How your landscaping can help prevent basement leaks

One of the main reasons for basement leaks is a surprising one for many homeowners – it’s your own backyard. Landscaping can play a pivotal role in directing water to or away your home’s walls and foundations, so it’s important to ensure that your yard is landscaped in such a

A homeowner’s guide to caring for crawlspaces

Having a safe and healthy home is a priority for any Rockland County homeowner. Unfortunately, neglecting crawlspaces can lead to pest and mold infestations that circulate unhealthy air through your home, and moisture in crawlspaces can lead to weakened support beams and foundations. If you don’t have sufficient insulation in

What to look for in a professional basement waterproofing solution

Making your basement watertight can be an expensive job – and even more so if it isn’t done right the first time. By following these tips, you can have your Bergen County home or business’s basement waterproofed and leak-free – guaranteed:
  1. References and testimonials: Basement waterproofing companies are only

Buying a home in NJ with a French drain? Here’s what you need to know

When looking for a home in New Jersey, it’s important to inspect the basement as thoroughly as the rest of the home and find out what waterproofing and flood prevention systems are in place. One popular system you may come across is known as a French drain.

What is a


Step One

1. Using a jack-hammer, the basement floor is opened adjacent to the wall. A trench is excavated. The width is determined by the width of the foundation footing. The depth is limited since it may not be lower than the bottom of the footing.