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 Howell Township, 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 Howell Township
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 Howell Township:
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 Howell Township, NJ
24/7 Operation Planned For Proposed Howell Warehouse
HOWELL, NJ — The Monmouth Commerce Center warehouse proposal on Randolph Road will be a 24/7 operation and have nearly 200 employees, experts for the developer say.After two hours of review Sept. 15, the township Planning Board, its planning experts and the lawyers and experts for the applicant found they will need at least another meeting and possibly a site walk to study the proposal.But some some new details about the project, which residential neighbors oppose, were outlined at the hearing. And more will be heard at t...
HOWELL, NJ — The Monmouth Commerce Center warehouse proposal on Randolph Road will be a 24/7 operation and have nearly 200 employees, experts for the developer say.
After two hours of review Sept. 15, the township Planning Board, its planning experts and the lawyers and experts for the applicant found they will need at least another meeting and possibly a site walk to study the proposal.
But some some new details about the project, which residential neighbors oppose, were outlined at the hearing. And more will be heard at the Oct. 20 meeting of the board.
Monmouth Commerce Center LLC and developers Lawrence Katz and Felix Pflaster are seeking preliminary and final major site plan approval with variance relief.
They want to construct five one-story warehouse buildings with office space with a total of 940,400 square feet off Randolph Road. The square footage is a 32 percent reduction in the original proposal, the company's lawyer, Meryl Gonchar, said.
The engineer on the project, Steven Cattani, Dynamic Engineering Consultants, Newtown, Pa., said in his testimony that the operations at the warehouse would likely be 24/7 with truck deliveries. There will be 175 to 220 employees, depending on the tenants for the site, he said.
The professionals advising the Planning Board brought up certain concerns, such as as the need for a noise study and a concrete enclosure for the trash area. Currently a vinyl solid enclosure is planned.
Cattani said there would be a widening of Randolph Road and improvements to Oak Glen Road and would include curbing.
The architect for the project, Kyle Ferrier of ARCODesign/Build Industrial, King of Prussia, Pa., also testified before the board.
Although he showed two-dimensional elevations for the buildings, the board and its experts requested three-dimensional renderings for the next meeting that could help them visualize what the project would look like.
The coloring would be gray and a charcoal blue. The roof would be built to support solar panels, if a tenant chose to install them in the future, requiring special approval at that time. The roof would have a white "membrane" to reflect heat. There would be air conditioning only in the offices, at this time.
The next meeting of the board is at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20. the applicant's traffic study is expected to be presented, Gonchar said.
Residents connected to HOPE, Howell for Open Land and Preservation of the Environment, have cited several concerns about the project's impact on the Randolph Road area on their Facebook site.
Community Favorite: Howell Day 2022 Is Almost Here
One of the biggest annual events in the township, Howell Day is on Saturday.HOWELL, NJ — Howell Day is Saturday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and, after lots of preparation, the day is finally here.The festival will take place at Soldier Memorial Park, Lakewood-Farmingdale Road.Apart from vendor wares, there is lots to expect at the festival, including:The township website highlighted some of the music at the event. The MVP band plays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Just Killin' Time from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Black Ties fr...
One of the biggest annual events in the township, Howell Day is on Saturday.
HOWELL, NJ — Howell Day is Saturday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and, after lots of preparation, the day is finally here.
The festival will take place at Soldier Memorial Park, Lakewood-Farmingdale Road.
Apart from vendor wares, there is lots to expect at the festival, including:
The township website highlighted some of the music at the event. The MVP band plays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Just Killin' Time from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Black Ties from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
"Howell’s very own rock and roll band is playing a wide array of music, spanning from yesterday’s favorites to the hits of tomorrow. Classics, covers, originals – the Black Ties do it all," the township site posted.
Just Killin' Time band "serves up timeless music from the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. If you're looking for the ultimate in classic rock-n-roll seasoned with a little Motown, Country and Pop, the Just Killin' Time band is up to the task," the township said.
And parking and transportation is something visitors should consider:
And that's not all.
