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All of our clients have been thrilled with the jobs we performed. See for yourself what some of our past clients have to say about our basement waterproofing work, as well as our other waterproofing home projects.
We can waterproof virtually any part of your home, so call now join the list of thrilled customers today!
On November 26, 2018, I had a French drain installed by Select Basement; which involved removing the existing flooring and trenching thru to the pre-existing French drain and working behind a pre-existing tile shower. Kenny was the project manager on this. He showed up on time, addressed the issues of the drain; and supervised the excavation and connection of the drain. He did make an extra effort to save my tile shower by working behind it in a very cramped area.
During this work, he supervised everything and explained what was being done during the process. Everything was cleaned up and put back in order when the project was finished. I was pleased with the result and have since closed up the interior wall, and find no water leaking into the finished basement. What a relief after all the work that was done.
I would like to commend Kenny for going the extra mile on this project.
Very truly yours,
I had sump pumps in my crawlspace that needed to be looked at/maintained. The entrance to the crawlspace was also wet and always muddy. Jerome’s crew were extremely consultative and told me I needed to have a dehumidifier installed which would keep the air dry and prevent any moisture from getting in. They also cleaned up the entire outside area of the crawlspace which prevented any extra water from getting in.
They also helped with the mud and added rocks for proper drainage. The job was done in just a few hours. I can’t stress enough how professional and efficient his team was. I would absolutely recommend them and continue to use them in the future!
“To Tommy and his crew at Select Basement Waterproofing, Inc.:
Marilyn and I are pleased in recommend Tommy and his crew from Select Basement Waterproofing, Inc… Tommy, at his initial visit, did a good job of explaining to us all the details of waterproofing our basement without pressuring us. On the day of the waterproofing, his crew took the precautions to prevent dust from spreading; they worked hard and efficiently completing the work on time, and left our basement clean of debris. In addition, Select replaced a previous waterproofing system by Vulcan.
We recommend with complete confidence Tommy and his crew at Select Basement Waterproofing Inc., for professional, reliable, and competent basement waterproofing.”
John and Marilyn Wrable
Since moving into our home we have had an ongoing water issue in our basement. We called a few companies to give us their estimates. From start to finish, Select was the best. Your representative, DJ, showed up on time, assessed the situation and presented a few solutions to us…showing in detail on a laptop what our options were. He proceeded to give us a detailed estimate in writing. He was not pushy. We didn’t get pressuring phone calls like we did from other companies. We chose Select because of your professionalism and your patience in explaining everything to us in terms we could understand. Your crew arrived on time. They were respectful and good natured. Everything was finished in a day as promised. My house was left neat and clean. Days later I had some more questions and my phone calls were returned promptly and all questions were answered. Our water problem is no more. We couldn’t have been more pleased. We have recommended Select to friends and neighbors and will continue to do so! Thank you so much!”
Bob & Mary S.
“My mother and I have used the services of Select Waterproofing three times since finding the company in a local advertisement in 2008.
Their staff is knowledgeable, thorough and has given us high quality service at a fair and reasonable price. Our basement is clean, dry and looks wonderful. We have and will continue to recommend to everyone.”
Joann & Pauline Saulino
Old Bridge, NJ
“I want to thank the owner for issuing the expense reimbursement for the food that went bad in my freezer. It was a surprise, a wonderful one.
I felt like the work done by Select Basement was excellent, which is why I hesitated to call. The glitch with the freezer did not undo how good the work was.
And many thanks for the service contract.
I appreciate a company that accepts responsibility when it doesn’t have to. Nice to think there is some morality in the business world.
Thank you again.”
Rabbi Ellen Lewis
Individual, Couples & Group Therapy
“Select Basement is a very good contractor – I recommend you use them if you have a wet basement.
My basement has an unusual placement of a water pipe that goes directly into and through my basement’s cement floor, as well as an old sewer line which, like the water pipe, was right “in the way” of where Select Basement needed to dig their trenches (to catch outside water) along the perimeter of my basement. This worried me a lot – what if the jack hammering damaged either the water pipe or sewer line! Jerome Fokas (the company owner, who visited my home and gave me the estimate) reassured me that his crew would work around these areas of concern, which is exactly what they did.”
