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You can stop your wet basement problems in Kinnelon, NJ with basement waterproofing

The Borough of Kinnelon has many a wet basement and is located in Morris County, N.J. The Borough covers 19.1 square miles and has 10,248 residents (U.S. Census 2010). Kinnelon was formally part of Pequannock Township and was separately established in 1922 by an Act of the N.J. State Legislature.

Kinnelon Township was named after Francis S. Kinney who had a large tobacco company. Francis Kinney built a home in Kinnelon and a chapel on an island in Lake Kinnelon.

Kinnelon has an over 1,000 acre park called Silas Condict Park and a unique rock formation called Tripod Rock

The missing tar coat on the outside can’t be fixed by “waterproofing” paint on the inside to stop a wet basement

Tar is a very good waterproofing substance for preventing a wet basement and has been used forever. The tar applied to most homes is good for 30-40 years or so.

Once the tar is gone the foundation is no longer sealed and the porous concrete is laid bare.

When you paint the inside of your basement wall, you can slow down moisture, but not water. You are not eliminating the water from entering the cement block wall from outside.

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, it will force itself through at some point. Paint does not provide concrete foundation sealing, it’s just paint, so pick a nice color.

A French drain is the best choice for wet basement waterproofing

The French drain basement waterproofing system is designed to prevent water from flooding your basement. It is installed inside the basement, below the floor, around the perimeter. This French Drain controls the water, delivers it to the sump pump(s), and discharges it out of the house.

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