Dakota

Ayers Basement Systems

Title: Concrete Leveling Specialist/Service Technician

Hometown: Portage, MI

Dakota from Ayers Basement Systems

You want your home to be safe and secure; Dakota’s goal is to ensure it is by leveling and lifting any uneven concrete. 

Concrete settlement is common and can cause significant problems like trip hazards, pooling water, and cracks. Our PolyLevel® is a high-density polyurethane that raises slabs back to a desired level. It can be used for sidewalks, driveways, garage floors, and porches.

Bringing a comprehensive, personalized approach to every job, Dakota will evaluate your areas of concern and provide a solution to quickly and effectively stabilize your sinking, settling concrete. Dakota’s customers continually recommend him and the Ayers Team to their family and friends.

Dakota has completed extensive training to evaluate your waterproofing, foundation, and crawl space repair needs as well. In addition, as part of the service team at Ayers, he responds if you need help after installation and to do annual maintenance.

“My family’s safety and comfort in our home is incredibly important to me,” Dakota shared. “I want to provide that same level of safety and comfort for my customers as well.” He truly aims to deliver the best care and service for his customers as possible.

Dakota was born and raised, and currently resides in, Portage, Michigan with his girlfriend Sidnee and Goldendoodle puppy Luna. He is in the process of completing his business degree from Western Michigan University and in his free time enjoys longboarding, playing hockey, and doing home improvement projects.

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By David S.
    Jackson, MI

    "When serviceman was checking our sump pump I asked if they did concrete leveling. He said yes and provided info and advantages of..."

    Customer Review

    By David S.
    Jackson, MI

    When serviceman was checking our sump pump I asked if they did concrete leveling. He said yes and provided info and advantages of their system. I felt it to be what we were needing.

  • By June & Steve H.
    Lansing,

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  • By Rick H.
    Marshall, MI

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    By Rick H.
    Marshall, MI

  • By Doug W.
    Sturgis, MI

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    By Doug W.
    Sturgis, MI

  • By Dawn V.
    Battle Creek, MI

    "Matt and his team are very professional and do outstanding work! Thank you."

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    By Dawn V.
    Battle Creek, MI

    Matt and his team are very professional and do outstanding work! Thank you.

  • By Beverly A.
    Battle Creek, MI

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    By Beverly A.
    Battle Creek, MI

  • By Sharon B.
    Three Rivers, MI

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    By Sharon B.
    Three Rivers, MI

  • By Sharon B.
    Three Rivers, MI

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    By Sharon B.
    Three Rivers, MI

  • By Robert W.
    Portage, MI

    "I was impressed with your polylevel system. Lifting concrete is definitely more economical than replacing it."

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    By Robert W.
    Portage, MI

    I was impressed with your polylevel system. Lifting concrete is definitely more economical than replacing it.

  • By Brian & Cristy M.
    Portage, MI

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    By Brian & Cristy M.
    Portage, MI

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Installing PowerBrace to Secure Walls in Battle Creek, MI
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    Installing PowerBrace to Secure Walls in Battle Creek, MI
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    Installing PowerBrace to Secure Walls in Battle Creek, MI

    Cracks in Robert's basement walls were allowing water in, so he called our team. We installed PowerBrace, a foundation repair system created to secure basement walls in place. Often outside pressures can cause your basement walls to crack or tilt, this foundation repair system counteracts these pressures by keeping your basement walls in place. Over time, the system can be tightened to not only secure the walls in place, but to also straighten them back to their original position.

  • Using PolyLevel in Battle Creek, MI
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    Using PolyLevel in Battle Creek, MI
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    Using PolyLevel in Battle Creek, MI

    The concrete in front of Virginia’s house was cracking and uneven. So our team installed PolyLevel, a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using a polyurethane foam. This foam expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is waterproof and long-lasting and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes.

