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 Belmar, 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 Belmar
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 Belmar:
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 Belmar, NJ
Belmar Elementary to implement trimester grading system
BELMAR— The Belmar Board of Education announced last week that it will be implementing a trimester grading system, shifting away from its quarterly grading system.“Quarter grades don’t offer, in my opinion, as much time to accumulate as many grades to give you an average,” Mr. Alvarez said. “The longer you run a class, the better the chance you’re going to have of seeing what the kid’s skills and abilities are, and the more chance a student has to make up ground if they need to.”A...
BELMAR— The Belmar Board of Education announced last week that it will be implementing a trimester grading system, shifting away from its quarterly grading system.
“Quarter grades don’t offer, in my opinion, as much time to accumulate as many grades to give you an average,” Mr. Alvarez said. “The longer you run a class, the better the chance you’re going to have of seeing what the kid’s skills and abilities are, and the more chance a student has to make up ground if they need to.”
A trimester grading system entails three sessions, fall, winter and spring. Each trimester is approximately 12-13 weeks, 2-3 weeks longer than a quarter would be.
“Instead of having three tests, the student would have four or five tests, which would help average their score,” he continued. “So if [students] had a bad day or something, this gives them the opportunity to make it back.”
In doing this, the district would also set minimum requirements, essentially making instructors have to administer a minimum amount of tests per trimester.
“Part of the discussion has been what are our minimums, what’s the expectation and then whats the communication of that expectation,” Mr. Alvarez said. “Because once a trimester grade comes out, it’s got a lot of weight, it’s one-third… So it’s really important that communication happens when students are struggling.
“What the trimester does is offer a little more time.”
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New Craft Kitchen Opens in Belmar; Other Dining News
Restaurant Openings:801 Craft Kitchen & Spirits, BelmarThe owners of Belmar’s Beach Haus Brewery have introduced a new restaurant in the same town. The new spot has an American menu and a catalog of local craft beers and spirits on hand. The menu includes prosciutto-and-peach flatbread, vegetarian empanadas, ribeye steak and more. Currently open 5–11 pm fr...
801 Craft Kitchen & Spirits, Belmar
The owners of Belmar’s Beach Haus Brewery have introduced a new restaurant in the same town. The new spot has an American menu and a catalog of local craft beers and spirits on hand. The menu includes prosciutto-and-peach flatbread, vegetarian empanadas, ribeye steak and more. Currently open 5–11 pm from Thursday-Saturday and 5–8 pm on Sunday. 801 Main Street, Belmar; 732-202-7783
Plantwich, Glen Rock
This 100 percent plant-based café features a variety of “plantwiches.” A special sandwich rotates weekly; the menu also includes grab-and-go treats, protein bites, chickpea tuna and more. Currently open five days a week; closed Monday and Tuesday. 251 Rock Road, Glen Rock; 201-389-6153
Azure Greek Mediterranean, Morristown
A new Mediterranean restaurant is heading to Morristown. What was previously Madame Thai on Pine Street is in the process of becoming Azure Greek Mediterranean. Signs went up to let patrons know the new restaurant is coming, but no opening date has been announced yet. 3 Pine Street, Morristown
Boatyard, Point Pleasant
Offering coastal fare with drinks and a full bar, Boatyard plans to open sometime this month. This will be the Fahey Restaurant Group’s fourth Shore spot, following Cross & Orange in Asbury Park, Joe’s Surf Shack in Lake Como and Reef & Barrel in Manasquan. Follow Boatyard’s Instagram for news of the exact opening date. 401 Broadway, Point Pleasant
Ice Cream by Mike, Ridgewood
This popular shop has closed for good. Owner Mike Elias made his own ice cream base using imported ingredients from Italy and France, plus fresh fruits and vegetables from the Garden State. The last official day of operation was August 14. 305 E Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
Seniors Fed Up With Poor Conditions in Their Building
BELMAR, NJ—Serious maintenance issues that have developed over the past four years at the Belmar Housing Authority operated building at 710 8th Avenue came to a head with a power outage this past weekend. A malfunctioning elevator, patched walls, lack of inspections, unreliable back-up generators, and unknown white powder seeping from cracks in the wall and ceilings have pushed some residents to a breaking point.Mary ‘Missy’ Manley, who has lived in the building for 16 years, said, “It pains me that the safety ...
BELMAR, NJ—Serious maintenance issues that have developed over the past four years at the Belmar Housing Authority operated building at 710 8th Avenue came to a head with a power outage this past weekend. A malfunctioning elevator, patched walls, lack of inspections, unreliable back-up generators, and unknown white powder seeping from cracks in the wall and ceilings have pushed some residents to a breaking point.
