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Steve understands the importance of protecting your biggest investment, your home. His goal is to design a solution that will keep your home in a safe and enjoyable condition. We knew right away Steve was going to make a great asset to our team with his many years of experience in building personable relationships. He strives to give each homeowner he meets the best customer experience. He is ready to help you create a dry and healthy environment in your home.
Check out this amazing Basement Transformation! System Design Specialist, Steve and our Foreman Mario worked together with the homeowner to completely transform this damp basement into a dryer and healthier space! We installed our WaterGuard Drainage System, a TripleSafe Sump Pump, IceGuard and our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier.
A Ringoes, NJ homeowner noticed their home was undergoing foundation issues when they discovered stair step cracks in the corners of their home. They contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to find a solution, so we had our System Design Specialist, Stephen V., inspect the home. After providing full inspection, Stephen knew our Helical Piers would be the perfect solution. Our Helical Piers are our stron and stable piers that will help bring your foundation back to its original level. After the installation, the homeowner was happy to see their home fully restored.
Our Egress Window is the perfect addition for your basement. Allowing additional access to the outside, the Egress Window will provide an extra emergency access. It also allows a larger view of sunlight to flow into your basement. It is one of the best investments and our team makes sure it is an excellent installation. If you are interested in installing an Egress Window, click here to schedule a free estimate!
A resident in Manahawkin, New Jersey noticed their floors were sagging and becoming bouncy. The cause of this could be from the existing columns being spaced too far apart, or they have settled. If these columns are spaced too far apart, the beam can become overloaded and sag between the columns. Weak soil can also cause the columns to sink or settle, creating a gap between the top of the column and the bottom of the girder.
The homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems, and our System Design Specialist, Steve Ventriglio, provided an inspection of the home. He suggested they use a steel support system to stabilize and level the girders and floor joists. Our foreman, Jonathan Neira, used the SmartJack Support System in the crawl space. This system does not replace the existing columns, but they add strength and stability to what is there. These are installed by digging out a hole where the SmartJacks will go. Then, high strength galvanized steel tubing is assembled and connected to the support beam and the SmartJack System is tightened into place. The support beam and floor joists are immediately stabilized and the above floors can be lifted back toward level.
Too often we see basement windows allowing moisture and unwanted drafts inside a basement. Making sure your windows are properly sealed to prevent leaks is key. Our SunHouse Window Well is a great product to have on the outside of your basement window because it allows that natural light in all while keeping unwanted drafts and water out.
A homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems after noticing large exterior foundation cracks. They wanted a professionals opinion on steps they need to take to protect their home and prevent further damage that could become more costly.
Foundation Specialist Steve V. provided them with a full inspection fo the interior and exterior of the foundation and recommend our PushPiers System. To prevent futher damage to the structure and value of the home, we recommended a system that would lift and stabilze the foundation.
Jonathan and his crew installed 7 PushPiers next to the footing of the foundation. This fast, effective installation causes minimal disturbance to the surrounding area. If you are noticing similar cracks to the one shown, seek a professionals opinion right away before the structural issues worsen.
As a homeowner you always want to protect the investment of your home and foundation cracks can negatively impact that. Never ignore the signs of settlement or shifting. When this homeowner noticed large cracking in the exterior and small cracks on the interior of their homes foundation, they contacted foundation professional, Quality 1st Basement Systems.
System Design Specialist, Steve V., did a full inspection of this home and recommended our PushPier System to stabilize the homes foundation and prevent future settlement.
PushPiers are installed next to the footing and using special equipment,the foundation is lifted back towards its original position. The benefits of this system is the permanent stabilization of the foundation and the peace of mind it brings the homeowner knowing their home and family are safe.
At Quality 1st Basement Systems, we are all about a clean and healthy space in your home. When we mean space, we are talking about that crawl space you probably haven't been in for awhile or maybe have recently but don't even know what you are looking at or for. Whether its a broken sump pump or dehumidifier, we have you covered. Take a look at this before and after transformation of how we sealed this crawl space.
