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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 Ross County 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 Ross County 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.
The sunken and cracked concrete around your Ross County home is both an eyesore and a safety hazard. It is also likely to get worse, but we can fix it for you.
Our experts use PolyLevel, a superior polyurethane foam. Small holes are drilled in the concrete, the foam is injected and the expanding foam lifts the concrete. The majority of contractors you will call use mudjacking instead of foam. Mudjacking is heavier, require larger holes in the concrete and does not last as long as PolyLevel. Call us today to learn more.
The owner of a commercial building in Chillicothe, OH, noticed a bowing and cracking foundation wall was getting worse over time.
He wanted to make sure it would be structurally sound for future tenants, so he contacted Ohio Basement Authority.
One of our expert crews installed the PowerBrace System. A total of nine heavy-duty, zinc-plated steel beams were placed along the north foundation wall to permanently stabilize it and prevent any further inward movement. These beams can also be adjusted over time for potential wall improvement.
The owner is pleased the structure will now be stable for many years to come.
Homeowners in Chillicothe, OH, have had issues with water in their crawl space since they moved in nearly a decade ago. They are considering selling the house in the near future, but they want future owners to have a healthy living environment.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews installed the SmartPipe Crawl Space Drainage System throughout the crawl space perimeter. Any seeping water will be intercepted by the SmartPipe and drained into a SmartSump sump pump, which will pump it out of and away from the home. Two SmartSumps were installed because of how big the crawl space is. New sump pump discharge lines and downspout lines were also installed.
The crawl space was treated for mold, and a SaniDry CX dehumidifier was installed to dry and filter the air.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing the crawl space is now a healthy area, which also translates to a healthier home!
Homeowners in Chillicothe, OH, were noticing water seeping into the basement through the older home's stone foundation walls. Concerned with potential damage and safety issues, the owners wanted to address these concerns before they got worse.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews installed the sub-floor WaterGuard drainage system throughout the basement's perimeter. If any water seeps into the basement, the WaterGuard will intercept it and drain it to a SuperSump sump pump.
The water will then be drained out of and away from the home through new sump pump discharge lines and downspout lines. The downspout lines were buried underground and led out to the street.
The interior walls were also parged and wired. The crew installed a wire membrane around the interior walls, and parge coated the wire with concrete. This will seal the walls from years of water seepage, as well as wear and tear.
Four glass block windows with vents were also installed to replace the existing windows that were damaged or not functioning properly.
The homeowners are pleased to have a basement that will remain safe and dry for years to come!
A homeowner in Chillicothe, OH, was concerned with her home's structural integrity after noticing one of the foundation walls' cracking and inward bowing getting worse over time.
She contacted Ohio Basement Authority, hoping to find a permanent solution.
After one of our expert crews excavated the area outside the wall, it was pushed it back to as plumb as possible from the inside. Several Carbon Fiber wall supports were added on the interior to further reinforce this wall. All cracks were filled, and exterior damp proofing was also applied to the wall. The soil and gravel was then replaced.
Another concern was a retaining wall in the backyard patio area, so six Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed to reinforce it.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing her house will be stable for many years to come.
A homeowner in Chillicothe, OH, hoped to sell his house soon, but he was concerned the unhealthy state of the crawl space would affect the rest of the home and its resale value. The crawl space was damp, musty and had standing water.
The owner contacted Ohio Basement Authority with the goals of fixing the groundwater seepage issue, controlling earth moisture and preventing mold, rot and odors.
One of our expert crews installed the SmartPipe Crawl Space Drainage System throughout the crawl space perimeter. This system will drain any seeping water into a SmartSump sump pump, which will pump it out of and away from the home. Sump pump discharge lines were installed, and an IceGuard was installed on the exterior line.
The crawl space was also encapsulated with durable CleanSpace liner, which completely isolates the area from the earth.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing the crawl space will be a healthier area for future owners for many years to come!
Upon recently moving into their house, homeowners in Chillicothe, OH, started to notice their basement floors getting wet. They would like to finish the basement and use it as livable space, but they want to be sure the area would be a safe and dry environment.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews installed the sub-floor WaterGuard drainage system to intercept any seeping water and a TripleSafe Sump Pump to pump the water out of and away from the home. A sump pump discharge line was installed, and an IceGuard was attached to the exterior line.
Several Carbon Fiber wall supports were also installed along two of the foundation walls to reinforce them and prevent any further cracking or inward bowing.
The homeowners are happy their home will now be dry all the time and structurally stable for many years to come.
