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This homeowner in Long Valley, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to fix the water leakage occuring in the foundation walls of her basement. The installation team from Quality 1st Basement Systems waterproofed her basement by installing DryTrak Basement Water Control System to redirect all the unwanted water to a SuperSump sump sump. Her basement now will remain dry all year round as a result of the products that were installed by Quality 1st Basement Systems.
This homeowner living in Washington Township, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems after seeing our concrete lifting and leveling advertisement in the TheHomeMag. System Design Specialist, Mike Jersey, inspected the walkway and reassured the homeowner that each sinking slab would be lifted back to level with PolyLevel, removing the tripping hazard they had outside their home.
PolyLevel is a foam that is injected into a sinking slab of concrete, once underneath the foam begins to expand and harden raising it back to its original state.
Over time, concrete sinks and settling due to the soil beneath no longer being able to support the heavy concrete. Trip hazards form which can cause serious injury if not careful. Sinking concrete not only hurts the value of the home but also brings a safety concern. Replacing the concrete is a temporary fix and leaves you with miss matched concrete.
PolyLevel raises the sinking slab back to level without causing disturbance to the surrounding area. This polyurethane foam is environmentally friendly and waterproof and therefore will not deteriorate over time. This concrete leveling will stabilize the the concrete permanently to prevent future settlement.
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Quality 1st Basements in Morris County, New Jersey is your local expert in waterproofing and more! When water infiltrates your home, immediate action is the best way to ensure that no further damage is done to your basement or your foundations. We work to provide you with a permanent solution that will keep your home safe and dry for years to come.
Here at Quality 1st Basements, we value customer service and we are proud to serve New Jersey and the surrounding area. Our team of experts use only high quality materials from the best manufacturers in the business so that you can be assured that when we install a product in your home that it will be reliable and long lasting. We want to work with you every step of the way so that we can find a solution that works best for you and your home.
If you want to get started on your waterproofing project in Morris County, New Jersey, call Quality 1st Basements to get a free estimate today!
When Rod in Chatham found puddles in his basement, he reached out to a friend for help. Although his basement was unfinished, his washer and dryer were down there and he used the space for storage. His friend immediately recommended Quality 1st Basement Systems. The friend told Rod Quality 1st did an excellent job waterproofing his basement and was the only company he’d recommend. Rod called that day.
Waterproofing specialist, Don A, went out to inspect the basement and assured Rod that his basement problem could be fixed.
Wilver and the Quality 1st crew arrived on time and installed a CleanSpace Wall to control the water seepage from the cinderblock walls. WaterGuard was installed around the perimeter of the basement with a Trench Drain to protect water from leaking in by the door. A SuperSump sump pump and UltraPump were installed along with IceGuard to insure the basement would be dry no matter how low the temperature dropped.
Rod was very happy with the work Quality 1st did and now he recommends them to all his friends.
A homeowner in Piscataway was experiencing foundation problems. She contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to get a free estimate on foundation repair. Barbara S. had foundation cracks and water entering through her basement walls making the walls wet and damp. The water leaking into the basement was causing mold problems as well. A System Design Specialist determined that ground water seepage was the cause of water in the basement
Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a full perimeter basement waterproofing system WaterGuard is the top of the line system for basement waterproofing. WaterGuard is a piping system designed to waterproof basements that is efficient, long-lasting, and really works! The Quality 1st System Design Specialist also recommended the TripleSafe Sump Pump to work in conjunction with the WaterGuard system which drains the leaking water to the TripleSafe pump. TripleSafe is a battery back-up sump pump that will continue to run even if the power goes out! Quality 1st sealed the wall cracks and installed CleanSpace wall liners which cover the basement walls to stop the water from entering the basement through the walls.
Barbara and her family are now able to enjoy a clean and dry basement space. Because Quality 1st Basement Systems solved the basement flooding problem, the family no longer has humidity and water in the basement which means the space is no longer a healthy habitat for mold. It is now a healthy habitat for this Piscataway family!
Basement specialist Ken Peare was out to see a couple in Cedar Knolls, NJ to take a look at their chimney which was settling and pulling off the house. When he arrived the problem was worse than described and actively moving. The couple told Ken Peare that they had other estimates and were not impressed. One of the companies recommended putting a strap around the chimney screwing it to the roof to keep it from moving any more. Another company suggested to just patch the cracks and leave it alone, and yet another said they would have to tear down the whole chimney and build a new one!
Ken showed the couple a few videos explaining the problem they were having, options for repair, and the helical piering system that would fix it. As they watched the videos, a lightbulb went off in the couples' heads. They went from worried and scared to having a complete understanding of the situation. They were happy to sign the contract and provide the deposit right then and there to get their settling chimney back on solid ground.
When the contact was signed, the installation date set, they took a moment to thank Ken for his explanation. The wife went as far to give him a long hug. They are happy with the end result and Ken was proud to help!
Hilda D. of Dover, NJ became concerned when she noticed that the floor in her enclosed front porch was starting to lean. When she looked around outside, she noticed that the porch was starting to separate from the main home. There was also some stair-step cracking in the cinder block foundation of the porch. She sought help from Quality 1st Basement Systems.
