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A resident in Plainfield, NJ was looking to have the concrete slabs by the pool lifted and and leveled. This was a priority as the family would use it during the summer and had small tripping accidents. Senior Foreman Victor Leon and his team went out to lift and level the concrete with Polylevel. Polylevel is a foam that is pumped underneath the slab and hardens in a matter of minutes. Polylevel is effective and is safe for the environment.
A homeowner in Plainfield, New Jersey was experiencing water coming in through their basement walls and floors. This happens because of the loose backfilled soil around the home's foundation. Over time, this loose soil becomes saturated during heavy rainfall and creates hydrostatic pressure, which pushes water and moisture through the walls. This can have many negative effects on the home's health such as dust mites, musty smells, mold growth, and increased heating and cooling bills.
The homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems and our foreman installed the WaterGuard Drain System which sits on top of the footing instead of alongside it. This keeps the wet dirt from getting into the drain because the drain does not sit in the mud. Next, the foreman installed the CleanSpace Vapor Barrier System which is thick like a pool liner and is placed along the basement wall. This system is a vapor barrier, drains water behind it and dramatically brightens the basement.
This Berkeley Heights, NJ homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems after discovering water seepage in their basement. Luckily, we helped resolve the problem by installing a full perimeter waterproofing system. The system included our WaterGuard French Drain System, Triple Safe Sump Pump, and SaniDry Sedona. With these products installed, water seeping into the basement will be collected and directed over to the sump pump system. Take a look at the before picture where our team is installing our WaterGuard Drain.
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Quality 1st Basement Systems in Union County, New Jersey is your local professional for all your basement waterproofing needs. Having a flooded basement can cause many problems for your home including mold buildup and weakening of foundations. Getting professional help as soon as possible is the best option for keeping your home safe and dry. In addition to our basement waterproofing services, we also offer basement finishing, foundation repair, crawl space repair, and more!
Quality 1st Basement Systems has been in this business for over 20 years and we are proud to serve New Jersey and the surrounding area. Our team of experts can put their expertise to work for you using high quality materials from the best manufacturers in the business. We want to work with you to find the solution that will best fit your home and your budget!
If you want to get started on making your basement a dryer place, call Quality 1st Basement Systems in Union County, New Jersey for a free estimate today!
If your basement is already finished, it’s often devastating to have water pouring in. This was the case for Elizabeth E. in her home. Whenever there was a heavy rain, the water table rose and water spilled into her finished basement. She contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems for a basement waterproofing estimate to make sure this didn’t happen again.
Waterproofing expert Nick Biris went and assessed where water was coming in so he could come up with a comprehensive basement waterproofing solution. He determined that a SuperSump sump pump system, UltraSump battery backup, WaterGuard interior basement waterproofing system, EverLast wall restoration, and IceGuard would do the trick! The SuperSump sump pump can pump 2220 gallons per hour at an 8-foot discharge hear quietly and effectively.
Thanks to these specialized products, Elizabeth and her family can enjoy a dry, clean basement. They no longer have to worry about water coming into their finished basement. Don’t let this happen to your home; contact Quality 1st Basement Systems to waterproof your basement before you finish it!
Justin M. wanted to waterproof his basement. He searched around and received estimates from other companies to see who would do the best work for a reasonable price. Quality 1st Basement Systems was one of the companies Justin contacted during his comparison shopping. Waterproofing Specialist Kenneth Peare visited Justin, inspected his basement, and provided him with an ideal plan for resolving his basement issues.
The installation crew, headed by Project Manager Victor Leon, set out to fix Justin’s basement. They installed a combination of products designed and engineered to work together for a complete system of smooth and efficient waterproofing. Included in the design were WaterGuard, a TripleSafe sump pump system, a Flood Ring, IceGuard, and LawnScape Outlet. Any water intrusion would be directed away from walls through the WaterGuard system and toward the TripleSafe sump pump. 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, the LawnScape Outlet. The IceGuard would provide added protection in winter months to prevent the discharge line from freezing. The Flood Ring would also provide added protection to the basement by being installed around Justin’s water heater to drain any leakage to the WaterGuard conduit.
Using the Quality 1st coupon found online for the promotion at the time and taking advantage of the financing options available, Justin M. made the well-informed decision to work with Quality 1st Basement Systems. He certainly found the best work for a reasonable price and could thereafter have peace of mind from basement water problems!
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!
