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 Shrewsbury borough, 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 Shrewsbury borough
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 Shrewsbury borough:
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 Shrewsbury borough, NJ
Catching Up with the Shrewsbury Garden Club
Despite taking a summer break to enjoy some vacation time, the dedicated gardeners of the Shrewsbury Garden Club (SGC) stayed busy, tending to their plants and planning events for the upcoming 2022-23 season.Rachel Weston of the SGC shared, “Summer slipped by like a butterfly on the breeze for our members. In June, we gathered to socialize and plan the summer’s work. The officers for the 2022 to 2024 terms were inducted at the meeting. The nominating committee of Robin Blair, Cindy Ramirez and Michele Sysyn held a very tou...
Despite taking a summer break to enjoy some vacation time, the dedicated gardeners of the Shrewsbury Garden Club (SGC) stayed busy, tending to their plants and planning events for the upcoming 2022-23 season.
Rachel Weston of the SGC shared, “Summer slipped by like a butterfly on the breeze for our members. In June, we gathered to socialize and plan the summer’s work. The officers for the 2022 to 2024 terms were inducted at the meeting. The nominating committee of Robin Blair, Cindy Ramirez and Michele Sysyn held a very touching ceremony.”
Blair added, “We salute you for volunteering your time and your leadership. We look to you to make this a year filled with inspiration, unity and comradery as work in all aspects of gardening.”
Each officer was given a unique arrangement of flowers and herbs that were collected from member Nancy Schmaltz’s garden. The bouquets utilized the Victorian language of flower, which Ellen Preissler explained. Thyme represents happiness, strength and courage. Basil denotes protection. Lavender stands for purity, devotion and calmness while rosemary is known for remembrance, friendship and love. Finally, the roses symbolize beauty, happiness and fidelity.
The officers inducted were Co-Presidents Judy Bonanno and Weston; Treasurer Carey French and Co-Secretaries Emiliee Carton and Mary Phillips.
“This club strives to come together in friendship to create something for the community to enjoy. Members teamed up each week, even on the hottest days of the summer, to do the necessary maintenance of the public garden areas maintained by the club. Even In the high heat of the summer, the gardens performed well.
“At the Allen House, an herb garden and new germander (Teucrium chamaedrys) plants were added to the existing border,” Weston said. “These low-growing evergreens were often found in Colonial gardens and were part of the original garden design in 1974. The club has cared for those plantings since and is now focused on bolstering the hedge as the 50th anniversary of the garden approaches in 2024. Herb Garden Coordinator Ellen Preissler arranged for new plants to be grown specially for the club at Well Sweep Herb Farm in Port Murray. A new apothecary rose was also added the garden which features plants that are appropriate for the 18th century building and useful for medicinal or culinary purposes.”
Club members also planted a variety of new dwarf evergreen shrubs in the large planters flanking the entrance to Borough Hall. Some will grow tall, some will cascade over the edge, and all will offer varied foliage color and texture and serve as a backdrop for colorful seasonal annuals and winter greens. These changing designs are popular with many visitors to the building.
The Heritage Rose Meditation Garden at Christ Church received much care this season, provided largely by SGC members Sue Berdahl, Blair, Terry Blake, Preissler and Nancy Stewart.
Weston continued, “We welcomed extra help from a community service beautification project at the new Faherty store located in The Grove in Shrewsbury where club Co-Secretary Emilee Carton serves as store manager. Support from area businesses, schools and groups is always appreciated.”
This month, a new season of programs begins and will run through June. Weston said, “The season’s theme, Digging Deeper, will have in-depth exploration of interesting topics and will strengthen community ties by deepening our partnerships and creating new ones with area groups and businesses.”
The club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. New members are welcome. Along with Shrewsbury residents, those who live elsewhere can participate. Members may attend club programs, workshops and trips and bring guests to club activities in addition to having access to state and national garden club resources.
A fall fundraiser of amaryllis and daffodils will support the clubs’ efforts to beautify public gardens in Shrewsbury. Daffodils can be planted outdoors in fall and will bloom in spring. These deer-resistant bulbs will multiply over the years. Varieties offered include Baby Boomer, Pink Charm and Cheerfulness. Amaryllis bulbs can be planted indoors and enjoyed throughout the winter months. Amaryllis offerings include Christmas blooming varieties that flower four to six weeks after potting and bulbs that have a longer growing period. Colors range from red, white, pink, terra cotta and striped, and blooms are striking singles or ruffly doubles. The discerning gardener will find something for everyone on their holiday list and undoubtedly a few for their own windowsills. Prices range from $12 to $20 per bulb. Pre-order now through Monday, Oct. 3. Payment may be made by check or Venmo. Orders will be available for pickup in late October, just in time for planting and holiday gift-giving.
Garbage can monopoly? That’s not a problem in NJ, thanks to our taxes
Who would've thought our ridiculously high taxes could actually cause more good than harm? Apparently, there are benefits to paying higher taxes after all.Before diving into it, let me first say that I don't agree with how high our taxes actually are. I'm a firm believer that New Jersey is over-taxed and that we do need to find ways to make living in the Garden State more affordable. But that's a topic for another day.The point is, that higher taxes do allow for more benefits when it comes to quality of life. One example of thi...
