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. With Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Farmingdale, 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 Farmingdale
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 Farmingdale:
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 Farmingdale
A princess will celebrate her birthday in Farmingdale and you\'re invited
Die-hard princess fans know that the summer solstice in June is the Ice Princess’ birthday. The princess’ older sister and five royal friends will throw a surprise party for her on June 19 in Farmingdale. The festivities also mark the return of the Royal Princess Prep Party Co.’s public events after being shut down for more than a year.While the company isn’t permitted to identify the characters by name, fans will recognize the Ice Princess (wink, wink), her older sister the Snow Queen, and the Ice Harvester fr...
Die-hard princess fans know that the summer solstice in June is the Ice Princess’ birthday. The princess’ older sister and five royal friends will throw a surprise party for her on June 19 in Farmingdale. The festivities also mark the return of the Royal Princess Prep Party Co.’s public events after being shut down for more than a year.
While the company isn’t permitted to identify the characters by name, fans will recognize the Ice Princess (wink, wink), her older sister the Snow Queen, and the Ice Harvester from megahit animated films. Other characters at the party will include Beauty, the Little Mermaid, the Bayou Princess and the Avalorian Princess.
While Royal Princess Prep has been offering virtual visits with princesses during the pandemic, being able to reconnect with children in person will be "awesome," says owner Kelsey Edquist. "The moment of awe you see in their faces is really, really amazing," she says.
Families can attend the 90-minute party, which includes vocal performances by the princesses singing their signature tunes. "All of our performers are professionally trained singers," Edquist says.
Lisa Curran, 32, a graphic designer from Westfield, N.J., by day, plays the role of Beauty; she studied voice in a Julliard program. "It’s so much fun to bring magic to the kids," she says of warbling about a tale as old as time.
Families will also be able to take their own photographs with the characters in front of themed backdrops, and refreshments of light sandwiches, snacks, desserts and soft drinks are included in the price.
During the optional VIP session, participants will have a meet-and-greet with six of the characters (The Ice Princess herself won’t be at that because, after all, that would ruin the surprise for her, Edquist says).
"For the past year, we have been doing all sorts of virtual things with the princesses," says Kristen Gustafson, 47, of Holbrook, who is planning to attend the birthday event with her daughter Eliza, 4. They’ve done virtual bedtime stories, cooking classes and even one-on-one virtual visits with Eliza’s favorite princess — the one who lets down her long, long hair.
"Now that the world is opening up, I am just so excited to be live with this company," Gustafson says. "They are fantastic online, so I’m excited to see them in person. My daughter will be so thrilled and talk for weeks about it."
Lauren Burgos, 34, of Rockville Center, is also planning to attend with her daughter, Ava, 5. "I’m just as excited as she is," Burgos says. "She just loves all the princesses; there’s going to be so many there."
Royal Princess will offer additional, different public events during the summer, Edquist says. "This is a one-of-a-kind event," Edquist says, pegged to the princess’s birthday. "June 21st is the summer solstice. This is actually her birthday [in the film]. Her sister’s is on the winter solstice."
The party will be held in compliance with New York State COVID guidelines. Masks are required in all common areas and on the dance floor but can be taken off when seated to eat or snapping a photo, Edquist says. The ballroom location holds 520 people, but the event will be limited to 150 including all guests and staff, Edquist says.
Ice Princess’ Surprise Birthday Party
WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. June 19 for general admission, 30 minutes earlier for VIP access, The Royal Palm Banquet Hall, 2143 Boundary Ave., Farmingdale
INFO $45 per person general admission; $105 per child for VIP meet-and-greet, adults need $45 general admission ticket; 516-639-3939; purchase for for 11 a.m. at royalprincessprep.ticketbud.com/royal-princess-prep; for 2 p.m. at royalprincessprep.ticketbud.com.
FAFSA Completions Down In NJ: How Wall Area Schools Compare
See how college aid applications changed for Wall area high schools.WALL, NJ — Applications for federal college financial aid are notably lower this year, and that could mean fewer freshmen when classes begin this fall.Prospective college students can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to qualify for subsidized student loans and other forms of aid. FAFSA applications declined 5.8 percent nationally this year compared with the same time last year. About 1.72 million students completed the application a...
See how college aid applications changed for Wall area high schools.
WALL, NJ — Applications for federal college financial aid are notably lower this year, and that could mean fewer freshmen when classes begin this fall.
Prospective college students can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to qualify for subsidized student loans and other forms of aid. FAFSA applications declined 5.8 percent nationally this year compared with the same time last year. About 1.72 million students completed the application as of June 25, compared with 1.83 million in 2020, according to an Associated Press analysis of FAFSA data.
As of February this year, FAFSA applications were down 10 percent from last year. But the completion rate increased in the spring, when schools could hold more in-school FAFSA help events that were canceled last year because of the pandemic.
