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Check out how our team turned this nasty and wet crawl space into a clean and dry space underneath this home. With the help of Collin Peare and Wilvers crew, Quality 1st was able to give this homeowner a healthier space underneath his home with peace of mind that he no longer has to worry about water when it rains.
Wet Freehold basement kept dry using a system called DryTrack, which is specifically designed for homes with monolithic foundations. A monolithic foundation is one where the footing and flooring are poured together, and walls are built on top of the floor. Quality 1st Basement Systems would NEVER recommend jackhammering this type of foundation since it would be very messy and time-consuming. DryTrak is installed above the floor and channels water from the floor/wall joint and walls to the sump pump. This Freehold resident no longer has to worry about a wet basement with this perfect basement waterproofing solution for her home!
Freehold homeowner was experiencing a musty smell coming from her crawl space. A System Design Specialst advised the Quality 1st Basement Systems installation team to install a CleanSpace Encapsulation System and SilverGlo insulation. Together these components create a top-of-the-line crawl space vapor barrier. Tiny particles in the SilverGlo panels reflects heat back into the crawl space for added energy savings!
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When George from Freehold called Quality 1st Basement Systems, he was very worried about the structural integrity of his home. There was a long horizontal crack across one wall of his basement and the wall was starting to bow inwards. Was there any way to repair the wall and save his home?
Quality 1st Basement and Foundation Expert, Jeff Nero, went out to Freehold to evaluate the wall. Jeff had seen this type of damage before and knew just what to recommend. Wall Anchors would stabilize the wall and, over time, could correct the bowing. These anchors install quickly and restore the value of the home.
George was relieved there was an easy, permanent solution that would make his home safe and the foundation stable once again. When the Quality 1st crew showed up with Foreman Jonathan Neira, the Wall Anchors were installed and the horizontal crack was sealed. George was impressed with their professionalism and knowledge of the Wall Anchor System. They answered all his questions and now George likes to recommend Quality 1st Basement Systems to anyone who has basement or foundation issues.
When the horizontal crack in the basement was getting worse and the wall started bowing inwards, Matt from Howell knew his basement was in trouble. A neighbor recommended Quality 1st Basement Systems and Matt called right away.
Quality 1st Basement and Foundation Expert, Nick Biris, inspected the basement and could see the structural integrity of the home was at risk. He recommended CarbonArmor to secure the wall. CarbonArmor is a wall reinforcing system that is 10 times stronger than steel.
The Quality 1st crew arrived and installed 8 CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing Strips on the problem wall. The entire project was completed quickly and the crew left the basement clean. Now that the home is safe once again, Matt knows he called the best company for the job. Quality 1st Basement Systems gets his recommendation every time!
When a business owner in Englishtown saw the floors in his warehouse were sinking, causing uneven cracks and had become a tripping hazard, he was worried he’d have to rip up the entire floor. A fellow business owner told him about the Quality 1st PolyLEVEL Polymer Injection process and he called right away. Could Quality 1st repair the sinking floors?
PolyLEVEL expert, Brian Way and the Quality 1st crew arrived in Englishtown and quickly went to work. Dime sized holes were drilled into the concrete slabs and the polymer was injected. The polymer consists of two separate liquids that are combined right at the injection nozzle to trigger a chemical reaction that turns the blended ingredients into expanding, high-density foam. The floors in the warehouse were quickly realigned.
The business owner was thrilled with how quickly the floor was leveled. He now recommends anyone with uneven concrete floors call Quality 1st for their PolyLEVEL Polymer Injection System.
When Paul in Middletown, NJ found water coming down the walls and up from the floor of his basement, he immediately called Quality 1st Basement Systems. He'd seen the truck in his neighborhood and knew a lot of his neighbors were happy with the work done by Quality 1st.
Ken Peare, a Basement Waterproofing Expert, evaluated the basement and could see right away where the problem was and what could be done to fix it.
Foreman and Installation Specialist, Victor Leon, installed the WaterGuard Drainage System around the perimeter of the basement to direct water into the TripleSafe Sump Pump. The TripleSafe Sump Pump is 3 sump pumps in one and guarantees a dry basement. Because winters in New Jersey can cause pipes to freeze, Ken recommended the IceGuard Discharge Line. IceGuard is especially designed to keep the system working even on the coldest days. LawnScape was also installed to direct the water away from the home.
Now this Middletown basement stays dry and Paul is very happy he called Quality 1st!
Freehold homeowner experienced water and humidity in her basement. She wanted to finish the basement but knew that the existing water problems made the space unusable.
Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a full basement waterproofing system including WaterGuard, SaniDry XP, and a TripleSafe sump pump to ensure that the basement would stay dry. The WaterGuard filters water to the TripleSafe which pumps the water out of the basement. SaniDry XP is the only dehumidifier large enough to dry the air in a full basement.
The Quality 1st Basement Systems team also installed EverLast Wall Panels to brighten, cover, and protect the walls from water vapor. ThermalDry flooring was installed to add additional heat to the flooring and serve as flooring that is perfect for a basement since it can never be damaged due to water.
This homeowner is now able to use her basement space for entertaining, family parties, and football Sundays for her family!
When Sandra in Wayne decided to sell her home, she knew the damp walls of her basement would hurt the sale. She turned to Quality 1st Basement Systems for help. Jeff Nero, a basement waterproofing expert, went out to Belmar to inspect the home.
Jeff recommended ZenWall Insulated Panels to direct any moisture accumulating on the walls into the existing drainage system. ZenWall Panels' attractive vinyl facing would give the basement a finished look and help keep the basement dry. The ThermalDry Flooring System was suggested because it’s specifically designed for basements and is available in either carpet or tile. Jeff also suggested Sunhouse Window Wells to brighten the basement and a SaniDry Dehumidifier to keep the air clean and dry.
Foreman Victor Leon and the Quality 1st Basement Systems crew arrived on schedule and had everything installed in record time. Sandra was very happy with her bright new basement and the outstanding work done by the Quality 1st Basement Systemsteam.
After purchasing a home in Red Bank, the homeowner noticed there was a bit of a musty smell in the basement. When they saw black spots on the wall they worried about mold. The next rain storm had puddles forming in the corners and the paint the previous owners had put on the walls began to bubble. Knowing they had to get this fixed, they called Quality 1st Basement Systems.
Basement Waterproofing Expert, Dory Freud, visited the home and did a thorough inspection of the basement. Seeing where the moisture was seeping through the walls, Dory recommended the ThermalDry Wall System and WaterGuard Drainage System. A TripleSafe Sump Pump would offer 3 times the protection of the old sump pump and would work even if the power went out. Outside the home, Dory suggested an IceGuard Discharge Line to keep the system functioning if the temperatures dropped below freezing.
The crew arrived with Foreman, Jesus Alvarez-Sanchez and they worked quickly and efficiently to install the complete waterproofing system. This Red Bank homeowner is now very happy to have a dry basement they can use for storage and recreation. They now tell everyone to call Quality 1st Basement Systems!
A North Brunswick homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems after he saw our PolyLEVEL Concrete Leveling trucks at his neighbors. Until then, he did not have a solution for repairing his driveway.
The PolyLEVEL system is the best concrete leveling option on the market. It is relatively non-invasive, economically sensible, and quick! Using high-density polymers to raise the slab back to the original levels, our PolyLEVEL Specialist was able to raise this North Brunswick driveway back to its original levels. Any trip hazards were removed, along with issues that could arise with uneven concrete when parking the car.
A Holmdel homeowner had a crawl space that filled with water and debris due to a below ground door that was not properly sealed. The build up of water was causing humidity in the crawl space. Excess water and humidity in this crawl space caused this homeowner to see mold symptoms. The humidity in the space was creating a breeding ground for dust mites, which posed an allergy risk for the residents.
Quality 1st Basement Systems installed the Turtl, which is a plastic crawl space door and access well. Due to its durable plastic material, the Turtl will never rot or deteriorate; it will last as long as the home will. The tight fitting Turtl does not allow for humidity to seep into crawl spaces, thus preventing the moisture necessary for mold to grow. The homeowner chose the green color option to match her exterior and was very happy with both the look and functionality of the Turtl.
When a Little Silver homeowner's concrete driveway began sinking, it became both unsightly and unsafe. The driveway began sinking due to poorly compacted fill soil beneath the concrete. The homeowner was worried that the cracks and gaps created tripping hazards for residents and guests, and also posed an issue for vehicles. Aesthetically, the sinking driveway was a huge eyesore.
Quality 1st Basement Systems had the perfect solution for this Little Silver homeowner, which was to use a PolyLEVEL treatment. PolyLEVEL uses high density polymers to raise sinking concrete to its original position, which was the way this driveway was treated. It is much more cost-effective and time-efficient compared to other solutions, such as mudjacking, which can leave gaping holes and takes days to cure. Now this Little Silver resident is happy and safe with his fixed driveway.
A Little Silver homeowner's concrete driveway was sinking, which created a driveway that was both unsightly and unsafe. The settlement occurred due to poorly compacted fill soil beneath the concrete that had shifted and created a void, which the concrete driveway then began to sink into. The homeowner knew that the cracks and gaps in his driveway could pose a tripping hazard for residents and guests, as well as a danger for vehicles.
Quality 1st Basement Systems offered the perfect solution to this sinking concrete driveway with PolyLEVEL treatment. PolyLEVEL uses high density polymers to raise the sunken concrete back to its original level, so that the cracks and gaps are filled. PolyLEVEL is a cost-effective and time-efficient solution, especially in comparison to other solutions such as mudjacking, which leaves gaping holes and takes weeks to cure. The Little Silver homeowner is now happy and safe with his newly fixed driveway!
It's every homeowner's biggest fear. Bowing walls in the basement mean a sign of a larger problem. When Brad B. in Keyport, NJ noticed that his basement walls were tilting forward, he worried about the safety of his home. Tilting basement walls can collapse, causing the whole house to dangerously fall inward. His home was his pride, it was where his family lived and he wanted to keep them safe.
Led by foreman Juan Garcia, Quality 1st Basement Systems stabilized the foundation wall with CarbonArmor. Used by the US Department of Defense, CarbonArmor is a high-tech solution for bowing walls. The carbon wall straps are ten times stronger than steel. Once attached to the wall, the straps were covered with an epoxy resin to seal them in place. The tight contour braces the wall, preventing it from bowing further.
Brad B. is very pleased with a job well done by foundation specialists Quality 1st Basement Systems. His home is now a much safer place.
During some heavy rains, Sam V. noticed that water had found its way into his basement. He used the internet to search for help with waterproofing when he came across Quality 1st Basement Systems. He contacted Quality 1st to schedule a no-obligation, free estimate as offered on the website. Thereafter, waterproofing specialist Jeff Nero visited Sam to complete a thorough inspection and offer an affordable and efficient solution to his basement problem.
