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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 Johnstown 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 Johnstown 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 one year, homeowners in Johnstown, OH, were motivated to tackle some projects to improve the health and safety of their living environment. The owners knew they could count on Ohio Basement Authority for the perfect solutions because the previous owner recommended us.
The owners then met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of their basement. He pointed out areas of water intrusion, cracking walls, evidence of settlement, and an unsightly, unhealthy crawl space. After discussing their goals with repair projects, our inspector then presented the owners with some of our reliable basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space repair and radon mitigation solutions.
One of our crews then stabilized the settling sections with Push Piers and reinforced the less severely cracking walls with Carbon Fiber supports. The basement was waterproofed with the WaterGuard interior drainage system, and the crawl space was encapsulated in CleanSpace.
All of these solutions work together to ensure the home’s safety, stability and health, and the owners now have peace of mind knowing their living environment is protected.
After living in their house for almost five years, homeowners in Johnstown, OH, noticed a problem in their basement was getting worse. One of the foundation walls was cracking and also appeared to be slightly tilting inward. These are common signs of foundation wall failure, and they wanted to address it before any serious damage occurred.
During their search for repairs, the owners came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website and they were motivated to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They then met with one of our inspectors who assessed the condition of the foundation. Our inspector then recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews then permanently stabilized the wall by installing several Carbon Fiber supports on it. These heavy-duty straps firmly adhere to the wall to hold it in its current position. These straps also protect the wall from any further cracking or inward bowing. Their dark appearance may not be aesthetically pleasing, but their low profile allows them to easily be concealed by basement finishing materials.
The homeowners can confidently remodel and finish their basement knowing this trustworthy repair project has helped them create a safe and stable living environment.
As they moved into their house, new homeowners in Johnstown, OH, noticed a problem in the basement. Water appeared to be leaking inside and leaving damage on the walls and floor. This greatly concerned the owners, and they wanted to have the issue fixed once and for all.
As they began to research potential repairs, the owners came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website. They decided to contact us and were eager to learn more about how we could help them. They met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the problematic basement. Our inspector then suggested some of our reliable waterproofing solutions.
One of our crews then waterproofed the basement with the WaterGuard drainage system and TripleSafe sump pump, as well as exterior drainage lines and IceGuard and LawnScape attachments.
The basement’s perimeter was excavated in order to properly install the WaterGuard system. WaterGuard is designed to sit in the sub-floor and atop the footing to intercept seeping water from the walls and floor. This water is then directed to the TripleSafe sump pump. The three powerful pumps inside its large liner, as well as external backup battery, will always work to keep water out of the basement.
The water is then pumped out of the basement through discharge lines. These lines also were tied into new downspout conductor lines that were installed on the property. IceGuards were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line to prevent flooding from frozen or blocked lines, and LawnScapes were used to camouflage the ends of the discharge lines in the yard.
The owners can rest easier knowing these trustworthy solutions will be protecting their home.
After a couple in Johnstown, OH, had their son's basement repaired by Ohio Basement Authority and were pleased with the results, they decided it was time to fix their own wet basement. They also were concerned about a few foundation wall cracks.
One of our certified inspectors visited the home to assess the problem and damage. He explained the waterproofing products we offer, pricing, and the installation process. After that, he provided the homeowners with an estimate and it was up to them whether or not they wanted to have the work done.
The homeowners decided to have everything the inspector recommended installed. The products included: Carbon Fiber, IceGuard, LawnScape, and WaterGuard.
Carbon Fiber is a material with a high-tensile strength, which means it is nearly impossible to stretch under tension. It often is used to reinforce cracked and bowing foundation walls to prevent them from failing more. This was the case when they were installed in this Johnstown home.
IceGuard and LawnScape are both small add-ons for a waterproofing system. IceGuard connects to the sump pump discharge line and downspout to allow water to pass through even if the pipe freezes. IceGuard works even if it is buried under a foot of ice and snow. LawnScape is a grated piece which connects to the end of the discharge line. It camouflages the end of the pipe when it is necessary to have it end in a homeowner's yard, and prevents tripping and lawnmower hazards.
