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Ohio Basement Authority Case Studies: Updated Exterior Drainage will Keep a Property Dry in Logan, OH

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 by Holly Richards-Purpura


After living in her house for several years, a homeowner in Logan, OH, noticed a glaring problem. A considerable amount of water was accumulating in her yard, and was starting to seep inside the basement. The latter seemed to happen during heavy rains, and was beginning to damage her belongings.

She would like to live in the house for the foreseeable future, so having a safe living environment free of flooding and damaging water was very important to her. As she began to research potential repairs, she came across information for Ohio Basement Authority on resources like Home Advisor. She was motivated to contact us to learn more about how we could help her.

One of our inspectors visited the home and completed a thorough evaluation of the leaking home. He found that the leaking corners also happened to be areas where downspout conductor lines were located on the home’s exterior. These lines also were above ground and presented unsightly tripping hazards.


Our inspector presented the homeowner with several options. One was upgrading the exterior drainage system.

One of our crews then used triple wall polyurethane pipe that is 3” in diameter. This type of durable pipe will not split, break or crack, and it is more impact resistant. These lines were buried underground for safety and aesthetic purposes, and they were directed to drain at the edge of the property.

The homeowner is now pleased to have an updated exterior drainage system that will help keep her home dry.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Products Installed: Downspout Conductor Lines


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