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Basement Waterproofing and Crawl Space Encapsulation Projects Improve the Health of a Home in Blacklick, OH

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 by Holly Richards-Purpura


Homeowners in Blacklick, OH, have lived in their house since it was built almost 20 years ago. They felt like it was time to move on and sell their house, but they knew they needed to have various repairs completed before putting the house on the market.

This included fixing the leaking basement. The owners recently noticed water seeping through one of the foundation walls. After having an engineer look at their home, the engineer recommended having the basement waterproofed. The sump pump system also was outdated, and the crawl space was a nasty area that lacked adequate insulation.

The homeowners were eager to address all these problems, so they began to research potential repair methods and companies that could assist them. After learning more about Ohio Basement Authority, the owners were eager to contact us for our expert opinion. Inspector Brendan Kent then visited and completed a thorough evaluation of the basement and crawl space. Brendan then recommended several reliable basement waterproofing and crawl space repair solutions.


Foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz then led his crew in installing these solutions that included the BasementGutter interior drainage system, SafeDri sump pump, and CrawlSeal liner.

The basement’s perimeter was excavated so the BasementGutter system could be installed in the sub-floor. This system is designed to sit on the footing and accept water from the walls and floor. Any water intercepted by the BasementGutter system is directed to the SafeDri sump pump.

Along with a powerful pump inside the liner, the SafeDri features an external backup battery that ensures the system will continue to operate and pump water out of the basement even if the power goes out. This system also was installed in the larger SafeDri Triple liner to allow for easy future upgrades.

After removing the older insulation and any debris from the crawl space, we encapsulated the area in CrawlSeal liner. Similar to swimming pool liner, the thick and durable CrawlSeal liner completely isolates the crawl space from the earth. CrawlSeal also acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space. Not only is the health of the area improved, so is its appearance because of the bright white liner. CrawlSeal is tough enough to crawl on, so this area also could be used for storage.

The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy repairs have helped create a healthy living environment for the next owners.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Certified Inspector: Brendan Kent

Project Foreman: Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz

Products Installed: BasementGutter, SafeDri, Drainage Matting, CrawlSeal


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