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New homeowner in Barnegat noticed that there was mold in his crawl space. Since Quality 1st Basement Systems had done work for his parents house right next door, this new homeowner knew we could help him prevent future mold growth. Mold grows in humid environments, and humidity is caused by water. To prevent water from entering this crawl space, CleanSpace wall liners were installed. A SaniDry CX Crawl Space Dehumidifier was put in place to remove any and all moisture from the air preventing future mold growth.
Do you have sagging floors above your crawlspace in your home? Take a look at our SmartJack system, it is designed to straighten and strengthen sagging floors over crawl space foundations in any home.
CleanSpace Liner, Drainage Matting, and Silver Glo were installed in Manakawkin. Moreover, vent covers and the Turtle were installed as well .
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When your basement window wells fill up with water, what’s the solution? This is exactly the question Rick F. found himself asking when his window wells were filling up with water. He knew that the water needed somewhere else to go and contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for some expert help.
Joe met with Rick to determine the best course of action to eliminate this window well flooding. Water was leaking in through window cracks and then going to his French drain system. Joe decided that the installation of an EverLast window and the SunHouse window well would most effectively solve Rick’s problems. The EverLast window is an all-vinyl construction that is totally corrosion proof and maintenance free just like the SunHouse window well. The SunHouse window well has a clear plastic cover that ensures that the well will never fill with rainwater or debris.
The installation went well and Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to help another valued customer. Rick no longer has to worry about basement water due to leaky windows and can enjoy maximum natural light through his new basement window!
With cracks on walls and floors of his concrete foundation, Joseph B. decided it was time to take action. He thought that the cracks might be due to settling, but called in the experts at Quality 1st Basement Systems to discover what the root of the problem was and get it fixed as quickly and effectively as possible.
Kenny came out to inspect Joseph’s foundation and crawl space problems and recommended reinforcers to repair the foundation which would keep it from settling any further and creating more cracks and a few other products to keep his crawlspace and clean and dry all year round. The installation crew was prompt and professional as they installed a CleanSpace liner, SilverGlo crawl space wall insulation, TerraBlock crawl space floor insulation, a vent cover and multiple foundation reinforcers. The CleanSpace liner provides a vapor barrier, drains water behind it, and dramatically brightens up the basement. This product is one of a kind
All in all, Joseph was pleased with the work and can now rest assured that his home is safe and dry with the help of Quality 1st Basement Systems.
Michael C. had an unfinished basement prone to moisture and water seepage where the basement floor and wall meet after a heavy rain. He wanted to make sure the best, qualified professionals would waterproof his basement so he had multiple estimates done. But, when it can down to it, he decided that Quality 1st Basement Systems was the best choice.
John Schweitzer went to Michael’s home to check out the basement problems and concluded that it would be best to install the BrightWall system, an IceGuard, LawnScape, TrenchDrain, TripleSafe sump pump, and WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system. The installation crew promptly arrived at his home and accomplished the installation in a short two days! The BrighWall basement wall panel system is an excellent choice for any wet basement because it drains water, stops water vapor and even brightens the entire basement. Additionally, the installation of the TripleSafe sump pump ensures that basement flooding will no longer be a problem. It has three pumps that respond according to the present situation- never slowing up no matter how much water there is.
Choosing Quality 1st Basement Systems to waterproof his basement was the best decision. Michael can now enjoy a dry, clean basement and not worry about the possibility of flooding during a heavy rain. His basement is all set for years to come!
The Daullary family of Toms River had begun to notice that some of their flooring over the crawlspace had begun to sag in certain areas throughout their home. Quality 1st inspectors are experts on foundation and structural repairs. The family scheduled an appointment to meet our inspector Dan McNally, who was able to explain and demonstrate to them that the sagging floors was a result of weak beams in the crawlspace. Dan informed the Daullary's that we would be able to support the beams with the best products. Since the family wanted to avoid any additional headaches and dangers, they scheduled and installation with the Quality 1st team
Senior Foreman Jesus Alvarez visited the Daullary residence where he installed Smart Jacks in place of the old wooden support beams in the crawlspace. The Smart Jacks were able to support the sagging floors and ensure that the the floors would be able to support any additional weight added and keep the customer's from experiencing additional issues to to the lack of support from the original beams. This Toms River family has since been able to enjoy beautiful, solid flooring and is very happy with the finished result!
Many people are not aware that sinking floors can go unnoticed for many years until the problem becomes very severe. You may think items like your piano, fish tank, or pool table are perfectly level and safe, but over time the extra weight can cause added stress on your support beams which may cause them to fail.
Forked River homeowner, Steve, contacted Quality 1st Basement System with complaints of moisture in his crawlspace possibly due to improper venting in the crawl space area. He wanted to increase the air circulation in the crawl space.
