During the construction phase, it is essential to verify whether the estimates made in the design phase are appropriate in the area of interest. AIG Instrumentos offers verify soil bearing capacity for deep foundations by static load test of piles.
During the test, the pile is subjected to generally higher than those that will be in service in order to know their actual behavior in the field, in order to adjust the design to reality loads, following recommendations by international standards and needs of the project, allowing to know the level of deformation and stability of the foundation, in addition to the safety factor. In most cases, this cost saving.
The loads are applied with hydraulic jacks, with electronic or mechanical measuring settlement of the pile top devices. Often check load transfer to the ground by shaft or tip, measuring the tension of the pile at different depths.