How do I know whether I have an improperly installed footer?

Homes and structures developed before 2001 were frequently built with spot footing, which is a kind of footing where each spot is independent and intended to support only one point of contact. Spot footings sit on a square foundation pad, usually measuring 2 ft. by 2 ft. Improper footings like spot footings are risky for your home since this footing will settle unevenly and damage your house over time. CNT Foundations is a general contractor with more than 15 years in repairing foundation footings in Charleston. Call 843-405-7022 today for a free assessment.

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settlement due to improper footer

The photo above shows settlement due to an improper footer. 

Spot Footing versus Continuous Footing

If your house sits on unstable soil, spot footing is unsafe because the piers supporting your home can experience the ill effects of differential settlement. This will make your foundation settle unevenly, causing issues around your home like:

  • Uneven floors
  • Floor and wall holes
  • Stuck doors and windows
  • Drywall cracks

CNT Foundations suggests introducing a continuous footing that will connect all the load-bearing points under your foundation and provide a steady, consistent footer for your home. This footing will shield your foundation from differential settlement and keep your home shielded from extreme damage caused by foundation settlement. Call 843-405-7022 today for a free assessment!