Upon inspection by a Quality 1st Basement Systems System Design Specialist, Vaughn Shaw, discovered that the crawlspace had a small opening on the outside of the home that was sealed with a homemade wood frame. There were also 9 unsealed vents letting in unconditioned air from the outside. The crawlspace had very high humidity levels, which can cause the wood beams supporting the floors above to rot. There was also a musty smell coming from the crawl space. Vaughn also found insects and debris in the crawlspace. There were also 9 unsealed vents letting in unconditioned air from the outside.
Quality 1st Basement Systems recommended an EverLast door which would provide a secure, airtight seal to the crawlspace, as well as vent covers for the 9 vents that were constantly allowing cold air in the winter and warm, moist air in the summer into the crawlspace. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a SaniDry CX, which is specifically designed for compact spaces but still able to remove up to 109 pints of water a day from his 1,556 square foot crawlspace all while purifying the air in that space as well! It’s a known fact that 30 to 50% of the air that’s upstairs started out in the crawlspace. Thanks to the SaniDry this family will be able to breathe easy knowing that they are breathing in clean, dry air. The condensate pump will rid the crawlspace of the water the SaniDry is removing from the air. The condensate line was run to a discharge line outside so that Steve will never have to empty a drain pan. Lastly, the CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation System has completely isolated Steve’s home from the earth (dirt crawlspace) and will continue to prevent unconditioned air and water vapor from passing through his cement block walls into the crawlspace directly below his family’s living space above. The end result was a very happy customer and family.
When Jason from Staten Island decided to refinish his basement he was choosy about the floor. He knew a concrete slab could have water vapor issues even with a waterproofing system installed, so he called Quality 1st Basement Systems. Nick Biris, a System Design Specialist, met with Jason to explain the best options for a dry and healthy basement floor.
Nick recommended the ThermalDry Flooring System. Carpets and wood floors are never a good option for a basement. Water vapor can pass through resulting in soggy carpets, rotting wood and a perfect breeding ground for mold. ThermalDry’s unique design prevents water vapor from passing through and is unaffected by mold. The raised pegs on the bottom of the ThermalDry Flooring create an air space preventing water vapor from getting trapped. ThermalDry comes in tile, carpet, or a wood-look parquet that will suit any décor. Jason chose the Canyon Beige tile, a more neutral color that would go well with the furniture he planned to put in this basement.
Juan Garcia, a Quality 1st Flooring Installation Specialist, brought the crew out to Staten Island and had Jason’s basement floor installed in record time. Jason loves the attractive finished look of his basement and loves to show off his Quality 1st Basement floor to everyone.
A homeowner in Toms River knew that the uneven concrete around his pool had become too much when his six year old tripped and fell for the third time.
He had been avoiding the repair since the concrete work was custom and mudjacking would leave it looking ugly and replacement would be very expensive. Then, he discovered PolyLEVEL. Quality 1st Basement Systems used the state-of-the-art, newest technology of PolyLEVEL to quickly and easily raise the concrete. The concrete was leveled out without having to be replaced and was finished and able to be walked on before his kids even returned home from school.
Trip hazards and unsightly mudjacking signs are no longer an issue of worry for this homeowner. His pool area is safe and beautiful!
During a steady rainfall, Anthony P. got 2 to 3 inches of water in the basement. For years he set up a portable pump to control the water, however it frequently failed so he had to babysit the pump and keep constant watch. Anthony P. and his family were unable to go on family trips because leaving the pump caused the home to flood. Even sleeping overnight was becoming difficult and they often woke up to a wet basement. Anthony and his family thought the solution was to purchase another pump, but they ended up watching two pumps a time and the basement still flooded. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a full perimeter basement drain with a TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe sump pump has three pumps, a battery back up, and a built in alarm to keep the family safe. After the first rainfall, Anthony P. said the system worked amazingly well and his basement was dry. Anthony P. called the company to say he booked a family trip.
A homeowner in Normandy Beach, NJ was paying a lot of money for his flood insurance. His rates kept going up, and every year he worried about another dangerous storm. After Superstorm Sandy, he knew that protecting his home was important, especially since he was so close to the water. Concerned about both his safety and his spending, he called Quality 1st Basement Systems.
Jesus Alvarez-Sanchez and his installation team added SmartVent flood vents to the crawl space. SmartVent flood vents are FEMA approved and lower flood insurance rates. They are installed into the crawl space easily and quickly. Flood vents provide an emergency opening for surging flood waters. If flood waters are strong enough, they can crack and destroy a home's foundation. Flood vents open up for surging storm floods, creating a path for the water to flow through. This protects the home's foundation. Now the homeowner is saving on his flood insurance and his home will be safer during extreme weather!
When Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey’s east coast in 2012, residents and owners experienced some of the worst flood damage to their properties in years. Many of the devastated wanted to reclaim their property and vowed to renovate or rebuild; however, they sought ways to build smarter and safer. One contractor, Jim, worked feverishly to renovate a family’s damaged home and contacted Quality 1st to install flood vents in the crawlspace.
