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FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair
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Foundation Walls Reinforced in Teterboro

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Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a CarbonArmor system in this Bergen county basement. The carbon straps prevent the basement walls from bowing forward and locks them into place. It is a great, low-profile way to keep bowing foundation walls safe and sturdy.

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Responsible basement waterproofing, foundation repair, basement finishing, mold remediation, crawl space repair company serving Bergen County, New Jersey

We not only adhere to the highest industry standards, we strive to be the industry leader in the home improvement related services we provide. We also use state-of-the-art products and technology which are designed to fix your home. We are the authorized Basement Systems dealer in Bergen County, NJ.

Services we offer in Bergen County:

  • Wet/flooded basement waterproofing solutions.
  • Lifetime warranty on all perimeter waterproofing systems.
  • Foundation and structural repair solutions.
  • 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects on foundation products.
  • Basement finishing and remodeling services.
  • Crawl space sealing with CleanSpace vapor barrier.
  • 25-year warranty on crawl space encapsulation systems.
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Job Stories From Bergen County, NJ
Eliminate Crawl Space Water in Closter, NJ

Joan B. had water entering into her basement and crawl space every time there was a heavy rain.  She searched for a solution and tried to solve it by painting the walls with Drylok.  Much to her displeasure, water still entered her crawl space- it was time for some serious help.  Quality 1st Basement Systems came in and offered Joan a solution to eliminate this problem for good. 

The major components of Joan’s waterproofing system included the installation of a SuperSump sump pump system, UltraSump, and WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system.  In addition to those products, the IceGuard, LawnScape, and TrenchDrain were also installed.  Each one of these is essential and works together to effectively keep any basement or crawl space dry.  The SuperSump sump pump system is specifically designed to handle the amount of water that a basement collects during heavy rains.  It can pump 2220 gallons per hour at an 8-foot discharge head quietly and efficiently. 

There’s no doubt that Joan B. can now enjoy a dry, healthy basement and crawl space.  Quality 1st Basement Systems is pleased that they could solve Joan's crawl space and basement water problems in Closter, NJ once and for all! 

TripleSafe Sump Pump Installation in Closter, NJ Home

When Ko O. realized that water was flooding his basement and the sump pump system he had was not working effectively, he called in the basement waterproofing professionals from Quality 1st Basement Systems to replace his sump pump and redirect its discharge line. 

In one short day, Victor Leon and his team installed the TripleSafe sump pump, SaniDry basement dehumidifier, IceGuard, and LawnScape.  The TripleSafe sump pump provides the ultimate protection in terms of basement waterproofing.  This system has three pumps that respond automatically to the conditions and amount of water that is entering your basement.  It works quickly and efficiently to keep water out at all times.  To keep moisture out of Ko’s basement, the SaniDry basement dehumidifier was installed.  This product is a high-capactiy, high-efficiency dehumidifier with air filtration in a single unit.

A couple weeks following the installation, Ko was noticing that soil was entering his sump pump pit.  Quality 1st Basement Systems responded immediately and quickly returned to drill new discharge lines 4-5 inches higher and raise the drain line.  At the end of the day, Ko O.’s basement and crawl space are moisture free, clean and dry, and will be for many years to come!

Waterproof Your Closter, NJ Home Today!

Heavy rain brought flooding and unwanted water to John C.’s Closter, NJ home.  He contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate to waterproof his basement and keep it dry all year round.  Sales rep. Bruce Kaminsky came out and identified the source of the water and recommended the installation of a TripleSafe sump pump system, WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, Smart Pipe Concrete, crawl space vent covers, a TrenchDrain, IceGuard, and the LawnScape outlet.        

Moises Heriberto and his team of qualified waterproofing experts installed each of these products in a short two days!  The TripleSafe sump pump offers the least amount of sump pump problems that you will ever experience as well as completely protecting your basement from flooding.  If water is entering at the seam of your basement wall and floor, the WaterGuard is the perfect solution.  This drainage channel has been specifically engineered to keep from clogging and effectively drain into your basement sump pump to keep the space dry.

John C.’s Closter basement flooding was a major issue, but after the help of Quality 1st Basement Systems he no longer has to worry.  His basement is now a dry, healthy space that can be used for anything!

Basement Waterproofing in Your Dumont, NJ Home

Heavy rain left puddles of water in Gioia C.’s Dumont, NJ home.  Because of this, he contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate on a complete basement waterproofing system.  Kenny Tramutola, a basement waterproofing specialist, was happy to come out and give Gioia an estimate and come up with a plan to keep his basement dry during even the harshest rains.

The plan to install a SuperSump, ThermalDry, UltraSump Battery Backup sump pump system, WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, and the IceGuard went smoothly with the help of Jesus Alvarez-Sanchez and his professional team of installers.  The SuperSump sump pump system is the leading basement sump pump available in the industry.  It effectively keeps basements dry as it can pump 2220 gallons per hour at an 8-foot discharge head quickly and quietly.  Additionally, the UltraSump Batter Backup will make sure that Gioia’s house stays dry even during a power outage, a tripped circuit, or the pump motor fails. 

There’s no job too big or small for Quality 1st Basement Systems.  They were able to come in and dry up this Dumont, NJ home with no problem.  Now Gioia C. no longer has to worry about his basement flooding and can enjoy this clean and healthy space.  

Don’t let Crawl Space water get you down!

Richard L. owns a Cape Cod style home with an unfinished crawl space in Dumont, NJ.  It has a block foundation and cement block floor that retains water whenever it rains.  He decided to call in the crawl space waterproofing specialists to get a solution for this problem. 

Quality 1st Basement Systems’ waterproofing specialist, Kenneth Peare, went to inspect the home and came up with a complete crawl space waterproofing plan.  He suggested that a SmartSump crawl space sump pump system, a CleanSpace liner, drainage matting, and IceGuard be installed to keep the crawl space dry all the time.  The SmartSump sump pump is specifically designed for crawl spaces because of its unique design.  Included in this sump pump is the WaterWatch alarm that alerts you if your SmartSump begins to fail for any reason including power outages.  The CleanSpace crawl space vapor barrier also works for keep moisture and water out of your crawl space.  It is suitable for almost any type of floor, including dirt, and comes with a 25-year warranty against damage and wear.

These products will effectively keep Richard L.’s Dumont crawl space dry for years to come.  He will no longer have to worry about a wet space, but can rest assured that it’s dry and healthy even during the toughest storms.  Quality 1st Basement Systems is ready to tackle any crawl space problem in Dumont, so don’t let water get you down!

Waterproof and Finish Your Fair Lawn Basement Today

Getting your basement waterproofed is a step in the right direction if you are looking to finish or refinish your basement space.  Melanie and Daniel S. had already installed carpet in their basement when water starting coming in through the walls and windows.  Luckily it wasn’t too late!  Quality 1st Basement Systems had the perfect solutions to keep this basement dry so they could continue with the finishing job.

Expert waterproofing installer, Wilver Cardoza, and his team came in and installed a SuperSump, UltraSump, WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, FlexiSpan, IceGuard, and LawnScape.  The SuperSump sump pump system is designed to effectively pump water out of your basement and keep it dry all year round.  Additionally, the UltraSump battery backup sump pump system fights to keep your basement dry even during the roughest conditions.  It maintains a dry basement when a power outage strikes, if a circuit breaker goes out, or even if the pump motor fails.

It’s important to waterproof your Fair Lawn basement before finishing it.  Now Melanie and Daniel can rest assured that they have a space to enjoy that will stay clean and dry all the time.  They can also continue to finish their basement too!

 

Install the SuperSump to Keep Your Basement Dry

Linda and Frank S. contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems looking to get an estimate for the installation of a sump pump.  Little did they know, their basement waterproofing system would be composed of much more to keep their Fair Lawn, NJ basement dry for years to come. 

Waterproofing specialist Damon Ludwig met with the couple and determined that a SuperSump sump pump system, UltraSump, and WaterGuard would be the perfect solution to their basement water problem.  The SuperSump basement sump pump system has a patented airtight cover that keeps odors to a minimum as well as bugs and pests from falling into the sump. In case of a power outage or pump failure, the SuperSump houses a secondary battery backup sump pump called the UltraSump. 

A dry basement is always a possibility with the help of your local basement waterproofing experts.  Linda and Frank S. no longer have a leaky basement, but can enjoy a clean, dry basement all year round!  

BrightWall Creates a Bright, Water Free Space

On the unfinished side of her basement in Fair Lawn, NJ, water was coming into Jean C.’s home.  She knew it was time for some expert help, and was referred to contact Quality 1st Basement Systems by Peter M.  After speaking on the phone and scheduling a free estimate, waterproofing expert John Ruggiano met with Jean to find the cause of the water and come up with a permanent solution. 

Most of the water was leaking in where the wall and floor met, so John recommended the installation of our BrightWall system, the WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, a SuperSump, and an UltraSump battery backup.  BrightWall is a specifically designed basement wall panel system that not only looks great and will brighten up your basement, but also effectively drains water AND stops water vapor. 

Jean C.’s basement water problems were fixed in one quick day by the professional installers from Quality 1st.  Her basement is now semi-finished, dry, and a healthy space that could be turned into something more!  Don’t let a leaky basement put a damper on your home, contact us today for more information about any of our basement waterproofing products.     

Quality Basement Service for Years!

Moisture was coming in through the walls in Hugh S.’s home anytime there was a heavy rain.  He contacted his local basement waterproofing experts for a free estimate to learn how to stop the moisture from creating musty odors and wet walls. Washington Piera and his team installed a TripleSafe sump pump system and the WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system to take care of any basement water or moisture.  The TripleSafe sump pump offers the ultimate protection from water in your basement.  This product has three pumps that respond to the amount of water coming into your home, and pumps it directly out. 

