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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 Champaign County 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 Champaign 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.
The sunken and cracked concrete around your Champaign 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.
After managing an apartment building for several years in Urbana, OH, the owners were becoming concerned with structural integrity.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews installed foundation repair products including Push Piers, SmartJacks, support beams and Carbon Fiber wall supports to stabilize and reinforce the foundation. Waterproofing products including WaterGuard and TrenchDrain drainage systems, UltraSump sump pump, and IceGuard were also installed to keep the basement dry.
We also improved crawl space access. The durable Turtl was installed, replacing the older exterior access door, which was not as functional or secure.
The owners were happy all of these permanent solutions were installed on the property so that it will be a safe, stable and dry living environment for current and future residents.
They never go into their crawl space, but homeowners in Urbana, OH, wanted to make sure this area under their house would be healthy. An unhealthy crawl space also affects the rest of the home.
After living in the house for less than a year, the owners began to notice a musty smell, and the floors were cold during the winter.
Eager to address these issues, they conducted some online research and then contacted Ohio Basement Authority.
We installed several crawl space repair products including the SmartPipe drainage system, a SmartSump sump pump and back-up battery, a SaniDry CX dehumidifier, SilverGlo insulation panels and exterior vent covers. The crawl space was also encapsulated in CleanSpace liner.
Other waterproofing products installed outside the home included a sump pump discharge line, an IceGuard and a LawnScape outlet.
The homeowners were pleased these permanent solutions were installed so their crawl space and the rest of the house will be a healthy living environment for many years to come.
After living in her house for two years, a homeowner in Urbana, OH, was ready to look into updating her basement windows. The small windows on one of the foundation walls were dingy, did not let much light into the basement, and the interior pane was showing signs of damage.
The owner contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online. One of our expert crews then removed the older, inefficient windows and installed a new egress window, well, and cover. The egress window serves as an additional secure access point and emergency exit.
The light-colored window well lets more sunlight into the basement. A sturdy, clear cover is also added for safety and to keep leaves, debris and rain out of the window well.
The homeowner is now pleased to have an updated basement window system.
Their parents' basement has been leaking for many years, so two brothers in Urbana, OH, took steps to address this issue for good. Every time it rained, they noticed water seeping into the basement and saturating the floor and carpet. They were concerned with mold and other health and safety issues, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about us on our website.
We installed several permanent waterproofing solutions that will always keep the basement dry. Any seeping water will be intercepted by the WaterGuard drainage system, then directed to the UltraSump sump pump that pumps the water out of the basement and safely away from the foundation. An IceGuard was also attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line. A SaniDry XP dehumidifier was also installed to filter the air, control humidity and eliminate odors.
The brothers now have peace of mind knowing the home will remain a healthy and dry living environment not only for their parents, but for future owners for many years to come.
Homeowners in Urbana, OH, would like to spruce up their basement, but know they need to first address a longtime nuisance. During the time they have lived in the house, they have noticed water trickling into the basement during heavy rains.
Before finishing their basement or tackling any other areas, the owners wanted to make sure the basement would always be dry. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about us online, and we installed some of our reliable basement waterproofing products.
These included the sub-floor WaterGuard drainage system and SuperSump sump pump. Any water that may seep into the basement will be intercepted by the WaterGuard system and directed to the SuperSump. It will then be pumped out of and away from the home through a sump pump discharge line. Outside the home, this discharge line is tied into new downspout conductor lines that were buried underground and directed to drain out at the street.
The homeowners are excited to have a basement that will be dry for many years to come because of these permanent solutions.
A homeowner in Urbana, OH, has lived in his house since it was built 28 years ago. He never goes into the crawl space, but he suspected recent issues he noticed in his house might be coming from this area. The floors were cold in the winter, and the house seemed musty and humid.
After learning more about Ohio Basement Authority on our website, he was eager to contact us for a permanent solution. We sealed the crawl space by encapsulating it in CleanSpace liner. This thick liner completely isolates the home environment from the earth, and it acts as a moisture and vapor barrier. CleanSpace also helps insulate the crawl space, as well as improve its appearance. The vents were blocked off by installing vent covers over them to prevent outside air, precipitation and pests from entering the crawl space.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing the crawl space, as well as the rest of his house, will be a healthier living environment because of this reliable repair solution.
