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Dan is a graduate of Rider University. He has a great understanding of the importance of a dry, usable basement having extensive training and experience in the industry. Dan became interested in basement remodeling during his tenure as manager of a local hardware store. He brings a focused, intelligent approach to each job with which he is involved and is a true professional.
After thorough training, Dan began with the company as a System Design Specialist and was quickly promoted to Director of Sales. He has excellent troubleshooting abilities and has consulted with hundreds of homeowners, designing effective solutions for every one of them. He has been with Quality 1st Basements for over 10 years!
Dan has been thoroughly trained through the Basement Systems International Contractor
Network. He is a trusted and valued member of the Quality 1st Basement Systems team and
upholds the standards of the company.
Quality 1st Basements is the exclusive regional dealer for the Basement Systems International Contractor Network a group of over 300 of the best contractors in the world, who have exclusive access to patented products, comprehensive training and support through the international company.
Dan enjoys meeting with homeowners and helping them design their dream basement, enabling them to get more out of their homes.
Dan spends his free time chasing after his young daughter, Riley.
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The sidewalk leading up to the stairs at this home in Newfield had settled, creating a large trip hazard. After hearing about PolyLevel on Facebook, the homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basements to inspect their concrete. A Concrete Repair Specialist headed out to the home and created a plan to raise the concrete. On the day of the installation, our team raised the slabs by injecting Polyurethane foam beneath them. Once the slabs were leveled, the team applied NexusPro Joint Sealant to seal off the area and prevent water and wind from eroding the soil beneath the slabs again. The area is now completely trip hazard free and safe for pedestrians.
Cherry Hill homeowner had multiple cracks in his basement foundation and basement flooding. Quality 1st completed the foundation repair and fixed the cracks in the wall, waterproofed the basement using the WaterGuard draining system, then refinished the basement using ThermalDry Wall System. ThermalDry not only increases energy savings in the home as its foil face reflects heat back into the basement, but is made of inorganic materials which means it will not grow mold and will keep water out!
A homeowner in Delran, New Jersey was experiencing moisture and high humidity in the crawl space and contacted Quality 1st for a solution.
Our System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and recommended an encapsulation system be installed to keep the moisture and humidity out of the crawl space. SilverGlo was installed on the crawl space walls to serve as a heat barrier and reflects heat back into the crawl space for ultimate energy savings. CleanSpace was installed on the crawl space walls and floors to hold back water vapor and humidity from entering the crawl space. CleanSpace is a durable, bright white liner that will not rip or tear making it perfect if the homeowners want to use their crawl space for storage.
A homeowner in Medford, New Jersey had debris and insulation in their crawl space that needed to be removed in order for their crawl space to be encapsulated. The homeowners also wanted support for their floor that was sagging above the kitchen and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and suggested a full encapsulation system be installed as well as SmartJacks to help fix the sagging floor above. A full encapsulation system was installed to keep water vapor and humidity out and make sure the crawl space stays dry and healthy. SmartJacks were installed to provide support to the sagging floor above and are also a permanent solution so the homeowners do not have to worry about their structure being unsupported.
To improve the safety of their property, this homeowner contacted Quality 1st to lift and level their sinking concrete. Our PolyLevel team raised the concrete by injecting polyurethane foam into penny sized holes drilled into the slab. Once the concrete was leveled, the joints were sealed and the installation was complete. The sidewalk is now trip hazard free and safe for the homeowner and those coming to visit their home.
This homeowner had a concrete slab in their backyard that was beginning to crack. In order to keep the concrete from shifting, our polylevel team sealed the cracks with NexusPro Joint Sealant. NexusPro is a silicone-based sealant for joints and cracks specially engineered to provide long-lasting flexibility and to stand up to harsh weather conditions. Unlike traditional polyurethane sealants, NexusPro resists UV rays, which means it won't crack, bubble or dry.
Homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems after realizing the sump pump system had stopped working causing the basement to fill with almost 4 inches of water. Project Manager, Jesus Alvarez- Sanchez and his crew removed the old sump pump system and installed the TripleSafe Sump Pump that not only has three built in pumps in one but also a back up battery that automatically turns on and continues to pump out water during a power outage.
This homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems with foundation concerns in their basement. The cinder block foundation had horizontal cracks and some walls that were bowing inwards.Quality 1st Basement Systems installed GeoLock Wall Anchors to the foundation walls. These anchors will stabilize and repaid the walls that are bowing inward. The team then concealed the anchors with Hide-A-Way covers for a clean finished appearance.
Check out the great work done by Concrete Foreman, Iian and his team. A homeowner reached out to us for a solution to the sinking concrete driveway they were experiencing. The apron of the driveway had settled causing small dips in the driveway. Every time a car pulled in or out it would hit the dip. The homeowner wanted the apron of the driveway lifted so that they would't have to worry about tripping over it or it settling even further.
