately said no, the job would cost what Todd ha estimated. (I expect I should thank you for that-that is probably company policy, but Jon did it pleasantly and with style.) 3. As I may have mentioned to you (or maybe I hadn't), my husband has mild dementia. He was not home when Jon and Marty arrived, but came home while they were working and was in the basement watching his TV during their work. They interacted with him in a very sensitive way, even though I had not told them about his dementia. 4. They cleaned up the area. I did not have to take a dust cloth or shop vac to clean up. 5. Jon check the sump pump that Ayers put in last year to make sure it was still working. Again, that was an "extra." These are two guys you want working for you. Again, thank you, for assigning them to this job. Alyce
    Alyce A.
    Kalamazoo, MI
  • "You have a big thumbs up from me." Read Full Testimonial

    Jason C. of Kalamazoo, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              You have a big thumbs up from me. So impressed with the work your company did with my basement.
    Jason C.
    Kalamazoo, MI


The causes of a wet basement

Did you know you can have water issues in your basement without heavy rains or obvious standing water? It's easy enough to see water coming through a crack in your floor or basement wall, but what's the real cause of your basement water problem?

clay bowl effect Michigan

The Clay Bowl Effect

Excavated soil that's replaced around a completed foundation isn't as dense and tightly packed as undisturbed soil farther away. As a result, water collects in the soil immediately surrounding the house, putting pressure on foundation walls and causing cracks.

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Hydrostatic Pressure

As soil around your foundation becomes soaked with moisture, it expands and puts pressure on your foundation. The water will then work its way through any opening available, including cracks and openings around pipes or windows.


How we solve your basement waterproofing problems

A home with a wet basement can be much more difficult to sell. In fact, a wet basement is one of the most serious "red flags" that deters buyers. The good news: we offer waterproofing products and services to help solve your basement problems fast. We are the basement waterproofing company that can help. Our solutions include:

  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • Sump pumps
  • Waterproof wall and floor products
  • Wall and floor crack repairs
  • Replacement windows
  • Water heater flood protection
  • High strength washer hoses

Our basement waterproofing system comes with a lifetime written warranty that's transferable to the next owner, so not only does our system restore value to your house, but it also gives homeowners and buyers confidence that their home is protected.

Before and After
  • TripleSafe Installation in Stockbridge, MI
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    TripleSafe Installation in Stockbridge, MI
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    Homeowners with a wet basement called Ayers to have a TripleSafe pump system installed to clear up their basement. As you can see in the after picture, the job is still in the process of being completed. 

  • WaterGuard Installation in Jackson, MI
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    WaterGuard Installation in Jackson, MI
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    The WaterGuard system is installed below the surface of your basement floor, making it discrete. This is done by jack-hammering a portion of the wall away along the perimeter of the room, installing the system, and then patching over the system with concrete to give a nice, clean finish. The functioning system catches any invading water and funnels it to a pump, where it is then dumped a safe distance from the home. The WaterGuard system was designed to prevent dust and debris from clogging the draining water, so your system stays functioning and efficient for years.

  • WaterGuard Drainage System in Jackson, MI
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    WaterGuard Drainage System in Jackson, MI
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    The WaterGuard drainage system is installed underneath the ground. This allows the system to stay functional yet discreet. Only a portion of the system (about half of an inch) lies above the ground so it can easily receive leaking water from the walls and prevent debris from clogging the drains below the ground. This system receives water from both the ground and the walls to make it a multifunctional system. It then funnels that water to a SuperSump  sump pump or a TripleSafe sump pump where it is then pumped a safe distance from the home. 

  • WaterGuard System in Jackson, MI
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    WaterGuard System in Jackson, MI
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    The WaterGuard system works by catching leaking water from the walls and water seeping up from the ground. It then funnels this water to a sump pump where it is then pumped a safe distance from the home. The WaterGuard is installed underneath the ground so it is hardly visible; only a half an inch of the system lies above the ground. This system was engineered to prevent debris from clogging the water from draining, so it is very reliable. The WaterGuard system is one of the most advanced waterproofing systems to date and will bring order to your basement flooding issues. 

