Ash Ganatra

Quality 1st Basements

Title: PolyLevel Foreman

Ash Ganatra from Quality 1st Basements

Meet Ash one of our PolyLevel Foreman! Ash has many years of experience in the customer service industry. Prior to joining the Quality 1st team, Ash worked in disaster restoration for 2 years. He is a volunteer Firefighter and is HAZMAT certified. His day consists of meeting with our customers and helping them keep their properties safe by raising any sinking or settling concrete that could be a trip hazard. Ash knows the importance of a great experience and so he delivers WOW service to each homeowner he meets. 

"I love everything about my job! I get to drive, work with my hands, and meet our great customers. This is the first company I have ever worked for that truly feels like a family.”

When Ash isn’t out on the road meeting homeowners, he is usually shooting paintballs with his friends, working on cars, doing carpentry work or watching documentaries. 

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  • By Jerry J.
    Franklinville, NJ

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    Franklinville, NJ

  • By Woody C.
    Hopewell, NJ

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    Hopewell, NJ

  • By Tanya D.
    West Windsor, NJ

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    West Windsor, NJ

  • By Tom G.
    Manchester, NJ

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    Manchester, NJ

  • By Janice Z.
    Forked River, NJ

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    Forked River, NJ

  • By Mitesh P.
    Monmouth Junction, NJ

    "Ash was unbelievably courteous and super nice. He is very knowledgeable and a best representative of the company. He is truly a..."

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    By Mitesh P.
    Monmouth Junction, NJ

    Ash was unbelievably courteous and super nice. He is very knowledgeable and a best representative of the company. He is truly a remarkable technician.

  • By Paul R.
    North Brunswick, NJ

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    By Paul R.
    North Brunswick, NJ

  • By James B.
    Edison, NJ

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    Edison, NJ

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    Colts Neck, NJ

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    Colts Neck, NJ

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    Colts Neck, NJ

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    Colts Neck, NJ

Testimonials
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  • "Great job well done." Read Full Testimonial

    John O. of Manalapan, NJ

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              Andrew Gagliardi was my rep and all stated was done as stated he procured my loan it was a pleasant experience and a job done well. The poly level Foreman was Ash Garatra and his helper was Dominic. the y were knowledgeable clean and professional
    John O.
    Manalapan, NJ
  • "Don't hesitate to use this company!" Read Full Testimonial

    Mary S. of Aberdeen, NJ

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              Don't hesitate to use this company!I have used Quality 1st Basements for probably ten to fifteen years. I called them out initially, and they installed a sump pump after the prior one had failed. Then, they came out to do yearly services on it. What I really like about this is they call me, and I don't have to remember to call them for the yearly maintenance. During one of their service calls, I asked about tying in my roof drains. I had one at the front of my house that would flood out my flower beds and wash all the mulch into the sidewalk when it rained. I wanted to tie that into a PVC pipe that could be tied into the sump pump. I had two down spouts, and they tied those into the sump pump drainage. My sump pump has a good life span, by the way, and I only recently had to replace the battery for it. They have done other work for me, too. I was tired of having a dirt floor, and I wanted a basement wrap system. This is basically a water proofing system, and it's like a plastic membrane with channels in it so the water can find its way to the sump pump. They offered a payment plan for that, and I really liked that. I had one year to pay it off with no interest. On another yearly service call, his gadget told us the humidity level was really high. I knew the crawl space was pretty damp, but I can be skeptical, and I was. He did such a good job explaining what the gadget was showing and was so patient answering my questions until I had a good understanding of what was going on. I thought about it, and I decided it was probably best to have them install a dehumidifier. Everything they have done for me has turned out great. i haven't had any problems with anything, and I have really enjoyed working with them on the various projects. They come highly recommended from me!
    Mary S.
    Aberdeen, NJ

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2018 Angie's List Super Service Award
2018 Angie's List Super Service Award
Best of Home Advisor
Best of Home Advisor
Quality 1st Basements Wins Best & Brightest in the Nation 2 Years in a Row!
Quality 1st Basements Wins Best & Brightest in the Nation 2 Years in a Row!

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  • Sinking and Settling Steps in Bridgeton, NJ
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    Sinking and Settling Steps in Bridgeton, NJ
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    Sinking and Settling Steps in Bridgeton, NJ

    Concrete slabs settle when the soil underneath the slab is too wet, too dry or poorly compacted. It becomes weak and can no longer support the weight causing it to sink and settle. PolyLevel provides additional support underneath the slab. 

    The installation is clean and quick. The foam is injected underneath the concrete slab through a small penny size hole. 

  • Front Step PolyLevel in Franklinville, NJ
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    Front Step PolyLevel in Franklinville, NJ
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    Front Step PolyLevel in Franklinville, NJ

    This front step of a Franklinville, NJ property had sunk about 3-4 inches and needed to be lifted. Quality 1st Basements injected PolyLevel beneathe the slab step. The PolyLevel foam expanded and lifted the concrete back to its original position.

