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Ohio Basement Systems Team

About Ohio Basement Systems

Foundation Repair, Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation and Concrete Lifting Experts

History

In 1999, Gayle and Mike Rusk founded Ohio Basement Systems. They built their company on the value of integrity and supplying quality service to their community in 2019, OBS partnered with Groundworks, the nation’s leading and fastest-growing foundation and water management solutions company and within a year, expanded their service coverage to Cincinnati. Ohio Basement Systems is a A+ accredited business with the BBB, a 2022 winner of the Columbus Top Workplaces award, and both offices have been awarded the BBB Torch Award for Ethics. Their expertise in the industry has helped them repair thousands of homes in the area.


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Services We Provide

Ohio Basement Systems, A Groundworks Company, specializes in helping homeowners with their foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, and concrete needs. Our top priority is providing high-quality home repair solutions and personalized service to the greater Cleveland area. With fully trained technicians, industry-leading products, and nationally backed warranties, Ohio Basement Systems is here to restore your foundation or basement.

OBS service areas

CLEVELAND, OH

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland's wet weather can wreak havoc on your basement and foundation. Damage is common, but permanent repair and protection are achievable with our trusted team and solutions.

YOUNGSTOWN, OH

Youngstown, OH

Wet basements and settling foundations are common because of Youngstown’s consistent rain and problematic soils. Ohio Basement Systems can help you protect your home with trusted basement, foundation, crawl space, and concrete repair solutions.

Akron OH

Akron, OH

Wet basements and settling foundations are common in Akron. High-quality solutions from Ohio Basement Systems combat these forces for permanent repair and protection.

MANSFIELD, OH

Mansfield, OH

Mansfield is home to a diverse number of soils vulnerable to poor drainage. This can cause structural issues to your property down the line—is your home protected?

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Ohio Basement Systems sent Kevin out to look at our basement to see what we needed to do about our mini flooding. He was so professional…

Ohio Basement Systems sent Kevin out to look at our basement to see what we needed to do about our mini flooding. He was so professional and was able to get us financed at a reasonable rate and payment plan.The team of professionals they sent to do the job was so professional, understanding, and seemed like genuine people to have in your home. I was thoroughly impressed with their work. They work very well as a team. They are super respectful. They speak and greet you with a smile. They were fast and efficient. They even cleaned up after themselves. They were patient with explaining everything so I understood what their job entailed. They did such good work and I was so pleased I wanted to rave about their service.If you are needing anything done Ohio Basement Systems is your company, and be SURE to request by name the team of: Sean, Justin, and Ferro. They are a really, really, a good team. Since I have owned my home for a year their team work and presence was the best I have had in my home thus far. God forbid I need anything else done I am definitely be requesting them by name.

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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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Jason Hamblin was great! Gave us all the details and explained everything so well! We have such a better understanding of the water…

Jason Hamblin was great! Gave us all the details and explained everything so well! We have such a better understanding of the water proofing process now!

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Your technician Chris Shewell did the annal maintenance inspection for our basement waterproofing system installed last year. He was very…

Your technician Chris Shewell did the annal maintenance inspection for our basement waterproofing system installed last year. He was very thorough and set up the air system for a more efficient flow and relocated the control panel to a more convenient location on top. He explained how the air system could be put in an enclosure with ducting if we so desired. He told me the average life span I could expect for the pump backup battery and a replacement during the warranty period needs to be done by OBS to insure proper installation. Very appreciated information. We were quite pleased with the 5 star service he provided. Scott and Joanne Krebs

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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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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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We worked with multiple teams from Ohio Basement Systems to resolve the foundation problems on our century home. All teams were…

We worked with multiple teams from Ohio Basement Systems to resolve the foundation problems on our century home. All teams were communicative, professional, on time and conscientious about the work they were doing to our home. I didn't expect so much professionalism at every point. The teams included: Kevin Townsend, Robert Baser, Rashawn Dickson and their teams: Dylan, Matt and Ovid.

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Today technician David Farson arrived at my home to do a yearly inspection of my Ohio Basement Waterproofing Sustem.He called in the…

Today technician David Farson arrived at my home to do a yearly inspection of my Ohio Basement Waterproofing Sustem.He called in the morning to give me an ETA and arrived on time. This young man is an absolute professional. He was polite, enthusiastic about his work, very knowledgeable, and answered all of our questions. He is truly an asset to Ohio Basement Systems. I would welcome this young man back for future inspections anytime.

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John and Cody were fabulous at walking me through the whole process of lifting my livingroom and gargage. When i heard my walls connect to…

John and Cody were fabulous at walking me through the whole process of lifting my livingroom and gargage. When i heard my walls connect to my roof again i cried happy tears. They gave me a wonderful and educational experience. Thank you so much!! God bless!!

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I had Alex Detloff come out to repair a sump pump system. Excellent customer service! Came out on a Saturday and went above and beyond to…

I had Alex Detloff come out to repair a sump pump system. Excellent customer service! Came out on a Saturday and went above and beyond to get me back up and running. Very courteous, knowledgeable, and was prompt! Thank you!

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Jeremi, Mike and Cody n came in to do some basement waterproofing. They were amazing. So friendly and hardworking. They did an amazing job

Jeremi, Mike and Cody n came in to do some basement waterproofing. They were amazing. So friendly and hardworking. They did an amazing job

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Ohio basement systems were gentleman and worked extremely hard everyday. I would recommend to anyone. Work is outstanding. Very satisfied…

Ohio basement systems were gentleman and worked extremely hard everyday. I would recommend to anyone. Work is outstanding. Very satisfied customer. Thanks to Melon, Gavin and Wynn.

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John and Cody were here today and completed the cement floor settlement issue and with the PolyRenewal product they were able to correct…

John and Cody were here today and completed the cement floor settlement issue and with the PolyRenewal product they were able to correct the issue. They were well versed on the product and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I highly recommend them.

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very professional walk me thru what they were going to do

very professional walk me thru what they were going to do

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My salesman Kevin was fantastic at coming out and determining how best to handle a situation I was having at the house. He described his…

My salesman Kevin was fantastic at coming out and determining how best to handle a situation I was having at the house. He described his recommendations and listened to my concerns and ensured they were written into the contract. The foreman John and co-foreman William were absolutely great when it came time to do the work. They kept me posted on progress all through the job and finished ahead of schedule! They took the time to show me specifically what had been done and made sure before they left the house was cleaned up and I had no further questions for them. All in all fantastic work by the whole team, would definitely recommend working with the team again.

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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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John and mike were awesome. Answered all our questions, and kept us updated on all they were doing(Polylifting).

John and mike were awesome. Answered all our questions, and kept us updated on all they were doing(Polylifting).

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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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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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Our Locations

Mansfield

1 Marion Ave, Suite 309
Mansfield, OH 44903
(567) 275-8588

Twinsburg

7950 Bavaria Rd.
Twinsburg, OH 44087
(330) 235-1229

Westlake

159 Crocker Park Blvd, 4th floor
Westlake, OH 44145
(330) 235-1229

Willowick

35475 Vine St, Suite 216,
Willowick, OH 44095
(440) 332-4339

Youngstown

8531 Market St.
Youngstown, OH 44512
(330) 400-3783