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This West Milford, NJ homeowner had moisture coming in through the cinderblock basement walls. The basement was moist and had high humidity. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed CleanSpace vapor barrier on the walls and a SaniDry dehumidifier. The vapor barrier keeps the basement dry and the dehumidifier lowers the relative humidity. Now this basement is healthier!
This West Milford, NJ crawl space had foundation issues that concerned the family interested in purchasing the home. Quality 1st Basement Systems installed SmartJack Stabilizers to repair their sagging floors. SmarkJacks are installed under the sagging beams and provide permanent support to the beams and the foundation. Gradually the SmarkJacks will lift the beam back to its original position.
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Quality 1st Basements in Passaic County, New Jersey is your local expert in crawl space and foundation repairs. Poor foundations can cause a whole host of problems for your home including unevenness in floors and ceilings as well as bowing and leaning walls. Dirty, musty or water damaged crawl spaces can also have equally damaging effects. Professional help from the friendly experts at Quality 1st Basements is bound to give your home its best chance at staying safe and dry.
Quality 1st Basements has been in the business of home repairs and waterproofing for over 10 years and we are proud to serve New Jersey and the surrounding area. Our team of trained experts will put their expertise to work for you using high quality materials from the best manufacturers in the business. Let us work alongside you to find the solution that will best fit your home and your budget!
To get started on your crawl space or foundation repair in Passaic County, New Jersey, call Quality 1st Basements for a free estimate today!
Victor W. had water in his basement and was looking for a reliable basement waterproofing estimate. After contacting Quality 1st Basement Systems, waterproofing specialist Damon Ludwig visited him and came up with a permanent plan to keep water out all year round.
In a single day, Jesus Alvarez-Sanchez and his qualified team came out and installed a SuperSump sump pump system, a TrenchDrain drainage channel, and the WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system. The SuperSump sump pump system is the finest pump available because it pumps 2220 gallons per hour at an 8-foot discharge head quietly and efficiently to keep the basement dry all year round. Likewise, the TrenchDrain and WaterGuard systems are top of the line products that work together to effectively drain incoming water to the sump pump so that it can be pumped out of the basement.
Each of these basement waterproofing solutions work together to keep water out of Victor W.’s basement, and he can now enjoy a dry space for many years to come. Quality 1st Basement Systems has a basement waterproofing solution for any basement water problem you are facing. We’ll turn your leaky, wet basement into a dry, healthy space that you won’t need to worry about for years to come!
When water is seeping into your basement, what is there to do? For Rose E., the solution was to contact her local waterproofing specialists at Quality 1st Basement Systems. They have the knowledge and experience to turn a leaky basement into a dry, healthy one.
Kenneth Peare went to evaluate the problem and recommended the installation of the WaterGuard system. This quick installation was accomplished by Victor Leon and his team of trained waterproofing professionals. The patented WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system they installed is specifically designed as a basement drain that intercepts water at the perimeter of your basement and drains it to a sump pump. This system will effectively keep the basement floor dry because it utilizes the best waterproofing technologies.
After the installation of the WaterGuard system, Rose E. no longer has to worry about the possibility of her belongings getting damaged by basement water. Her basement is now dry and safe for anything!
When Sal in Wayne, New Jersey wanted to sell his home, he knew the wet basement had to be waterproofed before he could list it. On the recommendation of his realtor, he called Quality 1st Basement Systems. Waterproofing expert, Ken Peare, inspected the basement and suggested the WaterGuard Drainage System and SuperSump Sump Pump to remove all the water seeping into the basement. A TrenchDrain by the back door would prevent water from coming in through the basement stairs and the IceGuard Discharge Line would prevent the system from freezing.
When the Quality 1st Basement Waterproofing crew arrived on time, they got right to work installing the complete Waterproofing System. They worked quickly and answered all the homeowner’s questions. Sal was impressed with their professionalism. Now the basement is dry and Sal’s ready to list his home. He’ll be calling Quality 1st again to waterproof his new home.