After this work was completed, there still seemed to be a moisture issue, so Hugh S. contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems again to have a SaniDry dehumidifier installed in his basement.  The SaniDry basement dehumidifier is an energy-efficient model that was specifically created for large basement spaces.  This unit is the top one in the industry! 

The basement moisture was permanently removed from the basement and Hugh S. no longer has to worry about basement water in his Franklin Lakes, NJ home.  We are always available to service our basement waterproofing products, and continue to provide permanent solutions when water keeps making its way into your basement.  Now Hugh’s basement is a dry, healthy space all year round.

Free Estimates in Franklin Lakes, NJ

John B. was looking for a free estimate because he has water leaking into his basement.  He wanted a permanent solution that would keep the basement dry all the time.  Kenneth Peare met with John and determined that the installation of a SuperSump sump pump, UltraSump batter backup, and the WaterGuard would do the trick!

The next week, Quality 1st Basement Systems sent out Wilver Cardoza and his team of waterproofing professionals to install these products.  The WaterGuard product is an interior basement waterproofing system that effectively drains water from the seam of the wall and floor to your sump pump system.  It was specifically designed to sit on top of the footing and out of the soil so it will never clog and will always be sufficient. 

This successful waterproofing job is just one of many free estimates that turns into a dry, clean basement.  John B. can now enjoy his healthy basement and no longer has to worry about water in his basement for years to come. 

Basement Waterproofing and Sump Pump Installation

Before Mark G. could continue work on his basement, he realized that water was leaking in and he needed a fix- and fast!  Basement waterproofing specialist Damon Ludwig came out to address the situation and recommended the SuperSump sump pump system, UltraSump battery backup, and WaterGuard interior drainage system be installed.

In a short two days, Wilver Cardoza and his team of expert installers worked to complete the job quickly and efficiently.  They installed the SuperSump sump pump, which is the perfect solution to keep water out of the basement as it works quickly and quietly whenever there’s water coming in.  It is equipped with a patented airtight lid to keep moisture and odors from entering your basement space while keeping bugs and pests from falling in as well. 

This leaky basement was causing major problems for Mark G’s Franklin Lakes, NJ home.  With help from Quality 1st Basement Systems, he could continue to have work done on his basement and no longer has to worry about a damp, wet space effecting the rest of his home.   

Floor Cracks and Basement Water Solutions

Homeowner Satima S. contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate when there was water leaking in through cracks in her block foundation walls and water was pooling at the basement wall and floor seem.  Waterproofing expert Kenny Tramutola went out to assess the problem and come up with a solution for all this water.  He recommended a TripleSafe sump pump system that has three pumps to respond to any amount of water in addition to the WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system.  This combination would capture any water leaking in and pump it straight out of the basement.

This solution helped for a while, but during a heavy rain, water leaked in through the mason work and an outside window causing water to splash out of the WaterGuard and onto the floor.  Damon Ludwig went out to fix the problem and discovered floor cracks that were allowing water to pool on the floor.  Luckily, we address basement waterproofing problems as well as basement cracks. 

Satima S.’s Hackensack, NJ home got the full basement waterproofing treatment.  Her cracks have been fixed and the TripleSafe sump pump and WaterGuard system keep her basement dry all year round.  If you have basement cracks or are struggling to keep your block foundation basement dry, we have all the solutions for you!

WaterGuard Installation in Hackensack, NJ

With heavy rains creating a moist, wet basement, Francisco C. searched online for a reliable waterproofing company to solve his basement water problems.  Vincent Rapolla, a basement waterproofing specialist from Quality 1st Basement Systems, came up with a complete plan to keep his basement dry all the time.

Wilver Cardoza and his team of expert installers came out and in one short day installed a TripleSafe sump pump, WaterGuard system, TrenchDrain, and IceGuard.  Each of these products works in conjunction with the others to ensure a dry space free of moisture and water.  The WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system is practically designed for basements in a way that other basement drains are not.  This one sits on top of the footing so that it will never clog with dirt and debris, but will always effectively drain water to the sump pump to be pumped straight out of your home.

Francisco C. no longer has to worry about moist basement walls or basement flooding after a big rainstorm.  He can rest assured that the TripleSafe sump pump will keep pumping to keep the basement dry at all times.  Now, the whole family can enjoy a cleaner, healthier space.   

CleanSpace Vapor Barrier

Cliff H.’s Hackensack, NJ home had a half finished basement that was prone to moisture and water.  To ensure a clean, healthy space, waterproofing expert Ron Michaels from Quality 1st Basement Systems recommended the installation of a SuperSump sump pump which has an airtight sump pump cover to keep nasty odors out and keep bugs and pests from falling in, a TrenchDrain, WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, drainage matting, and CleanSpace liner.

The CleanSpace liner is an effective vapor barrier that is made of 20 mil of high density polyethylene which protects your basement from normal wear and tear while also allowing easy access for servicemen or the homeowner without worry that it will rip or be damaged.  CleanSpace can be installed on walls or floors of both crawl spaces and basements alike.  It is even suitable for dirt basements because it will provide a barrier against moisture and humidity.

Although only half his basement is finished, now ALL of it is dry!  The team from Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to help another homeowner and ease their home troubles.  The CleanSpace vapor barrier along with the other basement waterproofing products will keep Cliff H.’s basement clean and moisture free from now on.

Waterproof Your Mahwah, NJ Basement Before Selling

Are you a homeowner who’s looking to sell?  Well, Marcia S. was in this same position and was looking to waterproof her basement before it went on the market.  A healthy, dry basement can increase the value of your home and Marcia knew just who to contact for help.  Waterproofing expert, Joe Robinson from Quality 1st Basement Systems went out to assess the situation and came up with a permanent basement waterproofing solution. 

Joe proposed a SuperSump sump pump with an UltraSump battery backup and the WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system.  This combination would be most effective because as water enters the WaterGuard system it is then drained to the SuperSump, which will pump it straight out of the basement.  The SuperSump sump pump includes the Zoeller cast-iron sump pump that was chosen as the best and most effective among nearly 50 models.

Quality 1st Basement Systems takes pride in the products we provide.  Before selling your home, definitely look into waterproofing your basement.  Marcia S. added value to her home by ensuring a dry, clean basement for any potential buyers, and you can do the same! 

TripleSafe Sump Pump Installation

Tom D. had water coming into his basement and was interested in a TripleSafe sump pump to keep his basement dry.  That same week he talked to Quality 1st Basement Systems, waterproofing specialist Kenny Tramutola met with Tom at his Mahwah, NJ home.  Kenny recommended the TripleSafe sump pump, WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, TrenchDrain, BrightWall, and SaniDry CX. 

The TripleSafe sump pump would be the perfect waterproofing system for his leaky basement because it provides the ultimate protection.  This system has three pumps to respond to any amount of water that is coming into your basement.  If one pump fails the second will take over, and so on.  This in conjunction with the SaniDry CX dehumidifier is sure to keep Tom D.’s basement free of moisture and water. 

But, a few weeks after the installation, the homeowners noticed small pools of water around their SaniDry.  Quality 1st Basement Systems came out to fix the problem and guarantee that the basement would indeed stay dry.  Now the whole family can enjoy this clean, healthy space that is water free!    

Basement Waterproofing in Mahwah, NJ

During heavy rains, water came up through the floor in Mary W.’s basement.  To find a reliable basement waterproofing company, she consulted Angie’s List online and contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate.

To stop basement leaks, waterproofing specialist Kenneth Peare recommended a TripleSafe sump pump, WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, ZenWall basement wall paneling system, and a SaniDry dehumidifier.  The SaniDry model is a super-efficient basement dehumidifier that keeps your space free of moisture and smelly odors.  Additionally, the ZenWall basement wall paneling system is the simplest way to create a clean, finished look for your basement.  It directs basement wall leakage to the WaterGuard system around the perimeter of your space.

This big job was completed in a short three days by Victor Leon and his trained crew.  Mary W. now no longer has to worry about water entering her basement.  The complete waterproofing system will keep her basement clean and dry for years to come.

Dedicated Service for Your Wet Basement

Homeowner Richard Z. had a wet basement and decided to search online for a trustworthy basement waterproofing company.  He requested a free estimate from Quality 1st Basement Systems and waterproofing specialist Mike Bonfante went out to assess his situation.  He recommended the installation of a TripleSafe sump pump, WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, TrenchDrain, SaniDry dehumidifier and IceGuard waterproofing product. 

The TripleSafe is the leading sump pump in the industry because it is equipped with three pumps designed to take over for the other if there is an excessive amount of water or if one fails for any reason.  This will effectively keep water out of any wet or flooded basement.  For basement leaks along the walls and floor, our WaterGuard drainage system is the perfect solution.  It was specifically designed to sit above your footing to ensure it doesn’t get clogged from dirt or debris. 

A few months after these products were installed in his Ridgewood, NJ home, Richard Z. contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to request the installation of their ThermalDry basement flooring.  It creates a thermal break between a finished basement and a cold concrete floor.  Now Richard can enjoy a water free basement, as well as a warm space for the whole family to enjoy!    

Leaking Window Wells in Ridgewood, NJ

Water was leaking in to Raj S.’s basement and he didn’t know what the source was.  Luckily, the experts at Quality 1st Basement Systems came and found just the place and recommended a permanent solution.

Most of the water was leaking in through the basement windows as well as the walls.  Because of this, waterproofing expert Chris Aramburu suggested the installation of our EverLast wall restoration systems, SunHouse window enclosure, window well ducts, an UltraSump, and WaterGuard interior drainage system to direct water to the sump pump and out of the house.  Replacing basement windows wells and installing the SunHouse basement window enclosure was the perfect resolution for the leaky windows. 

