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    Hazlet, NJ

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    Hazlet, NJ

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    Rahway, NJ

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    Linden, NJ

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  • "my WONDERFUL new basement by Quality 1st did not have a drop of water after the torrential rain this past..." Read Full Testimonial

    Clare S. of Hazlet, NJ

    Customer Testimonial

              my WONDERFUL new basement by Quality 1st did not have a drop of water after the torrential rain this past weekend. Thank you to everyone at Quality 1st!
    Clare S.
    Hazlet, NJ
  • "I want to give a shout out to Wilver on doing such great job installing a French drain in my basement." Read Full Testimonial

    Lori E. of Staten Island, NY

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              I want to give a shout out to Wilver on doing such great job installing a French drain in my basement. He and his team were phenomenal. They called me down to see the different stages of the construction. The finished in record time. There was hardly any dust on my first floor and they even mopped before they left. I am so thankful for the professionalism of Wilver and his team. Hats off to him and Quality 1st basements.
    Lori E.
    Staten Island, NY

Scarlett Medrano from Quality 1st Basements

Title: Production Manager

Hometown: Perth Amboy, NJ

Scarlett Medrano from Quality 1st Basements

Scarlett brings over ten years of office managerial experience to the team at Quality 1st Basements. She has made a true impact on our production department. She makes it a weekly goal to conduct production meetings and review projects, trainings, new products and more. Her organizational skills and positive attitude have made our production department and crews more successful than ever. 

Scarlett says, "what I love best about my job is knowing that I have made a difference. I love to feel a part of the team."

Scarlett has received her Associate's Degree in Business Administration from La Guardia Community College, and in her spare time enjoys being with her son Daniel and family. She works out daily to have a clean and healthy body and mindset. 

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Damp and Musty Crawl Space Encapsulated in Hopewell, NJ
    Before
    Damp and Musty Crawl Space Encapsulated in Hopewell, NJ
    After

    A Homeowner was experiencing high humidity and moisture in the crawl space of their home located in Hopewell, NJ. They had thought about encapsulating their crawl space but over time forgot leaving it unfixed. Over the summer at the Balloon Festival, the homeowner came across the Quality 1st Basements tent and decided to sign up for a free estimate. The following week, the System Design Specialists was out to their home to do a full inspection and design a solution. 

    Quality 1st Basements was able to completely waterproofing the entire crawl space preventing water from ever entering again. Now that they have a CleanSpace Vapor Barrier on the walls and floor of their crawl space, they no longer have to worry about water intrusion or moisture. 

  • Helical Piers Installed in Flemington, NJ
    Before
    Helical Piers Installed in Flemington, NJ
    After

    A homeowner in Flemington, New Jersey needed their foundation stabilized and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Helical Piers were installed in order to restore the foundation. Helical Piers have helical plates welded to the pier shaft. These plates help to pull the pier into the soil and provide an anchor as the weight of the foundation or structural element is transferred to the pier. Helical Piers are a fast, effective installation and can help lift settled foundations back to the original level.  

  • Sagging Crawl Space Beams in Princeton, NJ
    Before
    Sagging Crawl Space Beams in Princeton, NJ
    After

    Quality 1st Basements received a call from a homeowner in Princeton, NJ about sagging crawl space beams. The sagging beams had caused gaps up to a full inch between the floor and the bottom of the door in each bedroom. Foreman, Juan Garcia, and his team installed SmartJack Stabilizers. Each SmartJack is adjustable to lift the failing floor joists and beams that are causing the floor to settle. 

  • TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in East Windsor, NJ
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    TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in East Windsor, NJ
    After

    A homeowner in East Windsor, NJ had an existing sump pump in their basement, but it was working poorly and there was often water in the well. To solve this problem, Quality 1st installed a new sump pump, TripleSafe. TripleSafe is a sump pump that provides three levels of protection for the basement. Meaning the TripleSafe has three pumps built in to provide full protection in case any of the pumps fail. Also, in case of a power outage the UltraSump battery backup sump pump, set at the highest level, will pump 11,500 gallons or more on a fully charged battery! With a new sump pump this basement will be free of water.  

  • Sinking Pool Slab Cured by PolyLevel in Lacey Township, NJ
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    Sinking Pool Slab Cured by PolyLevel in Lacey Township, NJ
    After

    A homeowner in Lacey Townnship, New Jersey noticed that their concrete slab around their pool was sinking about 2 to 3 inches. This happens when the weight of the concrete and water become too much for the soil to bear. Quality 1st used PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam, to raise the concrete back to its original position. Within 30 minutes, the foam begins to expand and lift the concrete. The homeowners were very pleased with their improved area around their pool.   

