Dumont New Jersey Waterproofing and Wet Basement Repair Professionals
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The Borough of Dumont is located in Bergen County, N.J. The Borough has 17,479 residents and covers 1.98 square miles (U.S. Census 2010).
Long before any organized government, the land which has become Dumont once belonged to the Tappan Indians, who were generally located around what is now known as Bergenfield and northward. On June 8, 1677, a deed was signed by the Tappans granting David Des Martes, a French Huguenot, 7500 acres of land stretching from the Tenakill Creek in what is now Tenafly to the Hackensack River.
Dumont was originally incorporated in 1894 by an Act of the New Jersey State Legislature as the Borough of Schraalenburgh, from portions of Harrington Township.
In 1898, the Borough was renamed Dumont after the first Borough Mayor, Dumont Clarke.
Olivia Goldsmith, author of the novel First Wives Club, was born in Dumont. Her novel was later made into a movie.
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The Clay Bowl Around your House causes a wet basement
When your home was constructed the ground was excavated so the foundation could be built.
That hole in the ground is bigger than the foundation by a few feet on all sides.
After the foundation is built a tar like substance is usually applied before the excavation is filled back up.
That backfill dirt is loose and creates a permanent void that water is constantly trying to refill. This is the clay bowl around your house.
The clay bowl around the foundation will always be looser and absorb more water than the undisturbed soil around it.
The water fills up the clay bowl around the perimeter quickly because the soil is not as compacted.
All of that water lies against your foundation and creates an artificial water table around your home.
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