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Howell Township is a township in Monmouth County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The township is the largest municipality in the county by total area, comprised of about 61.21 square miles (158.5 km). It is located in the New York metropolitan area and has been a steadily growing bedroom community of New York City. As of the 2020 United States census, the township's population was 53,537, its highest decennial count ever and an increase of 2,462 (+4.8%) from the 2010 census count of 51,075, which in turn reflected an increase of 2,172 (+4.4%) from the 48,903 counted in the 2000 census.

Howell Township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 23, 1801, from portions of Shrewsbury Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Brick Township in the newly created Ocean County (February 15, 1850), Wall Township (March 7, 1851) and Farmingdale (April 8, 1903). The township was named for Richard Howell, who served from 1794 to 1801 as the third Governor of New Jersey.

Founded in 1822 by engineer and philanthropist James P. Allaire, the Howell Works provided iron for Allaire Iron Works, which was a leading supplier of iron in the 19th century. Allaire Village was a bustling mill town at the height of the mining operations and it has been preserved as Allaire State Park, which is in Howell Township and Wall Township.

Some scenes for the War of the Worlds 2005 remake were filmed here, and a neighborhood called Ardena Acres was recreated as a set and left standing in Universal Studios Hollywood.

In June 2017, two separate tornadoes, both rated EF0 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, struck minutes and miles apart. The first one struck the Fort Plains area, damaging a Home Depot, Chase Bank, a strip mall, and a local ice cream parlor. The second one struck a park in the Oak Glen area.

Roughly six years later in April 2023, a tornado rated EF-2 struck Howell and neighboring Jackson Township near the Aldrich Road area. The National Weather Service confirmed that the tornado was 50 yards wide and 1.4 miles in length. It was one of the strongest tornadoes to have hit the state, as it was part of four separate powerful tornadoes that had also impacted the state that same day.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 61.21 square miles (158.54 km), including 60.27 square miles (156.10 km2) of land and 0.94 square miles (2.44 km) of water (1.54%).

Howell was formed from territory taken from Shrewsbury Township under an act of the New Jersey General Assembly passed February 23, 1801. The township, as formed, included in addition to its present area all of what is now Wall Township, Lakewood Township, Brick Township, and all the boroughs along the Atlantic Ocean from Barnegat Inlet of the Shark River Inlet at Belmar.

Ramtown (with a 2010 Census population of 6,242) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Howell Township.

Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Adelphia, Ardena, Ardmore Estates, Bergerville, Candlewood, Collingwood Park, Fairfield, Fort Plains, Freewood Acres, Jerseyville, Lake Club, Land of Pines, Larrabees, Lippencotts Corner, Lower Squankum, Matthews, Maxim, Oak Glen, Parkway Pines,[citation needed] Salem Hill, Shacks Corner, Southard, Squankum, West Farms, Winston Park, Wyckoff Mills and Yellow Brook.

The township completely surrounds Farmingdale, making it part of 21 pairs of "doughnut towns" in the state, where one municipality entirely surrounds another. The township borders Colts Neck Township, Freehold Township and Wall Township in Monmouth County; and Brick Township, Jackson Township and Lakewood Township in Ocean County.

According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Howell Township would have an Appalachian Oak (104) vegetation type with an Eastern Hardwood Forest (25) vegetation form.

The township is uniquely located in the center of the state New Jersey, located on a ridge within Central New Jersey. As such, northern sections of the township fall within the hillier terrain and fertile soil found in the Inner coastal plain, while southern sections of the township fall within the more flat terrain and sandier soil found in the Outer coastal plain. The township is located within the sphere of influence of the Jersey Shore, while also being located relatively near the Raritan Bayshore, the Raritan Valley, and the Pine Barrens. Notable bodies of water inside the township include:

  • Manasquan Reservoir
  • Aldrich Lake
  • Echo Lake
  • Lake Louise
  • Manasquan River (Raritan Basin Watershed)
  • Metedeconk River (Barnegat Bay Watershed)
    • North Branch Metedeconk River
    • South Branch Metedeconk River
  • Swimming River (Navesink River Watershed)
    • Mine Brook

Most common ancestries in Howell Township are Italian: 23.8%, Irish: 18.7%, German: 12.7%, Other groups: 11.3%, Polish: 7.7%, English: 4.9% and Russian: 3.0%.

