Basement Waterproofing Griffin, GA
Facts About Griffin
The city of Griffin, Georgia, was founded on June 8, 1840, by General Lewis Lawrence Griffin, a former state legislator, General in the Georgia militia, railroad man and astute businessman. In the 1830s, there were three railroads in Georgia. One ran from Savannah to Macon, one from Augustine to Madison, and the Monroe railroad owned by General Griffin which ran from Macon to Forsyth. A fourth one was in the planning stages which would run from a little town called Terminus in North Georgia to Chattanooga, Tennessee. The general believed that if all of these railroads were fully developed and extended there would be very important railroad lines of communications crisscrossing the state connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Tennessee River and Augusta to the Chattahoochee River. He predicted that where the railroads crossed, a great city would emerge. According to his calculations, they crossed at a spot on a farm owned by Bartholomew Still in what was then a part of Pike County.
General Griffin purchased 800 acres from Still and platted out the city which would bear his name. On June 8, 1840, he stood on a tree stump near this site and began auctioning off lots. Construction on his railroad from Forsyth to Griffin was started and the city in the wilderness prospered. Unfortunately, a business depression hit and the Monroe Railroad collapsed, along with General Griffin’s dream. At a later date, other railroad men took up General Griffin’s idea and completed the project. In the process, they adjusted the Augusta to Chattahoochee River line slightly to the north and it crossed at the little town of Terminus, which later became the city of Atlanta. Thus, just as General Griffin predicted, where the two lines crossed, a great metropolis did develop. However, Griffin, just 40 miles south of Atlanta, continued to develop into a charming, quintessentially southern town and community. It became the county seat of the newly formed Spalding County and a major manufacturing and agricultural center.
As of the census of 2000, there were 23,451 people, 8,876 households, and 5,955 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,615.0 people per square mile (623.6/km²). There were 9,636 housing units at an average density of 663.6 per square mile (256.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 49.88% African American, 46.98% White, 0.17% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.22% of the population. There were 8,876 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 24.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.17. In the city, the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $30,088, and the median income for a family was $33,963. Males had a median income of $30,488 versus $21,352 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,563. About 17.7% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 16.0% of those ages of 65 or over.
Foundation 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 a heavy or saturating rain. In addition, you may 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. Dry rot appears 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. If you are noticing water seepage, your foundation is at an advance stage and serious future problems could occur like bowing and buckling of the foundation walls and floor. You may begin to notice mold, mildew, musty orders, bugs and insects or even mud after a heavy rain. Everdry Atlanta is the areas premier basement waterproofing and foundation repair company. In an area with so many historic homes, it is a good idea to have your home inspected and if needed waterproofed by a professional. Everdry Atlanta provides services in and around the metro area, as well as the city of Griffin. Contact Everdry for more information.
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