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Average rating for Midstate Basement Authorities, Inc. is
4.95 stars of 5 stars - based on 28 reviews
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 work was completed, we were provided with top-notch service. We received a detailed estimate, outlining exactly what was to be done and Eric quickly and thoroughly responded to all of our follow-up questions before and during the work. The work crew was punctual, efficient, and meticulous in their maintenance and clean up of the work area. I daresay that they left the basement even cleaner than they found it! Of course, the work itself looks great– out 100+ year old foundation looks like it will stand for another 100 years. Given our circumstances, we were particularly appreciate of their willingness, at a busy point in the season, to accommodate our need to get things done quickly, even when we asked (twice!) to change the start date at the last minute. I would enthusiastically recommend Midstate for any basement waterproofing or foundation job, large or small. These guys are true professionals.

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 quickly and effectively. I would recommend them.

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, respectful, friendly, courteous and polite.

The first time Eric came to meet me he gave me an information packet about the company. I was very impressed by that and very much liked the fact that Midstate is a local company.

Before I agreed to have the work done, Eric was very helpful in answering all of my questions. We communicated via phone and e mails. He was always very prompt in getting back to me with an answer to my questions.

The work took two days to complete. I found the men who were here to have all of the qualities that I stated above. They would keep me informed as to what was happening in the work process. They arrived on time, worked very hard and before they left (after putting in long hours) cleaned everything up. I am amazed at how clean the area where the small cement mixer had been is.

After the job was completed I had one small thing I wanted adjusted and the next day, after contacting Eric, it was taken care of.

Before this job was done, in my Bilco door area, every time it rained water came in through the walls and floors. Since the work was completed it has rained and the area is DRY!!!!

I would highly recommend this company to anyone with a wet basement!!

Foundation Repair, Crack Sealing, Waterproofing in Ithaca, NY

I would recommend this company to anyone!

From the president, to office staff to the incredibly wonderful workers —they have been excellent. Throughout the cellar, I had the front wall braced, a sump pump installed, a moisture barrier put on the walls and plywood over all the walls. The company dug out and sealed cracks in the floor and arranged to have it painted. Midstate also dug around the front and side of my house and installed pipe and stone to wisk water from the front. I sit in an usual place because I get run off from state and county roads and a farmer’s 107-acre field. Of course, no one will to do anything about it. For the last three years, after a moderate rain I would listen to my sump pump go off every two to three minutes. I was a nervous wreck. Since the restoration, everything is dry and I really haven’t heard my sump pump run. It has been pure heaven. Everyone I have dealt with from Midstate has been caring and professional. They even sent flowers when I had a car accident! They truly are a wonderful company.

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 emailed a quote. We got one other quote for the crawlspace encapsulation from the outfit most known for that service in Ithaca, but Midstate was quite a bit less. Foundation repair estimate wasn’t cheap, but the stone foundation was really bad and involved pouring concrete, etc, so the price seems fair. Got on the schedule very quickly and had new concrete footers poured in front and back of house, several rotted support posts were replaced with pressure-treated 6×6’s, and crawlspace was completely encapsulated. We’re just waiting on our spray-foam contractor to seal around the edges of the crawlspace when he sprays the rest of the house in a couple weeks. CRAWLSPACE ENCAPSULATION note… this is the best money we will probably have spent on this entire renovation. The entire house smelled like dust and dirt and dead mice. Even sticking my head in the crawlspace made me cough. Now, it’s completely lined with a thick bright white sheet of plastic with not an inch of dirt in sight, and the support posts are all solid. The air quality difference is already astounding. The entire house used to smell like crawlspace but now the crawlspace itself doesn’t even smell. Very happy with this decision!

Wall Crack Repair in Honeoye Falls, NY

The workers were prompt, courteous, and clean. They explained what they were doing and why, and gave us some advice on fixing a nearby (unrelated) insulation issue. They told us what to expect from the patch, and assured us that we could call them with any questions or concerns. We would absolutely use Midstate Basement Authorities again, and recommend them to others.

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 beginning. Mr. Leach came out to our place for an estimate of the project. It was very clear what to expect, job wise and price wise. They finished insulating our crawling space in 3 mornings with 3 people. The people who came to our house were friendly, correct and professional as well as the people we communicated with in the office. Overall very happy, a job well done!

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 weeks for them to fit us in as they were quite busy, but once the job was scheduled there was no hassle in getting the work done. They filled and patched the leaking wall, installed new run off drains for the downspouts, and did a great job cleaning up all in one day. After the next rainfall we noticed a little bit of water coming up from the base of the wall. When we contacted them, they were quick to respond and sent someone out the next business day to modify the patch on the wall at no additional charge. We were informed that this is common with old walls, and to be expected. Everything’s been fine since then, and I can highly recommend the companies services. They also worked with us to finance the job in an affordable manner which was a huge plus!

