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Commercial Basement Waterproofing

New Jersey Commercial Basement Waterproofing

Your Waterproofing Experts in Central & Northern NJ and the Jersey Shore

A leaky basement can be a major problem for any commercial property. For example, if you own an apartment complex or multi-family home in New Jersey, a leaky basement can lead to resident complaints and drive away potential renters. If you own a retail store or a restaurant, a leaky basement can damage inventory, cause grief with the health inspector, and make valuable storage space unusable. The list goes on and on.

Thankfully a leaky basement is far from an insurmountable problem when you work with a basement waterproofing company that you can trust. With more than 20 years of experience, the Blue Umbrella Waterproofing experts are just those you need to keep the basement of your commercial property in Greater Union County or Central & Northern New Jersey dry. Our team works efficiently, effectively, and with an eye for detail so that you can relax knowing the basement of your property is in good hands.

Need Commercial Basement Waterproofing?

We provide free inspections and estimates. Reach out to us today to fix your wet basement issues.

Industries & Buildings That We Serve

Blue Umbrella offers professional commercial basement waterproofing in New Jersey for all types of buildings and properties.

  • Commercial office buildings
  • Retail establishments
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels & Hospitality
  • Medical centers & Nursing Homes 
  • Storage Units
  • Multi-family homes
  • Apartment buildings
  • Industrial/manufacturing facilities
  • Sports & entertainment facilities
  • Colleges & universities
  • Apartments & condominiums
  • 55+ communities
  • Government agencies
  • Churches, Libraries, Stores, & Offices
  • Home owner’s associations (HOAs)

Waterproofing to Protect Your Customers, Employees, and Tenants

The immediate benefit of basement waterproofing you New Jersey property is avoiding water damage, but there are a variety of other benefits, including:

  • Better Air Quality – A wet basement is a haven for mold growth, mildew, and other substances that get into the air you breathe and can cause problems for residents and employees, especially if they have existing allergies or asthma. However, once your basement is waterproof and you have a proper basement dehumidifier, your employees and tenants can rest easy knowing the air they breathe is clean.
  • Improved Rental & Property Value – A wet basement can be a serious concern for a potential tenant and drastically lower the value of your property should you ever decide to sell. Conversely, basement waterproofing can raise the overall value of your property and attract tenants.
  • Extra Storage – A basement can safely house your extra inventory, but not if it is wet, especially if you manage a library, book store, or office and store filed papers or books. Basement waterproofing ensures that your stored property is safe and protected.
  • Additional Usable Space – A dry basement is suitable for more than just storage. With the waterproofed space, you can use it for different apartments, hotel rooms, or office spaces.

How Does Commercial Basement Waterproofing Work?

Step 1: Free Property Inspection

Every job starts with a free inspection from Blue Umbrella Waterproofing. Our waterproofing team in New Jersey will discuss the water problems you are facing, thoroughly inspect the basement of your apartment complex, hotel, restaurant, or other commercial property, and determine the cause of your leaky basement and the best solution. We also inspect the exterior of your home recommending any necessary changes to the outside of your home to prevent water from entering your basement. 

Step 2: French Drain Installation

Interior french drains are installed in a trench around the perimeter of your basement. Any entering water flows into this trench, which transports the water to a sump pump.

Step 3: Weep Hole Installation

Strategically drilled weep holes along your basement perimeter help strategically release any water pressing through your foundation. The water drips through the weep holes into an interior french drain.

Step 4: Sump Pump Installation

A sump pump is the core of interior basement waterproofing. These powerful pumps can handle incredible amounts of water collected by the french drain and quickly pump it out of your basement. At Blue Umbrella Waterproofing, we also install battery backup sump pumps to ensure they keep your basement dry even if there is a power outage.

Step 5: Exterior Landscape Drains

Moving the water up and out of your basement isn’t enough. If the water is expelled back into your yard, it will seep into the ground and make its way back into the basement. So, Blue Umbrella Waterproofing installs exterior landscape drains, which direct the water down to the street or far enough away in the yard that it won't make it back into your basement.

Step 6: Dehumidifier Installation

The finishing touch is to install a high-powered basement dehumidifier to absorb the excess moisture from the basement of your property to keep the air nice and dry. The dehumidifier prevents mold growth and improves your indoor air quality.

Step 7: Potential Exterior Waterproofing

In new building construction or when building codes require, we also offer exterior waterproofing for commercial New Jersey properties, often in addition to interior basement waterproofing methods. In exterior basement waterproofing, a sealant is applied directly to the outside of the foundation, followed by a blue skin membrane. The sealant and membrane prevent any water in the soil from reaching the foundation, let alone permeating it. Drainage board is placed on top of the membrane, protecting it from damage when soil is backfilled onto the foundation. For existing properties in New Jersey, exterior waterproofing may require excavation of the soil surrounding the foundation.

How Much Does Commercial Basement Waterproofing in NJ Cost?

Blue Umbrella waterproofs New Jersey commercial properties starting at $39 a foot for french drain installation as part of an interior waterproofing system. The total cost of the basement waterproofing project will vary depending on the size of the basement, the type and number of sump pumps required, and the addition of a basement dehumidifier suitable for the space. If exterior waterproofing is necessary, waterproofing costs are affected by the amount of work needed to excavate the foundation to allow for exterior waterproofing.

Ready to Get Started With Your NJ Waterproofing Project?

If your New Jersey commercial property has a leaky basement, don’t wait for it to become a serious problem impacting your tenants, employees, or inventory. Instead, contact your local experts at Blue Umbrella Waterproofing today and schedule your free estimate! Call Blue Umbrella Waterproofing at 908.432.8858 or connect with us online today.

Why New Jersey Chooses Blue Umbrella Waterproofing

Businesses, public building managers, and commercial property owners throughout Northern and Central New Jersey choose Blue Umbrella Waterproofing as their trusted commercial basement waterproofer.

  • Over 20 years of experience
  • Warrantied waterproofing solutions
  • Fair & affordable prices
  • Highly trained professional team
  • Attention to detail
  • Customized solutions for every customer

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Steve and his guys did a wonderful job waterproofing our basement. Would highly recommend.

-Lesette Garcia

Just had our basement done by Blue Umbrella and we are so pleased! They were quick, clean, efficient and courteous. We highly recommend!

-Nadia Riley

Based on our experience, Blue Umbrella has many years of success ahead. Steve was responsive to our needs and followed up when we had questions.

-Maureen Hess

We couldn't be more satisfied with the quality work that Steve and his crew did.

-Brian Keady

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-William Buskirk


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