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Cincinnati Basement Repair Specialists

Browse these basement repair specialists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Cincinnati.

Top Pro
  • 23 years in business
  • 293 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bee A.
Verified review

Very happy I found a skilled and reliable person to help fix things in my house. AJ is awesome and I would recommend to anybody who needs home repair services.

Paramount Restoration
4.7
from 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 304 hires on Thumbtack
Karen L.
Verified review

They did my carpets and did an inspection for mold, then treated the mold and hauled off some built ins that were molding in the basement. Now that is done, and after a good soaking rain, we'll see if there are any leaks, fix that and rebuild the wall. The team is very polite, good to explain, and work with the time frame that we have. They have experience and knowledgeable in restoration of homes.

Hensley's Handyman Service
4.6
from 76 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Ben J.
Verified review

Hensley's did an awesome job. Jason had immediate availability and he was able to diagnose and repair the problem quickly. Hensley's pricing was very fare and I would recommend their services to anyone in need of handyman services.

Dry Effect
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Mark Z.
Verified review

Josh came out to our house and gave us a very honest assessment and told us exactly what we could do to fix our leaky basement. He offered their services but left it up to us to do ourselves or hire them. He was very professional and courteous, highly recommend!

J&J Enterprises
4.7
from 46 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Blair K.
Verified review

James did a fantastic job! We actually had him do repair work before we can hang cabinets but fully intend to have him back to hang the cabinets. He repaired drywall, moved an outlet, fixed a plumbing problem, and skim coated a room for us. Very affordable rates! Would recommend to anyone!

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PDS Services
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael F.
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I was very pleased with Dale's service. He came out with his pick up truck and quickly assessed the situation. Of course I had much more than I realized so it took more than a truck load. In fact he had to make 3 runs. I wasn't worried about the cost as much as I needed to get rid of all the stuff in the basement and garage that day. He worked his butt off to get 3 loads to the dump site before it closed. I would definitely hire him again anytime with no hesitation and will always recommend him to anyone who asks. He did a great job.

By Design LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa C.
Verified review

Nate was professional, knowledgeable, responsive and provided me an estimate and timing for our project. He completed the wood repair on our home and it looks great! We will definitely keep By Design LLC in mind for future home projects.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob A.
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Dave has performed work on a number of homes I manage throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. He is prompt in arrival, communicates well with scheduling repairs with tenants and keeps me informed of any unexpected items he may encounter. He does a great job every time. He has done repairs requiring carpentry, electrical, tile, plumbing, siding and any other task that needs done. HE IS NOT AFRAID TO WORK!!

Willis Installations
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Patty Y.
Verified review

Mr. Willis was extremely courteous, professional, and very knowledgeable. He completed the job of repairing my closet pocket door in a timely manner and his rates were very reasonable. He was very customer friendly and his work was more than acceptable. He went out of his way to help me out in a short period of time. I will definitely contact Mr. Willis again if I need more repairs and I will recommend his services to others. Mr. Willis also cleaned up any debris after his installation was complete. It did not leave me with any mess to attend to. I was very appreciative of his thoughtfulness. Thank you for connecting me with Willis Installations.

PBQ Home Solutions, LLC
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Debra B.
Verified review

We needed some drywall repair, tile repair, railings tightened, and a few other odd jobs. PBQ handled it all professionally, kindly and were able schedule when I was ready. I will recommend them to everyone!

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna F.
Verified review

We hired David for a complicated water restoration project. Due to an improperly installed 1st floor deck door, water penetrated our basement wall, resulting in a complete wall and ceiling demo. David worked with us to fix the deck door the way we wanted it fixed, and repaired our basement so we can’t tell there was ever any damage (drywall, paint, trim, crown). He was incredibly responsive throughout the process , and came back to make everything look right when touch ups were needed. He worked very efficiently. Highly recommend.

  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Marc B.
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Tim did an excellent job on all sorts of repairs (deck, plumbing, gutters, railing, bathroom and kitchen work, etc) I needed in trying to sell a house. He was extremely responsive and went out of his way to complete the work in a quick timeframe I was under. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone needing work done.