Using PolyLevel Foam, Our Team led by Iian, raised the concrete back to level, removing the trip hazard and permanently stabilizing the concrete.
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 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.
A homeowner in Stewartsville, New Jersey had their floors sloping towards the middle of their house and there was also water in their basement. The homeowner contacted Quality 1st for a free estimate and our System Design Specialist inspected the basement. SmartJacks were installed to help support the home and provide stability. SmartJacks are installed by attached steel support beams to the floor joists and a sturdy base at the floor. SmartJacks can easily be adjusted at any point if the home requires it. Now this home is supported and the homeowners do not have to worry about their home being unstable.
A homeowner in Little Egg Harbor, NJ had signs of mold in their crawl space and needed a new vapor barrier. Quality 1st system design specialist inspected the crawl space and noticed that the crawl space needed to be encapsulated.
A new vapor barrier system, CleanSpace was installed in the crawl space. This vapor barrier system is durable, bright white liner that goes on the walls and floors preventing humidity from passing through. This system is mold resistant and will prevent against rips and tears.
Customer had a number of issues related to humidity and moisture in her home. The homeowner's crawl space was entirely too humid which was causing other issues in her home as well as decreasing her own air quality. Quality 1st installed a CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system to ensure that her crawl space would remain dry and free of issues like humidity and mold.
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 Hopewell, New Jersey had 1-3 inches of sinking concrete around their pool and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our team used PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam that was injected into the concrete through small holes, to help lift it back to its original position. PolyLevel begins working within minutes and is a permanent solution for sinking and settling concrete. The homeowners do not have to worry about trip hazards around their pool this season!
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.
A homeowner in Flemington, New Jersey had sinking concrete about 2 inches on the sidewalk in front of their home and contacted Quality 1st for a free estimate. Our System Design Specialist inspected the sidewalk and recommended that PolyLevel be installed to raise the concrete.
PolyLevel is a polyurethane foam that is injected into the concrete through penny-size holes. The foam begins expanding within minutes and starts to raise the concrete. PolyLevel is a fast and permanent solution for sinking and settling concrete slabs.
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.
A homeowner in New Egypt, NJ had previous water damage in their crawl space years ago and needed a permanent solution. Quality 1st installed the CleanSpace vapor barrier system to hold back the water vapor that may enter the crawl space. CleanSpace has anti-microbial protection called UltraFresh built right in, so no mold or mildew will grow on the CleanSpace. Drainage matting was also installed underneath the CleanSpace liner to create an air space through which water can flow over the concrete floor to the sump pump. This crawl space is transformed to a dry, usable space for the homeowner.
Princeton homeowner faced bowing walls in his basement. A System Design Specialist determined that the leaning walls were caused by pressure from the outside earth. The soil around the home was putting a lot of pressure on the foundation walls. Quality 1st installed the CarbonArmor foundation repair system which adheres to the wall to support the foundation.
Quality 1st Basement Systems waterproofed this Princeton, NJ basement due to frequent basement flooding. The water in the basement was so severe that the bottom half of sheetrock had to be removed. Quality 1st Basement Systems replaced it with EverLast waterproof basement wall panels. The basement is now safe and dry!
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.
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.
This homeowner in Cream Ridge, NJ had cracks in her concrete basement walls which caused water to leak into the basement. The walls were also bowing. The Quality 1st Basement Systems installation team completed the foundation repair using CarbonArmor foundation stabilization system. A SuperSump sump pump, UltraSump sump pump, and the WaterGuard basement waterproofing system were also installed to waterproof the basement. This foundation is now safe, and the basement is a dry, healthy environment.
A homeowner in Barnegat, New Jersey was experiencing humid and nasty in their crawl space and contacted Quality 1st Basements for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and suggested it be encapsulated in order to eliminate the moisture and humidity.
First, Drainage Matting was installed on the crawl space floor to make sure water is not trapped underneath the matting. The matting has raised dimples in order to give the water a channel underneath the crawl space. To seal the crawl space, CleanSpace vapor barrier system was installed to prevent water vapor and humidity from passing through. This durable, bright white liner keeps the crawl space dry and protects the structure and insulation from mold and rot. A sump pump was also installed to make sure the crawl space stays dry and any water entering gets pumped out.
The SmartSump sump pump is ideal for crawl spaces because without one, the crawl space can still be vulnerable to groundwater and leaks. This sump pump also comes with an alarm to alert the homeowners of any water in the crawl space.
The health of your crawl space effects the overall health of your home, don't wait to address the issues, not when Quality 1st Basements has the solutions!
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.