New ICC Certification Makes Cantsink the Sole Source for Widest Helix Products

Testing shows products meet all international standards for helical piers

Atlanta, GA – Cantsink Manufacturing is now the only maker of helical piers at 16-inch and 19-inch diameters that offer certification from the International Code Council.

The ICC is an independent, member-focused association dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Through its AC358 specifications, the ICC tests helical piers for their compliance with a set of industry quality standards for these foundation products.

At the World of Concrete in Las Vegas January 23-26, Cantsink will be in Booth S13550 to provide information on its full range of helical piers.

Cantsink’s 2 7/8” HSS and its 1.5” RCS have received ICC certification after 20 months of testing, inspection and published reporting. This new ICC-certified product line offers a wider range of options for tie back anchors, vertical and compression piles and micropiles. Results can be found online under ESR-1559.

Patrick Hutchinson, president of Cantsink, helped the ICC develop its standards for helical piles. He said Cantsink and its staff are proud to uphold the highest quality standards for product performance.

“As we celebrate our 30th anniversary year, we are more committed than ever to offering the widest range of helical products on the market,” Hutchinson said. “We are proud to have received the ICC’s official certification after extensive testing and independent scrutiny.”

Made in Georgia from 100% U.S. steel, Cantsink helical piers offer guaranteed stability for foundations, retaining walls and other structures under a wide range of soil and weather conditions. Cantsink products are ideal for new construction as well as remedial stabilization.

Cantsink’s special design makes its helical piers 50% stronger than any other steel piers on the market. Its installation process is also shorter and less disruptive than other stabilization methods.

Leveraging decades of experience in foundation support and repair, Cantsink experts analyze the specific conditions of every job, recommend the right approach, and provide the cost-effective products to fit the requirements. Cantsink has proudly established its long reputation as an accomplished provider of high quality workmanship and a leading structural innovator in the foundation installation and repair business.

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Cantsink Celebrates 30 Years of Foundation Expertise and Innovation

Atlanta, GA –  Cantsink is celebrating its 30th year in 2018 as a trusted partner for foundation support in the construction industry by expanding its Metro Atlanta manufacturing facility.

Since its founding in 1988, Cantsink has supplied the construction industry with foundation stability products, expertise and service. Built on its firm reputation for cost-effective quality and customer satisfaction, Cantsink created and has continuously enhanced its line of patented helical piles. For delivery of quality installation techniques for foundation repair, excellent customer service, and lasting stability, Cantsink’s reputation is unsurpassed.

With a team of professionals that includes general contractors and engineers, Cantsink has installed almost three million feet of helical piers. That’s enough to stretch from its Atlanta, GA, headquarters to Indianapolis, IN, laid end-to-end. Cantsink professionals have combined experience of more than 100 years in foundation repair and stabilization to apply to every site.

Now, Cantsink is poised to speed delivery of its high-quality products resulting from expanded production capacity. The newly expanded facility, completed in March, adds 60,000 square feet and new manufacturing equipment to Cantsink’s manufacturing and storage capability.

Cantsink Founder Patrick Hutchinson continues to lead the company as it grows to keep up with new applications for its products and maintain its record for quick turnaround on orders.

“I’m proud of the talented, dedicated team around me and thankful for the niche we’ve created in the construction industry for the products we’ve designed, patented and certified over the years,” Hutchinson said. “Our ongoing relationships with builders close to our Metro Atlanta home and far beyond reflect Cantsink’s commitment to excellence in every project.”

Over three decades, Cantsink has become an industry leader with the widest variety of helical piles on the market certified by the International Code Council. The ICC, an independent, member-focused association dedicated to developing model codes and standards, tests and verifies building products to ensure they meet the highest standards for performance.

Cantsink’s innovative design means its line of helical piles, made from 100% U.S.-made steel, includes the largest certified helix sizes in the market. Plus, Cantsink’s commitment to value doesn’t stop with the best products, expertise and customer service in the foundation industry. The Cantsink operation has been net-zero energy since 2010 and the patented design of Cantsink products creates less waste while producing a stronger helix.

