Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz’s hard work and dedication to his craft have led his continued success with Ohio Basement Authority.
As a crew foreman, Jose is responsible for leading several members of his crew in installing our many basement waterproofing, foundation repair and crawl space repair products. He motivates himself and his team members to always give their best effort and make each day successful.
Jose has completed extensive training through the Basement Systems and Foundation Supportworks worldwide networks, and he enjoys taking advantage of continuous learning opportunities in a positive work environment.
Jose lives in Columbus, and he previously worked for several years as a cook. He enjoys being involved with his church and spending time with his family.
After living in his house for two years, a homeowner in Proctorville, OH, was becoming concerned with the condition of the existing sump pump system.
The system is approximately 10 years old. While nothing major was wrong with it, the homeowner noticed the metal sump pit starting to deteriorate and sediment was accumulating. The system also lacked a lid, which can allow water in the pit to evaporate back into the basement. Debris and other objects also could fall in and damage or clog the system.
The homeowner wanted to make sure he would have a reliable system to always keep the basement dry, so he contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about us online. We upgraded the older metal system to a newer plastic-based system that will not rust or corrode. The reliable UltraSump Battery Back-up system will always work to keep the basement dry.
Additional waterproofing solutions that were installed included an IceGuard attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line, new downspout conductor lines, and LawnScape outlets to camouflage the ends of these lines. The open crawl space vents also were sealed with exterior vent covers.
The owner now has peace of mind knowing these reliable installations have helped him create a safer and healthier home that he will be able to enjoy for many more years to come.
As they moved into their house, new homeowners in Hebron, OH, wanted to ensure the health and safety of their living environment. They noticed the crawl space seemed damp and smelly. While they don’t intend on going into this area under the house very much, they didn’t want anything in there to negatively impact the rest of the home above.
As the owners searched for repair options, they found information about Ohio Basement Authority on Home Advisor and were eager to contact us for further guidance. Inspector Steve Davis visited to complete a thorough evaluation of the crawl space. Along with the lack of insulation or proper sealing, Steve also found standing water and a failing sump pump system. Steve then recommended the perfect repair solutions.
Foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then properly waterproofed, encapsulated and insulated the crawl space.
They first took great care to remove the failing insulation and other debris from the crawl space. SmartPipe was then placed in the floor around the crawl space perimeter. This system collects seeping water and then directs it to the new UltraSump sump pump system to be pumped out of the home.
Drainage matting was placed on the floor to help direct water to the SmartPipe system, and SilverGlo insulation panels were placed on the walls. The crawl space was then encapsulated with thick and durable CleanSpace liner. This liner completely seals the crawl space from the earth, and it acts as a moisture and vapor barrier.
Additionally, SaniDry dehumidifier also was installed to clean and filter the air, control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold growth. This unit self-drains into the UltraSump system.
The homeowners are pleased to now have a safer and healthier crawl space and home.
While they have lived in their house for three years, homeowners in Lancaster, OH, recently began to consider how effective their existing sump pump was. They questioned if it would be able to withstand a great amount of seeping water, and they were interested in upgrading it to a newer system. They also noticed issues with their downspouts and exterior drainage.
The owners began to research how to address these issues, and they contacted Ohio Basement Authority after finding information about our company online. They were motivated to contact us to learn more about how we could help them, and they then met with Inspector John Dean. John evaluated the condition of their existing systems, and he recommended upgrading to the “king” of sump pumps – the TripleSafe system.
Foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then removed the older sump pump and installed the TripleSafe in its place. The TripleSafe, complete with three powerful pumps inside the liner and an external backup battery, will always operate to pump water out of the basement.
Field Supervisor Adam Kuhns and his crew also updated the exterior drainage system around the home by installing new downspout conductor lines.
The homeowners are happy to have new interior and exterior waterproofing systems that will keep their home dry.
