During the year that they have lived in their house, homeowners in Millfield, OH, noticed issues in their basement and crawl space areas. These included moisture and improper insulation, which became more evident during cold winter months.
The homeowners wanted to ensure the health and safety of the 150-year-old house. During their research for repair options, the homeowners learned more about Ohio Basement Authority online and they were eager to contact us for help with transforming their basement and crawl space areas.
After meeting with Inspector John Becker Sr., the homeowners were excited for the crew led by Foreman Tyson Cosby to install several reliable basement waterproofing and crawl space repair products. Because of the older home’s dirt crawl space and basement flooring, the SmartPipe drainage system was installed to catch any seeping water. This water is then directed to the SuperSump sump pump in the basement that will pump the water out of the home and away from the foundation.
Both the crawl space and basement were encapsulated in CleanSpace liner. This thick, durable liner completely isolates these environments from the earth. CleanSpace also acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the basement and crawl space. Additional insulation measures included applying spray foam insulation to the band joists and placing TerraBlock foam insulation panels on the crawl space and basement floors before the encapsulation process.
The homeowners are excited to have a basement and crawl space that will now be safer, drier, and healthier because of these reliable repair solutions.
A Zanesville, OH, homeowner noticed his basement walls were severely bowing inward. Ohio Basement Authority corrected the issue by installing the PowerBrace System.
The heavy-duty, zinc-plated steel beams are custom-fit to each basement wall height. The beams are tightly secured against the basement wall with heavy-duty steel brackets that are anchored to the basement floor and floor joists. The steel beams will stabilize the wall in its current position without any further adjustment.
Homeowners in Gallipolis, OH were noticing uneven and cracked concrete on the sidewalk, driveway, and pool deck. The concrete around the pool was especially cracked and slanted downward toward the fence. This was a concern because of children often using the space in the summer. Not only was this concrete was a tripping hazard, but it also lowered the aesthetic value of the home. After hearing that we do free inspections and estimates, they called to set up an appointment with certified inspector Jacob Thomas.
A skilled production crew, led by foreman Joe Stuber, injected PolyLevel into all of the affected concrete. This is a polymer substance which is injected through small holes. Once under, the material expands to fill the voids under the concrete slabs. It cures within 15 minutes and is usable after that. All of the cracks were sealed as well to prevent water or debris from entering them.
The homeowners are very happy with the results, and no longer have to worry about dangerous or unsightly concrete.
After one year of owning their vacation home, homeowners in Nelsonville, OH, began to notice various issues such as cold floors and water collecting in the crawl space. These issues can lead to an uncomfortable and unhealthy atmosphere within the home.
The owners wanted to be sure this home away from home would be a safe and healthy living environment, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our crawl space repair services online.
We completely transformed this unhealthy area underneath the home by installing several of our reliable crawl space repair products.
The crawl space was encapsulated in CleanSpace liner, which acts as an insulating water and moisture barrier. This liner is also compatible with the SmartSump sump pump that was installed to pump any seeping water out of and away from the crawl space. Spray foam insulation also was added to the rim joists for extra insulation.
The sump pump discharge line was tied into a new downspout conductor line. Exterior vent covers were also placed over the vents to prevent pests, outside air, and precipitation from entering the crawl space.
The homeowners were excited these various permanent solutions were installed so their vacation home will be a healthy place to visit for many years to come.
A stay-at-home dad and his wife moved into a home in Crown City, OH, a few months ago. The patio was cracked and uneven, and they were concerned about their family's safety, including their 4-year-old child. They were seeking a more effective and less expensive alternative to replacing the concrete, and wanted it to be leveled before refinishing it. So, after preforming an Internet search, they discovered Ohio Basement Authority and our PolyLevel system. Soon after, they scheduled a free inspection and estimate with certified inspector Stephen Davis.
Steve explained that PolyLevel is polymer substance which is injected under the concrete slabs. Once underneath, the material foams up and fills the empty spaces that were causing the concrete to sink. It hardens within 15 minutes, so it is ready to use quickly, and holds the concrete in the new, level position.