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  • By Lydia L.
    Jackson, NJ

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    By Lydia L.
    Jackson, NJ

  • By Gregory B.
    Milltown, NJ

    "Very professional, no hard sell. Answered all questions."

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    By Gregory B.
    Milltown, NJ

    Very professional, no hard sell. Answered all questions.

  • By Zabrina S.
    Old Bridge, NJ

    "Apt was easy to schedule"

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    By Zabrina S.
    Old Bridge, NJ

    Apt was easy to schedule

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    Parlin, NJ

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    Parlin, NJ

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    Plainfield, NJ

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    Plainfield, NJ

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    Laurence Harbor, NJ

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    Laurence Harbor, NJ

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    Fords, NJ

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    Fords, NJ

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    Woodbridge, NJ

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    Woodbridge, NJ

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    Keyport, NJ

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    Dover, NJ

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Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "The crew lead by Wilver were extremely helpful with my questions and worked very efficient and quick." Read Full Testimonial

    Eddie B. of Merchantville, NJ

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              The crew lead by Wilver were extremely helpful with my questions and worked very efficient and quick. They did a great job.
    Eddie B.
    Merchantville, NJ
  • "Design Specialist was wonderful and very helpful." Read Full Testimonial

    Scott P. of Flemington, NJ

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              Design Specialist was wonderful and very helpful.
    Scott P.
    Flemington, NJ
  • "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
  • "The System Design Specialist who came here to acess problem did a great job." Read Full Testimonial

    Michael S. of Raritan, NJ

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              The System Design Specialist who came here to acess problem did a great job. Wilver and his team who did the work did a great job and for the first time in 20 years we now do not have a water problem Thanks again
    Michael S.
    Raritan, NJ
  • "Very Satisfied" Read Full Testimonial

    Adele C. of Toms River, NJ

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              Very Satisfied, The installation team was friendly, polite, professional, speedy but thorough. I have used this company for several years for various crawlspace issues.
    Adele C.
    Toms River, NJ
  • "The installation team were polite, professional, fast yet thorough." Read Full Testimonial

    Adele C. of Toms River, NJ

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              The installation team were polite, professional, fast yet thorough. I've been using Quality 1st for several years and they've helped me with various crawlspace issues.
    Adele C.
    Toms River, NJ
  • "Very Satisfied with the job. Ken Peare's presentation was very explicit, explained in detail all my concern..." Read Full Testimonial

    Carole T. of Toms River, NJ

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              Very Satisfied with the job. Ken Peare's presentation was very explicit, explained in detail all my concern. Wilver Cardoza + Crew were great. Very hard workers. Great job cleaning up. The sales presentation sold me.
    Carole T.
    Toms River, NJ
  • "I was interested in how the sump pump worked and they explained everything." Read Full Testimonial

    Kathryn L. of Highland Park, NJ

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              I appreciate that Randy let me watch the whole procedure. I was interested in how the sump pump worked and they explained everything.
    Kathryn L.
    Highland Park, NJ
  • "Wilver & his crew were wonderful to work with" Read Full Testimonial

    Patricia K. of Denville, NJ

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              Despite my concern with the time the crew would arrive I must say once they came. Wilver & his crew were wonderful to work with , they did a beautiful job working in a very small crawl space ,in which conditions were not the best ,cleanup was perfect & now I have a state of the art crawl space that I wish others could see!!!! Kudos to the company for sending such well trained technicians & please congratulate the crew on a job well done. Thank you, Pat K
    Patricia K.
    Denville, NJ
  • "He was punctual (calling ahead of time), very professional and very courteous." Read Full Testimonial

    Linda H. of Roselle, NJ

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              I am writing to recognize one of your employees, specifically Randy Halal, System Design Specialist. Mr. Halal serviced our system on July 24, 2017. He was punctual (calling ahead of time), very professional and very courteous. He was extremely knowledgeable with the system and explained all service and/or repairs that he made.
    Linda H.
    Roselle, NJ

Wilver Cardoza from Quality 1st Basements

Title: SeniorForeman

Wilver Cardoza from Quality 1st Basements

Meet Wilver, Our Waterproofing and Crawl Space Foreman! Wilver has been with Quality 1st Basements for over 7 years earning the title of Senior Foreman. He and his team transform wet and nasty basements and crawl spaces into dry and healthy spaces under your home. Wilver has great pride in his team and the work they accomplish each and every day. Take a look at some of the jobs they have completed below!