A Quality 1st installation crew mobilized to Union City, NJ to begin fixing Sam’s basement. WaterGuard was included in the design to direct water away from walls and toward the TripleSafe sump pump system, engineered to provide adequate protection and back-up in the event of extreme wet weather. CleanSpace walling provided a barrier to water vapor as well as brightened up the basement area.
Thanks to Sam’s decision to have Quality 1st Basement Systems fix his basement, he no longer has to worry about water in his basement following heavy rains.
Homeowners in Lakewood Township, NJ had some concerns over the horizontal cracking they noticed in their block foundation and located Quality 1st Basement Systems through a Google search. Foundation Specialist Ken Peare visited the homeowners, completed a thorough interior and exterior inspection of the foundation, described the suggested repairs and answered questions, and provided a free written estimate.
Because the customers wanted the promised foundation resolution that Ken offered, Project Manager Juan Garcia started his crew on the work. The stronger-than-concrete CarbonArmor was installed in conjunction with the revolutionary ArmorLock to stop inward movement of the wall, the complete structural solution to permanent stabilization. Quality 1st Basement Systems answered the customers’ call to assuring them that their foundation was strong and secure once again.
Mable from Asbury Park was displeased with the foul, musty odor that was present in her basement. She feared that the smell was an indicator of what could result from dampness and high humidity: mold. She wanted a dehumidifier. She searched on the internet and found Quality 1st Basement Systems.
During the scheduled appointment with one of Quality 1st’s waterproofing specialists, Mable’s basement was inspected. It was determined that the humidity would need to be controlled in order to prevent the growth of mold in the area. The specialist discussed the results possible with the SaniDry XP, a high-capacity, high-efficiency dehumidification system.
The ultra-efficient SaniDry XP removes the moisture from the air and blows out a dry air into the space. This system helps keep the humidity levels below 50%, reducing the chance for mold to grow. It also has a two-stage filter system to clean the air of allergens. The SaniDry XP seemed to be Mable’s answer.
A project manager was assigned to head the delivery and installation of Mable’s new, energy-efficient, powerful and effective SaniDry XP. Not only would Mable leave her worries about mold growth behind, she also would not have to worry about emptying water basins from the self-draining SaniDry XP.
Homeowners from Interlaken (near Asbury Park) were in the process of renovating their basement. This was an exciting project to embark on; however, before investing their time and money, they needed to resolve one concern: mold. They knew that the constantly moist and humid area was a breeding ground for mold and they did not want the smell or damage that comes from it to ruin the basement. They decided that they needed a powerful dehumidifier and found Quality 1st Basement Systems to help.
The homeowners scheduled a free estimate appointment with one of Quality 1st’s waterproofing specialists, John Schweitzer. The basement and crawl space areas were inspected. John discussed the benefits of installing a high-efficiency, high-capacity SaniDry dehumidification system to reduce the chance of mold growth in the area by removing the moisture from the air and blowing out a dry air into the space.
John also informed the homeowners that open crawl space vents only add to the moisture and humidity problem in the basement. He suggested the installation of CleanSpace vent covers to keep the unconditioned air out and the drier air in.
Once Quality 1st Basement Systems completed the delivery and installation of the homeowners’ new SaniDry dehumidification system and CleanSpace vent covers, the homeowners were relieved and ready to begin renovations without worries of mold!
Lisa D. met Quality 1st Basement Systems representatives at their booth in a local home show. She realized that she may have found help to a problem at her home that was causing her some worry. She became concerned when she saw the chimney beginning to separate away from her home. Luckily, Quality 1st Basement Systems sent foundation specialist, Jessica Long, to her home for an inspection of the trouble area.
Jessica deemed that the settling of the chimney foundation would best be repaired by installing helical piers. Helical piers are installed deep enough to reach stable soil levels to support the weight of the structure. The installation is quick with minimal disruption and it has the potential to lift the structure back toward its original position. Additionally, this system has a patented external sleeve to prevent kinking and buckling. These helical piers provide a permanent solution without any maintenance.
Lisa D. was glad she encountered Quality 1st Basement Systems’ booth at the show. Now her concerns about a falling chimney have been replaced with reassurance of a stable chimney.
This homeowner in Shamong, NJ had a critter problem. One of the vents to the crawl space decayed and left an opening for a large rodent to find a home in the crawl space. After the problem was resolved, the family thought about the quality of their crawl space. It was humid and now it was open for any insects or pests to move in.
Quality 1st Basement Systems closed up the crawl space with a vent cover. The crawl space vent cover protects the area from moisture, humidity, and any outdoor pests looking to come into the crawl space. Then, to lower the humidity the crew installed a SaniDry dehumidifier. The SaniDry is a self-draining dehumidification system that removes moisture from the air and also filters out health harming allergens such as dust mite droppings. Now this crawl space has lowered humidity and is protected from nasty pests.
Quality 1st Basement Systems waterproofed this basement in Pennington, New Jersey with the best products on the market. The hard-working crew installed a WaterGuard basement drain along the perimeter of the basement between the floors and walls. The WaterGuard basement drain collects moisture and drains it a sump pump. It's a simple, yet effective solution that keeps basements dry and dry for good.
The basement was also very humid. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a self-draining dehumidifier. The SaniDry dehumidifier has adjustable levels and is rated by Energy Star. It removes moisture from the air and keeps the relative humidity at a low, comfortable level.
The excitement that comes with purchasing a new home is unmatched. Imagine, however, that during a heavy rain, you notice the basement in your dream home starting to accumulate water. A homeowner in Long Branch found himself in such a situation. He contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to schedule a free estimate from a company with expertise in waterproofing.
One of Quality 1st’s waterproofing specialists, Dan McNally, proposed a waterproofing system tailored to meet the homeowner’s basement waterproofing needs. He included a full-perimeter WaterGuard system, both an UltraSump and SuperSump sump pump, and a FloodRing. The WaterGuard is a sub-floor drainage system which directs wall seepage to the pumps for discharge. Installation of a FloodRing around the water heater is a preventative measure to contain any water leakage and direct it to the WaterGuard.
With the efficient waterproofing system installed by a production crew, the new homeowner was surely happy that Quality 1st Basement Systems helped alleviate his worries about water in his basement!
An exterminator serviced a home in Matawan, NJ. While doing his job in the crawl space, he informed the homeowner that her crawl space was very damp and should be looked at. The customer, Sandra B., was concerned about the problems that can come with wetness, like wood rot and mold. She scheduled an appointment to have waterproofing specialist John Schweitzer inspect the problem area and develop a plan for resolving the wetness beneath the home.
The remediation process of waterproofing the crawl space would include the installation of SmartPipe drainage pipe around the perimeter, designed to collect water from foundation walls and floors of dirt crawl spaces. CleanSpace Drainage Matting on the floor would work to eliminate sitting water by directing it to the drainage system. The SmartSump would then pump the water out and away from the home and disperse it onto the lawn through the LawnScape discharge outlet. Also, an IceGuard along the discharge route would prevent flooding if ice begins to block the way.
Next, John suggested sealing off the vents with vent covers, installing a new, airtight Everlast Door, and installing a SaniDry CX dehumidification system, all working together to reduce the moisture in the crawl space. The installation of SilverGlo Insulation Panels would result in additional water vapor protection while boosting energy efficiency as the panels reflect heat back into the crawl space. A CleanSpace liner would isolate the home from the earth, providing yet another barrier to moisture.
With the project completed, Sandra B. would not only have a drier crawl space but would also experience a warmer main level of her home with energy-cost savings. Likewise, this sealing up of the space beneath the home would prevent critters from finding an easy way in. No doubt Sandra B. was happy to have Quality 1st Basement Systems give her greater peace of mind by fixing her crawl space!
Homeowner Michael A. from Hightstown had some minor water seepage in his basement over the 25 years he lived there. The cinder blocks began showing some small vertical cracking. Michael became more concerned, however, once he noticed the more severe horizontal crack running along one wall. He began an internet search for a solution and found Quality 1st Basement Systems.
Foundation specialist Kenneth Peare completed a thorough inspection of Michael’s foundation. His proposed solution was to install the CarbonArmor system. These fabric carbon fiber straps, with their stronger-than-concrete strength and low-profile design, would be the perfect solution to secure Michael’s weakened cinder block wall. As installation occurs from the inside, Michael had no worries of disturbance to his lawn or landscaping.
Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to help this Hightstown customer secure and stabilize his cracked basement wall. Michael was sure to experience relief, knowing his basement was professionally, permanently, and effectively repaired.
Homeowners Mr. and Mrs. C. from Bergenfield, NJ were noticing water seeping into their basement when there were heavy rains. With the increase in wetness, they knew that their existing sump pump wasn’t doing its job. They called Quality 1st Basement Systems for a no-obligation, free estimate by a waterproofing specialist.
The homeowners discussed their goals during the visit and the specialist came up with a plan. The installation crew would install WaterGuard sub-floor drainage system in the laundry room and attach it to the existing sump pump. Additionally, an IceGuard would be installed to prevent the flooding if the discharge line freezes during colder months. Installation of the SaniDry high-performance dehumidification and air filtration system would keep humidity below 50%, reducing the chance for mold to grow. It would also cleanse the air of allergens with its two-stage filter system. Additionally, this self-draining system would have no catch-basins that needed to be emptied!
This combination of products seemed to be exactly what the homeowners wanted to resolve their basement wetness issues. Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to accommodate these customers’ needs!
Buying a new home is an exciting time for everyone involved. Now if the “new” home is an older home, sometimes there are concerns that need to be addressed once residing in the house. When a new homeowner saw the old brick foundation wall of his Red Bank residence bowing somewhat inward and he recognized that some floors seemed uneven, he didn’t hesitate beginning to contemplate the repairs needed to protect his new asset. He found Quality 1st Basement Systems and scheduled a no-obligation free estimate with a foundation specialist.
Dan McNally visited the Red Bank homeowner, completed a thorough interior and exterior inspection, addressed the homeowners concerns and questions, and then proceeded to develop a plan to best meet the homeowner’s needs. It was deemed that a series of GeoLock Wall Anchors would best provide stabilization of the foundation, and a proposal was drawn up for the homeowner on the spot.
These galvanized steel GeoLock Wall Anchors can be installed with minimal disruption to the lawn while they brace the foundation wall with support from stronger, more stable soil extending just beyond the home. They are designed to prevent further movement of walls that are bowing inward (as were this homeowner’s) or walls that are tilting at the top or buckling without taking up space in the basement.
This homeowner found the help he needed with Quality 1st Basement Systems at an affordable price for a permanent solution! Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to have restored the home to a safer and more stable condition.
