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After living in their home for many years, homeowners in Lancaster, OH, realized they were running out of space to store their belongings. They wondered if they would be able to utilize the partial crawl space just off of the basement.
After venturing into this area under their home, they discovered it may not be the ideal space to use for storage. It wasn’t in horrible condition, but the exposed dirt and gravel floor made it difficult to stabilize anything on top of it.
The homeowners were eager to learn more about how Ohio Basement Authority could help them after a quick visit with some of our employees at our booth at a local home and garden show. They set up an appointment to meet with one of our expert inspectors, and our inspector presented them with the perfect solution.
We encapsulated their crawl space in CleanSpace liner. Similar to swimming pool liner, this thick and durable liner completely isolates the crawl space environment from the earth. It also serves as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space. CleanSpace is tough enough to crawl on, and its durability is enhanced by the thick drainage matting that was installed on the floor underneath the liner. We also placed two vent covers on the home’s exterior to further seal the crawl space from any outside air, precipitation and pests.
The homeowners are happy to now have a healthy and functional crawl space.
While they have lived in their house for three years, homeowners in Lancaster, OH, recently began to consider how effective their existing sump pump was. They questioned if it would be able to withstand a great amount of seeping water, and they were interested in upgrading it to a newer system. They also noticed issues with their downspouts and exterior drainage.
The owners began to research how to address these issues, and they contacted Ohio Basement Authority after finding information about our company online. They were motivated to contact us to learn more about how we could help them, and they then met with Inspector John Dean. John evaluated the condition of their existing systems, and he recommended upgrading to the “king” of sump pumps – the TripleSafe system.
Foreman Jose De Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then removed the older sump pump and installed the TripleSafe in its place. The TripleSafe, complete with three powerful pumps inside the liner and an external backup battery, will always operate to pump water out of the basement.
Field Supervisor Adam Kuhns and his crew also updated the exterior drainage system around the home by installing new downspout conductor lines.
The homeowners are happy to have new interior and exterior waterproofing systems that will keep their home dry.
Before taking on a basement finishing project to create additional bedroom space, homeowners in Lancaster, OH, wanted to ensure the safety and code compliancy of their basement.
The International Residential Code states that “basements, habitable attics, and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency escape or rescue opening. This means that an egress window system must be installed.
As the homeowners began to research how to accomplish this project, they came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website and were eager to contact us for further guidance. Inspector Steve Davis then visited to assess the current (glass block) window system, and he confirmed the need for the egress window.
One of our crews then installed the new system. After removing the existing glass block window, our crew excavated the area outside the window and carefully cut into the block foundation wall to make room for the newer, bigger window. The all-vinyl frame of the new window is rust-resistant, and the window’s double-pane glass is energy-efficient. A lightly-colored window well was installed outside the window, which helps allow ore sunlight to enter the basement and brighten up the space. A durable clear cover also was attached to the well for safety, as well as to keep leaves, debris, and water out of the window well.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing the updated window system has enhanced the safety of their home.
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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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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 acquiring their late parents’ home, adult children in Lancaster, OH, wanted to ensure the house would be safe and stable for future owners. The house was built almost 50 years ago, and signs of settlement such as interior wall cracks and exterior foundation cracks were visible.
After learning about Ohio Basement Authority online, the interim owners were eager to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the home. Our inspector then recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews then installed several Push Piers underneath the problematic, settling foundation walls. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel piers are mechanically driven down to competent soil. They permanently stabilize the foundation and offer the best opportunity to lift it back to level.
The owners are pleased this trustworthy repair was completed to ensure the safety and stability of the house for the next owners.
Homeowners in Lancaster, OH, have lived in their house since it was built several years ago. They recently began to think about the health of their home. They were concerned with the condition of the crawl space under their house.
The owners then found information online about Ohio Basement Authority, and they were eager to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors who ventured into the crawl space to complete a thorough evaluation of this area. Our inspector then recommended the perfect repair solution.
One of our crews then encapsulated the crawl space in CleanSpace liner to improve the health and appearance of this area. CleanSpace is a thick and durable liner, similar to swimming pool liner, that completely isolates the home from the earth. It is a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space.
The homeowners are pleased to have a safer and healthier living environment because of this reliable repair.
He knew he could count on Ohio Basement Authority for the right repairs, as he previously chose to work with our company on a sewer line repair project. The owner again met with one of our inspectors, who evaluated the condition of the basement. Our inspector then suggested some of our reliable basement waterproofing and foundation repairs.
One of our crews then waterproofed the basement with the WaterGuard drainage system and SuperSump sump pump, as well as exterior drainage lines and an IceGuard attachment. Any seeping water from the walls and floor will be intercepted by the sub-floor WaterGuard system and directed to drain into the SuperSump sump pump. The SuperSump then pumps this water out of the basement and away from the home. An IceGuard was attached to the exterior discharge line, and this line was tied into a new downspout conductor line that was directed to the curb in front of the home.
