Safe, secure solutions are always our first concern. Which is why we recommend our pile load testing services prior to foundation design. This method of testing is the most definitive way to determine load capacity of a pile, and offers critical data to engineers for determining the optimum helical pile foundation. It also allows for site-specific correlation between load capacity and installing torque. We generally run the following load tests:
We believe the latest revision of the ASTM D-1143, Standard Test for Piles Under Static Axial Compressive Load Method should be used. It’s applicable to all types of deep foundations that function similar to piles, regardless of how they’re installed. This test doesn’t specify a particular method; instead it provides several optional methods.
This test method confirms both the velocity and the force induced in a pile during an axial impact. The engineer can review the acquired data to determine satisfactory safety standards for:
Where practical, the load test pile, installation equipment and installation procedure should be identical to those intended for production piles. To be safe, piles should also be loaded to at least two times the load capacity, preferably to failure. Shore performs load tests for a variety of foundations. We take safety seriously for you, your clients and our team.
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