Jim

Ayers Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Jim from Ayers Basement Systems

Your home is your biggest investment, and Jim’s goal is to help you protect it. 

Jim graduated from Western Michigan University and has extensive experience rehabbing homes. This experience has made him more knowledgeable of the ins and outs of home construction and helps him diagnose problems and create solutions for his customers. 

Since joining the Ayers team in 2018Jim 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.  

Born in Houston, Texas and raised in Goshen, Indiana, Jim now resides in Middlebury, Indiana. He is passionate about health and nutrition and enjoys working out. He spends much of his time outdoors whether that be on the beach, boating, fishing for Walleye on Lake Erie, or vacationing. He’s a huge animal lover and has contributed to many animal rescue organizations. 

Problems in your home can be frustrating and scary, but when you work with Jim and Ayers Basement Systems, you don’t have to do it alone. 

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  • By Margaret Q.
    Battle Creek, MI

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    Battle Creek, MI

  • By Mitch C.
    Syracuse, IN

    "I am a home inspector and will use your company name in the future. "

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    By Mitch C.
    Syracuse, IN

    I am a home inspector and will use your company name in the future. 

  • By Verna W.
    Goshen, IN

    "Zach and Jim were easy to talk to and answered all our questions."

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    By Verna W.
    Goshen, IN

    Zach and Jim were easy to talk to and answered all our questions.

  • By Denise & James G.
    Jones, MI

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    By Denise & James G.
    Jones, MI

  • By Leeanna And Colin S.
    Kalamazoo, MI

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    By Leeanna And Colin S.
    Kalamazoo, MI

  • By Debbie And Les W.
    Elkhart, IN

    "All 3 men worked hard and worked consistently."

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    By Debbie And Les W.
    Elkhart, IN

    All 3 men worked hard and worked consistently.

  • By Joan B.
    Rochester, IN

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    By Joan B.
    Rochester, IN

  • By Cathy O.
    Mishawaka, IN

    "Your professionalism and the knowledge I learned from being included in the whole process made me feel safe this was the correct..."

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    By Cathy O.
    Mishawaka, IN

    Your professionalism and the knowledge I learned from being included in the whole process made me feel safe this was the correct company!

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  • CleanSpace Revives Battle Creek, MI Crawl Space
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    CleanSpace Revives Battle Creek, MI Crawl Space
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    CleanSpace Revives Battle Creek, MI Crawl Space

    This family called us because they had water occasionally coming in their crawl space which was causing mold to grow and they had a dirt floor allowing critters and outside air in. We all know mold is not something that should be taken lightly as it can cause health issues and can tremendously affect the resale value of your home. We don't put dirt floors in basements so why does having a dirt floor in your crawl space sound okay? We sent a system design specialist out to the home to see what could be done and offer the best solution to the problem.

    The homeowner and system design specialist agreed that installing our CleanSpace system would be the best answer. CleanSpace ensures that the crawl space will be isolated from the earth so no critters, air or ground water can evaporate into the atmosphere of the space. It's also made of a very thick plastic so there is no worrying about it tearing or not holding up. The liner is also made with an antimicrobial additive that prevents the growth of mold. 

  • Clean TripleSafe Installation Prevents Flooding
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    Clean TripleSafe Installation Prevents Flooding
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    Clean TripleSafe Installation Prevents Flooding

    Our customer just had something that is never fun...flooding.  Failure of his sump pump allowed water to come in through the walls, ruining the recently furnished basement.  Traditional sump pumps with only single or even double pumps have lots of issues when failure occurs.  Ayers recommended our customer to the TripleSafe.  The TripleSafe uses one energy efficient pump for most of the easy lifting, as well as a heavier duty pump to help out during heavy raining.  Even in the event of a power outage, the third battery powered pump will allow for ease of mind as water is kept out of your home and your family stays safe!  The TripleSafe is our most recommended sump pump system as it has kept homes dry and safe even in the worst conditions.

  • Installing SmartJack in Jones, MI
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    Installing SmartJack in Jones, MI
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    Installing SmartJack in Jones, MI

    Denise's floors and foundation were sinking and the main beam had rotted due to termite damage. In order to fix these issues our team installed SmartJack, a system produced to halt your sagging floors. Due to the moisture and soils in your crawl space, floors above crawl spaces are vulnerable. The Smart Jack system is a permanent fix to these issues. It uses steel columns, threaded rods, and a solid base to address any issues your crawl space may introduce to your floors. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization.

