Serving NJ and NYC, Jersey City, Edison, Staten Island
FlexiSpan installation on a foundation wall in Trenton, NJ.
This homeowner in Pennington, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems because he had unwanted water entering the basement. The installation crew from Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump to rapidly pump out any water that might leak onto the floor of his basement. A SaniDry Air Dehumidifying System was installed to make the once damp air of this basement dry and comfortable. This homeowner does not have to stress about water pooling on the basement floor or breathing unhealthy air coming from the wet basement again.
Using PolyLevel, Quality 1st Basement Systems fixed this uneven concrete outside of a home in Lawrenceville, NJ. PolyLevel is an expandable foam that raises concrete up with ease. It fills the void underneath the concrete and is lightweight, yet durable. The curing time was quick and the concrete was ready to walk over in a matter of minutes.
Click the icons to see what our customers had to say.
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 Mercer County, NJ.
Bilco basement doors are sometimes the source of basement water. For Michael D.’s Trenton, NJ basement, this seemed to be the problem. He contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate and a permanent solution for his leaky basement doors. Waterproofing expert Kenny Tramutola went out to his home and came up with a comprehensive waterproofing solution.
Juan Garcia and his team went out to install the SuperSump sump pump with the UltraSump battery backup system that will keep the basement from flooding no matter what the conditions are. This battery backup sump pump will turn on if there is a power outage, if the circuit breaker is being tripped, or even if the primary motor fails. No matter what happens, be assured that your basement is always dry! To address the leaky bilco basement doors, a TrenchDrain system was installed. This is a drainage channel installed at the base of the exterior stairway to capture any water leaking in and direct it to the sump pump and out of the basement.
Michael D. no longer has to worry about a wet basement. With the help of Quality 1st Basement Systems, his basement will by dry for years to come!
When basement water was causing problems for Andrew D. and Cathy P. in their Trenton, NJ home, they knew if was time to call Quality 1st Basement Systems for some help. Waterproofing professional Kenny Tramutola went out and talked to Cathy. She told him that they were getting a bad smell from one of the walls and that it was getting increasingly worse. Kenny suggested CleanSpace walling, a SaniDry dehumidifier, and the WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system.
CleanSpace walling is made of a heavy, durable plastic liner. It not only works as an effective vapor barrier, but also creates a dramatically brighter basement space. Your dark basement will have a whole new light after this basement wall system is installed. The SaniDry dehumidifier is energy efficient and keeps relative humidity at a low percentage in your basement. This will prevent mold and mildew from growing, eliminate musty odors, and protect your family’s health.
About a year after Andrew D. and Cathy P.’s basement was waterproofed, they contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems when more water was coming into their basement during heavy rains. A SuperSump sump pump was then installed to ensure a dry basement all the time. Now they no longer have to worry about basement moisture or water no matter what the conditions are.
Homeowner Lisa M. was getting water in her basement during heavy rains. She searched for a permanent waterproofing solution and contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for their expert advice. Bruce Kaminsky, waterproofing specialist, met Lisa M. at her Trenton, NJ home and recommended the SuperSump sump pump, UltraSump battery backup, the WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, IceGuard, and LawnScape.
The SuperSump sump pump system is the finest sump pump on the market. It pumps 2220 gallons per hour at an 8-foor discharge head quietly and efficiently. This pump also has an airtight lid that keeps sump pump odors in and any bugs or pests out. If for any reason the pump failed to turn on, the UltraSump batter backup sump pump system would pick up to ensure a dry basement. Whether there is a power outage or a circuit breaker is tripped, your basement will still stay dry.
Thanks to Wilver Cardoza and his qualified waterproofing crew, these products were installed in one short day! Lisa M. can now enjoy a clean, dry, and healthy basement for years to come.
Edward from Staten Island spent years trying to waterproof his basement, until he finally realized he needed to call in a professional. A friend recommended Quality 1st Basement Systems.
When Waterproofing specialist, Rick Ludlow, arrived at the home he found a vertical crack down one wall that was the major cause of the water seepage. He recommended fixing the crack with FlexSpan and installing the WaterGuard Drainage System. A SuperSump Sump Pump with Ultra Sump Battery Back up would ensure the water was removed from the basement even during a power failure. Rick also recommended an IceGuard Discharge Line which allows the system to keep working even in snow and ice. LawnScape would direct the water away from the home so the water that’s pumped out, stays out.
