Basement Waterproofing and Foundation Repair Services
Everdry Grand Rapids is proud to be the premier basement waterproofing and foundation repair company in Grand Rapids, MI. In existence for over 25 years, EverDry is one of the Nation’s largest and most experienced waterproofer. 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.Our services are permanent which is why we offer a Lifetime guarantee on most of our services. Everdry Grand Rapids is an expert basement waterproofing company that can help you with basement leaks and flooding with our waterproofing services. We are happy to say we’ve helped many families repair their foundations and basements so they can enjoy their homes for a long time to come. Give us a call today so we can start helping you!
Facts About Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids recorded history stretches back two millennia and reflects the contributions of many diverse peoplesOpens in New Window. Explore our storied past at historic sitesOpens in New Window and through the following historical high points. The Hopewell peoples occupied this region more than 2,000 years ago and built great earthen mounds – some of which are still preserved today. Around 1700 AD, people of the Three Fires – the Ottawa (Odawa), Chippewa (Ojibwa) and Potawatomi Indians – established villages around the Grand River. Learn more about the Native American people of Grand RapidsOpens in New Window. French-Canadian Joseph La Framboise and his wife Magdalene, who was of mixed Ottawa and French descent, established the first fur-trading post here in 1806. Twenty-some years later, Detroit-born Louis Campau, known as the official founder of Grand Rapids, built a trading post, blacksmith shop and cabin on the banks of the Grand River. Grand Rapids became a village in 1838 and a city in 1850. Gypsum (plaster) mining was the area’s first major industry. Commercial gypsum operation began in 1841 and there were eventually 13 separate mine operators. Our plaster was sent around the world, leading citizens to view gypsum as a “mine of apparently inexhaustible wealth to our city.” The mines are no longer active and now serve as secure dry storage sites. The Mines Golf ClubOpens in New Window and Millennium ParkOpens in New Window are built atop old gypsum mines. Grand Rapids became a major lumbering center in the late 19th century, processing logs that were floated down the Grand River from elsewhere in the region. The ready supply of timber led to the city’s second great industry – fine wood furniture. At the height of the lumber boom, Grand Rapids was home to 44 furniture companies and the city was recognized worldwide as America’s Furniture City. Today, our manufacturing focus has shifted away from residential furniture to office furniture, but the Heritage HillOpens in New Window mansions of lumber barons and furniture magnates still bear witness to a glorious era.
The Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad, founded in 1854, became the country’s longest north-south rail line when it provided passenger and freight services between Cincinnati, Ohio and the Straits of Mackinac, the waterway between Michigan’s Lower and Upper Peninsulas. The railroad largely ceased operation a century later – and much of the old railway, along with other abandoned rail lines, has been converted to paved biking and running trailsOpens in New Window. In 1836, Englishman John Pannell built a small brewery in what would become downtown Grand Rapids. The local brewing scene thrived until Prohibition and limped along thereafter – the last remaining brewery closed in 1951. Our long dry spell ended in 1997, when a pair of college classmates opened Canal Street Brewing, which was later renamed Founders Brewing Company. Founders is now the largest of 75+ local craft breweries – and Grand Rapids is now acknowledged as Beer City USAOpens in New Window. In 1945, Grand Rapids became the first city in the world to fluoridate its drinking water – a move hailed as one of the 20th century’s greatest public health achievements. Local innovators went on to pioneer advances in rehabilitative care, joint implants, generic drugs and more before establishing one of the 21st century’s fastest-growing life-sciences clusters – the Medical MileOpens in New Window.
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Wyoming, MI 49548
Phone: (616) 541-9844