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After living in their house for several years, homeowners in Newark, OH, knew they could no longer ignore structural issues that have plagued them for quite some time. One of the foundation walls was severely cracking and beginning to tilt inward, which indicates this wall is failing.
Concerned with the safety and structural integrity of their home, the owners were finally motivated to address these issues. After seeing some of Ohio Basement Authority’s TV ads, they were eager to contact us to learn about how our repair methods could help them. Once they met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the wall’s condition, the owners were equally excited for one of our crews to install the perfect solution.
We placed several PowerBrace beams on the problematic foundation wall to permanently reinforce it and help improve its stability and condition. Similar to the other products, PowerBraces also reinforce the walls and prevent any more damage. After the beams are fastened and secured to the floor joists, they are plumbed against the wall as level as possible. The bottoms of the beams are then anchored to the floor. The unique design of this system allows the beams to be tightened for wall improvement.
The homeowners can rest easier knowing these reliable repairs have helped them create a safer and healthier home.
A homeowner in Newark, OH, often hosts family members who stay in the basement bedrooms when they visit. The owner knew she needed to have some upgrades completed if she wanted to continue to utilize the basement as a livable space.
The basement had smaller windows that did not let in much light and were not ideal emergency exits. According to the International Residential Code for One-and Two-Family Dwellings, “Basements, habitable attics, and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency escape or rescue opening.” The solution is to have an egress window system installed.
The homeowner started to research how to make the necessary improvements, and she came across information about Ohio Basement Authority on Angie’s List. She was eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help her, and she met with Inspector Drew Black. Drew assessed the current window system and confirmed the need for egress windows.
One of our crews then installed the new system. After removing the existing windows, our crew excavated the area outside the windows and carefully cut into the block foundation wall to make room for the newer, bigger windows. The all-vinyl frame of the new windows is rust-resistant, and the windows’ double-pane glass is energy-efficient. Lightly-colored window wells installed outside the windows allows more sunlight to enter the basement and brighten up the space. Durable clear covers attached to the wells for safety also keep leaves, debris and precipitation out of the window wells.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing the updated window system has enhanced the safety of her home.
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Ohio Basement Authority is also a licensed General Contractor, General Home Improvement Contractor, and is licensed to repair and replace Sewer and Water Lines. Ohio Basement Authority has been a local business, with years of experience. As a licensed contractor, we are able to provide fast installations as well as crews that are experienced. A few of the Services we offer are:
Fixing these problems is easy. We implement wall anchors, slab piers, I-beam wall braces, and helical deck piers. We offer warranties on a lot of our services, too! Basement waterproofing, foundation repair and crawlspaces are what we do best. Fixing these issues will add value to your home as well as enhance the appearance. Why not become one of our hundreds of satisfied customers?
Basement waterproofing is one of the best investments you could make for your home. A wet basement leads to mold, rot, musty odors, and structural issues. However, there is no need to panic, this is an easy fix and would be much cheaper than doing exterior waterproofing.
Ohio Basement Authority's products are custom designed to fit your home, like French drain system. These systems can be combined to keep your floors dry and collect any water that’s running off of your walls. Or by using our award winning Sump pump, you are able to pump any amount of water out of your basement to prevent flooding.
Foundation repair can be vital to your home. Foundation problems can just get more expensive the worse they get. We have products that will keep your home safe from any further damage. CarbonArmor straps may be just the product you need to prevent any further cracks in your foundation. Or if you have bowing foundation walls, I-beams may be the best solution for you. Our technicians are skilled to fix:
A typical crawl space is a nasty, sometimes smelly and moldy place. Your heating and cooling bills might be high because your crawl space isn’t properly insulated. Crawl space encapsulation prevents anything from growing on the surface and comes with a 25-year warranty against rips and tears. Your crawl space will have a beautiful, clean look. Have you also ever considered transforming your crawl space into a space that is livable? With our technology we can turn your crawl space into a spacious basement.
Protect your home from further damage, call Ohio Basement Authority for a free inspection and estimate today at 1-844-418-8447!
A new homeowner was excited to move into her house in Newark, OH. But before doing so, she wanted to have some improvement projects completed. She noticed several areas of the foundation walls had cracks and were starting to tilt inward.