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  • Water in Merchantville, NJ Crawl Space
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    Water in Merchantville, NJ Crawl Space
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    A homeowner in Merchantville, New Jersey had water in their crawl space and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and recommended that the crawl space be sealed off so no more water, moisture or humidity would enter the crawl space. Drainage matting was first installed on the crawl space floors to give the water a channel underneath the crawl space liner. The matting has raised dimples so the water does not get trapped under the floor.

    CleanSpace vapor barrier system was installed on the crawl space walls and floors in order to keep water vapor and humidity from passing through. CleanSpace is a durable bright white liner that will not rip or tear making it perfect for storage use. A sump pump was installed to make sure the water entering the basement gets pumped out. The TripleSafe sump pump has three levels of pumps built in to ensure the crawl space stays dry and healthy. This crawl space is free of water and ready for the homeowners to use for storage.       

  • Home Supported by SmartJacks in Stewartsville
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    Home Supported by SmartJacks in Stewartsville
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    A homeowner in Stewartsville, New Jersey had their floors sloping towards the middle of their house and there was also water in their basement. The homeowner contacted Quality 1st for a free estimate and our System Design Specialist inspected the basement. SmartJacks were installed to help support the home and provide stability. SmartJacks are installed by attached steel support beams to the floor joists and a sturdy base at the floor. SmartJacks can easily be adjusted at any point if the home requires it. Now this home is supported and the homeowners do not have to worry about their home being unstable.   

  • Crawl Space Transformation Encapsulation in Mystic Island, NJ
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    Crawl Space Transformation Encapsulation in Mystic Island, NJ
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    Wow! What an amazing Crawl Space transformation this is! Encapsulation is the perfect solution for a damp and smell crawl space for it completely seals off the area to keep it dry and healthy! 

  • New Egypt, NJ Crawl Space Cleaned Out
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    New Egypt, NJ Crawl Space Cleaned Out
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    A homeowner in New Egypt had been having issues with the crawl space as it had constant water damage over the years. The system design specialists recommended having CleanSpace along with a drainage mat to be installed. CleanSpace is a though linear that prevents water vapor and humidity from passing through !

  • CleanSpace installed in New Egypt, NJ Home
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    CleanSpace installed in New Egypt, NJ Home
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    A homeowner in New Egypt, NJ had previous water damage in their crawl space years ago and needed a permanent solution. Quality 1st installed the CleanSpace vapor barrier system to hold back the water vapor that may enter the crawl space. CleanSpace has anti-microbial protection called UltraFresh built right in, so no mold or mildew will grow on the CleanSpace. Drainage matting was also installed underneath the CleanSpace liner to create an air space through which water can flow over the concrete floor to the sump pump. This crawl space is transformed to a dry, usable space for the homeowner.   

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Surf City, NJ
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Surf City, NJ
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    A homeowner in Surf City, New Jersey was receiving water in their crawl space during heavy rainstorms and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and recommended that the crawl space be encapsulated to ensure that water does not enter. Clean Space vapor barrier system was installed on the walls and floors to make sure water vapor and humidity does not pass through. CleanSpace is the perfect solution for crawl space encapsulation and will not rip or tear so he homeowners can use the space for storage.    

  • Cracked Foundation in Lacey Township, NJ
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    Cracked Foundation in Lacey Township, NJ
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    A homeowner in Lacey Township, New Jersey noticed a crack in one of their basement walls. After doing some research online, they came across a before and after from the Quality 1st Basements website of a foundation with similar cracks. Looking no further they called right away for an estimate. A the time of the estimate, the Foundation Repair Specialist did a full evaluation of the basement and noticed two smaller staircase cracks along with the visible crack the homeowners first noticed. 

    the Foundation Repair Specialist recommend CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System. CarbonArmor is a state-of-the-art solution for cracking foundation walls. CarbonArmor are strips made from a fiber reinforced polymer that is 10 times stronger than steel. The straps are attached to the wall and secured with heavy duty steel brackets. The straps will stabilize the wall and begin to pull it back to its original position. This system installs quickly and will prevent future problems. 

