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.
Recent Review: Julius arrived promptly, introduced himself, asked for the reason I wanted my crawl space checked and went to work. I had had the front wall of the crawl space dug up, waterproofed, and the soil slanted away from the house. They found some missing concrete at the very bottom. The soil they were digging up was wet/damp. Just to be sure, I wanted the crawl space checked. Julius checked that area and the crawl space in general. It was dry---great news!!! He also checked my basement, and walked around the house. He made some recommendations regarding the gutters which would solve some issues I am having. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I was not charged a dime. It was free. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone who might benefit from their services.
Business Description: HouseMaster has been in the home and business inspection industry for more than 3 decades, inspecting over 2 million homes across the United States. We are one of the most trusted names in home inspections, providing our customers with the highest quality.
Recent Review: Chris Bower did the home inspection for us prior to the purchase of our new home. He was prompt, professional, pointed out the things that he was finding to us and answered all of our questions. He was very thorough and provided a clear and well detailed report that we were able to understand easily.
Recent Review: They came out and removed some existing structures in our crawl space and then encapsulated it and the insulated the walls. The team was very efficient and were really nice. I’d definitely hire them again.
Recent Review: Marty Eblin spent 2 hours inspecting and then reviewed his findings with me and answered questions. This was my second home inspection with Marty. The first saved me from purchasing a real lemon.
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.
I feel that he put the roof in major then he put it in minor-It was an issue I shouldn't have today. Also the electric changed the temperature. To me I think you should known not to change things like a child.
- Kathy S....
AFour Square Home Inspections
Fred Freer did an excellent job. He was easy to reach, schedule an appointment and was right on time. He went above and beyond in terms of securing excellent readings for mold sampling in some pretty unfriendly environments in our lake house. He went under the house into the crawl space for samples, up into the attic and inside the house. While he was working he even stopped to help me stop a water leak that occurred while turning the main water supply back on to the house. Fred is extremely knowledgeable about home inspections and explains everything he is doing and the results. He is also fabulous about answering e-mails, sending information via the internet or e-mail, and then also following up with a complete hard copy. We had a complete home inspection of the lake house done last summer but failed to adequately prepare for the home inspection and inadvertently opened windows therefore not allowing for the mold testing to be completed at the time of inspection. (Inspection cost was around $550.00
- Janet &....
AKBS Home Inspection & Consulting
The house belongs to our son who has moved out of state. To help facilitate a sale, it was decided to have the home inspected. Mr. Sauber arrived on time, and in fact was waiting on my husband's arrival. He was thorough in his inspection from the roof, to the attic, and the crawl space. While it was not necessary to do the detached garage, he included it in his inspection. Close up photos were taken of all problem areas that were found. He explained these problems to my husband as he went. We received a PDF file of the inspection in an email within an hour after the inspection was finished. The file was thorough and contained the pictures. Mr. Sauber was friendly and helpful. We found the report to be very useful in preparing the house for sale.
- Harold P....
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 &....
AD Mays Home Inspections LLC
He arrived in time. He performed a thorough inspection. Went on the roof, crawl space and checked all appliances, fixtures, doors, walls, floors. Everything. He spent 2.5 hours on the job. Very impressed.
- Mary K....
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....
AFirst Choice Home & Building Inspections LLC
Marty was exceptionally knowledgeable and walked us through the entire house once the inspection was complete. He pointed out the areas of concern. He was very knowledgeable with answering our questions. The written report we received a few days later detailed everything we had previously discussed. I have already recommended his services to other friends in the process of buying homes.
- Bill M....
AFirst Choice Home & Building Inspections LLC
Marty was exceptionally knowledgeable and walked us through the entire house once the inspection was complete, pointing out areas of concern. He was patient in answering our questions. The written report we received several days later detailed everything we had previously discussed, with no surprises. We will be using his services again!
- Kimberly W....
AStewart Home Inspections LLC
Wayne did an amazing job, I am a Realtor and always looking for home inspectors that I can recommend to my buying clients. Wayne was punctual, thorough and friendly. He answered any and all questions that my clients and myself asked. He was very knowledgable and went above and beyond for us. I will definitely be using his services in the future.