To eliminate water coming in through the walls and floor of this Somerville, NJ home, a TripleSafe Sump Pump and WaterGuard System were installed. The WaterGuard System directs water leakage from the foundation towards the sump pump. The TripleSafe Sump Pump then pumps the water out of the basement and away from the home. The pump is equipped with 3 pumps so ensure that it will never overflow. Additionally, the TripleSafe has an airtight lid to prevent dirt and debris from the basement from getting in and to keep the water from getting out into the air.
A Triple Safe Sump Pump System is a great option for a sump pump replacement with an efficient primary pump, a back-up pump (in case the first one fails or if there is a need for extra pumping power), and a third battery-operated pump (designed to kick in if the power goes out), all enclosed in one airtight liner.
Our Moisture Vapor Barrier known as CleanSpace, was installed to the walls of this Basement to prevent moisture and water seepage through the foundation walls. The CleanSpace will force any water coming through the foundation walls directly down into the our WaterGuard Drain system that directs all water over to the sump pump.
When the homeowner is ready to finish their basement, their investment will be protected against any basement flooding or water seepage that could have damaged the finishing products such as drywall or carpet.
A homeowner in Manalapan, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems after discovering a large crack in their basement walls. Our System Design Specialist, Steven Ventriglio, provide a full inspection and recommended our Carbon Armor Straps. Our Carbon Armor Straps are made from fiber-reinforced polymers, which are 10x stronger than steel. It is also flexible and will stop the cracks from growing. After the installation was done by our foreman, Mario Barron, the homeowner did not have to worry about their home undergoing serious foundation issues and was fully satisfied with Quality 1st Basement Systems.
Our team provided peace of mind to the homeowner of this crawl space by installing our PowerBrace Wall Reinforcing System. When the homeowner noticed the signs of foundation issues, they contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems right away. They knew cracks should never be ignored and made sure to have a foundation specialist out right away. With help from Specialist, Steve V and Foundation Foreman, Victor Leon, Quality 1st Basement Systems was able to stabilize the foundation and protect the home.
Water was seeping up through the floor and walls of this sunroom in Spotswood, NJ.
Our team came and removed the damage dry wall that had possible mold and replaced it with our Restoration Wall Panneling System. System Design Specialist, Steve V., also recommended our Elite Plank Flooring which is waterproof and mold resistent.
This existing sump pump had failed and was no longer keeping this basement dry during heavy rain. That dampness created an unhealthy environment. We replaced it with our TripleSafe Sump pump to protect the basement and provide peace of mind for the homeowner.
After this basement flooded from the failing sump pump system, Quality 1st Basement Systems stepped in and removed the drywall damaged by the flood to prevent mold from growing. We installed our restoration panels, EverLast Wall System, since its the perfect material for the basement. Not only is it waterproofing and mold resistant but also has built in insulation to create a more comfortable environment in the basement for he family to enjoy.
SunHouse Windows are the perfect replacement to your old, rusty windows. They allow natural light into the basement without allowing water or moisture to come through. These SunHouse Windows create more curb appeal than a regular basement window as well!
Cracking in this customer's poured concrete foundation were a sign of a sinking or settling foundation. Foreman Victor Leon and his crew installed the steel foundation PushPiers for lifting and stabilization.
A homeowner in Brick, NJ, had bowing block foundation walls. Cracks had formed over time from forced hydrostatic pressure on the other side. To stabilize the foundation walls and prevent future movement or damage, our team came out to install our Wall Reinforcing System. Carbon Armor is made from fiber-reinforced polymer that is 10 times stronger than steel. Each strap is carefully installed to the wall for stabilization. The homeowner was pleased with the team and the installation when the job was completed.
Foundation Design Specialist Steve Ventriglio met with this customer to propose a reliable solution for a failing foundation. With a slight bowing of the concrete block basement wall and horizontal cracking, reinforcement of the wall with CarbonArmor straps seemed the best solution, a low profile fix that gets bonded to the wall with a relatively quick install as no exterior excavation is neeeded. Foreman Esau Aquino and his crew installed the state-of-the-art straps to stabilize the foundation.