  • Quality 1st Installs Helical Piers in Englishtown, New Jersey
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    Quality 1st Installs Helical Piers in Englishtown, New Jersey
    After

    A homeowner in Englishtown, New Jersey had sinking slab and a bowing wall in their foundation. The homeowner was familiar with Quality 1st and gave us a call. System Design Specialist, Jeff Nero went to the home and suggested that Helical Piers be installed outside the home to stabilize the foundation. The Helical Piers help to pull the pier into the soil during installation and provide anchoring strength as the weight of the foundation or structural element is transferred to the pier. Helical Piers are a fast and effective installation that can help stabilize a foundation. 

  • PolyLevel at The Club at East Brunswick, NJ
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    PolyLevel at The Club at East Brunswick, NJ
    After

    Owners at The Club at East Brunswick, New Jersey noticed that some of their concrete sidewalks and walkways were sinking, which were causing tripping hazards. Quality 1st was contacted to get the job done.

    Our team used PolyLevel to raise the concrete back to its original position. PolyLevel is a polyurethane foam that is injected into the concrete. Within 30 minutes the foam begins to expand and lift the slab. These sidewalks are lifted and there are no more tripping hazards in this neighborhood. 

  • Flooded Crawl Space Encapsulated in Old Bridge, NJ
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    Flooded Crawl Space Encapsulated in Old Bridge, NJ
    After

    A homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basements after receiving several inches of water during a heavy rainstorm. The crawl space had moisture and high humidity which overall created a nasty and damp environment. Quality 1st Basements installed a full Vapor Barrier System to seal the crawl space off from water and moisture. The crew installed drainage matting to prevent water from getting trapped underneath the CleanSpace Vapor Barrier Liner. A SmartSump Pump was installed with a built-in alarm to notify the homeowner of any water leaks. With the entire Crawl Space now sealed off from the harsh outside elements, the homeowner no longer had to worry every time it rained. Since the crawl space was now dry, the homeowner began using that space to store personal belongings. 

  • Basement Finishing in Green Brook Township, NJ
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    Basement Finishing in Green Brook Township, NJ
    After

    A basement brings great value to your home especially if it's finished. Unfinished basements are usually just wasted space since its cold, musty and no one wants to be down there. A homeowner living in Green Brook Township, NJ felt the same way about their basement and so they contacted Quality 1st Basement to turn their basement into a beautiful finished spaced to enjoy with family and friends. 

    With the help of System Design Specialist, Kenny T., our crew was able to completely transform this basement into a dryer, more comfortable space. Since the basement had experienced water in the past the crew installed a full Waterproofing System. We installed EverLast Walling which is waterproof and mold resistant to prevent future water damage in the basement. The EverLast has built-in insulation to create a warmer space. Next, the crew installed ThermalDry Basement Flooring Tiles, making the floor up to 10 degrees warmer than any other flooring. This tiles are not only waterproof but can be easily removed and replaced if stained, or scratched. 

    The homeowner was amazed at their basement transformation and appreciative at how professional our crew was. 

  • Raised Sidewalk Cured by PolyLevel in Brick, NJ
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    Raised Sidewalk Cured by PolyLevel in Brick, NJ
    After

    A homeowner in Brick, New Jersey noticed their walkway was sinking and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our team injected PolyLevel, which is a polyurethane foam that is injected into the concrete in order to lift the concrete back to its original position. Within 30 minutes, the foam starts to work and lift the slab. This installation is fast, easy and a permanent solution. The homeowners do not have to worry about their walkway being a trip hazard. 

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

    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.   

  • CarbonArmor Installed in Marlboro Township
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    CarbonArmor Installed in Marlboro Township
    After

    A homeowner in Marlboro Township, New Jersey had a crack in their foundation wall in their basement, and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System was installed on the walls. The CarbonArmor strips are made from a fiber reinforced polymer that is 10 times stronger than steel and is specifically designed for this purpose. 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. 

  • CleanSpace installed in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
    Before
    CleanSpace installed in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
    After

    A homeowner in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ previously had water in their crawl space and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. CleanSpace Crawl Space Vapor barrier was installed to prevent water vapor and humidity from passing through. CleanSpace is ideal for crawl spaces because  it has a mold-resistant additive "UltraFresh", so it will never support mildew or mold growth on its surface. Also, the SmartSump Crawl Space Sump Pump was installed to make sure water stays out of the crawl space. This sump pump is made especially for crawl spaces and compatible with the CleanSpace vapor barrier system. This crawl space is now free from water vapor and the homeowners can use it for whatever they need. 

  • Sinking Patio in Manasquan, NJ
    Before
    Sinking Patio in Manasquan, NJ
    After

    A homeowner in Manasquan, New Jersey noticed that their concrete patio was sinking and called Quality 1st. Our System Design Specialist, Andrew Gagliardi went to inspect the patio. In order to fix the sinking, PolyLevel was injected into the concrete. PolyLevel is a polyurethane foam that is injected into the concrete through penny size holes. The polyurethane begins to work within 30 minutes and the concrete starts to rise back to its original position. 

