Proven Contracting is proud to serve Lavallette, a town that’s just under a square mile, sandwiched between the Atlantic and Barnegat Bay. All of Lavallette is walkable, so it’s like one, giant downtown. You can swim in the ocean and then swim in the bay that’s just a couple of blocks away. And as you make your way across town, you’ll see plenty of quality workmanship from Proven Contracting. Let us show you around!
A referendum held in December of 1887 incorporated Lavallette as a borough from portions of what was then Dover Township (now Toms River).
Lavallette is named after U. S. Navy Admiral Elie A. F. Lavallette, who had a distinguished career that included being one of the first rear admirals appointed by President Lincoln after the President had created the position. Lavalette was also the father of one of the borough’s co-founders, Albert Lavalette.
The Lenape were the inhabitants of the area that would later become Lavallette, and much of New Jersey. When European colonists arrived in the 1700s, the Lenape were displaced. The American Revolutionary War and the independence of the United States resulted in the Lenape locating further west. The Indian Territory, which is in present-day Oklahoma and neighboring areas, is where most Lenape were forcibly moved in the 1800s because of the Indian Removal Act. There were no residents in Lavallette who identified as Native Americans at the time of the 2010 Census.
Lavallette is .96 square miles, of which .82 square miles are land and .15 square miles is water. Lavallette is found right on the Barnegat Peninsula, which is a long, narrow barrier peninsula between Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic.
On average Lavallette gets 48 inches of rain, 13 inches of snow, and 207 sunny days. The July high is around 84° F and the January low is 23°F.
If the temperature is greater than 85 °F or less than 32 °F, which does happen sometimes in Lavallette, then Proven Contracting is unlikely to send out its crew for a roof repair job. Those aren’t the best conditions for roofing services because those temperatures may make it more challenging to handle roofing material, install a new roof or gutter project, and even put our crew at risk.
When temperatures are too low, an asphalt shingle may become so brittle that it could break in a roofer’s hand; when the temperature is too high, a roofer could damage an asphalt shingle just by stepping on it. Finally, if it’s too hot the roof surface becomes a dangerous place to be, even if it’s a flat roof, due to the risk of heat exhaustion and dehydration.
Luckily, Lavallette usually hasweather conditions that are perfect for roof installation. A homeowner also doesn’t have to worry about having the most energy-efficient roof color because Lavallette doesn’t get enough full days of sun for the roof color to make a difference.
According to the 2010 Census, Lavallette had:
And economic breakdown was:
Residents of Lavallette send their children to two schools, which received the following rankings from the reputable school review website Niche.com.
The highest tax rate in the country is found in New Jersey: 2.42% (1.07% is the nation’s average). In 2018, Lavallette’s average property tax bill was $6,815. New Jersey’s sales tax is 6.625%. New Jersey is the 42nd most affordable state in the US out of 52 according to the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, which includes data from Puerto Rico and Washington DC.
At Proven Contracting, we get that it can be expensive to live in NJ, which means it can be hard for a homeowner to set aside money for home improvement. That’s why we have a list of ways to pay for a roof with no money, which includes working with us to make afinancing plan that’s ideal for your roofing project!
Take Exit 82 for Seaside Heights. Head east on Route 37. After crossing the bridge, stay to the left and just follow signs for Lavalette and Point Pleasant.
It does not. The nearest train station is in Bayhead, which is the final stop on the North Jersey Coast Line. It requires a transfer at Long Branch if you go far north enough. In total, the ride can take upwards of two and a half hours to reach New York Penn Station. To get to NYC, the cost is $16.75 one way for adults, and $7.65 for children 5 to 11, seniors, military, and people with disabilities.
Alternatively, to get to New York you can take a bus from the Toms River Park and Ride for between $6 and $13 one way, although it would require a transfer.
By car, the trip from Lavallette to Philly takes between an hour and 25 minutes and an hour and 40 minutes depending on whether you take NJ-70W, I-195W, or I-195W and I-95 S. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to get to Philly from Lavallette using public transportation.
