Wet basement waterproofing in Maplewood with Life-of-House warranty
Maplewood Township is located in Essex County, N.J. The Township is has over 23,000 residents and covers 3.8 square miles (U.S. Census 2010).
The Townships main roads were once Lenape Indian trails. The Township had many orchards and was a stagecoach stop in the 1800’s.
Many names have been given to the area including: North Farms, Middleville, and Hilton.
In 1861 the Township was incorporated by an Act of the N.J. State Legislature Orange Township. In 1922 the name was changed to Maplewood Township after the Railroad stop built in 1838 called Maplewood.
The wooden golf tee was invented in Maplewood at a golf club. The game Ultimate Frisbee was also invented in Maplewood by high school students in the 1960’s.
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 basement waterproofing system is designed to prevent water from causing a wet 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.