Serving Mid, Western and Northern Michigan,
Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
Your home is your biggest investment, and Dave’s goal is to help you protect it.
Before coming to Ayers, Dave spent years in project management and construction. He brings his in-depth knowledge of homes to help design custom solutions for his customers’ problems.
Since joining the Ayers team in 2017, Dave 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.
Dave lives in Mishawaka, Indiana with his wife and their Yorkie, Thor. He likes to golf, kayak, and watch college football in his free time, as well as spend time with his children and grandchildren.
Problems in your home can be frustrating and scary, but when you work with Dave and Ayers Basement Systems, you don’t have to do it alone.
Fully finishing a basement can be expensive and take a lot of time to do right. BrightWall lets you quickly change the look of your basement space without breaking the bank or taking ages to complete. BrightWall uses semi-rigid plastic panels that can funnel water straight into the installed WaterGuard system. Humidity passing through the wall is often what peels paint and ruins clean basement looks and thanks to BrightWall being inorganic and waterproof, you'll never have to worry about that! Clean up your peeling paint or help waterproof with BrightWall!
CleanSpace is a vapor barrier that we use to stop moisture/water in a crawl space. CleanSpace is a thick plastic liner that is fitted to your crawl space and it seals off your home from the earth. Since the liner is plastic there is no concerns of mold growth. The bright white color helps dramatically improve the appearance of your crawl space also. After installation you can now use this space to store stuff on too, it will not hurt the liner and its much nicer than that dirt floor that was previously here.
Brenda & Randy, a couple from Elkhart, IN have dreaded large rain storms since they purchased their home several years ago. The thought of having several inches of water in their crawl space would haunt them on stormy nights. A close family friend guided them to choose Ayers. We sent one of our System Design Specialist to the couple’s home. Our experts worked with our new friends to create a solution that fit their needs and budget.
A short time later our crew arrived at Brenda & Randy’s home to execute our solution plan. First, they installed our CleanSpace encapsulation product. This product provides a thick plastic barrier that completely seals off the crawlspace from the elements it faces below. Additionally, our crew installed a Triple Safe sump pump to help keep water out of their crawl space. The pump contains an air tight lid, floor drain, pump stand, and a pump alarm.
One evening after Brenda & Randy’s crawl space transformation they received a storm. In the morning they were relieved to find their crawl space remained dry. Our new friends quickly found that their crawl space renovation had helped them avoid the failures of a wet crawl space. Join Brenda & Randy in the success of having a dry crawl space. Call us today to schedule your free estimate.
We received a call from a customer in Granger, Indiana about his basement, he was experiencing wet walls so we gave him a free estimate and then decided to install WaterGuard technology among many things. The WaterGuard is the pipe that runs water underneath the floors. This system runs on top of the footing instead of alongside it. The WaterGuard has a big drain outlet to the sump. It also has a built in tiny gap between the floor and the wall so that it can drain any wall leaks. This system is designed not to clog by having holes in case of debris clogging the pipe. The WaterGuard collects the water from drains in the basement.
The homeowners had water coming into their basement where the floor and the wall meet. This water was particularly frightening for these homeowners because they had a finished basment and they did not want their belongings or their carpet to get ruined.
Our professional team installed the WaterGuard long lasting interior perimeter drainage system to stop the water from destroyer the homeowners finished basement. WaterGuard effectively captures wall and floor seepage before it damages your basement floor. The WaterGuard drainage system sits on the top of the footing inside the basement so the pipes do not get clogged by mud or anything else. Water enters the system via inlet holes and flows through the drainage pipe to the sump pump. The sump pump then effectively removes the water from the home.
The before picture shows the water that was seeping into the home. The after picture shows what the WaterGuard system looks like before it is covered with a clean layer of concrete.
The homeowners finised basement is now clean and dry thanks to the WaterGuard interior perimeter drainage system!
The homeowners had mold and moisture in there basement and crawl space areas. Controlling what goes into your crawl space begins with your crawl space door. Crawl space doors that are simply cut from plywood and loosely fitted allow pests, moisture and outside air to get into the space. To make matters worse, wood will crack and warp over time requiring repainting or even replacement. Our team saw this problem and knew the homeowners needed a solution.
The EverLast crawl space door is made of plastic that is just about indestructible. There are several different door colors available so you can match your homes color scheme. EverLast doors will never warp, shrink, crack or require maintenance or painting. The air and water seal on the door ensures that your crawl space is protected from pests, moisture and outside air.
The homeowners had water coming into their basement from their crawlspace. Water was pooling in their crawlspace and seeping into their home. The homeowner did not have a sump pump so standing water had started to accumulate in the basement.
Our professional team installed the TripleSafe sump pump in order to combat this standing water. The TripleSafe sump pump is great because it has three sump pumps in one, giving you triple protection. The first pump will remove water from your home efficiently and effectively. The second pump is more powerful and has a separate discharge line. The second pump is there for you on the rare occasions that the first pump fails. The third pump is equipped with batteries so it is there for you if the power goes out. The triple safe sump pump is the best option because it adjusts automatically when needed and keeps your basement dry with triple protection.
The before picture shows the standing water in the basement and the after picture shows the TriplSafe sump pump!