Professional Wet Basement Waterproofing in Oradell, NJ
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Wet basement waterproofing with Life-of-House warranty Oradell, NJ 07694
The Borough of Oradell is located in Bergen County, N.J. just 15 miles NW of Manhattan. The Borough covers 2.5 square miles and is home to 7,978 residents (U.S. Census 2010).
The name of the area was originally Delford. It was a combined word of part of Oradell and New Milford, which were communities in the area.
The Borough was incorporated in 1894 as Delford by an Act of the New Jersey State Legislature. In 1920, the name was changed to Oradell.
The Borough has many very active Boy Scout Troops and is home to the oldest Boy Scout Troop in New Jersey, Troop 36, which started in 1911.
Having a wet basement in Oradell, NJ is fixed permanently by A-1 Basement Solutions of Scotch Plains and backed by our Life of House Warranty.
The Clay Bowl Around your House causes a wet basement
When your home was constructed the ground was excavated so the foundation could be built.
That hole in the ground is bigger than the foundation by a few feet on all sides.
After the foundation is built a tar like substance is usually applied before the excavation is filled back up.
That backfill dirt is loose and creates a permanent void that water is constantly trying to refill. This is the clay bowl around your house.
The clay bowl around the foundation will always be looser and absorb more water than the undisturbed soil around it.
The water fills up the clay bowl around the perimeter quickly because the soil is not as compacted.
All of that water lies against your foundation and creates an artificial water table around your home.
A wet basement can’t be fixed with “waterproofing” paint
When you paint the inside of your wet basement wall, you can slow down moisture, but not water.
You are not eliminating the water from entering the cement block wall from outside and causing your wet basement.
You can literally put on 10-20-100 coats of paint, but it will never hold the water back.
Once the hydrostatic pressure builds up the water will force itself through at some point.
Paint does not prevent a wet basement, it’s just paint, so pick a nice color.
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