When System Design Specialist, Steve Ventriglio, went to inspect this basement for water issues, he noticed that the basement windows were not only allowing humidity and cold drafts inside but also water seepage. So Foreman Mario, and his team replaced all the old basement windows with new windows that will allow light in but keep unwanted moisture and water out.
Protecting your home from flooding is easy when you have a reliable system and annual maintenance on that system. We meet with homeowners everyday who have existing sump pump systems that have failed and therefore have failed to keep the basement dry.
Our System Design Specialist will recommend the right size sump pump system to make sure you have the ultimate protection from water and can peace of mind that your basement and your home are healthy and dry.
System Design Specialist, Steve, recommended our TripleSafe Sump pump System to keep the basement of this size dry during every heavy rain. Our TripleSafe Sump Pump has three pumps inside a protective liner to prevent clogging or damage.
Quality 1st Basements was able to completely transform this unhealthy crawl space into a clean and stabilized space underneath this home. Our System Design Specialist, Steve V, recommended a full encapsulation system to keep the crawl space dry and healthy. In doing so, the crawl space now promotes cleaner air that the family can breathe throughout the home. SmartJack stabilizers were installed to add additional support to the failing crawl space beams causing settling on the first floor.
Check out this crazy before and after of our Crawl Space Encapsulation project we completed in North Plainfield, NJ. The homeowner contacted us when they realized how nasty their crawl space had become over time. Not being down there that often, the space had become cold, damp and unhealthy. Our crew installed a full Vapor Barrier System to seal the crawl space off from any water, cold or humid drafts, and pests. The system has created a cleaner and healthier space underneath the home.
After waterproofing the unfinished portion of this basement in Matawan, New Jersey with our TripleSafe Sump Pump system it was time to create an alternative exit out of the basement incase of emergencies. Our System Design Specialist, Steve Ventriglio, recommended our Egress Window Well. The Egress window will not allow water or unwanted drafts in but will provide a safe way out of the basement area. It also provides great curb appeal around the outside landscaping.
A homeowner in Colts Neck, NJ planned to sell their home, but before they could put it on the market, they had to address the basement foundation walls. Our System Design Specialist, Stephen V., inspected the walls and discovered horizontal cracks forming, as a result of a foundation problem. Stephen presented this to the homeowner and suggested our Carbon Armor Straps would be the perfect solution. Our Carbon Armor Straps will secure the walls, preventing cracks to grow. The installation was done by our foreman, Wilver C., and crew, and the homeowner was happy to see their basement walls fully repaired.
When the right sump pump for the job is installed, customers see good results. The SuperSump Premier Sump Pump System with its powerful 1/2 hp cast iron pump and airtight lid provide protection from water intrusion. A battery backup kicks on if the power goes out and the WaterWatch Alarm System alerts the homeowner to a pump failure.
Ignoring your sump pump system can prevent protecting your basement. Over time your system needs to be maintained with all the work its doing keeping your basement dry. Most homeowners don't realize this and in the end suffer when their system fails. This is why servicing your system is something we suggest each 6 to 12 months.
Our Service Technicians will come out and clean the liner and the pump. They will conduct a flood test to make sure the system is functioning properly. Don't go with a company that will install our system and run away. Contact Quality 1st Basement Systems and be a customer of ours for life.
Foundation Repair Specialist Steve Ventriglio met with this customer to address the issue of the cracked and bowing wall. He proposed the low-profile design CarbonArmor System (which is stronger than concrete and is specifically designed for basement walls) in conjunction with ArmorLock Anchorage System to stop inward movement of the wall. With no exterior excavation needed, foreman Esau Aquino and his crew completed the interior fix in just one day.
System Design Specialist, Stephen Ventriglio, did a full inspection of this wet basement and recommended a full perimeter waterproofing system to keep the space dry and healthy. Foreman, Juan Garcia and his team removed the old sump pump system and installed our french drain system known as WaterGuard above the footing of the foundation, out of the mud zone to easily accept any water seepage. WaterGuard is attached to the SuperSump Pump System to remove the water from the basement and pump it away from the homes foundation.