“I want to thank you once again for the high quality work performed by your company in waterproofing the basement of our Marlboro home. We hired Select after consulting with, and obtaining estimates from several other waterproofing companies servicing our area, and after completion of the job we sincerely believe that we made the right choice.
You presented several alternatives to us, and explained the pros and cons of each fully. You promptly returned all follow-up calls for clarifying information, and you presented pricing which we found to be fair and competitive.
You and your crew arrived on time in the morning of the promised start date. You staffed the job sufficiently, and as promised, our large basement was fully waterproofed in only two days. Your crew removed all debris upon completion, and the basement was left in a neat and clean condition. Even after final payment, you called several days later to inquire whether we were fully satisfied.
The overall result is a transformation of the “look” and feel of our basement, and we believe this serves to greatly enhance the value of our home. in short, you delivered on all of the representations you made to us. Thanks again for a job “well done”.”
“We are writing to tell you how happywe have been with your company and in the particular with DJ Ladjack since we were introduced to your company about 18 months ago. Your company was recommended to us by a neighbor at a time when we were intensely searching the water removal / drain industry for a great company. We had suffered through two terrible basement floods and had decided to make sure any potential future floods were avoided.
Yours was by no means the only company we met with. We gave a lot of time to several other vendors during our search at around the same time we were introduced to DJ. All the competing firms could not match the expertise and patience that DJ displayed when educating us about your product. He spent a great deal of time with us long before we ever committed to using your services. The presentation was professional, informational, sophisticated, and entertaining and DJ showed terrific product knowledge and patience. I can remember being struck by the sense that he was willing to give us as much time as we needed though it was clear through all the phone calls he was getting that he was on a tight schedule. Whenever we met other vendors they could never match the high standards displayed by your company and, in particular, DJ. We were confident with our choice in Select Basement and our confidence has only grown since then.”
Frank & Maureen DiFalco
“We wanted to thank you for all the work you did on the hospital basement! It not only looks wonderful, but is very dry. With every rain, we used to get a lot of water in the basement due to our being located on a high water table. You took the time to make sure that your solution worked.
Your professionalism in dealing with us, and the job, was outstanding. As this is our animal’s care center, we are very cautious about ensuring that any work done to our hospital is done correctly and will not harm our most vulnerable visitors. You took all that into consideration and took our concerns seriously.
Your ability to get the job completed in one day (and to pass inspection) allowed us the ability not to disturb the animals in our care.
We appreciate your efforts! Anyone who has seen your work has made positive comments. We highly recommend you and look forward to a wonderful future relationship.
Warm and “dry” regards.”
Steven E Hornstein, DVM
“In 2006, I contracted Jerome Fokas from Select Basement Waterproofing after a weather storm that caused flooding on my property. I had up to 4 feet of water in my basement. Jerome performed an entire examination on the property and he concluded that the repairs were needed in the basement and around the house to avoid future flooding. He waterproofed the whole basement by installing 2 sump pumps and drainage system. In the outside, he added dirt and 2 small retaining walls to redirect the water coming from the road.
During this time Jerome was very reliable, dependable, hard working, conscientious, honest, and courteous. His execelent work has been a factor in helping the property to become water free.
I can confidently recommend Select Basement Waterproofing as a solid and reliable business, and experts in their field.”
Carmen N. Rodriguez
“I apologize for getting this letter late to you. I want to thank you for the efficient and professional job you and your crew had done in my basement. The waterproofing work that was done in a league far superior to what other companies had to offer. You gave me the best price and explained everything to my wife and me in great detail.
You and your crew were very professional, friendly, organized, and very clean with the job. The basement looks great and I know that I have peace of mind knowing that the french drain and the mold and mildew remediation will hold out for years to come. It was a pleasure doing business with you. It is true that your “work speaks for itself”; there is no competition.”
“Amy and I would like to thank you for the great job you and your team did on our basement. We mean this wholeheartedly. This is the first letter I have ever felt compelled to write – we are very impressed. Your men were courteous, professional, meticulous, and neat. Even though I bugged them while they were working, they answered all my questions, addressed my concerns, and had a GREAT attitude about their work. You guys really had your hearts into the job.
