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  • By Gary
    Logan, OH 43138

    Drew and Ryan were very professional and friendly, and very hard workers. The outcome of the job was great.

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    By Gary
    Logan, OH 43138

    Drew and Ryan were very professional and friendly, and very hard workers. The outcome of the job was great.

  • By Craig
    Worthington, OH 43085

    The work was completed thoroughly, and Nate made sure I was happy with the job before he left.

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    By Craig
    Worthington, OH 43085

    The work was completed thoroughly, and Nate made sure I was happy with the job before he left.

  • By John
    Columbus, OH 43220

    Great quality installation and great crew.

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    By John
    Columbus, OH 43220

    Great quality installation and great crew.

  • By Jackie
    Westerville, OH 43081

    So friendly!

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    By Jackie
    Westerville, OH 43081

    So friendly!

  • By Lance
    Columbus, OH 43219

    Should have been a 10+...

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    By Lance
    Columbus, OH 43219

    Should have been a 10+...

  • By Ken
    Grove City, OH 43123

    Good service and value.

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    By Ken
    Grove City, OH 43123

    Good service and value.

  • By Lauren
    Dublin, OH 43017

    We were very happy with the whole process we experienced with your company. Your entire staff, from the beginning of the project to completion, was wonderful to work with.

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    By Lauren
    Dublin, OH 43017

    We were very happy with the whole process we experienced with your company. Your entire staff, from the beginning of the project to completion, was wonderful to work with.

  • By Dan
    Powell, OH 43065

    Installation crew was outstanding! Very informative and personable young men.

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    By Dan
    Powell, OH 43065

    Installation crew was outstanding! Very informative and personable young men.

  • By Teresa
    London, OH 43140

    The other company tried to pressure me, and made me feel I was incapable of understanding what needed to be done. Drew, the inspector, was very nice, respectful, and knowledgeable. I was very impressed with the foreman. He was knowledgeable, respectful, and explained everything very well. The crew members, including Jesus and Arturo, are very hard workers. I was so impressed with their work ethic.

    Customer Review

    By Teresa
    London, OH 43140

    The other company tried to pressure me, and made me feel I was incapable of understanding what needed to be done. Drew, the inspector, was very nice, respectful, and knowledgeable. I was very impressed with the foreman. He was knowledgeable, respectful, and explained everything very well. The crew members, including Jesus and Arturo, are very hard workers. I was so impressed with their work ethic.

  • By Joseph
    Marysville, OH 43040

    The work was done quickly and neatly. The whole experience from sales to work done went well.

    Customer Review

    By Joseph
    Marysville, OH 43040

    The work was done quickly and neatly. The whole experience from sales to work done went well.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "The inspector I met with was very professional, and I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the lifetime warranty. Ryan and Drew with the installation crew are top-notch..." Read Full Testimonial

    Adam P. of Gallipolis, OH,

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    The inspector I met with was very professional, and I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the lifetime warranty.

    Ryan and Drew with the installation crew are top-notch guys. They were extremely hard workers and very professional. They even took time to let my 7-year-old son “help.” I was very impressed. They did a great job.

    Adam P.
    Gallipolis, OH
  • "I’ve seen you on the Internet, and our neighbors used your services for a foundation repair. I chose to work with you because of your Internet site, and your salesperson,..." Read Full Testimonial

    Mickey G. of Gallipolis, OH,

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    I’ve seen you on the Internet, and our neighbors used your services for a foundation repair. I chose to work with you because of your Internet site, and your salesperson, Drew, was helpful.

    Drew Black was my contact. He was very helpful and explained everything very well. The three gentlemen that arrived and did the work also were very professional and did a great job.

    Overall, a great experience. Thanks.

    Mickey G.
    Gallipolis, OH
  • "Prior to doing research about basement repair companies, I never paid attention to those types of businesses. We interacted with two companies, one of which was Ohio Basement Authority. There is..." Read Full Testimonial

    Ryan O. of Athens, OH,

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    Prior to doing research about basement repair companies, I never paid attention to those types of businesses.

    We interacted with two companies, one of which was Ohio Basement Authority. There is a consistency in every interaction with members of your team from the inspector to the service support via telephone, to the installation crew on site.

    We chose Ohio Basement Authority because your inspector spoke to us in a cordial manner that established trust and displayed a level of expertise, and because he followed up with us. He was very detailed in his explanation of possible service options.

    It was a long drive from Gahanna to Athens each day, but Drew was always clear and accurate with the start time for each of the three days. Each member of the crew was an extension of your staff of inspectors, providing helpful insight about the process along the way. Drew was an excellent leader of his crew and ambassador for your company.

    I will certainly keep Ohio Basement Authority in mind if I come across friends or neighbors that need basement repair work.

    Ryan O.
    Athens, OH
  • "My wife just happened to take notice of a commercial on TV you had one day. You were the first company we came upon. We checked the Internet with your..." Read Full Testimonial

    Allan B. of Zanesville, OH,

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    My wife just happened to take notice of a commercial on TV you had one day. You were the first company we came upon. We checked the Internet with your reputation and checked with the BBB, and we were pleased you had flying colors.

