Expertise | Professionalism | Northern NJ
When selecting a contractor to work with, your confidence in the contractor is a key element in making an informed decision. Our expertise in the following areas is backed by rigorous education, certifications, years of experience, and our commitment to continuing betterment.
Building Consultant Services: Successful Subgrogation I and successful Subrogation II certified staff
Building Diagnostics: Groundswell Contracting is BPI GOld Star Accredited contractor
Restorations Services: Groundswell Contracting is an IICRC Certified Firm
Commercial Roofing: certified versico flat roofing membrane installer
Building Consultant Services | Northern NJ
Green Building Consulting | Diagnostic Testing | Northern NJ
"Zenesis is the physical manifestation of cradletocradle, sitespecific ecoluxurious design. From its netzeroenergy performance, to how it creatively reclaims energy already used, to orientation of elements to maximize warmth in winter and shade in summer, to using nontoxic materials throughout, to its ability to sustain a 200mph wind to its modern comforts, to how pure and peaceful it is indoors… there is quite simply no building like it in the world. " - Zenesis House, Project Summary
Groundswell Contracting was engaged to perform blower door testing and air sealing diagnostics through multiple phases of the project which resulted in achieving Passive House certification for the home in addition to it's LEED Platinum Certification. A great project to be a part of, congratulations to Raj and Asit for their achievement.
Remarkably low air changes per hour is not the only exciting aspect of Zenesis House. Check out the write up about the home in Green Building and Design (gb&d) magazine. And for those residents of NJ tired of sheveling their driveway, check out this link from Pix 11 that discusses Zenesis House's green alternative.
Green Building Consulting Services | Northern NJ
As a green building consulting firm, we provide advice, testing and guidance towards making properties green. We specialize in implementing green and sustainable elements into projects both small and large. Groundswell Contracting and our network of experienced and qualified professionals is prepared to design and build your green building project today. Let us guide you.
Insurance Claim Consultant Services | Northern NJ
As building consultants we work with insurance claim adjusters to create like kind and quality estimates. As a full service property damage restoration general contractor we are fully prepared to stand by and execute the scopes of work we provide. Groundswell Contracting proudly serves as a Building Consultant for the premier insurance carrier in Northern New Jersey for residential homes property damage claims and commercial property claims.
Building Diagnostic Services | Northern NJ
“Every project we engage is unique. Our dedication to excellent service and exceptional quality is what keeps our clients coming back.”
Quentin Unsworth | Founder
Blower Door Testing | Northern NJ
What is a blower door test?
A blower door test combines the use of a blower door and a manometer to measure pressure differential between the building envelope and the exterior. When the house is pressurized or depressurized to 50 pascals, the calibrated manometer will produce a cfm50 (cubic feet per minute at 50 pascals) number, a unit of measurement used to reference the air tightness of a home.
A blower door test allows you to both determine actual amount of air leakage in your home and locate the most problematic air leakage areas. Pre-project and post-project blower door testing can help quantify the effects of energy saving measures in a home and is also used to calculate Building Airflow Standard to verify compliance with ASHRAE 62-89 requirements.
Blower door testing is also utilized to determine Air Changes per Hour (ACH), a unit of measurement referenced to determine Energy Code Compliance. Blower door testing to determine ACH is one of the paths to compliance within the 2015 Energy Code.
Duct Tightness Testing | Northern NJ
WHAT IS DUCT TIGHTNESS TESTING?
Duct tightness testing, often referenced as duct blaster testing, is the pressurization or depressurization of a HVAC duct system to determine the tightness of the system. Often, two elements are measured: total duct leakage and duct leakage of a duct system with components in an unconditioned space in reference to the outside (exterior).
As a general rule, a properly sized tight duct system is a more efficient duct system. In recent years energy codes have become more stringent with their requirements requiring testing for energy code compliance.
WHY CHOOSE GROUNDSWELL CONTRACTING?
Tight duct systems increase energy efficiency. Depending on where your duct system is located we may be able to help you make your system more efficient.
If you area a builder, we can help you maintain a green standard by providing 2015 Energy Code Duct System Tightness Compliance Testing in Northern NJ.
WE WILL WORK WITH YOU TO INSPECT THE PROPERTY, PERFORM TESTING AND PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION TO SUBMIT FOR ENERGY CODE COMPLIANCE.
Combustion Safety Testing | Northern NJ
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is the product of incomplete combustion. During a home energy assessment, Combustion Safety Testing is performed to verify that your home's combustion appliances, such as hot water heater, furnace, oven, and/or boiler, are drafting properly and that combustion is occurring within prescribed limits.
Gas Leak Detection | Northern NJ
Home Safety is important.
Home safety is a priority when developing a energy efficiency improvement scope. During a home energy assessment, leak detection of visible and reachable fuel lines is performed to verify that there are no leaks present in your home.
Home Performance with Energy Star | Northern NJ
new jersey's clean energy program | Home Performance with Energy Star
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR offers "whole house” solutions to reduce both your energy costs and carbon footprint. Installing energy efficient upgrades in your home can save you up to 30% on energy costs and increase the comfort, safety, and durability of your home.
New Jersey homeowners now have until June 30, 2017 to receive up to $4,000 in financial incentives. You may also qualify for 0% interest financing (up to $10,000 with a 7-year maximum term) or 4.99% financing (up to $15,000 with a 10-year maximum term) to help pay for the energy-efficient upgrades!
At Groundswell Contracting we are often most effective with our clients when they are entering a property damage restoration or renovation situation and are looking to capitalize on the opportunity to improve their home's efficiency.
Why choose Groundswell Contracting?
Groundswell Contracting is and Building Performance Institute (BPI) Accredited Gold Star Contractor and a participating NJ Home Performance with Energy Star Contractor. As a contractor working within the State Home Performance Program we are able to gain our qualified customers access to rebates and incentives.
When looking to make your home more energy efficient we focus on whole house solutions to improve not only carbon footprint, but also your bottom line.
Leak Detection Investigation
Exterior Leak Detection Inspection
Oil Burning Boiler Pipes and the Effect of Pipe Insulation
Poorly Air Sealed and Insulated Basement Window
Drafty Front Door
Water Leak Detection | Northern NJ
Having trouble finding the source of your water leak?
We utilize moisture detection equipment, thermal imaging and our experience to pinpoint the cause of your water leak and will correct the problem ourselves or work with your contractor to make your water problem no more.
We specialize in finding the source of roof leaks, plumbing leaks and mitigating ice damming issues.
Restoration Experts | Northern NJ
Property Damage Restoration Expertise | Northern NJ
Groundswell Contracting is an Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration Certification (IICRC) Certified Firm.
The IICRC is a nonprofit certification and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Serving the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, the IICRC represents the entire industry. The IICRC is recognized internationally as a knowledgeable industry voice and resource.
Property damage restoration is a big part of what we do at Groundswell Contracting.
REO Services | Northern NJ
Groundswell Contracting works with nationwide property owners, and local listing agents to restore and rehabilitate properties for purposes of sale, rent, or conveyance, in Northern NJ. Integrity and professionalism are what separates us from the competition. Contact us to learn more about our REO services and the expertise we offer our clients.
What is REO?
Real estate owned, or REO, is the name given to foreclosed-upon real estate, such as detached houses, condominiums, townhomes and land, in a bank's portfolio. Such properties end up in bank portfolios after unsuccessful sales at foreclosure auctions. A bank takes ownership of a foreclosed property when no bidder offers the amount it seeks to cover the loan.