James C. owned a business in Linden, NJ. He noticed that the concrete floor was starting to drop, separating from the walls by several inches. Knowing that he needed to do something before the situation got worse, he searched the internet and found Quality 1st Basement Systems.
Foundation specialist Ken Peare inspected James’ property. He proposed that PolyLEVEL be used to repair the floor. Through this process, a high grade polymer is injected beneath the concrete to lift the slab and level it. James C. decided to have the repairs done with Quality 1st Basement Systems and found the PolyLEVEL process to be completed with minimal disruption. Now his business property foundation floor is once again secure.
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!
Unhappy with the dampness in her basement and the discoloring noticed on the walls, a homeowner from Westfield searched Angie’s list, reading reviews to find a waterproofing company. She found Quality 1st Basement Systems and liked what she read, so she called to schedule a free estimate inspection of her basement and crawl space.
Waterproofing specialist Mike Bonfante completed a thorough inspection of the basement and crawl space and devised a plan for resolving the issues that the homeowner was most concerned about. First of all, preventing water vapor from building up inside the crawl space would be handled through the installation of a SmartSump sump pump (to remove any leakage), a SaniDry self-draining dehumidification system, and vent covers (to seal the space from the outside moisture).
For the basement, a TripleSump sump pump and a WaterGuard System installed along basement walls would pair up to remove any water seepage. The TripleSump 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). Additionally, the homeowner wanted to reduce water vapor intrusion and brighten up her basement area with CleanSpace Wall Panels.
By the end of the project, the crawl space was drier and the humidity was stabilized. There would be no more worries of water seeping into either the basement or crawl space. Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to create another satisfied customer.
Tom J. had a sump pump and French drains in the basement of his 50-year old home in Rahway, NJ. He found, however, that water was still finding its way in, seeping through the floor. The partially-finished basement was getting damaged. Tom was wondering what he could do to resolve this situation when he came upon Quality 1st Basement Systems’ booth at a local home show. He scheduled an appointment for a free-estimate inspection.
One of the basement waterproofing specialists visited Tom to ensure him that Quality 1st Basement Systems could help with this problem. The installation of a waterproofing system included WaterGuard, a TripleSafe sump pump, IceGuards, and a LawnScape outlet (to disperse discharge water on the lawn). This system was designed for water in the WaterGuard to be directed to the TripleSafe, pumped out of the basement, and is also prevented from causing a flood in winter months (if the discharge lines freezes) by inclusion of IceGuards. The TripleSafe sump pump is a quiet, reliable pump with a back-up pump ready to take over in case the first pump fails or to assist the first pump if that alone is not enough. A battery back-up pump makes up the third component, all set to automatically take over in the event of pump or power failure. When the first two pumps operate together, up to 6200 gallons of water per hour can be removed!
Quality 1st Basement Systems was glad to install an efficient system that would prevent seepage from ruining Tom’s basement space by directing it out of the home. With the powerful and efficient triple systems, Tom no longer has to worry about water in the basement!
Homeowner Jason K. from Rahway, NJ was experiencing a damp and moldy basement during the summer months. Referred by both his mother and grandmother who were very happy with the waterproofing work done by Quality 1st Basement Systems in their homes, he reached out to find out more about the powerful, energy-efficient dehumidifiers and sump pumps. Waterproofing specialist Mike Bonfante visited the homeowner, completed a thorough inspection of the basement area, answered Jason’s questions, and offered the best options for solving his basement problem along with a free estimate.
Mike proposed installation of the ultra-efficient SaniDry dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air and blow out a dry air into the space. This system was designed to keep the humidity levels below 50%, reducing the chance for mold to grow. Additionally, a TripleSafe sump pump was proposed for installation as it includes an efficient primary pump, a back-up pump (in case the first one fails or if there is a need for extra pumping power), and a third battery-operated pump (designed to kick in if the power goes out). IceGuards would be installed on the discharge drains, too, to prevent a flood in the event that the lines freeze during the colder months.
Jason K. decided that putting an end to the damp and moldy basement the Quality 1st way was just the solution he wanted!
A homeowner in Rahway was living in her home for 15 years when her basement experienced flooding. Unsure of where the water was coming from, she searched for a waterproofing company to help her. Quality 1st Basement Systems offered a no-obligation free inspection and estimate by a waterproofing specialist, so she scheduled an appointment.
After completion of a thorough interior and exterior inspection of the basement to determine the best solution to the water problems this homeowner was experiencing, the Quality 1st Basement Systems’ waterproofing specialist came up with an ideal plan, carefully explained his findings and waterproofing plans to her, and provided a free estimate for the waterproofing products and work. She needed assurance that her basement would get flooded again.