Mary ‘Missy’ Manley, who has lived in the building for 16 years, said, “It pains me that the safety and well-being of the tenants is being neglected. The tenants are human beings, they may be old and broken, but they deserve to feel safe and secure in the building.”
15-year resident, Ellen Ramey, was more direct stating, “They treat us like s***.” During the most recent power outage, she said, “I stayed with the seniors until 1am in the lobby because they couldn’t get the elevators to work, and the back-up generators didn’t work either. And no one came to help. That is not right.”
Both Manley and Ramey told similar stories about the lack of proper maintenance in the building. Manley pointed out that the condition of the building has deteriorated over the past four years. She said, “The elevator has been malfunctioning over 4 years. The elevator service 'temporarily fixed' it after the power outage. If you are going do a repair, do it so that it operates 100 percent. The patchwork of the operation for the elevator puts all the seniors in harm’s way. Presently, the elevator jolts and jerks when it moves. We were told to use the elevator sporadically.”
Manley also added, “HUD (Housing and Urban Development) inspectors have not been here in four years. For four years our hallways have had bulging bubbles pushing through the walls and ceilings.”
Some bulging bubbles have white powder that falls off to the touch. There is some patchwork on the walls, and patchwork needed by the elevator doors. Overall, a visual inspection verifies Manley’s and Ramey’s assertions that the building is not being property maintained. If it was required to comply with Belmar Municipal Code, it would probably fail inspection, but since it is a federal building, local ordinances do not apply.
One resident, a veteran who didn’t want to have his name mentioned, said, “This building has gone downhill since I moved in four years ago. I get so frustrated living here that I ride my bike and stay out in town as long as I can, because of how bad it is here. It was old, but a decent building when I moved in. Now there are even security issues that no one seems to be addressing.”
A voicemail was left for Belmar Housing Authority Executive Director Paul DeSantis, but he did not respond as of time of publication.
Emergency nationwide blood shortage – donors desperately needed
Continued strong patient needs for blood have depleted Vitalant’s supply by nearly 50% since the start of summer, creating an emergency shortage across the country.As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, when fewer donors are typically available, all eligible donors are urged to schedule an appointment now for the coming days and weeks.“Hospitals need people to donate during these critical weeks,” said Vitalant Chief Medical and Scientific Officer Dr. Ralph Vassallo. “Patient blood needs don’t...
Continued strong patient needs for blood have depleted Vitalant’s supply by nearly 50% since the start of summer, creating an emergency shortage across the country.
As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, when fewer donors are typically available, all eligible donors are urged to schedule an appointment now for the coming days and weeks.
“Hospitals need people to donate during these critical weeks,” said Vitalant Chief Medical and Scientific Officer Dr. Ralph Vassallo. “Patient blood needs don’t conform to a predictable schedule. Several patients may experience emergencies, while a planned surgery could suddenly require dozens of units of blood for one patient. Hospitals must have blood available to take care of everyone.”
The emergency shortage is acute for type O, which is the most frequently transfused blood type. In recent days, O-positive blood has frequently fallen to just one-day’s supply. Appointments for all blood types are needed to achieve a sufficient four-day supply of all blood types.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently changed eligibility requirements; previously, donors were unable to donate if they had traveled to France, Ireland or the United Kingdom due to the risk of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), also known as mad cow disease. Now, these donors are eligible to donate with Vitalant, assuming they meet all other eligibility criteria.
“We are eager to welcome the tens of thousands of donors who have recently become eligible to give blood due to the FDA’s updated guidance,” said Cliff Numark, Vitalant senior vice president. “We also encourage everyone who at one time may have been told they couldn’t give blood to take another look at current eligibility requirements, as this is just one of several updates over the past few years.”
Those who come to give through Aug. 31 will receive a $6 prepaid gift card to spend on a gallon of gas or whatever they wish, redeemable by email, in addition to being automatically entered to win big, one of five, $3,000 prepaid gift cards*.
All blood types and platelets are critically needed, especially type O blood, the most transfused and the most versatile when there’s not time to test a patient’s blood type. Donors don’t need to know their blood type to help. In fact, new donors can learn their preliminary blood type during their first visit, and all Vitalant donors can see their lab-confirmed blood type in their secure and confidential online account within two weeks of donating.
All who are eligible to donate are urged to make an appointment to give during the next days and weeks. Visit vitalant.org, download and use the Vitalant app, or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825) for the most updated information.
