Wet basement waterproofing in Nutley with Life-of-House warranty
Nutley Township is located in Essex County, N.J. The Township is home to over 27,000 residents and covers 3.4 square miles (U.S. Census 2010).
Nutley was originally named Franklin Township and was incorporated by an Act of the N.J. State Legislature in 1874 from portions of Belleville. In 1902, the Township name was changed to Nutley.
The area was home to many mills and brownstone quarries in the 1800’s. Many street names are after mill owners such as, Duncan, Speer and Kingsland.
Martha Stewart attended Nutley High School.
Basement waterproofing is needed in Nutley 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 French drain basement waterproofing system is installed underneath the basement floor on the inside perimeter of the wet basement.
The 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.