A crew (headed by Project Manager Juan Garcia) mobilized to Rahway, NJ to fix this homeowner’s basement. They installed a full-perimeter WaterGuard (to channel and direct any water seepage); a TripleSafe Sump Pump System (to efficiently and reliably remove water from the basement area as well as provide back-up pumps in case of pump or power failure); and an IceGuard (designed to prevent flooding in the event of frozen discharge pipes). Lastly, the crew installed a LawnScape discharge outlet to direct the water pumped out of the basement to be dispersed on the lawn away from the house. Quality 1st Basement Systems helped to create a drier basement for the homeowner, and to top things off, Quality 1st honored a senior citizen discount for the work!
Tom E. from Elizabethport, NJ is a homeowner who had a damp basement. The wall paint was peeling from the moisture and the adjacent crawl space area was also damp. He contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems and scheduled a free-estimate inspection.
Waterproofing specialist John Schweitzer visited Tom, thoroughly inspected the problem areas, and developed a plan for resolving the wetness. Tom liked John’s plan for a drier, healthier basement.
Project Manager Juan Garcia brought his crew to Tom’s property and began the remediation process of waterproofing the basement and crawl space. CleanSpace Drainage Matting was installed on the floor of the crawl space to direct any water to a drainage system. Additionally, a CleanSpace liner was installed to further prevent wetness from making its way into the crawl space and to complete the encapsulation. In the basement, a full-perimeter sub-floor drainage system (WaterGuard) was installed along with a TripleSump sump pump system (to efficiently and reliably remove water from the basement area as well as provide back-up pumps in case of pump or power failure); an IceGuard (designed to prevent flooding in the event of frozen discharge pipes); a LawnScape discharge outlet to direct the water pumped out of the basement to be dispersed on the lawn away from the house; and additionally, a TrenchDrain was installed to prevent water from entering the basement by the stairs.
By the end of the project, Tom E. could count on having a drier crawl space and basement, and Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to serve this Elizabethport homeowner!
During heavy rains, a homeowner in Scotch Plains noticed water seeping up through the floor on one side of the basement. He wanted a permanent solution to stop the wetness before it caused any severe damage to the home. He contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems to schedule a no obligation, free estimate to have a basement waterproofing specialist visit the homeowner to complete a thorough interior and exterior inspection of the basement.
The specialist met with the homeowner to determine the best solution to the water problems in the basement. The plan began with the installation of a SuperSump Sump Pump System; WaterGuard (to channel and direct water seepage to the pump); a RainChute Downspout Extension (to direct water away from the home). The SuperSump Sump Pump System is effectively designed to keep the basement dry during times of water intrusion, capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour out of the basement.
In addition, the Quality 1st Basement Systems’ waterproofing specialist included a FloodRing in the plan, installed around the hot water tank to direct leaks (or more serious amounts of water if the tank ruptures) to the pump. The homeowner also was interested in getting a SunHouse Window Well made of durable plastic with a clear lid, allowing more sunlight to filter into the basement and preventing dirt and debris from building up.
Provided with a free estimate for the waterproofing products and work at the appointment, the homeowner was left to made a well-informed decision. He wanted a drier basement, so he decided to have the work done. Quality 1st Basement Systems helped to create a more secure, drier basement and left the homeowner some peace of mind about her basement water worries.
Homeowners fortunate enough to have a basement in their home sometimes realize that the valuable space is being wasted. Plans to utilize the space, however, bring in to question how dry or moist the area is. After all, no one wants to invest in setting up a nice entertainment area, play room, storage area, or other only to have it waste away from water intrusion or even dampness and mold.
One homeowner in Summit, NJ had basement space in her home but didn’t use it to its full potential because it was always damp and moist. In a blink of an eye, 10 years passed and the basement remained afflicted by moisture. By chance, she was speaking with a friend who recommended she call Quality 1st Basement Systems since they were able to help that homeowner with her basement.
Waterproofing specialist Ken Peare visited the homeowner, completed a thorough interior and exterior inspection of the home, answered Trish’s questions, and designed a basement waterproofing system that included the best options for solving this particular basement problem while meeting the homeowner’s needs. He provided a free written estimate while there, giving Trish all of the tools needed to make a well-informed decision.
