New Jersey Exterior Basement Waterproofing
Your Exterior Foundation Waterproofing Company for Central & Northern NJ and the Jersey Shore
There's no need to settle for a damp, uncomfortable basement. With the help of Blue Umbrella Waterproofing, your lower level can be transformed into whatever you desire - whether that be an extra bedroom, office space, or game room. You no longer have to worry about Mother Nature ruining all your hard work. Moisture never stands a chance!
Blue Umbrella specializes in exterior basement waterproofing throughout northern & central New Jersey. So make sure your basement is enjoying its prime potential with proper waterproofing today.
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What is Exterior Basement (Foundation) Waterproofing?
Exterior basement waterproofing is a process of waterproofing the exterior walls of a basement to protect it from water damage. Exterior waterproofing is used in new home construction and for older homes or basements built in areas with high water tables like New Jersey.
Generally, exterior waterproofing involves applying an impermeable barrier over the entire outside surface of your basement walls. Properly waterproofing your basement not only helps guard against rot and structural damage but also prevents mold and other health hazards resulting from excessive moisture buildup.
How Water Gets in Your Basement
Water can infiltrate your basement in several ways. It can leak through cracks in the foundation walls and through drains near the house not connected to a functioning downspout system. Other potential sources of leakage include faulty sump pumps, improper grading, and high water tables. The stack effect also plays a role; moisture is drawn into your basement as warm air rises through your home from the lowest level.
Exterior waterproofing solutions focus on sealing out water and moisture from the basement by applying special materials to the outside of the basement walls, increasing the life expectancy of your foundation. Exterior waterproofing protects you from water damage while also giving you peace of mind that your home will remain safe and dry for years to come.
How We Waterproof Your Basement Walls from the Outside
New Jersey moisture levels are generally high year-round due to the humid coastal climate, so you must choose an experienced New Jersey contractor specializing in exterior basement waterproofing installation to ensure your basement is properly protected. Blue Umbrella has waterproofed hundreds of New Jersey homes and businesses.
For exterior basement waterproofing, we apply a sealant directly to the outside of your foundation, followed by a blue skin membrane. The sealant and membrane keep any water in the soil from seeping through or even contacting your basement walls. In addition, we protect the membrane by adding a layer of drainage board. Last, the soil is backfilled onto the foundation.
Should You Use Exterior or Interior Basement Waterproofing
At Blue Umbrella, we create customized basement waterproofing solutions using interior and exterior options to best address your basement water issues.
For existing homes, exterior basement waterproofing involves digging a trench around your home to apply the waterproofing system, which may require digging up sidewalks, plants & shrubs, patios, decks, and HVAC systems. For these reasons – and the additional cost of excavation – Blue Umbrella generally prefers to employ exterior waterproofing only on new construction projects.
A better option for existing homes is interior basement waterproofing. Interior basement waterproofing involves digging a trench to install a french drain next to the foundation footing, which collects water channeled to a sump pump that removes the water from your basement. Interior waterproofing systems are less expensive to install and just as effective – if not more effective – than exterior foundation waterproofing systems.
Customized Waterproofing Solutions
Usually, Blue Umbrella suggests interior waterproofing systems for existing homes and exterior waterproofing for new homes. Still, every home is different, and we tailor the waterproofing solution to match your home's needs.
Commercial & Residential Exterior Waterproofing Solutions
Blue Umbrella provides exterior waterproofing for residential and commercial properties in New Jersey. Waterproofing the outer walls of both commercial and residential buildings in NJ is vital for ensuring these spaces' longevity. Waterproofing the walls of your property also safeguards your foundation increases energy efficiency, and reduces the risk of mold growth. Let us help protect your customers, renters, employees, and your investment in your property with effective waterproofing services.
Blue Umbrella Protects Your Basement
Employing an exterior basement waterproofing system is a great way to keep your basement dry and comfortable. It helps reduce moisture to combat mold and mildew and protects your belongings from flooding. When it comes to protecting what matters most, leave it to us! Blue Umbrella is New Jersey's trusted basement waterproofer.
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