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BasementGutter Interior System
Drainage Channel
Mini Channel Drain Grate
FreezeGuard Discharge Line
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
Window Drainage
LumaBright Waterproof Panels
Wall Barrier
Pre-Finishing Wall Insulation Panels
Drain Tile Installation
SafeDri Pro X Sump Pump System
SafeDri Triple Pumping System
SafeDri Battery Back Up
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Basement Insulation
Sump Pump Installation, Repair & Replacement

Crawl Space Repair Services & Products
CrawlSeal Encapsulation Vapor Barriers and Liners
Access Hatch
Crawl Space Doors
Dehumidifier
CrawlDrain Water Drainage
ExtremeBloc Wall Insulation
Floor Insulation
SafeDri Sump Pump
Crawl Space Fan
SmartVent Flood Vents

Foundation Repair Services & Products
Push Pier Underpinning for Settlement, Foundation Leveling, Sinking Foundation Repair
Basement Wall Anchors
Basement Helical Anchors
IntelliBrace Bowed Wall Repair
Carbon Fiber Fiber Wall Repair
IntelliJack Crawl Space Support
Slab Pier Repair
Wall Restoration
Interior Slab Leveling

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Concrete Leveling
Concrete Lifting
PolyRenewal
Exterior Drainage Systems
Waterline Repair & Replacement
Sewer Line Repair & Replacement
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2018 Angie's List Super Service Award
Ohio Basement Authority has earned the 2018 Angie's List Super Service Award. A leading national honor, this award recognizes the top qualifying businesses who have maintained exceptional service ratings and... [Read more]
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Ohio Basement Authority was named a 2018 Best of Home Advisor winner! We earned this award for having a solid track record with Home Advisor, and we've got satisfied customers... [Read more]
2017 Angie's List Super Service Award
Ohio Basement Authority has earned the 2017 Angie's List Super Service Award. A leading national honor, this award recognizes the top qualifying businesses who have maintained exceptional service ratings and... [Read more]
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Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Encapsulation in Shelby, Ohio

Water in the basement or crawl space leads to mold, rot, musty odors and structural issues. It also leads to a reoccurring headache for you. Luckily, our trained experts are available to permanently fix the problem. We will properly install a hidden drainage system in your Shelby basement and completely encapsulate your crawl space with CrawlSeal vapor barrier. We are here to solve your basement waterproofing problem for you.
Why Choose Us?
  • Lifetime Warranty on all Perimeter Waterproofing Systems
  • 25-year Warranty on Crawl Space Encapsulation Systems
  • Sump Pump Installation, Repair & Replacement
  • Basement, Crawl Space & Spray Foam Insulation
  • Crawl Space & Basement Dehumidifiers
  • Hundreds of Satisfied Customers

Shelby Structural & Foundation Repair

Foundation problems destroy your Shelby home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of foundation repair and geo-technical engineers are here to help. We design and install the right solution and usually have the project finished in less than a week. You will have peace of mind as we provide a 25-year written warranty against defects on our foundation products.
We Fix
  • Bowing Walls
  • Sagging Floors
  • Stair-Step Cracks
  • Tilting Chimneys
  • Foundation Cracks
  • Garage Slabs
We Use
  • Wall Anchors
  • Slab Piers
  • I-Beam Wall Braces
  • Helical Deck Piers
  • Sticking Windows
  • Underpinning

Concrete Repair With PolyRenewal®!

