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Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Encapsulation in Athens County, Ohio

Water in the basement or crawl space leads to mold, rot, musty odors and structural issues. It also leads to a reoccurring headache for you. Luckily, our trained experts are available to permanently fix the problem.

We will properly install a hidden drainage system in your Athens County basement and completely encapsulate your crawl space with CleanSpace vapor barrier. We are here to solve your basement waterproofing problem for you.

Why Choose Us?
  • Lifetime Warranty on all Perimeter Waterproofing Systems
  • 25-year Warranty on Crawl Space Encapsulation Systems
  • Sump Pump Installation, Repair & Replacement
  • Basement, Crawl Space & Spray Foam Insulation
  • Crawl Space & Basement Dehumidifiers
  • 16 Years of Experience
  • Hundreds of Satisfied Customers

Athens County Structural & Foundation Repair

Foundation problems destroy your Athens County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of foundation repair and geo-technical engineers are here to help. We design and install the right solution and usually have the project finished in less than a week. You will have peace of mind as we provide a 25-year written warranty against defects on our foundation products.

We Fix
  • Bowing Walls
  • Sagging Floors
  • Stair-Step Cracks
  • Tilting Chimneys  
  • Foundation Cracks
  • Garage Slabs   
We Use
  • Wall Anchors
  • Slab Piers
  • I-Beam Wall Braces
  • Helical Deck Piers
  • Sticking Windows
  • Underpinning

PolyLevel™ Concrete Leveling & Lifting

The sunken and cracked concrete around your Athens County home is both an eyesore and a safety hazard. It is also likely to get worse, but we can fix it for you.

Our experts use PolyLevel, a superior polyurethane foam. Small holes are drilled in the concrete, the foam is injected and the expanding foam lifts the concrete. The majority of contractors you will call use mudjacking instead of foam. Mudjacking is heavier, require larger holes in the concrete and does not last as long as PolyLevel. Call us today to learn more.

We Fix
  • Cracked Driveways
  • Uneven Patios
  • Sinking Sidewalks      

  • Uneven Concrete
  • Sunken Pool Decks
  • Highway & Commercial Issues

 

Job Stories From Athens County, OH
Push Piers, SilverGlo, UltraSump installations stabilize and improve the health of a home in New Albany, OH

He only lived in his new house for a few months, but a homeowner in New Albany, OH, was tired of cold floors and concerned with high energy costs.

An Ohio Basement Authority inspector visited the home and found failing fiberglass insulation in the crawl space, and a partially settled room addition.

Our crew completed a few different projects to improve the health and stability of the home. Two Push Piers were installed under the room addition to lift it back into place. The fiberglass insulation was removed and replaced with energy-efficient SilverGlo panels that will decrease energy costs and keep the floors warm. An UltraSump sump pump was also installed to keep the crawl space dry.

The homeowner is now happy to have a more stable home that is healthy and dry. 

Basement Waterproofing with UltraSump & IceGuard in New Albany, OH

After living in his home for 15 years, a homeowner in New Albany, OH, recently began considering updating his basement waterproofing system. While he wasn't experiencing any issues, he was concerned with sump failure with his current system.

Ohio Basement Authority installed the UltraSump Battery Back-Up System in his basement. If the primary pump fails for any reason, such as a power outage, the water rises and automatically turns on the UltraSump back-up system. This is powered by a battery specifically designed for long-term standby use.

The IceGuard Sump Pump Discharge Line System was also installed on the home's exterior to prevent floods if the discharge line freezes. 

Push Piers & PowerBrace System Stabilizes Home's Foundation in Athens, OH

Homeowners in Athens, OH, began to notice stair-step cracking on their foundation walls, and they were concerned with their home's structural stability.

They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews installed four Push Piers underneath the foundation and two PowerBrace beams on one of the interior foundation walls.

These products will attempt to lift the foundation back to level, as well as permanently stabilize the foundation and problematic wall.

The homeowners are happy their house will now be structurally sound for many years.

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Bowing & Cracking Foundation Wall Stabilized by PowerBrace Beams in Athens, OH

Homeowners in Athens, OH, were hoping to sell their home this year, but they were concerned about the structural stability of one of the foundation walls. It was cracking and bowing inward, and they wanted to make sure it would be stable for future owners.