A TripleSafe sump pump was proposed as it includes an efficient primary pump, a back-up pump (in case the first one fails or if there is a need for extra pumping power), and a third battery-operated pump (designed to kick in if the power goes out). The pump was installed and connected to a full perimeter WaterGuard to channel an incoming moisture. IceGuards were installed on the discharge drains, too, to prevent a flood in the event that the lines freeze during the colder months.
Ken also proposed the installation of an ultra-efficient SaniDry dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air and blow out a dry air into the space. This system was designed to keep the humidity levels below 50%, reducing the chance for mold to grow. Also, new SunHouse Window Wells brought more natural light into the basement area while keeping out water, dirt, and debris.
Lastly, to make the basement space even more comfortable and usable, Trish decided upon installation of ZenWall wall treatment and ThermalDry parquet flooring to provide a cleaner and finished look. Neither of these specially designed products are manufactured using organic materials; they tend to decay in wetness and/or cause mold to grow, so Trish’s usable basement space would be safe and dry.
Trish lived with a mostly neglected and damp basement for 10 years, but Quality 1st Basement Systems helped her reclaim that space. Trish could have peace of mind while enjoying her basement.
Sam from Harrison called Quality 1st Basement Systems when he noticed two of his basement walls had staircase cracks in them. With the holidays approaching, Sam knew he had to get his foundation repaired right away. Sam knew little about foundations and decided it was best to get a free estimate to find out what was causing the cracks and what the best solution was to prevent future ones.
System Design Specialist, Mike Jersey, did a full inspection of the foundation problems occurring in the Harrison basement and designed a solution. He recommended Push Piers be installed on the outside of the home to help support the walls in the basement. Push Piers are a permanent solution for any foundation issues caused by settlement in weak soil.
Quality 1st Basement Systems was able to help provide a permanent solution to Sam so that he can enjoy the holiday season without a worrying about his home's foundation.
Cold weather…freezing pipes…bigger problems are waiting to happen in a poorly insulated crawl space. A proactive homeowner in Cranford, NJ, Eric, knew he needed to take the necessary steps to get his crawl space properly prepared for winter months.
After contacting Quality 1st Basement Systems to schedule a free estimate inspection, a crawl space specialist completed a thorough inspection of the crawl space, answered Eric’s questions, and then proposed the best solution to meet Eric’s needs. TerraBlock padded insulation installed on the concrete crawl space floor would offer a combination of energy savings and moisture protection. In addition, SilverGlo Insulation Panels installed on the walls would result in additional water vapor protection while boosting energy efficiency as the panels reflect heat back into the crawl space. The inclusion of a durable CleanSpace Crawl Space Vapor Barrier (with a 25-year warranty against rips and tears) would be a quick-install to further provide yet another barrier to moisture which can cause mold and musty smells. As the current crawl space door was uninsulated and not a tight fit, installing a sturdy new, airtight EverLast Door made from inorganic plastics and foams would further help in sealing the space under the home. Crawl space vents allow moist humid air in, so to prevent that from happening, CleanSpace Vent Covers would stop outside air from entering.
Foreman Juan Garcia and his crew completed this project in the Cranford home, leaving the homeowner with a drier and properly insulated crawl space. In addition to no longer worrying about pipes in the crawl space freezing, Eric would also experience a warmer main level of his home with energy-cost savings. Quality 1st Basement Systems was happy to have helped Eric achieve a greater peace of mind.
A homeowner in Roselle knew she needed professional help with the problems she was having in the basement with water seeping in. She wanted a trusted contractor, one who received great customer reviews, so she checked with Angie’s List. Seeing that Quality 1st Basement Systems was acknowledged with the Super Service Award, she called to schedule a free inspection and estimate as advertised.
Waterproofing specialist Dan McNally met with the distraught homeowner, provided a full interior and exterior inspection of the basement, answered her questions and addressed her concerns. Afterward, Dan developed a solution to meet the homeowner’s needs and provide peace of mind from water in the basement. She decided to have Quality 1st Basement Systems take care of her problem with the installation of a SuperSump. The SuperSump Premier Sump Pump System is designed to provide excellent defense against water intrusion. It includes a powerful and efficient cast iron pump capable of removing 2,220 gallons of water per hour! This homeowner wanted the security of a well-protected basement.
Quality 1st Basement Systems completed the installation and allowed the homeowner to experience some relief. No longer would she have to worry since the SuperSump would direct any water seepage outside the home.
New Providence, NJ homeowner had an unfinished basement with an existing sump pump and drainage system. Moisture and water seepage through the lower part of the concrete foundation appeared. They had plans to finish the basement for recreation use and so they needed the moisture and water problem fixed right away.
