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Recent Review: We'd just recently moved into our home, and right off the bat our basement flooded several times. We contacted a few companies to see what our options were, and got varying results. Ohio Basement Systems sent out a consultant to take a look at our issues, and they recommended an interior WaterGuard solution along the crawl space and the basement. We decided to go with them. Even though the solution was expensive, avoiding a moldy basement that could have a negative impact on our 2 year old daughter's (and our entire family's) health was worth it to us. Once the install crew arrived, they began their work and the foreman noticed that the source of flooding had come from an additional location that was not picked up during the initial visit. Obviously, knowing this was a very expensive solution to install and was a very significant investment for a family who had just moved, I contacted the office to discuss it, and the folks at Ohio Basement Systems ended up sending out a crew to fix this additional issue at no charge so that we didn't need to worry about future flooding. They kept in touch with me the entire time to make sure this additional work was performed timely and done to our expectations. I've dealt with a lot of companies since moving in, and I appreciated them standing by their work and doing everything they could to make sure we had nothing to worry about. This is what differentiates a company from a great company. Our move has been a stressful one, but the effort put forth by Ohio Basement Systems to take care of our water issues has put our minds at ease where our basement is concerned. It's tough to find people these days who will do a good job and stand by their work, but if you're looking for a company that will, my experience with Ohio Basement Systems says they will. Thank you guys.
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Recent Review:       Had our crawl space encapsulized yesterday, everything went very well. I was told the installers would be here between 10am and 11am. They were here at 10:15 and started right away. There were five workers and they all were very professional. They were done around 6pm, had me inspect all their work and explained how they performed the work. They cleaned up all materiels  and left the property in very good condition.  From start to finish, everyone was very professional and no pressure. Their work is warranted for the life of the structure.     I would recommend this company to anyone.
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Recent Review: Jose and crew did an outstanding job! I couldn't be more pleased!!! The overall experience, from the sale to actually completing the work, surpassed my expectations. Travis (salesperson) was very thorough and answered all of my questions with no sales pressure. I would highly recommend this service provider!
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Recent Review: Showed up on time. Worked like maniacs, I would never have guessed that much heavy hard work could be done in only two days. The crew was very professional, polite and considerate. Left the basement looking as clean as it was when they got there. During and after pics attached. I didn't have a before in the crawl space but it is so much better now.
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Recent Review: Overall satisfactory with the work that was performed.   The initial person no longer seemed to be of any concern after the deal was sealed.  When later contacted, response was not as quick as prior to and the personality was quite different.  Interesting comment made that the majority of the customers served were friends and were completely satisfied.  Left a wondering question:  are non-friends treated differently? Hmmm David was very friendly, informative and appeared to be honest and have true customer empathy.  Did not like dealing with various individuals/personalities working on the project.  After work began and discussions with others, not quite comfortable feeling with suggested work that was recommended.   During initial meeting was very concerned with current/future water entrance/damage; sump pump concerns, crawl space issues, mold, mildew etc.  During the work, was informed that when sump pump was unplugged and plugged back in, it was damaged and required replacment.  When I asked why there was no indication of this prior to, during all questions/examinations, I was told, there was no way of knowing and that was not that individual's area of expertise.  My question is why was this person addressing it.  While that aspect was worked out, was quite surprised that the old sump pump was just left in the garage. Although the result was amicably resolved, very discouraging with electrical disconnect of home security system and not being able to identify issue and correct initially.  Had to contact security provider and had to have re-routing and new connection. . So far, satisfaction with crawl space, ceiling/dry wall and other insulation.  Have contacted about the epoxy on the basement walls because there are a couple of areas where damp/sticky spotting is present.  Also, inquired and requested the outside basement walls and the inside flooring application of the apoxy that was indicated during the initial consult; however, it never happened and then I was told there is not a guarantee that the application would prevent any water from getting in. Dry Basement and Waterproofing - then what was the purpose?
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Recent Review: Our crawl space always flooded when it rained. Everdry sealed the foundation. After their work the crawl space has been dry. The technicians were very professional and knowledgeable about their work.
