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TripleSafe Replaces Older Sump Pump to Keep a Basement Dry in Galena, OH

TripleSafe Replaces Older Sump Pump to Keep a Basement Dry in Galena, OH

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TripleSafe Replaces Older Sump Pump to Keep a Basement Dry in Galena, OH TripleSafe Replaces Older Sump Pump to Keep a Basement Dry in Galena, OH

Homeowners in Galena, OH, have lived in their house for many years. They never noticed any problems with water intrusion until a couple of years ago. Since then, streams of water could be seen along their basement floor during periods of heavy rain.

Even though they had a sump pump, it was no longer working efficiently enough to keep water out of the basement. It was covered by a lid, but a small section of it was open. This allows any water inside the sump pit to evaporate back into the basement and create additional moisture issues. Foreign objects can also fall inside and affect the pumping system.

Because they use the basement for livable space and storage, the owners wanted to make sure it would be free of water. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and we replaced the older sump pump with the reliable TripleSafe that will always work to pump water out of the basement and away from the foundation.

Other waterproofing products were installed including the WaterGuard interior drainage system that will catch any seeping water and drain it to the TripleSafe. New downspout conductor lines were also installed, and IceGuards were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines.

The owners were pleased these permanent solutions were installed so their home will be a safe and dry living environment for many more years to come.

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The inspector was excellent. He listened to my concerns and showed me all the products and costs. There was no pressure to spend more than needed.
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The office staff was very nice, the inspector we met with went over everything completely, and we had a great crew.
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Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Encapsulation in Galena, 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 Galena 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

Galena Structural & Foundation Repair

Foundation problems destroy your Galena 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 Galena
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Homeowners in Galena, OH, moved into their house not long after it was built 13 years ago. Recently, however, they experienced something they were...
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Homeowners in Galena, OH, moved into their house not long after it was built a few years ago. While they hadn’t experienced any major problems,...
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After living in her house for four years, a homeowner in Galena, OH, recently noticed some issues in the partial crawl space adjacent to the...
Job Stories From Galena, OH
Egress Installed for Safety in Galena, OH

After living in their house for a few years, homeowners in Galena, OH, began to consider the health and safety of their home. They were concerned with the small windows in the basement and how they impacted the living environment.

After learning about Ohio Basement Authority, the owners were eager to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors who suggested having an egress window installed. The International Residential Code states that all habitable spaces, including basements, are required to have at least one operational emergency escape or means of egress.

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 pleased to have a safer and healthier living environment because of this trustworthy repair.

Waterproofing and Stabilizing a Home in Galena, OH

Since moving into their house almost one year ago, homeowners in Galena, OH, have grown tired with dealing with seeping water in the basement. Water leaked inside during significant rain events, leaving puddles behind. They would like to remodel the basement, but didn’t want to have to worry about damages due to this continuous problem. Various cracks along the walls also was a problem.

As the owners researched repair options, they came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website. They were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them, as well as meet with one of our inspectors. Our inspector completed a thorough evaluation of the home and its problematic basement. Our inspector then presented the owners with some of our reliable basement waterproofing and foundation repair solutions.

One of our crews then waterproofed the basement with the WaterGuard drainage system and UltraSump sump pump, as well as exterior IceGuard attachment. WaterGuard was placed in the sub-floor to catch seeping water from the walls and floor. This water is then directed to the UltraSump sump pump to be pumped out of the basement. An IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump discharge line to prevent flooding if the line freezes or becomes blocked.

Several Carbon Fiber supports also were placed on the walls. These heavy-duty supports firmly adhere to the walls to permanently stabilize them and hold them in their current positions.

The homeowners can rest easier knowing their home will now be safe, stable and healthy for many years to come because of these trustworthy solutions.

Fixing and Protecting Cracking, Tilting Walls in Galena, OH, With Carbon Fiber Supports

Homeowners in Galena, OH, have lived in their house since it was built 32 years ago. Even though metal support beams were placed against the walls more than 20 years ago, the walls were cracking and appeared to be tilting inward in some areas. The owners noticed these issues had been worsening during the past few years, and they didn’t want serious damage to result.

After seeing Ohio Basement Authority’s TV ads, the owners were motivated to contact us for further guidance. The met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough assessment of the foundation walls. Our inspector then presented the owners with one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.

After removing the failing support beams, one of our crews placed several Carbon Fiber supports on the walls throughout the basement. These heavy-duty supports firmly adhere to the walls to permanently stabilize them and hold them in their current positions. They also protect the walls from any further cracking or inward bowing. The dark appearance of these supports may not be aesthetically pleasing, but their low profile allows them to easily be concealed with basement finishing materials.

