A high Water Table will bring a wet basement in Bernardsville, NJ
Bernardsville is a Borough of Somerset County, NJ. The Borough is 12.98 square miles and is home to over 7,700 residents (U.S. Census 2010).
Bernardsville was formed from sections of Bernards Township in 1924. The section that is Bernardsville today was known as “Vealtown”.
With the ending of the Civil War, many people moved from NYC to Bernardsville. The attraction was likely both the fresh air and the beautiful mountain ridge. The railroad connected Bernardsville in 1872 which also helped spur development.
Recently, the downtown area of Bernardsville has been listed to the National Register of Historic Districts. It is known as the Olcott Avenue District.
The ground thaws while snow melts and spring rains come. At the same time the thaw is happening all the plant life is dormant and not drinking water. The water accumulates under and around your home. This is called a high water table or perched water.
Wet Basement Waterproofing in Bernardsville, NJ
Wet Basement Waterproofing will create a healthier environment in your home by eliminating dampness. When we say basement waterproofing we are talking about French Drains inside the basement. An interior French drain is not technically basement waterproofing because the water is being controlled once it enters the foundation instead of being prevented from entering it.
If your house has hollow block masonry walls, an interior French Drain system can capture the water entering the block system and drain the water into a sump where a sump pump will discharge it from the building. Weep holes are drilled into the lowest course of block, allowing the drainage to occur. An interior French drain is much less likely to clog than an exterior, partially due to the fact that it is not sitting underneath several feet of soil.
Sometimes a basement just needs a simple crack repair. Sometimes a sump pump is called for. Sometimes it’s a full French drain and sump pump. Every basement is different, every leak is different.
When we come out to look at your basement, we consider to be an educational process. We do the aforementioned inspection, explain to you how your foundaton was constructed and how the water is coming in. Then we propose a solution and tell you price. No sales gimmicks no high-pressure.