Certified foundation repair specialist Ken Peare traveled to Dover to meet Hilda. Ken completed a thorough exterior inspection of the porch as well as an interior inspection in the crawl space beneath the porch. Ken’s expertise resulted in the determination that the brick columns and concrete block foundation were no longer providing sufficient support for the porch. Ken explained that what Hilda noticed were common signs of structural failure due to a combination of moisture and settlement over time; however, he was able to provide the solution that would eliminate Hilda’s concerns.
Project Manager Juan Garcia and his crew mobilized to Dover to repair Hilda’s porch foundation and crawlspace. They installed a series of SmartJack steel supports to lift the floor and provide continued support. Additionally, the patented PowerBrace system was installed to support the walls and potentially straighten them over time. Lastly, Hilda liked what Ken proposed about isolating the crawl space from the earth and keeping the area cleaner and drier, so the crew encapsulated the crawl space with TerraBlock insulation and a CleanSpace liner as well as adding SilverGlo insulation panels. Hilda D. was thereafter able to enjoy her newly-stabilized front porch with added energy savings from the crawl space repairs!
Matt F. had a damp basement. He didn’t have water in the basement; it was just damp. He tried to eliminate the musty smell that lingered by running two dehumidifiers, but that didn’t work. If fact, Matt said that the two units only made the basement very warm.
Matt F. heard about Quality 1st Basement Systems so he called to get a free estimate and inspection as he really wanted a solution to the basement problems. Basement Specialist Ken Peare met with Matt, inspected his basement, and knew the problem Matt was experiencing: if one dehumidifier didn’t take care of the smell and dampness, using a second would just double the noise and electricity used to run both of them. Ken presented a solution in a SaniDry Basement Air System. It would be the ultra-efficient solution by removing a greater amount of water out of the air while utilizing less energy than the two dehumidifiers Matt was running. The reduction in the humidity would thereafter suspend the growth of mold and mildew (which likely caused the musty smell) and the system would also effectively filter the air of allergens. Matt F. would not need to empty any discharge water catch basins with the SaniDry as it drains automatically.
Matt F. recognized his errors in trying to resolve the basement problems with two dehumidifiers. He opted to get the SaniDry installed for a sure fix – and of course, also, for the affordability, ease of operation, and energy efficiency!
Homeowner Mark P. was quite concerned with what he saw in his Parsippany basement during a rainfall. Water was spilling out of a crack in the cinder block wall and puddling on the floor. He knew he needed professional help and so he searched the internet. He found Quality 1st Basement Systems and called to schedule a free estimate.
Waterproofing specialist Kenny Tramutola completed a thorough inspection. He proposed the installation of a waterproofing system according to Mark’s needs which included a WaterGuard sub-floor drainage system, two SuperSump sump pumps, and two IceGuards. Any water seeping into Mark’s basement would collect in the WaterGuard. The WaterGuard would then direct the water to a SuperSump sump pump, which includes an efficient primary pump and a battery-operated back-up pump (in case of a power outage or if a breaker is tripped). The SuperSump would pump water out of the basement and would also be prevented from causing a flood in winter months (if the discharge line freezes) by inclusion of an IceGuard.
Mark P. was happy to have his basement water problem resolved by Quality 1st Basement Systems. He now had a smooth and efficient system to handle the rainy days!
Joseph F. from Randolph, NJ wanted to fix a concrete walkway in front of his home that was noticeably sinking and settling. In actuality, it was a tripping hazard, dropping off at approximately 4”. He searched on-line and found Quality 1st Basement Systems. He wanted to know if Quality 1st’s PolyLEVEL process was the solution he was searching for, so he scheduled an appointment for a free estimate.
The PolyLEVEL system is a quick fix for sinking concrete slabs. The process would involve the injection of structural grade polymers beneath Joseph’s concrete walkway slabs through small holes, lifting and leveling the area; in essence, eliminating the tripping hazard. The environmentally friendly material used in this process is less porous than concrete and would not wash out or deteriorate in the ground.
Joseph F. agreed to have Quality 1st Basement Systems complete the work and since PolyLEVEL cures within 15 minutes, Joseph’s concrete walkway was ready to be walked on again in almost no time!
Brian and his wife were concerned when they saw water coming into the basement through one of the windows in their home in Randolph, NJ. They sought a permanent fix and so Brian called Quality 1st Basement Systems to get a free inspection and free estimate.
Upon arrival, the Quality 1st Basement System’s waterproofing specialist spoke with the homeowners about their concerns and completed a thorough inspection of the basement area, inside and outside. The window where water was entering was surrounded by a metal window well. This type of window well typically allows rain water and/or gutter overflow to enter the well area and seep toward the window and foundation wall. The window well was topped with a plastic cover in an attempt to stave off rainwater, but the generic cover was not fitted for that particular well and gaps were evident where rainwater could get in. Additionally, there was a nearby downspout that allowed collected rainwater to run into the ground within a foot or two of the window, another likely reason that water was seeping in by the basement window.
