Build a Strong Foundation with Continuous Footing
If your house was built before 2001, there is a good chance that your foundation is built on spot footing. Spot foundations do not equally balance the load of your house but instead rely on separate piers that will settle unevenly and cause foundation issues. The foundation repair specialists at CNT Foundations are knowledgeable about building older homes' foundations so that they match current building code standards. Call 843-405-7022 to talk to our experts in North Charleston for a free assessment.
Let’s investigate why continuous footing is so good for your foundation:
What is continuous footing?
Continuous footing is a trench that is typically 2 ft. wide and 1 ft. thick with rebar for reinforcement built with concrete. Your home's foundation piers are built over this footing. In the event that you see cracking walls over your main girder lines, it might be a sign that your house was built with spot footings rather than continuous footings and your foundation is experiencing differential settlement and sinking unevenly. You may see that your foundation is settling if you have uneven floors, gaps between your floor and walls, doors and windows that are stuck, and more.
CNT Foundations can tie all the piers in your spot foundation together, making one continuous footing and repairing your foundation for good. We will then jack and recoup your home's flooring system. Call 843-405-7022 today for a free assessment in North Charleston.