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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 Howell Township, it’s no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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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.

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:

Our clients trust us because we are honest, hardworking, and efficient with every job we perform. We understand that no two basement waterproofing jobs are the same, which is why we will never give you a quote using a “cookie-cutter” approach.

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:

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.

Hydrostatic Pressure:

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:

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

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.

Exterior Waterproofing

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.

Drainage Systems

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.

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

New, closer option for cancer care for Ocean County residents opens in Toms River

There’s a new, closer option for you if you don’t want to drive too far for quality cancer consolation, treatment and care. Hackensack Meridian Health announced that they’ve opened up a new facility in Toms River. They held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday at the new Toms River Regional Cancer Center, located across the street from Toms River Intermediate North middle school. It’s part of an affiliation with HMH’s John Theurer Cancer Center located at Hackensack University Medical Center. This helps you and yo…

There’s a new, closer option for you if you don’t want to drive too far for quality cancer consolation, treatment and care.

Hackensack Meridian Health announced that they’ve opened up a new facility in Toms River.

They held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday at the new Toms River Regional Cancer Center, located across the street from Toms River Intermediate North middle school.

It’s part of an affiliation with HMH’s John Theurer Cancer Center located at Hackensack University Medical Center.

This helps you and your loved ones as well with care as HMH said that patients in the Toms River area will be able to receive that same level of top quality care through the expertise of various physicians, innovative technology and care as well as clinical trials.

You can get a quick look at the new Toms River center and learn more about the services they offer, on the HMH YouTube channel.

“One of the major goals of our network is to make sure that every New Jersey resident has access to high-quality compassionate care that’s accessible and convenient,’’ Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, said in a statement. “Through this affiliation, Regional Cancer Care Associates and John Theurer Cancer Center bring an exceptional lineup of oncologists, surgeons and other specialists offering groundbreaking treatment and access to hundreds of clinical trials.’’

Through the Toms River center, HMH said that you be able to have better access to Jersey Shore University Medical Center surgical services and Centers of Excellence in lung, esophageal and hepatobiliary and pancreatic (HPB) cancer as well as the surgical team in endocrine, breast, colorectal and gynecological oncology.

“We are living in a time where cancer care is getting more and more complex,’’ Dr. Andre Goy, M.D., M.S., chairman and executive director of John Theurer Cancer Center, said in a statement. “The affiliation with the John Theurer Cancer Center will give patients in the Toms River area access to subspecialized care and research. We will work together to provide more options including clinical trials when needed to patients in the Toms River Community.”

“There’s been a need in this area for high quality cancer care. By bringing well-trained, compassionate physicians to this area, along with the affiliation with John Theurer Cancer Center, we are bringing expertise of a large health system and giving people the same quality of care,” Carl Henningson, M.D., co-director Toms River Regional Cancer Center, said in a statement.

“The affiliation with John Theurer Cancer Center will help provide world-class care to the local community while connecting patients to Centers of Excellence for multiple tumor types,” Thomas L. Bauer II, M.D., chair of Surgery and chief of Thoracic Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, said in a statement. “When patients need surgery, access to those Centers of Excellence will make them more likely to undergo minimally invasive procedures, get out of the hospital faster, experience less pain and fewer complications, and return to work sooner.”

“The last thing patients want to do is drive far to receive radiation or chemotherapy. Here they are treated by nurses that are second to none and staff that get to know them and their families on a personal level,” Kenneth D. Nahum, DO, FACP, co-director Toms River Regional Cancer Center, said in a statement.

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Howell K-8 Schools Eliminate Mask Mandate Outdoors, On Buses

Superintendent Joseph Isola announced that face masks will be optional on school buses and outdoors. Find the full updated guidance below. HOWELL, NJ – Amid rising temperatures and relaxed guidance from the state, district officials from Howell Township Public Schools have issued their own updated guidance on the masking rules. "School officials are empowered to relax masking among students and staff in their buildings given extreme weather conditions," Gov. Phil Murphy said at a press conference this week, adding…

Superintendent Joseph Isola announced that face masks will be optional on school buses and outdoors. Find the full updated guidance below.

