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Homeowners in London, OH, have lived in their house since it was built 25 years ago. It wasn’t until recently, however, that they began to notice dampness and musty odors emanating from the crawl space.
With health issues like allergies, the owners wanted to address these nuisances before their health and the health of their home was impacted. One of the owners previously worked with Ohio Basement Authority to initiate a basement waterproofing project at church. He knew he could count on us to provide the same quality service and solutions in his personal home.
One of our inspectors visited to complete a thorough evaluation of the problematic crawl space. He discussed his findings with the owners, as well as their goals for repair, and he then recommended some of our reliable crawl space repair solutions.
After removing the debris and other nuisances from the crawl space like nasty, failing insulation, one of our crews then encapsulated the crawl space in CleanSpace liner. This thick and durable liner completely isolates the crawl space from the earth. It also acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space. The crawl space was further insulated with SilverGlo panels that were placed on the walls. Vent covers also were placed on the home’s exterior to further seal the area from outside air, precipitation and pests.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy repairs have helped them create a healthier and safer living environment.
After living in his house for less than one year, a homeowner in London, OH, already experienced some water in his basement. He had the downspout and discharge lines replaced, but he knew the existing sump pump was on its way out. The system appeared to be running frequently, and not necessarily able to keep up with seeping water.
The homeowner didn’t want to have to worry about the basement flooding every time it rained, so he was motivated to address this outdated system. After seeing Ohio Basement Authority on TV and online, the owner was eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help him.
The owner met with Inspector Corey Froelich who evaluated the condition of the waterproofing system including the sump pump. Corey pointed out the property was in a low water table area, so the sump pump naturally would frequently run. While the system had a lid to cover the pit and the pumping equipment, its partially open nature also posed problems. Objects could fall inside and damage the system, and any water in the pit could easily evaporate back into the basement to cause additional issues.
Corey presented the owner with one of our reliable sump pump systems. Foreman Jose de Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then removed the older sump pump system and replaced it with the “king” of sump pumps – the TripleSafe. Equipped with three powerful pumps inside its large liner, as well as external backup battery, the TripleSafe will always work to keep water out of the basement. IceGuards also were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines to prevent flooding.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing this trustworthy system will keep his home dry for many years to come.
While they have lived in their house for more than 20 years, it wasn’t until recently that these homeowners in London, OH, began to notice glaring problems in their basement. During constant heavy summertime storms, water leaked into the basement and ended up flooding the home with a few feet of water. That is a significant amount of water anyway, but it also was obvious that the existing sump pump system was failing and could not keep up with the seeping water.
The owners wanted to address these issues right away so they wouldn’t have to worry about cleaning up from another flood. As they researched potential repairs and companies to complete the work, the owners found information about Ohio Basement Authority on Home Advisor. They were eager to contact us to meet with one of our inspectors and learn more about how we could help them.
Inspector Jeff Floit completed a thorough evaluation of the basement, and then he recommended some of our reliable basement waterproofing solutions that would give them peace of mind and a dry basement.
Foreman Jose de Jesus Tellez Ortiz and his crew then waterproofed the basement with products including the WaterGuard and TrenchDrain drainage systems, TripleSafe sump pump, CleanSpace Wall System, and exterior IceGuard attachment.
WaterGuard is designed to sit in the sub-floor and atop the footing in order to accept seeping water from the walls and floor. Additionally, a section of TrenchDrain was placed in the floor in front of the basement’s walk-out access. Any water intercepted by the WaterGuard and TrenchDrain systems is then directed to the TripleSafe sump pump. Equipped with three powerful pumps inside a large liner, the TripleSafe also has an external backup battery. All of these features ensure the TripleSafe will always operate to pump water out of the basement. IceGuards also were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines to prevent flooding.
The stone walls in the basement also were covered with CleanSpace. This liner is typically used to encapsulate crawl spaces, but it has other practical uses as well. Along with concealing the stone walls, the water-resistant CleanSpace liner also helps direct any seeping water from the walls down to the WaterGuard system.