If you have a concrete sinking problem, we also offer concrete leveling so you can enjoy your driveway, sidewalk or patio again without worry. In the past, contractors relied upon mud jacking (also known as slab jacking, concrete lifting, concrete raising, grout pumping and slab leveling) to level concrete that had settled over time. This entailed pumping concrete slurry under the settled slab to raise it and hoping that the settlement wouldn't continue. At Ohio Basement Authority we use PolyRenewal® because it is a fast & efficient method to raise sinking concrete. This simple foam injection can stabilize your concrete slab for years to come!  
Case Studies From Shelby, OH
Wall Anchors Stabilize Cracking, Tilting Walls in Shelby, OH
Would you have a clear conscience selling your home knowing it needed some repairs? After living in their house for many years, homeowners in Shelby, OH, decided it was time to...
Mitigating High Radon Levels in Shelby, OH
He has lived in his house for more than 20 years, and recently a homeowner in Shelby, OH, learned more about the health and safety issues associated with radon exposure. Radon...
Job Stories From Shelby, OH
Carbon Fiber Stabilizes Wall in Shelby, OH
Homeowners in Shelby, OH, have lived in their house since it was built in 1990. When they decided they wanted to redo their basement, they turned their attention to the foundation wall that had been gradually bowing inward over the years. After doing an Internet search for foundation repair companies, they called us to set up a free inspection and estimate. Our certified inspector surveyed the wall and decided that one type of our many reliable foundation repair products, Carbon Fiber straps, would be the best fix. Carbon Fiber is a material with a very high tensile strength, which means it is almost impossible to stretch or break under pressure. It is adhered to bowing and cracked walls to stabilize them and prevent any further failure. This is a good option for walls that are damaged but not falling down, and for people who want to finish their basements because they can easily cover the straps or paint over them. A skilled production crew installed five Carbon Fiber straps along the bowing wall. The homeowners do not have to worry about the wall's condition getting worse, and they can re-do the basement without structural concerns.
Foundation Stabilization with Wall Anchors in Shelby, OH
After living in their house for several years, homeowners in Shelby, OH, began to consider selling their house. Before they put the house on the market, they wanted to be sure to address a foundation wall that was cracking and tilting inward. Eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company, they met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the foundation. He then presented the homeowners with the perfect solution. One of our crews installed several Wall Anchors on this wall. These heavy-duty anchors will permanently stabilize the wall. Their unique design allows for them to be tightened for potential wall improvement. The homeowners were excited to have this trustworthy solution installed so their house will be a safe and stable living environment for the next owners and for many years to come.
Reinforcing Cracking Foundation Walls in Shelby, OH
They have lived in their house for two years, but it wasn’t until recently that homeowners in Shelby, OH, began to notice potential structural issues in their home. Two of the foundation walls were cracking and slightly tilting inward. Not only were they concerned with the structural stability of the home, they wondered if these issues could impact their ability to sell the house in the future. Hoping to find a permanent solution, the homeowners researched possible repair options. They were motivated to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online. They met with one of our experienced inspectors, and were eager for one of our expert crews to install one type of our many reliable foundation repair products. We installed several Carbon Fiber supports on the problematic foundation walls. These heavy-duty supports permanently reinforce the foundation walls where they were installed, as well as prevent any further cracking and inward bowing. They also can easily be concealed by paint or drywall. The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing this trustworthy solution has helped create a safe and stable living environment.  
Waterproofing a Leaking Basement in Shelby, OH
Since moving into her house a couple years ago, a homeowner noticed water appeared to be leaking inside the basement. During the last few months, however, this issue seemed to be worsening. The owner’s daughter and grandchildren just moved into the house, as well, so she wanted to make sure everyone had a safe and healthy place to live. The owner found information online about Ohio Basement Authority, and she was eager to contact us for further guidance. She met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the basement. Our inspector then recommended some of our reliable basement waterproofing solutions. One of our crews then waterproofed the basement with the BasementGutter drainage system and a SafeDri super sump pump. BasementGutter is designed to sit in the sub-floor and atop the footing to catch seeping water from the walls and floor. This water is then directed to the SafeDri Super Sump that was installed to replace the older, failing sump pump system. The sump then pumps water collected from the BasementGutter system out of the basement. The owner can rest easier knowing her home is protected by these trustworthy repairs.
Radon Mitigation in Shelby, OH
After living in his home for 20 years, a homeowner in Shelby, OH, was beginning to grow concerned with the health of his home, including the impact from radon. A radioactive gas that is produced by the decay of uranium in rocks and soil, radon is colorless, odorless and tasteless. It is naturally occurring, but also extremely dangerous. Exposure to radon has been linked to more than 20,000 deaths annually, and it is a leading cause of lung cancer. The homeowner wanted to address these issues right away, and he contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our radon testing and mitigation services online. He was surprised by the results of the radon testing, which indicated the home’s radon levels were 28 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). This is seven times higher than the level at which radon mitigation systems are recommended for homes, which is 4 pCi/L. We installed a radon mitigation system in the home by first creating a suction point in the basement floor in order to draw radon from the home. Pipes were connected to this suction point and directed to the home’s exterior. The pipes also were attached to an external ventilation fan, and additional pipes were installed past the roof to safely expel radon from the house. Domed and sealed lids also were placed on the drainage pits in the basement floor to prevent radon intrusion. The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing this reliable repair method has helped him create a safer living environment.
Work Requests From Shelby, OH
in in Shelby
Water coming in basement
in Cross Country Lane in Shelby
Some driveway and most walkways around house have dropped or turned in towards house. Previous owner built ramps to minimize trip hazards that need taken off if pads are leveled appropriately.
in Fourth Street in Shelby
Foundation problems, Water in basement, possible dry rot in beams.
in Joelynn Drive in Shelby
We are looking at purchasing a new home in Shelby, Ohio. It was built in 1880. It has sagging floors in the kitchen and bathroom that sags towards the center. We would like an estimate on getting this fixed. Thank you very much
in N Long St in Shelby
Horizontal cracks in basement walls.
in Plymouth Springmill Road in Shelby
I have a bowed basement wall and water problems.
in Rome South Rd in Shelby
Substantial cracking and bowing of walls
in Seltzer Ave in Shelby
in West Jefferson Ave in Shelby
Two self tests show elevated radon.
in West Main Street in Shelby
Basement wall collapsed , needs rebuilt / replaced
Shelby Customer Testimonial
Dustin F.
Galion, OH

