Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
Your home is your biggest investment, and Gus’s goal is to help you protect it.
Gus has degrees in business and engineering technology and has a background in property management. He uses his experience managing a variety of properties to design custom solutions for his customers’ homes.
Since joining the Ayers team in 2018, Gus 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.
Gus lives in Dewitt, Michigan with his children. They enjoy playing all sorts of sports and participating in outdoor activities like skiing, camping, and riding dirt bikes.
Problems in your home can be frustrating and scary, but when you work with Gus and Ayers Basement Systems, you don’t have to do it alone.
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The homeowners noticed that there was a corner in the basement that had some water issues. The water that was coming in was pooling, leaving about 2 inches of water in the basement. We installed the WaterGuard to collect the water and drain it to the sump pump. We also installed the SuperSump which is where the WaterGuard drains the water and then it is discharged out of the home to keep the basement dry. Lastly, we instaled the SaniDry to blow warm, dry air in the basement to keep the basement dry!
This home had some very severe cracks in the basement and cracking could be seen outside the house as well. We were called for a solution as the house was a rental proprty and they wanted the home to be safe. We installed the PowerBrace Wall Repair System to stabilize the wall. The system consists of steel beams that are secured to the joists above the wall with steel brackets. The PowerBraces allow for tightening to attempt to raise the wall back to its original position. This system doesn't involve any exterior excavation, installs quickly, and has minimal disruption to the basement.
Our nearby friend Larry from Lansing, MI was having issues with the wall in his basement bowing outward. With on-going observation, he could tell the wall was continuing to move. Larry became extremely frightened about the walls future and called us in search of professional help. We came to his home and created a solution consisting of five wall anchors. Wall anchors are perfect for returning a wall back to its original position and reinforcing the entire foundation. We stabilized the home with a steel rod that runs from the wall anchor to an anchor placed in the exterior of the home. Once we placed the plates, we had permanently stabilized his basement. With this solution in place, Larry can remain calm knowing his wall will eventually return to its original position.
Josh had always felt that his basement was unusually colder than the rest of his home, but he thought it was normal. Luckily, he called us for a free quote to see if there was an underlying issue. Our team determined that his basement was so cold because the window was allowing outside air into his basement.
Our team fixed Josh's issue with an Egress Window installation. This was a quick fix for Josh and now his basement is on par with the rest of his home.
We know how much everyone hates having to go in their crawl space. It's dark, dusty, and even a little bit creepy and there's always a possibilty of those unwanted critters/insects. We think you should be able to enjoy or at least use every part of your home. That's why we will send a system design specialist in your crawl space or basement to take a look and see what we can to waterproof and make your space more liveable.
In this home in Charlotte you can tell the crawl space was not an area these homeowners visted often. There's a dirt floor and insulation hanging, I mean let's be honest what would be the point of going down there. We were however, able to revive this space and make it usable to the owners. We have never understood the point of a dirt floor in a crawl space, you wouldn't use dirt for your basement floor so why is your crawl space any different. Also when that fiberglass insulation gets moisture in it, it will become heavy and fall. We can fix all of this with CleanSpace though.
CleanSpace is a heavy plastic liner used to create the perfect vapor barrier in your crawl space. It is fitted to your crawl space to cover every post, the floor, the walls and anywhere we have to worry about water coming in. The best part for these homeowners now is that they can store stuff in their crawl space since that the floor isn't dirt anymore. It will keep moisture out and any critters.
These Charlotte, MI residents were experiencing water seepage through the poured walls in their crawlspace and were concerned about mold growth.
We installed our patented CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a 20mm thick plastic lining that completely seals off the crawl space from the elements below. No more water or cold air can enter the crawl space with this installment. CleanSpace is made with anti-microbial properties that prevent mold growth, so these residents can rest assured that their basement will not fall victim to mold.
This 1940's home had some serious bowing walls. There were cracks not only on the inside of the walls but the outside as well. The customer bought the home on land contract and couldn't even move in until the home was considered stable and safe. They called the right people, because here at Ayers we have multiple solutions that can fix bowing walls. We did a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the home and came up with the best solution that would fix the problem once and for all.
The answer was to install our PowerBrace System. PowerBraces are designed to fix the problem permanently so there is not worrying about having to have something else done in the future. PowerBraces can actually straighten the wall over time back to its original position. There is also no heavy equipment needed so there won't be any disturbance to the lawn/landscaping.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Good things come to those who wait”. In some instances that quote may be beneficial, however when you’re knees deep in water and mold is surrounding you in every direction, waiting is the last thing you should do. Instead, you should give us a call. Immediately.
And that’s exactly what Steven did when he noticed that the longer he waited, the worse his crawl space was getting. Water had begun flooding his crawl space and after time, mold, mildew and other pests followed suit.
Our team of System Design Specialists devised a plan to save his Mt. Pleasant, Michigan home from deteriorating by encapsulating the area with our state-of-the-art CleanSpace products.
To ensure the integrity of Steven’s home we started by removing the water and installing CleanSpace Drainage Matting. The matting rests directly on the crawl space floor to trap moisture and direct water to your drainage system. The matting is compatible with all of our crawl space products making it cost efficient and convenient.
We then encapsulate the crawl space with CleanSpace Vapor Barrier Liner. The thick, durable, liner clings to every inch of the crawl space, guaranteeing that mold and unlikely pests stay out. When combined with the SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier, virtually no moisture will be present for years to come.