Wet basement waterproofing in Roseland, NJ with Life-of-House warranty
The Borough of Roseland is located in Essex County, N.J. twenty miles west of New York City. The Borough covers 3.5 square miles and has over 5,800 residents (U.S. Census 2010).
Originally a section of Livingston called Centreville, Roseland was incorporated in 1908 by an Act of the N.J. State Legislature.
Roseland was part of the Horseneck Tract purchase from the Lenape Indians in 1701. The land purchased resembled the shape of a Horse’s neck and head.
Becker Farm was half of the land of Roseland and once had a small railroad station. The land is now corporate offices.
The need for 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.
Rainwater creates runoff that travels over the ground surface and helps to fill lakes and rivers.
A percolation test, commonly called a perc test, is a test to determine the absorption rate of soil.
A percolation test can help to determine if land will drain properly and whether a basement will flood.
Percolation tests would be done before a home is built.
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.
A wet basement is fixed with a French drain and sump pump
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.