When Sandra in Wayne decided to sell her home, she knew the damp walls of her basement would hurt the sale. She turned to Quality 1st Basement Systems for help. Jeff Nero, a basement waterproofing expert, went out to Belmar to inspect the home.
Jeff recommended ZenWall Insulated Panels to direct any moisture accumulating on the walls into the existing drainage system. ZenWall Panels' attractive vinyl facing would give the basement a finished look and help keep the basement dry. The ThermalDry Flooring System was suggested because it’s specifically designed for basements and is available in either carpet or tile. Jeff also suggested Sunhouse Window Wells to brighten the basement and a SaniDry Dehumidifier to keep the air clean and dry.
Foreman Victor Leon and the Quality 1st Basement Systems crew arrived on schedule and had everything installed in record time. Sandra was very happy with her bright new basement and the outstanding work done by the Quality 1st Basement Systemsteam.
Paula W. wanted a cleaner, neater, less damp crawl space. She searched the internet and found Quality 1st Basement Systems. She requested a free estimate. Soon thereafter, she was contacted and an appointment was scheduled to have John Schweitzer, a waterproofing and crawl space specialist, visit her home to provide a thorough inspection as well as a plan for a no-worry crawl space. John provided Paula with the solution she wanted.
Quality 1st Basement Systems installed a Clean Space Crawl Space Encapsulation System to give Paula the cleaner, neater, drier area she wanted. Paula was so pleased with the results that she shared the news about the free estimate, quality work, and reasonable price with her neighbors in Edgewater, NJ!
Agnus S. from Clifton, NJ was hoping to eliminate dampness and water problems in her crawlspace. She scheduled an appointment to have Waterproofing Specialist Dan McNally out to inspect the problem area and develop a plan for resolving the wetness beneath the home. The next step was to put the plan into action!
Project Manager Victor Leon brought his crew to Agnus’s property and began the remediation process of waterproofing the crawl space by installing SmartPipe drainage pipe around the perimeter, designed to collect water from foundation walls and floors of dirt crawl spaces. CleanSpace Drainage Matting was installed on the floor to eliminate sitting water and direct it to the drainage system. The SuperSump would pump the water out and away from the home and disperse it onto the lawn through the LawnScape discharge outlet. IceGuard was included along the discharge route for colder months, to prevent flooding if ice begins to block the way.
Additionally, the waterproofing plan included TerraBlock padded insulation to provide additional moisture protection while boosting energy efficiency. SilverGlo Insulation Panels would further the energy efficiency by reflecting heat back into the crawl space. Lastly, a CleanSpace liner was installed to complete the encapsulation by further preventing vapor from making its way into the crawl space.
By the end of the project, Agnus S. found her crawl space transformed from a dark, dank, dirt-floor space beneath her home to a cleaner, brighter, drier area isolated from the earth. She would also experience a warmer main level of her home but with energy-cost savings!
Kyle S. became concerned when he noticed water coming in through one corner of his basement. He knew he needed assistance, so he called to schedule a no-obligation, free estimate with one of Quality 1st Basement System’s waterproofing specialists. A complete and thorough inspection followed as well as an offer for an affordable and efficient solution to his basement problem.
A Quality 1st installation crew headed by Juan Garcia mobilized to Passaic, NJ to begin fixing Kyle’s basement. As part of the design, WaterGuard was installed along two of the basement walls to direct incoming water toward the SuperSump system. The pump would then direct the water out of the home through the discharge lines and disperse it away from the home through an underground extension leading to the LawnScape, the discharge outlet. The IceGuard, installed outside of the home in the line of discharge, would provide added protection in winter months to prevent flooding if the discharge line freezes.
Kyle’s decision to have Quality 1st Basement Systems fix his basement alleviated his worries. Now he no longer has to look at a wet corner of his basement, problem solved!
