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Victor has a tremendous understanding of the industry having spent 11 years installing basement waterproofing systems. Previously he worked for our masonry reconstruction division. Victor brings a focused, intelligent approach to each job he is involved with and is a true professional. His crew consists of 5 knowledgable and skilled members. In his spare time he enjoys being with his friends and family.
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Quality 1st Basements was contacted by the homeowner and engineer for a property located in Evesham Township in regards to large foundation cracks on the interior of the foundation. Doing some research online, they discovered our Carbon Armor Wall Reinforcing Wall System and right away knew this was the solution they were looking for.
Victor Leon and his crew with help from Foundation Repair Specialist, Andy Gagliardi, were able to stabilize the foundation walls by installation 19 Carbon Armor Straps directly to the foundation walls.
CleanSpace Crawl Space lining creates a vapor barrier in this crawl space. The vapor barrier seals the crawl space from the earth and outside air which would create humidity in the space. With the CleanSpace liner, this crawl space will stay dry and clean!
A homeowner in Flemington, New Jersey needed their foundation stabilized and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Helical Piers were installed in order to restore the foundation. Helical Piers have helical plates welded to the pier shaft. These plates help to pull the pier into the soil and provide an anchor as the weight of the foundation or structural element is transferred to the pier. Helical Piers are a fast, effective installation and can help lift settled foundations back to the original level.
The owners of this Allentown, NJ home wanted to put their home on the market as soon as possible. The horizontal crack in their foundation wall would prevent them from selling the property and needed to have it repaired. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed Power Braces to the walls to stop them from bowing and prevent furthing cracking of the foundation. The house is now safe and ready to be put on the market!
This Princeton Junction, NJ basement always felt really cold. It also flooded at times. Quality 1st Basement Systems waterproofed the basement using a full, state-of-the-art waterproofing system. The installation crew also used ThermalDry Basement Wall System to insulate the basement. ThermalDry Basement Insulation reflects over 90% of the heat back into the basement keeping it warmer and keeping utility costs down. This basement is significantly more comfortable and ready to be finished!
The owners of this Annandale, New Jersey home noticed horizontal cracks in their foundation wall. The foundation cracks were so large that sunlight was seeping through. Concerned, they called Quality 1st Basement Systems for an estimate on how to fix their problem. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed CarbonArmor wall reinforcement system. CarbonArmor fixes foundations quickly and easily, but with a lot of power. CarbonArmor is a tough carbon strap system that goes over the foundation and secures the walls in place with a locking system. The carbon straps are installed with a heavy-duty expoy. Once the repair is complete, CarbonArmor can be easily painted over and hidden. Now this foundation is fixed and the home will no longer have foundation problems.
This homeowner in Cream Ridge, NJ had cracks in her concrete basement walls which caused water to leak into the basement. The walls were also bowing. The Quality 1st Basement Systems installation team completed the foundation repair using CarbonArmor foundation stabilization system. A SuperSump sump pump, UltraSump sump pump, and the WaterGuard basement waterproofing system were also installed to waterproof the basement. This foundation is now safe, and the basement is a dry, healthy environment.
A homeowner in Lakehurst, New Jersey called Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate on crawl space encapsulation and insulation. Their crawl space was humid and the fiberglass insulation was messy and wet.
Quality 1st Basement Systems installed CleanSpace crawl space vapor barrier. CleanSpace stops moisture from entering the crawl space. Humid crawl spaces can grow mold and mildew, and the wet air can seep to the rest of the house. To replace the wet fiberglass, SilverGlo insulation was installed. SilverGlo insulates better than fiberglass, and is much cleaner. Fiberglass can grow mold, is not waterproof, and does not insulate cold at the source. Now this crawl space has a lower humidity, stays dry, and will save the homeowner money on heating. Proper crawl space insulation and vapor barrier pays for itself in savings!
Dan, a homeowner in Manchester Township, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basements when he noticed his crawl space was damp. He had high humidity since his crawl space vents were open allowing moisture and humidity to travel inside and effect the space underneath his home.
System Design Specialist, Mike F. recommended our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier System to seal the crawl space off from water, moisture and mold.
Foreman, Victor and his team also installed 3 vent covers to prevent unwanted humidity and cold drafts from entering along with a new window to prevent water seepage.
Jack and Peggy from Ocean County, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basements for a solution to their nasty, wet crawl space. They wanted a system that would protect the space under their home from water seepage and possible future flooding. We sent our System Design Specialist out to meet with the homeowner, inspect the crawl space and design a solution that best fit the goals and needs of the crawl space.
With help from our team, Quality 1st Basements installed our Crawl Space Sump pump known as SmartSump, our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier System and Vent covers. Together, these products will keep the crawl space dry, prevent mold growth and moisture and keep humidity out.
