Wet Basement Waterproofing in Fort Lee, NJ
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Wet basement waterproofing with Life-of-House warranty
Fort Lee is a Borough located in Bergen County, N.J. (07024) on the Hudson River Palisades Cliffs. The Borough is home to 35,345 residents and covers 2.8 square miles (U.S. Census 2010).
In 1904, the Borough was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature from portions of Ridgefield Township.
The area was an encampment for George Washington’s troops in the American Revolution to defend New York City.
The George Washington Bridge connects to New York City in Fort Lee.
Dr. Joyce Brothers, advice psychologist, lived in Fort Lee as did Cuban Salsa signer Celia Cruz
Having a wet basement in Fort Lee, NJ is fixed permanently by A-1 Basement Solutions of Scotch Plains and backed by our Life of House Warranty.
Capillary veins are responsible for many wet basement problems
Rainwater gets pulled deeper into the ground by seepage and gravity.
As gravity pulls the ground water deeper into the soil, it moves sideways following the slope of the surrounding areas.
Top soil will absorb some of the water but as rain continues to fall the absorbent layers become even more saturated.
The water begins to follow the underground ‘paths of least resistance’ called Capillary Veins
A wet basement can’t be fixed with “waterproofing” paint
When you paint the inside of your wet basement wall, you can slow down moisture, but not water.
You are not eliminating the water from entering the cement block wall from outside and causing your wet basement.
You can literally put on 10-20-100 coats of paint, but it will never hold the water back.
Once the hydrostatic pressure builds up the water will force itself through at some point.
Paint does not prevent a wet basement, it’s just paint, so pick a nice color
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