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Leaking and flooding basements can be a headache and lead to major home repairs. Don't risk it - protect your home.

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Many homes in North Carolina and other areas in the southern United States are built without basements for a variety of reasons including inhospitable soil. However, if you do have a basement that is below grade or at least partially underground, it’s important to be aware of its condition. Have you noticed any water damage or musty odors in your basement? Do you see signs of leaking, cracking walls? These problems are common as well as dangerous for your home and your family. Having a reliable waterproofing system in place will help protect and restore your home’s health and safety.


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The Causes of a Wet Basement

There are several reasons why you’ve got a wet basement on your hands, but one main culprit has to do with the ground your home was built on.

Crawl spaces and basements are well known for being damp, dank spaces. Even when your home has no groundwater flooding issues and has perfect plumbing, the spaces can be plagued by moisture issues. One major culprit for humidity in your home is a phenomenon called the “stack effect“.

The stack effect refers to the process in which hot air leaves the home through your attic and upper levels. As it does, a vacuum is created below, and new air is pulled upwards through the basement, crawl space, and lower levels.

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A large hole had to be dug in the ground to make room for your house. After the foundation floor and walls were built, some of the excavated soil was replaced or “backfilled” to fill the gap between the walls and the existing earth. This soil is loose, fluffy, not as dense or tightly packed as undisturbed soil, and it tends to absorb more water. When water collects in the soil immediately surrounding the house, it creates a “clay bowl” and puts pressure on the walls, which leads to cracks and leaking water.

When the soil around your foundation becomes wet, it expands and puts pressure on the walls. This constant force exerted on the walls is known as hydrostatic pressure. When this force becomes more than the walls can handle, they will begin to crack and bow inwards. This affects the structural integrity of the walls. Water also will then work its way through any opening available, including cracks and openings around pipes or windows.
 

Mother Nature can be unpredictable, and North Carolina experiences its share of wild weather. Heavy rainstorms can dump a lot of water on the ground, and hurricanes bring floodwaters with nowhere to go. This water can then find its way inside through saturated soil and wall cracks.

A footing drain was installed outside the foundation walls of your home during its construction to help keep water away. But this drain can easily clog and allow water to collect by the walls. Preventing this is difficult, and so is cleaning and flushing the drains.

Clogged or above-ground exterior drainage pipes could allow water to puddle next to the home and find its way inside any cracks in the walls. It’s a good idea to place these lines in the ground and direct them far away from your house to prevent draining water from leaking inside. But you also need to make sure these lines are doing their job. If they crack, collapse, or clog, you could end up with water in your basement.

Sump pumps are needed to keep water out of the basement. Many systems installed in the floor have metal basins, lids that rest on top of the basin, and openings for discharge pipes. Some may not have lids at all. These are ineffective systems that will only cause more problems. Metal basins can easily rust and corrode, and partial or missing lids allow water to evaporate back into or flood the basement. This leads to unpleasant odors, moisture and other water issues that defeat the purpose of the sump pump in the first place. Debris and other items also can easily fall into the system and damage the pump if the sump pit is not completely covered. 

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Good work and communication from Josue M and Tito C.

Good work and communication from Josue M and Tito C.

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Work at our house was outstanding.Jalynn BrownDominique BunchAlterek SmithAll very professional, on time, nice and polite, dedicated to job….

Work at our house was outstanding.Jalynn BrownDominique BunchAlterek SmithAll very professional, on time, nice and polite, dedicated to job. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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Jalynn Brown ensured great communication during the process. He and his crew, Trenton Evans and Jahi Atkinson, did a great job.

Jalynn Brown ensured great communication during the process. He and his crew, Trenton Evans and Jahi Atkinson, did a great job.

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This guy's did a great job thank you so much

This guy's did a great job thank you so much

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Representative, David Wood, conducted a survey of our crawl space with photos and details of the condition with recommendations and options …

Representative, David Wood, conducted a survey of our crawl space with photos and details of the condition with recommendations and options to correct the issues. David was very professional and with the assistance of Sara Shultz put the plan in action.Today Tarheel Basement completed encapsulation system on our crawl space. Within two hours after the crew left we could feel a difference with the dehumidifier running. The work ethic of Edward, Taylor and Tim was above all expectations. Their work was very organized, clean, and professional. They were willing to answer all questions regarding the system. We would highly recommend Edward, Taylor and Tim with Tarheel Basement System. On time and efficient!Larry and Glenda

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I hired Tarheel Basement Systems to do a crawlspace encapsulation on a property that I am renovating and preparing for the market. I could…

I hired Tarheel Basement Systems to do a crawlspace encapsulation on a property that I am renovating and preparing for the market. I could not have been more pleased with their level of professionalism and workmanship. The entire experience was positive, starting with my sales person Nathan Seeley, and including our on-site crew of Jaylan, Daniel and McKai. I would highly recommend this company for foundation and crawlspace work. 👍🏻👍🏻

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Tar Heel Basement Systems came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. Jacob, David and Noah were efficient, professional and…

Tar Heel Basement Systems came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. Jacob, David and Noah were efficient, professional and great to work with. They communicated daily with us and did a fantastic job!

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David P and Tyrese W were true professionals during the instal of our basement post. They did an excellent job!!

David P and Tyrese W were true professionals during the instal of our basement post. They did an excellent job!!

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Tar heel basements did an awesome job in our basement. Ian and Nathan were very courteous and professional and they did an excellent job. …

Tar heel basements did an awesome job in our basement. Ian and Nathan were very courteous and professional and they did an excellent job. Highly recommended.

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The service performed was encapsulation to my home crawl space. This crew Nick Perfetti,Jabril McDougald and Grace Holderby are a great…

The service performed was encapsulation to my home crawl space. This crew Nick Perfetti,Jabril McDougald and Grace Holderby are a great team and their work is incredible and professionally done and complete.All points of installation was performed as previously discussed.I am 100% satisfied with this project.