John Schweitzer, a Quality 1st specialist, met with Jim the contractor to discuss how Smart Vent flood vents provide one of the best in protection during flooding. He explained how the installation of these flood vents could save the foundation from the continuous force of water during severe weather events by providing a path for the water to flow.
Headed by Quality 1st Foreman Jonathan Neira, the crew mobilized to the home to install the seven Smart Vents. Jim was then able to present the homeowner with a greater assurance of protection of their asset in the event of any future flooding.
Hilda D. of Dover, NJ became concerned when she noticed that the floor in her enclosed front porch was starting to lean. When she looked around outside, she noticed that the porch was starting to separate from the main home. There was also some stair-step cracking in the cinder block foundation of the porch. She sought help from Quality 1st Basement Systems.
Certified foundation repair specialist Ken Peare traveled to Dover to meet Hilda. Ken completed a thorough exterior inspection of the porch as well as an interior inspection in the crawl space beneath the porch. Ken’s expertise resulted in the determination that the brick columns and concrete block foundation were no longer providing sufficient support for the porch. Ken explained that what Hilda noticed were common signs of structural failure due to a combination of moisture and settlement over time; however, he was able to provide the solution that would eliminate Hilda’s concerns.
Project Manager Juan Garcia and his crew mobilized to Dover to repair Hilda’s porch foundation and crawlspace. They installed a series of SmartJack steel supports to lift the floor and provide continued support. Additionally, the patented PowerBrace system was installed to support the walls and potentially straighten them over time. Lastly, Hilda liked what Ken proposed about isolating the crawl space from the earth and keeping the area cleaner and drier, so the crew encapsulated the crawl space with TerraBlock insulation and a CleanSpace liner as well as adding SilverGlo insulation panels. Hilda D. was thereafter able to enjoy her newly-stabilized front porch with added energy savings from the crawl space repairs!
Darlene M. from Brick, NJ was concerned when she saw water on her basement floor and wall. Upon a closer look, she noticed that the water was making its entrance through the window. Darlene needed a permanent fix so she called Quality 1st Basement Systems.
The specialist found an open-topped, weed-filled, metal window well around Darlene’s problem window. This type of window well typically allows rain water and/or gutter overflow to enter the well area and seep toward the window and foundation wall. Also, the open top lets debris in and the dirt on the bottom of the well is suitable for uninvited growth. The Quality 1st Basement Solution, a SunHouse Basement Window Enclosure, would eliminate these issues.
Darlene’s water problems in the basement (and weed-filled wells) were resolved with the installation of the durable plastic SunHouse Basement Window Enclosure with sturdy, clear plastic cover. Darlene earned an additional benefit from this solution: added brightness to the basement from the sunlight reflecting off the light-colored well enclosure! Darlene was happy she called Quality 1st Basement Systems to resolve her problem.
Homeowners in Lakewood Township, NJ had some concerns over the horizontal cracking they noticed in their block foundation and located Quality 1st Basement Systems through a Google search. Foundation Specialist Ken Peare visited the homeowners, completed a thorough interior and exterior inspection of the foundation, described the suggested repairs and answered questions, and provided a free written estimate.
Because the customers wanted the promised foundation resolution that Ken offered, Project Manager Juan Garcia started his crew on the work. The stronger-than-concrete CarbonArmor was installed in conjunction with the revolutionary ArmorLock to stop inward movement of the wall, the complete structural solution to permanent stabilization. Quality 1st Basement Systems answered the customers’ call to assuring them that their foundation was strong and secure once again.
Finding a horizontal crack in her cinder block foundation wall was a little unsettling for Bridgewater resident Nancy G. Unsure of where to turn for help, Nancy searched the internet. She found Quality 1st Basement Systems offering free estimates for foundation issues, so she called to schedule an appointment.
Foundation specialist Kenny Tramutola visited Nancy and completed a thorough inspection of the foundation. He saw the horizontal crack running along one basement wall and knew that Quality 1st Basement Systems could help stabilize the foundation with Geo-Lock anchors. This system includes anchors that are installed by rods running through the basement wall and are connected to partnering anchors in the soil away from the foundation wall. Once connected, the anchors are tightened and the wall is permanently stabilized.
Nancy G. knew she needed assurance of a stabilized foundation and she thought the products and installation that Kenny presented would be best. Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to fix Nancy’s foundation and provide her with peace of mind.
Howard P. was concerned about his mother-in-law’s home in Manchester, NJ. The crawl space beneath the home was filled with standing water. Knowing this unsightly and unhealthy situation could also be damaging to the home itself, Howard headed to the internet to search for help. He found Quality 1st Basement Systems and scheduled a free estimate appointment for a waterproofing specialist to inspect the problem area and develop a plan for resolving the wetness beneath the home.
