Steve Davis

Ohio Basement Authority

Title: Inspector

Steve Davis from Ohio Basement Authority

Steve is a certified basement waterproofing, and foundation and crawl space repair specialist who is passionate about assisting homeowners.

He is an outgoing inspector who truly cares about his customers. He enjoys meeting new people every day, and helping them find permanent solutions for their basement problems. Steve also takes pride in helping customers create safer and healthier homes by educating them on Ohio Basement Authority’s many patented products and solutions.

With 10 years of customer service experience, Steve is a great asset to Ohio Basement Authority. He takes advantage of many continuous learning opportunities, and has completed more than 1,000 hours of extensive training through the Basement Systems and Foundation Supportworks worldwide networks.

Steve is a Bexley resident who cherishes spending time with his family, especially his wife and their son. He also enjoys golfing, playing ice hockey and snowboarding.

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Maxine E.
    Etna, OH

    "Eric Davis and Brandon Holliday were amazing. Polite, respectful, informative, good sense of humor. They even put batteries in..."

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    By Maxine E.
    Etna, OH

    Eric Davis and Brandon Holliday were amazing. Polite, respectful, informative, good sense of humor. They even put batteries in two of our smoke detectors that were beeping. One detector was high on a vaulted ceiling! They are fine gentlemen. They worked very hard.

  • By Peggy K.
    Chillicothe, OH

    "I was completely satisfied with Ohio Basement Authority. I had no idea who to get for our problem so I Looked on Angie's List. I..."

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    By Peggy K.
    Chillicothe, OH

    I was completely satisfied with Ohio Basement Authority. I had no idea who to get for our problem so I Looked on Angie's List. I am so glad I did. I could not be more pleased with a company or the work that I had done.

  • By Marybeth M.
    Westerville, OH

    "Out technician was Best in Class, and a 5 is not enough. We rate him a 20 for skill, knowledge, and personality. He called ahead..."

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    By Marybeth M.
    Westerville, OH

    Out technician was Best in Class, and a 5 is not enough. We rate him a 20 for skill, knowledge, and personality. He called ahead twice, was fast and thorough (a perfectionist!) and super clean, so much appreciated.

  • By Julia H.
    Westerville, OH

    "I came back to Ohio Basement Authority because I had a great experience with a previous job a couple of years ago. I was able to..."

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    By Julia H.
    Westerville, OH

    I came back to Ohio Basement Authority because I had a great experience with a previous job a couple of years ago. I was able to work with the same sales representative, and I felt like he was very honest and easy to work with. I was very satisfied with the work the first time, and was confident that I would be again.

  • By Amresh G.
    Columbus, OH

    "Once again, Steve Davis was very through and gave me the best options that fell within my tight budget."

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    By Amresh G.
    Columbus, OH

    Once again, Steve Davis was very through and gave me the best options that fell within my tight budget.

  • By Luke And Caitlin K.
    Powell, OH

    "Good reviews. I felt comfortable with the Stephen. I feel confident that the water in our basement is finally solved. I'm very..."

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    By Luke And Caitlin K.
    Powell, OH

    Good reviews. I felt comfortable with the Stephen. I feel confident that the water in our basement is finally solved. I'm very happy with the egress window.

  • By Mark B.
    Dublin, OH

    "When the crew left, the space was as clean as before they came."

    Customer Review

    By Mark B.
    Dublin, OH

    When the crew left, the space was as clean as before they came.

  • By Mark And Becky M.
    Galloway, OH

    "Professional from the start. Steve was outstanding in explaining problem and solutions. Another company was here and never gave..."

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    By Mark And Becky M.
    Galloway, OH

    Professional from the start. Steve was outstanding in explaining problem and solutions. Another company was here and never gave me an estimate for over a month and a half. They didn't respond to calls to find out what was going on. Not until I put a review on Angie's list, then they called - too late! The crew that did the work was outstanding. Ryan, Nate, and Nick were polite very concerned about the job they did. I can't say enough about how professional and courteous they were!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "It was an awesome experience from the first phone call to the finished product." Read Full Testimonial

    Jennifer R. of New Lexington, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the cost of repair and the company’s professionalism. Steve was very helpful and professional. It was an awesome experience from the first phone call to the finished product.
    Jennifer R.
    New Lexington, OH
  • "Steve, the inspector, was very thorough and knowledgeable." Read Full Testimonial

    Bryan C. of Crown City, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              Steve, the inspector, was very thorough and knowledgeable. He explained the repair system to me, which was a less invasive choice for repair than other companies provided.
    Bryan C.
    Crown City, OH
  • "Steve Davis was great. He was very patient and knowledgeable, and his presentation was easily the most..." Read Full Testimonial