  • Front Porch Leveled With PolyLevel
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    Front Porch Leveled With PolyLevel
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    Front Porch Leveled With PolyLevel

    A homeowner in Berlin, NJ was tired of constantly worrying about the trip hazard on their front porch. The concrete beneath the slate had sunk over the years, creating a gap between the step and the porch. After deciding that they did not want to go through the process of replacing the entire porch, the homeowner contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our Concrete Repair Specialist, Andy, inspected the area and determined that installing PolyLevel (our concrete lifting and leveling solution) would effectively remove the trip hazard. On the day of the installation, Ash and his team prepared the area and completed the installation. Once the installation was complete, the porch was level again and the homeowner no longer had to worry about anyone tripping while walking up to their home. 

  • Sunken Concrete Driveway Lifted in Ocean View, NJ
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    Sunken Concrete Driveway Lifted in Ocean View, NJ
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    Sunken Concrete Driveway Lifted in Ocean View, NJ

    This homeowner from Ocean View, NJ noticed that her driveway slab had sunk about 2 inches into the ground. Water began to pool in the sunken part of the concrete, creating further damage. The homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basements to lift and level the concrete slab with our PolyLevel solution. Once the slabs were level, the water was able to drain out into the street again. 

  • Pool Deck Lifting and Leveling in Willingboro, NJ
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    Pool Deck Lifting and Leveling in Willingboro, NJ
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    Pool Deck Lifting and Leveling in Willingboro, NJ

    A homeowner in Willingboro, NJ was experiencing settlement of their pool deck concrete. Several slabs of pool deck concrete had sunk about 2 inches. System Design Specialist, Andy worked with the homeowner to address concerns and a team was sent out to inject PolyLevel under the fallen concrete slabs. Now the pool deck looks good as new!  

  • DrivewayRaised in Linwood, NJ
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    DrivewayRaised in Linwood, NJ
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    DrivewayRaised in Linwood, NJ

    In just a short amount of time, our PolyLevel Crew was able to lift the sinking driveway make to its original state to be leveled with the driveway apron. The homeowner no longer has the large trip hazard in front of there home. 

    Small Penny-size holes were drilled into the concrete driveway. Using a special tool, polyurethane foam known as PolyLevel was injected underneath to raise the slab. PolyLevel is waterproof and environmentally safe making it the ideal solution for this settlement. 

  • Slanted Front Walk Way
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    Slanted Front Walk Way
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    Slanted Front Walk Way

    The walkway in front of a home in Mount Holly, NJ had a serious settlement issue. The walkway had sank on a slant which made is unsafe for guest to use the actual walkway area. Our Concrete Repair Specialist met with the homeowner to inspect the concrete pathway and determine whether our concrete raising solution was the solution he needed to raise the concrete slab. Jeff was able to check beneath the slab using a scope, to see how deep the concrete was. Since concrete sinks due to the lack of support of the soil, Jeff recommended PolyLevel. PolyLevel provides the additional support the concrete slab needs to be stabilized all while preventing future settlement. 

  • Sinking Sidewalk in Lambertville, NJ
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    Sinking Sidewalk in Lambertville, NJ
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    Sinking Sidewalk in Lambertville, NJ

    Concrete slabs sink and settle when the soil beneath it can no loner support the weight. Our concrete lifting and leveling solution known as PolyLevel, provides the concrete with the additional support it needs to prevent future settlement. 

    Above, you can see we injected the polyurethane foam underneath the slab, raising back to level. 

     

  • Front Step Polylevel in Mercer County, NJ
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    Front Step Polylevel in Mercer County, NJ
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    Front Step Polylevel in Mercer County, NJ

    A front step of a walkway in Mercer County, NJ had settled about 2 inches. Fixing it was fast and easy with the PolyLevel solution! The polymer foam was injected under the settled slab and expanded until the slab was level with the surrounding slabs. Now the homeowner has an even surface to walk on. 

  • Tripping Hazard In Front Of Home Removed!
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    Tripping Hazard In Front Of Home Removed!
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    Tripping Hazard In Front Of Home Removed!

    A homeowner in Robbinsville, NJ, was very worried that someone would accidentally trip on the way to the door, as there was a dangerous tripping hazard. A concrete slab had gradually sank over the years and needed to be repaired. Quality 1st Basements arrived to save the day.

    Polylevel foreman, Ash Ganatra, arrived on site to handle the situation. Ash drilled small holes into the slab to pump in the polyurethane foam. The foam was able to lift the slab as it expanded underneath the sunken slab. In less than 15 minutes, the homeowner was able to walk over the slab. After the slab was lifted to the original position, Ash placed Nexus Pro in between the cracks to finish it off. The homeowner was very pleased with the work and it gave him a piece of mind.