The planned remediation process for this crawl space involved the installation of SmartPipe drainage pipe around the perimeter, designed to collect water from foundation walls and floors of dirt crawl spaces. Additionally, the installation of a SmartSump would pump the water out of the crawl space.
Howard P. was pleased to have Quality 1st Basement Systems effectively resolve the crawl space water problems for his mother-in-law. No more standing water beneath the home!
Howard H. had one sidewalk slab that was sinking lower than the adjacent one, creating a trip hazard at his home in Manchester Township, NJ.
He contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to schedule an appointment to have the walkway inspected. PolyLEVEL Professional Dori Novick visited Howard, inspected the sinking slab, and explained the PolyLEVEL process. Structural grade polymers are injected beneath the slabs through small holes to lift and level them. The material, less porous than concrete, would not wash out or deteriorate. Additionally, the walkway would experience only minimal disruption as PolyLEVEL cures within a quick 15 minutes.
Howard H. knew that PolyLEVEL would be the quickest, easiest, and best fix to repair the sinking slab, to once again have a safe walkway. Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to help!
Sherianne needed new basement windows to replace the old, worn and leaking windows. She contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for a free estimate. While basement specialist Kenny Tramutola was inspecting the basement in preparation for the windows, he saw a very noticeable bowing of one wall. Luckily for the homeowner, Kenny was knowledgeable about foundation problems and pointed out that the wall needed reinforcement before it completely failed.
Kenny suggested the PowerBrace system of support as it could be considered the best resolution for the issues with Sherianne’s basement wall. The corrosion-resistant system can mean more than support; it can potentially improve the wall over time by means of its patented system of tightening. Kenny also suggested the installation of wood support beams for added support.
The steel beams immediately stabilized the home and prevented the wall from further movement. Sherianne felt assured that her foundation was secure with this solution. She was also pleased to have some new, airtight, all-vinyl energy-efficient replacement windows to brighten up her basement.
An open-air front porch. What a great amenity for any homeowner to relax on outdoors. What happens, though, if that prized area is slowly sinking? Homeowner Joseph S. from Riverside, NJ noticed a gradual sloping from one side of his porch to the other, a difference of nearly two inches. He searched on-line and found Quality 1st Basement Systems. He needed to know if PolyLEVEL could be used to repair his porch.
Specialist Kenny Tramutola visited Joseph and inspected his porch. With the concrete slab sinking and separating from the brick foundation, the PolyLEVEL process would be a quick and permanent fix for the porch. The process would involve the injection of structural grade polymers beneath the concrete porch slab through small holes, lifting and stabilizing the area. The material, less porous than concrete, would not wash out or deteriorate.
Joseph S. was ready to have his porch level again. Quality 1st Basement Systems completed the work and since PolyLEVEL cures within 15 minutes, Joseph was happily back on his porch in a very short time!
Homeowner Mike S. from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ was concerned about his cinder block foundation. The house above a crawl space seemed to be sinking in some spots but raising up in others. He called Quality 1st Basement Systems to have a foundation specialist visit his home to inspect the areas of concern and provide him with a free estimate for repairs.
Foundation specialist Dan McNally completed a thorough inspection of the crawl space as well as the main floor, taking notice of some cracking in the ceiling where the kitchen wall meets it. Indicators of a sinking and settling foundation, Dan proposed the installation of a wood supplemental beam and the SmartJack Support System, which includes corrosion-resistant galvanized steel adjustable support columns that can support over 60,000 lbs. SmartJacks provide immediate and permanent stabilization. They can also restore stability and level sloping and sagging floors.
Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to provide this long-term solution. The SmartJacks restored stability to the home and provided relief from worry for Mike about his home’s foundation!
Roy R. was hoping to eliminate dampness and moisture problems in his crawlspace. He flipped through a coupon magazine and found an ad for Quality 1st Basement Systems. The ad promised a no-obligation, free estimate by a waterproofing specialist. An appointment was scheduled to have waterproofing specialist John Schweitzer out to Manahawkin to inspect the problem area and develop a plan for resolving the wetness beneath Roy’s home.
The best solution was proposed for Roy’s crawl space: to separate the home from the earth. This process would involve encapsulating the crawl space area. First, CleanSpace Drainage Matting would be installed on the floor to eliminate sitting water and direct it to a drainage system. Next, the installation of SilverGlo Insulation Panels for the walls would reflect heat back into the crawl space for energy efficiency while providing a water vapor barrier. Lastly, a durable CleanSpace liner would installed to further prevent vapor from making its way into the crawl space and to complete the encapsulation.
The next step involved sealing the vents with Vent Covers, installing The Turtl access well, and installing a SaniDry CX. The SaniDry CX is a low profile, energy efficient air filtration system which dries out the air and filters indoor allergens. It is also designed to maintain a low relative humidity to prevent mold growth.