The township is also home to a small, but notable, Kalmyk American community located in the Freewood Acres neighborhood.

The 2010 United States census counted 51,075 people, 17,260 households, and 13,618 families in the township. The population density was 843.4 per square mile (325.6/km). There were 17,979 housing units at an average density of 296.9 per square mile (114.6/km2). The racial makeup was 88.30% (45,100) White, 3.65% (1,865) Black or African American, 0.15% (79) Native American, 4.52% (2,309) Asian, 0.05% (23) Pacific Islander, 1.61% (822) from other races, and 1.72% (877) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.13% (4,153) of the population.

Of the 17,260 households, 39.9% had children under the age of 18; 65.4% were married couples living together; 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present and 21.1% were non-families. Of all households, 17.3% were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.37.

26.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.6 years. For every 100 females, the population had 96.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 93.5 males.

The Census Bureau showed that in 2010 median household income was $89,287 and the median family income was $102,015. Males had a median income of $71,499 versus $54,308 for females. The per capita income for the township was $35,489. About 4.5% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

As of the 2000 United States census there were 48,903 people, 16,063 households, and 13,011 families residing in the township. The population density was 802.8 inhabitants per square mile (310.0/km2). There were 16,572 housing units at an average density of 272.1 per square mile (105.1/km). The racial makeup of the township was 89.99% White, 3.56% African American, 0.12% Native American, 3.58% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.34% of the population.

The most common first ancestry group cited by Howell residents in the 2000 Census was German (17.7%), English (12.7%), Irish (11.5%), United States or American (9.9%), Polish (6.6%), French (except Basque) (4.0%) and Italian (2.7%).

There were 16,063 households, out of which 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the township the population was spread out, with 30.9% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township in 2000 was $68,069, and the median income for a family was $74,623. Males had a median income of $55,349 versus $34,722 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,143. About 3.1% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Despite suburbanization in recent years, the township's agricultural roots have been preserved. There are numerous crop farms, thoroughbred farms, and nurseries in the township. Some notable farms in the township include Calgo Gardens, Twin Pond Farm, Kauffman Farms, Landex Nursery, and JMJ Farm.

The township is home to numerous shopping centers, particularly on U.S. 9, including Aldrich Plaza, Adelphia Plaza, Greenleaf at Howell, Howell Commons, Lanes Mill Marketplace, and Regal Plaza.

Other shopping destinations near Howell, including the Freehold Raceway Mall in Freehold Township, Jackson Premium Outlets in Jackson Township and Jersey Shore Premium Outlets in Tinton Falls. Neighboring Farmingdale acts as a 'downtown' for the surrounding Howell Township. Nearby Asbury Park (on the shore) and Freehold Borough (the county seat) are also regional 'downtowns' for the township.

The Howell Chamber of Commerce, established in 1957, serves to promote Howell businesses. The Chamber of Commerce works to advocate for the diverse Howell business community, provides extensive benefits to its members, and creates a Community amongst the members.

Manasquan Reservoir offers nature and exercise related activities such as fishing, bird watching, jogging, biking, dog walking. The reservoir also has a nature exhibit where people can go see the local wildlife.

Alfred C. Sauer Park at Echo Lake offers a dock for fishing and kayaking, a nature trail and a pavilion overlooking the lake which can be rented. There is no swimming but there are grills and picnic tables as well as a playground. In 2014, the township renamed the park in memory of Alfred C. Sauer, an environmentalist who worked to preserve the park and other natural environments in the township. Parts of Allaire State Park and the Edgar Felix Bikeway are found in Howell Township.

Howell Township operates within the Faulkner Act, formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law, under the Council-Manager form of municipal government. The township is one of 42 municipalities (of the 564) statewide that use this form of government. The governing body is comprised of the Mayor and the four-member Township Council, whose members are chosen in partisan voting to four-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with elections held in even-numbered years as part of the November general election. Three council seats are up together and two years later there is one council seat and the mayoral seat up for election at the same time. At a reorganization meeting held after each election, the council selects a deputy mayor from among its members.

