Solutions for Basement Leaks & Flooding in NJ & Staten Island, NY

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Causes of Basement Leaks & Flooding in New Jersey & Staten Island, NY

The best way to prevent your basement from flooding is by preventing the ground around it from being too wet.

If you have a clogged footing drain or other drainage problems, water can seep into cracks in concrete walls and the joints where they meet foundation slabs. Your basement is at risk for flooding and moisture problems not just during storms but all year long!

By providing adequate foundation drainage with an effective drainage system to collect groundwater and a powerful sump pump system to pump it out and away from you basement you can  keep it dry and healthy at all times!

French Drains
(the old-fashioned solution)

French Drains have been the builder’s solution to groundwater control around foundation walls for over 100 years. It is basically a line of clay or corrugated pipe installed by the foundation footing, around the exterior perimeter of your basement. It was designed to carry rainwater away from your home or yard without allowing it inside!

The problem is that overtime, the traditional exterior French drain will clog with mud and silt and no longer work as intended. And the only way to fix it is to dig out the foundations and replace the drain tiles.

Interior Perimeter Drainage Systems in New Jersey & Staten Island

The new generation of French drains is on its way. Scaldino Basement Solutions offers a superior alternative as part of our Healthy Basement water control system. Installed along the interior perimeter of the basement, our drainage solutions are less likely than ever before to clog. And if  they do clog, they remain accessible to be inspected, flushed, and serviced as needed.

Scaldino Basement Solutions serves all of North & Central New Jersey and Staten Island, Jersey City, Edison, Freehold, Passaic, Union City, Old Bridge, Bayonne, Middletown, Paterson, Woodbridge, Brick, Lakewood, Short Hills, Toms River, Morristown, and all surrounding towns.


GrateDrain™ provides a drainage solution for general basement water problems.


GrateTrench™ is the solution for bulkhead water problems.

Sump Pumps Installed in Jersey City, Passaic, Toms River & Nearby

The heart of  a waterproofing system is the sump pump. Once the drainage system collects groundwater, it goes through a patented GrateSump™ pit and one of  our FastSumps discharge any excess water from around or under your foundation as far away from your house as possible.

Battery Backup Sump Pumps

Your home’s electricity is what keeps your sump pump running, but if a storm knocks out power at the time you need it most?

Our Level 3 Healthy Basement Certificate offers two types of battery-operated backup systems. Grate Sump Plus™ and Grate Sump II ™ designed to keep those wet basements dry no matter how much water comes down!

Grate Sump Plus

The Grate Sump Plus™ is a perfect solution for protecting your basement during power outages. It will automatically kick in and recharge when the electricity goes out,

The battery-powered 4-amp pump can be configured with two units – one operating at 8,000 gallons per minute output capacity and another offering 10k gpd–for up 12KgPDs for total protection against flooding

Grate Sump Plus II

The Grate Sump Plus II™ is the ultimate protection for your basement. This dual-pump system can handle virtually any amount of water and keep it dry even during prolonged power outages.

The Grate Sump Plus II has all the powerful features of our original sump pump product, times 2! It’s also backed by a limited transferable lifetime warranty.

Basement Drainage FAQs for the NJ & Staten Island Area

What is a French Drain?

The French or footing drain is a line of clay or corrugated pipe installed by the footing, around the entire external perimeter of the basement. Its job is to collect groundwater and divert it away and divert it away from the foundation.

Do I need a French Drain?

If your home is less than 100 years old, chances are it already has a French drain. That is how long it´s been used to control groundwater. Yet, if your basement is still leaking, is probably because it is clogged or collapsed. You will either need to dig out your foundation and replace the pipe or have an Interior Drainage System installed along the interior perimeter of your basement, instead. 

What is an Interior Drainage System?

An interior basement drainage system replaces the old-fashioned French drain with a few advantages. If there is a problem with it, you do not need to excavate your yard. It can be fixed from the interior of the basement. Interior drainage systems come in all shapes and sizes. Some contractors use generic corrugate pipes and some, like Scaldino Basement Solutions, use exclusive, patented drainage systems, that are specifically designed to deal with groundwater in the basements. Among the many advantages of these proprietary systems, is the fact that they can be flushed to prevent clogs and serviced throughout the years without the need to jackhammer your basement.

What is a Sump Pump?

The sump pump is the heart of a waterproofing system. While the drainage system collects all the ground water that tends to pool around your foundation, it is the sump pump that will get it out and away from your basement. If the sump pump is out of commission, your basement may leak.

Do I need a battery-operated backup Sump Pump?

Sump pumps usually run out of your home’s electric power. The same storms, however, that are known to flood basements also tend to knock the power off. Without a battery backup, your sump pump will be down, just when you need it most.

iBasement Systems & Crawl Space Systems Certificates

The iBasement Systems and Crawl Space Systems Certificates were created using specific sets of criteria to provide a healthy indoor living environment. Air pollutants and excessive moisture levels in the basement or crawl space can negatively impact the odors in the home as well as cause health problems with those who live there year-round - including yourself!

We offer 6 levels of iBasement Certificate, and 5 levels Crawl Space Systems Certificate, each designed to solve specific problems and protect your home, family, and property value on the long run.

Steps towards a healthy basement and a Nationally Backed Warranty.

All of our Healthy Basement / Crawl Space Contractors are trained and certified.

Steps towards a healthy crawl space and a Nationally Backed Warranty.

All of our Healthy Basement / Crawl Space Contractors are trained and certified.

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Service Area

Scaldino Basement Solutions offers a variety of services from waterproofing to foundation repairs. We offer the following services in your area, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, sump pump installation and service, basement crack repair, vapor barriers and moisture control.

  • Adelphia, NJ
  • Allamuchy, NJ
  • Allendale, NJ
  • Allenhurst, NJ
  • Allentown, NJ
  • Allenwood, NJ
  • Alpine, NJ
  • Andover, NJ
  • Annandale, NJ
  • Asbury Park, NJ
  • Asbury, NJ
  • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
  • Augusta, NJ
  • Avenel, NJ
  • Avon By The Sea, NJ
  • Baptistown, NJ
  • Barnegat Light, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Bayonne, NJ
  • Bayville, NJ
  • Beach Haven, NJ
  • Beachwood, NJ
  • Bedminster, NJ
  • Belford, NJ
  • Belle Mead, NJ
  • Belleville, NJ
  • Belmar, NJ
  • Belvidere, NJ
  • Bergenfield, NJ
  • Berkeley Heights, NJ
  • Bernardsville, NJ
  • Blairstown, NJ
  • Blawenburg, NJ
  • Bloomfield, NJ
  • Bloomingdale, NJ
  • Bloomsbury, NJ
  • Bogota, NJ
  • Boonton, NJ
  • Bound Brook, NJ
  • Bradley Beach, NJ
  • Branchburg, NJ
  • Branchville, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Bridgewater, NJ
  • Brielle, NJ
  • Broadway, NJ
  • Brookside, NJ
  • Budd Lake, NJ
  • Butler, NJ
  • Buttzville, NJ
  • Caldwell, NJ
  • Califon, NJ
  • Califon, NJ
  • Carlstadt, NJ
  • Carteret, NJ
  • Cedar Grove, NJ
  • Cedar Knolls, NJ
  • Changewater, NJ
  • Chatham, NJ
  • Chester, NJ
  • Clark, NJ
  • Cliffside Park, NJ
  • Cliffwood, NJ
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Clinton, NJ
  • Closter, NJ
  • Colonia, NJ
  • Colts Neck, NJ
  • Columbia, NJ
  • Convent Station, NJ
  • Cranbury, NJ
  • Cranford, NJ
  • Cream Ridge, NJ
  • Cresskill, NJ
  • Cronford, NJ
  • Dayton, NJ
  • Deal, NJ
  • Delaware, NJ
  • Demarest, NJ
  • Denville, NJ
  • Dover, NJ
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  • Dunellen, NJ
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • East Hanover, NJ
  • East Orange, NJ
  • East Rutherford, NJ
  • East Windsor, NJ
  • Eatontown, NJ
  • Edgewater, NJ
  • Edison, NJ
  • Elizabeth, NJ
  • Elizabethport, NJ
  • Elmwood Park, NJ
  • Emerson, NJ
  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ
  • Englewood, NJ
  • Englishtown, NJ
  • Essex Fells, NJ
