Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
Your home is your biggest investment, and Jeff’s goal is to help you protect it.
Jeff comes from a construction background, with most of his family working somewhere in the trade.
Since joining the Ayers team in 2017, Jeff 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.
Jeff lives in Kingsley, Michigan with his wife and four kids. Since his family is involved in 4H, they have lots of animals. He also likes to golf in the spring and play pool in the winter.
Problems in your home can be frustrating and scary, but when you work with Jeff and Ayers Basement Systems, you don’t have to do it alone.
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Hate squeaky floor boards? So do we, and at Ayers Basement Systems, we use effective solutions to make your home a dream home. One home in Grayling had that same problem and they called for our help. We drove to their home and installed SmartJacks. The SmartJack is a support system used to stabilize and level the floor joists in a crawl space. This system can support up to 60,000 pounds. The SmartJack system is placed on strong concrete fillings that have replaced the soil in that small location underneath the SmartJack. Now this home is squeak-free.
Most people don't want to go in their crawl space because well...it's gross. A lot of crawl spaces tend to be neglected because they are not something homeowners particularly like to visit on a daily basis. Apart from looking gross, they can also house a lot of critters as well. Upgrading your crawl space will not only help to displace those critters and make the space look better, but it will also help to keep your house seperated from the humidity that comes from the ground. Paired with our SaniDry Sedona, humidity from the crawl space will cease to exist and you can start seeing energy savings as well as stopping any mold or dust mites that might be looming around the corner.
The homeowners crawlspace was ugly and had a dirt floor. Their crawl space was damp and was losing energy for the home.
Our professional team installed the CleanSpace encapsulation system to combat this old and dirty crawl space. The CleanSpace encapsulation system covers the floors and walls of the crawl space with a thick, plastic, durable vapor barrier. The vapor barrier protects the crawl space from the outside elements, like moisture, unwanted pests and debris. The encapsulation system also prevents mold growth and is bright white, which makes your crawl space look nice and clean!
Keith G. was having problems with his crawl space and just really wanted it encapsulated. We installed our CleanSpace system to make sure no outside elements could get in and that it would stay dry. CleanSpace is also super durable so it can still be walked on and hold heavy boxes for storage. Over time CleanSpace works to make your home healthier because mold can't grow and reduces energy costs because it's insulated properly.
Our customer Keith G. from Gaylord, MI was worried about the musty smell beginning to rise from the crawl space below. Unaware of the conditions below his home, Keith began searching for local crawl space professionals. After seeing several of our commercials on TV, he gave us a call. We scheduled our new friend for a free estimate and soon arrived at his home.
At our visit, the System Design Specialist told Keith no moisture, mold, or wood rot was currently present in his crawl space. With a proactive mind set, Keith asked if there was any way he could protect his crawl space from future issues. Our expert then calculated a preventative solution consisting of our highly efficient CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system, SilverGlo wall panels to make this crawl space more energy efficient and spray foam insulation to supplement the SilverGlo wall panels. To Keith’s surprise, since the transformation he has seen a significant drop in his heating bills. The musty smell he grew to hate, has also vanished. If you have a crawl space under your home, don’t wait until problems arise. As Keith did, call us today for a free estimate.
The homeowners had a bowing wall in their basement. A bowing wall is a sign of foundation failure and can lead to more expensive damage in the future if not fixed right away.
Our professional team installed Geo-Lock wall anchors to combat the bowing wall. The Geo-Lock anchor system is installed by excavating the soil surrounding the foundation wall in order to imbed galvanized steel anchors into the ground. Those anchors are then connected to steel plates with rods on the foundation wall, immediately holding it in place. After the installation, the backfill and sod will be replaced so its like we were never even there. During dry periods you will be able to tighten the anchors to straighten the wall back to its original position over time.
Thanks to the Geo-Lock wall anchor system the homeowners wall is well on its way to being straightened!
This crawl space was built in the 1920's and was showing some obvious signs of age and needed some fixing up. The dirt floor in this crawl space was allowing unwanted moisture in. The earth is damp which means when the earth is exposed in your home (mostly in crawl spaces), the damp soil dries into the house and the water vapor will move it upward to your living space. There is also water from the air since this crawl space has vented windows. Vented windows in a crawl space do more harm than good and they should be permanently sealed off
Having a wet or damp crawl space can have many different negative effects. These effects include: dust mites, sticking (swollen) doors and windows, smelly carpets, wood rot, increased utility bills, aggravated asthma/allergies and more. It's best to get a wet crawl space taken care of as soon as possible.
