Wet Basement Waterproofing Professionals in Glen Rock, NJ
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The Borough of Glen Rock is located in Bergen County, N.J. which is 22 miles West of New York City. The Borough covers 2.7 square miles and has 11,601 residents (U.S. Census 2010).
The Borough is settled by an enormous glacial rock in a valley or “glen” which is how it was named Glen Rock.
In 1894, Glen Rock Borough was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey State Legislature from portions of Ridgewood and Saddle River Townships.
The town is particularly beautiful in the spring and fall and has several parks and many recreation al fields, as well as the Thielke Arboretum, which has a beautiful gazebo and fountain for enjoying the outdoors.
The 2005 film World Trade Center, with actor Nicolas Cage, had scenes filmed in Glen Rock.
Having a wet basement in Glen Rock, NJ is fixed permanently by A-1 Basement Solutions of Scotch Plains and backed by our Life of House Warranty
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.
A French drain will stop the ground water from giving you a wet basement
The French drain basement waterproofing system is designed to prevent water from giving you a wet basement.
It is installed inside the wet basement, below the floor, around the perimeter.
Because the French drain requires a sub floor drainage channel, the slab must be cut around the perimeter to excavate this channel.
This French Drain controls the water, delivers it to the sump pump(s), and discharges it out of the house.
If your house has hollow block masonry walls, weep holes are drilled into the lowest course of block, allowing the drainage to occur.
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