The hub of every resort community is the clubhouse area, where residents and visitors gather to relax, celebrate and socialize.

  At the Cottages of Lanier, the golf cart parking lot at the clubhouse is above an 80-foot retaining wall. With the soft soils common to areas around bodies of water like Lake Lanier and the need for sturdy support of the wall rising 13 feet for that distance, builders chose Cantsink to provide trusted support.

  The wall not only must support the weight of the soil and moisture pushing from behind it, but it also must support the force of the backfill created by a parking lot and golf carts moving above it.

  Cantsink installed 45 of its patented helical piles, each with a 12-inch helix, under the wall, a total of 836.5 feet of underground support to ensure the wall is permanently secure and stable.

  Any construction project, especially those in areas with soft soil, poor drainage or other challenges, can benefit from the effective reinforcement of Cantsink’s patented helical piers. Bored deep into immobile earth far below the surface, this support is cost-effective and easy to install.

  The protection of Cantsink helical piers provides lasting stability to foundations, pools, walls, retaining walls, decks, porches, patios and decorative landscape features.

  Many of Georgia’s most trusted builders rely on Cantsink for underground support that keeps their work perpetually aligned and beautiful. Cantsink helical piers also can be used for remedial projects, restoring structural alignment that lasts – guaranteed.

  Good construction starts with support from Cantsink helical piers. Cantsink products are tested and certified for performance by the International Code Council, an independent, member-focused association dedicated to developing model codes and standards used to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.

  Made from 100% U.S. steel in the company’s Metro Atlanta manufacturing facility, Cantsink helical piers include a wide variety of options that can be designed for the unique needs of every site. This selection means that every project can achieve long-term stability in nearly any type of soil or climate conditions.

  Whether your need is a retaining wall or support for a home foundation, new construction or remedial stabilization, Cantsink has the right products at the right price. Contact Cantsink today for homes, buildings and property amenities with lasting beauty and value.

   Nobody calls a plumber for an electrical problem or a carpenter for a leaking pipe. Homeowners with cracked foundations need Cantsink, the foundation specialist for 30 years, to restore their house to permanent stability.

   Now celebrating three decades’ experience in creating structural stability from the ground up, Cantsink experts can offer a solution specific to a range of causes. Whether the cause is soft soils under the house, water incursion, or tree roots, Cantsink offers a guaranteed, cost-effective solution that will prevent costly damage.

   Cantsink’s patented helical piles bore through unstable topsoil like a corkscrew, anchoring the home’s foundation deep below the surface in immobile substrata far below. These helical pile designs have been tested and endorsed by the International Code Council, an independent, member-focused association dedicated to developing model codes and product performance standards. Plus, they are made in Metro Atlanta from 100% U.S. steel.

   Offering the largest selection of certified pile products on the market, Cantsink can recommend and provide products tailored to the needs of every homesite. A Cantsink expert can quickly install the helical piles with minimal disruption to surrounding landscape. Once in place, Cantsink helical piles are virtually undetectable even as they provide lasting support under the foundation.

   No other stabilization method offers more peace of mind at a lower cost. Foundation stability is the most essential element of a home’s long-term value, and, for most homeowners, the value of their house is central to their financial security.

   Don’t let vertical foundation cracks, crooked door frames, or sagging floors go unaddressed. Ignoring these warning signs of foundation instability could erode home value and ultimately require costly repairs.

   Foundation stability isn’t a do-it-yourself repair or a handyman task. Only a specialist can diagnose the problem and devise a permanent solution.

   See why Cantsink has become one of the most trusted names in structural stability for homeowners and contractors in Metro Atlanta and far beyond. Customer satisfaction has been central to Cantsink’s corporate mission for every one of its 30 years in business.

   Contact a Cantsink specialist today. One click or phone call can schedule a Cantsink specialist to assess the conditions and begin the process to peace of mind. The result will be guaranteed stability for the life of the home.

If you are heading into the summer with unresolved foundation issues here are a few things to keep in mind as the seasons change.

