Serving Mid, Western and Northern Michigan,
Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
Your home is your biggest investment, and Greg’s goal is to help you protect it.
Greg has an extensive background in the construction industry and was a licensed builder and home inspector before joining Ayers. He also has a degree in Operations Management and Supervision from Purdue University and has done extensive work in home remodeling and improvements.
Since joining the Ayers team in 2017, Greg has completed extensive training in waterproofing, foundation, and crawl space repair needs, and is a Certified Waterproofing Professional through the Basement Systems International Network of Waterproofing Contractors. No matter what problem you’re experiencing with your home, he will design a custom solution using proven processes and the best products in the industry.
Greg grew up in New Haven, Indiana, and now resides in Bellevue, Michigan with his wife Deanna. He loves spending time with his seven children and participating in 4H, as well as playing softball and scuba diving.
Problems in your home can be frustrating and scary, but when you work with Greg and Ayers Basement Systems, you don’t have to do it alone.
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Jason noticed stair step cracks in the mortar of his brick walls and immediately called us. He was lucky in doing so beacuse the cracks were still in the early stages. Stair step shaped cracked are a clear sign of foundation issues.
Since the cracks were not fully developed, our team determined that wall anchors would be the best solution for Jason. Wall anchors are plates the are drilled into the wall and geo locked by piers underground, the piers are placed in solid soil where they are less likely to slip. Wall anchors can only be used to prevent the problem from getting worse, which only works in cases like Jason's where the issues are in early stages.
Chris K. from Leslie, MI had two inches of water in his basement during the rain before calling us. He needed a solution, and we had one.
We installed our patented 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 in the drain, it is then redirected to the sump pump to be pumped up and out of the home.
This home in Mason, MI was built with a Michigan basement. It has dirt floors and block walls. It also wasn't completely dug out, only about 1/4 of the way. There was water coming in through the walls and the home was for sale so it needed to get fixed so it wouldn't hurt the resale value of the home.
Our team of experts decided the best solution to this water problem would be to install our CleanSpace system. CleanSpace works to encapsulate the entire area. It seals everything off so no outside elements can get inside such as water, bugs, dirt, moisture etc. It also makes your crawl space or basement look more appealing and not as dark and dirty.
A customer that lives in Coldwater, Michigan had a basement counter that was taking a besating from the outside enviornment. Water was making its way through the basement with ease. Fortunately, we had just the fix. We installed our Cleanspace technology to do the job. 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. This liner should also be combined with CleanSpace vent covers to insulate and seal the air out. So, now water doesn't stand a chance to destroy this basement.
This customer contacted us because the rooms above his crawl space were cold and so he wanted to insulate the crawl space to help this problem. By insulating the crawl space it will also help to reduce energy costs in the future. With the SilverGlo insulation, we also installed our CleanSpace system to encapsulate the crawl space so no water or other outside elements can get in.
Rick G. of Lansing, MI was having water seepage in the basement before reaching out to us. The customer believed it was coming from the foundation and side wall of the basement. The home was built in the 1960s with a black basement, which could be the reason for the water leakage. Thankfully, we had a solution.
We installed two of us patented waterproofing products: the WaterGuard French drain system and the TripleSafe sump pump system. 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 to be pumped up and out of the home.
The 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 homeowners were experiencing water coming into the basement because their old system was not doing the job that needed to be done. Water was getting back up in the old sump pump and damaging the basement floor.
Our professional team knew that something needed to be done. A TripleSafe sump pump was installed to replace the old broken sump pump. The TripSafe pump is three sump pumps in one and is the best option because it adjusts automatically when needed and keeps your basement dry with triple protection. The first pump will remove water from your basement effectively. The second pump is more powerful and has a separate drainage system that is there for you in the rare cases that the first pump fails. The third pump is equipped with batteries so it is there for you if the power goes out!
The before picture shows the original, backed up sump pump and the after picture is our TripleSafe sump pump.
The homeowners were noticing water pooling in corners of there basement. They had a sump pump, but it was not removing water from the home effectively.
Our professional team installed WaterGuard to combat the problem. WaterGuard is a long lasting interior perimeter basement waterproofing system. The product sits on the top of the footing to drain the water. The reason the system sits on top of the footing is so it's not sitting in mud preventing it from getting clogged and so it does not cause structural damage to the foundation. WaterGuard has a small opening where the product and the wall meet in order to catch the water that drains down from the wall and to collect floor seepage. The water then moves from WaterGuard to the sump pump where it is effectively removed from the home!