They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews installed six steel PowerBrace beams on the south foundation wall. These heavy-duty beams stop further inward movement of the wall for the lifetime of the structure, and can be tightened to improve the wall.

The homeowners are now happy the house will be structurally sound for many years to come.

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Basement in Athens, OH, Waterproofed with WaterGuard, TripleSafe & IceGuard

A homeowner in Athens, OH, experienced water intrusion in various areas around his basement for quite some time, and he was eager to address the recurring issue. He wanted to prevent the floor from getting wet during heavy rains, and hoped to find a permanent solution.

He contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews installed the WaterGuard drainage system. The sub-floor system intercepts any seeping water and drains it into the TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe, which is equipped with a battery back-up, pumps the water out of and away from the home. New discharge lines were also installed, and an IceGuard was attached to one of the lines to prevent flooding from frozen or blocked lines.

The homeowner is happy to have a house that will be dry all the time because of these products.

New Downspout Conductor Lines Installed in New Albany, OH

Homeowners in New Albany, OH, have lived in their house since it was built in 1997. In recent months, they have experienced water backing up into their basement because the sump pump discharge line was not draining properly.

They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews installed new downspout conductor lines on the property. They were buried underground and led out to the street.

The homeowners are happy to now have an updated drainage system that will help keep water out of and away from the house. 

Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing in New Albany, OH

Homeowners in New Albany, OH, noticed water seeping into their basement every time it rained, and they wanted to have the problem corrected once and for all.

They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our crews installed the sub-floor WaterGuard drainage system and a TripleSafe sump pump. New downspout conductor lines were also installed and buried underground.

One of the foundation walls was also becoming a cause for concern. After the foundation was excavated down to the footer, the north foundation wall was pushed back to as plumb as possible. Exterior damp proofing was applied to the wall to prevent moisture intrusion, and the soil was backfilled and replaced.

The interior wall cracks were filled, and several Carbon Fiber wall supports were installed to further reinforce the foundation walls.

The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing their house will be structurally stable and free of water for years to come. 

Push Piers Correct Foundation Settlement in Athens, OH

A homeowner in Athens, OH, has noticed stair-step cracking in one of the foundation walls in her garage getting worse. This common cause of wall failure due to foundation settlement will only cause more problems in the long-run if not addressed as soon as possible.

The owner contacted Ohio Basement Authority because she was concerned with the structural stability of the garage, and she wanted to find a permanent solution to this ongoing issue. 

One of our expert crews installed four heavy-duty Push Piers under the garage foundation to lift and permanently stabilize this settling wall.

The homeowner is happy the garage will now be structurally sound for many years to come because of this installation.

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Wall Anchors and PowerBraces Stabilize Cracking and Bowing Foundation Walls in Athens, OH

Cracking and bowing foundation walls have been concerning for the last several years for homeowners in Athens, OH. They want to sell the 50-year-old house, but worried that these structural issues would affect the home's value and safety for the next owners.

The owners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after researching our company online, and we installed two reliable foundation repair products. Several heavy-duty Geo-Lock Wall Anchors and PowerBrace beams were installed to permanently stabilize the problematic foundation walls. Not only do these products reinforce the walls, they also offer the best opportunity to straighten the walls.

The owners now have peace of mind knowing the house will be structurally stable for many years to come.

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CleanSpace Liner and SaniDry Dehumidifier Improves the Health of a Crawl Space in Athens, OH

After living in his house for 17 years, a homeowner in Athens, OH, suspected there were issues in his crawl space that were affecting the rest of the house. He previously worked with Ohio Basement Authority on other projects, so he was eager to call us again when he wanted to address the crawl space.

This area under his home was full of debris, failing insulation and plastic liner, and moisture. To correct these issues, we removed the debris and other problematic conditions, then installed some of our many reliable crawl space repair products.

Drainage matting was placed on the crawl space floor to enhance the durability of the CleanSpace liner that was used to encapsulate the crawl space. CleanSpace completely acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space. A powerful, yet energy-efficient SaniDry CX dehumidifier was also installed to control the humidity and purify the air.

The owner was excited these permanent solutions were installed so the crawl space and the rest of his home will be a healthier living environment for many years to come.

