Build a Strong Foundation with Continuous Footing
If your home was built prior to 2001, there is a strong possibility that your foundation is built on spot foundations. Rather than equally balancing the weight of your foundation all the way around, spot foundations rely on separate piers that can settle unevenly and cause foundation problems. The foundation repair experts at CNT Foundations are experienced in building older homes’ foundations up to modern building codes. Call 843-405-7022 to speak to our contractors in North Charleston for a free estimate.
Let’s explore how continuous footing can help your foundation:
What is continuous footing?
Continuous footing is a trench that is usually 2 ft. wide and 1 ft. thick with rebar for reinforcement built with concrete. Your home’s foundation piers are constructed on top of this footing. If you notice cracks in your walls above your main girder lines, it may be an indication that your home was built using spot footings instead of continuous footings and your foundation is suffering from differential settlement and sinking unevenly. You may notice that your foundation is settling if you have uneven floors, floor and wall gaps, sticking windows and doors, and more.
CNT Foundations can tie all the piers in your spot foundation together making one continuous footing and permanently stabilizing your home’s foundation. We will then jack and recover the your home’s flooring system. Call 843-405-7022 today for a free estimate in North Charleston.