Foundation Repair Services

8 Benefits of Magnum's Brackets Installed by Interwest

When looking for a foundation piering system in Utah to lift your sunken foundation one thing you need to look at is how that system connects to your home. Specifically we are talking about the bracket that connects the pier to your sunken foundation. If it doesn’t connect to your home properly, the system can’t repair your foundation.

Here are eight reasons why Interwest Foundation Piering uses Magnum’s bracket.

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1. Every Part/Connection is Load Tested

As part of the installation process for Magnum’s foundation piering system, Interwest conducts a full-scale load test on the most critical components. First the pipe is tested as it is being pushed into the ground. The bracket is put under the same test, as well as all of the welds and wedge anchors holding the system together. The anchors that Interwest uses to install the bracket to the footing are tested to make sure they can handle much more than the working capacity on the pier. But what about the bolts that go in last to connect the pier to the bracket? We use bolts that have been tested extensively to ensure they can handle much more than the stresses put on them.

2. Proper Installation Process

Magnum brackets are the first component installed. This way Interwest can perform the tests necessary to make sure your foundation piering will go as planned. Some companies use a jack stand to install the piers and then attach the bracket to the foundation and pier. The problem with this is that nothing has been tested on the system. You don’t know if the bracket, bolts, pier, or foundation can handle the forces put on them. By installing the bracket first, we can test every part of the system.

3. The Bracket Design Tests the Integrity of the Foundtation During Installation

The way Interwest installs magnum brackets ensures that the foundation they are intended to lift can handle the stresses being put on it. Whether an angle bracket or plate bracket is being used the installation process tests the strength of the foundation. That way, you’ll know that your foundation piering has been done properly.

4. Wider Brackets

Depending on the bracket used Magnum brackets are 21” to 24” wide. This gives Interwest a larger and stronger contact area to the foundation. Some competitor’s brackets are less than 12” wide. This funnels the weight of the structure to a very small area, and causes cracks in the foundation at the point where the pier is supposed to be supporting the foundation. A wider bracket spreads the weight out, putting less stress on the foundation. This prevents cracking and other structural failures.

5. Redundancy

Magnum’s push pier based foundation piering system, and their brackets, are designed to multiply safety factors. By adding more piers Interwest creates a network of piers where, on the off chance that one fails, the rest are well within their working capacity to hold the load put on them.

6. Efficiency

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 foundation piering system provides engineers with this verification on each and every pier as it is installed. This means that if any part of the system is not up to the task of supporting your home, Interwest will find out before a failure could become catastrophic.

7. Extensive Safety Compliance Including

ICC-ES Documentation: This is quality control that covers the manufacturing process.
International Building Code
American Concrete Institute certification
ISO-9000 – Customer focused quality management certification

8. High Quality Produciton

Magnum uses only high quality steel and all of their parts are made in the USA. Magnum owns the largest pier factory in the United States. You know where your piers are coming from, and that the production wasn’t shopped out to someone who will cut on the quality of the steel.

Does the foundation piering system you’re looking at offer you the safety and dependability that you need to make sure your home is safe? Can it back up all of its safety claims with decades of engineering experience and safety documentation? Is it installed by experienced and qualified technicians? If you don’t know if it can handle the weight of your home, or if it does not test whether your foundation can handle the stresses put on it, don’t use that system. Magnum’s push pier foundation piering system, installed by Interwest, will give your home the firm foundation that you’re looking for to feel at ease in Utah’s unstable soil.

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***Interwest's headquarters are located in American Fork, UT. We also have multiple locations, including satellite offices, throughout the United States. Each of our locations may not provide all services listed. Please contact us at 801-492-3503 for more information about services in your area.***