    James D. of Westerville, OH

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              I saw Ohio Basement Authority’s TV ad, and I chose to work with the company because of the price. And I liked the actual process better than the others. The staff was very helpful, and Steve Davis was great. He was very patient and knowledgeable, and his presentation was easily the most informative and understandable. The work was fantastic, and the crew was so professional, courteous and very polite. The crew leader found some things others had missed that were crucial. Steve, the sales rep, took the time to rework the proposal three times, as we asked questions and changed some things around. Overall, a super experience.
    James D.
    Westerville, OH
  • "I was very pleased with your company from start to finish. Everyone with whom we had contact treated us..." Read Full Testimonial

    Kevin J. of Columbus, OH

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              We chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of a referral and the company’s professionalism. Steve was prompt, communicative, thorough, polite and friendly. His presentation made sense and was reasonably priced. The installation crew also was very polite and very professional. I was very pleased with your company from start to finish. Everyone with whom we had contact treated us professionally and respectfully. It was a pleasure to have you in our home.
    Kevin J.
    Columbus, OH
  • "I was very happy with you guys. So far, I have not had any water. That is a big relief off my mind,..." Read Full Testimonial

    Melanie L. of Columbus, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              Stephen, the inspector I met with, was great. I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the pricing, and I needed to get this project done as soon as possible. I was very happy with you guys. So far, I have not had any water. That is a big relief off my mind, considering my basement is finished and carpeted. Thank you so much.
    Melanie L.
    Columbus, OH
  • "Stephen Davis gave a thorough presentation and answered questions directly. He was knowledgeable and very..." Read Full Testimonial

    Margaret T. of Columbus, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              We’ve seen Ohio Basement Authority’s TV advertisements, and we chose to work with the company because we believed that the work to be done (18 Carbon Fiber structural supports) would improve our basement foundation. We needed the work done in a timely manner to get the house ready to sell. OBA could provide the service quickly and completely. Stephen Davis gave a thorough presentation and answered questions directly. He was knowledgeable and very helpful during the home visit. The office staff was very helpful, and each person with the crew was courteous. Jose Tellez and his assistant arrived ahead of the set time so that they could enter the home and get to work in the basement exactly at the expected time. There was no down time, and they cleaned up quickly and efficiently. Good work ethics. Jose explained the paperwork we needed to sign when the job was done.
    Margaret T.
    Columbus, OH
  • "I met with Steve Davis who talked to me and not down to me. He explained everything that would happen, and he..." Read Full Testimonial

    Cathy B. of Columbus, OH

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              I found Ohio Basement Authority on the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List and Home Advisor, and there always was an A+ rating. I then chose to work with the company because of the A+ ratings, price, and professionalism of Steve Davis. I met with Steve Davis who talked to me and not down to me. He explained everything that would happen, and he was very professional and courteous. The crew members also were very professional. Everything looks great. I am very happy.
    Cathy B.
    Columbus, OH
  • "Stephen was great to deal with. He listened to what I wanted, then showed me how I could make the best use of..." Read Full Testimonial

    Craig Y. of Lewis Center, OH

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              I saw Ohio Basement Authority at the Columbus Dispatch Home and Garden Show, and I’ve heard their ads on 610AM. I chose to work with the company because I had talked with Stephen Davis a couple of times before. He seemed honest and easy to deal with. The unique repair method also seemed like the way to go. Stephen was great to deal with. He listened to what I wanted, then showed me how I could make the best use of my money on the project. The installation crew called first, of course. They showed up earlier than I expected, which worked out really well for my schedule. We got my truck out of their way, then they got right to work. I was able to watch them get started, which was interesting, then I was able to write them the payoff check and head into work. I think the area was cleaner when they left than when they arrived. I am really pleased with the work that was done. This was a small job, but important to me. I know I have a safer home that my 80-year-old parents can safely navigate.
    Craig Y.
    Lewis Center, OH
  • "The crew was very respectful of me and our property, which is very important to me." Read Full Testimonial

    Gretchen N. of Powell, OH

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              I chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the lifetime transferrable warranty and the company’s years in business. Stephen’s presentation was thorough and all my questions were answered. The installation crew was very prompt. They were very respectful of me and our property, which is very important to me. They did a great job keeping the work space and dust contained. They showed me every step of the process and answered any questions that I had along the way. The instillation went smoothly and it looks just like I was told it would. They did a great job of cleaning up both inside and out. I was very satisfied with the entire process with OBA. I am anxious to see how well the product works with stopping the bowing of our basement walls. I would definitely recommend OBA to family or friends in the future.
    Gretchen N.
    Powell, OH
  • "I believe this is one of the very best crews we have ever had to work on a project in our home." Read Full Testimonial