Who would've thought our ridiculously high taxes could actually cause more good than harm? Apparently, there are benefits to paying higher taxes after all.
Before diving into it, let me first say that I don't agree with how high our taxes actually are. I'm a firm believer that New Jersey is over-taxed and that we do need to find ways to make living in the Garden State more affordable. But that's a topic for another day.
The point is, that higher taxes do allow for more benefits when it comes to quality of life. One example of this is something I learned of that was referred to as a garbage can monopoly.
Now you might be asking, what the heck is a garbage can monopoly? I wondered the same thing at first, but as it was explained to me, it made sense.
I first heard this term while on vacation at our cottage in Cape Cod. One of the couples staying in another cottage was from New Hampshire, and they were telling us about this incident when they first moved to the state.
This couple moved from a more urban area where taxes were higher. Prior to moving, they had regular garbage pickup where they just put the garbage out and it gets collected on select days. Nothing out of the ordinary as that's also what we do here in the Garden State. That all changed when they moved to New Hampshire.
The first week they moved, they had a lot of boxes. Makes sense since when you move you pack things up. Since they were moving into a larger place, they also had packages delivered of new furniture during their first week at their new home.
One big perk of moving to New Hampshire was how much lower the taxes are. In fact, their four-story home up there probably would probably cost the same as a one or two-bedroom single-story ranch here in New Jersey. Not to mention the much larger property size up there.
Unfortunately, those lower taxes were directly tied to the garbage pickup. As it turns out, where they moved doesn't have regular garbage pickup provided by the town. Instead, it's a private contractor who picks up garbage for the town on his terms. And this is what led to the incident this couple dealt with.
Because they had just moved in and had a lot of boxes, including new furniture, they had a higher volume of garbage. Unfortunately, that higher volume would not fly with the garbage man.
The contracted garbage man went out of his way to tell them it was too much garbage and that it was not allowed. He also refused to take any garbage at all until the volume was reduced.
And he wasn't nice about it either. From what we were told, this guy was particularly nasty. But since garbage pickup was dictated on his terms, they were forced to hang on to their garbage until he decided to come and pick it up.
Even worse, he wouldn't take anything at all that first week. They also had problems with this guy the following week as well. As I learned from our vacation neighbors, it's a monopoly up there with this one company, which is where the term garbage can monopoly came from.
Apparently, there was no dump to bring the garbage to either, meaning this person was free to call all the shots on his term. And since the town had no control over it, they were forced to comply with his ridiculous demands. It's the unfortunate side of very low taxes sometimes.
The many luxuries they cover can easily be overlooked and taken for granted, especially here in a state like New Jersey. So before we go complaining too much about our taxes, be glad we don't have to worry about things like a garbage can monopoly.
Three Jersey Shore Towns Make List Of Lowest Property Taxes In New Jersey
Who knew something at the Jersey Shore would be considered on the "cheap" side. Let's take a look at the four Jersey Shore towns with the lowest property taxes in the state.
#22 - Manchester
From 2020 to 2021, there was a $137 increase in the cost of property taxes.
It doesn't sound like a lot but it is actually 4X the increase from the previous year.
From 2019 to 2020, the cost of property taxes only increased $35!
Don't complain: Seven reasons why you're lucky to be living in NJ
Despite the cost, here are seven lucky reasons why you should be proud to be living in such a fun and great state as New Jersey.
And, we know the left lane is for passing only
We know how to properly use the left lane to keep traffic moving. But, it's also probably our biggest pet peeve on the road when it comes to that out-of-state driver taking a casual Sunday drive in the left lane. MOVE OVER!!!
Three rights make a left... or is it, one continuous right turn that happens to go left? Whatever the case may be, we just know how to navigate them... and we're pretty good at it too.
Out of all the other perks on the road, this one's the most important. We're very fortunate to have such quick response times for emergencies in New Jersey.
We know Jersey loves Philly sports teams, so it only makes sense that they should play on our side of the river. At least we don't have to travel far to see them.
Why NJ public schools are a mess (Opinion)
That's not my opinion. That is what veteran and even some young, not yet dejected, beaten down and somewhat idealistic teachers are saying.The reasons for why it is a total mess lie mostly with the state of New Jersey, some with spineless clueless administrators and some with parents and their precious offspring.The state is far too involved and has complicated the process to inhibit real teaching and actual learning. Teachers are frustrated and hamstrung by cookie-cutter rules and regulations that are more concerned about soci...
That's not my opinion. That is what veteran and even some young, not yet dejected, beaten down and somewhat idealistic teachers are saying.
The reasons for why it is a total mess lie mostly with the state of New Jersey, some with spineless clueless administrators and some with parents and their precious offspring.
The state is far too involved and has complicated the process to inhibit real teaching and actual learning. Teachers are frustrated and hamstrung by cookie-cutter rules and regulations that are more concerned about social issues and procedures than being able to impart too much really useful knowledge.
If you know a teacher, buy them dinner, mow their lawn, give them hugs, open doors for them, or buy them theater tickets. The point is that their job has become so much more difficult in the last decade and a half. For many, it doesn't resemble the job they took on their first year of teaching, at all.
