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Foundation Stabilization with Carbon Fiber Supports in Athens, OH

Foundation Stabilization with Carbon Fiber Supports in Athens, OH

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Foundation Stabilization with Carbon Fiber Supports in Athens, OH Foundation Stabilization with Carbon Fiber Supports in Athens, OH

After living in his house for 18 years, a homeowner in Athens, OH, was ready to address longtime structural problems. One of the home’s foundation walls was cracking and tilting inward, and these issues only appeared to be worsening with time.

Significant damage and safety hazards, as well as costly repairs, can result the longer these signs of foundation wall failure are neglected. The homeowner wanted to fix these problems once and for all, and he began to research how to best address these problems.

He was motivated to contact Ohio Basement Authority after finding information about our company and our repair methods online. He then met with one of our inspectors who assessed the condition of the wall. Our inspector then recommended one of our many trustworthy foundation repair solutions.

One of our crews then installed several Carbon Fiber supports along the problematic foundation wall. These durable supports firmly adhere to the wall to permanently reinforce it and hold it in its current position. The straps also protect the wall from any further cracking or inward bowing. This repair method may not appear to be very attractive, but the straps’ low profile allows them to easily be covered by paint or other basement finishing materials.

The homeowner is now pleased to have a safe and structurally sound living environment because of this reliable repair method.

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Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Encapsulation in Athens, 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 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
  • Hundreds of Satisfied Customers

Athens Structural & Foundation Repair

Foundation problems destroy your Athens 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

 

Case Studies From Athens
Properly
While the owners of a home in Athens, OH have lived in their house for 30 years, they rarely venture into the crawl space. A recent peek inside...
Permanently
During the 18 years that he has lived in his house, a homeowner in Athens, OH, has been keeping an eye on some structural issues he noticed. One of...
SmartJacks
It is common for older homes to have their quirks and require numerous maintenance projects. This includes addressing and enhancing the home’s...
Job Stories From Athens, OH
Foundation Stabilization with Push Piers in Athens, OH

New homeowners were excited to move into their house in Athens, OH. But before officially moving in, they knew they needed to take care of some improvement projects. One of these was addressing a problematic foundation issue. Two perpendicular foundation walls had stair-step cracks and significant gaps, which are telltale signs of settlement.

The owners voiced their concerns to their realtor, who suggesting contacting Ohio Basement Authority for assistance. The owners met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the walls. Our inspector then presented the owners with one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.

One of our expert crews then installed several Push Piers underneath the settling foundation walls. After digging down to expose the foundation’s footing, heavy-duty steel brackets were secured. Rugged steel tubes were then driven through the brackets to competent soils. The weight of the house was then transferred through the piers to load-bearing strata. This ensures no further settlement will occur, and the home’s walls can be lifted back to level.

The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing this trustworthy repair project has helped ensure the safety and stability of their forever home.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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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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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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.

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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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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Work Requests From Athens, OH
Vicinity of Haines Ridge Road in Athens
Wet basement, mold, especially in corners
Vicinity of Ball Drive in Athens
House not level causing drywall and door issues. House is installed over crawl space.
Vicinity of in Athens
Old house with sandstone block foundation with frequent water flowing through basement/crawl spaces leading to surface mold in basement.
Vicinity of MANSFIELD RD in Athens
Because of recent heavy rain, sections of our basement wall appears to be seeping water at the bottom and leaving puddles. We'd like to see what our options are for waterproofing the basement.
Vicinity of Pomeroy Rd in Athens
We have a rental property at 65 1/2 which is a detached garage with an apartment above. The garage has some drainage issues as well as needs waterproofed.
Vicinity of Beal Road in Athens
I have water in three locations in my typically dry basement.
Vicinity of in Athens
Crawl space not drying out.
Vicinity of Estates Drive, in Athens
Have wet basement. Want to see what is need to waterproof.
Vicinity of Cameron Rd in Athens
Walk-out basement flooding during heavy rains (minimal water coming in, but we want to catch it before it becomes a disaster).
Vicinity of Westfield Pl in Athens
I have a seepage problem in my basement.
Vicinity of Madison Avenue in Athens
We have a recently purchased older house -- ostensibly "remodeled" -- which has a strangely configured basement with different floor heights and water intrusion after heavy rain or snow melt. Don't know whether this is ground water or surface water. We need to have someone take a look and propose options to dry it out, or keep water out. Thank you.
Vicinity of Vore Ridge Rd in Athens
Water in cellar, condensation on windows in colder months. Bowing stone wall in cellar. (1800s)
Vicinity of Ruth Road in Athens
One wall of my basement has developed a horizontal crack about 2 feed below ground level. No water leaking there, but there is in corner wall with no obvious cracking. I think this is frost line freeze damage due to poor drainage /not enough down spouts. I don't detect any bowing, but I am interested in hearing about the least expensive repair.
Vicinity of Avon Place in Athens
Water seepage from the basement floor
Vicinity of Avon Pl in Athens
We have a significant crack in our front basement wall of about 1/4 inch that is bowing in with a deflection of about 2.75 inches on the bottom part and 1.75 inches on the top. Along with this we also have moisture that comes in when it rains. We are looking to fix the wall and take care of the moisture the best that we can
Vicinity of Curran Drive in Athens
After the recent heavy rains, we are experiencing water in our basement and are interested in getting help waterproofing it.
Vicinity of Coventry Ln. in Athens
Water seeping into basement after heavy rainfall. The basement is a full basement that is unfinished.
Vicinity of Radford Rd in Athens
I have one long wall in basement that needs to be fixed, and possibly 2 others in need of inspection. Waterproofing is not required, just the bowed wall. Not in a rush.
Vicinity of Coventry Lane in Athens
An 8' x 12' piece of driveway (poured 5 years ago) concrete slab tilted up in one corner by 1 to 2 inches because the opposite end sank a little. I want to make the slab even. Some other pieces also have minor sinking.
Vicinity of Beechwood Dr in Athens
Stabilize the piers on one corner of the house.