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Avoid Basement Flooding & NJ Basement Waterproofing

Avoid Basement Flooding & NJ Basement Waterproofing

Basement waterproofing is an efficient and cost-effective way for controlling roof runoff. Basement flooding and the resulting property damage is the very last thing you want in your home. A storm comes and eventually, water enters the basement leaving weeks of cleaning up and thousands of dollars out of your pocket. You might even end up with a weakened foundation which could affect your home's resale value.

Prevention beats repair when it comes to basement flooding. Maintaining the structural integrity of your home will prevent problems down the road and give you peace of mind.


Follow these tips to know whether you can complete your basement waterproofing job yourself or if you need professional help:

Cleaning Gutters

You need to clean your gutters and downspouts on a regular basis to clear them of leaves, dirt, and debris. Plugged gutters and leaking downspouts can cause water to enter your basement and ultimately cause basement flooding.

They should be cleaned on an annual basis and the downspouts should be inspected for any leaks. If you find any, repair them or replace the downspout.

Foundation Leaks

The biggest cause of basement leaks is cracks in the foundation that let water enter during a storm. You need to inspect your basement and repair any cracks you find. You may even notice small puddles or damp spots around your basement. The worse they get, the harder it will be to repair.

The type of repair involved depends on the type of crack and its severity. Some can be easily repaired from within just by using caulk. Others will require a lot more work in order to make your basement waterproof.

Window Leaks

If you have windows in your basement, it’s possible that the wood frames might have rotted. Consider replacing old basement windows with something newer, preferably aluminum or vinyl, which will wear better and be more effective against water.

French Drains

If the drainage around your house isn’t very good, you could easily end up with water entering the basement during a storm. In this instance, you’ll need to add drainage around the building. These French drains, as they’re called, will help conduct water away from the building.

At the very least, make sure the your downspouts are releasing water away from your foundation. Consider purchasing downspout extenders. There are a lot of options out there; however, you may need professional help in making sure water is correctly diverted from your home.

Lot Drainage

If the drainage on your entire lot is poor, you’ll need to take steps to improve it in order to avoid basement flooding. Your best bet is to call a professional for this job.

Blocked Sewer

If there have been problems with the connection between your house and the main sewer pipe in the street, this could end up causing a back up which will result in basement flooding during a storm. If the responsibility for clearing the pipe is yours, hire a professional to clean the pipe.

Sump Pump

You should consider having a sump pump in your basement. Check and test it regularly and replace it immediately if it stops working.

It is easy to forget about your basement flooding problem since it only occurs when it rains, but it is critically important to protect the foundation of your home. The consequences, such as bugs, mold, rotting wood, indoor air quality issues, electrical hazards, buckling walls and mud/clay slits are big and expensive.

For extra precaution, make sure you keep all your valuables, including photos and paperwork in a safe and dry area.

Gold Medal Service NJ Basement Waterproofing:

  • Solutions for every budget
  • No money down financing available
  • Latest waterproofing technologies
  • Drying and structural repairs
  • Mold remediation services available
  • Free in-home consultation

We want you and your family to have a dry and comfortable home all year long. For a healthier, happier home call a Gold Medal technician today for expert NJ basement waterproofing. We know you’re busy, which is why you will be able to reach a live person 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Just call (732) 365-3199 or schedule an appointment online.

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