"Drew Black was thorough in his explanation of the job and quickly provided an estimate. He is a pleasure to work with."
Drew Black was thorough in his explanation of the job and quickly provided an estimate. He is a pleasure to work with.
"Remarkable.....I asked them to be careful of the garden area, and they did a truly remarkable job of not damaging the plants,..."
Remarkable.....I asked them to be careful of the garden area, and they did a truly remarkable job of not damaging the plants, boxes and the gravel path.
"We've used your company in the past and were happy with the service, so it was an easy decision to use you again."
We've used your company in the past and were happy with the service, so it was an easy decision to use you again.
"Installation crew was outstanding! Very informative and personable young men."
Installation crew was outstanding! Very informative and personable young men.
"Drew was very professional. He explained the job in detail and to our satisfaction. He answered my many questions and went out of..."
Drew was very professional. He explained the job in detail and to our satisfaction. He answered my many questions and went out of his way to send photos so we could decide which project would work for our home.
"We moved to Ohio this past fall of 2017. We bought a home which needed a little more love in the basement and we settled with the..."
We moved to Ohio this past fall of 2017. We bought a home which needed a little more love in the basement and we settled with the seller for a new sump pump. We had a crew from Ohio Basement Authority. The foreman was Val and from the instant they were on my front doorstep, I knew the experience was going to be different. I met them putting on shoe covers, hands full of plastic sheeting to lay down and get right to work. The experience of them in the home, their KINDNESS and professionalism throughout the job and visit was incredible to me and my kids. I was kind of a nosy homeowner and loved seeing the work being done. They had no problem showing me what was happening and didn't mind me taking a look here and there. The thing about them is they were doing insanely tough labor, hauling in stone and hauling out busted out concrete bucket by bucket, and being amazing professionals all in the same moment. Because of this crew alone, we called them back a couple months later when we knew we needed a little something more in the basement. We called Drew Black back on the sales/inspection side to show him a wet spot we were concerned with. I said I've gotta have Val's crew back and I will wait however long it takes. They scheduled us a time and again, the same professional atmosphere while doing gut busting work putting an entire interior drain system and another sump pump. I grew up in the service industry where my father owned a business where he installed and fixed water lines, put in new septic tanks, and repaired the worst of the worst :) So as a kid I grew up with a shovel in my hand working alongside his laborers. Never in my life have I seen a crew really work as hard as these gentlemen for the entire visit. The second visit I offered them lunch and it was not easy to get them to stop to refuel, but when I did I also had a chance to get to know them more and I began feeling like I need another basement so I can have them come back! If I had to go to battle or have anything else done that OBA offers I will absolutely be requesting them back! I have a very good feeling when I think of the Ohio Basement Authority company as a whole! Who needs a Dr. when you are THE Authority!
"The other company tried to pressure me, and made me feel I was incapable of understanding what needed to be done. Drew, the..."
The other company tried to pressure me, and made me feel I was incapable of understanding what needed to be done. Drew, the inspector, was very nice, respectful, and knowledgeable. I was very impressed with the foreman, Valentin. He was knowledgeable, respectful, and explained everything very well. Valentin, Jesus, and Arturo are very hard workers. I was so impressed with their work ethic.
"The work was done quickly and neatly. The whole experience from sales to work done went well."
The work was done quickly and neatly. The whole experience from sales to work done went well.
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"We had a very friendly crew. Drew, the foreman, with Ben and Ryan were awesome." Read Full Testimonial
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"Drew did an excellent job of explaining the services that would be provided and the cost of the project." Read Full Testimonial
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Drew's hard work, dedication, and initiative have led to his continued success at Ohio Basement Authority. He previously was an inspector and a crew foreman, and he is now taking on the role of a production team support leader.
He takes pride in helping Ohio Basement Authority’s customers create safer and healthier homes, and making sure they are satisfied with the finished product. He loves working at Ohio Basement Authority because of the teamwork-oriented company culture.
Drew has completed extensive training through the Contractor Nation and Supportworks worldwide networks. He has been working with various types of construction equipment for many years, and he has several years of labor experience in the construction and landscaping industries. Drew also earned a management degree from Capital University.
In his spare time, Drew enjoys fishing, sports, being outdoors, and spending time with family.
A homeowner in Newark, OH, often hosts family members who stay in the basement bedrooms when they visit. The owner knew she needed to have some upgrades completed if she wanted to continue to utilize the basement as a livable space.
The basement had smaller windows that did not let in much light and were not ideal emergency exits. According to the International Residential Code for One-and Two-Family Dwellings, “Basements, habitable attics, and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency escape or rescue opening.” The solution is to have an egress window system installed.
The homeowner started to research how to make the necessary improvements, and she came across information about Ohio Basement Authority on Angie’s List. She was eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help her, and she met with Inspector Drew Black. Drew assessed the current window system and confirmed the need for egress windows.
One of our crews then installed the new system. After removing the existing windows, our crew excavated the area outside the windows and carefully cut into the block foundation wall to make room for the newer, bigger windows. The all-vinyl frame of the new windows is rust-resistant, and the windows’ double-pane glass is energy-efficient. Lightly-colored window wells installed outside the windows allows more sunlight to enter the basement and brighten up the space. Durable clear covers attached to the wells for safety also keep leaves, debris and precipitation out of the window wells.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing the updated window system has enhanced the safety of her home.
Homeowners in Grove City, OH, have lived in their house since it was built 25 years ago. As they prepared to put their home on the market, the owners knew they needed to tackle some repair projects. One of them was addressing a cracking foundation wall that had been worsening during the last few years.
The owners began to search for the best solution, and they came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website. They were motivated to contact us for further guidance and meet with one of our inspectors. Inspector Drew Black visited to complete a thorough evaluation of the home and its problematic foundation. Drew then presented the owners with one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
Foreman Levi Fletcher and his crew then permanently stabilized the cracking wall with several Carbon Fiber supports. These heavy-duty supports firmly adhere to the wall to hold it in its current position and protect the wall from any further cracking or movement. These low-profile supports also can be easily concealed with basement finishing materials.
The owners can now confidently sell their home knowing this project has helped them ensure their home’s health, safety and value.