  • Lifting Concrete Around a Battle Creek Home
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    Lifting Concrete Around a Battle Creek Home
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    Lifting Concrete Around a Battle Creek Home

    Tom had some sunken concrete around his Battle Creek home. The unleveled concrete was causing issues including Tom rolling an ankle due of the unevenness. He was worried it could happen again or that it may happen to his kids so he wanted it fixed as soon as possible. We used PolyLevel to lift and level the concrete to get rid of any safety hazards. PolyLevel is a light weight foam that is very strong and waterproof so it won't get washed away. It is injected under the sunken concrete to list it back up to the original level.  The best past is it only takes about 1 minutes to cure, so they the process is not inconveniencing the homeowner.

  • Installing SilverGlo in Battle Creek, MI
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    Installing SilverGlo in Battle Creek, MI
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    Installing SilverGlo in Battle Creek, MI

    Water was entering a homeowner’s crawl space so he called our team to discuss encapsulation options. We installed SilverGlo, a set of waterproof foam panels. This system is used on the walls of your crawl space in order to insulate it. Uninsulated crawl spaces cost you money each year by increasing your heating and cooling bills. SilverGlo blocks all moisture and is made of inorganic material which prevents mold, rot or mildew from forming. Overall, it will keep this homeowner’s crawl space dry and insulated which will save him lots of money over the years.

  • Basement Sump Pumps in Battle Creek, MI
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    Basement Sump Pumps in Battle Creek, MI
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    Basement Sump Pumps in Battle Creek, MI

    A customer had water entering her basement through the floors so she called our team for help. We installed the SuperSump Premier Sump Pump System. Alerting you when water levels are too high, this sump pump prevents flooding. In addition, it has an airtight lid to prevent any unwanted moisture or pests from entering. There is also a one way floor drain in the lid which allows water to drain into it if there is an accident in your basement.

  • Sump Pumps in Battle Creek, MI
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    Sump Pumps in Battle Creek, MI
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    Sump Pumps in Battle Creek, MI

    A customer had heavy water intrusion in her basement which was causing flooding. So our team was called and we installed the SuperSump Premier Sump Pump System. This sump pump will alert you when water levels are too high and has an airtight lid to prevent any unwanted moisture or pests from entering. There is also a one way floor drain in the lid which allows water to drain into it if there is an accident in your basement.

  • Insulating and Encapsulating a Battle Creek, MI Crawl Space
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    Insulating and Encapsulating a Battle Creek, MI Crawl Space
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    Insulating and Encapsulating a Battle Creek, MI Crawl Space

    Jerry was having some issues with moisture in his crawl space and wanted it closed off.  We first laid down drainage matting which has dimples to direct the flow of water to the sump pump. Next, we installed the CleanSpace liner which is a thick durable liner similar to a pool liner. The CleanSpace Vapor Barrier prevents water vapor and humidity from passing through. It keeps your crawl space dry which protects your structure and insulation from mold and rot. We then insulated the crawl space with SilverGlo which contains graphite particles to increase insulating properties and make sure his house stayed warm in the cooler months.

  • Encapsulating a Crawl Space in Battle Creek MI
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    Encapsulating a Crawl Space in Battle Creek MI
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    Encapsulating a Crawl Space in Battle Creek MI

    This Battle Creek homeowner had some moisture issues in their crawlspace. When it was windy, there was a draft in the basement that the owner wanted looked at too. We inspected the home and had just the solution for the issues the homeowner was facing. First we laid down Drainage Matting in the crawl space which is a mat with dimples to allow the flow of water to the sump pump. Then we laid down CleanSpace which is a very thick liner that is installed to keep moisture, water, and pests out of the area. Now the homeowner has a clean, dry crawl space with no cold drafts coming into the basement!

  • Lifting and Leveling Concrete in Vicksburg, MI
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    Lifting and Leveling Concrete in Vicksburg, MI
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    Lifting and Leveling Concrete in Vicksburg, MI

    Mike's driveway is made of concrete and the slabs were uneven and cracking. So he called our team and we installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a waterproof and long-lasting system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk. It uses a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes.

  • Repairing Concrete Slabs in Vicksburg, MI
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    Repairing Concrete Slabs in Vicksburg, MI
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    Repairing Concrete Slabs in Vicksburg, MI

    Kirk and Dyna needed help leveling their concrete driveway so they called our team for help. We installed PolyLevel, a long-lasting and waterproof system that fixes uneven concrete slabs. It uses a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes.

