Your wet basement problem in Hamburg, NJ fixed forever
The Borough of Hamburg has many a wet basement and is located in Sussex County, N.J. The Borough covers 1.1 square miles and is home to over 3,200 residents (U.S. Census 2010).
The Borough was incorporated by an Act of the N.J. Legislature in 1920 from portions of Hardyston. Prior to being called Hamburg, the land was known in the 1700’s as “Wallings” and later as “Sharpsboro”.
Hamburg has route 23 and route 94 crossing the Borough. Where the two roads intersect was a famous “Gingerbread Castle” in the 1930’s. The castle was designed by Joseph Urban, a famous Austrian architect, and is part of the official Hamburg Borough seal.
A French drain and sump is the wet basement solution for most homes
- Henry Flagg French described his cellar drainage system in his book Farm Drainage in 1859.
- French was very proud of where he surrounded a drain tile with gravel and kept his cellar dry.
- The earliest forms of French drains were simple ditches, pitched from a high area to a lower one filled with gravel.
- French drains are common drainage systems, primarily used to prevent ground and surface water from penetrating or damaging building foundations.
- The system is designed prevent water from giving you a wet basement.
- It is installed inside the basement, below the floor, around the perimeter.
- This French Drain controls the water, delivers it to the sump pump(s), and discharges it out of the house.
- This system comes with a life-of–house transferable guarantee that you won’t get a wet basement.