How do I know if I have an improper footer?

Homes and buildings constructed before 2001 are often built with spot footing, which is a type of footing where each spot is independent and designed to support just one point of contact. Spot footings sit on a square pad, usually 2 ft. by 2 ft. Improper footing like spot footing is dangerous for your home because this footing will settle unevenly and cause structural damage to your home. CNT Foundations is a general contractor with over 15 years of experience in repairing foundation footing in North Charleston. Call 843-405-7022 today for a free estimate.

Curious about the solution for an improper footer? We have the answer:

The photo above shows settlement due to an improper footer. 

Spot Footing vs. Continuous Footing

If your home is built on unstable soil, spot footing is dangerous because the separate piers can suffer from differential settlement. This means that your foundation will settle unevenly, causing problems around your homes, such as:

  • Uneven floors
  • Floor and wall gaps
  • Sticking windows and doors
  • Drywall cracks

CNT Foundations recommends installing a continuous footing that will connect all the load-bearing points under your foundation and provide a stable, constant footer for your home. This footing will protect your foundation from differential settlement and keep your home protected from severe damage caused by settlement. Call 843-405-7022 today for a free estimate!