Quality 1st Basement Systems installed WaterGuard along the footing of the foundation. The WaterGuard Drainage system will collect and direct the water leak over to the TripleSafe Sump Pump System that will then pump the water out and away from the foundation of the home, keeping the basement dry. An IceGuard is installed on the outside discharge pipe as an alternative exit to the water in case the pipe were to freeze with cold temperatures.
Quality 1st was able to provide a permanent solution to keep the basement dry so that the family could finish the basement and use it to its full potential. The homeowner was so pleased with the work and how professional the crew was, that they called for a Basement finishing estimate a few short weeks later.
Linden, NJ homeowner contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems when their living room floor became uneven and started to settle. The homeowner actually feared the living room would ca lapse into the crawl space. System Design Specialist, Kenny Tramutola, inspected the crawl space and found that the support beams and joists were poorly supported causing the living room floor to settle over 1.5 inches.
Quality 1st Basement Systems installed SmartJacks Crawl Space Stabilizers. SmartJacks provided support to the sagging beams inside the crawl space that were causing the settlement to the floor above. By lifting the floor joists and sagging beams, the SmartJacks restore them back to the original position.
The homeowner was thrilled to see the floor on the first level of the home was now even and stable again. The biggest concern was that living room floor would eventually cave in but once the job was completed the homeowner was relieved that Quality 1st was able to secure the beams and provide a permanent solution.
Union County Property Manager noticed over time that the interior floor in the building was beginning to sink and settle. After doing some research on Google, the manager came across a Quality 1st Basement Systems ad. Calling right away, the appointment center was able to set an appointment with System Design Specialist, Ken Peare. Ken met with the Property Manager and recommended The PolyLevel System. PolyLevel is a foam solution that is injected underneath the slab. Once injected, the PolyLevel will expand then harden raising the slab back to its desired level.
Project Manager, Arturo Jacuinde and his crew were able to level the entire floor using PolyLevel. The Property Manager was amazed by The PolyLevel System and was appreciative at how well the crew cleaned up after the job was completed. Quality 1st Basement Systems was able to provide a permanent solution by stabilizing the sunken floor.
An Elizabeth homeowner was looking forward to finishing the basement for more living area but unfortunately, they were experiencing flooding after heavy rainfall. The homeowner was tired of dealing with the same problem over and over again as it was damaging the family’s items. Luckily, they found a Quality 1st Basement Systems Waterproofing advertisement in a Home Improvement Guide and immediately called for a free estimate.
System Design Specialist, Michael Jersey, went out to the home to inspect the basement. Mike noticed that the environment was humid and had an unpleasant musty odor. Mike strongly recommended the TripleSafe Sump Pump and Water Guard along with the SaniDry XP dehumidifier. The TripleSafe Sump Pump is a permanent and reliable solution for waterproofing a basement as it can discharge 11,500 gallons of water in total with the battery back up on its highest level. The SaniDry XP Dehumidifier will dry the air and automatically drain the water out of the house, so you never have to empty it like a conventional dehumidifier. Quality 1st Basement System provided this homeowner with a permanent solution, allowing to now move ahead with their basement finishing plans.
Homeowner living in Union, NJ contacted Quality 1st Basement Systems since they were the local experts in foundation repair. The homeowner was concerned with the large vertical cracks that had formed over time in the basement. In the past, the basement had leaked due to these cracks and so the homeowner wanted to get the cracks repaired right away before any more damage occurred.
System Design Specialist, Jeff Nero, met with the homeowner and did a full inspection of the basement. Walking up to the home, Jeff noticed cracks in the brick from the exterior. Once in the basement, he noticed interior cracks along the two walls and a basement window no longer leveled. The homeowner was worried that over time the foundation would get worse and possibly crumble. Jeff completely understood the homeowners concerns and suggested CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System.
CarbonArmor is the perfect solution for bowing or cracking foundation walls for the stripes are made of reinforced polymers that is 10 times stronger than steel. The straps will stabilize the walls and prevent further problems.
The homeowner was relieved that their foundation walls were now stabilized and no further foundation damage could occurred. Quality 1st Basement Systems provided a permanent solution leaving this Union, NJ Homeowner completely satisfied.
Mary was finally ready to sell her home in Elizabeth, NJ and move down to Florida. When it came time for the home inspector to inspect the home, he noticed the crawl space had signs of water intrusion. He informed Mary and her husband that they needed to repair their crawl space before putting it on the market. Luckily the home inspector recommended Quality 1st Basement Systems.
