Wet basement waterproofing in North Caldwell with Life-of-House warranty
The Borough of North Caldwell is located in Essex County, N.J. The Borough covers three square miles and is home to over 6,100 residents (U.S. Census 2010). The Borough was known as the “Denver of the East” for its clean air in the 1800’s.
North Caldwell was part of the Horseneck Tract purchase from the Lenape Indians in 1701. The land purchased resembled the shape of a Horse’s neck and head.
The Borough was incorporated by an Act of the N.J. State Legislature in 1898. North Caldwell had been part of Caldwell Township. In 1992 North Caldwell was reincorporated as a Borough.
Many scenes from the television show The Sopranos were filmed in North Caldwell, including the leading stories family home.
Porous Concrete will cause a wet basement
Most homes that have a wet basement in North Caldwell, NJ are made of porous concrete.
Concrete is a composite construction material composed primarily of aggregate, cement, and water.
As the concrete cures the water that can evaporate away does so and is leaves behind empty pores.
These empty pores make the concrete porous and, just like your skin, water can pass through.
A wet basement is fixed with a French drain and sump pump
A French drain wet basement waterproofing system is installed underneath the basement floor on the inside perimeter of the wet basement.
The wet basement waterproofing system relieves the hydrostatic pressure (water pressure) from the footing area.
The water enters the sump pit from the perimeter drains of the French drain, and then the sump pump pumps it up and out of the basement.