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A homeowner in Columbus, OH, is frequently in her crawl space and uses the area for storage. After noticing water leaking from the wall, she wanted to address the problem before it worsened.
Ohio Basement Authority installed the complete CrawlSeal Crawl Space Encapsulation System. First the CrawlDrain drainage system leading to a SafeDri Pro pump was installed. Drainage matting was then placed on the floor, and the entire crawl space was encapsulated with CrawlSeal liner. ExTremeBloc insulation panels were installed on the walls, replacing the failing fiberglass insulation.
With all of these products, both the walls and floor are insulated. This energy-efficient solution allows the homeowner to fully utilize this now healthy and dry space.
During the last two years of living in his Columbus, OH, house, a homeowner noticed bowing and cracking in his foundation walls getting worse.
Concerned with the home's structural integrity and safety, he contacted Ohio Basement Authority. One of our expert crews repaired the interior and exterior cracks, and installed a total of 11 Carbon Fiber wall supports on the problematic north and west foundation walls. These sturdy supports will permanently stabilize the walls, and prevent further cracking and inward movement.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing his home will now be a safe and stable living environment for many years to come.
Homeowners in Columbus, OH, have lived in their house for almost 40 years. During the last several years, they have been monitoring some of the home's foundation walls that were beginning to fail. Even after attempting various repairs themselves, such as patching the drywall, the problem was getting worse.
Concerned with the home's structural integrity, they contacted Ohio Basement Authority. One of our expert crews excavated the area outside the problematic foundation walls, digging down to the footer. From the inside, the walls were pushed back to as plumb as possible.
A total of 11 strong Carbon Fiber wall supports were also placed on these walls to additionally reinforce them and further prevent any cracking and bowing.
All interior and exterior cracks were filled, and exterior damp proofing was applied to the walls to prevent moisture from entering the basement. The soil was then replaced.
The homeowners are pleased their home will now be stable for many years!
She lived in her Columbus, OH, house for 27 years, but a homeowner wanted to sell the property. She wanted to be sure it would be structurally sound for future owners, and she knew she needed to address growing problems right away.
Over the years the homeowner noticed sloping floors, cracking walls and sticking doors, particularly in the southeast corner of the home. After consulting a structural engineer, she contacted Ohio Basement Authority to address these issues.
One of our inspectors agreed with the structural engineer's recommendations, and suggested the installation of Helical Piers and Push Piers. Eight Helical Piers were installed under new wooden posts to help support the back deck, and four push piers were installed under southeast corner of the home's foundation.
The homeowner hopes she will be able to sell the house, which is now structurally stable.
A homeowner in Columbus, OH, has lived in his house for seven years, and he recently began to notice the chimney was separating and leaning away from the house.
A leaning chimney is one of the more scary and dramatic signs of foundation settlement. Sometimes chimneys are built on foundations that are not connected to the rest of the home, making them even more at risk for settlement.
The owner wanted to find a permanent solution to this problem, so he contacted Ohio Basement Authority. One of our expert crews installed three Push Piers underneath the chimney's foundation to lift it back into place and permanently stabilize it.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing the chimney and his home will be structurally stable for many years to come.
Almost one year after Ohio Basement Authority installed permanent basement waterproofing and foundation repair solutions for homeowners in Columbus, OH, they eagerly contacted us again to address another issue.
The owners were concerned with the home’s radon levels. Because they were in the process of selling their home, they wanted to ensure its resale value and health.
Radon is a product of uranium decay in rocks and soil. While this colorless, odorless, naturally occurring gas is present across the country, it is a silent killer. Radon is linked to more than 20,000 deaths each year, and it is just as cancer causing as smoking.
After testing the owners’ home, the results indicated the radon levels were 4.5 pCi/L (picocuries per liter). This is just slightly higher that the level at which radon mitigation systems are recommended for homes, which is 4 pCi/L.
To be on the safe side and make every effort to get the home’s radon levels as low as possible, we installed a radon mitigation system to safely pull radon from the home and ventilate it outside.
The homeowners are excited to have this reliable system in the house to create a healthier living environment for the next owners.
After living in their house in Columbus, OH, for a few months, homeowners discovered their sewer line was clogged by tree roots and clay.
Hoping to find and immediate and permanent solution, they contacted Ohio Basement Authority. One of our expert crews replaced the older sewer line with sturdy plastic pipe.
The homeowners are happy to have an updated and reliable sewer line.
Mr. Tom Blaies wanted to make sure his home was structurally sound before selling it to longtime renters.
Dale L. Mickey, of DLM Engineering, performed a foundation inspection and found joint cracking and inward bowing along three walls. He recommended installing 14 4x13 Steel I Beams, and Ohio Basement Authority Inspector Jim Pierpoint concurred with the suggestion. He made sure the work was done for Mr. Blaies within one week. Now all the basement walls are supported, and the foundation has a lifetime transferable warranty.
While completing various home repairs, homeowners in Columbus, OH, wanted to address any foundation issues that may impact the home's structural integrity.
