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Cantsink Saves Foundations From Sinking and Hold Steady Through Hurricanes Ian and Nicole

Cantsink helical piles are an effective, sturdy way to protect foundations from sinking during extreme weather and hurricanes. When installed properly, they provide a steady foundation that can withstand the increased moisture and weight of the rain-soaked ground. 

Here’s a closer look at how Cantsink helical piles work and why they’re such an important part of protecting your foundation:

How Cantsink Helical Piles Work 

Cantsink helical piles are long, metal rods that are screwed into the ground. They’re installed at a depth that’s determined by the soil conditions and the expected load on the foundation. The number of needed depends on the size and weight of the structure being supported, which can be easily established by one of our foundation specialists during a free evaluation.

Once in place, they’re connected to brackets that are attached to the foundation. These brackets distribute the load evenly across the piles and help to keep the foundation level. As the ground around the foundation settles, the helical piles rotate slightly, which allows them to bear more weight without sinking further into the ground. 

Cantsink Holds Foundations Steady Through Hurricanes and Unexpected Sinking

Why Cantsink Helical Piles Are The Best Option For Foundation Settlement

One of the biggest benefits of Cantsink patented products that they’re much more sturdy traditional concrete foundations. In fact two neighbors with houses off the coast near Daytona Beach, FL have house that recently survived both Hurricane Ian and Nicole. Every other house was caved in but the house with Cantsink Helical Piles stood tall holding up a pool on one house and a porch on the other! The pictures tell the story correcting as you can see the naked piles once drilled deep in the earth now remain but a skeleton, however strong as Cantsink engineered them to be.

If you’re looking for a certified way to protect your foundation from sinking during spring rains, Cantsink helical piles are an excellent option. They’re easy to install and can be reused if needed. Contact a Cantsink representative today to learn more about how our products can help you keep your foundation safe and sound.

Metro Atlanta experienced its rainiest July in five years, according to records from the National Weather Service. The 2022 hurricane season is now officially under way, sure to bring more soaking storms. Such soggy weather often creates unanticipated foundation instability under a home’s foundation.

When ground is saturated, it becomes more mobile, shifting unpredictably below poured structural foundations. Runoff from water that cannot be absorbed by saturated soil can make this problem worse by eroding soil from the foundation’s exterior walls as well.

New construction in the area around a home also shifts historic water patterns, creating pooling and runoff that didn’t occur when the home was originally built

Without deep underground support in soil substrata that is more stable than the saturated topsoil, foundation shifting and sinking causes foundation cracks and structural disruption to the house.

In the wake of wet weather, homeowners would be wise to check for vertical cracks in their foundation walls and signs of water leaking into their basement or crawl space.

Other warning signs of instability include doors or windows that stick in the frames, sagging floors or vertical cracks in drywall. All can indicate foundation shifts that can produce costly damage if left unaddressed.

Cantsink is the foundation expert, offering its cost-effective, patented helical piers that halt sinking from wet weather, heaving caused by winter freezing and thawing, and foundation shifting in soft soil. Repair with cost-effective Cantsink helical piers restores guaranteed stability for the life of the house.

With minimal disruption to surrounding landscape, Cantsink helical piers work by boring like a corkscrew deep below the home’s foundation into immobile substrata. A Cantsink expert can evaluate the unique structural needs of any home and recommend a cost-effective solution. Cantsink products are designed for nearly any climate or soil type.

In most cases, installation can be completed in a day. Once installed, Cantsink helical piers are virtually undetectable even as they protect the home’s appearance and long-term value. They also work for other aspects of the home environment, including porches, steps, chimneys, decks, pools and retaining walls.

Cantsink’s patented helical piers are manufactured in the company’s Metro Atlanta net-zero energy facility using 100% U.S. steel. Now celebrating its 34th year in business, Cantsink has earned the trust of local home builders and homeowners for foundation stability and repair.

Homeowners who detect signs of foundation instability should act quickly to avoid more costly damage. Contact Cantsink today to consult with our expert customer service team.