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Crawl Space Encapsulation & Repair in Cincinnati, OH

Crawl space damage and moisture can cause serious issues for both the structural integrity of your home and the air quality inside. Trust Ohio Basement Authority to repair and protect your crawl space!

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Cincinnati Local Office

Ohio Basement Authority

1270 Hillsmith Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45215
(513) 855-6355



Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 7 am – 11 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 11 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 11 pm

Ohio Basement Authority and The Basement Guys have now merged.

Crawl Space Encapsulation & Repair in Cincinnati, OH

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A crawl space is a crucial but often overlooked part of your home, offering various functional uses but also prone to significant damage if not properly maintained. Being elevated just above the ground, crawl spaces are particularly vulnerable to moisture, humidity, and other issues that compromise the structural integrity of your home and the health of your family.

These problems are common but pose serious risks that should not be ignored. Temporary, DIY solutions are not sufficient to address these issues effectively.

Your home needs lasting solutions provided by local waterproofing experts. At Ohio Basement Authority, we specialize in transforming vulnerable crawl spaces into dry, safe areas. We have been dedicated to serving homeowners in Cincinnati and surrounding areas for over a decade, and we are ready to help you protect your home.

The Ohio Basement Authority Process

Schedule Free Inspection

One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.

Consult with Our Certified Inspector

Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.

Installation of Customized Solutions

Our professional production crew installs patented, American-made solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.

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Crawl Space Problem Signs in Cincinnati


There are numerous signs indicating that your crawl space may be experiencing problems, many of which can be subtle and difficult to detect without the expertise of local waterproofing professionals. However, you might have already noticed some indicators around your home, such as sagging floors, mold growth, musty odors, or high energy bills. If you observe any of these issues, it’s crucial to act promptly to prevent them from getting worse. These types of problems can become hazardous to your health and potentially lead to more expensive repairs.

Causes of Crawl Space Damage in Cincinnati

Your home’s crawl space may become damp and damaged due to several factors, including frequent rainfall, humid outdoor air, and external factors like the clay bowl effect or hydrostatic pressure. Despite generally good soil drainage, Cincinnati’s 44 inches of annual rainfall can overwhelm your home’s foundation drainage, leading to moisture intrusion. Additionally, internal issues such as failing sump pumps, leaking water heaters, and plumbing leaks can exacerbate moisture problems, creating an environment conducive to mold and structural damage.

Crawl Space Encapsulation & Repair Solutions in Cincinnati

After a comprehensive assessment, our knowledgeable staff at Ohio Basement Authority will provide repairs that are specifically suited to fit your crawl space. These tools include: crawl space drainage to capture groundwater, a dependable sump pump to remove the water, an energy-efficient dehumidifier to control humidity, and a vapor barrier to create a constant environment in the crawl space. Everything we install is American-made, customizable, and carries long-term, nationally backed, transferrable warranties. 

Why Choose Ohio Basement Authority 

For over a decade, homeowners in Cincinnati and nearby areas have trusted Ohio Basement Authority for crawl space encapsulation and repair. If you notice mold or leaks in your crawl space, contact our knowledgeable and friendly team. We’ll conduct a thorough inspection, diagnose the problem, and recommend effective solutions. We treat every home as if it were our own and are committed to making your space safer and healthier. Schedule your free crawl space inspection today!

Reviews from our Local Customers

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The team of “Q” (Quintin), Avery, Drake, and David were Friendly and Hard workers. They stayed in touch with us all along the way! It Was…

The team of “Q” (Quintin), Avery, Drake, and David were Friendly and Hard workers. They stayed in touch with us all along the way! It Was not an easy project and they did a thorough walk through afterwards to explain the detail of the process!

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Sean and Nick did great work on our basement push pier project. They always showed up on time, communicated clearly, and cleaned up after…

Sean and Nick did great work on our basement push pier project. They always showed up on time, communicated clearly, and cleaned up after the job was finished. We were so impressed by these two hard working guys. They worked well together, and stayed on site the whole day. Took short breaks, and pushed on to get the project completed in just a few days! Highly recommend. They took care to explain things as they worked and answered any and all our questions.Leigh and Al Sassler

Stephanie Leigh Sassler

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Eric Gibson, the crew leader, showed up as scheduled, explained what was going to be done, and performed his work in a responsible and…

Eric Gibson, the crew leader, showed up as scheduled, explained what was going to be done, and performed his work in a responsible and competent manner. When he discovered another problem, he repaired it and, thus, saved us from major issues in the future.We have already recommended the Ohio Basement Authority to three of our neighbors.

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Steve B was professional and personable and forthcoming. He also didn't try to upsale us. His inspection process and expertise was…

Steve B was professional and personable and forthcoming. He also didn't try to upsale us. His inspection process and expertise was outstanding. The company just wasn't the right fit for our needs. But I highly recomend to others

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Had a great consultation with Matthew Workman. He was professional, courteous, and thorough and explained the inspection, results, repair…

Had a great consultation with Matthew Workman. He was professional, courteous, and thorough and explained the inspection, results, repair options, and final repair contract in perfect detail. Looking forward to the work being completed and will update this review at that time.

