Meet The Team
Improving your home is important to your family, and Dawn’s goal is to help make it healthier and more comfortable.
Dawn completed extensive training in designing solutions for your waterproofing, foundation, and crawl space repair needs. This includes earning the Certified Waterproofing Professional designation through the Basement Systems International Network of Waterproofing.
She brings a comprehensive, personalized approach to every job. Dawn will give you a custom solution based on your goals and exactly what’s going on in your home. Dawn’s customers recommend her and the Ayers Team to their family and friends.
A former Realtor, Dawn’s extensive background in real estate allows her to provide expert guidance when evaluating your home. She was recognized by the mayor and city manager of Three Rivers for rehabilitating dozens of homes in the area.
“I enjoy meeting people and helping them make their homes the best they can be,” Dawn said. “If your basement is wet or your crawl space nasty, I can make recommendations to fix the issues.”
Originally from St. Joseph County in Michigan, Dawn now resides in Vicksburg, Michigan. Dawn loves to travel and enjoys attending her children’s sporting events.
Dawn is looking forward to meeting you!
The homeowner had water seeping through the concrete floor and coming through where the wall meets the floor. Their existing sump pump could not handle all the water that was coming in so they had to find another solution!
Our professional team saw this problem and found the perfect solution! We installed WaterGuard long-lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The drainage system sits on top of the footing in the basement so no mud gets in and clogs the system. WaterGuard effectively captures wall and floor seepage before it reaches your basement floor. The drainage system traps the water and sends it to the sump pump. The sump pump then effectively removes the water from your basement. WaterGuard will keep your basement clean and dry so you can use the space for storage, recreational purposes, or to finish for additional living space.
Thanks to Ayers Basement Systems, the homeowners don't have to worry about water in their basement anymore!
A customer in Springfield, MI called about some water in the basement. There is a couple of inches of water in the basement in some spots and the floor gets wet. The current sump pump in this home runs nonstop. The customer stated that the problem is the underground spring, where the water comes up through the floor. They have been dealing with this issue for about 35 years now. They came to Ayers for a solution to the issue.
After our System Design Specialist assessed the issue, he suggested that we lay down our WaterGuard to help collect and protect from the water entering into the basement. After installing that, it was time to upgrade the sump pump. Our sump pumps provide reliable water removal in any basement. Allowing for this basement to be completely dry and waterproofed!
The homeowners in Vicksburg, MI had water seeping into their home through their concrete floors. The water was so bad that it clogging their existing sump pump and damaged some of the furniture they had in their basment.
Our professional team knew that the TripleSafe sump pump was the best option for these homeowners. The TripleSafe sump pump has three sump pumps in one giving you triple the protection. The first pump does most of the pumping for you effectively. The second pump will be there for you in the rare cases that the first pump fails. The second pump is more powerful and has a separate discharge line to give you a boost in the rare cases you need it. Lastly, the third pump is designed using batteries, so it will be there for you if the power goes out. The triple safe sump pump is the best option because it adjusts automatically when needed and keeps your basement dry.
The homeowners basement is now clean and dry!
The homeowners in Vicksburg, MI had water coming into their home at such large amounts that in some areas of the basement the water was ankle deep. The existing sump pump they had was not able to do the job it needed to do to keep their basement dry.
Our professional team installed the TripleSafe sump pump in the homeowners basement. The TripleSafe is ideal because it gives you triple protection with three sump pumps in one. The first pump will remove the water from your home effectively. The second pump is there for you in the rare ocassions that the first pump fails. The second pump is more powerful and equipped with a seperate discharge line. Finally, the last pump is equipped with batteries so it is there for you if the power goes out.
Thanks to TripleSafe the homeowners basement is now dry.
The homeowners in Vicksburg, MI had a basement that was so badly flooded that their old sump pump had to be turned off because it could not work fast enough or efficiently enough to remove the water from the home. The water was so bad it some areas of the homeowners basement that it came up to their ankles.