The owners now have peace of mind knowing this trustworthy solution has helped them ensure the safety and structural stability of their living environment.

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Galena, OH

During the four years that she has lived in her house, a homeowner in Galena, OH, noticed problems like excessive moisture and humidity in the partial crawl space were getting worse. She plans to live in the house for many years to come, and she didn’t want these issues to turn into bigger problems.

The owner found information about Ohio Basement Authority through resources like Angie’s List, and she wanted to contact us for further guidance. She then met with one of our inspectors who assessed the condition of the crawl space. Our inspector then recommended the perfect repairs for this area of the home.

One of our crews then encapsulated the crawl space in CleanSpace liner. This thick and durable liner completely seals the crawl space to isolate it from the earth. CleanSpace acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space.

The homeowner is pleased to now have a safer and healthier crawl space and home because of this reliable repair solution.

Updated Exterior Drainage System Will Help Keep a Home Dry in Galena, OH

Homeowners in Galena, OH, have lived in their house since it was built five years ago. During that time, they noticed an issue in the basement was starting to get worse. Water appeared to be seeping into the basement in a few corners. Downspout conductor lines also happened to be outside these corners and could very well have been contributing to the leakage.

After learning about Ohio Basement Authority, the owners were eager to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors who recommended updating the exterior drainage system to help prevent water from the gutter downspouts from leaking inside the house.

One of our crews then installed new downspout conductor lines on the property. These lines were buried underground and directed to drain water away from the home and out to the edge of the property.

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

Stabilizing Cracking, Tilting Foundation Walls in Galena, OH

After living in their house for five years, homeowners in Galena, OH, began to notice potential structural issues in their basement. Three of the foundation walls were beginning to show signs of failure in the form of various cracks. The walls also were slightly tilting inward.

This concerned the homeowners, who were worried about the structural stability of their home. They also worried these issues with the foundation would only get worse and affect their ability to sell the home in the future.

Wanting to address these problems as soon as possible, the owners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through online resources like Angie’s list. After meeting with one of our highly trained inspectors, the owners were equally excited for one of our expert crews install some of our trusted foundation repair solutions.

A combination of Geo-Lock Wall Anchors and Geo-Lock Channel Anchors were installed on the most severe foundation wall. Both of these anchors permanently stabilize the foundation wall and offer the best opportunity to straighten it. The vertical Channel Anchors are bolted to the floor for extra support and are ideal for walls that are pushing in at the bottom or tilting in at the top.

Additionally, several Carbon Fiber supports were placed on the less severe foundation walls to further ensure their stability and prevent any future cracking or inward bowing.

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

Permanent Foundation Wall Stabilization with the PowerBrace System in Galena, OH

After living in their house for 35 years, homeowners in Galena, OH, were growing concerned with structural issues in their basement. They noticed one of the foundation walls was cracking and bowing inward.

These are commonly the first signs homeowners will notice in the case of a failing foundation wall. There are many causes for wall failure, but the root of the problem usually is hydrostatic pressure constantly exerted on the wall by saturating and expanding soil.

The homeowners wanted to address these issues before they worsened and resulted in significant damage. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after seeing one of our TV ads, and we completed a foundation repair project at their home.

One of our expert crews first excavated the area outside the problematic foundation wall down to the footer. The wall was then pushed back to as plumb and level as possible. This process also involved applying dampproofing to the exterior foundation wall to seal it from potential moisture penetration.

Five PowerBrace beams also were installed on the wall’s interior. These sturdy zinc-plated beams permanently stabilize the foundation wall, and their unique design allows them to be tightened for potential wall improvement.

The owners were pleased these repairs were completed so their home will be a safe and stable living environment for many years to come.

SaniDry Dehumidifier Controls Moisture in a Damp Home in Galena, OH

After living in her house for 10 years, a homeowner in Galena, OH, started to notice issues with excessive moisture and dampness in her basement. Concerned this could affect her health, she wanted to take steps to make sure her longtime home would be healthy.

She contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online, and we installed the SaniDry XP dehumidifier in her basement. This powerful, yet energy-efficient unit cleans and purifies the air, and controls moisture. It also helps prevent mold and reduces odors.

The homeowner can breathe easier knowing this reliable product has helped create a healthy living environment.

SaniDry Dehumidifier Controls Moisture in a Damp Home in Galena, OH - Photo 1
Various Waterproofing, Foundation and Crawl Space Repairs Improve the Health and Safety of a Home in Galena, OH

After recently moving into their house, new homeowners in Galena, OH, noticed several issues with the home’s waterproofing system and foundation while they renovating. Because they plan to make this their forever home, the owners want to make sure it always will be a safe and healthy house.

They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through online resources like Angie’s List. We then installed several permanent basement waterproofing, foundation repair and crawl space repair solutions.