Any water entering Raj. S.’s home would now be stopped by the comprehensive basement waterproofing system installed by Quality 1st Basement Systems.  He no longer has to worry about a wet basement and can rest assured that it will stay dry and clean all year round.  

SaniDry Dehumidifier Installation to Keep Moisture Out

Patel P. contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate when he thought a French drain would solve his basement waterproofing problems.  But, when waterproofing expert John Patterson assessed Patel P.’s space, he concluded that a TripleSafe sump pump, SaniDry dehumidifier, WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, EverLast wall paneling system, and CleanSpace walling would be an appropriate and effective solution.

In a short two days, Juan Garcia and his crew installed each of these products to work together as a comprehensive solution for this leaky, wet basement.  The SaniDry basement dehumidifier is energy efficient and can cover any large space up to 2500 square feet.  This unit is the best in the industry for dehumidifying a moist basement.  The water around the perimeter of the basement was taken care of with the WaterGuard system.  This interior basement waterproofing system will drain water collected at the seam of the wall and floor and direct if to the TripleSafe sump pump and out of the basement.

The SaniDry basement dehumidifier will keep moisture out of Patel P.’s basement for years to come.  He will no longer have to worry about musty smells, or moist basement air, but can enjoy a clean, healthy basement!  

Basement and Crawl Space Waterproofing in Tenafly, NJ

Basement water is something that nobody wants to deal with, but it is extremely common in homes.  Leaking walls, basement flooding, and moisture are all problems that Amy S. faced in her home’s basement.  Basement waterproofing specialist, Mike Bonfante from Quality 1st Basement Systems met with Amy S. and came up with the perfect solution for her basement water woes. 

He recommended the WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system that is designed to sit on top of the footing and out of the soil under your basement floor so that it won’t clog.  This system drains water from the edge of your basement walls and directs it straight into a sump pump.  In this case, the TripleSafe sump pump was installed.  This patented sump pump is designed to handle any amount of water that is flooding the basement.  It has three pumps to turn on according to the conditions at the time to keep your basement clean and dry!

Amy S.’s basement was completely waterproofed, but a few months later, she realized it was time to have Quality 1st Basement Systems check out her crawl space as well.  They installed the durable, long-lasting CleanSpace liner, Silver Glo, and TerraBlock crawl space floor insulation to keep her crawl space water free and warm all year round as well.  Thanks for this qualified, experienced team, both basement and crawl space water is no longer a worry for this satisfied family!   

Window Well Seepage Solutions for Your Home

Homeowner Sarah N. contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for an estimate because water was leaking into her basement through a window well.  Waterproofing expert Nick Biris went out to Sarah N.’s Tenafly home and surveyed the damage.  He concluded that a TripleSafe sump pump, SaniDry dehumidifier, and WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system would keep the basement floor dry.

Additionally, ThermalDry basement floor matting was installed to create a thermal break between the finished floor and the cold basement floor.  To address the window well seepage, Wilver Cardoza and his trained team installed a SunHouse basement window enclosure that would brighten up the basement and effectively keep water from leaking into the basement as well. 

Sarah N. and her family no longer have to worry about leaky basement windows or basement water causing problems during heavy rain.  The TripleSafe has three pumps that will keep up with any amount of water and the SaniDry basement dehumidifier ensures a basement that is free of musty odors.  Contact Quality 1st Basement Systems today for a clean, healthy basement just like this one. 

Finished Basements Need Waterproofing Too!

When your basement is fully finished, basement waterproofing is not something you want to be thinking about.  Fortunately, Quality 1st Basement Systems can help waterproof your basement no matter what condition it’s in.  Jayshree P.’s basement was fully finished when water started coming from the boiler room floor and another part of the basement when it rained or there was heavy snow.  They could not find the source on their own so it was time to contact the professionals.

Kenneth Peare, waterproofing specialist, assessed the situation and recommended the installation of a SuperSump sump pump, WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, LawnSpace, and IceGuard to make sure water can still be pumped out even with snow and ice conditions.  The SuperSump pumps 2220 gallons per hour at an 8-foot discharge head efficiently and quietly.  It resists clogging and can pump up to ½ solids while performing reliably for many, many years. 

After these products were installed, Jayshree P. contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems when the alarm on his SuperSump went off.  Juan Garcia went out to fix the problem and now the basement is dry all year round.  They no longer have to worry about water leaking into their finished basement and can enjoy the space for years to come.   

Internal Basement Drain Protects Palisades Park, NJ Home

After noticing water coming up through the basement floor, this Palisades Park, NJ homeowner was concerned. She already had a sump pump and a French drain, but they were clearly not keeping the basement dry! Since the basement was finished the homeowner wanted to protect it from flooding, so she called Quality 1st Basement Systems to ask some questions.

Basement specialist Kenny Tramutola had some answers! He recommended a WaterGuard internal basement drain to keep it dry. The homeowner loved that the basement drain was installed inside of the home to prevent it from clogging up with dirt and debris. Quality 1st Basement Systems went to work. The crew installed an internal basement drain to carry out any moisture to a sump pump, where it will safely exit the home. After installation, Quality 1st Basement Systems covered up the drain with a layer of concrete to prevent it from being an open eye sore. Now the homeowner no longer has to check the weather and prepare for rains. Her basement is safe and dry!

Basement Drain in Demarest, NJ

Barbara B. needed a basement waterproofing system that was proven to work. Her old sump pump was not keeping the basement dry, and water sometimes seeped in through the cinderblock foundation. Quality 1st Basement Systems had the solution! An internal basement drain and a new sump pump would transform this basement from damp to dry.

Quality 1st Basement Systems installed an internal WaterGuard basement drain to collect any moisture that comes into the basement. The water is then transferred to the newly installed sump pump and drained out of the house. Since the WaterGuard basement drain is installed internally, it is free from the dangers of clogging. Tree roots, mud, dirt can all clog up drains and prevent them from working functionally. But with the system installed by Quality 1st Basement Systems, water will move freely out of the basement and this home will stay dry. Barbara B. is glad to have a waterproofing system that works! She is happy with her products and recommends Quality 1st Basement Systems to all of her friends with wet basements.

One Dry Basement Leads to Another in Waldwick, NJ

Mike H. from Waldwick, NJ was experiencing the frustration of having a continuously wet basement.  He happened to speak with an existing customer of Quality 1st Basement Systems who previously had similar basement wetness problems until Quality 1st fixed his issues.  Mike called Quality 1st to find out more.

One of Quality 1st's basement specialists met with Mike to design a system tailored to his waterproofing needs.  Victor Leon, Project Manager, mobilized his crew to install the system that would remove seepage from the walls and direct it to a Triple Safe sump pump system for discharge.

Mike H. found the system to be smooth and efficient, and like the customer who referred him, he was provided a dry basement thereafter!

Crawl Space Solution in Edgewater, NJ

Paula W. wanted a cleaner, neater, less damp crawl space.  She searched the internet and found Quality 1st Basement Systems.  She requested a free estimate.  Soon thereafter, she was contacted and an appointment was scheduled to have John Schweitzer, a waterproofing and crawl space specialist, visit her home to provide a thorough inspection as well as a plan for a no-worry crawl space.  John provided Paula with the solution she wanted.

Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a Clean Space Crawl Space Encapsulation System to give Paula the cleaner, neater, drier area she wanted.  Paula was so pleased with the results that she shared the news about the free estimate, quality work, and reasonable price with her neighbors in Edgewater, NJ!

Shared News About Crawl Space Encapsulation in Edgewater, NJ

When Quality 1st Basement Systems finished encapsulating an Edgewater customer’s crawl space, Lori and her husband thought they could benefit from the same work their neighbor told them about.  They contacted Quality 1st and scheduled an appointment for a free estimate to find out more.

Kenny Tramutola visited the couple, completed a thorough inspection of their crawlspace, answered all of their questions, and provided the estimate they were waiting for.  Quality work was quoted at a reasonable price, so Lori and Alvaro decided to take the next steps toward having a clean, dry, insulated crawlspace.

Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a Clean Space Crawl Space Encapsulation System, isolated the damp earth in the crawl space from the living quarters, and created another satisfied customer!

Comparison Shopping Leads to Dry Basement in Union, NJ

Justin M. wanted to waterproof his basement.  He searched around and received estimates from other companies to see who would do the best work for a reasonable price.  Quality 1st Basement Systems was one of the companies Justin contacted during his comparison shopping.  Waterproofing Specialist Kenneth Peare visited Justin, inspected his basement, and provided him with an ideal plan for resolving his basement issues. 

The installation crew, headed by Project Manager Victor Leon, set out to fix Justin’s basement.  They installed a combination of products designed and engineered to work together for a complete system of smooth and efficient waterproofing.  Included in the design were WaterGuard, a TripleSafe sump pump system, a Flood Ring, IceGuard, and LawnScape Outlet.  Any water intrusion would be directed away from walls through the WaterGuard system and toward the TripleSafe sump pump.  The pump would then direct the water out of the home through the discharge lines and disperse it away from the home through an underground extension, the LawnScape Outlet.  The IceGuard would provide added protection in winter months to prevent the discharge line from freezing.  The Flood Ring would also provide added protection to the basement by being installed around Justin’s water heater to drain any leakage to the WaterGuard conduit.

Using the Quality 1st coupon found online for the promotion at the time and taking advantage of the financing options available, Justin M. made the well-informed decision to work with Quality 1st Basement Systems.  He certainly found the best work for a reasonable price and could thereafter have peace of mind from basement water problems!  

Helping Firefighters Lower Humidity in Hoboken, NJ

The chief of Hoboken’s fire departments knew what he wanted.  He wanted a dehumidifier.  He also knew what he didn’t want.  He didn’t want to lose thousands of dollars of firefighters’ equipment that was stored in the damp fire station basement where high humidity levels allow mold to grow.  Quality 1st Basement System’s waterproofing specialist, Jeff Nero, visited the chief to inspect the area and discuss 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 exactly what was needed in the fire station.  As a matter of fact, the chief determined that another one of the city’s fire stations could benefit from the XP as well.

