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Foundation & Crawl Space Repair in Wilmington, NC

Coastal Wilmington’s year-round rain and sandy soils create a perfect storm for foundation, crawl space, basement, and concrete damage. Tar Heel Basement Systems can help you restore your home’s health, safety, and stability with trusted permanent solutions.

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Wilmington Local Office

Tar Heel Basement Systems

940 Pylon Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606
(984) 255-7529

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 7 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm

AWARD-WINNING SOLUTIONS IN WILMINGTON

Tar Heel Basement Systems, a Groundworks Company, specializes in helping homeowners with their foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, and concrete needs. Our top priority is providing high-quality home repair solutions and personalized service across North Carolina. With fully trained technicians, industry-leading products, and nationally backed warranties, Tar Heel Basement Systems is here to restore your foundation or crawlspace.

THE TAR HEEL BASEMENT SYSTEMS PROCESS

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One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.

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Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.

Installation of customized solutions

Our professional production crew installs patented, American-made solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.

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WHY HOMEOWNERS CHOOSE Tar Heel Basement Systems

Since 2003, Tar Heel Basement Systems, a Groundworks company, has provided homeowners throughout North Carolina with superior, proven solutions for foundation repair, crawl space repair and encapsulation, basement waterproofing, and concrete lifting and leveling. Our local team understands the challenges homes face because of North Carolina’s soil and weather conditions, so we developed patented permanent repairs tailored to each home’s unique needs. 

We devote our years of experience, industry knowledge, and specialized training to help customers protect their homes or commercial buildings from water damage, concrete sinking, and foundation failure. We know how important your home is to you, and it is important to us, too. You can trust our team to fix it the right way the first time and ensure its safety and longevity for a lifetime.

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Foundation Repair in Wilmington

Foundation stability is important for the safety of your entire home. However, Wilmington’s year-round rain (totaling 58 inches), hurricane vulnerability, and sandy soils threaten your home’s structural integrity. Whether the soil is too wet or too dry, unstable soil cannot properly support your foundation or home. You will start to notice settling, uneven floors, wall cracks, bowing walls, and other issues. These problems will only get worse and more dangerous for your family to be around, so it is important to contact Tar Heel Basement Systems to schedule a free inspection and repair estimate right away. We will also take great care in installing our permanent foundation repair solutions including pier systems, crawl space supports, wall repair systems like anchors and beams, and wall reinforcements

Crawl Space Encapsulation & Repair in Wilmington

Homes built on a crawl space are elevated off the ground to help protect them from floodwater, but they are fraught with problems. Along with damaging water from Wilmington’s 58 inches of annual rainfall, humid air filters in through open vents. Water and humidity create the right conditions for mold growth, pest infestations, musty odors, wood rot, and sagging floors. These issues not only impact your crawl space, but the rest of your home because of the stack effect. Combat these hazards by permanently repairing and encapsulating your crawl space with vent covers, vapor barriers, interior drains, sump pumps, dehumidifiers, thermal insulation, and support posts

Basement Waterproofing in Wilmington

While basements are rare in Wilmington, water intrusion and damage are common in homes with these spaces because of their below-grade location. Wilmington’s sandy soil usually drains water quickly and well, but when it is inundated with 58 inches of rain throughout the year and threatened by hurricanes, it can flood and cause the basement to follow suit. This happens when hydrostatic pressure is at work, foundation drainage fails, and sump pumps malfunction. Keeping your basement dry and free of mold, efflorescence, musty odors, and flooding is crucial. This can be achieved with Tar Heel’s customizable interior drainage, sump pumps, vapor barriers, and dehumidifiers

Concrete Lifting in Wilmington

Concrete is a strong and versatile material used in everything from your foundation and walls to your sidewalk, driveway, and outdoor steps. Like your foundation, your exterior concrete structures can fall victim to damage from Wilmington’s soil and weather conditions. Sandy soil can easily wash away due to heavy rain, and shrink and dry out during drought or if it is too well-drained. This instability leads to concrete cracks, sinking, unevenness, pitting, flaking, and staining. Unlike older, invasive methods like mudjacking, concrete lifting and leveling with Tar Heel’s polyurethane injections is more reliable, long-lasting, and cost-effective. This versatile solution can be used everywhere from driveways and sidewalks to pool decks and interior slab floors, and beyond. 

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Condensation in your basement can be remedied in a variety of ways. It is possible to avoid flooding by waterproofing the basement and having a professional install a sump pump, which is designed to quickly drain massive amounts of water away from your home. A dehumidifier can be put in your basement once this water and any mold or other organic materials have been removed from the area.

You could replace popped nails and the damaged walls they came from, but this doesn’t offer a solution to the larger problem – foundation damage. Simply replacing nails might make the house look better for a time, but eventually, foundation settlement is going to cause the same problem to occur again. The best step you can take to address drywall nail pops is to contact a professional foundation repair service like Tar Heel. With a professional solution, you can prevent foundation problems from arising in the future, especially with pier systems that support your home independently of soil.

When slab foundations settle, the consequences can be even worse than crawl space and basement foundations. When there is settling, water is more likely to seep through the foundation because of the cracks on the broken walls and floors. When you have a basement or crawl space, the flooding isn’t very impactful because it normally doesn’t reach your actual living space. Although settling is a terrible thing to deal with as a homeowner regardless of what kind of foundation you have, slab foundations are a special case. There’s a difference between finding water in a basement or crawl space versus finding water in your closet or kitchen.

Because slab settling is so disruptive, many homeowners rush to a solution without doing their research. Many times, they resort to the wrong solution, like replacing the foundation instead of repairing it. If the slab foundation is settling and cracking, it may seem sensible to try to replace it. After all, if something as important as a home’s foundation is broken, getting an entirely new one makes the most sense, right? Actually, repairing the slab using slab piers is what’s best for your home’s foundation and it’s what’s best for you, the homeowner.

Slab piers are driven deep into the ground until they reach load-bearing soil that does not shift. They’re attached to the slab and not only stabilize it, but they also bear the load of the entire house, effectively solving the issue of an unstable foundation. If the settling is caused by soil shrinking and expansion, building a new foundation won’t stop that. The new slab will eventually fall to the shifting soil, while the piers remain stable no matter how much the topsoil shifts. Slab piers are ultimately the superior option if you need a quality, long-term solution.

A sump pump is a kind of drainage system that collects water into a pit and then pumps it out of and away from the foundation. It’s a perfect device for homeowners who have basement flooding problems and need to keep that part of the house as dry as possible. If you already have a sump pump in your basement, you should know that it may not be enough to have just one.

Living in Northern North Carolina means that your property probably sees a lot of water. It would be worth investing in a second or even a third pump for your sump pump in order to keep up with the incredible amounts of water that flows around your foundation. If your sump pump gets overworked because of all the water it has to continuously pump, it will have a shorter lifespan and malfunction sooner than it should. When this happens, your basement will quickly flood, and the structural damages as a result of that failure will cost more than a second pump. All of the sump pumps in our SafeDri™ series can all be installed with a backup battery system that will guarantee a dry basement at all times.

If you’re unsure if you need another pump, simply observe your sump pump during the summer. Summer is the rainiest season in North Carolina, so watching the sump pump when it’s at its most active will give you all the information you need. If the water is flowing into the pit at an excessive rate, you need to invest in another pump. Doing so will ensure that the device functions for years without failure.

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    Our Service Areas

    Greensboro Location

    611 Summit Ave, Suite 5
    Greensboro, NC 27405

    Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Location

    3333 Air Park Road
    Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

    Winston-Salem/High Point Location

    2910 Griffith Rd
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103