Once the installation was completed, no longer was the crawl space beneath Roy R.’s home damp and dank. Roy R. found a brighter, drier area isolated from the earth. His home would be healthier; He would thereafter be able to experience energy-savings with a warmer main level of his home and a healthier, moisture-free crawl space!
The Jersey shore took a big hit during Hurricane Sandy. Many homeowners scrambled to repair while sadly, some witnessed the destruction of what was left of their homes. What the storm did for Tuckerton homeowner Anthony D. was motivated him to seek preventative measures to protect his asset from future damage by Mother Nature. He wanted to keep water from building up in the crawl space beneath his home. Also, he worried that the storm water intrusion had caused some further settling of his home, affecting the foundation.
Anthony turned to the internet to search for help. He found Quality 1st Basement Systems and scheduled a free estimate appointment for a waterproofing and foundation specialist to inspect the crawl space area. Quality 1st developed a plan for resolving the future threat of water beneath the home and they worked with engineers to plan the rebuilding and securing of the foundation.
The planned remediation process for this crawl space involved the installation of SmartPipe drainage pipe around the perimeter, designed to collect water from foundation walls and floors of dirt crawl spaces. CleanSpace Drainage Matting and the CleanSpace liner would help seal the earth from the home, to keep moisture from seeping in. Additionally, the installation of a SmartSump would pump the water out of the crawl space. The installation of an IceGuard would prevent flooding in the event that low temperatures cause the discharge line to freeze. Also, a LawnScape outlet placed at the end of the discharge line would help disperse water away from the home. SilverGlo Wall Panels would further prevent moisture in the crawlspace when installed on the walls, and a SaniDry CX air filtration system would maintain low humidity levels in the problem area.
SmartVents strategically installed in the crawl space would allow flood waters to move through the crawl space area rather than threaten to weaken the foundation. The failing foundation would be secured through installation of a series of galvanized steel GeoLock Wall Anchors, designed to brace the wall and prevent further movement for a permanent solution.
Anthony D. resolved to not only fix his current crawl space and foundation problems, but to enlist the help of Quality 1st to install a sense of security through products and work which would protect his home from future storm damage. Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to meet Anthony’s needs with the best solutions available!
Buying a new home is an exciting time for everyone involved. Now if the “new” home is an older home, sometimes there are concerns that need to be addressed once residing in the house. When a new homeowner saw the old brick foundation wall of his Red Bank residence bowing somewhat inward and he recognized that some floors seemed uneven, he didn’t hesitate beginning to contemplate the repairs needed to protect his new asset. He found Quality 1st Basement Systems and scheduled a no-obligation free estimate with a foundation specialist.
Dan McNally visited the Red Bank homeowner, completed a thorough interior and exterior inspection, addressed the homeowners concerns and questions, and then proceeded to develop a plan to best meet the homeowner’s needs. It was deemed that a series of GeoLock Wall Anchors would best provide stabilization of the foundation, and a proposal was drawn up for the homeowner on the spot.
These galvanized steel GeoLock Wall Anchors can be installed with minimal disruption to the lawn while they brace the foundation wall with support from stronger, more stable soil extending just beyond the home. They are designed to prevent further movement of walls that are bowing inward (as were this homeowner’s) or walls that are tilting at the top or buckling without taking up space in the basement.
This homeowner found the help he needed with Quality 1st Basement Systems at an affordable price for a permanent solution! Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to have restored the home to a safer and more stable condition.
Sean from Barnegat wanted to fix concrete slabs around his pool that were sinking. The unlevel area was potentially a tripping hazard. He searched on-line and found Quality 1st Basement Systems and scheduled an appointment for a free estimate.
The PolyLEVEL system is a quick fix for sinking concrete slabs. The process involves the injection of structural grade polymers beneath concrete slabs through small holes. This causes lifting and leveling the area; in essence, eliminating the tripping hazard. The environmentally friendly material used in this process is less porous than concrete and will not wash out or deteriorate in the ground.
Sean found the fix he was looking for. Quality 1st Basement Systems completed the work and since PolyLEVEL cures within 15 minutes, Sean’s concrete slabs around the pool were ready to be walked on again in almost no time!
Quality 1st Basement Systems helped a customer resolve his crawl space water problems, and good news travels! When that customer’s son, Phil, was purchasing a home in Barnegat which had a dirt floor crawl space with some mold growth, Quality 1st Basement Systems was called to the rescue.
Mold grows in humid conditions and it needs organic material to grow on. In order to resolve Phil’s crawl space problems, the solution came in the form of first isolating the house from the earth with a CleanSpace 20 mil thick plastic liner. This liner is manufactured with an anti-mold and bacteria growth material right in the plastic! Then, to reduce humidity in the area, Quality 1st Basement Systems’ specialist also proposed sealing off the vents with vent covers, installing a new, airtight Everlast Door, and installing a SaniDry CX dehumidification system. All of the products would be working together to thereby prevent mold growth.