Santiago Brazero, Project Manager, headed the delivery and installation to begin the process of mastering the humidity for the two fire stations, ensuring that the chief wouldn’t have to worry about the city’s firefighters having moldy gear!     

Water Worries Alleviated in Teaneck, NJ

Anthony from Teaneck, NJ was having continuous problems with water getting into the basement.  Unsure of where to turn next, he searched the internet.  There he found that he could have Quality 1st Basement Systems (a company with expertise in waterproofing) send a specialist out to inspect his basement, answer his questions, suggest a solution, and provide a free written estimate by the end of the appointment.  Anthony called to schedule a time.

One of Quality 1st’s waterproofing specialists met with Anthony to design a system tailored to meet his basement waterproofing needs.  He proposed installation of a full-perimeter WaterGuard system, both an UltraSump and SuperSump sump pump, an IceGuard, a LawnScape Outlet, and ½ wall CleanSpace.  The project manager mobilized his crew to install the CleanSpace that would help deter water vapor from coming through the walls while it also drains seepage into the WaterGuard.  Water in the WaterGuard is directed to the sump pumps for discharge and is also prevented from causing a flood in winter months (if the discharge line freezes) by inclusion of an IceGuard.  Lastly, the LawnScape Outlet is installed to allow discharge water to be discreetly dispersed on the lawn away from the house.

Anthony was happy with the smooth and efficient system installed and was surely happy that Quality 1st Basement Systems helped him put an end to worries about water in his basement!

Wet Basement Fears Subsided in Fairview, NJ

During every rainstorm, a homeowner in Fairview, NJ worried about her basement. Water came in through the cinderblock walls and leaked onto the floor. The homeowner wanted the basement to be completely dry, all of the time so she called Quality 1st Basement Systems to learn about basement waterproofing products.

The crew installed a TripleSafe sump pump in the basement. What differentiates the TripleSafe sump pump from other sump pumps on the market is its power. It has three pumps to keep the basement safe during any rainstorm. Even if the electricity goes out, the basement will stay safe. The TripleSafe sump pump has a battery back-up which turns on and keeps the sump pump running even without electricity.

Efficient Sump Pump Keeps Hillsdale, NJ Basement Dry

After Hurricane Irene, this Hillsdale, NJ basement flooded completely. The water was high and the homeowner was stressed about it happening again. He needed a sump pump that could keep up with any amount of water in preparation for future storms. The sump pump already in place was very old and and the drainage system was not efficient. 

Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a TripleSafe sump pump to keep this home safe. The TripleSafe sump pump is a powerful system. It has an alarm system, a battery back-up, and three strong cast iron-pumps. The first pump can discharge 2,200 gallons of water per hour. The second pump can take out and additional 3,900 gallons. If the power goes out in a storm, the battery back-up will turn on and remove more than 11,500 gallons on a full charge. With that level of power, this basement is much safer.

Getting the Best Interior Wall Drains in Fort Lee, NJ

Joseph had a damp basement.  He already had sump pumps to take care of the water intrusion; however, the water just seemed to keep coming.  He figured there had to be a better solution, like interior wall drains.  He searched the internet and found Quality 1st Basement Systems.

After contacting Quality 1st Basement Systems, waterproofing specialist Kenny Tramutola visited the home to complete an inspection of the basement.  Low on the walls, he noticed efflorescence (white residue from minerals that dissolve in water) and even some areas of wet floor.  Kenny provided Joseph with a plan, and a free estimate for sub-floor wall drains.  The full-perimeter WaterGuard (designed with a wall flange that creates space to channel and direct incoming water seepage from the walls) is a patented system that will never clog from silt or sediment.  Additionally, Joseph needed a TrenchLock trench drain (which spans doorways to collect water from outside and connects to the WaterGuard).  Lastly, Kenny suggested that Joseph might want to clean up the walls.  Joseph settled on ½ wall CleanSpace, which is a heavy plastic liner that helps prevent water vapor from entering and also helps direct any seepage to the WaterGuard. 

Joseph was quite pleased that he got the best in interior wall drains through Quality 1st Basement Systems, and Quality 1st Basement Systems was glad to help create a more secure, drier basement for Joseph.  

Protecting Livable Basement Space in Garfield, NJ

Usable basement space is a great asset to homeowners.  John T. in Garfield, NJ knew that protecting this space from water damage was paramount.  He contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to obtain a free estimate from a waterproofing specialist.

Quality 1st Basement Systems met John’s needs by installing an UltraSump Sump Pump to handle any water that would intrude in John’s basement.  This powerful pump designed for long-term performance is supplemented with a battery back-up pump in the event that it fails for any reason (such as a power outage or tripped circuit breaker). 

A little further down the road, John felt that he needed more, to be reassured that his basement space wouldn’t suffer from water intrusion in the living space.  He once again contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems, had a waterproofing specialist visit his home to complete an inspection and to provide an updated plan and estimate.  This time John decided would get the additional protection to put his mind at ease, so Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a WaterGuard System along the basement perimeter.  To transition across a stairway and to catch any water leakage that may come from outside, a trench drain (connected to the WaterGuard) was also put in place.  Lastly, BrightWall Panels were installed to direct any leakage on the walls to the WaterGuard and to make the area brighter.

Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to alleviate this homeowner’s concerns about water potentially damaging the livable basement are.  Now he can relax and enjoy his basement space! 

Water During Rains No Longer a Problem in Bergenfield, NJ Basement

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!      

SmartJack Solution for a Cracked Foundation and Sagging Floors in Paramus, NJ

Homeowner John B. from Paramus, NJ was concerned about his cinder block foundation.  He noticed cracks on both the exterior and interior.  Some of the floors on the main level were sagging, too. He called Quality 1st Basement Systems to have a foundation specialist visit his home to inspect the areas of concern and provide him with a free estimate for repairs.

Foundation specialist Dan McNally completed a thorough inspection of the basement as well as the main floor.  The cracks and sagging floor were an indication of a sinking and settling foundation.  Dan proposed the installation of the SmartJack Support System, which includes corrosion-resistant galvanized steel adjustable support columns that can support over 60,000 lbs.  SmartJacks provide immediate and permanent stabilization.  They can also restore stability and level sloping and sagging floors. 

John B. had no more worries after the installation and Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to provide this long-term solution.  The SmartJacks restored stability to the home and the sloping and sagging floors would be restored to their original position as well. 

Waterproofing in River Vale, NJ at a Summer Discount!

Homeowner Joe T. had some water coming into his basement.  He knew he needed assistance, so he called to schedule a no-obligation, free estimate with one of Quality 1st Basement System’s waterproofing specialists.  A complete and thorough inspection followed as well as an offer for an affordable and efficient solution to his basement problem.   

A Quality 1st installation crew mobilized to River Vale, NJ to begin fixing Kyle’s basement.  As part of the design, WaterGuard was installed along two of the basement walls to direct incoming water toward the SuperSump system.  The pump would then direct the water out of the home through the discharge lines.

Kyle’s decision to have Quality 1st Basement Systems fix his basement alleviated his worries about water in the basement.  In addition, he was happy to benefit from a summer discount that Quality 1st Basement Systems was running at the time! 

A Super Solution for a Ridgewood, NJ Basement

Hurricanes are powerful storms and can induce water damage not typically experienced otherwise.  That is exactly what happened to a homeowner in Ridgewood, NJ.  He saw his partially-finished basement where he and his family spent time suddenly become inundated with nearly 8 inches of water.  This homeowner wanted to put precautions in place so that when he fixed the damage that occurred, he wouldn’t be put in such a position to lose property to storm waters again.  He called Quality 1st Basement Systems for help.

After inspection by a waterproofing specialist, the homeowner agreed to have a SuperSump system installed along with an IceGuard and LawnScape outlet.  The SuperSump system includes a powerful pump designed to pump 2,220 gallons of water per hour at an 8-foot head out of the basement.  The IceGuard is designed to prevent flooding in the event that discharge lines freeze in the colder months.  The LawnScape outlet swiftly and efficiently moves the pumped out water through the discharge line and disperses it away from the home on the lawn.

This homeowner was happy to have his basement back in order, dry and ready to become a family room again, all without the worry of rainy days!  Quality 1st Basement Systems was glad to meet this customer’s needs.     

Putting a Stop to Basement Wetness in Ridgewood, NJ

Homeowner Lisa R. in Ridgewood had a consistently moist basement.  She even noticed that over time the cement block foundation was beginning to deteriorate and crumble in one place.  Lisa wanted a permanent solution to stop the wetness before it caused any more problems.

After contacting Quality 1st Basement Systems, a basement waterproofing specialist visited Lisa to complete a thorough interior and exterior inspection of her basement to determine the best solution to the problems she was experiencing.  He came up with an ideal plan to meet Lisa’s needs and provided her with a free estimate for the waterproofing products and work.  She wanted a drier basement, so she decided to have the work done.

A crew (headed by Project Manager Jesus Alvarez-Sanchez) mobilized to Ridgewood, NJ to fix Lisa’s basement.  They installed a WaterGuard (to channel and direct water seepage from one area); TrenchLock trench drains; a TripleSafe Sump Pump System and a SuperSump system; an IceGuard (designed to prevent flooding in the event of frozen discharge pipes); and a LawnScape outlet (to disperse discharge water away from the home and on the lawn). 

The SuperSump system is a powerful and efficient sump pump capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour out of the basement.  The TripleSafe system provides additional protection through the inclusion of a powerful primary pump backed by a secondary pump which kicks in if there is more water than the first pump alone.  Additionally, this system includes a battery back-up to provide ultimate protection in the event of a power failure, able to pump as much as 11,500 gallons on a fully charged battery.

