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Because homeowners in Pickerington, OH, use their basement for storage, it is important for them to maintain a dry and healthy environment.
Three partial crawl spaces are adjacent to the vast basement area. Each has its own access point, which is open to the basement. While this is convenient for access, it also means the atmosphere inside each crawl space is affecting the basement and the rest of the home. The dirt and gravel floors in these crawl spaces were not covered, any existing insulation was failing, and debris was strewn about.
The owners wanted to correct these issues so their home would always be healthy. They didn’t hesitate to call on Ohio Basement Authority again because of their previous experience on other projects with us.
We encapsulated each crawl space in CleanSpace liner. The home is completely isolated from the earth by this liner, as well as protected from any moisture and vapor intrusion. CleanSpace also insulates the area, helping with energy efficiency. The liner is durable enough to crawl on, so the crawl spaces could be used as functional storage areas.
Spray foam insulation was added to the rim joists for further protection, and vent covers were installed on the home’s exterior to seal the crawl spaces from outside air and pests.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these permanent crawl space repair solutions have created a healthier living environment they will be able to enjoy for many more years to come.
After recently purchasing her house, a homeowner in Pickerington, OH, took the advice of a home inspector in addressing potential drainage issues. She began to research companies that could address this, as well as the existing sump pump system.
The sump pump only had a partial lid covering the pump and pit. This is dangerous for several reasons. Objects could fall into the open area of the pit and damage the equipment, water in the pit can evaporate back into the basement and cause moisture and mold issues, and the basement could flood if the pump fails to keep up with water it takes in.
The homeowner was eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online, and she met with one of our experienced inspectors. He completed a thorough evaluation of the home’s waterproofing system, and he presented the homeowner with several of our permanent waterproofing solutions.
Along with installing the WaterGuard interior drainage system to catch any seeping water, we replaced the older sump pump with a more reliable system – the UltraSump Battery Backup System. The UltraSump features a powerful 1/3 hp cast iron pump with a metal float switch inside the heavy-duty polyethylene liner. It also is equipped with a DC pump, charging system and battery, and will automatically turn on if the primary pump fails to operate. The UltraSump can pump out 11,500 gallons of water on a new, fully-charged battery. The back-up battery also enables the system to continue to operate even in the event of a power outage.
We also attached an IceGuard to the exterior sump pump discharge line, and this line was tied into new downspout conductor lines that were installed on the property.
The homeowner can now rest easier knowing this reliable system will keep her home safe and dry for many years to come.
After living in their house for 10 years, homeowners in Pickerington, OH, started to notice problems with their basement waterproofing system. There seemed to be some issues with the sump pump and basin.
The sump pump system in the 30-year-old house is tucked away in a small closet area in the basement. While it is essentially out of sight, the homeowners didn’t want to have to worry about problems with the sump pump affecting the rest of the basement and house. Thinking proactively, they wanted to have the system replaced to prevent any potential damage.
After speaking to a trusted friend, the homeowners knew they could count on Ohio Basement Authority for the perfect solution. This friend was pleased with exterior drainage work we previously completed on his property, so he was eager to refer our expert inspectors and crews.
After meeting with one of our inspectors, the homeowners were eager for one of our crews to upgrade their sump pump system. We installed the more reliable UltraSump to handle any seeping water. Along with two powerful pumps inside the liner, the UltraSump features an external backup battery. This ensures the system will continue to operate even when the power goes out. This system can pump more than 11,000 gallons of water on a new, fully-charged battery.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing their basement and home will be protected by this trustworthy solution.
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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 Pickerington 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 Pickerington 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 just purchasing a house, new homeowners in Pickerington, OH, wanted to make sure the home would be safe and healthy. They were specifically concerned with the crawl space under their house.
Their realtor recommended seeking assistance from Ohio Basement Authority, and the owners were eager to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the crawl space. 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 completely seals the crawl space to isolate it from the earth. This thick and durable liner, which is similar to swimming pool liner, also serves as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps to insulate the crawl space.
