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 Squankum, 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 Squankum
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 Squankum:
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 Squankum, NJ
You Know You’re From Howell When…
There are people who are from Howell and then there are people who are Howell. When I asked a group from Howell what characteristics, qualities, and traits belong on this list, the detail was amazing! From decades ago to the current day.What's missing from the list? Let me know! [email protected] 15 Hardest Town Names To Pronounce In New JerseyALLAMUCHYThis small town in Warren County is pronoun...
There are people who are from Howell and then there are people who are Howell. When I asked a group from Howell what characteristics, qualities, and traits belong on this list, the detail was amazing! From decades ago to the current day.
What's missing from the list? Let me know! [email protected].
The 15 Hardest Town Names To Pronounce In New Jersey
This small town in Warren County is pronounced AL-UH-MOOCHIE. The township's name comes from the Native American word "Allamachetey," meaning "place within the hills."
Part of Somerset's Bernards Township, Bernardsville is often mispronounced as "Bern-ARDS-ville" as opposed to the correct pronunciation "BERN-ards-ville."
My father grew up in BOO-in. If you ask anyone that live there, that is how it's said. The 'n' mysteriously disappears. I have rarely heard BOON-TON.
Seems easy enought, right? This Atlantic County town is pronounced BUNA with a long 'u.' The town gets it's name from Buena Vista Township, which was named for the 1847 Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican–American War.
Is it DUH-nel-EN? No. It's actually Duh-NEL-IN according to most locals. If you're a a lifer, it's more like duhNEL'n. It all blends together.
This is a Jersey Shore classic. Every new visitor to this Ocean County town is puzzled as to why Forked is pronounced FORK-ID instead of forkt. I've lived in the area my entire life, and I honestly don't have an answer.
Fun fact! Gloucester City, pronounced GLOSS-TER, ranks 9th in the country for number of Irish American residents according to the latest Cencus data.
Most call this Monmouth County town HOME-DEL. But, where did that 'L' go? Sticklers will say it's HOLE-M-DEL. It's said the town's name comes from the Dutch language words Holm and Del, meaning "pleasant valley."
HO-PAT-KONG was briefly named "Brooklyn" in 1898 before it became the hard to pronounce town we've come to love. It's said that Hopatcong, and surrounding towns would never come to be without the construction on I-80 which stretches from Teaneck, NJ all the way to San Francisco.
Often called MANA-LAPPIN jokingly, this Monmouth County town is actually pronounced MAN-AL-UH-PIN. Manalapan is a Lenape word that is said to mean "land of good bread"or "good land to settle upon."
Pronounced MET-UH-CHIN, the earliest residents of the area were the Raritan people of the Lenape Native Americans, who lived in the area and traveled through it to the shore. In 1646, Chief 'Matouchin' was part of a group that included 1,200 warriors.
PIC-WAN-NICK may be tough to pronounce, but it's not tough to live in. The Morris County town has earned the distinction of being named one of the"Best Places to Live" in New Jersey.
Is it RAH-WAY or RAW-WAY? You hear more RAW-WAYs in town and that likely due to the north Jersey accent. But, when NJ.com asked the Mayor of Rahway which is correct, he replied RAH-WAY.
This town is tricky. Many locals pronounce it SAY-ER-VILLE. I would love to learn how that all started. If you want to be technical, the proper pronunciation is SAIR-VILLE.
Take your pick. SIC-cau-CUS or SEE-cau-CUS. Personally, I've always said SEE-cau-CUS, but I'm from what Secaucus residents would call 'South Jersey.'
The Kepharts: Glass works in Williamstown
Bill & Mary Kepharthttps://www.nj.com/gloucester/voices/2011/08/the_kepharts_glass_works_in_wi.html
The first glassworks located in Squankum (Williamstown) was built at the suggestion of a man named William Nicholson in 1835.The company was formed without a charter and was called "Free Will Glass Manufactory."The site of the glasshouse was selected by Israel Ewing, Richard H. Tice and J. DeHart. A six-acre plot of land along present day Chestnut Street, Main Street and Bluebell Road was purchased. It was reported that the main building was 44 feet square. A mill and pot house were also constructed.By the fall...