Wall Anchors Permanently Stabilize Cracking and Bowing Foundation Walls in Westerville, OH

After many years of dealing with cracked and bowing foundation walls, homeowners in Westerville, OH, were eager to tackle the problem once and for all.

They saw an ad for Ohio Basement Authority on TV, and they immediately knew they had to call us.

We then provided the perfect solution that met the homeowners’ goals of permanently stabilizing and attempting to straighten the walls. Seven Geo-Lock Channel Anchors – four on the east foundation wall, and three on the north foundation wall – were installed. Along with reinforcing the walls, these sturdy anchors prevent further cracking and bowing. Their unique design also allows them to be tightened for potential wall improvement.

The owners are pleased these reliable, heavy-duty anchors were installed so their home will be a safe and structurally sound living environment for many more years to come.

WaterGuard, SuperSump, and IceGuard Installations Will Keep a Leaking Basement Dry in Athens, OH

Maintaining a safe and healthy living environment for their tenants is very important to homeowners in Athens, OH. When water recently began to seep into the basement due to work on a nearby water main, the homeowners wanted to be sure to promptly address this issue.

They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online, and we installed the perfect permanent solutions. The WaterGuard interior drainage system was installed in the sub-floor to intercept any seeping water. This water is then directed to the SuperSump sump pump and safely pumped out of the basement and away from the foundation through a discharge line. An IceGuard was attached to the exterior discharge line to prevent flooding if the pipe should freeze or become blocked.

The owners now have peace of mind knowing these reliable basement waterproofing products will keep the home safe and dry for many years to come.

Permanent Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing Projects Create a Safer and Healthier Home in Athens, OH

Before refurbishing a home and adding living space in the basement, it is important to make sure the area is structurally stable. When homeowners in Athens, OH, were removing drywall, they discovered various cracks in the foundation walls. One wall also was severely bowing inward.

This concerned the homeowners, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority in search for a permanent solution. We carefully demolished and completely rebuilt the most problematic foundation wall, then installed some of our many reliable foundation repair products. Several Carbon Fiber wall supports were added to the new foundation wall’s interior to enhance its stability. Many steel I-Beams also were installed to reinforce the other walls.

We also installed an interior basement waterproofing system. This included the sub-floor WaterGuard drainage system and an UltraSump sump pump.

The owners now have peace of mind knowing their home will be a healthier and safer living environment for many years to come.

Helical Piers Stabilize Sinking Foundation in Athens, OH

Homeowners in Athens, OH, recently purchased a house in Athens, OH, that they would like to turn into a rental property. Before renting it out, the owners wanted to make sure the house would be a safe and stable environment for their tenants.

They noticed structural issues with the home such as foundation wall cracks and settling, and they wanted to address these problems right away. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online, and we installed the perfect permanent solution.

Three Helical Piers were installed underneath the settling areas of the foundation. These heavy-duty galvanized steel piers stabilize the home and offer the best opportunity to raise the home back to level.

The owners now have peace of mind knowing future tenants will have a safe place to call home.

Repairing Leaking Wall in Albany, OH

Homeowners in Albany, OH, had flooding in their basement that ruined some family heirlooms. They noticed that one of their foundation walls was bowing, cracked, moist, and had paint peeling off. The flooding often happened after hard rains. They planned to live there long-term and were looking for a repair company to "do it right." After doing an Internet search, the homeowners called us to set up a free inspection and estimate.

One of our certified inspectors met with them to discuss possible repair options. They decided that SmartJack, replacement support beams, and SaniDry would be the best solutions for their situation and budget. 

One of our expert production crews came in and installed these products. A SmartJack (typically used in crawl spaces) is a strong, steel jack that was used to replace an existing, failing support. They used I-beams to replace the other failing supports and stabilize the bowing and cracked wall. Finally, they set up a SaniDry XP Basement Air System, which is a powerful dehumidifier which both dries and filters the air.

Due to these reliable repairs, the homeowners feel much better about the state of their basement, and no longer worry that flooding will ruin their belongings. 

Permanent Foundation Stabilization with Helical and Push Piers in Albany, OH

When they moved into their house three years ago, homeowners in Albany, OH, noticed one of the foundation walls was cracking and did not appear to be level. They had this problematic wall rebuilt shortly after noticing this sign of foundation settlement, however the problems only continued.

