Monthly Archives: October 2017

Linville, NC – Crawl Space Moisture Problems Solved

This home in Linville Ridge Golf Club had moisture problems in the crawl space that continued to worsen over the years. The homeowner was planning on remodeling the home and knew repairs had to be done in the crawl space first. Tar Heel Basement Systems installed their patented CrawlSeal encapsulation system to control the moisture and prevent mold growth. This homeowner can now enjoy this summer home without the musty smells & dampness coming from the crawl space below.

Horizontal Basement Crack and Repair in Winston Salem, NC

This Winston Salem homeowner noticed a horizontal crack on the interior wall of the basement and called Tar Heel Basement Systems for a foundation repair. The crack was caused by hydrostatic pressure, which is when the soil surrounding the outside of the basement wall builds up water and puts pressure on the wall, bowing it and eventually cracking it. This type of foundation issue is known as basement wall failure, and the Tar Heel foundation crew was able to use Basement Wall Anchors, which are used to hold a wall in place and potentially straighten over time. The foundation team was able to slightly close the foundation crack and permanently stabilize the basement wall.

Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing in Greensboro, NC

An old waterproofing system (installed by another contractor) clogged over time, causing hydrostatic pressure to build during heavy rains, resulting in cracks along the basement wall. Intruding water collected in the basement allowing the wall cracks to grow larger over time. The homeowners needed an immediate, permanent fix that would address both of their concerns.

Tar Heel Basement Systems removed the previously failed drainage system and installed the BasementGutter Drainage System throughout the entire perimeter of the basement, sitting above the home’s footing to ensure there dirt and sediment would not clog the system. The team installed CrawlSeal along the basement walls, providing sightly relief to the paint chipped walls. The next step was addressing the wall failure by installing Basement Wall Anchors providing the wall with immediate stabilization.

Blanch, NC- Basement Wall Repair

Expanding soil had caused a horizontal crack to form along the interior of the basement wall. Having two “L-Brackets” installed years ago, that support system was now failing and bending due to the weight of the wall. Fearing their wall would eventually cave, the Blanch, NC homeowners were in need of a permanent solution. 

Tar Heel Basement Systems removed the existing wall supports and installed four (4) Basement Wall Anchors, providing the wall with immediate stabilization and opportunity to close the horizontal crack during dry seasons. Made of galvanized steel, the heavy-duty system will never fall victim to rust or corrosion. The homeowners are now left with a permanently stabilized foundation wall, giving them peace of mind each time they enter their basement. 

Danbury, NC- Bowing Basement Wall Stabilized

The large horizontal crack that has been visible for almost a decade, was now causing the basement wall to bow out. Tar Heel Basement Systems was able to provide the block wall immediate stabilization by installing the Basement Wall Anchor System along the wall. Over time, the Basement Wall Anchors System can be tightened to straighten the bowing wall.

Pinnacle, NC- Basement Wall Becomes Permanently Stabilized

With a goal to keep their basement dry at all times and prevent the horizontal crack from growing larger, the Pinnacle, NC homeowners needed a reliable company that could tackle both concerns. Tar Heel Basement Systems installed the BasementGutter Interior Drainage System just above the home’s footing, relieving the wall of hydrostatic pressure. The team then installed IntelliBrace™ along the cracked basement wall providing immediate stabilization, giving the homeowners peace of mind while restoring their property value.

Falling Insulation Means Moisture in this Linville, NC Crawlspace

Crawlspaces are usually wet and smelly, and sagging insulation is generally a sign that a crawlspace has a moisture issue. This crawlspace in Linville, NC had just that problem. The insulation was soaking up the moisture in the space and began to fall from the floor joists. In order to keep the moisture levels controlled in this crawlspace, Tar Heel Basement Systems installed their patented CrawlSeal vapor barrier, sealed the vents and installed a Tar Heel dehumidifier. This crawlspace is now dry.

Crawl Space Moisture Issue Solved with a CrawlSeal Encapsulation System

This condo had a moisture issue that seemed to be getting worse. The homeowner noticed the issue about 6 months ago and wanted to address the problem before it caused major damage to his home. Tar Heel Basement Systems regraded the dirt floor and dug a trench against the footer to help collect groundwater seepage. Next, Scott and his team sealed the exposed dirt floor and cinder block walls, and wrapped (8) crawl space piers using CrawlSeal liner. Lastly, the Tar Heel installation crew sealed the crawl space vents and turned on the dehumidifier to condition this newly improved crawl space.

