Serving NJ and NYC, Jersey City, Edison, Staten Island

Esau Aquino

Quality 1st Basements

Title: Foreman

Hometown: Perth Amboy, NJ

Esau Aquino from Quality 1st Basements

Meet Esau our Waterproofing Foreman! He is responsible for making sure your installation is completed correctly and on time. Esau and his crew are trained professional with many years of experience and training. Before his team begins the installation, he will do a full walk through with you. Half way through the installation, Esau will update you on the progress. Once the he and his team have finished the installation, he will explain how the system works, answer any additional questions you may have and begin cleaning up the space, leaving it cleaner then when they arrived.

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  • By Michael M.
    Magnolia, NJ

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    By Michael M.
    Magnolia, NJ

  • By Rich H.
    Cinnaminson, NJ

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    By Rich H.
    Cinnaminson, NJ

  • By Katrina L.
    Willingboro, NJ

    "Over all I am very happy with the job done. the crew was great and explained things along the way. Job was done on time and I..."

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    By Katrina L.
    Willingboro, NJ

    Over all I am very happy with the job done. the crew was great and explained things along the way. Job was done on time and I cried because I was so happy that I could finally close the doors in my house. May I never have to call for your services again but if I do need anything you will be first on the list to call. Thank you so much

  • By Michael A.
    Burlington, NJ

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    By Michael A.
    Burlington, NJ

  • By Michael S.
    Belle Mead, NJ

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    Belle Mead, NJ

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    Monroe Twp, NJ

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    Monroe Twp, NJ

  • By Jose A.
    Toms River, NJ

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    Toms River, NJ

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    Toms River, NJ

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    Toms River, NJ

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    Toms River, NJ

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    Toms River, NJ

  • By Dominick A.
    Manalapan, NJ

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    Manalapan, NJ

Testimonials
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  • "Handled A Job In Our Basement Very Efficiently." Read Full Testimonial

    Patel M. of Monmouth Junction, NJ

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              Handled A Job In Our Basement Very Efficiently.We found out about Quality 1st Basements by just doing a simple google search because they were one of the first companies that came up. I spoke to them about what we wanted to get done and they came up with a schedule for the work after we signed the contract. They pretty much did a complete waterproofing of our basement and also installed some drains as well. The job went pretty well but I was very worried about the mess throughout the whole process, however, they were able to clean up very well and really didn't leave much behind.
    Patel M.
    Monmouth Junction, NJ
  • "They were on time and the neatest company I have ever come to my home to do work." Read Full Testimonial

    Michele S. of Berkeley, NJ

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              Just had Quality 1st Basement come out and fix our basement and they did a fantastic job! They were on time and the neatest company I have ever come to my home to do work. If you have a water issue in your basement give these guys a call!
    Michele S.
    Berkeley, NJ
  • "Maurice was right his crew was very professional and very polite, these guys worked hard" Read Full Testimonial

    Anthony P. of Toms River, NJ

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              Hi my name is Anthony Pellegrino and I live in Toms River New Jersey, for 20 years. Ten years ago my neighbor put an addition on his home and excavated the property. Ever since this was done and everytime it rain hard ,water came up through my ground in my basement. I lost the rug and I had to hire a company to come out clean up the mess and dry everything up. I thought it was just a fluke and I put down another rug, bad move because now every time it rains hard water was coming up through the ground into my basement. I lost another rug and after that I said no more rugs, I put up with this for a couple of years praying that it would never rain hard, and spent a lot of nights staying up all night pumping out water and cleaning up the basement, then a miracle happened I read about quality 1st basement, and I contacted a specialist his name was Maurice Robinson, Maurice came to my home and was a gentleman he explained every detail and was very polite. Told me what his crew would do and how they would clean up when they are done. I decided to hire them to waterproof my basement, and Maurice was right his crew was very professional and very polite, these guys worked hard and they work to the job was done, and they cleaned up everything not a piece of dirt was left when they were gone. That was a year ago, I can't tell you as a homeowner how happy I am to have hired quality 1st basement to waterproof my home, I haven't had a drop of water since the system was put in... I am happy to know Maurice Robinson and thank them for what they did they have save me endless nights of staying up all night pumping out water cleaning up dirt. I want to thank Maurice and his crew for doing a great job. And I mean that people please if you have any kind of water issues coming into your home contact quality 1st basement ask for Maurice Robinson he will hook you up and he will get your home back to being dry free. I want to say again thank you to Maurice Robinson and quality 1st basement I recommend them to anyone.
    Anthony P.
    Toms River, NJ
  • "Very Good !" Read Full Testimonial

