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Crawl space moisture and water were becoming a major problem for Pam H.’s Maplewood, NJ home. She needed help solving this problem and contracted her local waterproofing experts- Quality 1st Basement Systems. Kenneth Peare met with Pam H. to check out the crawl space. He recommended the CleanSpace liner, SaniDry CX, and drainage matting to keep the space completely dry.
Of these products, the homeowner chose to have the CleanSpace liner and Drainage matting installed by Marcello Sanchez and his team of trained installers. The CleanSpace crawl space liner is a 20-mil crawl space vapor barrier that is installed on the floors and walls of a crawl space area. This system is durable and long lasting to ensure a healthier, better preserved home. In combination with the CleanSpace line, our drainage matting is a dimpled plastic mat material that creates a drainage space to help water find its way to the drain line.
Quality 1st Basement Systems knows what will work best to keep your space clean, healthy and dry all year round. Trust that we have a solution for your home’s crawl space or basement just like we did for Pam H.
Linda M. recently purchased a home in Maplewood, NJ and soon after had a flooded basement. She was referred to Quality 1st Basement Systems by a friend, so she contacted them for a complete waterproofing system.
Basement waterproofing expert Kenneth Peare went out to assess the water problem and recommended the WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, SuperSump sump pump, UltraSump batter backup, and IceGuard. WaterGuard is a drainage channel engineered to specifically solve basement water problems without worry of clogging from soil beneath the basement floor. This practically designed drainage system is effective in directing the flow of basement water to the SuperSump sump pump system.
Each of these products that was installed works together to keep Linda M.’s basement dry even during harsh weather conditions and heavy rain. Her basement is no longer a source of stress and is instead a dry, safe space to be in all year round!
It’s essential for your home’s foundation to have structural integrity at all times. Foundation cracks, house settlement, and bowing foundation walls are just a few ways that this can be compromised. When Rachele H. saw foundation cracks in her basement, she searched online for a foundation repair contractor to fix her problem.
Quality 1st Basement Systems’ foundation repair expert, Dan McNally, met with Rachele H. to assess the foundation cracks. He determined that the cracks were from foundation settlement and that eight push piers should be installed. To install the push piers, the foundation is excavated to expose the foundation footing and then heavy-duty steel foundation brackets are secured to your foundation’s footings. After this, galvanized steel pier sections are hydraulically driven through the bracket to competent soils or bedrock, and then the weight of your home is transferred through the piers to load-bearing strata.
This process guarantees the permanent stabilization of your home’s foundation. Rachele H. no longer has to worry about foundation settlement or foundation cracks that were so apparent when she contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems. You too can have a safe, stable home with our expertise and top of the line foundation repair products.
David S. was sick of the musty odor in his basement. And what’s even worse- the smell was spreading to the rest of his home as well. His home was ranch style with a block wall foundation, had a partially finished basement, and a big open concrete space next to the basement. To address the musty basement odor, waterproofing expert Kenneth Peare suggested the installation of a SaniDry crawl space dehumidifier, CleanSpace liner, and Drainage Matting.
To waterproof the basement, Kenneth recommended a SuperSump sump pump, UltraSump battery backup, and WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system. The SaniDry dehumidifier is effective in stopping mold and mildew growth, which in turn eliminates wet, musty basement odors. It protects the crawl space, basement, and entire home from unwanted mold and mildew that often create allergic reactions for many people.
With the help of Quality 1st Basement Systems, David S. no longer has to worry about the wet, musty odor in his Livingston, NJ home. He can rest assured that water and moisture will no longer be a problem in his basement or crawl space, and it can now be a clean, healthy space for everyone to enjoy.
Basement water is something that plagues many, many homes- new and old. Jennifer W. noticed some water in her basement and needed help identifying the source and a permanent solution. Waterproofing specialist Damon Ludwig met with Jennifer for a free estimate and recommended covering half the basement walls in CleanSpace, a SuperSump sump pump, UltraSump battery backup, and WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system.
In one short day Victor Leon and his trained team of basement waterproofing installers set up all of these products. The SuperSump sump pump includes the best pump available with a mechanical float switch. It is also designed to house a secondary battery backup sump pump- the UltraSump. The UltraSump guarantees a dry basement even during power outages or any other pump failure.
Jennifer W. now no longer has to worry about water in her home. Quality 1st Basement Systems came up with a permanent basement waterproofing solution that keeps her basement clean and dry all year round!
When water was coming into Xiuji J.’s basement, a friend suggested that they contact Quality 1st Basement Systems for a lasting waterproofing solution. They already has a French Drain installed in part of the basement, but were looking to install additional drains for the other side of the basement as well.
Rick Hacker went out to check out the problem and suggest a comprehensive plan. He suggested the installation of our unique WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system. This practically designed is perfect for basement installation because of its placement. WaterGuard sits on top of the footing and out of the soil under your basement floor so that it is never at risk to clog.
Xiuji J. can rest assured that the WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system will keep the basement healthy and dry for years to come. No more worrying about the next heavy rain for this home!
Heavy rain often creates a leaky basement for most homeowners who don’t have a complete basement waterproofing system. Aurelus T. was facing this problem as water was coming into his home through the floors and walls. He contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems and soon after had Chris Aramburu out to check out the source of the basement water.
Chris determined that a SuperSump sump pump, WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system that would drain water to the sump pump, LawnScape, IceGuard to ensure water is pumped out even during harsh conditions, and the EverLast Wall system would ensure a dry basement all year round.
The EverLast basement drywall restoration system is created with inorganic material that will not be damaged by water and will not support the growth of mold or mildew. These panels are effective for homeowners looking to replace moldy, rotten drywall and are compatible with any of our basement waterproofing products. Aurelus T. now no long has to worry about basement flooding and can enjoy this clean, dry space.