With the project completed, Phil’s goal was met with the prevention of mold growth. Additionally, the encapsulation and dehumidification system would provide not only a drier, less humid crawl space but also a warmer main level of his home with energy-cost savings!
Mr. M. from Toms River, NJ had a concrete patio area around his pool which was beginning to sink. It was potentially a trip hazard due to the difference in height of the slabs. One day, while listening to the radio, Mr. M. heard about Quality 1st Basement Systems. After further research and more curiosity, he wondered if the PolyLevel process advertised for lifting and leveling concrete could be the solution he was searching for, so he called Quality 1st and scheduled an appointment for a free estimate.
Certified PolyLEVEL professional Maurice Robinson visited Mr. M. and inspected the concrete area around the pool. He explained how the PolyLEVEL system is a quick fix for sinking concrete slabs. The process involves the injection of structural grade polymers beneath the concrete slabs through small holes, lifting and leveling the area. The environmentally friendly material used in this process is less porous than concrete and will not wash out or deteriorate in the ground.
Mr. M. decided to have Quality 1st Basement Systems complete the work and, since PolyLEVEL cures within 15 minutes, the concrete area around his pool was soon no longer a tripping hazard and ready to be walked on again in almost no time!
This Forked River crawl space was damp, cold and welcomed you with a musty odor every time you went inside. Over time with the water coming in, the insulation got wet and started to fall out of the ceiling. The homeowner knew that if left untreated, it would eventually cause more damage to the crawl space and the home. Quality 1st Basement Systems received their call, and sent System Design Specialist, Mike Jersey to inspect the damage and provide a solution.
Mike Jersey noticed high humidity, water stains along the walls and a draft coming in through multiple crawl space windows. The insulation was all over the floor of the crawl space and hanging from the ceiling as well. Mike recommended a Vapor Barrier System to prevent water and anything else that would cause damage to the crawl space and to the home.
The Quality 1st crew removed the insulation and dirt, cleaning the crawl space out to properly install the Vapor Barrier System. CleanSpace Drainage Matting was installed to the floor of the crawl space providing a channel for the water flooding in underneath the liner preventing standing water. CleanSpace is installed directly over the matting which prevents water vapor and humidity from passing through. This bright white liner provides a cleaner, brighter look while keeping the crawl space dry. SilverGlo was installed as a radiant barrier which helps reflects heat back into crawl space. Vent Covers were installed to prevent outside air, pests, and moisture from coming through the vents.
Each product works together to provide the crawl space with the up most protection against water, humidity and moisture. Now the homeowner can rest easy knowing that water will never find its way back into the crawl space again.
Manakawkin, NJ homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to installed a Vapor Barrier System in their crawl space. This dirt crawl space was filled with several inches of water and had a cold draft coming in from several crawl space windows. The basement began to get the cold draft as well since the entrance to the crawl space was in the basement. From time to time the homeowner could hear animals running around in there when downstairs and wanted to completely seal off the crawl space.
System Design Specialist, Jeff Nero met with the homeowner and did a full inspection of the crawl space. Jeff was aware that the homeowner had done their research and knew that they specifically asked for a Vapor Barrier System and so he was able to thoroughly explain the system and answer any additional questions they had.
When it came to the installation process, the homeowner was horrified to see all the debris, dirt and water that needed to be removed from their crawl space. Every door and vent was covered and sealed to remove any drafts. The crew then began removing any water sources by installing a TripleSafe sump pump to eliminate flooding. Next, the crawl space must be encapsulated and insulated to stop moisture from passing through the floors and walls. CleanSpace, a white, durable liner, is applied over the walls and floors to insulate the crawl space. This liner will protect the structure of the home because it makes it the crawl space mold and moisture resistant. Lastly a SaniDry Dehumidifier is installed to keep the crawl space dry by properly circulating dry air throughout the entire area.
The homeowner was thrilled at the transformation of the crawl space and relieved that they can rest easy knowing it’s protected.
The homeowner of this Lavallette property was worried about his crawl space getting flooded and his foundation being damaged. He was in a flood zone and knew he had to take action to protect his home and prevent any future damages. He was doing some research on the web and found an amazing product called SmartVent. He became very interested in the product and started searching for a local dealer to installed it. He found Quality 1st Basement Systems and contacted them to get more information.
Phillip Matthews was out to see this homeowner and thoroughly explained how the SmartVents would help with the flooding, and how they would help protect his foundation. The SmartVents allow water to flow through an enclosed area such a crawls space, and they help prevent water pressure buildup that may potentially cause a foundation wall to collapse. The vents have an internal float that unlatches as the water level rises, and they have an opening that allowes debris to pass trough so the vents will not clog. The SmartVents may also help lower the cost of flood insurance.