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Damarion, Marshall and Max did a fantastic job. Couldn’t be more pleased. I would recommend them to anyone needing to waterproof their…

Damarion, Marshall and Max did a fantastic job. Couldn’t be more pleased. I would recommend them to anyone needing to waterproof their basement.Gary Leppert

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I had my crawlspace done by Ohio Basement Authority …….Iran h. and Chris m.did the work..they did a great job..I would definitely use…

I had my crawlspace done by Ohio Basement Authority …….Iran h. and Chris m.did the work..they did a great job..I would definitely use them again if needed..they explained everything they did….it was nice to have a company take pride in their work and do the job as was told..Jay came out to inspect and go over the options and prices..he answered any questions I had and explained each step that needed done..I highly recommend them

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Ohio Basement Authority did a great job with our basement. Damarion, Max, Rachel, and Arman were professional and knowledgeable. Damarion…

Ohio Basement Authority did a great job with our basement. Damarion, Max, Rachel, and Arman were professional and knowledgeable. Damarion is great with customers. He walked me through the project, gave me updates and ensured my satisfaction with the project. The house was cleaned up prior them leaving. It is peace of mind knowing your basement is protected.

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Jonathan was so kind & thorough. He talked me through what I needed & was very courteous. Turns out I did not need a repair, but I know who …

Jonathan was so kind & thorough. He talked me through what I needed & was very courteous. Turns out I did not need a repair, but I know who to call when I do! Thank you!

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Damarion A.,Eddie, and Olu did an awesome job!

Damarion A.,Eddie, and Olu did an awesome job!

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Worked with Seth Smalley, Shawn Asher, and Robert Ellis and Gary. Thanks team for the help! The house is gonna last so much longer with the …

Worked with Seth Smalley, Shawn Asher, and Robert Ellis and Gary. Thanks team for the help! The house is gonna last so much longer with the work done. Thank you!

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From our very first encounter with Ohio Basement Authority, Tyler S. and Preston D. were nothing short of amazing! Not only were they…

From our very first encounter with Ohio Basement Authority, Tyler S. and Preston D. were nothing short of amazing! Not only were they prompt and professional, they understood our wants and needs and designed a plan to make it happen. The installation team (Iran H., Chris M., Damarion A.) were equally as wonderful! Even after the work was done, Preston D. followed up to make sure everything was still satisfactory. I can’t recommend these guys enough. Thank you, OBA!

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Iran H. and Chris M. were fantastic. Punctual, professional and did an overall wonderful job. They worked efficiently, explained everything …

Iran H. and Chris M. were fantastic. Punctual, professional and did an overall wonderful job. They worked efficiently, explained everything clearly and even cleaned up after the mess!! – My basement looked cleaner than when they started, Thanks guys you were great!

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Damarion and Marshall did a super job on our sump pump installation!

Damarion and Marshall did a super job on our sump pump installation!

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Professional people from the ground up. Fantastic work, thank you!

Professional people from the ground up. Fantastic work, thank you!

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Steve was great very professional.and kind. Explained everything to us. Highly recommend

Steve was great very professional.and kind. Explained everything to us. Highly recommend

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Just a huge thank you to David, Damarion and Armand! I don’t know if I have ever seen a harder working crew! They were knowledgeable,…

Just a huge thank you to David, Damarion and Armand! I don’t know if I have ever seen a harder working crew! They were knowledgeable, professional and have me feeling stress free with my beautiful basement!

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OBA has a great team working for them. Irah H and Chris M did our work. They were very professional and efficient. We are very happy with…

OBA has a great team working for them. Irah H and Chris M did our work. They were very professional and efficient. We are very happy with their work. Installation of sump pump and new drainage system underground.

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8.31.2023Update.After miscommunication I believe we are all set and we will see how it functions!That was fixed.Just waiting on final…

8.31.2023Update.After miscommunication I believe we are all set and we will see how it functions!That was fixed.Just waiting on final finished walls to be done which would have been next week but I couldn't do that so will be the following!And now my 2 year old washing machine is leaking from the bottom. If I knew this was going to completely ruin capacity to do laundry……they should have extended the sump pump.Or said you can't use your washer dryer.Got a call yesterday and he had no clue what was discussed discussed aND still needed to be fixed. From Friday evening To Monday 4 pm it was never communicated..So Day three and the plumber was sent out as promised. Matt who was the person I met first who does the assessments now is really great at being hands-on. I met with one of their competitors the day after Matt came. Matt struck me as honest and I read BBB reviews. Ohio Basement stood out because they remedied issues. The other guys did not. The others tried to get me…all 3 of them …to sign that night. Which made me want to say my doors here…bye! Matt simply told me facts. He came out tonight and moved my washer back for me. He told me a plumber was coming and they did. They guys who worked on the basement were really nice and professional. My basement crawl space no longer smells and the musty basement odor is reduced significantly already.A few loose ends which Matt is working on will be fixed and it'll be 5 stars.

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Drake and Q did a great job. My floors were uneven and was preventing new vinyl flooring install. Drake and Q made everything right. Very…

Drake and Q did a great job. My floors were uneven and was preventing new vinyl flooring install. Drake and Q made everything right. Very professional and courteous.

Ohio Basement Authority Service area

Our Locations

Akron Office

429 Portage Blvd
Kent, OH 44240

Cincinnati Office

1270 Hillsmith Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45215

Cleveland Office

7950 Bavaria Rd.
Twinsburg, OH 44087

Columbus Office

2421 McGaw Rd.
Obetz, OH 43207

Dayton Office

70 Birch Alley, Suite 240
Beavercreek, OH, 45440

Dublin Office

5650 Blazer Memorial Pkwy, #124
Dublin, OH 43017