HOWELL, NJ – Amid rising temperatures and relaxed guidance from the state, district officials from Howell Township Public Schools have issued their own updated guidance on the masking rules.

"School officials are empowered to relax masking among students and staff in their buildings given extreme weather conditions," Gov. Phil Murphy said at a press conference this week, adding that the provision was one of the exceptions included in the executive order on masking in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

While face masks are now optional per state regulations in stores, restaurants, entertainment venues and more, those in youth summer camps, preschools, elementary and secondary schools are still required to mask up.

"This is for a simple reason: Children under the age of 12 are not yet eligible to be vaccinated," the governor has said.

"For these younger populations, we’re just not there yet."

Face masks are also required on public transportation like buses and airplanes and hubs like airports, bus terminals and train stations. Read more: Another Big Reopening Day In NJ: What You Can Do Now Amid COVID

Per a June 7 letter from Superintendent of Schools Joseph Isola, face masks need not be worn on school buses or outdoors. Additionally, if an air conditioning unit is not effectively reducing the heat or humidity, students and teachers may remove masks when seated.

"[Murphy’s announcement] should not be interpreted as broad latitude to remove masks," Isola wrote. "However the district will continue to take a commonsense approach towards maintaining safe and healthy environments for our students and staff. We are fortunate in Howell Township because all of our classrooms are climate controlled; however, we recognize that intense heat does impact the effectiveness of our systems."

Isola clarified that masks will still be required when students and staff are moving throughout school buildings. Hourly mask breaks will also be granted upon request or as scheduled by a teacher.

Any individual who wishes to wear a face covering can still do so in all settings.

"We will continue to monitor the Governor’s direction and announcements so that we may stay current with any information that may have an impact on our school environment," the superintendent continued.

You can read Isola’s full letter to parents here.

On June 1, Isola and Board of Education President Mark Bonjavanni penned a letter to Murphy urging the state to drop the mask mandate in schools entirely, joining several other administrations throughout Monmouth County and the state. The letter cited the effectiveness of vaccination efforts throughout Howell, as well as pandemic-related guidance compliance and improved public health data.

The letter also pointed out the "lack of clarity and consistency" in the governor’s recent rollbacks, arguing that students can go out to dinner unmasked with families and attend graduation ceremonies without physical distancing.

"While it is not our role to opine on whether or not students should be masked in our schools, it is our role to question the inconsistency in expectations across settings and ask why schools have been excluded from the relaxed mandates," the letter reads.

Read the full letter to Gov. Murphy here.

Howell Council: New Ordinance Seeks To Ban Pot Retailers In Town

The Howell council has proposed an ordinance to prohibit cannabis-related businesses in town. A public hearing is set for June 15. HOWELL, NJ – The township’s governing body is taking the steps to ban marijuana businesses in the township with the introduction of an ordinance aimed at barring cannabis-related businesses from operating in the municipality. At a May 25 council meeting, the five-member organization introduced an ordinance set to prohibit "the operation of any class of cannabis business" in Howell. A pu…

The Howell council has proposed an ordinance to prohibit cannabis-related businesses in town. A public hearing is set for June 15.

HOWELL, NJ – The township’s governing body is taking the steps to ban marijuana businesses in the township with the introduction of an ordinance aimed at barring cannabis-related businesses from operating in the municipality.

At a May 25 council meeting, the five-member organization introduced an ordinance set to prohibit "the operation of any class of cannabis business" in Howell. A public hearing for the proposed ordinance is set for June 15.

Although New Jersey voters approved the legalization of marijuana during the November 2020 general election 67.1 percent to 32.9 percent, local municipalities can still bar businesses from selling cannabis in town (in Monmouth County, the vote breaks down to 65.6 percent to 34.4 percent, with 63.39 percent of Howell voters saying "yes" to weed legalization).

"This prohibition shall not apply to the delivery of cannabis items and related supplies being delivered into Howell Township by a cannabis delivery service located outside the geographic boundaries of Howell Township, which delivery service shall have been duly licensed by the municipality in which it operates," the proposed ordinance reads.

Any action will need to be taken by the Township Council by July 2021 as the exact deadline to pass an ordinance banning or limiting the number of cannabis establishments and establishing civil penalties for violation of ordinances is Aug. 21, according to the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. Related: Marijuana Is Legal In NJ. But Can Towns Still Ban It?