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Great crew Justin Clayton and Corey Church. The were prompt, hard working, and professional. They communicated at all stages of the job,…

Great crew Justin Clayton and Corey Church. The were prompt, hard working, and professional. They communicated at all stages of the job, keeping us informed and updated.

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We had the pleasure of having Nathan out to our house this afternoon to address and go over a water intrusion issue in our crawl space….

We had the pleasure of having Nathan out to our house this afternoon to address and go over a water intrusion issue in our crawl space. Nathan was very friendly, informative and professional and we feel fully informed and educated and able to make a good decision as far as the remediation of our problem. Highly recommend this company.

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The team with team leader Daniel , called in advance talked w me about what they were planning to do n even planned ahead for what the job…

The team with team leader Daniel , called in advance talked w me about what they were planning to do n even planned ahead for what the job required. They came he greeted me n then they went to work. His team of Travis n Dominque got the work done n gave me a high quality job. They took away the trash n really policed the area for sharp items that could puncture my tires. My overall experience w Tarheel Basewent far exceeded my expectations, great having them here.

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I had a great experience with Tarheel Basement Systems who performed concrete lifting and stabilization on my driveway. Roswin and Justin…

I had a great experience with Tarheel Basement Systems who performed concrete lifting and stabilization on my driveway. Roswin and Justin were good communicators, very professional and very tidy. I highly recommend this outfit.

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Josiah, the foreman, and his fellow colleagues, Gustavo and Rodrigo, did an excellent job in transforming our crawlspace from a dark,…

Josiah, the foreman, and his fellow colleagues, Gustavo and Rodrigo, did an excellent job in transforming our crawlspace from a dark, dirty and damp space, into a space I no longer will be afraid or worried to go into if the need arises.They were all three very friendly and polite! If one could recommend a business because of it’s employees I definitely would do so. They went out of their way to do a good job and treat 2 old ladieswith respect and kindness. (They also took junk away from under the house that had been there for over 50 years!)It was also Rodrigo’s birthday and he even let us sing Happy Birthday to him!I would recommend this company gor crawlspace work if anyone should ask me especially because of it’s workers!

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From the time I chose Tar Heel Basement Systems, the communication was excellent and everything went smooth. Nick and Devon were very…

From the time I chose Tar Heel Basement Systems, the communication was excellent and everything went smooth. Nick and Devon were very professional and did a great job stabilizing the foundation, cleaning up and making sure we were satisfied with the outcome. I would definitely recommend Tar Heel Basement Systems and their crew!

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The service was great and the crew was polite and worked at a great place..i recommend Ken, Gerry and James P for your basement needs.

The service was great and the crew was polite and worked at a great place..i recommend Ken, Gerry and James P for your basement needs.

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This company did a crawlspace encapsulation for us. The work is top notch and it only took 3 days. Everything was thoroughly explained to…

This company did a crawlspace encapsulation for us. The work is top notch and it only took 3 days. Everything was thoroughly explained to us. This company takes care of everything including debris removal, electrical outlet installation, and sump pump installation. Brian C and John C worked on our house and did a fantastic job. Thanks.

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Fast and professional work by Ken, James P., and Andrew. Finished the work in two days which is awesome. Very satisfied with the work.

Fast and professional work by Ken, James P., and Andrew. Finished the work in two days which is awesome. Very satisfied with the work.

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Grace H. was a great foreman. She was professional, nice, knowledgeable, courteous and responsive. She kept her team (AJ, Eduardo, Omar,…

Grace H. was a great foreman. She was professional, nice, knowledgeable, courteous and responsive. She kept her team (AJ, Eduardo, Omar, Chris and Zy) on task. She kept me informed every day and stayed true to her word.The work was professional, neat and clean.

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We were very impressed with Robert Yellico and Joe on our foundation project. They were hard working and very friendly, always informing…

We were very impressed with Robert Yellico and Joe on our foundation project. They were hard working and very friendly, always informing us of what was going on. Complete professionals and good guys!

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Jay yount did an excellent top notch presentation. Thoroughly gave me details to prevent future problems. great everything I'm very very…

Jay yount did an excellent top notch presentation. Thoroughly gave me details to prevent future problems. great everything I'm very very pleased very impressed thank you.

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The guys just wrapped up at my house today. Tylor, Andrew and Stephen did a great job. They were prompt, communicated well and were happy…

The guys just wrapped up at my house today. Tylor, Andrew and Stephen did a great job. They were prompt, communicated well and were happy to answer all of my questions. Corey was quick to come out and get a plan of action, which was much appreciated. With remodeling my home I’ve found it’s rare to have a great crew that executes as planned, arrives when scheduled, and leaves things cleaner than when they started. Tar Heel has just that. As a whole they have been a pleasure to work with and I have no complaints. Excited to have peace of mind when it comes to my basement.

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They encapsulated the crawl space and installed a dehumidifier. Looks great. The guys, Nyles R., Tyree M., and Christian M. did a great job.

They encapsulated the crawl space and installed a dehumidifier. Looks great. The guys, Nyles R., Tyree M., and Christian M. did a great job.

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JR and Noah did a great job! They were friendly, efficient and did a great job. They listened to my concerns and questions and took care of …

JR and Noah did a great job! They were friendly, efficient and did a great job. They listened to my concerns and questions and took care of everything.

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JAMES JOSH AND JACK WERE GREAT! Highly recommended!

JAMES JOSH AND JACK WERE GREAT! Highly recommended!