I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the company’s good reviews, and a good price. The installation crew was quick and courteous. The foreman showed us every step of the process.

Shelby Customer Review
5.0
Cathy
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Shelby Customer Review
5.0
Dan
Galion, OH 44833

We had the following accomplished on our residence: crawl space encapsulation, sump pump, foundation repair and radon mitigation.

Shelby Customer Review
5.0
Donald
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Shelby Customer Testimonial
Richard S.
Bucyrus, OH

I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the company’s ratings and the cost of repairs.

The inspector I met with was very thorough in his presentation, and he described exactly the procedure used and the expected results.

The crew answered all my questions and proceeded with the installation without delay. The three-man team had the installation down to a science. Each took a portion of the job and proceeded seamlessly in their work to work very efficiently.

Shelby Customer Testimonial
Steve M.
Bucyrus, OH

I've heard about Ohio Basement Authority through TV commercials and yard signs, and I chose to work with the company because of very good online reviews and the professionalism of the staff.

My inspector was very friendly and made sure I understood everything he explained regarding my problem and the solution. The crew did a very nice job. They were both very courteous and friendly. I was very appreciative of the extra time they took to protect my home during the installation. There was absolutely no mess left behind at all. Top-notch technicians!

Shelby Customer Testimonial
Nan S.
Bucyrus, OH
We saw Ohio Basement Authority's television ad. We were so excited that the day we called to schedule an appointment there had been another customer that had to reschedule. We were able to take that appointment and our basement was completed that week!
 
OBA did not try to sell us on having more work done than was necessary, but told us what was recommended at a minimum as well as other options we could add if we wanted. Dave was extremely respectful, thorough and informative. 
 
Ben and Eric with the crew were great! They were very respectful and friendly. Everything was cleaned up and looked just like it did before they started.
Shelby Customer Testimonial
Marge C.
Galion, OH

I first heard of Ohio Basement Authority from the Spring Home and Garden Show 2014. Then I read two of Lawrence Janesky's books, "Dry Basement Science," and "Crawl Space Science."

Your office staff was very professional, and the representative was very thorough in evaluating the needs of my home. His experience and knowledge game me confidence to trust his judgement and staff in completing the job.

The books and photos written by the CEO were very helpful for me. My son-in-law watches "This Old House," Bob Vila, and TV shows that feature the best research info. James verified and recommended these procedures, so my decision was easy...Ohio Basement Authority.

The crews worked constantly and together as a team. They obviously have an excellent work ethic and want to provide the best job possible. They were absolutely courteous and helpful in every way. In fact, I had a huge branch fall overnight, and they offered to cut and dispose of it. The house was cleaned up daily with very minimal dust and no extra work on my part.

Justin was the foreman, and he kept me posted on the work completed daily by the crew. He explained work clearly, asked if there were any questions I might have, and responded thoroughly.

I will be recommending OBA to anyone interested.

