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Ken is a graduate of Rider University where he was a 4 year athlete and earned a degree in business administration. He has an extensive understanding of the basement waterproofing and crawl space repair industry. After being introduced to the unique and innovative products offered by Basement Systems, he quickly realized he needed to be a part of the team at Quality 1st Basement Systems. Ken is a true professional and brings a focused, intelligent approach to each job he is involved with.
Quality 1st saw what an asset Kenneth would be to the company with his experience and eagerness to help people, and brought him on board. He began with the company originally as in installer which he did for 2 years. He then was Service Technician for 1 year, and was quickly promoted to Systems Design Specialist. He is a trusted and valued member of the team and upholds the standards of the company. Ken has been thoroughly trained and has earned the highly esteemed title "Certified Waterproofing Professional," through the Basement Systems International Waterproofing Contractor Network.
Ken's previous experience has taught him excellent troubleshooting skills which have benefited his many customers. His high standards of ethics and business practices engender trust in him, his work, and his recommendations. He is confident that any of his customers would recommend him and his work without hesitation.
Kenneth enjoys meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their basement water problems, enabling them to get more out of their homes. In his spare time you may find him coaching baseball, giving pitching lessons, or taking a nice long ride on his motorcycle.
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Quality 1st Basements installed Carbon Armor Wall Reinforcing System against the bowing foundation walls of this Woodbury, NJ home. CarbonArmor strips are made of fiber reinforced polymers that are 10 times stronger then steel! The straps area attached to the wall using high strength epoxy resin. They are secured to the wall with heavy duty sett brackets. not only with this system stabilize the wall but over time it can gradually bring the wall back towards its original state. CarbonArmor installs quickly and requires no exterior excavation and will not impact future basement finishing projects.
A homeowner in Glouchester was suffering with slab settlement around her pool, which made the patio uneven and dangerous for residents. She called Quality 1st Basement Systems for a solution. The team injected the problem areas with PolyLevel, which is made up of high-density polymers. PolyLevel raises sinking concrete back to its original position quickly, efficiently, and with minimal surface disruption. Now this homeowner's pool patio is safe and looks as good as new!
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.
CleanSpace Crawl Space lining creates a vapor barrier in this crawl space. The vapor barrier seals the crawl space from the earth and outside air which would create humidity in the space. With the CleanSpace liner, this crawl space will stay dry and clean!
The slabs in this walkway had settled unevenly, creating a tripping hazard. PolyLevel uses high-density polymer injections to raise settling concrete back to its original position. Now this homeowner can rest easy knowing his restored walkway is no longer a hazard!
As the weather gets warmer, you will face rising humidity levels in your crawl space which causes mold growth and wood rot. This creates an unhealthy living space for your family and also compromises your crawl space insulation and floor joints. By encapsulating this crawl space, we were able to control the humidity levels and greatly improve the foundation, air quality, and your home's energy efficiency. Now this homeowner can also use his crawl space for storage.
When the homeowner noticed vertical cracks in their basement wall they called Quality 1st to do the job. System Design Specialist, Ken Peare, did a full inspection of the basement to make sure that these cracks were the only cracks in the foundation of the home. Foreman, Melvin Cardoza, installed FlexiSpan into the cracks sealing them to prevent water from coming through. First bead of Sealant is placed inside the crack to stop crack leakage. A FlexiSpan Foam Drain Strip is then placed over as a second form of protection against water leakage through the first seal, followed by the permanent seal overlay.
This homeowner in Pennington, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems because he had unwanted water entering the basement. The installation crew from Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump to rapidly pump out any water that might leak onto the floor of his basement. A SaniDry Air Dehumidifying System was installed to make the once damp air of this basement dry and comfortable. This homeowner does not have to stress about water pooling on the basement floor or breathing unhealthy air coming from the wet basement again.
The front porch of this Greenwich, NJ family home had settled, creating a 5 inch gap between the siding and the concrete. The homeowners were very concerned since it happened rather quickly and so they wanted to get it fixed right away. System Design Specialist, Ken Peare, inspected the entire wrap around porch and measured almost 3 inches of settled concrete. He recommended PolyLevel to be injected underneath the slab, where it would expand and harden, raising it back to level. The homeowners were amazed that after 15 minutes of the job completion, they were able to use their porch.
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.
Pittstown, NJ homeowner had a 14x14 sinking slab in the screened in porch area of the home. System Design Specialist, Ken Peare, inspected the entire porch and measured 3inch of settlement in total. Quality 1st Basement Systems was able to lift the slab with PolyLevel. The Q1 team drilled small penny size holes into the sinking slab and injected PolyLevel underneath. The PolyLevel solution hardens, raising the slab back to its orignal level.
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 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.
The owners of this Allentown, NJ home wanted to put their home on the market as soon as possible. The horizontal crack in their foundation wall would prevent them from selling the property and needed to have it repaired. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed Power Braces to the walls to stop them from bowing and prevent furthing cracking of the foundation. The house is now safe and ready to be put on the market!
A homeowner in New Egypt had been having issues with the crawl space as it had constant water damage over the years. The system design specialists recommended having CleanSpace along with a drainage mat to be installed. CleanSpace is a though linear that prevents water vapor and humidity from passing through !
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.
Concrete is cold and porous which means that it was letting moisture and cold air into this crawl space. The cold air was causing cold winter drafts throughout the first floor of the home. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a crawl space encapsulation system to seal off the space from the cold concrete floor. Under the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system lies SilverGlo crawl space insulation to further improve the temperature of the crawl space. This home is now healthier and warmer...and costs less to heat and cool!
This Princeton Junction, NJ basement always felt really cold. It also flooded at times. Quality 1st Basement Systems waterproofed the basement using a full, state-of-the-art waterproofing system. The installation crew also used ThermalDry Basement Wall System to insulate the basement. ThermalDry Basement Insulation reflects over 90% of the heat back into the basement keeping it warmer and keeping utility costs down. This basement is significantly more comfortable and ready to be finished!
Most crawl spaces are damp and cool by nature since they are underground. This causes cold drafts in the winter and humid are in the summer. This homeowner noticed that the air in the crawl space seemed to be affecting the air in the rest of her home throughout the year. To treat the cold drafts, Quality 1st Basement Systems installed SilverGlo crawl space insulation. To treat the moisture, CleanSpace crawl space vapor barrier was installed.
There was evidence of water damage on the basement walls. The inspector at Quality 1st Basement Systems had the waterproofing solutions for this wet basement. The installation crew set up a SuperSump sump pump system, which is designed to keep water flowing out and away from the basement.
Encapsulation is not only good for the crawl space but for the home as well. By encapsulating you are sealing off the area from animals, water and water vapor along with mold, rotting and dirt. This will create better air quality in the crawl space which means better air quality in your home. Keeping the air in your crawl space clean will create clean and healthy air for your family to breathe and that is exactly why this Montgomery family called Quality 1st Basement System to encapsulate their family's crawl space.
When your crawl space is not encapsulated and insulated, cold air finds its way into your home through the crawl space area. Once inside, that air will begin to cool down the heat traveling through the duct vents. This will delay the process of warming up your home causing the heat to work harder then its suppose to, raising your heating bill as the months go on.
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