Since 1981 Magnum’s Steel Push Piering System has been the product of choice for foundation repair and underpinning contractors. With more than 30 tons of support capacity, this heavy duty system is used across the country to lift and stabilize commercial and residential structures.
Why is the Magnum Steel Push Piering System superior? There are many reasons, but three of the most important reasons are:
- Full Scale Load Test with Each Pier Installation
- Fast & Efficient Pier Installation Process
- Greater Power, Versatility & Precision Lifting & Stabilization
The Magnum Steel Push Pier System is a pre-engineered system designed and supported by engineers who understand the complexities of soil mechanics and structural load support requirements. When a Magnum push pier is installed to refusal, a full-scale load test is being conducted on the following components:
- All the steel components of the Magnum system – pipe, brackets, welds & bolts
- The connection of the Magnum bracket to the footing or wall
- The concrete foundation itself – footings, walls, grade beams
Many engineers require load tests to be conducted on foundation piers as a means with which to verify the pier has been installed properly to support the required loads of the structure. The design of the Magnum system provides engineers with this verification on each and every pier as it is installed.
The Magnum Push Pier System, with its built-in full scale load test design, creates a Factor of Safety of 1.5 to 1.
No other hydraulic push pier system matches Magnum when it comes to the overall efficiency of pier installation. Experienced underpinning professionals who have used other systems clearly prefer the Magnum system for the following reasons:
- Two heavy duty foundation brackets to choose from – plate bracket & angle bracket provide needed flexibility to address variables with footings
- Easy to use hydraulic ram assemblies – one technician can install and operate a ram assembly
- Single step process – the same ram assembly that drives pipe to refusal is also used to complete the lift and/or the stabilization process; no dismounting, disassembly or moving ram assemblies
As any experienced foundation repair or underpinning contractor knows, successfully executing the lift of a structure can be very challenging and often difficult. The variables involved in lifting a foundation wall or multiple walls requires knowledge, experience and a piering system that provides power, versatility, and precision.