As of 2023, the Mayor of Howell Township is Democrat Theresa Berger, whose term of office ends December 31, 2024. Members of the Howell Township Council are Deputy Mayor Evelyn Malsbury-O'Donnell (R, term on council ends 2024; term as deputy mayor ends 2023), Susan Fischer (R, 2026), Fred Gasior (R, 2026) and Ian Nadel (R, 2026).

Former mayor Robert Walsh was named to fill the seat vacated by William Gotto after Gotto took office as mayor in January 2013. Walsh's appointed portion of the term ended at the November 2013 general election, though Walsh was the only candidate to submit a petition to serve the balance of the term through December 2014.

The Township Manager is Joseph Clark. Since August 2022, the Chief of the Howell Police Department is John Storrow.

Howell Township is located in the 4th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 30th state legislative district.

For the 118th United States Congress, New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District is represented by Chris Smith (R, Manchester Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Englewood Cliffs, term ends 2025).

For the 2022–2023 session, the 30th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Robert Singer (R, Lakewood Township) and in the General Assembly by Sean T. Kean (R, Wall Township) and Ned Thomson (R, Wall Township).

Monmouth County is governed by a Board of County Commissioners comprised of five members who are elected at-large to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve as director and another as deputy director. As of 2023, Monmouth County's Commissioners are: Director Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City, 2025, term as director ends December 31, 2025), Susan M. Kiley (R, Hazlet Township, 2024), Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township, 2023), Deputy Director Nick DiRocco (R, Wall Township, 2025), and Ross F. Licitra (R, Marlboro Township, 2023).

Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are: Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon (R, 2025; Ocean Township), Sheriff Shaun Golden (R, 2025; Howell Township) and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (R, 2026; Middletown Township).

As of March 2011, there were a total of 33,176 registered voters in Howell Township, of which 6,622 (20.0%) were registered as Democrats, 7,744 (23.3%) were registered as Republicans and 18,798 (56.7%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 12 voters registered to other parties.

In the 2020 presidential election, Republican Donald Trump received 57.8% of the vote (18,491 cast), ahead of Democrat Joe Biden with 40.7% of the vote (13,004 votes), and other candidates with 1.5% (469 votes) among the 31,964 votes cast by the township's voters. In the 2016 presidential election, Republican Donald Trump received 60.4% of the vote (15,808 cast), ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton with 36.0% of the vote (9,430 votes), and other candidates with 3.5% (923 votes), among the 26,161 votes cast by the township's voters. In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 55.4% of the vote (12,529 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 43.2% (9,762 votes), and other candidates with 1.4% (310 votes), among the 22,772 ballots cast by the township's 34,737 registered voters (171 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 65.6%. In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 54.8% of the vote (13,854 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 42.7% (10,790 votes) and other candidates with 1.2% (300 votes), among the 25,278 ballots cast by the township's 34,490 registered voters, for a turnout of 73.3%. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 59.0% of the vote (13,579 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 39.1% (8,990 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (219 votes), among the 23,015 ballots cast by the township's 31,549 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 73.0.

In the 2017 gubernatorial election, Republican Kim Guadagno received 60.5% of the vote (8,481 cast), ahead of Democrat Phil Murphy with 36.7% (5,137 votes), and other candidates with 2.8% (391 votes), among the 14,009 cast by the township's voters. In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 73.4% of the vote (9,999 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 25.2% (3,426 votes), and other candidates with 1.4% (189 votes), among the 13,788 ballots cast by the township's 34,992 registered voters (174 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 39.4%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 68.7% of the vote (11,187 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 24.7% (4,023 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 5.4% (886 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (127 votes), among the 16,287 ballots cast by the township's 33,461 registered voters, yielding a 48.7% turnout.

