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Jeff has a great understanding of the importance of a properly supported foundation as well as a dry basement having extensive training and experience in the industry. He brings a focused, intelligent approach to each job with which he is involved and is a true professional.
Since starting with the company back in 1998, Jeff began with thorough training as an Installation Technician, Service Technician, and then System Design Specialist. He has excellent troubleshooting abilities and has consulted with thousands of homeowners, designing effective permanent solutions for every one of them. Jeff has been thoroughly trained and has earned the highly esteemed titles "Certified Master Waterproofing and Foundation Repair Professional" through the Basement Systems & Foundation SupportWorks 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 Basement Systems is the exclusive regional dealer for the Basement Systems & Foundation SupportWorks International Contractor Network – a group of over 400 of the best foundation and waterproofing contractors in the world, who have exclusive access to patented products, comprehensive training and support through the international company.
Jeff enjoys meeting with homeowners, engineers, and general contractors helping them solve their foundation settlement issues as well as basement/crawlspace water problems, enabling them to restore their property values, as well as their peace of mind. He spends his free time traveling, visiting family & friends, and attending sports games.
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The homeowner of this Riverton home experienced water in the basement after heavy rains. Quality 1st Basement Systems transformed this basement by installing several waterproofing products. BrightWall basement paneling was installed in order to give the basement a fresh new facelift. It not only looks great, but it's durable too. BrightWall is made out of flexible plastic and directs water seepage to a sump pump and away from the basement floor. Now this basement never needs a paint job and will stay dry during heavy rains.
This Moorestown, New Jersey homeowner had water coming into the dirt crawl space which made the humidity high and the air damp and musty. He needed a solution for the water problem, so he called Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate. Crawl space specialist Jeff Nero suggested a crawl space encapsulation system and a dehumidifer.
With CleanSpace vapor barrier, water vapor is prevented from entering the crawl space. It is durable and made out of thick plastic that resists mold and mildew. CleanSpace vapor barrier has a 25 year guarantee that it will not snag or tear! The bright white color transforms dirt crawl spaces and gives them a fresh look. A new SaniDry crawl dehumidifer was installed. The SaniDry CX crawl space dehumidifier is compact and strong. It will lower the crawl space humidity and filter out dust and mold spores from the air. Now this crawl space no longer smells musty and water will no longer seep in!
The owner of this Little Egg Harbor home needed to have his crawl space encapsulated. The crawl space was cold and damp causing issues in the rest of the home. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system and SilverGlo crawl space insulation system to keep this crawl space warm. A SaniDry CX crawl space dehumidifier was installed to remove all moisture from the crawl space.
The concrete between the home and the pool had moved causing large gaps and sinking of the concrete. The sinking concrete created too large of a drop from the deck are to the pool concrete. With the PolyLEVEL concrete leveling system, the pool concrete was raised back to its original level.
The crawl space of this home in Lumberton, NJ was in need of a lot of repairs. The crawl space beams were not properly supporting the first floor, and the crawl space was humid in the summer and cold in the winter. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed SilverGlo crawl space insulation to keep the crawl space warm during the winter and CleanSpace crawl space vapor barrier to keep the moisture out during the summer. SmartJacks were also installed in the crawl space to properly support the rest of this home. This homeowner now has a healthier home thanks to the crawl space repair.
Burlington, NJ homeowner reached out to us because they noticed the floor above their crawlspace had a horizontal cracks and was continuously expanding at a 45 degree angle. We sent Senior Foundation Specialist, Jeff Nero out to inspect the crawl space to see what structural foundation issues were causing the floor to crack and settle.
Jeff noticed the crawl space beams were sagging causing the floor to shift and cracks to form. He suggested SmartJack Stabilizers be installed underneath the beams to provide additional support. These SmartJack Stabilizers can be adjusted to gradually lift the crawl space beams back towards their original state. This system will also prevent future settlement and structural damage.
Check out this amazing before and after work completed by foreman, Esau Aquino and his team!
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.
Quality 1st Basement Systems replaced the damaged drywall in this basement with EverLast finished wall panels. EverLast basement wall panels are made with inorganic materials that will never hold in moisture. Mold and mildew growth will never grow on the basement walls now.
This Trenton homeowner experienced basement flooding. Because this basement has a monolithic foundation, it is not recommended to jackhammer the perimeter of the basement to install the drain. Quality 1st Basement Systems recommended installing the DryTrak basement waterproofing system which channels the water from the floor joint to this SuperSump sump pump to keep this basement dry!
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!
To ensure the safety of their patients and employees, The Deborah Heart & Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ contacted Quality 1st in 2015 to remove tripping hazards caused from sinking concrete. The installation was completed and all trip hazards were removed with PolyLevel. The Deborah Heart & Lung Center was so satisfied with their initial PolyLevel experience that when they recently noticed sinking concrete in a different area of the Center, they contacted Quality 1st again. Just as our team did before, they came in and leveled the concrete, sealed the joints, and filled the holes. Now the center is completely safe for patients and employees.
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.
Using PolyLevel, Quality 1st Basement Systems fixed this uneven concrete outside of a home in Lawrenceville, NJ. PolyLevel is an expandable foam that raises concrete up with ease. It fills the void underneath the concrete and is lightweight, yet durable. The curing time was quick and the concrete was ready to walk over in a matter of minutes.
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.
This Princeton, NJ basement flooded which caused damage to the floor tiles and the bottom portion of sheetrock on one wall. Quality 1st Basement Systems removed the damaged tiles and installed MillCreek basement floors. MillCreek looks exactly like wood but is completely waterproof and mold resistant. Because of its durability and inorganic composition, MillCreek is the best option for basement floors while still giving the look of wood flooring. EverLast Basement Wall Panels were installed in place of the damaged sheet rock to create a healthy environment in this basement.
A homeowner in Princeton, New Jersey had small puddles of water in their crawl space during heavy rains and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist, Jeff Nero, inspected the crawl space and suggested that the crawl space be encapsulated to eliminate the water and moisture. First, Drainage Matting was installed on the crawl space floor to make sure the water entering the crawl space gets directed to the sump pump. Drainage Matting has raised dimples so the water underneath does not get trapped under the liner. CleanSpace Vapor Barrier System was installed on the walls and floors to hold back water vapor and humidity. CleanSpace is a durable bright white liner that will not rip or tear making it perfect if the homeowners want to use it for storage. This crawl space will stay dry and protected.
The owner of this home met with an engineer who told her that she had foundation problems in her home. Her neighbor is a real estate agent, and has worked with Quality 1st Basement Systems during numerous buyer/seller transactions and recommended the team right away. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed CarbonArmor wall locks to secure the foundation and make this home safe again!
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!
Insulating this crawl space will not only keep this Manahawkin crawl space healthy and dry, it will save this homeowner on her utility bills each month. SilverGlo insulation is water-resistant and is infused with graphite powder so that it will reflect heat back into the space, therefore heating the rest of the home.
A homeowner in Manahawkin was disgusted by his gross crawl space. It was humid, dingy and full of debris. He wanted the crawl space fixed up for easier and safer access. Quality 1st Basement Systems sent a team to install the CleanSpace crawl space liner. This crawl space encapsulation system creates a vapor barrier with multiple layers of plastic to keep moisture out! It is completely waterproof and mold resistant. Now this crawl space is clean and weatherproof for safe access!
CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system before and after installation in Manahawkin, NJ. This homeowner had water coming into her crawl space so she contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to repair the crawl space. CleanSpace Vapor Barrier was installed on the walls to keep moisture out of the crawl space.
Manahawkin homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for an estimate on their damp and cold crawl space. Upon inspection, System Design Specialist, Jeff Nero noticed virtually no existing insulation throughout half the crawlspace. The concrete floor and walls were damp and cold from moisture and the owner said the floor on the first level was cold as well.
The Q1 team installed a SaniDry Dehumidifier along with CleanSpace and SilverGlo insulation to the walls and rim joists. New air tight and removable doors were applied to seal out the humidity from the outside. TerraBlock, a flexiable foam insulation, was installed under the CleanSpace as extra insulation to keep the crawl space warm. These product create an insulated, warm and dampness free environment for a more comfortable home above.
This homeowner in Plainsboro, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to repair the sinking porch in the front of the home. Quality 1st was able to raise the porch back to level using PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a quick installation with lasting results, making it a better choice then removing and replacing the concrete. A small whole was drilled into the concrete and a hard foam solution is pumped into the slab which hardens and expands raising the concrete slab.
The homeowner of this Hightstown residence noticed that he sometimes had standing water in his crawl space, but that the crawl space and area above it always seemed damp. Quality 1st Basement Systems insulated and encapsulated the crawl space to improve the quality of the home. CleanSpace crawl space vapor barrier was installed to seal off the crawl space from the cold, damp dirt and the porous, wet concrete.
This homeowner was experiencing water every time it would rain. The rain water typically entered the basement through the basement floors and flooded the basement. Quality 1st Basement Systems determined that the basement needed a sump pump since the pump placed in the basement by the original builders was insufficient. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed the SuperSump sump pump to pump water up and out of the basement, keeping this basement dry during any future rain storms!
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