    Peg R. of Manasquan, NJ

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              Kyle was great. He was here on time, took his time, was pleasant, answered questions. Good technician.
    Peg R.
    Manasquan, NJ
  • "Quality 1st came recommended by my sister who is hard to please." Read Full Testimonial

    Carl & Gloria D. of Berkeley Heights, NJ

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              We had been waiting a few months before fixing our problem. Quality 1st came recommended by my sister who is hard to please. Waterproofing specialist Brandon Byron provided and excellent presentation. The installation was excellent and we are very satisfied with the job.
    Carl & Gloria D.
    Berkeley Heights, NJ
  • "The office staff was attentive, the saleman was excellent, and the installation team was efficient." Read Full Testimonial

    Stephen C. of Wayne, NJ

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              We found Quality 1st Basement Systems through an internet search. Recently, we've seen them in print ads, too. We are very satisfied with the job they did. The office staff was attentive, the saleman was excellent, and the installation team was efficient.
    Stephen C.
    Wayne, NJ
  • "I hired your company because salesman Ken Peare explained everything thoroughly and I knew you would do a..." Read Full Testimonial

    Mary F. of Clifton, NJ

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              My basement is now dry and they left the basement very clean.
    Mary F.
    Clifton, NJ
  • "They did our crawl space couldn’t be happier did an amazing job they are very professional what a..." Read Full Testimonial

    George P. of Haskell, NJ

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              They did our crawl space couldn’t be happier did an amazing job they are very professional what a difference now we have a clean dry place for extra storage best thing we ever did
    George P.
    Haskell, NJ

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • SmartJack Stabilizers Installed in Burlington County, NJ Crawl Space
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    SmartJack Stabilizers Installed in Burlington County, NJ Crawl Space
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    SmartJack Stabilizers Installed in Burlington County, NJ Crawl Space

    Burlington, NJ homeowner reached out to us because they noticed the floor above their crawlspace had a horizontal cracks and was continuously expanding at a 45 degree angle. We sent Senior Foundation Specialist, Jeff Nero out to inspect the crawl space to see what structural foundation issues were causing the floor to crack and settle. 

    Jeff noticed the crawl space beams were sagging causing the floor to shift and cracks to form. He suggested SmartJack Stabilizers be installed underneath the beams to provide additional support. These SmartJack Stabilizers can be adjusted to gradually lift the crawl space beams back towards their original state. This system will also prevent future settlement and structural damage. 

    Check out this amazing before and after work completed by foreman, Esau Aquino and his team! 

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Burlington County, NJ
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Burlington County, NJ
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Burlington County, NJ

    Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a crawl space encapsulation system in this Burlington County home. CleanSpace vapor barrier will prevent moisture from coming into the crawl space. Now the crawl space is dry and no longer has a musty odor.

  • Vapor Barrier System Installed in Lambertville, NJ
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    Vapor Barrier System Installed in Lambertville, NJ
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    Vapor Barrier System Installed in Lambertville, NJ

    Our team installed our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier System along against the walls of this Lambertville, NJ basement to protect against mold and moisture. The Vapor Barrier stops water seepage and moisture creating a dry and healthy space downstairs in the basement. 

  • Waterproofing System Installation in Ewing, NJ
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    Waterproofing System Installation in Ewing, NJ
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    Waterproofing System Installation in Ewing, NJ

    A homeowner in Ewing,NJ had water coming into their basement. Quality 1st Basements  installed WaterGuard and a TripleSafe Sump Pump to solve the problem. Our Basement Waterproofing team led by Esau, made sure to leave the basement cleaner than they had found it. The customer was extremely happy with the end result and they no longer have to worry about water in their basement now having the ultimate protection!  

  • Basement Flooring Installation in Hamilton, NJ
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    Basement Flooring Installation in Hamilton, NJ
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    Basement Flooring Installation in Hamilton, NJ

    Quality 1st Basements installed ThermalDry Elite flooring that looks and feels like real wood. All of our ThermalDry Flooring options are waterproof and mold resistant, making them great products to have if you are concerned with potential flooding. 

