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Permanently Waterproofing a Leaking, Flooding Basement in Johnstown, OH

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by Holly Richards-Purpura


After living in her house for almost 20 years, a homeowner in Johnstown, OH, began investigating the process of selling her home. During an appointment with a potential buyer, the homeowner discovered the basement was leaking. Standing water saturated the basement floor, and this greatly concerned the homeowner. She knew she needed to permanently address this issue before meeting with any other prospective buyers.

The homeowner contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company and our service through our website. When she contacted our office, she was pleasantly surprised to be able to book an appointment immediately with one of our expert inspectors. She met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the leaking basement. He then presented the homeowner with some of our many reliable basement waterproofing solution.


The homeowner was equally excited for the quick installation turnaround. Per our inspector's recommendations, one of our experienced crew, led by Foreman Jose de Jesus Tellez Ortiz, installed permanent solutions that would always keep the basement dry and enhance the home’s value.

These included the BasementGutter interior drainage system and SafeDri Prox sump pump system. The perimeter of the basement was excavated in order to install BasementGutter in the sub-floor. If any water seeps inside the basement, it will be intercepted by the BasementGutter system and directed to the SafeDri Prox. The SafeDri Prox features a ½ horsepower sump pump that can pump up to 2,200 gallons of water out of the basement per hour.

A FreezeGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line to allow water to continue to escape even if the line freezes or becomes block. This discharge line also tied into a new downspout conductor line that was directed to drain water at the street side curb.

The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing these reliable basement waterproofing installations have created a safer and healthier living environment for the next owners.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Project Foreman: Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz

Products Installed: BasementGutter, SafeDri Prox, FreezeGuard, Downspout Conductor Lines


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Columbus, OH 43219
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