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Concrete Lifting

Does your driveway, sidewalk, walkway, concrete steps or patio have problem areas where sunken concrete has caused uneven surfaces and tripping hazards to form? It’s a very noticeable problem that has a very simple solution.

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Homeowners in Wilmington are familiar with the year-round rain the area experiences and the sandy soil their homes are constructed upon. The combination of the two can lead to sunken and cracked concrete structures around your home. Damage including sinking driveways, voids underneath sidewalks, uneven porch steps, or cracking pool decks can all be dangerous for you and your loved ones. Thankfully, these noticeable problems have a very simple solution to lift and stabilize them back to safety. At Tar Heel Basement Systems, we are proud to offer PolyRenewal™ polyurethane foam injections.


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Causes of Concrete Damage

Concrete is heavy! When the soils underneath a concrete slab are unable to support its weight, the slab will sink.

Different types of soil have different load-bearing capacities. When a soil’s load-bearing capacity is exceeded, the soil will compact and settle.

It’s also possible for the soil beneath a slab to settle and compact of its own accord. Soil that contains large amounts of clay and/or silt will shrink substantially when it gets dry.

As the soil compacts underneath a concrete slab, the unsupported slab will sink as well, usually cracking in one or more spots.

The soil that is underneath your driveway, patio, or concrete steps may not necessarily remain there to provide adequate support for the concrete element. Soil washout can result in empty space beneath your concrete slab, unable to support it. This can lead to cracks and sink over time.

As water moves underneath your concrete slabs, it can wash away the soil that’s supporting the weight of the concrete. As this happens, it creates a void, or empty space, underneath. Over time, with nothing to support it, your concrete slab can begin to sink or cave in.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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Amazing work very professional.

Amazing work very professional.

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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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Good work and communication from Josue M and Tito C.

Good work and communication from Josue M and Tito C.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Very professional

Very professional

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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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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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Nice Gentleman, Ken, Gerry, James P, Malik

Nice Gentleman, Ken, Gerry, James P, Malik

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

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

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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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JAMES JOSH AND JACK WERE GREAT! Highly recommended!

JAMES JOSH AND JACK WERE GREAT! Highly recommended!

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

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

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

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

Is Concrete Lifting the Right Solution for Me?

Concrete is a heavy material and so are the vehicles, machinery, and structures that concrete slabs and footings are expected to support. Sometimes, the combined weight of concrete and what it supports causes concrete settlement to occur. The soil beneath the concrete compresses and can cause major problems.

Commercially, concrete roadways can become dangerous or unusable. This often results in sections of runways and parking lots being closed. In the example of trains, train service can be interrupted because of erosion and settlement beneath the trackbed. This can cause problems at your home as well. Uneven sidewalks, walkways, and steps can cause tripping, and sunken driveway slabs can make parking your car in the garage quite a challenge.

In whatever case you’re experiencing concrete damage, let the experts at Tar Heel Basement Systems help. We specialize in PolyRenewal™ foam injections that can effectively lift and stabilize your damaged or sunken concrete. PolyRenewal™ is a durable, lightweight, and waterproof foam injection that is injected underneath the slab. It cures in about 15 minutes so that normal traffic can resume on your concrete. It can be used for almost any concrete structure such as concrete porch steps, sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, garage floors, and more!

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 We recommend that you allow a professional to undertake sidewalk lifting processes on your behalf for a number of reasons. Sidewalk lifting and repair are complex processes which are best undertaken by those who have experience. The benefits of doing so are many.  

The Risks Associated with DIY 

Undertaking DIY sidewalk lifting comes with certain risks. These mostly concern the materials and equipment that are required to do the task well. PolyRenewal™ polyurethane foam, for example, is a specialized product which is intended to be used by those who have a certain level of training and experience. The two-part foam must be mixed and injected properly in order to get the desired results in a consistent way.  

If the foam is mixed improperly, the proportions are not calculated right, or the injection process is not completed in the correct way two main issues could arise. First, the foam could fail to expand with enough force, or fail to expand far enough, which will not lift the concrete surface in question. Secondly, the foam could over-expand or expand with too much force. This could cause the concrete slab or surface to buckle upwards and cause more damage.  

