Maintain Load Test

Also known as pile static load test. Pile load test are usually carried out that one or some of the following reasons are fulfilled:
  • To obtain back-figured soil data that will enable other piles to be designed.
  • To confirm pile lengths and hence contract costs before the client is committed to over all job costs.
  • To counter-check results from geotechnical and pile driving formulae
  • To determine the load-settlement behavior of a pile, especially in the region of the anticipated working load that the data can be used in prediction of group settlement.
The maintained load test (MLT), Kentledge or adjacent tension piles or soil anchors are used to provide a reaction for the test load applied by jacking(s) placed over the pile being tested.

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