WaterGuard is a interior drainage system unlike any other. It is comprised of a serious of trapezoidal drains which sit on the concrete footer at a slight angle to allow water to drain into the sump pump system. There are large holes in the side and a flange which allow the drains to capture water from the ground, floor and walls.
The homeowners are happy with the results and no longer need to worry about water in their basement or cracks in their foundation walls.
Upon moving into their house, new homeowners in Johnstown, OH, were alerted to potential problems in the basement. The 130-year-old home with stone foundation walls and dirt floors had issues with moisture and water intrusion. This concerned the homeowners, so they wanted to take the proper steps to ensure their home’s health and safety.
The homeowners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after seeing one of our TV ads, and we installed many reliable basement waterproofing solutions that will always keep their home dry.
These included the WaterGuard and TrenchDrain drainage systems, as well as two UltraSump sump pump systems in the large basement. IceGuards were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines, and LawnScapes were placed on the ends of these lines to camouflage them on the property. A SaniDry XP dehumidifier also was installed to clean the air and control humidity.
CleanSpace also was used to cover the areas of the basement with stone walls and dirt floors. Not only does this liner help smooth out rough surfaces and improve the basement’s appearance, it also helps keep water out of the basement and direct it to the waterproofing system.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these many reliable repair solutions have helped them create a safer and healthier living environment.
During the last few years of living in their house, homeowners in Johnstown, OH, have been monitoring structural issues in their basement. The foundation walls were cracking and bowing inward, indicating the failure of the walls.
Because they are trying to sell the house, the homeowners want to make sure it will be a structurally stable living environment. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and we installed one of our many reliable foundation repair products.
A total of 22 Geo-Lock Channel Anchors were installed throughout the basement to permanently reinforce the foundation walls. These heavy-duty galvanized steel anchors also offer the best opportunity to straighten the walls.
To address and prevent any leaking water, we also installed the WaterGuard interior drainage system. This sub-floor system intercepts any seeping water and drains it to the existing sump pump system. We also installed new downspout conductor lines on the property, and attached a LawnScape at the end of the line.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing the house will be a safer living environment for the next owners.
A homeowner in Johnstown, OH, was excited to have Ohio Basement Authority update and replace her current sump pump system recently. She didn’t hesitate to contact us again when she wondered about the condition of her exterior drainage system.
After gaining access to the pipe buried underground, we replaced the older system with a durable triple wall polyurethane pipe of 3” diameter. These new lines were also buried underground and directed to drain at the street.
The owner is happy to have an updated exterior drainage system that will help keep her home dry.
A homeowner fell in love with a charming older home in Johnstown, OH, 20 years ago, and has enjoyed living there ever since. During that time she noticed a section of the floor was not level, and seemed to be getting slightly worse. This is a common sign of foundation settlement.
She wanted to get to the root of the problem and fix it, so she researched various repair options and companies. She contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about us on our website, and then one of our certified inspectors completed a thorough evaluation at the 150-year-old home. He recommended the perfect permanent repair solution, and one of our expert crews installed three heavy-duty Helical Piers underneath the problematic, settling areas of the foundation.
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 foundation, help prevent further settlement, and offer the best opportunity to lift the settling section back to level.
Homeowners in Johnstown, OH, have lived in their house since it was built almost 20 years ago. They go into the crawl space under the house a few times a year, and lately they have noticed some problems they were ready to address.
The unhealthy crawl space was full of moldy and failing insulation and plastic liner. Debris was also strewn about the area, and several vents were open.
The owners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after seeing one of our TV ads, and we installed several crawl space repair products to completely transformed the nasty area into a healthier one.
The debris and insulation was removed, and the entire crawl space was encapsulated in durable CleanSpace liner which isolates the area from the earth and acts as a moisture and vapor barrier.
Two SmartDrains were installed in the vast crawl space to identify plumbing leaks, and a SaniDry CX dehumidifier was installed to purify the air and control humidity. Vent covers were also installed outside the home to seal the crawl space from outside air and pests.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing the crawl space, as well as the rest of the home, will be healthier for many more years to come.