A decline in the FAFSA completion rate could be a harbinger of lower enrollment in the fall. The class of 2020 had 3.7 percent fewer FAFSA applications than the class of 2019; postsecondary enrollment dropped 6.8 percent between the class of 2020 and 2019, according to the National College Attainment Network.
In New Jersey, 55,028 FAFSA applications were completed as of June 25, compared with 57,281 completions at the same point last year. That is a 3.9 percent decrease. (See how Wall area high schools compare below.)
The decline is steeper among Title 1 high schools, meaning those where low-income students make up at least 40 percent of enrollment. Title 1 high school completions dropped 8.83 percent, compared with a 3.86 decrease for non-Title 1 schools.
In New Jersey, completed applications dropped 8.7 percent from Title 1 schools, compared with a 2.8 percent drop for non-Title 1 school applications as of June 25.
Here is how schools in the Wall area are doing with FAFSA completion as of June 25. See more Wall area high schools here. Note: Percent changes can be affected by a relatively small difference in completions, especially for smaller schools. FAFSA data only counts students who are no older than 19.
School: Howell High School District: Freehold Regional High School District Municipality: Farmingdale
School: Brick Township Memorial High School District: Brick Township Public School District Municipality: Brick
School: Wall High School District:Wall Township Public School District Municipality: Wall
School: Manasquan High School District:Manasquan School District Municipality: Manasquan
School: Neptune High School District:Neptune Township School District Municipality: Neptune
School: Communications High School District:Monmouth County Vocational School District Municipality: Wall
School: Monmouth County Academy Of Allied Health And Science District:Monmouth County Vocational School District Municipality: Neptune
School: Academy Charter High School District:Academy Charter High School Municipality: Lake Como
The FAFSA application for the 2020-21 academic year closes June 30 at 11:59 p.m. CT, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Many states and colleges set their own deadlines for aid applications. There has been a push in recent years to have students fill out the FAFSA earlier in their senior year.
Editor\'s note: This list was automatically generated using FAFSA data analyzed by the Associated Press. Federal high school counts don\'t include students over the age of 19. Information isn\'t available for all schools. Schools with fewer than five completions are omitted from the data. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected].
Cemetery Mystery: Howell Site Faces Patterns Of Damage, Theft
Brewer Cemetery - which has 200 graves, including those of 7 veterans - is facing repeated incidents of damaged items, theft and litter.HOWELL, NJ - A Monmouth County cemetery forgotten for decades - but recently revitalized by locals - is facing ongoing patterns of theft, damage and litter, according to volunteers.Brewer Cemetery in Howell, which inters about seven veterans and 200 deceased locals in total, was most recently ...
Brewer Cemetery - which has 200 graves, including those of 7 veterans - is facing repeated incidents of damaged items, theft and litter.
HOWELL, NJ - A Monmouth County cemetery forgotten for decades - but recently revitalized by locals - is facing ongoing patterns of theft, damage and litter, according to volunteers.
Brewer Cemetery in Howell, which inters about seven veterans and 200 deceased locals in total, was most recently robbed of a memorial rose bush in front of its welcome sign back in June. While the rose bush was quickly replaced by two fresh bushes, a flag and mulch last week, all items have since been removed again, volunteers say.
"The two new bushes that were planted have been moved by another individual or group and replaced by other plants," the Farmingdale Historical Society wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday. "Our question is, why was this done and what purpose does it serve? The difference this time from last week is that the bushes weren\'t taken. However, someone decided that they did not like the replacement bushes, and that donation of time and items was to be disregarded."
The cemetery, which began as a burial ground for the Brewer family around 1768 and serves as the final resting place for several Civil War and World War I veterans, has also faced theft of stones, torn up grass, large amounts of litter and broken items in recent weeks.
"We will not be moving plants around again to where they were. There is no point. That does not honor the memory of those who are interned there," the Farmingdale Historical Society continued. "We will continue to work in a positive direction and oversee work as it is taking place. We also will contact the authorities formally if items continue to be disturbed."
While the revitalization of the Brewer Cemetery began in February 2020, the project really started to pick up steam after Jamesburg resident Ron Errickson and a small group of volunteers committed to restoring the cemetery, which had remained overgrown for decades following the Brewer family\'s relocation out of the area. Read more: Forgotten Howell Cemetery Gets A Makeover From Jamesburg Man
Now, with the assistance of the Farmingdale Historical and Howell Heritage and Historical Societies and Farmingdale Troop 13, the community-wide effort has helped the scores of individuals buried in Brewer to be forgotten no longer.
"As the recent work to plant new rose bushes does not fix the problem of the other disappearing, it does move us back in the right direction," the historical society concluded. "When visiting Brewer, or any of the cemeteries, please be mindful of the history and appreciate the sacred grounds as members of other\'s families are laid to rest."
Those interested in donating time or money to the effort can contact the Farmingdale Historical Society via Facebook.