Donors who meet all eligibility requirements can be as young as 16 with parental consent, and there is no upper age limit. Masks are optional for staff, donors and visitors except where required by local regulations or blood drive host. There is no waiting period to donate after receiving a COVID vaccine or booster.
*Terms and conditions apply. Learn more at vitalant.org/july4gift.
**Terms and conditions apply. Learn more at vitalant.org/summer2022giveaway.
Vitalant, formerly Community Blood Services in Montvale, New Jersey, exists to help people realize their life-transforming potential by offering convenient blood donation opportunities and sharing our expertise in transfusion medicine. Founded in 1943, Vitalant is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit transfusion medicine organizations. We comprise a network of nearly a dozen community blood centers, each with its own rich history and legacy. Vitalant is an internationally known and respected leader that continues to push the boundaries to advance the experience, practice and application of transfusion medicine. For more information visit www.vitalant.org.
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Saint Rose High School Brings on New Administrators
Saint Rose High School’s new principal, Mr. Robert Dougherty, formally welcomed two new administrators this week in a message to parents. Mr. Louis “Del” Dal Pra is St. Rose’s new Athletic Director and Mrs. Crystal Ganley will serve as Vice Principal of Student Affairs.Earlier this summer, St. Rose Grammar School and High School both installed new principals. Dougherty, a 2005 graduate of St. Rose High School and 2001 graduate of St. Rose Grammar School, came home to St. Rose after spending six years as Princip...
Saint Rose High School’s new principal, Mr. Robert Dougherty, formally welcomed two new administrators this week in a message to parents. Mr. Louis “Del” Dal Pra is St. Rose’s new Athletic Director and Mrs. Crystal Ganley will serve as Vice Principal of Student Affairs.
Earlier this summer, St. Rose Grammar School and High School both installed new principals. Dougherty, a 2005 graduate of St. Rose High School and 2001 graduate of St. Rose Grammar School, came home to St. Rose after spending six years as Principal of St. Catherine’s in Spring Lake.
“During my time at St. Catherine’s School, I was fortunate to serve with an incredible team of educators that worked together to implement several academic initiatives which led to St. Catherine’s School being recognized as a 2018 Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School,” Dougherty said in a statement sent out Monday. “I will dedicate my efforts to be a driving force of collective vision of our St. Rose community and build upon the high-quality educational experience that we currently provide while helping our school reach new heights.”
Mrs. Jennifer Conover, who has taught English at St. Rose High School since 2001, assumed the role of principal of St. Rose Grammar School.
The positions of Vice Principal of Student Affairs and Athletic Director both became open in July when Mr. Dennis Carey, who worked in both capacities, accepted the Athletic Director position at Allentown High School. His role was split into two separate positions by Dougherty and current school administrators.
Mrs. Crystal Ganley, a Belmar native and also a 2005 graduate of St. Rose High School, was hired as the new Vice Principal of Student Affairs. Ganley who taught Physical Education at St. Rose since 2019, worked at Plainfield for 3 years prior to joining her alma mater. She is a graduate of Rowan University and earned an M.A. in Educational Leadership Montclair State University.
“I am incredibly grateful and blessed to been selected as the new Vice Principal of Student Affairs at St. Rose High School. It has been my absolute joy to have served the community the last three years as a Health and Physical Education Teacher, said Ganley. “I am a proud SRHS alumna and this is truly a dream come true for me. I am truly honored to be given this opportunity and look forward to immersing myself completely in our school and in our community.”
Mr. Dal Pra is equally excited to have joined the St. Rose High School staff on the heels of St. Rose winning the coveted Shop Rite Cup, which honors the best overall athletic program in each state group. Dal Pra served as the Athletic Director at Red Bank Regional High School from 2008 until his retirement in 2020. He earned his M.A. from Kean University in School Administration. He was a successful baseball coach in the 1990s and 2000s, and was named NJSIAA Athletic Director of the Year in 2016 and 2020. He was inducted into the New Jersey State Coaches Hall of Fame in 2021.
“I’ve had a lot of great offers this past summer but when the opportunity to work at a school that appreciates its coaches and athletes like St. Rose does came along- I jumped at the chance,” he said. “St. Rose winning the Shop-Rite Cup in 2021-2022 for Private Group I schools shows it’s an athletic program on top and now it will be my job to help the coaches and athletes stay there.”
Dal Pra also said “I look forward working with all the students, teachers, coaches and administrators at St. Rose. I look forward to meeting all the great families and becoming a part of St Rose Nation.”