Jay Hugee

Quality 1st Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: Newark, NJ

Jay Hugee from Quality 1st Basement Systems

Jay has been working in the Basement Waterproofing industry for over 7 years. This experience has given him a good understanding of the importance of providing a thorough inspection to make sure all the homeowner’s concerns are addressed during a waterproofing inspection.

Jay explains to customers how he can accomplish their basement goals. He guides each homeowner through the entire process from start to finish. His attention to detail, customer service, and extensive product knowledge make him a tremendous asset to the team and to each homeowner he meets. Jay feels he has the best career since he gets to travel throughout New Jersey, meeting incredibly interesting people, while helping them dramatically improving their home.

In his spare time, Jay enjoys photography, is a natural bodybuilder and spending quality time creating memories with his fiance.  

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    Trenton, NJ

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    Princeton, NJ

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  • "The team from Quality 1st was top notch!" Read Full Testimonial

    Joe D. of Keyport, NJ

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              The team from Quality 1st was top notch! Everyone was a pleasure to work with especially Jay Hugee and Victor as they went above and beyond my expectations. The team worked together to put in Waterguard, IceGuard, and TripleSafe products as well as a cleanspace wall system to keep my basement dry!
    Joe D.
    Keyport, NJ
  • "Thank you so much for the thoughtful girl on the arrival of our daughter Alivia." Read Full Testimonial

    Jennifer & Scott T. of Montville, NJ

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              Thank you so much for the thoughful girl on the arrival of our daughter Alivia. Thank you again for all your work on getting the basement done before her arrival. We feel confident that she will love the area to play with all her toys. All the Best, Jenn, Scott & Alivia T.
    Jennifer & Scott T.
    Montville, NJ
  • "Jay Hugee was incredibly infromative, knew the products very well and I didn't feel " pushed"." Read Full Testimonial

    Stephen G. of Wayne, NJ

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              Jay Hugee was incredibly infromative, knew the products very well and I didn't feel " pushed". He was outstanding. The presentation was well thought out and we were pretty much sold, halway through Jay presenting.
    Stephen G.
    Wayne, NJ
  • "I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for meeting with me last week to give me a very..." Read Full Testimonial

    Marietta M. of Jersey City, NJ

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              I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for meeting with me last week to give me a very professional and informative presentation of Quality 1st’s services as well as a detailed and thorough estimate. I appreciated our appointment. Everything you demonstrated truly does point to quality first and I’d be very willing to consider it in the future for my own waterproofing needs. Thank you so much. Have a great Thanksgiving. Best Regards, Marietta
    Marietta M.
    Jersey City, NJ

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2017 Angie's List Super Service Award
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Best Places to Work 2017
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2018 Angie's List Super Service Award
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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Trip Hazard Removal in Newfield, NJ
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    Trip Hazard Removal in Newfield, NJ
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    Trip Hazard Removal in Newfield, NJ

    The sidewalk leading up to the stairs at this home in Newfield had settled, creating a large trip hazard. After hearing about PolyLevel on Facebook, the homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basements to inspect their concrete. A Concrete Repair Specialist headed out to the home and created a plan to raise the concrete. On the day of the installation, our team raised the slabs by injecting Polyurethane foam beneath them. Once the slabs were leveled, the team applied NexusPro Joint Sealant to seal off the area and prevent water and wind from eroding the soil beneath the slabs again. The area is now completely trip hazard free and safe for pedestrians. 

  • Pool Deck Sinking and Settling in Brick, NJ
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    Pool Deck Sinking and Settling in Brick, NJ
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    Pool Deck Sinking and Settling in Brick, NJ

    Another amazing concrete raising job completed using our State-Of-The-Art, concrete raising solution, PolyLevel. Waterproof and environmentally friendly, PolyLevel is the perfect solution for concrete settlement. Don't replace it, raise it! 

  • Pool Deck Lifting and Leveling in Laurel Springs, NJ
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    Pool Deck Lifting and Leveling in Laurel Springs, NJ
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    Pool Deck Lifting and Leveling in Laurel Springs, NJ

    Jessica wanted to fix the pool deck of her new house in Laurel Springs, NJ. Several slabs of concrete had sunken around her inground pool, creating opportunities for people to trip and fall, which is especially dangerous around a pool. Quality 1st Basements lifted and leveled Jessica's pool deck with our PolyLevel solution. She was thrilled with the final result, a leveled pool deck to walk on with no trip hazards.  

  • Sidewalk Way Leveled in Sicklerville, NJ
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    Sidewalk Way Leveled in Sicklerville, NJ
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    Sidewalk Way Leveled in Sicklerville, NJ

    Wow! Concrete replacement is a thing of the past when it comes to sinking and settling concrete slabs. Our team raised this sinking slab back towards its original level using PolyLevel. PolyLevel is injected by drilling a small penny-size hole into the concrete. Using a special tool, the Polyurethane foam is injected underneath the slab. The foam expands to fill all voids underneath the soil and begins raising the slab. When leveled, the team will stop injected and immediately the foam will begin to harden, permanently stabilizing the concrete slab. 

