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 Loch Arbour, 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 Loch Arbour
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 Loch Arbour:
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!
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Your Guide to Antique Shops Down the Shore
Recent years have been unkind to the antique business. Today’s new homeowners are no longer interested in the stemware, bric-a-brac, framed oils and other nostalgic items that enticed earlier generations—or so say many of the Shore antique merchants we visited for this survey. But that’s good news for anyone looking to grab household collectibles at reasonable prices‚ including newly desirable items like vinyl LPs.Browsing at any of the shops featured here can be a rewarding way to spend an overcast day at the ...
Recent years have been unkind to the antique business. Today’s new homeowners are no longer interested in the stemware, bric-a-brac, framed oils and other nostalgic items that enticed earlier generations—or so say many of the Shore antique merchants we visited for this survey. But that’s good news for anyone looking to grab household collectibles at reasonable prices‚ including newly desirable items like vinyl LPs.
Browsing at any of the shops featured here can be a rewarding way to spend an overcast day at the Shore—or to get out of the sun for a few hours of browsing. The shops tend to be clustered in certain towns—Point Pleasant Beach, for example—so you can easily make the rounds to several worthwhile destinations. And remember, prices are always negotiable—which is half the fun. (Pricing and specific items cited here are based on visits over several months; there’s no guarantee these items will still be available.)
Chris Myer describes his business—located in an old plumbing-supply shop—as “not stuffy.” He’d be justified in simply calling it fun. Goodies like LPs, movie posters, toys and pop-culture items line the maze-like aisles. Myer’s forte is art; he features a collection of paintings of all styles in the $100-$4,000 range. The 14,000-square-foot center also features vintage clothing curated by Laurie Smith, a vendor from nearby Loch Arbour. Fun find: several shelves of colorful cast-iron doorstops, including dogs, horses and flower baskets, many by Hubley, and most priced upwards of $100. Open daily, 11-5.
The largest of Keyport’s several antique shops, this establishment is crammed with a wild array of items from 17 dealers stuffed into narrow aisles and cluttered nooks. It’s a good place to hunt for vinyl LPs, vintage clothing, guitars, camera lenses, household items and more. Walk to the rear for larger pieces of furniture. Fun find: a 42-by-30-inch framed print of an enlarged Eiffel Tower postcard ($45). Open Tuesday-Thursday, 11-5; Friday-Saturday, 11-6; Sunday, 11-4.
Friendly and conspicuously uncluttered—you might even call it elegant—this downtown shop is an essential stop on any Red Bank shopping crawl. The tidy displays feature vintage clothing, jewelry, household items and furnishings from about 15 dealers. Don’t miss the collection of steamer trunks meticulously restored by area artisan James Rinaldi, starting at about $175. Fun find: a working 1946 Underwood typewriter ($75). Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30-5:30; Sunday, noon-5.
Housed in an old Woolworth’s, this downtown landmark is not to be missed. Point Pavilion offers a huge variety of goods from 50-60 dealers on two floors. In addition to the expected housewares and bric-a-brac, you’ll find an abundance of antique clothing, Lionel trains and vinyl LPs. Fun find: a colorul pair of Yellow Submarine high-top sneaks by Vans off the Wall ($135). Open daily, 10-6.
Although reduced from three buildings to two, this Red Bank destination—with a combined total of more than 100 vendors—remains a mind-boggling experience for even the most dedicated browsers. Building III can feel cramped and cluttered, but is worth exploring for finds like a mid-century modern bar with orange Formica top ($400). Building II is more spacious and easier to navigate, and plays host to repair specialists, including jewelry expert Jimmy Boccan (Wednesday-Saturday) and toy maven Michael Geary (Friday only). Open Monday-Saturday, 11-5; Sunday, noon-5.
As might be expected, this large downtown shop has a hipster bent, with plenty of antique clothing, costume jewelry and vinyl LPs. Located on Asbury Park’s main shopping and dining street (just across from Madame Marie’s Temple of Knowledge), the emporium is a must visit on any day trip to this liveliest of Shore destinations. Here, the people watching can be as entertaining as the browsing. Fun find: a 1961 Alfred E. Newman weathervane (metal with wooden base, $475), displayed with other Mad magazine memorabilia. Open Monday-Saturday, 11-5; Sunday, noon-5.