Shelby Customer Testimonial
Robert P.
Galion, OH

I heard about Ohio Basement Authority on a TV commercial, and I chose to work with the company because of the customer service and the pricing.

The office staff was very accommodating, and Matt, the inspector I met with, was great. He was very informative, yet no pressure to buy anything. The installation crew arrived on time and cleaned everything up well. The crew members were very good at their jobs. They answered every question I had, and they were persistent in their efforts to get the job done right despite a couple of hiccups.

Shelby Customer Testimonial
Ben D.
Galion, OH
I hadn't heard of Ohio Basement Authority until I saw them on TV. I chose to work with them because of the TV ad and prompt response to my inquiry.
 
The installation crew was extremely helpful and courteous. The clean-up was very complete, and they did a fine job. Many thanks.
Shelby Customer Testimonial
Dave C.
Mount Gilead, OH

I was selling my home and needed radon mitigation quickly. Ohio Basement Authority showed up in a Google search, and they were able to meet the timeline needed.

David, as well as his crew, was excellent.

Shelby Customer Testimonial
Larry H.
Mount Gilead, OH

I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the pricing and recommendations by the company representative I met with. He was very professional and thorough, and he instilled a great deal of confidence.

Shelby Customer Review
5.0
Edward
Mansfield, OH 44903
Shelby Customer Review
4.6
Karl
Shelby, OH 44875
Shelby Customer Review
5.0
William
Ontario, OH 44903
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Robert and Tonya K.
Mansfield, OH

We had never heard of Ohio Basement Authority before, but no other companies were considered. OBA’s contact information was provided by Alpha Energy Labs.

The inspector’s presentation was very comprehensive and thorough. He made us feel confident that the radon issues would be solved in our home.

We had a very good experience dealing with all those involved from Ohio Basement Authority. I would like David to come back in the fall to foam seal the perimeter rim joists in my basement.

Shelby Customer Testimonial
Lori B.
Mansfield, OH

The office staff was courteous and helpful, and the representative I met with was very knowledgeable and helpful.

I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the available financing and thorough explanation of the process and services.

The installation crew arrived on time and was courteous. The representatives of the team provided feedback on the project at various points.

Shelby Customer Testimonial
Roger C.
Bellville, OH

The inspector we met with did a great job of explaining the process and what to expect.

I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the warranty and type of product used in the repair process.

Mike with the installation crew explained the process and answered all my questions. They did a very good job of clearing the area when finished. They did a wonderful job, and I would recommend this repair process to anyone that has a similar problem.

Shelby Customer Testimonial
Dan R.
Mansfield, OH

The representative I met with did an excellent job, and I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the method of repair and cost.

The foreman and his crew were very good.

Shelby Customer Review
5.0
Dan
Mansfield, OH 44903
Shelby Customer Testimonial
Charles H.
Mansfield, OH

The office staff was courteous and helpful, and so was the installation crew. Milton and Daniel were very good workers, and they made sure I was aware of each step they were taking.

Shelby Customer Testimonial
Jacque D.
Ashland, OH

Every team member did a very good job overall and explained a lot of what they were doing and how it was done. I may have a basement wall for you to look into in the near future.

The representative did a very good job with his presentation, and I liked what I heard.

The installation crew arrived on time and called ahead of arrival, which was nice.

in Shelby
Water coming in basement
Cross Country Lane
in Shelby
Some driveway and most walkways around house have dropped or turned in towards house. Previous owner built ramps to minimize trip hazards that need taken off if pads are leveled appropriately.
Fourth Street
in Shelby
Foundation problems, Water in basement, possible dry rot in beams.
Joelynn Drive
in Shelby
We are looking at purchasing a new home in Shelby, Ohio. It was built in 1880. It has sagging floors in the kitchen and bathroom that sags towards the center. We would like an estimate on getting this fixed. Thank you very much
N Long St
in Shelby
Horizontal cracks in basement walls.
Plymouth Springmill Road
in Shelby
I have a bowed basement wall and water problems.
Rome South Rd
in Shelby
Substantial cracking and bowing of walls
Seltzer Ave
in Shelby
West Jefferson Ave
in Shelby
Two self tests show elevated radon.
West Main Street
in Shelby
Basement wall collapsed , needs rebuilt / replaced

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We serve the following areas

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