Frequently Asked Questions
Ask the experts at Cantsink of Atlanta, metro Atlanta foundation repair specialists.
What methods do you recommend to stop my home from settling?
There are a number of different solutions that can be used to solve foundation problems and prevent further settling, including the installation of helical piles. However, the first step in determining the right solution is identifying the cause of the problem. Our trained professionals will do a thorough inspection of your home and property to determine what’s causing the settlement, and then recommend the most effective—and the most cost-efficient—solution.
Is a helical pile the best solution for my foundation problem?
In most cases, yes. This is true for a variety of reasons, but here’s one: Unlike a resistance pile, a helical pile is installed independent of the foundation. This avoids applying additional stress to a foundation that may already be failing.
What makes Cantsink of Atlanta's helical piles different from the helical piles used by other contractors?
Cantsink of Atlanta has created and patented a unique helix design that results in a superior helical pile—one that’s 50 percent stronger than the piles used by our competitors. Also, our helical piles are built in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility using an innovative manufacturing process that keeps costs down and quality up.
Is lifting a structure that has already settled necessary when repairing a foundation?
Not always—it depends on the ultimate goal. For one thing, lifting a structure can cause distress in some cases. Every situation is different and should be evaluated thoroughly to determine if lifting is a viable option. Our professionals will perform a thorough evaluation to assess your structure and make the right call.
Does Cantsink of Atlanta repair slabs as well as foundations?
Yes. Slab settlements can be repaired in a variety of ways, and we will suggest alternatives that will result in the best outcome for your situation.
How important is it that an engineer assess my foundation problem?
As a manufacturer and specialty contractor, Cantsink of Atlanta has an on-site staff engineer (PE). While an engineer isn’t necessary in order to diagnose every foundation problem, it does allow us to diagnose problems more thoroughly and suggest the best possible repair solution. We can also refer you to one of multiple engineering firms in the area, if you desire.
How can I be sure that your staff and crew are dependable and trustworthy?
Cantsink of Atlanta has been serving the metro area since 1988 with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. During this time, we have performed foundation repair and stabilization work for thousands of satisfied area homeowners. We would be happy to provide you with a list of references you can call to hear first-hand about their experiences in working with us. Since our inception, we have focused primarily on foundation repair using helical piles—this is our area of specialty. Collectively, our staff has more than 100 years of combined experience in foundation repair and stabilization work.
How do your prices compare to the competition?
Since we are both a manufacturer and installer, we are able to eliminate unnecessary middleman mark-ups and maintain a highly competitive cost structure. In fact, we are the only foundation repair company that manufactures helical piles locally here in the Atlanta area.
Is Cantsink bonded and insured?
Yes. We will provide a certificate of bonding and insurance for your inspection upon request. We are also licensed as a general contractor in the state of Georgia.
Is your warranty transferrable?
Yes. The Cantsink of Atlanta warranty can be transferred to the new owners should you ever sell your home.
Could my job be too small for Cantsink of Atlanta?
No. We work with homeowners on all size foundation repair projects. Cantsink of Atlanta is committed to providing the highest level of structural integrity on every job, regardless of how big or small it is, and we would be happy to work with you to solve your foundation problem.
What industry certifications does Cantsink have?
Cantsink is the only Atlanta based foundation repair company to have ICC certification. Checkout our certifications & patents at our Resource Library.