Travis

Ayers Basement Systems

Title: Concrete Leveling Specialist/Service Technician

Hometown: Holton, Michigan

Travis from Ayers Basement Systems

You want your home to be safe and secure; Travis’ goal is to ensure it is by leveling and lifting any uneven concrete.  

Concrete settlement is common and can cause significant problems like trip hazards, pooling water, and cracks. Our PolyLevel® is a high-density polyurethane that raises slabs back to a desired level. It can be used for sidewalks, driveways, garage floors, pool decks, and porches.

Bringing a comprehensive, personalized approach to every job, Travis will evaluate your areas of concern and provide a solution to quickly and effectively stabilize your sinking, settling concrete. Travis’ customers recommend him and the Ayers Team to their family and friends.

Travis’ past experience includes architectural and mechanical computer aid drafting (CAD). He has extensive customer service experience and takes pride in being responsive to his customers’ needs.

Travis also completed extensive training to evaluate your waterproofing, foundation, and crawl space repair needs. In addition, as part of the service team at Ayers, he responds if you need help after installation and to do annual maintenance.

“Once a concrete slab cracks and sinks, it becomes dangerous,” Travis said. “We lift and stabilize it, giving you peace-of-mind.

Originally from White Cloud, Michigan, Travis currently resides in Holton, Michigan with his three dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys tinkering on vehicles, singing karaoke, doing home improvements, and spending time at Lake Michigan. 

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  • By K F.
    Ionia, MI

    "Completely satisfied"

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    By K F.
    Ionia, MI

    Completely satisfied

  • By John S.
    Kalamazoo, MI

    "we trust that the work was done well and if we have any problems in the future they will stand behind their work"

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    By John S.
    Kalamazoo, MI

    we trust that the work was done well and if we have any problems in the future they will stand behind their work

  • By Zach M.
    Middleville, MI

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    By Zach M.
    Middleville, MI

  • By Mary D.
    Grand Rapids, MI

    "The sidewalk is like new - no bumps - I don't need to worry about tripping anymore!"

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    By Mary D.
    Grand Rapids, MI

    The sidewalk is like new - no bumps - I don't need to worry about tripping anymore!

  • By Deb T.
    Grand Rapids, MI

    "All in one service- very well presented."

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    By Deb T.
    Grand Rapids, MI

    All in one service- very well presented.

  • By Rob G.
    Sparta, MI

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    Sparta, MI

  • By Charles H.
    South Haven, MI

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    South Haven, MI

  • By Dave And Pattie N.
    Baroda, MI

    "Very very knowledgable, friendly, good work ethic, and fast. I could go on and on! Respectful too! "

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    By Dave And Pattie N.
    Baroda, MI

    Very very knowledgable, friendly, good work ethic, and fast. I could go on and on! Respectful too! 

  • By Ted And Fran K.
    Zeeland, MI

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    Zeeland, MI

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    Zeeland, MI

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    Zeeland, MI

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  • IceGuard in Portage, MI
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    IceGuard in Portage, MI
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    IceGuard in Portage, MI

    The homeowners had water coming into their basement and they were not sure how or where it was coming from. Something like this has never happened so they needed to get the water out right away. 

    Our professional team installed a sump pump for the owner, but knew they needed something else to ensure that the home would not get water in it anymore. For added protection the team installed the IceGuard anti freeze system. The IceGuard system attaches to the sump pump discharge line on the outside of the home. The system works by allowing the water to escape even if the pipe freezes or gets blocked for any reason.  Even if the pipe outlet is buried under a foot of ice and snow, the water can escape, allowing your sump pump to keep your basement dry. When the discharge pipe thaws, the water will automatically run along its normal route, and no water will escape from the IceGuard. 

  • TripleSave Saves the Day in Portage, MI
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    TripleSave Saves the Day in Portage, MI
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    TripleSave Saves the Day in Portage, MI

    The homeowners in Portage, MI had two inches of water in their basement. They were not sure where the water was coming from or how it was getting into their home, but they needed a solution quick! 

    Our team installed the TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe is a perfect solution because it is three sump pumps in one, giving you triple protection!