Quality 1st Basement Systems helped to create a more secure, drier basement and Lisa R. was able to have peace of mind about her basement.   

Unwanted Water in Lodi, NJ Basement Eliminated for New Homeowner

Consider the excitement of moving into a new home.  An added bonus: a finished basement ready to be enjoyed by the family.  Then, one day when a heavy rain comes, that new-found excitement turns to despair and worry when water seeps in and covers the whole floor.  This new homeowner began seeking a permanent solution to this intrusive water problem.  Reaching out to Quality 1st Basement Systems for help was the best thing he could’ve done.    

A thorough interior and exterior inspection of the basement was completed by a waterproofing specialist to determine the best solution to the problems.    An ideal plan to meet this homeowner’s needs was provided to him along with a free estimate for the waterproofing products and work.  He wanted a dry basement, he wanted it then, and he wanted it to last, so he decided to have the work done by Quality 1st Basement Systems.

A crew (headed by Project Manager Melvin Cardoza) mobilized to Lodi, NJ to fix the basement.  They installed a WaterGuard (to channel and direct water seepage from one area); a SuperSump Sump Pump System; an IceGuard (designed to prevent flooding in the event of frozen discharge pipes); and a LawnScape outlet (to disperse discharge water away from the home and on the lawn).  Additionally, CleanSpace Wall System was installed to line the walls to prevent water vapor from seeping through.

With the SuperSump system (a powerful and efficient sump pump capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour out of the basement) and the additional waterproofing products, Quality 1st Basement Systems helped to create a more secure, drier basement.  The homeowner was happy and able to reclaim his usable basement space!   

Galvanized Push Piers Resolve a Failing Foundation Problem in Cliffside Park, NJ

A homeowner in Cliffside Park was preparing to put his home on the market.  He learned through an engineering firm that the structure was, in fact, in jeopardy due to settling in one corner.  The outside step cracks and vertical cracks were visible signs of the potential threat of the condition worsening or of producing structural failure. It was recommended that the foundation issues be fixed.  He contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to obtain a no-obligation, free estimate for these concerns.   

After completing a thorough inspection, foundation specialist Kenneth Peare determined that Foundation Supportworks, Inc. Push Pier System would be the best solution to stabilize the home.  Push Piers are installed below grade, with galvanized tubes and brackets being driven deep into the ground to transfer the weight of the house to more stable soil or bedrock.  They permanently protect the home from further movement and potentially restore the property value.  Additionally, the Push Piers come with a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects. 

This solution was a hit with the concerned homeowner and Quality 1st Basement Systems stood happily behind their work, leaving the homeowner with peace of mind, a chance to move on with the sale of the home, and a transferrable warranty to be passed on to the next homeowners.   

Sump Pump Replacment in Englewood, NJ

Peter, an Englewood homeowner, had an uncovered sump pump and french drain in his basement. Water was exiting the house from a straight pipe, creating standing water and mud to overflow and clog his sump pump.

After doing some research, he came across Quality 1st Basement Systems and saw SuperSump Pump. Immediately he contacted  the company for a free estimate! Design Specialist, Jeff Nero, visited the home and designed a solution based on Peter's budge.

Senior Foreman, Juan Garcia and his crew redirected the pipe and installed a SuperSump Pump to draw out any future water and an IceGuard so that if the pipe were to freeze, the water has an alternate exit through the top openings. LawnScape outlet was also installed to disperse discharge water away from the house and onto the lawn. Quality 1st Basement Systems was able to help Peter get rid of his old Sump Pump and replace it with the top of the line SuperSump Pump!     

Concrete Lifting in East Rutherford, NJ

The Station Square Apartments in East Rutherford had a few sidewalks and aprons that were sinking and settling, causing tripping hazards. This was a major concern for the community. 

Specialist Michael Jersey came out to take a look at the sinking concrete and he recommend the PolyLevel System to lift and level the concrete.  

Foreman Arturo Jacuinde was in charge of installing the PolyLevel System, and making sure that all the sidewalks and aprons were properly raised and stabilized. PolyLevel is a lightweight foam that is environmental friendly and waterproof so it will not wash out. It will permanently lift any sinking and settling concrete and will also fill in voids. After the PolyLevel System was installed all the tripping hazards were gone giving the community peace of mind and leveled sidewalks to safely walk on again. 

Flooding Crawl Space Repaired in New Milford, NJ

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!   

Foundation Repaired in Oakland, NJ

Oakland homeowner noticed that his windows and doors were jamming every time he opened and closed them. At first he thought that they were just old and needed to be replaced until he started to see cracks developing in his foundation. Realizing he now had foundation problems, he called Quality 1st basement Systems who sent out a Design Specialist.

The Design Specialist, Jeff Nero, inspected the entire foundation and was able to explain to the homeowner that his foundation was actually settling do to the soil underneath his home. This was the reason why his doors and windows started to jam and why he was seeing cracks appear.

Senior Foreman, Jonathan Neira and his crew installed Push Piers which is the best foundation repair solution option when the soil condition around and under the home are unknown. Push Piers are a fast installation giving any settling home a permanent solution.

PolyLevel Raises Sinking Concrete Garage Floor in Ridgefield, NJ

Ridgefield homeowner was getting plumbing work done in his mud room when he noticed a 2 inch void between the underside of the concrete slab and the original fill underneath. After doing some research, he saw Quality 1st Basement Systems and decided to give them a call for a free estimate.

An appointment was set with System Design Specialist, Mike Jersey, to come out to the Ridgefield home the following week for a full inspection. Mike recommended the PolyLevel System to be pumped into the large concrete slabs to raise them to desired level without having to remove and replace the concrete.

The homeowner was very pleased with the information he received during the appointment and decided to go through with the work when he was offered a permanent solution that meant he wouldn't have to replace the slabs.

Reliable Basement Flood Protection in New Milford, NJ

Lisa S., a homeowner from New Milford, NJ, wanted an experienced waterproofing company to provide her with an estimate to install a sump pump system to keep her basement protected from flooding. Waterproofing specialist Ken Peare visited the home to complete a thorough interior and exterior inspection and provide a free estimate of the best solution to meet her needs.

After addressing the homeowner’s concerns, Ken proposed the installation of a Triple Safe Sump Pump System. It 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). A WaterGuard sub-floor drainage system would be installed to channel any incoming water seepage toward the TripleSafe to be pumped out of the basement.  For added protection, Ken proposed that IceGuards be installed on the discharge drains, too, in the event that the lines freeze during the colder months.  Lastly, the pumped out water would be discharged away from the home and left to be dispersed on the lawn by means of a LawnScape outlet, a camouflaged extension at the end of the buried discharge pipe.

Lisa found that the solution was just what she needed to keep her basement dry.

Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installed in Bogota, NJ

Megan's parent's home is located in Bogota, New Jersey. She contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems when her father brought humidity and water concerns in the crawl space to her attention. Megan called right away to get a free estimate after she heard an ad on the radio.

System Design Specialist Thomas Nehme met with Megan and her parents to inspect the crawl space and answer any questions they had. Thomas recommended that Megan's parents should not only waterproof the crawl space but install a dehumidifier to help circulate dry air throughout the space. Since they were using the crawl space for storage, Thomas also recommended CleanSpace which is a durable liner that keeps water, moisture, and dirt out. 

CleanSpace Vapor Barrier is a white, durable liner that is installed on the floors and walls of the crawl space. This vapor barrier system will protect against wood rot, mold and humidity, making it the perfect solution for any crawl space, especially one that stores precious items. Quality 1st also sealed off all windows to further prevent the humidity, moisture and cold air from entering inside. Lastly, a SaniDry Dehumidifier was placed inside to ensure proper circulation of dry air. 

Megan's was so relieved to know that her parent's no longer have to worry about water problems in their crawl space allowing them to enjoy retirement!

New Walls and Floors Installed Before the Holidays in Saddle River

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!

One SaniDry XP Does Twice the Work of Other Dehumidifier in Saddle River, NJ

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!

Waldwick Wet Basement Gets Reliable and Powerful Flood Protection

A Waldwick homeowner was in the process of purchasing a home with damp basement walls.  Steven wanted to have a specialist come out to determine whether there was potential for a larger problem with water in the basement.  He scheduled an appointment for a free inspection and estimate with Quality 1st Basement Systems. 

At the time of the inspection, there was some water coming up through the basement floor.  Steven wanted to know the extent of repairs needed to prevent water intrusion once he became the new homeowner.  The Quality 1st Basement Waterproofing Specialist completed a thorough interior and exterior inspection of the basement and determined the best solution to the water problems in this basement.  The specialist answered all of the future homeowner’s questions and addressed any specific concerns; then provided Steven with a written free estimate for the proposed work.  

Steven eventually closed on this house and after some time, contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to complete the work.  An installation crew mobilized to Waldwick, NJ, headed by foreman Jonathan Neira.  They installed a full-perimeter WaterGuard (to channel and direct any water seepage) and a few TrenchLock trench drains (which span doorways and stairways to collect water from outside and connect to the WaterGuard). 

A SuperSump Sump Pump System which efficiently and reliably removes water from the basement area and an UltraSump Battery Backup System were also installed, designed to provide ultimate protection from flooding.  While the powerful SuperSump can pump 2,220 gallons per hour, the UltraSump is ready to kick into action if the first pump fails or if there is an electrical outage.  The UltraSump is designed to remove more than 11,500 gallons on a full charge!

Lastly, the crew also installed 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). 

With all of the waterproofing systems working in conjunction with one another, Quality 1st Basement Systems helped to create a more secure, drier basement.  Steven’s worries about having a water intrusion problem in basement were eased.

