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After living in her house for six years, a homeowner in Westerville, OH, was growing tired of a small glass block window in her finished basement. While glass block windows do allow natural light into the basement, this particular window was not quite what the homeowner hoped it would be.
She was interested in having an egress window system installed, so she contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning about this service through our website.
Not only are egress windows attractive and safe additions, they are home necessities. Residential building code requires habitable spaces, such as finished basements, to have a means of egress.
We carefully excavated the area outside the existing window to remove it and create a larger space for the new window. The new window with a larger frame and double-pane glass, is durable and energy-efficient. Then the lightly colored window well and translucent well cover were installed. These pieces allow more natural light to enter the basement while keeping leaves, debris, water and other nuisances out of the window area.
The homeowner is excited to have an updated an energy-efficient basement window system.
During the last several years, homeowners in Westerville, OH, have been monitoring a potential structural issue outside their home. They noticed a retaining wall outside their basement walk-out was beginning to fail. It was cracking and slightly tilting inward.
The homeowners were not only concerned about their safety, but how these issues could affect the future resale of their house. They were motivated to contact Ohio Basement Authority after seeing our TV ads. After meeting with one of our inspectors, the homeowners were equally excited for one of our crews to fix these problems for good.
First, the crew excavated the earth outside the retaining wall down to the wall’s footer. The wall was then pushed back to as plumb as possible. Then, two Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed to further straighten and stabilize the retaining wall. Wall Anchor Covers were placed over the visible anchor plates to conceal them, and all cracks were repaired and filled.
The homeowners are pleased this reliable repair solution has helped enhance the safety and appearance of their home.
New homeowners were excited to move into a house they just purchased in Westerville, OH. As they began to make the home their own with personal touches, they discovered a problem near the basement. The partial crawl space adjacent to the basement was not properly sealed or insulated, there was debris on the gravel floor, and there was evidence of moisture and water intrusion.
The owners wanted to ensure the health of their living environment, so they began to research how to best address these issues. After learning about Ohio Basement Authority from a satisfied customer, the owners were eager to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the problematic crawl space. Our inspector then presented the owners with the perfect repair solutions.
After first removing the failing insulation, debris and other nuisances from the crawl space, Foreman Milton Castro and his crew then installed waterproofing solutions to keep the crawl space dry. SmartPipe was placed in the crawl space floor to catch seeping water. This water is then directed to an UltraSump sump pump to be pumped out of the home.
Drainage matting was placed on the crawl space floor to help direct seeping water to the perimeter SmartPipe system, as well as enhance the durability of the encapsulation material. CleanSpace liner was then used to encapsulate the crawl space and fully isolate this area from the earth.
SilverGlo insulation panels were placed on the walls, and spray foam insulation was applied to the band joists.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing the crawl space, as well as the rest of their home, is now a safer, healthier, and more functional area because of these trustworthy repair solutions.
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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 Westerville basement and completely encapsulate your crawl space with CleanSpace vapor barrier. We are here to solve your basement waterproofing problem for you.
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Foundation problems destroy your Westerville 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.
After living in their house for several years, homeowners in Westerville, OH, noticed a potential structural problem was worsening. A corner where two foundation walls meet in their basement had cracks in stair-step patterns, and there were significant gaps between the blocks in the foundation walls. These signs indicate the foundation walls are settling.
Motivated to address these issues once and for all, the owners wanted to find the best repair. They relayed their concerns to a trusted friend who happened to be a satisfied Ohio Basement Authority customer. The friend recommended contacting us based on the remarkable experience he had with us during his foundation repair projects.
The homeowners then met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the home and its problematic foundation. Our inspector then recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews then installed several Push Piers underneath the settling foundation walls. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel piers are driven deep into the soil to permanently stabilize the foundation and offer the best opportunity to lift it back to level.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing this trustworthy repair has helped them create a safer living environment.
Homeowners in Westerville, OH, moved into their house not long after it was built almost 15 years ago. Recently, however, they started to grow concerned with the health and safety of their home. They were most worried about the partial crawl space under the house.
After learning about Ohio Basement Authority, the owners wanted to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the unhealthy and unsightly area under their house. Our inspector then helped them draw up a plan for fixing the nasty area.
