About Us

Ohio Basement Authority is your local waterproofing and foundation repair expert in the Greater Columbus area.

We are a fully licensed and insured contractor. Our team has decades of repair experience. Whether you need to repair your leaky basement or crawl space or your foundation is in need of structural repair, no job is too big or too small. Our focus is to find a permanent solution that will repair your problem and fit within your budget.

Our experts provide complete solutions for basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation, and more. No matter what needs you have, you can count on us for a quality solution and outstanding customer service.


We serve Columbus, Springfield, Mansfield as well as Westerville, Newark, Lancaster, Zanesville, Chillicothe, Marion, Dublin and nearby. Check out our full service area in Ohio.


Service You Can Trust

We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau and HomeAdvisor.

Super Service Award from Angie’s List for outstanding customer service

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Member of the National Association of Home Inspectors


About the Owner

Owner Doug Secrest

Doug Secrest

As a proud owner of Ohio Basement Authority, Doug is a 15-year veteran of the basement waterproofing and foundation repair industry. Doug is also a fourth-generation foundation specialist who perfected his trade while working for reputable companies as Installation Manager and Vice President/Co-Owner. Doug oversaw many duties including installation, production, quality control, and developmental growth.

In 2005, Doug received national recognition by becoming a Certified Waterproofing Specialist through the NAWSRC (National Association of Waterproofing and Structural Repair Contractors) and is currently involved in certification training for the waterproofing industry. He holds a City of Columbus General Contracting License, Home Improvement License as well as a Sewer and Water License. Doug has completed extensive training and certification in various aspects of waterproofing and foundation repair by well-known organizations.

Our Vision

Our mission is to establish Ohio Basement Authority as Ohio’s most reliable and respected company. We strive to provide a high level of WOW customer service to each other and our customers by conducting our business in an honest manner with the highest level of integrity.

What Makes Us Different?

Do you have a wet basement or damp crawl space? Are your foundation walls cracked or bowing from foundation settlement? We can meet all of your needs and have the professional experience and training to handle a variety of below-grade problems!

We use proven, industry-leading products to get the job done right the first time. Our team receives on-going professional training on the best practices in the basement, crawl space and foundation repair industries.

Ohio Basement Authority provides a 25-year transferable warranty on most of our work. Even if you sell your home, the warranty will be passed on to the new owner!

Before we make any repairs, our experts will inspect your home and provide free, no-obligation estimates on all suggested work.

Our Customers Trust Us

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Have nothing but positive things to say about our service technician Chad Carr. He’s always pleasant.

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Super easy process and we are very appreciative for this improvement. Special thanks, to Thomas L., Peyton Q., and Will H.!

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Allison Buenger

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Both have been performing perfectly for several years now.We just had them out to get quotes on an Egress window and other basement improvements.

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Matthew Nelson

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Very professional, fast and friendly. Would definitely recommend this company, especially this group of professionals!!

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Jennifer Mason

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They did a great job, and had very nice team members. Easy to work with – would highly recommend!

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We Make Home Repairs & Improvements Simple

During your Free Estimate, our waterproofing and foundation specialists can answer any questions you may have about your wet basement or crawl space or foundation damage.

Our free quotes include:

  • A personal, on-site inspection: Our experts will inspect your home to identify sources of flooding, moisture or foundation settlement, and explain the problem in depth.
  • Customized solutions: We understand that no two problems are the same and every home is different. That’s why we work with you to create a plan for repairs and products that meet your specific needs and budget.

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