System Design Specialist, Laszlo, was able to locate where the water was coming in from and offered the perfect solution for the problem. With his help, the Q1 team was able to fully encapsulate the crawl space, sealing it off from water and humidity that could cause serious damage. A CleanSpace Vapor Barrier, WaterGuard drainage system and a SmartSump Pump were installed to protect the crawl space.
With the help of Quality 1st Basement Systems, Mary and her husband were not only able to sell their home, but also give the new homeowners the peace of mind that their crawl space will never receive water again thanks to Quality 1st Basement Systems.
John is a new homeowner. He recently purchased his first house in Elizabeth, NJ. It didn't take long before he noticed how cold his floors got once the temperatures dropped. After doing some research on the Internet, John came across a Quality 1st Basement Systems ad for Crawl Space Insulation. When he saw that Quality 1st offered FREE estimates, he called right away for an appointment.
To fully insulate John's crawl space, Quality 1st Basement Systems installed SilverGlo, which is a heat barrier, to the walls, floors and the rim joist. Next, The TerraBlock insulation liner was installed to keep the heat in the crawl space. Having the crawl space properly insulated will keep the floors on the first level of the home warm and the utility bills low since they no longer have to work extra hard to warm the home.
A new homeowner in Scotch Plains, NJ had water in their basement and contacted Quality 1st for a free estimate. System Design Specialist, Michael DiVirgilio went to inspect the basement. The homeowner's basement needed to be waterproofed so WaterGuard system was installed by Foreman, Juan Garcia and his crew. WaterGuard is the ideal choice for waterproofing because it collects the water coming in through the basement walls, while laying underneath the floor slab, with no unsightly drain around the basement. A TripleSafe sump pump was installed for added protection. The TripleSafe has three levels of protection in order to keep the basement dry. The TripleSafe has a backup battery installed in case of a power outage so the system can keep running and will pump 11,500 gallons of water on a fully charged battery. Next, a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier was installed to eliminate damp, must odors in the basement. The SaniDry is the most high-performance dehumidifier and filtration system. It also takes up less space and can filter mold spores, dust mite droppings and dust. Next, IceGuard was installed outside to discharge water away from the home. IceGuard fits over the top of the discharge line with slits at the top to provide water with an escape route, during the winter months to prevent freezing.
John A. living in the Scotch Plains area of Union County contacted Quality 1st Basements about concrete settlement he were experiencing in their driveway. Gradually overtime, John noticed a 2 inch gap between where his driveway meets his front walkway. He realized that this tripping hazard could cause an injury if one of his family members were not watching where they stepped. Luckily, Quality 1st Basements had the perfect solution to remove this tripping hazard.
Our team injected PolyLevel foam underneath the slab to raise it back to level. Once the Polylevel is underneath the slab, it expands and hardens, lifting the slab to its original state. PolyLevel permanently stabilizes the concrete slab to prevent further movement. The homeowner was amazed how quickly and efficiently the crew did the installation and how within 15 minutes of the job completion, he was able to walk directly on the slab.
Quality 1st Basements received a call from Kate B. living in Scotch Plains about water concerns she had been experiencing inside her crawl space. When her husband had went inside to check their water heater he discovered about 2 inches of water after 3 straight days of rain. She had seen Quality 1st trucks in her neighborhood before and was relieved when she knew exactly who to call. System Design Specialist, Lazlo Lenkey designed a full waterproofing system to keep the crawl space drive against leaks and floods.
Quality 1st Foreman, Wilver and his team installed WaterGuard along the footing of the crawl space, out of the mud zone to prevent clogging. Next the WaterGuard is connected to the SmartSump pump specifically designed for the crawl space with its built- in alarm system to detect any water. Both products work together to keep the crawl space dry. Next Wilver's team installed CleanSpace Vapor Barrier to the walls and floors to prevent mold and moisture. CleanSpace will keep the crawl space area healthy and increase better area quality. Overall the crawl space was completely transformed from a wet and nasty area to a clean and dry space.
Quality 1st Basements sent System Design Specialist, Laszlo Lenkey, out to inspect a nasty and damp crawl space in the Linden Township area. Upon inspection, he discovered small puddles of water near the corners of crawl space. The foundation walls were not only cold but damp. Has Laszlo traveled deeper into the crawl space he would smell the musty odor and felt a cold draft coming through one of the crawl space doors. He recommended waterproofing with the crawl space with one of our SmartSump pumps which is specifically designed for the crawl space. It has a built-in alarm system to alert the homeowner when it detects water. He also suggested a Sedona dehumidifier to prevent future odors and moisture. A new crawl space door was also installed to allow easy access into the crawl space but prevents humid air and cold drafts from getting inside.
