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Emerson Station

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Wet basement waterproofing with Life-of-House warrant

The Borough of Emerson is located in Bergen County, N.J. The Borough is home to 7,401 residents and covers 2.3 square miles (U.S. Census 2010).

Prior to the first non-native settlers, what is today Emerson was part of a tribal territory of Lenape Indians. Lenape Indians lived in Emerson. One of the main, historic roads, Kinderkamack Road, is a Lenape Indian word believed to mean “upland”. Since there’s no written record of their activity, we cannot Emerson, NJ 07630 be sure how intensively they used the land – whether they made settlements here or just passed through. But we are reminded of their presence by Kinderkamack Road,

In 1903, the land was formally incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature from Washington Township. The Borough was named the Borough of Etna after the railroad station’s name. The name was changed to the Borough of Emerson in 1909.

Having a wet basement in Emerson, NJ is fixed permanently by A-1 Basement Solutions of Scotch Plains and backed by our Life of House Warranty.

A wet basement will affect your resale value

  • Buyers expect a dry basement with a strong foundation and no cracks.

  • The market can sometimes penalize you up to 10% of the resale price of your home.

  • Any signs of a wet basement will scare away some buyers.

  • Musty odors and mildew will cause buyers to either look elsewhere or seek a significant drop in price.

Wet basement problems are 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.

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