A man was planning to purchase a property in Mechanicsburg, OH, but the basement wall was bowing and there were cracks half-way up three of the walls. Knowing this, he wanted to repair these issues before moving in, so he called Ohio Basement Authority for help.
One of or certified inspectors visited the home to figure out which repairs would be best. He determined that the PowerBrace system could be used to permanently stabilize these walls.
PowerBrace is a system of steel beams which are custom-fit to a basement's wall height and are anchored to the floor with brackets. They can be tightened over time to reverse wall failure.
The future homeowner decided to have these installed, and he is pleased with the results. He can now purchase the home and move in without worry!
A homeowner in Mechanicsburg, OH built his garage in May 2016. Just months later, the walls of the garage began to shift and he became concerned that the walls would eventually fall. Since he was planning on living in his home forever, he decided that this was a necessary fix. He called Ohio Basement Authority after doing an internet search and discovering that we provide free inspections and estimates.
One of our certified inspectors came out to thoroughly evaluate the situation and determine the best steps to take for repair. He suggested using push piers to stabilize the garage.
Steel push piers are driven deep down into bedrock or another soil layer. They can be installed from the exterior or interior of a structure and can provide an opportunity to lift it back toward its original position.
After the homeowner agreed to have this repair installed, one of our expert production crews installed 10 push piers to support the garage. The homeowner is happy with the results and is no longer concerned about his new garage shifting further or collapsing.
A homeowner in Mechanicsburg, OH, was concerned about the air quality of the house, as he and his girlfriend had allergies. He said that his crawl space was damp, moldy, humid, full of ground water, and odorous. He also said he "would love to use it for storage," but couldn't because of these conditions. He had it encapsulated in the past by another contractor, but this was a thin, inadequate liner which did not fix the problems. After seeing our ad on TV, this homeowner called us to schedule a free inspection and estimate.
One of our certified inspectors visited and explained all of our crawl space encapsulation, insulation, and waterproofing methods. The inspector and homeowner discussed the options and decided on SmartPipe, CleanSpace Liner, and a SaniDry Basement Air System.
An expert production crew arrived at the scheduled time to install all of these products.
The homeowner is very happy with the results and is no longer worried about how the air quality of his crawl space and home will affect his allergies.
After living in her house for two years, a homeowner in Saint Paris, OH, began to notice potential structural issues in the home. Some areas of the floor were beginning to sag, and she was worried this would only get worse and result in further damage or safety issues.
The owner was eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online. After meeting with one of our highly trained inspectors, she was equally excited for one of our expert crews to stabilize the home and transform the crawl space.
We did this by installing several SmartJacks in the crawl space. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel supports permanently stabilize the floor joists and help raise the floor back to level. They also will not rust or corrode. They are designed to stop settling, but can easily be adjusted if any settlement occurs.
We also waterproofed the crawl space by installing the SmartPipe drainage system to catch any seeping water. This water is then drained to one of the two SmartSump sump pumps installed in the vast crawl space, and from there it is safely pumped out of the crawl space and away from the home.
The crawl space also was encapsulated in CleanSpace liner. Similar to swimming pool liner, the thick and durable CleanSpace completely isolate the area from the earth, serves as a moisture and vapor barrier, and helps insulate the crawl space. We also installed the SaniDry CX dehumidifier to clean and filter the air, control humidity, and reduce odors.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing these reliable products have helped her create a safer and healthier living environment that she will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
After living in their house for five years, homeowners in Mechanicsburg, OH, were beginning the process of selling their house. Before putting the house on the market, they knew they needed to complete various repairs. This included addressing a cracking foundation wall that also was slightly tilting inward.
The homeowners were concerned with these issues not only for the structural integrity of the home, but what they meant for the resale value of the home. While researching repair options, the homeowners learned more about Ohio Basement Authority and our foundation repair services through online resources like Home Advisor. They were eager to contact us for further assistance.
After meeting with one of our experienced inspectors, one of our expert crews installed one of our many reliable foundation repair solutions. Several Carbon Fiber supports were placed on the problematic foundation wall. These heavy-duty supports permanently stabilize the foundation wall where they were installed, and they prevent any further cracking or inward bowing. They also can be easily concealed by paint or drywall.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing this trustworthy solution has helped create a safer and stable living environment for the next owners.