    The first sump pump will remove water effectively. The second pump has a separate discharge line and is more powerful. The second pump is there for you on the rare occasions that your first pump fails. The third pump is equipped with batteries so it is there for you if the power goes out! The pump will switch automatically if needed so the homeowners do not need to worry! 

    The before picture shows the damage the water has done to the basement floor and the after photo shows the TripleSafe sump pump! 

     

  • WaterGuard Installation in Portage, MI
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    WaterGuard Installation in Portage, MI
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    WaterGuard Installation in Portage, MI

    The homeowner had water pouring into their basement. The did not know where the water was coming from, but they knew something needed to be done. 

    Our professional team installed the WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system. The system sits on the top of the footing in order to prevent clogging from mud or debris. WaterGuard traps floor and wall seepage in its drain and sends it directly to the sump pump. Once the sump pump gets the water it removes it from the home. 

    The before picture shoes the damage that the water coming into the home has caused and the after picture shows the end result of WaterGuard installation. The system is covered with a layer of concrete so the basement looks nice and clean. 

  • IceGuard Anti Freeze System Installation in Portage, MI
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    IceGuard Anti Freeze System Installation in Portage, MI
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    IceGuard Anti Freeze System Installation in Portage, MI

    The homeowners had water coming into their basement and they were not sure where it was coming from. 

    Our professional team installed IceGuard anti freeze system. The IceGuard system is attached to the sump pump discharge line on the outside of the home. The IceGuard system allows water to escape from a sump pump discharge line if the pipe freezes or becomes blocked for any reason. Even if the pipe outlet is buried under a foot of ice and snow, the water can escape, allowing your sump pump to keep your basement dry. When the discharge pipe thaws, the water will automatically run along its normal route, and no water will escape from the IceGuard.

  • Poly Level Fixes Sinking Slab in Mishawaka, IN
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    Poly Level Fixes Sinking Slab in Mishawaka, IN
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    Poly Level Fixes Sinking Slab in Mishawaka, IN

    This customer contacted us because they wanted to lift the northwest corner of their garage slab that has sunk over time. We were able to go through and drill small holes (smaller than a penny) and insert our PolyLevel to raise the slab back to its original height. The PolyLevel can be driven on 15 minutes after installation and won't ever wash out after being installed. The PolyLevel is also able to lift almost 4,000 pounds per square foot of material, which is insanely strong. This is a great option to restore property value and no one will have to trip on the uneven ground. 

  • Caledonia,MI Home with Unlevel Concrete Walkway
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    Caledonia,MI Home with Unlevel Concrete Walkway
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    Caledonia,MI Home with Unlevel Concrete Walkway

    A homeowner from Caledonia called us about his unlevel concrete walkway and steps to his front door. He wanted our professional help so we drove to his property and installed our advanced PolyLevel technology. PolyLevel worked to raise and level out the concrete slabs while dealing with the weak soils below that were no longer able to hold the weight of the home above. We drilled multiple small holes into the concrete slabs in order to inject them with a polymer material that expanded to lift and level out the concrete. Once injected, the system only needed about 15 minutes to fully cure and the slabs were then stabilized and lifted to their proper level, and stronger than ever before. Now, this homeowner will not have to worry about this ever again thanks to Ayers.

  • Fixing a Handicap Rampin Caledonia MI
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    Fixing a Handicap Rampin Caledonia MI
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    Fixing a Handicap Rampin Caledonia MI

    The Caledonia homeowner called us to find a solution to his sunken driveway that was causing issues with a handicap ramp they had. The slab had dropped about an inch on one end which caused a lip so they were having troble with the wheelchair. We installed PolyLevel which is designed to repair sunken driveways, uneven walkways and sidewalks, and steps that may cause tripping hazards. PolyLevel is a foam injection that is light weight but strong enough to hold up the load of cars. PolyLevel is also waterproof so that it won't wash away and it won't react with soils or moisture. The best part is how quick the curing time is so that you can park and walk on it within 15 minutes of being installed.

