John is a certified basement waterproofing professional, and foundation and crawl space repair specialist who is passionate about assisting Ohio Basement Authority’s customers. He is a dependable, trustworthy and honest team member who enjoys traveling throughout the region to personally connect with homeowners and help them create healthier living environments.
With his excellent customer service skills and experience working with the public, John is a perfect fit for Ohio Basement Authority’s team. He previously worked for several years at a major insurance and financial service firm, and held various other customer services positions.
Along with previous coaching opportunities, John has completed extensive training through the Basement Systems worldwide network. He also is a certified firefighter/EMT.
A resident of Clintonville, John enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs, working out, playing pool and listening to music.
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.
After living in their house for two years, homeowners in Columbus, OH, decided they wanted to utilize their basement as livable space and an additional bedroom area. They knew they would need to complete a few necessary improvement projects before doing so, however.
The International Residential Code requires all habitable spaces, including basements, have at least one operable emergency exit. This calls for an egress window system.
After doing some online research, the homeowners decided to contact Ohio Basement Authority for further guidance. They met with Inspector John Dean who confirmed the egress window requirement, took measurements, and helped the owners draw up a plan for an egress window.
Foreman Zane Pepper then led his crew in installing the egress window system. After removing one of the smaller existing windows, the crew excavated the area outside the window and carefully cut into the block foundation wall to make room for the new window. The new window’s all-vinyl frame is rust-resistant, and the double-pane glass is energy efficient. The window we install also hinges on one side to swing open, thus allowing an easy escape.
A light-colored window well installed outside the window allows more sunlight to bounce into the basement, and brightens up the space. A sturdy clear cover attached to the well for safety also prevents weed growth and keeps leaves, debris, and rain out of the well.
The homeowners are pleased to have an updated basement window system that enhances safety and appearance.
They have lived in their house for several years, but it wasn’t until recently that homeowners in Commercial Point, OH, noticed a problem with their basement waterproofing system. Their sump pump could not properly function after losing power, causing water puddle on the floor.
The homeowners plan to live in the house for many years, and they wanted to prevent something like this from happening again. After seeing ads for Ohio Basement Authority on TV, the owners were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. Inspector John Dean evaluated the condition of the sump pump, and he then recommended the perfect solution to replace the older, failing system.
One of our crews then removed the older sump pump and installed the UltraSump Battery Backup System. Along with powerful pumps inside the liner, the UltraSump features an external backup battery. This ensures the system will continue to operate to pump water out of the basement even during power outages. This system can pump more than 11,000 gallons of water on a new, fully-charged battery.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing their basement will be protected by this reliable repair solution.
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