The Quality 1st Basement Solution, a SunHouse Basement Window Enclosure, would eliminate some of these issues. It is a sturdy, light-colored window well with a bottom to prevent vegetation from growing and it is capped with a clear, well-fit cover to keep the rain out, but in this case, the SunHouse Enclosure could not do all of the work its own to be effective in preventing basement window leakage. The waterproofing specialist needed to ensure that all nearby routes of water be moved away from the problem window area. He proposed having the downspout discharge run several feet underground into the yard, capping the end with a camouflaged LawnScape outlet. The sleek LawnScape is designed to disperse the water onto the lawn away from the home.
Brian’s water problems in the basement were resolved with the installation of the durable plastic SunHouse Basement Window Enclosure with sturdy, clear plastic cover in conjunction with the installation of an extended discharge line and LawnScape outlet to direct downspout water away from the home. Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to have helped!
One homeowner had a large, usable area with painted walls and floor in his unfinished basement. However, whenever there were heavy rains, water came seeping through one wall. Over time, the repeated intrusion and wetness caused the paint to get discolored in some places while it peeled in others. Flipping through The Home Mag one day, this homeowner decided it was time to find a solution to this rainy day recurrence and called Quality 1st Basement Systems to schedule a free estimate appointment.
Jeff Nero, a Quality 1st Basement Waterproofing Specialist, visited the homeowner, completed a thorough interior and exterior inspection of the basement, and determined the best solution to the water problems being experienced in this home. The homeowner received a free estimate for the proposed work after the specialist answered all questions and addressed any concerns.
Ready to resolve this basement water problem once and for all, a Quality 1st Basement Systems installation crew headed by Project Foreman Esau Aquino mobilized to Chester, NJ to fix the water intrusion problem. They installed a WaterGuard System along the problem wall (to channel and direct any water seepage to the sump pump). A SuperSump sump pump was also installed, to efficiently and reliably remove water from the basement area. An IceGuard (designed to prevent flooding in the event of frozen discharge pipes) and a LawnScape outlet (to direct discharge water away from the home and disperse it on the lawn) were also part of the protection installed for this homeowner.
Quality 1st Basement Systems helped to create a more secure, drier basement for this homeowner while honoring the discount offered in the magazine. The homeowner was undoubtedly relieved to have the worries about water intrusion alleviated.
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.
Stirling homeowner realized his sump pump had stopped working when he noticed water seepage coming through the concrete walls. A musty odor and dampness filled the basement making it uncomfortable to use so he knew this problem would only get worse if not inspected and resolved right away. He called Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free basement waterproofing estimate!
Design Specialist Ken Peare inspected the basement walls where the water had been coming through as well as other areas of the basement where the musty odor was the strongest. Ken confirmed that the sump pump in the basement was no longer working which was why the water was seeping through and over time the moisture and humidity created the musty odor.
Ken recommended the sump pump be replaced with a SuperSump pump. He also recommended he get WaterGuard to collect and redirect the water into the SuperSump. These two products together will keep the basement nice and dry!
Quality 1st Foreman Juan Garcia installed the SuperSump Pump, WaterGuard and Brightwall to make the basement a more comfortable hangout area. BrightWall is perfect for anyone who wants the appearance of a finished basement. It’s a water and mold resistant white wall to help bring in more natural light with a water vapor barrier inside.
Quality 1st was able to turn this wet, damp basement into a dry area.
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.
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.
Lois, a concerned homeowner in Stirling, was wondering what to do with her basement. When it rained, water was coming in through one of the walls. She searched the internet to find professional help. She enlisted Quality 1st Basement Systems, waterproofing experts, to help her find a solution, so a free estimate appointment was scheduled.
Waterproofing specialist Ken Peare completed a thorough interior and exterior inspection of Lois’ basement. He proposed the installation of a full perimeter WaterGuard sub-floor drainage system to capture water from the leaky wall and redirect it through channels leading to a proposed sump pump system. This efficient SuperSump sump pump system (with its powerful cast-iron pump) has the capability of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour out of the basement. The system includes some additional features to provide continued protection (such as the WaterWatch Alarm System and Airtight Sump Lid).
Lois also opted to have BrightWall Basement Wall Panels installed in the area of concern in her basement. These panels provide an additional water vapor barrier while brightening the basement area with their clean, white mold-resistant surface.
Lastly, the area of water intrusion needed some attention. Outside at ground level, Ken noticed that the concrete slab was tilting inward toward the foundation. When it rained, it was very likely that the unlevel slab area was causing water to run-off and build up at the foundation wall, then slowly seep its way into the basement. PolyLevel lightweight foam injected beneath the sinking slab would resolve to lift the slab and stabilize it, no longer allowing water to puddle up in the area near the foundation.
Ken provided Lois with an efficient, affordable, and reliable system to resolve the basement problem of water coming in during rains.
A couple in Lincoln Park, NJ became concerned with the dampness in their basement. Looking for professional help, they took the advice of a friend to contact Quality 1st Basement Systems for a no-obligation, free estimate appointment.