They have to deal with the state, parents that aren't always reasonable or even aware, and worst of all ... administration. School administrations are loaded with people who spent far too much time in the "education" industrial complex and very little time in the real world.
Their minds and their thought processes are ossified and stuck in the quagmire of modern social constructs, new age ideas, and a tunnel vision that dismisses any traditional ideas or ones that come from outside their highly "educated" circle of other education "experts."
Here is why you should be as nice as possible to any teacher who teaches in a public school in New Jersey at any level and for any field of study. If I had to watch half of the drivel on this list of REQUIRED viewing for teachers, I would be on suicide watch or on the floor of the nearest dive bar.
Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy only.
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Shrewsbury Borough School Invites the Community to Bond Referendum Informational Events
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The Shrewsbury Borough School District invites the community to several in-person and virtual events in September to learn about the Oct. 6 bond referendum. Borough residents can learn about the projects and ask questions before the Oct. 6 vote.These events will lead up to the vote on Thursday, Oct. 6. The district is asking the community to consider one ballot question that would provide funding for safety and security upgrades, critical maintenance, and a 21,300-square-foot addition to help keep class sizes small and expand the pre...
The Shrewsbury Borough School District invites the community to several in-person and virtual events in September to learn about the Oct. 6 bond referendum. Borough residents can learn about the projects and ask questions before the Oct. 6 vote.
These events will lead up to the vote on Thursday, Oct. 6. The district is asking the community to consider one ballot question that would provide funding for safety and security upgrades, critical maintenance, and a 21,300-square-foot addition to help keep class sizes small and expand the pre-Kindergarten program.
“This special vote is important to the future of our school and gives the community a voice and a vote,” said Superintendent Brent MacConnell. “While our school building is well maintained and a source of pride for this community, it needs to have updated security and safety features and be enlarged to meet the needs of our current and future students.”
Residents who attend the two in-person info sessions can interact and ask questions one-on-one of the district’s architect, financial adviser, bond counsel, teachers, board members, and superintendent. The evening session will also allow for building tours to see locations in the school that would be upgraded if the referendum passes.
The virtual session on Sept. 20 provides another opportunity for residents if they cannot attend an in-person event. Residents can ask questions during the virtual session or in advance by emailing [email protected].
“We hope to see all Shrewsbury Borough residents at these events,” said Board of Education President Jessica Groom. “A bond referendum provides a smart financial path for our community to make critical upgrades to the school at a significant cost advantage.”
If approved by voters, the projects will cost $22.5 million, and state aid would cover $4.7 million, or 21%. This is money that Shrewsbury residents have already paid through state taxes that they can now bring home to invest in Shrewsbury Borough School.
The net tax impact is estimated to be around $44 per month for a home assessed at Shrewsbury’s average of $580,785. This is the “net tax impact” because the district will finish paying off debt in 2023 from the last bond referendum and will simultaneously take on new debt if the bond referendum passes. Visit sbs-nj.org/vote for a tax impact calculator and more information.
Shrewsbury close to asking voters in referendum to borrow money for school renovations
SHREWSBURY - The school district is inching toward finalizing a referendum for upgrades to its pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade elementary school.The Board of Education is expected to approve a list of improvements before the end of December, which would then be put to a borough-wide vote next September. There is no final dollar amount of the cos...
SHREWSBURY - The school district is inching toward finalizing a referendum for upgrades to its pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade elementary school.
The Board of Education is expected to approve a list of improvements before the end of December, which would then be put to a borough-wide vote next September. There is no final dollar amount of the cost yet, but the district plans to apply for up to 40% in state aid to fund the capital improvements, according to the information posted about the referendum on the district website.
Superintendent Brent MacConnell said in an email to the Asbury Park Press that it has been 18 years since the Shrewsbury School, which has fewer than 500 students, had any major renovations.
"Some of our building systems need to be replaced with more reliable and efficient equipment and our facilities need upgrades to keep up with modern curriculum needs and expectations. The BOE is considering how best to meet those needs, including a possible bond referendum," MacConnell said.
About 110 community members sat in on a virtual meeting last week regarding the referendum. MacConnell said the discussions on the referendum have been focused on keeping class sizes low, modernizing the instructional facilities and taking advantage of state aid to replace old building systems.
A list to accomplish
As far as what the district is looking to accomplish, the BOE has listed critical needs that include replacing the HVAC system and all the school's windows, replacing the ceilings in the 1954-era wings, and increasing lunchroom and instructional space. A final need would be to create space in advance of a potential full preschool program. As of now, it's waiting-list only, like most school districts at the Shore which offer preschool.
The school board is expected to approve the scope of the referendum by Dec. 10 and then submit for state aid by Jan. 15, 2022. An answer from the state Department of Education on state aid should be returned by May. The referendum would then come before voters on Sept. 27 of next year.
At the earliest, construction would begin in June 2023. The district foresees two phases of construction and final completion by October 2024.
When Jersey Shore native Dan Radel is not reporting the news, you can find him in a college classroom where he is a history professor. Reach him @danielradelapp; 732-643-4072; [email protected]