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Wet basement waterproofing with Life-of-House warranty

The Township of Mahwah is located in Bergen County, N.J. in the Ramapo Mountains and is referred to as “Bergen County Parkland”. The Township has 25,890 residents and covers 26.1 square miles (U.S. Census 2010).

The Township is named after a Lenape word meaning “Meeting Place”.

In 1849, the Township was incorporated as Hohokus Township by and Act of the New Jersey State Legislature from portions of Orvil Township. In 1944, Mahwah Township replaced Hohokus Township.

The sports teams for Mahwah are called the Thunderbirds after the Ford plant that was opened for over twenty-five years in the Township.

Having a wet basement in Mahwah, 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.

  • With water pressure around the foundation the concrete absorbs the water which leads to a wet basement.

A wet basement can’t be fixed with “waterproofing” paint

  • When you paint the inside of your wet basement wall, you can slow down moisture, but not water.

  • You are not eliminating the water from entering the cement block wall from outside and causing your wet basement.

  • 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 the water will force itself through at some point.

  • Paint does not prevent a wet basement, it’s just paint, so pick a nice color.

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Free Wet Basement Waterproofing Inspections in Mahwah, NJ 07430

A-1 Basement Solutions provides free basement health inspections to New Jersey homeowners. Contact A-1 Basement Solutions at 908-322-1313, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free in-home inspection and detailed quote.

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