The perspective buyer for this South Orange property had a home inspection done and the inspector found a few water problems in the basement. The basement had severe water damage and the buyer was concerned about possible mold and the columns in the basement.
Searching the web, the potential buyer came across the Quality 1st Basement Systems website and decided to contact them for assistance. Specialist Michael Bonafante was out to asses the water problem and the foundation concerns, and he provided a permanent solution for the home.
Foreman Juan Garcia and his crew were out to install the WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System, along with the SuperSump Premier Sump Pump System to keep the basement dry. For the foundation, Foreman Jesus Alvarez-Sanchez was out to install the SmartJack System to stabilize and support the existing foundation. After all the work was done, the buyer of this South Orange property was happy to know that he would not have to worry about any water issues in the basement, or foundation problems once he bought the house.
This New Milford homeowner lives by a river and with the water tables rising, his crawl space had flooded several times. He knew that since the river wasn't going anywhere that this problem would only continue if he didn't find a solution. After doing some research he knew that a French drain and sump pump would be the necessary products to help him come to a permanent solution and so he went on Angie's List and found Quality 1st Basement Systems.
Quality 1st sent a design specialist to New Milford and gave the home owner a free estimate on his crawl space. He decided that CleanSpace, a liner that protects the crawl space against water, mold, rotting, animals and unwanted air out, would be the best thing to keep the homeowners crawl space dry. The design specialist also proposed TerraBlock which is an energy saving, moisture protection, insulation that will control the air temperature in that space all year round. Since he noticed that the crawl space was sagging, he also recommended SmartJacks to stabilize it.
The New Milford Homeowner was very happy with Senior Foreman, Jesus Alverez- Sanchez and his crew with how nice and professional they were and how well they cleaned up when they were finished!
Pompton Plains homeowner had been getting water in his basement for years. With the amount of rain we had recently, his basement had 4 to 5 inches of water. He began to smell a weird odor and could feel the uncomfortable dampness when being in the basement. The homeowner knew that if he didn't find a solution to his basement problems that it would become a useless space that he and his family would never use.
A neighbor had recommended he call Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate! Senior Design Specialist, Dan McNally, gave a full inspection of the basement and designed a solution for the homeowners specific problem he was experiencing.
Concrete walls absorb moisture from the soil and release it into the air inside the basement creating that cold dampness. Senior Foreman, Jonathan Neira and his crew installed a SaniDry Dehumidifier to prevent dampness, moisture build up and mold problems that could develop over time. The SaniDry will keep dry air circulating throughout a space as big as 2,500 sq ft.
Quality 1st Basement System was able to make the basement dry and comfortable for the Pompton Plains homeowner and his family.
Ann from Bradley Beach contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems when she noticed dampness in her unfinished basement. She had a sump pump but wanted to replace it with a TripleSafe because of its battery backup that will continue to pump water out if there were a power outage. Quality 1st had done work on previous properties she had owned and knew they would be the company to solve her problem.
Being that Ken Peare had been the System Design specialist to visit her at her previous homes, Quality 1st sent him out to meet with Ann and see the problems she was experiencing in her new home. Ken did notice the damp feeling in the basement along with a cold draft. He recommended she replace the basement windows to seal the basement from cold air, water and animals trying to come through. He also recommended a Dehumidifier to help circulate the dry air through the whole basement to make it more comfortable for those using the space.
Senior Foreman, Juan Garcia and his crew installed EverLast basement windows and a SaniDry dehumidifier. Ann also wanted to finish her basement so the Quality 1st team installed Ceiling,Thermal Dry flooring and EverLast Wall, all waterproof to keep her basement nice and dry and moisture free!
John from Schooleys Mountain, wanted to winterize his crawl space with the winter weather approaching fast. The best way to avoid cold floors, frozen pipes and rising heat bills is to seal and insulate your crawl space to make your home more comfortable. Winterizing the crawl space will eliminate the cold drafts. He saw a Quality 1st Basement Systems Advertisement in the TheHomeMag and decided to call for a free estimate.
Senior Design Specialist, Jeff Nero went out to Schooleys Mountain to meet with John and do a full inspection of his crawl space. Jeff informed the homeowner that his heating bills were rising do to the cold draft cooling the duct work which was cooling the heated air in the furnace. This was causing a delay in heating up his home and so Jeff suggested he have Quality 1st winterize his crawls space.
Quality 1st provided a permanent solution by sealing gaps around the perimeter of the foundation by insulating the rim joist with foam insulation. TerraBlock is a puncture- resistant foam insulation will help control the temperature throughout the whole area. SiverGlo is then placed over the TerraBlock against the walls preventing air and water from coming through.
John was very surprised to see how fast his house was warming up after Quality 1st insulated his crawl space.
Sam from Harrison called Quality 1st Basement Systems when he noticed two of his basement walls had staircase cracks in them. With the holidays approaching, Sam knew he had to get his foundation repaired right away. Sam knew little about foundations and decided it was best to get a free estimate to find out what was causing the cracks and what the best solution was to prevent future ones.
System Design Specialist, Mike Jersey, did a full inspection of the foundation problems occurring in the Harrison basement and designed a solution. He recommended Push Piers be installed on the outside of the home to help support the walls in the basement. Push Piers are a permanent solution for any foundation issues caused by settlement in weak soil.
Quality 1st Basement Systems was able to help provide a permanent solution to Sam so that he can enjoy the holiday season without a worrying about his home's foundation.
Quality 1st helped Jeff from Saddle River completely finish his basement just in time for the holiday season.
At the beginning of the year, Jeff and his wife were going back and forth on deciding exactly how they wanted to finish their basement. They had experienced water in the past, but in the last few years it had been dry. Knowing that finishing a basement becomes an investment to the home, Jeff decided he wanted to make sure any finishing products that were installed were mold, water and moisture proof. He contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems and set up an appointment.
Quality 1st installed a water and mold proof flooring called Thermal Dry that keeps the floor warm do the pegs underneath giving the flooring separation from the concrete floor underneath. The Q1 Team also installed a waterproof wall restoration system called EverLast that is highly dent resistant and no studs or special contraptions are needed when hanging objects. EverLast can't be damaged by moisture build up and does not support mold or mildew growth. Basement Linen Tiles were installed in the ceiling giving it a bright look. Now Jeff and his family can enjoy his newly finished basement rain or shine!
Homeowner Marc R. from Saddle River, NJ thought he was in control of his basement. Though it was a rather humid basement, Marc believed that more than one small dehumidifier would be able to handle the job. He soon learned that his investment just wasn’t doing the job of eliminating the humidity and, exasperated, he called Quality 1st Basement Systems to schedule a free estimate to find out more about the powerful, energy-efficient dehumidifiers advertised.
The ultra-efficient SaniDry XP removes the moisture from the air and blows out dry air into the space. This system helps keep the humidity levels below 55%, reducing the chance for mold to grow. It also has a two-stage filter system to clean the air of allergens. There are no water catch-basins to empty as the system is self-draining.
The high-capacity, high-efficiency SaniDry XP dehumidification system seemed to be exactly what Marc needed in his basement. It would provide the assurance needed to reduce the high humidity levels. Plus, he could run his system at a low energy cost and without ever needing to empty a water catch basin again!
Al from Pequannock wanted to fix one section of the concrete walk area around his pool that was sinking. The unlevel area was potentially a tripping hazard. He contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to schedule an appointment for a free inspection and estimate.
The PolyLEVEL system is a quick fix for sinking concrete slabs. The process involves the injection of structural grade polymers beneath concrete slabs through small holes. This causes lifting and leveling of the area; in essence, eliminating the tripping hazard. The environmentally friendly material used in this process is less porous than concrete and will not wash out or deteriorate in the ground. This process is less costly than replacing the concrete and cures quicker than mudjacking.
It seems Al found the fix he was looking for. Quality 1st Basement Systems completed the work, eliminated the tripping hazard, and eliminated Al’s concern about the pool walk area.
The basement in this Shrewsbury property had been flooded a few times. Homeowner had about 7 inches of water in the basement. The water was coming in through the floor and it caused severe damage to the walls and floors.
John Schweitzer was out to the property to evaluate the basement, and was able to design a waterproofing system that best met the homeowner’s needs. Quality 1st basement Systems installed the TripleSafe Sump Pump System and the WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System. These products combined effectively solved the water problems for this family.
When the project was completed, the homeowner was satisfied and happy to know that his basement was dry and water free.
Johnson Family contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems about foundation problems they noticed in the basement of their home. System Design Specialist, Mike Jersey, drove to Matawan to meet with family, inspect the cracks in the foundation, and offer the best solution to the problem.
When Mike did his walk through he noticed effervescence on the walls indicating that this basement had water seeping through cracks in the walls. Mike recommended waterproofing to keep the basement dry and so prevent future damage to the walls. He also recommended a dehumidifier to allow proper circulation of dry air in the basement. One of the walls in the basement was bowing in while others had a few staircase and vertical cracks, both are signs of settlement. When the soil underneath eh home can no longer handle the weight of the foundation the home starts to settle causing the walls to separate creating cracks. When the soil starts to push against the home, it causes the walls to bow inward and so it’s important to have the problem fixed before it gets worse.
Quality 1st Foreman, Melvin Cardoza and his crew installed WaterGuard and a SuperSump Pump to keep the basement dry. Both work together to collect the water and direct it from the drainage system to the sump pump which then pumps the water out and as far as 15 or 20 away from the home. CleanSpace was installed to the walls of the basement to protect against moisture and humidity. Wall Anchors were installed to permanently stabilize the walls and prevent further movement. These Wall Anchors are installed into the ground in strong soil to pull the wall back into place. By securing the wall it will prevent further inward movement and allow the foundation to return to its original state over time
Quality 1st Basement Systems was able to identify the water problem that the homeowner was unaware of. We were able to provide a permanent solution and make the home safe for the family.
A homeowner in South Hackensack had been experiencing a wet basement during continuous rains. Water was finding its way into the finished basement and created concern for Vinny, the homeowner. He was determined to find a solution to his rainy-day problem. Another customer suggested he call Quality 1st Basement Systems, so Vinny called to schedule a free, estimate appointment.
A Quality 1st Basement Waterproofing Specialist visited the homeowner, completed a thorough interior and exterior inspection of her basement, and determined the best solution to the water problems he was experiencing. The homeowner received a free estimate for the proposed work and the specialist answered all of Vinny’s questions and addressed any concerns. Best of all, Vinny was given the option to finance the project with a 365-day same-as-cash loan!