A homeowner in Barnegat, New Jersey was experiencing humid and nasty in their crawl space and contacted Quality 1st Basements for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and suggested it be encapsulated in order to eliminate the moisture and humidity.
First, Drainage Matting was installed on the crawl space floor to make sure water is not trapped underneath the matting. The matting has raised dimples in order to give the water a channel underneath the crawl space. To seal the crawl space, CleanSpace vapor barrier system was installed to prevent water vapor and humidity from passing through. This durable, bright white liner keeps the crawl space dry and protects the structure and insulation from mold and rot. A sump pump was also installed to make sure the crawl space stays dry and any water entering gets pumped out.
The SmartSump sump pump is ideal for crawl spaces because without one, the crawl space can still be vulnerable to groundwater and leaks. This sump pump also comes with an alarm to alert the homeowners of any water in the crawl space.
The health of your crawl space effects the overall health of your home, don't wait to address the issues, not when Quality 1st Basements has the solutions!
Our Senior Foreman Victor and his team stabilized this home with our CarbonArmor System. First, they prepared the wall surface by sanding away the paint so that the epoxy resin would bond to the concrete. Once the straps adhered to the wall, The ArmorLock bracket was connected. Another coat of epoxy resin was applied to completely secure the strip. Rest assured that the CarbonArmor and ArmorLock Systems will immediately stabilize your foundation walls and permanently protect against any further inward movement.
A homeowner in East Windsor, NJ had an existing sump pump in their basement, but it was working poorly and there was often water in the well. To solve this problem, Quality 1st installed a new sump pump, TripleSafe. TripleSafe is a sump pump that provides three levels of protection for the basement. Meaning the TripleSafe has three pumps built in to provide full protection in case any of the pumps fail. Also, in case of a power outage the UltraSump battery backup sump pump, set at the highest level, will pump 11,500 gallons or more on a fully charged battery! With a new sump pump this basement will be free of water.
With help from System Design Specialist, Tom Carrano, and Foreman, Victor Leon, Quality 1st Basements was able to provide this Jackson, NJ homeowner with a safe, new entryway into their crawl space. Their old door to access the crawl space was rotting and allowed for water, humidity and cold drafts to enter inside. Tom recommended The Turtle which is a durable plastic crawl space access well. Providing an airtight cover, it serves as a crawl space access well AND door combined!
Quality 1st Basements stabilized this failing foundation wall with our PowerBrace™ Wall Repair System! When our Senior Design Specialist, Jeff Nero, noticed the titling inwards of the foundation wall and the large cracks from the movement, he recommended the PowerBraces for permanent stabilizing and to stop further damage.
Foreman, Victor Leon, and his amazing team, got to work and installed three PowerBraces to potentially straighten the wall. Our team brought the homeowner piece of mind that their foundation was secured and stable with the help of our Foundation Repair System, PowerBrace.
If you are experiencing large interior foundation cracks and you notice the walls are either bowing or tilting inward, then you need our PowerBrace Wall Repair solution. The PowerBrace™ system is made of steel I-beams that are secured to the joists above the wall with steel brackets. These brackets allow our Service Technicians to easily adjustable each beam over time. The tightening of each PowerBrace will allow for a gradual pull back towards its original position.
The foundation walls of this Bayville home were bowing and had horizontal cracks. The foundation problems were due to soil outside the home expanding due to soil saturation from heavy rains. The expansion of the soil put pressure on the foundation and caused the bowing walls which created a horizontal crack in the foundation. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed PowerBraces to stabalize the wall and eventually shift it back to its original place. This foundation is now safe and will return back to its original position!
This property was recently purchased and the homeowner was informed by his home inspector that he should insulate and encapsulate his crawl space. The home inspector recommended that he contact Quality 1st Basement Systems. The installation team installed CleanSpace crawl space vapor barrier around the entire crawl space to seal the space off from the damp and cold dirt floors. The homeowner is very pleased with his crawl space and has noticed that the rest of the air in his home seems cleaner.
Toms River homeowner noticed that her foundation was settling. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed Push Piers around the foundation to stabilize the home. Push Piers were installed against this foundation footing to lift the home back to its original position.
Peace of mind is exactly why this homeowner contacted us for a solution to their sagging floors. Right away they knew their crawl space needed to be checked by a professional when noticing their floor on the first level of their home began to settle.
Mike Fiorillo, our crawl space specialist, inspected the crawl space beams and floor joist. He suggested our SmartJack System to supply additional support to the crawl space beams that were causing the floors to sag.
Our Crew installed 20 SmartJacks to support the floor joists and over all protect the crawl space structure. The homeowners now had peace of mind that their floors weren't going to settle further.