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Meet Lazlo, one of our System Design Specialists. Lazlo has previously been trained in home improvements. His responsibilities include working with homeowners to find the most effective and viable solutions for their basement projects. Lazlo enjoys helping homeowners with one of the most important aspects of their home; keeping their basement and crawl space dry and healthy.
In Lazlo's free time, he likes to read, try different restaurants with friends and play with his two labradors.
Waterguard Waterproofing System is designed to be installed beneath the floor on the footing for maximum protection against water intrusion. Everlast Half Wall Restoration was later installed to return this customer's basement room to its finished look appeal.
Installation of subfloor WaterGuard Drainage System leads to TripleSafe Sump Pump System with its airtight lid and battery backup for ultimate protection against water infiltration in the basement. Also shown, a SaniDry Sedona air filtration system for cleaning basement air and keeping humidity levels low.
Though this customer had a sump pump in his basement, it wasn't doing the job of keeping the basement dry. Design Specialist Laszlo Lenkey showed them how a TripleSafe Sump Pump with two pumps and a battery back up pump along with a WaterWatch alarm could properly handle the water getting into their basement. Installation was completed by foreman Mario Barron and his crew.
This homeowner in Flemington, New Jersey was shocked to see they had a crack in their basement wall. They decided to call our Quality 1st Basement Systems team to find a solution. Our foreman, Esau Aquino, used FlexiSpan on the wall for a permanent solution to keeping the cracked wall dry. FlexiSpan is a crack repair method that is designed to move with the wall. This ensures that the entire crack is sealed, even if there is a change in the wall. This repair method will stop any amount of water from getting into their basement. The homeowner now has piece of mind knowing that their basement is safe from any leaking walls.
Your Foundation can undergo serious foundation issues when the soil around the home becomes too wet or too dry. The soil will cause the home to move, sink and settling creating stress on the foundation resulting in cracks. Quality 1st Basement Systems has solutions that are long-lasting, durable, and permanently stabilize the foundation. If you are experiencing foundation inside or outside your home, contact us and schedule a free estimate!
A homeowner in Glen Gardner, New Jersey reported their walls bowing inwards and cracking. This is a major sign of foundation issues and can happen because the soil around the home's foundation settles and becomes saturated. The homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems and our System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey, provided an inspection of the home. He suggested they install a strap support system to bring the wall to its original position. Our foreman, Esau Aquino, installed The CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System which is carbon fiber straps that are stronger than steel. The Carbon Armor Straps provide the ultimate stabilization to the wall and are placed on the wall with a high-strength epoxy resin. There are brackets above the system that allow the straps to be adjusted to bring the wall towards the original position.
A homeowner in Branchburg, New Jersey noticed bowing and cracking in their foundation walls. These are signs of foundation issues. This happens because the foundation walls become weak from hydrostatic pressure pushing against the wall.
Our System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey, was able to provide an inspection and find a solution to their issue. He suggested carbon fiber straps that will stabilize the walls. Our foreman, Luis Aguirre, installed the CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System onto the walls. These straps are stronger than steel and provide ultimate protection by stabilizing the walls. These polymer strips are placed on the wall using a high epoxy resin and the straps will support the wall.
This Somerset, NJ homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems after discovering their basement wall was developing horizontal cracks. We were able to resolve the problem by installing our Carbon Armor Straps, which stabilizes the foundation wall. Each strap is placed against the foundation with a strong epoxy to ensure the foundation wall will not move or bow inward in the future.
A homeowner's basement in Chester, NJ was having water intrusion after heavy rains. The water would come down on the side of the walls and create puddles of water on the floor. Quality 1st Basements installed a triple safe sump pump system, Waterguard french drain system, and Clean Space walling. With a full waterproofing system installed, the basement was ready to take out any future water intrusion.
System Design Specialist, Laszlo, recommended our SuperSump Pump System and our TrenchDrain french drain system. Our SuperSump is the perfect solution for any basement that experiences occasional water that aren't as severe as flooding. Laszlo recommended our TrenchDrain around the homeowners water heater for protection in case the water heater were to ever leak. The water can easily be accepted in the TrenchDrain and directed towards the SuperSump.
