Serving Mid, Western and Northern Michigan,
Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
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 2018, Jim 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.
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.
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.
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!