Crawlspace Encapsulation Helps Sell Home in Newland, NC

This homeowner was concerned that the worn, thin plastic that was placed on the dirt crawlspace floor would be a deal breaker for potential buyers of this Newland, NC home. In order to increase the property value and integrity of the home, Tar Heel Basement Systems installed their patented CrawlSeal Crawlspace Encapsulation System, which included sealing the crawlspace with a 20 mil. think vapor barrier and conditioning the air with a Tar Heel dehumidifier.

Pinnacle, NC – Basement Man Cave

The basement in this Pinnacle, NC home had waterproofing and wall repair project completed by Tar Heel Basement Systems in 2012. Wall Anchors were installed along the bowing wall to stabilize the wall, and a full perimeter BasementGutter Drainage System was installed to keep moisture out.

A couple of years later, the homeowner was ready to finish their waterproofed basement and create a ”man cave” to enjoy. The Finishing Team covered the Wall Anchors with specialized, moisture proof covers, installed a linen drop ceiling with light fixtures, while giving the walls a makeover by installing inorganic wall material. The basement is now bright and beautiful for years to come!

Linville, NC- Crawl Space Sump Pump Offers Maximum Protection

Water was pushing through the cinderblock walls of this crawl space and there was groundwater seepage during heavy rains. In order to fully protect this crawl space from flooding, Tar Heel Basement Systems installed a SafeDri™ Triple Sump Pump System (with a battery backup) in the low spot of the crawl space. The CrawlSeal wall liner will allow any water coming through the walls to drain behind it and into the drainage system. This space will now stay dry during the heaviest of rain storms and humid months.

External Stair-Step Cracks Repaired with Helical Piers in Winston Salem, NC

This Winston Salem, NC homeowner called Tar Heel Basement Systems after spotting these stair-step cracks on the outside of the home. The home was experiencing foundation settlement caused by the compression of poorly compacted soil. The foundation crew was able to install Helical Piers that can be extended into the ground to find stable soil and lift the home back towards its original position. The end result was a smaller crack and a stabilized wall.

*After Picture #2 is from the same crack just further down the wall.

Mebane, NC- Sagging Floors Stabilized

Over the years, the floor near the basement entrance became soft and bouncy. The homeowners didn’t pay much attention until the floor system started sagging creating noticeable dips and bumps. The previous support beams had rusted, no longer providing support. In need of a permanent solution that would meet their budget, the Mebane, NC homeowners turned to Tar Heel Basement Systems who installed (4) four IntelliJacks around the concerned area. Providing immediate stabilization of the floor system. The heavy-duty galvanized rods will ensure the system will work without the worry of rusting over time.

Pinnacle, NC Cracked Basement Wall Stabilized

The problem began three years ago as the outside soil around the home started to settle. The cracked basement wall became progressively worse as more pressure was placed along the wall from the exterior soils. Tar Heel Basement Systems installed 6 Basement Wall Anchors along the wall. Providing the basement with immediate stabilization and preventing further movement. 

Boone, NC – Crawl Space Door Upgrade

The homeowners of this beautiful Boone, NC residence wanted to insulate the space below their more efficiently starting with the new crawl space entry door.

Tar Heel Basement Systems installed the Infinity Crawl Space Door. The Infinity door offers proper insulation and will not rust, rot and bend with extreme temperatures and climate changes. Another wonderful feature is the deadbolt lock that will keep unwanted pests and intruders out. The homeowner’s are excited to have a properly sealed crawl space from the outside in.

Boone, NC – Before and After of a Crawl Space Door

This Boone, NC doctor office’s crawl space was in need of a new door that didn’t allow water from rain and snow to enter the crawl space area.

Tar Heel Basement Systems installed the Infinity crawl space door. The Infinity door is rot, warp and rust resistant while also being insulated for maximum efficiency. The Infinity door also comes with a deadbolt keeping your crawl space safe and closed from intruders and bad weather.

Mountain Home in Boone, NC Has Crawl Space Sealed

Moisture from the dirt crawl space was escaping into the living area above bringing a musty odor along with it. Wanting to eliminate their moisture problem permanently, the Boone, NC homeowners called Tar Heel Basement Systems.

Replacing the thin, 6mil vapor barrier with the 20mil CrawlSeal System prevented ground moisture from reaching the home above while also preventing condensation build up along the HVAC system allowing for better energy costs during the summer months. The dingy and dark crawl space is now bright and dry for many years to come!