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  • By Lorinda
    Westerville, OH 43035

    Dave and crew were on time, polite, knowledgeable and just great to work with!

    Customer Review

    By Lorinda
    Westerville, OH 43035

    Dave and crew were on time, polite, knowledgeable and just great to work with!

  • By Mark
    Columbus, OH 43235

    Dave Wirtz was very helpful and went the extra mile to find the right solution.

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    By Mark
    Columbus, OH 43235

    Dave Wirtz was very helpful and went the extra mile to find the right solution.

  • By Paul
    Delaware, OH 43015

    Michael and Perry were great. Difficult job and they performed above expectations. Thank you.

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    By Paul
    Delaware, OH 43015

    Michael and Perry were great. Difficult job and they performed above expectations. Thank you.

  • By Loren
    Columbus, OH 43202

    Outstanding, from beginning to end!

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    By Loren
    Columbus, OH 43202

    Outstanding, from beginning to end!

  • By Herb
    London, OH 43140

    Very pleased.

    Customer Review

    By Herb
    London, OH 43140

    Very pleased.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Helen W. from Columbus, OH, called Ohio Basement Authority because there were puddles of water in one corner of the basement. In this video she speaks about her experience with the..." Read Full Testimonial

    Helen W. of Columbus, OH,

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    Helen W. from Columbus, OH, called Ohio Basement Authority because there were puddles of water in one corner of the basement. 

    In this video she speaks about her experience with the company. "They came, they did the job, it was good too. The best!"

    Helen W.
    Columbus, OH
  • "I’ve seen Ohio Basement Authority on TV, then I met with Dave who was helpful and knowledgeable. The crew came right in and went to work. Getting it done in..." Read Full Testimonial

    Randy W. of Amanda, OH,

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    I’ve seen Ohio Basement Authority on TV, then I met with Dave who was helpful and knowledgeable. The crew came right in and went to work. Getting it done in one day is what I liked!

    Randy W.
    Amanda, OH
  • "I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because the company was quick to come to my house and take care of my problem. David was wonderful. He educated me on..." Read Full Testimonial

    Shannon S. of Johnstown, OH,

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    I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because the company was quick to come to my house and take care of my problem.

    David was wonderful. He educated me on my basement problem and what I needed to fix it.

    I definitely would recommend Ohio Basement Authority if you are having basement problems. They are very professional and caring.

    Shannon S.
    Johnstown, OH
  • "I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of Dave's presentation and the price. Dave was thorough, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. I had a great experience and will recommend OBA..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jim R. of Dublin, OH,

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    I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of Dave's presentation and the price. Dave was thorough, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional.

    I had a great experience and will recommend OBA to people if they need basement work.

    Jim R.
    Dublin, OH
  • "I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because your repair process makes sense, and your representative, David Wirtz, gave me an excellent basis for making the right decision. His presentation..." Read Full Testimonial

    Aaron J. of Columbus, OH,

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    I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because your repair process makes sense, and your representative, David Wirtz, gave me an excellent basis for making the right decision.

    His presentation was outstanding! David was friendly, informative, and knowledgeable. He did not apply any “high pressure tactics,” he let me take in the info and enabled me to make an informed decision.

    Your installers were professional and polite. They got right to work, made no excessive noise, and took the time to do the job right. I got much more than I expected!

    You can be sure that I will recommend your company.

    Aaron J.
    Columbus, OH
  • "Everyone with the office staff was very courteous and helpful, especially David Wirtz. He, as well as his presentation, was very professional. I had seen Ohio Basement Authority on the Internet,..." Read Full Testimonial

    Larry L. of Dublin, OH,

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    Everyone with the office staff was very courteous and helpful, especially David Wirtz. He, as well as his presentation, was very professional.

    I had seen Ohio Basement Authority on the Internet, and I chose to work with the company because of the lifetime warranty service and knowledge of my foundation.

    The crew also was very courteous. They have done a professional and thorough job on my basement bulging issue with IntelliBraces.