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Our front porch stairs had sunk considerably causing the last step up to our house to be too high and tripping people all the time! We…

Our front porch stairs had sunk considerably causing the last step up to our house to be too high and tripping people all the time! We found Target Basement Systems and they got it fixed within a week. There work was precise and attention to detail excellent. We were very pleased with how quickly they scheduled our repair (the next week). They showed up exactly as promised and it looks great. You can’t even tell it was repaired. I highly recommend Roswin S, Justin H and Chris A. Only regret is not finding them sooner.

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This is just in the beginning stages. What I am rating the company on currently is the Certified Field Inspector John Dounoucos. John has…

This is just in the beginning stages. What I am rating the company on currently is the Certified Field Inspector John Dounoucos. John has been to our home twice. The first time was last week to learn what my concerns were and then quote me on the work that was needed. The first thing I would like to mention is John arrived on time and was very thorough and went over all the processes required. I told John I would be getting a second quote before making any decisions and he was good with that. The one thing that means the most to me is, John was NOT pushy, there was NO hard sell and NO you have to sign now or the price could change. John followed up with a text a few days later and we had just finished with our second quote. The price from the second company was fairly even, but I liked John's approach and the scope of work for this project. Looking forward to seeing how the job goes! I feel confident it will meet the high standards John outlined for us!

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We had our crawl space encapsulated & a new dehumidifier added ..So glad we used TarHeel Basement Systems! From start to finish:Nathan’s…

We had our crawl space encapsulated & a new dehumidifier added ..So glad we used TarHeel Basement Systems! From start to finish:Nathan’s assessment & recommendations, to speaking with wonderful office staff ,to Jaqwon & Stanley’s awesome installation ( thank you so much guys) EVERYTHING turned out better than we could have imagined!!Highly recommend TARHEEL BASEMENT SYSTEMS!!!! Great Company!B.A.

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Nice Gentleman, Ken, Gerry, James P, Malik

Nice Gentleman, Ken, Gerry, James P, Malik

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Job well done! On time, informative, and professional.

Job well done! On time, informative, and professional.

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Amazing work very professional.

Amazing work very professional.

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Five stars is not enough for the crew that worked on our crawl space this past week! Mike J, Dillon Y, and Andy L were the most…

Five stars is not enough for the crew that worked on our crawl space this past week! Mike J, Dillon Y, and Andy L were the most knowledgeable, hard working team we have ever seen. They constantly went above and beyond to offer the very best customer service by repairing several items not covered in our initial quote. If you need help with your basement or crawl space look no further! Thank you guys for giving us piece of mind.

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Justin C, Corey C, and Leo M. did a professional and outstanding job on our drain system in our crawl space! I highly recommend Tarheel…

Justin C, Corey C, and Leo M. did a professional and outstanding job on our drain system in our crawl space! I highly recommend Tarheel Basement Systems ! Patrick Dalton & Starr Moore Browns Summit, NC!!

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After an annual maintenance service of our crawl space encapsulation and at the suggestion of Grant we decided to move forward with a plan…

After an annual maintenance service of our crawl space encapsulation and at the suggestion of Grant we decided to move forward with a plan to stabilize an area of our foundation that was weakened for some time. Tyree and Christian came out two days later to install beams and jacks to secure that part of the foundation. Tyree explained everything that was going to happen, what it would do to stabilize the foundation, and how long it would take. Everything went very smoothly and I went into the crawlspace to inspect the work and learn how the system would add support to the foundation. Tyree explained in terms I could understand. Both men were professional and finished in the time they laid out. This is my second experience with Tar Heel and both went well.

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They were great,Jose Morales,Anthony McCieary Jr.,Omar Cox

They were great,Jose Morales,Anthony McCieary Jr.,Omar Cox

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John, the Field Inspector; Sarah, the Project Coordinator; and Tom and Tyler, the Installation Technicians, were all simply outstanding in…

John, the Field Inspector; Sarah, the Project Coordinator; and Tom and Tyler, the Installation Technicians, were all simply outstanding in their professional knowledge, skills, and expertise. Their communication was flawless in keeping me informed about the schedule and all details of the process.To find cracks in the floors of one’s home is a very unnerving experience, but to find such responsive and excellent professionals to successfully repair the situation leaves one completely reassured that the serious issues have been completely resolved.From the initial inquiry to the completion of the project, my experience is that Tar Heel Basement Systems is simply the Best in the Business in terms of total customer satisfaction and service. I could not recommend them more highly.

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David P and Mathias were prompt and professional. They did a great job of addressing my concerns.

David P and Mathias were prompt and professional. They did a great job of addressing my concerns.

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Just had our crawlspace and foundation repaired and seated… looks like everything was completed as promised…. Hopefully we’ll see benefits…

Just had our crawlspace and foundation repaired and seated… looks like everything was completed as promised…. Hopefully we’ll see benefits in our heating/cooling costs shortly, and also be able to notice more level floors following their repairs. Gary and Robert were so respectful and we really appreciate all of their work!

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Jordan, Ian, and Nathan were professional, polite, respectful, and informative. Ian and Nathan did the installation and I'm very impressed…

Jordan, Ian, and Nathan were professional, polite, respectful, and informative. Ian and Nathan did the installation and I'm very impressed with the job they did. I don't want to leave out the young lady who answered the phone when I called with questions. I apologize if I'm wrong; I think her name is Sarah. She is also very polite and was eager to help. My experience with Tarheel Basement Systems is positive and I recommend them highly.

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Brian and John was so professional, crawl space looks so much better, and they cleaned up their scrap. I'm anxious for a damp free crawl…

Brian and John was so professional, crawl space looks so much better, and they cleaned up their scrap. I'm anxious for a damp free crawl space. Robert and Steven, James and Brandon all did a very good job with the basement waterproofing. Everything looks so good and they cleaned their scrap too. Can't wait for a damp free basement. Seth Brown, the inspector that gave us the quote was very nice too. I recommend Tar Heel Basement to anybody. Their staff is great.

