Jacob Thomas’ compassion and dedication to helping others is what motivates him in his career at Ohio Basement Authority.
As a certified basement waterproofing professional, and foundation and crawl space repair specialist, Jacob is eager to meet new homeowners, devise the perfect plan to help them address their home repair needs, and create healthier living environments. A passionate and determined problem solver, Jacob greets each day as a new learning opportunity to assist someone in need and better himself at the same time. He also builds lasting relationships with our customers.
Jacob has vast knowledge and experience from his years in the construction and industrial fields. He has been able to build on and expand his expertise by joining our team. He also has taken advantage of numerous learning and coaching opportunities through the Basement Systems and Foundation Supportworks worldwide networks, and has completed more than 250 hours of training.
Jacob lives in Columbus, and is an avid sports fan that enjoys cheering on the Buckeyes, Browns and Cavs. He also loves traveling, movies, music, and spending time with his cherished family and friends.
They have lived in their house for 14 years, but homeowners in Ontario, OH, just noticed some significant changes in their foundation walls within the last year. Several areas of the walls were cracking and appeared to be tilting inward. These issues, which are signs of foundation failure, were only worsening over time.
Motivated to find the best permanent solution, the homeowners began to research repair options. After they found Ohio Basement Authority’s website, they were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They met with Inspector Jacob Thomas who completed a thorough evaluation of the home. Jacob then presented the owners with one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews, led by Joe Stuber, then permanently stabilized the problematic foundation walls by installing several Carbon Fiber supports. These heavy-duty supports firmly adhere to the walls to hold them in their current positions, as well as prevent any further cracking and inward bowing. The low profile of these straps allows them to easily be concealed with paint or other basement finishing materials. Any cracks along the walls also were filled and repaired.
The homeowners are pleased to now have a safe and stable forever home because of this repair project.
They moved into their house not long after it was built almost 40 years ago, but homeowners in Westerville, OH, were ready to put their home on the market. Before doing so, the owners knew they must complete various home improvement projects. This included addressing the partial crawl space just off of the basement.
Even though the owners had some boxed items stored in this space, it certainly was not an ideal storage area. Along with debris strewn about the crawl space, this area also featured plastic liner that failed to cover the dirt floor and nasty insulation that was falling victim to mold and moisture. The homeowners worried these conditions would not only affect the health of the home, but their ability to sell it as well.
After learning more about Ohio Basement Authority through our website, the homeowners were eager to contact us for assistance in transforming the problematic crawl space. They met with Inspector Jacob Thomas who recommended the perfect solution.
One of our crews first removed the debris and other nuisances from the crawl space. Then, they encapsulated the crawl space in CleanSpace liner. The thick and durable CleanSpace liner fully seals the crawl space from the earth. It also prevents vapor and moisture intrusion, and it helps insulate the crawl space. CleanSpace is tough enough to crawl on, and it helps create a healthy storage area. Its durability is further enhanced by the thick drainage matting that was placed on the floor before the encapsulation process.
The homeowners are glad the crawl space, as well as the rest of the home, will now be healthy for the next owners because of this reliable repair solution.
After living in his house for 10 years, a homeowner in Dublin, OH, started to notice structural problems in his basement were only getting worse. One of the foundation walls had numerous cracks, and it appeared to also be tilting inward.
While these are common signs of foundation failure, they can result in expensive repairs and serious damage if they are neglected. Concerned with the safety and structural integrity of his house, the owner began to research how to best address these issues. He was eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority for further guidance after he found information about our company online.
The owner met with Inspector Jacob Thomas who completed a thorough evaluation of the home and its problematic foundation wall. Jacob also measured the wall and confirmed it was indeed shifting. Jacob then presented the homeowner with one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
Foreman Valentin Rosales and his crew then installed several Carbon Fiber supports on the wall. These heavy-duty supports firmly adhere to the wall to permanently stabilize it and hold it in its current position. They also protect the wall from any further cracking or inward bowing. Any cracks along the wall also were filled and repaired.
The owner now has peace of mind knowing this trustworthy solution has helped him create a safer living environment.
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