Justin R.

Ayers Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: Farwell, MI

Justin R. from Ayers Basement Systems

Your home is your biggest investment, and Justin’s goal is to help you protect it. 

Before coming to Ayers, Justin was a commercial diver who specialized in underwater construction – so he’s used to designing systems that keep water out of unwanted places. 

Since joining the Ayers team in 2019, Justin 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.  

Justin lives in Farwell, Michigan and enjoys fishing, boating, and kayaking as well as spending time with his family. 

Problems in your home can be frustrating and scary, but when you work with Justin and Ayers Basement Systems, you don’t have to do it alone. 

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    Pinckney, MI

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    Caseville, MI

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    Auburn, MI

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    Midland, MI

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    Midland, MI

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    Midland, MI

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    Midland, MI

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    Standish, MI

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    Tawas City, MI

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    Tawas City, MI

    The salesperson was accommodating and thorough. The installation crew was timely, patient with my son who had to be a part of every step in the process, and communicated every step well. 

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    East Tawas, MI

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  • Crawl Space Insulation Makes Saginaw, MI Home More Energy Efficient
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    Crawl Space Insulation Makes Saginaw, MI Home More Energy Efficient
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    Crawl Space Insulation Makes Saginaw, MI Home More Energy Efficient

    DeWayne H had a cold and damp crawl space in his basement that would have eventually cost him plenty in utility bills. A damp crawl space or basement also promotes the growth of mold and the onset of rot. 

    DeWayne got ahead of the curve and called us to insulate his crawl space and ensure that it was at an optimal temperature. We sealed and insulated the space with our CleanSpace Crawl Space vapor barrier system that uses a bright white crawl space liner which we installed on the walls and floors. The liner prevents water vapor and humidity from passing through from the walls and floor. 

    The great news is that the crawl space insulation materials that we installed in DeWayne's house are compatible with our crawl space encapsulation and drainage systems to ensure a dry, healthy, comfortable crawl space!

  • Leveling Concrete in Midland, MI
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    Leveling Concrete in Midland, MI
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    Leveling Concrete in Midland, MI

    A customer had concrete slabs that were sinking in her back patio so she 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.

  • Stabilizing a Rental Property Basement Wall in Saint Louis MI
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    Stabilizing a Rental Property Basement Wall in Saint Louis MI
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    Stabilizing a Rental Property Basement Wall in Saint Louis MI

    Patrick buy rental properties and recently bought this home in Saint Louis. One of the walls in the basement was starting to bow, had about an inch of movement, and had cracks all over it. He needed a solution that would keep renters and home safe but also last a ling time. We installed the PowerBrace Wall Repair System to stabilize the bowing wall and to potentially straighten it back to the original position. This system installs quickly and is done with minimal disruption.

     

     

  • Waterproofing a Wet Basement in East Tawas, MI
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    Waterproofing a Wet Basement in East Tawas, MI
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    Waterproofing a Wet Basement in East Tawas, MI

    The customer had water leaking into his basement through the walls and floor. This was an ongoing issue for this lakeside home. The customer had a another company install a sump pump system which was not discharging water effectively even while constantly running. We installed a perimeter drain system to capture all intrusive water and funnel it to the newly installed TripleSafe sump pump. 

  • Encapsulated Crawl Space Helps to Sell East Tawas, MI Home
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    Encapsulated Crawl Space Helps to Sell East Tawas, MI Home
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    Encapsulated Crawl Space Helps to Sell East Tawas, MI Home

    The customer needed help fixing their damp crawl space which had no sump pump and serious moisture issues. The owner had health problems and opted to encapsulate the crawlspace with CleanSpace vapor barrier to sell the home. To ensure that potential buyers would have peace of mind, the owner opted to install our Sedona dehumidifier to ensure the crawl space stayed dry. 

  • Sealing Out Moist Air in a Bently, MI Home.
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    Sealing Out Moist Air in a Bently, MI Home.
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    Sealing Out Moist Air in a Bently, MI Home.