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David P. and Mathias replaced the foundation pillars in my basement. They were professional, experienced, and patient in their work. I felt …

David P. and Mathias replaced the foundation pillars in my basement. They were professional, experienced, and patient in their work. I felt like they treated my home as they would their own, and they wanted to be sure that I understood and was comfortable with all work performed. I would highly recommend Tar Heel Basement Systems to others.

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Jeffrey Traub came out the day after I called the company. I had a large tree root that appeared to be going under my house and I was…

Jeffrey Traub came out the day after I called the company. I had a large tree root that appeared to be going under my house and I was concerned it could cause cracks in my slab. He was on time and very thorough in examining my house. While he didn't find any problems he did spot a couple of issues for me to keep my eye on. He also explained I probably had lots of tree roots going under my house and that I just couldn't see them. My neighborhood had been built on land that was heavily wooded. He also explained HOW they fix a SLAB house that has foundation problems. I had envisioned all sorts of nightmare scenarios such as having to move all my belongings out and having my new floors ripped up. Luckily that is NOT how they repair it. Just knowing if that horrible day ever came where I would need their services, that it wouldn't be the nightmare I had thought, put my mind at ease. Jeffrey's explanation of the care they take to preserve my flooring while making repairs was very reassuring. The person who set up the appointment was also very thorough in asking questions to determine what the issue might be and which serviceman to send. Since I don't have a basement or crawl space I never thought I could have foundation problems. I was wrong but luckily I do not have any at this time and thanks to Jeffrey I am knowledgeable about what to look for in order to catch problems in their early stage when it is easiest and cheapest to fix. I would definitely recommend this company and suggest you ask for Jeffrey Traub to come to your house.

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Ken, Gerry, and James P. All worked hard, were professional, did an excellent quality job and educated us on what they were doing and…

Ken, Gerry, and James P. All worked hard, were professional, did an excellent quality job and educated us on what they were doing and follow up.

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Gary Hacker and Robert Hacker have been efficient, polite, and good communicators. They performed the job with virtually no mess for us,…

Gary Hacker and Robert Hacker have been efficient, polite, and good communicators. They performed the job with virtually no mess for us, cleaning and straightening each day before they left. Thank you, Tarheel.

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Just had Tar Heel in Raleigh come out to do some repairs ony foundation. Eric, Q. /Blake, L./Raymundo, M. were fantastic! They went far and …

Just had Tar Heel in Raleigh come out to do some repairs ony foundation. Eric, Q. /Blake, L./Raymundo, M. were fantastic! They went far and above with me, answering all my questions and making sure the work was perfect both below and in my home. They were kind and patient with me and made sure I undersood everything that would happen before and walked me through all the repairs after it was done. Thank you guys! Highly recommend!

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Jabril and Jalynn did a crawlspace encapsulation and installed a dehumidifier. It looks great and was done quickly and efficiently.

Jabril and Jalynn did a crawlspace encapsulation and installed a dehumidifier. It looks great and was done quickly and efficiently.

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Absolutely a great experience and totally seamless. From inspection, to customer contact and scheduling, to installation, all from a top…

Absolutely a great experience and totally seamless. From inspection, to customer contact and scheduling, to installation, all from a top rated professional team. My installers, Mike J and Aaron F., could not have been more friendly and kept me informed everyday of arrival times and work completed for that day. They answered any questions I had and provided additional information I hadn't even thought of. All work was completed with clean up on time as scheduled. Thank you TarHeel Basements team for your A-1 service!

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Called them and got an inspection same day. The crew got it fixed within two weeks of my initial call. The guys (gary and Mathias) were…

Called them and got an inspection same day. The crew got it fixed within two weeks of my initial call. The guys (gary and Mathias) were great as well and very professional. I would use again in a heartbeat.

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Ken,Gerry & James P did an excellent job. They were very professional. I would highly recommend.

Ken,Gerry & James P did an excellent job. They were very professional. I would highly recommend.

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From the time I called to request an initial revie, until the work was completed, this process was professional and convenient. Zack came…

From the time I called to request an initial revie, until the work was completed, this process was professional and convenient. Zack came and crawled around in the very tight crawl space during the initial examination and then scoped the work and cost same day with me. John C and Brian C were the service representatives performing the installation of the membrane and foam board over a two day process. These guys worked so hard and kept me informed on status the whole way. I gave 5 stars because I've had lots of service jobs performed at my home and this team and the work done exceeded my expectations.

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The Tar Heel crew Nick, Austin and JaVonna proved that being professional and providing great customer service still exist. They worked…

The Tar Heel crew Nick, Austin and JaVonna proved that being professional and providing great customer service still exist. They worked very efficiently and did it with a smile.Thanks L. Washington

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Cannot recommend more highly. Tim Martin came out and knew immediately what to do. Professional crew created new drainage trough and…

Cannot recommend more highly. Tim Martin came out and knew immediately what to do. Professional crew created new drainage trough and installed a newer, more effective sump pump. Great communicators, prompt and swift service and fully warranted service. Exactly the kind of company I like doing business with. Would not hesitate to call them for help again and again (but, hope I don't have to…hah!!). Well done Tim Martin!

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The the professional manner in which every part of the team approached the job at hand was far above my expectations. The Foreman, Shane…

The the professional manner in which every part of the team approached the job at hand was far above my expectations. The Foreman, Shane English introduced his team Evan Boswell and Jaziah Christ to me. They were courteous, hard working, kept the job site clean and organized. They were very timely arriving at job site. No waiting on my part. They ask me several times if I had any questions. And they placed items back where they needed to be. I have several other projects in mind for Tarheel Basement Solutions. I would not hesitate to recommend them for your projects.