Years ago Cynthia H. had a generic sump pump put in, but when water got up to her ankles in the basement- it was time for some serious help! She didn’t know where the water was coming from so she decided to contact Quality 1st Basement Systems. Basement waterproofing professional Rick Hacker went out to see where the water was coming from and realized that much of it was from the basement walls and floor.
To stop basement flooding, Rick recommended the SuperSump sump pump and UltraSump battery backup. This combination would effectively pump any water out of the basement to keep it from cumulating in the future. To combat basement moisture, a SaniDry was installed. This energy efficient dehumidifier is perfect for keeping moisture out of large basement spaces and helps to prevent musty odors and mold/mildew growth.
Lastly, Zen Wall and ThermalDry floor matting would keep the walls and floor free of water. Cynthia H. can enjoy a dry, clean space that is now more warm and inviting than ever before. Basement flooding is no longer an issue; so don’t let it be your either!
Sherwin R. had basement bilco doors in East Orange, NJ that were leaking and letting moisture into his crawl space and basement. He searched online for a reliable waterproofing contractor in the area and contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for some help. Basement water and moisture were the two main concerns so waterproofing expert Kenneth Peare suggested that the CleanSpace liner be installed to cover the whole space. This 20 mil vapor barrier was perfect to cover the dirt crawl space to ensure that moisture would not collect or pass through the space.
Additionally, Drainage Matting, an EverLast crawl space door, Silver Glo crawl space insulation panels, TerraBlock crawl space floor insulation, and new bilco doors were installed. The EverLast crawl space door is an upgrade perfect for any crawl space. It is completely immune to moisture damage, requires no painting, and is airtight to keep moisture, pests, and unhealthy air out of your home. To keep the crawl space warm and dry, the TerraBlock crawl space floor insulation was installed. It was specifically designed as a durable, long-lasting insulation product for crawl space floors. If there are moisture or water problems, this along with our Drainage Matting will direct water away and to a sump pump.
This successful project was completed by Victor Leon and his team of qualified installers. Sherwin R. can now rest assured that water will no longer leak in because of his new bilco doors, the CleanSpace liner, and other top of the line products. If you are facing any of these same problems in your dirt crawl space, contact Quality 1st Basement Systems for a permanent, clean solution to last many years.
Ed A. contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for an estimate on how much it would cost to install the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. He described that his crawl space had a dirt floor, but wanted to reclaim it as a usable storage area. Representative Kenneth Peare met with Ed A. to discuss ways to keep his crawl space free of moisture and give a quote for the CleanSpace system.
The CleanSpace liner is a vapor barrier designed to completely stop moisture from passing from the outside to the inside of your crawl space. It comes with a 25-year warranty against damage from normal wear and tear so that you can access it and use the space for storage without worry that the liner will rip. Kenneth also recommended the SaniDry dehumidifier to stop any mold or mildew, eliminate musty odors, and protect the family’s overall health.
Quality 1st Basement Systems is glad they could help Ed A. waterproof his crawl space in Belleville, NJ. Now Ed can use this space to store any personal belongings without worry that they will get wet or damaged from excessive moisture.
If your basement is already finished, it’s often devastating to have water pouring in. This was the case for Elizabeth E. in her home. Whenever there was a heavy rain, the water table rose and water spilled into her finished basement. She contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for a basement waterproofing estimate to make sure this didn’t happen again.
Waterproofing expert Nick Biris went and assessed where water was coming in so he could come up with a comprehensive basement waterproofing solution. He determined that a SuperSump sump pump system, UltraSump battery backup, WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, EverLast wall restoration, and IceGuard would do the trick! The SuperSump sump pump can pump 2220 gallons per hour at an 8-foot discharge hear quietly and effectively.
Thanks to these specialized products, Elizabeth and her family can enjoy a dry, clean basement. They no longer have to worry about water coming into their finished basement. Don’t let this happen to your home; contact Quality 1st Basement Systems to waterproof your basement before you finish it!
When water was coming in from the front walls of Ara A.’s Belleville, NJ basement, it was time to contact the experts. Quality 1st Basement Systems sent waterproofing specialist John Schweitzer out to check out the problem and come up with a permanent solution.
First he recommended the installation of CleanSpace walling. This wall system uses CleanSpace (a heavy, durable plastic liner) to cover the walls and ensure that any water vapor is stopped and basement leaks are drained to a sump pump. Next a SuperSump sump pump was installed. Its pump is the finest available and was chosen as the best from about 50 other models. The SuperSump will effectively keep water out of any leaky basement.
John also suggested to WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system and the IceGuard to make sure water could be pumped out of the basement no matter what the outside conditions are. Ara A. no longer has to worry about leaky basement walls and can enjoy a clean, dry, and healthy space all year round.
The SuperSump sump pump from Quality 1st Basement Systems is one of a kind. It can pump 2220 gallons of water per hour at an 8-foot discharge head smoothly and quietly. Regina B. has water coming into her basement and when Kenneth Peare, a waterproofing expert from Quality 1st, went out to assess her wet basement, he recommended the installation of this top of the line SuperSump sump pump.
Marcello Sanchez and his crew also installed an UltraSump battery backup to make sure the SuperSump would continue to work even in tough situations, a SaniDry basement dehumidifier, and ThermalDry to drain any basement leaks to the sump pump and keep the basement insulated. The SaniDry basement dehumidifier is an Energy Star rated dehumidifier that is large enough to eliminate moisture from your entire basement as well as keep musty odors from filling your home because of basement water and moisture.