The Benefits of Professional Help 

One of the main benefits of seeking professional help when you need sidewalk liftingis an assurance of quality. Professionals are trained to use specialist tools and products like PolyRenewal™ foam properly and effectively. As such, they can undertake sidewalk lifting and repair quickly and efficiently, thereby eliminating the risk of damage caused by improper use.  

Furthermore, professionals can offer a service which is cost effective. This is because they have all the tools and products they need to hand. If you were to try to undertake this work alone, you would have to buy or hire the tools to properly lift the damaged sidewalk. This could be costly and will quickly add to your expenses, often causing the overall cost to be comparable to what a professional would charge. Of course, the final benefit of professional work is the convenience. 

Concrete sidewalk lifting and repair is always the preferable option. Replacement is expensive and disruptive. However, there are limits as to what lifting services can do. This is why we always recommend that you act at the first signs of damage.   

Lifting Segmented Sidewalk Slabs is Possible   

Whether or not a shattered sidewalk can be lifted and repaired depends on the extent of the damage. If the slab has been broken into a few large pieces, it may be possible to lift the slab back into place and set it with polyurethane foam injections. This process may take slightly longer than if the slab was fully intact but simply sunken, however, it is possible.   

Once all the pieces of damaged sidewalk have been lifted into place and properly set there, it will be possible to repair the appearance of your sidewalk too. This may require resurfacing, but once the work has been completed, your sidewalk will look as good as new. 

Shattered Sidewalk Slabs Must Be Replaced   

If the damage is incredibly severe, it is likely that the slab or sidewalk section in question will need to be replaced entirely. If the slab or sidewalk has been damaged to the point where there are about as many cracks as there are pieces of intact concrete, then it is likely that lifting processes will not be effective. The only way to know for sure is to ask a professional if they feel they can lift the sidewalk in question.   

If they are unable to lift the sidewalk it will need to be replaced. This process will consist of three main stages: removal, replacement, setting. The removal of old concrete can be intensive and will require heavy equipment. Once this has been done, fresh concrete will be laid and cured. The setting process is the longest part of the undertaking. It could be days before the concrete is dry enough to set foot on.   

Many things can potentially go wrong in a property, including cracked and sinking sidewalk slabs. It is important to deal with these issues while they are small, as they can be a symptom of something much worse.   

Sidewalk Damage Is a Warning Sign   

Your property’s sidewalks are representative of the health of your foundation as a whole. Despite not being subject to the same pressures, they are affected by the same issues. Sinking concrete slabs, sidewalks, and other areas are often a warning sign that the soil is weak or unstable. These are not the only issues that can cause sidewalk damage, but soil-based problems are the most common.   

If the soil is struggling to deal with the weight of your property’s sidewalks, it is unlikely that it will be strong enough to properly support your foundation and the weight of your home. By paying attention to the warnings that more exposed concrete surfaces around your home show, you could save yourself serious time, money, and worry. If you investigate the issue fully at the first sign of damage, you could nip potentially serious foundation problems in the bud before they impact your whole home.   

Damaged Sidewalks Are Dangerous   

As well as being a huge red flag for your property’s foundation health, uneven or damaged concrete sidewalks around your home are dangerous. They present a serious tripping hazard to anyone who might use them but will have a disproportionate impact upon people who are already unsteady on their feet. Any elderly family members or visitors with mobility issues (or even vision problems) will be at an increased risk of serious incidents.   

If the issues are also affecting your driveway, they could even start to damage your vehicle. Uneven, unstable, or damaged driveways that have potholes and craters in them will cause excessive wear and tear on your car’s suspension system. They will also impact the lifespan of your tires and could even deform your wheels if a car is left on the driveway for too long.   

Just how much damage can settling do? As it turns out, it can do a lot. The biggest incentive toward fixing uneven concrete as soon as you notice early problem signs is the preservation of your concrete slabs. The longer you wait to lift your driveway’s slabs, the more likely it is that you’ll have to replace them. 

  • Settling and Breakage 

Uneven concrete slabs will break over time. The way they break depends on the size of the slab, where the soil shrinkage occurs, and how much weight the settled concrete has to withstand. Settling is most likely to happen at the edges of the concrete slab. This is because most driveways end where the front yard begins and most front yards have plenty of grass and soil. The front yard absorbs a lot of water, which spreads to the soil under the driveway. 