They only go into their crawl space a few times a year, but homeowners in Chillicothe, OH, wanted to make sure it would always be a healthy area.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews encapsulated the expansive crawl space in heavy CleanSpace liner. This durable liner accomplishes the homeowners' goals because it acts as a moisture barrier and helps save energy.
Vent covers were installed outside the home to seal the crawl space from outside air, and a Turtl was installed as a safe and secure access point.
The homeowners were excited to have these products installed so their home will be a healthier living environment for many years to come.
Homeowners in Chillicothe, OH, have started to think about selling the home. Cracking and bowing in a couple of the foundation walls was getting worse over time, and the owners were concerned these issues would affect their home's value and the ability to sell the house.
The owners contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and we installed two types of wall anchors.
Five Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed on the east foundation wall, and 10 Geo-Lock Channel Anchors were installed on the north foundation wall.
Both of these products permanently stabilize the problematic foundation walls, prevent further cracking and inward bowing, and offer the best opportunity to straighten the walls. The only difference between these two types of anchors is that the Channel Anchors are also bolted to the floor.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing the house will be more stable for many more years to come.
During the last several years, a homeowner in Chillicothe, OH, has been monitoring exterior cracks he noticed in two of his foundation walls. He was concerned these growing cracks would impact the safety and stability of his home, so he contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about us online.
After performing a thorough evaluation of the situation, we installed 10 Helical Piers underneath the problematic foundation walls. Once the heavy-duty steel piers are hydraulically driven into the ground to competent soil, they permanently stabilize the foundation walls where they are installed. These piers can also lift the foundation back to its original level in some cases.
The owner was pleased these reliable piers were installed so his home will be structurally sound for many more years to come.
Upon moving into his house in Chillicothe, OH, a homeowner noticed issues with water and moisture in corners of the home’s foundation where downspout lines were present. He wanted to address this issue before it resulted in any serious damage, so he contacted Ohio Basement Authority
We upgraded the exterior drainage system by installing new downspout conductor lines. These lines were buried underground and directed away from the home to keep water draining from the downspouts away from the foundation. An IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line, and LawnScape outlets were placed on the ends of the buried downspout conductor lines.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing this updated drainage system will help keep his home dry.
A homeowner in Chillicothe, OH, no longer lived in her house, and her son was preparing to sell the property. Neither of them had ever been in the crawl space underneath the house, so it was a surprise to see flooding waters filling the area. The son was concerned with the health of the home, as well as its resale value, so he began to research repair options.
He contacted Ohio Basement Authority after seeing one of our TV ads, and we permanently waterproofed the leaking crawl space.
Many crawl spaces have dirt or gravel floors, but this 18-year-old home’s crawl space had a concrete floor. We used our reliable waterproofing products including WaterGuard and SmartSump. If any water leaks into the crawl space, it will be intercepted by the WaterGuard system in the sub-floor. It will then be drained into the SmartSump sump pump and pumped out of and away from the home.
New exterior downspout conductor lines also were installed, and an IceGuard was attached to the sump pump discharge line.
The crawl space will now be a dry environment because of these permanent solutions, which gave the homeowner’s son peace of mind.
Not only does Ohio Basement Authority love having happy repeat customers, we are equally pleased when customers trust us with repairing their loved ones’ homes.
Homeowners in Hebron, OH, were impressed by the waterproofing system we previously installed in their house, and they were eager for other family members to have the same experience. They noticed the sump pump system in their father’s house was outdated and may not be functioning properly.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and we replaced the older sump pump with the more reliable UltraSump Battery Backup System that will always work to keep the basement dry even during power outages. An IceGuard also was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line.
Not only did this upgrade help create a healthier and safer home, it resulted in peace of mind and another satisfied customer!
A homeowner called us about foundation issues in the crawl space of her 126-year-old home. She noticed that the support beams were failing three years ago, but recently, a crack had developed in the living room wall. She wanted to put hardwood floors in above the crawl space, and the supports needed to be stabilized first. So, she called Ohio Basement Authority to take a look at the foundation. She also wanted us to look at her front walkway which was very sunken and cracked.
Certified inspector, Jim Pierpoint, visited the home to preform a free inspection and estimate. He explained that SmartJack supports could be used to hold up the floor above the crawl space. He added that they could also use supplemental steel beams for extra support. He noticed some dampness as well, so he suggested she at least have an SaniDry Basement Air System installed to dry and filter the air.