The homeowners can rest easier knowing these trustworthy solutions have helped them create a safer living environment.
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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 London 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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After living in their house for two years, homeowners in London, OH, noticed a problem with their exterior drainage system. They saw that water was pooling next to the foundation in one corner, and they were concerned that the exterior sump pump line and downspout conductor line in this area were malfunctioning.
The owners wanted to have this issue addressed before water ended up in their basement. They knew they could count on Ohio Basement Authority because we completed a foundation repair project for them around the time they moved into the house. The owners were eager to again meet with one of our inspectors to learn more about how we could help them. Our inspector evaluated the condition of these exterior drainage systems and he recommended some upgrades.
One of our crews then installed new reliable downspout conductor lines and exterior sump pump discharge line on the property. These lines were placed in the ground and directed far enough from the home’s foundation so the water from the lines would not seep inside the home. A LawnScape outlet also was used to conceal the end of the line in the yard.
The owners are happy to have an updated exterior drainage system that will help keep their home dry.
A homeowner in London, OH, has lived in her house for several years. She rarely ventures into the crawl space, but a recent peek inside this area under her house revealed some issues. The crawl space did not appear to be properly sealed and the sump pump may be failing.
After seeing Ohio Basement Authority’s TV ads, the homeowner was eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help her. She met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the crawl space. Our inspector then presented the homeowner with the perfect repairs.
After the failing liner was removed, one of our crews encapsulated the crawl space in CleanSpace liner. This thick and durable liner, similar to swimming pool liner, completely seals the crawl space to isolate it from the earth. CleanSpace also acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space.
Additionally, the older sump pump was removed and replaced with the more reliable UltraSump sump pump system.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing these trustworthy repairs have helped her create a healthier crawl space and home.
Maintaining the structural integrity of their living environment is very important to homeowners in London, OH. While the house, which had been in the family for many years, was built in 1870, the attached garage was built in 1986. They recently started to notice cracks in the walls of the garage, and they wanted to address these problems before any serious damage resulted.
After finding Ohio Basement Authority’s website, the owners 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 walls, and he then recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions that would correct the settling foundation walls.
The homeowners also had another unexpected repair completed at the same time as the foundation repair solution. Our crew waterproofed the basement after finding it had flooded. They first pumped all of the water out and then installed basement waterproofing solutions including the WaterGuard drainage system and UltraSump sump pump.
Our crew then stabilized and helped lift the settling walls back to level by installing several Push Piers underneath the walls.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy repairs have helped them create a safe, dry, and stable living environment.
Homeowners in London, OH, knew they could no longer ignore problems they’ve noticed getting worse during the two years they have lived in their house. Along with having trouble closing doors on upper floors and seeing drywall cracks, the owners also sensed that the floor appeared to be sagging and uneven.
The owners wanted to address these issues before they resulted in more damage to their house, so they began to research how to best fix the problems. They found information about Ohio Basement Authority online, and they were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. One of our inspectors evaluated the condition of the support system in the crawl space below the house, and he found improper, failing, bending supports. He then recommended the perfect repair solution.
One of our crews installed several SmartJack supports underneath a new steel supplemental support 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 homeowners are pleased to have a more reliable system supporting their house.
Not long after moving into her house, a homeowner in London, OH, noticed problems that could negatively impact the health of her home. Once she ventured into the crawl space under the home, she found the area was filled with debris, standing water, and moldy and failing insulation.
Whatever is in your crawl space air is in your house and affecting you. This is because of the stack effect. Air in the crawl space is drawn up through the house in an airflow pattern from bottom to top.
This concerned the homeowner, so she wanted to address and fix these problems right away. She contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online, and was eager for us to fix the nasty crawl space for good.
We did this by waterproofing and encapsulating the crawl space. To address any seeping water, we installed the SmartPipe drainage system and SmartSump sump pump. The SmartPipe system will intercept the water and direct it to the SmartSump, where it is then pumped out of the crawl space and away from the home. Exterior drainage solutions included an IceGuard attached to the sump pump discharge line, new downspout conductor lines, and LawnScape outlets attached to the ends of two of the downspout conductor lines.
