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.