Basement Waterproofing in Mason City, IA
Our team is dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients, whether they are for crawl space encapsulation, Foundation repair, or basement waterproofing. In addition, we are experts at leveling concrete, mud jacking, and repairing sinking slabs. For the purpose of assessing, identifying, and resolving any radon hazards at your property, we also offer radon testing and mitigation services.
The majority of projects may be finished quickly, cheaply, with little inconvenience, and without removing and replacing the existing concrete. Our experts in foundation restoration can raise a patio in the morning so that its owner can host a party on it that evening!
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Facts about Mason City, IA
Mason City is a city and the county seat of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. The population was 27,338 in the 2020 census, a decline from 29,172 in the 2000 census. The Mason City Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Cerro Gordo and Worth counties. It is commonly referred to as the “River City”, as the city grew up centered on the Winnebago River.
The region around what would later be first called Shibboleth was a summer home to the Sioux and Winnebago nations. The first settlement that became Shibboleth was established in 1853 at the confluence of the Winnebago River and Calmus Creek. The town had several names: Shibboleth, Masonic Grove, and Masonville until Mason City was adopted in 1855, in honor of a founder’s son, Mason Long.
In 1854, John McMillin opened the first store, and Dr. Silas Card opened the first medical practice in the area. Lizzie Thompson established the first schoolhouse in a log cabin in 1856. The United States Post Office Department started service to the town in 1857. Mason City was named the county seat in 1858. In 1870, Mason City, Iowa was officially incorporated as a town with Darius B. Mason as the first mayor.
Mason City is known for its musical heritage, consistently producing successful performers and educators. The city’s “favorite son,” Meredith Willson, grew up in Mason City and played in the Mason City Symphonic Band as a high school student. Willson’s crowning achievement was the famous stage musical The Music Man. Many of the characters in it were based on people Willson knew from his childhood in Mason City. And it also features the Parker’s Opera House.
Mason City has a very diverse employment base covering multiple sectors of the economy including Manufacturing, Health, Financial Services, Technology, and Education, with no one sector or employer dominating the market.
In late May or early June, Mason City holds an annual celebration of its musical heritage called The North Iowa Band Festival. School bands from across the Midwest compete during the parade to be named the best band. The home bands, Mason City High School and Newman Catholic High School Marching Bands do not compete but do perform in the parade. Meredith Willson returned to participate in the festival many times.
Mason City is widely known for its collection of Prairie School architecture. The Rock Crest-Rock Glen Historic District is the largest concentration of any city in Iowa. At least 32 houses and one commercial building were built in the Prairie Style between 1908 and 1922, 17 of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and eight more are contributing properties to a historic district.