Ocean Ride route OC 10 goes from Toms River to Lavallette.
Lavallette has a mile-long boardwalk that’s unadorned by any shops or places to eat. There are also two bayside beaches in the borough: Jacobsen Park and Hankins Park. If you’re on the beach and hungry there are plenty of places to eat just a block away. There’s Lenny’s Pizza, homemade ice cream at Iceberg Ice Cream, Meg’s Grill, and more!
One plus of working with local roofers: we can give you references of where you can see our work in person, which is one of theways to identify a good roofing contractor, and we can tell you where to grab a good pork roll, egg, and cheese in town (try the Lava Java House).
During the beach season, bikes are allowed on the Lavallette boardwalk only from 5 am to 10 am.
June 19th through September 6th. Lifeguards are on duty from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and until 6 pm on weekends and holidays.
No, dogs aren’t allowed on the beach or any resort areas. Dogs can be walked, while leashed, outside of the beach season on the boardwalk.
Given Lavallette’s small size (remember, it’s under a square mile!), the entire town is walkable. Combine that with every street having its own entrance to the beach, and all of Lavallette begins to feel like a downtown. That’s because all the shops and eateries are always within reach.
Proven Contracting operates in many towns in central and south NJ. That means you can see our work all over and check out building in progress. It also means we can recommend some fun stuff to do in the area!
Jackson Township is home to Six Flags, the second biggest theme park in the world behind only Disney’s Animal Kingdom. You’ll find over 1,200 animals from across six continents at the Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure. There are also wave pools, lazy rivers, tube slides, body slides, and more at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Finally, there’s Six Flags Great Adventure, which has many amusement park rides, including some of the tallest and fastest rides in the world!
While Great Adventure has over 1,200 different animals, Howling Woods Farm in Jackson Township zeroes in on one particular type of animal. The 501(c)(3) educational facility provides visitors with a wolf education. You have to make an appointment to get a tour, but if you do you can get up close and personal with rescued wolf dog hybrids and northern breed canines, known as Spitz dogs (examples include Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes).
Lacey Township is where you’ll find Double Trouble State Park, which is your opportunity to see the Pinelands National Reserve (AKA “the Pine Barrens”), an extensive ecosystem of wetlands and oak-pine forests. The park also has the Double Trouble Historic Village, 14 restored, historic structures, including a cranberry sorting and packing house.
Lacey Township also has Popcorn Park Zoo, a sanctuary and refuge for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused, or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds. The zoo’s name is derived from the box of popcorn that comes when you pay the entrance fee. The popcorn can be fed to some of the animals.
Red Bank has a great downtown and two prominent regional theaters. Count Basie is a stop for touring musicians, comedians, theater companies. The Two River Theater is a regional theater company that’s been rated one of the top 10 regional theaters in America by USA Today! So, you could have a great dinner, see a show, and then get some drinks!
TheManasquan Inlet is a year-round surfing attraction because it directs and enlarges waves. It’s even a destination for surfing competitions. Plus, like many shore towns, Manasquan has a downtown where you can grab a bite to eat.
Sometimes you want to explore another town’s beach, boardwalk, and downtown.Spring Lake is a great choice for such an outing. Like Lavallette, Spring Lake has a commercial-free boardwalk, except their two-mile-long boardwalk does have two snack stands. Spring Lake’s boardwalk also connects directly to Belmar and Sea Girt’s boardwalks, so you can just keep on walkin’! Spring lake also has a cute downtown. And, if you want a beach pass, it’s just $10 for most adults!
Lavallette is as local as it gets–everything’s just down the street! So, when you ask thequestions to ask a roofing company, we can probably give you an address just down the street where you can see our quality workmanship in person or observe the construction of a roof replacement or gutter system. Our customer service professionals are happy to answer all your questions and to provide references. And we can send one of our crew members to provide a free estimate too!