The first glassworks located in Squankum (Williamstown) was built at the suggestion of a man named William Nicholson in 1835.
The company was formed without a charter and was called "Free Will Glass Manufactory."
The site of the glasshouse was selected by Israel Ewing, Richard H. Tice and J. DeHart. A six-acre plot of land along present day Chestnut Street, Main Street and Bluebell Road was purchased. It was reported that the main building was 44 feet square. A mill and pot house were also constructed.
By the fall of 1835, the company was ready for business. The company had molds for making two-gallon demijohns to half-dram vials, as well as pint and half-pint flasks.
Godfrey's Cordial, London Mustard, Turlington's Balsom and Opodeldoc Bitters were also blown. The company lasted for only one "fire."
The owners decided to sell the glassworks and dissolve the company. The assets of the company were purchased by William Nicholson for $5,700. The company was reorganized with new investors. As a result of the Depression of 1838, the company failed again.
In 1839, Joel Bodine erected a new glass plant across the street (Chestnut Street) called the Washington Glass Works.
Then, in 1846, Bodine and his three sons — Joel A., William H. and John F. — founded the firm of Joel Bodine and Sons.
Joel Bodine withdrew from the company in 1855 and his three sons continued to operate the firm until 1864, in spite of the disruptions of the Civil War.
Finally in 1864, John F. Bodine and Walter R. Thomas created Bodine, Thomas and Company. In 1866 they incorporated as the Williamstown Glass Manufacturing Company. This company continued to make blown glass bottles until 1871.
Glassmaking under the Bodines went through three periods. These periods were based on the fuel that was used to melt or fuse the raw materials to produce glass. Initially wood was used to fuel the furnaces.
The abundance of glass factories in South Jersey was due to the abundance and cheapness of the wood supply. With the building of the railroads in South Jersey, coal as a source of fuel became available to the glass industry.
The Williamstown Railroad Company was chartered in 1873. The railroad ran from Atco to Williamstown for a total of 9 1/2 miles. This section of the rail line was built through the efforts generated by John F. Bodine and the interest of the Williamstown Glass Works. The last fuel used at the glassworks was gas and fuel oil.
In 1865, the J.V.Sharp Company requested that the Williamstown Glass Works blow a glass container with a large mouth to permit the canning of tomatoes. The Sharp Company was based in Williamstown.
The high point of the Williamstown Glass Works was in 1883. That year, the company did a wide range of business, making not only Godfrey and Turlington bottles but also bottles for Swiss Cologne, Aqua de Florida, wines, schnapps, porter, soda, snuff, inks, flasks, yeast powder, cod liver oil, etc.
Beginning in the early 1900s, the automatic bottle machine was invented by Michael Owens. The development of the Owens machine marked the beginning of the end of the mouth blown glass production in South Jersey.
By 1915 the Williamstown Glass Works was owned by the Garfield family and employed 600 men. It specialized in the manufacture of liquor and beer bottles. This company ended production in November of 1917.
13 Things Near NYC to Do With Kids Who Are Obsessed with Dinosaurs
If you have a kid who loves dinosaurs, you know that the prehistoric creatures are EVERYTHING. The dinosaur obsession is real. We may not live in the Jurassic era, but we do live in New York, where we don't have to go far to fuel our little paleontologists' roaring curiosity.In New Jersey and Connecticut, you will find fossils and tracks from the dinosaurs who once lived there. New York City’s assortment of museums, zoos and parks will provide you with all you need for a fun-filled and educational experience this summer!...
If you have a kid who loves dinosaurs, you know that the prehistoric creatures are EVERYTHING. The dinosaur obsession is real. We may not live in the Jurassic era, but we do live in New York, where we don't have to go far to fuel our little paleontologists' roaring curiosity.
