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During the last several years, homeowners in Thornville, OH, have noticed a structural problem only getting worse with time. Some areas of the floor felt soft and uneven, indicating the floor joists in the crawl space were sagging and failing to properly support the above floors.
The owners recently renovated the home’s interior, and they did not want to have to worry about additional problems caused by sagging floors. They were motivated to address these issues once and for all, so they started to research how to remedy these problems. They came across information online about Ohio Basement Authority, and they were motivated to contact us for further guidance.
They met with Inspector John Becker Sr. who ventured into the tight crawl space to assess the condition of the floor joists. John found that one area of floor joists were being supported by small round concrete columns that had been shimmed with wooden pieces. This is not an ideal or proper support system, so John recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews, led by Foreman Milton Castro, installed several SmartJacks underneath the main support beam in the crawl space. Made of galvanized steel, the heavy-duty SmartJacks permanently stabilize the floor and floor joists. They prevent further sagging and offer the best opportunity to lift the floors back to level. SmartJacks also will not rust or corrode, and they are designed to stop settling. If any settlement occurs, however, the SmartJacks can easily be adjusted.
The homeowners are pleased to now have a safe and stable living environment because of this trustworthy repair 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 Thornville 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 Thornville 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.
During the three years they have lived in their house, homeowners in Thornville, OH, have noticed structural issues getting worse. One of the foundation walls was cracking and beginning to tilt inward.
These are common signs of foundation wall failure, but the homeowners wanted to make sure it would not worsen and result in serious damage. They started to research how to best address these problems, and they were eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online. After meeting with one of our inspectors, the owners were equally eager for one of our crews to install one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
We placed several Carbon Fiber supports on the problematic foundation wall. These sturdy supports adhere to the wall to permanently reinforce it where they are installed. They also protect the wall from any further cracking or bowing.
The homeowners are happy to now have a stable living environment because of this reliable solution.
After living in their house for five years, homeowners in Thornville, OH, began to notice some cracking in the exterior walls, as well as inside their basement. These issues are telltale signs of foundation failure and even foundation settlement.
Concerned for the safety and structural integrity of their house, the owners began to research repair options. They were eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online. After meeting with one of our expert inspectors, the homeowners were eager for our experienced crews to stabilize a cracking interior foundation wall and exterior porch.
First, two Helical Piers were installed underneath the porch built on a low-profile block foundation wall. These durable galvanized steel piers were 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 further settlement, and offer the best opportunity to lift the settling section back to level.
Another reliable foundation repair solution also was used in the basement. Several Carbon Fiber supports were placed on a cracking foundation wall to permanently stabilize it and prevent any future cracking or inward bowing.
The homeowners are pleased to now have a safer living environment they will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
After living in their 150-year-old house for a few months, homeowners in Thornville, OH, were discovering areas of the home that needed attention. One of these was potential water in the basement. While there was no standing water, the owners could tell the floors were moist. The sump pump also seemed to run constantly.
The owners wanted to make sure the basement would always be dry, so they began to research possible repair options and companies. They were eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company and our services through online resources like Home Advisor. After meeting with one of our highly trained inspectors, the owners were equally excited for one of our expert repair crews to transform their basement into a dry and healthy area.
We did this by installing the WaterGuard drainage system in the basement’s sub-floor. If any water seeps inside through the walls or area where the walls and floor meet, it will be intercepted by the WaterGuard System. From there, the water will be directed to the UltraSump Battery Backup System. The back-up battery also enables the system to continue to operate even in the event of a power outage.
Additional installations included the TrenchDrain drainage system in front of the walk-out access, exterior IceGuard attached to the sump pump discharge line, and LawnScape outlet attached to the end of the exterior drainage line. The walls also were covered with CleanSpace liner.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing they will have a healthier living environment that they will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
They have lived in their house for several years, but it wasn’t until recently that homeowners in Thornville, OH, began to notice sections of their floors were sloping and sagging. These can be signs of foundation settlement or a failing support system.
The homeowners wanted to address these potential issues before they worsened, so they began to research repair options and companies. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online, and one of our inspectors completed a thorough evaluation of the home. After he presented the owners with various repair options, they were eager for one of our expert crews to permanently stabilize their home.
We did this by installing several SmartJacks in the crawl space underneath the house. The support beams were beginning to fail, resulting in sagging floors. But the heavy-duty, galvanized steel SmartJacks permanently stabilize the floor and floor joists. They also prevent further sagging and offer the best opportunity to lift the floors back to level. The SmartJacks will not rust or corrode. They also are designed to stop settling, but can easily be adjusted if any settlement occurs.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing the home will be a safer and structurally sound living environment for many years to come because of this reliable repair solution.