  • Concrete Leveling and Lifting in Richland, MI
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    Concrete Leveling and Lifting in Richland, MI
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    Concrete Leveling and Lifting in Richland, MI

    Alan and Janet needed the concrete in their garage fixed in order to prevent their wall from bowing. So we installed PolyLevel, a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using a new product to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The new product used is a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.

  • Fixing Concrete Slabs with PolyLevel in Portage, MI
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    Fixing Concrete Slabs with PolyLevel in Portage, MI
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    Fixing Concrete Slabs with PolyLevel in Portage, MI

    Robert contacted our team because his driveway and sidewalk were settling. We installed PolyLevel, a waterproof and long-lasting system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk. It uses a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. It is a simple process and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes.

  • Fixing Sinking Concrete on Your Sidewalk
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    Fixing Sinking Concrete on Your Sidewalk
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    Fixing Sinking Concrete on Your Sidewalk

    Nobody likes it when their sidewalk is all jagged and out of place. It creates a tripping hazard which could effect anyone approaching your front door. However, with PolyLevel we can raise your sidewalk slabs so that they can be all even and flat, and with NexusPro Crack Repair we can fix any cracks caused by the concrete sinking.

  • Fixing Sidewalks with PolyLevel in Kalamazoo, MI
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    Fixing Sidewalks with PolyLevel in Kalamazoo, MI
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    Fixing Sidewalks with PolyLevel in Kalamazoo, MI

    Janet’s workplace needed the sidewalk leveled so she called our team. We installed PolyLevel, a long-lasting and waterproof system that fixes concrete slabs by lifting them up to their original level. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting a polyurethane foam into the holes. This foam expands and has a high density in order to lift the concrete slabs.

  • Using PolyLevel in Kalamazoo, MI
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    Using PolyLevel in Kalamazoo, MI
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    Using PolyLevel in Kalamazoo, MI

    Troy and Jeannie's were having issues with their sidewalk and driveway. They both have been sinking for a while and currently have sunk about an inch. Troy and Jeannie eventually called our team for help so we installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using a new product to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The new product used is a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.

  • Mold-X Treatment Allows a Kalamazoo, MI Homeowner to Breath Easy Once Again
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    Mold-X Treatment Allows a Kalamazoo, MI Homeowner to Breath Easy Once Again
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    Mold-X Treatment Allows a Kalamazoo, MI Homeowner to Breath Easy Once Again

    Our friend, Don D. from Kalamazoo, MI is no stranger to the Ayers Basement Systems family. He believes in the quality work we do and has invited us back to his home several times to complete various different projects. That’s why Don called us again when he became worried about the major mold concerns developing below his home. Mold can develop in your home in a variety of ways. High humidity and water leaking in create the perfect breeding ground for mold, and ultimately, this hazardous allergen can create aesthetic and respiratory ailments alike. Removing mold from your home is crucial for the health and well-being of everyone inside. Our team of expert crew members can help. We have developed an innovate solution called Mold-X to promptly treat the mold that may have grown in your basement or crawl space. In order to prevent mold from growing back after using this product, the treated area must be kept dry and without humidity. This is why we offer this affordable treatment along with our waterproofing services. Call us today to set up your free home inspection appointment!

  • Fixing Concrete Slabs with PolyLevel in Kalamazoo, MI
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    Fixing Concrete Slabs with PolyLevel in Kalamazoo, MI
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    Fixing Concrete Slabs with PolyLevel in Kalamazoo, MI

    A customer had issues with the concrete in front of his house so he called our team. We installed PolyLevel, a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using  polyurethane foam. This foam expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete back to its original position. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.

  • Leveling Concrete in Kalamazoo, MI
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    Leveling Concrete in Kalamazoo, MI
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    Leveling Concrete in Kalamazoo, MI

    John's driveway needed to be lifted because it was sloping towards the garage. This was causing a gap between the concrete driveway and garage. So he called our team and we installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a waterproof and long-lasting system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk. It uses a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes.