  • Using PowerBrace to Secure Bowing Walls in Kalamazoo, MI
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    Using PowerBrace to Secure Bowing Walls in Kalamazoo, MI
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    Using PowerBrace to Secure Bowing Walls in Kalamazoo, MI

    A wall was bowing in Ann Marie’s basement, so she called our team for help. We installed PowerBrace, a foundation repair system created to secure basement walls in place. Outside pressures can cause your basement walls to crack or tilt, but this foundation repair system counteracts these pressures by keeping your basement walls in place. The system over time can be tightened to not only secure the walls in place, but to also straighten them. 

  • Using SmartJack to Stabilize Floors in Elkhart, IN
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    Using SmartJack to Stabilize Floors in Elkhart, IN
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    Using SmartJack to Stabilize Floors in Elkhart, IN

    Minnie called our team because her floor was starting to sag. In order to halt her sagging floors, we installed SmartJack. Floors above crawl spaces are vulnerable due to the moisture and soils of the crawl sapce, however the SmartJack system is a permanent fix to these issues. It uses steel columns, threaded rods and a solid base to address any issues your crawl space may introduce to your floors. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization.

  • Encapsulating Crawl Spaces with CleanSpace in Elkhart, IN
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    Encapsulating Crawl Spaces with CleanSpace in Elkhart, IN
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    Encapsulating Crawl Spaces with CleanSpace in Elkhart, IN

    Minnie had an old and dirty crawlspace. Looking for encapsulation options, she called our team. We installed CleanSpace, a plastic sheet material used as a vapor barrier. CleanSpace restricts all moisture, outside air, and pests from entering your crawl space. Not only does this system create an energy-efficient crawl space, but it also gives your crawl space a clean finish. This material will be applied to your floors and walls to create a sleek look and an uninterrupted barrier.

  • Installing CleanSpace in Cassopolis, MI
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    Installing CleanSpace in Cassopolis, MI
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    Installing CleanSpace in Cassopolis, MI

    Heavy water intrusion caused Joyce's crawl space to flood. She called our team and we installed CleanSpace, a plastic sheet material used as a vapor barrier. CleanSpace restricts all moisture, outside air, and pests from entering your crawl space. Not only does this system create an energy-efficient crawl space, but it also gives your crawl space a clean finish. This material will be applied to your floors and walls to create a sleek look and an uninterrupted barrier. 

  • Installing PowerBrace in Mishawaka, IN
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    Installing PowerBrace in Mishawaka, IN
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    Installing PowerBrace in Mishawaka, IN

    A bowing wall in Dylan’s basement was beginning to form cracks as well. To fix this problem our team installed the PowerBrace foundation repair system on his wall. This system will immediately stop the wall from bowing and cracking more. Over time, the system can be tightened to not only secure the walls in place, but to also straighten them.

  • Installing Helical Piers in Mishawaka, IN
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    Installing Helical Piers in Mishawaka, IN
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    Installing Helical Piers in Mishawaka, IN

    Terri's enclosed porch was sinking and his brick walls were separating so he called our team. Our team installed helical piers to stop the settlement and overtime bring the foundation back to its original level. We installed the helical piers deep into the soil underneath the foundation for a quick installation and permanent solution.

  • Using CleanSpace in Crawl Spaces in Mishawaka, IN
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    Using CleanSpace in Crawl Spaces in Mishawaka, IN
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    Using CleanSpace in Crawl Spaces in Mishawaka, IN

    The crawl space attached to Roy and Barabara’s house was super cold so they called our team to discuss encapsulation options. Our team installed CleanSpace, 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.

  • Rim Joist Insulation in Mishawaka, IN
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    Rim Joist Insulation in Mishawaka, IN
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    Rim Joist Insulation in Mishawaka, IN

    Customers had cold air entering their crawl space so they needed it completely sealed off. Our team insulated their rim joists. Small cracks and seams can exist around rim joists, but after insulating them all of those cracks are sealed off. Now flow is restricted keeping moisture and unwanted allergens out. Therefore, cold air won't be drifting around their house anymore.

  • Stair Step Crack First Sign of Trouble in Plymouth, MI
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    Stair Step Crack First Sign of Trouble in Plymouth, MI
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    Stair Step Crack First Sign of Trouble in Plymouth, MI

    Bryant R had ongoing issues with his bowing basement walls and realised that he could no longer ignore the evident damage to his walls. You could see the stair step crack on the inside and outside of his home. These cracks follow the mortar lines in a block wall as pressure on the wall increases. Stair step cracks are particularly dangerous because they cover a wide area of the wall. Bryant's wall was well on its way to wall collapse without reparing this crack. 

