Professional Basement Waterproofing Services in Westwood, NJ
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Wet basement waterproofing with Life-of-House warranty Westwood, NJ 07675
The Borough of Westwood is located in Bergen County, N.J. just 10 miles from the George Washington Bridge. The Borough is home to 10,908 residents and covers 2.3 square miles (U.S. Census 2010).
The Borough was known as Pleasantville until it was incorporated as Westwood in 1894 by an Act of the New Jersey State Legislature from Washington Township.
The Hackensack River serves as a Borough boundary.
The Borough is governed by an elected Mayor and Borough Council (6 members), with the day-to-day affairs being handled by a professional Borough Administrator. Its emergency services are provided by a professional Police force, an all volunteer Fire Department and an all volunteer Ambulance Corps.
The Borough also provides a free public library for its residents, and Westwood Regional School System, which is a regional venture with the Township of Washington, serves the educational needs of the Borough’s school age population.
The late, great James Gandolfini, actor known for role in HBO television series The Sopranos, was born in Westwood, N.J.
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Wet basement problems are due to the age of the homes
During construction a tar based waterproofing is applied to the foundation before the backfill is done.
The tar substance is applied to the exterior of the concrete walls and is good for 30-40 years or so.
The tar coating is similar in substance and life to roofing shingles which also don’t last forever.
Once the tar is gone the foundation is no longer sealed and the porous concrete is laid bare.
With water pressure around the foundation the concrete absorbs the water which leads to a wet basement.
A wet basement is fixed with a French drain and sump pump
A French drain wet basement waterproofing system is installed underneath the basement floor on the inside perimeter of the wet basement.
The wet 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.
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