These quality products were the perfect solution to Regina B.’s flooded basement. She can rest assured that the SuperSump sump pump installation along with the SaniDry and ThermalDry will keep her basement dry for years to come.
Maruta M. was looking to get her crawl space encapsulated so she contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for some help. Basement and crawl space waterproofing specialist Ryan Clay met with Maruta at her home and determined that the CleanSpace liner, Drainage Matting, EverLast Door, and SmartDrain would do just the trick!
The CleanSpace liner is a 20 mil thick vapor barrier with seven layers of high-density polyethylene, low-density polyethylene, and polyester cord. It is guaranteed to hold up for years of normal wear and tear so that you can store possessions without worrying about rips and tears. This in combination with our Drainage Matting will keep your crawl space dry. Moisture will be kept far away with the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system, but drainage is just as important. This directs the water flooding your crawl space to the perimeter and out of the space.
Quality 1st Basement Systems is happy they could help Maruta M. encapsulate her crawl space. The CleanSpace vapor barrier will ensure that her crawl space stays dry and moisture free.
Nancy O. recently purchased a home that needed to be waterproofed before she could finish the basement. She called in the experts from Quality 1st Basement Systems who would guarantee a dry basement all year round. Rick Ludlow met at her Montclair, NJ home and recommended the installation of a TripleSafe sump pump, WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, IceGuard, and LawnScape.
The TripleSafe sump pump provides the ultimate protection. This patented sump pump includes three pumps that respond appropriately to the amount of water that is coming into the basement. If the first pump fails or can’t keep up, the second will join in and pump double the water. To collect water around the perimeter of the basement, the WaterGuard drainage system sits out of the footing so that it will never clog. When water enters the system via holes on the wall side, it then flows from the WaterGuard to the TripleSafe sump pump.
This combination of products is perfect for Nancy O.’s Montclair, NJ home. She can now take steps toward finishing her basement and making it a space that the whole family can enjoy without fear of basement flooding in the future!
Do you have water coming up from the basement floor and pooling water in the corners? Well, this is exactly the situation Joyce K. found in her father-in-laws basement. She contacted her local waterproofing contractor Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate to get the water completely taken care of.
Kenny Tramutola came out to the house and suggested a SuperSump sump pump, LawnScape outlet, IceGuard system that allows water to escape from a sump pump discharge line if the pipe freezes or becomes blocked for any reason, and the WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system. The patented WaterGuard waterproofing system is effective because it doesn’t sit in the soil under your basement floor, but instead sits above it to keep from clogging. This ensures that water will always be able to collect and then drain to the SuperSump and be pumped directly out of the basement.
These waterproofing solutions will keep Joyce K.’s basement dry for years to come. She will no longer have to worry about basement flooding because of the WaterGuard installation and SuperSump sump pump installation that keep the basement dry no matter what the conditions are.
The Accent Group owns an apartment building in Nutley, NJ that would continuously gets water in the basement whenever there was a heavy storm. During the last major storm, there were even a couple feet of water in the basement, as well as flooding outside the building.
Waterproofing specialist Don A went out to assess the building and determined that a TripleSafe sump pump, SuperSump, UltraSump battery backup, SaniDry dehumidifier, and TrenchDrain would all be necessary to keep the space dry during any weather conditions. The TripleSafe sump pump offers the ultimate protect for basement waterproofing. It has two pumps that will turn on if there is enough water flooding in, and even a battery backup that will switch on if one of the pumps fails unexpectedly. Additionally, the SaniDry basement dehumidifier is energy-efficient and ensures that the basement is free of moisture, allowing Ross, the buildings owner, to use the space for storage if needed.
All in all, the project was a success. The Accent Group knows that no matter what weather they face, their apartment building will be a safe and dry place for all the residents thanks to the basement waterproofing experts from Quality 1st Basement Systems.
Richard & Sharon L. bought their house over 20 years ago and the house itself is over 100 years old. Every time it rained they would get more and more water in the basement. This problem went on for years, but recent heavy storms really pushed these homeowners to the brink- it was time for some professional waterproofing help! They contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems who sent John Patterson out to come up with a permanent basement waterproofing solution.
John suggested a SuperSump sump pump with the UltraSump battery backup. This sump pump is the best in the business with its ability to pump 2220 gallons per hour at an 8-foot discharge head. Also, the UltraSump battery backup ensures that the pump will continuously run even if there is a power outage. Water will continue to come in no matter what, so Quality 1st Basement Systems makes sure that you have products that will effectively keep up. Additionally, the EverLast wall restoration system and CleanSpace wall vapor barrier was installed. These products keep the basement bright and clean, while guaranteeing that water is drained away from the walls and straight to the sump pump.
With these products Richard & Sharon L. no longer have to worry about water in their basement. No matter how old your basement is or how long you’ve been living there, we always have a permanent basement waterproofing solution for you!
Susan B. had water coming into her basement during heavy rains. For a permanent solution she searched online for a local basement waterproofing company, and contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems.
Kenny Tramutola went out to find the source of the water and recommended the installation of a TripleSafe sump pump, WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, TrenchDrain, and IceGuard to ensure that there’s no blockage even during harsh winter weather. The TripleSafe sump pump is engineered to withstand long period of non-use so that it’s ready when water is coming into your basement. This TripleSafe sump pump offers the least amount of sump pump problems your will ever experience.
If a wet basement is troubling you just like it did for Susan B., it’s definitely time to contact Quality 1st Basement Systems. They are happy to help any homeowner solve basement waterproofing problems big or small to make your basement a dry, healthy space for years to come!