Now that the owners are trying to sell the house, they want to address these issues once and for all. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through our website. After meeting with one of our highly trained inspectors, the owners were equally excited for one of our expert crews to permanently stabilize the home.

We installed several heavy-duty Helical Piers and Push Piers underneath the problematic, settling areas of the foundation.

 These durable galvanized steel piers were driven down to competent soil and attached to heavy-duty foundation brackets on the home’s footing. These piers permanently stabilize the foundation, help prevent further settlement, and offer the best opportunity to lift the settling section back to level.

The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing the house will be a safe and stable living environment for the next owners.  

Sealing a Nasty Crawl Space in Nelsonville, OH

Maintaining a safe and healthy vacation home away from home for their family is very important to homeowners who frequently say at their log cabin in Nelsonville, OH. After owning the home for about one year, the owners began to notice problems with the dirt crawl space underneath the house.

This area was very wet from taking in a lot of water during heavy rains, and it was filled with debris and failing insulation. This concerned the homeowners, and they wanted to address these issues right away. They were eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online. After meeting with one of our experienced inspectors, the owners were equally excited for one of our expert crews to transform the nasty crawl space.

After removing the debris and other nuisances from the crawl space, we encapsulated the area in CleanSpace liner. This thick and durable liner completely isolates the crawl space from the earth, acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and helps insulate the crawl space.

Additional installations included the SmartSump sump pump that replaced the portable sump pump the homeowner previously installed, spray foam insulation that was applied to the band joists, and exterior vent covers to further seal the crawl space from outside air and precipitation.

The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these reliable permanent solutions have not only improved the health and appearance of the crawl space, but the health of the home as well.

Crawl Space and Basement Waterproofing and Encapsulation in an Old Home in Millfield, OH

After living in their house for a little more than one year, homeowners in Millfield, OH, began to notice issues in their basement and crawl space. Moisture seemed to be present in both areas of the almost 150-year-old home, as well as the lack of insulation. These problems were evident especially during the winter with cold floors and high energy bills.

The homeowners were looking or the perfect permanent solution, and they knew they found one with Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through our website. Once they met with one of our experienced inspectors, the owners were equally excited for one of our expert crews to install several reliable basement waterproofing and crawl space repair products.

Because of the older home’s foundation and flooring, we used the SmartPipe drainage system in the basement and crawl space to catch any seeping water. This water is then directed to the SuperSump sump pump so it can be pumped out of the home.

After placing durability-enhancing drainage matting followed by TerraBlock foam insulation panels on the floors, the areas were encapsulated in CleanSpace liner. CleanSpace is thick and durable, and very similar to swimming pool liner. This liner fully seals the crawl space and basement areas from the earth, and it serves as a moisture and vapor barrier.  Spray foam was applied to the band joists to further insulate the home, and exterior vent covers were installed to prevent intrusion from outside air, precipitation and pests.

The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these repair projects have helped them create a safer and healthier longtime home.

Stabilizing Settling Foundation Walls in Glouster, OH

After living in their house for several years, homeowners in Glouster, OH, recently noticed some potential structural issues with their foundation walls. Some sections of the walls were showing signs of failure in the form of stair-step cracks, and daylight could be seen through a series of these cracks in another one of the walls. The latter indicates foundation settlement.

The homeowners were concerned these problems would only worsen, so they wanted to address them as soon as possible. As they researched repair options, they were eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through our website. After meeting with one of our expert inspectors, the owners were equally excited for us to install one type of our many reliable foundation repair products.

We installed several Helical Piers underneath the problematic areas of the foundation. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel piers are driven down to competent soil so they can permanently stabilize the foundation walls. The piers also offer the best opportunity to lift the settling foundation back to level.

The homeowners were pleased this trustworthy solution was installed to help them create a safe and stable living environment. 

Reinforcing Cracking and Settling Foundation Walls in Glouster, OH

After living in their home for several years, homeowners in Glouster, OH, recently began to notice problems with the foundation walls. These walls were cracking, and one wall had severe stair-step cracks. This indicates foundation settlement.

These issues greatly concerned the homeowners, and they wanted to address them before any further damage resulted. They were motivated to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through our website. After they met with one of our expert inspectors, the homeowners were eager for one of our experienced crews to install some of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.