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Recent Review: Very good experience. After crawling into and spending a fair amount of time in the crawl space, she stated that no waterproofing work was required. She explained that there was not an indication of standing water and that the dampness was a result of a very rainy season. They also gave me some suggestions to prevent any future problems. I was extremely appreciative of their honesty and explanation. This evaluation was also confirmed by a couple of other companies, so I'm confident it was accurate.
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Recent Review: Sales rep Fred was good & thorough and not push. The engineer Bob was very nice doing his inspection. The installers were polite and clean. Cleaned up well @ end of the job. Then engineer did a follow up inspection. Then received final documents.
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Recent Review: Hydra did a wonderful job for us. Pat Kirby, the owner, provided great guidance as we determined solutions for our problems. They changed around their schedule to accommodate our timing, which we appreciated. The Hydra team worked quickly and professionally plus cleaned up after their work. Things we pointed out were done immediately with no problem or nickel and diming. Noe who oversees production was responsive and pleasant. Another thing that impressed me was the crew: they were polite and friendly, energetic and had a positive attitude about the work, their coworkers and Noe. I have no doubts they will respond immediately if any pop up in the future. No reservations in recommending them!

Reviews in Cambridge to Encapsulate Crawl Spaces

AOhio Basement Authority
The crawl space is divided into two four sections with two of the areas tight and difficult to access. Three were relatively dry but a bit musty smelling. The fourth has standing water. From the start with Drew Black, the inspector and sales consultant through to the job completion with Manuel, Valentin, Jesus, and Arturo I was very satisfied with the level of professionalism and attention to detail. Drew was very good at explaining their system and the various options with imposing any pressure to upscale the project. He was a good listener and I think together we came up the optimum price/performance for my situation. The crew showed up on time and emerged from the truck with smiles on their faces and ready to work. The crew was lead on the first day by Manuel. He had obviously been well informed about the details of my job and was attentive when we did a quick run-through. They offered to remove all of the old insulation out of the floor joist and I readily accepted. I wasn't sure that was going to be part of the deal, but it sure cleaned things up nicely and gives me confidence that I won't have mold/mildew problems with the flooring. Valentin, the regular crew chief, headed up the crew on the second day. He asked several times if I had questions and seemed intent on making sure that I was going to be happy with the work. They did excellent work and conducted themselves in a professional manner. It was nice to hear some occasional singing coming from the crawl space (someone who enjoys what they are doing is likely to do better work).
- Robert W....
AThe Basement Doctor
They did what they said they would do in the amount of time they said they would do it in.  The service was very good and I would recommend this company to anyone.
- David &....
ABuckeye Foundation Systems
I did alot of research in the area of wet crawl spaces and their fixes.This involves educating yourself about building codes and the science behind in particular, crawl spaces.I had a very wet crawl space( sometimes standing water) and as I explored the reasons I found out the hard way what and the way foundation drain tiles work.Mine was installed incorrectly from the day it was installed when the house was built.It obviously was not inspected.I live on flat ground so there is not alot of room for getting this right.I actually dug up the complete foundation drain and re-installedit my self ( I really didn't have the money at the time and I was angry at the builder for allowing this shoddy workmanship, the builder is no longer in business).By the way I don't really recommend this for the faint of heart,it is very labor intensive.When I did this it solved my problem by about 60 percent.By the way I got several bids by companies to do this work and none,I repeat,none were willing to come out and look at the job and wanted to give me prices over the phone which was another driving factor in my taking this on.Anyway I didn't have standing water anymore and I waited through the winter of 2009( I performed this work summer of 2009) and we had an extremely wet spring and the crawlspce while not keeping standing water anymore was still very wet and very humid and I starting to see mold at this point and I was extremely worried about this situation.While researching this problem on the internet I stumbled acroos the science of crawl space encapsulation.The more I read the more it made absolute sense to me,treat your crawl space like a basement.The Department of Energy sponsered a study about thisand actual homes were built with this purpose in mind and confirmed everthing I read.That even though building code says you must have so much ventilation in your foundation it doesn't work as you would