Milton worked in the landscaping and construction industries before coming to Ohio Basement Authority. He believes that this past work experience gave him many skills that carry over into his job here. He looks forward to getting better at his job every day and having a way to provide for his family.
Outside of work, Milton enjoys having a lot of family time and interacting with his children. Those who know him best would say he is knowledgeable, trustworthy and skilled.
Over the years, Milton has learned that it’s okay, and often necessary, to take charge and lead by example. He looks forward to setting a great example for his production team members.
During the last several years, homeowners in Thornville, OH, have noticed a structural problem only getting worse with time. Some areas of the floor felt soft and uneven, indicating the floor joists in the crawl space were sagging and failing to properly support the above floors.
The owners recently renovated the home’s interior, and they did not want to have to worry about additional problems caused by sagging floors. They were motivated to address these issues once and for all, so they started to research how to remedy these problems. They came across information online about Ohio Basement Authority, and they were motivated to contact us for further guidance.
They met with Inspector John Becker Sr. who ventured into the tight crawl space to assess the condition of the floor joists. John found that one area of floor joists were being supported by small round concrete columns that had been shimmed with wooden pieces. This is not an ideal or proper support system, so John recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews, led by Foreman Milton Castro, installed several SmartJacks underneath the main support beam in the crawl space. Made of galvanized steel, the heavy-duty SmartJacks permanently stabilize the floor and floor joists. They prevent further sagging and offer the best opportunity to lift the floors back to level. SmartJacks also will not rust or corrode, and they are designed to stop settling. If any settlement occurs, however, the SmartJacks can easily be adjusted.
The homeowners are pleased to now have a safe and stable living environment because of this trustworthy repair solution.
Three years ago, homeowners in Bremen, OH, purchased a second home – a cabin within Hideaway Hills. They planned to spend more time in this dwelling among the picturesque woods and hills, but they wanted to be sure to address some lingering issues in the home.
On their list of projects to tackle is the unsightly and unhealthy crawl space underneath the house. This area was not properly sealed or insulated, and the owners detected problems with moisture and mildew.
As they began to research potential repairs, the owners came across information online about Ohio Basement Authority. They met with Inspector Andy Kennedy who completed a thorough evaluation of the home’s problematic crawl space. Andy then recommended the perfect repair solutions.
Foreman Milton Castro and his crew then transformed the crawl space by encapsulating it with CleanSpace liner and insulating it with SilverGlo panels. CleanSpace is a thick and durable liner similar to swimming pool liner. This liner completely seals the crawl space to isolate it from the earth. It also acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space. For further insulation, SilverGlo insulation panels also were installed on the crawl space walls.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy repairs have helped them create a safer and healthier living environment that they will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
She has lived in her house for a little more than one year, but a homeowner in New Albany, OH, recently started to become concerned with her interior waterproofing system. She wondered if the sump pump was working correctly, as it was making a lot of noise.
The sump pump system is located in a closet in the finished basement, so it’s easy to keep it out of sight and out of mind. But the homeowner wanted to make sure her finished basement would be protected from flooding or other issues.
The owner contacted Ohio Basement Authority after seeing our TV ads, and she met with Inspector Jeff Floit. Jeff assessed the condition of the sump pump, and he noticed it looked outdated and inefficient. A failing sump pump, even if it has a backup battery, can lead to the problems the homeowner wanted to avoid. Jeff suggested the homeowner upgrade her sump pump to one of our reliable systems.
Foreman Milton Castro and his crew removed the older system and replaced it with the UltraSump Battery Backup System.
The UltraSump features two powerful pumps inside the liner, as well as an external backup battery to ensure the system will always operate to pump water out of the basement. We installed the UltraSump inside the larger TripleSafe liner to allow for easy future upgrades.
The homeowner is pleased to have an updated sump pump system that will keep her home dry.
New homeowners were excited to move into a house they just purchased in Westerville, OH. As they began to make the home their own with personal touches, they discovered a problem near the basement. The partial crawl space adjacent to the basement was not properly sealed or insulated, there was debris on the gravel floor, and there was evidence of moisture and water intrusion.
The owners wanted to ensure the health of their living environment, so they began to research how to best address these issues. After learning about Ohio Basement Authority from a satisfied customer, the owners were eager to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the problematic crawl space. Our inspector then presented the owners with the perfect repair solutions.
After first removing the failing insulation, debris and other nuisances from the crawl space, Foreman Milton Castro and his crew then installed waterproofing solutions to keep the crawl space dry. SmartPipe was placed in the crawl space floor to catch seeping water. This water is then directed to an UltraSump sump pump to be pumped out of the home.
Drainage matting was placed on the crawl space floor to help direct seeping water to the perimeter SmartPipe system, as well as enhance the durability of the encapsulation material. CleanSpace liner was then used to encapsulate the crawl space and fully isolate this area from the earth.
SilverGlo insulation panels were placed on the walls, and spray foam insulation was applied to the band joists.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing the crawl space, as well as the rest of their home, is now a safer, healthier, and more functional area because of these trustworthy repair solutions.
A homeowner in Upper Arlington, OH, around suburban Columbus, wanted to make sure her family would have a safe and healthy living environment. Starting from the ground and working her way up, the owner wanted to tackle various repair projects. One involved addressing the out of sight, out of mind crawl space. This area was unsightly and unhealthy, and was affecting the above living environment.
The owner started to research repair options, and she found information about Ohio Basement Authority online. She then met with Inspector Zeke Fowler who completed a thorough evaluation of the crawl space. Zeke then recommended the perfect repairs to transform this area under the house.
