"The Vulcan crew was punctual, courteous and respectful. They worked with great diligence and left the premises very clean. The foreman kept me informed in every step of the work. I would recommend Vulcan to anyone."
- Paul, New York

"The Vulcan team that came was top shelf. In a matter of a few hours, the job was completed. While the men were here, my husband and I never witnessed any unnecessary downtime. The men were occupied in various tasks to complete the work as quickly as possible."
- Emily, New York



Months After Nor'easter, Medford (Long Island) Residents Still Flooded

FOUR months after a historic nor'easter battered Long Island, residents of a hard-hit south Medford neighborhood say they remain flooded out of their basements - and ignored by their local government.

Residents of about 20 households near the intersection of Southaven and Pennsylvania avenues say their basements are still filled with up to 3 feet of water. The damage has been expensive to fix, they say, has caused some families to suffer from mold-related illnesses and forced residents to run sump pumps 24 hours a day, more than doubling some utility bills to more than $800 per month.

Trudy Lauben, like many residents, says she fears flooding will happen again - or worsen - if another heavy rain strikes, and she wants the town to "do the right thing" and make the area safe.

The residents and Brookhaven Town officials agree about the source of the problem: rain that prompted flooding in an underground stream that runs through the neighborhood on its way to Swan Lake. But they disagree about how the town should respond to the flood.

The residents cite a 1987 agreement between the town and a contractor to build a pipe to divert groundwater out of the neighborhood and into a nearby catch basin. The neighbors, who used public records laws to unearth the nearly quarter-century-old agreement, say Brookhaven remains duty-bound to do the work.

"We're not asking the town to buy our homes or give us money; we just want them to fix the problem and have that water rerouted so it is away from our homes," said Lauben, noting her home has 3 feet of water in the basement.

Brookhaven officials say the agreement was "preliminary" and not a binding contract, said Brian Beedenbender, chief of staff to town Supervisor Mark Lesko. The 1987 agreement would have paid the contractor $120,000, less than a quarter of the cost of the work today, Beedenbender said. He added that the work never took place because residents were opposed to it at the time.

"The town doesn't have the half a million dollars or more to do this right now, and that's at a minimum," Beedenbender said.

Town engineers are reviewing the 1987 agreement to see whether the pipe plan would work in 2010, Beedenbender said. The town is also looking at other fixes to the flooding and state and federal grants to help fund a solution, he said.

"There's nothing to do until we find out what, if anything, we can do," said Councilman Tim Mazzei, who represents the area.

Other neighborhoods in Brookhaven, including parts of Manorville and Mastic Beach, are still dealing with flood damage from March's storms. More than 100 town residents overall have applied to FEMA for aid.

Kelly Palacios, whose family has spent $13,000 repairing its Southaven Avenue home, said the residents there may take Brookhaven to court if the town doesn't offer a solution soon.

For now, Palacios' teenage son, Joseph, is living with her sister in Islandia to get away from the mold in their home.

"The killer is that the Town of Brookhaven knows that all of these homes are in this condition," she said.

* source: Newsday, July 11, 2010

Wet basement?

No Problem!

Contact Vulcan Basement Waterproofing

Call Toll Free # 1-877-VULCAN-8 or fill out our online "Contact Us" form.


"The men worked quickly, but were very thorough. They explained the work they were doing, and kept us apprised of the progress. They were true professionals. The installed system is state-of-the-art to stop water seepage. Leaky basements have always been a problem for us, but no more. The sump pump and drain tile system installed by your waterproofers has put an end to that. Thank you once again for fixing our basement water problem.
- I. Altabef, North Massapequa, Long Island, NY



Home  │  Long Island Flooded Article  │  Long Island Groundwater Analysis  │  Long Island Groundwater Article  │  Long Island Sea Levels Article  │  Testimonials

Vulcan Basement Waterproofing of Long Island (LI)

Call Toll Free # 1-877-VULCAN-8 or e-mail us at info@vulcanwaterproofing.com

Serving all of Long Island:

Nassau County - Albertson, Atlantic Beach, Baldwin, Bayville, Bellerose, Bellmore, Bethpage, Carle Place, Cedarhurst, East Meadow, East Norwich, East Rockaway, Elmont, Farmingdale, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Freeport, Garden City, Glen Cove, Glen Head, Glenwood Landing, Great Neck, Greenvale, Hempstead, Hewlett, Hicksville, Inwood, Island Park, Jericho, Lake Success, Lawrence, Levittown, Locust Valley, Long Beach, Lynbrook, Malvern, Manhasset, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, Merrick, Mill Neck, Mineola, New Hyde Park, Oceanside, Old Bethpage, Old Westbury, Oyster Bay, Plainview, Point Lookout, Port Washington, Rockville Centre, Roosevelt, Roslyn Heights, Sea Cliff, Seaford, Syosset, Uniondale, Valley Stream, Wantagh, West Hempstead, Westbury, Williston Park, Woodbury, Woodmere

Suffolk County - Amagansett, Amityville, Aquebogue, Babylon, Bayport, Bay Shore, Bellport, Blue Point, Bohemia, Brentwood, Bridgehampton, Brightwaters, Brookhaven, Calverton, Center Moriches, Centereach, Centerport, Central Islip, Cherry Grove, Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Copiague, Coram, Cutchogue, Davis Park, Deer Park, Dix Hills, East Hampton, East Islip, East Marion, East Moriches, East Northport, East Patchogue, East Quogue, East Setauket, Eastport, Elwood, Fair Harbor, Farmingdale, Farmingville, Fire Island Pines, Fishers Island, Fort Salonga, Great River, Greenlawn, Greenport, Halesite, Hampton Bays, Hauppauge, Holbrook, Holtsville, Huntington, Huntington Station, Islip, Jamesport, Kings Park, Kismet, Lake Grove, Lake Ronkonkoma, Laurel, Lindenhurst, Manorville, Mastic, Mastic Beach, Mattituck, Medford, Melville, Middle Place, Montauk, Moriches, Mount Sinai, Nesconset, New Suffolk, North Babylon, Northport, Oak Beach, Orient, Patchogue, Peconic, Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson Station, Quogue, Remsenburg, Ridge, Riverhead, Rocky Point, Ronkonkoma, Sagaponack, Sag Harbor, Saint James, Saltaire, Sayville, Selden, Setauket, Shelter Island, Shelter Island Heights, Shirley, Shoreham, Smithtown, Sound Beach, South Farmingdale, Southampton, Southold, South Huntington, Speonk, St. James, Stony Brook, Upton, Wading River, Wainscott, Water Mill, West Babylon, West Islip, West Sayville, Westhampton, Westhampton Beach, Wheatley Heights, Wyandanch, Yaphank

privacy policy

website design and development by nasiks productions