think,especially in the event of poor drainage situations( my house).Please educate youself about this if you find yourself in a similar situation, the internet was great about this,I spent many hours going over the Pros and Cons of this.Anyway I decided I had read enough and I was gong to get bids from several waterproofing companies,including those who did not do crawl space encapsulation.I consulted Angies list a picked one of the top rated waterproofing companies Aquaproof and several others that did the crawl space encapsulation,because I wanted to hear all sides from what would I considered professionals in their industries and measure what they had to say about each others methods.Anyway only two companies actually came out, out of five I requested bids from.I deliberately kept my mouth shut about what I knew in my research. After all, all I had was research not real world experience.Anyway the first company was Aquaproof an Angies top contractor for waterproofing.He was prompt and came while were having a driving rainstorm,which was perfect.Anyway they do not do encapsulation they waterproof the foundation and bring all the tiles into the crawlspace to a sump pump,they were also going to put an inside drainage system in likewise.There two problems I had with their bid ,one was if the sump failed completely I would have all this water going into my crawlspace( they were going to put my downspouts into the drainage system also).I have no doubt that the majority of the time this works well but I assume the worst and all he could say that it wouldn't happen.I work in the service industry and have experienced many times something shoulsn't have happened.And one of the last things he said to me was don't do an encapsulation that it doesn't work without any real explanation( there was more to the conversation which lead him quoting me a price for an air exchanger for my crawlspace).So I am not trying denigrate this company they appear to be quite successful at what they do with lots of good testimonials,by the way their bid was the highest of all bids by 3,000.00 dollars.Now for the others, one company out of Michigan which coincidentally had the most information on encapsulation appeared to be a one man show and we did all our business over the phone and e-mail.He uses sub-contractors and no one was going to come out and look,he wanted me to go into my crawl space and take digital photos of the whole crawlspace and specific areas and then measure the whole crawlspace so he could give me an accurate price( he turned out to be the lowest bid).I didn't do anything he requested because dubious nature of an out of state compny with no local connections.By the way he sells all the materials to do this with if you feel spunky.Now I had only one other company willing to come out and they are from the Zanesville, Ohio area.They do all forms of waterproofing and foundation repairs.The salesman that came was very educated in crawlspaces and the encapsulation procedure and actually got down in the crawlspace to look,he was the only one to do this.I was extremely impressed with his professionalism and his easy manner of no pressure style even though he had driven three hours one way to get there.He thoughoughly explaned the encapsulation procedure and how long it would it take and most importantly the warranty and how they stand behind it( I had already researched them as a company as a part of my selection process).Their price was middle of the road.The end result was I went with this company and they were nothing short of amazing through the process.I was kept informed as to when they were coming and they kept their dates and finished in two days.I later went into the crawlspace to run permenant electric for the sump pump and my crawlspace is dry as a bone,the musty order is gone from our house, the possible mold issue is gone.I didn't have to the work I did for the outside foundation drain as the other company wanted.They did install an inside drainage system and connected it to a sump pump,but I do not worry as I am not bringing outside water as the other company wanted to do.The team that came out was very professional led by "Johnny" did a superb job.I waited several months to reserve my comments on purpose to make sure that things were going to be as they said they and too date they are and I high praise for this company, if you have any wet problems involving your crawlspace or basement I wouldn't hesitate to call this company.Steve Ray was my inspector and sales person.For me this was very costly and still habor resentment towards the builder because I shouldn't have had to do this,but like wise the building inspector wasn't doing their job either.It isn't easy or much fun but educating yourself about these things but it pays off in the long run.Oh by the way there is a 25 year warranty on the work and materials,excluding the sump pump,and you get it writing. Please don't hesitate to e-mail me with any questions,google came up with all kinds of things in this area.
- Kenneth M....
AStay Dry Waterproofing - Columbus
Showed up on time. Worked like maniacs, I would never have guessed that much heavy hard work could be done in only two days. The crew was very professional, polite and considerate. Left the basement looking as clean as it was when they got there. During and after pics attached. I didn't have a before in the crawl space but it is so much better now.
