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  • By Jeff G.
    Onondaga, MI

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    By Jeff G.
    Onondaga, MI

  • By Elaine M.
    Okemos, MI

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    By Elaine M.
    Okemos, MI

  • By Linda H.
    East Lansing, MI

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    By Linda H.
    East Lansing, MI

  • By Joe C.
    Laingsburg, MI

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    By Joe C.
    Laingsburg, MI

  • By Nina C.
    Lansing, MI

    "They offered the poly level system and the price was very reasonable. I appreciate the prompt information sent in advance and the..."

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    By Nina C.
    Lansing, MI

    They offered the poly level system and the price was very reasonable. I appreciate the prompt information sent in advance and the knowledgeable, professional service.  A great company with wonderful staff and crew. Thank you.

  • By Jessica & Rich P.
    Lansing, MI

    "We were referred by another company."

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    By Jessica & Rich P.
    Lansing, MI

    We were referred by another company.

  • By Nancy & Robert W.
    Lansing, MI

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    By Nancy & Robert W.
    Lansing, MI

  • By Jackie A.
    Grand Ledge, MI

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    By Jackie A.
    Grand Ledge, MI

  • By Bob C.
    St. Johns, MI

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    By Bob C.
    St. Johns, MI

  • By Robert C.
    Saint Johns, MI

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    By Robert C.
    Saint Johns, MI

Matt Wetzel from Ayers Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Matt Wetzel from Ayers Basement Systems

Improving your home is important to your family, and Matt’s goal is to help make it healthier and more comfortable.  

Matt completed extensive training to design 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 Contractors.

Bringing a comprehensive, personalized approach to every job, Matt will give you a custom solution based on your goals and exactly what’s going on in your home. Matt’s customers recommend him and the Ayers Team to their family and friends.

Matt has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from Michigan State University and spent two years at a building trade vocational school. He has an extensive background in the construction industry including working for a roofing company and traveling the country repairing railroad bridges. Prior to becoming a system design specialist, Matt was a service technician at Ayers. 

“I enjoy helping families by diagnosing the problem in their homes and finding the right solution that puts their minds at ease,” said Matt. “I like to provide them options to solve their issues.”

Growing up on a farm in Ithaca, Michigan, Matt helped his dad and brothers with their carrot and soybean crop. He currently resides in St. Johns, Michigan. An avid outdoorsman, Matt enjoys kayaking and camping.

Matt is looking forward to meeting you. 

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Bowing Basement Wall in Elsie, Mi
    Before
    Bowing Basement Wall in Elsie, Mi
    After

    This homeowner called us because over time their basement wall had began to bow inward. This was a slow process and has horizontal cracks around the bowing. They weren't experiencing any water issues...yet. We assured them it was best to get it fixed before they did have a foot of water in the basement or before the foundation failed. 

    After a careful inspection and talking to the homeowners we both decided the best solution to the problem would be to install our Carbon Fiber straps. Carbon fiber is made of a very high tensile strength that is impossible to stretch. This makes it easy to adhere the carbon fiber to the bowing wall. This makes the wall stay where it's at without getting any worse over more time. 

  • Grass Lake, MI Walkway is Crumbling
    Before
    Grass Lake, MI Walkway is Crumbling
    After

    One of our customers from Grass Lake called us about his walkway that was experiencing sagging and cracking. We gave him our professional help so that this would no longer be an issue. We installed PolyLevel which is an advanced polymer injection foam that we blast into the concrete which raises it level and makes 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.

  • Sagging Floors in Jackson, MI
    Before
    Sagging Floors in Jackson, MI
    After

    Our customer’s floors were sagging and they were concerned about foundation settlement. Often, sagging floors are caused by columns under the floor being spaced too far away from one another, weak floor joists, or column settlement. Our team used PolyLevel to raise the floors inside of their home. Polylevel can be used for interior or exterior slab leveling, requires fewer holes for injection and is environmentally friendly.

