The kitchen may be the heart of your home…

but a home begins with a solid foundation!

Midstate Basement Authorities, Inc. is Central New York’s trusted full service basement and foundation contractor.  With experience dating back to the early 80’s, you can have the confidence that they know what it takes to make sure your home or business remains safe, dry, stable, and protected.  The entire team is dedicated to care for customers like family from start to finish by providing excellent customer service, free inspections and fair estimates on work that needs to be done. Using only quality products that have proven to secure the worst structural damage or waterproofing issues, you can rest assured that the work they complete will be guaranteed for years to come.

  • Interior and exterior drainage systems
  • Basement waterproofing
  • Sump pump systems
  • Concrete repair
  • Crawlspace encapsulation
  • Foundation/structural repair
  • Dehumidification
  • Shotcrete installation

As a family owned and operated business, they take pride in their work and offer the highest level of professionalism. They are fully equipped to handle any size job, residential or commercial, are licensed and insured, and offer quality and affordable solutions. Call them today for a free inspection or estimate on the job you need completed.

Leave your foundation, basement and crawl space issues to Midstate Basement Authorities!


Every year thousands of homes suffer from water related issues including flooding, moisture, mold and mildew. Wet basements and crawlspaces can be a huge problem for homeowners. Exposure to these issues are not only harmful to the value the foundation of your home, but harmful to the health of you and your family.  Midstate Basement Authorities can provide many solutions to give you the peace of mind you need.

Structural & Foundation Repair

Your foundation plays a crucial role in the overall value, support and security of your home. Bowing walls, settlement, cracks, uneven floors and windows, and faulty doors are just a few of the many other warning signs. Rely on the experts at Midstate Basement Authorities before these signs turn from annoyances to serious problems or take advantage of their free structural inspections.

Crawlspace Encapsulation

The crawlspace of a home does not need to look like a frightening scene. Midstate Basement Authorities specializes in crawlspace repair and encapsulation services to not only improve the space aesthetically but to provide a waterproof barrier to avoid mold and mildew.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to a waterproof basement?
A: It all depends on your particular situation. We tailor each of our services to fit your specific needs. We have extremely experienced Project Managers that will visit your home, inspect, and discuss any and all available basement waterproofing solutions with you.
How does water enter my basement?
A: Water can get in any number of ways: Over the top of the foundation wall, through a cavity in your walls, or from under the floor are all common scenarios. Our Projects Managers are trained to examine all possible angles to make this sure this problem is solved for good.
Should I extend my downspouts and have my yard and slope away from my home?
A: Directing water away from your home is a good idea. However, relying on that alone is not a realistic solution. There’s often much more to it when it comes to basement leaks.
How do I know if I should be concerned about the structural integrity of my house?
A: Your senses are the easiest tools to use for determining if your house is in need of structural repair. Pay attention to doors or windows that are becoming increasingly harder to open or close. Also, keep an eye out for cracks or other warning signs. If you are noticing any of those things, you should have a Project Manager come visit.
I have a crack in my foundation wall. Does that need to be repaired?

A: There isn’t a single crack that doesn’t have the potential for water seepage. Water will cause erosion in the crack to further weaken your foundation. Your best bet would be to fix any crack as quickly as possible.

I have noticed a musty smell in my upstairs living space. Could my damp basement or crawlspace be contributing to that?
A: Definitely.  In fact, a large portion of the air in your living space comes from your basement or crawlspace, which could be causing the smell. The cause of that smell can also lead to increased allergy symptoms as well as many other respiratory issues. Our Project Managers are dedicated to suggesting the most appropriate dehumidification system to handle this issue.
What is the powder that I see on my foundation walls?
A: That’s called Efflorescence. It’s a key indicator that there are humidity problems in your basement.

Recently I built a cottage on the east shore of Seneca Lake. Based on my contractors’ recommendation I went with Midstate Basement Authorities in-floor drainage system as water in the basement and elevation were huge concerns of mine with building. I have a DRY 4’ crawl space that houses my utilities (only feet from the lake and at or very close to the water level). During all the rain and storms (with no gutters or exterior drainage) the basement remained dry. I am very pleased with the results as well as the recommendation to go with this System.

Calvin Ruthven,

New Construction , Seneca Lake, NY

If you want the job done right and honestly, ask Bob and Eric.

Calista S.

Trumansburg, NY

Great communication, prompt and responsible quality service done at a surprisingly reasonable price. My best contracting experience ever and faith restored – that good contractors do exist. Thank you Eric and staff for a fine job. I know who to call for my next project!


Trumansburg, NY

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