Wet basement waterproofing with Life-of-House warranty
The Borough of Milltown is located in Middlesex, N.J. The land covers 1.59 square miles and is home to 6,893 residents (U.S. Census 2010).
Milltown was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature in 1896 from portions of North Brunswick Township.
The area was known for mills. The first mill was along the Lawrence Brook or Piscopeek Creek. In the 1900’s there were large rubber mills. Michelin Tire developed many of the buildings and homes in the Borough and was the largest employer until the late 1930’s.
The western movie from 1903 called The Great Train Robbery was filmed in Milltown.
The wet basement occurs because the tar applied during construction no longer exists
The tar on the foundation degrades over time and once the tar is gone the foundation is no longer sealed.
The high water table creates hydrostatic pressure against the sides of your home.
Hydrostatic pressure is when a body of water surrounds something that does not float
When hydrostatic pressure forms around the foundation the un-sealed concrete starts to absorb the water.
That’s when the basement will flood and create the need for wet basement waterproofing.
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.
This wet basement waterproofing system is installed inside the basement, below the floor, around the perimeter.
The French drain controls the water, delivers it to the sump pump(s), and discharges it out of the house.