  • FlexiSpan Repairs Vertical Cracks in Albion, MI
    Before
    FlexiSpan Repairs Vertical Cracks in Albion, MI
    After

    The homeowners in Albion, MI had a vertical crack on one of their basement walls going from ceiling to floor. When it rained, water would leak through the crack, get into their basement, and puddle on the floor. Foundation wall cracks can be a sign of structural issues so it is best to get the crack repaired right when you notice it is there to prevent serious, more costly damage. 

    To fix this vertical wall crack, our professional team installed FlexiSpan. FlexiSpan is a three part process beginning with flexible sealant being applied along the length of the crack. The second step is to put a a strip of flexible and porous foam over the crack. Lastly, an impermeable membrane is adhered to the wall on both sides of the foam strip. FlexiSpan invisibly moves water seepage from the crack down the wall and into the basements perimeter drainage system. The FlexiSpan system is not affected by slight movements in the basement wall meaning it works under all conditions. 

    In the before picture you can see the vertical cracking on the basement wall and in the after picture you can see the FlexiSpan installed over the crack and fixing the wall.  

  • Belmont, MI Driveway is Smooth Again
    Before
    Belmont, MI Driveway is Smooth Again
    After

    A customer from Belmont called us about his driveway and how it was unlevel now. We drove over there and decided to install our PolyLevel technology. PolyLevel is an advanced polymer injection foam that we blast into the concrete which levels it and makes 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.

  • IceGuard in Holt, MI
    Before
    IceGuard in Holt, MI
    After

    The homeowners had water leaking into their basment during the winter months. They had an existing sump pump that worked well during the spring and fall, but for some reason during the winter months they noticed water getting in the basement area.

    Our professional team knew the solution for these homeowners was our IceGuard system. The IceGuard system is attached to the sump pump discharge line on the outside of the home. The IceGuard allows water to escape from the 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. What makes IceGuard even better is when the pipe thaws, the water will automatically run along its normal route, and no water will escape from the IceGuard! 

    Thannks to IceGuard the homeowners basement is now dry all year round! 

  • FlexiSpan in Holt, MI
    Before
    FlexiSpan in Holt, MI
    After

    The homeowners had a crack going down the length of their wall. To make matters worse water was starting to seep through the crack causing damage to their walls. 

    The first reaction to fixing a cracked wall is usually an application of patching mortar or masonaty sealant. Unfortunately, those solutions rarely work because of poor adhension to the masonary or a slight movement along the crack that breaks the seal. These problems needed to be avoided, so our professional team installed the FlexiSpan crack repair system. The FlexiSpan system is a three part project that begins with the application of a flexible sealant along the crack. Next, a strip of flexible and porous foam is installed over the crack. Finally, an impermeable membrane is adhered to the wall on both sides of the foam strip. This fail-safe treatment allows any future seepage of water through the crack to move invisibly down the wall and into the basement’s perimeter drainage system. Unlike sealant or mortar-based crack repair, the FlexiSpan system is not adversely affected by hydrostatic pressure or slight movement in the basement wall. It works under all conditions.

     

  • East Lansing, MI Driveway with Newly Smooth Driveway
    Before
    East Lansing, MI Driveway with Newly Smooth Driveway
    After

    A customer in East Lansing had to ride over a bug bump in order to get into his garage every day. He knew we had the expertise to help so he gave us a a call. We drove to his property and decided to install our PolyLevel which is an advanced polymer based injection foam that we blast into the concrete to level it out 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.

  • East Lansing, MI Walkway is Safe Again
    Before
    East Lansing, MI Walkway is Safe Again
    After

    We received a call from a homeowner in East Lansing referring to there walkway being a trip hazard. They wanted our help to level it all out, so we drove out to his property to install our advanced polymer based injection foam called PolyLevel. PolyLevel is blasted into the concrete through very small holes which raise the concrete to be level and stronger than ever. 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.

  • CleanSpace Saves This Crawl Space in Laingsburg, MI
    Before
    CleanSpace Saves This Crawl Space in Laingsburg, MI
    After

    The homeowners needed their crawl space cleaned out. There was a ton of moisture, unwanted air, and pests getting into the space causing it to be damp and have a mildew smell. The moisture could cause mold to grow in the crawl space, which could then release bad air into the home. That bad air could result in health problems for the homeowners.

