After allowing the tar to take in the mesh, a second layer of the same tar is then applied over the mesh. The tar should be left to dry for 24 hours or as indicated by the manufacture. Back-filling is then preformed slowly, compacting every foot. As permanent as this may sound, This option only lasts about 20 years before the tar coating begins to deteriorate and water starts penetrate the basement walls again.
The best option for New Jersey Homeowners is more commonly known as a French Drain system. Not only is it a permanent solution but the most cost effective way to water proof your basement. A proper French Drains system is installed with the following steps: