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Mold Services
Mold Remediation
Dust Mites Control
Mold Spores
Mold Removal And Cleanup
Dry Rot & Brown Rot

Basement Repair Services & Products
WaterGuard Interior System
DryTrak Drainage Channel
TrenchDrain Drain Grate
IceGuard Discharge Line
FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
WellDuct Window Drainage
BrightWall Waterproof Panels
ThermalDry Wall Barrier
Basement To Beautiful Pre-finishing Wall Insulation Panels
Drain Tile Installation
SuperSump Pump System
TripleSafe Pumping System
UltraSump Battery Back Up
Sanidry Dehumidifier

Crawl Space Repair Services & Products
CleanSpace Encapsulation Vapor Barriers And Liners
Turtl Access Hatch
EverLast Crawl Space Doors
Sanidry Csb Dehumidifier
SmartDrain Water Drainage
SilverGlo Wall Insulation
TerraBlock Floor Insulation
SmartSump Sump Pump
Crawl-o-Sphere Crawl Space Fan
WallCap Block Wall Sealer
SmartVent Flood Vents

Foundation Repair Services & Products
Push Pier Underpinning For Settlement, Foundation Leveling, Sinking Foundation Repair
Geo-lock Wall Anchors
Geo-lock Helical Anchors
PowerBrace Bowed Wall Repair
CarbonArmor Fiber Wall Repair
SmartJack Crawl Space Support
Slab Pier Repair
PolyLevel Concrete Lifting
EZ Post Deck Repair
Shotcrete Wall Restoration

Finishing / Remodeling
Everlast Wall Panels
Insulated Wall Panels
Premier And Linen Ceiling Tiles: No-sag Warranty
Thermal Dry Floor Tiles
Millcreek Faux Wood Flooring
Sunhouse Window Wells
Everlast Window Replacement
Rockwell Egress Window

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Sump Pump Installation in Columbus, NJ

Sump Pump Installation in Columbus, NJ

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Sump Pump Installation in Columbus, NJ Sump Pump Installation in Columbus, NJ

Columbus, NJ resident was interested in waterproofing options when they finally had enough with the water concerns in their unfinished basement. Our System Design Specialist, Greg Louis, met with the homeowner and provided them with a full inspection. He noticed multiple signs of water entry by where the wall and floor met. He also noticed the space was very damp and musty. He recommended our TripleSafe Sump pump as a permanent solution to keep this large basement dry. Foreman, Mario Barron, installed the full perimeter system in the basement. 

Sump Pump Replacement in Columbus, NJ

Sump Pump Replacement in Columbus, NJ

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Sump Pump Replacement in Columbus, NJ Sump Pump Replacement in Columbus, NJ

A Columbus, New Jersey resident had an old and failing sump pump system. Their current sump pump was not properly  protecting this basement. It was not sealed or enclosed, which could cause water evaporation to get into the basement and cause mold. They called Quality 1st Basement Systems and our System Design Specialist, Greg Louis, suggested they install a new sump pump. Our foreman, Mario Barron, replaced the old sump pump with the TripleSafe Sump Pump System. This system has an airtight lid and will keep the basement dry and protected by draining out the water away from the home.

Driveway Repair in Columbus, NJ

Driveway Repair in Columbus, NJ

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Driveway Repair in Columbus, NJ Driveway Repair in Columbus, NJ

Quality 1st Basement Systems received a call from a homeowner in Columbus, NJ for a concrete repair. The homeowner noticed their driveway was sinking and cracking, and they needed to have it repaired before it can cause any serious issues. Our crew was able to repair the sinking concrete by using our Polylevel Injection

Polylevel is a better solution than mudjacking because it is more durbale and long-lasting. Unlike mudjacking, polylevel not a mixture of mud and concrete but rather a foam made from structural graded polymers. It is waterproof, environmentally friendly, and takes only fifteen minutes to fully heal. It is guaranteed to repair al forms of concrete. 

After the repair, the homeowner was happy to see their driveway fully set. 