  • Ewing Township
  • Fair Haven, NJ
  • Fair Lawn, NJ
  • Fairfield, NJ
  • Fairlawn, NJ
  • Fairview, NJ
  • Fanwood, NJ
  • Far Hills, NJ
  • Farmingdale, NJ
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  • Flanders, NJ
  • Flemington, NJ
  • Florham Park, NJ
  • Fords, NJ
  • Forked River, NJ
  • Fort Lee, NJ
  • Fort Monmouth, NJ
  • Franklin Lakes, NJ
  • Franklin Park, NJ
  • Franklin, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Frenchtown, NJ
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Garwood, NJ
  • Gillette, NJ
  • Gladstone, NJ
  • Glasser, NJ
  • Glen Gardner, NJ
  • Glen Ridge, NJ
  • Glen Rock, NJ
  • Glenwood, NJ
  • Great Meadows, NJ
  • Green Brook, NJ
  • Green Township, NJ
  • Green Village, NJ
  • Greenbrook, NJ
  • Greendell, NJ
  • Hackensack, NJ
  • Hackettstown, NJ
  • Haledon, NJ
  • Hamburg, NJ
  • Hamilton Township, NJ
  • Hampton, NJ
  • Harrington Park, NJ
  • Harrison, NJ
  • Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
  • Haskell, NJ
  • Haworth, NJ
  • Hawthorne, NJ
  • Hazlet, NJ
  • Helmetta, NJ
  • Hewitt, NJ
  • Hibernia, NJ
  • High Bridge, NJ
  • Highland Lakes, NJ
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  • Highlands, NJ
  • Hightstown, NJ
  • Hillsborough, NJ
  • Hillsdale, NJ
  • Hillside, NJ
  • Ho Ho Kus, NJ
  • Hoboken, NJ
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  • Hopatcong, NJ
  • Hope, NJ
  • Hopelawn, NJ
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  • Howell, NJ
  • Imlaystown, NJ
  • Ironia, NJ
  • Irvington, NJ
  • Iselin, NJ
  • Island Heights, NJ
  • Jackson, NJ
  • Jamesburg, NJ
  • Jersey City, NJ
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  • Kearny, NJ
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  • Kendall Park, NJ
  • Kenilworth, NJ
  • Kenvil, NJ
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  • Kingston, NJ
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  • Lafayette, NJ
  • Lake Hiawatha, NJ
  • Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • Lakehurst, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Lambertville, NJ
  • Landing, NJ
  • Lanoka Harbor, NJ
  • Lavallette, NJ
  • Lawrence Township, NJ
  • Layton, NJ
  • Lebanon, NJ
  • Ledgewood, NJ
  • Leonardo, NJ
  • Leonia, NJ
  • Liberty Corner, NJ
  • Lincoln Park, NJ
  • Lincroft, NJ
  • Linden, NJ
  • Little Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
  • Little Falls, NJ
  • Little Ferry, NJ
  • Little Silver, NJ
  • Little York, NJ
  • Livingston, NJ
  • Lodi, NJ
  • Long Branch, NJ
  • Long Valley, NJ
  • Lyndhurst, NJ
  • Lyons, NJ
  • Madison, NJ
  • Mahwah, NJ
  • Manahawkin, NJ
  • Manalapan, NJ
  • Manasquan, NJ
  • Manchester Township, NJ
  • Mantoloking, NJ
  • Manville, NJ
  • Maplewood, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Martinsville, NJ
  • Matawan, NJ
  • Maywood, NJ
  • Mc Afee, NJ
  • Medham, NJ
  • Mendham, NJ
  • Metuchen, NJ
  • Middlesex, NJ
  • Middletown, NJ
  • Middleville, NJ
  • Midland Park, NJ
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  • Millburn, NJ
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  • Millstone Township, NJ
  • Milltown, NJ
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  • Moonachie, NJ
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  • Morris Plains, NJ
  • Morristown, NJ
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  • Mount Freedom, NJ
  • Mount Olive
  • Mount Tabor, NJ
  • Mountain Lakes, NJ
  • Mountainside, NJ
  • Navesink, NJ
  • Neptune, NJ
  • Neshanic Station, NJ
  • Netcong, NJ
  • New Brunswick, NJ
