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A wet basement in Long Hill, NJ is due to the high water table

Long Hill Township has many a wet basement and is located in the most southern area of Morris County, N.J. There are 8,702 residents across 12.1 square miles in Long Hill Township (U.S. Census 2010). The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge extends along the entire northern border of Long Hill Township.

There are four main communities in Long Hill Township. They include: Gillette Villages, Millington, Stirling and Meyersville hamlet. The Township was formally part of Passaic Township and was incorporated by an Act of the N.J. Legislature in 1866.

In 1992, the Township name was changed to Long Hill Township by resident voters.

The Great Swamp that causes a wet basement borders Long Hill

  1. The thing to understand here is that the Great Swamp and the high water table are a part of the earth and cannot be graded away.
  2. You can’t drain the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge to fix your wet basement, but we can lower the water table under your wet basement floor.
  3. Because it rains over a wide area water table typically covers a wide area, not just your neighborhood.
  4. Think of the water being flat like a table top as it rises up from beneath your wet basement.

How a French Drain can lower the water table under the basement floor

The drainage pipe of the French Drain is place alongside the footings at approximately 8” below the basement floor level. The water under the wet basement floor gets pumped away at that level before it comes up to the floor level.

A French drain is much unlikely to clog than an exterior perimeter drain partially due to the fact that it is not sitting underneath several feet of soil.

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