Wet Basement Waterproofing for Dunellen, NJ 08812
Dunellen Borough is located in Middlesex County, N.J. in the Raritan Valley. The Borough is home to 7,227 residents and covers one square mile (U.S. Census 2010). The railroad brought industry to this town in the 1800’s.
In 1887, Dunellen Borough was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. The land had been part of Piscataway Township.
Dunellen was home to the 160 acre estate of William Rice. He left his fortune to found Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Basement waterproofing is needed in Dunellen due to the age of the homes
During construction a tar based waterproofing is applied to the foundation before the backfill is done.
The tar substance is applied to the exterior of the concrete walls and is good for 30-40 years or so.
The tar coating is similar in substance and life to roofing shingles which also don’t last forever.
Once the tar is gone the foundation is no longer sealed and the porous concrete is laid bare
With water pressure around the foundation the concrete absorbs the water which leads to a wet basement.
You can’t stop the wet basement unless you control the water
When we say a French drain we mean is a perforated pipe used for underground drainage and a sump pump.
A French drain wet basement waterproofing system will capture the water and drain the water into a sump pump pit.
A French drain is unlikely to ever clog due to the fact that it is not sitting underneath several feet of soil.