The Howell Day festivities will also be a chance for residents to get to know all the environmental groups in town - and to get advice from the experts.
The Environmental Commission, Shade Tree Commission and Green Team will all have booths at the fair at Soldier Memorial Park and have lots planned for visitors, according to Lisa Doud, chairperson of the Shade Tree Commission:
"Anyone can create a welcoming haven for local wildlife. Turning your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, work landscape or roadside greenspace into a Certified Wildlife Habitat® is fun, easy, and can make a lasting difference for wildlife and pollinators," she said.The Environmental Commission, Shade Tree Commission and Green Team are currently working together to create a Community Wildlife Habitat in Howell which community members can volunteer to help with by emailing [email protected].
Where To See Santa In The Howell Area This Christmas Season
HOWELL, NJ — Santa Claus will be back in the Howell and Farmingdale area this holiday season after a couple of years of COVID-19 restrictions that made it difficult for kids to crawl up on his lap and make their case that they’ve been good boys and girls over the last year.Visits and pictures with Santa are at the heart of many families’ holiday traditions, but the coronavirus pandemic gave them a lump of coal. Malls and other places took social distancing measures in both 2020 and 2021 to help contain the spread of ...
HOWELL, NJ — Santa Claus will be back in the Howell and Farmingdale area this holiday season after a couple of years of COVID-19 restrictions that made it difficult for kids to crawl up on his lap and make their case that they’ve been good boys and girls over the last year.
Visits and pictures with Santa are at the heart of many families’ holiday traditions, but the coronavirus pandemic gave them a lump of coal. Malls and other places took social distancing measures in both 2020 and 2021 to help contain the spread of the virus, moving Santa meet-ups largely online.
Virtual visits are still an option in many places, but there’s nothing quite like seeing jolly old St. Nick live and in person.
Two fire companies are having Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 11: Ramtown Fire Co. Pancake Breakfast with Santa. 8 am. to 11 a.m., Dec 11. $10 for adults, $5 for children. Free for children under age 3. Free photo. Text 973-420-0437 to reserve, if possible. Adelphia Fire Co., Dec. 11, 8 a.m. to noon. Adults $10, children $6. Adelphia Firehouse, 925 Adelphia Road.
Area malls offer the traditional visits with Santa:
Freehold Raceway Mall:
The "Magic of Santa" at Freehold Raceway Mall, 3710 Route 9, in Freehold Township offers visitors various options:
Santa is installed at a winter wonderland on the Lower Level, Zara Court. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are available for purchase.
Pre-booking your visit is recommended to help reduce wait time and it's easy:
Santa's schedule and hours:
Through Nov. 30:
Dec. 1 to 18:
Dec. 19 to 23:
Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit here for more information and reservations.
Santa arrived on Nov. 18 so he is well settled in at the Monmouth Mall, 180 Route 35, Eatontown.Santa hours are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a break from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, visit from noon to 6 p.m. Break is from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.Events at Monmouth Mall include:
Visit www.monmouthmallnj.com to make reservations.
Englishtown: Historic Village Inn will have photos with Santa Saturday. Dec. 10, Sunday Dec. 11, 1-4 p.m., $15. This benefits Village Inn, 2 Water St., Englishtown. Free cider and donuts will be available.
And check out this Patch story to see where to get fresh Christmas trees.
New Cricket Field In Howell Welcomes Statewide League
The New Jersey Soft Ball Cricket League, the largest in the U.S. with 160 teams, has set up another locale for matches, this one in Howell.HOWELL, NJ — The New Jersey Soft Ball Cricket League has already played its first matches on a new field in the township, less than two months since the league first approached the town about creating a cricket field."Howell was very welcoming," said league trustee Amin Khatri of Marlboro.He said the town was immediately responsive to the idea."I reached...
The New Jersey Soft Ball Cricket League, the largest in the U.S. with 160 teams, has set up another locale for matches, this one in Howell.
HOWELL, NJ — The New Jersey Soft Ball Cricket League has already played its first matches on a new field in the township, less than two months since the league first approached the town about creating a cricket field.