This Basking Ridge, New Jersey homeowner was concerned about moisture and humidity getting into their crawl space. They contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems and our System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey, provided an inspection and suggested they use a barrier system. Our foreman installed the CleanSpace Vapor Barrier System which will seal the crawl space from the earth's elements. CleanSpace is water-proof, mold-proof, and will block out moisture and humidity while keeping the crawl space dry.
A homeowner in Brick Township, NJ was having large amounts of moisture in the crawl space area of the home. This meant mold was forming and insects/pests were crawling around creating an unhealthy environment for the home. The homeowner wanted to make sure the company that was chosen to do the work would be reliable and highly rated. After hours of research, Quality 1st Basement Systems was the company that stood out the most with various five-star reviews on google.
System Design Specialist, Lazslo, was sent out the home to inspect the affected area. He recommended that Clean Space and Sedona dehumidifier be installed. The Clean Space 20 mil vapor barrier is puncture and tear-resistant. An anti-microbial agent is blended into the liner to kill mold and bacteria. The Sedona Dehumidifier removes up to 95 pints of water per day and up to 2.9 liters of water per kilowatt-hour of electricity. both of these products are efficient and permanent solutions to combat moisture in the crawl space. The homeowner was pleased that the basement team arrived on time and installed the products without a problem.
This homeowner in North Plainfield, New Jersey was looking to seal their crawl space to prevent any further water intrusion. They contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems and our System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey, provided an inspection and suggested they encapsulate the space. Our foreman, Mario Barron, installed the CleanSpace Vapor Barrier System . The CleanSpace liner seals the crawl space by stopping water vapor and moisture from passing through the foundation. Creating a dry space under your home with not only protect your homes foundation but also promote healthier air.
Flaking and peeling paint on basement block walls can be a sign of moisture. As this customer has some finished areas of the basement to protect from water damage in the event of heavy rains, foreman Wilver Cardoza and his crew installed a SuperSump sump pump system with its powerful and reliable cast-iron pump capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water out of the basement per hour.
Moisture or water then seeps into the basement can sit beneath flooring and cause damage. After removing the existing carpeting and floor tiles in this customer's home, Esau Aquino and his crew installed ThermalDry Elite Plank Flooring, designed to be waterproof, mold-resistant, and long-lasting.
A homeowner in Denville, New Jersey noticed their basement walls were cracking and bowing inwards. This happens when the soil around the home becomes too wet or too dry causing the foundation to shift and move. The homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems and our System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey, provided an inspection and suggested they use a high strength carbon fiber strap on the wall. Our foreman installed the CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System which provides ultimate strength in stabilizing the walls.
A homeowner in Little Silver, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems after finding their floors were sagging. Our System Design Specialist, Lazslo Lenkey, provided a fully inspection on the home and recommended additional stability to the floor beams. To provide extra support and stop the sagging sensation, Laszlo recommended our SmartJack System would be the perfect solution.
A homeowner in Short Hills, NJ discovered water seepage in their basement, causing mold. After eliminating the mold, the homeowner needed something to prevent water from entering their basement, so they contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to find a solution.
Our System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey, inspected the basement and recommended our Smart Sump Pump and SaniDry Sedona would be the prefect solutions. With these two products, excess water will be pumped away from the basement while the area is kept dry.
Since the installation, the homeowner did not have any other concerns about their basement, easing their peace of mind.
Check out this crazy transformation of this nasty crawl space. This Millburn, NJ customer contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems after they noticed dampness and a terrible musty odor. They wanted to keep their crawl space protected against anything that could cause mold and effect the structure. We recommended sealing the space off from the outside environment.
