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Correcting a Cracking, Leaking Basement in Chillicothe, OH

Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Holly Richards-Purpura


Her home – which was built in the mid-1960s – has been in her family as long as she can remember, which is why a homeowner in Chillicothe, OH, wanted to ensure its health and safety. During the last year, the owner has noticed water seeping into the basement through the floor and foundation walls during periods of heavy rain. This resulted in puddles on the floor and damaged items.

The homeowner wanted to address these issues once and for all before any more of her stored belongings were ruined in the leaking basement. She began to research possible repair options and companies, and she was eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through our website.

She met with one of our inspectors, who, after completing a thorough evaluation of the home, presented the owner with several reliable repair options.


While the homeowner was excited to have the repair projects completed in her home, as a widow she was a bit wary of contractors. But her repair crew assured her she would only receive the best customer service from our company. She was comforted by the crew’s compassion and confident in their abilities.

The crew carefully excavated the basement’s perimeter in order to install the BasementGutter interior drainage system. If any water seeps into the home through the area where the walls and floor meet, it will be intercepted by the BasementGutter system and drained to the SafeDri sump pump.

Along with powerful pumps inside the sump liner, the SafeDri’s external battery backup ensures the system will always work to pump water out of the basement, even in the event of a power outage. A FreezeGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line to allow water to drain even if the line becomes frozen or blocked.

The crew also installed one of our many types of foundation repair products in the basement. Several Carbon Fiber supports were placed on areas of cracking walls. These sturdy supports permanently stabilize the walls where they were installed, and they prevent any further cracking or inward movement.

The homeowner was impressed with the work the crew completed in her home, and she treated the crew members to lunch from a local restaurant known for its pizza. Along with having a remarkable experience with Ohio Basement Authority, the homeowner is excited to have a home that will be a safer and healthier living environment for many years to come.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Installed Products: BasementGutter, SafeDri, FreezeGuard, Downspout Conductor Lines, Carbon Fiber Supports,


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