The homeowner was very appreciative for how professional our Foreman and crew was, working all day to make sure the job was not only completed on time but working properly.
A homeowner in Parsippany, New Jersey had a bowing foundation wall and contacted Quality 1st for a solution.
Bowing walls are a sign of foundation problems and can have a significant impact on the home's stability. GeoLock Wall Anchors were installed to prevent the foundation from moving any further. Wall Anchors extend from the wall to the stable, hard packed soil beyond the home. They anchor into the stronger soils and brace the foundation walls, preventing any further movement. Now the foundation is stabilized and the home is safe.
A home in Parsippany, New Jersey had a front walkway that was sinking and settling and needed to be lifted.
Quality 1st used PolyLevel, a polyurethane foam to lift the walkway back to its original level. The foam is injected into the concrete through penny size holes and starts expanding and lifting the concrete within minutes. This method if fast, easy and a permanent solution to concrete lifting.
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 Crawl Space is a damp, dark and nasty area underneath your home. It can sometimes have either a window or a vent that will let in water, humidity, cold drafty air, and even pests. Since your home sits on this space, the air inside will travel up through to the first level and then throughout the rest of your home. A cleaner crawl space is cleaner air for you and your family to breathe in. To create a cleaner crawl space, you would need to seal it off from all the harmful things the outside environment can bring into your crawl space. This is exactly why Ray D. from Kenilworth, NJ contacted the expects in Crawl Space Encapsulation.
Ray noticed that not only were pests living inside his crawl space but the area contained high humidity and moisture developed on his pipes and on his duct work. His walls were damp and a terrible musty odor hit you as soon as you entered inside. Overall the crawl space was wet and smelly. He needed a professional to come in and make his crawl space a dry and healthy area for his water heater and everything else he had inside his crawl space. He knew he had to call Quality 1st Basements for a solution. System Design Specialist, Laszlo, did a full inspection and then sat down with Ray to go over what he discovered.
Laszlo recommended that the vent covers be sealed to prevent humidity from getting inside. He also recommended a full waterproofing system to prevent future water leaks as well as a CleanSpace on the floors and walls. This Vapor Barrier is a bright white liner that blocks the water and water vapor from breaking through. He also recommended a Sedona Dehumidifier to circulate dry air throughout the space to prevent moisture and musty odors from forming. This encapsulation would create a dry and healthy space underneath Ray's home and would create cleaner air inside. Ray was amazed that in just one day his crawl space went from a dark and damp space to a brighter and cleaner area that he could actually use as additional storage space.
Brianna is a first-time home buyer. When she purchased her home, the basement had a sump pump system and functioned perfectly. Two rain storms went by and no water was in site. Fast forward another month and Kenliworth, NJ was hit with almost 10 inches of rain but Brianna had no worries because she knew she had a sump. If the pump had a built-in alarm system it would have alarmed Brianna that something was wrong and the amount of water coming into the basement was too much for her one pump to handle. Instead the pump stopped working and her basement flooded with almost 3 inches of water. In a panic she called her father for help on what she should do and so he called Quality 1st Basements for his daughter.
System Design Specialist, Mark, went out to inspect Brianna's basement and sit down with her and her father to design a solution that best fit her basement. Mark explained that the most common cause of a wet basement is footing drain failure. This is when the soil around the outside of the homes foundation can't drain water and becomes saturated. All of that weight of the wet soil creates hydrostatic pressure and forces the water into the basement through the join between the footing and the wall or under the footing. He suggested our interior drainage system known as WaterGuard. Is installed on the top of the footing instead of alongside it. This will prevent mud from getting into the drain and blocking flow of water. WaterGuard has a big drain outlet to our TripleSafe Sump pump so once the water seeps through the foundation, the WaterGuard collects the water and directs it straight to the pump. Our TripleSafe Sump Pump is the Top-of-the-line system that has three pumps in one for the ultimate protection. Our sump pump not only has a sump pimp liner that accepts water directly from the ground as well as larger inlet holes to allow your perimeter drainage system to empty into it. The TripleSafe Sump pump also has an Airtight Sump Lid to prevent water vapor from evaporating into the basement air, a pump stand, floor drain in sump lid and of course a pump alarm. Our pump alarm will sound automatically when the water reaches a level above the point where the pump should normally turn on. This will give you enough time to do something before the floor gets wet.
