The Healthy Way
Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Avon-by-the-Sea, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.
The Healthy Way Difference
At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.
- Best warranties in the industry
- Free initial inspection
- Full-service basement waterproofing
- Mold remediation
- Foundation repair
- Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation
Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.
Waterproofing Services in New Jersey
With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:
- Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
- Mildew residue
- Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
- Erosion of your concrete
- Mineral deposits found on pipes
- Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
- Pooling water around your foundation's interior
- Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
Basement Waterproofing in Avon-by-the-Sea
Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.
Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.
Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.
Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:
- Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
- Basement flooding
- Loss of valuables
- Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
- Decrease in home value
Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.
What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?
It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Avon-by-the-Sea:
The "Clay Bowl" Effect
It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.
This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.
How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs
Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:
- Sump pumps
- Perimeter drainage systems
- Doorway drainage systems
- High-strength washer hoses
- Floor and wall crack repair
- Replacement windows
- Flood protection for your water heater
When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.
The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process
Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:
Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.
Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.
One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.
WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.Contact Us
GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME
Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!
If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.
Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!
Latest News in Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ
Jersey Shore beach badge costs for every town in 2022. Some seasonal tags now over $100.
Deion Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.comhttps://www.nj.com/news/2022/05/jersey-shore-beach-badge-costs-for-every-town-in-2022-some-seasonal-tags-now-over-100.html
As the days become warmer and kids start getting out of school, the Jersey Shore beaches are starting to get packed on a weekly and daily basis.In nearly every New Jersey beachfront town, it’ll cost you whether you call them beach tags, badges or passes.The highest price for a seasonal tag now goes for $150 with a few other towns now $100 or more.The best deal? Well you can’t beat free. Atlantic City, Corson’s Inlet State Park, Sandy Hook, Wildwood, North Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, and Strathmere remain ...
As the days become warmer and kids start getting out of school, the Jersey Shore beaches are starting to get packed on a weekly and daily basis.
In nearly every New Jersey beachfront town, it’ll cost you whether you call them beach tags, badges or passes.
The highest price for a seasonal tag now goes for $150 with a few other towns now $100 or more.
The best deal? Well you can’t beat free. Atlantic City, Corson’s Inlet State Park, Sandy Hook, Wildwood, North Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, and Strathmere remain New Jersey’s free beaches with no badges required (though parking fees may apply).
Beach badges have begun selling quickly in towns online and in person. Most beaches offer daily, weekend/holiday and seasonal passes.
Here’s a list of beach badge prices for every Jersey Shore town for the 2022 season:
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The Cake Whisperer of the Jersey Shore
Cristian Rojas is known as the Cake Whisperer because of his ability to take custom-designed cakes to another level of imagination and creativity. Rojas is a contestant on the Food Network's baking competition show "Holiday Wars."AVON-BY-THE-SEA, N.J. - Cristian Rojas' love for baking began when he was a child watching his mom and family members cook in Costa Rica."My mom and my aunts were like home bak...
Cristian Rojas is known as the Cake Whisperer because of his ability to take custom-designed cakes to another level of imagination and creativity. Rojas is a contestant on the Food Network's baking competition show "Holiday Wars."
AVON-BY-THE-SEA, N.J. - Cristian Rojas' love for baking began when he was a child watching his mom and family members cook in Costa Rica.
"My mom and my aunts were like home bakers their whole lives," Rojas, 43, said. "I grew up watching them bake, nothing professional but that kind of gave me a start."
When Rojas was 19, the family moved to New Jersey. Rojas wanted to share his love with his new country but there was a problem. He couldn't speak English so he decided to learn on his own.
"What I did was mostly like at the time watching TV," he said. "Back then when the CDs had the booklets? So I was reading lyrics from the CDs and just listen to music."
He quickly grew from there and became known as The Cake Whisperer because of his ability to take custom-designed cakes to another level of imagination and creativity.
His business is based out of Monmouth County at the Jersey Shore.
"I've been very lucky that most of my customers let me do what I really want," Rojas said.
Doing what he wants has now landed Rojas as a contestant on this season of the Food Network's baking competition show "Holiday Wars," which he said is a surreal experience.
"I'm used to doing my own thing and then when you're working with other people, you have to learn to work on a team and then on top of that having like 16 cameras on top you," he said. "It's different."
Regardless of how he does on the show, he hopes his passion will inspire others to find theirs.
"There's going to be a lot of doors that are going to close. It happened to me, it happens to everybody," Rojas said. "But you keep the hard work — it will take you there."
Looking for Good Eats That Won't Hurt the Wallet? Better Bet Is In New Jersey, Not NYC
If you're on the hunt for some quality food but aren't looking to spend a fortune just to get it, it may be better to look on the west side of the Hudson River (much to the chagrin of New Yorkers, for sure).TripAdvisor put out its Best of the Best list for 2022, and one of the categories is for "...
If you're on the hunt for some quality food but aren't looking to spend a fortune just to get it, it may be better to look on the west side of the Hudson River (much to the chagrin of New Yorkers, for sure).
