Wet basement waterproofing in Short Hills, NJ with Life-of-House transferable warranty
Located in Essex County, NJ, Short Hills is a well-established, historic section of Millburn Township approximately 20 miles West of NYC.
NJ Indians referenced the land with rolling hills as the “short hills” area. This area was likely travelled by the Continental Army as a pathway to Morristown. Today popular attractions include the luxurious Short Hills mall and the well-known Paper Mill Playhouse.
The stately homes of Short Hills were part of a planned development of late 1800’s. The design included the town train station and a Post Office.
Many of the older homes are beautifully designed and surrounded by large trees. Smaller homes have been replaced with newer, larger homes as this is a very popular town for NYC commuters and families with children.
You now need basement waterproofing because the tar applied during construction no longer exists
The tar on the foundation degrades over time and once the tar is gone the foundation is no longer sealed.
The high water table creates hydrostatic pressure against the sides of your home.
Hydrostatic pressure is when a body of water surrounds something that does not float.
When hydrostatic pressure forms around the foundation the un-sealed concrete starts to absorb the water.
That’s when the basement will flood and create the need for basement.
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.