Concerned with these signs of foundation failure, the owner started to research how to best address these issues. She found information about Ohio Basement Authority online, and she wanted 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 walls. Our inspector then presented the owner with one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews then installed several Carbon Fiber supports on the problematic foundation walls. These heavy-duty supports firmly adhere to the walls to permanently reinforce them and hold them in their current positions. These straps also prevent any further cracking and inward bowing, and they can easily be concealed by paint or drywall.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing this trustworthy solution has helped her create a safe and stable living environment that she will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
After living in their house for a few years, homeowners in Newark, OH, began to notice a section of their home appeared to be settling and falling away from the rest of the foundation.
Concerned with the safety and structural stability of their home, the owners wanted to have this problem addressed right away. After previously working with Ohio Basement Authority on another repair project, the owners knew they could again trust us to provide the best solution. They met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the problematic foundation, and our inspector then recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews then installed Helical Piers underneath the settling section of the foundation. These durable galvanized steel piers are 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 any further settlement, and offer the best opportunity to lift the settling foundation back to level.
The homeowners are pleased to now have a safe and stable living environment because of this repair, and they continue to be happy Ohio Basement Authority customers.
A homeowner in Newark, OH, was preparing to sell her house, but she knew she needed to have some repair projects completed first. This included addressing a section of the floor that was sagging and uneven.
The owner researched repair options online and she found information about Ohio Basement Authority. She was eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help her. One of our inspectors visited to evaluate the home and its support system. He ventured into the crawl space where he found various failing supports. Our inspector then recommended the perfect repair solution.
One of our crews then installed SmartJacks to stabilize and help lift the above floor and floor joists. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel supports will not rust or corrode. SmartJacks are designed to stop settling, but can easily be adjusted if any settlement occurs.
The owner can confidently sell her house now that it has been stabilized by this trustworthy solution.
After living in their house for several years, homeowners in Newark, OH, began to consider the health and safety of their home. They noticed the basement, some of which is used as office space, had a musty odor, and they were concerned with the small windows.
After seeing Ohio Basement Authority’s TV ads, the owners were eager to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors who suggested having one of our reliable dehumidifiers installed in the basement. Considering the function of the basement, our inspector also recommended 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.
The owners were then eager for our crews to install these solutions.
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.
Another crew also installed a SaniDry XP dehumidifier in the basement to clean and filter the air, control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold growth.
The homeowners are pleased to have a safer and healthier living environment because of these trustworthy repairs.
After living in her house for several years, a homeowner in Newark, OH, knew it was time to address some lingering problems. Water leaked into the basement through the walls and floor, and there were some floor joists in the partial crawl space that contributed to sagging floors.
The owner was ready to fix these problems once and for all, so she started to research how to best address them. She found information about Ohio Basement Authority online, and she was eager to learn more about how we could help her. She met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the home. Our inspector then recommended some of our reliable basement waterproofing and foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews then waterproofed the basement with the WaterGuard drainage system, a section of the TrenchDrain drainage system, and an UltraSump sump pump. Any leaking water will be intercepted by the WaterGuard and TrenchDrain systems in the floor, and this water is directed to the UltraSump to be pumped out of the home. Additionally, the stone walls were covered with CleanSpace liner to improve their appearance and assist with waterproofing.
Supplemental steel beams were placed under the problematic floor joists in the crawl space, and these beams were further reinforced by SmartJacks. These heavy-duty jacks permanently stabilize the above floor and floor joists, can lift and level the floor, and are designed to stop sagging and settlement.
The homeowner is pleased to now have a safe and stable home because of these trustworthy repairs.
After living in their house for five years, homeowners in Newark, OH, just recently noticed a problem with water leaking into their basement through a certain corner. This also happened to be an area where downspout lines were disconnected near the home’s foundation. The owners tried a few do-it-yourself fixes, but nothing seemed to work.
Concerned with mold and damage in the basement, the homeowners wanted to have this problem fixed once and for all. As they researched potential repairs, they came across information about Ohio Basement Authority online. They were eager to contact us and to meet with an inspector to learn more about how we could help them. Our inspector evaluated the condition of the exterior drainage system and leaking basement, and he recommended updating the problematic exterior drainage lines as the first step to solving the problem.
One of our crews then installed new downspout conductor lines on the property. These lines were buried underground and directed to drain at the edge of the property. The homeowners are pleased to have an updated exterior drainage system to aid in keeping the home dry.
After living in their house for 14 years, homeowners in Newark, OH, began to notice a structural problem that was only worsening over time. One of their foundation walls was cracking and tilting inward. These are common signs of wall failure, but they will result in safety hazards and costly repairs the longer they are ignored.
The homeowners wanted to fix these problems once and for all. After seeing Ohio Basement Authority’s service trucks in the area completing various projects, the owners were eager to contact us for assistance with their structural repair needs. After meeting with one of our inspectors, they were equally excited for one of our crews to install the perfect solution.