  • New Egypt, NJ
  • New Milford, NJ
  • New Providence, NJ
  • New Vernon, NJ
  • Newark, NJ
  • Newfoundland, NJ
  • Newton, NJ
  • Normandy Beach, NJ
  • North Arlington, NJ
  • North Bergen, NJ
  • North Brunswick, NJ
  • North Caldwell, NJ
  • North Plainfield, NJ
  • Northvale, NJ
  • Norwood, NJ
  • Nutley, NJ
  • Oak Ridge, NJ
  • Oakhurst, NJ
  • Oakland, NJ
  • Ocean Gate, NJ
  • Ocean Grove, NJ
  • Ocean Township, NJ
  • Oceanport, NJ
  • Ogdensburg, NJ
  • Old Bridge, NJ
  • Oldwick, NJ
  • Oradell, NJ
  • Orange, NJ
  • Oxford, NJ
  • Palisades Park, NJ
  • Paramus, NJ
  • Park Ridge, NJ
  • Parlin, NJ
  • Parsipanny-Troy Hills
  • Parsippany, NJ
  • Passaic, NJ
  • Paterson, NJ
  • Peapack, NJ
  • Pennington, NJ
  • Pequannock, NJ
  • Perth Amboy, NJ
  • Phillipsburg, NJ
  • Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
  • Pine Beach, NJ
  • Pine Brook, NJ
  • Piscataway, NJ
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  • Plainfield, NJ
  • Plainsboro, NJ
  • Pluckemin, NJ
  • Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
  • Pompton Lakes, NJ
  • Pompton Plains, NJ
  • Port Monmouth, NJ
  • Port Murray, NJ
  • Port Reading, NJ
  • Pottersville, NJ
  • Princeton Junction, NJ
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Quakertown, NJ
  • Rahway, NJ
  • Rahway, NJ
  • Ramsey, NJ
  • Randolph, NJ
  • Raritan, NJ
  • Readington, NJ
  • Red Bank, NJ
  • Ridgefield Park, NJ
  • Ridgefield, NJ
  • Ridgewood, NJ
  • Ringoes, NJ
  • Ringwood, NJ
  • River Edge, NJ
  • Riverdale, NJ
  • Robbinsville, NJ
  • Rochelle Park, NJ
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Rocky Hill, NJ
  • Roosevelt, NJ
  • Roseland, NJ
  • Roselle Park, NJ
  • Roselle, NJ
  • Rosemont, NJ
  • Rumson, NJ
  • Rutherford, NJ
  • Saddle Brook, NJ
  • Saddle River, NJ
  • Sayreville, NJ
  • Schooleys Mountain, NJ
  • Scotch Plains, NJ
  • Sea Girt, NJ
  • Seaside Heights, NJ
  • Seaside Park, NJ
  • Secaucus, NJ
  • Sergeantsville, NJ
  • Sewaren, NJ
  • Short Hills, NJ
  • Shrewsbury, NJ
  • Skillman, NJ
  • Somerset, NJ
  • Somerville, NJ
  • South Amboy, NJ
  • South Bound Brook, NJ
  • South Brunswick, NJ
  • South Hackensack, NJ
  • South Orange, NJ
  • South Plainfield, NJ
  • South River, NJ
  • Sparta, NJ
  • Spotswood, NJ
  • Spring Lake, NJ
  • Springfield, NJ
  • Stanhope, NJ
  • Stanton, NJ
  • Staten Island, NY
  • Stewartsville, NJ
  • Stillwater, NJ
  • Stirling, NJ
  • Stockholm, NJ
  • Stockton, NJ
  • Succasunna, NJ
  • Summit, NJ
  • Sussex, NJ
  • Swartswood, NJ
  • Teaneck, NJ
  • Tenafly,NJ
  • Tennent, NJ
  • Teterboro, NJ
  • Three Bridges, NJ
  • Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Titusville, NJ
  • Toms River, NJ
  • Totowa, NJ
  • Towaco, NJ
  • Township Of Washington, NJ
  • Tranquility, NJ
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Tuckerton, NJ
  • Union City, NJ
  • Union, NJ
  • Vauxhall, NJ
  • Vernon, NJ
  • Verona, NJ
  • Vienna, NJ
  • Waldwick, NJ
  • Wallington, NJ
  • Wallpack Center, NJ
  • Wanaque, NJ
  • Waretown, NJ
  • Warren, NJ
  • Washington Township, NJ
  • Washington, NJ
  • Watchung, NJ
  • Wayne, NJ
  • Weehawken, NJ
  • West Caldwell, NJ
  • West Creek, NJ
  • West Long Branch, NJ
  • West Milford, NJ
  • West New York, NJ
  • West Orange, NJ
  • West Windsor, NJ
  • Westfield, NJ
  • Westwood, NJ
  • Wharton, NJ
  • Whippany, NJ
  • Whitehouse Station, NJ
  • Whitehouse, NJ
  • Wickatunk, NJ
  • Windsor, NJ
  • Wood Ridge, NJ
  • Woodbridge Township, NJ
  • Woodbridge, NJ
  • Woodcliff Lake, NJ
  • Wyckoff, NJ
  • Zarephath, NJ