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Jalynn brown, Dominique bunch , Omar cox these men did a great.

Jalynn brown, Dominique bunch , Omar cox these men did a great.

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Very pleased with the work. Work done by Ken, Gerry and James P.

Very pleased with the work. Work done by Ken, Gerry and James P.

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Jacob C / David P / Noah H did a very excellent job was very professional. The answered all your questions and explained everything about…

Jacob C / David P / Noah H did a very excellent job was very professional. The answered all your questions and explained everything about what they were doing so we could understand it. They made us very comfortable and they were knowledgeable about what they were doing very friendly and easy to talk to and made this experience very easy going. My wife and I would recommend Tarheel Basement Systems to my family and friends and anyone else that needs their help. Thank you guys for a job well done these three gentlemen are always welcome to our home. Thanks Tarheel Basement Systems for turning something that many consider as a scary situation into a pleasurable and knowledgeable experience. God Bless youThanksEverette and Joan Watlington

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We had the "A Team" (Nyles R. Jeff T. and Tyree M.) come out to do our crawl space, and they lived up to their title. Nyles walked me…

We had the "A Team" (Nyles R. Jeff T. and Tyree M.) come out to do our crawl space, and they lived up to their title. Nyles walked me through all the work they were going to do, he clearly explained it and was very patient with me, and all my questions; even as I crawled around their work space, they took the time to answer all of my questions. As an artisan I can tell when someone has done good, mediocre or bad work. Even if you don't know the work itself, you can tell by how the work is being performed, executed and completed; the detail and dedication to the work itself. Nyles, Jeff and Tyree, the "A Team", were Awesome!

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We had some downspouts installed. I’ll admit the first work that was done was apparently done incorrectly by one of the installers because …

We had some downspouts installed. I’ll admit the first work that was done was apparently done incorrectly by one of the installers because we had worse problems and the work in general is not what I expected. (Based on previous and unrelated work by the same company). However, once it was brought to the company’s attention they responded quickly and stood behind their commitment and returned to handle repairs correctly. So far we are pleased with the repaired work..esthetically. We will need some rain before I can speak to resolution success.

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I contracted to Tar Heel Basement Systems to insulate my crawl space and install a dehumidifier.Nyles Robinson, Daniel Jones, and Tyree…

I contracted to Tar Heel Basement Systems to insulate my crawl space and install a dehumidifier.Nyles Robinson, Daniel Jones, and Tyree McKinnie arrived at my home on-time. Nyles patiently walked me through the crawl space insulation installation process and answered my questions.He and the team promptly got to work and kept me informed along the way. The team kept a clean workspace and conducted themselves professionally and courteously. Nyles and team completed the job on-time and with high quality. Nyles reviewed the work they had done with me, and provided pictures of the work.Nyles, Daniel, and Tyree showed me the utmost respect.

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Nick Perfetti,Austin Thomas and Javonna Gill did a 5 star job on 11/18/23 @ 1430 Quarter Pt.

Nick Perfetti,Austin Thomas and Javonna Gill did a 5 star job on 11/18/23 @ 1430 Quarter Pt.

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I used Tar Heel Basement Systems due to excellent service previously provided in two other homes in another city and the Raleigh branch did …

I used Tar Heel Basement Systems due to excellent service previously provided in two other homes in another city and the Raleigh branch did not disappoint from the consultation provided by Brian, the coordination from Ryan and the excellent service from Evan, Onyx and Derrick. The service crew was very courteous, polite and professional and their ethical behavior produced outstanding results.

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Charles, Steph, and Chris did a great job on my crawlspace encapsulation. Really appreciate the excellent service and communication!

Charles, Steph, and Chris did a great job on my crawlspace encapsulation. Really appreciate the excellent service and communication!

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Worth every penny, very happy from start to finish. We opted for the complete crawl space encapsulation, moisture control, and floor…

Worth every penny, very happy from start to finish. We opted for the complete crawl space encapsulation, moisture control, and floor leveling. When the work was done and we discovered that their original plan missed a key leveling issue, they promptly came back out and did the extra work at no charge to us. Our salesman Jay was never pushy and had the patience of an angel. Thank you to the crew including Victor, Brian, Austin, Christian, Malik, Robert and James for doing a fantastic job.

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Excellent work. A high quality job by James, Keron and the crew. They were polite, professional, responsive to our questions and concerns.

Excellent work. A high quality job by James, Keron and the crew. They were polite, professional, responsive to our questions and concerns.

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Wonderful experience with Maurice, James, and Josh from beginning to end. Highly recommend. So relieved to have our basement safe from…

Wonderful experience with Maurice, James, and Josh from beginning to end. Highly recommend. So relieved to have our basement safe from water.

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I was very pleased with the service that that John, Jr and Brady a performed. John went above and beyond to make sure that I was satisfied. …

I was very pleased with the service that that John, Jr and Brady a performed. John went above and beyond to make sure that I was satisfied. He is a very knowledgeable person and knows what he is doing. I enjoyed talking with him he is a very good people person. If I were to need any more service from this company I would definitely ask for Jr. He made sure that my doors would all latch due to jacking up the floors and made all the necessary adjustments to see that they did so. He did what it took to get the job done right. I wish he had it have been here the first time! Thank you John for a job well done! Ray Johnson

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Josue “Daniel” Morales and Tito Chahine just completed installation in our crawlspace of a commercial grade dehumidifier. They were very…

Josue “Daniel” Morales and Tito Chahine just completed installation in our crawlspace of a commercial grade dehumidifier. They were very responsive to our questions and impressed us as highly informed. Their skills were evident in the finished project. True professionals with wonderful personalities. Excellent company ambassadors…

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The team of Donald Jones, James White, and Devon Vereen did an exceptional job with the encapsulation of our crawl space. They explained…

The team of Donald Jones, James White, and Devon Vereen did an exceptional job with the encapsulation of our crawl space. They explained what they were doing, explained what was needed to be done, and worked hard to get it done and clean up after! Highly recommend.