TripAdvisor put out its Best of the Best list for 2022, and one of the categories is for "Top Everyday Eats," which it describes as "great food that won't break the bank." And as any foodie knows, some of the best restaurants in the country can be found in the five boroughs.
But for those not looking to take out a second mortgage just for a burger and a cocktail, you might have some more luck in New Jersey rather than New York.
Somewhat surprisingly, neither state had any restaurants crack the top 10, somehow. But New jersey finished with two establishments in the top 25, whereas New York had just one.
At Number 12 on the list was the Freehold restaurant 618, which features a substantial menu with all the favorites, with steaks, a pork chop, a variety of fish, pasta dishes and a list of intriguing sides. All of the small plates cost between $14-$19, while the entrees are mostly in the upper-$20 range.
Also representing the Garden State was Avon Pavilion, in Avon by the Sea. A seafood restaurant right on the water, those who gave it high reviews on TripAdvisor complimented the view, service and food.
But there is a major caveat to it being included on the list, as Avon Pavilion closed for good back in October. The lease expired, and there will be a public bidding for the boardwalk restaurant, so another establishment could take its place.
Meanwhile, New York only got one entry on the list, at Number 25. The French restaurant on the Upper West Side (there is also a midtown location) has a selection of steaks and seafood dishes. It is a touch pricier than 618 (perhaps why it's lower on the list?), with most dishes above $30.
But for any New Yorker upset about the lack of mentions on that list, TripAdvisor did give many more shout outs to NYC on other lists. On its "Top Quick Bites" list, there were four New York establishments named, three of which were in the city. Bleeker Street Pizza got the top overall spot, with NY Pizza Suprema in sixth and somehow Shake Shack coming in at #11, particularly the location near Times Square. Martha's Dandee Creme came in at #4, located up in the Lake George area.
Three New York City restaurants were also named to the site's "Best Fine Dining" list. Daniel, on the Upper East Side, was Number 16, with Club A Steakhouse immediately following it. The Modern, in midtown, came in at 23rd.
No New Jersey spots were named to either list.
Despite states like Texas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina and even Alaska getting multiple mentions on the "Everyday Eats" list, the state that has the most restaurants on the list is Florida, with three. But the top spot on the list didn't go to any of those states, it went to the Timber Kitchen and Bar, located in Bangor, Maine.
The Few Spots Where It’s Totally Legal to be Totally Naked in New Jersey
While not talked about a lot, being "in the buff" in the Garden State is still a sorta-kinda relatively popular activity.I mean, it's not as popular as, like, going to an Eagles or Giants game or something, but to each his own.And perhaps it's not talked about a lot because where one can be free, in that capacity, is pretty limited in this state.Or, more likely, it's not talked about a lot because being naked in public while playing badminton or throwing a frisbee is seen as weird to lots of people.The o...
While not talked about a lot, being "in the buff" in the Garden State is still a sorta-kinda relatively popular activity.
I mean, it's not as popular as, like, going to an Eagles or Giants game or something, but to each his own.
And perhaps it's not talked about a lot because where one can be free, in that capacity, is pretty limited in this state.
Or, more likely, it's not talked about a lot because being naked in public while playing badminton or throwing a frisbee is seen as weird to lots of people.
The other day, I was reading a piece that a co-worker wrote a while ago that asked if the old nudist camp in Mays Landing from the 1930s should reopen. That got me to think about where you can legally be in the buff in New Jersey.
As it turns out, if you wish to bare it all here, your choices are very limited.
And that's not the only thing that was very limited. As it turns out, while researching this topic, I discovered that our corporate IT people frown upon folks visiting nudist websites while at work (who'da thunk?). So, since I couldn't actually visit the websites of many of the places below, I had to piece a lot of the information together. Therefore, do you own research before visiting any of these places.
To the best of my knowledge, here's where it's totally legal to be totally naked in New Jersey.
The only legal clothing-optional beach in the Garden State is Gunnison Beach at Sandy Hook/Gateway National Recreation Area. In fact, it's the largest such beach on the East Coast. It's not uncommon to see thousands of people sans clothing there on any given weekend in the summer.
According to Wikipedia, "It was the discovery of Gunnison Beach's natural seclusion by park visitors in the late 1970s and early 1980s that led to its inception as a nude beach."
Sky Farm is a members-only nudist resort located on a 36-acres Basking Ridge, Somerset County. According to their website (which I can't actually look at), it is the oldest clothing-optional club in America.
Another place in New Jersey where you can be as free as you want to be is in the Hackettstown/Mt. Olive section of Warren County. That's where you'll find Goodland Country Club, "a nudist park with a very large swimming pool, sunbathing, [and] camping," and areas to park your RV, too.
The Rock Lodge Club is a naturist club in Hardyston Township, Sussex County. Sitting on some 145 acres, the area is rich in history; the nudist club began in 1946.
So far, all of the locations that have been mentioned have been legal clothing-optional places in New Jersey. And then there's Higbee Beach.