Vinny did not want to experience one more rain storm with water seeping into his basement. A Quality 1st Basement Systems installation crew mobilized to South Hackensack, NJ to fix the homeowner’s basement. They installed a full-perimeter WaterGuard, expertly manufactured to channel and direct any water seepage to the sump pump. A newly installed TripleSafe Sump Pump System would efficiently and reliably remove water from the basement area. The TripleSafe includes an efficient primary pump, a back-up pump (in case the first one fails or if there is a need for extra pumping power), and a third battery-operated pump (designed to kick in if the power goes out). IceGuards were installed on the discharge drains, too, to prevent a flood in the event that the lines freeze during the colder months.
Vinny was able to extend the project cost over the course of a year by making reasonable monthly payments. His concerns, however, about having water seep into the finished basement area, dissipated as soon as Quality 1st Basement Systems completed the installation, creating a more secure, drier basement.
Basements. Extra space waiting to be utilized, for storage, for an office, for an entertainment room or playroom, or a for a list of other uses. But what if water seeps into the area, preventing full usage of the space in the way hoped for?
This is just the situation that a homeowner found himself in the middle of in his home in Frenchtown, NJ. Ryan had a large basement space and he was anxious to begin finishing it. He noticed, however, a few vertical cracks in the walls where rain water would seep in. To finish the basement and cover over the walls without repairing the cracks, he knew, would be counterproductive. Flipping through the Home Improvement Guide, Ryan found an ad for Quality 1st Basement Systems and decided to call.
Ryan contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to schedule a free estimate appointment, and a Quality 1st Basement Waterproofing Specialist visited the Frenchtown home, completed a thorough interior and exterior inspection of the basement, and developed a plan for repair. A free estimate for the proposed work was given to the homeowner after all of his questions and concerns were addressed.
FlexiSpan Foundation Crack Repair is a permanent solution to leaking cracks in basement walls. The polyurethane polymer seal is unique in that it doesn’t dry out and remains flexible, unlike some other crack repair products on the market. This sealant allows for the FlexiSpan to remain bonded while being able to move with the slightest movement in the foundation. Throughout, then, the Flexispan remains intact, continuing to prevent water from seeping in through the foundation cracks.
Ryan moved forward with the FlexiSpan installation. Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to provide a permanent solution to the problem that would allow the homeowner to move forward with basement finishing with his newly-instilled confidence in having a drier basement.
A homeowner from Stockton, NJ felt his home was secure from flooding. Joe C., the homeowner, already had drains installed around the perimeter of his basement and he had a sump pump to discharge accumulated water. For five or six years, the system seemed to be working for him and had no problems with water in the basement. That was until his basement flooded during hurricane Irene. 18” of water filled his basement during the weather catastrophe! Afterwards, during a heavy rain, his basement filled again, this time with only 3”-4” of water. But water should not be flooding in a basement equipped with a drainage system and sump pumps, should it?
Joe needed an expert waterproofing opinion on his dilemma. He just so happened to have an acquaintance who had referred him to Quality 1st Basement Systems. Joe called and arranged to have a no obligation, free estimate. A certified waterproofing specialist visited Joe C. to complete a thorough interior and exterior inspection and provide a free estimate for the best solution to meet his needs. The specialist proposed the installation of two TripleSafe Sump Pump Systems to manage the influx of water to the basement that Joe was experiencing during heavy rains.
A Triple Safe Sump Pump System includes an efficient primary pump, a back-up pump (in case the first one fails or if there is a need for extra pumping power), and a third battery-operated pump (designed to kick in if the power goes out). The flood protection provided in each system includes a powerful cast-iron primary pump which can discharge 2,220 gallons of water per hour while the secondary pump can kick in if needed to pump an additional 3,900 gallons of water per hour out of the basement. The battery backup sump pump is capable of pumping 11,500 gallons of water on a single battery charge.
Joe C. wanted peace of mind. He didn’t want to deal with any more basement flooding. Joe was presented with an excellent system as well as a Preferred Customer Discount. With Quality 1st Basement Systems’ help, he was able to attain the level of flood protection that he needed for his home in Stockton, NJ, extra-affordably priced!
A homeowner in Marlboro, NJ was concerned about his foundation. His house was built into a hill with the basement mostly underground, and he found that, over time, water that was making its way inside the basement. One wall was showing some stair step cracking, and the water that constantly built up in the French drains was beginning to cause the bottom of one wall to deteriorate. With this valid matter ever-present in the back of his mind, one day this homeowner (Kevin) heard a radio commercial that led him to an easing of his worries. Quality 1st Basement Systems would be able to propose a solution and provide him with a free estimate.
A Quality 1st Basement Systems’ foundation specialist, Ken Peare, visited Kevin. Ken P. completed the standard full interior and exterior inspection to determine the extent of the foundation damage. Though the problem may have initially seemed like an overwhelming situation for the homeowner, Ken was able to assure him that the quality products and services available would be a sure and permanent solution.
Ken determined that the best solution for this homeowner’s problem was the PowerBrace system of support. The corrosion-resistant system can mean more than support; it can potentially improve the wall over time by means of its patented system of tightening. The With the homeowner’s consent, an installation date was scheduled. Because this system doesn’t involve any exterior work, the installation of the steel beams was quick. The I-beams immediately stabilized the home and prevented the wall from further movement. Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to put the homeowner’s mind at ease with a newly-secured foundation wall.
Homeowner living in Marlboro Township, NJ had water coming into their crawl space when it rained. They would receive several inches of water at a time which their insulation began absorbing causing it to become wet and fall out of the ceiling all over the floor creating a mess. The crawl space was cold, damp and all that cold air was traveling up to the first floor of the home. The homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to encapsulate the crawl space to keep it warm and dry.
When Senior Design Specialist, Dan McNally, began his inspection he found the crawl space insulation hanging from the walls and all over the floor. There was water puddles in several areas, rats, efflorescence on the walls and discovered a draft was coming in from the crawl space vent that wasn't properly sealed. Dan recommended a Vapor Barrier System which would seal off doors and windows, remove standing water, and encapsulate and insulate the crawl space.
Quality 1st crew removed the wet insulation, water and dirt from the crawl space and sealed off each window and crawl space door. SmartJacks were installed to support the sagging beams to repair the structure of the home. The crawl space was encapsulated with SilverGlo and CleanSpace to prevent future water, pests, humidity and cold drafts from coming through. This homeowner was amazed at the transformation and was thrilled that they now had extra storage space.
Homeowner living in Woodbridge Township, NJ, contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems in regards to foundation problems they were experiencing. There were cracks forming on the inside foundation walls as well as the outside with two basement walls actually bowing inwards. Bowing walls are big indicators of foundation settlement and if ignored, the home will continue to shift and settle making the home unsafe.
System Design Specialist, Kenny Tramutola drove out to meet with the homeowner and inspect the foundation problems occurring with the home. Upon the inspection, Kenny came across water marks indicating water entry into the basement. Efflorescence was on the walls and it was damp where the floor and the wall met. Kenny recommended the homeowner get a waterproofing system along with GeoLock Wall Anchor and Carbon Armor to support the foundation.
Quality 1st installed WaterGuard and a Sump Pump System in the basement to keep it dry. The WaterGuard is installed out of the mud zone to prevent clogging and collects the water that seeps through the wall and directs it to the sump pump system. The GeoLock Wall Anchors are designed to repair bowing walls and prevent further inward movement. The CarbonArmor is recommended because it will stabilize the walls. The straps will begin to pull the wall back to its original position.
The homeowner was very pleased with the foundation repair work done and relieved that Kenny noticed the water issues into for a quick fix before it caused serious damage.
A year after this Lincroft, NJ homeowner purchased his home, he noticed some efflorescence on his basement walls and rusted metal. The basement also had a musty smell and he was concerned about mold. Searching the web, he came across the Quality 1st Basement Systems website, and he decided to contact them for assistance.
Phillip Matthews was out to asses the problem and found that there was excessive moisture in the basement. He provided the homeowner with a permanent solution for their home by recommending the SaniDry Air System. The SaniDry eliminates musty odors and keeps the air clean. It will also keep the humidity level down which can potentially reduce the chances of mold to grow.
After the SaniDry Air System was installed, the owner was happy to know that a the environment in their home was drier and healthier.
A Neptune, NJ homeowner would get small amounts of water in their basement from time to time. Knowing that they wanted to finish the basement, it needed to be waterproofed. Quality 1st Basement Systems sent System Design Specialist, Ken Peare out to give a full inspection. Upon inspection Ken noticed water stains along the walls and found moisture in the basement as well.
The Quality 1st Crew installed WaterGuard and a TripleSafe Sump pump system which together, will collect any water leaks and direct them straight to the sump pump system to be pumped out of the basement and away from the foundation of the home. Next a bright white, liner called CleanSpace, is installed to the walls to prevent water vapors from coming through. CleanSpace is great for anyone looking to finish their basement because walls and flooring can be installed over the CleanSpace. This Neptune Homeowner can now start finishing the basement knowing their investment is protected against water, mold, and moisture.
Hazlet homeowner was looking to have a new sump pump system installed to replaced the present one they had. After doing research online, he decided to give Quality 1st Basement Systems a call for a free estimate. System Design Specialist, Ken Peare came and examined the existing sump pump and also did a full inspection of the basement where he found water stains and damp concrete.
The crew installed a WaterGuard Drainage System that is placed out of the Mud zone to prevent clogging. The WaterGuard collects any water leaks from the wall and directs it over to the TripleSafe Sump Pump System. The TripleSafe then pumps the water out of the basement through the discharge pipe. IceGuard is installed on the outside of the home to provide an alternative exit for water if the pipe were to freeze.
Quality 1st was able to provide the homeowner with exactly what was needed for a permanent solution to their water problem.
As a new homeowner, John M. wanted to ensure that the crawl space in his home was insulated properly to stop the cold air from coming into the home. He searched the internet, found Quality 1st Basement Systems, and requested a free estimate as advertised on the website. Soon thereafter, John was contacted and an appointment was scheduled to have Mike Jersey, a waterproofing and crawl space specialist, visit his home to provide a thorough crawl space inspection to determine the best solution to meet John’s needs.
In order to accomplish the most effective insulation solution, the goal is to isolate the house from the earth and prevent outside air from entering the crawl space area. An installation team led by Melvin Cardoza mobilized to John’s home in Allentown. A CleanSpace liner was installed to further prevent wetness from making its way into the crawl space with TerraBlock durable, padded crawl space insulation beneath. The walls were prepared with SilverGlo Insulation Panels which keep the cold air out its tiny graphite particles reflect heat back into the crawl space for maximum energy efficiency. SilverGlo Rim Joist installed around the perimeter of the floor frame adds to the insulation. The last piece to complete the insulation project was to install vent covers. The airtight plastic covers seal off the outside air without worry of rust or rot while preventing damp air from making its way into the crawl space.