Quality 1st Foreman, Wilver Cardoza, and his crew arrived right on schedule and installed the waterproofing systems quickly and efficiently. They left the basement clean and dry and the homeowner was very happy. Now, this Staten Island homeowner recommends Quality 1st Basement Systems and the WaterGuard System to everyone!
A Princeton homeowner reached out to Quality 1st Basement Systems in regards to flooding in his basement. The flooding occurred during heavy rains. The homeowner noticed that the frequent flooding had caused damage to his wood flooring and the sheet rock on his walls.
Quality 1st Basement Systems diagnosed the problem as ground water seepage. When it would rain, the ground surrounding the home would become so dense with water that the water would enter the basement through the walls and floors. To waterproof the basement, Quality 1st Basement Systems installed WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement to ensure that the water could no longer enter the basement. WaterGuard was attached to a SuperSump Sump Pump to pump the water away from the basement.
To return this basement back into a fully-functional and finished room, Quality 1st Basement Systems installed 1/2 EverLast Wall Panels. EverLast panels are made from inorganic materials (will never grow mold), washable, and completely waterproof. MillCreek flooring was installed to finish the floor of the basement. MillCreek is completely waterproof and looks just like wood! If this homeowner has any water vapor or plumbing leaks, the walls and floors will be protected!
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!
Homeowner in Princeton contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems due to water seepage in her basement after a heavy rainstorm. The homeowner was midway through renovating her home and decided to wait on waterproofing her basement. During the next rain storm, she had even more water in her basement which caused severe damage to her flooring. Upon inspection, Quality 1st Basement Systems determined that the basement flooding was due to water coming in through cracks in the foundation.
Quality 1st Basement Systems addressed the cracks in the foundation. To waterproof the basement, a full perimeter system was installed to drain the water out of the basement. WaterGuard is specially designed to accept water from the walls preventing the water from ever entering the basement. There is spacing along the WaterGuard system that other waterproofing systems do not have which make the system able to better accept the leaking water. WaterGuard drains to this homeowner's new TripleSafe Sump Pump, which contains three pumps so it always works. One of the pumps has a battery back-up in the event of power outages.
To prevent any water vapor from entering the basement walls, Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a CleanSpace Wall Liner. CleanSpace is a white, 20 mil thick plastic liner that is fitted along the walls sealing off the rest of the basement. CleanSpace will last as long as this Princeton home and keep the basement dry. The bright, white coloring of CleanSpace also really brightened this unfinished basement. This basement is now clean, dry, and humidity-free!
Quality 1st Basement Systems waterproofed this basement in Pennington, New Jersey with the best products on the market. The hard-working crew installed a WaterGuard basement drain along the perimeter of the basement between the floors and walls. The WaterGuard basement drain collects moisture and drains it a sump pump. It's a simple, yet effective solution that keeps basements dry and dry for good.
The basement was also very humid. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a self-draining dehumidifier. The SaniDry dehumidifier has adjustable levels and is rated by Energy Star. It removes moisture from the air and keeps the relative humidity at a low, comfortable level.
Homeowner Kristofer from Burlington had a tenant in the livable basement space, but he also found that he had a water problem there. The tenant indicated that water was coming up through the floor, getting the carpeting wet.
Kristofer searched the internet and found that Quality 1st Basement Systems might be just the help he needed. Waterproofing specialist Maurice Robinson visited the homeowner, inspected the basement, and designed a solution.
Project Manager Melvin Cardoza headed a crew to install the WaterGuard System along the basement walls and a SuperSump sump pump to discharge any water that seeps into the WaterGuard. This combination was supplemented with the FlexiSpan crack repair system to provide an effective, permanent solution to block water intrusion through the vertical crack found on one wall. Additionally, the crew installed an IceGuard (designed to prevent flooding in the event of frozen discharge pipes) and a LawnScape outlet (to disperse discharge water away from the house and onto the lawn). Quality 1st Basement Systems helped to create a drier basement, providing relief for both the homeowner and the tenant, too!
When a Hightstown couple were purchasing their home, the previous owners informed them that the sump pump should probably be replaced as it was 20 or so years old. They wanted to be on the safe side so they began a search on the internet for a sump pump dealer.
