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

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@TarheelBasements, thank you for providing such exceptional service. Kenny, Juan, and Raul are working hard to encapsulate our crawl space.

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James Hayes was on time, informative, and detailed with what is going on with our crawlspace.

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

About Tar Heel Basement Systems

Pete Burgess, Founding Board Member and Senior Advisor of Tar Heel Basement Systems

I am Pete Burgess, and along with my beautiful wife Nancy, we are the founders and former 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 CrawlSeal™ product. My retirement was short lived as we grew a “one man operation” (me!) into a multi-service operation with nearly 100 employees, necessitating a relocation of the business to Winston Salem, North Carolina from Boone, North Carolina.

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!

Finally, in November of 2017, Nancy and I merged our company with Groundworks LLC out of Virginia Beach, Virginia to allow us the freedom to grow beyond the artificial boundaries we had been forced to honor by our previous affiliation with a major material supplier. We now service the entire state of North Carolina and are the largest crawl space encapsulation, basement waterproofing, foundation repair and concrete lifting company in the state.

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Pete Burgess
Founding Board Member and Senior Advisor
Jeff Knabenshue
General Manager
Anthony Cass
Operations Manager
Chelsea Krick
Chelsea Krick
Operations Manager

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

Since Tar Heel 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 installer of dry basement and crawl space technology.

About Tar Heel Basement Systems

Pete Burgess Tarheel Basement Systems Boone, NC

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 every year it has been in business, including through the 2007-2010 recession, and the original fleet of one cargo van has increased to 15 production box trucks and 6 service vans. We now employ over 100 people.

The evolution of Tar Heel Basement Systems is very exciting and we look forward to continued future growth and success.

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.

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