Basement floor cracks and walls that have water seepage are a couple major problems for some homeowners in Orange, NJ. When Jimmie S. noticed that these conditions were occurring in his basement, he contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Kenneth Peare met with Jimmie at his home and determined that the TripleSafe sump pump, Trench Drain, and WaterGuard system would keep water from damaging his basement any longer. WaterGuard is an interior basement waterproofing system designed to sit above the footing and out of the soil so it never gets clogged and can always effectively collect and drain water to the TripleSafe sump pump. Similar to WaterGuard, the Trench Drain keeps the area at the bottom of concrete stair leading to an exterior bulkhead door dry as well.
Jimmie S. no longer has to worry about his basement floor cracks or water seepage from his basement walls. Quality 1st Basement Systems solved these problems and was happy to provide him with a clean, dry basement that will last many, many years to come.
Delores L. had water coming into her basement and needed some expert help. She contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for a permanent solution and dependable service. Basement waterproofing expert Dan McNally went out to assess the situation and came up with a comprehensive waterproofing plan.
He recommended the installation of an UltraSump sump pump and WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system. The UltraSump is a battery backup sump pump that keeps your sump pump working efficiently even if there is a power outage or your pump motor unexpectedly fails. The patented WaterGuard is a drainage channel engineered specifically to solve basement water problems. It was designed to sit above the footing and out of the soil under the basement floor so there is never a worry about it clogging.
This combination of products is guaranteed to keep Delores L.’s basement dry and clean all year round. She was happy with the system and made sure that everything was working properly before the crew from Quality 1st Basement Systems left. Now she can rest assured that basement water will no longer be a problem.
Whenever there was rain for a few days, water made its way into Judy B.’s basement. She had this problem in the past, but never did anything about it. Finally it was time to contact her local basement waterproofing professionals. Kenneth Peare from Quality 1st Basement Systems met with Judy B. at her Short Hills, NJ home. With his training and expertise, Kenneth was able to come up with a complete and permanent solution for this basement water problem.
In two short days, Victor Leon and his crew installed a TripleSafe sump pump, WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, CleanSpace Liner, Drainage matting, and SaniDry to keep water and moisture out of the basement. The CleanSpace liner is a vapor barrier that drains water to the sump pump and can brighten up the entire basement. It keeps the basement air tight and free of moisture and humidity. Similarly, the SaniDry dehumidifier works to create a basement space with low humidity. It takes up to 100 pints of water per day out of your basement air and is very energy efficient.
Judy B. no longer has to worry about water getting into her basement. This permanent basement waterproofing solution is sure to keep this leaky basement dry and healthy for years to come!
Basements and crawl spaces are prone to taking on water whenever there is a heavy rain. If water is seeping in along your basement walls, then you are in a similar position that Sally R. was before she contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems. She describer that the rugs in the basement were getting soaked during rainstorms that that she needed a solution to keep water out.
Waterproofing expert Ron Michaels met with Sally R. for a free estimate and suggested the installation of the WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system and LawnScape. WaterGuard is designed specifically for wall water seepage because it sits along the seam of the basement wall and floor to collect water and drain it to a sump pump. Many systems like this get clogged because they sit in the soil under the basement floor- not WaterGuard! This unique design is installed on top of the footing so that it will never clog.
Quality 1st Basement System is happy to have helped another homeowner solve their basement waterproofing problems. With the help of WaterGuard and LawnScape, Sally R. and her family no longer have to worry that the rug will be soaked or damaged during heavy rains. They can enjoy a dry, healthy basement for many years.
Brett G. was interested in a sump pump installation for his West Orange, NJ basement. He searched online for a trustworthy basement waterproofing company who provided this service and contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems. They came out to check out his basement and recommend the best solution to keep his basement dry through any conditions.
Ruben Garrido and his crew came out and installed a SuperSump sump pump, UltraSump battery backup, WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, IceGuard, and LawnScape all in a single day! The SuperSump sump pump utilizes the Zoeller sump pump with a mechanical float switch. This pump was chosen among nearly 50 models making it the best in the industry. Additionally, the UltraSump battery backup sump pump ensures that no matter what happens, the pump will continue to work and make sure there is no basement flooding.
The SuperSump sump pump installation went smoothly for Brett G. He had the right idea and contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for the best sump pump on the market. If you are looking for a sump pump installation, don’t hesitate- schedule a free estimate today.
A homeowner, Lucy S., in Princeton called Quality 1st Basement Systems worried that the dark spots on their basement wall were mold. The home had a cinder block foundation, and there was a musty smell in the basement.
System Design Specialist, Dan McNally, went out to evaluate the home. He was able to asses the problem, determine a solution, and suggested that the homeowner upgrade their present dehumidifier to the SaniDry Dehumidification System. Most dehumidifiers on the market are just not powerful enough to work for the entire basement space like SaniDry. BrightWall wall panels would keep the humidity and water vapor from passing through the walls into the space, preventing further mold growth. Dan also recommended replacing a window that was leaking water into the basement.
Foreman Jonathan Neira and the Quality 1st crew arrived right on schedule and quickly had a new window and the BrightWall paneling installed. The SaniDry Dehumidifier was set up to keep the air in the basement clean and dry.
The homeowner is very happy with the bright, clean look of her basement, and the musty smell is now gone. She tells all her friends and family to call Quality 1st Basement Systems!
Marcia had a wet basement. There was a lot of moisture, some mold, some mildew, and the basement even flooded during a heavy rain when water crept in through the floor. The finished basement suffered some costly damage. Marcia needed help; she wanted a permanent solution.