The concrete walkway was in such bad shape that Jim recommended tearing it up and replacing it.
The homeowner had lived there for thirty years, and hoped for many more, so she agreed to have all of these repairs done.
The installation crew came in and first installed the SaniDry Basement Air System to keep humidity low. This is an intense dehumidifying system which removes 10 times the amount of water as a normal system, but uses the same amount of energy.
Then, they installed the SmartJack support system to stabilize floor joist or and beams. These are steel columns which are put in place to stabilize sagging floors. They were placed on engineered gravel fill which transfers the weight of the floor onto more solid ground.
PowerBrace I-Beams were also used horizontally to add further support to the floor above the crawl space.
Finally, they removed the concrete walkway and replaced it was brand-new, level concrete.
The homeowner is very happy with the results and can now have hardwood floors placed in the room above the crawl space without worry of sagging or failure.
A family lived in their Londonderry, OH, home for more than 15 years before they called us for help with their basement. They had block walls that had stair-step cracks and were bowing inward. Water was getting in through cracks in the floor, and there was moisture and some water seepage around most of the basement's perimeter. After hearing about us from a friend who had work done, the homeowners called to schedule a free inspection and estimate.
An inspector met with them to assess the problems and propose necessary solutions. He suggested using a SaniDry XP Basement Air System, a sump pump with an UltraSump backup, WaterGuard, carbon fiber, and PowerBrace to mend these issues. These are state-of-the-art waterproofing and foundation repair products that can be used to keep the basement dry and to stabilize the failing walls.
The homeowners agreed to have these products installed. Now they are thrilled with their newly revived basement and can check this important goal off their to-do list.
After living in their house for 20 years, homeowners in Chillicothe, OH, recently began to notice cracks and slight inward bowing in their foundation walls. Concerned with the structural stability and future resale value of their home, they wanted to address these issues of foundation wall failure sooner rather than later.
After researching possible repair solutions and companies, the owners decided to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about us through online resources like Angie’s List.
They were eager to have one of our highly-trained repair crews install one type of our many reliable foundation repair products in their home. A total of 26 Carbon Fiber supports were placed on the problematic foundation walls. These heavy-duty supports permanently reinforce the foundation walls where they are installed, and help prevent any further cracking or bowing.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing this trustworthy solution has helped them create a safe and stable home for many years to come.
Shortly after moving into their house, homeowners in Bainbridge, OH, began to notice some unpleasant issues. The house seemed rather humid, musty and damp, and they were not happy with the presence of mice.
Upon investigating every nook and cranny of the 30-year-old home, the owners ventured into the crawl space underneath the house and were shocked by what they saw. The crawl space had open vents, was filled with debris and failing insulation, and there was an obvious presence of moisture and standing water.
This concerned the homeowners, and they wanted to address these issues right away. They were eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through online resources like Angie’s List. After meeting with one of our highly trained inspectors, the owners were equally excited for one of our expert crews to permanently waterproof and encapsulate the crawl space.
We did this by installing the SmartPipe drainage system to catch any seeping water. This water is then drained to the SmartSump sump pump, and from there it is safely pumped out of the crawl space and away from the home.
The crawl space also was encapsulated in CleanSpace liner to completely isolate the area from the earth. This thick and durable liner also acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space as well.
Additional installations include the SaniDry CX dehumidifier to clean and filter the air, control humidity and reduce odors; an IceGuard that was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line; and several exterior vent covers to completely seal the crawl space from outside air, precipitation and pests.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these many reliable products have helped them create a safe and healthy crawl space and home.
After living in his house for several years, a homeowner in Chillicothe, OH, recently noticed a problem with the water line serving his home. The water line from the home to the street seemed to be leaking and needed to be replaced.
The homeowner contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through online resources like Home Advisor. After meeting with one of our inspectors, the owner was eager for one of our expert crews that specializes in water lines to repair the damaged water supply line.
After carefully excavating the ground to gain access to the line, the crew then installed a newer, thicker and more reliable pipe.
The homeowner is now pleased to have an updated and repaired water line.
After living in their house for several years, homeowners in Bainbridge, OH, recently began to notice water seeping into their basement. They wanted to address this problem once and for all, so they began to research how to best address this issue.
They were motivated to contact Ohio Basement Authority, and they met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the basement’s condition. He also noticed a nasty crawl space that needed to be addressed, and he presented the homeowners with some of our reliable basement waterproofing and crawl space repair solutions.
One of our crews waterproofed the basement by installing the WaterGuard interior drainage system and UltraSump sump pump. A SaniDry dehumidifier also was installed to help improve the air quality.
