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Waterproofing and Stabilizing a Home in Lancaster, OH

Sunday, March 17th, 2019 by Holly Richards-Purpura


After living in her house for 13 years, a homeowner in Lancaster, OH, noticed problems in her basement. She planned on refinishing the area, and as she began to remove sections of drywall and carpet she discovered issues on the walls and floor. The walls had various cracks, as well as evidence of water seepage.

The owner knew she could count on Ohio Basement Authority for the best solutions, as she is acquainted with one of our staff members. An inspector was eager to visit the owner to assess the issues in her basement. After doing so, he then recommended some of our reliable basement waterproofing and foundation repair solutions.


One of our crews first worked to stabilize the walls. Several heavy-duty Carbon Fiber supports were placed on these walls. They firmly adhere to the walls to permanently reinforce the walls and protect them from any further cracking or inward tilting.

The crew then waterproofed the basement with the BasementGutter interior drainage system and SafeDri sump pump. Once the perimeter of the basement floor was excavated, this special piping system was placed in the sub-floor and atop the footing. BasementGutter is designed to catch seeping water from the walls and floor, and this water is then directed to the SafeDri. Equipped with two powerful pumps inside the liner, as well as an external backup battery, the SafeDri will always work to pump water out of the basement.

Additionally, Window Well Drains were installed, and a FreezeGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line. The well drains are installed on the walls underneath the windows. If any water fills the exterior window wells, this water is transported directly to the BasementGutter system. The FreezeGuard allows water being pumped out of the basement to continue to escape from the discharge line even if the line freezes or becomes blocked.

The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing her home is protected by these trustworthy permanent repair solutions.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Products Installed: Carbon Fiber Supports, BasementGutter, SafeDri, FreezeGuard


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