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 weeks. They knew I wanted the job done as soon as possible. So when a spot came open in their schedule because of a cancellation, they called to see if I wanted them to start the job in the next couple of days. I was very happy with their knowledge of my needs. They communicated about when their crew would arrive and what they needed from me. They were prompt and professional in their work habits. Eric was quick to contact me when there were questions to be answered or decisions to be made. He kept me in the loop of what was happening. They were also cognizant of the weather and, they worked very late one night to make sure a particular portion of the work was done as rain was in the forecast. They finished the job and restored the lawn to a rough grade along with seeding it and putting down straw. I was very happy with the overall experience. I felt like they knowledgeable in their field. They were good about communication and I felt that the price, though not cheap, was reasonable. It has been a couple of months since the work was done and the footer drain and waterproofing of the exterior wall are definitely making a difference. I would recommend them and would use them in the future.

Foundation Repair and Concrete Leveling in Ithaca, NY

Midstate Basement Authorities was responsive and professional. They followed through on the timeline they set, and actually got the project done sooner than projected. There were some questions after the work was done, and they sent someone out immediately to take a look and discuss. Overall I had a very good experience with the company and their work.

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 needed, Eric called and explained what needed to be done and why. We are very pleased with the work Midstate did and would hire them in the future should the need arise. Thanks!

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 explaining the company and what to expect were clear and complete, as was the proposal information. Whoever put the booklet together, THANK YOU!
Eric and/or Nicki came out to the house several times to answer questions about the project possibilities. We appreciated talking to a face rather than over the phone or by email when either of us felt it was necessary.
I felt very confident in hiring Midstate. The company presented itself as sincere and trustworthy.
We liked the fact that Midstate is local (based in Ithaca) and were prompt in responding to questions.
The company was willing to complete the job in phases or let us choose the parts we felt were necessary at the time.
On the negative side was the price. Although the Midstate price was fair, when compared to another highly recommended company, we seemed to be able to get the larger project done for considerably less. Whether the waterproofing of the basement from another company will be as good as I believe the work from Midstate would be, that remains to be seen. Price of the entire project was the deciding factor for the overall project.

Company contact and promotional materials – A+
Staff professionalism, friendliness and sincerity – A+
Completed work – A+

Yes, we would certainly recommend this company to others and we would use this company again if the need arose.

Concrete Repair in Bouckville, NY

Eric and crew are very professional and stand 100% by their work. The garage floor looks great and we are very pleased.

Concrete Leveling in Baldwinsville, NY

The experience was excellent. Friendly, capable crew on time every day. The work was done quickly and well, and the pricing was very fair. Communication during the work was very good. I’m glad we chose them.

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.

Concrete Leveling in Cortland, NY

They did a great job, when they said they would do it and charged what they said they would charge.

Foundation Repair in Auburn, NY

The crew worked very hard and efficiently! As somebody that oversees things almost to a fault…they were very accommodating and answered all questions I had but were still able to make tremendous progress in a very short amount of time.

Basement Waterproofing in Waterloo, NY

They were very prompt when coming for the estimates and to do the work. They worked quickly. They were responsive with emails.

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 Basement Authorities, Inc. I am pleased with the work they did. I would recommend them without hesitation.

New Foundation in Skaneateles, NY

I would call the Midstate Basement guys for anything else I need. They did great work. Knew what to do and did the job fast. I had to leave town before they got the repair work done but in the couple days I saw them working I knew the job would be done right and I could head out of town and leave them to finish the job with no worries. Job looks great and I am very happy with the new foundation and new block wall.

Basement Wall Repair in Fairport, NY

Mid-state Basement authorities came to the house and inspected the damage prior to giving me a quote. They explained the method and procedure of repair. Their quote was one of three I acquired. Based on competitive price and what I considered a good approach to fix the problem, I chose them. Once we scheduled the work, they arrived on time and did a good job fixing the basement wall. They left the site in clean and ready to use.

Waterproofing, Concrete Repair in Syracuse, NY

The job was done as described in less time than was anticipated. Communication about the process and work was excellence. In addition, Midstate worked with me to accommodate my schedule quite a few times, and did the follow up water spraying of the wall themselves while I was away. They also took time to discuss other cement issues with us and offer advice. I also appreciated the thorough information presented with the initial proposal.

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 house, connected a high-volume downspout as well as sump pump outlet. Team then trenched across gravel drive plus lawn. Team did very good job of adding back topsoil, seeding and overlaying with straw to allow grass to sprout. Overall, a good technical solution and a good restore to original/cosmetic solution.
basement wall crack repair in Elmira, NY
excellent job, very timely, polite, professional, would highly recommend... THANK YOU
Sealed a wall in basement in Ithaca, NY
Excellent job! The crew and owner are 100% helpful and knowledgable and responsive! Thaanks!
Foundation Repair & Basement Leak in Apalachin, NY
A couple weeks ago, Mid-State came out to repair my foundation and a leak in my basement. The work they did was fantastic!!! They were professional, on time and cleaned up exceptionally well. They took great pride in their work and were very conscientious as I was having mice issues and they took care of any areas that needed attention.
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 who know what they are doing. I hope this company stays around if I ever move to another home that needs remedial basement work. There couldn't possibly be anyone better.
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 to my great satisfaction. I highly recommend this 5 star company to anyone who wants quality work done at a fair price.
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