The 3 Best Foundation Repair Companies in Northwestern Ohio*

by | Jul 30, 2020 | Foundation

*including Toledo, Lima, and Dayton 

If you’re reading this, you probably have some concerns about your home’s foundation.  Whether you have cracks in the foundation, signs of settling, or a bowing wall, you need to have it repaired.  And you want someone knowledgeable, reputable, and trustworthy.

Acculevel has been repairing foundations since Andy Beery founded the company in 1996.  We have served thousands of customers in Northwestern Ohio, and would be happy to help you as well.  But we also recognize that you might want to get a second opinion; in some situations (like with insurance), it may even be required.  Foundation repair can sometimes be a little scary and hard to understand, and this is where we want to help you.  

 

How Do You Choose a Good Contractor?

That being said, we do want you to be particular in your choice of repair company.  We’ve compiled a list of the three best companies in Northwestern Ohio, using the following criteria:

  1. Highly rated and reviewed exclusively from 3rd party sources.
  2. Reviewed across multiple platforms: Angie’s List, Home Advisor, Google, Yahoo, Yelp, etc.
  3. Verified through the Better Business Bureau that they have been in business for a minimum of 10 years.
  4. Provides service to over half of the region specified.
  5. Any company currently going through bankruptcy was disqualified.  

An explanation for the third item on our list: this is based on statistics and general business practices.  On average, a homeowner spends 13.3 years in a house.  When someone starts a business, over 70% of them fail within the first 10 years.  We do not want to suggest a service provider that may not be in business long enough to enforce their warranties, however long those might be.  

Many of the warranties in our industry cover 20 years or longer, so we believe 10 years in business should be a minimum requirement.  This requirement makes our list of vendors shorter than others you may find- but we do this with your best interests in mind. 

One of the questions you should ask a repair service is the length of their warranties.  Contractors that provide a service can define ‘lifetime’ any way they choose, so do not assume their definition is going to match yours.  You can learn more about service warranties in t his article. We also offer a checklist of questions to ask a contractor, free for download.

 

3 Best Foundation Repair Companies In Northwestern Ohio

  1. Basement Doctor of NW Ohio has a rating of 4.2 (out of 5). They provide expert basement waterproofing, foundation repair, basement finishing, and mold control services to homeowners in Central, Northwest, and Northeast Ohio,
  2. Ohio Basement Authority has a rating of 4.8 (out of 5).  They take pride in providing customers with the best possible solutions for each and every basement and foundation problem.
  3. Forever Foundation has a rating of 5 (out of 5).  They care about your home and specialize in custom solutions to fix your home’s structural problems, utilizing the best repair systems for your specific situation.

 

Things to Consider

This is not an endorsement for these companies, and we are not affiliated with any of them.  We are providing this information so that you can be well-informed and make the best choice for your home and situation.

Acculevel is a family-owned company that uses American-made products whenever possible.  All of the services we provide are performed by our own employees.  Acculevel does not use subcontractors on any of our job sites.  We are grateful to our customers for their business and for their excellent reviews; our average rating is 4.9 (out of 5) and we have been in business 24 years. 

If you’d like to request a free estimate, our friendly office staff will help find answers to your questions and make an appointment with one of our local project managers.  He or she will evaluate your foundation concerns and recommend the best course of action for you, to keep your home strong and healthy for years to come.

 

Over her twenty year career, Kelly has worked in a wide variety of fields: secondary education, nursing, biology, elder care, the postal service, multicultural development, and academia. She has developed a skill for translating industry-specific jargon into everyday language. Her goal is to share the knowledge and experience of the Acculevel team with homeowners, in a way that is both engaging and informative.

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