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Ohio Basement Systems

Ohio Basement Systems is OH’s close-to-home specialist in basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space repair, and concrete lifting—serving Akron-Canton, Cleveland, Mansfield, and Youngstown.

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Ohio Basement Systems

At Ohio Basement Systems, quality is at the core of everything we do. From outstanding customer service to cutting-edge products, quality is associated with each job. Founded in 1999, Ohio Basement Systems, a Groundworks Company, has years of local experience in basement waterproofing, concrete lifting, foundation repair, and crawl space repair and encapsulation for homeowners in northern Ohio.

Our award-winning team performs detailed inspections to determine the cause of your foundation problem and offers a permanent yet customizable plan. With specially trained team members, the best products, and exceptional customer service, we provide more than just repair services, we put your home back on solid ground.

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Structural Repair Services We Provide

Groundworks Experts Assess and Repair a Home Foundation

Foundation Repair

When problems with your home’s foundation arise, it can bring a variety of other issues along with it. Here’s how our specialized solutions can repair your home’s foundation to it’s original stability.

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Basement Waterproofing

Waterproofing your basement is key to having a healthy environment in your home, as well as preventing problems in the future. Learn more about the benefits of waterproofing your basement.

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Crawl Space Repair

When it comes to the health of your home’s crawl space, there are many factors and problem signs at work. Knowing what the signs are could help you indicate that it’s time for repairs.

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Concrete Lifting

The stability and consistency of the concrete around your home is an important factor to it’s overall aesthetic and wellbeing. Here’s what you should know about the concrete lifting options for your home.

Foundation & Basement Waterproofing Services Near Me

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Why You Should Choose Us

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Their service people are always great. Today their technician David Farson came out to look at my basement dehumidifier (which I totally…

Their service people are always great. Today their technician David Farson came out to look at my basement dehumidifier (which I totally depend on). He was timely, efficient, and very courteous. He explained and went over everything. I really appreciate people you can rely on.

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Great timely profession water proofing of large crack in foundation that was allowing water to seep in.

Great timely profession water proofing of large crack in foundation that was allowing water to seep in.

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Our crawlspace was the source of a great deal of humidity our house. Ohio Basement Systems covered the earthen floor with thick plastic…

Our crawlspace was the source of a great deal of humidity our house. Ohio Basement Systems covered the earthen floor with thick plastic sheeting, secured at the top edges to the foundation. They also installed a dehumidifier in the crawspace to help dry out the structure and maintain lower humidity.One year later, during an annual inspection (included in initial cost) we asked that the dehumidifier be repositioned — it was in contact with floor joists and, when running, causing an annoying vibration throughout the house. Technician Alex D. was able to resolve the issue and the house is now not only drier but quieter than before. We are very happy with the work done.

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John Carlson was the electrician & was efficient & very professional

John Carlson was the electrician & was efficient & very professional

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Loyd was very informative and honest in his appraisal of our situation

Loyd was very informative and honest in his appraisal of our situation

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Mike and John did great work leveling our walkway and doing concrete repairs at our residence. These guys were professional and showed…

Mike and John did great work leveling our walkway and doing concrete repairs at our residence. These guys were professional and showed great customer service.

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John and Cody from Ohio Basement Systems did an awesome job with lifting the driveway and caulking the cracks. Looks as good as new. Very…

John and Cody from Ohio Basement Systems did an awesome job with lifting the driveway and caulking the cracks. Looks as good as new. Very professional. They were on time and explained everything well before and after the work.

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Wynn, melon & GAVYN came on time knocked the project out in 2 days communication was great all around satisfied recommending and referring…

Wynn, melon & GAVYN came on time knocked the project out in 2 days communication was great all around satisfied recommending and referring to all thanks again OBS!!

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After my basement flooded from a drain back up, in July of 2023, and Pure Clean Water Removal Company with excellent results, dried my…

After my basement flooded from a drain back up, in July of 2023, and Pure Clean Water Removal Company with excellent results, dried my basement and noticed some mold in the corner, I called Ohio Basement Systems, and set an appointment with Joel Rhoads within days. I also called Ohio State Waterproofing and it took 2 weeks for an appt. To make a long story short, Joel Rhoads, an honest man that he is, advised to try a water backup plug that lets water drain, but it also plugs backup water from back flowing from a heavy rain. I only had water backup twice in 35 years. I never had actual water seepage through the foundation blocks. He also advised lifting the concrete, because it sunk a little from the outside corner where the mold was, and digging to waterproof that corner. On the other hand, Ohio State Waterproofing Co, with all their bells and whistles tried selling me their complete system, for an absorbent amount of money, and it was all (inside AND outside) or nothing for water seepage that I never had. All I may have been interested in was just outside waterproofing the foundation in that corner. I’m the type of person who tries by baby steps first. In this day of age, it is so hard to trust anyone, and to have come across Joel Rhoads, was a blessing. I believe he saved me a ton of money! I sincerely recommend Joel from Ohio Water Basement Systems for his honesty over greed.

