Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Frank And Alma H.
    Johnstown, OH

    "We had Colin Soltar (Foreman), Justin and Jermal come and do our basement. They were very professional, polite and friendly from..."

    Customer Review

    By Frank And Alma H.
    Johnstown, OH

    We had Colin Soltar (Foreman), Justin and Jermal come and do our basement. They were very professional, polite and friendly from start to finish. Colin explained every step to us. They came the coldest day of the year! They made us feel very comfortable with their work. Very nice to have such nice gentlemen be in our home.

  • By Patty C.
    Westerville, OH

    "My property was left without a speck of dirt anywhere. They are very clean and sanitary, which is a pet peeve of mine in regards..."

    Customer Review

    By Patty C.
    Westerville, OH

    My property was left without a speck of dirt anywhere. They are very clean and sanitary, which is a pet peeve of mine in regards to construction work, as some individuals leave debris behind. My basement was immaculate. I highly recommend them.

  • By Leslie S.
    Westerville, OH

    "Although I decided not to purchase your services at this time, I felt obligated to leave a review. Travis really does your..."

    Customer Review

    By Leslie S.
    Westerville, OH

    Although I decided not to purchase your services at this time, I felt obligated to leave a review. Travis really does your company proud! He was prompt, courteous, professional, extremely knowledgeable about your products, and did not make me feel pressured like some "typical sales people." That goes a long way with most people! Your company is fortunate to be represented by Travis.

  • By Sandi M.
    Columbus, OH

    "Travis was very professional and clearly explained my options for my foundation repair. He answered my questions specifically and..."

    Customer Review

    By Sandi M.
    Columbus, OH

    Travis was very professional and clearly explained my options for my foundation repair. He answered my questions specifically and to my satisfaction. He was very approachable with a friendly attitude. He was one of the main reasons I chose your company.

  • By James G.
    Powell, OH

    "The crew did more than expected on the job, and they clean up as well. Highly recommend them to do the job. Thanks, gentlemen."

    Customer Review

    By James G.
    Powell, OH

    The crew did more than expected on the job, and they clean up as well. Highly recommend them to do the job. Thanks, gentlemen.

  • By Wes L.
    Powell, OH

    Customer Review

    By Wes L.
    Powell, OH

  • By Kristi B.
    Dublin, OH

    "Logan and Paul did an excellent job installing our egress window. We're very happy with it."

    Customer Review

    By Kristi B.
    Dublin, OH

    Logan and Paul did an excellent job installing our egress window. We're very happy with it.

  • By Cheryl B.
    Springfield, OH

    Customer Review

    By Cheryl B.
    Springfield, OH

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "The inspector I met with did a great job selling your product, answering questions, and assuring me that the..." Read Full Testimonial

    Chad C. of Heath, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I hadn't heard of Ohio Basement Authority until I searched Google for repair options. The inspector I met with did a great job selling your product, answering questions, and assuring me that the job would be done right the first time. He was the key for us to decide to go with your company. We also liked the price, and you quoted nearly half the price of your competitors. The office staff was also courteous and helpful. When I called about credit, the gentleman was very helpful and made sure I was first priority. He walked me through the online process and was able to complete my payment. The installation crew was great! They arrived on time, were very personable, and had a great attitude. They also did a great job cleaning up, and the area looked better than when they started!
    Chad C.
    Heath, OH
  • "From start to finish, your representative and crew made this a positive experience! Even better, this has..." Read Full Testimonial

    Alan P. of Heath, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I’ve seen Ohio Basement Authority’s commercials and heard about the company through word of mouth, and I chose to work with you because of your courtesy and cost. Travis was professional and knowledgeable. He answered my questions in a respectful manner. All members of the crew were professional. They fully explained what they were doing and how the drainage system they installed would work. Excellent job! There’s no evidence that they had even been here, except for the wet cement. From start to finish, your representative and crew made this a positive experience! Even better, this has been an extremely wet few days and I can see/hear the sump pump and drainage system doing their job to keep my basement dry. THANK YOU!!!
    Alan P.
    Heath, OH
  • "I am very satisfied with every aspect of your operation – from the very first inspection to the last..." Read Full Testimonial

    Bernard A. of Amanda, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I looked online, and your website, along with others, came up. The company representative I first met with was very professional and knowledgeable, and did a very informative presentation, answering all my questions. I had already scheduled a job when I discovered that a rental unit that I am building and the dirt under it had settled. The floor was basically hanging in midair. I contacted my inspector, Travis, and he made sure the office got in touch with me. You found an open spot and scheduled both jobs the same day. The installation crew was very prompt, went right to work, and was very professional and courteous. Mike explained everything he was doing, and never left me uncomfortable at any time. You need to hang onto this employee and his trainee! The clean-up was also very thorough. They even cleaned up my mess, along with theirs. I am very satisfied with every aspect of your operation – from the very first inspection to the last piece of dirt swept from my floor. I would and will recommend your service and product highly to friends and other customers.
    Bernard A.
    Amanda, OH
  • "The entire experience was wonderful from start to finish. I was very impressed with everyone I came in..." Read Full Testimonial