Quality 1st Basement Systems met John’s needs by efficiently insulating his crawl space areas and additionally created cleaner, neater, drier areas beneath the home.
Concern was growing with a homeowner from Allentown when he began noticing the gradual sinking of the concrete slabs around his pool area. In essence, it had become a trip hazard. One day, when he received a Money Mailer advertisement packet in his mail, he noticed that Quality 1st Basement Systems advertised a process called PolyLEVEL, to lift and level sinking concrete. He called to schedule a free estimate inspection.
The PolyLEVEL system, a quick fix for sinking concrete slabs, involves the injection of structural grade polymers beneath concrete slabs through small holes. This process causes lifting and leveling of the area, eliminating the trip hazard. PolyLEVEL is less costly than replacing the concrete and the environmentally friendly material used in this process is less porous than concrete and will not wash out or deteriorate in the ground. Additionally, PolyLEVEL cures in about 15 minutes, so the area can be put back into use quickly!
It seems that the homeowner found the fix he was looking for. Quality 1st Basement Systems completed the work, eliminated the trip hazard, and eliminated concern about the pool walk area.
The family at this Manasquan, NJ property had a severe musty smell in the basement. The humidity levels were high, and the family was ready to sell the house because of the smell. They decided to look for help and contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to request a free estimate.
When Michael Jersey arrived at the property, he performed a thorough inspection of the basement and did an excellent job at explaining why the family was experiencing the problem, and let them know exactly how Quality 1st would would perform the repairs. He recommended a SaniDry Air System, and the WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System. These products combined would help reduce the humidity in the basement. Project manager, Jonathan Neira, and his crew were out to perform the installation. They did a great job, and left the place spotless when the job was completed.
After the work was done, the family noticed that the difference in their basement was like day and night, and were very happy with the healthier environment on the basement.
New homeowners from Oakhurst, NJ, Eric and Rebecca, valued the basement space they had, putting to good use a fully finished living area. To keep the air clean and dry, however, these homeowners decided they should check into dehumidifiers. They called Quality 1st Basement Systems to schedule a free estimate appointment, prepared to find out more about powerful, energy-efficient dehumidifiers as advertised. A Basement System Design Specialist met with the couple.
The ultra-efficient SaniDry XP keeps the humidity levels below 55%. It removes the moisture from the air and blows out a dry air into the space, reducing the chance for mold to grow. This system also has a two-stage filter system to clean the air of allergens. Additionally, the system is self-draining. That means that there is no need (with the condensate pump) to empty water catch-basins again and again!
The high-capacity, high-efficiency SaniDry XP dehumidification system seemed to be what Eric and Rebecca wanted in their finished basement. It would provide the assurance needed to maintain lower humidity levels which in turn would create a drier, healthier space. Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to help another customer find peace of mind.
A 132-Year-old Family owned Facility located in Red Bank, NJ had sinking concrete around the community pool area. The concrete began to crack and separate from the unevenness of the slabs. These problems, worried the Facility Manager since safety was his number one propriety to the homeowners. He noticed this problem starting to occur right after Hurricane Sandy. He needed the pool area leveled immediately with summer approaching and homeowners beginning to use the pool.
Luckily, He knew someone whom had the same Issues and was referred to Quality 1st Basement Systems. An appointment was set with System Design Specialist, Maurice Robinson, who drove out to Red Bank to do an inspection. In a matter of days, Project Manager, Arturo Jacuinde, and the Quality 1st Basement Crew arrived at the site and began to raise the concrete back to level. The crew drilled small holes into each sinking slab and injected PolyLevel underneath. The PolyLevel begins to expand and harden, raising the slab.
A Homeowner in Farmingdale noticed the sidewalk leading to his house had settled over time. The steps had sunk by 4 inches and worried the homeowner as it became a tripping hazard. After doing some research on google, the homeowner came across the Quality 1st Basement System website. He immediately made a quick call to receive a free estimate.
After a thorough inspection of the concrete damage, Project Manager Arturo Jacuinde and his crew went out to the jobsite to start leveling the uneven concrete with PolyLevel. PolyLevel foam is a fast and efficient way of lifting concrete. This is done by drilling small holes in the slab and then specially design equipment is used to inject structural grade polymers into the void. After the void is filled, the expansion of the polyurethane allows for a precise lift and stabilization of the slab. Sinking concrete can be a result of poorly compacted fill soil or changes in the soil moisture content. PolyLevel raised the sidewalk connecting to the front porch steps, stabilizing both proving the homeowner with a safe way to enter and exit the porch.
A Holmdel Resident observed that the concrete around his pool was settling, causing uneven concrete slabs. The homeowner became concerned with the tripping hazard around the pool area. The last thing a homeowner wants to see in their backyard is a cracked pool area. This can become an eye soar when having parties and so the homeowner wanted to find a solution right away. The homeowner found a Quality 1st Basement advertisement for lifting and leveling concrete in the Valpak envelope and made a call to receive a free estimate.
Design Specialist Andrew Gagliardi inspected the settling concrete and sure enough, the concrete was sinking up to 2 inches. Andrew recommended PolyLevel, a lightweight material that will lift uneven concrete back to its original state. PolyLevel will lift and level each concrete slab, stabilizing the pool area, while providing a permanent solution. Project Manager Eder Sanchez injected PolyLevel Foam to level and lift the uneven concrete that was obstructing the homeowners pool surrounding. The homeowner was very pleased with the outcome of their pool area and now recommends Quality 1st Basement Systems to anyone experiencing sinking concrete slabs.
A resident in Hazlet, was experiencing sufficient flooding in his basement after heavy rainfall. The homeowner became very concerned when he started to notice the large puddles. He Knew over time it would cost him more to repair the basement and replace his personal items. The Homeowner found a Quality 1st Basement Systems waterproofing coupon inside a Valpak envelope. Without hesitation, he called for a free estimate.
System Design Specialist, Jeff Nero went out and thoroughly inspected the homeowner’s wet basement. Jeff recommended to have a TripleSafe Sump Pump be installed along with the inorganic WaterGuard. The TripleSafe Sump Pump is the perfect solution to waterproof this home. A TripleSafe Sump Pump can keep the basement dry in the harshest conditions. When heavy rainfall occurs, water seeps through the foundation, then down to the WaterGuard Drainage System then into the Sump Pump. All of the Quality 1st Basement System products installed are inorganic material therefore, it will never rot or create mold. The Quality 1st Basement System crew provided a permanent and environment friendly solution to this homeowner’s problem.
A Matawan homeowner was having trouble with water seeping in through the walls of their unfinished basement. Their existing pump was not properly pumping water out of the basement and after 15 failures they contacted the experts. After exploring the website and reading the reviews, the homeowner decided to call Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate.
System Design Specialist, Kenny Tramultola, noticed efflorescence on the corners of the wall where the water had been seeping through. The basement overall was very damp and cold, creating an uncomfortable environment. Kenny recommended replacing the failing sump pump with a TripleSafe Sump Pump System along with WaterGuard French Drain System to be installed. The TripleSafe Sump Pump is powerful pump that will discharge 11,500 gallons of water at its full performance with the battery backup on. The pump features a WaterWatch Alarm that alerts the homeowner if water has risen to the point where the SumpPump will be turned on, this will give the homeowner a peace of mind. This complete Waterproofing System will keep the basement completely dry. The Quality 1st Basement crew was able to resolve this homeowners leaking basement making them a satisfied customer.
Pool Complex Manager contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for sinking concrete he was experiencing around the pool area in Red Bank, NJ. There were many tripping hazards; and with members visiting the pool daily, it was only a matter of time before someone would get hurt. Concrete Repair Specialist, Maurice Robinson, did a full inspection and measured roughly 6 inches of settlement throughout the pool area.
Maurice recommended PolyLevel, a foam solution that would elevate the concrete slabs. PolyLevel would stabilize the slabs to prevent future settlement and causes no disturbance to the pool goers since the pool could be used 15 minutes after installation. The Quality 1st Crew arrived at 7 am and by 9 am the pool was open and members were going about their day like usual. The Manager was amazed at how quickly Quality 1st was able to raise the slabs and was relieved the installation did not affect the pool hours.
Crawl Spaces are never a top priority when owning a home and most people don't check their crawl space as often as they should. Unfortunately, when you let to much time pass in between maintaining it, crazy things can happen down there. This is exactly what happened to a homeowner living in Hazlet, NJ. He let an entire year pass without inspecting the craw space and over time, water found its way inside. Since the crawl space was dirt, it became full of mud and when winter approached, it created a cold draft which would made the floors above extremely cold.
Luckily, he contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems, the local experts in crawl space repair. Quality 1st installed a Vapor Barrier Systems, to keep the crawl space dry and free of moisture. SilverGlo Heat Barrier was installed tot eh floors and walls to store the heat in the crawl space during cold months. A dehumidifier was also installed to provide the crawl space with clean, dry air throughout. Lastly, a SmartSump Crawl Space Sump Pump was installed with an alarm that will sound to notify the homeowner of a leak. The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing the crawl space is protected and sealed off from harmful things the outside environment can bring.
Homeowners living in Hazlet, NJ had just finished their backyard just in time for summer. The deck was finished and the grass was as green as grass could get. When it came time to opening the pool, the family noticed that over time the slabs had settled around the pool area. They needed a solution that would raise the slabs without preventing them from opening the pool. After doing some research on Angies List, they found their local concrete experts, Quality 1st Basement Systems.
With the help of Concrete Repair Specialist, Jeff Pitek, the crew was able to level the concrete slabs. Small holes were drilled into each sinking pool slab, PolyLevel was injected underneath to raise the slabs. PolyLevel permanently stabilizes the area to prevent future settlement. Within 15 minutes of completion, the family was able open their pool. Now they can enjoy their finished backyard for the summer and Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to provide a solution that allowed them to do just that.
Quality 1st Basement Systems received a call from a homeowner living in Red bank, NJ who was experiencing water in their basement. There was an existing sump pump in that was longer functioning properly, therefore causing the basement to fill with water. The pump was old and not properly maintain causing it to fail. With water now in the basement, the homeowners needed a solution right away.
Quality 1st Basement Systems replaced the old pump with a SuperSump Sump Pump that would properly remove the water from basement. The SuperSump pump is capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour making it fully capable of keeping this basement dry. This Sump pump is great for any homeowner experiencing occasional water issues but not a severe flood.
Quality 1st Basement Systems provided this Red Bank, NJ family with a solution that will keep their basement dry.
