New Jerseyans can relate to what Wetzel is saying, as the Garden State is battered by surges and storms, with Hurricane Sandy being the most brutal of them. Several homeowners near the coast may have had some nasty scrapes with badly protected basements. If your house’s basement is in a not-so-good shape, experts at basement waterproofing in NJ like Vulcan Waterproofing can help you create a solution to prevent future basement problems.
Cracks in the basement usually appear when the pressure from the water buildup pries open the wall and floor joints. Wetzel says water buildup can be attributed to shorter downspouts, a flat-sloping lawn, or shrub concentrations that pool the water around them. A temporary solution to this is to set up longer downspouts, and to angle them away from the house and the lawn.