17 MW OF CORPORATE-OWNED SOLAR
17 MW OF CORPORATE-OWNED SOLAR
Secure foundations are essential to the sustainability of the built environment. Cantsink’s focus on foundation stability makes our attention to sustainability a natural part of everything we make and everything we do. From our energy resources to our product design to our process and our workforce, Cantsink is committed to operating our business for the long-term health of our community. We help create a built environment that remains safe and useful over time, even in a changing climate.
Founded in 1988, Cantsink makes helical piles and other foundation support products for new construction as well as remediation for existing structures. From the beginning, the Cantsink team has been focused on creating a sustainable built environment, one that endures safely over time despite changing conditions above and below ground. Sustainability isn’t just how we do our jobs and make our products, it’s fundamental to who we are as a company.
1) Net-zero Energy Operation + Solar Support Products
2010 – Even though the U.S. solar industry was in its infancy, Cantsink converted its entire operation to solar power with the installation of solar generation facilities at its headquarters and manufacturing facility. At that moment, Cantsink became a net-zero energy operation. With lower energy costs, Cantsink could pass savings along in the pricing of its products. Cantsink also created a manufacturing process with its patented helix design that reduces waste in its fabrication.
2013 – Cantsink entered the solar market in 2013 and its presence has grown ever since, putting it on Solar Power World’s list of Top Solar Contractors every year.
2018 – Cantsink expanded its manufacturing facility, including an additional 238 kW solar energy system to keep its operation net-zero.
2019 – Building on its own experience with solar energy and its expertise in foundation products, Cantsink has pioneered Centric, a special product just for use in solar projects, making operations more efficient. Over the years, the growing importance of storage to solar effectiveness has created a unique need in the sector for Cantsink support products.
2) Patented Designs + Engineering Support
2006 – Cantsink received its patent for the hexagon-shaped helix, which adds greater capacity and is a more cost-effective design than competitors’ circular products.
1996 – The company moved its headquarters to the Lilburn community just north of Atlanta. This location continues to serve the company as its base of operations.
1997 – The company hired its first in-house engineer and began designing its own piles for use in foundation stability.
3) Tested & Certified Performance
2014 – After bringing industry leaders together starting in 2004 with the International Code Council, Hutchinson and his Cantsink team established the process of creating AC358, a set of performance standards for helical piles contained in a globally recognized business code. Cantsink received its first product certification from the ICC in 2014 after rigorous performance testing. Since then, a range of Cantsink products have been tested and granted certification as the company has continued to uphold its strong reputation for product excellence and customer service. Cantsink has also become a leading supplier of stability equipment and racking products to the solar industry, chartering a subsidiary, Brilliant Rack, to serve the needs of the growing solar industry.
4) Decades of Experience + Outstanding Customer Support
1988 – Cantsink was founded (first known as H&H Construction) by Patrick Hutchinson, and was dedicated to bringing his proven experience in lasting foundation stability to the metro Atlanta construction industry. Increasingly versatile in its applications, Cantsink’s reputation for quality and guaranteed results inspired a wide range of projects, including support for some of the region’s most visible landmarks, such as the distinctive water wall outside the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta, as well as signature features at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Leveraging decades of experience in foundation support and repair, Cantsink provides cost-effective products to fit the requirements of each customer’s projects. As a leading innovator in the structural stability business, Cantsink offers its patented designs with ICC testing and certification at competitive prices. Cantsink’s demonstrated commitment to quality and proven effectiveness make its helical piles the right choice for assured stability and project cost control.
In the 30 years since its launch, Cantsink has continued to refine and improve its unique, patented techniques and products for foundation support and repair. Helical piles are extremely versatile and adaptable to nearly any soil or weather conditions.
5) Easy installation: Cost-effective & Guaranteed
There are many details involved in a new construction project. No detail is more important than making sure that your project is being built on a stable surface. As a contractor or engineer, you look for the best construction contractor support and product options for every phase of your project, and Cantsink can help. Our helical pile foundation systems are a cost-effective solution to ensure soil stability, and can be installed into any project, large or small. And, as a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, customers can earn LEED points by using Cantsink helical piles.
6) Free Installation Training & Continuing Education Credit Webinars
Cantsink is a world-renowned helical pile manufacturer, and we provide ongoing support for construction professionals. Architects can learn more about how helical piers work and the advantages of using them to achieve permanent new construction engineering support and structural stability in their designs. They can earn AIA credit for learning how helical piers work, why they are efficient and effective, and how they surpass other stabilization methods.
Engineers can earn NCSEA credit while learning about the versatility of helical piers and their wide range of applications. Everything from temporary shoring to permanent stability can be achieved cost-effectively with helical piers. As a helical pile manufacturer, we know that our patented stability solutions will provide the right enhancement for quality structural support at an attractive price. And they save time in the construction schedule.
The employees, designers and engineers at Cantsink believe in the sustainability of our processes for the benefit of our community. This is important to us, and it is the foundation of everything we do at Cantsink. The production of our 100 percent American steel patented helical piles and anchors at our Metro Atlanta manufacturing facility is conducted with sustainability as the focus. Our manufacturing plant and office areas utilize solar power and are net-zero energy facilities, which keeps the health of our local community at the forefront of our operations. Our team, from the designers to the engineers to the office staff, believe in sustainable processes that will continue long term, even in a changing climate. Conditions above and below ground can and will change, but that does not change our fundamental focus on maintaining sustainable processes for the benefit of our clients, our community, and our environment.
Our commitment to sustainability has been the hallmark of our company since its inception. The helical piles and anchors we manufacture for new building construction and remedial construction projects are produced with quality in mind, with the ultimate goal of taking care of the environment. The history of Cantsink’s sustainable processes include the following:
Cantsink is an industry leader in more than just our helical pile and anchor products. Our commitment to sustainability is the hallmark of who we are as a company. Contact us today for more information on how we are dedicated to our community and the environment.