We installed several Geo-Lock Wall Anchors on one of the foundation walls that was cracking, but not as severely as the others. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel anchors permanently stabilize the walls, prevent any further cracking or inward bowing, and offer the best opportunity to straighten the walls because of their unique design.

We also installed Helical Piers and Push Piers underneath the settling areas of the foundation. These durable galvanized steel piers were driven down to competent soil and attached to heavy-duty foundation brackets on the home’s footing. These piers permanently stabilize the foundation, help prevent further settlement, and offer the best opportunity to lift the settling section back to level.

The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing the house will be a safe and stable living environment because of these trustworthy solutions.

Reinforcing a Cracking Foundation Wall in Albany, OH

After living in their house for many years, homeowners in Albany, OH, started to notice possible structural issues. One of the foundation walls was cracking and slightly tilting inward. These are common signs of foundation wall failure, which will only worsen and result in significant safety hazards and costly repairs.

In search of a permanent solution, the homeowners learned more about Ohio Basement Authority through online resources like Home Advisor. They were eager to contact us and meet with one of our expert inspectors. After completing a thorough evaluation of the home’s foundation, our inspector recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair products.

One of our crews installed several Carbon Fiber supports on the problematic foundation wall. These heavy-duty supports permanently reinforce the foundation wall where they were installed, as well as prevent any further cracking and inward bowing. They also can easily be concealed by paint or drywall.

The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing this trustworthy solution has helped create a safe and stable living environment. 

Stabilizing a Cracking, Tilting Foundation Wall in Albany, OH

During the time that he has lived in his house, a homeowner in Albany, OH, has been monitoring a structural issue in his home. One of the foundation walls was cracking and slightly tilting inward, and these issues seemed to worsen over time.

The homeowner was concerned the wall could eventually fail and collapse, thus affecting the structural stability and safety of the home. After learning more about Ohio Basement Authority, the owner was eager to contact us for a permanent solution. After he met with one of our inspectors, the homeowner was eager for one of our crews to install one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.

We installed several Geo-Lock Wall Anchors on the problematic foundation wall to permanently stabilize it. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel anchors not only reinforce the wall, their unique design also allows them to be tightened for wall improvement. These anchors also offer the best opportunity to straighten the wall.

The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing his home will be a safer living environment because of these trustworthy repairs.  

Fixing and Protecting a Problematic Foundation Wall in Athens, OH

After living in their house for two years, homeowners in Athens, OH, were motivated to address what seemed to be lingering problems in their basement. A foundation wall was cracking and appeared to be tilting inward.

The owners wanted to have these issues fixed once and for all, so they began to research the best way to repair them. After finding information about Ohio Basement Authority, the owners were eager to contact us and then meet with one of our inspectors. Our inspector completed a thorough evaluation of the problematic foundation wall, and he then recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.

One of our crews installed Carbon Fiber supports on the wall. These heavy-duty supports permanently stabilize the wall where they are installed, and they prevent any further cracking or inward bowing. The low-profile Carbon Fiber straps also can be easily concealed by paint, drywall, or other materials when finishing the basement.

The homeowners are pleased to now have a safe and stable living environment because of this trustworthy repair solution.

SaniDry Dehumidifier Helps Create a Healthier Home in Athens, OH

After living in their house for three years, homeowners in Athens, OH, started to notice a problem with dampness and humidity in their home. They also were concerned these issues could lead to potential mold growth.

Their current conventional dehumidifier appeared to not be doing the job, and the owners wanted professional advice. After finding Ohio Basement Authority’s website, the owners were eager to contact us for further assistance. They met with one of our inspectors who assessed the condition of the basement, as well as the existing dehumidifier. Our inspector then recommended the perfect solution.

One of our crews replaced the inefficient dehumidifier with the SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. This compact yet powerful and energy-efficient model cleans and filters the air, controls moisture and humidity, and reduces odors and the potential for mold growth. It also self-drains so there are no buckets to worry about emptying.

The owners can breathe easier knowing this trustworthy solution has helped them create a healthier living environment.

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Waterproofing a Leaking Basement in Nelsonville, OH

While they have lived in their house for only a few months, homeowners in Nelsonville, OH have already experienced some problems with the home. Water was seeping into the basement and attached garage at the wall-floor joint during heavy storms. This resulted in several areas of puddles that they were constantly cleaning up.

