AquaGuard Waterproofing contractors recognize that every home is unique and therefore treat every wet basement problem as such, creating a specific solution for every issue they come across. In order to decipher the root of your watery basement and construct an estimate for your personalized waterproofing service, AquaGuard offers FREE basement inspections and evaluations. We pride ourselves on providing the most cost-effective and noninvasive resolution to your problem. Our team doesn’t want to find the easiest way to finish the job and just put a band-aid on your foundation. Our goal is to do things right and find a permanent solution to keep your basement dry forever. AquaGuard specializes in exterior foundation waterproofing for existing homes. The first step is carefully excavating around your foundation before installing a plasmatic core membrane around your entire foundation. This high-tech material is dynamic, moving with your building’s foundation and resisting cracking, deterioration, and leaking. Forming a barrier between the water outside your home and your basement, this exterior foundation membrane is a great way to ensure your basement stays dry. If you suspect your original foundation coating is starting to fail or you’re noticing leaking, our foundation contractors can help. We offer basement waterproofing for commercial buildings as well as for private residences. From churches and schools to stores and offices, our waterproofing systems can help you avoid further damage, cleanup, and restoration costs and are the premier choice for any type of basement water problem. Our commercial basement waterproofing systems are your answer for a dry, safe commercial property, and they’re not a temporary fix but a long-term solution. Are you consistently finding water leaks in your basement? Are you noticing a damp or stale odor coming from down there? Do you hate rainstorms because you know that means a wet basement? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you NEED to call AquaGuard Waterproofing today. We also offer foundation repairs and can assist you with the installation of egress windows. We service South Laurel and other surrounding areas.
Facts About Falls Church, VA
Named after a 1734 religious institution, the City of Falls Church was founded at the intersection of vital Indian trails. These trails were later named Broad Street, Lee Highway and Little Falls Street when the city was formally established.
Falls Church is located within Virginia and also included in the Washington greater metropolitan area. It has the lowest level of poverty when compared to other cities in the US. The city consists of 6 separate postal zip codes which include Seven corners (22044 and 22042), Baileys Crossroads (22041) and Pimmit (22043).
Founding Of Falls Church
As said earlier, the name – Falls Church – originated from a wooden church called The Falls Church built in 1733. It was established at an intersection where one road headed to Little Falls and the other road to Leesburg from Alexandria. Back then, the main road was referred to as Middle Turnpike but today, it’s referred to as Broad Street, King Street or Route 7.
According to historians, present day Falls Church was part of Algonquian. This area bordered the Powhatan paramount chiefdom. As part of Anacostan chiefdom, the present-day city bordered Anacostia River close to Washington D.C.
The earliest known settlement in the area is believed to have been on the south side of present-day N. Washington Street. After Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676, English settlers originating from the Tidewater region started to migrate to Falls Church area. It is recorded in historical books that one of the chimneys belonging to the Big Chimney’s house was inscribed with 1699. This inscription is believed to be a mark left by one of the early settlers.
Remember the first wooden church that gave Falls Church its identity? In 1769, it was replaced by a brick church. Its design was conceptualized by James Wren, the Fairfax County Courthouse designer. This new church became the seat of the Fairfax parish.
After the revolution, the Commonwealth of Virginia decided to disestablish the church losing its tax support. The church was abandoned and was only re-occupied again by an Episcopalian congregation in 1836.
After the disestablishment of the Anglican Church, new churches were introduced including Methodists.
As history records, Falls Church developed to be a neighborhood of large plantations surrounding the Anglican church. Much of the development happened during the 19th century. Crops like tobacco, wheat, corn, potatoes and fruits were grown in the area and sold in local markets. Taverns opened in the area and served locals and travelers passing through Falls Church.
At the turn of the twentieth century, it had become a big town and was home to more than one thousands residents. The town had 125 homes and 38 properties. By now, the town had become a center of commerce and culture. It had 55 stores, offices and seven churches serving the members of Falls Church.
In 1948, the town was finally incorporated as the City of Falls Church finally attaining the status of a city with a county level government. Today, the city is home to 12,332 people according to the 2010 census. Thanks to rapid development and sound governance, the city has the lowest level of poverty and was named by Forbes in 2011 as the richest in the US.
Thanks to its history, the city City of Falls Church is home to several historical sites which have been turned into attractions. One example is Cherry Hill Farmhouse. This is Greek farm established in 1845. Within the same property there exists an 1856 barn that is now overseen by the City government. The attraction is open on select Saturdays during summer.
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