After contacting Quality 1st Basement Systems, Waterproofing Specialist Ken Peare visited Marcia to complete a thorough interior and exterior inspection of her basement to determine the best solution to the water problems she was experiencing. He came up with an ideal plan and provided Marcia with a free estimate for the waterproofing products and work. She needed assurance that her basement would never suffer water intrusion again, so she decided to have the work done.
A crew (headed by Project Manager Jesus Alvarez-Sanchez) mobilized to Irvington, NJ to fix Marcia’s basement. They installed a full-perimeter WaterGuard (to channel and direct any water seepage); a TrenchLock trench drain (which spans doorways to collect water from outside and connects to the WaterGuard); a TripleSafe Sump Pump System (to efficiently and reliably remove water from the basement area); and an IceGuard (designed to prevent flooding in the event of frozen discharge pipes). Additionally, the crew installed a high performance, automatic draining SaniDry XP Basement Air System to dehumidify and filter the basement air, all without a need for Marcia to empty any catch basins! Quality 1st Basement Systems helped to create a more secure, drier basement and Marcia could begin plans to reclaim the basement space.
It was autumn. Temperatures began dropping. Michael W. in Bloomfield, NJ was growing weary of the seasonal loss of heat in his home due to the lack of insulation in the dirt crawl space. He contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to schedule an inspection and free estimate.
Certified Crawl Space Specialist Mike Jersey inspected Michael W.’s home and proposed a plan for fixing the crawl space. First, the installation of CleanSpace Matting would provide the initial vapor barrier and TerraBlock panels would provide a padded layer to continue isolating the house from the earth. CleanSpace plastic liner would provide additional reinforcement against wetness. SilverGlo wall panels would be installed on the walls to reflect heat back into the crawl space area. Lastly, Mike wanted to replace the existing crawl space door with a plastic EverLast door that would stop moisture from entering. This combination of insulation products would ensure a warmer crawl space.
Mike Jersey also noticed some cracking in the foundation upon inspection of the crawl space. A CarbonArmor fabric strap, with its stronger-than-concrete strength and low-profile design, would be the perfect solution to secure and stabilize the fracturing block foundation.
Michael W. was able to feel more confident about the foundation of his home and would also be experiencing energy savings after a Quality 1st Basement System’s installation crew completed the work.
Mable from Asbury Park was displeased with the foul, musty odor that was present in her basement. She feared that the smell was an indicator of what could result from dampness and high humidity: mold. She wanted a dehumidifier. She searched on the internet and found Quality 1st Basement Systems.
During the scheduled appointment with one of Quality 1st’s waterproofing specialists, Mable’s basement was inspected. It was determined that the humidity would need to be controlled in order to prevent the growth of mold in the area. The specialist discussed the results possible with the SaniDry XP, a high-capacity, high-efficiency dehumidification system.
The ultra-efficient SaniDry XP removes the moisture from the air and blows out a dry air into the space. This system helps keep the humidity levels below 50%, reducing the chance for mold to grow. It also has a two-stage filter system to clean the air of allergens. The SaniDry XP seemed to be Mable’s answer.
A project manager was assigned to head the delivery and installation of Mable’s new, energy-efficient, powerful and effective SaniDry XP. Not only would Mable leave her worries about mold growth behind, she also would not have to worry about emptying water basins from the self-draining SaniDry XP.
Rick F. from Caldwell, NJ noticed water getting in the basement, he believed through the walls. After the rains, he would notice a small puddle develop in one corner and over time, the wall and floor paint was wearing away. He searched the internet and found Quality 1st Basement Systems, an established waterproofing company who advertised free estimates. He called to schedule an appointment to meet with a specialist and discuss the problems with his basement.
One of Quality 1st’s waterproofing specialists met with Rick F. He completed a thorough interior and exterior inspection, answered Rick’s questions, developed a plan tailored to meet Rick’s basement waterproofing needs, and provided a free written estimate by the end of the appointment.
The waterproofing specialist proposed installation of a WaterGuard system, a SuperSump sump pump system, an IceGuard, and a LawnScape Outlet. Water that accumulates in the WaterGuard is directed to the SuperSump for discharge. The flow is prevented from causing a flood in winter months (if the discharge line freezes) by inclusion of an IceGuard. Additionally, the LawnScape Outlet is installed to allow discharge water to be discreetly dispersed on the lawn away from the house.
Rick was deemed a “Preferred Customer” and offered a special discount. Without hesitation, Rick had the efficient system installed by Quality 1st Basement Systems to put an end to his worries about water in the basement!
An unfinished basement in Maplewood was used as many other basements are, for doing laundry and for storage. The observant homeowner, however, noticed that in some areas of the walls, a yellowish discoloration was becoming gradually more evident, even though the walls were painted. Some of the paint was even starting to bubble in places. Wanting to put a stop to this seepage of groundwater, Amy searched the internet for help. She used Angie’s list as a tool to find a top-rated company, she came across waterproofing experts Quality 1st Basement Systems. She called to arrange a free inspection and estimate appointment.
Quality 1st Basement Systems scheduled a waterproofing specialist to visit the homeowner and complete a thorough interior and exterior inspection of the basement. He asked Amy some questions, answered hers, and then set out to provide the best solution to meet her needs. He explained his recommendation and provided her with a free written estimate so she could make a well-informed decision about resolving her basement moisture problems.
Amy decided to have Quality 1st Basement Systems provide the permanent solution as proposed and as backed up by a warranty. The installation crew mobilized to Maplewood to fix the homeowner’s basement. They installed a full-perimeter WaterGuard (to channel and direct any water seepage) and a TrenchLock trench drain (which spans doorways to collect water from outside and connects to the WaterGuard). In addition, a TripleSafe Sump Pump System was installed. The TripleSafe system was proposed for installation as 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). IceGuards were installed on the discharge drains, too, to prevent a flood in the event that the lines freeze during the colder months. Lastly, a LawnScape Outlet would help to discretely disperse the discharge water out into the lawn, away from the house.
