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
Drainage Work in Ithaca, NY
Over the years I have used Midstate Basement Authorities and have been very satisfied with the work completed. Everyone has been courteous and helpful. When I call the office and if Eric is not available and I leave a message he gets back to me in a timely fashion. The latest project was completed ...
JOANNE DENISON - Ithaca, NY 14850
Sump Pump Drain Install - ~200 Feet Of Submerged Drainage in Freeville, NY
We needed to drain sump pump effluent about 200 feet to the road-side ditch. Pumping out 10 feet from house was NOT an option due to the quantity of water pumped during spring and high rain periods. The team did a good analysis of options. Team trenched along side of foundation of 200 year old ...
Fred Balfour - Freeville, NY 13068
Waterproofing And Foundation Repair in Skaneateles, NY
I can’t say enough positive things about the job that Midstate did for us. We are in the process of selling our house, so it was crucial that we had the issues with our foundation parge coat addressed quickly and professionally. From the initial consultation to the follow up visit the day after ...
Michael R - Skaneateles, NY 13152
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