The cracking, tilting foundation walls were permanently stabilized by several PowerBrace beams. These heavy-duty beams not only reinforce the walls, but they also offer the best opportunity to straighten the walls. The large bolt at the top of each beam can be tightened during dry seasons for potential wall improvement.
The owner is pleased the home will now be safe, stable and dry because of these trustworthy repairs.
Not long after moving into her house, a new homeowner in Lancaster, OH, noticed water leaking into various corners. Downspout conductor lines also happened to be in these corners outside the foundation walls.
Hoping to nip this problem in the bud, the owner started to research repair options. She contacted Ohio Basement Authority after finding information about our company online. She then met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the exterior drainage system. Our inspector then recommended updating these lines on the property.
One of our crews then replaced the older, failing lines with new, thicker pipe used for the downspout conductor lines. These lines were placed in the ground and directed far enough away from the house. LawnScape outlets also were used to conceal the ends of the lines in the yard.
The homeowner is pleased to now have an updated exterior drainage system to help keep her home dry.
After living in his house for several years, a homeowner in Christiansburg, OH, decided he wanted to start using his basement as livable space. However, some improvements 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 homeowner contacted Ohio Basement Authority after hearing about our company through local home inspectors. After meeting with one of our inspectors, the owner was eager for us to upgrade one of the older windows into a functional egress window.
After removing the smaller basement 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 homeowner is happy to have an updated basement window system that enhances the safety and appearance of his home.
After living in their house for seven years, homeowners in Lancaster, OH, began to notice possible structural issues in their house. Some areas of the floors seemed to be sagging and unlevel. These issues could be the result of foundation settlement or improper supports beneath the floors.
The owners wanted to fix these problems for good, so they began to research how to best address them. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after finding information about our company online. They then met with one of our inspectors who assessed the condition of the floors, as well as the support system in the crawl space under the house. Several floor joists were failing to properly support the above floors, so our inspector recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews then installed several SmartJacks in the crawl space. These heavy-duty supports are made of galvanized steel, which enhances their durability and makes them resistant to rust, corrosion and rot. SmartJacks permanently stabilize the above floors and offer the best opportunity to lift them back to level. They are designed to stop settlement, but can easily be adjusted if any settling occurs.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy repairs have helped them create a safe and stable living environment.
The owner of a local real estate investing company that specializes in flipping houses recently purchased a 66-year-old house in Lancaster, OH. As he and his company began to tackle various improvement projects around the house, he noticed a problem with the sewer line serving the house. He suspected the line had broken in a few places, and he wanted to get this repaired as soon as possible.
After hearing about Ohio Basement Authority, the owner was eager to learn more about how we could help him. He contacted us and then met with one of our inspectors. Our inspector suggested completely replacing the sewer later outside the home.
After taking great care to excavate the property to gain access to the existing line, one of our experienced crews replaced the older pipe with stronger SDR 35 plastic sewer pipe.
The owner is pleased to now have an updated and more reliable sewer line.
During the few years that they have lived in their house, homeowners in Lancaster, OH, noticed some issues were getting worse. A few areas of the foundation walls had cracks and gaps, as well as signs of tilting and movement.
The owners were concerned these problems could turn into safety and structural stability hazards, and they were motivated to address the issues once and for all. After seeing Ohio Basement Authority’s TV ads, they were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the problematic walls. Our inspector then recommended some of our reliable foundation repair solutions.
Several Push Piers were installed underneath the more severely cracking and settling wall. 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.
Several Carbon Fiber supports also were placed on the less severely cracking wall. These durable supports firmly adhere to the wall to permanently stabilize it and hold it in its current position. These supports also protect the wall from any further cracking or inward bowing.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy repairs have helped them create a safer living environment.
Upon purchasing her home, a homebuyer interested in a 40-year-old house in Lancaster, OH, wanted to make sure the dwelling would be dry and structurally sound. She noticed some issues including cracks and slight tilting in the foundation walls, as well as evidence of water intrusion.
The new owner knew she could count on Ohio Basement Authority for the perfect solutions. She met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the home. Our inspector then presented the owner with some of our reliable foundation repair and basement waterproofing solutions.
One of our crews then stabilized the walls with several Carbon Fiber supports and waterproofed the basement with WaterGuard, TripleSafe and exterior IceGuard attachments.
Carbon Fiber supports were placed on the walls throughout the basement. These heavy-duty supports firmly adhere to the walls to stabilize them in their current positions and prevent any further cracking or bowing.
WaterGuard was placed in the sub-floor to catch any seeping water from the walls and floor. This water is then directed to the TripleSafe sump pump to be pumped out of the basement. IceGuards were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines to prevent flooding from frozen or blocked lines.