  • Woodbrigde Township Basement Waterproofed by Quality 1st Basements
    Before
    Woodbrigde Township Basement Waterproofed by Quality 1st Basements
    After

    A homeowner living in Woodbridge Township, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basements with concerns of water in the basement. Our System Design Specialist noticed efflorescence on the walls and signs of water seepage on the corners of the walls and near the floor. He recommended our TripleSafe Sump Pump although with our WaterGuard Drainage System to keep the basement dry. The WaterGuard is installed above the mud zone to prevent clogging of the WaterGuard to ensure that it will always collect the water and direct it to the pump. The TripleSafe Sump pump has a backup battery in case of a power outage to continue to pump water out if the home loses power. 

    Quality 1st Basements was able to provide a permanent waterproofing solution so that the basement never floods again. 

  • Wall Anchor System Installed in Randolph, New Jersey
    Before
    Wall Anchor System Installed in Randolph, New Jersey
    After

    A homeowner in Randolph, New Jersey noticed that their walls were bowing and causing problems. The homeowner contacted Quality 1st for a solution. System Design Specialist, Mike B inspected the home and suggested that the GeoLock Wall Anchors be installed. These anchors are specially designed for what the homeowner was experiencing. The wall anchors are made of galvanized steel for a long-lasting solution that will prevent any further inward movement of the walls. These anchors extend from the wall to the stable, soil beyong the home. They areanchored into the stronger soils, brace the foundation wall, preventing further movement. These anchors are installed with minimal invasion and can be easily concealed. 

  • New Sump Pump in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Before
    New Sump Pump in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    After

    A homeowner in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey was experiencing water in their basement every time it rained. The homeowners had a sump pump, but it was not working properly. Quality 1st was contacted and our System Design Specialist, Jeff Nero inspected the home.

    The TripleSafe sump pump was installed to replace the existing pump. The TripleSafe provides three levels of protection for the basement, with three pumps built in. In case of failure, there are the extra pumps to ensure the basement stays dry. The TripleSafe also comes with the UltraSump battery backup sump pump, which can pump 11,500 gallons of water on a fully charged battery. With the TripleSafe sump pump installed, this basement is protected in case of any more water entering.    

  • Uneven Walkway in Holmdel, NJ
    Before
    Uneven Walkway in Holmdel, NJ
    After

    A homeowner in Holmdel, New Jersey had an uneven concrete walkway in their front yard. The homeowners contacted Quality 1st for a solution. PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam was injected into the concrete in order to raise it. Small holes are drilled into the concrete and the polyurethane foam is injected. Within 30 minutes, the foam starts to work and lift the concrete back to its original position. No more gaps in this walkway! 

  • 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.    

  • Bowing Foundation Walls Reinforced in Eatontown, NJ
    Before
    Bowing Foundation Walls Reinforced in Eatontown, NJ
    After

    Quality 1st Basements permanently stabilized the foundation of this Eatontown, NJ home after the homeowner contacted them with a serious concern for their foundation. System Design Specialist did a full inspection of the foundation and found several basement walls had bowed inward and became to form staircase cracks. To stabilized the walls, Foreman Victor and his crew installed a GeoLock Wall Anchor System to prevent further movement. 

  • CleanSpace Wall System in Whippany, NJ
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    CleanSpace Wall System in Whippany, NJ
    After

    A Whippany, NJ homeowner was experiencing water through their basement walls during heavy rains. Quality 1st Basements installed CleanSpace Wall System whihc can hold back water vapor passing through the foundation walls, directing it to the sump pump. CleanSpace also provides anti-microbial protection called UltraFresh built right in, so no mold or mildew will grow on the CleanSpace. 

  • Red Bank, NJ Basement Waterproofed by Quality 1st Basements Crew
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    Red Bank, NJ Basement Waterproofed by Quality 1st Basements Crew
    After

    Quality 1st Basements was contacted by a Red Bank, NJ homeowner who although had an existing sump pump was still experiencing water leakage from the ground and lower corners of their basement walls. Overall, due to the water, the basement had moisture and became very damp and cold. Quality 1st Project Manager, Victor Leon, and his crew drilled small holes into the foundation wall to drain the water that was seeping through causing the moisture and the dampness. The crew then installed a WaterGuard Drainage System and TripleSafe Sump Pump to properly collect and direct the water out of the basement therefore keeping it nice and dry. 