The Howell Township Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2020–21 school year, the district, comprised of 12 schools, had an enrollment of 5,409 students and 494.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.9:1. Schools in the district (with 2020–21 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are five K-2 elementary schools, five 3-5 elementary schools and two middle schools for grades 6-8: Adelphia Elementary School (345 students; in grades K-2), Aldrich Elementary School (378; 3-5), Ardena Elementary School (324; 3-5), Greenville Elementary School (318; K-2), Griebling Elementary School (255; K-2), Land O' Pines Elementary School (486; PreK-2), Memorial Elementary Elementary School (258; 3-5), Newbury Elementary School (372; 3-5), Ramtown Elementary School (325; 3-5), Taunton Elementary School (362; K-2), Howell Township Middle School North (1,116; 6-8) and Howell Township Middle School South (868; 6-8).

Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend either Howell High School, Freehold Township High School or Colts Neck High School (depending on home address), as part of the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD). The Freehold Regional High School District also serves students from Colts Neck Township, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Manalapan Township and Marlboro. Students from Howell can apply to participate in one of the Freehold Regional Learning Center programs within these six schools. The FRHSD board of education has nine members, who are elected to three-year terms from each of the constituent districts. Each member is allocated a fraction of a vote that totals to nine points, with Howell allocated two members, who each have 1.0 votes. Students from Howell may also apply to attend one of the Monmouth County Vocational School District schools throughout Monmouth County.

Mother Seton Academy, a Catholic School for grades Pre-K–8, which operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton, is in the township. It formed in 2019 by the merger of St. Veronica and St. Aloysius schools; the former was in Howell and the latter was in Jackson Township.

Monmouth Academy (formerly Lakewood Prep School) was a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school located in Howell Township, that served 180 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.

The Asbury Park Press provides daily news coverage of the town. The government of Howell provides columns and commentary to The Howell Times, which is one of seven weekly papers from Micromedia Publications.

  • St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox Church cathedral, originally established in 1936 and decorated with Byzantine-style frescos, that operates under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.
  • The Mackenzie Museum and Library was the home of William Prickitt who led the 25th Regiment of the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War.

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 292.75 miles (471.14 km) of roadways, of which 242.91 miles (390.93 km) were maintained by the municipality, 26.25 miles (42.25 km) by Monmouth County and 23.59 miles (37.96 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Several major highways traverse through Howell Township. These include Interstate 195, U.S. Route 9, Route 33 and Route 34. Major county routes that traverse through Howell Township include County Route 524 (Elton-Adelphia Road), County Route 547 (Lakewood-Farmingdale Road/Asbury Road) and County Route 549 (Herbertsville Road).

The Garden State Parkway passes through neighboring Wall Township and is accessible with Interstate 195 and Route 33 at interchanges 98 and 100. Further out west, the New Jersey Turnpike is accessible with Interstate 195 and Route 33 at interchanges 7A and 8.

NJ Transit provides bus transportation to communities along U.S. Route 9 from Lakewood to Old Bridge, and to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City via the 131, 135 and 139 bus routes, to Newark Liberty International Airport and the rest of Newark on the 67 route, to Jersey City on the 64 and 67 routes, and with local service on the 836 route. Bus service is available from Route 9 to the Financial District in Lower Manhattan via the Academy Bus Line. There are two commuter parking lots available exclusively for residents of Howell Township, at the Aldrich Park & Ride in the Land of Pines neighborhood, and the Howell Park & Ride in the Adelphia neighborhood.

The Monmouth Ocean Middlesex Line a proposed NJ Transit project which would connect Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties to the rest of the system's rail network. The township would be a potential stop for the 'MOM' Line. As of now, Howell offers taxi services to and from the Belmar train station, the closest train station to the township. Other nearby train stations include Aberdeen-Matawan, Asbury Park, Hamilton, and Long Branch.

Monmouth Executive Airport in Farmingdale supplies short-distance flights to surrounding areas and is the closest air transportation service. The nearest major commercial airports are Trenton-Mercer Airport, which serves several domestic destinations via Frontier Airlines and located 28 miles (45 km) west (about 36 minutes drive); and Newark Liberty International Airport, which serves as a major hub for United Airlines and located 40 miles (64 km) north (about 56 minutes drive) from the center of Howell Township.