One of our crews then insulated the crawl space by placing SilverGlo panels on the walls, and the area was encapsulated in thick and durable CleanSpace. Along with isolating the crawl space from the earth, CleanSpace also prevents moisture and vapor intrusion.
The homeowners are happy to now have a safer and healthier living environment because of these trustworthy solutions.
While searching for companies to complete this work, the owner found information about Ohio Basement Authority on Home Advisor. He was then motivated to contact us to learn more about how we could help him. He met with one of our inspectors who helped determine where the interior hookups would be located, as well as the paths of the new lines to connect to the city systems.
One of our crews then installed a new sewer line and a new water line on the property, and the owner is pleased to have these new, reliable systems serving his house.
After living in her house for 20 years, a homeowner in Westerville, OH, started to notice a problem on her home’s exterior. The chimney was beginning to pull away from the rest of the home. This is one of the more dramatic signs of foundation settlement that can be particularly alarming to homeowners.
The owner wanted to address this problem before serious damage resulted. After hearing about Ohio Basement Authority, the owner wanted to contact us for further guidance. She met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the home and chimney. Our inspector then recommended the perfect foundation repair solution.
One of our crews then installed two Helical Piers underneath the settling chimney. These durable galvanized steel piers were mechanically driven down to competent soil and attached to heavy-duty foundation brackets on the home’s footing. These piers permanently stabilize the chimney, help prevent further settlement, and offer the best opportunity to lift the settling section back to level.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing this reliable repair solution has helped her create a safer living environment.
During the 20 years that they have lived in their house, homeowners in Westerville, OH, noticed some cracks along the foundation walls were getting bigger. Worried about the effects of further damage, the owners wanted to address these issues right away.
They found information about Ohio Basement Authority on Angie’s List and were eager to contact us. They met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough inspection of the problematic foundation walls. Our inspector also pointed out the small crawl spaces used for storage were unsightly, unhealthy areas as well. The inspector then suggested some of our reliable crawl space and foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews then permanently stabilized the failing foundation walls with several Carbon Fiber supports. These durable supports firmly adhere to the walls to hold them in their current positions and prevent any further movement.
The crawl spaces were encapsulated in CleanSpace liner. This thick and durable liner fully seals the crawl spaces from the earth. It also is a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl spaces. SilverGlo panels also were placed on the walls for additional insulation.
The exterior drainage system also was updated with newer, thicker pipes that were placed in the ground.
The homeowners are pleased these various repair projects were completed to help ensure the safety and health of their living environment.
After living in their house for a few years, homeowners in Westerville, OH, noticed a problem was worsening in the basement. Water was leaking inside, and the current sump pump was not able to keep up.
The owners previously worked with Ohio Basement Authority on a foundation repair project, so they knew they could count on us for the best solution. They again met with one of our inspectors who took a look at the problematic basement. Our inspector then suggested some of our reliable basement waterproofing solutions.
One of our crews then waterproofed the basement with WaterGuard, UltraSump, and an exterior IceGuard. WaterGuard was placed in the sub-floor to catch seeping water from the walls and floor. This water is then directed to drain to the UltraSump sump pump. The UltraSump features two powerful pumps inside its liner, as well as an external backup battery. An IceGuard also was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line to prevent flooding from frozen or blocked lines.
The homeowners are pleased to now have a dry basement because of these trustworthy repairs.
During the 17 years he has lived in his house, a homeowner in Westerville, OH, has been keeping an eye on potential structural issues. But recently, he noticed these problems were worsening. Several areas of the foundation walls were cracking and also appeared to be tilting inward. Not only was he concerned with the structural stability of the home, but its future resale value as well.
The owner voiced his concerns to a trusted friend, and his friend recommended calling Ohio Basement Authority for the perfect repair. After doing so, the owner met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the problematic walls. Our inspector then presented the owner with one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews then installed several PowerBrace beams on the walls throughout the basement. These steel beams are fastened and secured to the floor joists. The beams are then plumbed against the walls 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. Another unique feature with this system is the ability to tighten the beams during dry seasons to potentially improve and straighten the walls.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing his home will be a safe and stable living environment because of this trustworthy repair solution.