  • Wall Anchors in Grand Rapids, MI
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    Wall Anchors in Grand Rapids, MI
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    Wall Anchors in Grand Rapids, MI

    The homeowners in Grand Rapids, MI had vertical cracks going down one of their walls in their basement. Vertical cracks on your basement walls are a sign of foundation and structural failure. Weakened foundation walls can have a significant impact on your home's stability and value, and it's essential to address these problems quickly and effectively.

    Our professional team installed the GeoLock Wall Anchors system to fix this homes foundation. Wall anchors work by extending from your wall to the stable, hard packed 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 won't damage the interior of your basement or take up usable space. These wall anchors are made of galvanized steel for a long-lasting solution that will prevent any further inward movement of your walls.

  • Leveling Sidewalks in Grand Rapids, MI
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    Leveling Sidewalks in Grand Rapids, MI
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    Leveling Sidewalks in Grand Rapids, MI

    Our customer called when both the front and back sidewalks to her home became trip hazards as they sank toward the house. We used PolyLevel to stabilize and lift the concrete slabs, eliminating the trip hazards and restoring the look of the sidewalks.

  • Concrete Lifting in Galien, MI
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    Concrete Lifting in Galien, MI
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    Concrete Lifting in Galien, MI

    The concrete around Kathryn's deck needed leveled so our team installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel is 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. 

  • Crawl Space Transformation in South Haven, Michigan
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    Crawl Space Transformation in South Haven, Michigan
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    Crawl Space Transformation in South Haven, Michigan

    After years of living with a damp basement, long-time South Haven, MI resident, Rosy B., decided to contact Ayers Basement Systems to assist in a very needed transformation. To complete Rosy’s crawl space, we began by encapsulating it with the CleanSpace encapsulation system. The CleanSpace Liner is made out of a thick, durable vapor barrier that is designed to keep moisture, mold, and pests out. 

     

    Next, we installed a SuperSump pump. The SuperSump’s powerful cast-iron sump pump is capable of pumping 2,500 gallons of water per hour and protects your home from flooding. In addition, we installed an IceGuard system that ensures Rosy’s SuperSump will continue working even during harsh Michigan winters.

  • Fixing Settling Porch in Zeeland MI
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    Fixing Settling Porch in Zeeland MI
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    Fixing Settling Porch in Zeeland MI

    These Zeeland homeowners had a cracked and settled concrete slab on their front porch and one slab that had washed out underneath. We used PolyLevel foam injection to lift the settling slab and to fill underneath the slab that was washed out. PolyLevel is an injectable foam that is very light but strong enough to hold up concrete and the load on top of it. It is waterproof so it will not wash out or react with soil and the curing time is 15 minutes. It is the perfect solution to walkways, sidewalks, and driveways that have sunk.

  • Failing Foundation Wall Gets a Lift in Holland, MI
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    Failing Foundation Wall Gets a Lift in Holland, MI
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    Failing Foundation Wall Gets a Lift in Holland, MI

    This family in Holland, MI gave us a call when they saw their foundation wall bowing to a point of danger. After a professional and free inspection, we determined that our patented PowerBrace foundation wall repair system would do the job to fix their problem. PowerBrace stabilizes tilting, bowing, or buckling basement walls by using steel I-beams that secure to the joists above the wall. With this installment, there is no chance this foundation will cause any more dangerous problems for this home.

  • Newaygo Resident Gets Concrete Lifted to a New Level
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    Newaygo Resident Gets Concrete Lifted to a New Level
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    Newaygo Resident Gets Concrete Lifted to a New Level

    We recently received a call from Jim in Newaygo asking if we could help him with some sinking concrete in his home. Fortunately for Jim, one of our specialties is lifting concrete back to a level and safe position.

    Here at Ayers, we use PolyLevel injections to lift slabs of concrete to a level position with far less weight and disruption that other processes like mud jacking. If you look at the “After” photo, you’ll see three white spots that are surrounding little holes; this is what our injections look like. One of the major advantages of our PolyLevel is that is it waterproof. This is especially important in a situation like Jim’s because as you can see, this job is in a bathroom, where there is bound to water getting on the floor. As soon as the PolyLevel finishes curing, you’re free to get it as wet as possible without having to worry about it washing away. Speaking of curing, our PolyLevel has an exceptionally quick curing time. The concrete is typically ready for full usage just 15 minutes after the injections.

