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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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Thomas and Becky called our team because of their damp crawl space. In order to prevent water intrusion, we installed CleanSpace. CleanSpace is a plastic sheet material used as a vapor barrier to restrict all moisture, outside air, and pests from entering your crawl space. This system creates an energy-efficient crawl space, and it also gives your crawl space a clean finish.
Thomas and Becky called our team because of their damp crawl space. In order to prevent water intrusion, we insulated their rim joists. Insulating rim joists seals off all cracks that exist around them. Now air and water vapor can no longer seep through those cracks.
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.
Looking to totally seal his crawl space, Kyle called our team. So in order to prevent air flow from his crawl space to the rest of his home, our team insulated his rim joists. Small cracks and seams can exist around rim joists, but after insulating them all of those cracks are sealed off. With airtight insulation there is a reduction in heat loss.
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.
Jesse and Linda wanted to turn their basement into a finished basement space. So they called our team and we installed an egress window and well. Egress windows provide a safe exit in case of emergency so they are required in finished basement living areas. In addition to having a safe exit in your basement, these windows provide lots of natural light. Lastly, most windows offer minimal protection against outside air entering the home due to poor insulation around the window. Egress windows will help ventilate your indoor areas and prevent unwanted allergens from entering your house.
This East Lansing homeowner had a cracked foundation in the basement that had water coming in through the middle of the basement slab. We installed the WaterGuard system. This system is a drain that is installed under the floor but above the foundation so that the drain wont clog. It collects the water the comes into the basement and drains it to the sump pump to keep the basement dry.
This East Lansing homeowner has about an inch of standing water in the basement.He had a drain system that was old and not working properly so it would flood during rain. We installed the TripleSafe sump pump system for him. This sump pump provides 3 levels of protection in case of pump malfunction or a power outage. We also installed the IceGuard Discharge Line System. In the winter, water in the discharge line can freeze which causes back ups that could lead to flooding. With the IceGuard, the water has a secondary escape route through the slotted openings in the drain pipe. This ensures that any water your sump pump is removing from your basement is safely cleared away outside your home, preventing any backed up or frozen lines.
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.
This Lansing home had a basement wall that was pushing in and slanted sideways. They wanted this fixed before the home sold so we were called. We installed the PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair System to halt movement of the wall. The PowerBrace is made of a steel beam that is secured to joists above the wall with steel brackets. These beams not only stop movement but can potentially straighten the wall. The system allows for tightening, installs quickly, and won't disrupt your basement system.
Marianne contacted us when she noticed that there were horizontal cracks on her basement walls. The homeowner wanted her walls stabilized and a peace of mind that the walls would last. We installed the PowerBrace Wall Repair System and GeoLock Wall Anchors to make sure her wall wouldn't get any worse.
PowerBraces are great for bowing or buckling walls because they stop further damage and could potentially straighten the wall. The system is made up of steel I beams that are secured to joists above the wall with steel brackets. The system doesn't involve any exterior excavation and installs quickly with minimal disruption to your basement space.
Geolock Wall Anchors are made of steel for a long-lasting solution that will prevent any further inward movement of your walls. These anchors work by extending from your wall into stable, hard soil beyond your home. They anchor into these stronger soils and brace the foundation wall, preventing further movement. Wall anchors are installed with minimal disruption to your lawn and they don't take up usable space.
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.
This Lansing homeowner had a flood in her basement last summer and now has some cracks where water leaks in. She wanted a solution and a peace of mind the foundtion was going to be secure. We installed the GeoLock Channel Anchors to provide an incredible solution that will halt all inward movement of your walls. The anchors are made up of steel beams with floor mounts for extra strength. Steel earth anchors are installed and steel rods are joined to them through the wall. The channel anchor is then mounted on the other end of the rod inside your foundation wall. This will stabilie the wall and could return the wall to the original position.
This Lansing homeowner has a small leak in her basement but it had just flooded a couple months ago. She sees the wall is bowing a little and there is a crack on the backside of her home. She wants to remodel her home, but needs to start with the basement so that the structure is supported. We installed GeoLock Channel Anchors to stabilize the basement walls. Galvanized steel earth anchors are installed and steel rods are joined to them through the wall. The channel anchor is then mounted on the other end of the rod inside your foundation wall, secured to the floor, and tightened into place. This will permanently stabilize your wall and could possibly return it to its original condition.
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.
This Grand Ledge home had a large amount of water coming into the basement where the wall meets the floor. The father has asthma but with all the moisture in the home, the parents are worried the children will get asthma too. We had just the products to keep their home dry and free of water. First we installed the WaterGuard system which consists of a French drain. The drain is installed under the floor and collects water that seeps into the home. The water is then sent to the sump pump to be discharged out of the house. We installed the TripleSafe sump pump which provides three levels of protection for the home in case of a pump not working or a power outage and peace of mind for the family. Lastly, we installed the SaniDry XP. The SaniDry is a dehumidifier that keeps dry air circulating throughout the space to dry it out.
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.
Wade needed his crawl space encapsulated so he called our team. So our team installed CleanSpace, an uninterrupted vapor barrier that is applied to the walls and floor of your crawl space. It restricts all moisture, outside air, and pests from entering your crawl space. This system creates an energy-efficient crawl space, and it also gives your crawl space a clean finish.
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.
Jason and Tsana wanted to install an Egress Window Well in their basement to allow it to be a finished living space. Egress Windows provide a safe exit in case of emergency so they are required in finished basement living areas. In addition to having a safe exit in your basement, these windows provide lots of natural light. Lastly, most windows offer minimal protection against outside air entering the home due to poor insulation around the window. Egress windows will help ventilate your indoor areas and prevent unwanted allergens from entering your house.
Bill needed to encapsulate his crawl space, so we installed CleanSpace. CleanSpace is an uninterrupted vapor barrier that is applied to the walls and floor of your crawl space. This system restricts all moisture, outside air, and pests from entering your crawl space. In addition, CleanSpace creates an energy-efficient crawl space, and it also gives your crawl space a clean finish.
A customer needed help leveling out the concrete slabs in her driveway so she called our team for help. We installed PolyLevel, a waterproof and long-lasting system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk. It uses a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes.