Dylan McDonald

Quality 1st Basement Systems

Title: Concrete Repair Foreman

Hometown: Fair Lawn, NJ

Dylan McDonald from Quality 1st Basement Systems

Meet your Concrete Repair Foreman, Dylan McDonald. He brings a focused, intelligent approach to each job with which he is involved and is a true professional. Dylan has been trained in house and nationally to educate him on our concrete lifting and leveling service. With excellent troubleshooting abilities, he has consulted with thousands of homeowners, designing effective and permanent solutions. Dylan enjoys meeting with homeowners, realtors, and engineers helping them to solve their most difficult problems. When Dylan isn’t in the field working with our customer, you can find him snowboarding, boating & hanging out with his friends.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Excellent service would highly recommend..." Read Full Testimonial

    Rich D. of Hawthorne, NJ

    Customer Testimonial

              Dylan provided excellent service, Ramon provided excellent service, and would highly recommend it.
    Rich D.
    Hawthorne, NJ
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Concrete Repair in Somerset, NJ
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    Concrete Repair in Somerset, NJ
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    Concrete Repair in Somerset, NJ

    A resident in Somerset, New Jersey noticed their concrete walkway was sinking. This can happen because concrete is poured over recently backfilled soil around the home. Overtime, this loose soil settles and creates a void under the concrete. They called Quality 1st Basement Systems and our System Design Specialist, Dylan McDonald, was able to help them with a solution. He suggested a polymer foam to lift the concrete back to its original position. Our foreman, Victor Leon, installed the PolyLevel System which is a polyurethane foam that is injected underneath the slab. This is done by drilling small, penny-sized holes into the slab and the polymer foam is injected into the voids. This foam has expanding properties that will allow the slab to be lifted and leveled. 

  • Crawl Space Sealed in Bridgewater, NJ
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    Crawl Space Sealed in Bridgewater, NJ
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    Crawl Space Sealed in Bridgewater, NJ

    A homeowner in Bridgewater, New Jersey contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems after they noticed their crawl space was attracting moisture. This happens because the poorly compacted soil around the home becomes saturated during heavy rainfall, creating hydrostatic pressure and pushing water through the walls and floors. Our System Design Specialist, Dylan McDonald, provided an inspection and suggested they encapsulate the crawl space. Our foreman installed the CleanSpace Vapor Barrier System which is thick and durable like a pool liner and will keep moisture and water out of the crawl space. When the job was complete, the homeowner was pleased with the outcome. They had a usable and dry space for storage that is protected from moisture.

  • Sidewalk Repair in Manalapan, NJ
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    Sidewalk Repair in Manalapan, NJ
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    Sidewalk Repair in Manalapan, NJ

    A couple in Manalapan, NJ noticed that their sidewalk looked slightly uneven. Realizing this could be a safety hazard, he decided it was time to repair the concrete and remove the trip hazard. 

    Upon arrival our Concrete Repair Specialist, noticed multiple concrete slabs that had settled causing an uneven path in front of the home. When walking through the inspection with the homeowner, he discussed the causes of concrete settlement, like how the soil can become to wet or dry causing the soil to become weak. The now weak soil can no longer support the weight causing the concrete to sink. 

    We recommended our Concrete Repair solution know as Poly Level to lift, level and stabilize the concrete. PolyLevel is a light weight, waterproof foam that is injected beneath the slab to fill any voids and raise it back towards its original state. 

     

     

  • Raising Pool Patio in Manalapan, NJ
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    Raising Pool Patio in Manalapan, NJ
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    Raising Pool Patio in Manalapan, NJ

    A homeowner in Manalapan, New Jersey noticed their pool patio was sinking. This can be caused by soil shrinkage and expansion. Changes in the amount of moisture in the soil can affect the soil underneath the concrete slab. When the soil gets wet, it holds water and expands. When the soil becomes dry, it begins to shrink creating voids under the slab. The homeowner called Quality 1st Basement Systems and our System Design Specialist, Dylan McDonald, provided an inspection. He suggested they use a polyurethane foam that will lift and level the concrete. The Quality 1st Basement Foreman used PolyLevel Injections, which is a foam that is injected by drilling penny-sized holes in the concrete to fill the voids underneath. This pool patio is no longer a dangerous tripping hazard.

  • Sump Pump Replacement in Sayreville, NJ
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    Sump Pump Replacement in Sayreville, NJ
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    Sump Pump Replacement in Sayreville, NJ

    A homeowner in Sayreville, New Jersey noticed their sump pump was not working properly and water was getting into their crawl space. Our foreman, Jonathan Neira, installed the SmartSump Pump System which will effectively pump water out and keep the crawl space dry. The after photos shows Jonathan and his team in the process of installing the SmartPipe French Drain System and connecting it to our SmartSump pump system to keep the crawl space dry and healthy. 

  • Concrete Patio Repair in Edison, NJ
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    Concrete Patio Repair in Edison, NJ
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    Concrete Patio Repair in Edison, NJ

    A homeowner in Edison, NJ saw his concrete slabs sinking and settling, causing cracks on the foundation of the home. The trip hazards could cause a serious accident, if not removed. He called Quality 1st Basement Systems and scheduled an appointment for our System Design Specialist to come out and provide through inspection. 

    Our concrete repair crew arrived on time and did a walkthrough to ensure the area was ready for installation. The crew drilled small, penny-sized holes into the concrete slabs, injected Polylevel underneath the slab, and began raising it back to level. This process is repeated until the entire area has been repaired. A great thing about Polylevel is that it is environmentally friendly, making it a safe product to have in the ground. It is also waterproof and will not wash out, from under the slab, during the next heavy rain. 

    Since the installation, the homeowner was satisfied to see his patio fully repaired. He did not have to worry about accidents nor home damages. Since then, he has been fully satisfied. 

     

  • Sidewalk Repair in Matawan, NJ
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    Sidewalk Repair in Matawan, NJ
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    Sidewalk Repair in Matawan, NJ

    This Matawan, NJ homeowner decided to have their sidewalk repaired, so they contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems. Our System Design Specialist, Dylan McDonald, was able to assess the situation by measuring the height of the slab and check for any cracks or large gaps. Afterward, Dylan recommended our Polylevel Injection would be the perfect repair solution. 

    The homeowner was very pleased with the Polylevel Injection, because it provided a long-lasting solution for them. Polylevel is very durable, waterproof, and has a quick recovery time. The installation is also quicker and less messy than mudjacking, so the sidewalk's color was not ruined. The homeowner was satisfied to see their sidewalk glowing with its new look. 

  • Waterproofing Installation in Chatham, NJ
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    Waterproofing Installation in Chatham, NJ
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    Waterproofing Installation in Chatham, NJ

    A Chatham, NJ homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basemtn Systems after noticing water leaking thorugh her basement walls during every heavy rain. After fully inspecting the basement, our team recommended our WaterGuard French Drain System. Unlike other french drains, WAterGuard is installed above the footing of the foundation, out of the "mud zone" to prevent clogging and damage. As water seepages occurs, WaterGuard collects and directs allt he water straight to the sump pump system. 

  • Driveway Repair in Tinton Falls, NJ
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    Driveway Repair in Tinton Falls, NJ
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    Driveway Repair in Tinton Falls, NJ

    A Tinton Falls, NJ homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems about repairing their driveway. The concrete had settled in several sections creating gaps between the slabs which allowed water to get underneath. Our System Design Specialist, Dylan McDonald, inspected the driveway and suggested PolyLevel to lift and level the concrete and then NexusPro to seal any cracks created from the settlement.  

  • Wet Crawl Space Solution in Staten Island, NY
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    Wet Crawl Space Solution in Staten Island, NY
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    Wet Crawl Space Solution in Staten Island, NY

    A Staten Island, New York resident noticed water seeping into their crawl space. This happens because the soil around the foundation becomes saturated during heavy rainfall. The saturated soil creates hydrostatic pressure, which pushes water to seep through the walls and floors of a crawl space. The homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement and our Systems and System Design Specialist, Dylan McDonald, suggested they encapsulate the crawl space to prevent moisture from getting in. Our foreman installed the CleanSpace Vapor Barrier System to seal the crawl space off from water and moisture. With the entire crawl space now sealed off from the harsh outside elements, the homeowner no longer had to worry every time it rained. 

  • Pool Deck Repair in Boonton, NJ
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    Pool Deck Repair in Boonton, NJ
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    Pool Deck Repair in Boonton, NJ

    This Boonton, NJ homeowner was planning on closing their pool for the winter, but noticed the pool deck was sinking and cracking. They did not want to worry about this when the pool reopened, so they contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for a solution. Our System Design Specialist, Dylan McDonald, recommended our Polylevel Injection would be the perfect repair method, because it is waterproof, environmentally friendly, and has a fast recovery time. Our team drilled small penny-size holes into the concrete slabs and injected the polyurethane foam underneath to fill all the voids. 

  • Concrete Repair in Paramus, NJ
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    Concrete Repair in Paramus, NJ
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    Concrete Repair in Paramus, NJ

    This Paramus, NJ homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basements after discovering their concrete patio area was cracked and sinking two inches. Our System Design Specialist, Dylan McDonald, inspected the area and knew the best solution would be our Polylevel Injection method. Dylan suggested this method, because it provides a long-lasting solution for the homeowner. Unlike mud jacking, Polylevel is not a mixture of concrete and mud but rather a  polyurethane foam that is easy to install and won't create huge mess on the property. The installation was done by our foreman, Sean Johnson, and crew. 

  • Sunken Pool deck Raised in Saddle River, NJ
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    Sunken Pool deck Raised in Saddle River, NJ
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    Sunken Pool deck Raised in Saddle River, NJ

    A resident in Saddle River, New Jersey notice trip hazards had formed around their pool due to sunken concrete. They contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems after seeing our ad in the newspaper. Concrete settles because the soil underneath can no longer support the weight of the slab. This is caused by soil shrinkage, or a washout of soil.  If the soil is too wet or too dry, this can also cause concrete to sink and settle. Our foreman, Victor Leon, installed the PolyLevel Injections into the sinking slab. This polyurethane foam is injected by drilling small holes into the slab, and then raised back to it's original position. Now, the homeowner does not have to worry about a tripping hazard by their pool.

  • Driveway Repair in Rosedale, NY
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    Driveway Repair in Rosedale, NY
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    Driveway Repair in Rosedale, NY

    A homeowner in Rosedale, NY contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems after discovering their concrete driveway had sunk about one to two inches. Our System Design Specialist, Dylan McDonald, inspected the area and recommended our Polylevel Injection and NexusPro Seal would be the perfect repair solutions. Polylevel Injection is our state-of-the-art concrete repair method. It is a better solution than mudjacking since it is stronger, waterproof, and quick to recover. After the installation was done by our foreman, Sean Johnson, and crew, the driveway provided a glowing look for the home. The homeowner was fully satisfied with the repair.  

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Quality 1st Basement Systems
359 Route 35 South
Cliffwood, NJ 07721
1-732-719-3079
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