WaterGuard and Triple Safe Sump Pump Save Flooding Basement in Alpine, NJ

Mary's Alpine home is located close to a large lake. When it rains, the lake rises causing a significant amount of water to flow onto her property and into her basement. At first, the water would just seep in through the walls but over time, more water would find its way inside, completely flooding her basement with a few feet of water.

Quality 1st was able to send System Design Specialist, Thomas Nehme to the home to inspect the entire perimeter to find the source of her water problem and design a permanent solution.

Thomas recommended WaterGuard and a TripleSafe Sump Pump to keep the basement dry. WaterGuard is installed below the floor slab keeping the drainage system out of the mud zone to prevent clogging. The WaterGuard directs the water down to the TripleSafe Sump Pump which then pumps it up and out of the basement and away from the home. The TripleSafe Sump Pump has a back up battery that will continue to pump out water in case of a power outage. This sump pump is the best pump for a basement that has gotten multiple feet of water.

Basement Waterproofing in Wallington, NJ

The owner of this Wallington, NJ home was experiencing water seepage into her basement. Tired of the water and musty smell in the basement she decided to contact Quality 1st Basement Systems for assistance. 

Specialist Collin Pear was out to asses the problem and he recommended the TripleSafe Sump Pump System and the WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System to resolve the water problem and ensure the basement would stay dry at all times. For the musty smell, he recommended the SaniDry Air System. These products combined provided a safe and healthy environment in the basement. 

This Wallingotn, NJ home owner was happy to know that she would never have to worry about water in the basement ever again.

Providing a Resolution to Basement Water Intrusion in Pittstown, NJ

A couple renting a home in Pittstown found water seeping into their basement on the driveway side of the home time and time again.  They wanted to invest in the home for purchase, but they needed to be sure that the basement water problems could be resolved first.  They contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to schedule a free estimate appointment. 

Ken Peare, a Quality 1st Basement Waterproofing Specialist, visited the home, completed a thorough interior and exterior inspection of the basement, and determined the best solution to the water problems being experienced in this home.  He provided a free estimate for the proposed work after answering all questions and addressing any concerns.

Installation of a WaterGuard System along the problem wall would effectively channel and direct any water seepage to the sump pump.  A SuperSump sump pump would efficiently and reliably remove water from the basement area, while an UltraSump Battery Backup System would provide continued flood protection in the event of a power outage.  While the SuperSump’s powerful cast-iron pump is capable of removing 2,220 gallons of water per hour, the UltraSump backup pump will pump 11,500 gallons of water per hour on a full charge.  Additionally, an IceGuard installation would prevent flooding in the event of frozen discharge pipes.   

The couple moved forward with the purchase of the home and had Quality 1st Basement Systems ease their worries by completing the waterproofing installation.  Quality 1st Basement Systems was glad to help the concerned couple with a resolution to their rainy day problems!  

Waterproofing Installation in a Day for South Hackensack Homeowner

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.

High-Efficiency SaniDry XP Yields Low Humidity in Ridgefield Park, NJ Basement

Leonard, a homeowner from Ridgefield Park, NJ put his basement space to use by creating livable space.  The area, however, was continually very humid, at about 70% according to his measure. He called Quality 1st Basement Systems to schedule a free estimate appointment, hoping to find out more about powerful, energy-efficient dehumidifiers as advertised.  Nick Biris, System Design Specialist, met with Leonard.

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 to empty water catch-basins again and again! 

The high-capacity, high-efficiency SaniDry XP dehumidification system seemed to be exactly what Leonard needed in his finished basement. It would provide the assurance needed to reduce the high humidity levels enough to maintain a drier space.  Plus, Leonard could run his system at a low energy cost and without ever needing to empty a water catch basin.  Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to help another customer find peace of mind.

Basement Waterproofing in Bergenfield, NJ

The homeowner of this Bergenfield, NJ property had ground water seeping in through the wall in their utility room. Going through the Clipper magazine he came across our company,  and he decided to contact Quality 1st Basement Systems for assistance.

Waterproofing Specialist, Jack Huntsman, was out to asses the problem and recommended the WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System. The WaterGuard is designed specially for basements. It does not sit on dirt so it will not clog. This will keep your basement dry so it can be used for storage or recreational purposes. Project Manager, Jesus Alvarez-Sanchez and his crew were out to perform the installation. They did a great job. Arrived on time, took care of the homeowner's home, cleaned and moped the area leaving this property with a clean and dry basement.

After the job was performed, the owner was very pleased with the work that was done and was happy to know that he would never have to worry about water int he basement again.

Quality 1st Provides River Edge, NJ Homeowner With A Permanent Waterproof Basement Solution

A River Edge Homeowner, experienced flooding in the basement after heavy rainfall. This concerned the homeowner because they had future plans to remodel the basement as a TV room. Before remodeling, the basement would need to be waterproofed to protect the investment of finishing it. Luckily a friend with the same issue, had a good experience with Quality 1st Basement Systems that they gladly referred our services to this homeowner.

In a matter of days, Design Specialist Maurice Robinson, went out to the job site to inspect the leaking basement. Upon inspection Maurice noticed damp walls and a must odor. Maurice suggested to have a TripleSafe Sump Pump and a WaterGuard French drain system to be installed. The WaterGuard provides easy inground access for incoming water to flow into the TripleSafe Sump Pump. The TripleSafe Sump Pump allows water to be discharge 2,220 gallons of water per hour at an 8-foot header. Project Manager Melvin Cardoza and his crew also installed a SaniDry Dehumidifier to allow proper circulation of air to remove the musty odor. 

Basement Floods after Three Days of Rain in Park Ridge, NJ

This Spring has been a very rainy season and many homeowners are experiencing water in their basements. When it rains the soil becomes soft and starts to push against the foundation of the home. All that pressure weakens the foundation creating cracks. Water then finds those cracks and seeps through inside the basement. This is exactly what happened to a basement in Park Ridge after three straight days of heavy rain.

The homeowner received so much water that it began coming in through the walls of his basement. Luckily, they remembered their neighbor mentioning Quality 1st Basement Systems a few months back when they had similar water issues.Quality 1st Basement Systems was able to get System Design Specialist, Jeff Nero, out within a few short days to inspect the basement. Upon inspection, Jeff noticed several small cracks where the water had entered and recommended a system that would provide them with a permanent solution.

Project Manager, Juan Garcia and his crew installed WaterGuard, a french drain, that would collect any water seeping through and direct it to the TripleSafe Sump Pump. The TripleSafe is a large sump pump that can pump as much as 6,000 gallons of water an hour. This pump is the perfect size for a basement as big as this one in Park Ridge. Once the WaterGuard and TripleSafe were installed, the crew installed ThermalDry ELITE Plank Flooring. This type of flooring looks like luxurious wood but is actually inorganic and water resistant so it will never grow mold, rot or buckle. This type of flooring is great for a basement because unlike other flooring, this flooring can keep the floor up to 10 degrees warmer since it gives a thermal break from the concrete concrete. Quality 1st Basement Systems was able to turn this damp, cold basement into a dry and warm space for the homeowner and his family to enjoy again. 

Basement waterproofed in Teaneck, NJ

A Homeowner in Teaneck, had water seeping down into the basement after heavy rainfall. The basement would collect large puddles and leave an unpleasant musty odor. This left the family with an uncomfortable environment. Since his cousin had a very good experience with Quality 1st Basement Systems, he referred him to the company for a free estimate.

System Design Specialist, Jeff Nero, inspected the basement thoroughly and recommended to have a TripleSafe Sump Pump with a Water Guard and a SaniDry XP Dehumidifier. The TripleSafe Sump Pump is a water pump that provides a reliable and efficient way to waterproof your basement no matter how much water seeps in. The Sump Pump also includes its own DC- operated pump, a second automatic-switching system, a smart charging system and a specially designed battery. The SaniDry XP Basement Air System is a reliable, low maintenance dehumidifier system that will take ten times the amount water of the air as a typical dehumidifier, yet it uses the same energy. This entire system will keep the basement clean and dry, providing the homeowner with a healthy basement and over all a healthy living 

Cold Crawl Space Insulated in Fort Lee, NJ

Quality 1st Basements received a phone call from a homeowner who was experiencing cold floors on the first level of their home and noticed their pipes that were located in their crawl space were starting to freeze. The homeowner knew that his crawl space had a concrete floor which was not helping the cold draft underneath his home. 

Quality 1st sent System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey, out to inspect the crawl space and recommended the best solution. Upon inspection, Laszlo noticed the crawl space vents were allowing the cold air to linger inside. He explained to the homeowner that because of the cold environment now in the crawl space, it was causing the cold floors, the pipes to freeze and his heating bills to rise. With his furnace in such a cold climate, it was working extra hard to warm the home. 

With the help of Laszlo, the crew sealed and insulated the crawl space to make the home more comfortable for the homeowner and help lower his monthly heating bill. The crew installed Crawl Space Vent Covers on all three vents to seal the crawl space and prevent further drafts. Next SilverGlo Wall Insulation is installed which is a heat barrier, it will reflect heat back into the crawl space. 

The Fort Lee homeowner was 100% satisfied with the work done by Quality 1st and appreciated how professional each member of the Q1 crew was. 

Wet Basement Waterproofed in Fort Lee, NJ

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. 

Sinking Sidewalk in front of Fort Lee, NJ Home Lifted

Jamie K.noticed her sidewalks had begun to sink and settle causing tripping hazards in front of her home. With the uneven sidewalks, it became an eyesore and so she wanted to find a solution that would remove the tripping hazards but not cause any disturbance to the front of her home. An existing customer of Quality 1st happened to be neighbors with Jamie and recommended she call for a free concrete lifting estimate. 

