CMUs Provide Reinforcement for Your Foundation

Have you seen sagging floors in your home? Your floor joists may be overspanned or your girders may be deflected. Concrete masonry units (CMUs) give additional support under your foundation to prevent your floors from sagging. CNT Foundations is a general contractor that has unrivaled foundation repair solutions. Call 864-239-8024 in Greenville today for a no-commitment assessment.

Find out how CMUs can support your foundation.

What are concrete masonry units?

Concrete masonry units (CMUs) comprise of reinforced concrete footing with concrete blocks mortared together in cells loaded with cement for superior fortification. CNT Foundations prefers CMUs when we install extra support in the crawl space under your home's foundation. A CMU is identical to your home’s current foundation and is perfect for supporting problems like framing deflections, overspanned floor joists, deflected girders, and other problems under your home. CMUs are an everlasting solution for your foundation issues.

How do CMUs contrast with the Screw Jacks that different companies use? Find out here:

Why use CMUs rather than Screw Jacks?

Concrete masonry units may take slightly more work to install but they guarantee quality for an affordable price. CMUs are frequently more prudent than the gizmos that different organizations will offer while also being the best permanent solution. A few organizations utilize Screw Jacks for support as opposed to installing CMUs because they are not experienced enough to successfully complete the installation. The contrast between the two products is stunning:

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

Do CMUs really keep going forever? The answer may astound you.

CNT Provides Lifetime Warranties

In 15 years of working with foundation and other construction projects, CNT has installed tens of thousands of CMUs without having to warranty a single unit. Different organizations offer a multiyear guarantee so that they have room to adjust their product should it every need adjustment – and it will. CNT offers a lifetime guarantee because we are sure you will never need to use it. If you ever have an issue with your CMU, we can reshim a CMU pier, but we are certain that you will stay happy with your CMUs because we strive to do the job right the first time. This is why we call our warranties “the warranty you will never need to use.”

We have seen competitors try to imitate us over the years, including trying to replicate our warranty. We have seen our rivals go from a five-year to a 25-year to a "lifetime" guarantee while never showing signs of changing their products or techniques. Don’t be fooled by a mediocre product. Trust the organization and products with a reputation that speaks for their guarantee. Call CNT Foundations at 864-239-8024 today for a free foundation assessment.