Cody Development LLC
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Marla H.
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After talking with a couple of contractors, I hired Brian to repair the roof over my family room and the ceiling damaged due to roof leakage. I also needed repairs to my balcony and the door into the family room. All of the repairs needed were due to water and wind damage that had accumulated over years. I also chose to have skylights installed since the roof and ceiling were both being repaired. Brian was nothing short of fantastic! He is a perfectionist and his work exceeded even my own very high standards! He is also the most honest contractor I have ever hired. I say this because he stuck to the estimates he quoted even though there was greater damage than anticipated hiding under the balcony carpeting and roof shingles. Brian also worked late into the evening many nights and worked under tarps when it was raining. He also completed some additional small repairs that I had been putting off and charged a very reasonable rate for those repairs. I cannot say enough positive things about Brian. I feel so lucky to have found him and will turn to him first for any future home repairs--construction or otherwise.

  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
JoAnne M.
Verified review

My clients were very satisfied with the roof repairs done. I will recommend to future clients in Ky and Ohio

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Pattie P.
Verified review

He could not help with my issue with my sump pump. However he was able to tell me what he thought the issue was. I was able to contact the correct company to replace the pump. It is now pumping away and my basement floor (which was soaked) is practically all dry. We have a lot of throwing things out but I am a happy camper. Thanks for your help. I will use your service again.

Zimax
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mark D.
Verified review

I have used Zimax once in the past for several repairs on my home in Loveland. Since I live in Columbus it is challenging to find a trustworthy provider to complete needed repairs. They came out and provided an estimate and did a great job on all the agreed upon repairs. The price was fair and was completed in a timely manner. Most recently I was on vacation. My tenant called with 2 issues, one that Zimax could do and the other was out of their scope. Annette was very kind and referred me to another provider to take care of this issue and they handled the repair of the disposal. Since we had worked together on the other project in the past it was a seamless transaction with the second request. We have developed a great relationship and they will be the first people I call for any other issues. Thanks Annette for taking care of things when I am unable to make it to town.

NJS INSPECTIONS, LLC
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
William Y.
Verified review

Mr. Nick Smith of NJS Inspections came to our home last week to repair some damaged drywall and minor electrical problems. Nick performed the work admirably. I felt the fee he charged was reasonable. It was a pleasure having Nick in our home. I am pleased to recommend Nick without reservation Dr. WAY

Chris Hollon Construction
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Jason S.
Verified review

I've used Chris Hollon Construction twice now and can't say enough good things. Extremely professional, and very skilled. They are great at working with your time tables and budget. I own a historic home and they repaired a large amount of cosmetic ice/water damage to my kitchen and completely rebuilt my roof and did a fantastic job of both. I also especially appreciate (and my pets do too) how thorough of job they did cleaning up after themselves, never found anything out of place after a job.

Ohio Foundations
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Rob J.
Verified review

It was a foundation repair and other services great guy was very polite and kept me informed about the work they did,great all around good company! Experience was excellent!

Jim Swingle Contracting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 38 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alexia S.
Verified review

Jim and his son finished our basement, he did an excellent job! He was always on time and very easy to work with! We will definitely hire them again in the future.

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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a general contractor?

When starting a home remodel or new construction project, you will probably hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to take a set of building plans and construct them as outlined. The general contractor may help perform the day-to-day building, or they may just hire workers and oversee all the work activities. In either case, the job of the general contractor is to see that your project gets built.

When you have a building project, ask for bids from various contractors. The bids tell you how much each will charge and what their scope of work will be. Once you have selected a bid, you sign a contract with that general contractor outlining the specifics of the project and the milestones during the project when they will receive payment installments. Once the contract is official, the general contractor will bring in their crew to begin construction. The contractor will manage the workers and subcontractors (anyone who doesn’t work directly for their company but that they need to outsource, like a marble installation pro), order all the materials, obtain work permits, and confirm that all the workers and subcontractors are completing their projects as planned. They typically handle all the payments to the workers and subcontractors, and send you invoice. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.  If you are organized and competent to oversee construction projects, and are able to make sure everything is being built properly and meeting code, it’s possible you can be your own general contractor.  

How is a mold test done?

