About Tar Heel Basement Systems of NC and VA

Since June 2003, High Country CleanSpace® LLC, which was renamed Tar Heel Basement Systems LLC, has installed millions of square feet of CleanSpace® vapor barrier in thousands of homes, from the North Carolina High Country to the Triad.

Recent Awards

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Business North Carolina's Mid-Market Fast 40 List
Business Journal's 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Triad
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year
Triad's Most Admired CEO Award
Best Place to Work- Business Journal
Choice Award Winner - Favorite Home Improvement Business

We have grown steadily since opening and are in strong financial shape. We have been certified a full, deluxe Basement Systems dealer; consequently, Basement Systems, Inc. will honor any valid warranty we issue for our work, using their products, if we, as an independent dealer, were to suddenly go out of business.

As a company we also hold ourselves to this statement:

"We strive to improve the lives of everyone we encounter by inspiring our employees to live the Golden Rule and challenge industry standards."

Customer Testimonials

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Robert C. of Providence, NC

“Super young men and great representatives for your company. I put a recommendation on line.”

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Barbara & Sanford L. of Ruffin, NC

“I highly recommend theses guys for the way they conduct business. They are genuinely interested in doing a good job.”

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Barbara L. of Ruffin, NC

“We hired you because your speciality is basements, and because of your price.”

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Kirk and Vivian A. of Eden, NC

“I would recommend everyone that needs basement of foundation work to hire your company!”

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Jimmy B. of Eden, NC

“I chose Tar Heel Basement Systems because their quote was much more favorable than others we received and I appreciated the respectfulness of the inspector.”

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Roger G. of Eden, NC

About the Owner

Owner of Tar Heel Basement Systems

Pete Burgess

I am Pete Burgess, and along with my beautiful wife Nancy, we are the proud owners of Tar Heel Basement Systems. We have two wonderful daughters, Hillary and Kari; and two amazing granddaughters, Clare and Irene. I am originally from Illinois, graduated from the University of North Carolina where I met Nancy, got my MBA from Northwestern University, was a commissioned officer in the Navy, and am a licensed general contractor in North Carolina and Virginia.

After years in the business world in Chicago, I tried to retire and find solitude with Nancy in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Upon building our dream home and encapsulating the crawlspace, I became a firm believer in the CleanSpace product and joined the Dealer Network. My retirement was short-lived as I am now responsible for over 80 employees and the thousands of customers we have served since 2003. The company is a Deluxe Dealer in the Basement Systems Inc. dealer network of basement waterproofing and crawlspace encapsulation contractors and in the Foundation SupportWorks, Inc dealer network of foundation repair specialists.

While it is hard work owning a growing business, I love what our company is about. We are truly a need service and there is no greater satisfaction than solving a homeowners' basement, crawlspace or foundation issues!

Meet Our Team

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Andy Krause Production Manager
Phil Mandel Assistant Production Manager
Chelsea Krick Appointment Center Manager
Kay Ingersoll Accounting Manager
Hanna Guyton Production Logistics Manager
Anthony Cass Service & Technical Director
Garrett Atkinson Sales Manager
Geoff Keller Assistant Sales Manager

Tar Heel Basement Systems is Your Local Crawl Space, Basement, & Foundation Repair Expert

Meet Pete Burgess, owner of Tar Heel Basement Systems.

Since Basement Systems is a debt-free corporation, customers should be very comfortable knowing the financial strength behind us. We are also an A+ rated, accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.

We specialize in crawlspace moisture control, basement waterproofing, and foundation repair. We offer the highest quality products, which are time tested, professionally designed and engineered solutions, professional installation, product warranties, free inspections and unparalleled service without a lot of unnecessary "bells and whistles."

We are a certified dealer and installer of Basement Systems methods and products -- the world leader in dry basement and crawlspace technology. We also work with Foundation SupportWorks, Inc. which is the foundation repair industry leader in technology and product innovation.

Basement Systems has been awarded more than 30 patents for unique products designed to help keep basements and crawlspaces dry. They help provide us with other resources to be there when you call - even years after your job is completed. They virtually "wrote the book" on crawlspace encapsulation and worked with Advanced Energy in Raleigh, NC to get the concept accepted and approved for the residential building code.

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About Pete Burgess's Tar Heel Basement Systems

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The company began by specializing in crawlspace encapsulation and now specializes in basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, as well as foundation repair. The company has grown steadily, even through the recession, and the original fleet of one cargo van has become a fleet of five box trucks and five cargo vans. We now employ more than 75 people!

The evolution of this small High Country CleanSpace® business in 2003 to Tar Heel Basement Systems today is very exciting and we look forward to continued future growth and success.

Tar Heel Basement Systems is HomeAdvisor Top Rated

Tar Heel Basement Systems' Service Area

In North Carolina, we serve Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Burnsville, Linville, Lenoir, Taylorsville, Sparta, Hudson, Roaring Gap, King, Lewisville, Walkertown, Yadkinville, Spruce Pine, West Jefferson, Jefferson, Winston-Salem, Thomasville, Mount Airy, Elkin, Clemmons, Lexington, High Point, as well as many areas in between.

In southwest Virginia, we serve the greater areas of Grayson, Lee, Scott, Smyth, Washington and Wythe counties.

Affiliations & Accreditations

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Ardmore Neighborhood Association
Ardmore Neighborhood Association
Foundation Repair Association of North Carolina (FRANC)
Foundation Repair Association of North Carolina (FRANC)
Greensboro Landlords Association, Inc.
Greensboro Landlords Association, Inc.
Guilford County Hotel Association
Guilford County Hotel Association
Guilford Merchants Association
Guilford Merchants Association
High Country Home Builders Association
High Country Home Builders Association
Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem
Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem
North Carolina Builing Performance Association
North Carolina Builing Performance Association
Southwest Virginia Association of Realtors
Southwest Virginia Association of Realtors

our service area

We serve the following areas

North CarolinaVirginia
  • Austinville
  • Bastian
  • Bland
  • Bluefield
  • Falls Mills
  • Ivanhoe
  • Max Meadows
  • Narrows
  • Rich Creek
  • Rocky Gap
Our Locations:

Tar Heel Basement Systems
2910 Griffith Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103