Quality 1st Basement Systems Case Studies: Beautiful Crawl Space Encapsulation in Surf City, NJ

Friday, March 9th, 2018 by Sam Ruzzano


A homeowner living in Surf City, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basements in reference to their nasty and wet crawl space. The area had a lot of moisture from the water seepage and humidity from the crawl space vents and doors not being properly sealed. They had an existing sump pump in their crawl space that had failed and needed to be replaced. Each time it rained, water would seep in through the floor and corner sections of the crawl space. That standing water over time caused the crawl space to become a very damp and cold space.  Overall, the space was unhealthy causing poor air quality and brought great concern to the homeowner and so they wanted a solution as soon as possible. 


Senior Design Specialist, Jeff Nero, did a full inspection of this crawl space and recommended a full Encapsulation System to keep the crawl space area dry and moisture free. Encapsulating the crawl space will prevent water, mold, and pests from entering the crawl space, therefore, protecting the crawl space structure. 

With the help of Jeff Nero, Forman Wilver, and his team were able to fully waterproof the crawl space completely transforming the nasty, dirt crawl space into a clean and dry area that could now be used for storage.  The crew installed Drainage Matting and CleanSpace Vapor Barrier to prevent water leaks and flooding. A SmartSump Pump with a built-in alarm system was installed next to keep the crawl space dry by pumping any water seepage out. A SaniDry Dehumidifier was recommended to prevent any musty odors from ever forming. To seal the crawl space, an EverLast Crawl Space door was installed to still allow easy access yet prevent mositure, water and pests from getting inside. IceGuard was installed on the outside as an alternative exit for any water incase the discharge pipe were to freeze. This will prevent a back flow of water therefore keeping it dry.

The homeowner was amazed at the work done by Wilver and his team, working all day to complete the job. They appreciated how professional and hard working each team member was. Wilver and his crew completely transformed this damp and nasty crawl space into a beautiful space. The homeowner would 100% satisfied and relieved that they now how a permanent solution. 

Project Summary

Senior Design Specialist: Jeffrey Nero

Project Manager: Wilver Cardoza

Products Installed: CleanSpace, Drainage Matting, EverLast Door, SmartSump Pump, SaniDry Dehumidifer, & IceGuard

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