During the Spring and Summer months there is an increase in moisture in the air. The increase in humidity, temperate climates of Atlanta and occasional rain can often lead to soil absorbing and holding more moisture than during other parts of the year. Soil will often swell slightly as a result of the increased moisture. This can cause additional shifts in an already unstable or compromised foundation.

As the temperatures increase going into the summer months the moisture can be somewhat offset by the higher temperatures. During the summer soil may shrink in comparison to Spring. A qualified and experienced contractor such as Cantsink has the expertise to take all of these different variables into account and determine the best approach to solving your foundation problems.

Fall in Georgia is a beautiful time of year with leaves changing their color and the crisp fall air signaling the changing seasons. September and October are generally the driest months of the year. Dry soil is typically the most stable relative to other soil conditions. While foundation issues may be less likely to appear during this time the dryness and timing relative to major winter holidays can make this an ideal time to make repairs that may have been discovered.

Winter in Georgia is also relatively dry. Georgia has seen the occasional snow from time to time but overall the cooler temps and dryer air make for compact and stable soil. However many home owners choose to avoid major repairs because they simply want to avoid having major construction overlap with the holiday season.

There really is no ideal time to discover or repair a foundation problem. Foundation issues can represent a significant risk to homeowners where safety and home value are concerned. While there is no “perfect time” for foundation repairs there are important considerations that must be made when assessing and remediating foundation problems. The best time to address a foundation issue is right now. Using a certified and knowledgeable company like Cantsink is the best thing you can do to ensure that your foundation issues are diagnosed correctly and the proper solutions are recommended and implemented. Call Cantsink today to arrange your free estimate.

If mounting the front steps to your home feels like negotiating an obstacle course instead of making a graceful entrance, it may be time to call Cantsink for an inspection.

  Steps that are buckled, sloping, uneven, cracked or separating from the front porch are in need of extra support to return them to level alignment. Fortunately, cost-effective Cantsink helical piers can do the job quickly and stabilize those steps permanently.

  A number of potential factors could cause disruptions in the alignment of front steps. Soft soils under the steps frequently sink under structural pressure. Water infiltration from saturating rains and runoff from surrounding impervious surfaces also undermine structural stability. And tree roots growing beneath concrete and brick push the steps out of their original position.

  Homeowners who see their front steps separating from the porch or notice an unmistakable tilt in their alignment should contact Cantsink right away. Cantsink’s patented helical piers are easily installed by trained professionals and virtually undetectable once in place. A Cantsink expert can evaluate the problem and devise a customized solution that will permanently counteract any further sinking or separation.

  Helical piers work by placing support deep beneath ground level, embedding support from 100% U.S.-made steel into substrata layers unaffected by moisture, roots or surface conditions. Plus, Cantsink helical piers are 50% stronger than any other helical piers on the market because of their patented design. They are manufactured locally in Cantsink’s net-zero-energy facility in a process that creates less waste than similar products on the market.

  Cantsink is celebrating its 30th year in the structural stability business. Those decades of expertise assure every customer they are getting the best possible advice and service to diagnose the problem and design a solution.

  Cantsink offers the widest range of products tested and certified by the International Code Council, an independent, member-focused association dedicated to developing model codes and standards. This certification gives Cantsink customers peace of mind that the structural support products they purchase will perform to the highest industry standards.

  Don’t settle for steps that make you jump like a gymnast to ascend and make grandma think twice about visiting. Cantsink solutions are easy, cost-effective and permanent.

  Most installations can be completed in a day. Contact Cantsink today and be assured of a grand entrance from now on.

While Spring breezes blow and emerging buds give way to blossoms, backyard pools are transitioning, too, from the cold winter’s freezing temperatures.

  Now is the time to inspect pools and pool patios for signs of damage from the expansion, shrinking and settling that can compromise the stability of the pool surface. Soaking Spring rains also may undermine soils surrounding a pool. Softened, shifting soil allows these heavy surfaces to sink unevenly. Pools in areas near bodies of water such as lakes and rivers are especially susceptible to instability in saturated soil, which often results in settling or cracking.

