Scaldino Basement Solutions

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& crawl space repair for a healthier home!

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Basement Moisture Control in Rahway NJ

Basement Moisture Control in Central & Northern New Jersey & Staten Island, NY


The air in your basement makes its way all over your house. Studies have shown that as much as 50% of the air you breathe in the home comes up from the basement or crawl space. This air is high in relative humidity and it can carry mold spores, allergens and musty odors as it travels.

Anywhere you have 60% or higher relative humidity, you can have mold. Mold can cause health problems, ranging from slight musty odors and cold-like symptoms, to severe asthma, breathing problems and possibly brain damage. This is a bacteria growth you don’t want in your home.

Aside from the problems it causes to residents’ health, high humidity can also cause costly structural damage. It can deteriorate your home’s building materials, leading you to pay more for repairs, remediation and demolition work.

Proper basement and crawl space moisture mitigation is essential to decreasing the health risks and structural damage related to high humidity. An easy way to control moisture is through a dehumidification system.

Vapor Barrier

Another effective way to keep your basement moisture free is to use a vapor barrier. A vapor barrier is a sheet of material that slows the transmission of moisture into your basement. Along with the sealed Grate Drain system, it’s an excellent way to prevent moisture, mold, fungus and odors, and the poor air quality and damage they can cause.

Scaldino Basement Solutions offers a few different types of vapor barriers. TuffShield™ is a vapor barrier that’s 16mil cross laminated and fire retardant. It’s the most economical and effective vapor barrier for finished basement walls. It’s good at preventing moisture seepage, especially against wall leaks.

ThermalShield™ is a foil-faced wall vapor barrier that has double layers of bubbles and white poly on the back. One advantage of ThermalShield™ is that it reflects indoor heat back into the basement, which can save money on your heating bill.

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The Scaldino Basement Solutions Approach

Scaldino Basement Solutions is the leading local basement waterproofing contractor, serving Union & Middlesex Counties with a sub-floor drainage system engineered specifically to solve basement water problems in our area without worry of clogging from soils under the floor. Our systems can be designed to meet the needs of any home, regardless of age or size.

If your basement has ever leaked or flooded, then you should consider a quality basement waterproofing system. Without basement waterproofing, water problems never get better, they only get worse. Even if water leaks are uncommon, your home's air quality can be impacted and your ability to finish your basement is restricted.

Scaldino Basement Solutions is an Authorized Grate Products Certified Contractor which includes exclusive access to the patented innovative products, comprehensive trainings and continued support from the national manufacturing company. We are the only company in Union and Middlesex Counties offering Grate Products' patented basement systems, which are distributed worldwide. 

When you consider the risks that a wet basement poses to your family’s health, the increased resale value of your home after waterproofing, and the risk of a flooded basement without waterproofing, the decision becomes easy.

Call our basement waterproofing experts today at 908-258-6561 or fill out our form for a FREE basement inspection.

What Is Hydrostatic Pressure?

Hydrostatic pressure is caused when water pressure builds up outside a foundation. The weight of the water pushes downward until it finds the path of least resistance, and since a basement is nothing but a hole in the ground it is easy to see why it would come in the small seam at the floor / wall seam. It is usually recommended to discharge the water at least 10 feet or more away from the foundation. We accomplish this by installing an anti-freeze device and a solid pipe out to a yard drain. This pipe is buried underneath the ground and is hardly noticeable. 

How Much Does It Cost To Have My Basement Waterproofed?

It depends on different factors such as the size of your basement, the type of foundation and the type of water problem you are experiencing. Generally the average 32ft x 24 ft basement will cost anywhere from $5000.00 to $10,000 depending on what type of equipment, battery backup system, etc. Financing options are available, and several things can be done to keep the cost down. 

What Is GrateDrain™?

GrateDrain™ is a dual chamber system that is designed to accept ground water faster than any other drainage pipe on the market, yet it is placed just under the floor in front of the footer. This design allows ground water to only be pumped if water is going to come on the basement floor and doing so quickly when called upon to work.

What Is GrateSump™?

GrateSump™ is our specially designed sump pump collection system. It was designed by someone who installed thousands of sump pump systems over the years. It is not as deep as other sump liners on the market and it will not encourage undermining of the foundation. We use our FastSump™ to pump the ground water out and away from the foundation.

We are in business to create healthy, livable spaces for Union & Middlesex County homes. There are many ways to lower the humidity in a basement or crawl space. Dehumidifiers are a good start, and can greatly alleviate basement moisture issues. Unfortunately, they are rarely enough to solve the problem.

We typically start by installing a wall vapor barrier along with a ground water control system to reduce the amount of moisture that enters the basement. Because condensation forms on cold surfaces in the late spring, summer and fall months, a dehumidifier is typically still necessary to ensure a clean and comfortable space all year round.

In the last several years, Scaldino Basement Solustions has been installing the Moistu-Vac™ System on our GrateDrain™ systems for our customers in Union & Middlesex Counties. This system includes a piping to the roof of the home and a fan which is installed outside or in the attic that draws air and moisture up from underneath the basement slab. This innovative system can remove up to 13 gallons of moisture from under the basement slab each day, capturing moisture before it even enters your home or building.

If you are in need of a basement or crawl space moisture control, contact Scaldino Basement Solutions today at 908-258-6561. We serve Union, Middlesex, Monmouth, Essex, Morris, Somerset, Bergen, Passaic and many other counties in NJ as well as Richmond County Staten Island NY. Call us today!

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