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Taz Petersen

Connecticut Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Taz Petersen from Connecticut Basement Systems

Taz has many years of experience working with homeowners to achieve their home improvement goals and seeing their projects through to ensure total customer satisfaction. With over a decade in the home improvement industry, Taz appreciates and understands the value that Basement Systems brings to its customers.

Taz is a true professional and brings a focused, intelligent approach to each job he is involved with. He has been thoroughly trained and has earned the highly esteemed title of “Certified Waterproofing Professional” through the Basement Systems International Waterproofing Contractor Network. He is a trusted member of Connecticut Basement Systems and upholds the high standards of the company.

Connecticut Basement Systems is the exclusive regional dealer and the headquarters for the International Basement Systems Waterproofing Contractor Network. This group of more than 350 of the best waterproofing, finishing, structural and crawl space repair contractors in the world has exclusive access to patented products, comprehensive training and support through the International Company.

Taz enjoys meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their basement problems and improve their quality of life. In his spare time, he enjoys every minute of his empty nest with his wife of 32 years. He also loves to spend time with his 4 children and watching sports. 

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  • By Ann S.
    Norwich, CT

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    By Ann S.
    Norwich, CT

  • By Paul B.
    North Stonington, CT

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    North Stonington, CT

  • By Canterbury V.
    Canterbury, CT

    "Polite, courteous."

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    By Canterbury V.
    Canterbury, CT

    Polite, courteous.

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  • "Very polite and an asset to the company!" Read Full Testimonial

    Elaine T. of Stonington, CT

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              Very polite and an asset to the company!
    Elaine T.
    Stonington, CT
  • "After one day of using the Sedona, we could feel and smell a difference in the library's basement. After 5..." Read Full Testimonial

    Cathy R. of Voluntown, CT

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              After one day of using the Sedona, we could feel and smell a difference in the library's basement. After 5 days, it's like a whole different place! We are thrilled with the performance of this unit. Thanks for all you did to facilitate this.
    Cathy R.
    Voluntown, CT

Case Studies I've worked on:

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • ThermalDry and BrightWall Installation in Killingworth, CT
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    ThermalDry and BrightWall Installation in Killingworth, CT
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    ThermalDry and BrightWall Installation in Killingworth, CT

    This Killingworth family was tired of looking at their dark, uncomfortable basement, and not having somewhere to retreat to during these cold winter months! They gave us a call at Connecticut Basement Systems, and we were happy to come out and help! 

    Our System Design Specialist, Taz Petersen, came out to the family's home, and sat down with them to quickly diagnose a problem, and offer a full proof solution. He sent out our expert foreman, Kryz Wilk, and his team, and they quickly got the job done! The first thing they installed was our BrightWall Panels. These waterproof and stain resistant panels are easy to clean, durable, and an effective moisture and vapor barrier. The system includes semi-rigid, white plastic panels, trim strips used to join panels together and plastic fasteners that are used to attach panels to the foundation wall. Afterward, they installed our ThermalDry Flooring in Sandstone Gray Tile. This 10-year warrantied, square shaped, snap together tiles have a built in drainage and thermal barrier, and are super to easy clean! They give basements a new, attractive look, while also offering a warmer alternative to your cold, concrete floors! 

    This family is now comfortable with using their basement for the holidays! Give us a call today for FREE and we'll help you transform your basement!

  • Basement Transformation in Westbrook, CT
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    Basement Transformation in Westbrook, CT
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    Basement Transformation in Westbrook, CT

    These Westbrook homeowners decided to transform their basement to beautiful. Before, the basement was dreary and uninviting. The homeowner wanted a space where it was warm and inviting for all to enjoy. With many visions in mind, they decided to reach out to Connecticut Basement Systems to provide quality products and fantastic design ideas. 

    Now, the basement was transformed into a beautiful, clean and comfortable space. The EverLast wall panels were the perfect option because they are 197% stronger than drywall and cannot be damaged by moisture and will not support mold or mildew growth. ThermalDry basement flooring will make this space warm, dry and easy to care for. Finishing touches to this basement include a wrap column sleeve that will transform unattractive supporting beams to a bright and attractive beam. The finishing touches really make a difference. The homeowners were in awe with the transformation and can now enjoy a warm and inviting area for all to enjoy! 

  • ThermalDry Flooring and EverLast Wall Restoration in Old Saybrook, CT
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    ThermalDry Flooring and EverLast Wall Restoration in Old Saybrook, CT
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    ThermalDry Flooring and EverLast Wall Restoration in Old Saybrook, CT

    Before, this Old Saybrook basement was filled with moisture that was affecting the walls and floors of the area. The bottom of the walls had to be removed as it was too damaged by the moisture and they did not want to risk a problem of mold. The floors were unpleasant and uncomfortable for anyone to enjoy. The homeowners decided that an upgrade was needed and trusted the experts at Connecticut Basement Systems. 

    The solution for this basement was to install EverLast wall restoration and ThermalDry flooring. The wall restoration is designed to prevent any damage caused by moisture including the growth of mold. They are also strong and durable while looking great as an accent to any basement. Light Pecan ThermalDry flooring was installed with benefits including a thermal break from the cold slab allowing the surface up to 10 degrees warmer and a grid design to stop water vapor preventing mold and odor. The transformation was incredible and the homeowners were happy with the results.  