Because the edges are the weakest part of the slab, they are more likely to break off, especially if the slab is very large. Driveway slabs are especially at risk of breaking because of heavy cars. Most cars weigh about 4,000 pounds, which is a lot of weight to put on a slab with poor support. 

  • Preventing Breakage  

There are a few things that can be done to prevent your driveway’s concrete from breaking. You’ll want to try prevention methods because broken concrete can be very difficult to repair, especially if it’s a piece off the edge. Cracks and breakage in the middle of the concrete can be patched up, but the cracks still allow water to seep through. 

If you’re able to, avoid driving on the sunken slab or try to drive in such a way that only a small part is driven on. If you’re unable to cover the entire driveway, try to cover the slab that settled, at least until it’s time to lift it. Limiting the amount of moisture the slab is exposed to will prevent further settling and breaking. 

Uneven concrete is all about the soil that’s used as a foundation. When it gives way or shrinks and loses its topsoil volume, a void remains and there’s nothing supporting the concrete. This is something that cannot be prevented, and very little can be done in the face of earthquakes and floods, but certain measures can be taken in order to prevent soil erosion and shrinkage.  

  • The Kind of Soil 

The type of soil used as the foundation for the driveway impacts how severe and how quickly the settling is. Soils with big, grainy particles tend to wash away because water is able to pass through easily. It’s the kind of soil that doesn’t compact well, so it’s loose and shifty. It’s vulnerable to floods, snow, rain, and earthquakes. 

Expansive soils (often clay soils) compact well, so they are denser and make for a much better foundation. However, because of the clay content in the soil, expansion occurs at a higher rate. The more the soil is able to expand, the more it’s able to shrink. Despite its swell-shrink capacity, contractors still use clay soils because it compacts easily. This makes it easier to manipulate and saves time when laying down the foundation. 

  • Soil Shrinkage  

Soil shrinkage occurs when the moisture in soil dries out. As the moisture leaves the soil, the individual particles come together since there is nothing between them anymore. The soil becomes denser, but due to shrinkage, it loses surface volume. 

Once the soil loses surface volume, there is nothing supporting the concrete. With the added weight of cars, snow, and people walking on the driveway, the concrete gives way and settles on the soil. Soil shrinkage is a naturally occurring process that can’t be controlled or predicted, but placing a canopy over the driveway will limit the concrete’s exposure to the elements and mitigate the damage done by soil shrinkage. 

For decades, civil engineers have been trying to perfect the concrete lifting process by mixing different materials with cement and pumping that mixture under the slab. Even though these various mixtures have different advantages and disadvantages, the result is always the same: A short-term solution for a sinking slab that can sometimes make the situation worse. Luckily, we live in a time where we have the tools and the materials capable of providing homeowners with a long-term solution. That solution would be PolyRenewal™, our polyurethane foam injection procedure that permanently repairs sinking slabs. It’s a contemporary concrete lifting method that doesn’t disappoint, not only because of the results, but also because of its convenience.

What makes PolyRenewal™ so great is that it doesn’t have any of the downsides that makes mudjacking such a problematic method. The cement slurry in mudjacking eventually erodes with time as the particles get displaced due to water and expanding ice. The crack formed from this displacement makes it so that water permeates past the concrete and reaches the soil, which causes settling down the line. The polyurethane foam we use is impermeable, meaning that it doesn’t erode nor does it allow moisture to seep through and saturate the soil. The same amount of polyurethane foam that is injected under the slab will stay there for decades.

Polyurethane foam is also lightweight, perfect for the soft soil in Northern North Carolina, which shifts easily under too much weight. Cement is rough and heavy, so a mudjacking job does nothing but displace the soil further. Closed-cell polyurethane foam is dense enough to support heavy loads without disrupting the soil underneath. All in all, PolyRenewal™ is the superior concrete lifting option because it does what soil and cement cannot do: Provide the slab with a foundation that will not shift or wash away.

Why is Concrete Lifting Needed?

Do you have uneven concrete floors in your home? Have you noticed cracks or separations in doorways? If so, you may need interior slab lifting to restore your floors. Concrete slabs sink and settle over time and allowing them to go unrepaired can cause serious damage to your home. Your driveway, pool deck, or concrete steps can also experience settlement so it’s important to inspect all your concrete structures for damage.