In New Jersey and Connecticut, you will find fossils and tracks from the dinosaurs who once lived there. New York City’s assortment of museums, zoos and parks will provide you with all you need for a fun-filled and educational experience this summer!
Where to Take a Kid Who Loves Dinosaurs in and Near NYC
200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 Hours: Open 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Wednesday through Sunday Admission: $23; $13 children 3-12; $18 students with valid ID and seniors 60+; Free for children 2 and under; residents of NY, NJ or CT can pay what they wish
Check out the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs to see the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex and Apatosaurus models alongside video and archival photos to learn about the history of paleontology. Be sure to visit the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Orientation Center first to see the famous Titanosaur and learn about the layout of the Dinosaur Wing, which is arranged by evolutionary relationships!
Interested in seeing more of the Museum? Check out Watson Adventures’ Museum of Natural Hysteria Scavenger Hunt for Kids to uncover “the weirdest, the wildest, and the wackiest secrets” of the Museum! Designed for teams of 5-6 kids with at least one adult on each team, these scavenger hunts will get you up close and personal with the exhibits, and you might even be able to touch ancient rocks and dinosaur bones! Inquire about setting up a private hunt here.
3 Overpeck Park Driveway, Leonia, NJ 07605 Hours: Open 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday for summer season (June 28 - September 4) Admission: $17.75; Free for children 2 and under; $5 for Paleontologists’ Laboratory; $10 for Jurassic Jump; Commanders and Explorers Passes available for more inclusive packages
This amusement park-like attraction has everything a dinosaur lover needs! The new Jurassic Jump Bungee trampoline will let you jump up to 25 feet in the air, the height of the tallest dinosaur models here!* There are interactive amphitheater shows playing throughout the day, including “Are You Smarter Than a Paleontologist?” and “Dinosaur Dance Party”! There are also more hands-on workshops for aspiring paleontologists, such as the Fossil Dig Site, and you can even create your own dinosaur drawings while learning how paleontologists hypothesize dinosaur colors!
2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460 Hours: Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday and Sunday (until Oct. 30) Admission: $41.95; $31.95 children 3-12; $36.95 seniors 65+; Free for children 2 and under
Get up close with 52 life-size animatronic dinosaurs and pterosaurs on the Dinosaur Safari! Dig up fossils and learn about the connections between dinosaurs and modern birds. Visit the Wildlife Theater for “Professor Jurassic’s Amazing Dinos Puppet Show” on Friday through Sunday from July 1 - August 28 at 10:45 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:15 pm, or head to the “DINOSAURS ROCK Fossil Adventure Show” from August 20 - 28 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm!
222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305 Hours: Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday Admission: $27.99; $22.99 children 2-12; $24.99 seniors 62+; Free for children under 2
Experience the Dino Dig Adventure, an immersive paleontological dig with fossils from seven different dinosaur species to uncover–who knows what you might find! Although the dig is outdoors, a tent provides shade over the whole site so you can still enjoy this dig in the midsummer heat!
‘If I Never Get Back to Hackensack,’ Tom Rush
NJArts.net reached No. 350 in the 350 Jersey Songs series in September 2015, but occasionally adds a new “bonus” pick. Here’s another one.Veteran singer-songwriter Tom Rush’s “If I Never Get Back to Hackensack” joins the small club of novelty songs that take advantage of the large number of weird New Jersey town names (such as Dave Van Ronk’s “Garden Stat...
NJArts.net reached No. 350 in the 350 Jersey Songs series in September 2015, but occasionally adds a new “bonus” pick. Here’s another one.
Veteran singer-songwriter Tom Rush’s “If I Never Get Back to Hackensack” joins the small club of novelty songs that take advantage of the large number of weird New Jersey town names (such as Dave Van Ronk’s “Garden State Stomp” and Steve Forbert’s “Strange Names (New Jersey’s Got ‘Em)”).
The song is basically a series of jokes, such as:
I got nutty friends in Nutley, they’re bonkers in Bayonne. My sidekicks down in Squankum, they won’t let you drink alone. They’re raucous in Secaucus and they whip it in Whippany. If I never get back to Hackensack, it’ll be all right with me.