Through the A Hero Lives Here Program, Quality 1st was able to provide a Local Matawan Veteran with a solution for their sinking concrete they were experiencing around their pool area. System Design Specialist, Mike Bonfante, had installed an American Flag in the backyard of the Veterans home in honor of the program. After installing the flag, the homeowner addressed his concerns to Mike and asked if he would take a look at his pool area. Mike noticed several sinking slabs around the steps and in the far end of pool. He too was concerned about the tripping hazards that had formed from the settlement over time. Mike measured about 2 to 4 inches of settlement and recommended PolyLevel for the solution.
The crew drilled small, penny- size holes into each sinking slab. PolyLevel, is injected underneath, which expands and hardens lifting the slab back to its original state. The crew was able to lift and level each sinking slab and remove every tripping hazard from the pool area. The Veteran was thrilled that not only he was able to receive a Flag Pole from Quality 1st Basement Systems but also a solution to his sinking concrete issues he was experiencing.
Homeowners living in Matawan, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems in regards to their failing foundation walls. The walls began to bow inward, and horizontal cracks began to form. The homeowner became very concerned that it would quickly progress causing serious harm to the rest of the foundation of the home. They decided to call Quality 1st Basement Systems to schedule an appointment to have System Design Specialist, Jeff Nero, out to inspect the foundation and provide a solution.
Jeff explained to the homeowners that bowing walls are pushed inward from either hydrostatic pressure or expansive soil. He informed the homeowners that the reason for their foundation failure was hydrostatic pressure since the common sign is horizontal cracking along the foundation wall. He recommended a PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair System. The PowerBrace is a steel beam that is secured to the joists above the wall with a steel bracket. The beams are easily adjustable to allow tightening in attempt to move the wall back to its original position. The system is installed quickly with minimal disruption to the basement space. The PowerBrace Wall Repair System is the ideal way to stabilize any failing foundation walls that are bowing or tilting inwards.
With the help of Jeff, the crew was able to install the Wall Repair System and permanently stabilize the foundation walls. Now the homes foundation is protected against future wall failure giving the homeowners peace of mind. The homeowners were so satisfied with their experience, they have refereed Quality 1st Basement Systems to three of their neighbors.
Homeowner living in Neptune, NJ was experiencing settlement on her front porch. The porch had begun to sink and settle from 6 inches on one side to 9 inches of settlement on the other. Since the porch had settled so many inches, it made it difficult for the homeowner and her guest to enter into the home.
The homeowner decided to call Quality 1st Basement Systems to schedule an appointment for System Design Specialist, Any Gagliardi, to inspect the concrete settlement. Andy reassured her that the porch could be raised back to level with PolyLevel.
The installation process for PolyLevel is quick, easy and there is no mess involved. First the crew drills small penny- size holes into the concrete slab.They then inject PolyLevel underneath, which expands and hardens elevating the slabs. PolyLevel permanently stabilizing the porch to prevent further settlement. Withing 15 minutes of the job finishing the homeowner was able to sit out on her porch and enjoy the rest of her afternoon.
Living on a sloped lot in Atlantic Highlands, a homeowner was facing some challenges with water getting into her basement. She noticed the water leaking an excessive amount every time it rained. Looking for professional help, Lindsay M. arranged to have basement waterproofing experts, Quality 1st Basement Systems, meet with her to analyze the situation and determine a one-time solution.
Waterproofing specialist Bob Peters completed a thorough inspection. He proposed the installation of WaterGuard, a patented sub-floor drainage system which captures water from the walls and redirects it through channels leading to a sump pump system. It was determined that a SuperSump sump pump would effectively and efficiently handle the leaking wall, to provide protection against water intrusion in the basement. Also, to prevent a flood in winter months (if temperatures drop low enough to cause the discharge line to freeze), Bob included an IceGuard in the proposal as well as a LawnScape Outlet to move discharge water away from the home’s foundation and disperse it on the lawn.
The homeowner also agreed to have Mold-X2 applied in the basement. This 2-part system eliminates surface mold stains and helps to prevent mold with the antimicrobial disinfectant.
Lindsay M. experienced a reliable solution to her basement water problems. She could experience some relief knowing that Quality 1st Basement Systems designed and installed an efficient system working to keep her basement drier!
Homeowners living in the Oceanport, NJ area discovered water in the basement of their home during a bad storm. At first, the basement walls were just wet but gradually overtime as the rain fell harder, water came through the floor and corners of the basement, completely filling it with almost 2 inches of water. Panicked, they immediately contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to help them with their flooded basement.
Quality 1st Basement Systems was able to schedule a free estimate with one of the Senior System Design Specialists, Ken Peare. On the day of the appointment, Ken arrived to the home to inspect the basement and recommended a system that would provide them with a permanent solution. After seeing how large the basement was and the amount of water that came through, he recommended a full Basement Waterproofing System which consisted of a WaterGuard Drainage System which will collect any water seepage and direct it over to the TripleSafe sump pump system. The TripleSafe is a three pump sump pump that contains a sump liner, airtight lid, a pump stand, floor drain sump lid, a pump alarm and a back up battery. The full system will keep the basement healthy and dry while creating a more comfortable environment. In case of a power outage during future storms, the TripleSafe will immediately use it's built-in back up battery to pump water out of the basement.
The homeowners have not had a single drop of water in their basement since and now recommended Quality 1st Basement Systems to all their family and friends.
David and his family had noticed that in a short period of time, the floors on their first floor of their home had become very cold. His wife had also noticed that their utility bill has increased the last two months compared to others. Doing some research he discovered that cold floors can be due to an uninsulated crawl space. Then he realized that all his pipes, water heater, and furnace were all located in his crawl space. He decided to contact his local expert in Crawl Space repair and insulation, Quality 1st Basements.
System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey, explained to David that at one point he had water in his crawl space and the insulation started to absorb the moisture and water causing it to get heavy and fall. Now that his crawl space was no longer properly insulated, the cold draft from outside was now creating a cold environment inside causing the floors on the first floor to get colder and his furnace was now working harder to warm the home.
Laszlo suggested fully insulating the crawl space with a heat barrier called SilverGlo. SilverGlo is installed on the floor and walls, reflecting heat back inside the crawl space. SilverGlo is installed to the rim joists as well where drafts linger in from. Another great insulation product is TerraBlock which is designed specifically for the crawl space and works on either a dirt or concrete floor crawl space. TerraBlock keeps water and moisture away from the dirt and concrete preventing the crawl space from becoming colder.
Quality 1st Basements received a call from a homeowner living in Middletown, NJ who was experiencing sinking concrete in their driveway and backyard patio area. Our customer service representative Keashan was able to set an appointment up with Concrete Repair Specialist, Jeff and within a few short days, Jeff was out to meet them.
Jeff noticed the concrete driveway had settled around 3 inches at the top of the driveway near the garage and roughly 1 inch towards the end of the driveway near the sidewalk. The homeowner was nervous that these tripping hazards could be dangerous to his family and wanted them removed right away. When Jeff inspected the backyard patio he noticed the entire area was settled and uneven, preventing the family from being able to put furniture on it. The slabs had sunk 2 inches in some areas and up to 5 inches in others.
Project Manager Arturo and his crew injected PolyLevel Foam underneath each sinking slab, raising each one back to level. Within 15 minutes of completion, the homeowner was able to put their car back into the driveway and the family was able to put out their patio furniture. The homeowner was amazed at the entire process and pleased with how professional Arturo and his crew were.
Quality 1s Basements provided the best solution for a family living in Howell who was experiencing water in their crawl space. Quality 1st installed a WaterGuard drainage system that connects to a SmartSump Pump. Together, the water is collected from the crawl space foundation wall and directed straight to the SmartSump pump which then pumps the water out and about 15 feet away from the home. IceGuard is installed to the outside discharge pipe as an alternative exit for water in case the pipes in the ground were to freeze. This will allow the water to continue to be pumped out of the crawl space and not back inside. Next, CleanSpace, a vapor barrier, and SilverGlo, a heat barrier, are installed to the walls and floors of the crawl space to reflect heat to keep the area warm and to prevent water and moisture inside the crawl space. Lastly, a Sedona Dehumidifier is installed to properly circulate dry area throughout the crawl space to prevent moisture and a musty odor from forming. Sealing off the crawl space will prevent water and cold drafts inside, making the area warm and dry, keeping the home comfortable and healthy.
A homeowner living in the beautiful area of Long Branch was experiencing sinking slabs in the driveway, creating multiple tripping hazards. Upon inspection, Andy Gagliardi noticed that the driveway was settled roughly 4 inches in some areas, with up to 6 inches of settlement in others.
Foreman, Arturo, and his crew drilled small, penny-size holes into each settled slab. Using special technology, PolyLevel foam is injected underneath to lift the sinking slab. PolyLevel expands underneath the entire slab and then begins to harden, raising it back to its original state. The homeowner was amazed to see his tripping hazards removed in just 15 minutes! The installation caused no disturbance to the surrounding area of his driveway and within 20 minutes of completion, the homeowner was able to move his car back into the driveway.
Nothing is worse than buying a home and just months after moving in, getting water inside your crawl space. This is exactly what happened to Mary S. of Long Branch, NJ. Luckily, Mary's new neighbor had experienced water in their crawl space before and referred Quality 1st Basements to come for a FREE estimate.
Not knowing much about crawl spaces, Mary felt that System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey was very informative about educating her on why her crawl space was getting water and how we could help. Mary felt comfortable knowing that Laszlo's goal was to make sure that she understood exactly what was causing her crawl space to leak. She decided to look no further because she felt comfortable with Laszlo and Quality 1st Basements.
Quality 1st Foreman, Wilver, and his crew encapsulated the entire crawlspace to prevent any future water from leaking inside. CleanSpace Vapor Barrier was installed to the walls and floor of the crawl space to seal it off from pests, water and moisture. A SmartSump pump, which is specifically designed for the crawl space, was installed to work with our WaterGuard Drainage System. Both work together to collect the water seeping in and direct it to the Smart SumpPump, which then pumps the water out and away from the home.
Now that this crawl space is dry, Mary can enjoy her new home without a worry and she too refers Quality 1st Basements.
Quality 1st Basements received a call from Jen B., a homeowner living in Long Branch, NJ, about water concerns she was experiencing in her partially finished basement. She had about 2 inches of water after 2 straight days of heavy rain. The water was entering the basement through the walls and coming up through the floor, ruining her carpet and drywall.
Luckily, Quality 1st Basements had the perfect solution for Jen! By installing a WaterGuard drainage system, and a Triplesafe Sump Pump, the basement would stay dry. With our SaniDry dehumidifier, dry air would circulate throughout the basement to remove any musty odors. Lastly, our Waterproof EverLast Basement Wall Panels would not only brighten up the space but create a more comfortable environment with its built-in insulation. To help create the perfect comfort, our ThermalDry Flooring Tiles would complete the basement with its real wood appearance, and pegs allowing space between the cold concrete floor to keep the floor up to 10 degrees warmer.