With two old concrete patios settling towards the house, we had a water problem. Rain ran to the house, rather than draining away. Interwest came out (on time) for an estimate of the work. I received a written estimate and scheduled the work. The crew showed up on time and worked very efficiently. They lifted the concr...
— Deborah Jensen, Posted August 6th 2018 on Google Local
A great company! Made our horrible cracks and lowered sidewalks look brand new. Quick workers and explained the process well
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Fast and professional, would highly recommend.
— Loki Sigvald, Posted June 27th 2018 on Google Local
Brian was simply the best. He drove 100 miles from Denver to Cheyenne more than once to work on my house. His bid was a quarter of the price I was given by another foundation repair business....
— Donna W., Posted June 25th 2018 on Yahoo! Local
Brian was simply the best.   He drove 100 miles from Denver to Cheyenne more than once to work on my house.   His bid was a quarter of the price I was given by another foundation repair business.  We had some issues because of the condition of my basement walls, but Brian provided solutions.  Even though the compan...
— Donna W., Posted June 25th 2018 on Yelp
Interwest was very professional to deal with and provided a very straightforward and timely response to my first inquiry, sending out a representative to quote the work, scheduling the work and performing the work. Matt and Cameron who did the work did an excellent job and even helped do some additional work that was e...
— Lonny Northrup, Posted June 6th 2018 on Google Local
Did a fantastic job!!! Will use again.
— brad rigby, Posted May 20th 2018 on Google Local
— Mason Garland, Posted May 20th 2018 on Google Local
Interwest Concrete is the most honest company I have ever worked with. Their prices were very comparable and the work was well worth going with them. Their staff is so friendly and helpful, willing to go the extra mile to make sure as a customer I was satisfied with the work they did. Highly recommend them to everyone.
— Ranae Rigby, Posted May 20th 2018 on Google Local
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— Ashley Garland, Posted April 19th 2018 on Facebook
Best foundation repair you'll find anywhere. Interwest is a no brainier, their systems are the least intrusive and the cheapest. Plus they've been around longest so you know they're not going anywhere.
— Shane Harder, Posted March 27th 2018 on Google Local
Interwest is amazing, fast and friendly thanks for your help.
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I love Interwest, best crew and service. Couldn’t be happier.
— Michael Bell, Posted March 27th 2018 on Google Local
They are a great business to work with! They are always striving to improve and they have a unique product!
— Damian Imel, Posted March 16th 2018 on Google Local
They were prompt in coming and did a great job!!
— S Shore, Posted February 16th 2018 on Google Local
I am very pleased with my experience with Interwest. I purchased an older home and suspected voids under the concrete slabs. I started asking around for referrals for a good lift company, and one of the companies I was referred to ended up referring me to Interwest. They referred me to Interwest for two reasons. Th...
— Ben Dawson, Posted February 16th 2018 on Google Local
Easy company to work with. Great guys.
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I love Interwest, they were a huge pleasure to work with.
— Michael Bell, Posted February 16th 2018 on Google Local
One of the most honest and trustworthy company I have dealt with. Their staff are amazing to work with. The quality of work they do is the best. So glad I went with Interwest.
— Ranae Rigby, Posted November 27th 2017 on Google Local
Brian is the man. Great customer service and quality workmanship.
— Nick V, Posted November 16th 2017 on Google Local
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Got me in quick and cleaned up very well. would recommend to anyone.
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Great business and great owners.
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My experience with interwest was fantastic. The office staff was very knowledgeable and the technicians we're very professional. They were very prompt with their communication and their service. Great work and a great price!
— Mason Garland, Posted November 16th 2017 on Google Local
— B-Mo B-mo, Posted October 16th 2017 on Google Local
We had some sunken concrete sections at the back of house as well as the possibility of some voids from settling under the slab.The quote was clear and accurate for the leveling work. The extra cost to fill the voids (if I chose to proceed) was well as clearly detailed. After finishing the leveling, they drilled a te...
— Grant Schwarz, Posted April 16th 2017 on Google Local
I rarely write reviews but just wanted to say that I was very impressed with Troy from Interwest. He came out to give us an estimate for foundation repair and also some concrete we were thinking about lifting. I previously had two different companies give us estimates that were so drastically different that I wasn't su...
— Julie H, Posted April 16th 2017 on Google Local
Interwest Concrete lifting recently leveled my slab driveway that had sunk in a number of places over the years. They responded immediately to my request for a quote and Troy was very knowledgeable regarding what it would take to make the repairs. I was impressed with their follow up and follow through. I had reache...
— Dennis Gaspari, Posted April 16th 2017 on Google Local
Our HOA had numerous areas of uneven sidewalks caused by settling. Since many of the residents are elderly the board wanted the problem resolved in the quickest and most cost effective way. Interwest Concrete Lifting had the most competitive bid and scheduled the work within a few days. The crew was hard working and kn...
— Paul Henneman, Posted April 16th 2017 on Google Local
We had walls and a ceiling that were cracking as our house sank. I was really impressed with every worker who came to work on our project. They were very polite and worked non-stop, efficiently and fast. I was amazed how one gaping wall crack closed up to just a line as the foundation was lifted. Everything wa...
— mac fugal, Posted April 16th 2017 on Google Local
I am very pleased with the job Interwest concrete did at my home.Several contractors said they couldn't do the job due to how much the walkway sank. interwest lifted the walkway making it as good as new. They are very reliable and customer service was extremely friendly.If interested I am willing to show anyone a befor...
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