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When it comes to your basement, invest in flooring that is waterproof and mold resistant! Our ThermalDry flooring has small pegs underneath that create space between our flooring and the cold concrete floor allowing it to become up to 10 degrees warmer then regular flooring.
A homeowner in New Egypt, NJ had a musty smell in her crawlspace. This was probably because of the moisture in the dirt floor that was evaporating into the crawlspace. Quality 1st Basements was called to encapsulate her crawlspace and turn it into a healthier environment. CleanSpace was put on the walls and floors of the crawlspace to prevent moisture from coming through, a SaniDry Dehumidifier was used to get rid of the moisture in the air. Once the crawl space was properly encapsulated and isoalted from the earth, our team installed Vent Covers to keep moisture, bugs, and other organic materials out of the crawl space.
A home in Plumsted Township had a musty odor to it due to the air in their dirt crawl space. The crawl space was filled with water, creepy critters and a huge amount of humidity. These were all signs of a crawl space that needed to be repaired.
Quality 1st Basements was able to help this homeowner, by installing clean space, drainage matting, silverglo and a Sedona Dehumidifier. The clean space liner prevents creepy critters from getting inside the crawl space as well as allowing the crawl space to be accessible. The silverglo panels allows the crawl space to be kept cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The sedona dehumidifier is a great addition to the space as it cancels all the musty smell and humidity, out of the crawl space.
After encapsulating this crawl space we installed our Turtl, a durable plastic access way / door entry into the crawl space that won't rust or need to be painted. The Turtl can be locked for safety while still providing easy access when needed into the 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.
Jay Hugee, System Design Specialist for Quality 1st Basements, found that this customer had a problem with moisture beneath the insulation sitting between the floor joists. Trapped moisture on organic material (such as the wood) leads to mold growth and decay. To remedy this problem for the customer, foreman Luis Aguirre and his crew removed the insulation and sprayed Mold-X 2-part Botanical cleaner on the floor joists and left the insulation out so the air could dry out the moisture in an area where mold growth has potential.
Cement blocks in a crawl space have the potential to allow cooler air to seep in and cause the floors above to feel cool to the touch. Jay Hugee proposed SilverGlo insulation for this customer's home to boost energy efficiency as the panels reflect heat back into the crawl space. The inclusion of a durable CleanSpace Crawl Space Vapor Barrier (with a 25-year warranty against rips and tears) would provide a layer to separate the earth from the home and be a barrier to moisture which can cause mold and musty smells. Luis Aguirre and his crew were happy to install these crawl space products to help the customer.
A homeowner was concerned about the water and moisture coming through their crawl space vents and wanted them sealed tight to prevent unwanted moisture, humidity or water from getting through. System Design Specialist, Mike D, recommended our Vent covers for they are water and rust proof and will seal the crawl space.
System Design Specialist, Mike F. recommended our Triple Safe Sump Pump and a full perimeter system to protect this wet basement and give the homeowner peace of mind. Our french drain system known as WaterGuard is installed above the footing of the foundation and is connected to the Sump Pump to collect and direct water out of the basement and away from the homes foundation.
Homeowners In Point Pleasant, NJ was getting tired of having water seep into the basement floor after heavy rain. This was a concern as they knew their personal belongings would be damaged. Quality 1st Basements, sent system design specialist, Greg Louis to inspect the basement. Greg knew that a full waterproofing system should be installed immediately. Foreman, Luis Aguirre, and his team installed a super sump plus, waterguard french drain system and brightwall panels to give the basement a fresh new look.
After this sump pump failed to protect this basement, Quality 1st Basement Systems stepped in. We removed the old sump pump and installed our Super Sump Classic. Our Sump Pump has an airtight lid to keep water vapor from evaporating into the basement air. Inside, the pump sits on a stand to avoid damage inside a protective liner.
Homeowner Becky contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to repair her sump pump that had stopped running during a storm and caused her basement to flood. Her old pump did not have any housing and was exposed the the mud and debris in the ground. The pump was never serviced and broke down due to clogging.
Quality 1st Basement Systems replaced her sump pump with our SuperSump Sump Pump. The SuperSump Pump is housed in a protective liner and sealed with an air tight lid. It is equipped with an alarm that will sound if water levels reach a certain point and a backup battery to ensure that even if the power goes out during a storm, the pump will continue to keep the basement dry.
Our customer in Belmar lives on the beach. They were getting water running down the stairs into the basement. Design specialist JC Gibriano recommended TrenchDrain to stop the water from getting in. Installed by Luis and his crew the customer is completely happy!
A homeowner in Asbury Park, NJ was not happy with the state of their crawlspace - musty smelling with a dirt floor and an overall unpleasant environment. Quality 1st Basements wanted to fix up the crawlspace so that it looked more appealing and did not create an unhealthy environment. After our team installed SilverGlo and CleanSpace, the air in the crawl space was much cleaner & healthier to breathe in.
Nothing is worse then thinking your system is protecting your basement against water leaks and flooding but to then come downstairs and discover water everywhere. This is exactly what happened to this Staten Island, NY home.
System Design Specialist, Mike D., did a full inspection and recommened our TripleSafe Sump Pump and our Back up Battery.
Water infiltration can cause damage to a basement. Quality 1st Basements removed paneling and studs and installed WaterGuard below-floor perimeter drainage system to prevent future water seepage. The WaterGuard system installs cleanly with minimal disruption of the floor and is concreted over after installation. A WaterGuard port was installed along this wall for easy access to the drainage system for maintenance and cleaning.
Our customer in Manhattan had no sump pump and a wet section of her basement. Design specialist JC Gibriano recommended WaterGuard to drain out the water and a new sump pump to take the water out of the basement. Installed by Luis and his crew, the customer is very happy with the dry basement!
A homeowner in Cresskill, NJ contacted us hoping for a solution to their ongoing water issues in their basement. Every time it rained water would seep through the walls and up from the floor, leaving them with a mess. Overtime the basement became a damp and musty place in their home.
System Design Specialist, Steve V., met with the homeowner and did a full inspection of the basement. Once he had completed his inspection, he sat down with the homeowner to design a solution that fit the basements needs and the goals the homeowner wanted to accomplish with a system.
The goal was to install a system that could handle the amount of water they were getting in their basement every time it rained. They wanted peace of mind that their basement and the items in it were protected. Lastly they wanted a company that they could trust to maintain the system so that it would last for years to come.
With help from Steve V, Foreman Luis and his team, Quality 1st Basements was able to protect this home.