Basement waterproofing specialist Dan McNally completed a thorough interior and exterior inspection on the Morris County home. He proposed the installation of a full perimeter WaterGuard sub-floor drainage system to capture water from the walls. Additionally, where the stairs led to the outside or across doorways, TrenchLock Drains would be installed to provide a continuous channel leading to the sump pump systems. The SuperSump and UltraSump Sump Pump Systems were added to the proposal. This efficient primary pump and a battery-operated back-up pump (in case of a power outage or if a breaker is tripped) would continually provide protection against flooding in the basement.
Dan included an IceGuard to prevent a flood in winter months (if the discharge line freezes). A Flood Ring would also provide added protection to the basement by being installed around Carol’s water heater to drain any leakage to the WaterGuard conduit.
Quality 1st Basement Systems mobilized an installation crew to Lincoln Park. The homeowners were left with a smooth and efficient system designed to keep their basement drier, a lifetime warranty, and likely a sigh of relief!
James called Quality 1st Basement Systems to arrange to have a no-obligation, free estimate. A certified waterproofing specialist visited James 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 WaterGuard and a TripleSafe Sump Pump System to manage the influx of water to the basement that Joe was experiencing during the rain.
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.
In addition, an IceGuard Discharge Line System was included as it is designed to prevent flooding in the event of frozen discharge pipes. A LawnScape Outlet was also included as it is designed to disperse discharge water away from the home and on the lawn.
James was pleased with the proposed plan to meet his needs in controlling water intrusion in a section of the basement. He was additionally happy to have Quality 1st Basement Systems complete the work, offered to him with a Preferred Customer Discount.
With winter approaching, many homeowners are trying to winterize their homes. When your crawl space isn’t properly sealed or insulated, that cold air travels into the home, making it harder for the home to warm up. A Denville, NJ homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems after seeing their neighbors encapsulated crawl space. System Design Specialist, Phil Matthews, was sent out to the home to meet with the homeowner and inspect the crawl space to provide a winterized solution.
Project Manager Jesus Alvarez- Sanchez and his crew sealed and insulated the rim joists of the crawl space. This will prevent the frigid cold air from leaking in by the sealing gaps around the foundation. By insulating the rim joists with foam insulation, we reduce the conductive heat loss. The crew installed SilverGlo Foam Insulation against the walls of the crawl space to stop air leaks while keeping the warm air inside with its built-in heat barrier. TerraBlock insulation is applied to the floors underneath CleanSpace moisture barrier to seal and protect the crawl space by isolating it from the outside conditions.
Once the projected was completely, the homeowner noticed his floors were warmer than they were previously before contacting Quality 1st. Like their neighbor, they too became a satisfied customer with a winterized crawl space.
A homeowner living in Roseland, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems about wall panels they were interesting in having installed. The family was looking into putting their home on the market and although the basement was not finished, they knew it would be a big selling point.
System Design Specialist, Phil Matthews, inspected the basement and then sat down with the family to discuss which wall panels would be the best solution for what they wanted in their basement. Phil recommended Brightwall Basement Panels because they would provide a more finished look without having to finish the basement. These Bright white wall panels are waterproof and provide a vapor barrier to prevent moisture and mold. The homeowner felt that the crew was very professional and polite and appreciated that they cleaned up afterwards leaving not even a speck of dust behind.
The Denville, NJ homeowner had moisture and musty odor coming from their crawl space. They had cold floors and suspected mold as well which is why they contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems. We sent Systems Design Specialist, Phil Matthews, out to meet with the homeowner and inspect the crawl space.
Phil found a lot of moisture upon inspection and could feel the cold draft throughout the crawl space area. The homeowner wanted a properly insulated and encapsulated crawl space and so Phil recommended our CleanSpace System and our SaniDry Dehumidifier. He also recommended insulating the rim joist to prevent that cold air from coming through.
The SaniDry Dehumidifier allows proper circulation of dry air throughout the whole space. This will remove any odors that were in the craw space prior to the installation. CleanSpace was installed to the floors and walls to control the moisture by creating a barrier to prevent the water vapor from coming through. The rim joist were insulated, keeping the air and the floors warm. The homeowner was very pleased with the work done and is extremely happy they have a functional crawl space again.
Parsippany homeowner noticed the floors on the first level of his home had began to sink in certain areas of his living room. The floors became noticeably uneven which concerned the homeowner that something could be wrong with his foundation. A crawl space plays an important role in the homes structural integrity. It bears the weight through the foundation walls and support columns. As the crawl space supports began to give away the floors above began to sag. The homeowner knew that something had to be done right away before any severe damage to his foundation occurred. He called Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate.
System Design Specialist, Ken Peare, inspected the crawl space and recommended SmartJacks Crawl Space Stabilizers. SmartJacks will provide supplemental support to the failing structure of the crawl space while lifting the sagging beams back to its original position. The SmartJacks can support up to 60,000 pounds of weight, far stronger then concrete repairs. These SmartJacks are adjustable and portable in size so that they can be installed in the tightest areas of the crawl space. Quality 1st Basement Systems was able to provide a permanent solution to crawl space structural issues that were occurring in the Parsippany home.
Cliff J. was experiencing small puddles of water everytime it poured. The standing water caused the basement to feel cold, damp and a musty odor started to form. Cliff knew his goal was to eventually finish the basement but now that he was experiencing water, he needed to put that job on hold.
