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  • By Robert B.
    Gladwin, MI

    Customer Review

    By Robert B.
    Gladwin, MI

  • By Linda W.
    Grand Rapids, MI

    Customer Review

    By Linda W.
    Grand Rapids, MI

  • By Christine And Gene P.
    Merritt, MI

    Customer Review

    By Christine And Gene P.
    Merritt, MI

  • By Paul S.
    Grayling, MI

    "Inspection was more thorough and professional then the competition. Installation crew was prompt, professional and did an amazing..."

    Customer Review

    By Paul S.
    Grayling, MI

    Inspection was more thorough and professional then the competition. Installation crew was prompt, professional and did an amazing job. Keep up the good work. Thanks!

  • By Doug & Kay D.
    Mancelona, MI

    "Liked proposal solution; knowledgeable sales person"

    Customer Review

    By Doug & Kay D.
    Mancelona, MI

    Liked proposal solution; knowledgeable sales person

  • By Julia K.
    Scottville, MI

    Customer Review

    By Julia K.
    Scottville, MI

  • By Julia K.
    Scottville, MI

    Customer Review

    By Julia K.
    Scottville, MI

  • By Eric L.
    Rapid City, MI

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    By Eric L.
    Rapid City, MI

  • By George And Marsha H.
    Ludington, MI

    Customer Review

    By George And Marsha H.
    Ludington, MI

  • By Cosette S.
    Traverse City, MI

    "We do not know if it solves the musty smell problem yet. Time will tell. "

    Customer Review

    By Cosette S.
    Traverse City, MI

    We do not know if it solves the musty smell problem yet. Time will tell. 

Jeff Nickerson from Ayers Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Jeff Nickerson from Ayers Basement Systems

We spend a lot of time in our homes and Jeff wants to make sure yours is comfortable, safe, and dry for you and your family.

Jeff 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, Jeff will give you a custom solution based on your goals and exactly what’s going on in your home. His customers regularly recommend him and the Ayers Team to their family and friends.

Jeff grew up in the construction trade and has been around it all his life. His experiences in the field have prepared him well to diagnose and prepare a plan to remedy your basement, crawl space, and foundation issues, keeping your home warm, dry, and safe.

“It’s important to me that my family is breathing clean air and that my home is dry and comfortable,“ Jeff said about his motivations in this industry. “I want the same for each of my customers and their families as well.”

Originally from Traverse City, Jeff now lives in Kingsley, MI with his wife and four kids. He also has two horses and a dog. During the summer months, he enjoys softball and golf, while in the winter he likes to play basketball and shoot pool. Most of all, Jeff loves to spend time with his wife and kids, supporting all of their different activities.

Jeff is looking forward to meeting you. 

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Grayling, MI Foundation Gets an Upgrade
    Before
    Grayling, MI Foundation Gets an Upgrade
    After

    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.

  • Dirty Crawl space Gets A Makeover In Cadillac, Michigan
    Before
    Dirty Crawl space Gets A Makeover In Cadillac, Michigan
    After

    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.  

  • CleanSpace in Gaylord, MI
    Before
    CleanSpace in Gaylord, MI
    After

    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!  

  • CleanSpace Renews CrawlSpace in Gaylord, MI
    Before
    CleanSpace Renews CrawlSpace in Gaylord, MI
    After

    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.

  • Geo-Lock Wall Anchors in Kingsley, MI
    Before
    Geo-Lock Wall Anchors in Kingsley, MI
    After

    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! 

  • Vapor Barrier Installed in Ludington, MI Crawl Space
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    Vapor Barrier Installed in Ludington, MI Crawl Space
    After

    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. 

  • Carbon Armor Strengthens Cheboygan, MI Home
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    Carbon Armor Strengthens Cheboygan, MI Home
    After

    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.

  • CleanSpace Keeps Mold Away From Traverse City, MI Home
    Before
    CleanSpace Keeps Mold Away From Traverse City, MI Home
    After

    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.

  • Sealed Traverse City Crawl Space
    Before
    Sealed Traverse City Crawl Space
    After

    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!

  • The Turtl in Traverse City, MI
    Before
    The Turtl in Traverse City, MI
    After

    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.

  • Installing an Egress Window in Traverse City, MI
    Before
    Installing an Egress Window in Traverse City, MI
    After

    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! 

  • New Crawl Space Entry Door Installed in Traverse City
    Before
    New Crawl Space Entry Door Installed in Traverse City
    After

    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.

  • Charlevoix Crawl Space Is Made Safe Again
    Before
    Charlevoix Crawl Space Is Made Safe Again
    After

    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.

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