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Rising Sea Levels & its Affects to Jersey Shore Towns

Updated: Apr 2

Did you know that most homeowners inadvertently cause 90% of crawlspace problems? These issues could have been mitigated with a simple yearly crawlspace inspection service. In this blog, as experts in water remediation from Crawlspace Solutions NJ, we delve into the common factors contributing to water and moisture problems in crawlspaces, particularly in Monmouth, Ocean, and Atlantic Counties. Understanding these issues is the first step toward preventing minor concerns from escalating into major problems.

The Impact of Raised Houses

Over the last 7-10 years, the water table in coastal areas has risen significantly, exacerbated by more severe and rapid rainfalls, with 5-7 inches in just 2-3 hours. This type of rain naturally leads to runoff and rapid flooding in areas that previously had no such issues. Homeowners need to be aware of these changing dynamics and their potential impact on their properties, specifically the crawlspace/basement.

Too Much Rain in a Short Timeframe

In various towns, property owners can raise the grade of their properties by six inches. While this may seem like a minor adjustment, it can have ripple effects, leading to water pooling and puddling issues for neighboring properties. Understanding the consequences of raising property grades is crucial for effective water management.

New Construction Challenges with 3-Story Structures

New construction along the Jersey Shore, particularly with the prevalence of 3-story homes, has introduced new challenges. The absence of gutters on the top two levels of these structures can result in rapid water flow, causing pooling and puddling on neighboring properties. This section explores the nuances of modern construction contributing to water-related problems.

Township Road Raising Initiatives

In some towns, road repaving and upgrading projects involve raising the center of the road to expedite water drainage to storm drains. However, this well-intentioned initiative can inadvertently cause water to move faster and in different directions during heavy rain, leading to pooling and puddling on neighboring properties. This section sheds light on how township initiatives may exacerbate existing water issues for Shore properties.

Understanding the multifaceted impact of these township initiatives is crucial for residents. The increased speed and varied water flow can exacerbate existing water issues, affecting properties that may have yet to encounter such problems. As a result, homeowners are now grappling with severe water issues, including standing water in their crawlspaces or basements, with no apparent solution in sight.

Crawlspace Solutions: Your Partner in Water Remediation

At Crawlspace Solutions, we address these complex water and moisture challenges. Our team of experts is equipped with the knowledge and experience to identify the root causes of crawlspace issues and implement effective solutions. From comprehensive inspections to tailored remediation strategies, we are dedicated to ensuring your home's longevity and its occupants' well-being.

Annual Inspection: A Preventive Measure

The key to mitigating crawlspace problems lies in early detection and prevention. We strongly advocate for annual crawlspace inspections as a proactive measure to identify and address potential issues before they escalate. Our seasoned professionals will thoroughly assess your crawlspace, considering factors such as water table levels, property grades, and the impact of nearby construction and road initiatives.

Our Comprehensive Services

Crawlspace Solutions offers a range of specialized services tailored to the unique needs of Jersey Shore properties:

1. Water Remediation: We employ advanced techniques to address water intrusion issues, safeguarding your crawlspace against potential damage.

2. Moisture Control: Our solutions include the installation of vapor barriers and dehumidifiers to regulate moisture levels, preventing mold growth and structural compromise.

3. Encapsulation: Our encapsulation services create a protective barrier against moisture, enhancing structural integrity and overall crawlspace health.

4. Insulation Services: We specialize in insulation solutions that optimize temperature regulation, providing ultimate comfort and energy efficiency.

Conclusion: Protecting Your Investment

In conclusion, homeowners' water and moisture challenges in Monmouth, Ocean, and Atlantic Counties are complex and multifaceted. Understanding the contributing factors is the first step toward effective mitigation and prevention. Crawlspace Solutions NJ is your trusted partner in navigating these challenges.

Schedule your crawlspace inspection, and let us assist you in safeguarding your investment. Ensure a dry, healthy crawlspace and a home that maintains its integrity over time.

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