    Marcella R. of Pataskala, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              Travis was very professional and gave a great presentation, explaining all the options and advantages of your system. A friend had a bad experience with another company, so after Travis’ presentation I didn’t feel the need to talk to any other company. The installation crew called in advance to let me know they were on their way. They checked with me before leaving to make sure I was happy with the cleanup. The entire experience was wonderful from start to finish. I was very impressed with everyone I came in contact with, and their work was fantastic.
    Marcella R.
    Pataskala, OH
  • "The company representative gave a very good presentation and pointed out problems with my basement." Read Full Testimonial

    Nancy M. of Pataskala, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the display at a home show at the Columbus Convention Center, and the presentation by the representative at my home. He gave a very good presentation and pointed out problems with my basement. After the work, my basement was cleaner than when the installation crew arrived.
    Nancy M.
    Pataskala, OH
  • "Megan Pettry and Travis were great! The crew also was awesome and very informative." Read Full Testimonial

    Nicholas B. of Johnstown, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              Ohio Basement Authority did basement work at this house for the previous owner. I wanted the warranty to carry over, plus I heard you were the best! Megan Pettry and Travis were great! The crew also was awesome and very informative.
    Nicholas B.
    Johnstown, OH
  • "I chose to work with the company because of its excellent reputation, and my confidence your company could do..." Read Full Testimonial

    Scott C. of Pickerington, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I heard about Ohio Basement Authority on TV ads and Angie’s List reviews. I chose to work with the company because of its excellent reputation, and my confidence your company could do the work properly. The office staff was very courteous and helpful, and the representative I first met with was professional, knowledgeable, and not high-pressure. The installation crew arrived on time each day, and they were all very courteous. They explained what they were doing, answered my questions, and their clean-up was much better than I expected. I am very satisfied I chose your company to repair my home. I will recommend you to anyone I know who needs foundation repair.
    Scott C.
    Pickerington, OH
  • ""The company is living up to their mission statement as far as the WOW experience."" Read Full Testimonial

    David S. of Canal Winchester, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              David S. from Canal Winchester, OH, has a 20-year-old home and the foundation wall had a small crack that kept getting bigger over time. To prevent that small crack from becoming a major structural issue, David started to look for a company that could help fix the problem, and found Ohio Basement Authority. In this video, he speaks about the quality of service and customer care he received. "The company is living up to their mission statement as far as the WOW experience," David said.
    David S.
    Canal Winchester, OH
  • "I really liked Travis and his presentation. And John and his crew were the best!" Read Full Testimonial

    Earl O. of Centerburg, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I just moved to the area, and I saw an ad for Ohio Basement Authority on TV. From my first contact, everyone that I spoke with and dealt with was very professional and courteous. I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the lifetime warranty backed up by a worldwide company, and I really liked Travis and his presentation. The installation crew was exactly on time, and a little early the next day. They were extremely courteous. This crew was the best! Actually, I think my basement is cleaner than when they started!
    Earl O.
    Centerburg, OH
  • "We've tried other companies, but felt that they were not as knowledgeable as this company." Read Full Testimonial

    Shannon H. of Ashville, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              The company representative we met with did a great job. We've tried other companies, but felt that they were not as knowledgeable as this company. The installation crew was courteous, arrived on time, and was very clean. They did a great job.
    Shannon H.
    Ashville, OH

Travis Burkart from Ohio Basement Authority

Title: Inspector

Hometown: Sidney, Ohio

Travis Burkart from Ohio Basement Authority

Helping homeowners create healthier living environments for their families is what drives Travis in his career at Ohio Basement Authority.

As a certified basement waterproofing professional, and foundation and crawl space repair specialist, Travis enjoys meeting with a variety of customers every day, and helping them find permanent solutions for their basement, crawl space and foundation problems.

With several years of experience in construction and customer service, Travis is a great asset to Ohio Basement Authority. He previously worked for several years with the country’s largest construction supply distributor, as well as a major grocery store chain.

Along with taking advantage of various coaching and learning opportunities, Travis has completed more than 400 hours of extensive training through the Basement Systems and Foundation Supportworks worldwide networks.

Travis is a family-oriented Westerville resident who cherishes spending time with his loved ones, going with them to the Columbus Zoo, and taking them on road trips. He also enjoys watching various sporting events and playing basketball.

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • CleanSpace Encapsulation Creates a Healthy, Functional Crawl Space in Granville, OH
    Before
    CleanSpace Encapsulation Creates a Healthy, Functional Crawl Space in Granville, OH
    After

    Upon moving into their house in Granville, OH, homeowners noticed the partial crawl space adjacent to the basement was not finished. Even though it was insulated, the fiberglass insulation and plastic liner was beginning to fail.