Not only did the Full waterproofing System give Brianna and her dad peace of mind but also made sure her big investment would be safe against basement flooding.
A resident of New Providence, NJ noticed he had a major sign of a foundation problem when he discovered his basement wall was tipping and bowing inward. Knowing his wall was now unstable, he contacted Quality 1st Basements for a solution to stabilizing his foundation.
We sent one of our Foundation Design Specialist, to meet with the homeowner, inspect the foundation and design a solution that best fit the foundation concerns. Of course there area multiple solutions available to permanently stabilize a failing foundation wall but the right solution to a specific situation like this can be determined with a proper inspect from a professional.
Our highly trained, foundation professional stated that the foundation was clearly unstable and needed a wall reinforcing system that would stabilize the wall and gradually bring it back towards its original position. Our CarbonAmor System does exactly that!
Carbon Armor strips are installed to the foundation wall with brackets that allows our Service Technicians to come and tighten the straps every couple months to bring the wall back towards its original position. This system does not require exterior excavating and can be easily covered when the basement is finished.
A New Providence, NJ homeowner had concrete patio issues in the backyard of their home. Their patio area was made of four large slabs, three of which had settled. They could no longer put furniture on it and every time it rained, large puddles would form since the settled slabs blocked the water. We sent Concrete Repair Specialist, Andy Gagliardi, out to inspect the patio area to make sure our concrete lifting and leveling system, PolyLevel could raise the slabs. Since there were no tree roots affecting the slabs and they were not crumbling, Andy recommended that instead of replacing the patio, raise it!
Our concrete team lead by PolyLevel Foreman, Ash, cleared the entire patio area making sure nothing would prevent the team from working efficiently. They began drilling small, penny-size holes into each sinking slab. Using special equipment, Polyurethane foam known as PolyLevel is injected underneath. PolyLevel expands, raising the slab back towards its original position. The slabs are raised, and stabilized to prevent future sinking or settling. The homeowner was amazed at the fast installation process and how clean the clean up was. Our team left the patio area cleaner then before. Removing all leaves from the area so the family could put their patio furniture out right away to finally enjoy their backyard again.
A wet basement is the last thing a new homeowner wants to deal with when finally settling down in their new home. Just a month after getting his family moved in, James found a foot of water in his unfinished basement. All boxes that had yet been unpacked, a new washer and dryer upon other belongings were ruined. New to the area, not knowing any waterproofing companies, he looked to his neighbor for a recommendation. His neighbor John was a customer of Quality 1st Basements and has recommended quality 1st to all his friends. James contacted Quality 1st right away for a free estimate. We sent System Design Specialist, Mike DiVirgilio out to inspect the water issues and design a waterproofing solution that would keep this basement dry and healthy!
Mike recommended a full perimeter WaterGuard drainage system to keep this basement dry! This will prevent water from seeping in from any wall of the basement providing 100% full protection. He recommended our TripleSafe Sump pump System that has three built-in sump pumps inside a protective liner. The TripleSafe also has an airtight lid and an alarm system to notify the homeowner of any issues with the pump. What James appreciated the most was the annual service Quality 1st offers to maintenance the sump pump to make sure the system always keeps the basement dry.
Winterizing the crawl space is a big energy saver during the cold winter months. If your water pipes, furnace or duct work are inside your crawl space, this is the last place you want that cold, brisk air. Sealing off crawl space vents will prevent cold drafts from getting inside the crawl space. Encapsulation with our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier will prevent melted snow from seeping through the walls and floors. Our SilverGlo Heat Barrier would reflect heat inside the crawl space to keep the pipes from freezing and your duct work from getting cold. This will prevent your water heater from over working by taking longer for hot water to reach the sink or shower. It will also help warm your home faster since hot air won't be moving through the ice cold duct work.
Say no to cold floors, high heating bills and frozen pipes this winter by calling Quality 1st Basements to Winterize your cold and damp Crawl Space. Our systems will keep your crawl space dry and therefore healthy providing you with better quality air throughout your home. Say no to water, cold drafts and mold!
Antoine from North Plainfield NJ needed to have an inspection done in his crawl space. He was having moisture and water issues and decided to have Quality 1st Basement Systems come out to his home to provide him with a free on-site estimate. Mario, one of our design specialists, provided Antoine a quote and installation was completed recently. He had our Clean Space vapor barrier and drainage matting installed, which is part of our encapsulation system, and a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier, which will keep the crawl space humidity at a low percentage.