Professional Waterproofing Services in Butler, NJ
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A high water table and clay soil combine for a wet basement in Butler
Butler is a Borough in Morris County, NJ that has quite a few wet basement stories to share. The Borough has a population of 7,539 residents and covers 2.08 square miles (U.S. Census 2010).
Butler Borough was formed from sections of Pequannock Township when it was incorporated in 1901 by an Act of the N.J. Legislature.
The area was sometimes known as “West Bloomingdale”. Bloomingdale, Kinnelon and Butler are referred to as the TriBoro area and have many shared offerings.
Butler was home to large paper and rubber companies. The freight trains still run through the area as a important trade route.
Clay soil + a slow percolation rate= a wet basement
A slow percolation rate is not something you can change. When there is a lot of rain the clay soil will fill up with water and you will have a wet basement again. The water filled clay soil creates hydrostatic pressure against the sides of your home. Hydrostatic pressure is when a body of water surrounds something that does not float.
How to solve the wet basement problem
You can either dig up the clay soil around your home and re-seal the foundation or get a French Drain. Because of the cost of excavation and ensuing damage to landscaping, walkways and driveways, most homeowners opt for the French Drain and sump pump.
The French drain wet basement waterproofing system is designed to prevent water from flooding your basement. It is installed inside the basement, below the floor, around the perimeter. This French Drain controls the water, delivers it to the sump pump(s), and discharges it out of the house.
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