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Ohio Basement Systems Team

About Us

Ohio Basement Systems has been performing basement waterproofing and crawl space repair in Northern Ohio since 1999.

Northern Ohio’s Premier Waterproofing and Foundation Experts

Ohio Basement Systems, founded in 1999, is a subsidiary of Groundworks, a family of companies that offers superior, proven solutions for your foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, dehumidification, and concrete lifting needs.  We devote our years of experience, industry knowledge, and specialized training to help customers protect their homes or commercial buildings from water damage, concrete sinking, and foundation failure.

We are proud to be a member of the Better Business Bureau and Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland.

About the Founders

Gayle and Mike Rusk, Co-Founders

As co-founders and senior advisors, Mike and Gayle Rusk literally built Ohio Basement Systems from the ground up, starting with the basement. Ohio Basement Systems represents the very best in product innovation, quality, and value for every level of the home. Customer service and sales integrity are core factors in the company’s culture and are major considerations when selecting partnering businesses and new products or vendors.

With more than 20 years of experience, Mike and his wife Gayle know from experience that there is a right way and a wrong way to making these improvements. They want to help others make the right decisions and avoid costly mistakes.

Every member of our more than 100-person team shares this vision and strives to deliver exceptional service, every step of the way.


Why We Are Different

Honest Approach

Our inspectors aren’t salesmen. These highly trained individuals are focused on helping customers and will never recommend something you don’t need.

Experienced Team

With the collective experience of our team, it’s hard to find another company like ours. Our team of experts combined has a total of more than 100 years of experience, in areas like residential and commercial construction, plumbing, masonry, and carpentry.

Exceptional Service

We receive many compliments on our level of professionalism, which is something hard to find in our industry. Our purpose is to create customer peace of mind. We are here to alleviate your anxiety and will work our hardest to make sure that all of your concerns are addressed.

Long-Term Financing

We understand that home repairs never come at a good time. We’re proud to offer a variety of long-term financing options, including 12 months interest-free for all qualifying customers.

Transferable Warranties

We offer transferable warranties on most of our products, and our dedicated service department is here to serve you long after the job is completed. We do it right, or we make it right!


Our Customers Trust Us

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They showed up up early, were professional, and finished the job on time. Highly recommend!

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David Leb

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They were professional and did a great job of keeping everything clean. Thanks!

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John McKenna

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And the clean up was amazing. Our basement looks like it did when we moved I. 20 years. I don’t think it’s been that clean. Highly recommend.

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Scott Wamsley

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SERVING CLEVELAND, YOUNGSTOWN & NORTHERN OHIO

OHIO BASEMENT SYSTEMS

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