They found Quality 1st Basement Systems and scheduled an appointment to have a waterproofing specialist come to their home to inspect the existing system and to give them a free estimate on a new one. Specialist John Schweitzer met with the couple and proposed a plan to meet the homeowners’ needs, to ensure that an efficient and reliable sump pump system be installed to prevent flooding.
An UltraSump sump pump with a battery backup was installed to provide protection from flooding. In the event that there is a power outage or failure of the first pump, the battery backup would automatically take over. Two additional pieces installed would provide more flood-prevention security. The LawnScape discharge outlet would move the water discharged from the pump out and away from the home and disperse it onto the lawn. Also, an IceGuard along the discharge route would prevent flooding if ice begins to block the way during the colder months.
The new powerful sump pump system would provide long-term reliability. The homeowners were happy to have Quality 1st Basement Systems help alleviate their worries about basement flooding.
A cinder block basement wall - cracked, bowing, leaning - needs attention before the problem gets worse. This is why an engineer referred one of his clients from Hightstown, NJ to Quality 1st Basement Systems, to have a foundation specialist discuss the process and products involved in repairing the failing foundation and to provide a free written estimate. It was also noted by the engineer that the homeowner would need waterproofing for the basement as well since moisture in the soil around the home exerts pressure on the foundation wall (which can ultimately lead to a failing foundation).
Basement waterproofing and foundation specialist Kenny Tramutola completed a thorough inspection of the basement. He observed the horizontal crack and bowing cinder block wall and completed a thorough inspection of the entire basement and foundation. First, Kenny proposed installation of a waterproofing system to take care of the large basement with a water problem. It included a full perimeter WaterGuard, two UltraSump sump pumps and two SuperSumps sump pumps (to cover opposite ends of the basement), IceGuards, and LawnScape Outlets. Water seepage through the basement walls would move to the WaterGuard, be directed to the sump pump systems, and be pumped out of the basement. Flooding in winter months would be prevented (if the discharge line freezes) by inclusion of IceGuards. The LawnScape Outlets would help move the discharge water away from the home and disperse it on the lawn.
Next, Kenny addressed the issue of the cracked and bowing wall. He proposed installation of the low-profile design CarbonArmor system. These carbon fiber straps, specifically designed for basement walls, are stronger than concrete and are installed from the inside. They help stabilize the wall from further movement.
Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to install both systems for this Hightstown couple. The waterproofing system would prevent seepage from damaging the basement space by directing it out of the home and the revolutionary wall straps would provide a secure, stable foundation. No more worries about the basement for these homeowners!
Homeowner Michael A. from Hightstown had some minor water seepage in his basement over the 25 years he lived there. The cinder blocks began showing some small vertical cracking. Michael became more concerned, however, once he noticed the more severe horizontal crack running along one wall. He began an internet search for a solution and found Quality 1st Basement Systems.
Foundation specialist Kenneth Peare completed a thorough inspection of Michael’s foundation. His proposed solution was to install the CarbonArmor system. These fabric carbon fiber straps, with their stronger-than-concrete strength and low-profile design, would be the perfect solution to secure Michael’s weakened cinder block wall. As installation occurs from the inside, Michael had no worries of disturbance to his lawn or landscaping.
Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to help this Hightstown customer secure and stabilize his cracked basement wall. Michael was sure to experience relief, knowing his basement was professionally, permanently, and effectively repaired.
Hightstown, NJ homeowner was concerned about the air quality in the crawl space of their home. Upon inspection, System Design Specialist, Ken Peare noticed that the entire area was dirty, wet, moisture and damp. There was some standing water and high relative humidity, overall the air quality and space down in the crawl space was unsafe and the home owner didn’t' want to do anything else to the home until the crawl space was resolved.
Project Manager, Esau Aquino and his crew installed a complete Vapor Barrier System to keep the crawl space dry and clean and to increase the quality of air. CleanSpace, a bright white, durable liner was installed to seal the crawl space off from water, dirt, moisture, humidity and pests. A SaniDry Dehumidifier was installed for proper circulation of dry air to prevent humidity and moisture build up. A TripleSafe Sump Pump System will keep the crawl space dry during any rain storm and Vent Covers were installed to prevent humidity, water and cold drafts from entering.
