A new homeowner in Dublin, OH, was eager to move into her house and make it her own. As she did, she detected some problems in the basement like dampness, mustiness and unpleasant odors. She started using the area for storage, and she didn’t want to have to worry about any of her belongings becoming damaged.
As she began to search for repair possibilities, the owner found information about Ohio Basement Authority. She wanted to contact us to meet with one of our inspectors and learn more about how we could help her. Inspector Andrew Rothenberg visited to complete a thorough evaluation of the home.
Andrew found some evidence of water intrusion in the basement, along with an unhealthy and unsightly crawl space. This area adjacent to the basement was not properly sealed or insulated, and the fiberglass insulation was starting to show signs of mold growth. This could be a big contributor to the odors the owner was worried about. Andrew then recommended the perfect repair solutions.
Foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then took great care to remove the nuisances from the crawl space. The crawl space was then encapsulated with thick and durable CrawlSeal liner. Similar to swimming pool liner, CrawlSeal is a moisture and vapor barrier that also helps insulate the crawl space. The crawl space was further insulated with ExTremeBloc panels that were placed on the walls.
To address the water intrusion, our crew placed the BasementGutter drainage system in the sub-floor. Any seeping water from the walls and floor will be intercepted by BasementGutter and then directed to drain into the existing sump pump system that the homeowner wanted to keep.
A dehumidifier also was installed in the basement to clean and filter the air, control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold growth.
The owner now has peace of mind knowing these reliable solutions have helped her create a safer and healthier home.