    Our professional team knew something had to be done, so they installed the CleanSpace encapsulation system. CleanSpace encapsulation system covers the floors and walls of your crawl space with a think, durable, plastic vapor barrier. The CleanSpace system reduces moisture and humidity in the space, helps seal out cold drafts in the winter, keeps unwanted pests out, and has a 25 year total performance warranty. The CleanSpace encapsulation system transforms your crawl space into a clean, dry, attractive and energy efficient space! 

  • PolyLevel System Restores Concrete in Bath, MI
    Before
    PolyLevel System Restores Concrete in Bath, MI
    After

    Have you noticed your cement driveway starting to sink in spots? If so, we have the answer for you. This customer called because their driveway was sinking and cracking in many different spots and they needed to get it fixed. However, often times this can be very costly because people want to come in and remove all the concrete with heavy equipment and put new concrete down. This does not fix the real issue though, and its also very disruptive. 

     

    We offer a non-disruptive and less costly way to fix your driveway called PolyLevel. Small penny sized holes are drilled in the concrete and high-density polymers are injected to lift the concrete back up to its desired height. The best part about our PolyLevel is that it is cured and can be driven on 15 minutes after installed.

  • Triple Safe Sump Pump Install Keeps Water out of Lansing, MI Home
    Before
    Triple Safe Sump Pump Install Keeps Water out of Lansing, MI Home
    After

    Do you have a sump pump that doesn't seem to be doing what it's supposed to? Maybe you have water that isn't draining which is causing flooding or possibly mold is starting to grow. No matter what the problem is we offer top of the line sump pumps that will surely fix your problem. 

    This home in Lansing uses their basement primarily for storage and they didn't want their items getting ruined. The original sump pump in the basement didn't have a lid which was allowing the water to evaporate back into the air causing excess moisture. Our TripleSafe pump that was installed is the king of all sump pumps. It has 3 pumps and a battery for those emergencies when the power goes out. 

  • Lifting Patios in Dewitt, MI
    Before
    Lifting Patios in Dewitt, MI
    After

    Dan W. has a patio they use for entertaining guests but unfortunately their deck was beginning to sink. It sunk about 3 inches so the family caught the issue early. We used Polylevel to raise their patio. Polylevel requires less holes, has a quick cure time, and the material is waterproof. Dan didn’t have to worry about his daily life being disrupted or that the material will wash out from underneath the slab in the future.

  • Crumbling Front Porch in DeWitt, MI
    Before
    Crumbling Front Porch in DeWitt, MI
    After

    A customer from Dewitt needed help with their small porch that became unlevel due to poor foundation soil. We repaired it by installing our NexusPro Joint Sealer. which is a silicone-based crack resistant sealant that is perfect for filling cracks in concrete. Now this porch that was once falling apart is now stronger than ever. The homeowner won't have to worry about a weak porch any longer.

  • Bowing Wall in Elsie, MI 1940's Home
    Before
    Bowing Wall in Elsie, MI 1940's Home
    After

    The owner of his home contacted us because there was wall in the basement next to the frost line that was bowed. The home was built in the 1940's with blocks and there was noticeable stair step cracks. There was no water coming in yet but we wanted to take care of the problem before it gets worse.

    Our experts decided the best solution to the problem was to install our Carbon Armor straps. Carbon fiber is a very high tensile strength material so it won't stretch. Since it can't stretch we actually glue the carbon fiber to the walls to keep them from bowing or bending any more than they already have. Carbon fiber straps cannot straighten a wall but they can keep it in it's current position.

  • Egress Window Installed in Elsie, MI Basement
    Before
    Egress Window Installed in Elsie, MI Basement
    After

    This homeowner wanted to get an egress window installed in their basement in place of one of the smaller windows. This is a safe and smart idea as they plan to build a few bedrooms in the basement. Due to building code, if you have bedrooms in your basement you need to have two ways to escape in case of an emergency. The first one being the door and the second is usually a window large enough to climb out of. We were able to install a nice, large egress window in this basement. It's now ready for bedrooms to be added and lived in safely.

  • SuperSump to The Rescue in Battle Creek, MI
    Before
    SuperSump to The Rescue in Battle Creek, MI
    After

    Water was coming in through the floors in the homeowner's basement every time it rained. They had an existing sump pump, but it was not keeping their basement dry. 

    Our professional team installed the SuperSump premier sump pump system to combat this problem. This long-lasting and reliable sump pump is a full-featured system that includes the best components available. It includes a superliner, which is an airtight lid that looks 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. The sump pump 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 homeowner's basement is now clean and dry thanks to the SuperSump premier sump pump system!

  • WellDuct Installed in Battle Creek, MI
    Before
    WellDuct Installed in Battle Creek, MI
    After

    Jamie P. from Battle Creek, MI was noticing that water was coming in through the egress window they had in their basement. The water was so bad that it ruined their carpet to the point where it had to be removed.

    Our professional team solved the problem by installing a WellDuct basement window well drain. When a basement window well fills because of rain, it could easily leak around the window opening and flood your basement. The WellDuct window well drain is designed to prevent basement flooding due to window well leakage. The well drain connects the base of the window well to an interior drainage system. In this case, the WaterGuard interior drainage system was installed on the floor of the basement around the perimeter. The water that gets trapped in the well drain is moved to the WaterGuard drainage system, which is then moved to the sump pump. The sump pump then effectively removes the water from the basement keeping it dry and clean! 

  • Mendon, MI Driveway is Made Smooth
    Before
    Mendon, MI Driveway is Made Smooth
    After

    Have you ever driven up the driveway and up to the garage, but in order to get into the garage you have to get over "the bump"? Well at Ayers, we know how to get rid of "the bump" and you'll see the results. One customer in Mendon had to drive over "the bump" to get into the driveway... so she called us. We drove to her property and installed our advanced PolyLevel technology.

    Poly Level is a polymer injection foam that we blast into the concrete tiny holes that are smaller than dimes. One of the PolyLevel is injected, the concrete raises to its original position and becomes 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.

  • CarbonArmor Preventing Wall Failure In Fowler, MI
    Before
    CarbonArmor Preventing Wall Failure In Fowler, MI
    After

    When walls are starting to have settlement problems, they start to move.  This can be very catastrophic if left untouched.  Our customer chose to do some preventative maintenance by adding some support to each wall.  Using CarbonArmor, we are able to help stabilize bowing walls.  On top of the walls, we connect the CarbonArmor to ArmorLock straps that provide supplemental support to existing top wall connections, preventing the walls from leaning.  This helps to keep all of the applied walls nice and stable!  

  • Kalamazoo, MI Garage with Cracked Floor
    Before
    Kalamazoo, MI Garage with Cracked Floor
    After

    A customer from Kalamazoo told us about their garage, they said that their garage floor was cracking right at the car entrance and caused a bumpy ride when entering the garage. We came over to their house and saw the issue first hand and we decided that they need PolyLevel. PolyLevel is an advanced polymer injection foam that we blast into the concrete to level it out 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.

  • Riverdale, MI Basement Floor Rises Up
    Before
    Riverdale, MI Basement Floor Rises Up
    After

    We've all been in an old basement with concrete floors, right? Have you noticed how the floor looks as if it's deteriorating?  Well, we know how to turn back time on your concrete slabs and make them BETTER than new. We can do this by installing our PolyLevel technology, as we did on this Riverdale home.

    We came to this homeowners property and installed our PolyLevel in their basement, which is an advanced polymer-based injection foam. We blast this foam in through tiny holes that are just smaller than a dime. Once we do this the concrete is level and stronger than ever. 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.

  • Egress Window Install Stanton, MI
    Before
    Egress Window Install Stanton, MI
    After

    Our customer was looking to finish their basement and needed an egress window. The home was made our poured concrete walls and built in the 1980’s. Egress windows are a requirement when finishing your basement or using it as a bedroom for safety precautions. In case of an emergency, you want to make sure your family is safe and that just isn’t possible with submarine windows. You also want to make sure your windows are nice and sealed so no water can get through them and into your basement.

