Elizabeth, NJ Basement Waterproofing Company
Serving Union County & Beyond
For years, Blue Umbrella Waterproofing has been helping homeowners and businesses throughout the greater Elizabeth, NJ area protect their property by offering reliable, warranted basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and basement foundation repair. You should never accept anything less than a perfectly dry, safe basement and we are here to help make sure that happens.
When you choose us as your Elizabeth waterproofing company, you can count on:
- Free estimates
- Lifetime warranty
- Umbrella Maintenance Plan
- Decades of experience
- Respect for your home
- Quality products and materials
You should be able to trust the work performed in your Elizabeth home. We stand behind our work and lifetime warranties are provided for all waterproofed areas. You can rest safely, knowing that your home is protected. Reach out to us today to get a free inspection.
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Every home in Elizabeth is unique. Each home requires a customized approach to waterproofing the basement and Blue Umbrella utilizes both interior and exterior waterproofing solutions. Your basement waterproofing may include:
- French drain installation to redirect water away from your home's foundation.
- Sump pump or battery backup system to collect groundwater before it can flood your home.
- Minimally invasive basement foundation repair solutions to strengthen basement walls and floors.
- Weep hole installation to reduce hydrostatic pressure and remove moisture from inside walls.
- Crawl space repair, including water removal and encapsulation (waterproofing).
- Exterior landscape drains that move water away from your home's foundation and basement.
- Dehumidifier installation that minimizes moisture and improves indoor air quality.
Before we begin your Elizabeth basement waterproofing project we perform a thorough inspection, considering your home's age, property grading, foundation depth and more. You can rest assured that we have an in-depth understanding of the exact challenges your home faces before we present the recommended solution to you.
Benefits of Basement Waterproofing
Basement waterproofing keeps your basement dry, but it also provides additional benefits.
- Improved health and safety. Mold in the basement can lead to upper respiratory infections and allergy symptoms. Keeping your basement dry prevents mold growth.
- Increased home value. If you plan to ever sell your Elizabeth home realtors will inspect your home for water damage, which, if found, will lower the value of your home. Basement waterproofing helps protect your home's value.
- More usable space. Once you waterproof your home you now have protected, usable space that you can turn into a private office, a theater room or living area.
- Peace of mind. Basement waterproofing brings peace of mind. You can count your home being safe and protected in case of heavy rains.
Elizabeth, NJ (Elmora Hills) NJ Finished Basement Waterproofing Job
Check out this final walk-through of a finished interior basement waterproofing system in an Elmora Hills home (07208 Elizabeth, NJ) complete with weep holes, interior french drain, and sump pump. Elmora Hills is home to many police, fire, government workers, and city workers and we are proud to serve our public servants. If you need basement waterproofing give us a call: 908-432-8858.
Crawl Space Repair / Encapsulation
Although you rarely go into your crawlspace that doesn't mean you should ignore it. Crawlspaces not properly taken care often fall victim to humidity. As warm, wet air fills the space below your Elizabeth home it can cause a whole host of problems including:
- Mold growth, which can spread to the rest of your home with spores causing upper respiratory infections and allergy symptoms.
- Damage to the home's foundation and structure.
- A breeding ground for bugs, insects and rodents.
But, the good news is that not only can you prevent these problems, you can actually increase your home's overall value with proper crawl spacer repair and encapsulation.
How the Crawl Space Repair Process Works
Your home can't be separated from your crawl space, but you can separate it from the outdoors.
- The area is dried: The area needs to be cleaned and any water removed before installation takes place.
- Sump Pump Installation: A sump pump is installed to collect and pump out any future water from entering the crawl space. We also install a battery back-up sump pump to ensure the crawl space remains dry even during a power outage.
- Crawl Space Encapsulation: Highly durable, protective liner is laid on the floors and walls of the crawl space, and vent covers are installed, sealing off the area from the moisture, bugs and bad smells of the outdoors.
- Crawl Space Dehumidifier: Lastly a crawl space dehumidifier is installed to improve air quality and lower the humidity of the space, preventing mold growth.
It may seem like a lot of work, but Blue Umbrella Waterproofing will be taking care of the entire process for you. We only use high-quality, reliable products that we trust, so you can be confident your Elizabeth home is properly protected for years to come.
Basement Foundation Repair
Waterproofing your basement is one thing, but making sure that it is structurally sound is another. Basement foundation problems can be caused by several factors, but you can get a good idea of some causes by inspecting the type of cracks that you see in the walls of your Elizabeth home.
Vertical: As concrete shrinks it can crack and you will produce vertical cracks. These types of cracks don't represent a structural issue, but they can allow water to seep into your basement. We can help with crack repair and sealing solutions.
Horizontal: Horizontal cracks are caused by external pressure forcing your foundation walls to bow inward. Over time your weakened foundation will eventually collapse. Our experienced team can inspect your basement and recommend the right solution.
Stair Step: Stair step cracks mean that a foundation is settling and that the soils underneath your foundation are uneneven and are causing your home to rest unevenly. Stair step cracks indicate structural problems that should be examined by a trained professional.
Minimally Invasive Foundation Solutions
Every home in Elizabeth is different, and depending upon the exact issue, we may recommend different solutions. For bowing basement walls we often recommend carbon reinforcement.
Carbon Fiber Reinforcement
Fiber strips are installed to counteract the pressure damaging your foundation's walls. Carbon fiber is much stronger than steel and helps prevent further foundation weakening. The strips are placed nearly flush with the wall and can be painted over. Installation is fast, minimally invasive and provide a smart investment, protecting your foundation over the long term.
Preparing for Your Elizabeth, NJ Project
Part of a foundation or waterproofing project in your home is making sure the right paperwork and permits are filed with the Elizabeth construction department. Listed below is helpful information to get you started, and no need to worry, Blue Umbrella is with you in every step of the process.
Elizabeth, NJ Bureau of Construction
The Bureau of Construction oversees all construction within the City. We help the public through the entire permitting process to ensure that all projects are reviewed for compliance with the Uniform Construction Code and inspected for safety. We also maintain records as required by State law and perform enforcement activities as necessary.
Email: Raywant Sarran (Construction Official) [email protected]
Phone: Maria Carvalho (Executive Assistant Zone Officer) 908-820-4036
Address: 50 Winfield Scott Plaza Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Helpful Elizabeth Links
Elizabeth, NJ Town Directory
Construction Permit Application
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If you need basement waterproofing, crawl space repair or basement foundation repair in Elizabeth, NJ, Blue Umbrella Waterproofing is your local expert. We offer quality services, using top-quality products, and providing industry-best guarantees.
Schedule a free inspection at your Elizabeth home or business by calling 908.432.8858 or contact us online today.
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