  • PowerBrace Installed in Jefferson, New Jersey
    Before
    PowerBrace Installed in Jefferson, New Jersey
    After

    A homeowner in Jefferson, New Jersey had a cracked and bowing wall in their foundation. The homeowner found Quality 1st while looking for solutions on the internet. The PowerBrace Wall Repair System was installed in the home to stabilize the foundation walls. The PowerBrace consists of steel l-beams that are secured to the joists above the wall with steel brackets. This system is easily adjustable, allowing the brace to be tightened and to attempt to raise the wall back to its original position.      

  • New Sump Pump in Little Silver, NJ Crawl Space
    Before
    New Sump Pump in Little Silver, NJ Crawl Space
    After

    A Little Silver, NJ homeowner was experiencing water and a musty smell in their crawl space. For a solution they contacted Quality 1st Basements. This crawl space had an existing sump pump and pit that caused water to flood the crawl space. The CleanSpace vapor barrier system was installed to hold back water vapor and keep the crawl space clean and dry. The SmartSump was also installed to replace the old Sump Pump. The SmartSump is a sump pump that is specifically designed for crawl spaces and is designed to fit with the CleanSpace liner. This pump is capable of pumping 2,500 gallons of water per hour out of a 5 foot head. The homeowners are very pleased with their transformed crawl space that they can use for whatever they want to.     

  • Sunken Concrete Around Livingston, NJ Pool Solved by PolyLevel
    Before
    Sunken Concrete Around Livingston, NJ Pool Solved by PolyLevel
    After

    A homeowner in Livingston, New Jersey noticed that their concrete slab around their pool was sinking 1-2 inches. The homeowners contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our team installed PolyLevel to raise the sunken concrete back to its original position.

    PolyLevel is a polyurethane foam that is injected into the concrete in order to help raise it. The foam is injected into the concrete through small penny-size holes and starts expanding within 30 minutes. These homeowners were amazed at the transformation of their pool and do not have to worry about trip hazards around their pool this season! 

  • New Sump Pump in Essex Falls, NJ
    Before
    New Sump Pump in Essex Falls, NJ
    After

    A homeowner in Essex Falls, New Jersey had water seeping in through the basement during rain storms and contacted Quality 1st for a free estimate. The homeowners had a sump pump in their basement, but it was not working and needed to be replaced. Our System Design Specialist inspected the basement and recommended that a new sump pump be installed. the SuperSump Plus sump pump was installed to help keep the basement dry and healthy for extended periods of time. This system is the most economical sump pump and perfect for a basement that has occasional water issues, but not severe flood. The Super Sump is capable of pumping 2,200 gallons of water an hour out an 8 foot head out of the basement. An UltraSump Backup Battery can be included with the sump pump and can pump 11,500 gallons or more on a single charge. With this sump pump the basement will stay dry and protected.   

  • Hoboken, NJ Crawl Space Waterproofed By Quality 1st Basements
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    Hoboken, NJ Crawl Space Waterproofed By Quality 1st Basements
    After

    A homeowner was experiencing a cold and damp crawl space in their Hoboken, NJ home and contacted Quality 1st Basements for a solution. Our System Design Specialist, did a full inspection and noticed a small water leak that caused the space to become cold and damp. He recommended encapsulating the crawl space to prevent future water leaks and overall creates a cleaner and healthy space. Our crew installed a SmartSump pump and a Sedona Dehumidifier to not only keep the crawl space dry but to prevent musty odors and moisture from forming. TerraBlock was installed on the floor as extra insulation to prevent cold floors on the first level of the home. Lastly, a CleanSpace Vapor Barrier was installed to seal the area for a cleaner space. 

  • Basement Finishing with Wall Restoration System, Bergenfield, NJ
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    Basement Finishing with Wall Restoration System, Bergenfield, NJ
    After

    A homeowner living in Bergenfield, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basements after water seepage ruined the drywall in their basement. Luckily the Basement Design Specialist recommended Basement Everlast Wall Restoration System. The EverLast Wall Panels are waterproof and mold resistant. Each panel has built-in insulation to create a more comfortable environment inside the basement for the family. 

  • Crawl Space encapsulation in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Before
    Crawl Space encapsulation in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    After

    The homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basements after experiencing a musty smell, efflorescence and water seepage inside their crawl space. Quality 1st Basements installed a Vapor Barrier System referred to as CleanSpace onto the walls and floors of the crawl space to prevent water, moisture and mold. 

  • PolyLevel Injection in Hillsdale, NJ
    Before
    PolyLevel Injection in Hillsdale, NJ
    After

    A homeowner in Hillsdale, New Jersey had sinking and settling slabs on their sidewalk. The homeowners contacted Quality 1st for a solution.

    PolyLevel was injected into the concrete through small penny-size holes. The foam starts to expand and begin working within 30 minutes, lifting the concrete back to its original position. 

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