“We think of ourselves as an old-school antique shop,” says Toni Victor, one of four dealers represented in this rambling, two-story clapboard house, itself a survivor from the late 19th century. In this case, “old school” means carefully curated collections of vintage housewares, framed prints and furnishings, attractively displayed in two floors of themed rooms. Among the other dealers is Margate resident Larry Frankel, whose salvaged and restored stained-glass pieces (many in their original frames) sell for $60 and up. Open daily, 10-4 (in season).
Days of Olde Antiques & Collectibles. Photo by Ken Schlager
This massive shopping experience—21,000 square feet, 65 vendors—can be tacked onto any visit to Historic Smithville, just to the south. There’s an endless selection of housewares, furniture, art pieces, clocks and jewelry. A pair of luminous Arthur Wood Staffordshire dogs in white and cobalt blue was reasonably priced at $189. Fun finds: a vintage milk bottle from Honeker’s Dairy in North Bergen ($29.95) and a 1964 Garden State Tercentenary decanter ($29). Open daily, 10-6.
Spacious and easy to navigate, the 10,000-square-foot emporium packs in plenty of merchandise from more than 40 dealers, including several displays of baseball collectibles. There’s more to choose from on the upstairs balcony, including a selection of large American flags starting at $59. Fun find: a chrome-like, Art-Deco cocktail shaker with five stemmed, ruby-red glasses ($45). Open daily, 11-5.
36 W Front Street · Keyport
Collections from about 20 dealers fill two storefronts at this inviting, 5,000-square-foot emporium in Keyport’s informal antique district, just one block from the town’s Raritan Bay waterfront pier. You’ll find lots of vintage clothing, jewelry, household goods and new gift items here, plus an abundance of metal toys. Most fascinating is the case of antique military items, including bayonets, helmets, canteens and mess kits from the two world wars. Fun find: a circa-1870 leather U.S. Army pouch and doeskin gloves ($200). Open Tuesday-Thursday, noon-5; Friday-Saturday, noon-6; Sunday, noon-5.
Immediately next door to Point Pleasant Antique Emporium, Canvas House is notable for its large collection of rustic and farmhouse country furniture, much of it restored and all of it meticulously displayed. You’ll find a variety of benches, storage chests, tables and pie safes. Among the more unusual objects: a well-worn, Windsor-style child’s high chair ($420) and a heavy-planked, 6-foot-long folding table ($565). There’s more upstairs, including a display of newly refabricated barnwood farm tables from Country Cupboards (starting around $498). Open daily, 11-5.
Owner Helen Matlaga admits it’s “hard to part” with the vintage items she has spent more than two decades accumulating. But here they are, lovingly displayed in her charming little LBI shop. Children’s sand pails from the 1920s to the 1970s are a specialty; at any time, Matlaga offers about 60 in the shop, ranging from $30 to $500. “They’re pricey little devils,” she acknowledges. Matlaga also favors nautical items, including duck decoys, lanterns and large wooden ship wheels (starting at $425). Fun find: a collection of kid-sized vintage cowboy boots starting at $45. Be advised: The pint-sized 1959 Fiat 500 that sits serenely outside the shop is not for sale; the rolling antique serves as Matlaga’s summertime transportation around the island. Open Friday, 12-6; Saturday-Sunday, 10-6.
Located across from the popular Lobster House restaurant on the main route into Cape May, this sprawling, 6,000-square-foot building boasts 70 dealers and reasonable prices. There’s plenty to pick from, including household goods, old tools, LPs, military items, Lionel trains and lots of jewelry. Fun find: A vintage Newark Airport pennant ($28) and a Good Housekeeping-approved ceramic water pitcher from the erstwhile Paden City Pottery of West Virginia ($31). Open Monday-Friday, 11-5; Saturday, 10-5; Sunday, 11-4.