About Our Team & History

Midstate Basement Authorities, located in Ithaca, NY, is a full service basement and foundation contractor whose services include basement waterproofing, water control systems, crawl space encapsulation, structural foundation repair, dehumidifier systems, sump pump systems and shotcrete installation.

Back in the early 80’s, Ithaca native, Robert Leach, started his own small contracting business that focused on attention to detail, solid craftsmanship and customer service. After over 20 years of success, Robert’s son, Eric Leach, returned from the military and joined his father on the team, and together, they incorporated R. Leach & Son Contracting. The company continued to focus on general contracting, but Eric knew that in order to grow the business they needed to become an expert in one area of the many services they offered. After further research, he found what seemed to be a genuine need for homeowners and area businesses — a company that offered quality basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation and foundation repair services.

Eric partnered with the nationwide leader, Basement Authorities, to train and educate his team on the best products and practices available in the industry. After a year of hard work, he expanded to become the Central New York’s leading provider in basement and foundation services and established what is now Midstate Basement Authorities, Inc. He continues to follow in the honored tradition that his father started in the 80’s, by being an honest and trustworthy businessman…treating customers like family from start to finish. With Eric’s leadership skills and dedication to his team, you can have peace of mind that working with Midstate Basement Authorities will be the right choice for you next project.

Partnerships and Associations

Basement Health Association
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
Ithaca Board of Realtors, Inc.
Landlords Association of Tompkins County
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Customer Reviews and Testimonials

Average rating for Midstate Basement Authorities is 4.94 stars of 5 stars - based on 27 reviews
Foundation Repair in Vestal, NY
Everyone at Midstate Basement was easy to work with! From the time we called for an estimate, to Eric and Nicky coming out to assess the job, to the completion of the work, everyone was professional and courteous. The work was completed promptly and when it was discovered that a change order was ...
Lisa And Paul W - Vestal, NY 13850
Foundation Repair And Crawl Space Encapsulation in Pittsford, NY
We’re renovating a 1910 house in downtown Ithaca and our structural engineer found some weak spots in the old stone foundation. Also, the dirt crawlspace was horribly musty and mice-infested. The whole house smelled like dirt. Midstate was prompt to reply and come out to the property and then ...
Karl M - Pittsford, NY 14534
Basement Waterproofing System in Manlius, NY
Midstate Basement Authorities is a very professionally-run organization. They were punctual and very good at communicating. Eric put some thought into our particular problem and suggested a range of possible solutions. They did what they said they would do on schedule and addressed small issues ...
Michael W - Manlius, NY 13104
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