My wife pointed out how you oversaw the whole job, and you were constantly walking around, watching the men at work. The whole team worked together – for such a big job it was a remarkably smooth operation. I personally noticed that you used high quality piping and pumps – no cheap materials.
The job itself was perfect. The basement is bone dry, and there is NO smell!
I also want to thank you for giving me that Iron-Out supply, and for all the instruction on maintaining the system.
I selected your company because of your patience with all of my skeptical questions and concerns. And I questioned you a lot. You always took the time to explain the work and address any concerns.
Thank you for keeping your word, and kudos for knowing how to run a business.”
“Thank you for the wonderful job you and your Select Basement Waterproofing team did installing the French drain and pump system in our basement. We will sleep easier now, knowing that the future “flooding opportunities” will not trouble us.
Your work force was not only highly skilled and professional but also very polite and friendly. And the fact that you were able to complete the job in a single day, including excellent clean-up and complete removal of debris, was amazing.
Given the business you are in, I am sure you will understand if we do not ever want to need your services again. What is more, though, is that we find ourselves somehow sad about that. Your team is that good!”
Norm & Carol Farber
“Jerome, I wanted to take this time to thank you and your crew for doing such a quick and professional job waterproofing my basement.
I had several companies come to give me estimates for basement waterproofing. All companies were similar in price, however I was impressed with your quality products and the fact that there were no hidden costs.
Your men came to my house on time, ready to work, and were polite and courteous. I was very impressed with the quick installation of your system, which included battery backups. I know I don’t have to worry about my basement flooding again.
Feel free to use me as a reference. I would be happy to refer your company as qualified and efficient basement waterproofers which met all my expectations.”
Stephen & Donna Boehler
“We wanted to thank you for the professional and quality job Select Basement Waterproofing performed on our home.
After Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing and its’ subcontractor ruined our finished basement by improperly installing it’s drainage system, (incredibly even putting the valve on the pump in backwards and also completely compromising our radon system), we really felt taken. We weren’t sure we would ever be able to resolve the problems they created.
From the moment, your representative DJ met with us, our fears were put to rest. This time there was no sales puffing, no scare tactics and no hidden costs. Instead, we were offered expert advice and solutions.
We were impressed with how cleanly your crew worked. More importantly, through the course of the job we were shown exactly what was being done and why. Both you and your partner were there during the day to ensure the quality of the work was up to expectations right down to the smallest detail.
Thank you so much for making our basement livable again. You certainly have our deepest gratitude.”
Francine & Ken Rasa
“We hired Select to solve our water seepage problem in the basement. And found that Select Basement Waterproofing was absolutely incredible! Not to mention that Select came highly recommended from our 2 neighbors.
Jerome (the Owner) looked at our problem and within minutes realized the problem and the solution. I was pleased with the fact that no high-pressure tactics were used like the other companies that we had in before to get a quote.
Our decision to hire Select Basement Waterproofing was one of the best investments we ever made for our ranch home From start to finish they were unbelievable!!! They were the best contractor we ever had working for us!!!
The job was done exactly as we were told and no corners were cut, and they did extras and did not charge us!!! My father was so amazed that he even did his house, that not only needed waterproofing, but it had many structural problems. Select Basement Waterproofing excavated the basement one foot deeper to make the basement like you would never believe.
My father’s and my basement do not smell anymore at all, are now dry to the bone, clean, and look great. My basement and my dad’s basement are on Jerome’s video computer.
Now my basement is half finished, with a bedroom, full bathroom, and gym, and office. Thank you SELECT BASEMENT WATERPROOFING COMPANY. Now our home is two levels, and is so nice to go down stairs. Keep up the great work.”
Fred & Holly Ramsey
“I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for a job well done. In this world a person is measured on his word. Based on that belief you guys are worth your weight in gold. Prior to signing on with your company I had interviewed many other “professionals”; all with a good story. I hired you guys because your services were the most affordable, you used only hi-grade supplies and you backed up your word by showing me proof of what you had already done. Finally, I was most impressed when you asked for no money until the job was done.