The new homeowner is pleased these trustworthy repairs were completed to ensure the health and safety of her living environment.
After living in their house for a few years, homeowners in Lancaster, OH, wanted to upgrade their interior and exterior waterproofing systems. They specifically wanted a more reliable sump pump system, and they started to research how to address this issue.
The owners came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website, and they were eager to contact us for more information about how we could help them. After meeting with one of our inspectors, the owners were equally excited for one of our crews to install a newer, trustworthy sump pump system and exterior drainage system.
We removed the existing sump pump and installed the TripleSafe sump pump system. The TripleSafe is equipped with three powerful pumps inside the sump liner, as well as an external backup battery. This ensures the system will always operate to pump seeping water out of the basement.
We also installed newer, thicker downspout conductor lines on the property that were placed in the ground.
The homeowners are happy to have more reliable systems inside and outside their house to keep their home dry.
After a man’s mother passed away, he took on the responsibility of selling her house in Lancaster, OH. In an effort to spruce up the home, the man discovered some glaring structural issues. The walls were severely cracking and tilting inward, which not only affected the home’s structural integrity, but its resale value as well.
After a structural engineer referred the man to Ohio Basement Authority, he was eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help him. He met with one of our inspectors, who evaluated condition of the walls and then presented him with several foundation repair options.
One of our crews first dug down to the footing outside of the walls in severe disrepair, and these walls were then pushed back to as level and plumb as possible. The walls were further protected on the inside by installing Carbon Fiber supports and PowerBrace beams. Both solutions reinforce the walls and prevent them from any future cracking or bowing. PowerBrace beams offer the ability to straighten and improve the walls where they were installed, and the Carbon Fiber hold the other walls in their current positions.
The man now has peace of mind knowing these reliable repairs have helped ensure the home’s resale value, as well as its structural stability for the next owners.
Eager to purchase a particular house, an interested home buyer in Lancaster, OH, wanted to ensure the home’s health and safety. He noticed various issues in the basement including cracking and bowing foundation walls and issues with water.
He contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online, and we helped him address multiple repair issues with the best permanent solutions.
To prevent seeping water from saturating the floor and resulting in damage, we installed some of our reliable basement waterproofing products. These included the sub-floor WaterGuard interior drainage system to intercept any seeping water. The existing sump pump system was replaced and upgraded with the installation of the SuperSump and UltraSump sump pump systems in the vast basement. Iceguards were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines, as well.
The foundation repair project involved installing many structural steel support beams to permanently reinforce the problematic foundation walls and prevent further cracking and bowing.
The excited home buyer was happy these many reliable products were installed so his longtime home will be a safer and healthier living environment.
After living in their house for two years, homeowners in Lancaster, OH, began to notice problems with their foundation. A few areas seemed to be settling and uneven, and exterior cracks were visible outside the crawl space.
This concerned the homeowners, and they wanted to address these issues before they became serious safety hazards. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and we installed one of our many reliable foundation repair solutions to address these problems.
Several Push Piers were installed underneath the settling sections of the foundation walls. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel piers permanently stabilize the problematic foundation walls. They also offer the best opportunity to lift the foundation back to level.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing their home will be a safer living environment for many years to come because of this reliable permanent solution.
After living for many years in a home with a leaking basement, a homeowner in Lancaster, OH, was ready to address the problem once and for all. She noticed water seeping into the basement whenever it rained, collecting in puddles throughout the basement.
She contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our basement waterproofing services online, and we installed the best permanent solutions to meet her repair needs.
The water seemed to seep into the basement through a walk-out entrance, as well as where the walls and floor meet. We installed the WaterGuard interior drainage system around the basement’s perimeter to intercept this water. A section of TrenchDrain was installed in front of the doorway and tied into the rest of the WaterGuard system.
This water is then directed to the reliable UltraSump sump pump, and pumped out of the basement and away from the home through a discharge line. An IceGuard also was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line.
Another source of the seeping water could have been through cracks in the foundation walls, so we reinforced these walls with one of our many reliable foundation repair products. Several Carbon Fiber wall supports were installed to permanently stabilize these walls and prevent any future cracking or inward bowing.
The owner was pleased to have these many reliable products installed so her home will be an safe and dry living environment for many years to come.
It can be difficult to sell a home with any kind of problems, whether there is water in the basement, cracks in the walls, or a nasty crawl space underneath the house. The latter was the case for homeowners in Lancaster, OH, who were ready to sell their house after living there for almost 30 years.
The owners rarely went into the crawl space, so they were concerned when a home inspector pointed out issues like puddling water and failing insulation. The owners then contacted Ohio Basement Authority to find a permanent solution.
