Basement Waterproofing in Edison, NJ with Life-of-House Guarantee
Edison Township is located in Middlesex County, N.J. The Township covers 30.6 square miles and has 99,967 residents (U.S. Census 2010).
The Township was incorporated in 1870 as Raritan Township by an Act of the New Jersey State Legislature. The land had been part of Piscataway and Woodbridge Townships.
In 1954, the Township was renamed Edison Township after Thomas Edison. The main lab of Thomas Edison was in the Menlo Park Section of Edison. He was often referred to as “the wizard of Menlo Park”.
The Township has sister city relationships with a city in India and in China.
Susan Sarandon, actress, attended Edison High School.
How a high water table causes a wet basement
The rain usually falls over a wide area of many square miles and this water goes into the earth at the same time.
Water tables can become elevated when they receive more water than they drain off.
When the water table rises, it does not just rise at your house, because it did not rain on your house only.
High water tables are often above the level of basement floors which is why you get a wet basement.
The thing to understand here is that the high water table is part of the earth and cannot be graded away.
A wet basement is fixed with a French drain and sump pump
A French drain wet basement waterproofing system is installed underneath the basement floor on the inside perimeter of the wet basement.
The wet basement waterproofing system relieves the hydrostatic pressure (water pressure) from the footing area.
The water enters the sump pit from the perimeter drains of the French drain, and then the sump pump pumps it up and out of the basement.