  • Sagging Crawl Space Beams in Hamilton, NJ
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    Sagging Crawl Space Beams in Hamilton, NJ
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    Sagging Crawl Space Beams in Hamilton, NJ

    We recommended our Crawl Space Reinforcing System to provide a solution for the sagging crawl space beams in the area underneath this home. The SmartJacks provide additional support to each crawl space beams and floor joist. They are adjusted yearly to gradually bring the beams back toward their original level and prevent future sagging. 

  • Foundation Repair in Mercer County
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    Foundation Repair in Mercer County
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    Foundation Repair in Mercer County

    David, a Mercer County homeowner, was referred to us by his Realtor when he noticed bowing walls and horizontal cracks in the wall of his foundation. Knowing these were signs of structural issues, he knew he needed a foundation expects opinion on the proper solution. Foundation Expert, Jay Hugee, recommended our Carbon Armor Wall Support System to stabilize the wall and prevent further bowing inward. 

    Senior Foreman, Jonathan and his crew installed our CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System. Each individual flexible fiber fabric strap is applied with high strength epoxy resin. This will bond the strap to the interior face of the wall. When the customer is ready to finish their basement, they can easily do so with our system and with peace of mind.  

  • Pool Deck Raised In Manahawkin, NJ
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    Pool Deck Raised In Manahawkin, NJ
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    Pool Deck Raised In Manahawkin, NJ

    The concrete around this pool was sinking and settling. Our team injected Polylevel beneath the slab to lift and level the concrete. Once the concrete was leveled, they filled the holes with concrete mix and sealed the joints to prevent water from eroding the slab further. Within just 15 minutes of the installation being compelted the homeowner and his family had full access to their pool are. 

  • Concrete Lifted & Leveled In Hightstown, NJ
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    Concrete Lifted & Leveled In Hightstown, NJ
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    Concrete Lifted & Leveled In Hightstown, NJ

    A homeowner contacted Quality 1st when they realized their concrete was sinking and settling. Not wanting to go through the expense and hassle of replacing the concrete, they were looking for an alternative solution.  Our System Design Specialist, Jay, inspected the area and suggested PolyLevel would be the best solution for the homeowner.

    Our PolyLevel Foreman, Richard, went out to complete the installation. Richard and his team drilled penny- size holes into the concrete and  injected the polyurethane foam. They were able to lift and level the concrete within minutes without disrupting the surrounding areas. To complete the installation, our team installed NexusPro joint sealant to seal the joints of the concrete to prevent water from getting beneath the surface of the concrete and causing settlement in the future.

  • Forked River Crawl Space Repaired by Quality 1st Basements
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    Forked River Crawl Space Repaired by Quality 1st Basements
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    Forked River Crawl Space Repaired by Quality 1st Basements

    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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    Somerville, NJ Waterproofing

    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!    

  • Concrete Driveway Crack Removed
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    Concrete Driveway Crack Removed
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    Concrete Driveway Crack Removed

    Our Concrete Repair team lead by Ash, raised this sinking apron back to its original state. The team was able to seal the crack with JointSeal to prevent a new crack from forming. 

  • Sidewalk Raised in Bridgewater, NJ
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    Sidewalk Raised in Bridgewater, NJ
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    Sidewalk Raised in Bridgewater, NJ

    Bob, a homeowner living in the Bridgewater area of New Jersey, contacted Quality 1st Basements hoping for a solution to his settling sidewalk in front of his home. Our Customer Care Representative, was able to schedule him an appointment with Jay Hugee, our System Design Specialist. 

    Upon arrival Jay noticed the big eye sore in front of Bob's beautiful landscaped home, his sidewalks. Jay and Bob walked over each sinking slab, Jay measuring each one and then sat down to go over why his slabs were sinking and the goal he had for his sidewalks. 

    Bob stressed that replacing the sinking concrete was not an option for the time and disruption was going to cause him stress. Jay recommended our PolyLevel solution. Check out the great work our PolyLevel Foreman, Ash and his team did to raise the slabs back to level, removing the trip hazards and the eye sore in front of Bob's home. 

  • Moisture Trapped Beneath Insulation in Bridgewater, NJ
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    Moisture Trapped Beneath Insulation in Bridgewater, NJ
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    Moisture Trapped Beneath Insulation in Bridgewater, NJ

    Jay Hugee, System Design Specialist for Quality 1st Basements, found that this customer had a problem with moisture beneath the insulation sitting between the floor joists. Trapped moisture on organic material (such as the wood) leads to mold growth and decay. To remedy this problem for the customer, foreman Luis Aguirre and his crew removed the insulation and sprayed Mold-X 2-part Botanical cleaner on the floor joists and left the insulation out so the air could dry out the moisture in an area where mold growth has potential.