     

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Forked River, NJ
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Forked River, NJ
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    Quality 1st Basements helps homeowner everyday transform their dirty and damp crawl spaces into a clean and healthy space under their home by installing our Crawl Space Encapsulation System. This is exactly why a family in Forked River chose Quality 1st Basements to help them with a solution to their nasty crawl space. 

    Our Crew installed our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier to the floor and walls of the crawl space to prevent water vapor and mold from damaging the crawl space. Sealing your crawl space off from the harmful outside environment not only creates better quality of air but also protects your structure. Our team also installed our SmartSump pump system and a Sedona Dehumidifier which was created specifically for the crawl space given its perfect size. 

  • Forked River Crawl Space Encapsulated by Quality 1st Basements
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    Forked River Crawl Space Encapsulated by Quality 1st Basements
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    Our team lead by Foreman, Wilver C., completely encapsulated this forked River, NJ crawl space to create a clean, healthy and of course, dry space beneath this homeowners home. 

  • Somerville, NJ Waterproofing
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    Somerville, NJ Waterproofing
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    A Somerville, NJ homeowner was experiencing issues with their existing sump pump and called Quality 1st Basements. To replace their sump pump in the basement, TripleSafe was installed. The TripleSafe sump pump provides three levels of protection in order to keep the basement dry and healthy. This pump also comes with our UltraSump battery backup sump pump, set at the highest level, will pump 11,500 gallons or more on a fully charged battery. With the TripleSafe sump pump installed this homeowner can have piece of mind that their basement will stay dry and water free!    

  • Check out this Crawl Space Transformation in Berkeley Township, NJ
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    Check out this Crawl Space Transformation in Berkeley Township, NJ
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    A homeowner living in Berkeley Township had noticed a musty smell in their crawlspace and  the odor had risen into their first level of their home. This is known as the Stack Effect.   With the family now breathing in that air, the homeowner wanted to remove this musty odor from their crawl space right away. System Design Specialist, Jefferey Nero, inspected the crawl space and devised a solution. Jeffery suggested CleanSpace for it will seal the area off from water, moisture and anything else that could cause a musty odor. Cleanspace is a Vapor Barrier System that provides permanent moisture control and protection for any size crawlspace. Project Manager, Wilver Cardoza and his crew installed the Cleanspace to the floors and walls to  eliminate the musty odor, creating a dry and healthy environment. 

  • Ocean County Crawl Space Sealed by Quality 1st Basements
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    Ocean County Crawl Space Sealed by Quality 1st Basements
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    Check out the before and after pictures of the amazing work done by Foreman, Wilver and his team. Before, this crawl space was a nasty, damp space underneath this Bayville, NJ home. The nasty air in this crawl space would travel up through the floor and throughout the rest of the home. Our team came in and with help from Design Specialist, Jeff Nero, our team was able to transform this nasty space into a healthy and clean crawl space area. Our products promote a dry, clean and healthy space to give our homeowners peace of mind when it comes to this space underneath their home. 

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation Ocean County, NJ
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation Ocean County, NJ
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    To seal this crawl space from water seepage, mold, moisture and other harmful things that could potentially negatively effect this crawl space and structure of this home, Quality 1st Basements installed our Moisture Vapor Barrier known as CleanSpace. 

  • Foundation Wall Reinforcing System installed in Beachwood, NJ
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    Foundation Wall Reinforcing System installed in Beachwood, NJ
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    The Q1 Team installed our CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System in the basement of this  Beachwood, NJ home. The walls had large horizontal cracks due to bowing that had been occurring over time. 

    Now these walls are stabilized giving the homeowner peace of mind that their home is now protected against foundation damage. 