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Eathon, Darnell and Troy did a awesome job. I would recommend this crew at any time. Worked all day took pictures to show me made the…

Eathon, Darnell and Troy did a awesome job. I would recommend this crew at any time. Worked all day took pictures to show me made the driveway picture perfect. Answered there phones and got back to me every time they deserve 10 stars and a raise. Keep up the good work.

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Brian Kingsmore was very helpful and informative. I learned a lot about my basement and the history of how basement waterproofing has…

Brian Kingsmore was very helpful and informative. I learned a lot about my basement and the history of how basement waterproofing has changed.

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Rashawn did a great job and was very personable! I’d definitely recommend him.

Rashawn did a great job and was very personable! I’d definitely recommend him.

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Robert, Matt, and Dylan came out today and stabilized my basement walls. Very happy with their service. They were courteous, and explained…

Robert, Matt, and Dylan came out today and stabilized my basement walls. Very happy with their service. They were courteous, and explained well what they were doing. Would definitely recommend these guys to anyone.

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After experiencing water in our basement 4 separate times in a single month, we called Ohio Basement Systems and they promptly returned our …

After experiencing water in our basement 4 separate times in a single month, we called Ohio Basement Systems and they promptly returned our call and scheduled a visit within 3 days. We were impressed by the company’s lifetime transferable warranty. We were able to schedule the work within 2 weeks and we’re fortunate to have the very professional and knowledgeable crew of Rashawn, Ovid and Cody. They were a pleasure to work with and our dog is really going to miss them!

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First crew came out did the crawl space. Nick ran a great team of guys. Carter came after to pull bricks and poured cement in our 1860…

First crew came out did the crawl space. Nick ran a great team of guys. Carter came after to pull bricks and poured cement in our 1860 celler . Great job looks great.

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Wet basement remediation can be handled by digging the outside perimeter of the home 🏡 and installing both drainage and applying sealant;…

Wet basement remediation can be handled by digging the outside perimeter of the home 🏡 and installing both drainage and applying sealant; an expensive and disruptive method. Since our 64 year old home already had moisture damage in the finished portion of the basement, we concluded the Ohio BS method of removing all of the wet interior wall damage and trenching inside for their proprietary drainage panels would prove most effective. During our initial consult with Kevin, the process sounded complicated, but in two working days a crew of six men who each day communicated their arrival time and intentions, completed the entire project. Ken, Owen and Kalen covered our personal basement contents with plastic and Mitchell, Rocco and Antwane removed an excessive amount of the damaged walls and concrete material. They installed their complete drainage system and a modern sump that continues to drain water 💦 from outside the home, the air conditioning condensate, water softener / filter flush, dehumidifiers and utility sink. The peace of mind in not having any one of these water sources Again create floor, wall or furniture damage is worth the expense and temporary inconvenience. OBS transferable, all time warranty is a Plus !

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Ethan and Darnell were prompt, professional, and willing to communicate whenever I had questions. The results of the work were very good.

Ethan and Darnell were prompt, professional, and willing to communicate whenever I had questions. The results of the work were very good.

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We had our basement waterproofed by Wynn, Melon and Gavyn. They were professional and brought us up to speed on each process step by step….

We had our basement waterproofed by Wynn, Melon and Gavyn. They were professional and brought us up to speed on each process step by step. Helped us understand the corrective procedures they applied and what we should monitor afterward.They came on time, finished on time and cleaned up thoroughly with great results. We would highly recommend this team to our friends and neighbors. Esther and Ron Orlando

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Rock solid good company. Have dealt with them in the past and have no complaints about their services and products.In fact, Aaron from Ohio …

Rock solid good company. Have dealt with them in the past and have no complaints about their services and products.In fact, Aaron from Ohio Basement Systems was here today to check and service my Super Sump dual pump with battery backup system that was worked extremely hard during last Wednesday's bad evening storm. All is good with it! Aaron is a real nice young man as well. Real good experience as usual with Ohio Basement Systems.Darrin Kocjancic

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Alex Detloff was very helpful, knowledgeable and personable. He went into great detail on the service he provided and made recommendations…

Alex Detloff was very helpful, knowledgeable and personable. He went into great detail on the service he provided and made recommendations for further service. We were very pleased with the service and would highly recommend Ohio Basement Systems.

History

Co-founders Mike and Gayle Rusk knew from experience there was a right and wrong way to make home improvements. In 1999 they started Ohio Basement Systems and literally built it from the ground up, starting with the basement. They knew that customer service and sales integrity needed to be core factors for the company to succeed.

And succeed it did! Growing from a small business to employing more than 100 people. Every day, each team member strives to deliver exceptional customer service with every customer interaction. Based outside of Cleveland, Ohio Basement Systems is proud to serve homeowners throughout Northern Ohio including Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Sandusky, Bowling Green, and nearby.

In September of 2019, Ohio Basement Systems was excited to join Groundworks. The joining allows Ohio Basement Systems access to cutting-edge products to better serve the homeowners of Ohio.