Meet The Team
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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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matt in Muskegon gave us a call saying that water was beginning to get into his basement with large rain falls. After going out for our free inspection, we realized that he had a drainage issue. To fix this, we installed our WaterGuard.
WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that is placed on top of the footing. Most perimeter drainage systems are placed alongside the footing, but doing it that way makes it susceptible to mud getting in and clogging it. Being on top of the footing is a huge advantage, because it is no longer sitting in the mud; it's on top of it, which obviously makes it much harder for mud to get in.
As you can see, to start out we have to jackhammer out the trench where the WaterGuard will fit into. After this, we place drainage stone above the footing to help aid the waterproofing process.
Once the WaterGuard is installed, we then fill the trench back up with concrete, making the drain virtually invisible, and completely out of the way.
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