  Cantsink’s patented helical piers provide lasting, cost-effective stability for weighty pool surfaces. Easy to install and virtually undetectable once placed, Cantsink helical piers offer permanent peace of mind for decades of family summer fun.

  Freezing and thawing soils under and around the pool during the winter can cause the concrete surfaces to settle unevenly, putting pressure on the pool surfaces that causes cracks. When the pool is filled, adding even more weight, water seeps through the cracks, eroding them further.

  Ultimately, this means water loss. The damage can even allow contaminants to enter pool water if the cracks become large and deep enough to open a pathway to surrounding soil.

  Settling also causes pool patios to buckle unevenly, creating a tripping hazard and disrupting the placement of poolside furnishings.

  Homeowners who see signs of cracking or settling in their pool area should contact Cantsink right away. Call or click to schedule an appointment with a Cantsink expert. Initial inspection can begin the process of designing a customized solution that will stabilize the pool and prevent additional damage. Making the call now will ensure the pool is ready for summer fun for years to come.

  Cantsink helical piers are manufactured locally in a net-zero-energy facility from 100% U.S. steel. Tested and certified for performance by the International Code Council, an independent, member-focused association dedicated to developing model codes and standards, Cantsink helical piers provide stability solutions for nearly any soil type or climate conditions. Products from Cantsink are 50% stronger than any other helical piers on the market because of their patented design.

  Now celebrating its 30th year in business, Cantsink offers decades of experience in stabilizing existing structures and establishing lasting stability for pools, pool decks, homes or other structures. Whatever the problem with sinking or shifting, Cantsink helical piers offer a cost-effective solution. Cantsink has the widest variety of certified helical products on the market.

  Don’t wait until summer temperatures soar. Call Cantsink now and be ready for fun by the pool as soon as they arrive.

Now is the time to inspect pool walls, liners and surroundings for signs of instability. Winter freezing and Spring rains can cause soils around and under the heavy concrete of pool architecture to sink or shift. This can disrupt the alignment of the pool in ways that compromise its usefulness.
While the pool is empty – and before adding the weight of water – check the pool for cracks in the lining, sunken edges and buckling or cracking in the pool patio surface.
Cracks in the lining cause leaking and can allow contaminants to enter the water from below the surface. Broken or buckled pool patios are unsightly and present a stumbling hazard.
What to look for:

Cracks in the walls or lining of the pool.
Signs of separation between the pool and patio.
Uneven pool walls with one side or one end higher than the other.
Cracks or buckling in the pool patio.

Call or click online to schedule an assessment from a Cantsink expert. If instability or misalignment is detected, Cantsink can design a permanent, cost-effective solution. In most cases, Cantsink’s patented helical piers can be installed quickly with minimal disruption to surrounding landscape.
Now, celebrating its 30th year in the structural stabilization business, Cantsink is the call to make for lasting peace of mind. With Cantsink helical piers, the pool will be ready for summer fun from now on.

Chimney Support by Canstink Provides Fireside Security in Winter Weather

Metro Atlanta families love to gather around a cozy fire in the living room or den during the cold winter months.

But those happy memories can be marred by an unstable chimney. A chimney that leans, cracks or separates from the house poses a danger of serious structural damage if left unaddressed.

In addition to its unsightly appearance, the cracks and separation created by a failing chimney allow moisture to seep into a home’s interior spaces. An unstable chimney creates roof leaks. Water intrusion into walls from chimney separation can lead to rot in structural beams and struts. Chimney deterioration also can damage the chimney lining.

Mortar loss from a crumbling chimney creates openings. These openings offer opportunities for pests to enter the home’s interior spaces. Escaping sparks that can escape through cracks in liners and lost mortar between bricks pose a fire hazard. Left unaddressed, an unstable chimney ultimately will collapse, requiring expensive repairs.