New homeowners in Westerville, OH, were in the process of having various repair projects completed before moving in and making the home their own. While working with their general contractor, they discussed having an egress window installed.
According to the International Code for One-and Two-Family Dwellings, all habitable spaces, including basements, are required to have at least one operational emergency escape or means of egress.
The homeowners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after finding our website during their research, and they were eager for us to enhance their home’s safety and appearance with a new egress window system.
After carefully excavating the area outside where the new window was to be installed, one of our crews carefully cut into the block foundation wall to make room for the new window. The window’s all-vinyl frame is rust-resistant, and its double-pane glass is energy-efficient.
A lightly-colored window well was installed outside the window, which allows more natural light into the basement. A durable clear cover was attached to the well to enhance safety as well as keep leaves, debris and precipitation out of the window well.
The homeowners are happy to have an updated basement window system that enhances the safety and appearance of their home.
As a homeowner in Westerville, OH, prepared to sell his house, he knew he needed to address various repair projects. This included a section of one of the foundation walls that was starting to crack.
After speaking to his realtor, the owner was eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority for further guidance. He met with one of our inspectors who assessed the condition of the wall in question. Our inspector then suggested having one of our crews install one of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
We then stabilized this wall with Carbon Fiber supports. These heavy-duty supports firmly adhere to the wall to permanently stabilize it and protect it from any further cracking or inward bowing.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing this trustworthy repair has helped ensure the home’s resale value, as well as its structural stability for the next owner.
After living in his house for 14 years, a homeowner in Westerville, OH, was preparing to sell the home. He noticed some soft spots in the floor that were out of level, and he was concerned this could impact the home’s safety and resale value.
The owner contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our structural repair services through our website.
We added a triple-sistered wooden girder next to the existing beam in the basement, then installed five SmartJacks. These high-capacity, adjustable steel jack piers permanently stop settling and can raise the floor back to the proper level.
The owner is pleased these permanent solutions were installed to enhance the home’s structural integrity and resale value.
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.
While they have lived in their house for 25 years, it wasn’t until the last few years that homeowners in Westerville, OH, noticed evidence of structural issues. Two of the foundation walls were showing signs of failure in the form of various cracking patterns and inward bowing.
The home was built almost 60 years ago, and it is common for foundation walls to crack and fail due to hydrostatic pressure. They may not look dangerous at first, but these problems will only worsen and become costly safety hazards in the long run.
The owners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online, and we installed the PowerBrace System, one of our many reliable foundation repair products. Seventeen of these sturdy, zinc-plated and corrosion-resistant steel beams were installed throughout the basement to permanently stabilize the foundation walls. The unique design of these beams also allows for potential wall improvement over time.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing this permanent solution has enhanced the structural integrity of their longtime home.
After living in their house for 29 years, homeowners in Westerville, OH, were starting to notice their chimney pulling away from the home's exterior.
A tilting chimney is one of the more scary and dramatic signs of foundation settlement, but it can easily be corrected with one of our permanent foundation repair solutions.
The homeowners contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and we installed two Helical Piers underneath the chimney. These heavy-duty galvanized steel piers will permanently stabilize the chimney and protect this area against further foundation settlement.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing this foundation problem has been corrected so their house will be a safer living environment for many years to come.
Upon purchasing their house in Westerville, OH, the homeowners wanted to make sure the crawl space would be a healthy area.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and Inspector Jason Fry found debris, open vents, water damage, and potential mold in the crawl space. He recommended various methods to address these issues, and we installed several crawl space repair products.
These included CleanSpace liner to isolate the crawl space from the earth, SmartPipe to intercept seeping water, a SmartSump to pump any water out of the crawl space, and vent covers to seal the area from outside air.
The homeowners were excited to have these permanent solutions installed in their house so that it will be a healthier living environment for many years to come.
A homeowner in Westerville, OH, was impressed by the foundation repair installations Ohio Basement Authority previously completed in his house, and he did not hesitate to call on us again when he noticed other issues. Water would seep into the basement during periods of rain, damaging the carpet and other belongings.
One of our expert crews replaced the failing sump pump with the trustworthy TripleSafe sump pump that will always work to pump water out of the basement even during a power outage.