You are your word and that is why I would recommend you guys to anyone that asks. The job looks great and it works perfect. It was a pleasure to do business with you guys. Feel free to use me as a reference. ”
Gene T. Ryan
Re/Max First Realty
East Brunswick, NJ
“We just wanted to send this note of thanks to you and your team at Select Basement Waterproofing for a job well done. You and your courteous, professional and dedicated team spared no effort in implementing what proved to be an extremely challenging job in waterproofing our crawl space.
Honesty and integrity are valuable commodities in any business (along with a job well done) and we sincerely appreciate your fairness and perseverance. You stayed true to your word and delivered on your promise to provide the highest quality waterproofing available and did not cut corners just to meet a timeframe. We will gladly recommend Select Basement Waterproofing in the future.
It is now over a month later and our crawl space looks great and is completely dry. Please extend our thanks to your team.”
Bob and Gail Pellicone
Red Bank, NJ
“Select Basement Waterproofing is as professional a company as you could possibly have to deal with your water issues. From the get-go they came right out and gave us a quote on the job. They are there to do and finish the job as scheduled. When they said they would start the job, they did; and when they said they would be finished, they were. Their crew is excellent; careful with moving and covering needed items, extremely professional working, and they cleaned up the job at the end. We would recommend Select Basement Waterproofing a million times over.”
Firehouse Specialty Shop
Red Bank, NJ
“We want to thank you for coming to our home at 9:00 PM at night. I am a Realtor with Mack-Morris B.T.E. Holdmel, NJ for the past 6 years one of the most successful Realtors in the US. I pride myself in customer service and will highly recommend your company to my clients. You have performed excellent work at fair prices. Thank you again for your outstanding service. ”
James M. Lavin
“Kindly feel free to use my name as a recommendation for your services. I was extremely pleased with the level of professional ability and customer service you provided. Especially after the success in the condition of my basement after the recent heavy rains that our area has incurred. Your work has stood up to the warranty you provided when you were hired to waterproof my basement.
I have great experience with professionals that do not meet your level of service. You and your company answer every phone call and responded to every question I had. You provided intense follow-up care and even waterproofed areas above and beyond your contracted obligation.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration. I would be happy to provide references should anyone ever require them.”
Lisa A. Grossman
“I just wanted to touch base with you to tell you that I am extremely happy with the job that you did for me. This last rainfall we had was a great test and you passed with flying colors. My basement was bone dry and the pump did its work. Timing is everything and I’m glad that I had you come and do the French drain cause it would have been messy with all the rain we had. Thanks again and we already recommended you to someone interested in having a French drain done. Take care!”
Al and Leslie Rodriguez
“We could not be happier with the job you did in our home. After one failed attempt at waterproofing our basement with a local business, we were not hopeful of ever finishing our basement and making a playroom for our girls. You and your team came in and worked quickly and professionally to correct our existing problem and offered us wonderful advice and guidance which has kept our basement dry for over a year. After the week of torrential rain we have just had we are feeling very confident that our basement is truly “waterproof”. Ware also pleased with the continued quick response you have provided in replacing our sump pumps. We were happy to refer you to some friends and they too have been thrilled with the job you did in their home in Spring Lake. Keep up the great work guys! Thanks again!”
John and Ellen Visceglia
“This letter is to thank you and your crew for the great job you did on the installation of the French drain in our basement. You were responsive to our calls prior to starting the job, were very competitive in your price and started and completed the job when you said you would. In addition, your crew did everything possible to minimize the disruption to our family, and the work site was cleaned up every day before they left.
I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for basement waterproofing. Please feel free to use this letter as a recommendation to other potential clients.
Thank you again for a job well done.”
“Just a note to say “thanks” for being “the professional” of basement waterproofing. You are in a league of your own! We would be very pleased to recommend you and your company Select Basement Waterproofing to any potential customers.
For the record, we originally contracted another company from the “minor leagues” to install French drains around our basement foundation.
“Disaster” may best describe their efforts but probably “lack of experience and common sense” caused the many problems. I won’t detail everything that went wrong, but I will tell anyone that you eventually came on the scene and all of a sudden the project went from utter disaster to smooth sailing.