Jamie was blown away by the presentation the Concrete Repair Specialist, Andy Gagliardi gave. Her fear was that the sidewalk area would have to be replaced and would no longer match the rest of the sidewalk area. PolyLevel would lift and level the existing slabs, causing no disruption to the surrounding area and within 15 minutes of completion, she could use her sidewalk. 

Jamie was amazed at the installation processes and extremely satisfied with the results. The tripping hazard was removed and her sidewalk was now stabilized. 

Flooded Basement in Garfield, NJ

A homeowner living in Garfield, NJ had a serious amount of water after a terrible rain storm. The basement of their new home had flooded causing a serious amount of damage to the personal belongings that were kept down in the unfinished basement. After reading some of Quality 1st Basements reviews on Google, they decided to call for a free estimate. System Design Specialist, Mike D, did a full inspection of the home and noticed the water was seeping through the walls towards the bottom of the floors. When our Foreman, Juan Garcia and his crew came to install a full waterproofing system, the drilled small holes into the bottom of the foundation walls and watched as the water pour out. The crew installed WaterGuard  and a TripleSafe Sump pump to protect the basement against leaks and floods.  

Foundation in Matawan Home Stabilized

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.

Water Entering Pompton Plains, NJ Basement

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.   

Lifted Concrete in Edgewater, NJ

A homeowner in Edgewater, New Jersey had a sinking and settling concrete walkway in front of their home and contacted Quality 1st for a free estimate. Quality 1st used PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam to lift the concrete back to its original position. The foam is injected into the concrete through penny-size holes and begins working within minutes. PolyLevel is a fast and permanent solution to lifting and leveling concrete.    

No More Cracked Foundation for Edgewater, NJ home

A homeowner in Edgewater, New Jersey noticed some cracks in their foundation and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the foundation and noticed signs of settlement. Helical Piers were installed outside the home to stabilize the foundation. The plates attached to the piers help pull the pier into the soil and provide anchoring strength as the weight of the foundation is transferred to the pier. Helical Piers are installed fast and help lift foundations back to the original level.  

Nasty Crawl Space in Edgewater, NJ

A crawl space in Edgewater, New Jersey was damp and needed to be encapsulated. Our System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and recommended a full encapsulation system be installed to eliminate the dampness and keep moisture out. This crawl space can be used by the homeowners for whatever they need it for.  

Waterproofed Basement in Hillsdale, NJ

A homeowner in Hillsdale, New Jersey had water coming in through their basements walls and contacted Quality 1st for a free estimate. Our System Design specialist inspected the basement and recommended the basement be waterproofed. WaterGuard was installed in the basement underneath the floor slab, on top of the foundation footing to make sure the system was out of the mud zone. A sump pump was also installed to pump the water out of the basement. TripleSafe sump pump has three levels of pumps built in to ensure the basement stays dry. CleanSpace walling was also installed on the walls to prevent any water coming in and direct it to the sump pump. This basement is waterproofed and can be used by the homeowners. 

Damp Crawl Space in Hillsdale, NJ

A homeowner contacted Quality 1st because of moisture and dampness in their crawl space. Quality 1st went to inspect the crawl space and recommended a full encapsulation system be installed. An encapsulation system makes sure no moisture can enter and the crawl space will be dry and can be used for storage by the homeowners. 

Sinking Pool Concrete at Hillsdale, NJ Home

A homeowner in Hillsdale, New Jersey had sinking concrete around their pool slabs and contacted Quality 1st for a free estimate. Our team used PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam to raise the slabs back to the original position. PolyLevel is injected into the concrete through penny-size holes and starts raising the concrete. Within minutes the PolyLevel is working and the homeowners can use their pool that same day!

Cracked Foundation in Hillsdale, NJ

A home in Hillsdale, New Jersey had cracks in their foundation and the homeowners were worried this could negatively affect their home. Quality 1st was called for a free estimate and installed Helical Piers outside the home. Helical Piers have plates attached to the pier shaft to pull the pier into the soil during installation and provide anchoring strength as the weight of the foundation is transferred to the pier. Helical Piers are easy to install and can help stabilize the foundation.  

Waterproofed Basement in Little Ferry, NJ

A homeowner contacted Quality 1st because of water they kept getting in their basement. Our System design Specialist inspected the basement and had the basement waterproofed. WaterGuard was installed in the basement under the floor slab, on top of the foundation footing to make sure the system was out of the mud zone. A sump pump was installed to pump the water out of the basement and keep the basement dry. The Triplesafe sump pump has three levels of pumps built in to ensure the basement stays dry. The homeowners do not have to worry about water in their basement anymore.   

Crawl Space Repair in Little Ferry, NJ

A homeowner in Little Ferry, New Jersey contacted Quality 1st about repairing their crawl space. Our System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and had matting installed on the crawl space floor for insulation and to make sure water does not sit on the crawl space floor. CleanSpace was also installed on the crawl space floors and walls to ensure no water or moisture enters the crawl space. CleanSpace seals off the crawl space and gives the crawl space a brighter and updated look. The liner will also not tear so it is perfect for storage.   

Concrete in Little Ferry, NJ Sinking

A homeowner in Little Ferry, New Jersey had a sinking sidewalk in front of their home and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Quality 1st used PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam to raise the concrete. PolyLevel is injected into the concrete through penny-size holes and starts raising the concrete within minutes. PolyLevel installs fast and is a permanent solution for concrete lifting and leveling.  

Bowing Walls Fixed in Little Ferry, NJ

A homeowner in Little Ferry, New Jersey noticed their basement walls were starting to bow and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the home and recommended that CarbonArmor wall Reinforcing System be installed on the walls. CarbonArmor consists of strips made from a fiber reinforced polymer that is 10 times stronger than steel. These strips are attached to the wall and secured with heavy duty steel brackets. The straps will stabilize the wall and begin to pull it back to its original position. 

Waterproofing in Little Ferry, NJ Basement

A homeowner in Little Ferry, New Jersey had water in their basement and contacted Quality 1st for a free estimate. Our System Design Specialist inspected the basement and recommended that the basement be waterproofed. WaterGuard was installed under the floor slab, on top of the foundation footing to make sure the system is out of the mud zone. A sump pump, TripleSafe was also installed in the basement to pump the water out. The TripleSafe has three levels of pumps built in to ensure the basement stays dry. A dehumidifier was also installed to filter out any mold spores or musty air. All of these systems together will ensure that the basement stays dry and healthy.    

Signs of Foundation Settlement Resulted in a Phone Call to Quality 1st Basements!

Jake from Annandale, NJ had multiple signs that his foundation was settling. He noticed wall cracks in the exterior brick and changes in the way the doors and windows of his home opened and closed. Down in his basement his foundation walls had stair-step cracks with one specific wall starting to bow inward. Looking for a local Foundation Specialist to save his investment and give him peace of mind again, he contacted Quality 1st Basements. Senior Design Specialist, Ken Peare went out to meet with Jake, run a full inspection of his foundation and design the best solution possible for what he was experiencing.  

Most homeowners don't know too much about foundation settlement and so it's important to us that we educate each homeowner with enough information to understand why they have this issue and why we recommend our solution. Ken explained to Jake that when a house is built compacted soil is then back filled around the foundation to fill the hole. That compacted soil is not as strong as the virgin soil that was once there. Over time that soil can no longer hold the weight of the home causing the home to shift and settle. In the process, cracks form, doors stick, walls bow and your foundation is now compromised. 

Ken Recommended Push Piers for they stabilize the home's foundation. This solution can also lift the home back towards its original level, closing cracks and improving the operations of the doors and windows. The soil is removed from around the foundations footing, where the pier will be installed. Each Push Pier is hydraulically driven into stable soil. The weight of the home is transferred from the concrete foundation, through the steel bracket and piers, to the deep load- bearing soil. Next the team will attempt to lift the home back towards its original position. Once completed and foundation is stabilized the soil is back filled, the entire system is hidden in the  ground and your home is in its new position. 

With the help of Ken Peare and Quality 1st Basements, we were able to give Jake peace of mind that his family is now safe in their home and he has peace of mind that his biggest investment, his home is now stabilized! 

Driveway raised by Quality 1st Basements in Closter, NJ

Quality 1st Basements received a call from a homeowner living in the Closter area of New Jersey. Customer Service Representative, Christine, was the one available to answer the call. Sam, the homeowner was experiencing four sinking slabs in his driveway. For a while he ignored the problem but with his daughter learned how to ride her bike, he wants the driveway to be leveled so her tire wouldn't get caught on the big gaps and tripping hazards the sinking slabs had caused. Her safety was very important to him and Christine understood that completely. She was able to get Sam the soonest available appointment with Concrete Repair Specialist, Tom Carrano. 

Tom met with Sam, did a full inspection of the driveway and then sat down with him and his wife to discuss a solution. Tom explained that before offering a solution, its important to understand why the concrete settles in the first place. That way they could understand why other methods they contemplated wouldn't be the best solution for their situation. The soil underneath the slab became unstable over time from either being too wet, too dry or poorly compacted. It was important to understand that its not the slab that is the issue but the soil below the slab. Tom recommended our PolyLevel System because it  is made up of high- density, lightweight, structural- grade polymers that fills that void and raises the existing slab. 

Not only were the slabs lifted with PolyLevel foam, but just 15 minutes after the installation was complete, Sam's daughter could practice on her bike in the driveway. Sam and his wife were amazed and the clean and easy installation process and how it caused no disturbance to the surrounding areas of their home! 

Settled Stoop in Closter, NJ Stabilized with Helical Piers

Quality 1st Basements was able to help a family in need of structural support when it came to their sinking front stoop. Over the years the stoop gradually began to settle and pull away from the foundation of the home. Quality 1st sent Senior Design Specialist, Ken Peare, out to do a full inspection and design a solution. He noticed serious settlement underneath the stoop. He explained that settlement is cause by usually one of  three things: the soil below the stoop was either poorly compacted, too wet or too dry. Over time the soil could no longer hold that much weight causing the stoop to sink. 

