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Manalapan Township (, mə-NAL-ə-pin) is a township in western Monmouth County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The township is centrally located within the Raritan Valley region and is a part of the New York Metropolitan Area. As of the 2020 United States census, the township's population was 40,905, its highest decennial count ever and an increase of 2,033 (+5.2%) from the 2010 census count of 38,872, which in turn reflected an increase of 5,449 (+16.3%) from the 33,423 counted in the 2000 census.

The name "Manalapan" is derived from a word in the Lenape language that would mean either "land of good bread", "good land to settle upon", "good bread" or "covered swamp with edible roots".

The Battle of Monmouth was fought in 1778 on land that is now part of Manalapan and Freehold townships. Monmouth Battlefield State Park occupies 2,928 acres (1,185 ha) in the two townships.

Manalapan Township was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 9, 1848, from portions of Freehold Township. Englishtown was formed as a borough from portions of Manalapan on January 4, 1888, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 30.88 square miles (79.99 km), including 30.65 square miles (79.39 km2) of land and 0.23 square miles (0.60 km) of water (0.75%). The township has an elevation of 82 feet (25 m).

The township completely surrounds Englishtown, making it part of 21 pairs of "doughnut towns" in the state, where one municipality entirely surrounds another. The township borders the municipalities of Freehold Township, Marlboro Township and Millstone Township in Monmouth County; and Monroe Township and Old Bridge Township in Middlesex County.

Yorketown (with a 2010 Census population of 6,535) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Manalapan Township.

Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Cahills Corners, Clarks Mills, Elton, Gordons Corner, Lafayette Mills, Millhurst, Monmouth Heights, Oakland Mills, Smithburg, Taylors Mills, Tennent, Tracey, Whittier Oaks[citation needed] and Woodville.

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

The 2010 United States census counted 38,872 people, 13,263 households, and 10,663 families in the township. The population density was 1,270.0 per square mile (490.3/km). There were 13,735 housing units at an average density of 448.8 per square mile (173.3/km2). The racial makeup was 88.55% (34,423) White, 2.38% (925) Black or African American, 0.05% (18) Native American, 6.90% (2,682) Asian, 0.02% (7) Pacific Islander, 0.94% (364) from other races, and 1.17% (453) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.66% (2,202) of the population.

Of the 13,263 households, 39.6% had children under the age of 18; 70.2% were married couples living together; 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present and 19.6% were non-families. Of all households, 17.3% were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.32.

25.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.7 years. For every 100 females, the population had 93.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 89.9 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $103,970 (with a margin of error of +/− $4,322) and the median family income was $115,292 (+/− $5,344). Males had a median income of $85,086 (+/− $5,699) versus $51,695 (+/− $3,038) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $41,049 (+/− $1,717). About 2.5% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

As the 2000 United States census there were 33,423 people, 10,781 households, and 9,002 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,084.6 inhabitants per square mile (418.8/km2). There were 11,066 housing units at an average density of 359.1 per square mile (138.6/km). The racial makeup of the township was 91.81% White, 1.99% African American, 0.03% Native American, 4.53% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.54% of the population. Manalapan has large Italian and Jewish communities.

There were 10,781 households, out of which 47.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.9% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the township the population was spread out, with 30.3% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $83,575, and the median income for a family was $94,112. Males had a median income of $72,198 versus $39,921 for females. The per capita income for the township was $32,142. About 3.2% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

Manalapan's crime rate per 1,000 residents had reached a low of 8.4 in 2003 (in data since 1996). After reaching a peak of 12.1 in 2007, the rate dropped each subsequent year, reaching 10.4 in 2010 before an uptick to 10.8 in 2011. The violent crime rate per 1,000 had reached a low of 0.3 in 2005, before climbing to 0.8 in 2007, then declining or remaining level in each succeeding year, reaching a rate of 0.4 in 2011.

In 2008, seven residents of Manalapan were arrested on money laundering and drug trafficking charges for their involvement in an international drug ring bringing in a net of $1 million per month.

Manalapan's Recreation Center covers 162 acres (66 ha), offering two handball courts, nine softball/baseball fields, five batting cages, a fitness trail, two football fields (one turf), nine football/soccer fields (one turf), two street hockey courts, three tot lots, six basketball courts, six tennis courts, two bocce courts, two sand volleyball courts, a nine-hole disc golf course, a small water park, concession stand, two picnic areas, two maintenance buildings, two shelter buildings and a headquarters building.

Manalapan Township is governed under the Township form of New Jersey municipal government, one of 141 municipalities (of the 564) statewide that use this form, the second-most commonly used form of government in the state. The Township Committee is comprised of five members, who are elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election in a three-year cycle. At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor for one year.