No one wants difficulties when planning to sell a home. Stephen C. in Wayne, NJ knew that the best way to draw potential homebuyers was to make all necessary repairs to the home before putting it on the market. With an engineer’s report indicating foundation problems, Stephen set into action to get repairs done. He contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to schedule a free estimate.
Foundation specialist Dan McNally inspected the basement, closely taking notice of the horizontal crack in one of the walls. He proposed CarbonArmor fabric straps, with their stronger-than-concrete strength and low-profile design, in conjunction with ArmorLock anchorage system to secure and stabilize the fracturing block foundation. Additionally, the adjustable PowerBrace System with tightening capabilities would potentially straighten and improve the wall over time.
Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to install these foundation repair systems to alleviate the concerns addressed by the engineers. Once the revolutionary wall straps, anchors, and braces were installed, the customer could present the home for sale with confidence in the newly secured and stabilized foundation.
The excitement that comes with purchasing a new home is unmatched. Imagine, however, that during a heavy rain, you notice the basement in your dream home starting to accumulate water. A homeowner in Long Branch found himself in such a situation. He contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to schedule a free estimate from a company with expertise in waterproofing.
One of Quality 1st’s waterproofing specialists, Dan McNally, proposed a waterproofing system tailored to meet the homeowner’s basement waterproofing needs. He included a full-perimeter WaterGuard system, both an UltraSump and SuperSump sump pump, and a FloodRing. The WaterGuard is a sub-floor drainage system which directs wall seepage to the pumps for discharge. Installation of a FloodRing around the water heater is a preventative measure to contain any water leakage and direct it to the WaterGuard.
With the efficient waterproofing system installed by a production crew, the new homeowner was surely happy that Quality 1st Basement Systems helped alleviate his worries about water in his basement!
A Little Falls homeowner had a wet basement and was ready to find a solution. She searched the internet and found Quality 1st Basement Systems.
A Quality 1st Basement Waterproofing Specialist visited the homeowner, completed a thorough interior and exterior inspection of her basement, and determined the best solution to the water problems she was experiencing. The homeowner received a free estimate for the proposed work and the specialist answered all of her questions and addressed any concerns.
A Quality 1st Basement Systems installation crew mobilized to Little Falls, NJ to fix the homeowner’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 SuperSump Sump Pump System (to efficiently and reliably remove water from the basement area); an IceGuard (designed to prevent flooding in the event of frozen discharge pipes); and a LawnScape outlet (to direct discharge water away from the home and disperse it on the lawn).
With all of the waterproofing systems working in conjunction with one another, Quality 1st Basement Systems helped to create a more secure, drier basement. Additionally, the homeowner’s worries about having a wet basement were eased.
A basement area in Little Falls, NJ, providing some extra living space, one day catches the homeowner off guard. Somehow, mold began to grow beneath the carpeting and Dick K. was quite dismayed at this discovery. He wanted to replace the carpeting, but certainly didn’t want the same damage to happen again. He contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems.
Waterproofing Specialist Dan McNally visited the Little Falls home and completed an inspection of the basement area. He explained that mold grows when given the proper conditions, such as dampness or a high humidity level and organic materials. Since wetness coming through the Dick’s basement floor provided an ideal situation for the unwanted mold to grow, Dan suggested that before the carpeting be replaced, ThermalDry Floor Matting be installed. He provided a free estimate to the homeowner, answered all of his questions, and addressed any concerns.
ThermalDry Floor Matting is composed of plastic, inorganic tiles. They are lock-tight squares which provide an airspace under the carpet, preventing water vapor from getting trapped, thus preventing mold growth. Dick K. was happy to have Quality 1st Basement Systems provide a great solution at a great price as well as the absence of worry about mold growth under the basement carpeting!
George F., homeowner in Hawthorne, knew he needed professional help with problems with water in his basement. He contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems, waterproofing experts, to schedule a free inspection and estimate as advertised.