  • Dirty, Damp Crawl Space in Lavallette, NJ
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    Dirty, Damp Crawl Space in Lavallette, NJ
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    Dirty, Damp Crawl Space in Lavallette, NJ

    This crawl space had moisture and high humidity which brought great concern to the homeowner. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed CleanSpace and Drainage Matting, two products that work together to keep the crawl space clean and dry by directing any water leaks straight to the sump pump system. CleanSpace provides protection against water, dirt, pests, and water vapor while the Drainage Matting will prevent water from getting trapped underneath the durable liner. 

  • Basement Waterproofing in Flemington, NJ
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    Basement Waterproofing in Flemington, NJ
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    Basement Waterproofing in Flemington, NJ

    System Design Specialist, Laura M. did a full inspection of this wet basement and designed a solution that best fit the water concerns. She suggested a full perimeter waterproofing system that consisted of our WaterGuard drainage system that collects water seepage from the walls and floors and directs it over to our SuperSump Plus sump pump system. Together, they keep the basement dry and deliver peace of mind tot he homeowner that water will no longer be a concern in this Flemington, NJ home.  

  • Quality 1st Stabilizes Foundation Walls in Hampton, NJ
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    Quality 1st Stabilizes Foundation Walls in Hampton, NJ
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    Quality 1st Stabilizes Foundation Walls in Hampton, NJ

    A homeowner in Hampton, New Jersey had a bowing foundation wall and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the walls and noticed the bowing. He suggested CarbonArmor be installed on the walls to stabilize them. CarbonArmor is made from reinforced polymer strips that are 10 times stronger than steel. The straps are attached to the wall and secured with heavy duty steel brackets and pull the wall back to its original position. CarbonArmor installs quickly and will not impact future basement finishing. 

  • Waterproofed Basement in Plumsted Township, NJ
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    Waterproofed Basement in Plumsted Township, NJ
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    Waterproofed Basement in Plumsted Township, NJ

    A homeowner in Plumsted Township, New Jersey was experiencing water coming into their basement during heavy rains and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the basement and suggested that the basement is waterproofed. WaterGuard was installed along the perimeter of the basement underneath the floor slab, on top of the foundation footing to keep the system out of the mud zone. This will prevent clogging and the system will direct the water that seeps in through the basement walls to the sump pump. This basement is waterproofed so the homeowners can use it for whatever they want.    

  • Dry Crawl Space in Princeton, NJ
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    Dry Crawl Space in Princeton, NJ
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    Dry Crawl Space in Princeton, NJ

    A homeowner in Princeton, New Jersey had small puddles of water in their crawl space during heavy rains and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist, Jeff Nero, inspected the crawl space and suggested that the crawl space be encapsulated to eliminate the water and moisture. First, Drainage Matting was installed on the crawl space floor to make sure the water entering the crawl space gets directed to the sump pump. Drainage Matting has raised dimples so the water underneath does not get trapped under the liner. CleanSpace Vapor Barrier System was installed on the walls and floors to hold back water vapor and humidity. CleanSpace is a durable bright white liner that will not rip or tear making it perfect if the homeowners want to use it for storage. This crawl space will stay dry and protected. 

  • Bowing Interior Basement Wall in West Princeton, NJ
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    Bowing Interior Basement Wall in West Princeton, NJ
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    Bowing Interior Basement Wall in West Princeton, NJ

    Quality 1st Basements provided this homeowner with a permanent solution for the foundation issues they were experiencing. The interior foundation walls were bowing inward and large horizontal cracks began to form in the block foundation. They noticed that windows and certain doors in the house were being to stick and that the floors became uneven. Overall they had great concerns about the stability of their foundation. Luckily a friend had used  Quality 1st Basements for a similar foundation concern and recommended the foundation specialists. 

    Our team installed our CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System to stabilize the wall and begin to pull the interior wall back towards it original position. Each CarbonArmor strap is installed with a strong apoxy resin and then secured with a heavy duty steel bracket. For additional support, our team installed 7 PowerBrace beams to stop further damage to the wall all while preventing future bowing and titling. 

