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Laura has more than 20 years of experience in the home remodeling industry. This has given her a great eye for design when it comes to transforming a basement. She enjoys helping homeowners turn their unfinished basement into a usable space for them to enjoy.
Laura enjoyes cheering her daughters on at their gymnastic and swim meets as well as band competitions. She is also very involved with her town's historic perservation. She is a commissioner appointed by the Mayor and is the Chair for school fundrasising events.
" I love meeting new homeowners everyday. I enjoy hearing their ideas for their new basement and assisting them in turning it into a beautiful space they can use and enjoy with their family and friends."
In her spare time, Laura enjoys cooking and working out. Anything involving the outdoors is right up her alley!
System Design Specialist, Laura M. did a full inspection of this wet basement and designed a solution that best fit the water concerns. She suggested a full perimeter waterproofing system that consisted of our WaterGuard drainage system that collects water seepage from the walls and floors and directs it over to our SuperSump Plus sump pump system. Together, they keep the basement dry and deliver peace of mind tot he homeowner that water will no longer be a concern in this Flemington, NJ home.
The air in this Jackson, NJ basement was extremely humid due to the moisture being held in the poured concrete walls. The heavy rains had saturated the surrounding soils and the water had nowhere to go, causing it to seep into the foundation. Looking to eliminate the humidity and get rid of the musty odors that came along with the moisture, the homeowner contacted Quality 1st for a solution. System Design Specialist, Laura M., inspected the home and provided the homeowner with a solution.
The basement was already equipped with a sump pump and dehumidifier but the dehumidifer was not strong enough to eliminate water that was being stored in the walls. Our team installed CleanSpace Wall Vapor Barrier to create a brighter, cleaner appearance in the basement while holding back the water vapor passing through the walls and directing it towards the existing french drain. Additionally, we installed the SaniDry XP Dehumidifier to make the air in the basement drier and healthier!
A homeowner from Edison, NJ wanted to turn her cold, damp basement into a storage and office space. Quality 1st Basements was able to help by installing ZenWall Insulated Wall Panels to give the homeowner's basement a clean look. These waterproof walls prevent mold growth and provide insulation so the homeowner can be comfortable while working in her new office space.
This basement in Plainfield, NJ was experiencing water leakage where the floor met the wall. Heavy rains would enter the basement through the footing of the house or through the pores in the walls. Quality 1st Basements waterproofed this basement by installing a SuperSump in the lowest point of the basement, where most of the water was pooling. The SuperSump drained the groundwater in the homeowner's basement and protected it from future damage.
Basement Design Specialist, Laura, recommended our EverLast Wall Panels to give this basement a more finished look but also create a more comfortable space. Our EverLast Wall Panels have built in insulation to help contain more heat in the basement area. These walls are also mold proof and water resistant to protect their investment!
A homeowner's basement in Holmdel, NJ was having a good amount of water intrusion after heavy rains and was worried that personal belongings would be damaged. Quality 1st Basements went out to the home and installed a Triple Safe Sump Pump system alongside a french drain system. The Triple Safe is a reliable and heavy-duty pump that provides three levels of protection to give the homeowner peace of mind ensuring the basement will be completely protected.
Check out this total basement finishing we did in, Scotch Plains, NJ! Our entire Basement Finishing System is mold resistant, waterproof, and transforms your entire basement into a beautiful and glowing living space. The homeowner was thrilled with the design and are now, enjoying their new and completely finished basement. Design Specialist, Laura helped this family create new living space for their home.
A homeowner in Livingston, NJ, was experiencing serious water seepage in their basement near the laundry room area. To protect the space from future rain and water damage, they contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to provide a solution. We recommended our WaterGuard French Drain System along with our SuperSump Pump System. Together the system will collect and direct water out and away from the home.
This homeowner in South Orange, NJ planned on closing their pool early for the summer, but noticed the pool deck had sunk two inches. The homeowner knew it would be more difficult to repair the pool deck in the next summer, so they contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to find a repair solution.
Our System Design Specialist, Laura McIntyre, inspected the pool deck and recommended our Polylevel Injection would be the best repair solution. Polylevel provides a long-lasting solution with many benefits including being waterproof, environmentally friendly, and fast to recover.
A homeowner in Montville, New Jersey was looking to replace their old flooring to prevent any future water damage. The most common cause of water damage in a basement is caused by water in the surrounding soil of the foundation. During periods of heavy rainfall, the water becomes saturated and creates hydrostatic pressure that pushes water and moisture through the floors.
The homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems and our System Design Specialist, Laura McIntyre, was able to help them with a solution. She suggested they install new flooring that is waterproof. Our foreman, Wilver Cardoza, installed the ThermalDry Elite Plank Flooring into the basement. This flooring is not only waterproof but also mold proof. These planks interlock together and have raised pegs at the bottom to suspend them above the cold and damp concrete floor. If there is a leak or water gets into the basement, the floors can easily be removed, dried out, and reinstalled without having to replace whole new flooring. Now, the basement has a bright and modern appearance!
This homeowner in Pequannock, New Jersey noticed that their concrete patio was cracking and sinking. The reasons concrete fails is because the soil below the slab is poorly compacted, or the soil is too dry or too wet. If gone unrepaired overtime, this could also create tripping hazards. The homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems and our foreman, Sean Johnson, was able to solve this issue. He used NexusPro, which is a joint sealant that is placed into the slab and seals the cracks. Then, he used Polylevel Injections to raise and stabilize the sinking slab. These injections are done by drilling small, penny-sized holes in the slab and the PolyLevel is injected to raise it. Now, the homeowner does not have to worry about tripping hazards.
A homeowner in Fort Lee, New Jersey was experiencing water getting into their basement. They contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems and our System Design Specialist, Laura McIntyre, was able to provide an inspection and help them find a solution to this issue. Upon her inspection, Laura suggested they replace their old sump pump. Our foreman, Wilver Cardoza, installed the TripleSafe Sump Pump System which has three pumps in one sump liner. This sump pump has an airtight enclosed lid to ensure that moisture will not get into the basement air. TripleSafe also has a backup battery-operated pump that will kick in if the power goes out. This system provides the ultimate protection for homeowners who have had issues with water in their basement.