Rush released the song on his 2018 album Voices, and told The Bergen Record that year that the song was indeed inspired by a disappointing bar gig in Hackensack, “decades ago.”
“One bad gig can really sour you on a town!” he wrote in the album’s liner notes, continuing: “I’ve been told, since we did this recording, that Moonachie is pronounced ‘moon AH kee.’ I wanted to go back in and re-record the whole thing, but the grownups wouldn’t let me. (Another fellow said, ‘I’ve never heard “Squankum” used in a song before.’ So I’m apparently boldly going where no songwriter has gone before.)”
Uh, actually one has. Dave Van Ronk (see above) did so in “Garden State Stomp,” though, technically, Van Ronk went with Lower Squankum. (Both Squankum and Lower Squankum are part of Howell Township in Monmouth County.)
Rush, whose career stretches back to the 1960s, tested positive for the coronavirus last month but has recovered, he announced on his web site last week.
New Jersey celebrated its 350th birthday in 2014. And in the 350 Jersey Songs series, we marked the occasion by posting 350 songs — one a day, from September 2014 to September 2015 — that have something to do with the state, its musical history, or both. To see the entire list, click here.
New Jersey American Water wins approval to improve property in Howell
HOWELL – New Jersey American Water has received approval to improve the property where it operates the Oak Glen water treatment plant on Squankum-Yellowbrook Road in Howell.The company filed an application with the Howell Zoning Board of Adjustment and was granted approval during a meeting on Oct. 25.New Jersey American Water was seeking permission to demolish an existing residential dwelling, a machine shop, a warehouse and other improvements in one area of the property and permission to install a 41,450-square-foot mate...
HOWELL – New Jersey American Water has received approval to improve the property where it operates the Oak Glen water treatment plant on Squankum-Yellowbrook Road in Howell.
The company filed an application with the Howell Zoning Board of Adjustment and was granted approval during a meeting on Oct. 25.
New Jersey American Water was seeking permission to demolish an existing residential dwelling, a machine shop, a warehouse and other improvements in one area of the property and permission to install a 41,450-square-foot materials storage area with a 114-foot x 19-foot canopy.
A parking area at the site will be removed and replaced with a paver patio and a gazebo. A loading area at the site will be milled, raised and repaved to allow for direct vehicle access to one building.
Additional improvements that were proposed included fencing, lighting, landscaping, signs, sidewalks, a garbage enclosure, electric vehicle charging stations and improvements to utilities at 149 Yellowbrook Road.
Attorney Niall O’Brien represented New Jersey American Water before the zoning board. He said the 12.7-acre site is in a Special Economic Development zone where public utilities are a permitted use.
He said a use variance was being sought to allow more than one occupant on the site, and also because the company has several buildings that comprise the operation center use, many of which are considered principal buildings.
O’Brien said the proposed storage area would contain materials the company uses at the treatment plant and at off-site locations. In addition, the applicant was seeking to amend a previous approval regarding a tenant.
Several years ago, New Jersey American Water “predicted it would occupy all of the building … but with (the coronavirus pandemic) and with people working from home, and with people being slow to return to work, and some people not returning at all and continuing to work at home, we are looking to amend a representation we made in 2019 and to allow our only remaining tenant, KSI Engineering, to stay on-site,” O’Brien said.
The tenant’s lease is due to expire in 2023.
“We represented to the zoning board that all of the tenants would leave the site when their lease expired, but we are now going to ask for your approval to allow KSI Engineering to renew their lease and to stay in a limited portion of the existing office building. They will continue to occupy the second floor,” O’Brien said.
A motion was made to grant the approvals New Jersey American Water requested and board members Matthew Hughes, Richard Mertens, James Moretti, Jose Orozco, Paul Sayah, Matthew Gonzalez and Chairman Wendell Nanson voted “yes” on the motion to permit the site improvements and the company’s request for the tenant to remain in the building.