Project manager, Juan Garcia and his crew completed the installation of the SmartVents and the homeowner had some piece of mind knowing that his home was protected, and he did not have not worry about his property being in a flood zone.
This Toms River, NJ homeowner was looking for a solution to keep his basement dry at all times. He knew the importance of a battery back up sump pump, so he did some research looking for companies that would install them. He found Quality 1st Basement Systems, saw their great reviews, and decided to contact them to request an estimate.
Senior Waterproofing Specialist, Jeff Nero, was out to the property and found that this homeowner had an old pump that was not working properly. The sump pit was full of water and it was letting water vapor back into the the basement causing the homeowner's dehumidifier to constantly run. The discharge line inside the basement was disconnected and getting the walls wet. Jeff provided a permanent solution for this homeowner by recommending the TripleSafe Sump Pump System. Project Manager, Jonathan Neira, was out to install the sump pump and the new discharge line. The TripleSafe has an air tight lid with an alarm that will alert the homeowner is case of pump failure. It also includes a battery back up sump pump that will operate in case of a power outage. The new discharge line will direct the water away from the foundation and will stop water from spraying on the wall.
After the installation was completed, this homeowner was happy to have a properly working sump pump system and had complete piece of mind and assurance.
Homeowner living in Bayville noticed cracks on the outside of the foundation of their home but thought nothing of it since they were small cracks. As time went on they realize their beams in their crawlspace were sagging very low. After doing some research they contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems who sent System Design Specialist, Jeff Nero out to inspect the concerns and sit with the homeowners.
Jeff noticed cracks on the inside as well as the outside and saw that there needed to be a lot of structural repair down in the crawl space. He recommended SmartJacks. SmartJacks are small beams created specifically for the crawlspace that stabilize and secure the beams. The jacks are adjustable allowing them to gradually push the beams back to their original position in order to support the foundation again.
The Bayville homeowner now has a secured foundation structure and even noticed that their windows don't stick anymore. There home looks leveled again from the outside because it is leveled again!
This homeowner living in Brick, NJ had several sinking slabs in their garage and sidewalk area of the home. Since some of the slabs had settled more then 2 inches, the homeowner wanted to get the problem resolved before someone got hurt from the tripping hazard. Quality 1st Basement Systems received the call and sent System Design Specialist, Mike Jersey out to inspect the concrete slabs and provide a solution to remove the tripping hazards.
Upon inspection, Mike measured the settlement at a depth of more than 3 inches. He recommended that instead of ripping up the concrete and repouring, PolyLevel would solve the problem. PolyLevel is a foam that strengthens and stabilizes loose soil, while filling voids. First, a small penny size hole is drilled into the slab, next, the PolyLevel foam is injected underneath the slab. Once under, the PolyLevel begins to expand and harden, raising the concrete back to its desired level. PolyLevel is adjustable, waterproof and doesn't cause a disturbance since the slab can be walked or driven over 15 minutes after job completion.
The homeowner was amazed at the results of the PolyLevel injection and how professional the crew was during the process. They were grateful for how well the crew cleaned up and that the tripping hazard was removed.
Forked River homeowners contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems when they noticed their front porch steps were sinking and settling. When they put their house on the market, the one complaint that kept coming up was the front steps. They were beginning to crumble and became unsafe to use. For the homeowners to sell their home, they would need to fix the steps. Upon inspection, Concrete Repair Specialist, Tom Carrano measured as much as 6 inches of settlement between where the step originally was and where it was currently.
The crew drilled small holes into the concrete steps and injected PolyLevel foam underneath. The PolyLevel expands and raises the steps back to their original state and within 15 minutes of injection, the steps could be walked on. Since PolyLevel is a quick installation, it allowed the homeowners to show their house a half hour after the crew was finished, cleaned up and left the house. Quality 1st Basement Systems was able to provide the homeowners with a permanent solution to repair their front steps, leaving the homeowners extremely satisfied.
Uneven floors over a crawl space is a big indecator of sagging floor joist. This is exactly what happened to a family living in the Barnegat area. The floors on the first level of the home were beginning to settle, bringing great concern to the homeowners who hadn't been living there very long. Luckly they contacted Qaulity 1st Basement Systems who sent System Design Specialist Laszlo Lenkey, out to inspect the concerns.
Laszlo recommend SmartJack Crawl Space Support System which would stabilize the sagging joist and gradually bring the joist back to their original state. The SmartJacks provide a permanent solution because they are installed by attached steel support beams to the floor joists and a sturdy base at the floor. Once the posts are installed, they are adjustable to raise the floor. Not only does it bring the floor joist back to its original state but it prevents future sagging. The homeowners were relieved that they no longer had to worry about their floor joist and were very satisfied with their overall experience with Quality 1st.
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.