The owners didn’t want these problems to worsen to the point of serious damage, so they began to research how to best address these issues. They came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website, and they were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They met with Inspector Dave Wirtz who evaluated the condition of the wall. Dave then recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
Foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then installed several Carbon Fiber supports along this wall. These heavy-duty supports firmly adhere to the wall to reinforce it and stabilize it in its current position. These strong supports also prevent any further cracking or inward bowing on the wall. These supports may not appear aesthetically pleasing, but they can easily be concealed with paint or other basement finishing materials.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing this trustworthy solution has helped ensure the safety and structural integrity of their home.
Homeowners in Westerville, OH, were alarmed when they noticed evidence of water intrusion in their basement. But they knew they could count on Ohio Basement Authority for a reliable solution. They previously worked with us for a project to reinforce their cracking, tilting foundation walls.
The owners were again eager to contact us, and they met with Inspector Jeff Floit. Jeff then completed a thorough assessment of the leaking basement, and he recommended some of our reliable waterproofing solutions.
Forman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then waterproofed the basement with the sub-floor WaterGuard drainage system, UltraSump sump pump, and IceGuard attachment.
WaterGuard is specially designed to sit in the sub-floor and atop the footer in order to intercept seeping water from the walls and floor. Any water collected by WaterGuard is then directed to the UltraSump. The UltraSump system features two powerful pumps inside the liner, along with an external backup battery. The latter ensures the system will always operate to pump water out of the basement, even during power outages. Additionally, an IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line to prevent flooding if the line should freeze or become blocked.
The homeowners can rest easier knowing these trustworthy repairs are protecting their home.
During the last couple of years, longtime homeowners in Westerville, OH, noticed possible structural problems were worsening. Several areas of the foundation walls were cracking, and some spots were visibly tilting inward.
These signs of foundation failure concerned the homeowners. They plan to live in the house for many more years, and they wanted to ensure the home’s structural integrity.
The owners discussed their concerns with a trusted friend, and their friend referred them to Ohio Basement Authority after recounting his remarkable repair experience with our company. The owners were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them, as well as meet with one of our inspectors. Inspector John Becker Sr. visited to complete a thorough evaluation of the home and its problematic foundation. He found that the walls were indeed moving, but he presented the owners with some of our reliable foundation repair solutions.
Based on John’s recommendations, the owners chose to have one of our crews, led by Foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz, install several Carbon Fiber supports on the walls throughout the basement. These durable supports firmly adhere to the foundation walls to permanently stabilize them and hold them in their current positions. They also protect the walls from any further cracking or inward bowing, and can easily be concealed with paint or basement finishing materials. Any wall cracks also were filled and repaired.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing their forever home will now be a safer and stable living environment.
A new homeowner in Dublin, OH, was eager to move into her house and make it her own. As she did, she detected some problems in the basement like dampness, mustiness and unpleasant odors. She started using the area for storage, and she didn’t want to have to worry about any of her belongings becoming damaged.
As she began to search for repair possibilities, the owner found information about Ohio Basement Authority. She wanted to contact us to meet with one of our inspectors and learn more about how we could help her. Inspector Andrew Rothenberg visited to complete a thorough evaluation of the home.
Andrew found some evidence of water intrusion in the basement, along with an unhealthy and unsightly crawl space. This area adjacent to the basement was not properly sealed or insulated, and the fiberglass insulation was starting to show signs of mold growth. This could be a big contributor to the odors the owner was worried about. Andrew then recommended the perfect repair solutions.
Foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then took great care to remove the nuisances from the crawl space. The crawl space was then encapsulated with thick and durable CleanSpace liner. Similar to swimming pool liner, CleanSpace is a moisture and vapor barrier that also helps insulate the crawl space. The crawl space was further insulated with SilverGlo panels that were placed on the walls.
To address the water intrusion, our crew placed the WaterGuard drainage system in the sub-floor. Any seeping water from the walls and floor will be intercepted by WaterGuard and then directed to drain into the existing sump pump system that the homeowner wanted to keep.
A SaniDry dehumidifier also was installed in the basement to clean and filter the air, control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold growth.
The owner now has peace of mind knowing these reliable solutions have helped her create a safer and healthier home.