George decided to have Quality 1st Basement Systems take care of his problem with the installation of two SuperSumps, located in opposite corners of the basement, to remove water build up. The SuperSump Premier Sump Pump System is designed to provide excellent defense against water intrusion. Each includes a powerful and efficient cast iron pump capable of removing 2,220 gallons of water per hour. George decided that his basement would be well-protected with these pumps.
As time went on, however, George realized that he would benefit from the installation of a WaterGuard sub-floor drainage system. This perimeter drainage system allows water seepage from the walls to be directed toward the sump pump to be removed from the basement altogether. It is installed with minimal disruption, only opening up a small area of the slab along the walls. The concrete is thereafter restored to provide a clean appearance while keeping water from pooling on the basement floor.
Once Quality 1st Basement Systems completed the second phase of the installation, George could really take a sigh of relief, now assured more than ever that water seepage would be directed outside of the home with the help of the WaterGuard drainage System and the SuperSumps, keeping George’s basement area drier.
Quality 1st Basement Systems received a call from a homeowner living in Paterson, NJ who was experiencing water and moisture in the crawl space of the home they had lived in for almost 30 years. The crawl space had standing water and efflorescence all over the walls. Upon inspection, Laszlo Lenkey, our System Design Specialist noticed the Crawl Space Doors were old and rusting preventing them from completely shutting. He recommended installing vent covers to seal the crawl space and a Vapor Barrier Systems to keep it dry.
The crew installed WaterGuard and a SmartSump Pump, both working together to keep the crawl space dry. Next, CleanSpace, a Vapor Barrier, was installed to the floors and walls to protect the crawl space and the foundation from moisture. The doors were replaced with EverLast Crawl Space Doors which tightly seal the crawl space off from water, cold drafts, animals and humidity. With new windows and a Vapor Barrier System, the Paterson Crawl space would stay dry and protected against the outside environment. The Paterson homeowner was amazed at the crawl space transformation and recommended us to several family members experiencing the same type of crawl space concerns.
Sidewalks can be very dangerous to walk on when they are settled, creating an uneven path. When a homeowner living in Paterson, NJ noticed the settlement, he contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems since they were his local experts in concrete lifting and leveling. Concrete Repair Specialist, Andy Gagliardi, met with the homeowner and inspected the concrete settlement.
Andy informed the homeowner that Quality 1st Basement Systems would be able to provide him with a solution to his sidewalk concerns. The Q1 crew injected PolyLevel underneath the sinking slabs. The PolyLevel expands and hardens, raising the slabs back to level, permanently stabilizing the sidewalk. The homeowner was amazed at the installation and now recommends Quality 1st to anyone experiencing sinking concrete slabs.
A homeowner in Hawthorne, New Jersey had water in their basement and contacted Quality 1st for a solution.
Our System Design Specialist inspected the basement and noticed the signs of water the homeowner had reported. WaterGuard was installed under the floor slab, on top of the foundation footing to keep the system out of the mud zone. This ensures that the system will not get clogged and there will not be an unsightly drain around the basement. A sump pump was also installed to ensure that any more water would be pumped out of the basement to keep it dry.
A crawl space in Hawthorne, New Jersey was damp, cold and a place that the homeowners avoided.
Quality 1st System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and recommended a full encapsulation system to eliminate the dampness and coldness. This will turn the crawl space into an area that is usable and the homeowners can use for storage.
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 home in Hawthorne, New Jersey had signs of foundation settlement and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the foundation and recommended that Helical Piers be installed in the soil to provide anchoring strength as the weight of the foundation is transferred to the pier. Helical Piers are ideal for stabilizing and restoring foundations and are fast and effective.
A homeowner in Passaic, New Jersey was experiencing water in their basement and contacted Quality 1st for a FREE estimate.
Our System Design Specialist recommended that the basement be waterproofed. WaterGuard was installed underneath the floor slab, on top of the foundation footing to make sure the system is out of the mud zone to prevent clogging. A sump pump, TripleSafe was also installed to provide added protection to the basement. The TripleSafe has three levels of pumps, in case of one failure, to ensure the basement is free of water. This basement is waterproofed and ready for the homeowners to use.
