Expert Wet Basement Waterproofing in North Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Rain on the Watchung Mountains gives North Plainfield gets a wet basement
When heavy rains land on the Watchung Mountains gravity brings it downhill and North Plainfield homes get a wet basement.
North Plainfield is a Borough in Somerset County, NJ. The Borough has over 21,000 residents and is approximately 2.8 square miles (per 2010 U. S. Census). The area was settled in the early 1700’s by the land awards of 1,200 acres from the King of England. The Borough Community Center is located in one of the first historic mansions by the Vermeule Family.
North Plainfield was formally part of Warren Township. In 1872 the area once known as “Blue Hills” was incorporated as North Plainfield.
The Township description of North Plainfield is “A Proud Community”.
Having a wet basement in North Plainfield, NJ is fixed permanently by A-1 Basements of Scotch Plains
Every time snow melts or rain falls, we get asked the question; why do we get a wet basement? When it rains, the rainwater on the surface is subject to gravity, it moves sideways following the slope of the surrounding areas. Top soil will absorb some of the water but as rain continues to fall the absorbent layers become even more saturated and the water begins to follow the underground ‘paths of least resistance’ called Capillary Veins.
Think of these Capillary Veins as underground streams of seeping water. As this water approaches your home it collects in the loosely packed soil that is pressing against your foundation. In the meantime, the undisturbed soil about 2 to 5 feet from your home is much more solid and is unable to percolate the ground water away fast enough causing it to rise around the foundation of your home.
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