To address the cracking and failing foundation walls, we excavated the walls down to the footer and pushed them back to as plumb as possible. Many Carbon Fiber supports then were installed on the interior walls to permanently reinforce them and prevent further cracking and bowing.

The homeowners were concerned with the functionality of the existing sump pump, so we replaced it with the reliable TripleSafe sump pump system. WaterGuard also was installed to intercept any seeping water along the basement’s interior perimeter, and a SaniDry XP dehumidifier was installed to control humidity and purify the air.

The wet crawl space was corrected by the SmartPipe and SmartSump drainage systems. This area under the home also was encapsulated in durable CleanSpace liner.

All of these products work together to create a healthier and structurally sound living environment that the homeowners will be able to enjoy for many more years to come.

An Egress Window is Installed for Safety and Natural Light in Galena, OH

Homeowners in Galena, OH, have lived in their house since it was built 10 years ago. Some of their basement is used as a bedroom, and they wanted to have an egress window installed outside the basement. Building code requires egress windows for all habitable spaces, including basements.

The owners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through online resources like Home Advisor. We then cut the finished wall to fit the new window, then installed the window, a window well, and well cover. Not only does the egress window serve as an emergency exit, the bright well and translucent well cover allow more natural light to enter the basement. The sturdy cover also keeps leaves, debris and rain out of the window well.

The homeowners are happy to now have an updated and safe basement window system.

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WaterGuard, TripleSafe and IceGuards Will Keep a Leaking Basement Dry in Galena, OH

Homeowners in Galena, OH, dreaded every time it rained. During the last couple of years, they noticed water seeping into the basement when the skies opened up, and they were frustrated with always cleaning up the mess left behind. They wanted to find a permanent solution, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority.

We then installed some of our many reliable basement waterproofing products. These included the sub-floor WaterGuard interior drainage system and TripleSafe sump pump. If any water seeps into the basement, it will be intercepted by the WaterGuard System and drained to the TripleSafe. Two IceGuards were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines, and these lines were connected to new downspout conductor lines.

All of these products work together to keep water out of the basement so that the homeowners have a safe and dry area to use as storage and livable space.

WaterGuard, TripleSafe and IceGuards Will Keep a Leaking Basement Dry in Galena, OH - Photo 1
Cracking, Bowing Foundation Walls in Galena, OH, are Permanently Stabilized by the PowerBrace System

During the last several years, homeowners in Galena, OH, have been closely monitoring cracking and bowing in their home’s foundation walls. While these issues are common as homes age, they can also be dangerous safety hazards.

The owners wanted to make sure the home would always be stable, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority after seeing one of our company’s TV ads. We then installed one of our many reliable foundation repair products, the PowerBrace System. Fifteen of these heavy-duty, zinc-plated steel beams were installed on the problematic foundation walls. Not only do these beams permanently stabilize the walls, they can also be tightened for potential wall improvement.

The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing their house will be a structurally sound living environment for many more years to come because of this permanent solution.

Cracking, Bowing Foundation Walls in Galena, OH, are Permanently Stabilized by the PowerBrace System - Photo 1
TripleSafe Sump Pump Upgrade and IceGuards Will Keep a Basement Dry in Galena, OH

After recently moving into their house in Galena, OH, the homeowners were concerned with how effective the existing sump pump was. Because they plan to make this house their longtime home, the owners want to make sure the home will always be safe and dry.

They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online, and we installed some of our many reliable basement waterproofing products. We replaced the older sump pump with the trustworthy TripleSafe system. IceGuards were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines, as well.

The homeowners are happy to have an updated waterproofing system that will allow their home to be a healthier living environment for many more years to come.

Water Line Repair in Galena, OH

A homeowner in Galena, OH, has lived in his house since it was built in the late 1990s. It wasn’t until recently that he noticed issues with the water line serving his house.

After researching repair companies online, the homeowner contacted Ohio Basement Authority with the goal of finding a permanent solution.

One of our expert crews patched the ruptured water supply line in the homeowner’s backyard, and installed newer, thicker and more reliable pipe. The homeowner is now pleased to have an updated and repaired water line.

WaterGuard and UltraSump Will Keep a Basement Dry in Galena, OH

During the last few years, homeowners in Galena, OH, have been monitoring issues with water and moisture in their basement. They would like to finish the basement soon, so making sure it will always be dry is a top priority for them.

They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and we installed some of our reliable basement waterproofing products. These included the sub-floor WaterGuard interior drainage system, which intercepts any seeping water and directs it to an updated sump pump. The UltraSump with battery back-up was installed to replace the older sump pump as a more reliable system that will always work to pump water out of the basement and away from the home. An IceGuard was then attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line.

