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By Doug from West Jefferson, NC 28694
By John from Abingdon, VA 24211

Meet Our Team

Sam Summerlin
Title: Certified Field Inspector
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Sam Summerlin

Hey, I’m Sam!

I have a strong background in the home improvement industry. My introduction to the field came when I worked with a commercial concrete company, specializing in foundation, slab, and road construction for two years. I have since worked as a Project Engineer for a general contractor, renovating homes as well as building them from the ground up. In this role, I was responsible for managing crews and running several jobs, ensuring that everything ran smoothly and every customer’s needs were met.

I had training in CAD programs that focused on building layouts and design, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois. I look forward to putting my extensive and wide-ranging knowledge to good use, helping you to alleviate the concerns you have in your home.

I enjoy meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their basement, crawlspace, and foundation problems, enabling them to get more out of their homes. In my free time, I love exploring the High Country on my motorcycle and adventuring in the woods, hiking, fishing and hunting.

from customers I've helped!
"excellent - professional yet very personable; Sam did a great job of explaining things as he went along and making sure…" Read Full Testimonial
Larry J. of Elkin, NC
"Sam was polite and very knowledgeable about the company and the products available. He did not try to push on…" Read Full Testimonial
Carolyn R. of Glade Spring, VA
"Very impressed with his knowledge, friendliness and over all good guy attitude!" Read Full Testimonial
Lee Ann G. of Lenoir, NC
"I am so pleased with your work. We have had a lot of rain lately and I have had no…" Read Full Testimonial
Judy R. of Lenoir, NC
"Top-notch, thorough and polite. Very positive experience, great job!" Read Full Testimonial
Ed & Beth S. of Valle Crucis, NC
"Superior customer service and great team involvement." Read Full Testimonial
Chris E. of Montezuma, NC

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before & After Photos
The mountain home would experience cold floors during the winter months, leaving the homeowners with a hefty energy bill. The homeowners were seeking a long-term solution that would eliminate the problem with moisture and cold floors while also reducing their energy bill. Tar Heel Basement Systems removed all the debris including falling insulation and a deteriorating vapor barrier. Preventing cold air from entering the space, the team sealed all foundation vents through the inside of the crawl space and installed X-Grade Crawl … Continue readingWarrensville, NC- Nasty Crawl Space Receives Energy-Saving Transformation »
The Abingdon, VA driveway had settled five inches throughout the recent years, causing difficulty when entering the garage. Needing to have the problem fixed without major disruption to the driveway, the homeowners called Tar Heel Basement Systems. Using the PolyRenewal method to restore the slab, the installation team was able to lift the sinking driveway in just a day, without any disruption to the property. The two-part polyurethane foam was injected beneath the slab, filling the void and raising the … Continue readingSinking Driveway Restored in Abingdon, VA »
This older Bristol, VA home was recently renovated. The basement was the last remaining part of the renovation. Small cracks had formed along the basement wall and water intrusion became present after heavy rains. Wanting to have the problems fixed during the same time, the homeowners called, Tar Heel Basement Systems. Before the waterproofing could begin, the team stabilized the cracked walls using Carbon Fiber. Ten times stronger than steel, the Carbon Fiber fiber-reinforced straps provide instant stability to the … Continue readingBristol, VA- Basement Becomes Stabilized and Dry »
This home in Linville Ridge Golf Club had moisture problems in the crawl space that continued to worsen over the years. The homeowner was planning on remodeling the home and knew repairs had to be done in the crawl space first. Tar Heel Basement Systems installed their patented CrawlSeal encapsulation system to control the moisture and prevent mold growth. This homeowner can now enjoy this summer home without the musty smells & dampness coming from the crawl space below.
Water was pushing through the cinderblock walls of this crawl space and there was groundwater seepage during heavy rains. In order to fully protect this crawl space from flooding, Tar Heel Basement Systems installed a SafeDri™ Triple Sump Pump System (with a battery backup) in the low spot of the crawl space. The CrawlSeal wall liner will allow any water coming through the walls to drain behind it and into the drainage system. This space will now stay dry during … Continue readingLinville, NC- Crawl Space Sump Pump Offers Maximum Protection »

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