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White Oak Tree, Monroe, NJ - May 27, 2013

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Wet basement waterproofing with Life-of-House warranty

Monroe Township is located in Middlesex County, N.J. Exit 8A of the New Jersey State Turnpike is in Monroe. The high water table in Monroe causes many a wet basement.

The Township has the most land of any municipality of the county as it covers 42.23 square miles. It is home to 39,132 residents (U.S. Census 2010).

In 1838 Monroe Township was incorporated from portions of South Amboy.

Many unincorporated communities are part of Monroe Township including: Clearbrook Park, Concordia, Rossmoor, and Whittingham.

Monroe Township was named for President James Monroe.

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 with dead organic matter in it will create black mold

  • Uncontrolled water, moisture and humidity can allow nature can take a foothold in your wet basement.

  • If you have cardboard boxes on the floor of your wet basement, you will get black mold, and quickly.

  • A healthy home needs a healthy basement, not a wet basement.

  • A dry, clean and healthy basement should be a standard, not a luxury.

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