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Manville, NJ Basement Waterproofing and Foundation Repair

The Best Contractor in Manville for Foundation Repair, Basement Waterproofing, & Crawl Space Encapsulation

Does your home have a flooded basement? A bowing foundation wall? A damp crawl space? Water intrusion and weakened foundations are unsightly and dangerous. But Blue Umbrella Waterproofing has the services to keep your Manville home dry and strong.

So whether you're a homeowner or have a business property, you can count on our reliable basement waterproofing, foundation repair, and crawl space encapsulation solutions!

Why Choose Blue Umbrella

  • Stress-free process, zero obligation: We offer free inspections and estimates!
  • Lifetime warranty for life-long peace of mind!
  • Keep your waterproofing working at 100% with our Umbrella Maintenance Plan
  • Decades of experience in foundation repair and waterproofing–we know our stuff.
  • We know how important your home is to you – Blue Umbrella treats your home with care and respect!
  • Quality is our #1 priority! With high-quality products and industry-leading methods, Blue Umbrella knows how to do the job right every time!

As Manville's leading foundation repair and waterproofing contractor, you can rest easy knowing we've handled the problem. So whether you're a resident living on 8th Avenue, or a business along W. Champlain Road, call us today to receive your free inspection and estimate!

Basement Water & Foundation Damage Repair

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New Jersey Basement Waterproofing Company

Manville's Most Reliable Basement Waterproofing Specialists

Rainy days are great for your flowers but hardly fun for you and your home. What's more, with an above-average annual rainfall of 48 inches, ensuring you protect your home with basement waterproofing is even more important.

The process begins with a free inspection of your Manville, NJ, home. At Blue Umbrella, we know that every home is unique, so finding all the problem signs and problem sources is essential to create a custom-designed solution. Once we've found all the issues, we provide a detailed estimate with a solution that addresses all the problems.

Hydrostatic Pressure: A Sneaky Problem Source

Water may not seem so heavy, but it can be when there's enough of it. As water builds up in the soil around your home's foundation, like after a heavy storm, the weight of the water causes intense pressure against the concrete of your foundation wall.

The water expands outwards following the path of least resistance seeking out cracks in your foundation wall or the cold joints in your foundation or through the cove joint (the space where the basement wall meets the floor slab). Even if your basement walls and floor don't have cracks, the hydrostatic pressure can push your walls inwards, causing bowing, tipping, and shearing. You need to relieve hydrostatic pressure; you need a Manville basement waterproofing company.

The Difference Between Interior & Exterior Waterproofing

Interior Basement Waterproofing

Blue Umbrella offers both kinds of waterproofing in Manville, NJ. But what's the difference? 

Interior basement waterproofing is an effective way to protect your home from wet basement problems. Here's a quick rundown of the installation process:

  • First, our waterproofing team drills weep holes along the perimeter of your basement at the bottom of the walls. As water reaches your foundation, it goes through these weep holes and enters the drainage channels we install. 
  • We next install drainage channels along the basement perimeter beneath the floor slab. We pitch the drainage channels downward so any entering water is channeled to a sump pit. 
  • In the sump pit, we install a new Blue Angel sump pump to evacuate any collected water to a safe distance away from your foundation.
  • Lastly, we add a basement dehumidifier to control the basement's humidity level, preventing mold growth and rot.
  • The result? A dry basement! 

Exterior Basement Waterproofing

Exterior basement waterproofing is also an effective way to divert groundwater from your home. Here's how exterior waterproofing works:

  • First, Blue Umbrella excavates your exterior foundation to prepare it for waterproofing.
  • We install a blue skin membrane, sealant, and drainage board against the foundation wall. This seals and protects it against outside water.
  • We backfill the excavated soil onto your foundation, and the job is done!
  • The process seems simple but needs to be done carefully and correctly to ensure effective waterproofing.

Blue Umbrella knows which kind of waterproofing your Manville, NJ, home requires to keep your basement dry. Typically, exterior basement waterproofing is best for new construction when the foundation is exposed.

However, interior basement waterproofing is more practical and affordable for existing homes since it isn't as invasive and causes less disruption for you and your family.

Giving Your Waterproofing the Backup It Needs

If interior basement waterproofing is what your Manville home needs, Blue Umbrella recommends installing a backup sump pump along with our primary Blue Angel sump pump. The backup sump pump ensures that your waterproofing remains functioning even during a power outage or a heavy storm that overwhelms the primary pump.

Waterproofing Maintenance Means a Protected Basement

To remain effective, a basement waterproofing system requires maintenance–just like how a car needs an oil change or your home's furnace may need a yearly check-up. Blue Umbrella makes it easy with our Umbrella Maintenance Plan.

