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Quality 1st Basements provides Staten Island residents free estimates for basement waterproofing & foundation repair.
For 25 years Quality 1st Basements has been serving Staten Island homeowners with certified basement waterproofing, crawl space, basement finishing, and foundation repair services. Locally owned and operated, we have become Staten Island’s trusted basement, crawl space, and foundation contractor receiving multiple awards and dozens of positive reviews from our customers.
We know foundation, crawl space repair, basement waterproofing, and basement finishing. When you work with us you can expect permanent solutions and professional service. We look forward to waterproofing your basement or repairing your home's crawl space or foundation. Call us today at 1-888-680-3830.
If you are suffering from water or moisture in the basement or crawl space of your Staten Island home we have permanent solutions. By installing a basement drainage channel or encapsulating the crawl space we can protect your home against mold and rot.
Regardless of the reason why you may have water in your basement: leaking wall cracks, leaking basement windows, a high water table or even a burst pipe we provide solutions that keep your basement or crawl space permanently dry. Give our Staten Island waterproofing specialists a call today. 1-888-680-3830
Many of the basement waterproofing companies that you will talk to will offer basement sealing. Internal basement sealing involves applying some type of hydraulic cement, rubber or tar to the inside cement walls of your home. The sealant does not allow for water permeation or leaking. Unfortunately the sealant quickly peels off due to the hydrostatic pressure of the water in the soil surrounding your home's foundation.
External sealing works much better. It is much the same process with the the same waterproofing materials but the sealant or epoxy is applied to the outside of your basement wall. However, to reach the external wall your yard, walkways, driveways need to be dug up. This option quickly becomes very expensive and destructive.
So internal basement waterproofing sealants do not work and external sealing is prohibitively expensive. At Quality 1st in Staten Island we take a better approach. You cannot prevent water from entering your basement. Since there is cosntant water pressure pressing against your basement wall either the epoxy sealant will fail or the water will find another entrance into the basement. Waterproofing epoxies and sealants, whether in a generic DIY kit or via a waterproofing 'professional', are not the answer.
Instead of fighting the losing battle of crack repair and water permeation we instead simply redirect the water. A french drainage system is installed along the inside perimeter of your basement. The hidden drainage channel collects any entering water and funnels it to a high-efficiency sump pump which pumps the water out and safely away from your home's foundation. You have a permanently dry basement unlike internal basement sealing and a basement waterproofing system that didn't empty your savings account unlike external basement sealing.
Along with the basement waterproofing system we can also install an energy-efficient basement dehumidifier that maintains the relative humidity of the space. By keeping the basement dry and the air dehumidified mold and rot growth is prevented. We are so confident in our waterproofing system that we provide a transferable, lifetime dry-basement warranty. We are the answer to your waterproofing needs in Staten Island.
For those Staten Island residents who have a crawl space instead of a basement we provide similar waterproofing services. To waterproof the bottom of your home we use crawl space encapsulation. Having open, vented crawl spaces in the old building code was a mistake resulting from bad home science. Unfortunately you may have an older home that purposefully has a vented crawl space.
To fix the problem we seal all the crawl space vents and provide a sealable entrance to the crawl space. We then lay down a thin layer of foam insulation on the floor and rigid foam insulation on the walls. A layer of thick vinyl vapor-barrier is placed on top of the insulation and sealed. The area is now rid of outside air and water. By also installing a crawl space dehumidifier we control the relative humidity of the space preventing mold and rot from developing. You now have a clean, dry crawl space and warm, mold-free floors.
In addition to our crawl space encapsulation and sealing solutions, we offer homeowners of Staten Island permanent crawl space repair. If your home is suffering from drywall cracks, uneven floors, doors or windows not properly closing, odds are you have a sinking or sagging crawl space. We offer a wide variety of products and solutions to help improve and permanently repair your home's crawl space
If you are looking to repair your home's crawl space, contact us today for a FREE crawl space repair cost quote!
Your home's foundation can make or break your home, literally. A foundation weakness can quickly become a more serious problem so the key to avoiding expensive foundation repair is to get it done today instead of tomorrow. The good news is that we provide cost-effective, permanent foundation repair solutions for homeowners in Staten Island.
Using products designed and tested by structural engineers we create custom foundation repair solutions specific to your home's needs. We also level sunken concrete slabs, lifting them back to their original position. Give us a call for a free foundation inspection and estimate. 1-888-680-3830
To ensure we have the right tools for your foundation repair project we have a host of different foundation repair products. For bowing walls we use wall anchors to pull the wall back to its original position. If you are property restrictions on the area around your home we can also use I-Beam Wall braces or a carbon wall reinforcing system. For sunken floors over your crawl space we install crawl space support jacks. Finally, if your entire foundation has begun to sink we have foundation piers and slab piers to drill down to load bearing soil and lift your home back to its original position.
We are part of the Foundation Supportworks network which means the foundation repair products that we use have been designed and tested by structural engineers. We know that they work and we provide a 25 year warranty against manufacturing defects. Our installation experts are trained and experienced. You can expect fast installation of a permanent foundation solution.
Traditionally sunken concrete slabs have been fixed with a method known as mudjacking or slab jacking. This involves drilling large holes into the concrete slab and then pumping a pressurized mud/cement slurry underneath the slab through the holes. The pressured slurry lifts the slab back to its original position and then cures to form a solid base.
This method has been used by foundation contractors for years. We have greatly improved the method. Instead of using a thick concrete slurry to lift the slab we use PolyLEVEL, an expansive polyLEVEL foam. In much the same way the foam is injected through holes beneath the slab where it expands to fill any voids and lifts the sunken slab. However, PolyLEVEL has many advantages over traditional mudjacking.
First PolyLEVEL is injected through much smaller holes. It is also much lighter than the slurry which means no additional stress on a weak soil base. It is not biodegradable so it won't be washed away with rainfall. Lastly it cures much, much quicker. While you have to wait days for concrete to cure PolyLEVEL reaches 90% strength in less than an hour! We use PolyLEVEL to fix sunken sidewalks, driveways, stairs, pool decks, patios and more.
Since 1986 we have been providing affordable basement waterproofing, Total Basement Finishing, and foundation repair to residents in Staten Island. With a population of 472,621 we know that there are homes we haven't reached yet in Staten Island. If your home needs waterproofing in the basement or crawl space; or if you require foundation repair make sure to give us a call today. 1-888-680-3830 Join the hundreds of your Staten Island who we have already served.