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Millstone Township is a township in western Monmouth County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The Township is 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 10,376, a decrease of 190 (−1.8%) from the 2010 census count of 10,566, which in turn reflected an increase of 1,596 (+17.8%) from the 8,970 counted in the 2000 census.

The township was named after the Millstone River, a major tributary of the Raritan River, and whose name originated from an incident in which a millstone was dropped into the river. The headwaters for the Millstone River originate in the township.

The township has been ranked as one of the state's highest-income communities. Based on data from the American Community Survey for 2013–2017, Millstone residents had a median household income of $156,891, more than double the statewide median of $76,475 and ranked ninth in the state among municipalities with more than 10,000 residents.

Millstone was formed as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 28, 1844, from portions of Freehold Township and Upper Freehold Township, as well as part of Monroe Township in Middlesex County. The portions taken from Monroe Township were relinquished in 1845. On May 29, 1937, portions of the township were taken to form the borough of Jersey Homesteads (now Roosevelt).

The township has been one of the state's highest-income communities. Based on data from the American Community Survey for 2013–2017, Millstone Township residents had a median household income of $156,891, ranked 9th in the state among municipalities with more than 10,000 residents, more than double the statewide median of $76,475.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 37.18 square miles (96.30 km), including 36.61 square miles (94.81 km2) of land and 0.58 square miles (1.49 km) of water (1.55%).

There are two unincorporated communities within the township served by the United States Postal Service as post offices. Clarksburg is served by post office ZIP Code 08510 and Perrineville is served as ZIP code 08535. Other unincorporated communities and place names located entirely or partially within the township include Baird, Bairdsville, Bergen Mills, Burksville, Carrs Corner, Carrs Tavern, Charleston Springs, Disbrow Hill, Ely, Elys Corner, Fair Play, Hillhurt, Holmeson, Pine Hill, Smithburg, Stone Tavern and Sweetman.

The township borders Freehold Township, Manalapan Township, Roosevelt and Upper Freehold Township in Monmouth County; East Windsor and Robbinsville Township in Mercer County; Monroe Township in Middlesex County; and Jackson Township in Ocean County.

Due to the township's unique location in the center of New Jersey, it is the home of numerous headwaters for various important rivers, brooks, and streams that flow throughout the state. The township is located on a ridge within the geographic heartland of New Jersey. The township falls within the hillier terrain and fertile soil found in the Inner coastal plain, while a small sliver of the eastern border of the township (which borders Jackson Township) is located within the flat terrain and sandier soil found in the Outer coastal plain.

Much of the township is centrally located within the much larger Raritan Valley region's watershed (as many of its brooks and streams flow into the river). The township is the headwaters for the Millstone River, one of the most important tributaries of the aforementioned river. Part of the township also belongs to the Delaware Valley region's watershed, with the Assunpink Creek and the Doctors Creek flowing through the southern and western sections of the township bordering Upper Freehold Township. Part of the Assunpink Wildlife Preservation Area is located in the township, as well as in portions of Upper Freehold Township, Roosevelt and Robbinsville Township. The reservation offers wetlands and lakes for viewing migratory birds, in addition to mountain biking trails, bridle paths and hiking trails, operated under the supervision of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife. Turkey Swamp Park is another nature reservation which features wetlands, hiking trails, and even campgrounds, located in neighboring Freehold Township. The township is also one of only two municipalities in Monmouth County that are part of the Toms River watershed, most of which is located in Ocean County, as it rises from the Millstone and Jackson area, flowing southward through the Pine Barrens to the Barnegat Bay.

Other notable bodies of water within the township include:

  • Assunpink Lake (located at Assunpink Wildlife Preservation Area)
  • Bulk's Lake (located at Charleston Springs Golf Course)
  • Perrineville Lake
  • Rising Sun Lake
  • Barnegat Bay Watershed
    • Metedeconk River
      • North Branch Metedeconk River
    • Toms River
  • Delaware River Watershed
    • Assunpink Creek
    • Crosswicks Creek
      • Doctors Creek
  • Raritan Basin Watershed
    • Millstone River
      • Rocky Brook
      • Cranbury Brook
    • South River
      • Manalapan Brook

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

The 2010 United States census counted 10,566 people, 3,301 households, and 2,888 families in the township. The population density was 288.8 per square mile (111.5/km). There were 3,434 housing units at an average density of 93.9 per square mile (36.3/km2). The racial makeup was 89.44% (9,450) White, 3.59% (379) Black or African American, 0.17% (18) Native American, 4.51% (476) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.80% (85) from other races, and 1.50% (158) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.48% (579) of the population.

Of the 3,301 households, 45.8% had children under the age of 18; 78.5% were married couples living together; 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present and 12.5% were non-families. Of all households, 9.3% were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.20 and the average family size was 3.42.

28.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 37.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.6 years. For every 100 females, the population had 99.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 99.3 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $134,909 (with a margin of error of +/− $15,849) and the median family income was $139,535 (+/− $20,761). Males had a median income of $92,222 (+/− $13,047) versus $66,090 (+/− $14,854) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $50,390 (+/− $5,755). About 0.4% of families and 0.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

As of the 2000 United States census there were 8,970 people, 2,708 households, and 2,426 families residing in the township. The population density was 244.0 inhabitants per square mile (94.2/km2). There were 2,797 housing units at an average density of 76.1 per square mile (29.4/km). The racial makeup of the township was 97.83% White, 1.05% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.43% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.51% of the population.

There were 2,708 households, out of which 52.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.4% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.4% were non-families. 7.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.28 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the township the population was spread out, with 32.8% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $104,561, and the median income for a family was $106,116. Males had a median income of $74,333 versus $50,036 for females. The per capita income for the township was $58,285. About 3.8% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

Millstone 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 council selects one of its members to serves as mayor and another as deputy mayor.

