Foundation Repair in Columbus, OH
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The foundation of your home has a huge responsibility. It needs to be strong and structurally sound to uphold the entire house and all its contents. If your foundation is cracked, settling, or suffering from other damage, the safety of the rest of your house and your family is at risk.
Our area’s silty soil and frequent rains often work against your foundation, but the experienced professionals at Ohio Basement Authority know how to combat them. Our solutions and services have earned numerous accolades and praise. We have been helping homeowners in Columbus and surrounding areas permanently repair their foundations for more than 10 years. We are ready to help you, as well.
Foundation Problem Signs
Foundation damage is often complex. There are several evident problem signs you will notice such as wall cracks, bowing basement walls, and uneven floors. Others, including cracking and leaning chimneys, sticking doors and windows, drywall nail pops, and foundation settlement, can go unnoticed yet be indicative of more serious issues. Foundation damage will merely worsen, become more dangerous, and be more expensive to fix over time. If you’re in doubt, contact your local foundation repair specialists at Ohio Basement Authority to thoroughly evaluate your home’s foundation.
This comprehensive guide explores bowing basement walls, their causes and warning signs, and OBA’s permanent repair solutions.
Ohio Basement Authority provides state-of-the-art piering solutions to stabilize settled foundations permanently.
Causes of Foundation Damage
Your home’s foundation problems might result from a variety of factors. However, the most common causes stem from the soil. Our area’s soil is primarily silty, but it also contains some degrees of clay and sand. It may or may not quickly drain water from the region’s frequent precipitation – an average of 40 inches of rain and 22 inches of snow annually – so the soil is typically wet and unstable. Unsteady, expanding, moist soil exacerbates the clay bowl effect and hydrostatic pressure, two phenomena that cause foundations to crack and leak.
Backfill soil behaves differently than the unexcavated, “virgin soils” farther away from the foundation. Backfill soil typically absorbs more water and expands more, exerting pressure against the foundation.
Foundation upheaval can lift an entire structure, but more often it forces parts of a foundation or slab upwards, while other sections remain stationary.
Foundation Repair Solutions
Depending on your home’s foundation type, the extent of the damage, and other factors, your home will benefit from a number of foundation repair solutions. If the foundation is settling, piering or underpinning methods like helical piers or push piers permanently stabilize and can possibly lift the structure. Carbon fiber straps reinforce cracking and bowing walls, and wall anchors or specialized wall repair beams can straighten walls over time. Additionally, crawl space support posts reinforce and can help lift sagging floors and floor joists. Everything we install is customizable and protected by transferrable, long-term, nationally backed warranties.
Is a settling foundation causing sinking floors & cracking walls? OBA’s foundation piers permanently stabilize your home.
Protect your home with the revolutionary IntelliBrace™ System, Ohio’s leading solution for bowing and cracking basement walls.
If you have uneven floors over your crawl space or sagging floor joists, crawl space support jacks, also known as crawl space support post, may be the solution for your home
Why Choose Ohio Basement Authority
No homeowner should have to worry about a sinking or cracked foundation. Many homeowners in Columbus think that these issues are inevitable parts of property ownership. They are common problems, but Ohio Basement Authority can help resolve these issues for good. After a free inspection, we’ll recommend the solutions most suited to the unique needs of your foundation.
Our crews and inspectors have an in-depth understanding of how the region’s poor soil and persistent rain affect houses and their foundations. We have earned numerous awards and thousands of positive customer reviews in our more than 10 years of providing foundation repair assistance to local residents. You can regain control over the health and safety of your house immediately by getting in touch with Ohio Basement Authority for a free inspection and repair estimate.