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Columbus's Basement, Crawl Space & Foundation Contractor

For over 25 years, Quality 1st Basement Systems has been the trusted basement & foundation company of Columbus. Our high quality work and exclusive access to over 28 patented products set us apart in the home improvement industry. When working on basements, crawl spaces and foundations we are the safe choice for your home.

Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Repair

Basements and crawl spaces consistently have issues with water, mold and rot. To prevent these problems from occurring in the future we install a patented interior drainage system. Water and moisture that enters the basement is captured, controlled and safely removed via the basement drain before you ever notice it. The drainage system also works as part of crawl space encapsulation. 

We Provide:
  • Basement Waterproofing
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation
  • Exclusive, Patented Products
  • Humidity Control
You Receive:
  • Permanently Dry Basement
  • Clean Protected Crawlspace
  • Protection against Mold
  • Improved Home Value

We also fix basement leaks with permanent basement leak repair. With our system in place there is no need to fear basement flooding. We want your basement to be safe for years so our work comes with a transferable lifetime dry-basement warranty. 

Foundation Repair & Concrete Leveling

Whatever the issue we are the trusted foundation repair contractor. Our foundation repair experts will visit your home, identify the issue and recommend the right solution. We provide permanent foundation repairs using non-invasive methods. There is no need to tear up your entire yard to fix the foundation.

Repairs for:
  • Wall Cracks
  • Bowing Walls
  • Uneven Floors
  • Settling Foundations
  • Uneven Concrete Slabs       
We Use: 
  • Wall Anchors
  • I-Beam Wall Braces
  • Foundation & Slab Piers
  • Crawl Space Jack Posts
  • PolyLEVEL 

Along with general foundation problems we also fix sunken concrete slabs using PolyLEVEL. PolyLEVEL is an expansive polyurethane foam that fills in the gaps beneath the sunken concrete and lifts it back up to a level position. It also does not erode or wash away. If you are looking for the right foundation repair company, you found it. Let's get started. 

Services we offer in Columbus:

  • 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.
  • Crawl space sealing with CleanSpace vapor barrier.
  • 25-year warranty on crawl space encapsulation systems.
  • Financing Available
  • FREE written estimates and inspections, and fast installation
Job Stories From Columbus, NJ
Concrete Repair in Columbus, NJ

Don't let tripping hazards and sinking concrete intrude on your safety! This homeowner in Columbus, New Jersey noticed their concrete walkway was sinking and becoming unlevel. This occurs when concrete is poured over poorly backfilled soil. Over time, this soil settles and creates voids underneath the slab. This can also happen from the soil constantly expanding and shrinking due to wet weather and dry weather. If this goes without repair, someone could trip and injure themselves! 

The homeowner searched online for solutions and came across Quality 1st Basement Systems. They called us and our customer care representative booked them an appointment with our System Design Specialist, Chris Bowe. Chris provided a careful inspection and suggested they use polyurethane foam to lift and level the concrete. 

A few days later, our foreman arrived at the home and began the process of using our PolyLevel Injections. This is done by drilling small, penny-sized holes into the concrete and injecting the foam into the voids underneath. This process is repeated until the concrete is brought to a raised position. 

When the job was complete, the homeowner was happy to see their concrete walkway was raised and leveled. They no longer had to worry about tripping hazards! 

Concrete Driveway Repair in Columbus, NJ

A resident in Columbus, New Jersey noticed their driveway was sinking and settling. This happens because concrete is sometimes poured over poorly compacted loose soil. Over time, this soil settles and creates voids under the concrete. This can pose very dangerous tripping hazards because a friend or a family member can walk on this driveway and trip over it. A driveway is supposed to provide safety, not tripping hazards.

The homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems and our System Design Specialist, Chris Bowe, helped them with a plan to fix this issue. He suggested they use a polyurethane foam that will lift the concrete to its original position.