    Whether you are need of a slab lifted in your home, driveway, sidewalk, etc., our PolyLevel is a system that is sure to get the job done right.

  • Concrete Lifting in Ravenna, MI
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    Concrete Lifting in Ravenna, MI
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    Concrete Lifting in Ravenna, MI

    Anna needed help leveling her concrete driveway. So our team installed PolyLevel, a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using a new product to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The new product used is a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.

  • Concrete Leveling in Grand Haven, MI
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    Concrete Leveling in Grand Haven, MI
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    Concrete Leveling in Grand Haven, MI

    A customer needed help leveling her concrete slabs in various areas, so she called our team. 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.

  • Concrete Lifting in Spring Lake, MI
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    Concrete Lifting in Spring Lake, MI
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    Concrete Lifting in Spring Lake, MI

    The front porch patio of Stephen's house had sunk so he called our team for help. We installed PolyLevel, a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using a new product to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The new product used is a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.

  • Dark, Dingy Reed City, MI Crawl Space Transformed into Bright, Clean Space
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    Dark, Dingy Reed City, MI Crawl Space Transformed into Bright, Clean Space
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    Dark, Dingy Reed City, MI Crawl Space Transformed into Bright, Clean Space

    This family opted to encapsulate their entire crawl space to prevent the spread of mold caused by standing water. Cold, unsealed crawlspaces also allow that cold air to travel to the living space above, which is why your floors are so cold. We also insulated the floors with TerraBlock Crawl Space Floor Insulation which can be installed on uneven surfaces and prevents moisture from entering your crawl space. We also insulated the rim joists which are a common entry point for cold, moist outside air. 

  • Muskegon, MI Home with Weakened Foundation Walls
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    Muskegon, MI Home with Weakened Foundation Walls
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    Muskegon, MI Home with Weakened Foundation Walls

    A home in Muskegon was having issues with its foundation walls in the basement. We drove to the home and gave a free inspection of the home.  After inspection, we decided to install our advanced Wall Anchor system. We install these by digging a tiny hole in that are a few feet away from the home. Then we drill a steel rod through a 1 inch hole in the basement wall. After that, the rod connects to an anchor that is placed in the hole of the soil. Once we place the plates on afterwards, we have permanently stabilized the basement. So now the homeowner doesn't have to worry about an unsafe basement ever again.

  • Installing PolyLevel in Muskegon, MI to Fix Concrete
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    Installing PolyLevel in Muskegon, MI to Fix Concrete
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    Installing PolyLevel in Muskegon, MI to Fix Concrete

    Part of John's sidewalk was sinking so our team installed PolyLevel to raise it back to its original level. PolyLevel uses a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to lift the concrete. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.

  • Concrete Lifting and Leveling in Muskegon, MI
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    Concrete Lifting and Leveling in Muskegon, MI
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    Concrete Lifting and Leveling in Muskegon, MI

    A customer has had some concrete slabs sink over the past year that he has lived in his home. So our team 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.

  • Muskegon, MI Concrete Sidewalk Lifting
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    Muskegon, MI Concrete Sidewalk Lifting
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    Muskegon, MI Concrete Sidewalk Lifting

    Jason called us because he had some concrete slabs that had sunk about 8-10 inches. He had been in the house for a year and it was sunk when he moved in so he is not sure when the concrete fell or if there were cracks. We had the perfect solution to lift the sidewalk back to the original level and keep the area safe. We used PolyLevel which is an injectable foam that goes under the concrete that is waterproof so it won't wash away. The best part is that it cures in about 15 minutes so it won't disturb the homeowners. 