    We used CarbonArmor® to stabilize Bryant's basement walls. CarbonArmor is a wall reinforcing system with straps made from a fiber-reinforced polymer that’s ten times stronger than steel. CarbonArmor® stablised this home's walls and will now protect those walls from future bowing.

  • Using SmartJack for Foundational Support in Dowagiac, MI
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    Using SmartJack for Foundational Support in Dowagiac, MI
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    Using SmartJack for Foundational Support in Dowagiac, MI

    The original foundation floor joists in Doug’s cottage were not enough to support the cottage after having done some renovation. He called our team when he noticed a lot of the strain was put on his flooring and causing it to shake. We installed SmartJack, a system produced to halt your sagging floors. The SmartJack system provides a permanent fix to these issues by using steel columns, threaded rods and a solid base. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization.

  • Fixing Foundation Walls in Dowagiac, MI
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    Fixing Foundation Walls in Dowagiac, MI
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    Fixing Foundation Walls in Dowagiac, MI

    A wall was bowing a little in Jon and Danielle's basement so they called our team. We installed PowerBrace, a foundation repair system created to secure basement walls in place. Often outside pressures can cause your basement walls to crack or tilt, this foundation repair system counteracts these pressures by keeping your basement walls in place. Over time, the system can be tightened to not only secure the walls in place, but to also straighten them.

  • Foundation Wall Repairs in Dowagiac, MI
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    Foundation Wall Repairs in Dowagiac, MI
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    Foundation Wall Repairs in Dowagiac, MI

    Walls were beginning to bow and crack in a customer’s basement so he called our team. We installed CarbonArmor, a wall reinforcing system. This system was constructed to repair damaged and bowing foundation walls. Both of these problems are serious and will only get worse over time. Therefore CarbonArmor is used to fix your foundation walls by preventing inward movement and reducing the cracks in your walls. This system can easily be concealed for your basement to have a sleek, finished look.

  • Egress Windows Installed in Dowagiac, MI
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    Egress Windows Installed in Dowagiac, MI
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    Egress Windows Installed in Dowagiac, MI

    A customer needed an egress window installed because she had water leaking into her basement. So our team installed an egress window. 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.

  • Installing PolyLevel to Prevent Sinking Concrete in South Bend, IN
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    Installing PolyLevel to Prevent Sinking Concrete in South Bend, IN
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    Installing PolyLevel to Prevent Sinking Concrete in South Bend, IN

    Sandy’s slab foundation was cracking under her windows and kitchen. So she called our team and we installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk and it uses 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.

  • Egress Window Install for South Bend Home
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    Egress Window Install for South Bend Home
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    Egress Window Install for South Bend Home

    Just because winter is gloomy and cold doesn’t mean your basement has to be too. Kristen and Connor noticed that their basement was becoming chilly as the cold weather quickly approached. We suggested replacing their old drafty window. Not only does it stop the harsh winter winds from sneaking in, but it’s also a great source of natural light!

  • Egress Window Installation in South Bend, IN
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    Egress Window Installation in South Bend, IN
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    Egress Window Installation in South Bend, IN

    Homeowners wanted a finished and livable basement space so our team installed an egress window and well. 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. Also, 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.

  • Installing Egress Windows in South Bend, IN
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    Installing Egress Windows in South Bend, IN
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    Installing Egress Windows in South Bend, IN

    Water intrusion had become a common thing in Jacky and Robert’s basement. They believed part of it was seeping in through cracks near the basement windows so they called our team and we replaced their windows with Egress Windows. Due to poor insulation around the window, most windows offer minimal protection against outside air entering the home. Egress windows help ventilate your indoor areas and prevent unwanted allergens from entering your house. So, our team installed an Egress window which will help keep Robert and Jacky's basement better insulated. 

  • Keeping Crawl Spaces Dry with CleanSpace in South Bend, IN
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    Keeping Crawl Spaces Dry with CleanSpace in South Bend, IN
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    Keeping Crawl Spaces Dry with CleanSpace in South Bend, IN

    Water intrusion in Melissa’s crawl space had become a problem and she wanted to encapsulate it. So our team installed CleanSpace, a plastic sheet material that reduces moisture and humidity. It is used as a vapor barrier to restrict all moisture, outside air, and pests from entering your crawl space. In addition, this system creates an energy-efficient crawl space,and gives your crawl space a clean finish. This material will be applied to Melissa’s floors and walls to create a sleek look and an uninterrupted barrier.

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in South Bend, IN
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in South Bend, IN
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in South Bend, IN

    Water was entering Moses’s crawl space through the walls so he called our team. He was looking for encapsulation options and 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. Not only does this system create an energy-efficient crawl space, but it also gives your crawl space a clean finish. This material will be applied to your floors and walls to create a sleek look and an uninterrupted barrier.

  • Repairing Foundation Walls with PowerBrace in South Bend, IN
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    Repairing Foundation Walls with PowerBrace in South Bend, IN
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    Repairing Foundation Walls with PowerBrace in South Bend, IN

    Foundation walls were cracking and sinking in Karolyn’s home so she called our team and we installed PowerBrace. PowerBrace is a foundation repair system created to secure basement walls in place. Outside pressures can cause your basement walls to crack or tilt, this foundation repair system counteracts these pressures by keeping your basement walls in place. Over time, the system can be tightened to not only secure the walls in place, but to also straighten them.

  • Using CarbonArmor to Repair Foundation Walls in South Bend, IN
    Before
    Using CarbonArmor to Repair Foundation Walls in South Bend, IN
    After

    Using CarbonArmor to Repair Foundation Walls in South Bend, IN

    A homeowner noticed cracking in her foundation wall that was already sinking. So she called our team and we installed CarbonArmor. CarbonArmor is a wall reinforcing system constructed to repair damaged and bowing foundation walls. Both of these problems are serious and will only get worse over time. Therefore CarbonArmor is used to fix your foundation walls by preventing inward movement and reducing the cracks in your walls. This system can easily be concealed for your basement to have a sleek, finished look.

  • Installing Egress Windows and Wells in South Bend, IN
    Before
    Installing Egress Windows and Wells in South Bend, IN
    After

    Installing Egress Windows and Wells in South Bend, IN

    A customer called our team because he wanted his basement to be a liveable space. So we installed an Egress Window and Well in his basement. 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.

  • Installing Egress Windows in South Bend, IN
    Before
    Installing Egress Windows in South Bend, IN
    After

    Installing Egress Windows in South Bend, IN

    Our team was called because Daniel wanted an egress window installed in his basement. Egress Windows are required because they are big enough to provide a safe exit in case of emergency. Also, 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.

  • Rim Joists Insulation in Niles, MI
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    Rim Joists Insulation in Niles, MI
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    Rim Joists Insulation in Niles, MI

    Musty smells were drifting into a homeowner’s home from his crawl space. Small cracks and seams can exist around rim joists, so our team insulated them. After insulating them all of those cracks are sealed off. Now airflow is restricted keeping outside air out and inside air in. This homeowner will no longer have to worry about musty smells coming from his crawl space.

  • Using CleanSpace to Encapsulate Crawl Spaces in Niles, MI
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    Using CleanSpace to Encapsulate Crawl Spaces in Niles, MI
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    Using CleanSpace to Encapsulate Crawl Spaces in Niles, MI

    Jeff called our team because he had bad smells coming from his crawl space. To encapsulate his crawl space we used CleanSpace. CleanSpace is 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. 

  • Ensuring Dry Basements in Berrien Springs, MI
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    Ensuring Dry Basements in Berrien Springs, MI
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    Ensuring Dry Basements in Berrien Springs, MI

    Water was entering Katherine’s crawl space. She was tired of worrying about her crawl space flooding, so she called our team. In order to waterproof her crawl space, we installed CleanSpace. It is a plastic sheet material used as a vapor barrier to restrict all moisture, outside air, and pests from entering your home. Not only does this system create an energy-efficient space, but it also gives it a clean finish. This material will be applied to your floors and walls to create a sleek look and an uninterrupted barrier.

  • Stabilizing Floors with SmartJack in New Carlisle, IN
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    Stabilizing Floors with SmartJack in New Carlisle, IN
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    Stabilizing Floors with SmartJack in New Carlisle, IN

    Rona had uneven floors and her windows and floors were sticking. She called our team and so we installed SmartJack, a system produced to halt your sagging floors. Floors above crawl spaces are vulnerable due to the moisture and soils in your crawl space. The Smart Jack system is a permanent fix to these issues. It uses steel columns, threaded rods and a solid base to address any issues your crawl space may introduce to your floors. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization.

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