Basement Waterproofing: A World of Benefits

Basement waterproofing offers many helpful benefits outside of just keeping your basement dry! A wet basement is a perfect hideout for mold, dust mites, and humidity. Mold spores and dust mites can trigger allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and even cause infections. Waterproofing keeps mold, dust mites, humidity, and rot out of your basement. With Blue Umbrella on your side, you protect your Manville home and your loved ones!

New Jersey Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl Space Encapsulation & Waterproofing for Your Manville Crawl Space

Does your Manville, NJ home have a crawl space instead of a basement? Blue Umbrella has the solutions to defend it from intrusive moisture and water:

  • We remove any standing water in the crawl space.
  • Our crawl space experts then install drainage channels along the crawl space perimeter.
  • These drainage channels capture any groundwater entering your crawl space, leading it straight to a sump pit and pump.
  • The captured water is pumped through an exterior drainage line and to an outside location safely away from your foundation.
  • Blue Umbrella then seals your crawl space with a thick, protective vinyl liner. We also seal off any crawl space openings, such as crawl space vents or doors.
  • We add a crawl space dehumidifier.

The completed waterproofing and encapsulation system keeps your crawl space water, mold, and rot-free - protecting your home.

Have Crawl Space Moisture Problems in Your Home?

Blue Umbrella is the solution. We provide expert crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation in Manville.

New Jersey Foundation Repair Company

Quality Foundation Repair in Manville, Designed for a Lifetime

Waterproofing is just one part of protecting your home. If your Manville home has cracks in its foundation, or even a bowing basement wall, Blue Umbrella has the permanent solutions necessary to restore stability to your foundation.

Carbon Fiber Straps

Carbon fiber straps are a good solution for basement walls with a deflection of less than 2 inches. With Fortress Stabilization Systems' InvisiBeam ICC-ES-certified carbon fiber straps, your basement wall is better protected with the stabilizing strength of both carbon fiber AND kevlar–way better than the typical generic carbon fiber fabric other contractors use. InvisiBeam carbon fiber straps are used to repair commercial foundation damage - like hotels; they can fix your foundation.

Steel I-Beams:

For homes in Manville with basement walls with a deflection greater than 2 inches, we also offer steel I-beams that we install along the affected wall every four feet along the wall. With multiple steel I-beams in place, basement wall movement is stopped. These are an ideal solution, especially for intense bowing, tilting, or shearing in basement walls.

Bowing, Tilting, Shearing Basement Walls… What's the Difference?

There are three common ways your basement walls can shift from outside soil and hydrostatic pressure.

  • Bowing Walls:  Outside pressure against your foundation walls can cause them to bow and bulge inwards. Horizontal cracks running along the middle of your wall are a typical indicator of a bowing wall problem.
  • Tilting/Leaning Walls: Tilting problems are more common with poured slab walls. When the external pressure is focused near the top of the foundation, the basement wall can begin to tip inward.
  • Shearing Walls: This typically happens to foundation walls made of brick or cement blocks. Cracks will form along the mortar lines as soil and water push against the wall. With enough external pressure, the mortar between the blocks of the bottom row and the row above it gives way, and the bottom of the wall shifts inward - "shearing."

Foundation wall bowing, tipping, and shearing problems must be addressed quickly to prevent further damage to your Manville home. If any of these problems are ignored for long enough, your foundation wall may eventually collapse, making your home structurally unsound and unsafe for you and your loved ones.

Getting Your Manville, NJ Property Ready

From beginning to end, Blue Umbrella Waterproofing ensures your project process goes smoothly, whether it's waterproofing or foundation repair! We are there to support and guide you!

Manville Construction Department (Code Enforcement)
Phone: (908) 725-8941
Location: 325 N Main St, Manville, NJ 08835
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Helpful Chatham, NJ Links
Manville Construction Department
NJ State Permit Forms

Companies That Can Help With Your Other Manville Projects

Do you have other home projects that need doing? While Blue Umbrella doesn't endorse the companies listed here, we hope these suggestions get you started in the right direction!

Copperhead Plumbing & Heating
681 E Main St, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Frank Mineo Electrical Contractor, Inc.


120 E Union Ave, Bound Brook, NJ 08805

Driveway Paving Contractor
A-M-S asphalt maintenance service & sealcoating
Manville, NJ

CLC Landscape Design


58 Ringwood Ave, Ringwood, NJ 07456

Keep Those Rainy Days Out with Blue Umbrella!

Your home is supposed to be your shelter and sanctuary from the outside. So keep it that way when you choose Blue Umbrella Waterproofing! From foundation repair and basement waterproofing to our crawl space encapsulation services, we keep Manville homes and businesses safe and dry so that you can focus on the more important things in life.

Contact Blue Umbrella Waterproofing today for a free inspection and estimate–and be sure to ask about our transferable lifetime warranty. Peace of mind is just a call away!

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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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