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Using a gardening fork and trowel to loosen packed mulch so she could dig out pesky grass blades and roots, Tori Kohl felt like she was accomplishing something as part...

  Using a gardening fork and trowel to loosen packed mulch so she could dig out pesky grass blades and roots, Tori Kohl felt like she was accomplishing something as part

Friday, June 7th, 2019



 



At Ohio Basement Authority, we like to return the blessings we’ve been given by volunteering to help others. For our most recent give-back, we volunteered at the Furniture Bank of...

  At Ohio Basement Authority, we like to return the blessings we’ve been given by volunteering to help others. For our most recent give-back, we volunteered at the Furniture Bank of

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

One of our certified inspectors, Justin Tise, visited his sister's home and noticed that her neighbor's yard was torn up. He knocked on the door to see what was going...

One of our certified inspectors, Justin Tise, visited his sister's home and noticed that her neighbor's yard was torn up. He knocked on the door to see what was going

Friday, March 24th, 2017


It can be easy to jump to sign a contract because you want the problem fixed right away, but it's important to do the research and make sure you're choosing...

It can be easy to jump to sign a contract because you want the problem fixed right away, but it's important to do the research and make sure you're choosing

Friday, March 17th, 2017



 
It can be tempting to try to fix something on your own. Especially if it doesn't seem like that bad of an issue, or DIY seems like the cheaper option....

  It can be tempting to try to fix something on your own. Especially if it doesn't seem like that bad of an issue, or DIY seems like the cheaper option.

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

 



 

The Dispatch Home and Garden Show is one of our largest shows of the year. During the two-week run, we are able to meet many homeowners who are experiencing issues...

    The Dispatch Home and Garden Show is one of our largest shows of the year. During the two-week run, we are able to meet many homeowners who are experiencing issues

Friday, February 24th, 2017


The Expert
Certified Inspector: Dave Wirtz
Previous Experience: Soil Sampling & Soil Decontamination
 
I sat down with one of our newest inspectors, Dave Wirtz, to ask him a few questions about how the...

The Expert Certified Inspector: Dave Wirtz Previous Experience: Soil Sampling & Soil Decontamination   I sat down with one of our newest inspectors, Dave Wirtz, to ask him a few questions about how the

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Did you know you can get rewarded for helping your friends and family create healthier living environments?

Referrals are great for us because they get the word out about our company...

Did you know you can get rewarded for helping your friends and family create healthier living environments? Referrals are great for us because they get the word out about our company

Friday, February 10th, 2017



 

  "Seven years ago," our owner, Doug Secrest, began, "I remember staring out my back window and thinking about how I didn't have a job. I knew I had to do

Friday, January 27th, 2017



The right repairs do cost money, but doing it correctly is important when your family's health and safety is at risk. Here are five DIY projects and cover-ups that didn't...

The right repairs do cost money, but doing it correctly is important when your family's health and safety is at risk. Here are five DIY projects and cover-ups that didn't

Thursday, January 19th, 2017



 

The right repairs do cost money, but doing it correctly is important when your family's health and safety is at risk. Here are five DIY projects and cover-ups that didn't...

  The right repairs do cost money, but doing it correctly is important when your family's health and safety is at risk. Here are five DIY projects and cover-ups that didn't

Thursday, January 19th, 2017


Along with helping homeowners create healthier living environments, competition in other arenas is another passion of Ohio Basement Authority's owner, Doug Secrest.
Doug has been involved in horse shows and competitions...

Along with helping homeowners create healthier living environments, competition in other arenas is another passion of Ohio Basement Authority's owner, Doug Secrest. Doug has been involved in horse shows and competitions

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017


Too often, customers are afraid to ask our inspectors questions, or they just don’t know what to ask! The inspectors try their best to cover all important areas of our...

Too often, customers are afraid to ask our inspectors questions, or they just don’t know what to ask! The inspectors try their best to cover all important areas of our

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

 




 

1. This is a photo I took at the first job site I visited. I always wondered how IntelliBraces were tightened because the mechanism isn’t visible in pans of the...

    1. This is a photo I took at the first job site I visited. I always wondered how IntelliBraces were tightened because the mechanism isn’t visible in pans of the

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

 



 

Two years ago, my parents threw away the artificial Christmas tree we’d had for most of my childhood. It was stored in its original, unsealed cardboard box in the basement,...

    Two years ago, my parents threw away the artificial Christmas tree we’d had for most of my childhood. It was stored in its original, unsealed cardboard box in the basement,

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

 



 

Recently, one of our longtime teammates, Jim Pierpoint, visited a couple that just bought their first home. Before buying, the couple had a home inspector out to look at the...

    Recently, one of our longtime teammates, Jim Pierpoint, visited a couple that just bought their first home. Before buying, the couple had a home inspector out to look at the

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

 



 

You’ve lived above your crawl space for years, right? So, why worry about it now? Maybe your neighbor heard someone talking about radon or mold or snakes in a crawl...

    You’ve lived above your crawl space for years, right? So, why worry about it now? Maybe your neighbor heard someone talking about radon or mold or snakes in a crawl

Monday, November 7th, 2016

 



 

Today, 20 members of the Ohio Basement Authority team volunteered at the 2016 Central Ohio Homeless Veterans Stand Down. This event was held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center downtown....

    Today, 20 members of the Ohio Basement Authority team volunteered at the 2016 Central Ohio Homeless Veterans Stand Down. This event was held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center downtown.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

 



 

It’s that time of year again. Fall is many people’s favorite season - or mine, at least - but it’s not the best for your gutters and downspouts. It is...

    It’s that time of year again. Fall is many people’s favorite season - or mine, at least - but it’s not the best for your gutters and downspouts. It is

Monday, October 17th, 2016

 



 

1. Stair-step cracking

 	This is a typical sign of foundation settlement, and it is common in brick and concrete block walls. The cracks may widen as a home continues to...

    1. Stair-step cracking This is a typical sign of foundation settlement, and it is common in brick and concrete block walls. The cracks may widen as a home continues to

Friday, October 7th, 2016



There are things I’m sure you know are in your crawl space — mostly spiders, centipedes, and other bugs — but what about the things you don’t know are in...

There are things I’m sure you know are in your crawl space — mostly spiders, centipedes, and other bugs — but what about the things you don’t know are in

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

I remember how much I loved playing in my cousins’ basement growing up. Mostly because of the air hockey and foosball tables, but also because the crawl space used for...

I remember how much I loved playing in my cousins’ basement growing up. Mostly because of the air hockey and foosball tables, but also because the crawl space used for

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

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