The owners are pleased to now have a home that will be safe and healthy for many years to come because of this reliable repair.
After living in their house for several years, homeowners in Pickerington started to notice a problem under their house. They rarely venture into the crawl space, but a recent peek inside revealed a lot of debris and failing insulation and lining.
The homeowners knew they could count on Ohio Basement Authority for the perfect solution, as they previously hired us to stabilize a cracking, tilting wall. The owners were eager to call on us again and meet with the same inspector. Our inspector evaluated the condition of the crawl space and then recommended some of our reliable repair solutions.
After carefully removing the nuisances from the crawl space, one of our crews then encapsulated the crawl space in thick and durable CleanSpace liner. This liner completely seals the crawl space, acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and helps insulate the crawl space.
The homeowners are pleased to have a healthier crawl space and home because of these trustworthy repairs.
Homeowners in Pickerington, OH, have lived in their house since it was built 26 years ago. Recently, they began to question how safe the home was. They wanted to use the basement as livable space, but they knew they needed to make some upgrades.
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.
After finding information about Ohio Basement Authority on Home Advisor, the owners were motivated to contact us for further assistance. They met with one of our inspectors who agreed with the necessity of an egress window. Our inspector also noticed potential issues with the exterior drainage lines and sump pump system, so he recommended those upgrades as well.
One of our crews then completed these repairs. After excavating the area outside the new window location our crew then carefully cut into the block foundation wall to make room for the newer, bigger window. The new window’s all-vinyl frame resists rust, 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.
The homeowners are pleased to now have an updated window system and waterproofing system.
As the local representative for homeowners who live out of state, a realtor wanted to make sure their house underwent necessary repairs. A recent home inspection brought several issues to light, including rotting wooden support beams in the basement. These beams were starting to show signs of corrosion and failure, which can lead to sagging upper floors in the house.
The realtor contacted Ohio Basement Authority for additional guidance, and she met with one of our inspectors. Our inspector assessed the condition of the home’s support system, and he recommended the perfect repair.
One of our crews then removed the wooden beams from the more than 100-year-old home and replaced them with several SmartJacks. SmartJacks appear similar to typical jack posts, but they are far superior. 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 home now has a more reliable support system that will enhance its safety and stability for future owners.
After living in their house for a couple of years, homeowners in Pickerington, OH, decided they wanted to finish the basement. Before doing so, they wanted to make sure this area of their house always would remain dry. They weren’t sure if the current sump pump system was up to the task, so they decided to look into upgrading the system.
After talking about their concerns with a trusted friend and one of Ohio Basement Authority’s employees, the owners were eager to learn more about how we could help them. They met with one of our inspectors who recommended several of our reliable basement waterproofing solutions that would always keep their home dry.
One of our crews then installed these solutions which included the WaterGuard drainage system, UltraSump sump pump, and exterior IceGuard and LawnScape attachments.
WaterGuard was placed in the sub-floor to catch any seeping water. This water is then directed to the UltraSump sump pump to be pumped out of the home. An IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line, and this line was tied into a new downspout conductor line that was installed on the property. The end of this line in the yard was camouflaged by a LawnScape outlet.
The homeowners are pleased to have a dry basement and safe and healthy home that they will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
Homeowners in Pickerington, OH, were ready to put their house on the market. Before doing so, they knew they needed to address various repairs around the home. This included addressing a cracking, slightly tilting foundation wall.
As the owners researched potential repairs, they came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website and were eager to contact us for further assistance. They met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the problematic foundation wall. Our inspector then recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews then permanently stabilized this wall by placing Carbon Fiber supports on it. These heavy-duty straps firmly adhere to the wall to hold it in its current position, as well as prevent any further cracking or inward bowing. Their low profile also allows them to be concealed with basement finishing materials.
