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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



 
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


We sat down with one of our inspectors to ask him a few questions about how the soil around your home can affect its foundation.

Question: What types of soil are...

We sat down with one of our inspectors to ask him a few questions about how the soil around your home can affect its foundation. Question: What types of soil are

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



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

 



 

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

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

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

1. If water is leaking in one corner, you only have to worry about waterproofing that one corner.

- Water will always find the weakest spot and enter that way. If...

1. If water is leaking in one corner, you only have to worry about waterproofing that one corner. - Water will always find the weakest spot and enter that way. If

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

I’ve recently created Instagram and Pinterest accounts for Ohio Basement Authority. I’m a big advocate for eye-catching images, so these sites, especially Instagram, stick out to me. Because of my...

I’ve recently created Instagram and Pinterest accounts for Ohio Basement Authority. I’m a big advocate for eye-catching images, so these sites, especially Instagram, stick out to me. Because of my

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Are you looking for ideas for your next home improvement or interior design project? Are you looking for an entertaining weekend or post-workday activity?
Two major central Ohio home shows are...

Are you looking for ideas for your next home improvement or interior design project? Are you looking for an entertaining weekend or post-workday activity? Two major central Ohio home shows are

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Meeting our Mission

Part of our mission at Ohio Basement Authority is striving to provide a high level of customer service to our customers by conducting our business in an honest...

Meeting our Mission Part of our mission at Ohio Basement Authority is striving to provide a high level of customer service to our customers by conducting our business in an honest

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Helping Homes and Beyond

Our mission at Ohio Basement Authority is to help homeowners create healthier living environments. Along with providing exceptional customer service, we accomplish this by using the very...

Helping Homes and Beyond Our mission at Ohio Basement Authority is to help homeowners create healthier living environments. Along with providing exceptional customer service, we accomplish this by using the very

Monday, June 27th, 2016

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