Foreman Milton Castro and his crew waterproofed the crawl space with the SmartPipe drainage system. This system was directed to tie into the existing sump pump system in the basement to help keep the crawl space dry. Drainage matting was placed on the crawl space floor to help direct water to the perimeter SmartPipe system, as well as enhance the durability of the encapsulation material.
The crawl space was then insulated with SilverGlo panels that were placed on the walls, and encapsulated with CleanSpace liner. CleanSpace completely seals the crawl space to isolate it from the earth.
A section of failing floor joists that contributed to above floor sagging was shored up with a supplemental support beam and SmartJacks underneath. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel supports permanently stabilize the floor joists and help raise the floor back to level. They also will not rust or corrode. They are designed to stop settling, but can easily be adjusted if any settlement occurs.
The owner is happy to have a safer and healthier home because of these trustworthy repairs.
After recently purchasing and moving into their house, homeowners in Powell, OH, wanted to address some concerns with their living environment. They noticed two unhealthy and unsightly crawl spaces adjacent to the basement, and they wanted to rid their home of the mustiness and moisture problems they detected in these areas.
The owners found information about Ohio Basement Authority through online resources like Angie’s List, and they were eager to contact us for further guidance. One of our inspectors then completed a thorough evaluation of the problematic crawl spaces, and he recommended several reliable repairs to transform these areas.
Foreman Milton Castro and his crew then took great care to remove the failing insulation and debris from the crawl spaces, and then these areas were encapsulated with CleanSpace liner. This thick and durable liner completely seals the crawl spaces to isolate them from the earth. CleanSpace also is a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl spaces. These areas were further insulated with SilverGlo panels that were placed on the walls, and spray foam that was applied to the band joists.
One crawl space also had a problem with leaking and standing water, so it was waterproofed with SmartPipe and a SmartSump. A SaniDry dehumidifier also was installed to help clean and filter the air, control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold growth.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy solutions have helped them create a safer and healthier living environment that they will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
Homeowners in Hilliard, OH, were pleased to have their sump pump and exterior drainage system updated by Ohio Basement Authority in recent years. They also welcomed having return visits with our service techs who performed annual check-ups and maintenance to keep the systems running smoothly.
During a recent annual maintenance appointment, Service Tech Brian Thom noticed a crawl space access near the back of the basement. As he looked inside and further investigated the crawl, he found debris and failing insulation and floor liner. He recommended having the crawl space encapsulated by one of our crews, and the homeowners were eager to have this project completed as well.
Foreman Milton Castro led his crew in first removing the nuisances from the crawl space. The dirt and gravel crawl space floor was evened out, and thick drainage matting was placed on the floor to enhance the durability of the encapsulation system. The crawl space was then sealed with CleanSpace liner. Similar to swimming pool liner, CleanSpace is thick and durable. It acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, helps insulate the crawl space, and improves the appearance of the crawl space. This encapsulation project also has helped create a more functional area that can be used as storage.
Along with encapsulating the crawl space, we also installed a SaniDry dehumidifier in the basement to help improve the health and air quality of the home. The compact but powerful and energy-efficient model cleans and filters the air, controls moisture and humidity, and helps reduce odors and the potential for mold growth.
The homeowners are happy repeat customers who are pleased to have a healthy living environment.
After living in their house for several years, homeowners in Hilliard, OH, were ready to sell their home. Before doing so, they knew they needed to address problems in the basement. Two of the foundation walls were cracking and appeared to be slightly tilting inward.
The owners knew they could trust Ohio Basement Authority for the perfect solution, as they were well-acquainted with one of our inspectors, Steve Davis. Steve visited the home to assess the condition of the walls, and he recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair methods.
As the new homeowners took possession of the house, they were equally eager to move forward with this project.
Foreman Milton Castro and his crew then reinforced the problematic foundation walls with several Carbon Fiber supports. These heavy-duty supports firmly adhere to the walls to permanently stabilize them in their current positions. They also protect the walls from any further cracking or inward bowing. While their darker appearance may not be aesthetically pleasing, the low-profile Carbon Fiber supports can easily be concealed with paint or other basement finishing materials.
The new homeowners are pleased to have a safe and stable living environment that they will be able to enjoy for many years to come because of this repair project.
While they have lived in their house for many years, longtime homeowners in Bucyrus, OH, wanted to be sure they had a trustworthy waterproofing system in their basement. They were concerned with moisture in the basement and the rest of the house, and they wondered how efficient the existing system really was.
After hearing about Ohio Basement Authority, the owners wanted to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of their home’s waterproofing system. He noted that the current sump pump system appeared to be outdated and was starting to show signs of failure. Before they had to deal with a flood situation, our inspector recommended upgrading their waterproofing system to more reliable products.
The homeowners agreed with the assessment, and they were eager for Foreman Milton Castro and his crew to complete this project. We installed the WaterGuard interior drainage system and SuperSump sump pump in the basement.
WaterGuard is specially designed to sit in the sub-floor and atop the footing in order to catch seeping water from the walls and floor. This water is then directed to the SuperSump to be pumped out of the basement and away from the home. The SuperSump features a powerful ½ hp pump that can pump more than 2,000 gallons of water per hour out of the basement. The SuperSump is one of the many reliable sump pump systems we offer, and we installed this system in the homeowners’ basement in the larger sump liner used for the TripleSafe system to allow for easy future upgrades.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing their home will be protected by these trustworthy repairs.
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