Other waterproofing products that were installed to keep the basement dry included the WaterGuard drainage system and an IceGuard on the exterior sump pump discharge line.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing these installations have created a healthier living environment he and his family will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
Homeowners in Westerville, OH, have lived in their house since it was built 25 years ago. In more recent years, they have noticed cracks in one of their foundation walls.
Concerned with the safety and resale value of their home, the owners contacted Ohio Basement Authority with the goal of permanently repairing these issues.
One of our expert crews installed four durable Carbon Fiber wall supports on the problematic foundation wall. These supports permanently reinforce the wall to prevent further cracking or bowing, and can be easily concealed with drywall or paint.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing this reliable repair solution has helped them create a safer living environment.
A homeowner recently moved into her house in Westerville, OH, and she noticed the basement had water and structural issues. One of the foundation walls was cracking and bowing, and one of the cracks was beginning to leak.
She contacted Ohio Basement Authority, hoping to find permanent solutions. One of our expert crews installed the sub-floor WaterGuard drainage system to intercept any seeping water, and a TripleSafe sump pump to pump that water out of and away from the home. New downspout lines were installed, and an IceGuard, was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line.
The problematic foundation walls were also reinforced with 16 structural steel I-Beams and four Carbon Fiber wall supports.
The homeowner is pleased these installations will keep her house dry and structurally stable for many years to come!
After living in their house for six years, homeowners in Westerville, OH, began to notice water seeping through their foundation walls. After removing a section of the drywall, they discovered the source of the problem was a vertical crack in the wall.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews first repaired the cracks. Then it was sealed with a sturdy Carbon Fiber support that will also stabilize the wall. These wall supports can be concealed by paint or drywall.
The homeowners are pleased this installation will help keep their basement dry.
A homeowner in Westerville, OH, has lived in her house for 10 years, and the health of the structure was becoming a cause for concern.
The split-level home has a partial basement and partial crawl space. The owner plans to eventually finish the basement, but she wants to make sure it will be a safe and dry area.
The crawl space had the most issues with moldy, failing insulation and matting, debris, and a broken water tank. Some items were also stored nearby, but this is not a healthy environment for to be used for storage. These conditions may have also contributed to her various allergies.
The owner contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews encapsulated the crawl space in CleanSpace liner. Other installations that dramatically improved the health of the crawl space included SilverGlo insulation panels, the SmartPipe drainage system, a SmartSump sump pump, and a SaniDry CX dehumidifier.
An IceGuard was also attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line, and the WaterGuard drainage system was installed throughout the basement.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing these products will keep her crawl space and basement healthy and more functional and livable for many years to come.
Homeowners in Westerville, OH, have lived in their house since it was built in 1995. They were concerned with their exterior drainage system, and wanted to make sure their home would remain safe and dry all the time.
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 away from the house.
They were not having major problems in their basement, but homeowners in Westerville, OH, were interested in having an egress window installed. They have lived in their house since it was built 15 years ago, and they use the basement for storage and a work area.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews installed an egress window and a covered window well along the east side of the home.
The homeowners are pleased they have a safe, energy-efficient window that will allow more natural light into the basement.
Homeowners in Westerville, OH, have lived in their house for 10 years, and they recently began to notice puddles of water in their basement during heavy rains. Once areas of drywall were removed, they discovered a few vertical cracks in one of the foundation walls.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews repaired the cracks and placed sturdy Carbon Fiber supports to seal and stabilize the area.
The homeowners are happy this installation will now help keep their basement dry.
After many years of living in his house in Westerville, OH, a homeowner began the process of selling the house.
The walls were cracked and bowing, and there was evidence of water damage. He wanted to find permanent solutions that would add resale value to the home, so he contacted Ohio Basement Authority.
One of our expert crews installed the sub-floor WaterGuard drainage system, two TripleSafe Sump Pumps, and new discharge and downspout conductor lines. All of these products will help keep water out of the basement.
Several Carbon Fiber wall supports were also installed on the foundation walls, and Push Piers were installed under the foundation. Both of these heavy-duty products will permanently stabilize the areas where they were installed, and will prevent further bowing, cracking and settlement.
The homeowner is happy the house will be a safe, dry, and stable environment for other owners to enjoy for many years to come.