The home is now waterproofed and the homeowners are now worried free!
I can't stress enough how important it is to have a sump pump that works properly and is the right one for your home. This home was having water coming in through the poured concrete walls. They had previously had another company do the work but it didn't fix the problem and that company is not out of business. We were able to install our WaterGuard system and a sump pump to do the job
The sump pump we installed is our TripleSafe pump that that is literally the king or queen of all pumps. There are 3 pumps built in the 1 liner. The first pump does all the work but the 2nd pump is there in the case the first one can't keep up. Then the third pump is battery powered in the emergency case of a power outage. The TripleSafe also comes with an alarm to alert you if it can't keep up.
The best thing about all of our pumps not just the TripleSafe, is that they come with air tight lids. This ensures that water that enters the pump doesn't evaporate back into the air and create more moisture in your crawl space or basement.
Paul complained that his basement was a little drafty. He noticed that draft was coming from the basement window. We helped by installing our EverLast windows. EverLast windows are energy-efficient and all vinyl windows. They are double-pane glass, will not let any wind in, and are rot and mildew-resistant.
The homeowners were noticing water getting into their basement during the winter months when the snow melted and when it rained. The water was leaking down the walls and seeping through the floor causing water damage in the area. The homeowners were tired of all the moisture being captured in their basement and causing damage.
Our professional team installed WaterGuard drainage system to combat the pesky water. The WaterGuard drainage system goes along the interior perimeter of the home sitting on top of the footing. The system sits on top of the footing, away from any mud, so it doesn't get clogged. WaterGuard captures the wall and floor seepage and drains it to the sump pump, which effectively removes the water from the home. The system is then covered with concrete to give your basement a clean and dry look! The after picture is showing the product after it is completely installed and ready to go!
A customer in Saint Johns called in about a failing wall in the basement. At Ayers Basement Systems, we specialize in repairing or preventing walls from bowing in. Once our System Design Specialist took a look at the wall, it was save to assume it needed wall anchors.
Our wall anchors are designed to repair walls like these. The galvanized steel makes for a long-lasting solution that will prevent any further inward movement of the walls.
Note: The ground outside was filled in with dirt after the anchors were secured.
Jim B. has a lake house in Battle Creek, MI that was experiencing constant dampness in its crawl space. This can create the perfect environment for mold to grow, mildewy smells to live, and more. This said, Jim needed a solution.
We installed our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that keeps crawl spaces dry and free of elements surrounding your crawl space. CleanSpace also seals air leaks to guard your home against cold air coming in through your floor. And as a cherry on top, the CleanSpace system is made with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth.
The homeowners in Battle Creek, MI had a crawl space that was damp year round, especially during the summer months. Because of this damp crawl space they were noticing that their home started to develop a musty and mildew smell.
This meant that mold was forming in the crawl space because of the dampness and the moldy air was started to come into the home. This could cause allergies or any number of health problems for the family living in the home.
Our professional team decided that the CleanSpace encapsulation system needed to be installed in their crawl space. The CleanSpace system covers the crawl space floors and walls with a thick, durable, plastic vapor barrier. This vapor barrier isolates your home from the earth keeping outside air, moisture and unwanted pests away.
One morning our call center received a call from Pamela, a local homeowner in Battle Creek, MI. She told us that she had a feeling the cold moist air in her crawlspace might be affecting the temperature throughout her home. Pamela also admitted that she was worried about the sagging support beam below her home. She had seen multiple Ayers Basement Systems commercials on TV and knew as the local experts we could likely provide her with effective solutions.
After assessing Pamela’s crawlspace needs, we prescribed our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system to address the current moisture issues being faced below her home. The CleanSpace encapsulation product is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off the crawl space from the grim elements it faces below. We determined the cement block supports under Pamela’s home were no longer stabilizing her home. To supplement the CleanSpace and support her home we installed two Smart Jacks. The Smart Jack is a supplemental support system for crawl space applications. The Smart Jack effectively supports sagging beams and floor joists caused by, a length of span greater than spanning capability, floor load increased after construction, exceeding design values, and weakening over time due to high moisture and rot. With this dynamic system in place, it became evident that Pamela’s cranky crawlspace was no match for our level of expertise.
