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 4.93 stars of 5 stars - based on 22 reviews
Waterproofing System in Endicott, NY
The staff was fantastic! From our initial contact with Cynthia in the office, Eric with first evaluation of project to Paul and Nick who performed the labor,, ,each and every one of the staff members were top-notch. We could not have asked for a nicer group of people to work with. The material ...
Marilyn M - Endicott, NY 13760
Waterproofing System in Elmira, NY
The initial inspection and quote for work was done professionally and in a timely fashion. They were very knowledgeable and experienced. They communicated promptly and professionally. I approved the quote and was hoping to get the work done as soon as possible. They were booked for at least 3 ...
Christopher R - Elmira, NY 14903
Crawl Space Encapsulation in Canandaigua, NY
We moved in a new house in July 2014 and through inspection we knew there was no insulation in the crawling space under our living room. We wanted this solved asap before the winter. Mr. Leach’s company was referred to us by another company. There was a good communication with the office from the ...
Julie S - Canandaigua, NY 14424
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