    William and Marilyn W. of Dublin, OH

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              We chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority because of the good reports from other customers, and the company’s high rating by the Better Business Bureau. The company representative we first met with was thorough and knowledgeable. He answered our questions and offered printed materials to illustrate that information. The crew was extremely efficient and offered explanations of what they were doing as the job progressed. They were very impressive in their attitude and skills on the job. I appreciated the abundance of plastic used to protect the house and belongings, and attention to details in their clean-up. I believe this is one of the very best crews we have ever had to work on a project in our home. They finished the work in have the projected time with as little disruption as possible with the nature of what they had to do.
    William and Marilyn W.
    Dublin, OH
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Properly Encapsulating, Insulating and Waterproofing a Crawl Space in Hebron, OH
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    Properly Encapsulating, Insulating and Waterproofing a Crawl Space in Hebron, OH
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    Properly Encapsulating, Insulating and Waterproofing a Crawl Space in Hebron, OH

    As they moved into their house, new homeowners in Hebron, OH, wanted to ensure the health and safety of their living environment. They noticed the crawl space seemed damp and smelly. While they don’t intend on going into this area under the house very much, they didn’t want anything in there to negatively impact the rest of the home above.

    As the owners searched for repair options, they found information about Ohio Basement Authority on Home Advisor and were eager to contact us for further guidance. Inspector Steve Davis visited to complete a thorough evaluation of the crawl space. Along with the lack of insulation or proper sealing, Steve also found standing water and a failing sump pump system. Steve then recommended the perfect repair solutions.

    Foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then properly waterproofed, encapsulated and insulated the crawl space.

    They first took great care to remove the failing insulation and other debris from the crawl space. SmartPipe was then placed in the floor around the crawl space perimeter. This system collects seeping water and then directs it to the new UltraSump sump pump system to be pumped out of the home.

    Drainage matting was placed on the floor to help direct water to the SmartPipe system, and SilverGlo insulation panels were placed on the walls. The crawl space was then encapsulated with thick and durable CleanSpace liner. This liner completely seals the crawl space from the earth, and it acts as a moisture and vapor barrier.

    Additionally, SaniDry dehumidifier also was installed to clean and filter the air, control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold growth. This unit self-drains into the UltraSump system.

    The homeowners are pleased to now have a safer and healthier crawl space and home.

  • Egress Window Upgrade Enhances a Home's Safety in Lancaster, OH
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    Egress Window Upgrade Enhances a Home's Safety in Lancaster, OH
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    Egress Window Upgrade Enhances a Home's Safety in Lancaster, OH

    Before taking on a basement finishing project to create additional bedroom space, homeowners in Lancaster, OH, wanted to ensure the safety and code compliancy of their basement.

    The International Residential Code states that “basements, habitable attics, and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency escape or rescue opening. This means that an egress window system must be installed.

    As the homeowners began to research how to accomplish this project, they came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website and were eager to contact us for further guidance. Inspector Steve Davis then visited to assess the current (glass block) window system, and he confirmed the need for the egress window.

    One of our crews then installed the new system. After removing the existing glass block window, our crew excavated the area outside the window and carefully cut into the block foundation wall to make room for the newer, bigger window. The all-vinyl frame of the new window is rust-resistant, and the window’s double-pane glass is energy-efficient. A lightly-colored window well was installed outside the window, which helps allow ore sunlight to enter the basement and brighten up the space. A durable clear cover also was attached to the well for safety, as well as to keep leaves, debris, and water out of the window well.

    The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing the updated window system has enhanced the safety of their home.

  • Properly Sealing a Nasty Crawl Space in Mansfield, OH
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    Properly Sealing a Nasty Crawl Space in Mansfield, OH
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    Properly Sealing a Nasty Crawl Space in Mansfield, OH

    A homeowner in Mansfield, OH, wanted to tackle various repair projects to clean up her 66-year-old house. One at the top of her to-do list was addressing the dirty, smelly crawl space under the house.

    After seeing Ohio Basement Authority’s TV ads, the owner was motivated to contact us for further guidance. She met with Inspector Steve Davis who ventured into the crawl space to evaluate its condition. Steve found debris, failing insulation and floor lining, open vents and other problems in the crawl space. He then recommended the perfect repairs to the homeowner.

    The owner was then eager for one of our crews, led by Foreman Rich Pomales, to transform the crawl space. After the debris and other nuisances were removed, the crawl space was encapsulated in CleanSpace liner. This thick and durable liner, similar to swimming pool liner, completely seals the crawl space to isolate it from the earth. CleanSpace also acts as moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space.

    Additionally, drainage matting was placed on the floor before the encapsulation project to enhance the durability of CleanSpace. Vent covers also were placed on the home’s exterior to further seal the crawl space from outside air, water and pests.

    The owner is pleased to now have a healthier crawl space and home because of this trustworthy repair solution.

  • Fixing and Protecting Cracking, Tilting Walls in Hilliard, OH
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    Fixing and Protecting Cracking, Tilting Walls in Hilliard, OH
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    Fixing and Protecting Cracking, Tilting Walls in Hilliard, OH

    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.

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
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