Cycleways, including the Edgar Felix Bikeway, connect to Manasquan and the beach, as well as other points of interest.

Most of Howell Township is served by the CentraState Healthcare System, which is a partner of Atlantic Health System and is affiliated with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The main 287-bed hospital campus is located in neighboring Freehold Township and services the central New Jersey region. The healthcare network offers additional services through its various family practices. Family practices accessible to Howell include locations in Jackson Township and Colts Neck Township.

The next closest major hospitals to the township are Monmouth Medical Center's Southern Campus in nearby Lakewood, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in nearby Neptune, and the Hamilton division of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Howell Township include:

  • Howell Township website
  • Howell Township Public Schools
  • School Performance Reports for the Howell Township Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education
  • School Data for the Howell Township Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
  • Howell Twp Public School Issues community message board
  • Howell High School
  • Colts Neck High School
  • Freehold Regional High School District
  • School Performance Reports for the Freehold Regional High School District, New Jersey Department of Education
  • Howell Chamber of Commerce
  • Community message board for news and discussion of Howell issues and events
  • Local website for news and information concerning Howell Township

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 Asphalt Paving in Howell Township, New Jersey

Asphalt paving is one of the most commonly used forms of construction today. This is due to its high adaptability and low cost. In addition, it is also considered to be a very practical option when it comes to home paving. However, it does have certain shortcomings that need to be taken note of. Read on to know about some of these and consider whether you should opt for asphalt or not.

One of the disadvantages of using an asphalt driveway is that it can be quite slippery. You need to make sure, therefore, that you drive your car carefully on it. And even if you do so, there is still a chance of your vehicle getting stuck on the asphalt. So, you should keep a good grip on the steering wheel and use all the available help you can. This is especially important if you are making a long-distance drive.

There is also a possibility that asphalt might damage the surface underneath if it is not properly sealed. This is because asphalt is a petroleum product and petroleum products can cause damage to the environment. Therefore, you should make sure that the paved area is adequately sealed to make sure that it does not erode.

It is also important to remember that asphalt can crack when it gets too wet. If this happens, you will need to replace the area with new asphalt so that it does not get cracked again in future. Otherwise, you may end up spending more on repairing cracks that you have caused. In fact, asphalt cracks can be a real headache especially during heavy rains when the paver becomes very susceptible to water penetration.

Apart from this, asphalt is also susceptible to cracking when it is exposed to heat. This is especially true during summer months when the temperature is high. During this period, it is possible for the asphalt to get very soft and mushy. When this happens, it is much harder to seal the surface properly and repair any cracks that have developed.

Another problem that can occur with an asphalt paver is when it is being used improperly. For instance, when the asphalt paver is being used to pave driveways, it can easily grind over the edges of the driveway. The grout lines might also get damaged during this process. In fact, there are some homeowners who prefer using concrete or paved paths in front of their homes and driveways. However, they often forget that they should also seal these paths. Sealing the pathways will help to keep them protected from debris, grit, water and sand.

Homeowners should therefore find a qualified company to clean up their asphalt paver once in a while. These professionals will use a pressure washer to remove all the dirt and debris that have built up on the paver. They will then use a power washer to completely clean the water surface. After this is done, you can simply have the surfaces sealed and maintained by your local company.

By hiring a company to perform regular maintenance on your asphalt paver, you will be able to prevent some very common problems. For instance, if you find that the pavers have cracks, you can ask your local maintenance company to repair these cracks before they become larger. You can also ask them to apply new asphalt once a year. If you forget to do this, the asphalt will eventually wear out and begin to crack again. By properly maintaining your asphalt paver, you will be able to save yourself money in the long run because you will not have to call maintenance on a regular basis.

 Basement Repairs in Howell Township, New Jersey

Basement Repairs Masonry

Basement Repairs Masonry

Brick and block walls and foundations are prone to flooding, structural damage and shifting. Repairs may involve drainage systems, waterproofing, and reinforcement of walls to reduce movement. In the past, a common method of repairing severely damaged walls involved using large steel I-beams upright against the wall to prevent further movement. Today, less obtrusive methods are used. For concrete walls that have moved less than two inches, carbon fiber strips are epoxied to the wall in locations determined by engineering data. For more significant movement, low profile channel steel beams can be used to stabilize the masonry.

