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  • By Chris M.
    Granville, OH

    "Martin, Josiah and Josue were prompt, professional and respectful of my yard and home. I would highly recommend Ohio Basement..."

    Customer Review

    By Chris M.
    Granville, OH

    Martin, Josiah and Josue were prompt, professional and respectful of my yard and home. I would highly recommend Ohio Basement Authority.

  • By Michele C.
    Carroll, OH

    "Marty and his crew were fantastic! They did everything as desired, were professional and friendly. Job completed as promised and..."

    Customer Review

    By Michele C.
    Carroll, OH

    Marty and his crew were fantastic! They did everything as desired, were professional and friendly. Job completed as promised and in a timely manner!

  • By Ruth A.
    Pickerington, OH

    "Brian arrived on a weekend to assess the basement, which was very appreciated."

    Customer Review

    By Ruth A.
    Pickerington, OH

    Brian arrived on a weekend to assess the basement, which was very appreciated.

  • By Ken D.
    Reynoldsburg, OH

    "My son had you do a crawl space encapsulation for him and was also impressed. That made my decision easy."

    Customer Review

    By Ken D.
    Reynoldsburg, OH

    My son had you do a crawl space encapsulation for him and was also impressed. That made my decision easy.

  • By Nancy K.
    Blacklick, OH

    "Martin, Alex, and Josue did a wonderful job. They were on time and focused on getting the job done right and more quickly than I..."

    Customer Review

    By Nancy K.
    Blacklick, OH

    Martin, Alex, and Josue did a wonderful job. They were on time and focused on getting the job done right and more quickly than I anticipated.

  • By Arthur S.
    New Albany, OH

    "Martin, Josue, and Josiah we excellent."

    Customer Review

    By Arthur S.
    New Albany, OH

    Martin, Josue, and Josiah we excellent.

  • By Bard S.
    Portsmouth, OH

    "Martin and his crew were respectful, hard workers. No loud music and no mess. They were the best!"

    Customer Review

    By Bard S.
    Portsmouth, OH

    Martin and his crew were respectful, hard workers. No loud music and no mess. They were the best!

  • By Craig E.
    Westerville, OH

    "Low pressure and education. Did not try to oversell. Corey was very good at listening to what I wanted to achieve and offering..."

    Customer Review

    By Craig E.
    Westerville, OH

    Low pressure and education. Did not try to oversell. Corey was very good at listening to what I wanted to achieve and offering appropriate suggestions. He convinced me that he had my best interest at heart and not just a sale.

  • By Josh W.
    Gahanna, OH

    "Martin and his crew were fantastic! They dug a new sump pit installed a new pump, and were in and out in less than two hours..."

    Customer Review

    By Josh W.
    Gahanna, OH

    Martin and his crew were fantastic! They dug a new sump pit installed a new pump, and were in and out in less than two hours. They protected everything and made sure we were happy before they left.

  • By Adrian M.
    Columbus, OH

    "Martin and his crew, Josue, Josiah and Wilmer, are top-notch!"

    Customer Review

    By Adrian M.
    Columbus, OH

    Martin and his crew, Josue, Josiah and Wilmer, are top-notch!

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the company’s professionalism and the belief..." Read Full Testimonial

    Tim R. of Athens, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              The inspector’s presentation was just right. He answered my questions and didn’t oversell or get pushy. I then chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the company’s professionalism and the belief that I was working with a larger organization that had a great reputation. Other than the work performed, there was no clue your crew had been there. They worked quickly, professionally, and left no mess. Their use of the plastic wall to control dust was especially appreciated. Martin with the crew also was very nice. I would call your company first if I ever needed additional services.
    Tim R.
    Athens, OH
  • "Marty and the crew members were very pleasant to work with and appeared to work well together as a team." Read Full Testimonial

