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The owners of an apartment building in Urbana, OH, were concerned with the structural integrity of the 50-year-old residence.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and we installed foundation repair products including Push Piers, SmartJacks, support beams and Carbon Fiber wall supports. Waterproofing products such as WaterGuard, TrenchDrain, UltraSump, and IceGuard were also installed to keep the basement dry.
We also improved the access point to the crawl space. The safe and durable Turtl was installed to replace the older exterior access door, which was not as functional or secure.
The owners were pleased all of these patented, permanent solutions were installed on the property so that it will be a safe, stable and dry living environment for many years to come.
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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 Urbana 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 Urbana 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 six years that they have lived in their house, homeowners in Urbana, OH, have noticed some problems in the basement were getting worse. Water leaked inside the basement of the 118-year-old home, and some areas of the upper floor felt like they were sagging and uneven.
The owners wanted to address these issues once and for all, so they started to search for repair possibilities. They were motivated to contact Ohio Basement Authority after finding information about our company online. They met with one of our inspectors who assessed the condition of the basement. Our inspector then recommended the perfect waterproofing and foundation repairs.
One of our crews then waterproofed the basement with the sub-floor WaterGuard drainage system. Any seeping water from the walls and floor will be intercepted by the WaterGuard system and directed to the SuperSump sump pump to be pumped out of the basement.
SmartJacks also were placed under the main load beam that was showing signs of failure and resulted in sagging floors. These heavy-duty supports not only reinforce the above floors and floor joists, they also help lift the floors back to level.
The owners are happy to now have a safer and healthier living environment because of these solutions.
During the last year of living in their house, homeowners in Urbana, OH, noticed a worsening structural problem. Some areas of their upper floors were sagging and uneven. They never go into the crawl space, but they suspected issues with the support system in this area under their house.
As they researched potential repairs, the owners came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website. That motivated them to contact us for further guidance. They met with one of our inspectors who ventured into the crawl space to evaluate the condition of the support system. Along with a sagging main load beam, our inspector also found concrete block columns and light-duty jack posts that were failing. Our inspector then recommended the perfect solution.
One of our crews then installed a total of 11 SmartJacks underneath the main load beam. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel supports permanently stabilize the floor joists and help raise the floor back to level. They also will not rust or corrode. They are designed to stop settling, but can easily be adjusted if any settlement occurs. The SmartJack system also can support vertical loads exceeding 60,000 lbs.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy solutions have helped them create a safe and stable living environment.
After living in their house for 13 years, homeowners in Urbana, OH, wanted to fix up their basement. They wanted to create a space that would not only be an enjoyable entertainment area, but a healthy area as well. Since they moved into the house, they noticed the basement was humid and smelly, and cracking walls and seeping water also were problems in a few areas.
After learning about Ohio Basement Authority online, the owners were eager to contact us to see exactly how we could help them. They met with one of our inspectors who assessed the condition of the basement, and he suggested some of our reliable basement waterproofing and foundation repair solutions.
We permanently waterproofed the basement with the WaterGuard interior drainage system and UltraSump sump pump. Designed to sit in the sub-floor, the WaterGuard system catches any seeping water from the walls and floor and directs it to the UltraSump. Equipped with two powerful interior pumps and an external backup battery, the UltraSump will always work to pump this seeping water out of the basement and away from the home’s foundation.
Additionally, 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. A SaniDry dehumidifier also was installed to clean and filter the air, help control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold growth.
The cracking foundation walls also were reinforced with many Carbon Fiber supports. These heavy-duty supports permanently stabilize the walls where they are installed, and they protect the walls from any further cracking or bowing. The low-profile supports also can easily be concealed with paint, drywall, or other basement finishing materials.
The homeowners are pleased to have a safe and stable living environment because of these trustworthy solutions.
A homeowner in Urbana, OH, has lived in his house since it was built 28 years ago. He never goes into the crawl space, but he suspected recent issues he noticed in his house might be coming from this area. The floors were cold in the winter, and the house seemed musty and humid.
After learning more about Ohio Basement Authority on our website, he was eager to contact us for a permanent solution. We sealed the crawl space by encapsulating it in CleanSpace liner. This thick liner completely isolates the home environment from the earth, and it acts as a moisture and vapor barrier. CleanSpace also helps insulate the crawl space, as well as improve its appearance. The vents were blocked off by installing vent covers over them to prevent outside air, precipitation and pests from entering the crawl space.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing the crawl space, as well as the rest of his house, will be a healthier living environment because of this reliable repair solution.
Homeowners in Urbana, OH, would like to spruce up their basement, but know they need to first address a longtime nuisance. During the time they have lived in the house, they have noticed water trickling into the basement during heavy rains.
Before finishing their basement or tackling any other areas, the owners wanted to make sure the basement would always be dry. They contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about us online, and we installed some of our reliable basement waterproofing products.
These included the sub-floor WaterGuard drainage system and SuperSump sump pump. Any water that may seep into the basement will be intercepted by the WaterGuard system and directed to the SuperSump. It will then be pumped out of and away from the home through a sump pump discharge line. Outside the home, this discharge line is tied into new downspout conductor lines that were buried underground and directed to drain out at the street.
The homeowners are excited to have a basement that will be dry for many years to come because of these permanent solutions.
Their parents' basement has been leaking for many years, so two brothers in Urbana, OH, took steps to address this issue for good. Every time it rained, they noticed water seeping into the basement and saturating the floor and carpet. They were concerned with mold and other health and safety issues, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about us on our website.
We installed several permanent waterproofing solutions that will always keep the basement dry. Any seeping water will be intercepted by the WaterGuard drainage system, then directed to the UltraSump sump pump that pumps the water out of the basement and safely away from the foundation. An IceGuard was also attached to the exterior sump pump discharge line. A SaniDry XP dehumidifier was also installed to filter the air, control humidity and eliminate odors.
The brothers now have peace of mind knowing the home will remain a healthy and dry living environment not only for their parents, but for future owners for many years to come.
After living in her house for two years, a homeowner in Urbana, OH, was ready to look into updating her basement windows. The small windows on one of the foundation walls were dingy, did not let much light into the basement, and the interior pane was showing signs of damage.
The owner contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online. One of our expert crews then removed the older, inefficient windows and installed a new egress window, well, and cover. The egress window serves as an additional secure access point and emergency exit.
The light-colored window well lets more sunlight into the basement. A sturdy, clear cover is also added for safety and to keep leaves, debris and rain out of the window well.
The homeowner is now pleased to have an updated basement window system.
They never go into their crawl space, but homeowners in Urbana, OH, wanted to make sure this area under their house would be healthy. An unhealthy crawl space also affects the rest of the home.
After living in the house for less than a year, the owners began to notice a musty smell, and the floors were cold during the winter.
Eager to address these issues, they conducted some online research and then contacted Ohio Basement Authority.
We installed several crawl space repair products including the SmartPipe drainage system, a SmartSump sump pump and back-up battery, a SaniDry CX dehumidifier, SilverGlo insulation panels and exterior vent covers. The crawl space was also encapsulated in CleanSpace liner.
Other waterproofing products installed outside the home included a sump pump discharge line, an IceGuard and a LawnScape outlet.
The homeowners were pleased these permanent solutions were installed so their crawl space and the rest of the house will be a healthy living environment for many years to come.
After managing an apartment building for several years in Urbana, OH, the owners were becoming concerned with structural integrity.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews installed foundation repair products including Push Piers, SmartJacks, support beams and Carbon Fiber wall supports to stabilize and reinforce the foundation. Waterproofing products including WaterGuard and TrenchDrain drainage systems, UltraSump sump pump, and IceGuard were also installed to keep the basement dry.
We also improved crawl space access. The durable Turtl was installed, replacing the older exterior access door, which was not as functional or secure.
The owners were happy all of these permanent solutions were installed on the property so that it will be a safe, stable and dry living environment for current and future residents.