Even though he rarely went into the partial crawl space adjacent to his basement, a homeowner in Johnstown, OH, knew there were some issues in this area he needed to address.
The existing insulation failed to properly cover the walls. The plastic liner covering the dirt and gravel floor was also failing and full of moisture. There was also a lot of other debris in the crawl space.
The owner contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through websites like Angie's List. After removing the debris and insulation, we completely encapsulated the crawl space in durable CleanSpace liner. This bright, heavy-duty liner isolates the area from the earth, and acts as a moisture and vapor barrier.
The owner now has peace of mind knowing the crawl space, as well as the rest of the home, will be healthier for many years to come.
During periods of heavy rain, homeowners in Johnstown, OH, noticed the carpet in their finished basement getting saturated with water. Hoping to address this problem before it resulted in serious damage, they contacted Ohio Basement Authority.
Inspector John Becker Sr. removed sections of drywall to properly diagnose the source of the problem. He found a vertical crack in the poured concrete foundation wall that was leaking water, and he recommended our crack repair service.
After we repaired the crack, we sealed it with a sturdy Carbon Fiber wall support that will also help stabilize the wall. The drywall can then be replaced.
The homeowners are pleased this installation was completed so their basement will now be dry and stable.
Homeowners in Johnstown, OH, recently purchased a more than 100-year-old house. They noticed some water issues in the basement, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority.
We upgraded the sump pump system by installing the reliable TripleSafe sump pump. Other waterproofing products that were installed included the WaterGuard and TrenchDrain drainage systems, a SaniDry XP dehumidifier, a sump pump discharge line and a LawnScape outlet. A parge coat was also applied to the foundation walls to help waterproof and repair any other weaknesses.
The homeowners were pleased these permanent solutions were installed in their house so that it will be a safe and dry living environment for many more years to come.
After living for several years in their Johnstown, OH, house, homeowners were beginning to notice horizontal and stair-step cracking on two of their foundation walls were getting worse.
They were in the process of refinancing their home, and an engineer that inspected the property suggested additional foundation wall supports be installed.
The homeowners contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and we first removed the failing and corroded steel beams that were previously installed on the walls. The cracks were filled, and Carbon Fiber, one of our many reliable foundation repair products, was installed. Seventeen of these sturdy wall supports were placed on the two failing foundation walls.
Carbon Fiber straps permanently stabilize the walls, prevent further cracking and inward bowing, and can easily be covered by paint or drywall.
The owners are pleased their forever home will now be a safe and stable living environment for many more years to come.
After living for 12 years in their house in Johnstown, OH, homeowners recently began to notice water seeping into the finished area of their basement. They removed portions of the drywall and found mold and water damage.
Concerned with the health and safety of their home, they contacted Ohio Basement Authority. One of our expert crews installed the sub-floor WaterGuard drainage system in the basement's perimeter. This system intercepts any seeping water and drains it into the UltraSump Battery Back-Up System that was installed. The reliable sump pump equipped with a back-up battery, will keep pumping any water out of the basement even in the event of a power outage.
The homeowners are pleased these products were installed to keep the basement dry all the time.
Homeowners in Johnstown, OH, noticed their foundation walls were bowing inward, and they wanted to address this issue before it worsened.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews installed 22 Carbon Fiber wall supports throughout the basement. These supports reinforce the foundation walls and prevent any further inward movement where they are installed. They are also covered by a lifetime warranty.
The homeowners are pleased to now have a structurally stable foundation for many years to come.
A Johnstown, OH, homeowner has lived in his house for 15 years. While he has not had many water issues in his basement, he wanted to update his current sump pump system.
Ohio Basement Authority installed the TripleSafe Sump Pump System in his basement. It features three pumps, including a battery back-up. The IceGuard Sump Pump Discharge Line System was also installed on the home's exterior to prevent floods in the event the discharge lines freeze.
These products meet the homeowner's goal of keeping his basement dry all the time.