A resident in Oak Ridge, New Jersey noticed their basement walls were beginning to crack and bow inwards. They contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems and our System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey, provided an inspection and suggested they use a wall reinforcement system. Our foreman, Wilver Cardoza, installed the CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcement System which is made from a fiber-reinforced polymer. 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 towards its original position.
This homeowner in Oak Ridge, New Jersey noticed their basement was attracting water and moisture during heavy rainfall. To solve this, they contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for a solution. Our System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey provided a thorough inspection of the home. Laszlo suggested they install a french drain system to prevent water from puddling on the basement floors. Our foreman, Jonathan Niera, began installing the WaterGuard Drain System throughout the basement. WaterGuard is installed below the floor slab and rests on top of the foundation footing to be kept out of the mud zone. This will collect water when it seeps in from the floors and walls and will drain it to the sump pump.
This West Orange, NJ homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems after noticing their floors on the first level were sinking and settling. Our System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey, inspected the area and discovered the cause were weak wooden beams underneath the floors. Overtime, wooden beams can sag due to high levels of moisture inside the crawl space.
Laszlo presented this to the homeowner and suggested our SmartJack System by Supportworks is the perfect solution. Our SmartJack System provides support for the weakened crawlspace beams and fully stabilizes them. Since the installation, the homeowner has not experience any sagging in their home and has been fully satisfied.
Basement Design Specialist Laszlo Lenkey met with this customer to design a plan to fix the basement water and moisture problem as evidenced on the walls and floor. Installation of a WaterGuard Drainage System beneath the basement floor and a TripleSafe Sump Pump System would move accumulated water out of the home. A SaniDry Sedona Air Filtration System was also installed to reduce humidity and prevent mold and odors in the basement.
This customer was experiencing cold floors and drafts in the sunroom above their dirt crawlspace. Laszlo Lenkey, Design Specialist, proposed products to separate the earth from the home for the most energy savings. Foreman Zack Juan and his crew installed SilverGlo Wall Panels for radiant heat and a CleanSpace Vaport Barrier liner (along with other products to complete a full encapsulation).
Not all sump pumps are as effective as hoped for.This customer replaced their current sump pump to control any water intrusion in their basement. The SuperSump Sump Pump System includes a powerful 1/3 hp cast iron pump in a sturdy liner with an airtight lid.
This Woodland Park, NJ Basement area flooded creating damage to the drywall. The bottom half of the wall was removed to prevent mold growth and our team stepped in and installed our WaterGuard French Drain System to collect and direct water over to the sump pump system. The homeowner now had peace of mind that their basement wont flood during any heavy rain storm. The after picture shows are crew in the process of installing the WaterGuard System before laying stone and cement on top.
A homeowner in Nutley, New Jersey noticed their floors were sagging in between the floor joists. The homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems and our System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey, provided an inspection of the home and suggested they use support beams. Our foreman, Esau Aquino, used the SmartJack System and supplemental beams to lift and strengthen the floors above. Once Esau and the Quality 1st crew finished, the first floor was stabilized.
A resident in Hoboken, New Jersey noticed their floors were sagging. Over time, this area had high moisture and humidity that effected the wooden beams inside the crawlspace. The floor joist began to sag causing the first floor to become uneven.
The homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems and our System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey, helped them find a solution to this issue. He suggested they use steel support systems to stabilize and level the home. Our foreman, Mario Barron, installed the SmartJack Steel Support System in the crawl space. SmartJacks do not replace the current columns, but they offer additional support to the entire crawl space beam and floor joist.
Crawl Space encapsulation protects the crawl space, the structure within the space and the rest of the home since the air you breathe on the first floor comes from the space below. When you are experiencing dampness, a musty odor and signs of mold and moisture, seal your crawl space off. By protecting it from water and unwanted drafts you are promoting healthier air in a clean and dry space.
This customer opted to have his crawl space encapsulated for energy efficiency. Part of the plan proposed by Design Specialist Laszlo Lenkey was to seal off the crawl space vents to prevent cool, damp air from entering the crawl space, helping to eliminate the opportunity for mold and musty smells to develop.