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, Inc. is 4.95 stars of 5 stars - based on 28 reviews
Sump Pump And "Safe Track" Installations in Lakemont, NY
In short, this company performs as they say they do. They actually do what they say they will: arrive on time, perform the work in the time frame promised, a staff that respects your home and leaves your basement area cleaner than before they arrived. These are experienced, knowledgeable craftsmen ...
Mare Dandrade - Lakemont, NY 14857
Bowed Wall Repair in Warners, NY

Contractor responded quickly, and had to return to complete work as a problem developed. Was very responsive and professional.

Asher H - Warners, NY 13164
Basement Waterproofing in Horseheads, NY
We’ve been having water in the basement for the last several years after any rainfall. Once we noticed that water was visibly coming out of a crack in the wall and pooling up, we decided to look for a fix. Midstate was quick to come by and assess the situation and give us a quote. It took a few ...
Andrew D - Horseheads, NY 14845
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