    Jackie M. of Mount Vernon, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I’ve seen Ohio Basement Authority’s TV commercials, and I chose to work with the company because of its BBB rating and the reasonable repair cost. Joe Stuber did an excellent job. He explained everything clearly and went out of his way to solve an issue I have with my basement wall. Marty and the crew members were very pleasant to work with and appeared to work well together as a team. They answered any questions I had and clearly explained specific issues with a tile drain that was in the backyard. I will definitely recommend your company.
    Jackie M.
    Mount Vernon, OH
  • "I was very satisfied with my experience with OBA, including the timeliness of the install, the quality of the..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jeff M. of Pickerington, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the company’s reputation, BBB rating, online reviews, overall presentation by the salesman, and price. The inspector was very professional and knowledgeable. He answered all of my questions and was always available by cell phone, including when I had some follow-up questions after the work was scheduled or actually being done. Martin, Alex and Angel were my installation crew. Martin called ahead of the arrival, stating they would be there within 30 minutes, and they were. All three crew members were very courteous. I had the most interaction with Martin since he was the foreman. Martin took the time to explain the process and answered all questions I had. The crew installed plastic runners on all access areas to the basement, and they enclosed the areas of the basement in plastic where they were breaking up concrete. They cleaned up all debris and swept the basement floor. No complaints at all with respect to clean-up. Overall, I was very satisfied with my experience with OBA, including the timeliness of the install, the quality of the work, and all of the OBA employees I had contact with – from the office staff to the sales man, to the install crew. I will absolutely recommend OBA.
    Jeff M.
    Pickerington, OH
  • "Marty and the guys were quite enthusiastic on the job. They were very cordial and easy to work with." Read Full Testimonial

    Dave S. of Canal Winchester, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I noticed Ohio Basement Authority’s TV ads over the past few months, and last fall a resident up the street had some foundation work done by OBA. The result was very professional, and that played a part in selecting OBA for my basement issue. I also chose to work with the company because of the pride in the work they do and having customer service as their focus. The office staff was very courteous and assisted in getting my home scheduled as soon as a crew was available. I was happy to get the job completed in a timely manner. The office even called asking if the appointment could be moved up. I welcomed that! The crew arrived on time per their advanced notification of arrival. That was important since I had someplace to be later in the day. Marty and the guys were quite enthusiastic on the job. They were very cordial and easy to work with. I would recommend this crew to anyone having similar work done. Their cleanup was outstanding. They left the space in the same condition as it was when they arrived. It was so clean I double-checked that they completed the job! The cleanup was very impressive. Now I see why OBA is a well-respected company. From the commitment to the employees to the customer service focus to paying attention to detail. OBA gets 5/5 stars from me! The company walks the talk! I will be marketing OBA to anyone I hear needing their services.
    Dave S.
    Canal Winchester, OH
  • "Zeke Fowler put us at ease before, during and after the project." Read Full Testimonial

    Jeff Y. of Reynoldsburg, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              We chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the price, and there were no high pressure sales. Zeke Fowler was very informative and helpful. Zeke answered all of our questions and even invited us to his home so that we could see his basement that was done by OBA. Martin and Josue are two very hard workers. We can't say enough about them. They were very courteous and very helpful if I had any questions or concerns during the project, and the cleanup was better than before the project started. Martin is a great crew leader. Martin was always smiling and laughing. You can tell he enjoys his job and takes pride in what he does. Josue is a work horse! Give that man a raise. Lol Zeke Fowler put us at ease before, during and after the project. If I had any questions or concerns Zeke was always prompt at getting back to me to make sure everything was to our satisfaction.
    Jeff Y.
    Reynoldsburg, OH
  • "Victor is a great source of info, and Martin, Oscar, and Alix were great to work with." Read Full Testimonial

    Jim S. of Westerville, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              Victor is a great source of info, and great for bouncing off ideas. I feel confident in his presentations that he is doing what is best for me and not just the company. Martin, Oscar, and Alex were great to work with. They were courteous, respectful and helpful with explaining what they were doing every step of the way. More than once, Martin would respond with "we'll do whatever you ask." Of course within reason, but they were just a great crew to work with. I would recommend them to anyone.
    Jim S.
    Westerville, OH
  • "Leah and her husband Anthony had their basement flood multiple times, and they needed a permanent solution to..." Read Full Testimonial

