Basement Waterproofing Walkerton, IN

Basement Waterproofing Walkerton, IN

Basement Waterproofing Walkerton, IN

Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing

You may be noticing cracks on your walls or floors. These cracks can be hairline or larger depending on the amount of water pressure around the outside of the foundation. You may have noticed moisture or dampness on the floor or walls after heavy or saturating rain. You may also have noticed some mold or mildew forming on the walls. Mold occurs due to a moist, damp environment. Mold and mildew cause such problems as allergies, headaches, sinuses and other health issues. You may be noticing dry rot on the walls, baseboards, joists, floor and bottom of a wood staircase. In addition, you may have noticed some rust on your furnace or fixtures in the basement. This may occur simply from dampness through your walls and floor. This is due to moisture coming through your walls and floor. This type of fungus is also a major health concern. EverDry Waterproofing is the Nation’s leading residential basement waterproofing contractor. Since 1983, Everdry Waterproofing of Michiana has provided full-service basement waterproofing, foundation repair, and crawl space 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. 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.

Facts About Walkerton

Walkerton was named for James H. Walker, a LaPorte banker who in 1856 built the Cincinnati, Peru, and Chicago Railroad. The town was laid out by the railroad surveyors and the first lot was taken by C.W.N. Stephens, who moved his general store from nearby West York. His business thrived and grew with the new town. West York, the first settlement in the area, began in 1850 along the Plymouth-LaPorte trail, which was used as a stagecoach line beginning in the 1840s. C.W.N. Stephens was appointed postmaster at West York in 1852. West York was platted in 1854 by Elias D. Jones with 35 on both sides of the Cincinnati, Peru and Chicago Railroad.One of Walkerton’s earliest pioneers and most prominent citizens was Charles William N. Stephens. Mr. Stephens was born in Bridgeport, Rhode Island on December 26, 1829. With his parents, he moved to New York State and lived there until he was eighteen years of age. In 1847, they came to Indiana, living on a farm on the banks of Koontz Lake.

Shortly after arriving here he started a general store and post office at the little village of Blissville on the Plymouth-LaPorte Trail. In 1850, he engaged in the mercantile line at the village of West York on the old stagecoach road leading from Logansport to Michigan City, and located on the outskirts of the then future Walkerton. After the C. P. & C. railroad was constructed, Mr. Stephens moved his store and post office on a path cleared through the scrub oaks to be near the railroad. An old Indian trail served as a street in front of his place of business. Here he continued in business at this location for forty years, dealing in general merchandise, livestock, grain, furs, etc. He was the first postmaster in Walkerton. In his busiest years he employed twenty-two men, and had from twelve – seventeen clerks in his store. Over $1300 was taken in over his counters in a single day. He paid out $100,000 for grain in one year. The Stephens Store Co. building was a substantial frame measuring 44 ft. x 100 ft. and two stories high. His establishment was a great center of trade for many miles around Walkerton.

In 1892, Mr. Stephens’ store burned down, the fire and other financial reverses made it impossible for him to return to the general merchandise business. He continued business in poultry, furs, etc. Mr. Stephens was married to Adeline McGogy, who died within a few years of their marriage. Their daughter Mary F. (Fannie) married T. J. Wolfe. The second wife of Stephens was Susanna Rupel. Their children were Charles M. and Nellie E. Charles was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church his entire life, a charter member of the Walkerton Masonic Lodge and was a member of the order for fifty years. On July 8, 1902, Mr. Stephens died at his home. His character and business sense had practically single-handedly pulled Walkerton out of the dust and started the town we now know as Walkerton.

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,144 people, 763 households, and 546 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,093.9 inhabitants per square mile (422.4/km2). There were 850 housing units at an average density of 433.7 per square mile (167.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 2.1% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.0% of the population. There were 763 households of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.4% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% 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 3.18. The median age in the town was 37.2 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

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