Daily Archives: October 18, 2017

Greensboro, NC – Damp Crawl Space Causing Mold & Wood Rot

Exposed dirt in the crawl space was causing the floor system of this Greensboro, NC home to be taken over by mold and mildew. The water vapor rising from the ground for an extended period of time had caused wood rot on the organic beams.

Tar Heel Basement Systems prevented further damage to the floor system by installing the 20mil CrawlSeal Encapsulation System. The liner contains antimicrobial properties, preventing mold growth on the plastic. The home is now completely separated from the damp, dirt floor below.

Jamestown, NC – Crawl Space Transformation

The crawl space in this Jamestown, NC home had a musty smell that was beginning to linger to the living area above. The homeowners needed to have the problem addressed and permanently fixed.

Tar Heel Basement Systems restored the crawl space by removing all of the drooping, damp fiberglass insulation and insufficient thin plastic that was barely covering the soil floor. The previous, faulty materials were replaced with X-Grade Crawl Space Insulation, CrawlSeal 20mil. liner and the Tar Heel Dehumidifier. The crawl space was transformed into a bright, dry and conditioned space that benefits the home’s overall indoor air quality.

Dobson, NC Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Replaced

The homeowners realized within the first year of owning the home that the crawl space had a moisture and humidity problem. The thin vapor barrier was no longer protecting the home from musty odors, moisture and mold spores. Wanting to have the problem fixed by a reliable company, the Dobson, NC homeowners called Tar Heel Basement Systems.

Tar Heel Basement Systems removed the failing vapor barrier, replacing it with the CrawlSeal System. Unlike the previous 6mil thick liner, CrawlSeal is 20mil thick and made of antimicrobial properties to prevent mildew and mold growth. CrawlSeal completely seals the crawl space from floor to wall, separating the home from the exposed dirt below. The homeowners increased their home’s property value by having a healthy, dry crawl space.

Winston Salem, NC – Basement Walls Fixed with Carbon Fiber

This Winston Salem, NC home’s exterior basement walls had major structural concerns. Horizontal, vertical and stair-step cracks were visible throughout all of the cinder block basement walls.

Tar Heel Basement Systems installed (12) Carbon Fiber Straps. Carbon Armor is a very high tensile strength material that is almost impossible to stretch. The Carbon Fiber system is the only fabric carbon fiber product to code. Since carbon armor installations don’t require any outside digging, they are viable when there is limited access on the exterior of the home. Carbon Fiber’s low-profile allows for easy installation access behind plumbing lines and electrical conduit. The system was easily concealed with plastic paneling. It is fastened to the basement walls and provides a clean, bright look while preventing water vapor from permeating your walls.

Now this Winston Salem, NC homeowner can rest assured that her home’s structure is stable and safe, and her basement received a cosmetic lift thanks to Tar Heel Basement Systems!

 

Clemmons, NC- Leaning Retaining Wall Stabilized

Three major components were causing this Clemmons, NC retaining wall to lean out. Tree roots, unstable backfill soil and hydrostatic pressure over the years had caused the brick wall to become a worry for the homeowners.

Tar Heel Basement Systems was able to stabilize the retaining wall using the Basement Wall Anchor method. Galvanized steel earth anchors and rods were connected to star anchors along the wall to prevent further movement. The leaning wall was immediately stabilized using Basement Wall Anchors.

Winston Salem, NC – Bowing Basement Wall Stabilized!

This Winston Salem, NC home that was built in the 1960’s was having structural concerns on 1 exterior basement wall. The wall had a large horizontal and stair-step crack that was causing the cinder block and brick to bow out. The homeowners called Tar Heel Basement Systems to provide them an appropriate solution to stabilize the wall.

Tar Heel Basement Systems foundation crew installed 3 IntelliBraces™ along the bowing wall. The patented IntelliBrace™ system effectively stabilized the wall; each IntelliBrace™ is zinc-plated for resistance to corrosion. Next, the crew installed a plastic paneling that is fastened to the wall while leaving a bright, clean look and stopping water vapor from permeating the basement wall.

This Winston Salem, NC homeowner is very pleased with the finished look now that her wall is stabilized and her basement is beautiful thanks to Tar Heel Basement Systems!

Foundation Repair in Vilas, NC

Horizontal and stair-step cracks formed along the basement wall years ago. Wanting to prevent the issue from worsening, the Vilas, NC homeowners installed three wooden support beams. Unfortunately, throughout the years, the wooden joists began to rot becoming more of a problem rather than a solution. 