Rising Stars 2021: Brian Lapp
Rail News: People Nominator\'s quote: "Overall employee injury rates have declined by 11% since Brian joined the organization. He implemented the Office of System Safety\'s first risk based data and trend analysis software program in order to more effectively allocate department resources to mitigate hazards proactively. Brian also created an independent rail incident investigation team with a focus on deep dives into near miss incidents that are often indicators of a potential future incident." &m...
Rail News: People
Nominator\'s quote: "Overall employee injury rates have declined by 11% since Brian joined the organization. He implemented the Office of System Safety\'s first risk based data and trend analysis software program in order to more effectively allocate department resources to mitigate hazards proactively. Brian also created an independent rail incident investigation team with a focus on deep dives into near miss incidents that are often indicators of a potential future incident." — Jeannie Kwon, New Jersey Transit
Education: State University of New York Farmingdale, bachelor’s degree in computer science/criminal justice.
Job responsibilities: Leads the NJ Transit Office of System Safety, overseeing the health and safety of rail, bus and light-rail operations.
Career path: Spent time in environmental health and safety, construction safety, aviation safety and rail safety. Each area requires a bit of a different skill set and approach to foster a strong proactive safety culture.
How did you get into the railroad industry? My first taste of the rail industry was working with the AirTrain systems at Newark and JFK airports. Both are automated, driverless systems with many unique aspects that have very few similarities to any other systems, and at the same time are designed and operated very similar to many rapid transit and commuter-rail systems when you talk about signaling systems, equipment design, infrastructure, maintenance, etc.
What is the best career advice you\'ve received? Listen twice as much as you speak. Use your speaking time wisely to ask questions and gain knowledge from your colleagues and industry experts.
What advice would you give to a new railroader? Don’t focus only on one area of the operation. Take the time to learn about each of the many different disciplines and crafts that make the railroad function and how they complement each other. Always be analyzing and remember, slow is smooth and smooth is fast.
What was your very first job? My first job was at Bert’s Chicken and Ribs, a fried chicken/deli when I was 12.
Describe a fun fact about yourself: I am an ordained minister. I recently was fortunate enough to officiate the wedding of my brother-in-law and his wife.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? With any spare time I have, I try to focus on what I can learn today in order to make tomorrow better. Working hard today makes tomorrow a bit easier.
What is the rail industry\'s biggest challenge? The biggest challenge I see for the rail industry, especially passenger rail, is rebuilding the trust in our customers to come back to our system in a post-pandemic world. As remote work and remote schooling start to taper off, we need to provide our customers a clean, safe and reliable mode of transportation to get them back to their normal lives.
Golf Event Generates Nearly $80,000 to Support Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Membership and Leadership Programs
FARMINGDALE, NJ Supporters for Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore raised over $77,000 to help local girls develop leadership skills and achieve their potential at a charity golf event on June 21 at Deal Golf and Country Club.Presented by Investors Bank and OceanFirst Bank, the annual Girl Scout Golf Classic brought together nearly 100 golfers and supporters to benefit the area’s largest nonprofit charitable organization devoted to girls.More than 50 local businesses and individuals sponsored the charity even...
FARMINGDALE, NJ Supporters for Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore raised over $77,000 to help local girls develop leadership skills and achieve their potential at a charity golf event on June 21 at Deal Golf and Country Club.
Presented by Investors Bank and OceanFirst Bank, the annual Girl Scout Golf Classic brought together nearly 100 golfers and supporters to benefit the area’s largest nonprofit charitable organization devoted to girls.
More than 50 local businesses and individuals sponsored the charity event in a tremendous show of support for the essential role that Girl Scouts continues to play in the wake of the COVID pandemic, said Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore CEO Eileen Higgins.
“Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is grateful for the community’s generous support for our ongoing efforts to help girls thrive as we recover from the pandemic,” Higgins said. “During a difficult time, we were able to keep girls connected and engaged. Now, as restrictions lift, we look forward to extending our reach to more girls who need our support.”
Proceeds from the Golf Classic will fund a variety of leadership experiences for girls in need, including outdoor day camp this summer at the council’s two campuses, Camp Amity Acres in Waretown and Camp Sacajawea in Farmingdale. Additionally, Higgins said, funds will support membership fees for families who may be facing financial difficulties.
Currently, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore serves approximately 9,000 girls in Monmouth and Ocean counties and is supported by a team of 4,000 volunteers who help deliver its mission to develop girls of courage, confidence and character, who will make the world a better place.
Board Chairperson Teri O’Connor said the council relies on the Golf Classic and other philanthropic events to “help ensure that all girls, regardless of the ability to pay, can become Girl Scouts and discover their potential.”
Serving as event co-chairs were Nina Anuario, senior vice president at OceanFirst Bank and first vice chairperson of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Board of Directors, and Victoria Magliacane, senior vice president at Investors Bank.
For more information on Girl Scout summer camp, membership, financial assistance or volunteer opportunities, visit GSFun.org, call 800-785-2090, or follow @GirlScoutsJS on social media.