Amy’s worries about groundwater in her basement were eased. The waterproofing system installed by Quality 1st Basement Systems helped to create a more secure, drier basement.
The perspective buyer for this South Orange property had a home inspection done and the inspector found a few water problems in the basement. The basement had severe water damage and the buyer was concerned about possible mold and the columns in the basement.
Searching the web, the potential buyer came across the Quality 1st Basement Systems website and decided to contact them for assistance. Specialist Michael Bonafante was out to asses the water problem and the foundation concerns, and he provided a permanent solution for the home.
Foreman Juan Garcia and his crew were out to install the WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System, along with the SuperSump Premier Sump Pump System to keep the basement dry. For the foundation, Foreman Jesus Alvarez-Sanchez was out to install the SmartJack System to stabilize and support the existing foundation. After all the work was done, the buyer of this South Orange property was happy to know that he would not have to worry about any water issues in the basement, or foundation problems once he bought the house.
Unfortunately, John M. from South Orange, NJ found his dehumidifier running constantly in his basement. Worse than that was the fact that this ever-running dehumidifier wasn’t doing its job; the constant wet, musty basement smell was creeping upstairs! John wanted a permanent fix for this problem. He happened to find Quality 1st Basement Systems in his internet search and, with nothing to lose, he scheduled an appointment for a free inspection and estimate to find out more about more powerful and energy-efficient dehumidifiers and sump pumps.
After the thorough interior and exterior inspection, Quality 1st Basement System’s waterproofing specialist answered John’s questions and addressed his concerns. He then presented the best solution to meet John’s needs.
Installation of the ultra-efficient SaniDry Basement Air System was proposed to replace John’s dehumidifier that was inefficient and wasting energy. It is designed to remove moisture from the air and blow out a dry air into the space, keeping the humidity levels below 50%, reducing the chance for mold to grow. Additionally, a SuperSump Premier Sump Pump System with its powerful cast-iron pump was proposed for installation as it is capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water out of the basement per hour. A LawnScape Outlet was also recommended, designed to move water from the discharge line out and away from the home, to be discreetly dispersed on the lawn.
Putting an end to dampness and musty smells was just what John had in mind. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed the reliable and efficient systems to alleviate John’s worries about the health of his basement and the rest of his home.
Lois, a concerned homeowner in Stirling, was wondering what to do with her basement. When it rained, water was coming in through one of the walls. She searched the internet to find professional help. She enlisted Quality 1st Basement Systems, waterproofing experts, to help her find a solution, so a free estimate appointment was scheduled.
Waterproofing specialist Ken Peare completed a thorough interior and exterior inspection of Lois’ basement. He proposed the installation of a full perimeter WaterGuard sub-floor drainage system to capture water from the leaky wall and redirect it through channels leading to a proposed sump pump system. This efficient SuperSump sump pump system (with its powerful cast-iron pump) has the capability of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour out of the basement. The system includes some additional features to provide continued protection (such as the WaterWatch Alarm System and Airtight Sump Lid).
Lois also opted to have BrightWall Basement Wall Panels installed in the area of concern in her basement. These panels provide an additional water vapor barrier while brightening the basement area with their clean, white mold-resistant surface.
Lastly, the area of water intrusion needed some attention. Outside at ground level, Ken noticed that the concrete slab was tilting inward toward the foundation. When it rained, it was very likely that the unlevel slab area was causing water to run-off and build up at the foundation wall, then slowly seep its way into the basement. PolyLevel lightweight foam injected beneath the sinking slab would resolve to lift the slab and stabilize it, no longer allowing water to puddle up in the area near the foundation.
Ken provided Lois with an efficient, affordable, and reliable system to resolve the basement problem of water coming in during rains.
A homeowner living in Roseland, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems about wall panels they were interesting in having installed. The family was looking into putting their home on the market and although the basement was not finished, they knew it would be a big selling point.
System Design Specialist, Phil Matthews, inspected the basement and then sat down with the family to discuss which wall panels would be the best solution for what they wanted in their basement. Phil recommended Brightwall Basement Panels because they would provide a more finished look without having to finish the basement. These Bright white wall panels are waterproof and provide a vapor barrier to prevent moisture and mold. The homeowner felt that the crew was very professional and polite and appreciated that they cleaned up afterwards leaving not even a speck of dust behind.
New Providence, NJ homeowner had an unfinished basement with an existing sump pump and drainage system. Moisture and water seepage through the lower part of the concrete foundation appeared. They had plans to finish the basement for recreation use and so they needed the moisture and water problem fixed right away.
Quality 1st Basement Systems installed WaterGuard along the footing of the foundation. The WaterGuard Drainage system will collect and direct the water leak over to the TripleSafe Sump Pump System that will then pump the water out and away from the foundation of the home, keeping the basement dry. An IceGuard is installed on the outside discharge pipe as an alternative exit to the water in case the pipe were to freeze with cold temperatures.
Quality 1st was able to provide a permanent solution to keep the basement dry so that the family could finish the basement and use it to its full potential. The homeowner was so pleased with the work and how professional the crew was, that they called for a Basement finishing estimate a few short weeks later.
A Montclair Homeowner noticed water kept seeping in through the walls after every rainfall. The floor was filled with small puddles, and although it didn’t seem to be a big deal, he knew it was worth the investment down the road. The homeowner managed to find an Ad for Quality 1st Basement Systems on Home Advisor and immediately called for a free estimate.