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Prevent Tripping Hazards

The common problem with damaged concrete is that these cracks and uneven surfaces create tripping hazards for you, your family, and any guests that may come to your home. Scraped knees or twisted ankles aren’t fun and can be avoided by repairing your concrete with PolyRenewal™.

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Adds to Curb Appeal & Value

Let’s be honest, cracked, raised, and uneven driveways or sidewalks are not only unsafe, but they also are not attractive either. Many times, weeds can stem out of the cracks, or they can be caused by invasive tree roots, plus once one part begins to crack it will start to spread. This major eyesore can influence the cost of your home if you decide to sell. By repairing the damaged concrete around your home, you can add value and enhance the aesthetics of your property.

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Prevents Other Problems in Your Home

When your home’s concrete slab is undergoing problems due to a foundation issue, then you will notice signs throughout your home. Windows or doors will have a difficult time opening or closing, cracks can occur in other parts of your home, and the cracks in the floor allow water to enter your home and cause water damage.

Common Concrete Lifting Tips & Mistakes

Like many problems, if your home’s concrete slab is cracking or sinking, the problem won’t remedy itself if you choose to ignore it. Unfortunately, in this case, it’s the complete opposite. The more you wait to fix these problems, the worse the cracks and unevenness will become, which will only cause worse problems for your home.

Helpful Tips for Concrete Lifting

Although many homeowners tend to notice concrete damage on the exterior surfaces and areas around their property first, there is also a likelihood that you’re dealing with damage to the interior as well. When the soil around your property shifts and settles it can cause foundation damage such as wall cracks, uneven floors, or bowing walls. These are all signs of concrete damage that need to be addressed as soon as possible. If the project is too large for PolyRenewal™ to fix, Tar Heel Basement Systems also offers a wide variety of foundation solutions for your exact situation.

Like many surfaces in your home, your concrete structures are constantly exposed to wear and tear which can cause damage over time. Places such as your concrete porch steps, garage floor, driveway, sidewalk, and pool deck are all susceptible to damage. If you notice an uneven slab in your driveway or a crack in your pool deck, it’s time for repairs. These areas are prone to creating tripping hazards for your family and can even cause vehicular damage if severely progressed.

Don’t let damaged concrete around your home make you stressed. Choose concrete repairs from the experts at Tar Heel Basement Systems. Since 2003, we’ve been serving homeowners in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Stokes County, and helped them regain confidence in the concrete around their homes. By setting up a free inspection with us, you can feel good about knowing that our experts will thoroughly inspect the exterior and interior of your entire home to check for damage. Afterward, we’ll discuss the best solution in the industry for concrete lifting, PolyRenewal™ foam injections. This environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and quick curing solution makes it able to use your concrete the same day it is installed.

Mistakes to Avoid When Dealing with Concrete Damage

If the issue is sinking or settling slabs, mud jacking is a technique that’s been around for decades. The process involves mixing mud and concrete called “slurry” and pumping it under a sinking slab. The slurry becomes a hard, stable fill that is denser than soil, yet lighter than concrete. The process is sometimes called slab jacking or grout pumping. Mudjacking is messy, unpredictable, and temporary since the soil is likely to continue settling over time.

One of the biggest issues with replacing your concrete is that you aren’t addressing the reason why it failed to begin with. That’s because most concrete sinks and settles due to problems with the soil beneath. Excess moisture can cause soil to soften, and dry and warm temperatures can cause it to shrink. Soil washout can also occur if enough water is present, like during a major rainstorm or snowmelt. So, when you pour new heavy concrete slabs on old unstable soil, chances are they will sink and settle just like the old slabs did, bringing you right back to square one.

Although DIY repairs can be tempting for homeowners regarding their costs and time-efficiency, they can also turn out to be disastrous. If you don’t have the proper knowledge, skills, or tools required to repair concrete, you may end up injuring yourself or furthering the damage. Concrete is also known to be extremely heavy and lifting it by yourself could be hazardous. It’s best to leave concrete repairs to the experts at Tar Heel Basement Systems, so contact us today to set up your free inspection.

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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’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, NC 27103