As of 2023, members of the Manalapan Township Committee are Mayor Susan Cohen (R, term on committee and as mayor ends December 31, 2023), Deputy Mayor Eric Nelson (R, term on committee ends 2025; term as deputy mayor ends 2023), Barry Jacobson (R, 2024), John P. "Jack" McNaboe (R, 2023) and Mary Ann Musich (R, 2025).

Manalapan Township is located in the 3rd Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 12th state legislative district.

Prior to the 2010 Census, Manalapan Township had been split between the 6th Congressional District and the 12th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.

For the 118th United States Congress, New Jersey's 3rd congressional district is represented by Andy Kim (D, Moorestown). 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 12th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Samuel D. Thompson (D, Old Bridge Township) and in the General Assembly by Robert D. Clifton (R, Matawan) and Alex Sauickie (R, Jackson 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 26,256 registered voters in Manalapan Township, of which 6,925 (26.4%) were registered as Democrats, 4,439 (16.9%) were registered as Republicans and 14,875 (56.7%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 17 voters registered as Libertarians or Greens.

In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 54.2% of the vote (9,949 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 44.8% (8,224 votes), and other candidates with 0.9% (169 votes), among the 18,449 ballots cast by the township's 27,734 registered voters (107 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 66.5%. In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 51.9% of the vote (10,150 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 45.9% (8,984 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (160 votes), among the 19,553 ballots cast by the township's 26,582 registered voters, for a turnout of 73.6%. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 52.2% of the vote (9,254 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 46.2% (8,185 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (96 votes), among the 17,730 ballots cast by the township's 23,926 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 74.1.

In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 73.0% of the vote (7,640 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 25.7% (2,688 votes), and other candidates with 1.3% (132 votes), among the 10,583 ballots cast by the township's 28,056 registered voters (123 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 37.7%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 61.9% of the vote (7,581 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 32.6% (3,995 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 4.4% (536 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (69 votes), among the 12,251 ballots cast by the township's 26,168 registered voters, yielding a 46.8% turnout.

Public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District, which also serves children from Englishtown. Manalapan and Englishtown formally joined as a regional elementary school district in 1963, with an initial enrollment of 1,140 students; The student body is primarily from Manalapan Township, which accounts for about 95% of enrollment, with Englishtown students accounting for the remaining 5%. As of the 2019–20 school year, the district, comprised of eight schools, had an enrollment of 4,910 students and 408.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.0:1. Schools in the district (with 2019–20 enrollment from the National Center for Education Statistics) are John I. Dawes Early Learning Center with 365 students in Pre-K and K, Clark Mills School with 491 students in grades 1–5, Lafayette Mills School with 489 students in grades 1–5, Milford Brook School with 523 students in grades K–5, Taylor Mills School with 600 students in grades K–5, Wemrock Brook School with 626 students in grades 1–5, Pine Brook School with 563 students in sixth grade and Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School with 1,227 students in grades 7 and 8. The district is overseen by a nine-member board of education, which sets policy and oversees the fiscal and educational operation of the district; Seats on the board are allocated based on population, with eight seats assigned to Manalapan Township.

Students from Manalapan Township in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend either Freehold Township High School or Manalapan High School as part of the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD), with the school attended based on the student's address. The Freehold Regional High School District also serves students from Colts Neck Township, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Howell Township and Marlboro Township. of the 2019–2020 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,879 students and 122.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.3:1 and As of the 2019–2020 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 2,029 students and 133.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.2:1. 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 Manalapan Township allocated one member, who has 1.4 votes.

Public high school students in Manalapan and all of Monmouth County also have the option of attending one of the Monmouth County Vocational School District's five career academies. Manalapan's academy is the Science and Engineering Program.

The Monmouth Battlefield Historic District is a 1,819-acre (736 ha) historic district within the much larger Monmouth Battlefield State Park, located on both sides of County Route 522 (Freehold-Englishtown Road) and west of U.S. Route 9 on the border of Manalapan Township and Freehold Township.

The site of the battlefield originally contained many colonial-era farmhouses though many did not survive the rapid development of the area in the 20th century. Three of the original seven farmhouses that were present during the battle are still standing in the park. These include the Sutfin Farmhouse (1731); the Rhea-Applegate House (1745); and the Craig House (1746).

Three other homes were built on the battlefield. The Conover-Perrine House (1832) is to the north of the park, erected on the site of the original 18th-century Perrine House, an important example of late Federal Architecture. The Italianate Cobb House was later constructed in 1872 near the Conover-Perrine House. The Combs' Farmhouse (mid-18th Century) was demolished sometime in the 1960s and was located near the park's playground and ice pond.

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966, for its significance in military history and for the remaining settlement of colonial architecture and agriculture akin to the fated events of the Battle of Monmouth.

Manalapan landmarks include the headquarters facility of the Monmouth County Library, the Manalapan Recreation Center, and the battlefield for the Battle of Monmouth. Manalapan Under the Stars, the township's community celebration featuring rides, concerts, fireworks, and other activities, is held annually at the Recreation Center. Performers featured in the series have included Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone and Tommy James and the Shondells.