The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these permanent solutions will keep their basement dry for many more years to come.

Crack Repair in Galena, OH, Will Keep a Leaking Foundation Wall Dry and Stable

After moving into her house in Galena, OH, a homeowner noticed issues with water in her basement. There were a few vertical cracks in the poured foundation walls which allowed water to seep into the home and puddle on the floor during periods of heavy rain.

The homeowner researched various repair companies online, and then contacted Ohio Basement Authority. We repaired the cracks and placed heavy-duty Carbon Fiber supports on the foundation walls to seal and stabilize the areas.

The homeowner is happy this installation will now help keep her basement dry.

Crack Repair in Galena, OH, Will Keep a Leaking Foundation Wall Dry and Stable - Photo 1
WaterGuard and SuperSump Help Create a Dry Forever Home for Homeowners in Galena, OH

After living in their house for two years, homeowners in Galena, OH, started to notice issues with water and moisture in their basement. Because the owners plan to make this their forever home, they want to make sure it would always be a safe and dry living environment.

The owners previously worked with Ohio Basement Authority to structurally stabilize a cracking foundation wall, so they were eager to reach out to us again to address their basement waterproofing needs.

We installed reliable waterproofing products including the WaterGuard interior drainage system and a SuperSump sump pump. We also excavated the soil outside one of the exterior foundation walls to expose the wall so we could apply dampproofing to prevent moisture intrusion.

The homeowners are pleased to now have a healthy and dry home.

Work Requests From Galena, OH
Vicinity of Falling Meadows Drive in Galena
Minor water leakage in basement after days of rain.
Vicinity of LEWIS CENTER RD in Galena
Small crawl space, floor cold and drafty during winter time.
Vicinity of Sherman Lakes Way in Galena
Looking for an estimate on a basement egress window
Vicinity of Sedgewick Lane in Galena
Just need new home tested
Vicinity of Sweet Clover Lane in Galena
We have some poor drainage and minor cracking on one wall of our basement. Need to get the drainage addressed before it worsens.
Vicinity of Seraphim Ct in Galena
We have an active leaking crack in our basement wall that needs fixed ASAP.
Vicinity of Plumb Rd. in Galena
Moved in last August Basement has had consistent musty smell, it's finished so it's hard to find out where the issue is but would like some help.
Vicinity of Aster Way in Galena
I have a 2 year old home in Galena and have concerns with our sump pump. Every time it rain our sump pump cycles continuously; currently cycling every 14 seconds (literally, I timed it). I've put a vertical float switch on in an attempt to cut down on the cycle time, but it has not help much. Even when it was really cold (10-20 degrees) a few weeks ago it would still go off every 15 minutes or so. I've talked with my neighbors and they don't seem to have the same issue so I'm not sure what is going on. I'm wondering if I have a drainage issue or if there is another drainage option. This literally keeps me up at night for 2 reasons; I can hear the pump kicking on/off, and I'm worried I'm going to wake up or come home to a flooded basement. Please help!
Vicinity of Roesland Drive in Galena
Looking to have Egress Window installed. Window already exists in location, but does not meet egress standards/code.
Vicinity of Dustin Rd in Galena
We have some water coming in the basement from a corner area and going along the floor.
Vicinity of in Galena
Hello! I have a sunken front step, cracked driveway concrete and a section of sunken concrete in front of my garage - three repairs total. Thank you.
Vicinity of Cheshire Road in Galena
Water in basement foundation issue
Vicinity of in Galena
We need to insulate our crawl space on or home.
Vicinity of Big Walnut Rd in Galena
UN-insulated 4 foot deep crawl space
Vicinity of Lakeview Drive in Galena
One basement room in a walkout basement home on a slope the drains into the Hoover Reservoir has some leakage in one corner. We do not know if the home ever had drain tile installed around the exterior perimeter. The rest of the basement is dry. We would like an estimate to have the problem corrected.
Vicinity of Harlem Rd in Galena
Sump pump gets overwhelmed at times, presently discharging to drains tied to field tiles. Need second pump discharging to grade or other location.
Vicinity of Harrison St. in Galena
During the storm last night I found that we have a couple of holes in the wall allowing streams of water to come through. There are other place where the water seeps through slowly.
Vicinity of West St in Galena
Mold on walls in basement and cracking in walls
Vicinity of Cheshire Rd in Galena
Level patio around house Additional information: How did you hear about us?: Internet Search
Vicinity of Hoover Woods Road in Galena
A few cracked slabs - both on the driveway and back patio. Additionally, the driveway needs to be leveled. Not sure if you do actual new concrete or cleaning, but may need a bit of that too. Additional information: How did you hear about us?: Internet Search