Flushing, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/26/2017 -- Staten Island is the least populated borough in New York City blessed with luxury houses, mansions, and commercial establishments. All these structures look indestructible but its basement still needs regular waterproofing services to protect the house from winter snow and thaws and summer storms. Nobody wants a wet basement in Staten Island!
Massive flooding in Staten Island is carefully monitored. Yet, experts believe there's little that residents could have done to survive Sandy. However, like when you take care of your teeth you're less likely to get a cavity, basement waterproofing prior to Sandy may have saved thousands of dollars of repairs and destruction to Staten Island homes.
In fact, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is providing all neighborhoods with three miles of new sewers, 225 new catch basins and four miles of rebuilt sanitary sewer systems.This project includes 85 new street lights and 400 new trees. All these plans are to be completed by 2020... you might considering a similar program with your foundation!
Decades ago in cooler climates, there was a need to house large coal and wood fired heating plants. This was done in the space below the house, which we now call the basement. It was the smart place to put it because, as we know, hot air rises and the heating plants could be more efficient if placed below the space to be heated.
It was also a filthy, dirty, dusty, ash-laden mess and keeping it out of the living area was important. In time the heating plants shrank and were replaced by much smaller electric, propane and gas fired units.
At this time, the founding fathers of Vulcan were in the home improvement business and were often called on to renovate this space and make it livable. The request was easy enough to accomplish but later, after heavy rains, there was water on the floor. This was something that no one noticed or cared about when it was filled with coal and ash. The first attempts to stop the water were done by trying to raise the ground around the walls that were leaking.
After several renovations with the same results there came a realization that there was a genuine need for a business to specialize in keeping water out of basements. This was the birth of the basement waterproofing industry and Vulcan Basement Waterproofing, as we know it today.
A Staten Island basement waterproofed by Vulcan Basement Waterproofing implies a healthy lifestyle. This is an area that can be converted into a fitness area or an entertainment center... and nobody wants a wet basement! Dawn Jamison wrote a blog about a mom who uses her basement as a play zone for her kids (Quicken Loans, December 2016). We all want our kids playing in a safe, dry, mold free area.
Vulcan Waterproofing is the oldest and the most reliable basement waterproofing contractor in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania... now specializing on Staten island!
Please contact us at 877-885-2268 for a free inspection.
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