As licensed general contractors with a highly skilled professional installation crew, CNT is ready to go to work for you resolving any foundation issue you may have. Our extensive product line allows us to select the right product to properly repair your problem.
There is no substitute for concrete. CMU stands for Concrete Masonry Unit and has been the preferred method of construction since Roman times. In fact, CMU piers are one of the most popular pier types in new construction. A typical foundation consists of a steel reinforced concrete footing, with stacked & mortared concrete blocks that form piers. These piers are then filled with grout to form a CMU or (concrete masonry unit). At CNT Foundations we like to utilize the CMU’s on interior crawl spaces because they are both functional and cost effective. CMU piers are extremely effective when added to the original construction or when they are used to support drop sills that are over-spanned or undersized.
CNT is the only foundation contractor in South Carolina that installs the correct repair vs. selling a widget.
Don’t settle for inferior screw jacks! At CNT, we have the ability to repair your house with proper construction techniques and materials. No retrofitting is required. Screw jacks don’t have a lifetime transferable warranty, they’re susceptible to corrosion, and they don’t rest on a permanent foundation!
It should go without saying that concrete is an integral part of any structure’s foundation. However, previous building codes did not require footings to be continuous, meaning, all piers rest upon the same concrete pour. Without a continuous footing a structure’s piers can settle independently from each other. CNT Foundations can join any given pier group together using steel-reinforced concrete and give the structure a foundation that meets current codes. This is more cost effective than adding additional piers as may be suggested. Additional piers only treat the symptoms of differential settlement, not the cause. Concrete is the only permanent solution for this issue.
Helical piers can be a fantastic solution for repairing your home’s foundation. Helical piers are foundation elements consisting of a central shaft with at least one helix plate located on the shaft with its axis positioned parallel to the shaft’s length.
Helical piers can be used as anchors to withstand tensile loads, or as deep foundations to withstand compressive loads. The terms helical pier, helix pier, helical pile, and screw pile are generally used when the device is meant to be used in compression. The terms helical anchor or screw anchor are generally used when the element is meant to be used in tension.
CNT Foundations is an industry leader in helical pier installation. Our pier system is 50% stronger than those of our competitors. Additionally, our hot-dipped galvanized protective coating is far superior than the powder coated piles of our competitors. While the concept of helical piers is fairly universal it is the installation that sets CNT above the rest. Our piers are driven to guaranteed pressures and depths so that we have an unparalleled customer satisfaction rate. Other companies offer a lifetime warranty using inferior products, CNT offers the only lifetime warranty, “THE WARRANTY YOU’LL NEVER HAVE TO USE.” For new construction, repair, commercial, or residential, let CNT show you why we stand above the rest when it comes to helical piers.
What is ICC Certification?
The International Code Council, or ICC, is an organization that develops codes and standards for the building and construction industries. The I-Codes developed by ICC are a set of comprehensive building safety and fire prevention codes designed to set minimum standards for safe construction of homes, schools and commercial buildings. ICC also offers a certification program for contractors and various types of construction and safety industry professionals. CNT Foundations is ICC Certified to meet the best standards in foundation repair and construction for both residential and commercial buildings and structures.