Wet basement waterproofing in Raritan, NJ with Life-of-House warranty
Raritan Township is located in Hunterdon County, N.J. The Township is home to 22,185 residents and covers 37.6 square miles (U.S. Census 2010).
The Township has two extreme geographies. The northwestern section is on the Hunterdon Plateau and the southeastern section is located in the Amwell Valley.
The Township was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey State Legislature in 1838 from portions of Amwell Township.
Flemington is a separate municipality located in the middle of Raritan Township.
A wet basement happens because Concrete is Porous
Most wet basements in Raritan, NJ are made of porous concrete.
Concrete is a composite construction material composed primarily of aggregate, cement, and water.
Water is a primary ingredient of concrete from the beginning.
As the concrete cures the evaporable water, water that can evaporate away, does so and is lost.
As the water evaporates it leaves the pores in the concrete that were saturated with water empty.
These empty pores make the concrete porous.
If you have a wet basement in one area with a poured foundation it may be from a crack
In poured concrete foundations, cracks and pipe penetrations are the most common entry points for seepage.
These openings can be readily sealed from the interior.
Epoxies or urethanes are pressure injected into the openings, penetrating the foundation through to the exterior, thereby cutting of the path of the seepage.