When the Delaware-Raritan Canal overflows you get a wet basement in Franklin Township, NJ
Having a wet basement in Franklin Township, NJ is fixed permanently by A-1 Basement Solutions of Scotch Plains and backed by our Life of House Warranty.
Franklin Township is located in Somerset County, NJ and covers 46.85 square miles (U.S. Census 2010). Over 50,000 residents call the Township home. The Township also included many communities; the largest of which are Somerset, Voorhees, and Franklin Park.
The Raritan Indians, a local tribe of the Lenape Indians, first inhibited the land of Franklin Township. The Township was incorporated in 1798.
During the Revolutionary War what is now Route 27 was known as the “Kings Highway” and was the site of many raids. Later in 1834 the Delaware-Raritan Canal was built through Franklin Township to link NYC and Philadelphia. The canal brought many goods and services through the Township for many years.
Two historic homes in Franklin Township are the Van Wickle House and the Wyckoff Garretson House. Both homes are from the early 1700’s and have been restored.
Why you have a wet basement in Franklin Township, NJ
If your house has solid concrete walls the water can only enter in a few different ways. In poured concrete foundations, cracks and pipe penetrations are the most common entry points for seepage. These openings can be readily sealed from the interior. Epoxies or urethanes are pressure injected into the openings, penetrating the foundation through to the exterior, thereby cutting of the path of the seepage. These repairs will last for a long time.
Basement Waterproofing will create a healthier environment in your home by eliminating dampness. When we say basement waterproofing we are talking about French Drains inside the basement. An interior French drain is not technically basement waterproofing because the water is being controlled once it enters the foundation instead of being prevented from entering it. The interior French Drain is a widely accepted technique in mitigating basement water and is generally referred to as a basement waterproofing solution. Interior French drain systems are recognized by B.O.C.A (Building Officials and Code Administrators) as being effective in controlling basement water.