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Plainsboro, NJ
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Plainsboro, NJ
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Plainsboro, NJ

    A concrete crawl space is certainly better than a dirt one, but it still isn't fully isolated from the earth. By installing a CleanSpace liner in this homeowners crawl space, we were able to ensure that any organic materials from the earth (including moisture) that could cause the home to rot were no longer able to get in.

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Plainsboro, NJ
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Plainsboro, NJ
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Plainsboro, NJ

    A homeowner in Plainsboro, NJ was looking to have their crawl space encapsulated to improve the air quality in their home and eliminate mold growth and moisture. Our team installed the CleanSpace encapsulation system to isolate the house from the earth. Now that the home is isolated, the homeowner no longer has to worry about organic materials rotting, mold growth, or any deterioration occurring in their crawl space. 

  • Damp and Dirty Crawl Space in Hightstown, NJ
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    Damp and Dirty Crawl Space in Hightstown, NJ
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    Damp and Dirty Crawl Space in Hightstown, NJ

    This Hightstown crawl space was damp, dirty and contained a lot of moisture. The homeowner was concerned with the air quality and was interested in crawl space encapsulation so they called Quality 1st Basement Systems. The Q1 team installed a CleanSpace liner to seal off and protect the crawl space as well as the foundation of the home. This creates a waterproof, dirt proof and moisture resistant area underneath the home. A SaniDry Dehumidifier now allows proper circulation of dry air and a TripleSafe Sump Pump will keep the crawl space dry. 

  • Sump Pump Replacement in Lebanon, NJ
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    Sump Pump Replacement in Lebanon, NJ
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    Sump Pump Replacement in Lebanon, NJ

    A homeowner in Lebanon, New Jersey wanted their sump pump replaced and contacted Quality 1st for a free estimate. Our System Design Specialist inspected the basement and noticed the old sump pump which was outdated. The TripleSafe sump pump was installed to replace the old sump pump.

    The TripleSafe has three levels of pumps built in to ensure the basement stays dry and healthy. In case of one pump failure the next lower level pumps will kick in. The TripleSafe is the best sump pump that will keep the basement dry.        

  • Encapsulating a Beach Haven, NJ Crawl Space
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    Encapsulating a Beach Haven, NJ Crawl Space
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    Encapsulating a Beach Haven, NJ Crawl Space

    Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a crawl space encapsulation system in this Beach Haven, NJ shore home. CleanSpace vapor barrier will keep moisture out of the crawl space!

  • Crawl Space Repair in Harvey Cedars, NJ
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    Crawl Space Repair in Harvey Cedars, NJ
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    Crawl Space Repair in Harvey Cedars, NJ

    A new homeowner in Ocean County, NJ needed their musty, dirt crawl space repaired. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed CleanSpace vapor barrier to prevent moisture from coming into the crawl space. The puncture-resistant vapor barrier also lowers the crawl space's relative humidity.

  • Sump Pump Replacement in Jackson, NJ
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    Sump Pump Replacement in Jackson, NJ
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    Sump Pump Replacement in Jackson, NJ

    Quality 1st Basements replaced a failing sump pump system that caused water seepage in basement of this home located in Jackson, NJ. We installed our TripleSafe Sump Pump system to provide the ultimate protection. We also installed our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier to the walls to prevent moisture and mold growth. 

  • Sump Pump Replacement in Jackson, NJ
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    Sump Pump Replacement in Jackson, NJ
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    Sump Pump Replacement in Jackson, NJ

    Mike, a homeowner from Jackson, NJ, was interested in removing his old existing sump pump and replacing it with our TripleSafe Sump Pump.

    Our TriplSafe Sump Pump is made up of three sump pumps inside a large liner to provide the ultimate protection. A basement of Mike's size needs protection from any level of water and so therefore we suggested this top of the line sump pump system to keep his basement dry and healthy. 

  • Damaged Drywall Replaced in Somerville, NJ
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    Damaged Drywall Replaced in Somerville, NJ
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    Damaged Drywall Replaced in Somerville, NJ

    After water flooded a basement damaging the lower half of every wall, Quality 1st Basements removed and replaced it with EverLast Wall Restoration. EverLast Wall Panels are mold proof and waterproof! They have built in insulation to create a more comfortable environment in the basement. 

  • Durable Crawl Space Access Well in Toms River, NJ
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    Durable Crawl Space Access Well in Toms River, NJ
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    Durable Crawl Space Access Well in Toms River, NJ

    Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a long-lasting crawl space access well in this Toms River, New Jersey home. It provides an easy entrance to the crawl space, but also keeps out critters, moisture and dirt. The Turtl access well is available in three colors.

