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  • By Lance S.
    Columbus, OH

    "Should have also been a 10+... They (she) made me feel like a VIP."

    Customer Review

    By Lance S.
    Columbus, OH

    Should have also been a 10+... They (she) made me feel like a VIP.

  • By Rachel B.
    Columbus, OH

    "I was very impressed with the promptness and professional attitude of the sales staff. They made a better first impression than..."

    Customer Review

    By Rachel B.
    Columbus, OH

    I was very impressed with the promptness and professional attitude of the sales staff. They made a better first impression than ANYONE else. Plus, Brendan was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and happily answered all of my questions. Thank you!!

  • By Jeffrey L.
    Columbus, OH

    "Dave, especially was great. Took care of everything, made me confident the job would be done right."

    Customer Review

    By Jeffrey L.
    Columbus, OH

    Dave, especially was great. Took care of everything, made me confident the job would be done right.

  • By David B.
    Delaware, OH

    "Your products seem to fill our needs the best. And your reputation."

    Customer Review

    By David B.
    Delaware, OH

    Your products seem to fill our needs the best. And your reputation.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "The installation crew worked through several difficult challenges, and they were diligent in making sure that..." Read Full Testimonial

    Patrick O. of Glouster, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the very good reviews and competitive pricing. Brendan was understanding of my issues and concerns with my foundation, and to my objectives and budget constraints. He worked to create a workable solution to meet those objectives. The installation crew arrived on time and worked hard while they were here. There was not a slacker in the bunch. They worked through several difficult challenges dealing with slopes and landscaping. They did the best they could to destroy as little as possible. Also, because of weather, clean-up was difficult. I appreciate greatly that they did what they could to save and clean up what they could. They also were diligent in making sure that I was satisfied with all work performed, both during and after. If I run into someone needing your services, I will communicate my positive experience to them.
    Patrick O.
    Glouster, OH
  • "Brendan provided excellent customer service and explained the products very well." Read Full Testimonial

    Andrew G. of Newark, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the quality of products and the knowledge of the representatives I met with. Brendan provided excellent customer service and explained the products very well.
    Andrew G.
    Newark, OH
  • "The crew was nice and courteous. They answered any questions that I had and took time to explain things." Read Full Testimonial

    George P. of Lancaster, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I really liked the design of the flangeless waterproofing system, as well as the price. Your estimate was more than $1,000 under the next closest estimate I received. The crew was nice and courteous. They did not mind me looking around and seeing how progress was going. They answered any questions that I had and took the time to explain things. The clean-up that was done was just fine. They did not leave any large messes for me to clean up.
    George P.
    Lancaster, OH
  • "The whole experience was great!" Read Full Testimonial

    Jeff J. of Mount Vernon, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I heard about Ohio Basement Authority on a TV commercial, and I selected the company because it had the products I wanted for my crawl space. The representative was very professional, and the crew was very prompt. The men were extremely courteous, and did a great job with the clean-up. The whole experience was great!
    Jeff J.
    Mount Vernon, OH
  • "Brendan and the crew were all fantastic!" Read Full Testimonial

    Steven S. of Pataskala, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I heard about Ohio Basement Authority on Home Advisor and TV ads. I selected this company to work on my home because of its rating on Home Advisor and Angie's List, and it had no complaints from the AG or BBB. The office is full of outstanding people, and the company representative and his presentation were professional and thorough. The crew was exemplary. They were courteous and extremely hard-working, and their clean-up exceeded my expectations. Brendan and the crew were all fantastic!
    Steven S.
    Pataskala, OH
  • "The company representative we met with did not push any services on us. He was concerned with what our..." Read Full Testimonial

    Julie and Mike R. of Pataskala, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              The company representative we met with was very informative. He presented the company’s products and services well, and did not push any services on us. He was concerned with what our desires and needs were for our basement. I appreciated Brendan offering ideas for the basement now and for the future, as well as the installation crew manager.
    Julie and Mike R.
    Pataskala, 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. Brendan Kent 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
  • "I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the price and service." Read Full Testimonial

    Tom P. of Croton, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              The inspector’s presentation was very well done, and I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the price and service. Great job. It looks nice.
    Tom P.
    Croton, OH
  • "Brendan did a great job, and the crew was a pleasure to work with." Read Full Testimonial

    Mark P. of Centerburg, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              We chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the inspector’s presentation and the warranty. Brendan did a great job. We originally asked about an egress window, and ended up with an egress window and waterproofing. Our foreman was a pleasure to work with, and everyone on the crew was pleasant. They cleaned up daily and at the end. They did a great job. They are great communicators, which is great when you are doing work on my most important asset.
    Mark P.
    Centerburg, OH
  • "We chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of everyone’s experience and the specialization..." Read Full Testimonial

