Professional Wet Basement Waterproofing in Green Brook, NJ 08536
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The Green Brook flows into the Raritan and causes a wet basement
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Green Brook Township is located in Somerset County, NJ. The Township covers 4.4 square miles and has over 7,200 residents (U.S. Census 2010). Green Brook Township was named after an actual brook in the area called Green Brook. This brook feeds into the Raritan River after leaving the Township.
In 1931 Green Brook Township was incorporated and replaced North Plainfield Township. Geographically the Township is located within the Raritan Valley.
Green Brook Township is home to Washington State Park which is over 30 acres. The Park has a lookout location that George Washington used during the American Revolution to watch for British troops.
Concrete is Porous and A High Water Table
Most wet basement concerns in Green Brook , NJ are from basements that are made of concrete. Concrete is a composite construction material composed primarily of aggregate, cement, and water. Concrete is porous. Water is a primary ingredient of concrete from the beginning. As the concrete cures the evaporable water, water that can evaporate away, does so and is lost. As the water evaporates it leaves the pores in the concrete that were saturated with water empty. These empty pores make the concrete porous. The porous concrete allows water to pass through it.
The water table lies underground and is the level at which the soil and gravel are completely saturated with water. There is often some seasonal change in the water table, due to rain or drought. A high water table is especially common in areas where the soil is not well drained due to high levels of clay.
As the water level continues to rise the weight of the water causes pressure to build (Hydrostatic Pressure). This pressure forces water into settlement cracks in your home’s foundation and sooner or later, into your basement.
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