  • Jackson Basement Adds BrightWall For Light
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    Jackson Basement Adds BrightWall For Light
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    BrightWall's white color maximizes the available light in your basement, creating a cheerful, clean-looking space.

  • TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in Jackson, MI
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    TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in Jackson, MI
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    The TripleSafe Sump Pump is the king of all pump systems. It consists of three state of the art pumps that all work together to keep your basement drier than any other on the block.

    The first pump is a one 1/3 hp pump that is the first to start pumping water during a flood or water leakage. The second is a 1/2 hp pump that is raised slightly higher in the liner than the first pump and turns on only in the event that the first pump cannot keep up. The second pump also has its own discharge line so the pumps do not get disrupted as they both try to discharge through the same pipe. The third pump is raised even higher in the liner and is battery powered so in the event of a power outage your pump continues to discharge water from your home. 

  • Upgrading to a TripleSafe Sump Pump in Jackson, MI
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    Upgrading to a TripleSafe Sump Pump in Jackson, MI
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    Our customer called after buying a house and realizing that the existing sump pump was not up to snuff. We replaced it with a TripleSafe sump pump and installed IceGuard on the discharge lines to protect against freezing lines next winter.

  • WaterGuard and SuperSump Dry Out a Jackson, MI Basement
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    WaterGuard and SuperSump Dry Out a Jackson, MI Basement
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    This basement would leak down the walls after heavy rains and onto the tile floor. As you can see in the before photo, the wood panels had a bit of water damage towards the bottom of them. To help repair the problem, the crew installed a WaterGuard perimeter drainage system at the foot of the walls. They cut the bottom portions of the walls to remove the stains. Before the perimeter system could be installed, the tile and floor needed to be excavated to make room for the pipes. The after photo shows where fresh concrete was poured to cover the system and the SuperSump system that will pump out any water in the WaterGuard. With those two systems, there will be no more leaks in this basement.

  • TrenchDrain Diverts Water From Jackson, MI Home
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    TrenchDrain Diverts Water From Jackson, MI Home
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    Any diversions from a flat surface in your yard - hills, valleys, slants - can cause headaches when it comes to water. Our customer called because the slant to their driveway was helping water drain toward the house instead of away - sometimes it seemed to be coming right from the floor.

    By installing TrenchDrain in the driveway, water can drain through the grated opening and divert to an outlet in the yard, far away from the house.

  • Jackson, MI Basement Finished with EverLast and ThermalDry
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    Jackson, MI Basement Finished with EverLast and ThermalDry
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    These Jackson, MI homeowners initially contacted us to repair several cracks in their foundation walls. After fixing this issue with our FlexiSpan crack repair system, we returned to the home to assist them in finishing their basement. Our basement finishing team upgraded the outdated wood paneling and carpet with new, sturdy EverLast cement board wall panels and ThermalDry tile. This tile is the only plastic, all-inorganic subfloor in the world, preventing mold growth and providing a durable, yet appealing floor. With new walls and flooring, this basement received a facelift that will keep it a dry, comfortable living space for years to come.

  • Egress Window Modernizes Jackson, MI Basement
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    Egress Window Modernizes Jackson, MI Basement
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    When finishing your basement, especially if you're turning it into a bedroom or otherwise habitable living space (i.e. an apartment), it's important to be aware of building code. You must have a properly sized window, like the egress windows we install.

    While finishing their basement, our customer had us install a new egress to take the place of their small, outdated basement window. You'll have to look closely to even see it in the before picture. The difference is dramatic.

  • Basement Waterproofing in Jackson, MI
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    Basement Waterproofing in Jackson, MI
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    This customer called because their discharge line was redirecting water back into their basement. The end result was that the basement flooded and without a sump pump system, there isn’t an effective way for the water to exit the home.

    We redirected the discharge lines and installed both the TripleSafe sump pump system and the WaterGuard system to begin waterproofing their basement.

    The TripleSafe sump pump system supports three sump pumps in one liner to ensure water is efficiently pumped out of your basement. The first pump is an effective pump that will do most of the work. The second pump is higher in the liner and automatically turns on if the first pump cannot keep up. The third pump is a battery-powered pump that will ensure the sump pump is working even if the power goes out.

    We also installed the WaterGuard system that is used to further waterproof a basement by ensuring any water leakage will filter into the pipe and exit into the sump pump. The system is installed in the perimeter of the basement and is placed slightly away from the wall to ensure any water from wall leaks will have room to filter into the pipe and exit into the sump pump.

    These owners can be assured they will have full protection against flooding in the future!

  • WaterGuard Installed In Jackson, Mich.
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    WaterGuard Installed In Jackson, Mich.
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    WaterGuard is designed to be installed below the floor slab, resting on top of the foundation footing. This keeps this drainage system out of the "mud zone", where drains can clog.

  • WaterGuard and SmartSump Installed in Fowlerville, MI
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    WaterGuard and SmartSump Installed in Fowlerville, MI
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    Water leakage had ruined many valuable in this homeowner's basement. The installation of the WaterGuard french drain system will catch and funnel the water straight to the new SmartSump. 

  • Egress Windows Brighten Pleasant Lake, MI Basement
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    Egress Windows Brighten Pleasant Lake, MI Basement
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    Egress windows are an integral part of a finished basement, particularly if you want to use the space as a bedroom or other living space. By having windows installed by a basement company, you can be sure that they are water-tight and code-compliant.

  • Crumbling Crawl Space Restored in Leslie, MI
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    Crumbling Crawl Space Restored in Leslie, MI
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    A seemingly crumbling crawl space was making our customers in Leslie, MI uneasy. The stone walls were loose, and the area was wet and dirty. Ayers crew came in and carried out tuck point on the wall to keep any loose stones from moving any further. Then, a SuperSump was installed to keep the crawl space dry. This SuperSump can pump up to 2200 gallons of water out of the basement per hour, and has a backup pump installed for extra protection. Lastly, cleanspace was added to the crawl space to act as a vapor barrier. This white lining, shown in the after picture, works to keep moisture out of the house and is mold and pest resistant, and helped to hold the stones in place. 

  • WaterGuard Installed in Williamston, Mich.
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    WaterGuard Installed in Williamston, Mich.
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    Basement System's patented sub-floor perimeter drainage system.

  • Williamston basement upgrades to the SuperSump sump pump
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    Williamston basement upgrades to the SuperSump sump pump
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    The SuperSump patented airtight sump pump cover keeps out sump pump odor due to moisture in the sump pump basin, as well as bugs and pests. It also quiets sump pump noise and protects small children from playing with and falling into the sump.

  • Basement Walls Enhanced with Brightwall Paneling in Parma, MI
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    Basement Walls Enhanced with Brightwall Paneling in Parma, MI
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    We all know doing laundry isn’t the most enjoyable experience, but it’s probably a lot less unpleasant if you have to do it in a basement like this one. The mortar around the cinderblock walls is crumbling, letting moisture into the basement. While the owners have a sump pump, there’s no way for the water from the leaky walls to enter it; that’s where WaterGuard comes in.

    Our team installed WaterGuard, a drainage system that’s laid on top of the footing around the perimeter of the basement. This piping collects water from the leaky walls and reroutes it to the sump pump, where it’s then forced out of the basement through a discharge line.

    To improve the overall look of the walls, we also installed BrightWall paneling. These plastic panels fastened to the wall brighten the space, while still allowing water from the walls behind it to drain to the WaterGuard system. These panels prevent water vapor from coming through the walls and evaporating the basement, too.

    WaterGuard helps eliminate the water from the leaky walls in this basement, while Brightwall paneling dramatically enhances the space. We won’t promise the homeowners that doing their laundry will be fun, but we hope it will be a lot more bearable when it’s done in this bright, dry basement.

  • WaterGuard Drainage System in Quincy, MI
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    WaterGuard Drainage System in Quincy, MI
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    The WaterGuard drainage system is perfect for leaky basements with reoccurring flooding problems. By jack-hammering a portion of the perimeter away, installing the system, and patching the floor back up with concrete, Ayers Basement Systems solves a home's water problems. The drainage system catches any leaking water from the walls or water seepage from the ground and funnels it to the sump pump, where the water is pumped a safe distance away from the home. This system is specially engineered to prevent debris from clogging the drains, unlike typical French drainage systems. 

  • BrightWall Protects Basement Block Walls in Mason, MI
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    BrightWall Protects Basement Block Walls in Mason, MI
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    The block wall in the before photo had been leaking into the home quite a bit. The space between the blocks created easy access for groundwater to break through. You can even see where the water had stained the wall on its way down. Our fix in the after photo is the BrightWall system. The white panels of BrightWall are a moisture barrier system that keeps water out of view in the basement. As water leaks in through the block wall, it will be escorted down the wall and into a drainage system that sits in the foot and wall joint. The perimeter drainage system WaterGuard sits under the footing of the ground and will carry the water out to be discharged. As a system, BrightWall will solve the leaking problems that this basement has been dealing with for a long time.

  • TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in Mason, MI
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    TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in Mason, MI
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    The TripleSafe Sump Pump is a crucial element to a drainage system that keeps your basement flood free. This top of the line system contains three pumps within one pump liner. The first pump handles the majority of drainage water, the second pump is slightly higher than the first and turns on only if the first pump can not keep up or fails, and the third pump is battery operated and operates only if the power fails. 

  • SunHouse Window Well Installation in Mason, MI
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    SunHouse Window Well Installation in Mason, MI
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    To keep the water out, this homeowner had Basement System's SunHouse window wells installed. The SunHouse lids will keep debris from piling up inside the well and allow the outside light to shine in.

  • Mason, MI, Home Upgrades to TripleSafe Sump Pump
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    Mason, MI, Home Upgrades to TripleSafe Sump Pump
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    This homeowner's decision to upgrade to the best sump pump on the market was necessary to keep water away from the items stored in the basement. The advantages of using the TripleSafe sump pump include having three separate pumps that are activated at different times (depending on the water level) and the addition of the battery backup, which automatically turns on in the event of a power outage.

  • WaterGuard Installation Finished in Mason, MI
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    WaterGuard Installation Finished in Mason, MI
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    The WaterGuard french drain system is installed above the "mud" zone so it won't get clogged. Once the installation is complete, concrete is laid down to make the installation seemingly unnoticable.

  • Egress Window Installation Eliminates Okemos, MI Basement Leak
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    Egress Window Installation Eliminates Okemos, MI Basement Leak
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    The customer called us with a leaking wall crack in their basement. A FlexiSpan system took care of the crack itself, but the source of the problem was the basement window. We installed a new egress window that will eliminate the leak and any future cracks.

  • Egress Window Brightens an Okemos, MI Basement
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    Egress Window Brightens an Okemos, MI Basement
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    This Okemos, MI homeowner found us at a local trade show and was immediately impressed by our offered services. She decided then and there that she wanted to have an Egress Window installed. As you can see in the before picture, her previous window didn’t offer a lot in terms of lighting. The 4-foot window that the team installed most likely won’t have this problem. Our replacement egress windows are designed to allow light to actually permeate into the basement. Since the project was done by the waterproofing experts here at Ayers Basement System, homeowners can rest easy knowing that any product we install will have a waterproofing function. The inorganic well included with our egress windows won’t decay or allow water to leak in. For even more protection, ask about our plastic lids, designed to let sunlight in through the window while keeping water, dirt and critters out of the well.