Cantsink’s stabilization professionals have extensive experience assessing chimney stability and designing permanent solutions for sinking, leaning or deteriorating chimneys. Now celebrating its 30th year in business, Cantsink offers the widest array of cost-effective steel piers in the market.

Made in Metro Atlanta with 100% American steel, Cantsink’s patented helical piers are certified by the International Code Council, an independent association dedicated to model codes and standards. The ICC has tested Cantsink’s products and confirmed their performance to its requirements.

Discreet underground support from Cantsink helical piers provides chimneys with the necessary stability to withstand shifting soil, moisture, freezing temperatures and other destabilizing conditions.

With one call or click, Cantsink professionals will schedule a site visit to assess chimney stability. Then, they can design a customized, efficient solution guaranteed to return the chimney to proper alignment and prevent future damage.

Best of all, Cantsink helical piers can be installed quickly and with minimal disruption to the chimney’s surroundings.

Despite harsh weather, Cantsink provides guaranteed stabilization. Its patented helical piers protect a home and its surroundings from the damaging effects of moisture, soft soil, tree roots and other conditions that undermine structural integrity.

For true peace of mind as the family gathers around the fire this winter, call Cantsink today.

Foundation problems can be caused by any number of issues, but homeowners looking for foundation repair solutions list soft soil as the #1 reason. The widespread use of mass grading for building new subdivisions contributes to the growing incidence of soft soil issues.  The good news is better solutions are being developed all the time. The strategies for fixing these issues generally involve one of two approaches: pressure grouting or helical piles.

Pressure grouting is an older process that attempts to address foundation problems by filling generally inaccessible void spaces or pores under a structure’s foundation. Basically, contractors just dump tons of concrete into the ground, hoping to fill gaps.  Theoretically, this method pumps concrete into the ground to reinforce soil or reduce the flow of water through foundation soil.  Pressurized grout material is forced into these void spaces, assuming that the additional volume will help stabilize a compromised foundation.   

Pressure grouting can work in some cases, but it is not an ideal solution to foundation problems. Often, the grout material simply follows the path of least resistance, filling voids in the foundation without improving its stability. Pressure grouting usually requires multiple applications, with no guarantee of filling the voids or stopping the sinking. It requires a commitment to repeated applications while sinking issues continue to worsen and offers no assurance of an ultimate cure.

Cantsink’s Patented Helical Pile System is a customizable long-term solution. Helical Piles also known as Helical Underpinning or Screw Piles are robust piles designed to penetrate deeply under a structure’s foundation through the soft soil into underlying bedrock. The planning and placement of the pile shaft transfers the structural load into the pile(s), reinforcing the foundation for a permanent solution. Because piles can be selected or manufactured for specific circumstances and loads, guaranteed custom and optimal foundation solutions result. Foundation problems always involve a unique set of forces requiring more than the “spray and pray” approach offered by pressure grouting.  Unique load and foundation settlement issues get customized scientific solutions with our helical piles.

Helical Pile installation is more cost effective and environmentally friendly than Pressure Grouting, too. Among the commonly referenced advantages of Helical Pile Systems are shorter project times, ease of installation, accessibility, carbon footprint reduction, ease of removal, reduced job injury risk, and lower costs.  

In order to ensure the right solution for every foundation repair, consult a qualified contractor who specializes in foundation repair. A trained expert can evaluate the need and recommend the most efficient and effective solution.

The damaging effects of heavy rainfall and downed trees on home foundations and other structures are not immediately apparent.

With so many heavy storms impacting Metro Atlanta in 2017, homeowners may discover conditions under their houses that have compromised foundation stability. Sudden downpours create unanticipated runoff that inundate soil and cause unexpected pressure variations. Water patterns unknown to builders during construction wash away protective layers of soil around or under the house, which allows damaging water intrusion.

Hurricanes Irma and Nate doused the region in recent weeks with abnormal quantities of rain: downing trees, flooding streets and loading groundwater to full capacity. These conditions may be changing ground conditions under your house in ways you don’t immediately notice.