  • Insulation for Cement Block Crawl Space Walls - Bridgewater, NJ
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    Insulation for Cement Block Crawl Space Walls - Bridgewater, NJ
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    Insulation for Cement Block Crawl Space Walls - Bridgewater, NJ

    Cement blocks in a crawl space have the potential to allow cooler air to seep in and cause the floors above to feel cool to the touch. Jay Hugee proposed SilverGlo insulation for this customer's home to boost energy efficiency as the panels reflect heat back into the crawl space.  The inclusion of a durable CleanSpace Crawl Space Vapor Barrier (with a 25-year warranty against rips and tears) would provide a layer to separate the earth from the home and be a barrier to moisture which can cause mold and musty smells. Luis Aguirre and his crew were happy to install these crawl space products to help the customer.  

  • Crawl Space Insulation and Encapsulation in Toms River, NJ
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    Crawl Space Insulation and Encapsulation in Toms River, NJ
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    Crawl Space Insulation and Encapsulation in Toms River, NJ

    This homeowner was tired of having high utility bills, cold floors, and a musty odor throughout their home. They contacted Quality 1st and our System Design Specialist Jay Hugee went out to inspect the area. Our team led by Juan Garcia installed our CleanSpace Vapor Barior, SilverGlo Insulation & Sealed the vents to keep outside air from getting in. The Crawl Space no longer gives off a musty smell and the homeowner has noticed a significant decrease in their utility bills. 

  • Pool Deck Repair in Freehold, NJ
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    Pool Deck Repair in Freehold, NJ
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    Pool Deck Repair in Freehold, NJ

    This amazing transformation has made such a difference in this homeowners pool area. They no longer have to worry about friends and family tripping on their pool deck thanks to PolyLevel. Our team was able to lift and level the concrete surrounding the pool as well as seal the joints to prevent future settlement. The process was much more efficient, less expensive, and a more permanent solution than concrete replacement.

  • Sidewalk Raising in Freehold, NJ
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    Sidewalk Raising in Freehold, NJ
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    Sidewalk Raising in Freehold, NJ

    Our State-Of-The-Art, concrete lifting and leveling solution, PolyLevel was injected underneath this sinking concrete slab to raise it back to level. 

  • Front Walkway leveled in Freehold, NJ
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    Front Walkway leveled in Freehold, NJ
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    Front Walkway leveled in Freehold, NJ

    The entire walkway area of this Freehold, NJ home had settled roughly two inches. Foreman, Iian and his team injected PolyLevel foam underneath the concrete to fill any voids. PolyLevel expands and begins to raise the concrete. Once leveled, the foam hardens to stabilize the concrete slabs permanently. 

  • Trip Hazards Removed in East Brunswick, NJ
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    Trip Hazards Removed in East Brunswick, NJ
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    Trip Hazards Removed in East Brunswick, NJ

    A homeowner noticed that the concrete sidewalks in front of their home were sinking and settling- causing trip hazards for their friends and neighbors. Jay, one of our Concrete Repair Specialists determined that the concrete could be lifted with PolyLevel. Our team led by Iian, went out and injected polyurethane foam and raised the concrete back to its original position. The sidewalk is now trip hazard free and the homeowner no longer has to worry about anyone falling and getting hurt.

  • Concrete Repair in East Brunswick, NJ
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    Concrete Repair in East Brunswick, NJ
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    Concrete Repair in East Brunswick, NJ

    Our customer in East Brunswick, NJ had an uneven sidewalk with a lot of gaps and cracks.  Design specialist Jay Hugee explained how we could use our PolyLevel concrete leveling product to lift and even the slabs and NexusPro sealer to seal the cracks and gaps.  Victor and his crew went out to do the work and the customer is beyond happy with the newly leveled sidewalk.

  • Sidewalk Lifting and Leveling in Piscataway, NJ
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    Sidewalk Lifting and Leveling in Piscataway, NJ
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    Sidewalk Lifting and Leveling in Piscataway, NJ

    This homeowner from Piscataway, NJ was worried about the sinking walkway leading up to her house. The gap caused by the settled concrete had created a trip hazard. The homeowner was concerned about falling on her way to her house and was in search of a solution to fix hre sinking concrete without replacing it. Quality 1st Basements came to help by lifting up the sunken slab with PolyLevel foam, which was strong enough to lift and stabilize the heavy slab. The homeowner was pleased with the results and thankful that she could walk up to her house again without worrying about a potential injury. 

