A wet basement in Montclair is fixed permanently by A-1 Basement Solutions of Scotch Plains
Montclair Township is located in Essex County, N.J. The Township is 6.3 square miles and has over 37,726 residents (U.S. Census 2010).
Montclair has two sections and two zip codes. The Upper Montclair section was known as Speertown and the southern section was known as Cranetown. The two sections were linked by Valley Road
Montclair is located in the Watchung Mountains on First Mountain. This area was used as a lookout point in the American Revolution and was Lenape Indian land.
Montclair was incorporated from Bloomfield Township in 1868.
The minor league baseball team, the Jackals, plays at Montclair State University. The stadium is named Yogi Berra Stadium after Yogi Berra who lived in Montclair.
Your wet basement is caused by degraded tar and a high water table
The tar on the foundation degrades over time and after 40 years no longer exists.
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 the high water table surrounds your house which does not float.
When hydrostatic pressure forms around the foundation the no longer sealed concrete starts to absorb the water.
That’s when you get a wet basement.
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 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.