In a matter of days, the house was fully inspected by our excellent System Design Specialist, Bob Peters who provided them with not only a proposal but a start date on the spot. To prevent future water leaks in the basement, the proper drains would need to be installed. The Water Guard is a perfect solution for it will collect the water and direct it through the drain into our TripleSafe Sump Pump System. Our TripleSafe Sump Pump is fully equipped with a water watch alarm to alert the homeowner of any leaks. Quality 1st Basement System was able to provide the homeowner with reassurance that the basement will stay forever dry.
Montclair homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems after seeing their TV commercial for Basement Waterproofing. Often when it rained, water would seep through the walls and sometimes the floor of the basement creating a damp and uncomfortable environment. The homeowner wanted this water issue fixed right away since they wanted to create a living space down there for their eldest son. An appointment was set right away with System Design Specialist, Ken Peare. Ken met with the homeowner, inspected the basement, and recommended a full Waterproofing System that included a french drainage system called WaterGuard, a SuperSump Pump System, and an IceGuard.
WaterGuard, is a french drain that will collect water that seeps through the wall and directs it over to the SuperSump Pump that then removes the water from the basement keeping it clean and dry. An IceGuard is installed on the outside of the home as an alternative exit for water in the winter time if the discharge pipe were to freeze. The IceGuard has openings at the top that allows water to flow out instead of back into the basement. These three products work together to protect the basement by keeping it dry.
A week after the system had been installed, a terrible thunder storm hit with 3 inches of rain, Quality 1st Basement Systems received a call from the Montclair homeowner, thanking Quality 1st for the Waterproofing System and that for the first time in a long time their basement had stayed dry through the entire storm.
Maplewood homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems when he began to notice water seeping in through several sections of his wall located in the corners of his basement walls. The homeowner had plans for remodeling and finishing but knew that this water issue needed to be addressed and fixed before any remolding plans could be set in place. Quality 1st Basement Systems was able to set an appointment right away for System Design Specialist, Kenny T to inspect the water and design a solution that would best fit the concerns and water issues in this Maplewood basement.
Kenny T recommended WaterGuard which is a french drainage system that is installed on the footing of the foundation floor, out of the mud-zone. By installing it out of that area, it prevents any clogging and water back flow. The WaterGaurd collects the water coming through the cracks and directs it to a SuperSump Pump which is capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour out of the basement. This system provides total protections keeping the basement dry during any rain or snow storm. The homeowner was very happy with the work done by quality 1st Basement Systems, that the homeowner made a Total Basement Finishing appointment was set the following week.
If your home has a crawl space, you should know that it is very important to keep it clean and protected. If not protected against the outside environment, it can cause damage to the foundation of the home or create poor quality of air which you then breathe inside your home. A Newark family contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems when they were told by the realtor, they could not put their house on the market unless they fixed their crawl space.
Upon inspection, System Design Specialist, Bob Peters, noticed dampness and a musty odor throughout the crawl space. The concrete was wet and there was efflorescences all over the walls. The beams inside the crawl space were beginning to sag and animals were breaking in through the crawl space vents. Bob reassured the homeowners that they did not have to replace the sagging beams, instead, he recommended SmartJack, an adjustable stabilizer that would gradually put the beam back in its original position while still support the foundation of the home.
The crew began encapsulating the crawl space by installing CleanSpace, which is a vapor barrier. The CleanSpace will prevent water, moisture, and humidity from getting in the crawl space. Next, the crawl space vents were sealed with EverLast Vent Covers to prevent animals from entering inside. Lastly, the SaniDry Sadona, a crawl space dehumidifier, was installed to properly circulate dry air throughout the crawl space to provide better quality air for the home. Once Quality 1st Basement Systems finished the Vapor Barrier System, the crew began installing eight SmartJack Stabilizers to support the sagging beams. When the job was completed, the homeowners were able to put their Newark home on the market.
Newark homeowners contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate on their sinking sidewalks in front and along side their apartment. The sidewalks were uneven and creating a tripping hazard where people needed to watch their step each time they walked by. The homeowners had enough and decided it was time to repair them. Thankfully they heard that Quality 1st Basement Systems had a permanent solution for this type of concern.
Concrete Repair Specialist, Jeff Pitek measured up to 6 inches in settlement throughout the entire area. 6 inches of sinking slab can definitely cause someone harm if they aren't watching where they step. Jeff reassured the homeowners that they would not have to replace the sidewalk area since PolyLevel could raise the slabs back to their original state.
The crew drilled small penny-size holes into each sinking slab. PolyLevel foam is injected underneath the slab where it expands and hardens raising and stabilizing the slab. PolyLevel causes no disturbance to the surrounding area of the home and within 15 minutes of the sidewalks being elevated, anyone could walk on it. The homeowners were amazed at the transformation of their sidewalk and so were the neighbors. Seeing how fast and efficient PolyLevel was, neighbors wanted Quality 1st Basement Systems to inspect their sidewalks as well. Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy they had another satisfied customer.
Homeowner living in East Orange contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems when they started to experience water and moisture in their crawl space. System Design Specialist, Mike Bonfante, could feel the humidity as soon as he got inside. He noticed a lot of moisture and dampness throughout the entire crawl space. Mike recommended a Vapor Barrier Systems that would seal the crawl space off from anything harmful caused by the outside environment such as water and humidity. CleanSpace is a waterproof and moisture resistant barrier that will protect against the water and humidity. The crew installed the CleanSpace on the floors and walls for complete coverage. They also installed a SaniDry Dehumidifier to properly circulate dry air to prevent future moisture from forming. Quality 1st Basement Systems was able to provide a solution that would keep the East Orange crawl space dry!
