CMUs Provide Reinforcement for Your Foundation

Sagging floors in your home may mean that your floor joists are overspanned or your girders are deflecting. Concrete masonry units (CMUs) add support under your foundation in order to stop your floors from sagging. CNT Foundations is a foundation and general repair contractor with unrivaled foundation repair remedies. Call 864-210-5155 in Augusta today for a no-commitment evaluation.

How can CMUs can support your foundation?


What are concrete masonry units?

Concrete masonry units (CMUs) are made up of reinforced concrete footing with concrete blocks mortared together in cells loaded with concrete for better fortification. CNT Foundations prefers CMUs when we add extra support in the crawl space beneath your home. A CMU is nearly identical to the current foundation under your home and is ideal for supporting problems like deflected girders, overspanned floor joists, and other issues around your home. CMUs are a durable, long-lasting solution for your foundation problems.

How do CMUs compare to the Screw Jacks that other contracting companies use? Find out here:

Cement piers installed inside a residential crawl space

Why use CMUs rather than Screw Jacks?

Concrete masonry units have a slightly more involved installment, but they are a high quality solution for an affordable cost. CMUs are more prudent than the gizmos that competing organizations offer while also being the best solution. The few organizations that utilize Screw Jacks for support rather than installing CMUs do so because they are not experienced enough to successfully finish the installation. The contrast between the two products is astonishing:

  • CMUs stand on a reinforced concrete footing. These units have been designed and approved by the building code to withstand hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters considered by the building code.
  • Screw Jacks sit on a gravel base, which is unstable and therefore temporary. This type of base does not match the building code standard. Screw Jacks are laterally unstable because they do not connect to your foundation and have no secure reinforcement.

Do CMUs last forever? The answer may amaze you.

CNT Provides Lifetime Warranties

We have over 15 years’ worth of experience in working with foundation and other construction projects. CNT Foundations has installed tens of thousands of CMUs without having to warranty a single one. Our competitors will offer a multiyear guarantee so that they can adjust their product should it every need to be adjusted – and it will. CNT offers a lifetime guarantee to our customers because we are sure they will not need to use it. If you ever have an issue with your CMU, we can reshim a pier, but we are certain that you will stay happy with your CMUs because we are driven to do the job right the first time. This is why our warranties are “the warranty you will never need to use.”

We have seen other companies try to mimic us over the years, including trying to mirror our warranty. We have watched our rivals go from a five-year to a 25-year to a "lifetime" guarantee over the years while never indicating that they were changing their products or techniques. Don’t be fooled by a mediocre product. Trust the organization with a reputation that speaks for itself. Call CNT Foundations at 864-210-5155 today for a complimentary foundation evaluation.

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