  • Downspout Extension Leads Water Away from Okemos, MI Home
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    Downspout Extension Leads Water Away from Okemos, MI Home
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    This Okemos, MI homeowner was dealing with water build up near his window well. Whenever it rained, the yard would get very damp and threaten to leak into the basement, but the water wasn’t coming from where you’d think. Sure, it was rain water, but it was flowing from his gutter downspouts. The spouts had been installed at an angle on the side of the house that led straight into the soil. It was only a matter of time until that water started to look for another place to go, like the home’s foundation.

    The homeowner wanted an extension that would lead the water to his front yard. Ever accommodating, the Ayers crew stepped in and drew out a plan for a downspout extension and front yard LawnScape outlet. The discharge line was placed below ground and then connected to the two downspouts on the home. Think of the after shot as more of a “pre-final touches picture.” The crew later replaced the excavated soil and thoroughly hid the discharge line.

    This problem could have been a lot more severe. Overflowing gutter water can easily leak into basements and cause serious foundation problems. If you’re worried about keeping gutter water away from your foundation, then give us a call and find out if a gutter downspout extension is right for your home.

  • Okemos Resident Gets a Full Basement Makeover
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    Okemos Resident Gets a Full Basement Makeover
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    Basement to Beautiful Wall Panels are the premiere option for creating a comfortable, energy efficient basement environment.

  • Repairing Wall Cracks with Sentry Seal in Okemos, MI
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    Repairing Wall Cracks with Sentry Seal in Okemos, MI
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    These Okemos, MI customers were suffering from water leaking in under the stairs of their home. During heavy rainfalls, the water would seep through the crack in the foundation - seen in the before photo - and puddle in the basement. Originally the crew planned on using the FlexiSpan system, but after seeing the size of crack and noting the obstruction that the steps made, they knew an exterior solution would be better. So they went with the Sentry Seal application.

    After excavating the soil directly adjacent to the crack, they applied the membrane to the exterior side of the wall. Not only is the waterproof Sentry Seal a permanent solution, it installs relatively quickly compared to most excavation jobs. After applying the membrane, the crew was able to replace the soil and return this home back to normal in just one installation day.

Six great reasons to choose us

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  1. Quality products: Basement Systems® dealers us a complete line of patented, award-winning products that have been keeping basements throughout North America dry for over 25 years.
  2. Fast installations: Our system installs quickly, with most projects completed in just one to two days.
  3. Experienced crews: A crew of experienced contractors will arrive to install your system quickly and professionally. Each one is a waterproofing specialist who dries basements every day.
  4. Cost-effective system: Our waterproofing system can be customized to fit your budget, and it costs about half as much as an exterior waterproofing system. Our system works for both finished and unfinished basements.
  5. Locally-owned and operated company: Ayers Basement Systems is the locally owned and operated member of the Basement Systems network. We have products and training that simply can't be beat!
  6. Free waterproofing quotes: We offer free waterproofing quotes to homeowners in our service area. Our quotes come in writing, and there's no obligation!

Get expert basement waterproofing services today

Our crews of waterproofers are experienced, well-trained professionals who work in basements and crawl spaces every day. The experts at Ayers Basement Systems have seen it all, and we know just what it takes to keep your basement dry all the time!

If your basement leaks or floods, or you have mold, mildew or a musty smell, call us today to request a free basement waterproofing estimate in Muskegon, Battle Creek, Mount Pleasant, Jackson, Niles, Alpena, Traverse City or nearby. We will send one of our certified basement waterproofing specialists to visit your home and conduct a thorough inspection of your home's basement foundation. We are Michigan's trusted basement waterproofing contractor.

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Ayers Basement Systems
2505 S. Waverly Hwy
Lansing, MI 48911
1-517-731-0784