According to capemay.com, Higbee Beach, on the Delaware Bay side of Cape May County, has had a colorful history. In the 1960s, it, "became a naturist’s destination – with nudity on the beach unchallenged for many years."
However, challenges for those that enjoyed the beach started in 1986 when Lower Township passed an ordinance banning nudity, which a state court supported. The state passed a similar law in the 1990s.
Nearly a century ago, Sunshine Park opened along Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in Mays Landing. According to Shore Local News,
[The park] became a weekend getaway for as many as 750 practicing nudist families. Men, women and children would stay in cabins, enjoying the natural sunbathing, swimming pool, playing tennis, using the sauna, whirlpool and playing miniature golf. Most people would gather in the evenings before the mosquitoes would start biting and play volleyball.
In the 1980s, more and more residents complained about the park and it officially closed in 1983.
Please Stop Butchering The Names Of These New Jersey Towns
It's the time of year here at the Jersey Shore, when all those tourists visit our little piece of paradise, use our beaches, support our favorite restaurants, and inadvertently butcher our town names.Not every town can be a Point Pleasant, or a Belmar, or a Seaside. Those town names pose exactly zero challenges.But other towns pay the price for their more intricate pronunciations. Here are the five most mispronounced Brown names in Monmouth & Ocean Counties.Mantoloking - No, it's not Man-TAH...
It's the time of year here at the Jersey Shore, when all those tourists visit our little piece of paradise, use our beaches, support our favorite restaurants, and inadvertently butcher our town names.
Not every town can be a Point Pleasant, or a Belmar, or a Seaside. Those town names pose exactly zero challenges.
But other towns pay the price for their more intricate pronunciations. Here are the five most mispronounced Brown names in Monmouth & Ocean Counties.
Mantoloking - No, it's not Man-TAH-luh-king, or Man-tuh-LOCK-ing, but even more commonly, most people just drop the last letter and we're left with Mantolokin. This town is too beautiful to be mispronounced.
Forked River. The first word is not a verb. The town is not getting "forked". If you've lived here for more than a minute, you know it's Fork-ID river. Please never say it the other way again.
Manalapan. There is no kitchen item mentioned in the name of this town. How many times have you heard Muh-nah-luh-PAN. It hurts my ears. Just put a pin in it. Muh-nah-luh-PIN. Thank you.
Avon-by-the-Sea. We're not selling makeup here. If you want makeup, call A-von with a long A. If you want a beautiful, serene beach town, you'd go to Avon with a short A.
Barnegat. Why do some people insist on Bar-nuh-GAT (rhymes with cat)? On second thought, I think we need to blame the pronunciation on this one. If you had never heard it out loud, you might say the same thing.
If you know someone who is visiting the area this summer, you might want to share this with them. Let them know we appreciate their love of our area and their support for our local businesses, but we want to give them an edge over all the other tourists. Tell them it's like GPS for the mouth.
In New Jersey, Names Aren't Always What They Seem
JERSEY HOOKER OUTFITTERS
Fine, I went way out of the are for this one. All the way to Memphis. But, could you blame me?
The Most Populated Towns In Monmouth County & Ocean County
Looking to follow the masses? Want to be in a town where everything is hip and happening? Here are the best suggestions based on population:
2. Toms River
Zip Code: 08753
Toms River is known for having somewhat affordable property tax and has easy access to Seaside Heights, Seaside Park and Lavallette just a few miles down Route 37.
There's so much to check out in Tom's River and not enough time.
The Least Crowded Towns In Monmouth & Ocean County
Looking to avoid the crowds? Here are the least crowded towns at the Jersey Shore.
10. Monmouth Beach
Zip Code: 07750
Outside of the Summer months, this town must be nice and quiet!
9. West Creek
Zip Code: 08092
It's small. It's quiet. And for some, it's perfect.
8. Seaside Park
Zip Code: 08752
I was surprised to hear Seaside Park had a low population considering how popular it is. But it is a smaller town and you more commonly hear people visiting Seaside Heights, not Seaside Park.
Zip Code: 07721 - this zip code also applies to areas in Old Bridge & Laurence Harbor which falls in Middlesex County
Having these three towns on the list was very surprising to me. Where did the people go?
Zip Coe: 07723
I feel like Deal is a popular beach for visitors during the Summer...but to serve the visitors, you need residents. So....where are they?
5. Pine Beach
Zip Code: 08741
For this type of small town, I think it is more that only so many people can fit in such a small area. Looks beautiful though!
Zip Code: 08733
Anywhere directly along the coast probably has more annual visitors than residents if you think about it.
Zip Code: 08738
Have you ever seen the homes in Mantoloking...they are MASSIVE! I bet there is a lack of year round residents because of the cost alone.
2. Avon By The Sea
Zip Code: 07717
This has got to be another town where the cost of the area has an effect on the population versus the area itself.
Zip Code: 07711
Less than 2,000 people. Are you serious?!