    Mike and Dee wanted to seal out any moisture that was potentially intruding in their home. Moist air can lead to many more serious problems such as compromising the foundation and contributing to allergens and things that decrease the air quality of the home. To help with this, our team came out and installed CleanSpace, pictured here, and the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. The SaniDry Sedona is more powerful than any other dehumidifier and drains automatically so you don't have to worry about emptying the water yourself. It will control the humidity and make sure to stop mold growth, kill dust mites, and make your whole home healthier. Clean space is an uninterrupted vapor barrier designed to keep out any unwanted pests, moisture, and mold. This barrier restricts airflow and therefore makes controlling the temperature of the home much easier. CleanSpace is applied to the floors and walls and wrapped around pillars and piers carefully to ensure that the space looks clean and refreshed. Now there are no worries of any moisture in the space or in the air. Mike and Dee are protected from any and all intrusions.

  • Stabilizing Mount Pleasant Basement Walls
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    Stabilizing Mount Pleasant Basement Walls
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    Stabilizing Mount Pleasant Basement Walls

    Fred and his wife have basement walls that were cracking and starting to bow. There was one crack that went stright across the top and another was a stair step that went from one corner to the next. The bowing has been getting much worse this year and the owners are happy to finally stabilize the walls. We used the CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System to stop further movement in the walls. The system does not require excavation and installs quickly. 

  • Ayers Creates Clean Spaces
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    Ayers Creates Clean Spaces
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    Ayers Creates Clean Spaces

    At Ayers no job is too big and in this case, no job is too small either. When Gail gave us a call concerning the smell rising from her 3-feet tall crawl space, our team of specialists were able to tackle the task in a matter of hours. 

    We were able to combat the problem by installing CleanSpace liners in combination with the SaniDry Humidifier. The CleanSpace liner is a thick, durable white liner that resembles that of a pool liner. It traps any moisture in the air from penetrating the ground ultimately keeping it dry and mold-free. Pests and other bacteria are also blocked from entering through the liner. 

    We also installed the SaniDry Humidifier, a high powered system that keeps the crawl space dry by sucking any remaining moisture out of the air. 

  • WaterProofing for Gladwin, MI Cottage
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    WaterProofing for Gladwin, MI Cottage
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    WaterProofing for Gladwin, MI Cottage

    Brian and Rose love their cottage getaway, but to have water within their walkout basement is a terrible inconvenience. After calling Ayers Basement Systems, they requested to have their walkout basement waterproofed. With our Triple Safe Sump Pump system, which will ensure the basement stays dry thanks to its three trusted pumps, Brian and Rose no longer need to worry about having a wet basement anymore.

  • Damp to Dry in Farwell, MI
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    Damp to Dry in Farwell, MI
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    Damp to Dry in Farwell, MI

    Pat had water coming into his crawl space. He needed it sealed off and encapsulated before the moisture caused any serious damage. Our team came out and installed CleanSpace, the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier, and an EverLast Crawl Space Door. Typical wood crawl space doors can deteriorate over time and can allow insects and other pests to get in your crawl space. Not to mention, wood leaves room for outside air which makes the space cold and damp. Everlast doors are made from thick PVC Plastic and secured with weatherproof knobs. Unlike wood, it won't shrink or deteriorate over time and it won't require any maintenance. Once installed, the door will ensure that your space is sealed off from outside intrusions and keeps the space warm. CleanSpace is an uninterrupted vapor barrier designed to keep out any unwanted pests, moisture, and mold. This barrier restricts airflow and therefore makes controlling the temperature of the home much easier. CleanSpace is applied to the floors and walls and wrapped around pillars and piers carefully to ensure that the space looks clean and refreshed. The SaniDry Sedona is more powerful than any other dehumidifier and drains automatically so you don't have to worry about emptying the water yourself. It will control the humidity and make sure to stop mold growth, kill dust mites, and make your whole house healthier. This way Pat won’t have to worry about any more moisture getting into his space or any further damage that the moisture could cause. His basement will be encapsulated and protected against any moisture that may intrude into his space. 