    We had a very friendly crew. Drew, the foreman, with Ben and Ryan were awesome. I was on vacation when they were there at the house and chatted with them some while they were working. I was concerned some, as they were working in direct sun for most of the day (in the high 80s low 90s). But they kept working no matter what. My foundation was as thick as 27 inches in some places. They had to dig deep in some places by hand.

    They also did a good job cleaning up. They had to dig through a layer of stones that were at one time used for landscaping, and the dirt had some stones in it as well. I was surprised to see where thy raked all the stones back into the backfill area that I will be able to mow without throwing rocks.

    My wife and I felt comfortable enough with them to offer them the use of our basement restroom since they had to keep hydrated, and figured they would need to use a restroom. We also said they could have their lunch in the finished part of the basement were it had air conditioning, but Drew said they normally don't eat a lunch. Holy cow!

    Allan B.
    Zanesville, OH
  • "I found you on Porch.com, and you had the best reviews on the BBB and Angie’s List. The company representative we first met with was very thorough and polite. He went..." Read Full Testimonial

    Megan H. of Granville, OH,

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    I found you on Porch.com, and you had the best reviews on the BBB and Angie’s List.

    The company representative we first met with was very thorough and polite. He went through all of our options, and we felt very confident that we were making the right choices for our home.

    Drew and his crew were very timely and very nice. My yard was very wet, but they went the extra mile and tried their hardest to get everything cleaned up for us.

    Megan H.
    Granville, OH
  • "Drew did an excellent job of explaining the services that would be provided and the cost of the project. We chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the..." Read Full Testimonial

    Vicki F. of Mount Vernon, OH,

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    Drew did an excellent job of explaining the services that would be provided and the cost of the project. We chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the cost and the fact that the work was done inside, which made more sense to us.

    The installation crew arrived on time, and we received a phone call in advance letting us know what time they would arrive. All members of the crew were friendly and courteous to us. We were impressed how well the yard was preserved even though they had to dig a trench. The basement room where the work was performed was cleaned up and ready for us to use in spite of winter weather.

    I don’t know of anyone right now, but rest assured that if I learn of anyone having problems with water in their basement, I will strongly recommend that they contact you.

    Vicki F.
    Mount Vernon, OH
  • "Your crew was at my property today and installed five Wall Anchors and two Carbon Fiber supports. I am a repeat customer, and have been impressed and happy with the..." Read Full Testimonial

    Louis B. of Columbus, OH,

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    Your crew was at my property today and installed five Wall Anchors and two Carbon Fiber supports. I am a repeat customer, and have been impressed and happy with the results from Ohio Basement Authority. Today was no exception.

    Special recognition needs given to Drew and his crew. Drew especially was professional, provided excellent customer service, and was fun to have working on my house. He took the time to explain things, and his explanations were excellent and comprehensive. He gave options of other work that may be needed, and explained it well and without any judgment or any attempt to try to sell me.

    The crew was efficient, did excellent work, and cleaned up really well. They were considerate of my house, moved cardboard around so as to not track in mud or dirt, and put everything back in its place. They communicated well, called ahead as promised, and all three of them greeted me and were pleasant and professional.

    I also wish to commend Vic. Vic was the inspector on this job, and he and I have worked together before. He is knowledgeable, thoroughly understands his products, and allows the customer to ask questions, which are answered completely and honestly. He doesn’t push. He gives the opportunity for the customer to grasp the information and make competent decisions. If I need basement work again, I will call and ask for Vic.

    A Happy Customer,

    Louis

    Louis B.
    Columbus, OH
  • "I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because Joe, one of the foremen, is my neighbor. Ohio Basement Authority also had more options than other companies. Most companies wanted..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jeff A. of Columbus, OH,

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    I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because Joe, one of the foremen, is my neighbor. Ohio Basement Authority also had more options than other companies. Most companies wanted to just put beams in. Ohio Basement Authority’s wall anchor system was a much better, less intrusive and cheaper option.

    Our inspector did a great job of explaining everything. He even found a solution that was cheaper than what I had originally thought. I felt really comfortable with selecting Ohio Basement Authority.

    The installation crew started at 8 a.m. and left at 8 p.m. when the work was finished. They even started helping me put my personal items back. They were really courteous and helpful. The crew also answered all of my 4-year-old daughter’s question with laughter and happiness.

    Jeff A.
    Columbus, OH
  • "I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the people, the communication, and the reviews. The rep was great. He was very informative and explained the process. He gave..." Read Full Testimonial

    Shane S. of Columbus, OH,

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    I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the people, the communication, and the reviews.

    The rep was great. He was very informative and explained the process. He gave me a fair estimate with no pressure.

    The installation team, led by Andrew, was fantastic. They also were very informative. I appreciated the work and quick response times.

