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    Trenton, NJ

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    Trenton, NJ

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    FREEHOLD, NJ

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    Norwood, NJ

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    Norwood, NJ

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Thank you so much for the thoughtful girl on the arrival of our daughter Alivia." Read Full Testimonial

    Jennifer & Scott T. of Montville, NJ

    Customer Testimonial

              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
  • "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

Jay Hugee from Quality 1st Basements

Title: System Design Specialists

Hometown: Newark, NJ

Jay Hugee from Quality 1st Basements

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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  • Trip Hazard Removal in Newfield, NJ
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    Trip Hazard Removal in Newfield, NJ
    After

    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
    After

    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 Raised In Manahawkin, NJ
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    Pool Deck Raised In Manahawkin, NJ
    After

    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
    After

    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 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
    After

    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!    

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

    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
    After

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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
    After

    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
    Before
    WaterGuard Installed in Morristown, NJ
    After

    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.    

  • Roselle, NJ Sump Pump Replacement
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    Roselle, NJ Sump Pump Replacement
    After

    Quality 1st Basements replaced the existing sump pump at this Roselle, NJ home with our TripleSafe Sump Pump System. Our TripleSafe has an airtight lid to prevent water vapor from evaporating back into the basement. It has a Liner to prevent clogging and damage to the three pumps inside. It also has a backup battery system in case a power outage occurs to keep the basement dry.  

  • Sinking Garage Floor Repaired By Quality 1st Basements
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    Sinking Garage Floor Repaired By Quality 1st Basements
    After

    A homeowner in Short Hills, NJ was in need of concrete repair services in their garage. The concrete slab had settled and was becoming a trip hazard.  Our PolyLevel Team was able to raise the concrete by injected the polyurethane foam beneath the slab through penny-sized holes drilled. The homeowner was extremely happy with the results and no longer has to worry about tripping when walking into the garage.

  • Crawl Space & Basement Both Taking on Water in Newark, NJ Home
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    Crawl Space & Basement Both Taking on Water in Newark, NJ Home
    After

    A homeowner in Newark  had a  crawl space that had water and dampness so they contacted Quality 1st Basements for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and recommended  encapsulation to eliminate the dampness.

    First,  SilverGlo was installed on the crawl space walls to boast a radiant barrier that reflects heat back into the crawl space. CleanSpace Vapor Barrier was installed on the crawl space walls and floors to seal off the crawl space and make sure no water vapor or humidity passes through. This liner is durable and is ideal for homeowners who want to use their crawl space for storage. Any air in your crawl space travels up throughout the eniter home and so its important to make sure your crawl space is clean and dry to increase the wuality of air you and your family breathe in everyday!     

     

  • Water Seepage in Jersey City, NJ Basement
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    Water Seepage in Jersey City, NJ Basement
    After

    A homeowner in Jersey City, New Jersey was experiencing water coming in through their basement walls and leaking all over the floor. The homeowners contacted basement waterproofing experts, Quality 1st for a solution.

    Our System Design Specialist inspected the basement and recommended the basement be waterproofed. WaterGuard was installed along the perimeter of the basement, underneath the floor slab in order to hide an unsightly drain. This system is installed under the floor slab, on top of the foundation footing to make sure the system does not get clogged. The WaterGuard collects water that seeps through basement walls and drains it to the sump pump.

    CleanSpace vapor barrier system was installed to hold back water vapor from passing through the foundation walls, directing it to the sump pump. CleanSpace also gives the basement an upgraded brighter, cleaner appearance. A dehumidifier was also installed to filter out any damp, musty odors by drying and filtering the air. A sump pump was installed to pump out any water that enters the basement.

    The TripleSafe has three levels of pumps built in to provide the most protection. The TripleSafe has a backup battery that is capable of pumping 11,500 gallons of water or more on a fully charged battery. This basement is fully protected and waterproofed for the homeowners to enjoy.         

    If your basement experiences water issues, we at Quality 1st have the solutions for you. Give us a call and schedule your FREE estimate today!       

  • Settling Patio Area in Old Tappan, NJ Raised
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    Settling Patio Area in Old Tappan, NJ Raised
    After

    With help from both our System Design Specialist, Jay and PolyLevel Foreman, Iian, Quality 1st Basements was able to provide a permanent solution to the sinking patio area in Old Tappan, NJ. The homeowner had contacted Quality 1st when they got tired of the puddles forming in the middle of their patio from the settlement. They wanted to avoid replacing the patio area at all cost. 

    Iian was able to lift all for sinking slabs back to level, removing the dip in the patio. Now with the patio leveled, water would no longer get trapped in the middle and simply flow towards the grass. 

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