Providing permanent stabilization to the cracked wall, the Basement Wall Anchor System was the best option to straighten the bowing wall. Installed in just one-day, the weight of the wall was transferred from the failing wooden support system and onto the Basement Wall Anchor System. The homeowners can now return to their renovation projects and have peace of mind, their basement wall is now permanently stabilized. 

Thomasville, NC- Foundation Wall Repair

Small horizontal and vertical cracks formed along this Thomasville, North Carolina basement wall. While the wall had not begun to move or bow inward, the homeowners wanted to prevent that happening by calling Tar Heel Basement Systems. 

The Basement Wall Anchor System stabilized the basement wall immediately, preventing further movement of the blocks. In just one day, the installation team was able to provide the homeowners with peace of mind regarding their home’s foundation. 

Winston Salem, NC- Cracked Basement Wall Stabilized

The homeowners of this Winston Salem, NC home had a growing foundation problem. Over the years, the basement walls began to form stair-step cracks. Not only were the cracks and eye-sore, they were also causing difficulty with opening and closing the basement entry doors. The homeowners needed immediate help! 

Tar Heel Basement Systems provided a permanent solution by installing the Carbon Fiber Wall Reinforcing System. The Fiber-Reinforced Polymer is 10 times stronger than steel and specifically designed to stabilized basement walls. The unique design is strapped tightly onto the cracked wall providing immediate stabilization. The homeowners have the option to paint over the Carbon Fiber System or leave the walls as they are. 

Winston Salem, NC – Cracked Basement Wall Stabilized

Hydrostatic pressure after heavy rains had caused the basement wall in this Clemmons, NC home to form horizontal cracks. The homeowner had noticed the cracks growing steadily larger over time and called Tar Heel Basement Systems.

The foundation team installed (10) ten zinc-plated IntelliBraces™ along the slightly bowed and cracked wall and secured the beams to the basement floor to effectively stabilize the wall and prevent further movement. The homeowner’s are delighted to have reclaimed their recreational space!

Homeowners Find Relief From Failing Basement Wall in High Point, NC

A small earthquake hit the Triad area during the summer of 2011. Since then the High Point, NC homeowners have had a visible and growing horizontal crack along their basement wall. Wanting to have the problem addressed to prevent further movement of the wall, they called Tar Heel Basement Systems.

Stabilizing the basement wall was an easy task. Four Basement Wall Anchors were installed along the wall, providing immediate stabilization and preventing further movement. Knowing their foundation wall is now secure, gave the homeowners the peace of mind they need.

High Rock, NC Lake House Made Safe and Sturdy for Renovation

This one story lake house on High Rock Lake, once a fishing cabin, is now being transformed into a vacation home. Unfortunately, the foundation of the home had been originally built incorrectly and had started to sag and slide towards a small creek connecting to the lake. Tar Heel Basement Systems offered him and his wife a price within his budget and a solution to last him years to come. Systems design specialist Sam Agnew, foreman Josh Watson and his crew worked in harmony to install 9 IntelliJacks, 7 helical piers and 1 push pier to bring the home back to a level position and create a strong and safe foundation.

Dobson, NC Bowing Basement Walls Stabilized

This homeowner wanted to stabilize the foundation walls, but also wanted to finish the basement down the road. Other foundation repair companies were recommending Carbon Fiber Strips, which simply arrest the movement of the wall, but cannot bring it back to a plumb position.

Our system designer offered this homeowner our Basement Wall Anchor System which permanently stabilizes the wall and can be tightened to see wall improvement overtime. Hopefully, this will one day become a beautifully finished basement thanks to our help solving the foundation issues.

Dobson, NC – Bowing Wall Repaired

This beautiful Dobson, NC home had a severe bowing wall in the basement. The homeowners built the home in 1976 and were completing a full remodel of the property. The bowing wall was in need of fixing before any more cosmetic remodeling proceeded.

The Tar Heel Foundation Team was able to permanently straighten the bowing wall by installing (5) Basement Wall Anchors. The anchors will hold the wall in the new current position. This homeowner is ecstatic that the basement wall is now stabilized and the cosmetic repairs can begin.