    Larry L.
    Dublin, OH
  • "We chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the price for repair and quick project turnaround time. Dave Wirtz was great to work with and has excellent communication...." Read Full Testimonial

    Bethany and Patrick D. of Columbus, OH,

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    We chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the price for repair and quick project turnaround time.

    Dave Wirtz was great to work with and has excellent communication.

    Bethany and Patrick D.
    Columbus, OH
  • "We found Ohio Basement Authority on the web when looking for vendors that repair basements. We set up a date and time for a free estimate with the office, and..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jim and Mary N. of Hilliard, OH,

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    We found Ohio Basement Authority on the web when looking for vendors that repair basements. We set up a date and time for a free estimate with the office, and shortly after had a call from David introducing himself. His presentation met our expectations, and we chose to work with the company because of the product to be installed and the cost.

    The installation crew arrived at the set time, and Milton introduced himself and all of his crew, Dan and Salvador. They placed covering on the floor to prevent damage and cleaned up everything when done. We had one minor bump in the process, but it was handled quickly and to our satisfaction.

    Jim and Mary N.
    Hilliard, OH
  • "We’ve seen Ohio Basement Authority’s ads on Channel 10, and we chose to work with the company because no one else seemed interested in helping us solve our issue with..." Read Full Testimonial

    Ken B. of Mansfield, OH,

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    We’ve seen Ohio Basement Authority’s ads on Channel 10, and we chose to work with the company because no one else seemed interested in helping us solve our issue with water coming into our home.

    The office staff got the ball rolling, and Dave was excellent in laying out our options.

    I received several calls from the foreman about when they would arrive from a morning job. He was great, and the crew could not have been better. They were very efficient. 

    Ken B.
    Mansfield, OH
  • "I saw Ohio Basement Authority on Angie’s List and Home Advisor, and I chose to work with the company because of the price and professional approach to the quote. The inspector’s..." Read Full Testimonial

    Phil C. of Powell, OH,

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    I saw Ohio Basement Authority on Angie’s List and Home Advisor, and I chose to work with the company because of the price and professional approach to the quote.

    The inspector’s presentation was very good. It was helpful in making a decision to see prior work.

    Larry and Dave were great. Courteous and hard-working. Victor was the same. All called shortly before arriving, which was great, and they were respectful of our home too. I really liked getting a call prior and that they estimated the length of the job accurately. They answered any question I had and were helpful and courteous.

    Phil C.
    Powell, OH

Dave Wirtz

Florida Foundation Authority

Title: Inspector

Dave Wirtz from Florida Foundation Authority

Dave Wirtz has worked in many sectors of the construction and soil industries, including general home repair/building, soil sampling, and soil decontamination. He also spent time as a United States Marine.

Dave is excited to work at Ohio Basement Authority because he likes to help people, and he has a unique skillset and understanding of ground soils and their composition. He also looks forward to meeting new people and finding solutions for the problems people face in their homes. As an inspector, Dave travels around central Ohio to educate customers on their repair needs, Ohio Basement Authority's patented products, and how we can help them create safer and healthier living environments.

Outside of work, Dave enjoys shooting sports, riding Quarter Horses, and fishing. He also loves spending time with his family, especially during the holidays.

Dave is a creative, hard-working, and patriotic individual. He believes that the smallest detail can be the difference between success and failure.

He intends to bring his wide skillset, and this particular attention to detail to work at Ohio Basement Authority every day.

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Properly Sealing a Crawl Space in Pickerington, OH
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    Properly Sealing a Crawl Space in Pickerington, OH
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    Properly Sealing a Crawl Space in Pickerington, OH

    After living in his house for more than 20 years, a homeowner in Pickerington, OH, was preparing to sell the home. But he knew he needed to address some issues in the basement including past water intrusion.

    The owner contacted Ohio Basement Authority after hearing about our company and our services. He met with Inspector Dave Wirtz, who completed a thorough evaluation of the home. During his inspection, Dave also pointed out an unsightly and unhealthy partial crawl space adjacent to the basement. Dave then presented the owner with some of our reliable basement waterproofing and crawl space repair solutions.