    Arnold T. of Portsmouth, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              Everyone we spoke with was courteous, helpful and polite, and the inspector we met with seemed knowledgeable and very competent. We chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of everyone’s experience and the specialization in the exact type of work we required. Everyone on the installation crew also was friendly, courteous, and focused on doing the job right. Great crew, great experience.
    Arnold T.
    Portsmouth, OH

Brendan Kent from Ohio Basement Authority

Title: Inspector

Hometown: Kent, Ohio

Brendan Kent from Ohio Basement Authority

With eight years under his belt, Brendan has extensive experience in the basement repair industry.

He holds a BPI certification from the Building Science Institute, and has worked with basement waterproofing, water treatment, structural repair, crawl spaces, energy audits and retrofit work. After being introduced to the unique and innovative products offered by Basement Systems, he quickly realized he needed to be a part of the team at Ohio Basement Authority.

Brendan brings a focused, intelligent approach to each job he is involved with and is a true professional. Along with meeting new people, Brendan enjoys helping homeowners understand and solve their basement and crawl space problems.

A Reynoldsburg resident, he loves kids, dogs, and cats. In his spare time, Brendan enjoys fishing, boating, and watching his son, Jonathan, play football and wrestling.

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Keeping a Leaking Basement Dry with a More Reliable Waterproofing System in Pataskala, OH
    Before
    Keeping a Leaking Basement Dry with a More Reliable Waterproofing System in Pataskala, OH
    After

    While homeowners in Pataskala, OH, have lived in their house since it was built six years ago, they recently noticed a problem in their basement after heavy rains. Water leaked into several areas, leaving behind wet carpet and drywall.

    The owners wanted to make sure their basement and home would be healthy and safe, so they started to research basement waterproofing systems. They found information about Ohio Basement Authority online and were eager to contact us for further guidance. Inspector Brendan Kent visited to complete a thorough evaluation of the leaking basement. Brendan then presented the owners with some of our reliable basement waterproofing solutions.

    One of our crews, led by Foreman Valentin Rosales, first removed the existing drywall and insulation from the walls, and then began to install solutions including the WaterGuard interior drainage system, UltraSump Battery Backup System, CleanSpace wall system, and exterior IceGuard attachment.

    WaterGuard was placed in the sub-floor to catch seeping water from the walls and floor. Any water intercepted by WaterGuard is directed to the UltraSump system, which features two powerful pumps inside its liner along with an external backup battery. The UltraSump then pumps this water out of the home and away from the foundation. Additionally, an IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line to prevent flooding from frozen or blocked lines.

    In place of the older insulation, we covered the walls with the CleanSpace wall system. CleanSpace typically is used to encapsulate crawl spaces, but it also is useful in basements. This thick and durable liner is completely waterproof, and it helps direct any seeping water from the walls down to the WaterGuard system in the floor.

    The homeowners are happy to now have a more reliable basement waterproofing system to help keep their home safe and dry for many years to come.

  • Unhealthy Crawl Spaces in Croton, OH, are Properly Insulated and Sealed
    Before
    Unhealthy Crawl Spaces in Croton, OH, are Properly Insulated and Sealed
    After

    A homeowner in Croton, OH, wondered why his floors were always cold in the winter, and why he was noticing more mice and mold around his house. He rarely goes into the multiple crawl spaces underneath his home, so he didn’t realize the problems were coming from these areas.

    He contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online, and Inspector Brendan Kent completed a thorough evaluation at the 95-year-old home. In the separate crawl spaces, Brendan found moldy and failing insulation, debris, and open vents.

    Not only are these conditions unhealthy for the crawl spaces, they also affect the health of the rest of the home. They can also lead to health problems like asthma and allergies, or make these issues worse.

    Brendan then proposed several permanent crawl space repair options. While the homeowner received repair estimates from other companies, he liked our methods the best.

    One of our expert crews first took great care to remove the insulation and debris from each crawl space, then they placed sheets of TerraBlock on the floors. The crawl spaces were then completely encapsulated in CleanSpace liner, and SilverGlo panels were installed on the walls. All of these products help insulate the crawl spaces and improve their appearance and functionality.

    Spray foam insulation was added to the crawl space rim joists for extra protection, vent covers were installed outside the home to seal the crawl spaces from outside air and pests, and a SaniDry XP dehumidifier was installed in the basement to control humidity.

    The owner was excited to have these projects completed so his home will be a healthier and more energy efficient living environment for many more years to come.