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Reviews from our Local Customers
We weren’t thrilled when we were told how bad our basement is after purchasing is less than a year ago. But we were thrilled to have OBA come out and do a thorough inspection and come up with a plan. We couldn’t be happier for choosing OBA to do…View review Read Stephanie Fredo's review for
Thank you Jeff F., Kyle R., Derek H., and Dee L. for fixing my basement wall! I can rest easy now thanks to you!View review Read Daniel Miller's review for
I wanted to have some potential damage to my driveway and garage due to a local construction project inspected. I contacted Ohio Basement Authority and scheduled and inspection, which I was pleasently surprised to find was free! Andy came out to…View review Read Casey Sutton's review for
I was very happy with the work they did,they were professional and explained each thing they did..it was nice to have a company that took pride in their work and did what they said they would. .the crew was Iran h and Chris m that did my…View review Read Gary Lasley's review for
Ken Wilder was our field inspector and he was so kind, knowledgeable, and responsive – we loved working with him and it’s clear he loves what he does. Nick Fry & Ryan Robert did our install and they were really efficient, on-time, and easy to work…View review Read Hello @ Studio Black Ink's review for
Zeke came out and was able to get me an estimate and worked great with me. He even was able to help me with something else in our basement! Curtis and Alex came out the day I expected and did a great job! Everyone walked me through what to expect…View review Read Brandi Teel's review for
We have had an issue with a window well for years and thought we had it rectified until recently. We were at wits end with it and sought out a company who could finally put an end to this problem. So, we called The Ohio Basement Authority. Nick Fry…View review Read Shannan Francois's review for
Sales representative Zeke Fowler is very professional, thorough and knowledgeable. We had an enjoyable time discussing the job (over almost 4 hours); never felt rushed or pressured. He answered all questions in full. His friendly and honest…View review Read John Whittington's review for
We had our first annual inspection performed by Kenny Sizemore. He was very professional and courteous. He did a thorough inspection, and provided us with helpful recommendations on our basement and exterior drainspouts.View review Read Gina King's review for
This is an edited review, based on the company’s follow-up. The team that came our fixed my wall was pleasant and funny and made sure to call with a time frame the morning of the service. They did not cover anything in my basement area, which was…View review Read Leeann Tito's review for
From the very beginning Nancy was very prompt getting me scheduled and then it was great experience being educated about the water around my home. I highly recommend OBA and you will be happy if they send Zeke to your house too! Zeke pointed out…View review Read Diane's review for
Our basement walls we’re leaning bad , called OBA Zach , Nick , and Jordan came out and worked two days on putting up steel beams to correct the issue . All three worked together as a team , answered all my questions and clean up after all the…View review Read Mark Litz's review for
Caleb T, Rocky C, and Juan E did a fantastic jojoba installing a sump pump in the basement. Caleb, the foreman, was especially helpful, informative, and an expert at his trade.View review Read Tricia K.'s review for
We had work done on our basement and they were very professional. They were on time and let me know everything they were doing. Caleb T. , Ricky C. And Brandon H. Did a wonderful job.View review Read Cheryl Lorenz's review for
We had a great experience working with Ohio Basement Authority to have downspouts replaced and to have a waterproofing drainage system and sump pump installed in our basement. Jacob T met with us for the initial inspection. He was kind, thorough,…View review Read Nate Mccormick's review for
Zeke was outstanding! He took the time to answer all of our questions and concerns, and thoroughly measured our home and yard and explained our options. He has an electrifying personality and actually had us laughing amongst the trying situation we…View review Read Kim C's review for
Caleb T was great. He and his helper Rocky C were very professional and courteous. Caleb explained every detail when the project was completed. I would highly recommend this company!View review Read Joseph Connors's review for
Zeke was truly outstanding in every respect. He showed up on time and spent over 6 hours with us discussing solutions at our home, coming up with a well thought-out comprehensive plan. Zeke was incredibly detailed in his approach and answered all of…View review Read Arnab Chakravarti's review for
Ken Wilder came to my home to provide me with a quote for a battery backup sump pump. He was amazing. Not only is he knowledgeable and thorough, he has an infectious personality. It made it easy for me to converse with him and to ask questions. If…View review Read V C's review for
I recently had an appointment with Zeke Fowler. If the rest of the company is anything like Zeke – it would be the company to go with. He was professional, fair, and offered real advice and a real quote. A pleasure to work with.View review Read Matthew Schaefer's review for