Our professional team knew they needed to get the sump pump situation under control. They decided to replace the homeowners old sump pump with our TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe is three sump pumps in one giving you triple protection. The first pump will remove water from the home efficiently and effectively. The second pump has a seperate discharge line and is more powerful. The second pump is there for you on the rare ocassions that you need it. The Third pump is equipped with batteries and is there for you if the power goes out.
The before picture shows the homeowners old sump pump and the after picture shows the TripleSafe sump pump.
The homeowners had water puddling in their basement in Goshen, IN. They were trying to wipe it all up with towels, but that was not enough.
Our professional team installed our WaterGuard long-lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The WaterGuard system sits on the top of the footing in your basement to prevent clogging. The system captures water seepage from the foor and walls into the drains. The system then directs the water to the sump pump and the sump pump then effectively removes the water from the home. The before picture shows the WaterGuard system installed in the basement and the after picture shows the finished product! The team puts a layer of concrete of the system to ensure that your basement is clean and dry!
A homeowner called Ayers with an issue with a window well that was filling up with water and leaking into the basement. One of our professional System Design Specialists evaluated the issue and came up with a solution.
After consulting with our Specialist, the homeowner decided to install a new egress window to replace the prior window. Our egress windows are constructed to withstand any storm, preventing any more leaks from entering into this home.
The homeowners were noticing puddles of water on the floor in their basement. The water was coming in from the corners of their basement and their existing sump pump was not removing water effectively. Our team knew something had to be done!
Our professional team installed the SuperSump premier sump pump system. The SuperSump is a full featured system that includes the best components available. It includes the SuperLiner, which is an airtight lid that looks more attractive, keeps pests out and eliminates safety hazard of an open sump pump. It has a floor drain in case an unforeseen accident puts water on your basement floor. It includes a WaterWatch Alarm, which alerts you if the water level rises above the sump pump intake. It has a cast-iron pump to prevent overheating and burnout. It has a CleanPump pump stand that elevates the sump pump to prevent clogging. It has a check valve to prevent pumped water from re-entering. Lastly, it has an improved float valve to ensure long term performance.
The homeowners had water coming into their basement every time it rained. The water would seep in through the basement corners causing damage to the homeowners walls and floors.
Our professional team installed WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system to combat this seeping water! The WaterGuard system is designed to capture water seepage from the floors and walls and direct that water to the sump pump so it can be effectively removed from the home. The WaterGuard system is the best interior drainage system around because it sits on the top of the footing in your basement so it does not get clogged and it does not cause any damage to your basements foundation. The system is nearly invisible when installed and is less expensive to install compared to exterior perimeter drainage systems.
The homeowners space is now clean and dry!
Some sump pump manufacturers will sell you their sump pump by saying that you get free replacements or a lifetime warranty but how true is that? But think about it, how will you know when your pump needs to be replaced? Probably once it has already flooded your entire basement which is what we're trying to prevent. So basically your lifetime warranty of free replacements are going to be no help.
We have the best pumps on the market. There is literally a pump to suit everyones basement needs. The SuperSump installed here comes with an airtight lid to prevent water from evaporating back into your basement and to prevent unwanted debris from clogging your pump. There is also a pump stand to elevate the pump above the sump liner a little bit so no clogging and keep everything clean. The best part too is that it comes equipped with a pump alarm to alert you if its failing or your basement is in danger of being flooded.
It's pretty obvious that you have to have a way for your gutters to drain water away from your house. However, most discharge lines are bulky, not very appealing and can be a pain to mow around and can even be a tripping hazard. We have the perfect solution to this. The LawnScape outlet work great if you want to bury those unwanted discharge lines. This works well even if you have virutally no pitch. It's designed so it won't clog and it's barely noticable in your yard, which is a win in our book.