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Let me start off and say, that this team of workers are excellent 👍.They showed nothing but excellent customer service the whole time.They…

Let me start off and say, that this team of workers are excellent 👍.They showed nothing but excellent customer service the whole time.They are welcome on my property anytime,to do work. They cleaned up behind themselves,the whole time.Even cleaned up some of my mess left behind in that area. The people that I am referring to names are. Forman- Nicku Perfetti, Austin Thomas -Travis Carroll- Javona Gill. GO TEAM GO YOU ROCK. Thanks Tarhell for the experience.

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Cameron and Mekhi did a great job of installing a crawl drain and sump pump. They arrived on time, worked diligently, and completed the…

Cameron and Mekhi did a great job of installing a crawl drain and sump pump. They arrived on time, worked diligently, and completed the job sooner than was expected. All the while they answered my questions and provided a complete walk (crawl) through at the end. They were courteous and tried very hard to be sure I was pleased with the work. Excellent work by both of them!

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Mike Jones and Aaron Forbis just finished encapsulating our crawl space. They were great; professional, informative and friendly. They made …

Mike Jones and Aaron Forbis just finished encapsulating our crawl space. They were great; professional, informative and friendly. They made sure we understood the process and the finished product. Highly recommend them!

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Nyles, Tyree, & Jeff did an excellent job encapsulating my crawlspace. They explained everything and were very professional. When an issue…

Nyles, Tyree, & Jeff did an excellent job encapsulating my crawlspace. They explained everything and were very professional. When an issue came up concerning the crawlspace door, they made sure to contact the manager and a custom door was made for the space. I did have to call and inquiry about a few things and return visits but they were reaponsive and made sure the job was done. Great install team!!

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Tar Heel Basement Systems is a great company! Of course we all know a company is only as good as the people who represent it. And I must…

Tar Heel Basement Systems is a great company! Of course we all know a company is only as good as the people who represent it. And I must say, Jagwon and Stanley who installed my basement system clearly are proud of their product and of their company. These two men arrived on time, were extremely polite and courteous, worked hard and very fast to give me (the client) the best job possible. Jagmon spent the necessary time with me to answer all my questions and kept me in the loop so I knew what all the steps were and why they were important. My only regret is I only have one basement to do. But you can bet I will be telling my friends and neighbors where they must go for solving their basement issues…Tar Heel Basement Systems!

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Tim Martin was very professional and informative. He helped me understand the issue with my home and how to fix it.I highly recommend Tim…

Tim Martin was very professional and informative. He helped me understand the issue with my home and how to fix it.I highly recommend Tim for your crawlspace needs.

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Justin Vandergriff Gregory Hicks did a tremendous job installing my Sump pump, explaining what I should expect, and returning the next day…

Justin Vandergriff Gregory Hicks did a tremendous job installing my Sump pump, explaining what I should expect, and returning the next day to show me what they actually did. They both deserve 5 Star rating.

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Great work and fast Ian and Nathan were very friendly and kept me informed and explained everything well

Great work and fast Ian and Nathan were very friendly and kept me informed and explained everything well

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Ian and Nathan were pure professionals during our installation.At the end of each day I was made aware of progress made with documentation…

Ian and Nathan were pure professionals during our installation.At the end of each day I was made aware of progress made with documentation and what was to come. Transparent and professional. Could not be happier with the service I received.5/5 stars.

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I had just purchased a property and needed work on the crawlspace. Pete came out and did the initial inspection and explained everything…

I had just purchased a property and needed work on the crawlspace. Pete came out and did the initial inspection and explained everything thoroughly. We scheduled our service and then Ray W, Justin U, Greg H, and Eduardo Z came to do work and were extremely professional. At the end Ray walked me through everything they had done for an overall great experience!

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Nick Perfetti, Austin Thomas and Javonna Gil completed our craw-space encapsulation in a very professional and highly skilled manner. They …

Nick Perfetti, Austin Thomas and Javonna Gil completed our craw-space encapsulation in a very professional and highly skilled manner. They were on time, respectful and very competent in completing the work. They truly performed as the A Team. And the results were top notch.

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Roswin S. & Justin H. did an excellent job. They were skilled and efficient. We are happy with the result.

Roswin S. & Justin H. did an excellent job. They were skilled and efficient. We are happy with the result.

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Josiah, Gustavo and Rodrigo did an outstanding job at our house. Very nice polite, professional young men. Talked us through everything…

Josiah, Gustavo and Rodrigo did an outstanding job at our house. Very nice polite, professional young men. Talked us through everything they were doing and always took time to answer questions we had. Cleaned up very well and left project looking great. Would recommend to anyone needing their house lifted.

Is Basement Waterproofing the Right Solution for me?

Basements can be damp, dark, smelly, and saturated with water. Many homeowners avoid their basements and think of them as “out of sight and out of mind” for those reasons. But this can put your health and your family’s well-being in danger.

Wet basements are the perfect homes for pests, mold, and musty odors, which can be detrimental to anyone in the house with asthma, allergies, and other breathing problems. Why put your loved ones’ safety at risk and waste a perfectly good space? Properly waterproofed basements can be used for secure storage, a movie or game room, extra living space, and much more.

Before moving in the comfy couches, big TVs, or storage bins, make sure these items will not sustain water damage or other ill fates by protecting the area with quality waterproofing solutions. The products we offer at Tar Heel Basement Systems include an interior drainage system to intercept any leaking water from the walls and floor, a sump pump to remove this water from the basement, a vapor barrier to prevent moisture and vapor intrusion from the walls, and a dehumidifier to control humidity. All these solutions work together to keep your home safe and dry, and everything can be customized to meet your specific waterproofing needs.