Groundwater seepage into a basement can be a constant hassle. Homeowners Steven and Roseanne were determined to find a way to control this intrusion of water that left small puddles on the basement floor after heavy rains. They sought help from basement waterproofing experts, Quality 1st Basement Systems, to arrange for a free estimate appointment to have their basement inspected.
Basement Waterproofing Design Specialist Maurice Robinson visited the homeowners, completed a thorough interior and exterior inspection of their basement, and proposed a solution. The homeowners received a free estimate and Maurice answered all of their questions and addressed any concerns. The homeowners took the opportunity to think about this important decision and when they were ready, they contacted Maurice to move forward with the project that would put an end to basement puddles.
An experienced Quality 1st Basement Systems installation crew (led by foreman Juan Garcia) mobilized to Barnegat Light, NJ to fix the homeowners’ basement. They installed a full-perimeter WaterGuard, expertly manufactured to channel and direct any water seepage to the newly installed TripleSafe Sump Pump System, which would efficiently and reliably remove water from the basement area. The TripleSafe includes an efficient primary pump, a back-up pump (in case the first one fails or if there is a need for extra pumping power), and a third battery-operated pump (designed to kick in if the power goes out). IceGuards were installed on the discharge drains, too, to prevent a flood in the event that the lines freeze during the colder months. A LawnScape Outlet would allow discharge water to be dispersed onto the lawn nearly undetected, away from the home’s foundation.
The homeowners’ concerns dissipated as soon as Quality 1st Basement Systems completed the installation, creating a more secure, drier basement. Quality 1st Basement Systems was pleased to help the homeowners achieve satisfaction.
Homeowner living in Pine Beach, NJ had noticed that the concrete around his pool had settled about an inch which created a tripping hazard. System Design Specialist, Andrew Gagliardi, determined Poly-Level was best solution for the tripping hazard concerns. Project Manager Arturo did a thorough walk through with his team to make sure all outside furniture and plant pots were out of the way. Once the pool area was cleared, the crew began drilling small holes into each settled slab just big enough for the special equipment to inject the PolyLevel polyurethane foam underneath. With the help of Andrew, Arturo and his crew were able to lift and level each slab, removing the tripping hazard and stabilizing the pool patio area.
Being a first-time homeowner is very exciting but whats not exciting is your crawl space flooding after only months of living in your new home. Quality 1st Basement Systems was contacted by a young couple in Brick, NJ who was experiencing water in their crawl space. When calling to schedule their appointment, they explained they had roughly an inch of water and that the environment inside was damp and cold. The existing sump pump system had failed which caused the flood inside the crawl space.
Quality 1st provided this homeowner with a full Crawl Space Encapsulation System which included a WaterGuard Drainage System, specifically designed Crawl Space SmartSump Pump, a Clean Space Moisture Barrier, SilverGlo Heat Barrier and a Sedona Dehumidifier. Each product works with the other to create the driest and healthiest environment. This once damp, wet and cold crawl space is now dry and the new homeowners could not be happier.
A homeowner living in New Egypt , NJ was experiencing water in their crawl space. Since the crawl space was not waterproofed, the water over time created a nasty environment inside. The space became cold, damp and a musty odor formed. The air quality was poor and now the musty odor was traveling up through the first level of the home. Since the problems in the crawl space were now affecting the health of the family, they knew they needed a company in right away to provide a solution.
Quality 1st Basement Systems was able to provide a full Crawl Space Encapsulation System to keep the crawl space clean, dry and healthy. Having your crawl space encapsulated will increase the quality of air in your crawl space therefore increasing the quality of air throughout your home.
This homeowner living in Toms River, NJ needed their basement waterproofed. The homeowner was referred to Quality 1st Basements to help waterproof their basement. System Design Specialist, Kenneth Peare, inspected the homeowner's basement and recommended certain products to help waterproof their basement. The major components of the homeowner's waterproofing system included the instillation of Waterguard, TripleSafe SumpPump, and SaniDry XP.
The WaterGuard collected water that seeped through the basement walls and drained it to the sump pump. WaterGuard installs quickly and has a clean finished appearance, meaning the homeowner didn't have to worry about having an unsightly drain around the basement. The TripleSafe SumpPump removed water from the basement while providing three levels of protection. It has a second pump for large volumes of water and another pump that runs on a back up battery in case of a power outage, which can be really useful. Finally, the SaniDry XP dehumidifies the homeowner's basement, leaving it dry and water free.
Project Manager, Juan Garcia, installed the waterproofing products in the homeowner's basement. Now the homeowner's basement pumps out water clean and efficiently leaving it dry and clean.
A homeowner in Hawthorne, New Jersey had an uneven sidewalk that needed to be lifted back to its original position. Quality 1st was contacted to help level this sidewalk back to its original position. Our experts used PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam was injected into the concrete and started expanding and working within minutes. PolyLevel is a fast and permanent solution to lifting and leveling concrete.
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.