Basement Waterproofing in NJ & PA, including Sparta, Hopatcong & Easton.

Leaky Basement Walls Repair in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

If you have leaky basement walls or a flooded basement that is damp, humid, or wet, there's an easy way to return the space to dry, usable conditions. The process is fast, effective, and cost-efficient, and once installed in your home, leads to lower energy bills and a basement that's warrantied to be dry.

For a Free Estimate on waterproofing your concrete block wall basement, call or e-mail us today! We serve all of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Vernon, Easton, Sparta.

Damp and Leaking Basement Walls

flooded basement with leaky basement walls in Mount Pocono, NJ & PAConcrete shrinks as it cures, and the concrete curing process of basement walls can continue for six months to ten years (in extreme cases) after the home has been built

This means that it's common to have several small cracks form in any type of basement wall -- even in a new home -- and those cracks are openings for water to make its way through.

Additionally, concrete block basement walls hold large open cavities inside that can run up and down the walls.

These walls are made out of concrete, a porous material that easily allows water vapor to soak through and enter the basement. If you've ever had leaky basement, a flooded basement, walls or have watched concrete dry, you know what we're talking about.

a cat laying in a wet, leaky basement in Vernon, NJ & PAAs water passes through the concrete, it can reach the large hollow gaps in block walls or force its way through basement wall cracks. Block wall cavities can fill with water, soaking the concrete and seeping through to the home, and water can push its way through the basement wall floor joint and flood the basement.

At Century Masonry and Waterproofing, we've seen this problem throughout the region. For a Free Estimate on a basement waterproofing, call or contact us online today!

Repairing Leaky Basements and Stopping Flooding

Repairing wet concrete block walls is part of what the basement contractors at Century Masonry and Waterproofing do every day. The basement waterproofing process can be completed in a single day, sometimes two, and involves a sump pump, perimeter drainage system, a vapor barrier, and, in the case of block walls, weeping holes drilled in the block walls.

We recommend working with an expert basement contractor, as having a basement leak can be very damaging to personal items stored inside, and repairing the leak can require heavy equipment like a jackhammer.

Steps to Waterproofing Concrete Block Walls:

  1. Install a Basement Sump Pump and Battery Backup

    installing a sump pump and backup sump pump system in Westfall, NJ & PAInstall a sump pump with a reliable liner in your basement. The sump pump liner should be large enough to allow enough water into the basin that the pump can run a full cycle without turning on and off constantly (called "short-cycling"), which burns out the pump prematurely.

    A battery backup sump pump should also be included to ensure that your sump pump can run during power outages or a blown fuse. A battery backup sump pump can also offer you protection if your primary sump pump fails for any reason. Click to learn more about sump pumps in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

  2. Dig a Perimeter Trench and Drill Weep Holes

    A trench should be created around the basement floor, leading to the sump pump. If you have concrete block walls, weeping holes should be drilled in the basement walls into each block cavity at the base. This gives the water an appropriate channel out of the walls, sending it to the sump pump.

  3. Install a Perimeter Drainage System

    Drain tile being installed on the perimeterThis important basement waterproofing step is sometimes passed over by waterproofers when they're repairing a leaky basement.

    A PVC drain, such as the innovative French Drain System provided by Century Masonry and Waterproofing, can effectively direct flooding basement water to the sump pump while resisting clogging.

    A wall flange is included in the drain's design that reaches up the basement wall to gather leaks coming from the wall.

    Laid in a bed of clean crushed stone, the drain is cemented over on top, making for a nearly invisible installation in your home that's warrantied to stop water for the life of the structure (see warranty for details).

  4. Cover the Block Walls with a Vapor Barrier

    basement vapor barriers on the walls in a formerly leaky basement in Easton, NJ & PAOnce the water has been kept out of the basement and removed from the walls, you can rest assured that you no longer have a wet basement. However, because water vapor will still be absorbed by the concrete and pass into your home, you do have a damp basement! How can this be addressed?

    One effective and cost-efficient way to prevent wet concrete walls from leading to a damp space is to install a waterproof vapor barrier on the walls.

    These vapor barriers can be combined with our perimeter drainage system, tucking into the wall flange to direct any water entering from the basement walls into the drainage system.

New Jersey and Pennsylvania Contractors Specializing in Flooded Basements

If you live in Hopatcong, Phillipsburg, East Stroudsburg, Hackettstown, Dingman, Newton, Hamilton and would like a FREE, no-obligation basement concrete block wall waterproofing estimate, call or contact us today! Century Masonry and Waterproofing of New Jersey and Pennsylvania specializes in leaky basement waterproofing -- we have the experience, equipment, and best practices you need to keep your basement dry all the time!

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Serving NJ & PA including the Greater Easton area
Our New Jersey and Pennsylvania Service Area
Cities in Hunterdon County, NJ
Asbury
Bloomsbury
Califon
Glen Gardner
Hampton
High Bridge

Cities in Morris County, NJ
Budd Lake
Dover
Flanders
Hibernia
Kenvil
Lake Hopatcong
Landing
Ledgewood
Long Valley
Mine Hill
Mount Arlington
Netcong
Picatinny Arsenal
Succasunna
Wharton

Cities in Passaic County, NJ
Hewitt
Newfoundland
Oak Ridge
West Milford

Cities in Sussex County, NJ
Andover
Augusta
Branchville
Franklin
Glasser
Glenwood
Greendell
Hamburg
Highland Lakes
Hopatcong
Lafayette
Layton
Mc Afee
Middleville
Montague
Newton
Ogdensburg
Sparta
Stanhope
Stillwater
Stockholm
Sussex
Swartswood
Tranquility
Vernon
Wallpack Center

Cities in Warren County, NJ
Belvidere
Blairstown
Columbia
Delaware
Great Meadows
Hackettstown
Hope
Johnsonburg
Oxford
Phillipsburg
Port Murray
Stewartsville
Washington

Cities in Monroe County, PA
Analomink
Bartonsville
Buck Hill Falls
Canadensis
Cresco
Delaware Water Gap
East Stroudsburg
Henryville
Marshalls Creek
Minisink Hills
Mount Pocono
Mountainhome
Pocono Lake Preserve
Pocono Manor
Pocono Summit
Reeders
Scotrun
Shawnee On Delaware
Skytop
Stroudsburg
Swiftwater
Tannersville

Cities in Northampton County, PA
Bangor
Martins Creek
Mount Bethel
Portland

Cities in Pike County, PA
Bushkill
Dingmans Ferry
Matamoras
Milford
Tamiment

Our Locations:

Century Masonry and Waterproofing
78 Sherman Ridge Road
Sussex, NJ 07461
1-973-679-8312