  • Fixing Concrete Slabs in Kalamazoo, MI
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    Fixing Concrete Slabs in Kalamazoo, MI
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    Fixing Concrete Slabs in Kalamazoo, MI

    Brian needed help leveling his concrete sidewalk that leads up to his house. So he called our team and we installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using a new product to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The new product used is a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.

  • Lifting and Leveling Concrete in Kalamazoo, MI
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    Lifting and Leveling Concrete in Kalamazoo, MI
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    Lifting and Leveling Concrete in Kalamazoo, MI

    Tamera needed help lifting and leveling the concrete around her pool deck. The concrete was cracking which is dangerous for the pool, so our team installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using a new product to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The new product used is a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.

  • Using PolyLevel to Fix Concrete in PlainWell, MI
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    Using PolyLevel to Fix Concrete in PlainWell, MI
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    Using PolyLevel to Fix Concrete in PlainWell, MI

    Tim's garage had cracked and sunken in a little in the corner so he called our team. We installed PolyLevel, a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.

  • Fixing Concrete with PolyLevel in Mattawan, MI
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    Fixing Concrete with PolyLevel in Mattawan, MI
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    Fixing Concrete with PolyLevel in Mattawan, MI

    Norman had concrete on the side of his home that had been sinking. So our team installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk. A polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density lifts the concrete slabs back to their original level. This is a quite simple process and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.

  • Concrete Leveling and Lifting in Lawton, MI
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    Concrete Leveling and Lifting in Lawton, MI
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    Concrete Leveling and Lifting in Lawton, MI

    Nancy's concrete sidewalk was sinking so she called our team for leveling help. We installed PolyLevel, a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using a new product to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The new product used is a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.

  • Leveling Decks in Paw Paw, MI
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    Leveling Decks in Paw Paw, MI
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    Leveling Decks in Paw Paw, MI

    Fred's porch needed some support due to the fact that it was sinking into the ground. Our team installed SmartJacks under his porch in order to prevent it from sinking. SmartJack is a system produced to halt your sagging floors. 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 provides immediate stabilization and usually takes less than a day.

  • Leveling Concrete in Culver, MI
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    Leveling Concrete in Culver, MI
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    Leveling Concrete in Culver, MI

    Sandi needed help leveling the concrete around her pool so she called our team and we installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using a new product to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The new product used is a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting. 

  • Concrete Lifting in Buchanan, MI
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    Concrete Lifting in Buchanan, MI
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    Concrete Lifting in Buchanan, MI

    Jo called our team because he had uneven and cracking concrete in his garage, sidewalk and driveway. We installed PolyLevel, a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using a new product to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The new product used is a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.

  • Lifting Concrete in Buchanan, MI
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    Lifting Concrete in Buchanan, MI
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    Lifting Concrete in Buchanan, MI

    The concrete slabs in William and Donnna's driveway were cracking and sinking so they called our team. We installed PolyLevel, a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using a new product to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The new product used is a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.

  • Leveling Concrete in Buchanan, MI
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    Leveling Concrete in Buchanan, MI
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    Leveling Concrete in Buchanan, MI

    Karen had many cracks in the concrete slabs in her driveway. So she called our team and we installed PolyLevel, a waterproof and long-lasting system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk. It uses a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes.

  • Leveling Concrete in Covert, MI
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    Leveling Concrete in Covert, MI
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    Leveling Concrete in Covert, MI

    Frank needed his front patio leveled because it was cracking and sinking. So he called our team and we installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk by using a new product to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The new product used is a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.

  • Installing Carbon Armor in Benton Harbor, MI
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    Installing Carbon Armor in Benton Harbor, MI
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    Installing Carbon Armor in Benton Harbor, MI

    There was a bowed wall in John's basement so our team installed CarbonArmor. CarbonArmor repairs damaged and bowing foundation walls by preventing inward movement and reducing the cracks in your walls. This system can easily be concealed for your basement to have a sleek, finished look.

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Our Locations:

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