The homeowners are pleased to know these trustworthy repairs have helped them enhance the resale value of the house, as well as the structural stability of the home for the next owners.
During the two years that they have lived in their house, homeowners in Pickerington, OH, have noticed a problem in their basement was getting worse. Water seemed to be seeping inside the basement through a few corners. Downspout conductor lines also happened to be outside these corners and could very well be contributing to the leaking.
After finding information online about Ohio Basement Authority, the owners were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the problem. Our inspector then recommended updating the exterior drainage system to help keep water from the gutter downspouts from leaking inside the house.
One of our crews then installed new downspout conductor lines on the property. These lines were placed in the ground and directed to drain water away from the home’s foundation and out to the edge of the property. An IceGuard also was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line to prevent flooding from frozen or blocked lines.
The homeowners are pleased this upgrade project was completed to help keep their forever home dry.
After living in his house for 10 years, a homeowner in Pickerington, OH, was beginning to notice a lot of water welling up into his basement’s existing sump pump system. He was concerned the sump pump would fail and lead to a flooded basement.
He contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and we replaced the older sump pump with the reliable TripleSafe sump pump system. This high-powered system features three pumps inside the liner, as well as an exterior back-up battery. This ensures the system will continue to work even in the event of a power outage.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing this trustworthy sump pump system will keep his basement dry for many years to come.
After many years of living in their house, homeowners in Pickerington, OH, were preparing to put their house on the market. They have noticed a cracking and bowing foundation wall getting worse, and they were concerned this could affect the sale of the home.
Wall cracks, especially horizontal ones, coupled with inward bowing are signs of wall failure. It will only worsen over time and be more costly to repair. The owners wanted to address this problem once and for all so the house would be safe for the next owners.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about us online, and we installed one of our many reliable foundation repair products. Seven Carbon Fiber supports were installed on the problematic foundation wall. These sturdy supports permanently stabilize the wall in its current position, and prevent further cracking and bowing.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing the home will be structurally stable for years to come.
Partial crawl spaces open to the basement area can spell trouble for anyone’s living environment.
Homeowners in Pickerington, OH, had three of these areas adjacent to their vast basement that were beginning to concern them. Each area lacked proper insulation and was not sealed from the earth. The owners wanted to address these issues before the conditions affected the air quality of the rest of the home, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority.
We encapsulated each crawl space in durable CleanSpace liner. This thick liner, similar to pool liner, also insulates the crawl spaces and serves as a moisture and vapor barrier. It also dramatically improves the appearance and functionality of the crawl spaces. Other installations included spray foam insulation in the rim joists, and exterior crawl space vent covers.
The owners now have a healthier, functional, and energy-efficient home because of these permanent crawl space repair solutions.
Homeowners in Pickerington, OH, have noticed cracks in their foundation walls getting worse over the last couple of years. They were concerned the walls could eventually fail completely and fall in if they didn’t address these issues soon.
The owners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through online resources like Home Advisor. We then installed some of our reliable, permanent foundation repair solutions. These included 10 Geo-Lock Channel Anchors on the cracking and bowing foundation walls, and five Helical Piers underneath sections of the settling foundation walls.
Both of these heavy-duty, galvanized steel products permanently stabilize the problematic foundation walls. The Helical Piers can lift the foundation back to the proper level, and the Geo-Lock Wall Anchors can be tightened for wall improvement.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing their forever home will be a safer and more stable living environment for many years to come.
When they moved into their house almost 10 years ago, homeowners in Pickerington, OH, were aware of some cracks in the drywall and foundation walls. During the last year, however, they have noticed these problems getting worse.
The owners wanted to address these are common signs of foundation settlement before any serious damages resulted. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online, and we installed one of our many reliable foundation repair products.
Nine Push Piers were installed underneath the problematic foundation walls to permanently stabilize the home. These heavy-duty steel piers also offer the best opportunity to lift the home back to level.