In 2004, Manalapan was rated the second-hottest town on the East Coast by Money magazine.

On May 27, 2001, Manalapan was struck by a tornado rated F2 on the Fujita scale, causing over $1 million in damage. The 200-foot-wide (61 m) tornado had winds of up to 120 miles per hour (190 km/h) over a path of 1.5 miles (2.4 km).

The Township of Manalapan has multiple emergency service departments.

The Manalapan Township police department is a large force composed of 55 officers. The force has two major divisions; operations and administration. The Operations Division is headed by Deputy Chief Leonard Maltese, and the Administration Division is headed by Deputy Chief Thomas Mantle. On February 8, 2021, Edward Niesz was promoted as Chief of Manalapan Township Police Department, succeeding former Chief Michael Fountain; Fountain had served with the department for 27 years, the final four-plus years as Police Chief.

Manalapan Township has three volunteer fire companies:

  • Manalapan Township Fire Company #1, founded in 1949, is located on Sweetmans Lane and serves the southern portion of the township
  • Manalapan Township Fire Company #2: Gordons Corner Fire Company (founded 1962) is located in the heavily suburbanized community of Yorketown in the northern portion of the township. It has two branches that serves the community, one located on Tennent Road, and another on Pease Road
  • Englishtown Fire Department is located in neighboring Englishtown and serves central portions the township.

Englishtown-Manalapan First Aid Squad (EMFAS) is a regional pre-hospital emergency care service for Englishtown and Manalapan residents. The organization was founded in 1941, and is located in Englishtown.

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 192.19 miles (309.30 km) of roadways, of which 164.98 miles (265.51 km) were maintained by the municipality, 19.15 miles (30.82 km) by Monmouth County and 8.06 miles (12.97 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Manalapan hosts U.S. Route 9 in the northeast, and State Route 33 passes through near the southern part of the township. Major county routes, such as 522 and 527 traverse through the municipality, while 524 and 537 goes along the southeast border of the township.

Other major roads that are accessible outside the township are the Garden State Parkway in bordering Old Bridge, Interstate 195 in bordering Millstone Township, and the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) in East Windsor (Exit 8) and bordering Monroe Township (Exit 8A).

In the 19th & 20th centuries, Englishtown Borough and Manalapan Township had a major railway in the area, which was the Freehold and Jamesburg Agricultural Railroad. This railway was owned and operated by the Camden & Amboy Railroad Company (C&A), in which surveying for the line began on September 8, 1851, grading began on October 19, 1852, and the first track was laid on April 4, 1853. The first section of line was opened on July 18, 1853. The establishment of the Freehold & Jamesburg Agricultural Railroad allowed this region to become a transportation hub. The Freehold and Jamesburg Railroad was abandoned by the early 1930s. A 2.8-mile long (4.5 km) portion of the former railroad's right-of-way was later approved to be sold by the New Jersey Board of Public Utility Commissioners (PUC) to Jersey Central Power & Light Company in 1966, with occasional freight service still being utilized through the Freehold Industrial Track.

The Monmouth Ocean Middlesex Line is a proposal by New Jersey Transit to restore passenger railway service to the region. The township would be a potential stop for the 'MOM' Line.

As of now, the nearest train stations to the township are Metropark in Iselin, Metuchen, New Brunswick, and Princeton Junction on the Northeast Corridor Line.

NJ Transit currently provides bus service on the 139 route to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, to Newark and Jersey City on the 64 and 67 routes, and local service on the 307 route.

Following the closure of the Marlboro Airport, Old Bridge Airport supplies short-distance flights to surrounding areas and is the closest air transportation services. The nearest major commercial airports are Trenton-Mercer Airport, which serves several domestic destinations via Frontier Airlines and located 21 miles (34 km) west (about 35 minutes drive); and Newark Liberty International Airport, which serves as a major hub for United Airlines and located 32 miles (51 km) north (about 48 minutes drive) from the center of Manalapan Township.

Manalapan Township is served by CentraState Medical Center, which is affiliated with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, located in neighboring Freehold Township. The regional hospital is a 287-bed medical facility. CentraState Healthcare system also provides healthcare through its various family practices in communities across western Monmouth and southern Middlesex counties in central New Jersey. Two family practices that are accessible to Manalapan include, one in Marlboro Township and one in Monroe Township.

The next closest hospitals to the township are the Old Bridge Division of Raritan Bay Medical Center in nearby Old Bridge Township, Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center in nearby Plainsboro Township, and Saint Peter's University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in nearby New Brunswick.

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

  • Manalapan travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Official website

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 Asphalt Paving in Manalapan 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 Manalapan 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 Manalapan 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 Manalapan 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 Manalapan 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 Manalapan 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 Manalapan 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 Manalapan 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 Manalapan 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 Manalapan 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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