The crawl space was encapsulated in CleanSpace liner to isolate it from the earth. It also serves as a moisture and vapor barrier and helps insulate the crawl space. The SaniDry CX dehumidifier also was installed to control humidity and reduce odors, and exterior vent covers further seal off the crawl space from the elements and pests.
The homeowner is pleased these many reliable products were installed so her home will be safer and healthier for many years to come.
Water has been seeping into the basement of an 86-year-old church in London, OH, for several years. The basement is used for storage, and the pastor and the congregation don’t want to have to worry about items being damaged or unhealthy conditions in the basement.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company and our services through our website. We then installed some of our many reliable basement waterproofing products.
These included the WaterGuard and TrenchDrain drainage systems to catch any seeping water. These systems then direct the water to the SuperSump sump pump, which safely and effectively pumps the water out of the basement and away from the foundation. An exterior IceGuard also was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line.
The church basement will now be a healthier and dry environment for many years to come.
A lot of work and detail goes into buying and selling a home. This is why it is important to work with a reliable repair company like Ohio Basement Authority to ensure a home’s structural stability and resale value.
We worked with the current owners of a home in London, OH, as well as the buyer interested in purchasing the property. Each party noticed cracking and bowing in the foundation walls of the 45-year-old home, and they wanted to find the perfect permanent solution.
We installed some of our many reliable foundation repair products to permanently stabilize the walls. These included several Carbon Fiber supports on two of the foundation walls, as well as three Geo-Lock Wall Anchors in the basement’s walk-out area. The wall anchor system also helped straighten the walls and area near the basement walk-out.
The homeowners and home-buyer were eager to have these reliable repair solutions installed so the house will be structurally sound for many years to come.
A homeowner in London, OH, moved into her house less than one year ago, and she was recently starting to notice some structural problems. Along with some wall cracking, she noticed some areas of the floors were out of level.
These are telltale signs of foundation settlement and a failing support system, and the homeowner wanted to address them right away before they turned into serious problems.
We installed some of our many reliable crawl space repair products. Eight SmartJacks were installed to permanently stabilize the main girder and floor joists in the crawl space. These heavy-duty supports are designed to stop settling and sagging and raise the floors back to level. They also can easily be adjusted if any settling occurs.
We also removed the debris and failing insulation in the crawl space, and completely encapsulated it in CleanSpace liner. This durable liner isolates the home from the earth, serves as a moisture and vapor barrier, and helps insulate the crawl space.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing these permanent solutions have helped create a healthier and safer living environment she will be able to enjoy for many more years to come.
The ability to sell a stable house is very important to homeowners in London, OH. They were concerned the horizontal and stair-step cracks, as well as inward bowing, on the foundation walls would affect the home's structural integrity and resale value.
The owners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through websites like Angie's List.
We helped the homeowners permanently stabilize the entire foundation walls by installing a total of seven Geo-Lock Wall Anchors on them. These heavy-duty anchors made out of galvanized steel not only create stable walls, but they offer the best opportunity to straighten them. The anchors also prevent further cracking and bowing, and restore property value.
A steel PowerBrace beam was also installed on one of the walls to further reinforce it.
New downspout conductor lines were also installed to update the home's drainage system.
The owners are pleased the home's resale value has been restored, and they now have peace of mind knowing the house will be a more stable living environment for future owners for many years to come.
Upon moving into their house in London, OH, homeowners noticed large puddles collecting in the basement corners whenever it rained. While this has not caused significant damage, the owners want to make sure their longtime home always will be safe and dry.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company on our website.
We installed patented and reliable waterproofing products including the sub-floor WaterGuard drainage system and a SuperSump sump pump to keep the basement free of water.
If any water seeps into the basement, the WaterGuard system will intercept it and drain it to the SuperSump. From there, it will be pumped out of the basement and away from the foundation through a discharge line attached to new downspout conductor lines that were also installed.