The owners were excited this project was completed so their home will now structurally sound for many more years to come.
Several years have passed since they moved into their house, but it wasn't until recently that homeowners in Pickerington, OH, noticed various cracks and bowing in one of their foundation walls.
They wanted to make sure the home would always be stable, so they researched repair solutions and companies online. They liked Ohio Basement Authority's solution the best, and we installed two PowerBrace beams on the problematic foundation wall. These heavy-duty, zinc-plated steel beams permanently stabilize the foundation wall and can be tightened for wall improvement.
The homeowners were pleased this permanent solution was installed to ensure the home's longtime structural integrity.
Ensuring the long-term health of their home is a top priority for homeowners in Pickerington, OH. That's why they wanted to correct issues with their crawl space once they noticed water was seeping into this area under the house. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and we installed various crawl space repair and waterproofing products.
The SmartPipe drainage system was installed to catch any seeping water in the crawl space. This water will be drained into the SmartSump sump pump, which is specifically designed to accept the CleanSpace system. The entire crawl space was encapsulated in durable CleanSpace liner, which acts as a moisture and vapor barrier. New downspout conductor lines were also installed, and an IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line.
The homeowners were pleased these permanent solutions were installed so their home will be safer and healthier for many more years to come!
It's been several years since a homeowner in Pickerington, OH, moved into his house, and water intrusion recently became a cause for concern. A multi-purpose basement used for storage, laundry, entertainment and living space was starting to get wet. Similar issues were also occurring in the attached garage.
He contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and we installed permanent waterproofing solutions in both of these problematic areas of the home. The WaterGuard drainage system was installed in the sub-floor to intercept any seeping water. A section of TrenchDrain was installed in front of the door between the basement and garage, and connected to the WaterGuard.
To make sure both areas would covered, a TripleSafe sump pump was installed in the basement, and a SuperSump sump pump was installed in the garage. Exterior drainage lines were also installed on the property.
The homeowner is happy these permanent solutions were installed so his home will stay safe and dry for many more years to come!
After living in their house for several years, homeowners in Pickerington, OH, began to notice issues with failing drainage pipes and discharge lines that were beginning to affect their house. Concerned with possible water in their basement, they contacted Ohio Basement Authority.
We installed new downspout conductor lines and buried them underground. An IceGuard was also attached to the exterior discharge line just outside the home to prevent flooding if the line would freeze or become blocked.
The homeowners are happy to have updated exterior drainage lines that will aid in keeping the house dry.
Upon purchasing their house, homeowners in Pickerington, OH, wanted to ensure its structural stability. They noticed one of the foundation walls was cracking and bowing inward, and wanted to address these issues as soon as possible.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after researching our company, and we installed one of our permanent foundation repair solutions.
A total of four Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed on the west foundation wall. These heavy-duty anchors, comprised of galvanized steel earth anchors, rods and wall plates, will stabilize the wall and hold it in its current position. The anchors can also be tightened for potential wall improvement.
The owners now have peace of mind knowing their forever home will be a safe and stable living environment for many more years to come.
After living in their house for 20 years, homeowners in Pickerington, OH, began the process of selling their house. They were concerned the lack of a vapor barrier in the crawl space would affect the health of the rest of the house, as well as the value and ability to sell the home.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and we encapsulated the crawl space in CleanSpace liner. This durable liner is completely sealed over the floor and walls to fully isolate the home environment from the earth. It acts as a vapor and moisture barrier and is tough enough to crawl on.
The homeowners were pleased this heavy-duty product was installed so the house will be a healthier living environment for future owners for many years to come.
After noticing numerous horizontal and stair-step cracking, as well as inward bowing on his home's foundation walls, a homeowner in Pickerington, OH, wanted to address these signs of wall failure.
He contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and we installed a total of eight Geo-Lock Wall Anchors on the problematic north, east and west foundation walls. These heavy-duty anchors will permanently stabilize the walls, as well as provide the best opportunity to straighten them.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing his house will be a safe and stable living environment for many years to come because this permanent solution was installed.
A homeowner in Pickerington, OH, has lived in his house since it was built eight years ago. He has noticed water leaking in a corner of the basement, and he wanted to address this issue before it got worse.
He contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews installed several basement waterproofing products. These included the WaterGuard drainage system, a SuperSump sump pump, a SaniDry XP dehumidifier, new downspout conductor lines, and an IceGuard.
The homeowner was excited to have these permanent solutions installed so his basement will remain dry for many years to come.
After living for two years in their house in Pickertington, OH, homeowners were beginning to notice cracking on the corner of a foundation wall getting worse.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews installed a Carbon Fiber corner strap on the cracking foundation wall corner. This strap comprised of several horizontal and vertical Carbon Fiber wall supports will permanently stabilize the wall and prevent further cracking.
The homeowners were excited to have these products installed in their house so that it will be a safe and stable living environment for many years to come.
It has been three years since a homeowner moved into his house in Pickerington, OH. Over time, he has noticed stair-step cracking and bowing in one of his foundation walls getting worse.
These are common signs of wall failure which may be caused by hydrostatic pressure, or pressure constantly exerted on the wall by exterior soil. These problems will only get worse if left untreated.
Hoping to find a permanent solution, the homeowner contacted Ohio Basement Authority. One of our expert crews installed seven heavy-duty Carbon Fiber wall supports on the problematic south foundation wall. These sturdy supports will permanently reinforce the wall and prevent any further cracking or inward bowing.
The homeowner is pleased this installation will keep his house stable for many years to come.
Even though they were not experiencing any water intrusion issues, homeowners in Pickerington, OH, wanted to take a proactive waterproofing approach. They have lived in their home since it was built in 2003, and had a single-pump sump pump in their basement.
They stopped by Ohio Basement Authority's booth at a local home show, and inquired about the TripleSafe Sump Pump System they saw on display. This reliable sump pump features three pumps, including a battery back-up.
Along with upgrading the homeowners' sump pump system, one of our expert crews also installed a SaniDry XP dehumidifier to filter air in the basement. New discharge lines were also installed, and IceGuards were attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines. A LawnScape outlet was also added to the end of the buried discharge line.
The homeowners have peace of mind knowing their basement will be protected for many years to come because of these products.
After living in their house in Pickerington, OH, for a few years, homeowners were becoming concerned with their outdated waterproofing system. The sump pump in their crawl space was not working properly to keep water out of the home, and the downspout lines were also outdated.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews installed a SmartSump sump pump in the crawl space.
New downspout lines were also installed to direct any water away from the home.
The homeowners are pleased to have an updated waterproofing system that will help keep their house dry.
Homeowners in Pickerington, OH, previously chose to work with Ohio Basement Authority on various projects including waterproofing. After a year, they were eager to work with our company again to meet their structural support needs.
One of our expert crews installed 15 Carbon Fiber wall supports on the foundation walls. These wall supports will prevent any further inward movement that would result in cracks or bowing in the walls. They are also covered under a full lifetime warranty for as long as the house and foundation are standing.
The homeowners are pleased to have a house that will be structurally sound for many years to come.
After living for several years in his house in Pickerington, OH, a homeowner began noticing cracks in his foundation wall. The wall above one of his home's doors was also cracked, and he was having issues with doors sticking. Concerned with additional cracks and foundation movement, he wanted to address the problem as soon as possible.
Ohio Basement Authority installed the PowerBrace System in his basement. Six heavy-duty steel I-beams were installed along one of his block foundation walls. The beams are tightly secured against the wall with durable brackets that are anchored to the floor and floor joists.
The PowerBrace System meets the homeowner's goals of attempting to straighten the wall and permanently stabilizing the wall. He is pleased to now have a structurally sound home.