We installed several Geo-Lock Wall Anchors on the problematic foundation wall. Made of galvanized steel, the heavy-duty wall anchors offer the best opportunity to straighten the walls. Their unique design also allows them to be tightened for wall improvement.
The homeowners were happy this reliable repair solution was used to help them create a safer, structurally stable living environment.
After living in his house for less than one year, a homeowner in Newark, OH, was growing concerned with the structural stability of his aging house. The home was built in 1905, and it was common to use wooden support systems at that time. It is easy for wood to rot and fail, however.
The homeowner was eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company from online resources like Home Advisor. After one of our experienced inspectors completed a thorough evaluation, he recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair products be installed.
To stabilize the sagging floors, several SmartJacks were installed in the basement and crawl space areas. Unlike typical jack posts, the heavy-duty SmartJacks are made of galvanized steel to enhance their durability. This also makes them rust and corrosion resistant. The SmartJacks permanently stabilize the above floors and help raise them back to the proper level. They also are designed to prevent further settling. But if any settling occurs, the SmartJacks can easily be adjusted.
The homeowner was pleased these reliable repairs have helped him create a structurally sound living environment that he will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
While sprucing up her rental property for future tenants, a homeowner in Newark, OH, ventured into the crawl space. She noticed this area under the house needed considerable attention. It was damp and smelly, and the dirt floors were wet.
She didn’t want these conditions to affect anyone’s health or the property value. She began to research repair options and companies, and she decided to contact Ohio Basement Authority after she found our website.
One of our highly trained inspectors completed a thorough evaluation of the crawl space, and he presented the homeowner with several permanent repair options.
She was eager to have one of our many experienced crawl space repair crews install products to waterproof and encapsulate the crawl space. These included the SmartPipe drainage system and a SmartSump sump pump. If any water seeps into the crawl space, it will be intercepted by the SmartPipe system and directed to the SmartSump to be safely pumped out of the crawl space. An IceGuard also was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line.
The crawl space then was completely encapsulated in CleanSpace liner. This thick and durable liner serves as a moisture and vapor barrier that isolates the crawl space from the earth, and it is perfectly compatible with the SmartPipe and SmartSump systems. The crawl space vents also were covered by four exterior vent covers to completely seal the crawl space from outside air, precipitation and pests.
The owner is pleased to have a healthier crawl space and home because of these reliable products.
After living in their house for many years, homeowners in Newark, OH, wanted to transform a section of their basement into livable space. Before doing so, they knew certain improvements needed to be completed.
According to the International Code for One-and Two-Family Dwellings, habitable spaces must have at least one operational emergency escape or means of egress. This also is applicable to basements.
This particular area of the basement had a small window that did not meet the residential code requirements. An egress window was needed.
The homeowners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through online resources like Home Advisor, and we then upgraded this small, unusable window into a functional egress window.
After removing the existing window, the 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 installed outside the window allows more sunlight to enter the basement and brighten up the space. A durable clear cover attached to the well for safety also keeps leaves, debris and precipitation out of the window well.
The homeowners are excited to have an updated basement window system that enhances the safety and appearance of their home.
After just purchasing their house, homeowners in Newark, OH, noticed water was seeping into the basement. This was concerning, especially because they plan to make this their forever home. Keeping it safe and dry was one of their top priorities.
The homeowners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through our website, and we installed some of our reliable basement waterproofing products. These included the WaterGuard interior drainage system and the UltraSump Battery Backup System.
Any seeping water will be intercepted by the WaterGuard system, and then directed to the UltraSump sump pump. The UltraSump’s backup battery ensures the system will always work to pump water out of the basement, even in the event of power outages. New downspout conductor lines also were installed on the property to update the exterior drainage system.
The homeowners were pleased these reliable products were installed so their longtime home will be a safe and healthy living environment for many years to come.
After living in their house for 35 years, homeowners in Newark, OH, recently noticed some structural issues with the garage foundation walls. Two of the walls were cracking and showing signs of foundation settlement.
The homeowners were concerned these problems could worsen and lead to significant safety hazards. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after seeing one of our TV ads, and we installed one type of our many reliable foundation repair products.
Four Helical Piers were installed underneath the problematic areas of the foundation. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel piers permanently stabilize the garage and offer the best opportunity to raise the garage back to level.
Several Carbon Fiber supports were installed on the walls, as well, to help further reinforce the walls and prevent future cracking and bowing.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing this reliable repair solution has ensured the structural stability of their garage.
