On many projects, pile testing is often only factored in when something goes wrong and can be considered a burden by both designers and contractors. However, we see pile testing as an opportunity, which just requires a professional approach in order to provide all the benefits your project deserves.
Our experience shows that in order to really reap the benefits, a pile testing strategy should be established from the beginning when the piles are being designed or during construction to make sure the piles are compliant with the specification.
But with several types of pile test out there, which one is best for your project or do you need to consider both? In this article, we’ll share the pros and cons of two of the most common types of pile test used to assess the pile load capacity, Static Load Tests and Dynamic Load Tests.
Our vision is that once professionally implemented and combined, static and dynamic tests always provide an economical benefit to projects.