    Leah M. of Worthington, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              MUST WATCH: Leah and her husband Anthony had their basement flood multiple times, and they needed a permanent solution to waterproof this area of their home. One of our inspectors, Andrew Rothenberg, helped them identify how and where the water was coming in, and provided them with a reliable solution. Martimiano Alonso and his crew then installed our WaterGuard and TripleSafe products to ensure Leah and Anthony's basement would be dry and safe for their family.
    Leah M.
    Worthington, OH
  • "They completed the job quickly but with such quality." Read Full Testimonial

    Leah M. of Worthington, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              We chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the excellent customer service from the start, feeling confident that the work would be done well, and that it had a lifetime guarantee. The entire staff was very helpful and quick to respond to questions/needs. The inspector was very professional and provided a thorough explanation of the problems and steps to resolve it. The three men – Martine, Josiah and Jeremiah, were such hard workers. They were incredibly kind, considerate and respectful of our space and home. They offered me a mask when I entered the area, and Martine stopped his work to talk to me if/when I came downstairs. I appreciated the extra time they took to cover traffic areas and furniture with plastic wrap. They completed the job quickly but with such quality. They did an excellent job with cleanup and left things better than they were before!
    Leah M.
    Worthington, OH
  • "Jacob Thomas was great. His style and the presentation sold us on your company. He represents you very well." Read Full Testimonial

    Carolyn and David V. of Columbus, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              Jacob Thomas was great. His style and the presentation sold us on your company. He represents you very well. The price also was better than your major competitor, and we got more for our money. The crew got here and got right to work at 8 a.m. both days. Martin and his team of Alex and Jean Carlos were awesome! VERY hard workers who basically never stopped for a break both days. They also were polite and stopped to show us how it was going. They cleaned the house on the way out the door and laid new plastic the next morning. It was a muddy job, and they cleaned up well both days. This was a great experience in home remodeling. You have a great company and employees!
    Carolyn and David V.
    Columbus, OH
  • "All around, it was a great experience, from John to the crew. They really did a great job and made me very..." Read Full Testimonial

    Nelson E. of Commercial Point, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the company’s reputation and the representative that I dealt with. John was great. He was very thorough, explained the process well, and outlined my options without pressuring me. He was a big part of why I went with the system I did. Jeremiah the electrician, then Alex, Josue, and Martin were awesome. I’m very pleased with their work and overall demeanor. All around, it was a great experience, from John to the crew. Please make sure they are well rewarded at reviews this year or next. They really did a great job and made me very happy.
    Nelson E.
    Commercial Point, OH

Martimiano Alonso from Ohio Basement Authority

Title: Foreman

Martimiano Alonso from Ohio Basement Authority

After his previous experience in the steel industry, Martimiano Alonso came to Ohio Basement Authority ready to use his skills and work hard.

As a crew foreman, Martimiano leads his crew in installing our reliable basement waterproofing, foundation repair, and crawl space repair solutions that help homeowners create healthier living environments.

In his spare time, Martimiano plays soccer, runs, and spends time with his family. He also enjoys studying and learning about his faith. He has a daughter who plays the piano and a son who plays the bass.

His family and friends would say he is nice, hardworking and fun.

Martimiano brings all of these skills and personality traits to work every day.

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Upgrading a Crawl Space Door in Waverly, OH
    Before
    Upgrading a Crawl Space Door in Waverly, OH
    After

    After living in his house for four years, a homeowner in Waverly, OH, was preparing to sell his home. Before doing so, he wanted to complete various repair projects around the house. This included addressing the exterior crawl space access.

    The current metal crawl space door had begun to fail and continued to fall off. This is not ideal for the safety of the home or the health and condition of the crawl space.

    The homeowner began to research how to address this problem, and he found information about Ohio Basement Authority online. He was eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help him. He met with Inspector John Becker Sr. who evaluated the crawl space access. John then recommended the perfect product to upgrade the door.