  • Encapsulating Crawl Spaces in Lakeview, MI
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    Encapsulating Crawl Spaces in Lakeview, MI
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    Encapsulating Crawl Spaces in Lakeview, MI

    Mold and mildew was growing in Charles and Diane’s crawl space due to heavy moisture. Our team installed CleanSpace in their crawlspace to prevent more moisture from entering. 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. Due to the CleanSpace installation no more mold or mildew can grow because moisture can no longer enter the crawl space.

  • Fixing a Bowing Wall and Saving a Home
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    Fixing a Bowing Wall and Saving a Home
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    Fixing a Bowing Wall and Saving a Home

    James had a basement wall that was bowing and had about 3 inches of movement. He wanted to correct the wall to keep the home safe. We used PowerBraces to prevent the wall from moving any further and could potentially straighten the wall. The PowerBraces include steel I-beams that are secured to the joists above the wall with steel brackets.

  • Stabilizing a Prudenville Home Before a Remodel
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    Stabilizing a Prudenville Home Before a Remodel
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    Stabilizing a Prudenville Home Before a Remodel

    Tom and his wife are taking care of his mother and wanted to remodel with a mother in law suite. They knew they had settlement of a part of the home and wanted to get it fixed before the remodel. The home sits on the crawl space so we had to stabilize under the home and the corner where the home was settling. We used SmartJacks in the crawl space to stabilize the beams and keep them from moving. This keeps the home at the correct level and the floors even. To support the outside of the home, we used Helical Piers. These stabilize the corner where the home is settling and lift it back up to the original level. Both of these have year-round fast, effective installations to provide a safe support to your family home.

  • Installing ThermalDry Elite Plank Flooring in Big Rapids, MI
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    Installing ThermalDry Elite Plank Flooring in Big Rapids, MI
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    Installing ThermalDry Elite Plank Flooring in Big Rapids, MI

    Water was coming into Justin and Kimberly’s home through their basement floor. Water continued to seep in no matter what they tried, so they called our team. We installed ThermalDry Elite Plank Flooring in their home. Made completely from inorganic material, this flooring is not vulnerable to mold or water damage. In addition, this flooring works perfectly with our waterproofing systems. Lastly, it will allow Justin and Kimberly to have nice wood flooring in their basement without having to worry about it being ruined by water damage.

  • Securing Bowing Walls with PowerBrace in Ludington, MI
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    Securing Bowing Walls with PowerBrace in Ludington, MI
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    Securing Bowing Walls with PowerBrace in Ludington, MI

    One of Ed’s basement walls was bowing about 3/4 of an inch into the basement. So he called our team and we installed PowerBrace. PowerBrace is 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.

  • Raising a Sinking Home in Saint Ignace
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    Raising a Sinking Home in Saint Ignace
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    Raising a Sinking Home in Saint Ignace

    Lawrence and Susan were feeling as if their home was being split in half because both ends of the home were sinking. The sinking was causing cracks in the basement walls and some cracks in the drywall on the main floor as well. They wanted to make this a permanent home once they retire so they knew the issues needed to be fixed. We had just the solution to stabilize the home and lift it back up! We used Push Piers because the soil conditions of this home were unknown so it was the best option for a permanent solution. 

     

  • Shutting the Door to the Outside World in Farwell, MI
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    Shutting the Door to the Outside World in Farwell, MI
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    Shutting the Door to the Outside World in Farwell, MI

    When your crawl space is open to the outside world, it invites in all the elements: debris, water, and pests. With an outside entrance to his crawl space, Pat started to worry about a mouse infestation and moisture which can cause a snowball effect of problems including mold and bad smells. Our team installed CleanSpace, a plastic sheet material used as a vapor barrier to restrict all moisture, outside air, and pests from entering your crawl space. In addition, this material creates an energy-efficient crawl space and saves you money on your heating and cooling bills. Pat no longer has to worry about moisture and outside elements now that his crawl space is reliably encapsulated. 

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