Quality 1st was able to provide a permanent solution for the crawl space concerns this Hightstown, NJ homeowner had. Once the crawl space passed final inspections, the homeowner immediately began the plans for new home renovations.
A homeowner living in Hightstown, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems when they finally felt ready to finish their basement. They wanted to make an office space and a family room area for movie nights. Keeping this in mind, System Design Specialist, Kenny T created a Total Basement finishing Layout for their basement. Upon inspection of the basement Kenny noticed signs of water entry in certain corners of the basement. Bringing this to the homeowners attention, Kenny informed them that before they could finish the basement, they needed to address the water concerns. Kenny recommended a SuperSump Pump System that would keep the basement dry, protecting their investment. After the Sump pump was installed, the crew was able to move forward with the installation. First, EverLast Finished Wall Restoration panels which have built in insulation are installed followed by ThermalDry Elite Plank Flooring which are water and mold resistant. Quality 1st Basement Systems was able to create a new office space, a family room and completely waterproof the basement for the family to enjoy.
Homeowners living in the beautiful area of Trenton, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems after seeing an advertisement for basement finishing. They had spoken about finishing their basement before but it was never a top priority until they found out they were expecting. With a third child now in the mix, the playroom upstairs would have to be turned into a nursery, leaving the kids without an area to play in. Quality 1st Basement Systems sent Total Basement Finishing Expert, Thomas Nehme out to help design a brand new play room area for the children in the basement.
After Thomas did a full inspection of the basement area, he began working together with the homeowners to design the perfect area for their children. The homeowners picked the ThermalDry Flooring because they liked having the option to replace one individual section of the carpet if it stains. The fact that the flooring has pegs underneath it allowing air flow to keep the floor up to 10 degrees warmer was a plus for mom! Next, EverLast Wall Restoration was installed which are basement wall panels with built-in insulation.
The homeowners were amazed at their basement transformation! Quality 1st was able to turn their dark unfinished basement into a beautiful, bright play room area for their children to enjoy.
Trenton homeowners were experiencing lifting and settling slabs on their backyard patio. The unevenness was causing their patio furniture to move and tilt when they used it. They knew that the patio needed to be repaired but they wanted to find a solution that would prevent them from having to replace it. Luckily, a neighbor of theirs knew someone who was a Concrete Repair Specialist for Quality 1st Basement Systems and decided to call for a free estimate. Concrete Repair Specialist, Tom Carrano, met with the homeowners and upon inspection measured 3 inches of settlement in some areas of the the patio and up to 5 inches in others.
Tom, explained that PolyLevel is a foam solution that is injected underneath the concrete slab. Once underneath, the foam begins to expand and harden, raising the slab back to its original level. Each slab was raised, completely elevating the entire patio area. 15 minutes after the crew was finished they helped the homeowners put their patio furniture back outside. They appreciated the crews help with the furniture and were pleased that they could use their patio right away!
Kate C. form Hopewell, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basements about what she was experiencing in her crawl space. After a heavy rainstorm, the crawl space flooded with roughly 2 inches of water. Luckily System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey, was able to do an inspection in just a few days and provide the best solution.
The crew installed a SmartSump pump specifically designed for the crawl space area along with a WaterGuard drainage system. Both waterproofing products work together to keep the crawl space dry, and the home healthy. Quality st Basements was able to help another homeowner experiencing water in their crawl space. Installing these products will protect the home and provide reassurance to the homeowner that they no longer have to worry about water in their crawl space again.
Jamie was researching crawl space experts in her local area for crawl space insulation when she came across reviews on google for Quality 1st Basements. When she went to the site and started looking through great before and after pictures she decided to call for a free estimate. Once she got her appointment date with her System Design Specialist, Laszlo, she was able to visit his page and see an actual picture of him.
When it came time for her appointment, it was like seeing a familiar face. Laszlo was able to do a full inspection and recommended a full insulation system. The crew installed SilverGlo to the walls and floor as a heat barrier which reflects the heat back into the crawl space. TerraBlock is then installed over the SilverGlo, as additional insulation. Insulating the crawl space will keep the floors on the first level of the home warmer and will be more cost-effective since the furnace is now in a more temperature controlled area where it will heat the warm quicker saving the homeowner money on utility bills each month.
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.