     

  • SilverGlo Walls Upgrade Caledonia Crawl Space
    Before
    SilverGlo Walls Upgrade Caledonia Crawl Space
    After

    A homeowner from Caledonia called us referring to his crawl space walls. WE drove to his home to give him our professional help and a free estimate. After inspection we knew just what to install to insulate their crawlspace/home from the outside environment, SilverGlo. We then add SliverGlo, attaching it to the walls of the crawlspace. The SilverGlo is a highly effective graphite-impregnated insulation with a built-in radiant heat barrier surface. SliverGlo improves insular properties by 24% while offering an economical insulation option for crawlspaces. SilverGlo will also prevent any worrying for the homeowner about their crawlspace.

  • Lifting Driveways in Allegan, MI
    Before
    Lifting Driveways in Allegan, MI
    After

    Our customer was fed up with their sinking driveway. It was not only ugly, but it was a safety hazard for her family. We used PolyLevel to raise their driveway back to its original position. 

    PolyLevel is a state of the art material used to repair sinking concrete. It requires less holes, is lightweight, waterproof, and has a quick cure time. You can drive over it 15 minutes after installation!

  • Crumbling Basement Walls in Six Lakes, MI Uses Wall Anchors to Fix the Issue
    Before
    Crumbling Basement Walls in Six Lakes, MI Uses Wall Anchors to Fix the Issue
    After

    Don and Nancy called us because the walls in their basement were cracking and literally getting ready to fall down. These walls were caving inward and needed serious attention. Our team of experts decided it would be best to use our Wall Anchors to bring the walls back to their original position over time. Wall anchors are one of the best options to fix a wall problem because they can fix very severe cracks/bowing, can be installed around obstacles such as pipes, its a quick installation and in the end, it restores property value. The only time someone would not be able to use wall anchors is if your house is very close to other people's houses because some digging on the outside of the home is required. 

  • Clare, MI Home Has CleanSpace Installed
    Before
    Clare, MI Home Has CleanSpace Installed
    After

    Dirt crawl spaces are a pain to deal with. They let in outside elements such as water, cold air and bugs - all things no one wants in their home. The first step to eliminating these problems is fixing the water leakage by having a sump pump installed. The next step is isolating the house from the earth. This is where our CleanSpace system that is shown in the picture, works great. It encapulates the entire crawl space making sure no water, bugs, or unwanted cold/hot air can get in. The third step is to make sure all windows and vents are properly sealed off to the outside as well. Lastly, you want to condition or dehumidify the crawl space air. We have a great unit for this called the SaniDry Sedona, also pictured. It's efficient at stopping mold growth and getting rid of that musty smell. 

  • Smart Jack Assembly Helps To Prevent Floor Failure And Sagging In Grand Rapids, MI
    Before
    Smart Jack Assembly Helps To Prevent Floor Failure And Sagging In Grand Rapids, MI
    After

    Our customer is interested in purchasing a home and called us with a couple preexisting issues such as floor sagging, standing water, and rotting wood.  This crawl space was in desperate need of an overhaul.  Most of these issues were caused by high relative humidity; adding waterproofing and a vapor barrier will help to combat these issues.  Using a vapor barrier called CleanSpace, as well as our SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier and a Smart Sump Pump we are able to cut down a lot of excess humidity.  With the rotting wood holding up the floor of the house replaced with Smart Jack Assemblies, we were able to also fix the sagging floors as well. 

  • Raising Front Steps of a 1950's Home in Coloma, MI
    Before
    Raising Front Steps of a 1950's Home in Coloma, MI
    After

    Robert had some damage to his front steps and wanted to raise them back to their original position. His home was built in the 1950s, but that wasnt a problem for Ayers, we love to work with homes of all sizes and time periods. 

    We used PolyLevel to resolve his issue. PolyLevel is a state of the art approach to repairing sinking concrete. It uses less holes than other repair options, has a quick cure time, is waterproof, and lightweight. 

our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

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