Homeowners in Newark, OH, have been dealing with a damp, wet basement since they moved into their house 10 years ago. The home was built in the late 1800s, so it’s only natural for a house of that age to have some issues.
The homeowners want to sell the house to their son, but they’d like to address the problematic basement before they do so. They began to research repair companies and solutions online, then they contacted Ohio Basement Authority after seeing our page on the Better Business Bureau website.
Basements in older homes like this can be a challenge to waterproof because of how the foundation and foundation walls were constructed. But we met this challenge head-on to provide the perfect permanent solution for the homeowners.
We installed the sub-floor WaterGuard interior drainage system to intercept any seeping water and drain it to the SuperSump sump pump. The SuperSump then pumps the water safely out of the home and away from the foundation through a discharge line. An IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line.
The CleanSpace Wall System was used to cover the damp wall and prevent vapor and moisture intrusion into the rest of the basement. CleanSpace also was used to encapsulate the partial crawl space. SilverGlo panels were placed on the crawl space walls to assist with insulation.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing the home will be a healthier living environment because these reliable products were installed.
Siblings in Newark, OH, knew one of the foundation walls in their mother’s house had been in bad shape for many years, and they wanted to address its structural stability once and for all. The wall was slightly bowing inward, but the numerous horizontal and stair step cracking patterns were even more concerning. Even though these are common issues, they can become dangerous and costly if they are neglected too long.
After researching various repair companies online, the pair contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company and services through resources like Home Advisor.
We permanently stabilized the problematic foundation wall by installing two of our many reliable foundation repair products. Two Geo-Lock Wall Anchors and two PowerBrace beams were installed on the failing wall.
The homeowner and her children now have peace of mind knowing the home will be a safe and stable living environment for many more years to come.
Maintaining a safe and stable living environment is very important to a homeowner in Newark, OH. After noticing various cracks in the foundation walls getting worse over the years, she was motivated to address these issues of wall failure once and for all.
After learning more about our company from a trusted neighbor, the homeowner was eager to contact us.
We helped her create a stable home by installing one of our many reliable foundation repair products. A total of 18 Carbon Fiber wall supports was installed on the cracking and bowing foundation walls. These sturdy reinforcements permanently stabilize the walls in their current positions and prevent further cracking and inward bowing.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing that this permanent solution has ensured the structural integrity of the house for many more years to come.
During the last few years, homeowners in Newark, OH, noticed various cracks in one of the foundation walls were getting worse. The wall was also beginning to bow inward.
These are common signs of wall failure, but can become dangerous and costly to repair if they are not address promptly and properly.
The homeowners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through websites like Home Advisor.
We installed two heavy-duty Geo-Lock Wall Anchors on the problematic south foundation wall. These anchors not only stabilize the wall, but they also offer the best opportunity to straighten the wall over time.
The homeowners were pleased this permanent foundation repair solution was installed so their home will be more structurally stable for many more years to come!
After living for six years in their house in Newark, OH, homeowners noticed moisture and mold in the crawl space. They were concerned with the health of this area because it is used for storage, and they are expecting a baby.
Hoping to ensure their home's health, they contacted Ohio Basement Authority after looking at our company's website.
We installed various crawl space repair products including the SmartPipe drainage system and, a SmartSump sump pump. The crawl space was completely encapsulated in CleanSpace liner, and an IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line.
The homeowners are pleased these permanent solutions were installed so they will have a healthier living environment their family will be able to enjoy for many more years to come.
A homeowner in Newark, OH, decided it was time to remedy her unhealthy crawl space. She was experiencing issues such as cold floors, moisture, mold, water intrusion, and pests.
She carefully weighed her options with other companies, but was most impressed with Ohio Basement Authority and its solutions to her problems.
One of our crews installed Drainage Matting underneath CleanSpace liner, a SaniDry dehumidifier, SmartSump sump pump, and a Vent Cover. These products meet the homeowner's goals of fixing ground water seepage, keeping the area dry, controlling earth moisture, preventing mold, reducing odors, saving energy, and gaining storage space.
A homeowner in Newark, OH, noticed some of the block on her foundation wall was separating, and she wanted to address the problem before it worsened.
An inspector with Ohio Basement Authority observed the cracked and bowing wall, and recommended Carbon Fiber wall supports.
One of our company's crews installed seven Carbon Fiber wall supports that will permanently correct the bowing and cracking, as well as strengthen the foundation wall. The project also carries a Lifetime Warranty.
The homeowner is happy to now have a structurally sound foundation.