Ken recommended Helical Piers be installed underneath the stoop to lift and stabilize. A Helical Pier is an ideal solution for permanently stabilizing regardless of the weight and structure. First, soil is removed from the area around the stoop where each Helical Pier will be installed. Using specialized hydraulic equipment, the first pier section is screwed into the ground. Additional steel sections are then added to extend the pier to the appropriate depths and capacities, and a steel foundation bracket is connected to the helical piers and attached to the foundation's footing. The weight of the home is then transferred through the Helical Piers onto the competent load-bearing soils deep below the surface. Once the stoop was lifted, the Piers are covered to be hidden from view. 

The stoop was not only lifted but stabilized to prevent future movement. The family was given peace of mind that they no longer had to worry about their stoop, and that the value in the home didn't decrease due to this settlement. 

Sidewalk Raised in Time for Yard Sale in Alpine, NJ

Quality 1st Basements was referred to an Alpine, NJ homeowner named Jane who was experiencing sinking concrete. Jane's sidewalk across the entire front of her home was sinking creating multiple tripping hazards. For years the sidewalk had been an issue but she did not want to pay for the concrete to be ripped up and repoured. One day when she and her neighborhood were discussing the upcoming neighborhood yard sale, the sidewalk became a topic of conversation. Of course, it was a concern that someone could get seriously injured if a spill were to occurs due to the tripping hazards.  That's when Jane's neighbor recommended Quality 1st Basements. 

Jane called right away for a free estimate, to get her tripping hazards removed. Our PolyLevel team arrived on time and did a full walkthrough to make sure the area was cleaned and ready for the installation. Small holes were drilled into each sinking slab and PolyLevel foam was injected underneath filling the void. The sidewalk was raised and now even. The tripping hazards were removed and Jane was able to set up her yard sale the following day. 

Quality 1st injects PolyLevel to Raise Sinking Pool Deck

Quality 1st Basements helps homeowner everyday keep their property safe by raising any concrete slabs that cause dangerous tripping hazards. When a homeowner in Bogota, NJ noticed sinking slabs around their pool deck area, they contacted us right away for a free estimate. Each of our Concrete Repair Specialists are highly trained professionals able to assist with any type of sinking concrete you may be experiencing and so we sent Andy Gagliadri, out to inspect the pool deck and offer the perfect solution. 

Upon inspection, Andy noticed multiple sinking slabs with as much as 3 inches of settlement. He recommended raising instead of lifting the concrete slabs. He explained that when a slab sinks its due to the soil underneath the slab not the actual slab itself. Replacing the slab will only cause the new one to sink in the future but if you fill the void underneath the slab then it would raise and remove the tripping hazard.

Quality 1st injected PolyLevel foam underneath the sinking slab using special equipment. Once underneath the foam expands until the void it filled. Once filled completely the foam hardens raising the slab back to its desired level.  

Settled Backyard Concrete Patio Raised in East Rutherford, NJ

Quality 1st received a call from Jon, a homeowner living in East Rutherford who had concrete issues in his backyard. He stated that his patio area that was once completely leveled had settled over the years and now his outside furniture can't even rest on top of the patio area. He decided to call for an estimate to see if something could be done to raise the patio because he wanted to avoid replacing it at all cost. 

We sent Concrete Repair Specialist, Jeff out to inspect the patio and provide Jon with a permanent solution. Jeff noticed some of the slabs had settled 3 to 4 inches in some corners causing gaps about an inch wide in other areas. When concrete settles its due to one of three things, either the soil is too wet, too dry or poorly compacted. The slab becomes too heavy for the soil causing settlement and creates a void between the slab and soil. Injecting PolyLevel underneath the slab, fills the void, raises the slab and stabilizes the patio to prevent future settlement. 

Sinking Concrete Driveway in Ho Ho Kus, NJ

a family living in Ho Ho Kus, NJ contacted Quality 1st hoping we could provide them with a solution to their settling driveway. Over the years their once slightly settled driveway was not completely settled and therefore uneven. Not only did it create an eyesore in front of their home but made it difficult for their children to ride their bikes in the driveway. They knew that if these slabs were fixed, an accident would soon occur. 

We sent Concrete Repair Specialist, Andy Gagliardi out to inspect the driveway and offer a permanent solution. Andy explained that it isn't the concrete slabs causing the issue but the soil underneath their driveway. Over time when soil becomes too wet or too dry, it becomes weak where it can no longer hold the heavy slab, therefore, causing settlement. Replacing the driveway would only temporarily solve the problem for the slabs would eventually sink again. PolyLevel when underneath the slab, would raise and stabilize it to prevent it from sinking. 

We inject PolyLevel foam below the slab to fill the void in between the concrete and the soil. When the void is filled the PolyLevel foam begins to harden, raising the slab back to its original state, removing the trip hazards.  

Liberty Corner, NJ Pool Deck Sinking

Quality 1st Basements has been lifting concrete slabs for many years! Replacing the concrete is only a temporary fix since it will gradually sink again over time due to the soil underneath. When soil becomes too wet, too dry or is poorly compacted, it becomes weak, causing the heavy concrete slab above to sink. Once settlement occurs a huge void is created between the soil and the slab. Yikes! Quality 1st Basements uses PolyLevel which is a polyurethane foam to lift and level concrete! 

We begin by drilling small holes into the concrete slab. Using special equipment, the poly foam is injected into the slab into the void underneath. Once the void is filled the foam begins to harden. During this point, the concrete begins to rise and is slowly brought back to its desired level. Not only is PolyLevel environmentally friendly and waterproof but also comes with a 5-year warranty. This system allows us to help homeowners make their property safe again for their friends and of course their family. 

Sinking Concrete Garage Floor in Palisades Park, NJ

Quality 1st Basements received a call from a homeowner who was experiencing sinking concrete. After doing some research on Angie's List, they decided to contact Quality 1st for a free estimate. We sent Concrete Repair Specialist, Andy out to inspect the sinking area and design a solution to the settlement. 

Andy measured roughly 3 inches of settlement from where the floor original was to now. Andy explained to the homeowner and his wife that the issue isn't the garage floor but the soil underneath causing the settlement. By injecting PolyLevel below the slab to fill the void underneath, the slab would be raised back to level and stabilized to prevent future sinking. Not only was the homeowner amazed at how professional our crew was with the installation and clean up but also impressed how quick and clean the installation process was. They were relieved their garage floor was now stable and that they no longer had to worry about future damage caused by their once uneven driveway floor. 

Concrete Driveway Raising in Burlington County, NJ

Quality 1st Basements raised a concrete driveway back towards it's original level, permanently stabilizing it to prevent future sinking and settling. 

A Burlington, NJ homeowner had a concrete driveway that had settled causing trip hazards in multiple spots of the driveway. With the concrete being uneven, water would pool trapping the water in the driveway. The homeowner wanted to remove the trip hazards and raise the driveway back to level to allow water to flow straight into the grass.

Concrete Repair Specialist, Andy, explained that the soil beneath the slab was not strong enough to support the weight of the driveway causing it to sink. He recommended our team inject PolyLevel foam underneath to raise the concrete slab, and provide additional support to the concrete. PolyLevel is waterproof and environmentally friendly! It is a quick and clean installation and allows you to walk on the slab instantly once raised. 

Our team came in drilled small penny-size holes into the concrete slabs. Using special equipment, PolyLevel is injected underneath the sinking slab. The foam expands, filling all the voids and raising the slab. Once the slab is at it's desired level, our team stops injecting and allows a few minutes for the PolyLevel foam to harden. Now the slabs are permanently raised and stabilized. 

Work Requests From Bergen County, NJ
Vicinity of FOREST ROAD in Bergen
Water in small area of basement after heavy rains.
Vicinity of Palmer Ave in Bergen
Need to replace our existing Bilco storm/basement door, as water continues to enter down the stairs, through the door entry way and into the living space. We'd love an expert opinion/quote. thank you!
Serving the following Bergen County, NJ zip codes
Hackensack 07601, Hackensack 07602, Teaneck 07666, Fort Lee 07024, Fair Lawn 07410, Garfield 07026, Englewood 07631, Bergenfield 07621, Paramus 07652, Paramus 07653, Mahwah 07430, Mahwah 07495, Ridgewood 07450, Ridgewood 07451, Cliffside Park 07010, Lodi 07644, Lyndhurst 07071, Palisades Park 07650, Elmwood Park 07407, Rutherford 07070, Dumont 07628, Wyckoff 07481, New Milford 07646, North Arlington 07031, Ramsey 07446, Tenafly 07670, Fairview 07022, Saddle Brook 07663, Oakland 07436, Ridgefield Park 07660, Hasbrouck Heights 07604, Edgewater 07020, Glen Rock 07452, Wallington 07057, River Edge 07661, Ridgefield 07657, Westwood 07675, Little Ferry 07643, Franklin Lakes 07417, Hillsdale 07642, Waldwick 07463, Maywood 07607, Leonia 07605, East Rutherford 07073, Township Of Washington 07676, Park Ridge 07656, Cresskill 07626, Closter 07624, Montvale 07645, Bogota 07603, Oradell 07649, Emerson 07630, Wood Ridge 07075, Midland Park 07432, Allendale 07401, Carlstadt 07072, Woodcliff Lake 07677, Norwood 07648, Rochelle Park 07662, Englewood Cliffs 07632, Demarest 07627, Northvale 07647, Harrington Park 07640, Ho Ho Kus 07423, Haworth 07641, Saddle River 07458, Moonachie 07074, South Hackensack 07606, Alpine 07620, Teterboro 07608, Teterboro 07699

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