FAQs

We’ve saved the best concern for last. This is one of the most commonly asked questions we hear from homeowners. And rightly so. Your home is the most significant investment you’ll ever make, and you want to be sure you’re using quality solutions to protect it.  

Homeowners can expect to spend an average of $4,000 on basement waterproofing, with different projects ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. And the return on investment from basement waterproofing is estimated to be around 30 percent. But when you think about it, the health and structural and safety benefits, as well as peace of mind you’re investing in, are priceless. 

Every home is different, and every project calls for different solutions. That is why we cannot offer you a ballpark estimate over the phone. It’s important for one of our inspectors to physically visit your house to better understand what is going on. We are able to customize solutions specific to your repair needs. Your inspector will take into consideration your repair goals, the severity of damage or problem areas, square footage, and your budget. It’s not just a “one size fits all” fix. 

Contacting us for an expert opinion is your best way to go. We will not try to throw bandages on the problems, push you to buy unnecessary products, or provide sub-standard quick fixes. 

We install only the very best solutions that are proven to permanently address your wet, leaking basement once and for all. It’s our commitment to you and your family. The products we use are manufactured in the USA and are designed to work together to give your basement complete protection.   

Our professional team will work with you every step of the way to design the best basement waterproofing system to perfectly fit your home’s repair needs.  

These are the solutions and how they work: 

  • Interior Drainage System – The best way to waterproof a basement involves interior drainage channels. To collect seeping water from your walls and floor, we’ll place BasementGutter™ in the sub-floor throughout the basement’s perimeter. We also can place grated drainpipes in the floor in front of stairs and walk-out access points and tie these sections into the rest of the BasementGutter™ system. Water that is collected by these specially designed systems is then directed to a sump pump system. We also can use grated drainage  
  • Sump Pump System – Once the leaking water is collected, it needs somewhere to go other than back onto your floor. Our interior drainage systems discretely direct this water to a reliable sump pump system to be pumped out of the basement and away from the house. We have a variety of SafeDri™ sump pump systems to meet your waterproofing needs – the SafeDri ™ Pro X Premier Sump Pump System, SafeDri ™ Battery Backup System, SafeDri ™ TripleSump ™ Pump System, and SafeDri ™ Pro Crawl Space Sump Pump System. 
  • Dehumidifier – For a truly safe, dry, and healthy space, you also need to condition the air. Our powerful dehumidifier unit is energy-efficient in cleaning and filtering the air, controlling moisture and humidity, eliminating odors, and reducing potential mold growth. Unlike convention dehumidifiers, our unit is self-draining and can be directed to perimeter drainage or sump pump systems so there are no buckets to have to worry about emptying. 
  • Frozen Discharge Line Prevention – Water being pumped out of a basement by way of a sump pump system exits through discharge lines. The lines outside the house could potentially freeze or become blocked, and this allows water to flow back into the basement. To prevent this from happening, we can attach the FreezeGuard™ outlet to the exterior sump pump discharge line. 
  • Crack Repairs – We can seal and repair any wall cracks to prevent water intrusion. Our foundation repair solutions may also be needed for significant cracking and wall movement. 

Now are you ready to take back your home and make it a better place for your family to live and grow? As you start to plan for your repairs, you might be eager to run out to your neighborhood home improvement store to gather supplies. You may be very handy and capable of fixing different things around your home, but waterproofing a basement is not something you and a friend can tackle in a weekend. These types of repairs are serious work and are best left to professional contractors.  

There’s nothing to stop you from applying something like a sealant or paint to your walls, but these materials are only temporary quick fixes that will not permanently solve your leaking water issue. Sealants and paints will pop and flake, indicating a lingering moisture problem. Water also can find another way in because it follows the path of least resistance. 

Instead of wasting money on fast fixes that you’ll only have to spend more time and money reapplying, fix your wet basement the right way the first time around with trusted solutions from a reliable contractor. 

We know it can be intimidating working with someone you don’t know, and you’ve probably heard stories from friends and family members who had awful experiences with contractors. So, it’s understandable that you’d feel wary of working with a contractor yourself. But don’t let that totally influence your decision. 

Before hiring a contractor, make sure you do your homework and are comfortable with who you bring into your home. Ask for reviews; references; proof of insurance, licenses, and other certifications; a written contract; and examples of work that has been completed.  

Now that you’ve read about potential problems in your basement and how they got there, aren’t you ready to get rid of them? Why would you want to live in a wet, uncomfortable house and subject your family to harmful conditions? There are so many ways you and your family can benefit from wet basement repair. Here are just a few of the perks: 

  • Better Health & Quality of Life 
    Mold loves nothing more than wet, damp, and dark areas like basements. So, if you’ve got any kind of leaking or standing water in your basement, chances are you’ve got mold growing there, too. Half of the air you breathe comes from below-grade areas like basements and crawl spaces. So, if there’s mold in these areas, it’s also circulating in the air throughout the rest of the house and affecting you. This can lead to and worsen health problems like asthma, allergies and respiratory issues. By having a properly waterproofed basement, you are eliminating the chance for mold to thrive and investing in the health and safety of everyone in the home. Having a trusted dehumidifier installed also helps control moisture and humidity, as well as improve overall air quality. 
     
  • Enhanced Structural Stability 
    Leaking water also affects your home’s structural integrity. If you have block foundation walls, water can easily saturate and seep through the porous material and find its way inside through any crack or gap. If water has nowhere to go, it starts building up inside the walls. Coupled with hydrostatic pressure, this results in an unsafe mess. Another issue we’ve run into is wooden floors and supports affected by dry rot. Don’t subject your loved ones to an environment that could cave in at any time. When you have your basement properly waterproofed, you also are ensuring a longer lifetime for your home. 
     