- Scott D....
AEverdry Waterproofing
They did a great job and very knowledgeable and always kept me informed as to what they were doing. TM18
- Craig T....
ASaunders Basement Waterproofing
Excellent work! Rick and his workers were very prompt. They arrived each morning before 8am and worked a full day. They performed all the work that they quoted and even exceeded our expectations! It was a very messy job for them and they left our garage and crawl space looking great. I would highly recommend Saunders Basement Waterproofing to anyone! You will receive a fair quote and honest assessment and solution for your problem. Rick and his workers were friendly and hardworking. I have had several quotes and proposals for our wet crawlspace and was fortunate to have found Rick's company. They not only solved our problem, but completed it at a lower cost than some of the and quot;big nameand quot; waterproofing companies.
- Gary R....
AEngineered Foundation Solutions
They were professional. The engineer came out to look and inspect and get a plan.We then quickly realized how fast the structure was moving, they moved up my repair date as an "emergent fix". They stabilized the home and were able to shift it back into place by about 1/8 to 1/4 inch. It was secured with a lot of steel and cement. The amount was costly. They did work with me on a 6 month payment plan for the balance.The plan for how the fix was going to happen had changed while I was out of town working and that made me really nervous that I couldn't see what the new fix was going to look like. They did what they could and waited for my return to discuss alternate ways to go about the final fix.They were always available for lots of questions from myself and my husband had throughout the process."
- Amanda H....
AHydra Basement Waterproofing
Got lots of estimates. Pat was very informative. Everything went as he said it would. It was a hard job. No water now, area smells clean, sump pumps are going on and off as they are suppose to. Getting rid of water has (so far)  helped with other problems like bad odors and bugs. So glad we had the work done and so glad we went with this company. They did what they promised to do. No surprises. Easy to work with.
- Patricia L....
CGH Handyman LLC
Things went okay to a point.  He repaired the two faucets and replaced the shut-off valves, although he had to leave and go to purchase parts, which seemed to take quite some time.  He then replaced a section of pvc pipe running from one of our outdoor faucets  to extend it out from under our deck to the front of the deck.  This was just a replacement of the line that was already there and had split from exposure to the elements.  He then went into the crawl space to replace the leaking outside faucet.  He hadn't been under the house long when he came to me and told me that he had seen snakes in the crawl space and he wasn't going to complete changing out the faucet until I could assure him that the snakes had been removed.  He gave me the replacement parts, his personal phone number and told me that when I was sure there were no snakes, he would return on his own time to complete the job.  I took him at his word and paid him $427.00 for 6 hours labor at $50.00 an hour, plus $127.00 in parts.   On August 4, 2015 I had A All Animal Control do a complete inspection of the crawl space under my house.  He spent a good hour or so inspecting all areas.  He did find a couple of old snake skins that had been there for quite a while, but saw no signs of any live snakes or evidence of any recent activity.  Once he left I tried several times to contact the repairman, but he had no message service set up on his phone and I got no answer.  After several tries, I did reach him and he assured me that he would be out to finish the job at the end of the week.  He was a no show.  I tried a couple of times after that to reach him, but got no answer. As the weather turned colder and my attempts to contact him were unsuccessful, I stopped trying to reach him.  As the weather improved, my husband starting trying to contact the repairman, and scheduled him to come and finish.  Again, he was a no-show.  When my husband contacted him again, he apologized and said he had forgotten.  He scheduled again and this time we had to cancel because of a conflict of times.  He hasn't been able to connect with him since.  All we want is for them to install the new faucet and to honor the promise that the repairman would come back and finish the job without further costs. The next step, my husband contacted Greg Hughes via a message on their website.  My husband had one conversation with Greg Hughes via telephone and since that time, we have received no action or further contact with the company or the repairman who came to our house.  To say I'm disappointed would be accurate.  Between the repairs we paid for, having to call someone to inspect for snakes, we are out over $650.00 and still have a leaking outdoor faucet.  
- Pamela U....