Concrete masonry units, also known as cinder blocks, can be used in load bearing capacities where a foundation is failing or sinking. CMU piers are one of the most economical and effective foundation solutions because concrete masonry units are a reliable, proven construction material. CNT Foundations has an expert crew that can install CMU piers for your property.
Concrete Masonry Units
Concrete masonry units are often chosen for pier systems as they are fire resistant and are available in various grades of thickness and strength. When a cement masonry unit is formed, it undergoes a curing process that ensures it strengthens with time. Various shapes of concrete masonry units allow for grouting and reinforcing. Some include rabbets made for joint material, windows and doors. For a seasoned team, they are relatively easy to install and require little to no maintenance. Because the blocks are hollow, the structure can be reinforced with rebar for added strength and durability. Concrete masonry units are considered an environmentally friendly construction material that also helps to provide thermal mass that regulates indoor temperatures.
CNT Foundations will work with you to determine what you need from your CMU piers. To schedule an inspection, contact us in North Charleston at 843-405-7022.