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Wet basement waterproofing with Life-of-House warranty Old Tappan, NJ

The Borough of Old Tappan is located in Bergen County, N.J. The Borough is home to 5,750 residents and covers 4.1 square miles (U.S. Census 2010).

Tappan is a derivation of the Lenni Lenape word for cold water. The area of Old Tappan was first settled in 1664. The Borough’s saying is “Over 300 Years of History and Heritage”.

For 86 years Old Tappan was part of Orangetown, Orange County (South of the Mountains), New York. Tappan was the county seat and the first public structures built there were a church, jail, inn, and courthouse. Inhabitants of Old Tappan served in the Orange County militia, paid taxes to the Colony of New York, served as assessors, fence viewers, and road masters of Orangetown.

In 1894, the Borough was officially incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey State Legislature from portions of Harrington Township.

The Borough has four homes on the National Register of Historic Places.

Having a wet basement in Old Tappan, NJ is fixed permanently by A-1 Basement Solutions of Scotch Plains and backed by our Life of House Warranty.

Do you solve a wet basement from the outside or inside?

  • To do an excavation around your home to re-tar the foundation is very costly and not usually backed with a long term guarantee.

  • An interior French Drain has a Life-of-House guarantee and also alleviates the water under the wet basement floor.

  • Fixing a wet basement can add extra living space to your home.

The need for wet basement waterproofing is caused by a slow percolation rate

  • How does percolation occur? Water moves downward through openings in the soil to replenish aquifers under the ground.

  • A percolation test, commonly called a perc test, is a test to determine the absorption rate of soil.

  • A percolation test done before a home is built will determine if land will drain properly and whether a basement will flood.

  • In general, sandy soil will have a quicker percolation than soil with a high concentration of clay.

  • Here in New Jersey, we have a high content of clay in the soil of most inland areas.

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Free Wet Basement Waterproofing Inspections in Old Tappan, NJ 07675

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