The Township Committee is Millstone's legislative body. It sets policies, approves budgets, determines municipal tax rates, and passes resolutions and ordinances to govern the town. The Committee also appoints citizen volunteers to advisory boards, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, committees, and commissions. The Committee may investigate the conduct of any department, officer or agency of the municipal government. They have full power of subpoena permitted by Statute.

As of 2023, the Millstone Township Committee consists of Mayor Albert Ferro (R, term on committee ends December 31, 2025;term as mayor ends 2023), Deputy Mayor Chris Morris (R, term on committee and as deputy mayor ends 2023), Eric Davis (R, 2024), Michael A. McLaughlin Jr. (R, 2023) and Tara Zabrosky (R, 2024).

In September 2018, Al Ferro was selected from three candidates nominated by the Republican municipal committee to fill the seat expiring in December 2019 that had been vacated by Robert Kinsey in August due to illness.

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

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 6,954 registered voters in Millstone Township, of which 1,159 (16.7%) were registered as Democrats, 2,621 (37.7%) were registered as Republicans and 3,171 (45.6%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 3 voters registered as Libertarians or Greens.

In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 65.5% of the vote (3,340 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 33.3% (1,698 votes), and other candidates with 1.2% (60 votes), among the 5,134 ballots cast by the township's 7,344 registered voters (36 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 69.9%. In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 62.8% of the vote (3,373 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 34.8% (1,867 votes) and other candidates with 1.2% (64 votes), among the 5,368 ballots cast by the township's 7,032 registered voters, for a turnout of 76.3%. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 65.7% of the vote (3,289 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 33.3% (1,668 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (41 votes), among the 5,005 ballots cast by the township's 6,603 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 75.8.

In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 80.0% of the vote (2,384 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 18.3% (544 votes), and other candidates with 1.7% (51 votes), among the 3,007 ballots cast by the township's 7,363 registered voters (28 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 40.8%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 75.8% of the vote (2,875 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 19.2% (729 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 4.4% (167 votes) and other candidates with 0.3% (11 votes), among the 3,791 ballots cast by the township's 6,938 registered voters, yielding a 54.6% turnout.

The Millstone Township Schools serve public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprising three schools, had an enrollment of 1,109 students and 93.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.9:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Millstone Township Primary School with 386 students in grades Pre-K–2, Millstone Township Elementary School with 321 students in grades 3–5 and Millstone Township Middle School with 400 students in grades 6–8.

Students in ninth through twelfth grades for public school attend Allentown High School in Allentown, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Upper Freehold Regional School District, which also includes students from Allentown and Upper Freehold Township. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,206 students and 89.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.5:1.

The township does not have a local police department. Millstone Township is patrolled by the New Jersey State Police.

The Millstone Township Fire Department provides EMS with a staffed ambulance, 24/7. The Millstone Township First Aid Squad was closed in 2020.

The local fire department consists of 12 career firefighters that provide fire protection and first responder medical care between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm. Volunteer firefighters cover from 6 pm to 6 am. supported by on duty career firefighters.

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 150.87 miles (242.80 km) of roadways, of which 122.47 miles (197.10 km) were maintained by the municipality, 23.68 miles (38.11 km) by Monmouth County and 4.72 miles (7.60 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Interstate 195 is the main highway serving Millstone Township. It crosses the southern part of Millstone, connecting to Upper Freehold and Jackson townships. Half of an interchange is located in Millstone (Exit 16 for CR 537) with the other half in Jackson.

CR 571, CR 524, CR 526, CR 527 and CR 537 are the main county highways which pass through Millstone. CR 539 also passes through the township, but there are no intersections prior to it entering Robbinsville Township/Upper Freehold on the south and East Windsor on the north. A small portion of Route 33 passes through the northern tip of Millstone prior to entering Manalapan and Monroe Township.

The New Jersey Turnpike (also known as Interstate 95) is accessible in neighboring Robbinsville Township (Exit 7A), East Windsor Township (Exit 8) and Monroe Township (Exit 8A).

Millstone Township is served by CentraState Healthcare System. Located in neighboring Freehold Township, the 287-bed hospital is a partner of Atlantic Health System and is affiliated with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. CentraState Healthcare system also provides healthcare through its various family practices in communities across western Monmouth and southern Middlesex counties in central New Jersey. Family practices that are accessible to Millstone include locations in East Windsor and Monroe Township.

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

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

  • Sydney Cummings (born 1999), footballer who plays as a defender for the Brown Bears and the Guyana women's national team
  • Dave Gallagher (born 1960), MLB outfielder who played for nine seasons, for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Anaheim Angels, Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians
  • Andy Miller (born 1968), harness racing driver
  • Julie Miller (born 1972), harness racing driver and trainer
  • RZA (born 1969), member of Wu-Tang Clan
  • Chris Smith (born 1987), basketball player for Hapoel Galil Elyon of the Israeli Liga Leumit
  • J. R. Smith (born 1985), National Basketball Association player with the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Darrin Winston (1966–2008), Major League Baseball player who played two seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies
  • Clarksburg Historic District
  • Perrineville Historic District
  • Millstone Township official website
  • Millstone Township Schools
  • School Performance Reports for the Millstone Township Schools, New Jersey Department of Education
  • School Data for the Millstone Township Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
  • Upper Freehold Regional School District

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 Asphalt Paving in Millstone 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 Millstone 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 Millstone 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 Millstone 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 Millstone 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 Millstone 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 Millstone 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 Millstone 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 Millstone 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 Millstone 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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