After living in their house for several years, homeowners in Christiansburg, OH, wanted to start using their basement as livable space and an area for their children to play. However, various improvements and repairs needed to be completed before doing so.
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 learning more about our company through our website. They were eager for us to upgrade one of the older windows into a functional egress window.
After removing the glass block window and excavating the area outside the window, one of our expert crews carefully cut into the block foundation wall to make room for the newer, bigger window. The new 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.
After living in their house for several years, homeowners in Cable, OH, recently ventured into the crawl space for the first time. They were taken aback by what they saw in this area underneath the house including moldy and failing insulation, and failing structural supports. Seeing the latter confirmed that some of the first floor was sagging.
The homeowners wanted to address these problems for good, so they began to research potential repairs. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through our website, and they were eager to set up an appointment to meet with one of our experienced inspectors. They were equally excited for one of our crews to transform the nasty crawl space.
After removing the debris and other nuisances from the crawl space, the crew replaced the main support beam, which was further enhanced by several SmartJacks. These heavy-duty supports permanently stabilize the sagging floors and help raise them back to the proper level. They are made of galvanized steel to enhance their durability, as well as resist rust, corrosion and rot. They also are designed to prevent further settling. But if any settling occurs, the SmartJacks can easily be adjusted.
The crawl space was then encapsulated 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. Vent covers also were placed on the home’s exterior to prevent any outside air, water or pests from entering the crawl space.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy solutions were installed to create a healthier and safer living environment.
After living in their house for 13 years, homeowners in Urbana, OH, wanted to fix up their basement. They wanted to create a space that would not only be an enjoyable entertainment area, but a healthy area as well. Since they moved into the house, they noticed the basement was humid and smelly, and cracking walls and seeping water also were problems in a few areas.
After learning about Ohio Basement Authority online, the owners were eager to contact us to see exactly how we could help them. They met with one of our inspectors who assessed the condition of the basement, and he suggested some of our reliable basement waterproofing and foundation repair solutions.
We permanently waterproofed the basement with the WaterGuard interior drainage system and UltraSump sump pump. Designed to sit in the sub-floor, the WaterGuard system catches any seeping water from the walls and floor and directs it to the UltraSump. Equipped with two powerful interior pumps and an external backup battery, the UltraSump will always work to pump this seeping water out of the basement and away from the home’s foundation.
Additionally, an IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line, and this line was tied into a new downspout conductor line that was installed on the property. A SaniDry dehumidifier also was installed to clean and filter the air, help control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold growth.
The cracking foundation walls also were reinforced with many Carbon Fiber supports. These heavy-duty supports permanently stabilize the walls where they are installed, and they protect the walls from any further cracking or bowing. The low-profile supports also can easily be concealed with paint, drywall, or other basement finishing materials.
The homeowners are pleased to have a safe and stable living environment because of these trustworthy solutions.
During the 15 years that they have lived in their house, homeowners in Mechanicsburg, OH, were motivated to finally address a longtime problem. They were tired of constantly having to pump water out of the leaking crawl space underneath the home, and they wanted to fix this issue once and for all.
The owners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after finding information about us online. They met with one of our inspectors who ventured into the crawl space to evaluate its condition. Along with standing water, our inspector noticed the crawl space was not properly sealed. Our inspector then recommended the perfect repair solutions.
One of our crews then waterproofed the crawl space with the SmartPipe drainage system and UltraSump sump pump, and encapsulated the area in CleanSpace liner.
SmartPipe was placed in the crawl space floor to catch water from the walls and floor. This water is then directed to the UltraSump Battery Backup System. The UltraSump features two powerful pumps inside its liner, as well as an external backup battery that ensures the system will always operate even during power outages. Drainage matting also was placed on the floor to direct water to the SmartPipe system, as well as enhance the durability of the encapsulation material.
The exterior sump pump discharge line was tied into a new downspout conductor line that was installed in the ground and directed to drain water far away from the house. A LawnScape outlet was used to camouflage the end of this line in the yard.
The crawl space also was encapsulated in CleanSpace liner, which completely seals the crawl space and isolates it from the earth. The thick and durable liner also acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy repairs have helped them create a safer and healthier living environment.