  • Front Porch Concrete Leveling in Muskegon, MI
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    Front Porch Concrete Leveling in Muskegon, MI
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    Front Porch Concrete Leveling in Muskegon, MI

     This Muskegon home had some cracks on the front porch as well a portion that was uneven. The part that was uneven was creating a trip hazard and the homeowner wanted it fixed. We used PolyLevel to raise the concrete and NexusPro to repair the cracks. PolyLevel is a foam that is injected under the concrete slabs to raise it up. The foam is waterproof so it can not be washed away and it is stable so it won't leak chemicals into the soil. The best part about the PolyLevel is that it cures in about 15 minutes so it won't interfere with anyone’s day. NexusPro repairs the joints and cracks to prevent water and debris from degrading the slab from below. It is a silicone-based filler and designed to withstand harsh weather, UV resistant and won’t crack, bubble, or dry out. Like PolyLevel it dries in a quick amount of time, an hour, to not disrupt the homeowner.

  • Using CleanSpace to Prevent Water Intrusion in Muskegon, MI
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    Using CleanSpace to Prevent Water Intrusion in Muskegon, MI
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    Using CleanSpace to Prevent Water Intrusion in Muskegon, MI

    Cold air from Frances's crawl space was making his floors cold so he called our team. In order to encapsulate his crawl space, our team installed CleanSpace. CleanSpace is an uninterrupted vapor barrier. This material 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.

  • Insulating Rim Joists in Muskegon, MI
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    Insulating Rim Joists in Muskegon, MI
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    Insulating Rim Joists in Muskegon, MI

    Frances had cold floors due to cold air seeping into her home from her crawl space. In order to completely seal off her crawl space our team insulated her rim joists. Small cracks and seams can exist around rim joists, but after insulating them all of those cracks are sealed off. Now airflow is restricted keeping outside air out and inside air in. Frances will no longer have to worry about her floors being cold.

  • Muskegon, MI Walkway is No Longer Tripping Hazard
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    Muskegon, MI Walkway is No Longer Tripping Hazard
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    Muskegon, MI Walkway is No Longer Tripping Hazard

    Have you ever seen a sidewalk that looks like its falling apart, its pretty ugly right? Well, it's also very unsafe. We got a call from a church referring to their unsafe sidewalks. We knew exactly how to fix it which is done with our PolyLevel technology.

    PolyLevel is an advanced polymer-based injection foam that we blast into the concrete through tiny little holes that are smaller than a dime. This foam will raise the concrete back to its original level and make it stronger than ever before. PolyLevel worked to raise and level out the concrete slabs while dealing with the weak soils below that were no longer able to hold the weight of the home above. We drilled multiple small holes into the concrete slabs in order to inject them with a polymer material that expanded to lift and level out the concrete. Once injected, the system only needed about 15 minutes to fully cure and the slabs were then stabilized and lifted to their proper level, and stronger than ever before. Now, this homeowner will not have to worry about this ever again.

  • Sinking Sidewalk Fixed Thanks to PolyLevel Injections
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    Sinking Sidewalk Fixed Thanks to PolyLevel Injections
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    Sinking Sidewalk Fixed Thanks to PolyLevel Injections

    We got a call from Karl in Muskegon, MI saying that he needed part of his sidewalk lifted. After going out for inspection, we knew exactly where to place the PolyLevel injections. Each little mark that you can see in the After photo is where we injected the PolyLevel, and what this does is help stabilize the sidewalk and bring it back up to the level it should be at.

    PolyLevel requires less holes, is extremely lightweight, and cures so fast that it can be driven over within 15 minutes. Karl's sidewalk is now back to the level that it should be at.

  • PolyLevel Installation in Muskegon, MI
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    PolyLevel Installation in Muskegon, MI
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    PolyLevel Installation in Muskegon, MI

    The sidewalk and concrete around the pool was unlevel so our team installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using a new product to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The new product used is a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.

  • Leveling Concrete with PolyLevel in Muskegon, MI
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    Leveling Concrete with PolyLevel in Muskegon, MI
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    Leveling Concrete with PolyLevel in Muskegon, MI

    Jane’s concrete floor in her garage was cracking so she called our team. 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.

  • Concrete Lifting and Leveling in Muskegon, MI
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    Concrete Lifting and Leveling in Muskegon, MI
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    Concrete Lifting and Leveling in Muskegon, MI

    David needed help leveling and lifting the concrete slabs in the front of his house. So our team installed PolyLevel, a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using a new product to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The new product used is a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.

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