Basement Ventilation | Cleveland, OH
Foundation, Crawl Space and Basement Waterproofing

Ohio State Waterproofing is the areas premier basement waterproofing, basement ventilation, crawl space waterproofing and foundation repair company. In an area with so many historic homes, it is a good idea to have your home inspected and if needed waterproofed by a professional. Ohio State Waterproofing provides services in and around the metro area, as well as Mentor. Contact Ohio State Waterproofing for a FREE consultation. Ohio State Waterproofing has provided quality service with over 80,000 successful waterproofing and foundation repair installations and satisfied customers since our inception in 1978. Ohio State Waterproofing’s philosophy for success is to provide honest, courteous and guaranteed service to every customer. Our reputation reflects this. Our well-trained waterproofing technicians are dedicated to complete customer satisfaction. This is achieved through fast, efficient processes as well as teamwork throughout this organization. You will always find a friendly representative willing to meet your needs at Ohio State Waterproofing. We are a full-service company that handles problems ranging from patching cracks to rebuilding basements. In addition, we hold three patents related to waterproofing that makes us unique in the industry. These patents and our experience allow us to be able to do what every other waterproofer can do, but no one else can do what we do.

Facts About Cleveland

Cleveland, the largest city in Ohio, is situated on the south shore of Lake Erie at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. It was surveyed in 1796 by General Moses Cleaveland on behalf of the Connecticut Land Company, which had purchased a large amount of land in the Western Reserve. The following year, Lorenzo Carter built a cabin that doubled as the local inn and jail, and became the community’s first permanent settler. In 1813,  Cleaveland saw the arrival of Walk-in-the-Water, the first steamship on Lake Erie. In the following year, Cleaveland was incorporated as a village. On January 6, 1831, the Cleveland Advertiser newspaper dropped the first “a” from the name, in order to fit it onto its masthead. Cleveland incorporated as a city in 1836. The first railroad arrived in 1851, connecting Cleveland with Columbus, the state capital. Cleveland developed rapidly throughout the second half of the 19th century and by 1890 was the 10th largest city in the country. In 1901, the city elected Tom L. Johnson as mayor and re-elected him at every opportunity until 1909. However, Johnson’s attempt to establish municipal ownership of the street railways was thwarted by the voters’ rejection of a three-cent-fare bill in 1908, and he lost the mayoral election in 1909. In 1967, Cleveland elected Carl Stokes as mayor. In 1952, Alan Freed, a Cleveland disc jockey, coined the phrase “rock ‘n’ roll.” The first ever Rock ‘n’ Roll concert was the Moondog Coronation Ball, held in Cleveland on March 21, 1952.

It was not held again for 34 years, but since 1986, it has been an annual event. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened its doors in Cleveland on September 2, 1995. On June 23, 1969, the nearby Cuyahoga River caught fire. Polluted by industrial wastes and clogged with debris, the river was a disgrace. Although fires had broken out on its surface before, the 1969 fire attracted national attention. Congress had just begun to adopt environmental policies, and it is thought that the publicity surrounding the Cuyahoga Fire in 1969 contributed to the passage of the Clean Water Act of 1972. In the first decade of the 21st century, the economic and civic recovery of the 1980s and 1990s appeared to stall. Tight budgets forced layoffs of city employees and cuts in public services. Still, several city neighborhoods attracted investment for revitalization, including Downtown, Tremont, Ohio City, Detroit-Shoreway, and parts of Hough. Meanwhile, many suburbs saw job growth, rising tax revenue, and new construction. In 2006, the Ohio House legislature eliminated rules that required city workers to live within city limits. Amid fears that workers would move en masse to the suburbs, Cleveland’s mayor supported lawsuits by the cities of Akron and Lima challenging the law, but these were defeated in a June 2009 Ohio Supreme Court ruling. The national decline of the steel and auto industries hurt the region’s economy, but there were other reasons for the city’s malaise, according to a 2006 report by the Cleveland Branch of the Federal Reserve. The large publicly financed projects of the 1990s, such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Browns Stadium, and the Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex, mostly failed to deliver their promised economic growth. Cleveland’s public school system languishes in the state’s “academic emergency” rating, and the city proper attracted fewer college-educated citizens than the surrounding region. Moreover, regional governments did not spend much to develop new companies or train and retain engineers, scientists, and other highly educated persons who could drive a new knowledge-based economy.

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Macedonia, OH 44056
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