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Foundation Repair in Columbus, OH

Your home could be in danger if your foundation is cracking, settling, and damaged. Ohio Basement Authority has the permanent solutions needed to ensure it stays on solid ground.

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Columbus Local Office

Ohio Basement Authority

2421 McGaw Rd.
Obetz, OH 43207
(614) 300-3911



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.

Foundation Repair

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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. 

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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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. 

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. 

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. 

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

Reviews from our Local Customers

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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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My experience with Ohio Basement Authority was excellent from the initial phone call to schedule an inspection to the completion of the…

My experience with Ohio Basement Authority was excellent from the initial phone call to schedule an inspection to the completion of the work. Jacob, the inspector, did an excellent job of explaining all parts of the process of installing supports on two basement walls. I felt he really made an effort to keep the cost as low as possible. Also excellent was the crew that did the work. The foreman, Tyson, along with Shaun and Josh, worked hard and did an excellent job of cleaning up when finished. Tyson kept me informed throughout the day of the progress they were making. I would recommend Ohio Basement Authority to anyone needing basement/crawlspace work. In the past several months, my husband passed away followed soon after by my dad and then my mom. This work was at my parent's home and this was the first time I have handled such a project on my own. I appreciate how all of you made it.

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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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Keenan stopped at our house because we had concerns of mold due to an odd smell, and it turns out it wasn't mold. He was incredibly honest,…

Keenan stopped at our house because we had concerns of mold due to an odd smell, and it turns out it wasn't mold. He was incredibly honest, and gave us leads on how to fix our problem. No charge, no upsell, no nonsense.

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Our installers were on time, impeccably neat (a major plus for me), and friendly. Patrick our sales rep was honest, patient, and…

Our installers were on time, impeccably neat (a major plus for me), and friendly. Patrick our sales rep was honest, patient, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this company to anyone!

Jenny Estepp Hockman

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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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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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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.

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Travis came out to the house on time and was super friendly and helpful. Turns out my walls were already fixed and didn’t need to be…

Travis came out to the house on time and was super friendly and helpful. Turns out my walls were already fixed and didn’t need to be repaired by then. He was very helpful and letting me know how I could fix it on my own and didn’t need their service. I am very thankful for honest businesses who don’t try and sell you something you don’t need! Thank you Travis!

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Annual maintenance service, great service, very knowledgeable.

Annual maintenance service, great service, very knowledgeable.

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Martimiano, Alex and Angel did a great job installing a new sump pump with battery back up. They made sure to cover all the flooring…

Martimiano, Alex and Angel did a great job installing a new sump pump with battery back up. They made sure to cover all the flooring leading to the basement. Martimiano explained exactly what they were going to do. They completed the job in about 3 hours and cleaned everything up. They were very professional. I would definitely recommend OBA.

Maria Forbes Ferguson

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Awesome company to work for! Great people, great management and great pay! Family atmosphere! I love my job!!!

Awesome company to work for! Great people, great management and great pay! Family atmosphere! I love my job!!!

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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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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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I highly recommend Ohio Basement Authority. Caleb was my inspector and he was awesome! He was very pleasant, professional and knowledgeable …

I highly recommend Ohio Basement Authority. Caleb was my inspector and he was awesome! He was very pleasant, professional and knowledgeable and transparent. Within a few day of the visit, O.B.A called to schedule the work to be done.UPDATE: Demarcus L. Eli M. And Hunter B. All did excellent work, were very professional and most of all…they cleaned up their mess!! Great team you have OBA

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Caleb was amazing! He provided wonderful advice and really helped us out! Very responsive and professional, making our experience with him …

Caleb was amazing! He provided wonderful advice and really helped us out! Very responsive and professional, making our experience with him one of kind! Thank you!!

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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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Hired OBA to repair and lift a concrete patio that had sunken about 2 inches in one corner. Kyle and Josh did a great job. Courteous,…

Hired OBA to repair and lift a concrete patio that had sunken about 2 inches in one corner. Kyle and Josh did a great job. Courteous, professional, and on time. Job completed in less than 2 hours and my porch now looks good as new. Thank you for the awesome work!

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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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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.

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