  • Total Basement Transformation in Waterford, CT
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    Total Basement Transformation in Waterford, CT
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    Total Basement Transformation in Waterford, CT

    These Waterford homeowners wanted to transform their cold and dreary basement to a finished, comfortable living area. They trusted the experts at Connecticut Basement Systems to plan and install the best solution for their basement.

    The products used in this transformation included: EverLast wall panels. Total Basement Finishing Doors, ThermalDry Sandstone Gray tile, EverLast windows and a SaniDry Sedona. Both the flooring and walls are waterproof and are a superior choice for any basement. The Total Basement Finishing doors are customizable and have a high-quality design. The EverLast windows are designed to prevent any air or moisture leakage ensuring that the space is energy efficient. The finishing touches such as the wrap column sleeve you see in the after photo are the perfect accents to make the basement complete. The homeowners were thrilled with the results and can now enjoy their finished basement! 

  • WaterGuard and CleanSpace in New London, CT
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    WaterGuard and CleanSpace in New London, CT
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    WaterGuard and CleanSpace in New London, CT

    This New London basement had reoccurring water issues that were making the area unusable. The constant water would leave a musty odor and the clean-up process was beyond frustrating for the homeowner. She wanted a solution to solve the constant water problem and to get rid of the distressing smell. The homeowner decided to call Connecticut Basement Systems for a free home estimate. 

    The solution for this basement was to install a WaterGuard System. This system is installed internally around the perimeter of the walls and then is concealed with cement. (You can see the wet cement in the after photo.) The WaterGuard System will collect water internally and channel it out to the sump pump. The sump pump will then take the water and disperse it through the discharge line. A CleanSpace liner is beneficial for this basement because it acts as a moisture barrier which will prevent any water from seeping through the walls. (You can see the CleanSpace Liner on the walls in the after photo)

    Once the installation was finished, the basement was waterproofed and the musty odor was eliminated. This is exactly what the homeowner wanted and could not be happier with the results.

  • Basement Transformation in Enfield, CT
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    Basement Transformation in Enfield, CT
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    Basement Transformation in Enfield, CT

    This Enfield, CT basement was originally used for storage. The homeowner wanted to transform her basement into a usable, inviting space that everyone can enjoy. She did her research and decided to call Connecticut Basement Systems for a free estimate of a finished basement.  

    Taz Petersen was the Sales Representative who arrived at the home the day of the appointment. He went over the many different floor, wall and ceiling options the homeowner had to finish her basement. After a plan was set, the homeowner wanted to move forward with the installation process. 

    Richard Sodins and his production team installed the products proficiently and efficiently. Gray ThermalDry Sandstone flooring was installed to ensure warm and waterproof floors. EverLast walls not only gave the basement a huge upgrade, but they are fully insulated which means it will always be comfortable to enjoy. Linen Ceiling tiles were installed to give the basement a real finished look. We were also able to install a closet (as seen in the after photo) for additional storage. 

    Once the entire project was finished, the transformation of the basement was incredible! The homeowner was impressed with all the products and what a difference her basement looked. Now, she can enjoy her basement in a comfortable and enjoyable area for years to come.

    Thinking about finishing your basement? Give us a call for your FREE estimate! 1-800-541-0487

  • CleanSpace Liner in Noank, CT
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    CleanSpace Liner in Noank, CT
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    CleanSpace Liner in Noank, CT

    Before, this crawl space was dirty and filled with moisture which impacted the rest of the home. The dirt was unpleasant and the moisture was starting to grow mold. The homeowner was concerned for the filthy and unhealthy crawl space. He decided to contact the experts at CT Basement Systems.

    Now, the crawl space is a cleaner and healthier environment! CleanSpace liner was installed on the floors of the crawl space to prevent moisture to the area. Rim joist insulation was also installed to prevent unwanted air flow from coming through. This is exactly what the homeowner had wanted and is pleased with his transformed crawl space.  

  • Waterproofing Installation in North Stonington, CT
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    Waterproofing Installation in North Stonington, CT
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    Waterproofing Installation in North Stonington, CT

    This family in North Stonington, CT was tired of having a dirty basement that often leaked and flooded with water. They wanted a space that was comfortable and inviting, so they gave us at Connecituct Basement Systems a call, and we were happy to come out!

    Taz Petersen, our System Design Specialist, quickly came up with a solution that would best suit this family's basement. Kryz Wilk and his team came out, and got ready to take on the task at hand. They first installed WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement, which paired wonderfully with our SuperSump. These two products work together to create a first class drainage system for any basements. We also encapsulated the entire space with our bright and durable Cleanspace Wall System. This not only makes your space look brighter and cleaner, it also works to keep vapor and moisture out of the basement! 

    This family felt much better about using their basement for all of their storage needs! Give us a call TODAY for your no cost estimate!

  • EverLast Wall Panels in Jewett City, CT
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    EverLast Wall Panels in Jewett City, CT
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    EverLast Wall Panels in Jewett City, CT

    Before, this Jewett City basement had walls that were not finished which made the area look dull and uninviting. Wanting an upgrade, the homeowners decided to have Total Basement Finishing, a division of Connecticut Basement Systems, provide the best solution for them.


    The solution was to install EverLast wall panels to the area, making the entire space more attractive. This product is not only attractive but is durable and waterproof making it practical for the basement. Just look at the difference, amazing! The homeowners were pleased with their dry and beautiful basement!

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