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Egress Windows Improve a Home's Safety in Newark, OH

A homeowner in Newark, OH, often hosts family members who stay in the basement bedrooms when they visit. The owner knew she needed to have some upgrades completed if she wanted to continue to utilize the basement as a livable space.

The basement had smaller windows that did not let in much light and were not ideal emergency exits. According to the International Residential Code for One-and Two-Family Dwellings, “Basements, habitable attics, and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency escape or rescue opening.” The solution is to have an egress window system installed.

The homeowner started to research how to make the necessary improvements, and she came across information about Ohio Basement Authority on Angie’s List. She was eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help her, and she met with Inspector Drew Black. Drew assessed the current window system and confirmed the need for egress windows.

One of our crews then installed the new system. After removing the existing windows, our crew excavated the area outside the windows and carefully cut into the block foundation wall to make room for the newer, bigger windows. The all-vinyl frame of the new windows is rust-resistant, and the windows’ double-pane glass is energy-efficient. Lightly-colored window wells installed outside the windows allows more sunlight to enter the basement and brighten up the space. Durable clear covers attached to the wells for safety also keep leaves, debris and precipitation out of the window wells.

The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing the updated window system has enhanced the safety of her home.

Sealing an Unhealthy Crawl Space in Huntsville, OH

After living in their house for four years, homeowners in Huntsville, OH, noticed unpleasant odors permeating their living environment. After investigating possible causes and remedies, they eventually ventured into the crawl space and discovered the foul atmosphere was underneath their home. Wanting to nip this in the bud as soon as possible, the homeowners were motivated to contact Ohio Basement Authority after seeing one of our TV commercials. One of our highly-trained inspectors completed a thorough evaluation of the crawl space and presented the homeowners with a variety of permanent repair solutions. The homeowners were excited for one of our experienced crews to remove the debris from the crawl space, and then encapsulate the area in CrawlSeal liner. Similar to swimming pool liner, CrawlSeal is thick and durable. It completely seals the crawl space environment from the earth, and it acts as a moisture and vapor barrier. CrawlSeal also helps insulate the crawl space The homeowners are happy to have a healthier crawl space, as well as a healthier home, that they will be able to enjoy living in for many years to come.

Waterproofing a Flooding Crawl Space in Bloomingburg, OH

Not long after moving into their house, homeowners in Bloomingburg, OH, wanted to complete various repair projects around the home. Even though they never went into the crawl space, they wondered if this area under the house was affecting the health of the rest of the home. After seeing Ohio Basement Authority’s TV ads, they contacted us to see how we could help them. One of our inspectors assessed the condition of the crawl space and recommended some of our trustworthy repairs. The day our crew arrived to install these reliable solutions in the nasty crawl space, they found the area had flooded with water from heavy rains. The crew first pumped the water out of the crawl space and then began to waterproof it with the CrawlDrain drainage system and SafeDri sump pump. If any water seeps inside the crawl space, the CrawlDrain system will catch it and direct it to the sump. From there the water is pumped out of the crawl space and away from the home. The crawl space also was encapsulated in CrawlSeal liner. This thick and durable liner completely seals the crawl space from the earth. It also serves as a moisture and vapor barrier, and helps insulate the crawl space. Additional installations included a FreezeGuard on the exterior sump pump discharge line, and the access well that replaced the leaking window. The homeowners can rest easier knowing these reliable solutions have improved the health of the crawl space and their home.

Fixing and Protecting Cracking, Tilting Walls in Pataskala, OH, With Carbon Fiber Supports

After living in their house for 18 years, homeowners in Pataskala, OH, started to notice some issues in their basement. One of the walls was cracking and appeared to be slightly tilting inward. The owners didn’t want these problems to worsen to the point of serious damage, so they began to research how to best address these issues. They came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website, and they were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the wall. Our inspector then recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions. Foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then installed several Carbon Fiber supports along this wall. These heavy-duty supports firmly adhere to the wall to reinforce it and stabilize it in its current position. These strong supports also prevent any further cracking or inward bowing on the wall. These supports may not appear aesthetically pleasing, but they can easily be concealed with paint or other basement finishing materials. The owners now have peace of mind knowing this trustworthy solution has helped ensure the safety and structural integrity of their home.

Properly Sealing and Insulating a Crawl Space in Dublin, OH

A new homeowner in Dublin, OH, was eager to move into her house and make it her own. As she did, she detected some problems in the basement like dampness, mustiness and unpleasant odors. She started using the area for storage, and she didn’t want to have to worry about any of her belongings becoming damaged. As she began to search for repair possibilities, the owner found information about Ohio Basement Authority. She wanted to contact us to meet with one of our inspectors and learn more about how we could help her. Inspector Andrew Rothenberg visited to complete a thorough evaluation of the home. Andrew found some evidence of water intrusion in the basement, along with an unhealthy and unsightly crawl space. This area adjacent to the basement was not properly sealed or insulated, and the fiberglass insulation was starting to show signs of mold growth. This could be a big contributor to the odors the owner was worried about. Andrew then recommended the perfect repair solutions. Foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then took great care to remove the nuisances from the crawl space. The crawl space was then encapsulated with thick and durable CrawlSeal liner. Similar to swimming pool liner, CrawlSeal is a moisture and vapor barrier that also helps insulate the crawl space. The crawl space was further insulated with ExTremeBloc panels that were placed on the walls. To address the water intrusion, our crew placed the BasementGutter drainage system in the sub-floor. Any seeping water from the walls and floor will be intercepted by BasementGutter and then directed to drain into the existing sump pump system that the homeowner wanted to keep. A dehumidifier also was installed in the basement to clean and filter the air, control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold growth. The owner now has peace of mind knowing these reliable solutions have helped her create a safer and healthier home.
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