AquaGuard Waterproofing Services
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 Gaithersburg
Gaithersburg began in 1765 as a small agricultural settlement known as Log Town. In 1850, the post office was named “Forest Oak.” The town officially became “Gaithersburg” when it was incorporated on April 5, 1878. A resolution was adopted giving it city status in the fall of 1968. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad came to Gaithersburg in 1873. The railroad brought a large summer community to town as the ease of travel allowed people to escape Washington, D.C. during the hot summer months. Agricultural businesses expanded as area farmers were able to ship products faster with less risk of spoilage. The brick station and freight house building were designed by Ephraim Francis Baldwin, a Baltimore architect, and constructed in 1884. The City is named after Benjamin Gaither who built a house in 1802 on the property where the famous Forest Oak tree used to grow. The tree was more than 275 years old in 1975, when a boring was taken to determine its age. The tree witnessed much change along the “Great Road West,” Maryland Route 355, in its close to 300 years of existence. The tree saw the coming of famous generals like George Washington and Edward Braddock traveling between Georgetown and Frederick and the commercial development of the road in the modern era. In the summer of 1997 this City landmark was felled during a storm.
In 1899 the Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory was built as part of an international project to measure the earth’s wobble on its polar axis. The Gaithersburg Observatory and five others in Japan, Italy, Russia, and the United States gathered information that is still used by scientists today, along with information obtained from satellites, to determine polar motion; the size, shape, and physical properties of the earth; and to aid the space program through the precise navigational patterns of orbiting satellites. The Gaithersburg station operated until 1982 when computerization rendered the manual observation obsolete. The building that now houses Gaithersburg City Hall was once the home of Edward P. Schwartz who, in 1913, established a famous peony garden on land that stretched from the railway station to Hutton Street. The garden included 410 varieties of peonies from all over the world. Each spring the garden was a tourist attraction visited by admirers, including President Woodrow Wilson. The City purchased the estate in 1958 and renovated the house for municipal offices.
On June 14, 1961 the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology) broke ground on its first Gaithersburg building. The move of this government agency brought an incredible amount of growth to the City. The complex maintains standards for scientific research and housed in the complex are the standard meter and kilogram to which all others are compared for accuracy. The organization’s coming gave Gaithersburg the designation as “Science Capital of the United States.” When the Bureau moved to the area, other science-related firms came to do business in the community. Gaithersburg has undergone significant changes in recent years. The City is now an urban area and a suburb of Washington, D.C. It has become a major regional location for high-technology companies while commercial agriculture is close to non-existent. The rolling fields of wheat are now roads, housing developments and commercial enterprises, but at the same time a number of historic communities and traditions have been preserved. In the 21st century Gaithersburg continues to grow while retaining many of the qualities of a small town that cherishes its rich, diverse heritage.
As of the census of 2010, there were 59,933 people, 22,000 households, and 14,548 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,875.8 inhabitants per square mile (2,268.7/km2). There were 23,337 housing units at an average density of 2,287.9 per square mile (883.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 31.9% non-Hispanic White, 16.3% African American, 0.5% Native American, 16.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 10.7% from other races, and 4.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.2% of the population (8.3% Salvadoran, 2% Honduran, 1.9% Mexican, 1.9% Peruvian, 1.7% Guatemalan). There were 22,000 households of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.9% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.24. The median age in the city was 35.1 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 33.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 9.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% females.
WHERE TO FIND US:
AquaGuard Waterproofing Corp
6820 Distribution Drive
Beltsville, Maryland 20705