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

Any structure or home that was built before 2001 was frequently built with spot footing, which is a footing type where each spot is independent and can only support one point of contact. Spot footings rest on a square foundation pad that usually measures 2 ft. by 2 ft. Improper spot footings are dangerous for your home since the footing will eventually settle unevenly and cause serious problems for your house over time. CNT Foundations is a professional contractor that has over 15 years in repairing foundation footings in Columbia. Call 803-667-4022 today for a complimentary assessment.

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The photo above shows settlement due to an improper footer. 

Spot Footing versus Continuous Footing

If your house rests on unstable soil, spot footing is especially dangerous because the piers beneath your home will experience the negative effects of differential settlement. Your foundation will settle unevenly, causing symptoms around your home like:

  • Uneven floors
  • Floor and wall gaps
  • Sticking windows and doors
  • Drywall cracks

CNT Foundations recommends installing a continuous footing that will create a connection between all the load-bearing points beneath your foundation. This will provide a steady, consistent footer for your house. This footing will safeguard your foundation against differential settlement and keep your home protected from extensive damage. Call 803-667-4022 today for a complimentary evaluation!