The sump pump was installed inside the larger TripleSafe liner, should the owners choose to upgrade the sump pump in the future.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing their house will be a healthier living environment for many years to come.
After living in their house for almost 10 years, homeowners in London, OH, recently noticed water seeping into their basement during heavy rains.
It would enter through a corner with a pilaster, or column attached to a wall, that was beginning to crack.
The owners wanted to make sure their home would be free of water and prevent additional damage to flooring, carpet and their belongings. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through websites like Angie's List.
One of our expert crews first removed the older, failing pilaster, then completely rebuilt it with new concrete block.
The sub-floor WaterGuard drainage system was then installed in this problematic area to catch any seeping water and drain it to the existing sump pump.
The homeowners were pleased these projects were completed so their forever home will be a safe and healthy living environment for many years to come.
Homeowners in London, OH, have lived in their house since it was built more than 20 years ago. Structural issues had not been a concern until recently when they noticed cracking and inward bowing on one of the foundation walls.
These are common signs of wall failure, but they will only pose greater risks and be more costly to repair if not addressed promptly and properly.
The homeowners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company on our website.
We installed one of our many foundation repair products. Several heavy-duty Carbon Fiber wall supports that will permanently stabilize the problematic foundation wall and prevent further cracking and bowing. These durable supports can also be concealed by drywall or paint.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing their home will be structurally stable for many years to come.
After recently moving into his house, a homeowner in London, OH, started to notice water entering the basement through a crack in the poured concrete foundation wall.
Hoping to keep his basement dry for good, he contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company and our services through our website.
To address this issue and prevent water from seeping through the wall crack, we first excavated the area outside the problematic wall. The crew dug down to the footer and filled the cracks. Then Carbon Fiber was applied to the wall to seal the crack as well as stabilize the wall. The soil was then replaced as the project was completed.
The homeowner is happy the wall will no longer leak so his home will be a healthy living enviornment for many years to come!
After living in their house for two years, homeowners in London, OH, were starting to notice issues with the crawl space. While they rarely go into this area underneath their home, they recently spotted evidence of water intrusion.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after seeing one of our TV commercials, and we installed a few crawl space repair products to address the leaking.
The SmartPipe drainage system was installed to intercept any seeping water, and the SmartSump sump pump will pump this water out of and away from the home. New discharge lines were also installed, and an IceGuard was attached to the exterior line just outside the house.
The owners are pleased their crawl space, as well as the rest of their home, will now be healthier for many years to come.
A homeowner in London, OH, has lived in his house since it was built 12 years ago. He noticed water in the crawl space, and wanted to address this issue before selling the home.
He contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and we installed the SmartPipe drainage system. This will catch any seeping water and drain it to the SmartSump sump pump. From there, it will be pumped out of the home and away from the foundation.
The entire crawl space was also encapsulated in durable CleanSpace liner, which serves as a vapor and moisture barrier. Several vent covers were also added to the home's exterior open vents to seal the crawl space from outside air and pests.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing the home will be a healthier living environment for the next owner.
After four years of living in their house in London, OH, homeowners began to notice water coming in through the garage area. A desk and some carpeting was damaged by the water intrusion, and the owners wanted to find a permanent solution to keep the home dry and prevent further damage.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after looking at our company's website, and we installed various waterproofing products. These included the WaterGuard drainage system that will intercept any seeping water, and the TripleSafe sump pump that will pump any water out of and away from the foundation.
New downspout lines were also buried underground, and a LawnScape outlet was attached to camouflage the end of the line.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these reliable products will keep their home dry for many more years to come.
After recently moving into his house in London, OH, a homeowner noticed a musty odor as well as humidity issues in his basement. He wanted to address these issues as soon as possible, so he contacted Ohio Basement Authority.
We installed the SaniDry XP dehumidifier in his basement. This high-performance, efficient system will eliminate damp, musty odors in the basement once and for all by drying and filtering the air.
The homeowner is excited this installation will enable him to have a cleaner and healthier living environment.