Uneven sidewalks can be dangerous to anyone not paying attention to where they walk. A homeowner living in the Caldwell, NJ area contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems about repairing their sidewalk in front of their home. With school starting in just a few weeks, kids would again be using the sidewalks to walk to the bus stop. Over the summer, the sidewalk had settled about 3 to 5 inches and now the settlement has created huge tripping hazards for the children.
System Design Specialist, Jeff Pitek, recommended PolyLevel, a foam solution that would be injected underneath the slab to elevate the sidewalk. He explained that once injected, PolyLevel expands and hardens raising the slabs back to their original state. The homeowners were thrilled that the sidewalks were even again and that the children would be able to safely walk to their bus stop. The sidewalk was used just 15 minutes after the installation was complete, causing no disruption to any neighbors or cars passing by. Quality 1st Basement Systems provided a solution that made the sidewalk safe to the homeowners and their surrounding neighbors.
Homeowner living in Livingston, NJ could smell a musty odor coming from inside his crawl space. He had water intrusion in the past which made him believe that there could still be water coming in from time to time when it rained. He also knew there was high moisture throughout the crawl space. He called to schedule an appointment with System Design Specialist, Thomas Neheme, to inspect the crawl space and provide him with a solution for his concerns.
The process of Waterproofing the crawl space includes the installation of a SmartPipe drainage pipe around the entire perimeter, deigned to collect the water coming in through the foundation walls and floors. CleanSpace Drainage Matting installed to the walls and floors to eliminate standing water by directing it to the drainage system. The SmartSump Pump would then pump the water out and no less then 15 feet away from the home.
Thomas recommended a SaniDry Sedona Crawl Space Dehumidifier as well. The Sedona easily fits in a small crawl space yet has a strong blower to effectively dry any size crawl space. It is also capable of removing 100 pints per day of moisture for less the electricity cost then your standard dehumidifier. Quality 1st was pleased to assist in making this home dryer, safer and more comfortable for the homeowner and his family to enjoy.
Homeowner living in the beautiful area of Livingston, NJ discovered water in their crawl space, coming up through the floor and seeping through the walls. Upon this discovery, they also noticed a lot of moisture from the amount of water they had received. Luckily, they had recently received the Direct Advantage Magazine in the mail which had a Quality 1st Basement Systems ad along with a crawl space coupon inside. Quality 1st Basement Systems got the call and schedule a free estimate appointment.
The System Design Specialist, did a full inspection and suggested a SuperSump Pump System along with a Sedona Dehumidifier. Both systems work together too create a dry and healthy environment in the crawl space. The SuperSump pump has a built-in alarm system that will alert the homeowner right away if it detects any water. The Sedona, although is small to fit inside a crawl space, has the capabilities to blow effectively in large spaces.
The homeowner was relieved to know that they no longer have to worry about water or moisture in their crawl space thanks to Quality 1st Basement Systems.
A new homeowner noticed water in their basement and turned to Angie's List to find Quality 1st Basements. Quality 1st System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey went to inspect the home and noticed the water in the basement. It was evident that the basement needed to be waterproofed. WaterGuard was installed underneath the floor, on top of the foundation footing to collect the water that seeps through the basement walls. A TrenchLock trench drain was installed to block unwanted ground air and gasses from entering the basement and the home. Next, the TripleSafe Sump Pump was installed to provide three levels of protection for the basement. The TripleSafe has three pumps in order to handle large amounts of water and can pump 11,500 gallons of water on a fully charged battery! To eliminate damp, musty odors by filtering the air, a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier was installed. The SaniDry can filter mold spores, dust mite droppings, dust and other particles to make sure the air in the home is clean. Finally, IceGuard system was installed outside for an additional way for water to exit the basement. With all these products installed these new homeowners can have a dry and healthy basement, they can use.
Foundation repair can be a costly job if signs of foundation failure are ignored. If you know the signs and call a professional right away you can catch the foundation settlement in it's beginning stages. When the homeowner living in Blawenburg, NJ noticed his windows and doors were beginning to stick and a floor gap formed in his living room above his crawl space he knew he needed a foundation professional out right away. Lenny, our customer service representative, sent System Design Specialist, Rey out to inspect the foundation inside and out and design a solution that best stabilized this foundation.
Rey did a full walkthrough with the homeowner and noticed several cracks in the foundation. He could see small stair-step cracks forming in the corner of doors and noticed the sagging floors on the first level of the home. Rey recommended Crawl Space SmartJack System to lift and stabilize the crawl space beams to stop the floors from sagging. He also recommended Helical Piers for the foundation since these steel piers will lift the foundation back towards its original position where it is permanently stabilized.
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.
Nothing is worse then your driveway creating an eyesore in front of your beautiful home due to its uneven path. This is exact reason Quality 1st receieved a call from Jerry of Bradley Beach, NJ hoping we had a solution to is concrete problem. He didn't know it at the time of scheduling his estiamte but he was going to be in great hands with our Concrete Repair Specialist, Jeff P.
At the time of the appointment Jeff did a full inspection of the driveway area and noticed a total of 5 sinking slabs. He explained to Jerry that over time the soil underneath the slab is either too wet, too dry or poorly compacted creating weak soil. The weight is to much for the soil to hold causing it to sink creating a void in between the soil and concrete slab. Jeff recommended PolyLevel as the perfect solution for it fills the void underneath the slab, permanently raises it back to level, is environmentally safe and comes with a 5 year warranty. Jerry knew right away that he wanted Quality 1st Basements to get the job done and scheduled his installation right on the spot!