Doing some research, Cliff came across his Bergen County Service page on the Quality 1st Basements website. He began looking through reviews, before and after pictures as well as Photo Galleries. When he discovered that Quality 1st also specializes in Total Basement Finishing, he decided to call for a free estimate.
System Design Specialist, Thomas, went out to inspect the basement and offer his best recommendation for a solution. He recommended a TripleSafe Sump Pump, for it would be the perfect size pump to handle the size of Cliffs large basement. To direct the water to the TripleSafe, the crew would install WaterGuard drainage system. He also recommended a SaniDry Dehumidifier to circulate dry air to create a more comfortable environment and prevent any moisture or musty smells.
Cliff agreed with Thomas' recommendations and agreed to a Full Waterproofing System. Cliff felt that Thomas was very informative and his presentation educated him enough to realize that delaying this project could create serious damage down the road and he felt comfortable and in good hands with Quality 1st Basements.
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.
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.
With the recent heavy rains and snow melt, a homeowner in Morris County was experiencing water in the basement. The homeowner had been at the property for five years, and this was the first time water came inside the basement. He went online searching for a certified company to come out and look at his basement. He came across the Quality 1st Basements website and decided to contact them to get an estimate. When he called their office, a very polite Customer Service Representative collected all his information, and scheduled an appointment to haveone of our System Design Specialists come out and inspect the basement.
Senior Waterproofing Specialist, Jeff Nero, was out to the property to perform a full assessment of the basement. He took pictures, measurements, determined where the water was coming in from, and what was causing the it to come inside the basement. After he collected all the information needed, Jeff worked on designing the proper system to make sure the basement stayed dried at all times. Jeff recommended the TripleSafe Sump System, the WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System, and the SaniDry XP dehumidifier. Together Jeff and the homeowner decided on which products would work better for this articular situation. Once a final decision was made, Jeff was able to get an installation date for the work to be done.
The day of the installation, Juan Garcia and his crew were out to perform the work. Before they left the office, Juan contacted the homeowner to inform him that they were on their way to the property. Once at the site, Juan introduced himself and the crew members. He also reviewed the project with the homeowner, and informed him how long the installation would take. The system was efficiently and successfully installed. The crew cleaned up and made sure the basement was left neat and spotless. After the installation was done, the homeowner was extremely satisfied with the service provided by Quality 1st Basements, and was happy to know that water in the basement would no longer be a problem for him to worry about.
A home in Chatham, New Jersey had signs of foundation settlement such as wall cracks and sinking floors. The homeowners contacted Quality 1st for a FREE estimate. Our system design specialist inspected the home and had Helical Piers installed outside the home to stabilize and restore the foundation. Helical Piers are fast, effective and can help lift the foundation back to its original level.
If you have foundation problems, let the experts work with you and contact us for your FREE estimate!
A homeowner in Denville, New Jersey was experiencing puddles of water in their basement every time it rained. The homeowner contacted Quality 1st for a FREE estimate. Our system design specialist inspected the basement and had a full waterproofing system installed. The WaterGuard system was installed along the edge of the basement floor, underneath the floor slab, to prevent clogging. This keeps the system out of the mud zone.
The TripleSafe sump pump was installed to pump the water out of the basement. The TripleSafe has three levels of protection with three different levels of pumps in case of one pump failure. This sump pump has a backup battery that is capable of pumping 11,500 gallons or more on a fully charged battery. A SaniDry dehumidifier was installed in the basement to eliminate damp, musty odors by drying and filtering the air. This basement is fully protected and waterproofed so the homeowner does not have to worry about a wet, damp basement anymore.
If you have wet basement problems, contact Quality 1st for your FREE estimate! We are the solution!
A homeowner in Denville, New Jersey had a musty, damp crawl space and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and suggested a full encapsulation system be installed. First, a vapor barrier system, CleanSpace was installed on the crawl space floors and walls. CleanSpace is a durable, bright white liner that that prevents water vapor and humidity from passing through.
This system is mildew and mold resistant and can turn the crawl space into a usable storage area. Vent covers were also installed on the outside of the crawl space to form an airtight bond so no cold air can get into the crawl space. This crawl space is now free of cold air and the homeowners can use it for the storage they need.
If you have similar problems, contact Quality 1st for your FREE estimate!
A home in Denville, New Jersey had sinking floors, along with sticking windows and doors. Quality 1st was called for a FREE estimate and to inspect the home. Our System Design Specialist noticed these problems and recommended that SmartJacks be installed in the crawl space to support the sagging floors. SmartJacks are a permanent solution to make sure the foundation is stabilized. This home is stabilized and no more sagging floors or sticking doors and windows.
If you're dealing with similar issues in your home, give us a call for your FREE estimate! Quality 1st is here to work towards a solution, with you!
A basement in Dover, New Jersey was experiencing water coming in through the walls every time it rained. Quality 1st was called to inspect the basement. WaterGuard was installed along the edge of the basement, underneath the floor slab to prevent clogging. This way the system is out of the mud zone and will not clog. The TripleSafe sump pump was installed to pump water out of the basement and keep water out.