Elizabeth K. contacted us because they wanted to take a small window in their basement and remove it to install a large egress window. This home was built in the 90's when egress windows weren't required but now you must have one in every room in the basement that is liveable. The window must also be large enough for a person to escape in case of an emergency. We were able to remove the small window and install this large 4' X 4' egress in this basement so now the family can be relieved knowing that there is an escape route in case ever needed.
Our Customer Elizabeth K. wanted to replace her submarine like basement window. Unfortunately, customers often don’t realize that basement companies should be installing any basement windows. Ayers has the knowledge and expertise to make sure your windows are secured and sealed and will not allow water to leak into your home. In addition, egress windows allow for an additional exit out of your basement, that you can actually fit through, in the case of an emergency.
A basement in South Bend, IN was in need of some waterproofing. Heavy rains caused the home, built in 1942, to leak water in. The sump pump that was already there just couldn't handle the water.
Our professional team had the perfect solution. In the before picture you see the original sump pump. It wasn't doing the job that needed to be done for this basement. In the after picture, we replaced the old, broken sump pump with one of our Triple Safe sump pumps. The Triple Safe sump pump has three sump pumps in one. The first pump will do most of the pumping effectively. The second sump pump will be there in case the first one fails. The second pump is more powerful and has a separate discharge line to give you a boost in the rare cases you need it. The third pump is designed using batteries so it will be there for you if the power goes out. The Triple Safe sump pump is the best option because it adjusts automatically when needed and keeps your basement dry with triple protection!
A customer in South Bend, Indiana called us about her basement wall that was bowing. She was scared and wanted our help, so we drove to her property and gave her a free estimate. After analyzing the situation, we decided the best route to save her basement wall from collapsing would be to use our PowerBrace system. PowerBrace is an adjustable vertical beam used to help correct uneven foundation. The PowerBrace is placed up against the walls. Foreman will come in and tighten them over time in homes. The Power Brace is much better than I-Beam styles because it continuously improves the wall. Now that this homeowner has PowerBraces installed in their home, they won't have to worry any longer.
Tamara's basement in South Bend, IN had water seeping in, and she had already gone through so many troubles trying to fix the issue, to the point where she had multiple fans running at the same time to try and dry everything up. Luckily for Tamara, we have the CleanSpace system. CleanSpace is a 20 mil plastic liner designed to permanently prevent moisture, outside air and pests from getting into your basement and/or crawl space. Thanks to CleanSpace, Tamara will no longer have to worry about the moisture problem in her basement that had been haunting her for quite some time.
The basement foundation was clearly leaning and unstable in the before photo. The homeowners were advised to completely rebuild the wall, but we provided them with a much less drastic, but equally as effective solution: Shotcrete. This concrete is sprayed through a high pressure hose, and reconstructs the wall. Less invasive than completely replacing the foundation, Shotcrete does a great job at supporting and restructuring this basement wall.
Matthew R. contacted us because his basement wall was beginning to bow inward. The basement is the foundation of your home and when it falls your entire home could fall with it. As soon as you see something like this happening its best to call in the professionals right away. Some signs to first look out for are stair step cracks, this is a way to tell right away that your wall is leaning.
Matthew's wall was not bowing in at the top or the bottom but just the center which is why our Carbon Fiber Straps were the best fix to this problem. These straps are held on by an epoxy glue. Carbon fiber is a very strong material that is impossible to stretch which is why it is great for making sure walls dont bow in any further. These straps will not straighten a wall but they will ensure the wall doesn't move anymore.
Walls closing in around a person sounds like a scene from a scary movie, but it’s even scarier when it’s a reality. As the soil around the foundation changes and expands, it can exert a pressure on the walls, causing them to bow, as seen in this before photo. Luckily, we have a solution for that. PowerBraces are designed to stabilize basement walls and straighten them over time. The zinc coated beams are attached to the floor joists, and can be tightened by our team to help improve the condition of the wall. Now these homeowners can have peace of mind that the only way these walls are moving are back to their original position.
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