  • Improved Energy Efficiency 
    Below-grade areas like basements are naturally cooler, but any leaking water also can cause more of a temperature drop. This will lead to more running time for your furnace, and higher heating bills. And during warmer, humid days, the air conditioner will be over-worked as you try to keep your house cool. Having reliable waterproofing and dehumidification solutions to protect your home also will protect your wallet by lowering your energy bills. 
     
  • Increased Real Estate Value 
    Many different factors can affect a home’s real estate/resale value, but it’s important for you to be aware of the condition of your home regardless. This includes any issues with water seepage, dampness or standing water in the basement, drainage on the property, and flood hazard. Homeowners in North Carolina who are selling their house are required to complete the State of North Carolina Residential Property and Owners’ Association Disclosure Statement to the best of their ability. Being honest about any known issues when it comes to leaks and waterproofing sets clear expectations regarding the quality and condition of the home. Buyers expect a dry basement.  

An unpleasant smell in your basement makes your home less comfortable to live in. That doesn’t mean that your home’s unlivable, though. How can a musty smell in your basement impact the stability of the rest of your home? 

Musty Smells and Greater Water Damage 

Musty smells aren’t pleasant to deal with, it’s true. They can prematurely age your home and make your entertaining areas less pleasant to spend time in. Mustiness tends to indicate more than just your home’s age. It also serves as an indicator of greater damage throughout your home. 

The longer you allow mustiness to reside in your basement, the more likely it is that your basement is going to take on structural damage. That mustiness, as mentioned, is moisture. That moisture can get absorbed into your home’s structural supports, where it can weaken them or otherwise contribute to the hydrostatic pressure in your basement. The longer this kind of damage sits, the worse it gets. If you choose to forgo essential repairs, then you may find yourself several months down the line dealing with a cracking chimney or even a sinking foundation. 

Unpleasant Smells and the Value of Your Home 

It isn’t impossible to sell a home with basement damage. It’s not even impossible to sell a home with a musty smell. It is, however, much more difficult to do this kind of work. For starters, you’re going to have to list any damage your home’s taken on in your home’s listing. There’s no hiding basement damage, no matter how inconsequential you may think it is. 

Not only will word of a damaged basement make your home more difficult to sell, but it will also reduce the overall value of your home. While you can sell a home with persistent musty smells, you’re going to have to convince future buyers to take on the challenge of repairs. To do so, you risk losing up to 30 percent of your home’s market value to what are effectively reparations. If your primary concerns lay with the cost of repairs, it’s important to compare and contrast what you might spend on said repairs versus what you might lose when you eventually go to sell your property. 

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.

Why is Basement Waterproofing Needed?

Basement waterproofing is a necessity in any home built in areas with high humidity and frequent rain. This helps your home stand up to wet weather and protect it from water and vapor intrusion. Here are some common reasons why your home may need a quality waterproofing system.

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Environmental Factors

North Carolina is known for its red clay soil, but it wreaks havoc on homes. Clay is an expansive soil that becomes easily saturated and holds onto water. Since areas like Raleigh and Winston-Salem experience frequent rain year-round, this adds fuel to the fire. Overly saturated soil creates hydrostatic pressure that is exerted on foundation walls and leads to cracks and leaks, and even basement flooding and wall collapse.

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Real Estate Value

A wet, moldy basement can impact the sale and overall value of your home. Many buyers in today’s competitive market want turnkey houses free of problems, and a nasty basement can be an instant turnoff. If you don’t want to deal with a water-damaged basement, why would potential buyers? It’s best to have the basement properly waterproofed to protect and even boost your home’s value.

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Air Quality Throughout Your Home

Because of the stack effect – the movement of air in your home from bottom to top – about half of the air you are breathing in your house comes from the basement. If your basement has high humidity, musty odors, mold, and pest droppings, all those things are circulating in the air throughout the rest of your home. Not only is this unnerving to think about, but these hazards can be dangerous for anyone in the household, especially those with breathing problems.

Common Basement Waterproofing Tips & Mistakes

In our almost 20 years in the basement waterproofing and foundation repair industry, we have heard and seen it all. But we are committed to educating homeowners just like you, as well as providing exceptional service and trusted waterproofing solutions.

Helpful Basement Waterproofing Tips:

Mistakes to Avoid When Waterproofing Your Basement:

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Wilmington, NC

Wilmington’s year-round rain and sandy soils threaten your home's foundation. Call Tar Heel Basement Systems for a free inspection!

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Northern North Carolina Metro Area

Water intrusion and foundation damage are common in Northern North Carolina homes because of year-round rain and varied problematic soil. Trust your home’s permanent repair and protection to the local experts at Tar Heel Basement Systems.

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Raleigh, NC

Raleigh’s wet and humid subtropical climate does not mix well with its sandy and clay soils. These forces lead to water leaks and foundation damage, but Tar Heel Basement Systems has permanent repairs to put your home back on solid ground.

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Winston-Salem Metro Area

Water, humidity, and unstable soil wreak havoc on Winston-Salem homes. Stop crawl space, basement, foundation, and concrete damage in its tracks with trusted permanent repairs only available from Tar Heel Basement Systems.

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Our Locations

Fayetteville Location

3400 Walsh Pky, Suite 220
Fayetteville, NC 28311

Greensboro Location

611 Summit Ave, Suite 5
Greensboro, NC 27405

North Raleigh

208 Millbrook Rd. Suite C
Raleigh, NC 27609

Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill Location

3333 Air Park Road
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Wilmington Location

2155 Enterprise Dr. NE
Leland, NC 28451

Winston-salem / High Point Location

2910 Griffith Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27103