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.

Summer evenings are perfect for deck living. Family cookouts, neighborhood potlucks and weekend entertainment make deck life a summer tradition. Ensuring this tradition continues with out a hitch, its imperative to keep decks safe for summer fun.

  Homeowners should make sure their decks are secure, lest the weight of large numbers threaten the stability of this
popular summer hangout. Decks that lean visibly or show other signs of distress such as misaligned stairs and frames call for secure, underground support to return them to proper alignment promptly and keep decks safe.

  Poor soil under the deck may be the cause. Heavy rains that saturate the ground can also undermine decks.

  Whatever the cause or underlying conditions, Cantsink offers the most lasting and cost-effective way to restore a deck to sturdy support. With one click or call, Cantsink will schedule a visit from its expert staff to examine the alignment of your deck and conditions under it to determine if more support is needed. If so, they work with our staff engineers to design a custom remedy to keep your deck on the level.

  Our patented helical piers are the perfect remedy for sagging, sinking decks. With minimal disruption, Cantsink can install lasting support under your deck guaranteed to provide years of safe, happy summer entertainment for your family and friends.

  Cantsink’s ICC-certified, patented, steel helical piers are manufactured supports installed below the ground surface to provide lasting underground reinforcement for deck frames and keep decks safe.

  Our steel piers are specially fabricated 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 our helical piers 50 percent stronger than any other steel piers on the market, it also makes our process more environmentally responsible.

  We fabricate our products from high-quality, U.S.-made steel in our net-zero energy manufacturing facility in Metro Atlanta. Cantsink helical piers have been verified through the stringent, independent testing process of the International Code Council, which develops safe, reliable building standards for construction in communities worldwide.

  Our products are custom-engineered and adaptable to a wide range of weather and soil conditions.

  Are you thinking of adding a deck to your home? Start right by building it on Cantsink helical piers. Then, enjoy your new amenity with peace of mind, knowing it has the strength to withstand years of constant use and changing weather conditions.

  The stability of Cantsink helical piers also protects your home’s value by keeping structures such as decks safe, aligned and attractive.

Retaining wall blocks and retaining walls serve a dual purpose in landscape design, one decorative and the other functional.

  Although retaining walls can be built from concrete or timber, most are constructed with building blocks made to mirror or complement the character of the home and surrounding property accents. While block retaining walls provide attractive visual enhancement for landscape features, they also are important to preventing erosion and holding soil in place for plants. Especially on lots with steep slopes and areas around rivers, streams and lakes, retaining walls help create stable display areas for shrubs and flowers, protect water quality and provide staging for attractive landscape elements.

  Like any other structures, however, retaining walls can be susceptible to shifting soils and water infiltration. This undermines the stability of the wall and can ultimately cause the blocks to crack, separate, or become dislodged.

  That’s why firm foundation support is important to creating retaining walls that stay level and intact year after year. Soil pressure behind the retaining wall exerts pressure on the blocks and the wall must be properly designed to withstand this weight pressing against it. Cantsink’s expert staff can assess and design proper supports for retaining walls, accounting for soil type, building materials, pressure exerted and other key factors.

  Experienced engineers at Cantsink know exactly what will make the wall secure and durable using patented helical piles that install underneath retaining wall blocks for invisible reinforcement.

  Cantink’s helical piles also can restore crumbling walls to strength and alignment. Installation can be done with minimal disturbance to landscaping. Once in place, homeowners can be assured of strength and beauty that will protect their property values for many years in the future.

   All the rain generated in the recent El Niño weather pattern may have undermined some retaining walls with downpours they were not designed to withstand. Once breached, a cracked wall will not revert to its former strength without intervention and added support because water will continue to seep through cracks and pressure points will widen them.

  Cantsink’s friendly experts will come to the site with one call. They have the necessary expertise to assess the damage and begin the cost-effective process to restoring a block retaining wall to lasting stability.

  Other landscape features can suffer from sinking or shifting soil, as well as erosion from excessive rainfall. Decks, porches, pools, patios and gazebos all carry special weight pressures and rely on proper alignment to maintain their appeal and serve their purpose.

  Cantsink’s patented helical piles can support or restore any of these property features to lasting function and aesthetic appeal.  Experienced staff engineers have worked with all types of soil, weather conditions, structural requirements and special circumstances. And Cantsink solutions are very affordable.

  Call today or click here to set an appointment with Cantsink professionals to assess the signs of stress on your block retaining walls or other property structures. They can recommend a cost-effective, customized repair that will keep your features secure, properly aligned and attractive for the years ahead.

The great thing about Cantsink helical piers foundation supports is that, once installed, they are virtually undetectable.

   Homeowners, however, may wonder if their homes have the permanent, ICC-certified protection of Cantsink’s engineered steel support under their foundations. Time will tell, of course, if these homes remain level and show none of the signs of foundation settling, such as cracks in the concrete or uneven floors.

  If the house is fairly new, or has been renovated in recent years, Cantsink will have records on where its foundation supports have been installed. The company’s friendly staff is happy to check and let a homeowner know if their address is in records on file.

  Cantsink, however, has been in business since 1988 and cannot keep every record the company has ever generated indefinitely. The good news is that wherever Cantsink’s patented helical piers are in place, even as far back as the 1990s, those homes will still maintain their structural integrity.

  Precisely engineered and easily installed, Cantsink helical piers are the cost-effective method for permanent peace of mind. This durable support under a home’s foundation resists weather and geographic conditions such as rain-saturated ground, freezing winter temperatures and shifting soil conditions. All of these can wreck a home’s structural alignment and integrity.

  Certainly, any homeowner who notices the telltale signs of a sinking foundation should contact Cantsink for a free assessment to determine if additional support is needed. Doors that are hard to open and close, windows that won’t open all the way, floors that sag or tilt, and diagonal hairline cracks along interior drywall all indicate problems in the foundation.

  Eventually, more serious signs may develop, such as fissures in the foundation wall. These signs should not be ignored and may be dangerous if not remedied.

   Outdoor structures also suffer from settling soil in the ground underneath them. Allowing these problems to continue unresolved can lead to dangerous conditions or unsightly surroundings that affect a home’s market value.

  Decks, in particular, are vulnerable to changing soil conditions. Unsupported wooden decks may shift and tilt, causing boards to bulge, nails to pop up, and joints to separate. Left unaddressed over time, a settling deck may collapse under heavy weight such as an outdoor party or family cookout.

  Cantsink’s expert staff can assess damage and consult with our engineers to devise a customized, economical solution that will last through the life of the home. Once the Cantsink supports have been installed, no one except the homeowner knows they are there because their sturdy, reliable protection is deep underground.

     With products engineered to specific soil and climate conditions, Cantsink maintains property value with easy, cost-effective repairs. A single call to Cantsink is all that’s needed to schedule a free home inspection.