Wet basement waterproofing with Life-of-House warranty Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
The City of Perth Amboy is located in Middlesex County, N.J. on the Raritan Bay. It is known as, “The City by the Bay”. Perth Amboy is home to 50,814 residents and covers 5.9 square miles (U.S. Census 2010).
Perth Amboy’s name is a combination of an Algonquian Indian word, meaning level ground, and a Scottish settler’s name, Perth.
The area was once the capital of the Province of New Jersey and later of East Jersey. After the American Revolution, in 1798, the area was incorporated as one of the 104 original Townships by an Act of the New Jersey State Legislature as Perth Amboy Township. The City of Perth Amboy absorbed the area in 1844.
Perth Amboy is home to the Proprietary House which served as home for the last Royal Governor of East Jersey, who was Benjamin Franklin’s son.
World famous Sciortino’s Pizza was originally on New Brunswick Avenue in Perth Amboy for 90 years and was forced to relocate to South Amboy after their property was claimed by the city claiming Eminent Domain. Fortunately, Sciortinos is back in Perth Amboy at a new locati
Wet basement problems are 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.
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