As water in the soil shifts its positioning or hidden tree roots deteriorate after the tree falls, changes in pressure could cause home foundations to sink, undermining structural integrity.
Subtle changes in alignment can signal settling has begun. Vertical wall cracks, doors and windows that stick or sagging floors indicate your home is not level. Simply filling cracks with mortar or cement won’t solve these issues. With support from Cantsink’s ICC-certified helical piers, however, foundation settling is halted for the life of the home.

Cantsink has a guaranteed, permanent solution that can correct foundation instability and give you lasting peace of mind. With one call or click, you can schedule an appointment with a Cansink expert to visit your home for a free assessment of your foundation needs.

With decades of experience in foundation stabilization, Cantsink can customize a solution for your sinking foundation and schedule permanent, cost-effective support guaranteed to last. This durable support under a home’s foundation resists any weather, soil or topography conditions, including rain-saturated ground, freezing winter temperatures and shifting soil conditions.

Cantsink helical piers are made here in Georgia of 100% U.S. steel. That unique manufacturing process uses only renewable energy from the sun. Plus, Cantsink’s patented hexagon-shaped helix design produces less waste, and increases its strength by 50%. Those built-in cost savings are passed on to Cantsink customers through lower prices.

Best of all, our patented helical piers are installed with minimally invasive methods that won’t damage your landscape. Once installed, all you will see is your home’s ongoing, level beauty.
Contact Cantsink for your free assessment of your home’s foundation stability. Your cost-effective investment could be the first step to lasting peace of mind. Cantsink quality will protect your home’s long-term value -guaranteed.

Does your patio furniture wobble? Maybe the problem isn’t the tables and chairs.

  The concrete and pavers that create patio surfaces are heavy. If the soil below the patio is soft or has been undermined by moisture and changing temperatures over the years, the surface structure can buckle and crack. As pockets of soil sink at varying rates or repeated freezing and thawing in the change of seasons causes expansion and contraction, the integrity of the patio is undermined.

  Without subsurface support, patios can become uneven, unsightly and in need of repair. Georgia’s long warm seasons make outdoor living a pervasive part of family life here, from dining al fresco to summer evenings with friends and neighbors under the stars.

  Cansink’s patented helical piles, steel piers with a unique helix plate at the lower end of the 2 7/8” steel shaft, offer an easy, cost-effective way to stabilize a patio surface. With minimal disruption to surrounding landscaping, Cantsink helical piers, made from high-quality, U.S.-made steel in our net-zero energy manufacturing facility in Metro Atlanta, can be inserted at strategic pressure points to return a sinking patio to stability and keep it level for the life of your home.

  One click or call to Cantsink is all that’s required to schedule a site visit from one of our friendly experts. They can assess the extent of damage and work with our staff engineers to create a customized solution for your patio.

  Cantsink helical piers can be installed quickly and are virtually undetectable once they’re in place. The special design of Cantsink helical piers not only makes them 50 percent stronger than any other steel piers on the market, it also makes Cantsink’s process more environmentally responsible.

  If you’re building your dream home, starting with the guaranteed support of Cantsink helical piers offers the assurance that everything will remain level and secure for decades. All the structures can benefit from Cantsink support, from your foundation to all your home’s outdoor amenities such as the patio, deck, swimming pool and driveway.

  Trusted and endorsed by building professionals who know its record for underground support, Cantsink products level and stabilize structures of every age and size with customized solutions. Cantsink foundation supports use no chemicals and add no significant weight.

  Stabilizing your home and its surroundings with Cantsink helical piers not only keeps them attractive and useful for you and your family, it also protects their value for resale when the time comes.

  Custom-engineered and adaptable to a wide range of weather and soil conditions, Cantsink helical piers are ideal for stabilizing grounds features that are sinking or cracking.

  Don’t put up with cracked surfaces or wobbly patio furnishings. Pay attention to the signs that your patio needs added stability. Call or click for a Cantsink expert inspection today.