This home had very severe bowing walls that needed to get taken care of immediately. A weak foundation is not something to wait around and fix when you have time. The foundation literally holds up your entire home and everything in it. This basement here in Battle Creek had stair step cracks which is one of the first signs that your foundation has outside forces pushing on it. After discussing the options with the homeowner we all decided the best option for this home would be our PowerBrace System.
PowerBraces are designed to permanently stabilize your homes foundation. It fixes the issue once and for all and gives you peace of mind. It doesn't straighten the wall all at once, but works over time as the braces can be tightened up as the wall moves back its original position. No heavy equipment is needed for install, the braces are zinc coated so they won't rust and most times take less than a day to install.
As the fall season starts to transition into the cold Michigan winter, insulation starts to matter more and more for both energy costs as well as comfort. Crawlspace insulation is often overlooked by many homeowners. However, insulating and protecting your crawlspace is very important. Not only does upgrading your crawlspace reduce energy costs, keep creepy crawlies out, keep floors warms, it also helps add thousands of dollars in home value. Using a vapor barrier called CleanSpace that covers the ground, combined with SilverGlo insulating wall panels; this crawlspace is now transformed into a cost efficient place that any homeowner would feel comfortable living above.
The homeowners in Portage, MI had water seeping into their basment through their floor. The water was starting to puddle and damage their basement floors. The homeowners had no exisiting sump pump so they were not sure what to do about the puddling water.
Our professional team installed the TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe sump pump has three pumps in one giving you triple protection. The first pump will remove the water from you home. The second pump has a seperate discharge line and is more powerful. The second pump is there for you in the rare occasions that the first pump fails. The third pump is equipped with batteries, so it is there for you if the power goes out.
Thanks to the TripleSafe sump pump the homeowners do not have to worry about water puddling and damaging their floors!
One afternoon we received a call from Don, a home inspector and homeowner in Kalamazoo, MI. He began observing water seepage where the wall meets the floor. As a home inspector, Don knows what can happen when you don’t address issues of this nature. He smartly made the decision to address this water concern before it began developing into larger problems. We went to his home and diagnosed the issues he was facing in his basement; we then recommended installing WaterGuard to remedy the problem. WaterGuard was installed along the home's footing, beneath the concrete, the installment collects water along the base of the perimeter walls and safely directs it to the sump pump for discharge from his home. In addition, to supplement the WaterGuard, we installed the DoubleSafe sump pump system. DoubleSafe is a safeguard feature that includes the use of two pumps to ensure this basement will stay dry, even in severe weather events. In the case of heavy water or primary pump failure, the second and more powerful pump will kick in. With this complete system in place, Don should rest assured that his wet basement days are over.
A customer in Saranac, MI had moisture problems in his crawl space, and moisture means mold. So we installed our CleanSpace technology in the crawl space. 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. Now that this crawlspace has CleanSpace technology, the homeowner won't have to worry about mold ever again.
You have to have a downspot from your gutters to keep water from dumping next to your foundation. There are a few ways to do this but the most common way seems to be with those bulky metal discharge lines that lay in your yard. These become a tripping hazard, are a pain to mow around and are not all that appealing. Thankfully, we have come up with a way to fix this!
The LawnScape outlet allows for water to escape with virtually no pitch. It also works great for discharge lines on sump pumps. The LawnScape outlet allows us to completly bury the discharge lines and have the outlet at the end to allow the water to exit.
Larry's daughter and granddaughter were moving in with him. He wanted to make sure they had a safe place to stay and decided to finished his basement. As a result, he wanted an Egress window installed. The basement bedroom codes require that there are two exits out of the basement, being the door and the window, and unfortunately people can't fit through those small submarine windows. Egress windows are energy efficient and mildew-resistant.
Larry wanted to transform his basement into a bedroom and decided to have an egress window installed. He wanted to make sure his family was safe and in the case of an emergency, according to building codes, there needs to be two exits available for use. Our Everlast egress windows are energy-efficient, don’t let wind in, and are rot and mildew resistant.
We helped this homeowner create a safer path into their home using our PolyLEVEL system. It is a waterproof, lightweight, yet, industrial foam that fixes uneven concrete slabs within 30 minutes. Our system guarantees you a stronger walkway that you can rely on.
An unleveled driveway is more than just annyoing; it is a safety hazzard. Calling us could help you save your family members from an unnecessary injury. To do this, we use a light weight and durable polymer that can even out any concrete slab.