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Bridgewater, NJ
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Bridgewater, NJ
    After

    To eliminate musty odors and cold floors, this homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basements  to encapsulate their crawl space. Our Senior Design Specialist, Jeff N., headed out to inspect the site and our team led by Wilver completed the installation. 

     

    We installed SmartJack Stabilizers to provide additional support to the floor joist and crawl space beams to prevent sagging floors and structural issues in the future. Our team also installed our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier System to prevent moisture and water from seeping through the foundation wall.  

  • Wall Stabilization in Bridgewater, NJ
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    Wall Stabilization in Bridgewater, NJ
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    When they noticed their basement wall was cracked and bowing, this homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basements for a solution. Our senior Design Specialist, Ken P., provided the homeowner with a designed solution that best fit the needs of this homes foundation. This  included the installation of the CarbonArmor System. Wilver, our project Foreman, and his team headed out to the site and installed Our Reinforcement Wall System.

    The walls are now completely stabilized and the homeowner no longer has to worry about their basement wall caving in. This system provides the ultimate solution since it will now prevent future movement, it can be adjusted to gradually pull the wall back towards its originally position and finally it can be covered if the homeowner decides to finish their basement. 

  • Encapsulated Crawl Space in Toms River, NJ
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    Encapsulated Crawl Space in Toms River, NJ
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    A homeowner in Toms River, New Jersey had water in their crawl space and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and recommended that the crawl space be encapsulated. A full encapsulation system was installed to ensure that the crawl space stays dry and healthy. CleanSpace vapor barrier system was installed on the crawl space walls and floors to make sure no water vapor or humidity passes through to ensure that the crawl space stays dry and the homeowners can use it for storage.   

  • From Dirty to Clean: Crawl Space Repairs in Manalapan, NJ
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    From Dirty to Clean: Crawl Space Repairs in Manalapan, NJ
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    Check out how our team turned this nasty and wet crawl space into a clean and dry space underneath this home. With the help of Collin Peare and Wilvers crew, Quality 1st was able to give this homeowner a healthier space underneath his home with peace of mind that he no longer has to worry about water when it rains. 

  • Clean Space Take Over in Manalapan, NJ
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    Clean Space Take Over in Manalapan, NJ
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    CleanSpace Vapor Barrier System is the perfect solution to any cold, damp or nasty crawl space! CleanSpace is a liner that is installed on the walls of the crawl space to seal it off from the outside environment. Water, moisture and mold are no match for this Vapor Barrier liner. 

     

  • New Flooring and Walls in Spotswood, NJ
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    New Flooring and Walls in Spotswood, NJ
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    Water was seeping up through the floor and walls of this sunroom in Spotswood, NJ. 

    Our team came and removed the damage dry wall that had possible mold and replaced it with our Restoration Wall Panneling System. System Design Specialist, Steve V., also recommended our Elite Plank Flooring which is waterproof and mold resistent. 

  • SunHouse Window Well Installed in East Brunswick, NJ
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    SunHouse Window Well Installed in East Brunswick, NJ
    After

    With help from System Design Specialist, Kenny T. and Foreman, Wilver C., Quality 1st Basements was able to provide this East Brunswick, NJ homeowner will a brand new Window Well to help protect the basement window. Not only will it protect against rain, preventing basement leaks but also maximizes sunlight in the basement by reducing build up of dirt! 

  • Sump Pump Replacement and Dehumidifier in Chester, NJ
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    Sump Pump Replacement and Dehumidifier in Chester, NJ
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    After their sump pump failed during a rainstorm and caused their basement to flood, this homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basements for a solution. Our Senior Design Specialist, Jeff N., went out to the home to inspect the basement and proposed a solution to the homeowner. Jeff did a great job educating the homeowner and providing them with an explanation as to how the new system would work which is why they chose Quality 1st to provide them with a system that would give them peace of mind in their basement.Our waterproofing team led by Wilver installed a SaniDry XP Dehumidifier, WaterGuard & SuperSump Plus. The basement is now prepared for any amount of rain and completely moisture free! 