The Triplesafe sump pump has three different levels of pumps so the basement is always protected in case of a pump failure. Finally, CleanSpace vapor barrier system was installed on the walls to hold back water vapor and humidity, directing the water to the sump pump. With this new system installed this basement is waterproofed and will not experience any more water.
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A homeowner in Dover, New Jersey had a damp, musty crawl space that they wanted to use for storage. The homeowner contacted Quality 1st for a FREE estimate. Our System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and had a full encapsulation system installed to prevent moisture and mold. Now the homeowner can use their crawl space for storage and it is not wasted space.
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A home in Dover, New Jersey had bowing walls in the basement. Bowing walls, or walls being pushed inward are usually caused by expansive soils or hydrostatic pressure. Our System design Specialist inspected the home and noticed there were also stair step cracks on the foundation walls. To solve this problem, GeoLock Wall Anchors were installed by extending from the wall to the stable, hard packed soil beyond the home. This system is anchored into the stronger soils and braces the foundation wall, preventing further movement. This home is now stabilized and will not have any more foundation problems.
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A homeowner in Dover, New Jersey had a part of their sidewalk that was sinking and settling and contacted Quality 1st. Our Specialist went to inspect the sidewalk and had our team install PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam to raise the concrete back to its original position. The PolyLevel is injected into the concrete through penny-size holes and the foam starts to expand and lift the concrete within minutes. This process is quick and a permanent solution.
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A homeowner in East Hanover, New Jersey was experiencing water in their basement and contacted Quality 1st for a FREE estimate. Our system Design Specialist inspected the basement and noticed the signs of water. WaterGuard was installed along the edge of the basement, under the floor slab out of the mud zone. this way the system is out of the mud zone and will not clog.
A sump pump was also installed in the basement to ensure that the basement stays dry. The TripleSafe sump pump was installed to provide three levels of protection. This pump has three pumps in case of one pump failure. This homeowner does not have to worry about any more water in their basement.
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A homeowner in East Hanover, New Jersey had a damp, musty crawl space and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the home and had a full encapsulation system installed. This crawl space is protected against any water, moisture and can be used for storage.
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A home in East Hanover, New Jersey had cracks in the foundation walls and contacted Quality 1st for a FREE estimate. Our Specialist went to inspect the home and noticed the foundation cracks. These cracks are usually caused by the natural shrinkage of concrete as it cures, foundation settlement, and expansive soils. The solution for this problem is to install Helical Piers outside of the home.
These piers are installed in the soil and provide anchoring strength as the weight of the foundation is transferred to the pier. Helical piers are fast and effective and help lift the settled foundation back to the original level.
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A homeowner in East Hanover, New Jersey noticed that their concrete patio was sinking and settling 1-2 inches. The homeowner contacted Quality 1st for a FREE estimate. Our Specialist inspected the patio and noticed the sinking. PolyLevel was installed to raise the patio back to its original state. PolyLevel is a polyurethane foam that is injected into the concrete through penny size holes. Within minutes the foam begins to expand and lift the concrete. This method is permanent, easy and fast.
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A homeowner in East Hanover, New Jersey had water in their basement every time it rained. The homeowner contacted Quality 1st for a FREE estimate. Our System Design Specialist inspected the basement and suggested the WaterGuard system be installed.
The WaterGuard system is installed under the floor slab, on top of the foundation footing, out of the mud zone to prevent clogging. this system is ideal for waterproofing and collects water that seeps through basement walls and drains it to the sump pump. The sump pump that was installed, the TripleSafe has three levels of pumps to ensure that the basement will be protected. Now the homeowner can use their basement for anything they need to.
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A homeowner in Lincoln Park, New Jersey had puddles of water in their basement every time it rained. The homeowners contacted Quality 1st for a FREE estimate. Our System Design Specialist inspected the basement and had the WaterGuard system installed. This system is the ideal choice for waterproofing.
The system is installed below the floor slab, resting on top of the foundation footing. This keeps the system out of the mud zone, to prevent clogging. The system collects the water that seeps through the basement walls and drains it to the sump pump. The TripleSafe sump pump was installed in the basement. The TripleSafe has three pumps included in case of one pump failure. This basement is water free and ready to be used by the homeowner.
You dont have to deal with water in your basement, and if you are, contact us at Quality 1st Basement Systems for your FREE estimate!
A home in Lincoln Park, New Jersey had a crawl space that was dirty, cold and had moisture. Quality 1st was contacted to inspect the crawl space.
To seal the crawl space, CleanSpace vapor barrier system was installed on the crawl space floors and walls. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier system that protects against mold and rot, keeps away pests and insects, and keeps cold air out. Sealing off the crawl space will also save the homeowners money on utilities because the cold air will be away from the furnace, water heater, etc. This crawl space can be used for storage and will save the homeowners money on their utilities.
If your crawl space experiences pests, dampness, or mold give us a call at Quality 1st to schedule your FREE estimate!
A home in Lincoln Park, New Jersey had uneven floors above their crawl space. The home also had separations between the floors and walls. This is due to the foundation settling. Helical Piers were installed in the soil to stabilize and restore the foundation. Helical Piers can be installed year-round, are fast and effective, and can help lift settled foundations back to the original level.
