About Our Team & History

Midstate Basement Authorities. Inc. is Central New York's trusted full service waterproofing, concrete leveling & lifting, and foundation repair contractor. Services include basement waterproofing, water control systems, crawl space encapsulation, foundation/structural repair, dehumidification, sump pump systems, concrete leveling & lifting, 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 much research, he found what was a genuine need for homeowners and area businesses -- a company that offered quality basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation and foundation repair services. After much hard work, the company grew to become Central New York's leading provider in basement and foundation services, Midstate Basement Authorities, Inc.

In 2017, Midstate established a partnership with the nationwide leader, Safe Basements, to provide the best knowledge and regular training for his team and to be able to offer the best products and services available in the industry for Midstate clients. In 2018, Midstate outgrew their location and expanded to include a main office in Newfield, NY and remote offices in Syracuse and Binghamton, NY, in order to better serve their customers. They further expanded in 2019 to add a subdivision of Midstate, Midstate Concrete Leveling & Lifting, to concentrate on increasing the value of local homes and businesses by helping the community be safe with leveling sidewalks, patios, floors, and more. Eric and the Midstate team continue to follow in the honored tradition that Eric's father began, by being an honest and trustworthy business...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
Crawl Space Encapsulation in Dryden, NY
I was very happy with the quality of their work. Every interaction I had with Eric, Nicki, Cynthia, and the rest of the crew was positive and professional. Any questions I had were answered in a timely manner. After exploring several options I was confident in my decision to work with Midstate ...
Katie P - Dryden, NY 13053
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
Waterproofing in Lansing, NY
I can’t say enough good things about Midstate Basement Authorities. From my first experience with the office manager, my initial meeting with the president of the company, Eric Leach(who is a very hands on leader), to the last of the work being completed, everyone was professional, hard working, ...
Joanne D - Lansing, NY 14882
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