    Shane S.
    Columbus, OH
  • "Your office staff was courteous, helpful and friendly. The inspector I met with also was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. He exceeded expectations in his service. I’ve seen Ohio Basement Authority’s..." Read Full Testimonial

    Thomas M. of Columbus, OH,

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    Your office staff was courteous, helpful and friendly. The inspector I met with also was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. He exceeded expectations in his service.

    I’ve seen Ohio Basement Authority’s TV commercials, and I chose to work with the company because of the professionalism and helpfulness of Drew, my inspector. Also because one of your competitors has a less than stellar reputation.

    Everyone with the installation crew was hard-working and professional in their work. They also were very courteous, and their clean-up met my expectations.

    Thomas M.
    Columbus, OH

Drew Black

Florida Foundation Authority

Title: Production Support

Drew Black from Florida Foundation Authority

Drew's hard work, dedication, and initiative led to his promotion as crew foreman, and now as one of our certified inspectors.

He takes pride in helping Ohio Basement Authority’s customers create safer and healthier homes, and making sure they are satisfied with the finished product. He loves working at Ohio Basement Authority because of the teamwork-oriented company culture.

Drew has been working with various types of construction equipment for many years, and he has several years of labor experience in the construction and landscaping industries. Drew also earned a management degree from Capital University.

In his spare time, Drew enjoys fishing, sports, being outdoors, and spending time with family.

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Egress Windows Improve a Home's Safety in Newark, OH
    Before
    Egress Windows Improve a Home's Safety in Newark, OH
    After

    Egress Windows Improve a Home's Safety in Newark, OH

    A homeowner in Newark, OH, often hosts family members who stay in the basement bedrooms when they visit. The owner knew she needed to have some upgrades completed if she wanted to continue to utilize the basement as a livable space.

    The basement had smaller windows that did not let in much light and were not ideal emergency exits. According to the International Residential Code for One-and Two-Family Dwellings, “Basements, habitable attics, and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency escape or rescue opening.” The solution is to have an egress window system installed.

    The homeowner started to research how to make the necessary improvements, and she came across information about Ohio Basement Authority on Angie’s List. She was eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help her, and she met with Inspector Drew Black. Drew assessed the current window system and confirmed the need for egress windows.

    One of our crews then installed the new system. After removing the existing windows, our crew excavated the area outside the windows and carefully cut into the block foundation wall to make room for the newer, bigger windows. The all-vinyl frame of the new windows is rust-resistant, and the windows’ double-pane glass is energy-efficient. Lightly-colored window wells installed outside the windows allows more sunlight to enter the basement and brighten up the space. Durable clear covers attached to the wells for safety also keep leaves, debris and precipitation out of the window wells.

    The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing the updated window system has enhanced the safety of her home.

  • Reinforcing a Cracking Wall in Grove City, OH, With Carbon Fiber Supports
    Before
    Reinforcing a Cracking Wall in Grove City, OH, With Carbon Fiber Supports
    After

    Reinforcing a Cracking Wall in Grove City, OH, With Carbon Fiber Supports

    Homeowners in Grove City, OH, have lived in their house since it was built 25 years ago. As they prepared to put their home on the market, the owners knew they needed to tackle some repair projects. One of them was addressing a cracking foundation wall that had been worsening during the last few years.

    The owners began to search for the best solution, and they came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website. They were motivated to contact us for further guidance and meet with one of our inspectors. Inspector Drew Black visited to complete a thorough evaluation of the home and its problematic foundation. Drew then presented the owners with one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.

    Foreman Levi Fletcher and his crew then permanently stabilized the cracking wall with several Carbon Fiber supports. These heavy-duty supports firmly adhere to the wall to hold it in its current position and protect the wall from any further cracking or movement. These low-profile supports also can be easily concealed with basement finishing materials.

    The owners can now confidently sell their home knowing this project has helped them ensure their home’s health, safety and value.

our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Ava
  • Barlow
  • Bartlett
  • Belle Valley
  • Belpre
  • Beverly
  • Buffalo
  • Byesville
  • Caldwell
  • Cambridge
  • Coal Run
  • Coolville
  • Cumberland
  • Cutler
  • Derwent
  • Dexter City
  • Fairview
  • Fleming
  • Graysville
  • Hockingport
  • Kimbolton
  • Kipling
  • Little Hocking
  • Long Bottom
  • Lore City
  • Lowell
  • Lower Salem
  • Macksburg
  • Marietta
  • Mcconnelsville
  • New Concord
  • New Matamoras
  • Newport
  • Old Washington
  • Pleasant City
  • Portland
  • Quaker City
  • Reedsville
  • Reno
  • Salesville
  • Sarahsville
  • Senecaville
  • Stockport
  • Summerfield
  • Tuppers Plains
  • Vincent
  • Waterford
  • Watertown
  • Whipple
  • Wingett Run
Our Locations:

Ohio Basement Authority
911 Stelzer Road
Columbus, OH 43219
1-614-254-6006
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