Tired of worrying about this every time it rained, the homeowners wanted to fix this problem once and for all. They found information about Ohio Basement Authority online and they were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the leaking basement and garage. Our inspector then recommended some of our reliable basement waterproofing solutions.

One of our crews then waterproofed the basement and garage with the WaterGuard drainage system and TripleSafe sump pump. WaterGuard is placed in the sub-floor to catch any seeping water from the walls and floor. This water is then drained to the TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe is equipped with three powerful pumps inside a large liner, as well as an external backup battery.

Additionally, IceGuards were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line, and LawnScapes were used to camouflage the ends of the exterior drainage lines in the back yard.

The homeowners can rest easier knowing these trustworthy repairs will keep their basement dry for many years to come.

Stabilizing Sagging Floors in an Old Sorority House in Athens, OH

After months of working with a general contractor, the head of a sorority board of directors in Athens, OH, was ready to move on to a more reliable repair. She contacted Ohio Basement Authority after finding information about our company online, and she was eager to learn more about how we could help.

The board previously hired a contractor to stabilize the sagging floors of the more than 100-year-old sorority house. This was not a good experience, as the contractor was not effectively working to repair the issues. One of our inspectors noted the light-duty jack posts the contractor installed were not sufficiently supporting the above floors. Our inspector then recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.

Along with steel support beams, one of our crews installed several SmartJacks throughout the basement to stabilize the above floors and help raise them back to level. These heavy-duty supports are made of galvanized steel, making them rust and corrosion resistant. While SmartJacks are designed to stop settling, they can easily be adjusted if any settling occurs.

The board is pleased these trustworthy solutions were installed to help stabilize the house for its student residents for many years to come.

Transforming a Nasty Crawl Space in Athens, OH

As new homeowners in Athens, OH, moved into their house and began to make it their own, they started to notice some issues they wanted to remedy with repair projects. This included a nasty crawl space underneath the house. This area leaked and lacked proper insulation and sealant from the earth.

After finding information about Ohio Basement Authority online, the owners were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the crawl space. Our inspector then recommended the perfect repairs.

The crawl space was waterproofed with the SmartPipe drainage system. Installed in the crawl space floor, SmartPipe intercepts leaking water from the walls and floor. The pipe was directed to the home’s exterior and connected to new exterior discharge lines.

Drainage Matting was placed on the crawl space floor to help direct water to the SmartPipe system as well as enhance the durability of the encapsulation material. The crawl space was then encapsulated in CleanSpace liner. This thick liner completely seals the crawl space from the earth, acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and helps insulate the crawl space.

The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these reliable solutions have helped them create a healthier living environment.

Waterproofing and Stabilizing a Home in Athens, OH

Within the first year that they lived in their house, homeowners in Athens, OH, noticed some problems were beginning to worsen in their basement. Water appeared to be seeping inside, and one area of the foundation was cracking.

Before remodeling and finishing the basement, the owners wanted to be sure to properly address these issues. During their research for potential repairs, the owners came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website. They were motivated to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the basement. Our inspector then recommended some of our reliable basement waterproofing and foundation repair solutions.

One of our crews then waterproofed the basement with the WaterGuard interior drainage system, UltraSump sump pump and exterior IceGuard attachment. WaterGuard is specially designed to sit in the sub-floor and atop the footing to accept seeping water from the walls and floor. This water is then directed to the UltraSump sump pump. The UltraSump is equipped with two powerful pumps inside its liner, as well as an external backup battery. An IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line to prevent flooding if the line freezes or becomes blocked.

The problematic foundation wall was permanently stabilized by several Carbon Fiber supports. These durable supports firmly adhere to the wall to stabilize it in its current position and prevent any further cracking or inward bowing.

The homeowners can confidently finish their basement now that it has been properly waterproofed and reinforced with reliable solutions.

Serving the following Athens County, OH zip codes
Athens 45701, Nelsonville 45764, The Plains 45780, Glouster 45732, Millfield 45761, Guysville 45735, New Marshfield 45766, Chauncey 45719, Albany 45710, Stewart 45778, Shade 45776, Buchtel 45716, Coolville 45723, Jacksonville 45740, Trimble 45782, Amesville 45711, Carbondale 45717, Sharpsburg 45777, Hockingport 45739