  • Sidewalk Leveling in Browns Mills, NJ
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    Sidewalk Leveling in Browns Mills, NJ
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    Sidewalk Leveling in Browns Mills, NJ

    To ensure the safety of their patients and employees, The Deborah Heart & Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ contacted Quality 1st in 2015 to remove tripping hazards caused from sinking concrete. The installation was completed and all trip hazards were removed with PolyLevel. The Deborah Heart & Lung Center was so satisfied with their initial PolyLevel experience that when they recently noticed sinking concrete in a different area of the Center, they contacted Quality 1st again. Just as our team did before, they came in and leveled the concrete, sealed the joints, and filled the holes. Now the center is completely safe for patients and employees.

  • Brown Mills, NJ Concrete Leveling
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    Brown Mills, NJ Concrete Leveling
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    Brown Mills, NJ Concrete Leveling

    A sidewalk in the Brown Mills area of New Jersey had settled creating a small trip hazard. Quality 1st Basements drilled small holes into the sinking sidewalk. Using special equipment, Polyurethane foam known as PolyLevel is injected beneath the slab. The foam raises the concrete back towards its original position and then hardens to permanently stabilize it. 

    Trip hazard was removed and the sidewalk could be used just 15 minutes after raised. 

  • Failing Sump Pump Replaced in Flemington, NJ
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    Failing Sump Pump Replaced in Flemington, NJ
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    Failing Sump Pump Replaced in Flemington, NJ

    Having annual maintenance done on your sump pump system is very important. Without proper checks and cleanings, the pump will fail and your basement will flood. This is exactly what happened to a homeowner in Flemington, NJ. Quality 1st Basements replaced the failing, old sump pump with our TripleSafe Sump Pump System. Not only does our TripleSafe have an airtight lid to prevent water vapor from evaporating into the basement air but also has an alarm system to alert the homeowner if the pump fails. This lets the homeowner now right away that we need to be called. 

  • Concrete Lifting and Leveling
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    Concrete Lifting and Leveling
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    Concrete Lifting and Leveling

    A loading dock behind a commercial building was sinking and settling. A large trip hazard formed due to the unevenness of the slabs. Our team was able to raise the slab back to level and within just 15 minutes the trucks were able to drive over the slab to enter and exit the loading dock. 

  • Manchester Township Front Walkway Raised
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    Manchester Township Front Walkway Raised
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    Manchester Township Front Walkway Raised

    A sinking concrete slab in front of this Manchester Township home has settled creating a trip hazard. The homeowner wanted to raise the slab back to level to remove the trip hazard instead of having the entire front walk replaced. 

    Our team was able to raise the slab and easily remove the trip hazard. Within just 15 minutes the homeowner was able to use the walkway. The installation caused no disruption to the surrounding area. 

  • Yacht Club in Beach Haven, NJ Lifting and Leveling
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    Yacht Club in Beach Haven, NJ Lifting and Leveling
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    Yacht Club in Beach Haven, NJ Lifting and Leveling

    This Yacht Club in Beach Haven, NJ was getting ready for club members to enjoy the summer season. Before their arrival, Quality 1st Basements helped them prepare by lifting and leveling the concrete outside with PolyLevel. After our team lifted and leveled the concrete,  they sealed the large cracks with NexusPro Joint Sealant to prevent water from further eroding the concrete.

  • Patio Slab Settlement in Jackson, NJ
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    Patio Slab Settlement in Jackson, NJ
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    Patio Slab Settlement in Jackson, NJ

    A Jackson, NJ homeowner noticed that her patio concrete had settled about 2-3 inches. The homeowner considered mudjacking but did not want to leave the patio full of holes. Our Polylevel foam lifted and leveled the patio concrete with minimal disruption to the concrete and has a fast curing time so concrete can be walked on within minutes. 

  • Garage Concrete Settlement in Monroe, NJ
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    Garage Concrete Settlement in Monroe, NJ
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    Garage Concrete Settlement in Monroe, NJ

    A homeowner from Monroe, NJ was experiencing concrete settlement of about 3/4 of an inch in front of their garage. They contacted Quality 1st Basements about their concrete settlement and inquired about PolyLevel. PolyLevel, a concrete lifting and leveling solution, was a perfect choice for the homeowner because it was less expensive and less of a hassle than replacing each slab. The homeowner could park their cars on their driveway about 15 minutes after injection. 

  • 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. 

  • Sidewalk Lift and Level in Bridgewater, NJ
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    Sidewalk Lift and Level in Bridgewater, NJ
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    Sidewalk Lift and Level in Bridgewater, NJ

    This sidewalk in Bridgewater, NJ had three slabs that were sinking and settling about 3 inches into the ground. Quality 1st Basement injected PolyLevel underneath the slab and lifted it back into place. PolyLevel sets in just 15 minutes and is a cheaper option than replacing concrete. 

  • Front Porch Sinking in Toms River, NJ
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    Front Porch Sinking in Toms River, NJ
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    Front Porch Sinking in Toms River, NJ

    This front porch in Toms River, NJ had settled about 3-4 inches into the ground. The walkway leading up to the house had some cracks in it as well. Quality 1st Basements injected PolyLevel underneath the concrete and it expanded to fill in voids underneath the slab. All cracks in the pavement were filled in with NexusPro Sealant. The homeowner can rest easy knowing that they and their family are safe from trips.   

  • Pool Deck Raising in Manalapan, NJ
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    Pool Deck Raising in Manalapan, NJ
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    Pool Deck Raising in Manalapan, NJ

    Multiple pool slabs had settled causing trip hazards near the edge of the pool. When it rained water would get trapped and flood the pool patio area. Our PolyLevel Foreman, Ash G., raised the pool slabs back to level with help from Concrete Repair Specialist, Andy G. 

  • Restored Pool Deck in Manalapan, NJ
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    Restored Pool Deck in Manalapan, NJ
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    Restored Pool Deck in Manalapan, NJ

    This pool deck in Manalapan, NJ had sunken slabs of concrete throughout the entire circumference of the pool. This was extremely hazardous for the family and friends of this homeowner who often used the pool. To remedy the 1-2 inches of sunken concrete on each slab, PolyLevel solution was injected to raise each slab to their former position. As the PolyLevel hardens, it secures the slabs in place so they are locked into position. 

  • 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. 

  • PolyLevel Concrete Repair in Farmingdale, NJ
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    PolyLevel Concrete Repair in Farmingdale, NJ
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    PolyLevel Concrete Repair in Farmingdale, NJ

    These homeowners from Farmingdale, NJ had concrete in their back pool deck as well as the walkway leading to the front door, that had about 2 inches of sinkage. Quality 1st Basements lifted and leveled their sunken slabs with our PolyLevel solution. PolyLevel is a lightweight but strong foam that is injected underneath slabs of and expands until the slab is level. 

  • Flander, NJ Swim and Sport Club PolyLevel Project
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    Flander, NJ Swim and Sport Club PolyLevel Project
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    Flander, NJ Swim and Sport Club PolyLevel Project

    Our Concrete Repair Team run by PolyLevel Foreman, Ash G., was able to lift and leveling sinking slabs near this pool area. The Swim and Sport Club was concerned the trip hazards that had formed from the settlement would cause an accident if someone were to fall. 

    Ash and his crew, drilled small penny-size holes into each slab. Using special equipment, polyurethane foam known as PolyLevel is injected beneath the slab, raising it back towards desired level. The small holes are then covered with cement and within 15 minutes the slabs could be walked on or driven over! This installation is quick and easy causing no disruption to the surrounding areas. PolyLevel is waterproof and environmentally friendly making it a perfect solution for this area!  

  • Crack in Interior Garage in Brick, NJ
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    Crack in Interior Garage in Brick, NJ
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    Crack in Interior Garage in Brick, NJ

    Homeowner Carl from Brick, NJ had a sinking garage floor in one of the corners and a huge crack across the concrete. If not fixed, water would get in through the crack and the breakdown of concrete would get worse. Quality 1st Basements was able to level Carl's garage floor with PolyLevel solution  and fix the crack in the concrete with NexusPro to ensure that water would not find a way in the concrete. 

  • Damp Crawl Space in Brick, NJ
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    Damp Crawl Space in Brick, NJ
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    Damp Crawl Space in Brick, NJ

    A homeowner in Brick, New Jersey was experiencing dampness 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 so no more water or cold air would enter the crawl space.

    A vapor barrier system, CleanSpace was installed on the crawl space walls and floors to make sure no water vapor or humidity passes through. This system also helps protect the homes structure against mold and rot. CleanSpace does not support the growth of mold or mildew and will keep the crawl space dry and healthy.   

  • Patio Concrete Sinking in Edison, NJ
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    Patio Concrete Sinking in Edison, NJ
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    Patio Concrete Sinking in Edison, NJ

    This homeowner from Edison, NJ wanted a quick solution for his sinking concrete patio. His children liked to play outside in the backyard but the gap from the sinking concrete was creating trip hazards and prevented them from safely playing. The homeowner called Quality 1st Basements to resolve the sinking concrete. Our team injected our PolyLevel solution beneath the surface of the concrete. This lightweight but strong foam was able to lift and level the heavy slabs of concrete within minutes. The foam takes a maximum of 15 minutes to cure, so the kids were able to go back to playing outside the same afternoon it was applied. 

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