  • New Basement Window Installed in Toms River, NJ
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    New Basement Window Installed in Toms River, NJ
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    New Basement Window Installed in Toms River, NJ

    Quality 1st Basement Systems replaced this old basement window in Toms River, NJ. The flat window lid looks modern and keeps out debris.

  • Toms River Sump Pump Keeps Basement Dry
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    Toms River Sump Pump Keeps Basement Dry
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    Toms River Sump Pump Keeps Basement Dry

    Quality 1st Basement Systems replaced this sump pump with a TripleSafe. The TripleSafe sump pump has three pumps and a battery back-up for extra protection. This Toms River basement is safe with a state-of-the-art waterproofing system.

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Toms River
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Toms River
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Toms River

    After experiencing water in their crawl space, this homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basements for a solution. Ken P., a Senior Design Specialist, went out to the home and inspected the crawl space. He proposed a solution to the homeowner involving the installation of: CleanSpace Vapor Barrier, SilverGlo Insulation, Drainage Matting, A sump Pump & WaterGuard. The homeowner no longer has to worry about water in their crawl space even during heavy rains.

  • Saggy Crawl Space Beams Supported in Englishtown, NJ
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    Saggy Crawl Space Beams Supported in Englishtown, NJ
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    Saggy Crawl Space Beams Supported in Englishtown, NJ

    Quality 1st Basement Systems installed SmartJack support jacks to prevent these crawl space beams from sagging. Now this Englishtown, NJ crawl space is supported and stable!

  • Musty Sump Pump Replaced in Freehold, NJ
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    Musty Sump Pump Replaced in Freehold, NJ
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    Musty Sump Pump Replaced in Freehold, NJ

    This musty sump pump in Freehold, NJ needed to be replaced. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe has an airtight lid to keep musty odors out of the basement!

  • Quality 1st Installs Clean Space In Old Bridge, NJ
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    Quality 1st Installs Clean Space In Old Bridge, NJ
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    Quality 1st Installs Clean Space In Old Bridge, NJ

    A homeowner in Old Bridge, NJ was having a high level of humidity problems in the crawl space. Quality 1st came out to the home and installed a Sedona dehumidifier, clean space walling and drainage matting.

    The homeowner was pleased with the results after the installation was complete. The clean space liner keeps the area clean and keeps the creepy crawlers away. The Sedona dehumidifier stops mold growth, musty odors and dust mites away from the crawl space.

  • Crawl Space Vapor Barrier System Installation in Farmingdale, NJ
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    Crawl Space Vapor Barrier System Installation in Farmingdale, NJ
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    Crawl Space Vapor Barrier System Installation in Farmingdale, NJ

    This Farmingdale, NJ crawl space flooded after heavy ran which created a wet and damp environment. The homeowner noticed moisture and high humidity so they contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems. System Design Specialist, Mike Jersey, recommended a full Vapor Barrier System consisting of a SmartSump Pump System, Drainage Matting, CleanSpace, SilverGlo, and Vent Covers. The Vapor Barrier System will prevent water, humidity and moisture inside the crawl space while keeping it dry and the air quality high.   

  • Additional Support To Basement Beams in Brick, NJ
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    Additional Support To Basement Beams in Brick, NJ
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    Additional Support To Basement Beams in Brick, NJ

    Brian, a homeowner in Brick, NJ contacted his local foundation expert, Quality 1st Basements, when he noticed the beams in his basement started to rot. He needed a solution that would provide him additional support to the floor joist to prevent sagging floors and future damage to the structure of the home. Senior Design Specialist, Jeff Nero, did a full inspection of the basement and recommended 6 SmartJacks be installed near each basement beam for additional support to the floor joist. 

  • Encapsulating an Ocean County Crawl Space
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    Encapsulating an Ocean County Crawl Space
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    Encapsulating an Ocean County Crawl Space

    The difference is clear. CleanSpace vapor barrier transformed this crawl space! The vapor barrier keeps moisture out of the crawl space and lowers the humidity. With a 25 year warranty, there is no worry about the barrier ripping or tearing. Now this Ocean County crawl space is safe and healthy.

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