After living in their house for almost 30 years, homeowners in Thornville, OH, were motivated to address their leaking basement once and for all. Water seemed to seep into the basement through the walls during heavy rains, leaving puddles and visible damage behind.
The owners were eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority for a permanent solution. While completing a thorough evaluation, one of our experienced inspectors also pointed out other necessary repairs. The walls were cracking, sections of the floor were sagging, and the front stoop had settling concrete.
They wanted to address all of these issues, and they were excited for our crews to help transform their home.
We installed several basement waterproofing products that will always keep their home dry. These included the sub-floor WaterGuard interior drainage system, a powerful UltraSump sump pump, and a SaniDry XP dehumidifier.
The cracking walls were reinforced with several Carbon Fiber supports, and the sagging floors were stabilized and raised back to level with several SmartJacks. The exterior sinking concrete was lifted and leveled with the PolyLevel System.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these reliable repairs have helped them create a safer and healthier living environment.
Homeowners in Thornville, OH, have lived in their house for almost 10 years. Ever since they expanded their home by having a basement constructed, they have been dealing with a leaking basement. Water seemed to seep inside during heavy rains, resulting in puddles, visible damage and even flooding.
This greatly concerned the homeowners, who were promised a dry basement by their contractor. Hoping to find a permanent solution, the owners were eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority after seeing one of our TV ads. They met with one of our experienced inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the basement, and they were equally excited for one of our expert crews to install some of our many reliable foundation repair products.
We placed the WaterGuard interior drainage system in the basement’s sub-floor to catch any water that might seep into the basement through the walls or floor. This water is then directed to the TripleSafe sump pump system that replaced the older, failing sump pump. The TripleSafe is equipped with three powerful pumps inside its liner, as well as an external backup battery. This reliable system will always work to pump any seeping water out of the basement.
We also installed the powerful, yet energy-efficient SaniDry XP dehumidifier in the basement. This system cleans and filters the air, and helps control humidity and reduce odors. Unlike conventional dehumidifiers, the SaniDry self-drains so no buckets have to be emptied.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy installations will always keep their basement dry.
After living in her house for several years, a homeowner in Thornville, OH, began to investigate the process of selling her home. Before putting the house on the market, the owner knew the home needed various repairs. This included addressing the nasty crawl space. This area underneath the home was filled with debris, failing insulation and plastic floor liner, and the environment was very humid and moist.
These issues concerned the homeowner, and they wanted to address these problems so the next owners would not have to worry about them. After learning more about Ohio Basement Authority from our website, the owner was eager to contact us for a permanent solution. She also was excited for one of our expert crews to transform the crawl space.
We did this by first removing the nuisances from the crawl space, then encapsulating the area in CleanSpace liner. Similar to swimming pool liner, CleanSpace is thick and durable, and it completely isolates the crawl space from the earth. CleanSpace acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space.
Additional installations included spray foam insulation that was applied to the band joists, and the SaniDry CX dehumidifier that helps control the humidity, clean and filter the air, and reduce odors.
The owner now has peace of mind knowing these trustworthy solutions have helped her create a safer and healthier living environment for the next owners.
After living in her house for almost 20 years, a homeowner in Thornville, OH, recently began to notice she had a leaking basement. Water seemed to seep inside through any nook or cranny, leaving puddles and visible damage behind.
The owner wanted to address this issue once and for all, so she began to research potential repair options and companies. She was eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through online resources like Home Advisor. After meeting with one of our experienced inspectors, the owner was equally excited for one of our expert crews to install some of our reliable basement waterproofing solutions.
These included the WaterGuard interior drainage system and SuperSump sump pump. If any water seeps into the basement, the sub-floor WaterGuard system will intercept it and direct it to the SuperSump sump pump. This powerful sump pump will then pump the water safely out of the basement and away from the home’s foundation.
An IceGuard was attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line, and this line was tied into new downspout conductor lines that also were installed on the property.
The owner now has peace of mind knowing these trustworthy solutions have helped her create a safer and healthier home.
Their house has been handed down within their family for many years, so maintaining a healthy, safe and stable living environment is very important to homeowners in Thornville, OH.
They recently noticed areas of the floor were sagging. This can be a sign of foundation settlement and failure of the home’s structural support system. After learning more about Ohio Basement Authority and our repair options through our website, the owners were eager to contact us for a permanent solution.
Along with additional supports in the crawl space, we installed several SmartJacks. 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.
We also addressed the issue of secure access to the crawl space. We did this by installing the Turtl access well and crawl space door that is more durable, attractive, and secure than conventional access points.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing the home will be safe and structurally sound for many years to come.