We also transformed the nasty crawl space by waterproofing it with similar products used specifically in crawl spaces. These included the SmartPipe drainage system and SmartSump sump pump. We also encapsulated the crawl space in CleanSpace liner and further sealed the area with exterior vent covers.
The homeowners can rest easier knowing both the basement and crawl space areas are now healthier and safer, which also translates to a safe and healthy living environment.
After moving back into her childhood home after her parents passed away, a homeowner in Frankfort, OH, wanted to fix some glaring issues in the basement. The cracking foundation walls and leaking walls and floor were only getting worse over time.
The owner began to research how to best address these issues, and she came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website. After contacting us and meeting with one of our inspectors, the owner was equally excited for one of our crews to install some of our reliable foundation repair and basement waterproofing solutions.
The walls were stabilized with Carbon Fiber supports and PowerBrace beams. Both of these solutions permanently reinforce the walls here they are installed and prevent any further cracking or inward tilting. The Carbon Fiber was placed on the less severely cracking walls, and PowerBrace beams were installed on the walls in worse condition. These unique beams can be tightened for potential wall improvement.
The basement also was waterproofed with the WaterGuard interior drainage system and TripleSafe sump pump. The sub-floor WaterGuard catches any seeping water from the walls and floor, and then directs this water to the trustworthy TripleSafe system. The water is then pumped out of the basement and away from the home.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing these reliable solutions have helped her create a safer and healthier forever home.
Homeowners in Clarksburg, OH, have lived in their house since it was built more than 20 years. During that time, they have noticed worsening issues with moisture and dampness in the basement.
They wanted to address these issues before any serious problems resulted. After speaking with some of Ohio Basement Authority’s staff at a popular home and garden show, the owners were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They met with one of our inspectors who recommended one of our many reliable solutions.
To combat the issues with humidity and moisture, as well as prevent mold growth, we installed a SaniDry XP dehumidifier in the homeowner’s basement. This powerful, yet energy-efficient system cleans and filters the air and helps reduce odors.
The owners can breathe easier knowing this trustworthy solution has helped them create a healthier living environment.
After living in her house for five years, a homeowner in Frankfort, OH, was ready to put the house on the market. Before doing so, she knew she needed to have some issues around the home fixed. This included addressing a problematic foundation wall and sagging floors.
One section of one of the foundation walls had been separating from the ceiling for some time, but the homeowner thought this was simply because of the weight of wintertime snow on the roof. Another area of her floor seemed to be sagging and uneven.
Before tackling any other home improvement projects, the owner wanted to ensure the home’s safety and structural stability. She contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning about our company online. She then met with one of our inspectors who evaluated the condition of the home and its foundation. He then recommended a few different projects be completed by our crews to meet her repair needs.
While we offer a variety of permanent repair solutions, the problematic foundation wall was in such a state of disrepair that it needed to be demolished and rebuilt. Our crew used concrete block enhanced with rebar inside the courses.
Additionally, new interior and exterior drainage lines were installed in the home and on the property. Heavy-duty SmartJacks also were used to lift and level the sagging floors, and vent covers were placed on the home’s exterior to seal the basement and crawl space areas from outside air.
The homeowner is pleased we completed these repair projects to help enhance her home's safety and resale value.
Homeowners in Londonderry, OH, have lived in their house since it was built three years ago. During that time, they noticed problems underneath their house that they wanted to have taken care of. They rarely venture into the crawl space, but a recent peek inside revealed problems like water and moisture in the dirt crawl space.
Many contractors and home builders create dirt crawl spaces because they are cheaper than concrete. This creates a dysfunctional house, however. Whatever is in the crawl space air also is in the house and affecting the living environment.
The homeowners wanted to address these problems as soon as possible, so they began to research potential repair options. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority and were eager to meet with one of our inspectors. The inspector completed a thorough evaluation of the crawl space, and he then recommended some of our reliable repair solutions.
After removing the failing insulation, floor liner and other nuisances, our crew installed products to waterproof the crawl space including the SmartPipe drainage system and UltraSump sump pump. Any seeping water is intercepted by the SmartPipe and directed to the UltraSump to be pumped out of the crawl space.
The crawl space was encapsulated with CleanSpace liner, which acts as a moisture and vapor barrier that also helps insulate the crawl space. Additional insulation measures we took included installing SilverGlo panels on the walls and applying spray foam to the band joists.
Additional installations to improve the health of the crawl space included a SaniDry dehumidifier, exterior vent covers, an EverLast Door to replace the exterior access door, IceGuards attached to the exterior sump pump discharge lines, and LawnScape outlets to camouflage the ends of the downspout conductor lines.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy repairs have helped them create a safer and healthier living environment that they will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
During the more than 10 years that they have lived in their house, homeowners in South Salem, OH, have had the same structural problems. Some areas above the crawl space and basement appeared to be cracking and settling.
The homeowners love the house and would like to live there for many more years. However, they were concerned with the current condition of the foundation. They were motivated to address these problems once and for all and have them fixed the right way.
After seeing Ohio Basement Authority’s TV ads, the owners were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They met with one of our inspectors who assessed the condition of the problematic foundation. Our inspector then presented the homeowners with the perfect permanent solution that would stabilize their home forever.
One of our crews installed several Push Piers underneath the problematic foundation walls by driving them deep into the soil. These heavy-duty, galvanized piers permanently stabilize the foundation and offer the best opportunity to lift it back to level.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing this reliable repair process has helped them create a safe and structurally sound living environment.
When they moved into their house five years ago, homeowners in Chillicothe, OH noticed some cracking in drywall on above floors. These are common signs of foundation settlement or sagging floors due to failing or improper supports. The owners also detected some soft spots in the floor, as well.
The owners were concerned with these issues possibly worsening over time, so they wanted to have the problems fixed once and for all. While researching how to best address these issues, the owners came across online information about Ohio Basement Authority. They were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. They met with one of our inspectors who assessed the condition of the support system in the basement. He then recommended having one of our crews install one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
We placed a new metal support beam underneath the problematic area of floor joists in the basement. This beam was further reinforced by SmartJacks. These heavy-duty supports permanently stabilize the above floors and offer the best opportunity to lift them back to level. SmartJacks are designed to stop settlement, but can easily be adjusted if any settling occurs.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing this trustworthy solution has helped them create a safe and structurally stable living environment.
New homeowners in Frankfort, OH, wanted to make sure their house would be a safe and healthy living environment. As they began to make a list of repair projects that needed to be completed, the owners noticed a couple issues with the existing sump pump and exterior drainage systems.
After learning about Ohio Basement Authority online, the owners wanted to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors who recommended upgrading the sump pump and exterior discharge systems to help keep their basement dry.
One of our crews then replaced the sump pump with the more reliable SuperSump sump pump. An IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line, and this line was tied into a new exterior drainage line installed on the property. A LawnScape outlet also was used to camouflage the end of this discharge line in the yard.
Additionally, a SaniDry dehumidifier also was installed in the basement to clean and filter the air, control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold growth.
The homeowners can rest easier knowing these trustworthy repairs will help keep their home dry.
As the owner of an office building in Chillicothe, OH, a man wanted to make sure the structure would be a safe and healthy environment. Water intrusion first became an issue a couple years ago, and it has only worsened over time.
After finding information online about Ohio Basement Authority, the owner was eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help him. He then met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the building. Or inspector then recommended some of our reliable basement waterproofing solutions for the rooms that were below grade.
One of our crews then waterproofed the building with the WaterGuard interior drainage system and SuperSump sump pump. WaterGuard was placed in the sub-floor to catch seeping water from the walls and floor. This water is then directed to drain to the SuperSump sump pump, and then be pumped out of the building.
The owner can rest easier knowing the office building will be a safe, healthy and dry environment because of these trustworthy repairs.
Homeowners in Kingston, OH, have lived in their house for a little more than one year. They recently noticed problems with the partial crawl space adjacent to the basement. This area was damp and musty, and they suspected mold was growing on the failing insulation.
When the owners attended a major home and garden show, they saw a booth for Ohio Basement Authority. They spoke to some of our staff and were eager to set up an appointment for one of our inspectors to come out and look at the nasty crawl space. Our inspector completed a thorough evaluation of this area, and he then recommended some of our reliable crawl space repair solutions.
Once they removed the failing insulation and debris, one of our crews then encapsulated the crawl space in thick and durable CleanSpace liner. Along with acting as a moisture and vapor barrier that completely seals the crawl space from the earth, CleanSpace also helps insulate the crawl space. SilverGlo panels were placed on the walls and spray foam was applied to the band joists for further insulation. Vent covers were placed on the home’s exterior to further seal the crawl space from outside air, water and pests.
The homeowners are pleased to now have a healthier crawl space and home because of these trustworthy repairs.