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:
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.
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.