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Permanently Waterproofing and Stabilizing a Problematic Basement in Springfield, OH

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 by Holly Richards-Purpura


After living in her house for a couple years, a homeowner in Springfield, OH, started to notice some glaring problems in her basement. Water was leaking inside through a few areas, and one of the foundation walls was cracking and slightly tilting inward.

Concerned with the health and safety of her home, the owner wanted to address these issues before more damage resulted. She came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website and she was motivated to contact us to learn more about how we could help her.

The owner met with Inspector John Dean who completed a thorough evaluation of the problematic basement. John discussed his findings with the owner, as well as her repair goals, and he recommended some of our reliable basement waterproofing and foundation repair solutions.


Foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz led his crew in installing these solutions.

First, they carefully excavated the perimeter of the basement in order to properly install the interior waterproofing system. The crew then installed several Carbon Fiber supports on the foundation wall. These heavy-duty supports not only permanently reinforce the wall where they are installed, they also prevent the wall from any further cracking or inward bowing.

The first step in installing these supports is sanding down sections of the wall where the strips will be installed. This ensures the wall will be clean so the strips can properly adhere to the wall. Holes are then knocked into the wall, usually near the bottom of the wall or third course of the concrete block. Pieces of rebar, or reinforcing steel rods, are then placed inside the holes to help anchor the wall. The holes are then sealed with concrete.

Strong epoxy resin is then applied to the wall and the Carbon Fiber strips. Small steel brackets are attached to the sill plate on the top of the wall to anchor the Carbon Fiber supports. Another coat of epoxy resin is applied to the straps to seal them against the wall.

The crew then waterproofed the basement with the BasementGutter interior drainage system and SafeDri sump pump. 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.

The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing these trustworthy repairs have helped her create a safe and healthy living environment that she will be able to enjoy for years to come.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Inspector: John Dean

Foreman: Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz

Products Installed: BasementGutter, SafeDri, Carbon Fiber


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