A wet basement in Cedar Grove, NJ is fixed permanently in 2-3 days
Cedar Grove has many a wet basement and is a Township located in Essex County, N.J. twelve miles west of Midtown Manhattan. Cedar Grove covers 12.4 square miles and is home to over 12,400 residents (U.S. Census 2010).
In 1908, the Township of Cedar Grove was established as an Act of the N.J. State Legislature. The land had been part of Verona Township and originally Lenape Indian Land.
The Lenape Indians sold the land, which Cedar Grove was part of, as the “Horseneck Tract”. The shape of the land parcel looked like a head and a neck of a horse.
Arthur Wynne lived in Cedar Grove where he invented the crossword puzzle.
A wet basement is affected by the percolation rate
Percolation can be defined as movement of water through soil.
In general, sandy soil will have a quicker percolation than soil with a high concentration of clay.
Here in New Jersey, we have a high content of clay in the soil of most inland areas and many a wet basement.
A percolation test, commonly called a perc test, is a test to determine the absorption rate of soil