    Foreman Valentin Rosales and his crew removed the debris and failing liner from the crawl space, placed durability-enhancing drainage matting on the crawl space floor, and then encapsulated this area in CrawlSeal liner. CrawlSeal is a thick and durable liner similar to swimming pool liner. It completely seals the crawl space to isolate it from the earth. CrawlSeal is 100% waterproof, and has been treated with an anti-microbial coating to prevent mold and mildew build-up. CrawlSeal also acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space.

    The basement also was waterproofed with the sub-floor BasementGutter interior drainage system, SafeDri sump pump, and exterior FreezeGuard attachment.

    The previous owner and new homeowner both are pleased these trustworthy solutions were installed to help ensure the health and safety of the home.

  • Fixing and Protecting Cracking, Tilting Walls in Pataskala, OH, With Carbon Fiber Supports
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    Fixing and Protecting Cracking, Tilting Walls in Pataskala, OH, With Carbon Fiber Supports
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    Fixing and Protecting Cracking, Tilting Walls in Pataskala, OH, With Carbon Fiber Supports

    After living in their house for 18 years, homeowners in Pataskala, OH, started to notice some issues in their basement. One of the walls was cracking and appeared to be slightly tilting inward.

    The owners didn’t want these problems to worsen to the point of serious damage, so they began to research how to best address these issues. They came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website, and they were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They met with Inspector Dave Wirtz who evaluated the condition of the wall. Dave then recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.

    Foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then installed several Carbon Fiber supports along this wall. These heavy-duty supports firmly adhere to the wall to reinforce it and stabilize it in its current position. These strong supports also prevent any further cracking or inward bowing on the wall. These supports may not appear aesthetically pleasing, but they can easily be concealed with paint or other basement finishing materials.

    The owners now have peace of mind knowing this trustworthy solution has helped ensure the safety and structural integrity of their home.

  • Reinforcing a Failing Retaining Wall in Westerville, OH
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    Reinforcing a Failing Retaining Wall in Westerville, OH
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    Reinforcing a Failing Retaining Wall in Westerville, OH

    During the last several years, homeowners in Westerville, OH, have been monitoring a potential structural issue outside their home. They noticed a retaining wall outside their basement walk-out was beginning to fail. It was cracking and slightly tilting inward.

    The homeowners were not only concerned about their safety, but how these issues could affect the future resale of their house. They were motivated to contact Ohio Basement Authority after seeing our TV ads. After meeting with one of our inspectors, the homeowners were equally excited for one of our crews to fix these problems for good.

    First, the crew excavated the earth outside the retaining wall down to the wall’s footer. The wall was then pushed back to as plumb as possible. Then, two Wall Anchors were installed to further straighten and stabilize the retaining wall. Wall Anchor Covers were placed over the visible anchor plates to conceal them, and all cracks were repaired and filled.

    The homeowners are pleased this reliable repair solution has helped enhance the safety and appearance of their home.

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation with CrawlSeal Creates Healthier Storage Area in Powell, OH
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation with CrawlSeal Creates Healthier Storage Area in Powell, OH
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation with CrawlSeal Creates Healthier Storage Area in Powell, OH

    During the three years that they have lived in their house, homeowners in Powell, OH, have used the partial crawl space just off of the basement for storage. They recently began to notice it felt damp in the crawl space. The area also lacked proper lining to cover the gravel floor, and some of the insulation was starting to fall from the walls.

    The homeowners wanted to have a healthier area to store their belongings, and they wanted to ensure the health of the crawl space and home for when they choose to sell the house.

    They started to research how to best address these issues, and then they were eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online. They met with one of our inspectors who presented them with the perfect permanent solution.

    One of our expert crews then encapsulated the crawl space in CrawlSeal liner. Similar to swimming pool liner, CrawlSeal is thick and durable. It seals the crawl space from the earth, prevents vapor and moisture intrusion, and helps insulate the crawl space. It is tough enough to crawl on, and its durability is enhanced by the thick drainage matting that was placed underneath it on the crawl space floor.

    The homeowners are happy to now have a healthier crawl space and home because of this reliable repair solution.

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