Cantsink: A History of Foundation Expertise
Patrick Hutchinson founded Cantsink (first known as H&H Construction) in 1988 dedicated to bringing his proven experience in lasting foundation stability to the Metro Atlanta construction industry.
In five years before founding Cantsink, Hutchinson built and serviced more than 700 homes. Through that experience, he saw the unmet need for ongoing structural repair for Metro Atlanta homes. This prompted him to focus his skill and experience on providing lasting value to this important work with craftsmanship that assured customers of lasting value and quality service. His reputation for service and effectiveness quickly spread.
Building Client Trust with Quality Products and Service
Cantsink’s work attracted its first two clients: Home Owners Warranty and Home Builders Warranty. These firms settled warranty claims by homeowners and builders with lasting repairs from Cantsink, most of them the result of foundations built on poor soil conditions.
With Hutchinson’s leadership, Cantsink built on its growing reputation as a foundation repair and helical pile company. Relationships formed early in the company’s history have continued into the present. These relationships include some of Metro Atlanta’s most respected residential and commercial builders – such as Trammell Crow Construction and Skanska USA – as well as such notable companies and institutions as Georgia Power, MEAG Power, and local governments throughout the state. Cantsink’s quality, service and cost-effectiveness have made it an indispensable partner in lasting structural value for homes, commercial operations and trusted institutions.
Cantsink: A History of Innovation
Cantsink hired its first in-house engineer and began fabricating its own piles for use in foundation repairs. With its growing aptitude for foundation issues and solutions, the company began to create unique products designed to provide maximum stability under a wide range of conditions.
In the 30+ years since its launch, Cantsink has continued to refine and improve its unique, patented products and quality installation techniques for foundation support and repair throughout history. Helical piles are extremely versatile and adaptable to nearly any soil or weather conditions. Wetlands and sandy soil are no problem for Cantsink helical piers.
Increasingly versatile in its applications, Cantsink’s reputation for quality and guaranteed results inspired a wide range of projects, including a series of boardwalk projects in Jonesboro, Lilburn, Roswell, Augusta and other cities. Cantsink helical piers support some of the region’s most visible landmarks, such as the distinctive Water Wall outside the Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta.
Establishing Brand Identity
In 2005, Cantsink officially changed its name to reflect the unique character of its patented helical piers. That year, Cantsink began its in-house manufacturing process, building on its stature as the only fully licensed general contractor in Metro Atlanta specializing in foundation repair using helical piers.
Cantsink completed construction of its new manufacturing facility in 2007. With the facility in operation, the company could fulfill all its manufacturing and assembly needs for its helical piles, brackets and other products without outsourcing.
Embracing Cost Savings and Sustainability
The company took a bold step in 2010, converting its entire operation to run entirely on solar energy. The installation of solar generating arrays at both its headquarters and manufacturing facility made it a net zero operation. Cantsink’s solar generation creates cost savings and customers benefit directly from the lower overhead. With less overhead, Cantsink products and services are more cost-effective. In addition, the helical design of Cantsink piers not only makes the product 50% stronger, it also reduces waste in the manufacturing process. Less waste means even more cost savings for customers.
Cantsink: A History of Quality and Value
Through Hutchinson’s leadership, the International Code Council created a set of industry quality standards for helical pier foundation products: AC358, a designation that includes helical piers in globally recognized business code. The ICC is an independent, member-focused association dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.
Obtaining Independent Quality Verification
After rigorous testing, the ICC first certified Cantsink’s helical pier products after determining they provide the lasting foundation support promised. This evaluation included compliance with U.S. and International building codes. Since then, 36 Cantsink helical piers have received ICC certification.
The patented helix of Cantsink steel piers features its specially fabricated design with a unique helix plate at the lower end of the 2 7/8” steel shaft that is easy to install and virtually undetectable once placed. Cantsink’s special design not only makes these helical piers 50% stronger than any other steel piers on the market, it also makes the installation process more environmentally responsible. All Cantsink products are made with 100% U.S. steel.
Providing Proven Expertise
With a team of professionals that includes general contractors and engineers with combined experience of more than 100 years in foundation repair and stabilization, Cantsink has built and maintained its reputation as a leading innovator in the foundation industry. In the past 29 years, Cantsink has installed almost three million feet of helical piers. That’s enough to stretch from Atlanta to Indianapolis, IN, laid end-to-end.
Leveraging decades of experience in foundation support and repair, Cantsink experts analyze the specific conditions of every job, recommend the right approach, and provide the cost-effective products to fit the requirements. Cantsink has proudly established its long reputation as an accomplished provider of high quality workmanship and a leading structural innovator in the foundation installation and repair business.
Combined with unsurpassed customer service, Cantsink products are dedicated to quality and focused on delivering guaranteed results.