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Will grading fix a wet basement problem in Roxbury Twp., NJ?

Roxbury Township has many a wet basement and is located in Morris County, N.J. The Township has 23,324 residents and covers 21.8 square miles (U.S. Census 2010).

In 1740, Roxbury Township was formed from Morris Township. In 1798, the Township was formally incorporated in an Act by the N.J. State Legislature as part of the 104 initial N.J. Townships.

Other communities included in Roxbury Township are: Berkshire Valley, Kenvil-Succasunna, Landing, Ledgewood and Port Morris,.

The Morris Canal enabled considerable development in Roxbury Township. Lake Hopatcong was a water source for the canal which borders Roxbury Township.

A wet basement is often caused by a high water table

Wet basement causing high water tables become elevated when they receive more water than they drain off. This can be from unusually high amounts of rain, or excess water from higher elevations. The rain usually falls over a wide area of many square miles so all this water goes into the earth at the same time.

When the water table rises, it does not just rise at your house, because it did not rain on your house only. The water accumulates under and around your home. As the water level continues to rise the weight of the water causes pressure to build (Hydrostatic Pressure). This pressure forces water into settlement cracks in your home’s foundation and sooner or later, into your basement

The thing to understand here is that the high water table is part of the earth and cannot be graded away.

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