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A homeowner in Lincoln Park, New Jersey had a part of their concrete driveway raised and contacted Quality 1st for a FREE estimate. Our Specialist inspected the driveway and noticed the sinking and settling. The PolyLevel system was installed to raise the concrete back to its original position. PolyLevel is a polyurethane foam that is injected into the concrete through a penny size hole. within minutes the foam begins to expand and lift the concrete back to its original position.
If your driveway is sunken or cracked, give Quality 1st a call to schedule your FREE estimate! You dont have to live with these problems.
A homeowner in Madison, New Jersey was experiencing water in their basement every time it rained. Quality 1st was called to inspect the basement. The WaterGuard system, the ideal choice for waterproofing was installed to collect the water that seeps through the basement walls and drains it to the sump pump.
This system is installed under the floor slab, on top of the foundation footing, to keep the system out of the mud zone. Also, the TripleSafe sump pump was installed to ensure that the basement is dry and healthy. The TripleSafe has three levels of pumps in case of failure. The homeowner does not have to worry about water in their basement anymore.
Water doesn't have effect your basement, there are solutions! Contact Quality 1st today to schedule your FREE estimate, we're here to work with you on the issues.
A homeowner in Madison, New Jersey had a moist, damp crawl space and needed to be encapsulated. Quality 1st was called to get the job done. Our system design specialist inspected the home and recommended that a full encapsulation system to avoid the dampness and this would help the whole house stay warm as well. The homeowners do not have to worry about a damp crawl space anymore.
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A homeowner in Madison, New Jersey contacted Quality 1st about a sinking and settling sidewalk in front of their home and it needed to be raised. Quality 1st used PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam that is injected into the concrete to raise the slab back to its original position. PolyLevel starts working within minutes and the concrete is ready to use. This is an easy, fast and permanent solution to lift and level concrete.
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A homeowner in Madison, New Jersey had multiple cracks in their foundation and uneven floors. The homeowner decided to contact Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist went to inspect the foundation and noticed the cracked foundation.
The solution for a cracked foundation is to install Helical Piers in order for the foundation to be stabilized. Helical Piers have helical plates welded to he pier shaft, which help pull the pier into the soil during installation and provide anchoring strength as the weight of the foundation or structural element is transferred to the pier. Helical Piers are installed fast and can help lift settled foundations back to the original level.
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A homeowner in Madison, New Jersey had bowing walls, or walls being pushed inward. This is usually caused by expansive soils or hydrostatic pressure. Expansive soils push against the wall due to water or frost effects. Hydrostatic pressure is when underground water applies inward force against the wall. Over time, bowing walls can lead to serious damage to the home and impact property value. The solution to bowing walls are GeoLock Wall Anchors. These anchors are made of galvanized steel for that will prevent any further inward movement of the walls.
The wall anchors extend from the wall to the stable, hard packed soil beyond the home. They anchor into the stronger soils and brace the foundation wall, preventing further movement. This foundation is now stabilized and the homeowners do not have to worry about an uneven foundation.
Are you dealing with Bowing walls in your home? Contact Quality 1st Basements today for your FREE estimate, and live with peace of mind knowing your foundation is stable.
A homeowner in Montville, New Jersey was experiencing water in their basement every time it rained and contacted Quality 1st Basements for a FREE estimate.
Our System Design Specialist inspected the basement and recommended the basement be waterproofed. WaterGuard was installed under the floor slab of the basement, and on top of the foundation footing to make sure the system was out of the mud zone. A sump pump was also installed to make sure any other water entering the basement gets pumped out.
A homeowner in Montville, New Jersey had a damp and cold crawl space in their home. The homeowners contacted Quality 1st for a FREE estimate and our System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space.
The crawl space needed a full encapsulation system to seal the crawl space and to eliminate the dampness and coldness. The homeowners are happy with their improved crawl space and can use it for storage.
A concrete slab was sinking and settling in Montville, New Jersey and needed to be lifted.
Quality 1st used PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam to lift the slab back to its original level. The foam is injected into the concrete through penny size holes and starts to expand and lift the slab within minutes. PolyLevel is an easy and quick way to level any concrete that has settled.
A homeowner in Montville, New Jersey had stair step cracks in their foundation walls and contacted Quality 1st for a solution.
Our System Design Specialist inspected the foundation and recommended that Helical Piers be installed to restore the foundation back to its original position. Helical Piers are installed outside the home and provide anchoring strength as the weight of the foundation is transferred to the pier. Helical Piers can be installed year-round and are fast and effective.
A homeowner in Montville, New Jersey had an uneven pool patio slab and contacted Quality 1st for a solution.
Quality 1st used PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam to lift the pool slab back to the original position. The foam is injected into the slab and lifts it within minutes. This method is fast, easy and permanent. The homeowners do not have to worry about any trip hazards around their pool this season.
A homeowner in Parsippany, New Jersey contacted Quality 1st because their crawl space was cold and damp and they wanted to use it for storage.
Quality 1st System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and recommended a full encapsulation system to eliminate the coldness and dampness. Once the crawl space is sealed off this makes sure no cold air, wetness, bug or creatures will get in. The homeowners can use their crawl space for storage without having to worry.