We installed some of our reliable crawl space repair products that completely transformed the formerly unhealthy area. These included waterproofing products like the SmartPipe drainage system and a SmartSump sump pump. These were also installed in conjunction with the CleanSpace encapsulation system that isolates the crawl space from the earth.
The owners are happy these permanent solutions enhanced the home’s resale value and created a healthier living environment for the next owners.
A homeowner in Lancaster, OH, has been using the two crawl space areas under her house for storage. More recently, she noticed these areas were cold because of failing insulation. They also had debris, open vents, and issues with moisture.
She wanted to make sure the crawl spaces would be healthy, insulated areas, so she contacted Ohio Basement Authority after seeing one of our TV ads.
We transformed the crawl spaces by encapsulating them in durable CleanSpace liner. Not only does this thick liner prevent vapor and moisture intrusion, it completely seals the home from the earth and helps insulate the crawl spaces. It also brightens the crawl spaces and is tough enough to crawl on.
Additional insulation measures included the installation of TerraBlock panels on the crawl space floors underneath the CleanSpace, and SilverGlo panels on the walls. Spray foam insulation also was applied to the rim joists for added insulation and protection.
A SaniDry CX dehumidifier was installed in one of the crawl spaces to prevent mold, reduce odors, control moisture, and clean and purify the air. Exterior vent covers also were installed outside the home to seal the crawl space from outside air, precipitation and pests.
The owner is happy she now has healthier and more functional crawl spaces because of these permanent solutions.
During the last year, a homeowner in Lancaster, OH, made sure he was closely monitoring his home’s chimney that was beginning to tilt and separate from the rest of the structure. He was concerned this structural issue could result in serious damage.
A tilting chimney is one of the more dramatic signs of foundation settlement. Chimneys are sometimes built on a foundation that is not connected to the rest of the home, making it even more at risk for settlement.
The homeowner contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and we installed one of our many types of reliable foundation repair solutions. Two Helical Piers were installed underneath the chimney’s foundation to permanently stabilize it. These heavy-duty galvanized steel piers also can lift the chimney back to its original level.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing this permanent repair solution has created a safe and structurally sound living environment.
Homeowners in Lancaster, OH, are putting their house on the market, and they wanted to address any issues that might negatively impact its value and sale. After removing drywall from one of the foundation walls, the owners noticed various cracks.
They wanted to repair these right away, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority. We then installed one of our many reliable foundation repair products. Six Carbon Fiber wall supports were installed to permanently stabilize the problematic foundation wall. These sturdy supports prevent further cracking and inward bowing, and are easy to conceal with paint, drywall or paneling.
The owners were pleased this permanent solution was installed so the home will be a stable living environment for many years to come.
Homeowners in Lancaster, OH, have noticed a crack in one of their foundation walls was getting worse over time. They were concerned with the home's structural integrity, as well as water intrusion.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, hoping to find a permanent solution.
We installed several waterproofing products to keep the basement dry, including the WaterGuard drainage system, a SuperSump sump pump, downspout lines and an IceGuard.
Carbon Fiber, one of our many foundation repair products, was also installed on the problematic foundation walls to stabilize them and prevent further cracking and inward bowing.
The homeowners are happy these products were installed so their home will stay dry and structurally sound for many years to come.
Homeowners in Lancaster, OH, have lived in their house for more than 20 years, and they recently began noticing vertical cracks in one of their foundation walls. There was also some water intrusion through one of the basement windows.
The owners contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews repaired the cracks by placing sturdy Carbon Fiber supports on the problematic wall to seal and stabilize the area.
The leaking window was also removed, and the homeowners chose to have it filled with concrete block and mortar to prevent water from seeping into the basement.
The homeowners are happy this installation will now help keep their basement dry.
Homeowners in Lancaster, OH, recently moved into their new house, and they've experienced severe flooding following heavy rains and winter thaw.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority to help get their basement safe and dry again.
One of our expert crews installed the sub-floor WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing drainage system to intercept any seeping water and drain it to a TripleSafe Sump Pump. The TripleSafe, which has three pumps as well as a battery-back up, pumps the water out of and away from the home through new discharge lines. Two IceGuards were also attached to two of the exterior discharge lines to prevent flooding if the lines freeze or become blocked.
The homeowners are happy to now have a basement living area that will be kept dry all the time.
After 20 years of living in their house, homeowners in Lancaster, OH, had had enough of cold floors and high heating bills. Even though they rarely went into their crawl space, the effects of lacking insulation could be felt through the home.
One of Ohio Basement Authority's crews removed debris from the area and re-graded the crawl space floor. Drainage matting was placed on the floor, and the entire area was encapsulated with CleanSpace liner. SilverGlo panels were installed on the walls, and vent covers were installed on the exterior.
All of these products are permanent solutions to the homeowners' crawl space problems, and meet their goal of saving energy.