Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
Some people dream about vacations or retirement – but not Virgil. He dreams about the smiling faces of satisfied customers. And there are a lot of them! Virgil has personally worked in thousands of basements and crawl spaces, and Ayers Basement Systems has helped more than 25,000 Michigan homeowners.
Virgil founded his company in 1981 and, based on his experience working for a concrete forms manufacturer, he decided to specialize in concrete restoration and waterproofing. The company joined the Basement Systems International Network of Waterproofing Contractors in 2006.
Virgil is a licensed contractor with significant expertise in basement waterproofing and foundation structural repairs. He also is a long-time member of the National Association of Waterproofing and Structural Repair Contractors.
In addition to rescuing customers from distressing issues in their homes, Virgil takes an active role in the training and supervision of Ayers’ sales, service and production staff. “I make sure that each of our employees is knowledgeable about the installation process as well as focused on WOW customer service. Every individual on our crews is someone I would be comfortable with doing work for my mother,” he says.
A long-time resident of Grand Ledge, Michigan, Virgil is active in the Greater Lansing, Michigan community. He enjoys traveling, sailing, scuba diving and camping.
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PowerBraces are designed to stabilize failing basement walls.
Unfortunately, as time goes on, concrete walls begin to crack and our customer Charles H. witnessed just that. Based on their material, concrete walls allow moisture to seep into basements and cracks just make it easier. We used our FlexiSpan to repair the crack in his wall. FlexiSpan seals the crack and has a built in backup strategy in case the seal fails. Also, FlexiSpan, as its name suggests, is flexible. It moves with the wall so no amount of wall movement will cause it to leak again.
This homeowner has a crack in her basment that was sealed with some yellow fill. The crack is back now and she wants it fixed since it could get worse. She called us to give her a long term solution to the problem. We installed FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair to her wall and seal the crack. FlexiSpan is a flexible, waterproof sealant. This solution is designed to move with the wall make sure that the crack is sealed even if there is a shift in the wall. FlexiSpan installs smoothly over a wall and won't affect basement finishing.
In Okemos Michigan, a homeowner was having problems with their crawlspace, so they gave us a call. We drove to their property to check it out for ourselves, after inspection we decided that CleanSpace would be perfect for their situation. CleanSpace is a 20 mil thick plastic liner that fits to the crawl space to completely seal the home from the earth. Polyester cord reinforcement allows for a lot of durability, to make it last longer than the home will. This liner also contains an antimicrobial additive to prevent mold. CleanSpace is the perfect mold fighting technology for any crawlspace. Now, this homeowner will be worry free about their crawlspace.
Looking to tranform your dark and damp basement? Egress windows are the perfect long-lasting solution. Egress windows are swapped with your old, tiny windows to provide a functional replacement.
Our installation process is quick and will leave you with a window that provides an excellent source of natural light and access to fresh air. The beautifully crafted window is placed in a well that is surrounded by galvanized tin and personalized steps to provide a safe and efficient way to escape any emergency situation.
This Holt condo has a retaining wall in the backyard that is cracked and is tilting in towards the home. We installed the GeoLock Wall Anchor System to save the wall and the home. These anchors are made of galvanized steel and work by extending from the wall to the stable, hard packed soil beyond the wall. They anchor into these stronger soils and brace the wall, preventing any further movement.
Bill was having troubles with some water in his basement. Water was getting in from the floors and walls but he did not have standing water. He called us for a solution to dry basment floors. We installed the WaterGuard to make sure that the water was able to drain out of the basment. WaterGuard is a French drain system that is installed above the foundation but under the floor to keep it out of the zone where drains can clog. This system collects water that seeps into the basement and drains it to the sump pump. This is an effective waterproofing solution for the basement in your home.
These East Lansing homeowners have only lived in their home for over a year and they noticed that a window in the basement was leaking. This leaking issue is the 2nd time that it has happened since living in the home but they told us that the neighbors recall it happeneing to the owners before them. The basement is partically finished and the homeowners are afraid that there will be water damage. We installed the WellDuct Window Drain which collects the water that comes in from the window and drains it to the sump pump.
Ed had some water issues in his basement and wanted the water cleaned up so his basement could be dry. We installed the WaterGuard which is a French drain system that collects the water that seeps into the home and sends it to the sump pump. We also installed the SuperSump Premier Pump System. This system provides total protection and works perfectly with our drain systems.
This home had some water issues in the basement. We installed the WaterGuard to keep the area water free. The WaterGuard is a drain system that is under the floor but above the foundation to keep it out of the area where the drain could clog. The system collects water that gets into the basement and sends it to the sump pump where it is discharged outside of the home.
Shelly had a partically finished basement that was leaking. We installed the WaterGuard system which is a French drain that is under the floor to collect water as it seeps in. The water collected is then sent to the sump pump to be discharged outside the home keeping the basement dry.
This Lansing homeowner called us when they noticed that their basement walls were tilting in and one had a crack the length of the wall. We knew this was a big issue and wanted to fix it right away. We installed PowerBraces which are great for stabilizing foundation walls that are tilting inwards. The PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair System not only halts movement but can potentially sraighten the wall. The PowerBrace System is made up of steel beams that are secured to the joists above the wall for extra strength. This system has a very quick install and causes minimal distruabnces to the basement.
CleanSpace does it again and makes a crawl space look 1000x better. It works as a vapor barrier to keep it dry, brightens it up and is sturdy enough to allow boxes to be stored on top. If you're having trouble with a flooded crawl space or just want to make it look more appealing we have you covered.
Our friends Ron & Sue from Battle Creek, MI were having issues with one of the walls in their basement bowing outward. With continuing observation, the couple could tell the walls condition was progressively getting worse. The crack in this wall grew to nearly half the horizontal distance of the entire wall. Ron & Sue became observably frightened about their walls future and called us in search of professional advice. To help this couple start the New Year out right we went to their home and devised a complete solution consisting of three PowerBraces. The PowerBrace system encompasses adjustable steel I-beams that secure to the joists above the foundation wall, offering revolutionary support. The PowerBrace improves the condition of bowing and cracked walls by reversing the forces of nature and allowing them to move back to their original position. With this sound solution in place, 2019 means no more foundation worries for Ron & Sue.
A customer from Orleans wanted help with her floors that were starting to droop. We gave her a free estimate and then decided that we need to install Smart Jacks underneath the floor (in the crawlspace) to reinforce the structure of the floor. The SmartJack is a support system used to stabilize and level the floor joists in a crawl space. This system can support up to 60,000 pounds. The SmartJack system is placed on strong concrete fillings that have replaced the soil in that small location underneath the SmartJack. Now this homeowner should never worry again about their droopy floors.
We were called to Ed's house when he realized the walls in the basement were cracking. Upon inspection, we discovered that his walls were bowing due to the home settling. There were cracks on the foundation walls outisde the home as well. We installed Helical Piers to stabilize the home and even help lift the foundation back to the original level.
We were called when Jennifer noticed a crack outsdie her home. When we went to inspect the issue we noticed there was a very long crack on one side of the corner and another smaller crack on the other side. Since the house was settling in that corner of the house and it was winter, we decided to install Helical Piers. Helical Piers can be installed quickly year-round so you never have to worry about the time of year. These piers are also great at stabilizing and helping to return foundations to the original positions.
This home was built near a lake and the customer wanted to protect their crawl space. The customer called in our team of experts to encapsulate and transform his crawl space. We installed CleanSpace and our SmartSump sump pump. The combination of these products ensures water and moisture do not seep in through the dirt floor or poured concrete walls and is pumped out immediately.