Our foreman, Sean Johnson, used the PolyLevel Injection System on the sinking concrete. This is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and injecting the polyurethane foam into the voids. This foam has expanding properties that allow for a lift and leveling of the slab. PolyLevel is a great option because it can be installed in a matter of a few hours. It is also environmentally friendly, waterproof, and is a lightweight solution that will not add weight to existing soil. Now, the homeowner does not have to worry about tripping over their driveway.

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Musty Crawl Space in Columbus, NJ

James recently purchased a home in Columbus, NJ but a few months after moving in he noticed a smell coming from his crawl space. When entering, he immediately noticed dampness and small wet puddles near certain corners. The dirt floor was now mud and his insulation was falling out of the ceiling. 

James contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate on how to protect the space and keep it dry. We sent Crawl Space Specialist, Mike F. out to perform a full inspection and provide James with a recommendation on permanent solution.

When Mike entered the crawl space he was hit with that same musty smell indicating that the space was allowing moisture, water and humidity inside. He noticed signs of mold and efflorescence on the wall. Now it was time for Mike to figure out where it was coming from. 

Mike noticed the vents were open giving that humid air easy access to the crawl space. Water was coming up through the ground creating that dampness and the busy smell formed because of it. 

He recommended James fully encapsulate his crawl space to seal it off from the harmful outside environment preventing this crawl space from being healthy. He suggested covering the vents, putting a VaporBarrier System on the walls and floors and installing a dehumidifier to prevent a musty odor. 


Damp Crawl Space in Columbus, NJ

Your crawl space is probably the only space in your home that you don't go in often or don't use at all. Yet, its one of, if not the most important place in your home. Why? Simply because over 80% of the air you breathe on the first level of your home comes from the space below, your crawl space! So  if your crawl space is damp and musty, its creating an odor, mold and poor air quality which you and your family are now breathing in while watching tv and eating dinner. Yuck! 

Quality 1st Basement Systems has been fixing nasty crawl spaces for over 20 years and so when Joanne and Michael from Columbus, NJ realized their crawl space needed to be checked out by a professional, they knew just who to call. We sent System Design Specialist, Javier, out to provide a full inspection and recommend a permanent solution to protect their home and provide them with peace of mind. 

Upon inspection, Javier noticed small puddles of water in multiple spots. There were white marks on the wall, known as efflorescence and signs of mold. The vents were allowing humid air come through along with moisture. Javier could also smell a strong odor that filled the entire area. Overall the space needed help and Javier knew exactly what to recommend.

Javier explained to Joanne and Mike that the best solution to their water problems in their crawl space was to completely seal the space off from the outside environment. The crawl space vents needed to be completely sealed with vent covers that would properly seal and prevent water from coming through. Next he recommended our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier to prevent water seepage and promote a cleaner space. Lastly, our crawl space sump pump known as SmartSump, to capture and direct water out of the crawl space and away from the home. 

Joanne and Mike were amazed at the experience they had with Javier. His honesty and knowledge is what helped them in their decision to hire Quality 1st to protect their crawl space.

Work Requests From Columbus, NJ
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Basement wall leaking when rain is heavy
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Install a pump
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My patio concrete slab is not in level
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Dehumidifier systems with pump
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Noticed a crack in wall of basement and a small puddle of water when it rained hard the other night. I then noticed a crack in exterior foundation wall in 2 places. Would like estimate to repair. Thanks
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Basement floor and walls are cracking in multiple places. Some cracks seem to be seperating (getting wider.)
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Water issues in basement (have sump pump, and outside French drain, but water still comes up in several spots through floor).
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Crack next to AC unit needs repair/seal inside and outside. thanks.
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Good afternoon: I am in the process of purchasing the above property. Upon the home inspection it was discovered that new (exterior) crawl space access needs to be installed. I envision something like similar to an egress window type. Please let me know if this type of project request is within your scope and what availability you may have to set-up time for an estimate. Thank you!
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Water in the basement. Not flooded. Looking to have a sump pump put in. No system in place now. Would like to set up a time for an estimate.
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Need price on concrete leveling of garage apron

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