Plate load testing carried out to British Standard BS 1377
One of our more popular construction materials testing services, we carry out incremental plate load testing on sites throughout the UK, providing our clients with project-critical information, often in real time.
Described in detail within British Standard BS1377: Soils for Civil Engineering Purposes, due to its ability to assess conditions at the surface, this test is predominantly used in conjunction with temporary works.
It’s no surprise, therefore, that we’re commonly asked to…
- Prove pile mats
- Prove crane mates prior to plant arriving on site, thus ensuring safety
- Prove slabs prior to the installation or design of particularly heavy plant
The incremental plate loading test itself involves applying kentledge – a counterweight – to the ground in question, typically in the form of a 13t+ tracked excavator.
Our team will provide insight into the size of plate needed to simulate the loads required, with the design/safe working load then being applied to the plate in equal increments. Any deformation will be recorded with reports available there and then to avoid delays on site.
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