A homeowner has loved living in her house in Galloway, OH, for several years. But she was getting frustrated with unhealthy areas she could not use for storage. She noticed unpleasant odors coming from the partial crawl space just off of the basement, as well as failing insulation and plastic liner in this area of the home.
Ready for a permanent solution that she would never have to worry about, she contacted Ohio Basement Authority after seeing one of our TV ads.
After removing the nasty insulation, liner and debris, we completely transformed the crawl space. Thick drainage matting was placed on the crawl space floor to enhance the durability of products that would be placed on top of it. TerraBlock floor insulation panels were then placed on top of the drainage matting, and the crawl space was encapsulated in CleanSpace liner.
The thick CleanSpace liner completely isolates the crawl space from the earth and serves as a moisture and vapor barrier, ridding the area of unpleasant smells. CleanSpace is durable and tough enough to crawl on, and it brightens the area. SilverGlo panels also allow light to bounce off of them while insulating the crawl space walls.
The owner is excited to have a more functional crawl space she can now use for storage. She also is pleased these reliable products have helped create a healthier home.
After living in his house for less than one year, a homeowner in London, OH, already experienced some water in his basement. He had the downspout and discharge lines replaced, but he knew the existing sump pump was on its way out. The system appeared to be running frequently, and not necessarily able to keep up with seeping water.
The homeowner didn’t want to have to worry about the basement flooding every time it rained, so he was motivated to address this outdated system. After seeing Ohio Basement Authority on TV and online, the owner was eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help him.
The owner met with Inspector Corey Froelich who evaluated the condition of the waterproofing system including the sump pump. Corey pointed out the property was in a low water table area, so the sump pump naturally would frequently run. While the system had a lid to cover the pit and the pumping equipment, its partially open nature also posed problems. Objects could fall inside and damage the system, and any water in the pit could easily evaporate back into the basement to cause additional issues.
Corey presented the owner with one of our reliable sump pump systems. Foreman Jose de Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then removed the older sump pump system and replaced it with the “king” of sump pumps – the TripleSafe. Equipped with three powerful pumps inside its large liner, as well as external backup battery, the TripleSafe will always work to keep water out of the basement. IceGuards also were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines to prevent flooding.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing this trustworthy system will keep his home dry for many years to come.
While they have lived in their house for more than 20 years, it wasn’t until recently that these homeowners in London, OH, began to notice glaring problems in their basement. During constant heavy summertime storms, water leaked into the basement and ended up flooding the home with a few feet of water. That is a significant amount of water anyway, but it also was obvious that the existing sump pump system was failing and could not keep up with the seeping water.
The owners wanted to address these issues right away so they wouldn’t have to worry about cleaning up from another flood. As they researched potential repairs and companies to complete the work, the owners found information about Ohio Basement Authority on Home Advisor. They were eager to contact us to meet with one of our inspectors and learn more about how we could help them.
Inspector Jeff Floit completed a thorough evaluation of the basement, and then he recommended some of our reliable basement waterproofing solutions that would give them peace of mind and a dry basement.
Foreman Jose de Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then waterproofed the basement with products including the WaterGuard and TrenchDrain drainage systems, TripleSafe sump pump, CleanSpace Wall System, and exterior IceGuard attachment.
WaterGuard is designed to sit in the sub-floor and atop the footing in order to accept seeping water from the walls and floor. Additionally, a section of TrenchDrain was placed in the floor in front of the basement’s walk-out access. Any water intercepted by the WaterGuard and TrenchDrain systems is then directed to the TripleSafe sump pump. Equipped with three powerful pumps inside a large liner, the TripleSafe also has an external backup battery. All of these features ensure the TripleSafe will always operate to pump water out of the basement. IceGuards also were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines to prevent flooding.
The stone walls in the basement also were covered with CleanSpace. This liner is typically used to encapsulate crawl spaces, but it has other practical uses as well. Along with concealing the stone walls, the water-resistant CleanSpace liner also helps direct any seeping water from the walls down to the WaterGuard system.
The homeowners can rest easier knowing these trustworthy solutions have helped them create a safer living environment.
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