Living in their Westerville, OH, house for 30 years, homeowners have noticed issues with water intrusion getting worse. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority with the goal of finding a permanent solution to correct the problem.
Inspector Victor Golowin performed a thorough inspection at the 90-year-old home. He found basement floors and walls with water damage, mold and rot, as well as an older exterior drainage system.
Per Victor's recommendations, one of our expert crews installed the sub-floor WaterGuard drainage system and the UltraSump Battery Back-Up System to keep the basement free of water. The older paneling was removed and replaced by the BrightWall Paneling System for a more clean and attractive appearance.
An IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line, and new downspout conductor lines were also installed. They were buried underground and directing them to drain water out at the street.
The homeowners are happy these products will keep their house safe and dry in the long run.
Homeowners in Westerville, OH, had an outdated sump pump in their basement that was causing some water damage in their home.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews replaced the older sump pump with the reliable UltraSump Battery Back-Up System.
A SaniDry XP dehumidifier was also installed in the basement to dry and filter the air.
New discharge lines were also installed, and an
An IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line.
The homeowners are happy to have an updated waterproofing system that will keep their house healthy and dry.
A homeowner in Westerville, OH, was becoming frustrated with his basement that would flood during heavy rains. He wanted to address this issue and prevent it from happening in the future, so he contacted Ohio Basement Authority.
One of our expert crews replaced the homeowner's former sump pump with the TripleSafe Sump Pump System. The TripleSafe features three pumps, including a battery back-up pumping system. This ensures the sump pump will keep operating even in the event of a power outage.
New discharge lines were also installed, and two IceGuards were installed outside of the home to prevent floods from possible frozen discharge lines. The patented Ice Guard automatically allows water to escape from the sump pump discharge line even if the line is blocked by ice or snow.
The homeowner is happy to have a house that will be dry all the time.
After living in their house for 25 years, homeowners in Westerville, OH, were growing concerned with their crawl space. Their floors were very cold in the winter, they had issues with rodents and pests, and they also suffered from allergies.
Hoping to remedy these problems, they contacted Ohio Basement Authority. One of our expert crews completely transformed the homeowners' crawl space.
After removing debris and the existing insulation, the crew encapsulated the crawl space in CleanSpace liner. The heavy liner is completely sealed over the floor and walls to fully isolate the home from the earth. Drainage matting was also placed on the floor underneath CleanSpace to add durability.
SilverGlo insulation panels were also installed on the walls. These panels are water-resistant and more energy efficient than fiberglass insulation. A vent cover was also installed outside the home to keep outside air out of the crawl space.
The homeowners are pleased to have a healthy crawl space, which translates to a healthy home.
Homeowners in Westerville, OH, had issues with basement flooding, and they wanted to get to the bottom of it. Additional problems they experienced included an overflowing sump pump and a frozen discharge line.
Ohio Basement Authority replaced the existing pump with the UltraSump Battery Back-Up System and installed the IceGuard Sump Pump Discharge Line System. These products meet the homeowners' goal of having an effective sump pump and discharge system, and keeping the basement dry all the time.
Before selling her house, a homeowner in Westerville, OH, wanted to make sure it was structurally sound. First, she consulted with a home inspector and structural engineer. The home inspector found cracked and bowing crawl space walls, and the engineer recommended installing piers to correct the problem.
The wall issues, as well as cracks in the garage, were due to street creep. This is a problem caused by the thermal expansion and contraction of exterior concrete pavement surrounding the home.
The homeowner then contacted Ohio Basement Authority, which installed the Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System and expansion joints in the driveway. The combination of these two products is the most effective method for stabilizing foundations that have been damaged by street creep.
The homeowner is pleased to have a stable home enhanced by products that carry a lifetime warranty.
After living in their house for a year, homeowners in Westerville, OH, became concerned with settling and sinking after noticing cracks in their basement wall.
They worked with a local structural engineer who referred them to Ohio Basement Authority. Our company completed several foundation repair and waterproofing projects. These installations included CarbonFiber supports and corner straps, Helical TieBack and Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System, IBeam replacement, footer drain, French drain and WaterGuard.
The homeowners are very happy to have a dry and stable foundation, supported by products that are covered by a Lifetime Transferable Warranty.