Basement Waterproofing Parma, OH
At Ohio State Waterproofing we help Parma Ohio, homeowners with their basement waterproofing needs. Whether you have recently noticed a leak, have detected a musty smell in your basement, or you’re being proactive and want to prevent water damage before it’s too late, our team of highly trained and experienced basement waterproofing professionals can help. We’ll gladly visit your home, inspect your basement, and recommend the service that is most appropriate for your situation.
Here is a brief overview of the basement waterproofing services that we offer in Parma, Ohio:
- Internal waterproofing, where a covered trough is installed in the basement to collect any water that seeps through the foundation. This water is then re-routed away from the foundation and out of the home through a drainage system, often with the assistance of a pump.
- External waterproofing, where the dirt immediately surrounding the foundation of the home is excavated and the existing drainage system is cleaned, repaired, and optimized to help prevent water from entering the basement.
- Patented Multi-Step System – The Ohio State Basement Waterproofing Modern Drainage System takes care of surface water and the water that enters through cracks in your foundation wall.
Interesting fact(s) about Parma, Ohio:
In 1806, the area that would eventually become Parma and Parma Heights was originally surveyed by Abraham Tappan, a surveyor for the Connecticut Land Company, and was known as Township 6 – Range 13. This designation gave the town its first identity in the Western Reserve. Soon after, Township 6 – Range 13 was commonly referred to as “Greenbriar,” supposedly for the rambling bush that grew there. Benajah Fay, his wife Ruth Wilcox Fay, and their ten children, arrivals from Lewis County, New York, were the first settlers in 1816. It was then that Greenbriar, under a newly organized government seat under Brooklyn Township, began attending to its own governmental needs.
Self-government started to gain in popularity by the time the new Greenbriar settlement contained twenty householders. However, prior to the establishment of the new township, the name Greenbriar was replaced by the name Parma. This was largely due to Dr. David Long who had recently returned from Italy and “impressed with the grandeur and beauty…was reminded of Parma, Italy and…persuaded the early townspeople that the territory deserved a better name than Greenbriar.” Thus finally settling on the name “Parma”.
A stone house, built in 1849 and known as the Henninger House, was occupied by several generations of Henningers and is still standing today. The house rests on one of the higher points in Cuyahoga County, which provided visibility for the entire northeastern part of Parma Township. This was also the same site where the Erie Indians, centuries before, stood to read and send fire signals as well as pray to their spirits.
By 1850, the US census listed Parma Township’s population at 1,329. However, the rising population of the township had slowed over the decades. The Civil War affected Parma much as it did other towns and villages in the nation. Three out of four homes sent a father, sons, or sometimes both, to fight in the war. By 1910, the population of the township had increased to 1,631. After World War II, Parma once again began to experience tremendous growth as young families began moving from Cleveland into the suburbs. Between 1950 and 1960, Parma’s population soared from 28,897 to 82,845. By 1956, Parma was unchallenged as the fastest growing city in the United States. The population peaked in 1970 at 100,216. Today, Parma’s population has reached 81,601, though it remains one of the Cleveland area’s top three destinations young adults (aged 22 to 34) are increasingly choosing as a place to live, along with Lakewood and downtown Cleveland and in 2016 was recognized by Businessweek as one of the best places to raise kids in Ohio.
To learn more about our basement waterproofing Parma Ohio services and for help determining the best approach for your home, contact Ohio State Basement Waterproofing Parma, Ohio, today. We’ll gladly visit your home, inspect your basement, and explain your options.
WHERE TO FIND US:
365 Highland Road Macedonia, OH 44056