Quality 1st Basements was able to create a comfortable and yet space for Jen and her family to again enjoy. Jen was amazed at the transformation and relieved that she never had to worry about her basement when it came to water again.
Ted from Long Branch, NJ was experiencing small puddles of water in his basement. When Googling basement waterproofing, Before & Afters from Long Branch done by Quality 1st Basements had come up. After exploring the website, Ted decided to call for a FREE estimate. Within a few short days, the System Design Specialist was out to the home to meet with Ted and inspect his basement.
Ted explained that in the past he would receive a small puddle here and there of water in his unfinished basement, but never paid much mind to it since it would dry up in a day or two. Over time that water created a musty odor and efflorescence on the walls. Quality 1st installed a full perimeter WaterGuard drainage system and SuperSump Pump to keep the basement dry. A SaniDry Dehumidifier was also installed to remove that nasty musty odor and prevent any moisture and future odors from forming. Now the Long Branch, NJ basement will stay dry, no matter how much rain Ted receives.
Max is a homeowner in Morganville, NJ. After two years of living in his home, his unfinished basement began to get damp and smelly. Gradually over time Ted noticed a musty odor lingered throughout his basement and the once dry space was now damp and cold. Eventually wanting to finish the basement, Ted needed a Basement Waterproofing company to waterproof his basement so he could finish it.
Max asked his neighbor who knew he had experienced the same thing in their basement in the past as well. The neighbor recommended calling Quality 1st Basements, for his system had been installed years ago and he has yet to have water since. Max called Quality 1st for a free estimate and in no time Max met with our System Design Specialist, Laura. Laura was not only a waterproofing expert but a Basement Design Specialist who could help Ted accomplish his next project of finishing his basement.
Not only did Quality 1st Basement install a Full Waterproofing System to keep the basement dry but also transformed his damp smelly basement into a beautiful, dry and comfortable area for his family to enjoy.
Sam and his wife Michelle contacted Quality 1st Basements after seeing their ad in a MoneyMailer coupon they had gotten at their home. For awhile Michelle wanted to fix their crawl space since it was the nasty space in their home but could never get Sam on board. One day Sam had gone down there to check the pipes when he discovered signs of water and a terrible smell. I guess you could say that the coupon had come just in time!
Quality 1st Basements fully encapsulated the entire crawl space to seal the space off from all the harsh out elements that could cause harm to the area. This will prevent water, moisture, humidity and cold drafts from ever entering the crawl space again. A heat barrier, SilverGlo was also installed to keep heat in the crawl space during cold months to prevent cold floors on the first level of the home and their pipes to ever freeze.
Sam and Michelle now have a piece of mind that their home is now healthy because their crawl space is now protected.
A homeowner living in Morganville, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basements after their basement flooded a few inches during a heavy rain storm. There had always been signs that water had entered the basement before but since it was never more than damp walls and a small puddle or two, the homeowner never thought it was something that needed much attention.
Three TripleSafeSump pumps were installed in the large basement to prevent any future flooding. The TripleSafe Sump pump has a built-in backup battery that automatically turns on and actives the third pump of the system. This sump pump was created for basements of large sizes to keep them dry and healthy. Now with these installed, the homeowner no longer has to worry giving them piece of mind that their home is now safe and dry.
Homeowners in Matawan, NJ were experiencing cracks on the inside of the garage and the exterior walls which was causing the foundation to shift. Foundation shifting and settling is caused by the soil either shrinking, softening, or loosening below the home's foundation. The soil in the foundation was so weak that it was not able to support the foundation of the house, therefore, shifting the house and causing cracks in the walls. Fixing the foundation was a priority, as it would cause larger damage if not attended to, causing the resale value of the home to drop. The Homeowner decided to give Quality 1st a call for a FREE evaluation of the foundation issue.
The Quality 1st Basements crew went to work as soon as they arrived. Knowing the foundation was in bad condition, they decided to install 9 Push Piers underneath the foundation after excavating 5 feet underneath the soil & clay. Push Piers are driven deep into the soil to ensure stability. A heavy-duty steel bracket is installed below and against the foundation’s footing, and then steel pier sections are hydraulically pushed through the bracket to the bedrock. This is the best foundation repair option available when soil conditions are unknown, providing a permanent solution for your settlement issues. This option was fast and effective, leaving the homeowner worry free from and future foundation settlement.
A home in Hawthorne, New Jersey had signs of foundation settlement and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the foundation and recommended that Helical Piers be installed in the soil to provide anchoring strength as the weight of the foundation is transferred to the pier. Helical Piers are ideal for stabilizing and restoring foundations and are fast and effective.
Foundation failure is a scary problem for any homeowner. One of the biggest things about foundations is the lack of information homeowners have about their foundation and why its cracked or settling. Luckily for the homeowners in Long Branch, NJ they knew exactly who to call for an estimate on their failing foundation, Quality 1st Basements. System Design Specialist, Jeff Nero, met with John and Mary to inspect the foundation of their home, explain the causes of foundation failure and design a solution that best stabilized their home. Jeff noticed several staircase cracks along the basement walls. Two of the cracks were so large that the natural sunlight from outside began to shine through.
After a full walkthrough inspection with John and Mary, they sat down to discuss the causes of staircase cracks and the best solution offered by Quality 1st Basements. Jeff explained that stair-step cracking is a common symptom of foundation settlement. When the home begins to settle, vertical cracks form and begin to widen as the wall rotates. A foundation will settle when the soil underneath the home can no longer hold the weight. This will cause the home to shift and the foundation to crack. Jeff recommended Push Piers, since they reach deep into the ground to the stable soil to ensure permanent stability for the foundation. Push Piers never rust and the installation is less invasive to the area of the home. Over time it can often lift the foundation back towards its original position. John and Mary knew right away they wanted Quality 1st Basements to permanently stabilize their foundation, gives them peace of mind, and of course protect their biggest investment, their home!
Quality 1st Foreman, Jonathan Neira and his team installed 8 Push Piers along the foundation of the home where the foundation was cracking. During the halfway point of the installation, Jonathan did a walk through with both John and Mary to keep them up to date on the progress and give them a rough estimate of completion. Once the project was the complete and the final walk through was finished, Jonathan and his team left no trace of a project ever being done. The property was clean, the homeowners were happy and Quality 1st had two new satisfied customers!
On the first hot day of summer, Long Branch, NJ homeowner Tom, removed his pool cover and noticed up to 8 slabs had settled. Over the winter the soil underneath could no longer hold the weight of the concrete slab, therefore sinking causing the gaps and the tripping hazards around his pool area. With his daughters graduation party in a few short weeks he needed to get the concrete fixed right away.
Searching on Google for a solution, Tom came across before and after pictures on the Quality 1st Basements website of pool slabs similar to his raised and leveled with PolyLevel. Reading that PolyLevel is a clean installation and causes no disturbance to the surrounding area, Tom called right away knowing this is the exact solution he had been looking for. Customer Service Representative, Keashan, was able to schedule Tom a free estimate appointment with concrete Repair Specialist Andy Gagliardi. Andy did a full inspection of the pool deck and marked 9 total slabs had settled causing 1 inch gap and almost 3 inches of settlement creating a very large trip hazard right by his diving board. Andy explained that all these slabs could be lifted with a Polyurethane Foam known as PolyLevel. He reassured Tom the installed is done all in one day and within just 15 minutes the slabs could be walked on or driven over that's how stabilized they would be. Tom was relieved not only that his slabs could be raised but that the project wouldn't effect his daughters graduation party.
Quality 1st Foreman, Arturo and his crew were able to raise each individual slab back to its original state, leveling the entire pool deck area. Arturo did a full walk through around the pool area to make sure all furniture and pool equipment were away from the area for the crew to have a cleared work space. Once the space was ready, his team began to drill small penny-size holes into each sinking slab. Using special equipment, PolyLevel was injected underneath the slab filling the void underneath that caused the settlement. Once the void is filled, the PolyLevel foam begins to harden raising the slab back to level, permanently stabilizing the pool deck area. Tom was very happy that his pool no longer had the eye sore of tripping hazards and now had peace of mind knowing the tripping hazards were removed in time.
Brady, a homeowner in Long Branch, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basements when he was in his crawl space and noticed moisture on his pipes and could feel the high humidity. The crawl space had become a nasty area underneath his home. Looking to fix the problem and create a dryer and cleaner space, he looked to quality 1st for a solution. System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey, did a full inspection of the crawl space and then sat down with Brady to discuss why his crawl space had become this hot and nasty space and a solution that he himself would design right then and there for his crawl space.
Laszlo explained that the crawl space vents were allowing that hot humid air into his crawl space and with air comes moisture. It is obvious that warm air holds a lot more moisture then cold and so in the summer time, your crawl space is fighting that heat, the water and the pests that travel into the crawl space. High humidity causes rotting, mold and loss of energy.
Laszlo suggested encapsulation! By encapsulating the crawl space, we are sealing off water flooding and leaks, moisture, mold and any pests that could get inside. To do this we install a moisture vapor barrier known as CleanSpace, to the walls and floor of the crawl space. CleanSpace is a pool like liner, that will prevent water leaks and water vapor from seeping through. Each crawl space vent is sealed tight with a crawl space vent cover and a Sedona Dehumidifier to circulate dry air throughout the entire space.
Brady was amazed at not only how bright and clean his crawl space was but also how dry!
Every new homeowners nightmare is to get water in their basement only a short time after purchasing their home. Tod and his wife had just recently purchased their second home in Long Branch, NJ when just one month after moving in, they discovered a puddle of water in their basement. Luckily Quality 1st Basements was able to send System Design Specialist, Kenny T out to inspect the basement and design a solution that best fit the water problems they were experiencing. Kenny T explained that the main reason a basement leaks is because of footing drain failure. This is when the soil around the outside of the foundation can't drain and becomes saturated. The weight of the water in the soil creates hydrostatic pressure and pushes the water into the basement through either the joint between the footing and the wall, cracks or under the footing. He recommended a waterproofing system consisting of WaterGuard drainage system, a SuperSump Pump with an Ultra Battery Backup System, and a SaniDry Dehumidifier be installed to prevent future water leaks and possible flooding.
Quality 1st Basements installed a WaterGuard drainage system above the footing, out of the "mud zone" so that the WaterGuard will never clog or get debris stuck inside. Our WaterGuard system creates a small wall gap to catch water seepage from the walls. WaterGuard collects the water and directs it to the SuperPump pump. The SumpPump is only part of the Sump Pump system. Our Super Sump pump has a sump liner, an airtight sump lid, a floor drain in the sump lid, a pump stand, and a pump alarm. Since many water issues are cause by severe weather storms that can cause power outages, it's always good to have a backup battery system which is exactly why Tod and his wife wanted the UltraSump Battery Backup System that would automatically kick in and begin removing water if the power were to knock out.
