Wet Basement Waterproofing Professionals in Leonia,NJ
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Leonia Borough is located in Bergen County, N.J. near the George Washington Bridge. The Borough has 8,937 residents and covers 1.6 square miles (U.S. Census 2010).
The name Leonia was in honor of a General in the American Revolution, Charles Lee. In the late 1800’s, the area was known as the “Athens of New Jersey” for its ads by Leonia Heights Land Company that developed the area.
In 1894, the Borough was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey State Legislature from portions of Ridgefield Township.
The oldest continuously running theater group in New Jersey, called the Player Guild, has been in Leonia since 1919.
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How a high water table causes a wet basement
The rain usually falls over a wide area of many square miles so all this water goes into the earth at the same time.
Water tables can become elevated when they receive more water than they drain off.
When the water table rises, it does not just rise at your house, because it did not rain on your house only.
High water tables are often above the level of basement floors which is why you get a wet basement.
The thing to understand here is that the high water table is part of the earth and cannot be graded away.
A French drain is the best choice for wet basement waterproofing
The French drain was named after Henry French and has been the basement waterproofing method of choice since 1859.
The French drain basement waterproofing system is designed to prevent a wet basement.
The French drain 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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