  • Sump Pump Replacement in Piscataway Township, NJ
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    Sump Pump Replacement in Piscataway Township, NJ
    After

    A homeowner in Piscataway Township, New Jersey was receiving water in their basement during heavy rains and wanted to replace their existing sump pump. Quality 1st System Design Specialist inspected the basement and sump pump and suggested that the TripleSafe sump pump be installed and replaced by the existing sump pump. The TripleSafe sump pump has three levels of pumps built in to ensure the basement is fully protected. In case of a pump failure, the other lower level pumps will kick in to make sure the basement will be free of water.     

  • Wet Basement in Mendham, NJ
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    Wet Basement in Mendham, NJ
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    Quality 1st Basements received a call from a homeowner who was experiencing large puddles of water in their basement. Customer Service Representative, Keashan was able to get Mike B, our System Design Specialist, out right away to inspect the wet basement and provide a solution. By installing a full WaterGuard drainage system and a TripleSafeSump Pump, the basement is now completely waterproofed. To remove the musty odor, a SandiDry Dehumidifier was installed to circulate dry air throughout the large space to create a more comfortable, healthier environment. 

  • Sump Pump Replacement in Parlin, NJ
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    Sump Pump Replacement in Parlin, NJ
    After

    This homeowner had an older sump pump that was failing. Quality 1st Basements was able to remove the old one and install one of our TripleSafe Sump Pumps. The TripleSafe Sump Pump is fully equipped with three pumps. Pump 1 does the majority of the work, Pump 2 is there to assist Pump 1 if needed, and Pump 3 is a battery operated pump that kicks in if the power goes out. All three of the pumps are in the same liner and have an alarm system attached that will go off to notify the homeowner if the pump is failing. 

  • Unstable Floor Joist in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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    Unstable Floor Joist in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
    After

    Our System Design Specialist, Mark Kleiner designed the Ultimate solution for the sagging floor joist in the basement of this Point Pleasant, NJ home. 20 PowerBraces and 6 SmartJacks were installed for additional support to the floor joist to prevent further sagging and movement. 

    First, Wilver and his crew install the PowerBraces against the floor joist beams then SmartJacks were installed for supplemental support. 

  • New Sump Pump in Matawan, NJ
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    New Sump Pump in Matawan, NJ
    After

    Homeowners in Matawan, New Jersey had an old sump pump that they wanted to upgrade. Quality 1st installed the Triplesafe sump pump in the basement. The TripleSafe provides three levels of protection, with three pumps built in. In case of failure, the other lower level pumps can take over. The TripleSafe also has an UltraSump battery backup system that can pump 11,500 gallons of water on a fully charged battery.  

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in South Amboy, NJ
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in South Amboy, NJ
    After

    Take a look at this transformed crawl space in South Amboy, NJ! Our Quality 1st  Team was able to waterproof and encapsulate the space. Additionally, we were able to get rid of what appeared to be mold and debris- ensuring clean air that is completely safe and healthy for the homeowners to breathe in!

  • Waterproofing and Everlast Wall Paneling Installation
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    Waterproofing and Everlast Wall Paneling Installation
    After

    After experiencing flooding in their finished basement, a homeowner in South Amboy contacted Quality 1st for a solution. The lower half of the wall in their basement had been damaged from the flooding so in addition to installing a sump pump, Wilver and his team installed EverLast Wall Panels. The Paneling is made of inorganic materials to prevent mold and withstand any water or humidity that could potentially enter the basement. The home is now fully protected and water-free! 

  • Waterproofed Basement in Roxbury Township, NJ
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    Waterproofed Basement in Roxbury Township, NJ
    After

    A homeowner in Roxbury Township, New Jersey had water seeping in from the ground every time it rained. Quality 1st System Design Specialist inspected the basement and suggested it be waterproofed. WaterGuard was installed along the perimeter of the basement under the floor slab, on top of the foundation footing to prevent the system from clogging. Next, the TripleSafe sump pump was installed in the basement to pump the water out of the basement. The TripleSafe sump pump has three levels of pumps built inside in case of one pump failure, the next lower level pumps will kick in. The TripleSafe also comes with a backup battery that will pump 11,500 gallons of water or more on a fully charged battery. This basement is free from water and protected. 

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