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 lead production team and operations 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.
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