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Meet Jonathan, our Senior Foundation and Waterproofing Foreman! He has been with Quality 1st Basements for over 8 years and has over 10 years of experience in the home improvement industry which made him a great asset to our Production Department. Jonathan is very knowledgeable when it comes to our Foundation repair and Waterproofing products and warranties.
“The best part of my job is working with my amazing crew. They have this “get stuff done” attitude. They know our customers our trusting that we get this job done right and on time and so my guys make sure we always over deliver.”
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Quality 1st Basements installed Carbon Armor Wall Reinforcing System against the bowing foundation walls of this Woodbury, NJ home. CarbonArmor strips are made of fiber reinforced polymers that are 10 times stronger then steel! The straps area attached to the wall using high strength epoxy resin. They are secured to the wall with heavy duty sett brackets. not only with this system stabilize the wall but over time it can gradually bring the wall back towards its original state. CarbonArmor installs quickly and requires no exterior excavation and will not impact future basement finishing projects.
Senior Design Specialists, Jeff Nero, met with a homeowner who was in need of serious foundation repair. The homeowner had bowing foundation walls which not only decrease the value of this home but also made it unstable and unsafe.
Jeff designed a solution that would stabilize the foundation walls, protect the foundation against future damage and provide them with peace of mind.
Jonathan and his team installed our PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair System which consisted of 6 PowerBraces across the bowing foundation wall.
A New Jersey couple was purchasing this Ewing house when their realtor noticed that there was a bowing wall in the cinderblock foundation. Quality 1st Basement Systems inspected the basement and noted two horizontal cracks that run about 10 to 14 feet across the basement. The installation team installed Wall Anchors to stabilize the wall and will straighten the wall over time so that it can return to its original position. The couple now has a safe and stable foundation!
Quality 1st Basement Systems installed CarbonArmor foundation repair system in this Trenton, NJ home due to bowing basement walls. CarbonArmor is strong than concrete and ten times stronger than steel! It is specifically designed for basement walls. CarbonArmor will hug the basement walls preventing further bowing. This home's foundation will no longer move and stay safe for the owners.
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Browns Mills homeowner noticed a few horizontal and vertical cracks in his cinder block foundation. Quality 1st Basement Systems used the CarbonArmor foundation repair system to stabilize the walls. CarbonArmor is ten times stronger than steel and specifically designed to repair bowing foundation walls or foundation cracks. This homeowner's basement walls are now stabilized keeping his home safe!
A homeowner in Browns Mills needed to take action when he noticed the basement walls were cracked and bowing. He called Quality 1st Basement Systems, and the team confirmed these early signs of wall failure. Luckily, they were able to install the Carbon Armor System, which reinforces and stabilizes walls with a fiber-reinforced polymer that is 10x stronger than steel. The Armor Lock System was combined to link the Carbon Armor to the rim joist framing, which helps to prevent and correct bowing. These systems are the perfect duo to restore walls to their original positions!
Damp and humid crawl space in Tuckerton home was causing humidity issues in the other levels of the home. Water vapor from the crawl space flows upward into the home and can cause dust mites, sticking doors and windows, increase utility bills, and mold. This homeowner wanted to make his home more efficient and healthier for his family with allergies. The CleanSpace encapsulation stops water vapor from entering the crawl space and entering the rest of the home.
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.
A homeowner in Flemington, New Jersey had floors directly above their crawl space that were sagging and needed support. The homeowners contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and suggested that SmartJacks be installed to provide support and a permanent solution and the system can be easily adjusted at any time if the home requires it.
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.
Princeton homeowner noticed that his crawl space access door seemed loose. The access door was made of wood which can warp or rot. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed an EverLast crawl space door which is made completely of plastic, meaning that it will not rot, warp, be eaten by bugs, or need to be painted. With the crawl space encapsulation and the EverLast door, this homeowner no longer has any crawl space worries!
There was evidence of water damage on the basement walls. The inspector at Quality 1st Basement Systems had the waterproofing solutions for this wet basement. The installation crew set up a SuperSump sump pump system, which is designed to keep water flowing out and away from the basement.
After this homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basements regarding water in their basement, our System Design Specialist, Tom Carrano, headed out to inspect the space. The old sump pump and french drain system had failed, so Tom proposed the installation of WaterGuard and our TripleSafe Sump Pump System. Following the initial appointment, our team went out to install the system. Jonathan and his team arrived on time, introduced themselves, did a full walk through with the homeowner to explain the installation process and what would be performed.
Jonathan and his team installed a Full perimeter Waterproofing System to keep this basement dry during any rain. With this home now protected by Quality 1st Basements, against water, the homeowner can have peace of mind.
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.
A homeowner in Imlaystown, NJ had a pool in front of their crawl space entrance, which was bringing water in through the door, making the crawl space wet. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a Turtl covered crawl space entrance. The Turtl door is airtight, lockable, and will never rot or rust.
Moisture in this crawl space was affecting the floors on the first level of the home and so this High Bridge, NJ homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems. Upon inspection, System Design Specialist, Bob Peters noticed moisture and high humidity. The crawl space had a dirt floor with a black plastic cover over it that did nothing for the moisture concern. Bob recommended CleanSpace Vapor Barrier System which prevents the water vapor and moisture from coming through the foundation walls. CleanSpace will seal off the crawl space from water, humidity and rotting that may cause damage to the crawl space or the foundation of the home.
Manahawkin, NJ homeowner had foundation damage after Hurricane Sandy.The foundation had vertical and staircase cracks inside the foundation of the crawl space. System Design Specialist, Mike Jersey, upon inspection found sagging beams inside the crawl space and foundation settlement as well.
SmartJacks were installed inside the crawl space to stabilize the sagging beams and the floor above it. The SmartJacks allow gradual lift of the beams and floor, bringing it back to its original level.
The Homeowner was very happy with the SmartJacks and the fact that they addressed the soul issue of the problem. The homeowner made a follow up appointment for Crawl Space Encapsulation as well.
Quality 1st Basement Systems replaced an existing broken sump pump with a TripleSafe Sump pump to properly pump water out of the basement. Now this basement will stay healthy and dry any time it rains.
Hillsborough homeowner had water coming into her basement through the basement window. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed the SunHouse Basement Window Enclosure which keeps water out of the basement, has a clean and neat look, and brightens up this basement!
After heavy downpours of rain, water would come up through the floor of this basement in Forked River, NJ. Large puddles would form, causing the basement to become cold, damp and musty. Quality 1st Basement Systems fully waterproofed the basement, keeping it dry and healthy!
The foundation in this Millstone home had multiple cracks in it which were signs that the foundation was failing. Quality 1st Basement Systems repaired the foundation using Wall Anchors. Wall Anchors stabilize the foundation by connecting the wall plate to an anchor which is installed deep into the earth. This home is now safe and stabilized.
A homeowner in Millstone, New Jersey had stair step cracks on the inside wall of their basement and contacted Quality 1st for a solution.
Our System Design Specialist inspected the basement and recommended that Push Piers be installed. Push Piers are installed next to the footings and attached with a heavy duty steel bracket. Soil is backfilled around the piers once stabilization and lifting is complete to finish the installation. Push Piers provide a permanent solution for foundation stabilization.