Mocksville, NC – Basement Waterproofing & Basement Wall Stabilization

This home in Mocksville, NC had water leaking into his basement when it rained hard. Often times, when a basement has water intrusion, there tends to be basement structural issues as well. In this case, water had been building up along the outside of the basement wall for so long that it began to crack and bow inward.

Tar Heel Basement Systems installed their patented BasementGutter System with a SafeDri™ Triple Sump Pump System to control the water leakage. To stabilize the failing basement wall, the team installed IntelliBrace™ beams. These beams are adjustable, allowing the wall to potentially be straightened over time. This homeowner now has a dry basement and stable foundation.

Foundation Repair in Ennice, NC

Tar Heel Basement Systems was contacted about a cracked and bowing basement wall. The foundation crew installed Basement Wall Anchor System to stabilize the block wall. Now, the homeowners have peace of mind that their once bowed wall is now stable and protected.

Bristol, VA- Basement Becomes Stabilized and Dry

This older Bristol, VA home was recently renovated. The basement was the last remaining part of the renovation. Small cracks had formed along the basement wall and water intrusion became present after heavy rains. Wanting to have the problems fixed during the same time, the homeowners called, Tar Heel Basement Systems.

Before the waterproofing could begin, the team stabilized the cracked walls using Carbon Fiber. Ten times stronger than steel, the Carbon Fiber fiber-reinforced straps provide instant stability to the wall, preventing further cracking and movement. Once the wall was stabilized, the waterproofing began. The BasementGutter Drainage System was placed along the trench, catching intruding water and channeling into the SafeDri™ Triple Sump Pump System where it is safely removed from the home.

Lastly, the homeowners wanted to brighten up the walls and hide the cracks. Tar Heel Basement Systems installed the CrawlSeal wall material to hide the cracks and Carbon Fiber system, providing the basement with a newly renovated look! Unlike drywall that can grow mold due to moisture, CrawlSeal is made of inorganic material, preventing mold or mildew growth.

Winston Salem, NC – Braced Basement Wall

This Winston Salem, NC homeowner had a failing carbon fiber system along the bowing basement wall. After many attempts at reaching out to the company that originally installed the carbon strips, and finding out the company had gone out of business, no longer honoring the carbon fiber warranty; the homeowner called Tar Heel Basement Systems for professional help.

The Tar Heel Foundation Team installed twelve (12) IntelliBraces™ along the bowing wall where the carbon strips were failing. The patented IntelliBraces™ system will stabilize the wall correctly and the heavy-duty zinc plated steel beams will not corrode like traditional I-beams. Tar Heel Basement Systems was able to completely stabilize this bowing basement wall.

Cracked Foundation Sealed Instantly with Push Piers in Winston Salem

This homeowner’s one story house in suburban Winston-Salem was experiencing some unfortunate foundation settling. It managed to pull the wall away from the window frame and create a large crack in the side of her brick walled home. With installations of both IntelliJacks and Push Piers the crack was almost immediately sealed up as the back right corner of the home was lifted to its original position. Josh Watson and his crew finished this project in two days, left the home looking beautiful and the homeowner ecstatic.

Dobson, NC – Farmhouse Floor System Stabilized

The floor system in this older Dobson, NC home has begun to settle over the years. The homeowner was prepping the home to sell and this was a problem that could not be ignored.

The Tar Heel Team stabilized the failing supports using the IntelliJack System. The galvanized steel columns are secured to the beams in the crawl space allowing for leveling and stabilization of the floor system. The home is now on the market and ready to sell.

Robbins, NC – Cracked Basement Wall Stabilized

The basement of this Robbins, NC church was experiencing a large horizontal crack along their classroom wall. Having a solution that would stabilize the wall and prevent the crack from growing larger was a requirement of the church.

Tar Heel Basement Systems stabilized the cracked wall using the Carbon Fiber Wall Reinforcing System. The Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, known as Carbon Fiber, is 10 times stronger than steel and specifically designed to stabilize and prevent cracks from becoming larger along basement walls. The church now has a permanently stable basement wall in their classroom.

Winston Salem, NC- Bowing Basement Wall Stabilized Using IntelliBraces™

Over the years the horizontal crack along this Winston Salem, NC basement wall had grown larger, creating additional cracks along the sides of the wall. Tar Heel Basement Systems was able to stabilize the unfinished basement by installing (4) IntelliBraces™. Allowing for immediate stabilization and possible straightening over time, the IntelliBrace™ System is zinc coated and corrosion resistant.