  • Sump Pump Upgrade and Other Basement Waterproofing Solutions Improve a Home's Health in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Before
    Sump Pump Upgrade and Other Basement Waterproofing Solutions Improve a Home's Health in Reynoldsburg, OH
    After

    Homeowners in Reynoldsburg, OH, have lived in their house since it was built almost 40 years ago. Various repairs have been completed during that time, including installing structural steel I-Beams and sealing the walls to reinforce the cracking foundation walls. Water also leaked into the basement though these foundation wall cracks, saturating the walls and floor and leaving puddles and visible damage behind. This resulted in an unsightly and unhealthy basement.

    The homeowners’ son wanted to help his parents correct these issues so the basement and the rest of the home would be a healthy living environment. He knew he could count on one of his friends, an inspector with Ohio Basement Authority, to help him in this venture. Inspector Brendan Kent completed a thorough evaluation of the basement, and he presented his friend and the homeowners with several reliable basement waterproofing solutions.

    One of our experienced crews transformed the basement by installing the WaterGuard interior drainage system to catch any water that might seep through the wall and floor. The crew also replaced the older sump pump system with the SuperSump sump pump. The SuperSump features a powerful Zoeller ® 1/3 hp sump pump that can pump more than 2,000 gallons of water per hour out of a basement. This system was installed in the larger TripleSafe liner to allow for easy future upgrades.

    An IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line, and this line was tied into new downspout conductor lines that were installed on the property.

    The CleanSpace wall system was used to cover the unsightly walls and help with waterproofing. Any seeping water will run behind the liner and down to the WateGuard system below. The CleanSpace liner also acts as a moisture and vapor barrier.

    The homeowners and their son now have peace of mind knowing these reliable solutions have helped create a safer living environment.

  • Reliable Waterproofing, Encapsulation and Insulation Transforms an Unhealthy Crawl Space in Westerville, OH
    Before
    Reliable Waterproofing, Encapsulation and Insulation Transforms an Unhealthy Crawl Space in Westerville, OH
    After

    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 Inspector Brendan Kent who completed a thorough evaluation of the problematic crawl space. Brendan 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.

  • The Leaking Basement of an Older Home in Worthington, OH, is Permanently Waterproofed
    Before
    The Leaking Basement of an Older Home in Worthington, OH, is Permanently Waterproofed
    After

    Homeowners in Worthington, OH, fell in love with the historic charm of their more than 100-year-old house a few years ago. However, they were concerned with water intrusion in the basement.

    They wanted to make sure the home would be a safe and dry living environment, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company on our website. We met the challenge of waterproofing a stone basement head-on, and installed several permanent solutions that will always keep the basement dry.

    These included the WaterGuard interior drainage system and UltraSump Battery Back-Up sump pump system. These products create the perfect waterproofing combination because the WaterGuard catches any seeping water and directs it to the UltraSump, which pumps it out of the basement and away from the foundation. The powerful sump pump system was installed inside the larger TripleSafe sump pump liner for easy future system upgrades.

    New downspout conductor lines were also installed on the property, and an IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line. An energy-efficient SaniDry XP dehumidifier was also installed to dry and filter the air, as well as prevent mold and reduce odors.

    The owners were also concerned with the stone walls, so the CleanSpace wall system was installed. CleanSpace is more commonly used to encapsulate crawl spaces, but this durable liner can also be installed on foundation walls. Along with improving the walls’ appearance, CleanSpace stops water vapor from permeating the walls and drains wall leaks.

    The owners were excited these various permanent solutions were installed so their home will be a healthier living environment for many more years to come.

  • Sump Pump Upgrade Will Keep a Home Dry in Bucyrus, OH
    Before
    Sump Pump Upgrade Will Keep a Home Dry in Bucyrus, OH
    After

    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 Inspector Brendan Kent 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, Brendan recommended upgrading their waterproofing system to more reliable products.

    The homeowners agreed with Brendan’s 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.

Company news I'd like to share with you:

  • Protect Your Home from Frozen Discharge Lines
    Protect Your Home from Frozen Discharge Lines
    Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
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  • Ohio Basement Authority Hosts Clean-Up Day in the Westerville Community
    Ohio Basement Authority Hosts Clean-Up Day in the Westerville Community
    Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
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  • Education is the Key to a Healthy Home
    Education is the Key to a Healthy Home
    Monday, Jun 20th, 2016
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  • Ohio Basement Authority Gives Back to Veterans in Need
    Ohio Basement Authority Gives Back to Veterans in Need
    Thursday, Oct 22nd, 2015
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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