Mold testing can help identify a mold infestation in your home or business. Mold inspection costs can vary based on the type of test you want done and the number of samples you request. The national average mold inspection cost is $250-$300. The EPA explains that if you have a visible mold problem, in most cases sampling and testing is unnecessary. However, if you have unexplained and potential mold-related illness or can smell mold in your house, mold inspection costs may be a good investment. To avoid unscrupulous testers, the EPA recommends working with a testing agency that adheres to the analytical methods laid out by professional organizations such as the American Industrial Hygiene Association or the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. Mold inspection costs can vary based on the type of testing done. Prices can also vary, depending on the size of the home, the number of surface areas to be tested, and the extent of the mold infestation. Here are some examples of mold inspection average costs:

  • Swab testing: $200-$300
    • A professional collects a surface swab from a potentially infested area for testing in a lab. Some professionals have concerns about this being the sole test done because it only gathers a small amount of data from a certain area of the house. That’s why it’s frequently done in conjunction with air cell testing.
  • Air cell testing: $250-$350
    • A professional collects an air sample in the home to measure the amount of mold spores in the air. This test is frequently done in conjunction with swab testing to ensure more complete data. Costs are higher for this test because the equipment required of the contractor is more expensive.
  • Both air cell and swab tests provided by the same company: $400-$600.

How does mold remediation work?

Mold remediation can eliminate mold colonies from your home or business. Mold is a normal part of daily life, but in wet or humid settings mold can quickly colonize and spread by making spores. Whether visible or hidden, untreated mold can cause real health problems and cause extensive (and expensive) damage to your property. Mold remediation involves killing the mold, removing the dead mold and preventing future mold growth. Here is an example of the steps involved in professional mold remediation:

  • Contain work area and apply negative air pressure HEPA air purifiers to prevent cross-contamination. If spores spread, the colonies can easily regrow elsewhere in your home.
  • Mist an EPA-registered antimicrobial to suspend and kill mold spores.
  • Remove affected building surfaces.
  • Bag and dispose of contaminated materials properly.
  • Treat cavities/underlayment and dehumidify.
  • Abrasively remove dead loose mold.
  • Apply EPA-registered protective sealer.
  • Perform clearance testing.

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What is a mold remediation?

Mold remediation is the process of identifying and removing unhealthy levels of mold that have colonized in a home, office, school or other building. Over time, if untreated, mold can destroy a home by breaking down cellulose-based materials (like wood or ceiling tiles) and causing a slow and messy decay. In the shorter term, a mold infestation can cause severe health problems. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), mold can trigger respiratory problems, nasal and sinus congestion, eye irritation, nose or throat irritation, skin irritations, problems with your nervous system, and aches and pains. Mold inspection and mold remediation are often requested in tandem, although they are two separate services. Nationally, mold inspection costs range from $250 to $300. If mold has been positively identified in your house, either by visual examination or through mold testing, remediation can safely remove it. Properly trained and equipped professionals use specialized equipment (like vacuums and air scrubbers with HEPA filters) to keep mold spores contained while they remove contaminated materials and treat infested areas with antimicrobial spray. A key component to a successful mold remediation after eliminating the mold is ensuring that the water source that caused the mold infestation is also resolved.

Can mold grow behind drywall?

Mold can grow behind drywall, in your attic, in the basement, under floors — mold can grow anywhere. The key to controlling mold is controlling moisture and water. If your home has been exposed to excessive water due to flooding or heavy rains, if you have an old home with leaky pipes, or if you live in an area with high humidity, you need to be vigilant about mold. Mold is most easily identified by sight. You may see blooms of mold on furniture, on walls, or along the floor. If you can spot mold, you probably don’t need to test for it and can save on mold inspection costs and direct your energies towards mold remediation. But if you’re not certain, you may need a pro to help you determine whether you have hidden mold. Scent and illness are two potential signs of hidden mold. You may smell anything from a musty earth scent to a foul stench, and you may experience respiratory problems, nasal and sinus congestion, eye irritation, nose or throat irritation, skin irritation, problems with your nervous system, or aches and pains. The national average cost of mold inspection and testing is $250-$300.

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