"Howell was very welcoming," said league trustee Amin Khatri of Marlboro.
He said the town was immediately responsive to the idea.
"I reached out to Deputy Mayor Pam Richmond, she thought it was a great initiative," he said.
In under two months, he said the township administration and Interim Administrator Joseph Clark worked on identifying a field in Deer Wood Park, Lakewood-Allenwood Road. The league paid for redesigning it for the rules of cricket.
"The ground was level, there was short grass, well-maintained," Khatri said of the park, which has other playing fields for other games too.
The league paid for clean stone and clay to create the pitch.
By Oct. 15, after drying out from a previous weekend of rain, the games were begun, Khatri said.
Township officials joined Khatri and the teams at the opening.
Khatri said the New Jersey Softball Cricket League is the largest in the country, with 160 teams. It started in 2002 with eight teams, he added.
Teams from around the state come to play in Howell now, Khatri said.
"It's great to allow all teams to play. They see Howell, they buy Gatorade and gas here. They see what a great place it is," Khatri said.
Cricket is a gentlemen's sport, Khatri noted, and sharing the space is integral to that philosophy.
The adult game league also passes on its love of the game to younger generations.
Khatri said that there is a play area near the field that their children can visit while the matches take place, making it a meaningful family tradition.
Cricket originated in England in the 16th century and was brought to India as part of British colonization. The game is still played in England, Australia, India and other countries with a connection to Great Britain and that spirit has transferred to New Jersey and the U.S. with Indian-American residents.
Khatri's own love for the game began as a child, growing up in what is now known as Mumbai, he said in a profile from 2014 in mycentraljersey.
Khatri urged those interested in the league's work to watch their matches on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/NJSBCL.
For more information about the New Jersey Softball Cricket League and this sport that enjoys tremendous popularity worldwide, go to the league's website.
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Yet another NJ location shuttered — A sad goodbye to Friendly’s
As Dino Flammia wrote in his ...
As Dino Flammia wrote in his article on New Jersey 101.5 back in November, the classic ice cream restaurant chain Friendly's has permanently closed its Toms River location along Route 37.
This news was so sad. I consider the slow demise of Friendly’s to be the end of a wonderful era.
If you were born at any time before the early 2000s, then you absolutely have spent an afternoon or night digging into a delicious Friendly’s ice cream sundae.
Friendly’s was always a go-to when it came to getting a quick and casual dessert. But is it just me or does the idea of heading out to sit in a booth and dig into a sundae seem foreign?
This sad reality seems to have come into full effect, too, as Friendly’s locations are rapidly closing across the country, specifically in New Jersey.
Toms River, which used to be home to four Friendly’s locations, now has one remaining.
For many, this wouldn’t be a big deal but in Toms River specifically, Friendly’s made quite the impact.
For example, the Main Street location had “Shut Up and Eat” days where everyone would show up in pajamas and have a casual and comfortable breakfast.
Many of these Friendly’s locations are simply being turned into other fast food joints and shops making the closing even more depressing.
We had a Friendly’s location in the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown. It was my family’s place.
Every birthday, until, of course, they got too cool to go there, my kids and I would celebrate with ice cream in their favorite booth at their favorite spot.
I’m not gonna lie, my husband and I would never tell them but it did smell a little greasy. And it kind of felt that way too.
And it wasn’t exactly the height of haute cuisine. The only thing I ever dared eat there was a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato.
But it didn’t matter.
Friendly’s was about ice cream, fun and family, and we have the most wonderful memories from the place.
The tough reality of this all, however, is Friendly’s has been publicly bankrupt for 2 years and as we know, all good things must come to an end.
If this made you crave Friendly’s as much as it made me crave it, however, you can still go get that fribble you’ve been dreaming of in several areas.
I would go sooner than later, unless you want the next time you eat friendly’s to be from the supermarket tub.
Unfortunately, maybe sooner than you think, that will be all we have to remember Friendly’s by.
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