Council officials noted that the proposed ordinance, if adopted, is a time-biding measure. Councilman John Bonevich noted that the governing body may revisit the issue in the future.

"It was 70 percent for marijuana, for dispensaries, retail. The township voted for it," Bonevich said. "This ordinance is not for that. This is about home rule. We always complain, ‘Trenton said this. The state says that.’ This state law says we have 180 days to control it. If we only want retail or distribution on Route 9, this is our chance to do it.

"This is just giving us time to zone and say, ‘This is where it should go and this is where it shouldn’t go,’" Bonevich said.

Township Attorney Joseph Clark added that the ordinance will serve as a temporary ban that will allow the council to revisit the issue without the stringent time restraint.

"If we don’t move to ban it and we allow all six classes of cannabis to be legal in Howell, we don’t have another opportunity to opt out of that law for five years," Clark said. "After that five-year period, after we do opt out, everything is grandfathered in … [in] this way, we get to ban it for now, and we can revisit it when there are more rules and regulations in place when we see how other towns are faring with their tax revenues. The one thing we can’t ban because of state law … is the delivery of it into Howell."

Clark said the council anticipates revisiting the measure "at some point."

You can read the full proposed ordinance here.

Howell residents should know that, regardless of what businesses can operate in town, it won’t limit their ability to consume cannabis. Adults 21 and over are allowed to consume cannabis on private property. Cannabis has also been decriminalized in New Jersey, and you can possess up to six ounces of marijuana or 17 grams of hashish without penalty. Read more: 5 Things You Need To Know About Marijuana Legalization In NJ

Monday NJ weather: The heat retreats, for a couple days at least

Beaches were packed, records were broken, and ice pops were licked. Temperatures were quite summer-ish all weekend, pushing into the 90s each day away from the coast. Monday will be a dramatically different weather day, as temperatures end up about 25 degrees cooler than the weekend. The week ahead features something for everyone, as we progress from cool and pleasant, to hot and humid and stormy, to warm and pleasant, to… complicated, for the Memorial Day Weekend. The heat and humidity of the weekend have…

Beaches were packed, records were broken, and ice pops were licked. Temperatures were quite summer-ish all weekend, pushing into the 90s each day away from the coast.

Monday will be a dramatically different weather day, as temperatures end up about 25 degrees cooler than the weekend.

The week ahead features something for everyone, as we progress from cool and pleasant, to hot and humid and stormy, to warm and pleasant, to… complicated, for the Memorial Day Weekend.

The heat and humidity of the weekend have been zapped from the atmosphere. You’ll notice the difference in the air immediately Monday morning. Temperatures have fallen into the 50s and 60s. Dew points have tumbled into the 40s and 50s.

This cooler, drier air mass from the northeast will thoroughly suppress those temperatures Monday. We probably hit our calendar day “high” temperature already, early in the morning. Thermometers will be stuck in the lower to mid 60s Monday afternoon. That’s it.

Clouds will probably win the sky, with some pops of sun throughout the day. The chance of a shower clipping southwestern NJ isn’t zero, but the rest of the state will stay rain-free. In fact, this will be the 14th dry day in a row for most of us.

Not that it’s a beach day given the April-ish temps, but a high risk of rip currents and rough surf continues along the Jersey Shore Monday.

Monday night will be dry and seasonably cool, with some cloud cover. Lows will mainly dip into the lower to mid 50s, with some 40s in the usual cool spots.

Not a bad day, but still on the cool side of normal. Highs should make it to the 70 degree mark. Skies will range from mostly to partly cloudy. And that’s it – no rain, wind, or dramatic headlines here.

Two big changes for Wednesday: a big warmup and chance of rain.

Heat and humidity return, on a stiff southwest breeze. Highs will push upward to about 85 to 90 degrees (away from the coast). Skies will be bright, with partly sunny skies in the forecast.

In addition, the early morning warm front could drive some rain showers through New Jersey. There’s a better chance for scattered thunderstorms Wednesday evening, between about 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Once again, humidity will be zapped from our atmosphere. And yes, Thursday will be a bit cooler than Wednesday, but not dramatically so. I’m calling for highs near 80 degrees. With a light breeze and plenty of sunshine, Thursday has the potential to be a beautiful late May day.