The first step in any masonry repair is to identify and treat the underlying cause of deterioration or failure. This could include previous painting (which traps moisture in the masonry), poor drainage around the house or parging, or efflorescence -- the crystallization of salts on the surface or within the brick leading to spalling. It is also important to use the correct type of mortar for repointing. Older houses built before 1930 usually used a high lime or all lime mortar that was designed to be softer and more breathable to absorb stress from building movement.

When a foundation is sinking, shifting or cracking, it is often caused by excess soil movement or water leaks that are causing the foundation to shift. A solution to this problem is to install steel push piers or helical piers to transfer the weight of the foundation from unstable soil to stable piers. Foundation lifting is another option that uses hydraulic equipment to raise a foundation from below. This technique can be a permanent solution to a sinking or shifting foundation if done by a licensed professional.

 Foundation Repair in Howell Township, New Jersey

Masonry Foundation Repair

When a brick or masonry foundation begins to crack, it's a serious problem that requires a professional inspection and possibly a permanent repair solution. Early signs of a failing foundation include step cracks that develop from settling walls, vertical corner cracks that form due to shrinking soil around the foundation and bulging or bowing masonry wall.

If the foundation is still structurally sound, a homeowner might choose to repair small horizontal cracks with epoxy and a quality masonry sealant, especially during dry weather. For larger cracks and heaving, a company that performs concrete or foundation repair should be consulted.

With a poured concrete foundation, heaving and bowing is often caused by hydrostatic pressure created by the freeze/thaw cycle of moisture in the ground. It's essential that soil conditions at the time of construction were ideal for the type of foundation being used. If these conditions have changed, a geotechnical engineer may need to be hired to complete a soil report. This can add $500-$3,000 to the cost of a foundation repair project.

In a masonry foundation, lateral pressure is seen most commonly in the mortar joints. These crack in stair-step patterns along horizontal and vertical edges of the wall. As the pressure continues, the masonry blocks will eventually tip inward at their base. An old method of repairing severely damaged masonry walls called for anchors to be drilled through the exterior and extended inside of the home. This was a very expensive and time-consuming process.

 Masonry in Howell Township, New Jersey

Masonry Contractor

Masonry Contractor is a general term for someone who does concrete and stone projects. Concrete contractors work with either poured or block concrete while stone masons are usually more focused on stone.

Whether you need an outdoor patio, retaining wall, or cozy fireplace a mason can handle it. They often specialize in specific types of masonry materials like brick, stone, and tile, and they know how to best use these materials in varied settings. In addition to knowing how to work with the different types of materials, a good mason can recommend solutions that are more cost-effective in the long run.

When it comes to hiring a mason, you should ask for references and examples of their past work. You should also find out if they are insured in case of any accidents that might occur while working on your project. A good mason will have no problem providing proof of insurance and a copy of their license if needed.

Another thing to consider is how much a mason charges for their services. It is important to get quotes from several masons before making a final decision. You should also find out how they accept payments and whether they provide a warranty on their work. Lastly, make sure that you know when the mason will start and finish your project. If they are late, it could result in delays with your home renovation and cost you more money. Also, be sure that they bring the necessary tools with them so that they can begin working as soon as possible.

 Driveway Paving in Howell Township, New Jersey

Whether you're replacing your old driveway or simply trying to improve your curb appeal, there are a few things you need to know about driveway paving. From the cost to the materials used, here are some helpful tips to guide your next project.

What You Need to Know About Driveway Paving

The best way to determine the true cost of your driveway paving project is to get a free estimate from a driveway paving specialist near you. There are many experts ready to help. The cost of a new driveway will vary greatly depending on the size, shape, and material of the driveway.

There are four main types of driveways. They are asphalt, concrete, gravel, and pavers. All four come in different styles and performance qualities. The most popular material is a paving stone.