To help with all of the moisture in this crawl space we installed our CleanSpace system. CleanSpace is a very thick plastic liner that is fitted to your crawl space to completely seal it off from the earth. This system is also a very bright white color which dramatically transforms your crawl space. CleanSpace is made with an additive that won't allow the growth of mold, so you can have peace of mind that your crawl space is fixed once and for all.
When Vanessa was looking at this house to purchase, the crawlspace left something to be desired. However, from being a previously satisfied Ayers customer, she knew Ayers can help her again with providing a nice & clean crawlspace for this new home. Having a Smart Sump installed, as well as Drainage Matting and Rim Joist Insulation to help keep the crawl space dry, clean and most importantly, free of water.
Looking to totally seal their basement, homewoners called our team. So in order to prevent air flow from their basement to the rest of their home, 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. With airtight insulation there is a reduction in heat loss.
Scott already had a sump pump, but it could not handle the amount of water entering his basement. Tired of dealing with his basement flooding, he called our team. We installed TripleSafe, a sump pump system. This system includes three pumps, so that it can handle your highest pumping demands. One pump is powered by batteries which prevents flooding even during power outages.
Have you ever seen a basement with walls that are leaning in? Hopefully not. But, it happens and can be fixed if you give us a call. This home in Cheboygan had that exact problem and we knew the exact discrete way to fix it. We fixed the issue with CarbonArmor. These engineered straps made for basements are 10 times stronger than steel. Carbon Armor is a perfect option for masonry walls, and if we are installing within tight spaces. Since we don't have to drill anything into the wall, this would be a great option for a homeowner in a tight neighborhood, or someone that has obstacles such as electrical or plumbing lines. Also, since Carbon Armor is so flexible it can handle any wall experiencing failure, and still allow for re-stabilization. This system will only be installed if the wall is bowing only in the middle and not the bottom and top. Carbon Armor also has an Armor Lock anchor system. This engineered system will ensure that the wall will not experience any inward movement at the top of the wall. Now the homeowner will never have to worry about bad foundation walls ever again.
We received a call from a concerned homeowner in Traverse City, MI stating that she was starting to smell a musty odor coming from her crawlspace. Luckily for this homeowner, mold hasn't started to grow yet. However, to prevent things from escalating further, we need to install our CleanSpace liner.
CleanSpace can be used to both fix mold and moisture problems, and prevent them from happening. This encapsulation system covers the walls and floors with a thick, durable vapor barrier designed to permanently keep moisture, outside air, and unwanted pests out of your crawlspace. Whether you are fixing a problem or preventing a problem like this homeowner, CleanSpace is the way to go.
We received an important call from a customer in Traverse City that needed help insulating his home from the outside environment in Northern Michigan. We took a look and found the issue in the crawlspace. A crawlspace that is not insulated from the outside environment leads to unsafe air in the home as well as a higher energy bill. So, we solved the issue with our CleanSpace technology. CleanSpace is a 20 mil thick plastic liner that fits to the crawl space to completely seal the home from the earth. Polyester cord reinforcement allows for a lot of durability, to make it last longer than the home will. This liner also contains an antimicrobial additive to prevent mold. Now, this home is much safer and efficient!
Paul called our team to ask us to encapsulate it. Although he wasn’t experiencing any moisture issues, he knew how much money he could save on his heating and cooling bills with a sealed off crawl space. So we installed CleanSpace, 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.
A musty smell was lingering in Wendy’s house that was coming from her crawl space. The smell from the crawl space was making her son’s allergies act up. So Wendy called our team and we 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 flow is restricted keeping moisture and unwanted allergens out. Therefore, musty smells won't be drifting around Wendy's house and her son's allergies will be better.
The homeowners in Traverse City, MI had a crawl space door that was made of wood. Having a door made of wood can lead to problems for you and your crawl space. The wood could warp or crack because of weather causing you to need to replace it more frequently than you would prefer. Another problem with the wood door is that it fits loosely enough to let insects, rodents and fridgid winter air into your crawl space. The door can also let leaves, debris and water into the crawl space leaving you with a mess.