Mike, you have a “knack” for clear thinking on how to resolve “problems” and also have a gift for providing new ideas to prevent future problems.
And we greatly appreciate the “cleanliness”. Let’s face facts, breaking up concrete is a messy job, but you and your men kept the dust and dirt down to a minimum and you cleaned up every day!
In conclusion, we now have a completely finished off basement with al confidence that our severe water problems are finally resolved. Many thanks, Mike.”
Harp and Barbara Junta
“I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for getting over to my house in such short notice. The basement looked great after you were done. I really appreciate your attention to detail and how clean the job was left. As Project Manager here at Mark Herrmann Construction, Inc I plan to both use you as a preferred sub-contractor and to recommend your services to our clients. Thanks again!”
Lynda J. Apple
“Over the past 7 years my company has utilized the services of Select Waterproofing on numerous tough jobs. Their level of professionalism, along with their ability to complete their duties within the allotted time given has not only allowed my company to maintain its schedule, but has allowed our customers to continue about their daily lives, without the usually discomforts that have been known to occur with other companies. For that reason at this time we give select waterproofing our highest recommendation. Thanks again for a job well done. ”
Basements And Beyond
“I am writing you this letter to thank you for doing such a wonderful job waterproofing my basement. Before I hired you, my basement had mold growing on the walls, and the smell throughout the house was horrible. Since the work was done, the smell is gone and m basement is dry.
I also want to comment on how professional you and your workers were when doing the job, how neat and clean you left everything when finished, and how quickly you got the job done. My basement is now perfect!
If you ever need to use my name for a recommendation, please feel free to. I have already given your business cards to a contractor friend of mine to recommend you for his business. Thanks again!”
“Recently we hired, Select Basement Waterproofing, to waterproof our basement we just wanted to say how pleased we were with the job. Jerome Fokas’s presentation of the problem and solution were very visual and simply shown to us on his laptop.
The day of the job Jerome and his crew were very prompt and completed the work in the estimated time that we were told and expected. We were also very pleased how neatly they kept our house during and after the completed work, a very big plus. We would also like to commend how well mannered and respectful they were, especially since we have young children.
If you are ever in need of a waterproofing company, we highly recommend, Select Basement Waterproofing ”
“Just a note to thank you for the professional job you and your workers did in installing the window wells and sump-pump in order to alleviate the musty odor in my basement. I was truly impressed by the neat and clean job you did both inside and out. Just as my friend, Gertrude Molinoff, recommended you to me, I will certainly not hesitate to recommend you to my friends should they ever be in need of basement waterproofing. ”
“I am taking this opportunity to thank you for the terrific job your company did to correct my basement water leakage problem in my office. Now, during and after heavy rainstorms, I can actually hear the water running through the drainpipes and into my sump pumps. Previously, I was getting water through the floor, soaking through the carpeting, and puddle-ing.
The job was done soon after signing the contract and for a competitive price. Your workers were as careful they could be to minimize debris and the special concrete cutting equipment and air filtering machine utilized did a good job of minimizing airborne dust.
I would be pleased to recommend your services to my business associates, neighbors and friends.”
Certified Public Accountant
“My “Thank you” for the work you did on my basement was deliberately delayed in order to feel totally satisfied with what you’ve done. What you did is outstanding! You fixed a basement that was in terrible condition: flooding, very poor condition of the walls’ waterproofing, floor gutters stopped up with who-knows-what, and probably things you noticed and I didn’t. You repaired this totally in one pre-scheduled day. Our basement was repaired about for or five months ago, and it’s been flawless – after much stormy weather.
You also added a sump that has tirelessly dealt with that strong flow of water beneath my basement. I feel confident that my discomfort with my basement is completely gone.
To anybody who needs their basement waterproofed: Jerome is the guy to pick for this.”
Old Bridge, NJ
“Recently you performed a mold remediation in our home and we want to thank you and your crew for doing such a great job. About 12 years ago, Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing, at a high cost to us, put in a waterproofing system in our basement. Over the years, mold had developed and the basement was still unusable Not only did you completely and professionally eradicate the mold for a very reasonable fee, you corrected some installation errors Mid-Atlantic had done all those years ago. The drain now goes completely around the walls of the basement, the pump is larger, and we now have the ability to snake the drain should it become clogged.