A storm system will arrive on Friday, and could lead to some troublesome, inclement weather as we dive into the big Memorial Day Weekend.

Medium-range models are painting two possible weather pictures for New Jersey:

1.) The Euro shows a batch of rain arriving Friday afternoon, lingering through Saturday morning. We’d dry out in time for the extended weekend, but temperatures would be stuck on the cool side in the 60s.

2.) The GFS stalls that system directly overhead, keeping a chance of rain for New Jersey from Friday midday through Sunday evening. In the midst of rain and clouds, miserable temperatures in the 50s would be possible. Under this scenario, Sunday would be brighter and better than Saturday. And Monday would be problem-free.

It would be just our luck that our spiralling drought concerns end with a rainy, yucky Memorial Day Weekend. I’m not incredibly optimistic, since cool temperatures are present in both forecast solutions here. But I’m also sold on the soggy solution. We’ll continue to nail down the timeline as the week goes on.

Dan Zarrow is Chief Meteorologist for Townsquare Media New Jersey. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter for the latest forecast and realtime weather updates.

Mississippi case makes abortion topic in NJ Legislature, election

TRENTON – Long-simmering legislation that would write the right to an abortion into New Jersey law and make related changes got an extra push last week, when the Supreme Court accepted a case from Mississippi that could pare back or overturn Roe v. Wade. There’s no state law in New Jersey codifying abortion rights – just case law, which activists contend would be in jeopardy, depending how the Supreme Court rules, probably next year, on the law that prohibits abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy in Mississippi. …

TRENTON – Long-simmering legislation that would write the right to an abortion into New Jersey law and make related changes got an extra push last week, when the Supreme Court accepted a case from Mississippi that could pare back or overturn Roe v. Wade.

There’s no state law in New Jersey codifying abortion rights – just case law, which activists contend would be in jeopardy, depending how the Supreme Court rules, probably next year, on the law that prohibits abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy in Mississippi.

Gov. Phil Murphy said he strongly prefers a vote on the Reproductive Freedom Act before June 30, because that’s when the Legislature is likely to go on recess until after the election.

“Sooner is better than later. This is not abstract anymore,” Murphy said. “This is a real, present danger and threat to women in New Jersey and we must act. And we must act preemptively.”

Legislative leaders have been reluctant to post the bill for a vote, at least before the post-election, lame-duck period, likely out of concern they would motivate voters who are opposed to abortion rights. But Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen, said the bill shouldn’t wait.

“This is the time to make that statement in New Jersey,” Weinberg said.

Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, D-Bergen, who is running in a competitive Democratic primary for the nomination to succeed Weinberg in the Senate, said alarm bells are sounding and “enough with the excuses” from legislative leadership.

“I think that the threat in Mississippi should give us momentum here in New Jersey. And if we can’t do it in New Jersey, that’s pretty alarming,” Vainieri Huttle said.

Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill Johnson said the opposite is also the case – that if New Jersey enacts its law, it would “export imagination to organizers across the country” in states where lawmakers are enacting new abortion restrictions.

“What will happen when, if Roe is gutted or overturned, 25 million women will be living in states that do not have access to an abortion provider,” said McGill Johnson, who is from Morristown. “So, they will be traveling to states like New York, like California, like New Jersey that represent freedom.”

The topic is likely to be an election-year issue. Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli called the bill radical because of how it expands abortion access and Murphy an extremist. His fellow GOP candidates Hirsh Singh and Philip Rizzo oppose abortion rights, while Brian Levine is pro-choice.

“Phil Murphy’s eagerness to sign legislation that would permit abortions up to the time of birth shows how extreme and out of touch he is with the values of the vast majority of New Jerseyans in both parties,” Ciattarelli said.

Rahbbea Norton-Lee, associate medical director of Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey, said the RFA is urgent given the Mississippi case but also because it would expand insurance coverage of abortions and birth control and permit nurse practitioners to perform abortions.

“Not only must we continue to protect our rights here in New Jersey, we must also work to expand access,” Norton-Lee said.

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