A homeowner in Parsippany, New Jersey had a bowing foundation wall and contacted Quality 1st for a solution.
Bowing walls are a sign of foundation problems and can have a significant impact on the home's stability. GeoLock Wall Anchors were installed to prevent the foundation from moving any further. Wall Anchors extend from the wall to the stable, hard packed soil beyond the home. They anchor into the stronger soils and brace the foundation walls, preventing any further movement. Now the foundation is stabilized and the home is safe.
A home in Parsippany, New Jersey had a front walkway that was sinking and settling and needed to be lifted.
Quality 1st used PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam to lift the walkway back to its original level. The foam is injected into the concrete through penny size holes and starts expanding and lifting the concrete within minutes. This method if fast, easy and a permanent solution to concrete lifting.
A homeowner in Pompton Plains, New Jersey had water coming in through their basement every time it rained.
Quality 1st was contacted to waterproof the basement. WaterGuard was installed underneath the basement floor slab, on top of the foundation footing to keep the system out of the mud zone. This system installs quickly and prevents any water from coming into the basement. These homeowners do not have to worry about a wet basement anymore.
A crawl space in Pompton Plains, New Jersey was damp and moldy and needed to be encapsulated. Quality 1st System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and recommended that the crawl space be sealed in order to prevent any dampness and mold. A vapor barrier system, CleanSpace was installed on the crawl space walls and floors. This system prevents any water vapor or humidity from passing through the space, keeping it dry and healthy.
A patio in Pompton Plains, New Jersey was sinking and settling and needed to be raised. Quality 1st was contacted to lift and level the patio back to its original position. PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam was injected into the concrete through penny size holes and raised back to its original position. The foam begins to work within minutes and raises the patio. This method is quick, easy and a permanent solution.
A homeowner in Pompton Plains, New Jersey had signs of foundation settlement and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the foundation and recommended that Push Piers be installed to stabilize the foundation. Push Piers are installed next to the footings and attached with a heavy duty steel bracket. Soil is backfilled around the piers once stabilization and lifting is complete. Push Piers are an ideal solution and are permanent.
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!
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.
Nothing is worse then your driveway creating an eye sore in the front of your home. Not only does it hurt the property value but can hurt your family or friends if they were to trip and fall. Replacing a concrete driveway is expensive and time consuming. Since that wasn't an option for the Schooleys Moutain family, they decided to call Quality 1st Basements for an estiamte to raise their sinking driveway.
Our Concrete Repair Specialist, Jeff, did a full inspection of the driveway and noticed rough two to three inches of settlement. Three inches is just big enough for a foot to catch on the gap and a fall to occur. Trip hazards are dangerous and with young kids, someone is bound to get hurt. Jeff recommended PolyLevel for three simple reasons. One, its a permanent solution for any sinking slab for it fills the void below and stabilizes the slab to prevent future sinking. Two, its a fast and clean installation. Three, within just 15 minutes of the installation being completed, the slab can be walked on or driven over. They were so happy they chose Quality 1st to remove the trip hazards and make their driveway safe for their family.
This homeowner in Chatham, NJ had a cold and damp crawl space. She had all the warning signs to a poorly insulated space underneath her home. The floors on the first level were always cold, drafts were coming up through the floor and her heating bills grew trying to heat her home. Her pipes had froze twice already and winter had just begun.
We sent System Design Specialist Phil, out to inspect the crawl space and design a solution to her crawl spaces needs.Phil Recommended our heat barrier known as SilverGlo for the walls and the rim joists. Next a CleanSpace Vapor Barrier would be installed over the SilverGlo as a moisture barrier to protect the space against dampness such as water leaks. Each crawl space vent would be replaced with our air tight and sealed crawl space vent to create easy access to the crawl space without the drafts. Sealing the crawl space off from the cold outside environment will allow the SilverGlo to reflect the existing heat back into the space to create a warmer floor and a more comfortable home.
A homeowner living in Chatham, NJ was experiencing sinking concrete. The back patio area had settled roughly 3 inches and the front walkway had slabs with almost 4 inches of settlement creating a dangerous trip hazard. Upon arrival, Andy noticed the trip hazards immediately when getting out of his vehicle. Not only did they create a dangerous entrance to the front of the house but also an eye sour to the property. Andy met with the homeowner and ventured to the backyard where he could visibly see the unevenness of the patio area.
Andy recommended our PolyLevel Solution for the concrete issues around this Chatham, NJ home. In just a short time our PolyLevel team was out to raise the slabs back towards their original level. First our team did a full walk through to make sure the surrounding areas were cleared and out of the way. They spoke with the homeowner and made sure they fully understood the installation process and reassured them that half way through they would check in and update them on progress. Lastly they made sure the homeowner knew that they were welcomed at any time to watch or ask questions.
Once the entire area was cleared, the crew began drilling small penny-size holes into each settling slab. Using special equipment,the PolyLevel is injected beneath the slab filing all voids underneath between the concrete and soil. The polyurethane foam expands and begins to lift the slab. Once the correct amount is injected and the slab is back towards its desired level, it begins to harden for permanent stabilization.