We’re amazed at how you managed to remove the heavy odor and do away with our “wet wall” that hid behind a closet for many years. We’ll be remodeling soon and we’re more confident than ever that the basement will stay dry and pleasant for years to come. Again, thanks to Select Basement Waterproofing for a job well done.”
Bill & Maryellen Donnell
Washington Crossing, PA
“In December 2004, Select Basement Waterproofing performed a miracle! I have lived in my house for almost 20 years, and I have suffered with a basement that leaked. I was skeptical of waterproofing systems, but I can tell you now, just how relieved I am to know that my basement is water free.
Select Basement Waterproofing came in on a Thursday and they were done by the next day. They installed pins, a drainage system, and re-poured the floor. The crew was efficient, thorough, and very detail oriented. There is no more water, and I feel like I have a new basement!
I feel very confident in recommending Select Basement Waterproofing to anyone who is considering taking the step. I found them to be responsible, very knowledgeable, and reasonable in their price. They made me feel comfortable, and confident in their work. I recommend Select Basement Waterproofing without reservation. If you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact me.”
Kathryn E. Bond
“Select Basement Waterproofing was contracted to analyze our basement water pooling problem and come up with a workable solution. Our experience with Jerome and his team was extremely positive prompting this letter of recommendation that may be made available to prospective clients. A few points illustrate the high degree of experience and professionalism offered by this Contractor and his Business;
– Jerome offered a well thought out and visually informative presentation that really assisted our understanding of the waterproofing process. Jerome was extremely patient and articulate in explaining the probable cause of our basement water problem.
– He offered up specific examples of prior clients who had similar problems.
– Jerome explained in laymen terms how his offered solution would solve the problem.
– The projected start and finish dates were right on target.
– His entire team was polite, clean, and professional. They went out of their way to ensure a safe working environment and maintained a high degree of cleanliness. (They were the most well organized and cleanest contractors we have experienced.)
– The team’s work was of high quality and well planned.
– His use of twin sump pumps and battery backups are an excellent model for solving a water seepage problem.
– The team was willing to take the required time to do the job correctly with a view toward tailoring to our specific needs.
– Jerome did not push any optional additional work. His team installed additional foundation support for some cracks along the walls, but only after I noticed and requested options.
The system has been in place approximately 30 days with no issues noted. Long term use will determine its viability, however thus far the quality of the work and its implementation seem right on target. ”
Robert S. Fanellil
“We wanted to take the time to thank you for the work you did in our home. Our water problem didn’t allow us to use our basement for almost 6 months. The drain put outside is working perfectly, and the sump pump is keeping everything dry inside. You did everything you said you would, and worked through some unexpected changes without taking much extra time or requesting funds above the original quote. You guys were an unbelievable all around company. From, Jerome in our house giving us a really fair estimate, to the job, and clean-up was perfect.
We also appreciate the reference given for Carlos to complete the job. The finishing touches on our new dry basement have allowed us to finally use it! His team was extremely professional and the work they did is beautiful. Thanks again — we really appreciate it!”
Donald Morrissey & Nicole Cledic
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for solving our longstanding basement problem. After two years of continuous problems and disappointment, we finally have a dry basement. It’s because of your hard work and thoughtfulness that our problem is solved.
We were very pleased with the quality of workmanship. Additionally, we appreciate the courtesy and consideration shown by you and your crew. We are pleased to recommend you to any future clients.
Thanks again for your help ”
Martin & Vicki Rubenstein
Toms River, NJ
“Jerome, just wanted to thank you for the job well done! We couldn’t have picked a better time to have our basement water problem fixed by you. With this winter we just had, our old basement would have been flooded and damp. All winter we were dry as a bone. Thanks again for the job well done and paying attention to every detail. ”
Todd & Deana Gunn
*In effort to preserve our customers confidentiality, some or all of our actual testimonial letters may have been edited to remove personal information such as contact information and addresses about them. Otherwise, they are the original letters.