Thankfully, Ayers Basement Systems has a solution to this problem. The Turtl crawl space access well. The product is sized to protect most crawl space doors, the Turtl Crawl Space Entry System consists of a reinforced shell made from plastic and a hinged plastic top that seals down securely and can be locked to prevent entry. The system is a permanent solution and is durable enough to withstand harsh weather environments. There is no painting or maintenance required and is a great way to keep your crawl space clean, safe and secure and your home exterior looking good.
A homeowner called us looking to install an Egress replacement window. An Egress window is amazing to allow natural light to come in. The window also protects from the elements and water. An egress window is large enough to allow safe exit out of the basement due to an emergency. Another satisfied customer!
Gloria had Ayers Basement Systems encapsulate her crawl space with our CleanSpace Liner. We finished it off with a new Everlast entry door. This door locks smoothly into place and fits snug to make sure no moisture or outside air are getting into her crawl space. The Everlast door helps keep Gloria’s crawl space dry and free of mold and bacteria.
Rob called our team because he wanted to prevent his basement from flooding even during the cold Michigan winters. So our team installed the IceGuard Sump Pump Discharge Line System. This system allows water to leave even when the discharge line is frozen. Therefore, this system prevents flooding even in freezing temperatures or when the snow is piled up high. Lastly, this system is totally automatic so Rob won’t have to worry about when he should turn it on or off.
Rob called our team because he was looking for a sump pump system, so our team installed TripleSafe. TripleSafe is a sump pump system that’s main goal is to keep your basement dry. This system provides the ultimate protection because it has three pumps in order to handle your highest pumping demands. In addition, one of the pumps is battery powered so that the system will continue running even during power outages.
The crawl space in any building is often ignored yet, it affects your home's air quality, temperature, and foundation. Those smells, uneven floors, and cracks in the wall could stem from an under-supported and wet crawl space. Taking care of your crawl space can restore and uplift the overall quality of a home.
In this home, we installed Clean Space technology and the Smart Jack system. Clean Space is a 20-millimeter thick plastic lining that is water and mold resistant. The before photo shows a crawl space covered with a generic plastic cover; this "fix" does not prevent outside air from getting in or reject the growth of mold spores. However, our Clean Space technology provides an airtight seal that stops moisture from getting in.
To support the foundation of the home, 3 Smart Jacks were strategically positioned in the crawl space. Smart Jacks are needed when the soil, that a home sits on, can no longer support the weight of the home and or the foundation has been eaten by mold. Clean Space provides a permanent solution to the water damage while the Smart Jacks permanently fix the issue of weak soil because they dissipate the weight of the home by using more surface area (soil) to hold up the home.
An extremely strong odor was coming from Al’s crawl space. It was so strong he couldn't even get close to it. Our team took a look and didn’t find anything that would account for the smell, so 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. Therefore, no matter what the smell is coming from, it will be stopped because nothing will be able to enter Al's crawl space. Not only does this system create an energy-efficient crawl space, but it also gives your crawl space a clean finish.
Al was having foundational issues with the floor in his home. He called our team and we installed SmartJack. SmartJack is a system that stops your floors from sagging. 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.
A customer from Charlevoix contacted us about his crawlspace, he said that he wanted help with insulating with the crawlspace from the outside environment. When looking at his crawlspace we realized that he needed CleanSpace technology. CleanSpace is a 20 mil thick plastic liner that fits to the crawl space to completely seal the home from the earth. Polyester cord reinforcement allows for a lot of durability, to make it last longer than the home will. This liner also contains an antimicrobial additive to prevent mold. This technology is perfect for keeping moisture out of the home, which will keep the home safer and will make the energy bills much cheaper. Call Ayers Basement Systems today to receive a free estimate today.
Michigan farm owner Lillian gave us a call after becoming worried that the pipes in her crawl space would free due to lack of insulation. Frozen pipes would be disastrous to her and the animals so we immediately took action. Our Systems Design Specialists were able to solve Lillian’s problem by installing our patented CleanSpace Vapor Barrier Liner. The thick, durable liner keeps the area dry and warm. In addition, we utilized our Froth-Pak spray insulation to spray around the rim joist. The insulation spray is waterproof, inorganic, and heavy duty which creates the perfect long-lasting solution.
John and Nancy want to better insulate their crawl space and give it a clean finish. So they called our team about 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.