Upon removing the finished walls in the basement, they noticed the foundation walls were severely cracking and bowing inward. These are common signs of hydrostatic pressure, or pressure exerted on foundation walls by expanding exterior soils.
Hoping to find a permanent solution, the homeowners contacted Ohio Basement Authority. Along with repairing the wall cracks, one of our expert crews installed 14 structural steel I-Beams on the foundation walls, as well as three Carbon Fiber wall supports.
Both of these heavy-duty products will permanently stabilize the walls and prevent them from bowing inward any further. They are also covered by lifetime transferable warranties.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing the home will be structurally stable for many years to come.
We Googled "basement vendor," and your name came up.
The office staff was outstanding with the follow-up. As a team they work very well together. There's no room for improvement, as they are tops!
We chose Ohio Basement Authority because you offered the best solution for our issues. We are very impressed with your staff, the inspector, and the installers. The inspector was outstanding, very personal and competent, and very well-versed.
The crew arrived on time and went right to work. They were exceptional, very courteous and professional. The clean-up was very good. The crew paid attention to detail and removed debris from our site.
We are satisfied with every aspect of the company.
The inspector was a very interesting person, and he “interviewed” me about my needs and expectations. Some of the interviewing was more like a psychological profile wherein he asked good questions. This led me to think and believe he had my best interest at heart. He’s a good guy, a real keeper.
Mike is a super man. He represented your company well. He spoke with authority, leading me to believe he knew what he was talking about. He also pointed out where the problems were. I felt really comfortable with him; there was no pushing, just straight talk. When he came into the house he always took his shoes off, even though I told him it wasn’t necessary. We all got on our hands and knees, and they showed me where to touch the floor and foundation to sense the floor raising. He was a great salesman.
The men were courteous, clean and didn’t use improper language. As a retired COO of a large company, I can tell you that you have three outstanding employees. They spoke highly of your company and how you took care of your employees.
I would recommend you to anyone who asks.
I selected Ohio Basement Authority over another company due to their high rating on Angie's List, their warranty, and a recommendation from a co-worker
The representative did a very nice job explaining the options and had answers to my questions. I selected Ohio Basement Authority over another company due to their high rating on Angie's List, their warranty, and a recommendation from a co-worker.
I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the price and a referral from a friend who used your company.
Travis was very clear and answered all my questions. And Manuel and his crew were great! The conditions weren’t the best. We had a rainy day, but the crew did a great job of cleaning up. Given the conditions, they did a fine job. The overall performance of the installation crew was excellent. They are a great team and they worked very efficiently. I’m glad I had them here.
Rich did a great job, and he communicated well on what was going on. He and his fellow workers worked hard. We appreciated having Rich as the foreman on our job.
I initially heard about Ohio Basement Authority from commercials, and I chose to work with the company because of the presentation. Danny did a good job of making sure he got all the info he needed. He also brought a production manager with him on a visit, as well.
Heather kept me up to date as to schedules.
The crew had a little trouble the first day due to an issue with a trailer, but after that they were pretty much consistent. I had great crews. It was Jim, Pat “Chuck” and Levi for the first week, and then Bob, Chuck and Dave. Both groups were great.
Overall, it was a good experience with no problems.
The inspector we met with, as well as his presentation, was excellent! The crew at our house did a fantastic job and went above and beyond to make sure that we were satisfied with the job. Thank you!
We’ve seen Ohio Basement Authority’s television commercials, and we chose to work with the company because of the inspector’s knowledge of the products and services to be provided. The inspector’s presentation was nicely done, and the office staff was very courteous and helpful.
Milton, Daniel and Salvador were great. They arrived promptly at the time we were told they would arrive. They answered any questions we had and kept us updated as to what was being done. They did a great cleanup job. I didn’t have to do anything when they were done. I would give them a 10+ in all areas. They went above and beyond the call of duty, and they are great representatives of your company. We are well pleased.
We initially chose to work with your company because of your ratings, and you returned our calls. This is our third time using your company.
The office staff was always courteous and helpful, and the inspector we met with was friendly, knowledgeable and patient.
The installation crew on this last job was here on time all three days, and worked steadily and hard. They introduced themselves and were accommodating and polite. It was a very dusty job, but they contained the dust well and the clean-up was as good as it could be.
We have spent a lot of money with the three jobs with OBA this year. We were very concerned we made the best decisions for our money, but the jobs were all installed well. I feel positive.
The representative we met with was friendly and professional, and we chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the pricing and this salesman.
The crew was phenomenal. They arrived a little early daily and took the time to speak with us each morning to make sure we knew what they would be doing that day. They cleaned up behind themselves daily, both inside and out. They were amazing. I would have this crew back any time. They were that good.
We usually don’t like having anyone work in or on our home. But this crew was very friendly and made us comfortable while they were there. They respected our home.
The representative was informed, professional and thorough.
I was impressed by your willingness to adjust services to meet my needs and still be affordable.
I’ve seen Ohio Basement Authority on TV, and I chose to work with you because of the pricing and explanation of the process and what to expect.
The inspector I met with was very professional and very thorough in his presentation, and he explained everything very well.