However, you can also install a small gravel driveway. If you are a green space fan, you may want to consider installing a grass paver instead.

The cost of driveway paving will depend on the size of your driveway, the material you choose, and the labor required. This includes the actual installation of the driveway as well as the disposal of the old material.

The cheapest material for a driveway is a gravel one. The average price ranges from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Alternatively, you can pay for the labor to lay down a paver base.

A properly constructed driveway can last decades. The most durable type is a gravel or grass filled plastic paver. These can be easily replaced if they start to wear out.

 Paver Patio in Howell Township, New Jersey

Paver Patio Installation Basics

Pavers are the do-it-yourself patio paving solution that nearly any homeowner can handle. The process starts with clearing and leveling the area for the paved surface, which may be treated with weed killer to prevent the growth of any unwanted plants while you work. You then create a base for the pavers by digging 6 inches or more to allow for a layer of gravel and a thick bed of sand. A sand base is easier to install than dirt, and it provides better load distribution and thermal resistance than the clay soil under most backyards.

Before you begin paving, you should always call 811 (the national call-before-you-dig number) to have any underground pipes or cables marked. This step is necessary to ensure you don’t damage or obstruct anything as you install your patio, and it’s a good idea regardless of the size of the project.

If you choose to lay your pavers on a slope, you’ll need to mark the slope with a stake and string. You want the highest point of your paver patio to be at or slightly above ground level where it meets any doors or structures on the house, and you can use a line level to make sure the mason lines are straight.

You’ll also need to edge the patio with plastic edging, which can be secured by driving included spikes into the ground. Most paver edging is made of lightweight high-density polypropylene. It has tongue-and-groove edges that fit together, and the spikes are spaced about 12 inches apart to keep the edging from coming loose.

 Pressure Washing in Howell Township, New Jersey

Starting Your Own Pressure Washing Service

Pressure Washing Service is a type of cleaning where water is shot from a hose or other device under high pressure to clean dirt, grime, moss, mold, loose paint, and other debris from outdoor surfaces. It’s an effective way to clean items such as driveways, sidewalks, decks, and home siding. Using a pressure washer can be dangerous, however, since the water is sprayed at high speeds and could hurt someone if not done properly. For this reason, it’s best to hire a professional service to handle the job.

Besides looking good, regular commercial pressure washing has a number of practical benefits. For one, it prevents damage to the building or items outside by removing things like moss and mildew before they cause corrosion. It also extends the life of the building’s exterior by preventing damage from rain, snow, and ice. And lastly, it improves the overall safety and hygiene of the building’s occupants by removing contaminants like dirt, mold, mildew, and chemicals that can contaminate indoor air.

If you’re thinking of starting your own Pressure Washing Service, there are a few steps you need to take to make sure your business is successful. Start by researching your market and determining the rates you will charge for your services. Then, promote your business by attending community events, joining local businesses, and distributing flyers. If you need to, invest in business cards and a vehicle wrap for your company truck to increase brand visibility. And to streamline your operations, consider implementing software that will help you manage client quotes, appointments, and payments.

 Steps & Walkways in Howell Township, New Jersey

Steps & Walkways Masonry

Steps & Walkways Masonry

Your walkways and stairs are one of the first things that your guests and visitors will see, and they can set a strong impression about your home or business. At PatioScapes by SalCorp Landscaping, we create beautiful masonry walkways and stairs that complement your landscaping while offering easy access to your home or building. Our masonry work can be done in various materials, and we provide a variety of styles to suit your taste.

When choosing a material for your walkways and steps, you should consider how they will be used. For example, a rough or uneven surface may be hard on feet or exacerbate existing problems such as erosion or cracking. We will help you select a material that will look good and be durable enough for heavy use.

A stone walkway is a traditional and classic option, but there are many other types of stones to choose from. We have experience constructing walks in granite, sandstone, limestone and slate, among others. We can also use brick, pavers or concrete blocks. Brick or paver walkways offer advantages over poured concrete. They are more resistant to damage from metal snow removal tools and deicing salts, and they have a textured surface that prevents weed growth.

Stone steps are generally more expensive than brick, but they do offer a timeless look and durability. The price for stone varies depending on the type and size of staircase.

 Waterproofing in Howell Township, New Jersey

Foundation Waterproofing

Foundation Waterproofing is a multi-step process that involves a series of treatments and methods designed to prevent the infiltration of ground water into a home or building. It is usually done by using a variety of membranes, drains and treatment. This process may be as simple as installing a perimeter drain and damp proofing the concrete or as complex as adding a Geodrain cavity drainage membrane and drain system.

In the case of the former, a contractor will dig outside the building’s foundation and install perimeter drains along with a layer of dimple mat or another waterproofing membrane. Preparation for this includes obtaining service locates that involve gas, water hydro or cable; and removing any dirt or clay that is against the foundation footing or wall. In addition, grading the soil closest to the house is often required to ensure that runoff flows away from the house rather than toward it. Similarly, rerouting downspouts to drain further away from the foundation will also help to reduce moisture problems.

This type of waterproofing is a good choice for a new construction or in cases where an older, existing basement is being converted to living space. A professional should be able to provide you with specific recommendations that are tailored to your home’s needs and site conditions.

The most effective waterproofing is a comprehensive system that addresses moisture infiltration issues from multiple angles. The ideal approach would include a layer of a material like MB 2K Plus that is designed to resist high levels of hydrostatic pressure. Then a secondary layer of an acrylic sealant that is injected through the concrete to fill cracks and voids is applied.

 Resurfacing/Overlay in Howell Township, New Jersey

What Are the Benefits of Asphalt Resurfacing and Overlay Services? Ultimately, you'll be happy with the finished result, but what's the right approach for your situation?

What Are the Benefits of Asphalt Resurfacing And Overlay Services?

Let's look at cost, time, and preparation. Read on to learn more about repaving your driveway or parking lot. And then, contact a professional company to get the job done right! And don't forget to compare costs and labor times, too!


Asphalt resurfacing and overlay services are typically less expensive than a full reconstruction of the surface. Typically, the new layer sits one and a half to two inches above the existing concrete. Overlays are also a cheaper alternative to complete reconstruction, and they typically deliver the same level of quality. However, the cost of these services will depend on the type of asphalt you choose. Below are some of the factors to consider.


If your driveway is looking a little tired, it may be time to get an asphalt overlay or resurfacing service. Asphalt overlays are a relatively inexpensive method to fix surface damage. These services apply a new layer of asphalt over the old one, and the old surface serves as a foundation for the new asphalt. Because an overlay is less expensive than a full reconstruction, it may be a better choice if your driveway is getting too old or has extensive structural damage.


If you're looking to replace the pavement on your parking lot or highway, you'll want to know how much asphalt resurfacing and overlay services will cost. The cost will depend on a few different factors, including the square footage of the road, depth of repairs, and additional materials. To get a fair estimate, ask the contractors for an estimate for the labor required to resurface or overlay your road.


The preparation for asphalt resurfacing and overlay services begins with the removal of failed sections of the roadway. These sections are removed and replaced with a new section, either an asphalt overlay or a slurry resurfacing project. Inspectors determine which areas need resurfacing or replacement and may need surface treatment or a modified seal. This process should be performed systematically. The resulting resurfaced section will be up to one and a half inches higher than the existing concrete.


Using asphalt resurfacing and overlay services is an affordable and effective way to fix the problems on your pavement. Overlays can repair small cracks in your pavement, as well as fix larger ones. They are ideal for repairs of older pavements that have deteriorated. They can also improve the look of your parking lot or driveway. But how can you tell which one is right for you? Here are some tips to determine whether asphalt resurfacing and overlay services are right for you.


Overlays are an inexpensive solution to minor cracks in your asphalt driveway. However, they should only be used on a limited number of spots, such as minor stains and ruts. Overlays are not recommended for severely damaged asphalt because they may add to your total replacement cost. Instead, choose an asphalt repair company that offers a comprehensive range of resurfacing options. Listed below are the common problems associated with overlays.

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