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River Edge NJ Basement Waterproofing

River Edge, NJ Basement Waterproofing Company

Your Top Basement & Foundation Expert

Living in River Edge, you may have seen Blue Umbrella’s trucks in your neighbor’s driveway. We have helped hundreds of homeowners in River Edge and the surrounding areas with basement waterproofing, foundation repair, and crawl space encapsulation. When you give us a call, you receive:

Does your home need waterproofing?

We provide free inspections so you can find out.

Basement Waterproofing

Does your home need waterproofing?

Before you begin a basement waterproofing project, you first need to have one of Blue Umbrella’s experts over to thoroughly inspect your basement to identify the source of any entering water and the underlying causes.

How Does Our Basement Waterproofing Work?

  • There are two ways that water in your River Edge basement can be addressed. First is exterior basement waterproofing, which requires digging up the soil surrounding your home’s foundation and putting a sealant against the basement walls and an exterior french drain. But, interior basement waterproofing is often the less expensive and more practical option.
  • Interior basement waterproofing starts with weep holes drilled at the basement walls' base along the basement perimeter.
  • The weep holes control any entering water draining it to french drains installed along the basement perimeter.
  • The water captured by the french drain is channeled to a sump pump installed in the basement floor.
  • The sump pump pumps the water out of the basement to an exterior drainage system which brings the water to the street.
  • With tough basement water issues, we use Blue Angel sump pumps. 
  • The final part of interior basement waterproofing is adding a basement dehumidifier that controls the basement humidity, preventing mold growth and rot

Benefits of Basement Waterproofing

When you have a basement waterproofing system in your home, you get more than a dry basement.

  • Improved health and a safer environmentKeeping your basement dry and free of excess humidity prevents mold and mold spores in your home which can cause allergic reactions.
  • Home value protection - A home with basement waterproofing is a home protected from value-destroying mold and water damage.
  • Extra space - When you waterproof your basement you suddenly have an entire new floor of space that you can use.
  • Reduce stress levels - Rainstorms no longer mean basement flooding, which means no more stressed-out nights for you.

River Edge, NJ Block Wall Basement Waterproofing

A homeowner in River Edge New Jersey was dealing with water in their basement, leaking through the block walls of their home’s foundation. The basement was partially finished with painted drywall and insulation but the basement water was putting the space at risk of water damage and mold growth. So, they gave Blue Umbrella a call. Blue Umbrella cut away the lower portion of the drywall and studs around the perimeter of the basement in order to install an interior waterproofing system.

The interior waterproofing system captured any entering water in a french drain which then channeled the water to a sump pump that pumped the water out of the basement and away from the home. With the new waterproofing system in place the homeowner is able to repair the drywall without worrying about the risk of future water damage.

Crawl Space Encapsulation & Repair

Along with basement waterproofing, Blue Umbrella also offers crawl space encapsulation and waterproofing services. Crawl space repair and encapsulation keep water, mold, rodents, and insects out of the crawl space, preventing expensive damage.

How the Crawl Space Repair Process Works

Crawl space waterproofing follows many of the same steps as basement waterproofing.

  1. Drying the Space: The crawl space of your River Edge home is first cleaned and any water is removed from the space.
  2. Sump Pump Installation: The floor of the crawl space is graded to a slope to one corner of the space where a crawl space sump pump is installed to remove any future water.
  3. Crawl Space Encapsulation: The crawl space vents are sealed off from the outside and a thick vinyl liner is laid on the floor and against the basement walls.
  4. Crawl Space Dehumidifier: A crawl space dehumidifier is added to control the humidity level, preventing the growth of mold.

Basement Foundation Repair

Besides waterproofing your basement, Blue Umbrella offers professional foundation repair of basement walls in River Edge, NJ. If you think you may have an issue with your basement walls the type of cracks that you see in the walls can help identify the underlying problem.

Vertical: If you see vertical wall cracks in the basement walls, these usually are just the result of the natural aging process of concrete and don’t generally indicate a foundation issue.

Horizontal: Horizontal wall cracks are a different story. The soil surrounding the basement walls presses inwards and can cause the walls to buckle, and if not corrected, it leads to eventual collapse. As the walls begging bowing inward, horizontal wall cracks can form.

Stair-Step: Stair-step cracks are also bad news. If your foundation is settling unevenly, strain is placed on the wall leading to the formation of stair-step cracks.

 

Minimally Invasive Foundation Solutions

Damaged and bowing walls in your River Edge home, if left uncorrected, can result in disaster. The good news is that Blue Umbrella provides professional foundation repair solutions in River Edge, NJ.

Steel I-Beam Installation
In cases where the basement walls have bowed inwards substantially, over two inches, Blue Umbrella uses steel I-beams which are placed flush against the wall. The I-beams strengthen the walls and prevent the walls from weakening further.

Carbon Fiber Reinforcement
If In less extreme cases, carbon fiber strips are used. The carbon fiber strips are placed against the wall, and in addition to strengthening the basement walls, the carbon fiber strips can be covered up or even painted over.

Preparing for Your River Edge Project

As you start your waterproofing or foundation repair project you will quickly realize there is a bit of paperwork that needs to be filed with the River Edge local government. But no need to worry, Blue Umbrella is with you through the whole process.

River Edge Borough Building Department

Phone: 201-599-6322
Fax: 201-599-0997
Email: [email protected]
Location: 705 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge, NJ 07661
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Helpful River Edge Links
River Edge Building Department
River Edge Borough Forms and Permits

Get a Free Inspection & Estimate

If you live in greater River Edge, NJ, and are faced with basement water, foundation damage, or crawl space issues, give Blue Umbrella a call. We offer permanent, warrantied solutions. Get your free inspection and estimate.

Understanding Is the First Step

We will provide a full inspection and explain in detail the different options that best fit your needs.

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TESTIMONIALS

We used Blue Umbrella to put in French drains and a sump pump and had a fantastic experience. Tony did a great job explaining their methodology during the sales process and it was a no brained to move forward with them. They completed the work quickly and with the highest quality.

-Dan Hennes

Had an excellent experience with Blue Umbrella. Workers were very neat and professional. Would highly recommend.

-Barbara Buttelmann

Great service! On time, effective and appropriate pricing. The owner is in contact at all times, and offers clear and honest information about the work. The crew is very respectful and efficient. After about five estimates we chose them as they were very clear, honest and professional. 

-Angela Lis

Steve and Tony at Blue Umbrella were very knowledgeable and helpful with remediating the water we found in our basement. They were extremely honest, fair and thorough. We highly recommend this company.

-Ashley Pagelow

Steve and Tony at Blue Umbrella were very knowledgeable and helpful with remediating the water we found in our basement.

-Ashley Pagelow

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