A homeowner in Passaic, New Jersey had a cold and damp crawl space that needed to be encapsulated.
Quality 1st was contacted to provide a free estimate. Our System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and had a full encapsulation system installed to prevent any more coldness and dampness in the crawl space.
A concrete walkway in Passaic, New Jersey was sinking 1-2 inches and needed to be lifted.
Quality 1st was contacted to raise the concrete back to its original position. PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam was injected into the concrete and begins expanding and lifting within minutes. PolyLevel is a fast and permanent solution to lifting concrete.
A homeowner in Passaic, New Jersey was experiencing foundation settlement issues and contacted Quality 1st for a solution.
Our System Design Specialist inspected the foundation and recommended that Helical Piers be installed in the soil and provide anchoring strength as the weight of the foundation is transferred to the pier. Helical Piers are ideal for restoring and stabilizing foundations and can be installed year-round.
A homeowner in Ringwood, New Jersey was experiencing water in their basement and contacted Quality 1st for a solution.
Our System Design Specialist inspected the basement and recommended that the basement be waterproofed. A full waterproofing system was installed to ensure that the basement will not have any more water entering and causing issues.
A homeowner in Ringwood, New Jersey had a damp and nasty crawl space that needed to be sealed so the homeowners could use it for storage.
Our System Design Specialist inspected the crawl space and recommended that a full encapsulation system be installed to prevent any more dampness. In order to seal off the crawl space CleanSpace vapor barrier system was installed on the floors and walls to keep out any water vapor or humidity. Now the homeowners can use their crawl space for storage.
A homeowner in Ringwood, New Jersey contacted Quality 1st because of a sinking concrete slab in front of their home. Q
uality 1st used PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam to raise the concrete back to its original position. PolyLevel is injected into the concrete and begins working within minutes. PolyLevel is fast, easy and a permanent solution to lifting concrete.
A homeowner in Ringwood, New Jersey had bowing walls in their foundation and contacted Quality 1st for a solution. Our System Design Specialist inspected the foundation and recommended that CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System be installed. CarbonArmor is made of strips that are attached to the wall and secured with heavy duty steel brackets. These strips are made from reinforced polymer that is 10 times stronger than steel. The strips will stabilize the wall and begin to pull it back to its original position. This system installs quickly and prevents any future problems.
A homeowner in Ringwood, New Jersey had water in their basement every time it rained. The homeowners contacted Quality 1st for a free estimate. our System Design Specialist recommended that the basement be waterproofed to ensure that there will be no more water entering the basement. A full waterproofing system was installed and the basement is now fully protected against any water that may enter.
Quality 1st Basements was able to help a family in need of structural support when it came to their sinking front stoop. Over the years the stoop gradually began to settle and pull away from the foundation of the home. Quality 1st sent Senior Design Specialist, Ken Peare, out to do a full inspection and design a solution. He noticed serious settlement underneath the stoop. He explained that settlement is cause by usually one of three things: the soil below the stoop was either poorly compacted, too wet or too dry. Over time the soil could no longer hold that much weight causing the stoop to sink.
Ken recommended Helical Piers be installed underneath the stoop to lift and stabilize. A Helical Pier is an ideal solution for permanently stabilizing regardless of the weight and structure. First, soil is removed from the area around the stoop where each Helical Pier will be installed. Using specialized hydraulic equipment, the first pier section is screwed into the ground. Additional steel sections are then added to extend the pier to the appropriate depths and capacities, and a steel foundation bracket is connected to the helical piers and attached to the foundation's footing. The weight of the home is then transferred through the Helical Piers onto the competent load-bearing soils deep below the surface. Once the stoop was lifted, the Piers are covered to be hidden from view.
The stoop was not only lifted but stabilized to prevent future movement. The family was given peace of mind that they no longer had to worry about their stoop, and that the value in the home didn't decrease due to this settlement.