Quality 1st Basements was able to give Tod and his wife peace of mind now that their basement is protected.
Long Branch, NJ homeowner was experiencing sinking slabs in her backyard patio for years but ignored the problem since she didn't want to replace the entire patio area for it would no longer match the concrete around her pool. One day she received TheHomeMag magazine and flipping through noticed Quality 1st Basements' Sinking Concrete Ad. Immediately going to the website she was able to not only see before and afters of similar situations like hers, but also videos and reviews on the PolyLevel system used to raise the slabs. She called right away for a free estimate appointment.
Concrete Repair Specialist, Jeff Pitek, did a full inspection of the patio area and measured a few slabs sinking roughly an inch or two but one slab near the deck had almost 5 inches of settlement! Jeff explained that the tripping hazard could cause a serious injury if someone were to trip. He explained that over time, the soil underneath the patio area can no longer hold the weight of the concrete and begins to sink and settle causing the slabs to no longer be even. Removing and replacing the patio is an option but would cost a large amount and the concrete would no longer match. Using special equipment, PolyLevel foam is injected underneath each slab, filling that void. Once the void is completely filled the PolyLevel begins to raise each slab back to its desired level hardening for permanent stability. Within just 15 minutes of our PolyLevel team completing the installation, the Long Branch homeowner could finally put her patio furniture back outside and use her patio!
Nothing is worse then your driveway creating an eyesore in front of your beautiful home due to its uneven path. This is exact reason Quality 1st receieved a call from Jerry of Bradley Beach, NJ hoping we had a solution to is concrete problem. He didn't know it at the time of scheduling his estiamte but he was going to be in great hands with our Concrete Repair Specialist, Jeff P.
At the time of the appointment Jeff did a full inspection of the driveway area and noticed a total of 5 sinking slabs. He explained to Jerry that over time the soil underneath the slab is either too wet, too dry or poorly compacted creating weak soil. The weight is to much for the soil to hold causing it to sink creating a void in between the soil and concrete slab. Jeff recommended PolyLevel as the perfect solution for it fills the void underneath the slab, permanently raises it back to level, is environmentally safe and comes with a 5 year warranty. Jerry knew right away that he wanted Quality 1st Basements to get the job done and scheduled his installation right on the spot!
Our Customer Service Rep, Lenny, spoke to a homeowner fro the Cedar Knolls, NJ area about the concrete settlement they were experiencing. The homeowner stated their front porch had settled making the entire porch uneven. Water would run towards the house every time it rained causing the porch to flood. At first, they thought their only option was to replace the concrete porch but that would mean the walkway up to the house would no longer match the front porch. Lenny set an appointment with Concrete Repair Specialist, Andy to go out and inspect the porch and offer a permanent solution.
Andy did a full inspection of the porch and measured 4 inches of settlement. He explained that it wasn't the concrete porch but the soil underneath it causing the settlement issues. He recommended raising the slab instead of replacement. Using PolyLevel our team was able to not only raise but stabilize the concrete slab making the entire porch leveled. The homeowner was amazed at how easy and clean the installation was and that in just 15 minutes of raising the slab, the homeowner could walk on the concrete.
Uneven slabs around a pool can cause serious trip hazards which could result in serious injury if not careful. This is exactly why James and his wife contacted Quality 1st Basements. They wanted to remove the trip hazards and make the pool area more safe for their family. On the day the installation our foreman Richard, did a walkthrough of the area to make sure no Furniture or objects were near the area going to be raised. He explained to James exactly what he was going to accomplish and checked in midway through to keep him informed of any changes. Richard drilled small holes into the concrete slabs and injected PolyLevel foam below using special equipment. The PolyLevel fills the void underneath and hardens, raising the slab back to its desired level.
When you begin to notice your concrete is settling, the best action to take is to call a professional instead of ignoring it. Ignoring the signs will only cause more settlement and eventually more damage. A homeowner in Harrison, NJ waited years before addressing their concrete issues resulting in an entire walkway area 10 slabs long with up to 4 inches of settlement. Luckily they contacted Quality 1st Basements for a free estimate on concrete lifting and leveling. Concrete Repair Specialist, Andy went out to inspect the walkway area and provide a solution.
Our PolyLevel team drilled small penny-size holes into the concrete slabs and began to inject PolyLevel Foam underneath to fill the void causing the settlement. Once the job was completed the entire walkway area was raised back towards its desired position. The customer was amazed not only at the installation process but how the entire area was left cleaner than when they started.
James H of Bradley Beach, NJ contacted Quality 1st hoping for a solution to the issues they were experiencing with the front porch of their newly purchased home. The porch and the steps leading up to the porch has settled and began pulling away from the homes foundation. James wanted a solution that would repair and stabilize the steps and porch without having to break up the concrete and replace the entire problem area.
We sent Concrete Repair Specialist, Jeff P. out to meet with James, and inspect the porch and step area to determine if our Concrete Lifting and Leveling System would provide a solution. Walking up tot he home, Jeff noticed the settlement was very visible approaching the front of the house. This porch was now hurting not only the property value of this home but also creating an eyesore. The big question for James was is replacement his only option. Jeff explained that the cause of the settlement was actually the soil underneath the steps and porch. When soil becomes too wet, too dry or is poorly compacted, it becomes weak and can no longer support the weight causing settlement. The best solution for stabilization and prevention of future settlement was our PolyLevel Concrete Raising Solution.
Our Concrete Foreman, Ash injected small penny-size holes into the concrete porch area that was settling. Using special equipment, PolyLevel form is injected beneath the slab filling the void below. The foam expands and begins to raise the concrete back towards its desired level. The PolyLevel will then harden to permanently stabilize the porch. PolyLevel is waterproof and environmentally friendly making it the perfect solution for settling concrete. The installation process is quick, clean and causes no disruptions to the surrounding area.
Mary, a homeowner living in Bradley Beach, NJ was concerned about the uneven sidewalks in front of her home. Many of the children in her neighborhood are walkers to the near by school and she was afraid a student would get injured if they were to trip over one of the trip hazards. Mary wanted the concrete issue to be repaired during school hours where it would not affect the children commuting to or from school.
We knew PolyLevel would be the perfect solution because of its easy, yet quick instillation process. Our Foreman, Rich installed small penny-size holes into each settled sidewalk. Polyurethane foam, known as PolyLevel is injected beneath the slab, raising it back towards its original position. Once each slab is leveled, the small holes are sealed with concrete. Within just 15 minutes, the slabs could be walked on. PolyLevel is environmentally friendly and waterproof!
A crawl space can become a very unhealthy and nasty space underneath a home if not properly sealed off from the harmful outside environment. Open crawl space vents will allow water and humidity to easily pass through into the crawl space. Over time that dampness will cause the insulation to get wet and fall from the ceiling and create high chances of mold. Quality 1st Basements offers a crawl space encapsulation system that not only promotes a dry space underneath your home but will help keep the crawl space clean therefore providing the first level of your home with cleaner, better quality air.
A homeowner in Bradley beach had a nasty crawl space that had dirt floors, dampness on the floor and walls and high levels of moisture and humidity. Being so close to the water, that salty air inside the crawl space also helped create an odor from the humidity and moisture. Our team went in and completely transformed the crawl space into a clean and healthier space. We sealed all the crawl space vents to prevent moisture and humidity from coming through. We encapsulated the crawl space with our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier to seal the space and prevent water vapor. Any water seepage will be directed down to our WaterGuard drainage system which will lead all water into the TripleSafe Sump pump.
Nothing was more satisfying then delivering peace of mind to this homeowner who no longer has to worry about their crawl space.
John purchased his very first home in Bradley Beach. Knowing that there were small cracks in the foundation when he purchased it, he wanted to keep an eye on them until he was ready to start a new project. Months go by and John notices one day that the once small manageable cracks had grown and were starting to spread wider and longer. John knew that his time was up and someone needed to come and take a look at these cracks right away before they got worse and caused serious damage.
Going to google, John searched for his local Foundation experts, Quality 1st Basements and called for a free estimate appointment. We sent System Design Specialist, Rey, out to inspect the foundation cracks and design a solution that would stabilize the foundation and prevent future movement. He inspected the entire basement to make sure each area of the basement wall was examined and no cracks were missed. The large cracks on the long wall of the basement was proof that the foundation had settled causing the foundation walls to shift causing the large cracking. He recommended CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System to stabilize the basement wall. CarbonArmor straps are installed against the wall with a strong epoxy and brackets. This system is adjustable to gradually pull the wall back towards its original position. Whats great about this wall reinforcing system is the opportunity it provides the homeowner if they ever want to finish the basement. This system could be covered with our EverLast Wall Panels.
A new homeowner in Tennent, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basements when they discovered their back patio area had settled. Their patio furniture moved and was no longer stationary on the concrete. Water pooled in the center after heavy rain, and cracks formed. Overall the patio needed a concrete solution before summer came and friends and family would be coming over to enjoy sunshine in this backyard.
Andy G., our Concrete Repair Specialist and Ash our Concrete Lifting and Leveling Foreman, made sure this homeowner would be nothing less then satisfied. Our team worked together to ensure the entire patio area would be raised back towards its original level. Each slab was raised with the precise amount of PolyLevel by measuring the width and depth of each slab.
The homeowner was impressed by not only our professional team but the entire installation processes. No mess, no disruption and all by using environmentally safe PolyLevel Foam. Our team even helped the homeowner put out all their patio furniture once everything was cleaned up and equipment was put back in the truck.
Being a homeowner of a home with foudation issues can be really scary. Foundation issues can hurt the value of your home, effect your peace of mind and can be a costly project if you ignore the signs. When John, from Vienna, noticed in his sons basement that cracked had formed, he told him to contact a professional right away to get them inspected.
We sent Foundation Repair Specialist, Steve V. out to inspect the foundation and offer a solution that would protect the foundation and provide this homeowner with peace of mind.
On the day of the free inspection, Steve met with John and his son to elevaulate the cracks John had discovered. The cracks were both vertical and horiztonal in multiple areas of the basement. Three out of the four walls had cracks and were beginning to bow inward.
Steve recommended our CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System. This system consists of flexibke carbon fiber fabric straps that applied to the foundation walls with a high strength epoxy. This system stabilizes the wall to prevent further movement and cracking. This system involves no exterior excavating and it won't impact future basement finishing. Brackets located at the top of the straps help make adjustments over time to pull the wall back gradually to its original position.