    The owners would like to finish the basement area and use it for storage, so they were eager to improve the health and function of the crawl space before moving on to other projects. After seeing a commercial for Ohio Basement Authority on TV, the owners knew they had to call us.

    After removing the older insulation and liner, the crawl space was encapsulated in durable CleanSpace liner. This thick liner is similar to pool liner, and it completely isolates the home from the earth. It also prevents moisture and vapor intrusion and helps insulate the crawl space. CleanSpace is tough enough to crawl on, and it automatically brightens and improves the appearance of the crawl space.

    The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing this permanent solution has created a healthier and more functional crawl space they will be able to enjoy for many more years to come.

  • 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.

  • IceGuards and Sump Pump Upgrade Will Keep a Basement Dry in Dublin, OH
    Before
    IceGuards and Sump Pump Upgrade Will Keep a Basement Dry in Dublin, OH
    After

    After recently moving into their house, homeowners in Dublin, OH, noticed their sump pump was running quite often. They were worried the existing system would not be able to keep up if there was a problem with water in the vast basement.

    The owners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through online resources like Angie’s List. We replaced the existing sump pump with the reliable UltraSump Battery Back-Up System to give them peace of mind.

    When Inspector Travis Burkart first visited the homeowners to complete a thorough evaluation of the home and its waterproofing system, he noticed an issue outside. Water had frozen on the outside of the sump pump discharge lines. This can cause major problems inside the home including water seepage and flooding.

    To address this problem, we attached IceGuards to the sump pump discharge lines. These attachments will allow water to escape should the discharge lines freeze or become blocked.

    The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these basement waterproofing solutions will keep their home dry for many more years to come.

  • Fixing and Repairing a Cracking, Tilting Wall in Marysville, OH
    Before
    Fixing and Repairing a Cracking, Tilting Wall in Marysville, OH
    After

    Homeowners in Marysville, OH, have lived in their house since it was built 30 years ago. During the last few years, the owners have noticed potential structural issues getting worse. One section of a foundation wall was cracking and appeared to be tilting inward.

    Along with the safety and structural integrity of their living environment, the owners were concerned these problems could impact their ability to sell the home some day. They wanted to fix these issues once and for all, so they started to research how to best address these problems. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after seeing our TV ads, and they were eager to meet with one of our inspectors to learn more about how we could help them.

    As he used a laser level and his keen, experienced eye, Inspector Travis Burkart pointed out that the north wall was showing signs of settlement and tipping. He then presented the homeowners with several repair options that would stabilize the wall and prevent any further damage.

    The owners were then eager for Foreman Manuel Inguil to lead his crew in installing several PowerBrace beams. These steel beams are fastened and secured to the floor joists. The beams are then plumbed against the wall as level as possible, and the bottom of the beams are anchored to the floor. These heavy-duty beams are zinc-plated beams so they are protected from corrosion and damage, unlike the other metal and wooden supports that were failing to stabilize the walls. Another unique feature with this system is the ability to tighten the beams during dry seasons to potentially improve and straighten the wall over time.

    The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing this reliable repair solution has helped ensure their home’s structural stability for many years to come.

  • Properly Sealing and Insulating a Crawl Space in Springfield, OH
    Before
    Properly Sealing and Insulating a Crawl Space in Springfield, OH
    After

    The crawl space under their house has been out of sight and out of mind for many years for homeowners in Springfield, OH. But after recently noticing increased moisture, dampness and musty odors, the owners decided to take a look in this area. They were surprised to find nasty, wet, moldy insulation, debris, and open vents in the crawl space.

    The owners wanted to nip these issues in the bud, and they were motivated to seek assistance from Ohio Basement Authority after seeing our TV ads. Inspector Travis Burkart then visited to complete a thorough evaluation of the crawl space. After discussing his findings with the homeowners, as well as their goals with a repair project, Travis then recommended the perfect solutions to transform the crawl space.

    Foreman Valentin Rosales and his crew then took great care to remove the unhealthy, unsightly nuisances from the crawl space. Thick drainage matting was placed on the crawl space floor to enhance the durability of the encapsulation material. SilverGlo insulation panels were placed on the walls, and spray foam insulation was applied to the band joists.

    The crawl space was then completely encapsulated in CleanSpace liner. This thick and durable liner fully seals the crawl space from the earth, prevents vapor and moisture intrusion, and also helps insulate the crawl space. CleanSpace is tough enough to crawl on, making the crawl space a more functional area for storage.

    The owners are happy to now have a safer and healthier crawl space and home because of these trustworthy solutions.

Company news I'd like to share with you:

  • 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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  • 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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  • Ohio Basement Authority Rings Bells for Salvation Army Donations
    Ohio Basement Authority Rings Bells for Salvation Army Donations
    Wednesday, Dec 23rd, 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