  • Cement Sidewalk Lift and Level in Flanders, NJ
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    Cement Sidewalk Lift and Level in Flanders, NJ
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    Cement Sidewalk Lift and Level in Flanders, NJ

    This concrete driveway in Flanders, NJ had settled and was making it difficult for the homeowner to drive their car down it. Quality 1st Basements was able to lift and level the driveway with our PolyLevel solution. The foam is lightweight but strong and able to hold heavy slabs of concrete in place for a long period of time. 

  • Front Step Raised in Edison, NJ
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    Front Step Raised in Edison, NJ
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    Front Step Raised in Edison, NJ

    A sinking front porch was no match for our concrete raising solution, PolyLevel and our amazing PolyLevel team. Our crew injected polyurethane foam beneath the sinking slab raising it back up half a whole inch!  

  • New Sump Pump Installed in Belmar, NJ Home
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    New Sump Pump Installed in Belmar, NJ Home
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    New Sump Pump Installed in Belmar, NJ Home

    A homeowner in Belmar, New Jersey wanted a new sump pump because of water that was entering the basement and covering the floor. Our System Design Specialist inspected the basement and suggested that the TripleSafe sump pump be installed to make sure the basement is dry and protected. The TripleSafe sump pump was installed to ensure that the basement stays protected. The TripleSafe has three levels of pumps built inside in case of one pump failure the next lower level pumps will kick in. The TripleSafe will ensure that this basement stays dry and healthy.     

  • WaterGuard Installed in Morristown, NJ
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    WaterGuard Installed in Morristown, NJ
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    WaterGuard Installed in Morristown, NJ

    A partially finished basement was getting water every time it rained. The homeowners contacted Quality 1st Basements for a solution. System Design Specialist, Jay Hugee inspected the home and noticed signs of mold and high mositure. Jay recommended a drainage system and a sump pump be installed to keep this basement dry. WaterGuard system was installed by Foreman, Juan Garcia and his crew. WaterGuard is the perfect waterproofing solution for a typical basement. This system is installed underneath the floor slab to keep the system out of the mud zone to prevent clogging. The WaterGuard system collects the water that seeps through the basement walls and drains it to the sump pump. This basement is clean and dry for the homeowners to use.    

  • Sidewalk Lifting in Wall Township
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    Sidewalk Lifting in Wall Township
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    Sidewalk Lifting in Wall Township

    A Wall Township home was experiencing some sidewalk settlement encompassing the area. The settlement of the concrete slab was about 2-3 inches deep. Concrete Foreman Ash did a thorough job with PolyLevel solution to lift, level and secure the settled slab of concrete. To polish off the job, NexusPro Joint Sealant was applied to the joints in the slabs to prevent water entering and damaging the concrete slab in the future.  

  • Garage Apron Lift and Level in Monmouth County, NJ
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    Garage Apron Lift and Level in Monmouth County, NJ
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    Garage Apron Lift and Level in Monmouth County, NJ

    This garage apron of a Monmouth County, NJ house was sinking and settling, so the homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basements about lifting and leveling their concrete with PolyLevel. The homeowner chose PolyLevel because it was fast and easy to install, and within 15 minutes he could pull their car out from their garage and over his newly lifted garage apron. 

  • SmartJack Lifts Sagging Floors in Westfield, NJ
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    SmartJack Lifts Sagging Floors in Westfield, NJ
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    SmartJack Lifts Sagging Floors in Westfield, NJ

    The crawlspace under our customer's home in Westfield was not doing a good job of holding up the floors above. They were uneven and sagging, causing a real problem for the homeowner.  Design specialist Jay Hugee recommended SmartJack and supplemental beams to lift and strengthen the floors above.  Once Juan and his crew finished the work the home was back to stable and level.

  • Smart Jacks Installed In Keansberg, NJ
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    Smart Jacks Installed In Keansberg, NJ
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    Smart Jacks Installed In Keansberg, NJ

    A homeowner in Keansburg NJ was in need of the foundation beams to be replaced. Without supportive beams, the floor could sag as the foundation cannot hold the weight. Smart Jacks and power brace beams were installed to support the house. Smart Jack is a high capacity, fully adjustable steel pier that's designed to support the weight of your home and remove your worries! 

  • Crawl Space Floor Joist Stabilized in Keansburg, NJ
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    Crawl Space Floor Joist Stabilized in Keansburg, NJ
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    Crawl Space Floor Joist Stabilized in Keansburg, NJ

    This Keansburg, NJ homeowner noticed their floors on the first level of their home was sinking and settling. They noticed gapping between where their floor and molding used to meet. When System Design Specialist, Jay Hugee, inspected the crawl space, right away he noticed the lack of support from their crawl space beams and floor joists. He recommended our SmartJack Reinforcing System to protect the crawl space beam and the structure of the home. 

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