The crew called and let me know when they would arrive, and they were very courteous. I felt like they genuinely cared about doing the job well.
It was the best experience that it could possibly be. I was very happy with everyone that was involved in the process.
I heard about Ohio Basement Authority on TV.
I chose to work with this company because of the prompt response to my original request, and when the company representative came he did not rush us. He took plenty of time with us, and was very thorough, knowledgeable and willing to answer all of our questions.
The installation crew arrived on time, and the workers were also very courteous and willing to answer our questions.
We are satisfied with the basement and foundation work.
I found out about you through your commercials, and the office staff was extremely helpful and always courteous.
The inspector, Victor, knew his stuff and was respectful. Even though I got estimates that were lower than yours, the confidence of Victor inspired me to stick with your firm. I also appreciate the fact that you gave me a lifetime warranty!
The installation crew arrived on time all three times, and always called me with their expected arrival time! Joe Stuber and his partner were courteous and respectful, and patiently addressed all of my concerns! The clean-up was also satisfactory.
Your staff was very helpful and prompt when I called at the last minute to get a quote on work.
The inspector, Justin Tise, was super helpful and very professional when he came into my home. He also gave an excellent sales presentation, and I believe the cost was reasonable.
The crew members were highly professional and courteous as well.
Your whole team is very valuable. Please keep up the good work!
I heard about Ohio Basement Authority on TV and through Angie's List. I was given names of two other places, but they were not prompt and had poor follow-through. I chose to work Ohio Basement Authority because of their Angie's List reputation and Corey's attention to detail.
Corey is the ultimate salesman! He took so much time to measure, explain, and discuss options with me.
I found Ohio Basement Authority on Angie's List.
I thought the representative was knowledgeable, and gave an interesting assessment of the different approaches to solving our problem. Along with the price, that's why I chose this company.
The work team was courteous and arrived on time, and was committed to fixing our problems.
WATCH: Ben was so pleased with the work Ohio Basement Authority did for him, and he can now use his basement for hobbies he enjoys!
I was contacted quickly after filling in the questionnaire online, and I appreciated the follow up call before the day the project was scheduled.
The inspector was not a salesman. He was very professional and polite. He was much different from any other company that came before him. (which is why I went with Ohio Basement Authority) The inspector looked for a solution to my problem, rather than selling me a prepackaged fix.
The production staff were 15 minutes early!!! They were very professional, worked the entire time, really seemed to know what they were doing.
They really went above and beyond, the crawlspace looks like a completely different space and looks FANTASTIC
I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because you had good reviews online, and you were highly recommended by Scott at the Lowe’s Easton pro desk.
Because your installers respected my home and treated me well, I plan on purchasing additional services from your company.
The office staff was very courteous and helpful in my contact with them with updates and information!
The inspector I met with was wonderful. I’ve heard a lot of pushy sales pitches from people who talk down to me, and I was pleasantly surprised that I had a great, productive conversation about my options without feeling pressured.
Those are some reasons I selected your company. And you sent me so much great info! I also appreciated the punctuality and follow-through.
The installation crew arrived 15 minutes early, and they were great! They were so nice, and they got the job done in the rain. Huge props!
Thanks for everything! I’m super excited that my house isn’t sinking anymore, and that you were the first to have a real solution to the issue. I’ll definitely refer you if the opportunity is there!
Everyone we dealt with at Ohio Basement Authority was courteous and helpful.
The installation crew arrived on time, left on time, and kept the place clean. They covered everything in plastic. I thought I was going to have to tell them to cover a couple other things, but when I went down to the basement everything was already done above and beyond my expectations.
The foreman was helpful and explained everything while they were doing the work. He ran things by me that needed to be, and even asked if they could play music. Of course they can, I had no problem, but it was very nice to ask.
I saw Ohio Basement Authority on Facebook, and I chose to work with the company because of the presentation, product and warranty. They did a good job.
The office staff was very professional, and Brian, the company representative I met with, was very good. He answered all my questions whenever I had any.
I really did not shop much. I also called another company, but the phone response was not great, and twice they failed to show up on time to give an estimate.
You have a great crew. They were all on time and kept me informed throughout the project, including texting me images of the work progress.
I had a good experience with this company.
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.
Manuel, Sergio and Francisco with the installation crew were hard-working and professional in their work. They also were very courteous, and their clean-up met my expectations.
I heard about Ohio Basement Authority through ads on TV. I had previously used another company in my former home, and they were very expensive. I wanted to try someone else to compare satisfaction.
The Ohio Basement Authority company representative I first met with was very thorough and explained everything. I was satisfied with the four-man installation crew that did the work. They arrived on time, were courteous, and finished the job in two days.
The inspector I met with was great, and so were the installers. All of them were great fellas.
Those installers were great. They were so patient and kind, and they really explained everything. They did the perfect job, and they love your company. That's positive when an employee thinks so much of his employer!
We chose Ohio Basement Authority because we previously worked with you at our prior home, and you are highly professional and responsive. We received help in less than two hours for an emergency situation. The representative and his presentation were excellent. You did a fabulous job, and were very helpful.