    Foreman Martimiano Alonso and his crew then removed the older crawl space door and replaced it with the EverLast Door. Unlike the failing metal door, the EverLast door is made of durable plastic that will not rus. This durable plastic door will never rust or rot. The door is secured to the side of the home with sturdy knobs that allow for easy access and ensure a tight seal for many years to come.

    The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing this replacement door will enhance the safety of the house for the next owners.

  • Properly Waterproofing, Encapsulating, and Insulating a Crawl Space in Columbus, OH
    Before
    Properly Waterproofing, Encapsulating, and Insulating a Crawl Space in Columbus, OH
    After

    A homeowner in Columbus, OH, has lived in her house for almost 30 years. Recently, however, she noticed evidence of water intrusion in the partial crawl space adjacent to the basement. She didn’t want this to turn into bigger problems, so she wanted to address this issue right away.

    She previously worked with Ohio Basement Authority for a foundation stabilization project, and she knew she could again count on us to assist with the crawl space. Inspector Travis Burkart completed a thorough evaluation of the crawl space, and he recommended several reliable repair solutions.

    Foreman Martimiano Alonso and his crew then worked to transform the crawl space with several projects. The crawl space was waterproofed with the SmartPipe drainage system that was placed in the floor to accept seeping water. This water is then directed to the SuperSump system to be pumped out of the basement. An IceGuard also was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line.

    SilverGlo panels were placed on the crawl space walls to insulate the area, and the crawl space was then encapsulated with CleanSpace. This thick, durable liner completely seals the crawl space, isolating it from the earth. CleanSpace also is a moisture and vapor barrier.

    The owner now has peace of mind knowing these trustworthy repairs have helped her create a safer and healthier forever home.

  • Fixing and Protecting a Cracking Foundation Wall in Columbus, OH
    Before
    Fixing and Protecting a Cracking Foundation Wall in Columbus, OH
    After

    After years of avoiding undertaking a vital home repair project, longtime homeowners in Columbus, OH, were motivated to seek assistance in addressing a lingering problem once and for all. For years, one of their foundation walls was cracking, and it also appeared to be tilting inward. These are common signs of foundation failure that the owners knew they could not continue to ignore.

    As the homeowners researched potential repair solutions, they came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website and they were eager to contact us for further guidance. They met with Inspector John Becker Sr. who completed a thorough evaluation of the home and its problematic foundation wall. John discussed his findings with the owners, as well as their goals of permanently stabilizing the wall and putting an end to the cracking. John recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions that does just that.

    Foreman Martimiano Alonso and his crew then fixed and protected the foundation wall with several Carbon Fiber supports. These heavy-duty supports firmly adhere to the wall to permanently reinforce it and hold it in its current position, as well as prevent any further cracking or inward bowing.

    The wall now has been permanently stabilized, giving the owners peace of mind and a structurally stable home.

Company news I'd like to share with you:

  • Year in Review: Highlighting Customers' Remarkable Experiences
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    Friday, Dec 29th, 2017
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our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Ava
  • Barlow
  • Bartlett
  • Belle Valley
  • Belpre
  • Beverly
  • Buffalo
  • Byesville
  • Caldwell
  • Cambridge
  • Coal Run
  • Coolville
  • Cumberland
  • Cutler
  • Derwent
  • Dexter City
  • Fairview
  • Fleming
  • Graysville
  • Hockingport
  • Kimbolton
  • Kipling
  • Little Hocking
  • Long Bottom
  • Lore City
  • Lowell
  • Lower Salem
  • Macksburg
  • Marietta
  • Mcconnelsville
  • New Concord
  • New Matamoras
  • Newport
  • Old Washington
  • Pleasant City
  • Portland
  • Quaker City
  • Reedsville
  • Reno
  • Salesville
  • Sarahsville
  • Senecaville
  • Stockport
  • Summerfield
  • Tuppers Plains
  • Vincent
  • Waterford
  • Watertown
  • Whipple
  • Wingett Run
Our Locations:

Ohio Basement Authority
911 Stelzer Road
Columbus, OH 43219
1-614-656-1622