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1000’s of completely satisfied customers can’t be wrong! In fact, they rave about us. Being family-owned and operated for over two decades has provided Select Basement Waterproofing a level of confidence that the industry is now judged by. Through our relentless customer service, we strive to be New Jersey’s safest and most proactive waterproofing contractor. Unlike the other companies, these are REAL referrals, with problems just like yours (and even worse!) that we have effectively solved. Being family-owned and operated, we pride ourselves on the 17 years of experience served in NJ with the high-quality work we have performed. Over 1000 completely satisfied customers can’t be wrong! In fact, they rave about us. Unlike the other companies, these are REAL referrals, with problems just like yours (and even worse!) that we have effectively solved. Select Basement Waterproofing is the areas premier basement waterproofing,  foundation repair and crawl space waterproofing company. In an area with an abundance of older homes, it is a good idea to have your home inspected and if necessary waterproofed by a professional. Select Basement Waterproofing provides services in the metro area, as well as the surrounding suburbs.

Facts About Matawan

In the 1840’s Washington, Monroe, Franklin, Part of Jackson, Little, North, South, and Mill Streets were opened along with Rabbit Lane and Steamboat Alley. Broad Street, which used to be known as Second Street, was opened between Church and South Streets as well as a short piece off Little Street. By 1852 it was extended from Little to South Street and had been renamed Broad Street.  The 1850’s also saw the opening of Orchard, Center, Stillwell (then Division) and High Streets and Park Ave (then New St.) In the 1860’s Clinton and Atlantic Streets were opened, as well as Hoyt Street and Johnson Avenue. Matawan Township, then known as Matavan, is carved out of Raritan. The area contains what today are Matawan and Aberdeen. The name Matawan was taken from Matawan Creek. David Bell begins publishing The Matawan Journal monthly newspaper. It changes to a bi-weekly in 1870 and later becomes a weekly. After the Civil War it became apparent that the residents and businesses of Middletown Point required a level of services that Matawan Township had neither the ability nor the authority to provide. In 1866 , an act of the state legislature created a special assessment district for the maintenance of Main Street.  This was soon to be found inadequate and citizens began agitating for incorporation as a borough.  This sentiment was far from unanimous as was found out on March 20,1883, when a referendum to form the Borough of Matawan was defeated, 93-79.

This disappointment did not discourage supporters of the borough, and on March 17, 1885 the question was resubmitted to the voters.  This time it was passed by a vote of 144-133.  The Borough of Matwan was born.  This was a very limited form of government, with most of its authority being for public works and health.  The Borough was organized within the township, with the township retaining authority over assessments, tax collection, and police related matters. The Borough tax was a line item on residents tax bills, which were paid to the township. The township would then pay the amount of the Borough tax to the Borough treasurer. The first election for Borough officials was held on April 7, 1885 when a seven member Borough Commission was elected.  The next day, the Commission organized by selecting Edward I. Brown as President.  This position is now known as Mayor.  Edward I. Brown was the first Mayor of Matawan Borough.  Other early Mayors were David G. Ryer, John F. Lisk, John P. Applegate and David E. Van Wickle.

Public support for the borough was still not unanimous, and borough elections sometimes saw anti-incorporation or no Borough candidates running. The Borough did not have the authority to support the two fire companies.  Washington Engine Company 1 and Matawan Hook and Ladder Company 1 so in 1886 the township committee (at the urging of Thomas L. Petersen) created a Fire District within the Borough boundary. 1889 a small group of Baptists begins meeting in homes in Matawan. On Nov. 12, 1890, they officially organize as the Berean Baptist Church. The name is changed to Second Baptist Church of Matawan in 1893. The cornerstone of the Orchard Street church is laid in 1913, and property is purchased on either side of the church in 1920. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 8,810 people, 3,358 households, and 2,280.082 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,896.6 per square mile (1,504.5/km2). There were 3,606 housing units at an average density of 1,594.9 per square mile (615.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 80.98% (7,134) White, 7.04% (620) Black or African American, 0.11% (10) Native American, 6.41% (565) Asian, 0.01% (1) Pacific Islander, 2.77% (244) from other races, and 2.68% (236) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.77% (949) of the population. There were 3,358 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 24.7% of all households 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 2.59 and the average family size was 3.15. In the borough, the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.3 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 90.8 males. The Census Bureau’s 2006–10 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $68,375 (with a margin of error of +/- $7,318) and the median family income was $85,677 (+/- $6,353). Males had a median income of $57,376 (+/- $10,034) versus $42,255 (+/- $14,121) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $39,773 (+/- $5,834). About 3.5% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

WHERE TO FIND US:
Select Basement Waterproofing

75 Rte 79
Morganville, NJ 07751
Phone: (732) 526-7770