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Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing
If you are experiencing water seepage, your foundation is already in an advanced stage of failure. At this stage, your foundation may be at risk for serious structural issues such as bowing/buckling of the walls and floor, and even collapse. You may also notice mold, mildew, musty orders, bugs, and even mud after heavy rain. EverDry Waterproofing is the Nation’s leading residential basement waterproofing contractor. You may be noticing dry rot on the walls, baseboards, joists, floor and bottom of a wood staircase. This is due to moisture coming through your walls and floor. This type of fungus is also a major health concern. Since 1983, Everdry Of Columbus has provided full-service waterproofing for more than 80,000 satisfied customers. EverDry professionals take a personal one-on-one approach in educating homeowners so they truly understand all their options for creating a safe, dry, usable space in their basements. Everdry Columbus is the areas premier basement waterproofing, foundation repair, and crawl space waterproofing company. In an area with an abundance of older homes, it is a good idea to have your home inspected and if needed waterproofed by a professional. Everdry Columbus provides services in the metro area, as well as the surrounding suburbs.
Facts About Lancaster
The earliest known inhabitants of the southeastern and central Ohio region were the Hopewell, Adena, and Fort Ancient Native Americans, of whom little evidence survived, beyond the burial and ceremonial mounds built throughout the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. Many mounds and burial sites have also yielded archaeological artifacts. (See also: Serpent Mound and Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, which though not located in Fairfield County, are close by.)
Prior to and immediately after European settlement, the land today comprising Lancaster and Fairfield County, Ohio was inhabited variously by the Shawnee, nations of the Iroquois, Wyandot, and other Native American tribes. It served as a natural crossroads for the intertribal and intra-tribal wars fought at various times. (See also: Beaver Wars) Noted frontier explorer Christopher Gist reached the vicinity of Lancaster on January 19, 1751, when he visited the small Delaware town of “Hockhocking” nearby. Leaving the area the next day, Gist rode southwest to “Maguck”, another Delaware town near Circleville.
Having been ceded to the United States by Great Britain after the American Revolution by the Treaty of Paris, the lands north of the Ohio River and west of the Appalachian Mountains became, in 1787, incorporated into the Northwest Territory. White settlers began to encroach on Native American lands in the Northwest Territory. As the new government of the United States began to cast its eye westward, the stage was set for the series of campaigns that culminated in the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794, and the Treaty of Greenville in 1795. With pioneer settlement within Ohio made legal and safe from Indian raids, developers began to speculate in land sales in earnest.
Knowing that such speculation, combined with Congressional grants of land sections to veterans of the Revolution, could result in a lucrative opportunity, Ebenezer Zane in 1796 petitioned the United States Congress to grant him a contract to blaze a trail through Ohio, from Wheeling, West Virginia, to Limestone, Kentucky, (near modern Maysville, Kentucky) a distance of 266 miles (428 km). As part of the deal, Zane was awarded square-mile tracts of land at the points where his trace crossed the Hocking, Muskingum, and Scioto rivers. Zane’s Trace, as it has become known, was completed by 1797. As Zane’s sons began to carve the square-mile tract astride the Hocking into saleable plots, the village of Lancaster was founded in 1800. Lancaster predated the formal establishment of the state of Ohio by three years. There were also many villages and townships settled right outside of Lancaster around the same time i.e. Lithopolis, Royalton, and Greencastle, Ohio which contributed to the booming success of the small village.
The initial settlers were predominantly of German stock, many from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and had migrated from Pennsylvania. Ohio’s longest continuously operating newspaper, the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, was born of a merger of the early Der Ohio Adler, founded about 1807, with the Ohio Gazette, founded in the 1830s. The two newspapers were ferocious competitors since they were on opposite sides of the American Civil War, with Der Ohio Adler anti-slavery and supporting the Union. The city also had numerous migrants from the Upper South who sympathized with the Confederacy. The two newspapers merged more than two generations later in 1937, seventy-two years after the war’s end. This was shortly after the Gazette was acquired by glassmaker Anchor-Hocking. The newspaper is currently part of the Newspaper Network of Central Ohio, which is in turn a unit of Gannett Company, Inc. Initially known as New Lancaster, and later shortened by city ordinance (1805), the town quickly grew; formal incorporation as a city came in 1831. The connection of the Hocking Canal to the Ohio and Erie Canal in this era provided a way for the region’s rich agricultural produce to reach eastern markets.
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