Homeowners in Mechanicsburg, OH, have lived in their house for several years. But it wasn’t until recently that they noticed a problem with the water line serving their home.
They wanted to make sure to address the problem as soon as possible, so they began to research repair companies. While doing so, they also considered reaching out to a trusted friend who works for Ohio Basement Authority. He helped investigate the problematic water line and recommended having one of our crews complete a repair project.
The owners were then eager to proceed with having one of our crews replacing the broken and clogged line with newer, thicker and more reliable pipe.
The homeowners are happy to now have an updated and repaired water line.
During the last year of living in their house, homeowners in Urbana, OH, noticed a worsening structural problem. Some areas of their upper floors were sagging and uneven. They never go into the crawl space, but they suspected issues with the support system in this area under their house.
As they researched potential repairs, the owners came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website. That motivated them to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors who ventured into the crawl space to evaluate the condition of the support system. Along with a sagging main load beam, our inspector also found concrete block columns and light-duty jack posts that were failing. Our inspector then recommended the perfect solution.
One of our crews then installed a total of 11 SmartJacks underneath the main load beam. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel supports permanently stabilize the floor joists and help raise the floor back to level. They also will not rust or corrode. They are designed to stop settling, but can easily be adjusted if any settlement occurs. The SmartJack system also can support vertical loads exceeding 60,000 lbs.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy solutions have helped them create a safe and stable living environment.
During the six years that they have lived in their house, homeowners in Urbana, OH, have noticed some problems in the basement were getting worse. Water leaked inside the basement of the 118-year-old home, and some areas of the upper floor felt like they were sagging and uneven.
The owners wanted to address these issues once and for all, so they started to search for repair possibilities. They were motivated to contact Ohio Basement Authority after finding information about our company online. They met with one of our inspectors who assessed the condition of the basement. Our inspector then recommended the perfect waterproofing and foundation repairs.
One of our crews then waterproofed the basement with the sub-floor WaterGuard drainage system. Any seeping water from the walls and floor will be intercepted by the WaterGuard system and directed to the SuperSump sump pump to be pumped out of the basement.
SmartJacks also were placed under the main load beam that was showing signs of failure and resulted in sagging floors. These heavy-duty supports not only reinforce the above floors and floor joists, they also help lift the floors back to level.
The owners are happy to now have a safer and healthier living environment because of these solutions.
After living in her house for more than 30 years, a homeowner in North Lewisburg, OH, was motivated to improve the health and safety of her family’s living environment. She never goes into the crawl spaces under the house, but a recent peek inside revealed unsightly and unhealthy conditions. One crawl space was full of failing insulation and liner, and another was leaking.
After seeing Ohio Basement Authority’s TV ads, the owner wanted to contact us for further guidance. She met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the two crawl space areas. Our inspector then presented the owner with the perfect repair solutions.
One of our crews then completely transformed these areas. After first taking great care to remove the nasty insulation and floor lining our crew encapsulated the crawl spaces in CleanSpace liner and insulated them with SilverGlo panels. The leaking crawl space also was waterproofed with the SmartPipe drainage system and UltraSump sump pump before the encapsulation and insulation procedures. An IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line, and vent covers were placed on the home’s exterior to further seal the crawl spaces from outside air, water and pests.
The owner is pleased her family will now have a safe and healthy home because of these trustworthy repairs.
Homeowners in Cable, OH, have lived in their house since it was built 15 years ago. During the last few years, however, they have noticed some concerning issues. The crawl space under the house was not properly sealed or insulated, and open vents were allowing outside air, water and pests to infiltrate this area. This can lead to unhealthy conditions affecting the owners’ quality of life.
Motivated to find the best fix once and for all, the owners began to research repair options. After learning about Ohio Basement Authority online, they were eager to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the crawl space. Our inspector then recommended several reliable solutions.
One of our crews then worked to transform the health and appearance of the crawl space. After the failing insulation and debris was removed, SilverGlo panels were placed on the wall to better insulate the crawl space. The crawl space was then encapsulated in thick and durable CleanSpace liner that completely isolates the area from the earth. The crawl space was further sealed with several exterior vent covers. A SaniDry dehumidifier also was installed to clean and filter the air, control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold growth.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy solutions have helped them create a safer and healthier living environment that they will be able to enjoy for many years to come.