Through this commitment, Cantsink has developed a strong presence in the growing market for solar energy. Not only are Cantsink’s support products ideal for maintaining the long-term stability of ground-mounted solar arrays, but Cantsink now manufactures racking systems, too. Solar racking from Cantsink is sold through its Brilliant Rack brand.

Whatever the stability or anchoring need, Cantsink makes a perfect product for the purpose and site conditions.  Cantsink’s dedication to high-quality products, excellent customer service, and ongoing innovation continues as the company looks forward to its next 30 years of service to the construction industry.

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Sharon Lee, Marketing Director


Cantsink Named #1 U.S. Manufacturer Installer in Solar Power World Rankings

Metro Atlanta company also named #1 GA Solar Contractor and #16 on 2018 national Top Contractor list.

Atlanta, GA – Metro Atlanta-based Cantsink has been named by Solar Power World as the #1 Manufacturer Installer on the magazine’s annual ranking of U.S. solar companies.

In addition to being named #1 Manufacturer Installer in the nation, Cantsink also topped the ranking of Georgia Solar Contractors at #1 and was ranked #16 nationally on the Utility Contractors list and the overall Top Contractors list. Cantsink first appeared on the annual Solar Power World Top Contractors list in 2013.

Produced annually, the Top Solar Contractor’s list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors and installers within the utility, commercial and residential markets, ranking contractors by kilowatts installed in the previous year.

Solar Power World is very excited about the 2018 class of Top Solar Contractors,” said Kelly Pickerel, the magazine’s editor in chief. “Our 2017 list showed impressive installation numbers after 2016’s huge rush to meet ITC requirements, and many companies were hesitant to show unavoidable installation dips after last year’s high. We’re happy to feature a strong group of thriving U.S. solar installers on the 2018 Top Solar Contractors list. These companies truly are at the top of their markets.”

In 2017, the non-residential solar market grew 28% year-over-year, the fourth straight year of annual growth for commercial, industrial and community solar. Last year, 30% of all new electric generating capacity brought online in the United States came from solar, second only to new natural gas capacity.

The first quarter of 2018 showed 13% growth over the first quarter of 2017, and Cantsink is a recognized contributor to that increase.

Cantsink, which manufactures and installs piling systems that secure ground-mounted solar installation equipment and solar racking systems (branded through its Brilliant Rack division), is a net-zero-energy operation powered with solar energy. The company is celebrating its 30th year in business and just completed a significant expansion.

Patrick Hutchinson, CEO of Cantsink, said he is delighted to see the Cantsink team honored with recognition by Solar Power World as one of the nation’s Top Solar Contractors and Georgia’s #1 Solar Contractor.

“I am proud of the excellent work our Cantsink solar division does and honored that our work is recognized among the nation’s most sought-after solar companies. Being named #1 Manufacturer Installer is a dream come true,” Hutchinson said. “From our first day in business 30 years ago, we have focused on quality, expertise and customer service in every aspect of our work. To be engaged in this emerging solar market is exciting and we remain committed to its ongoing growth and vitality.”

Sharon Lee

About Cantsink

Cantsink is a piling manufacturing company trusted throughout the nation to supply innovative, strong and cost-effective helical piles. Now celebrating 30 years in business, we have been in the helical pile industry since 1988 innovating piles for a wide variety of structures. Building on our pioneering experience in solar as a net-zero-energy facility, Cantsink leveraged that expertise to become a recognized national leader in the fast-growing solar industry. In 2013, Cantsink began manufacturing racking systems for ground-mounted solar and formed its branded racking system, Brilliant Rack, in 2014. Expertise and innovation have made Cantsink a trusted provider of helical piles for 30 years and a leader in the growing solar industry. For more information, visit


About Solar Power World

Solar Power World is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped U.S. solar contractors – including installers, developers and EPC’s in all markets – grow their businesses and do their jobs better.


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Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief