When is load testing required?
Load testing is done in a number of situations:
Proof of Concept
Engineers ask us to prove that our piles can bear what we say they can bear. When they don’t know what piles can do, we show them with our load testing options.
We include load testing to verify design specifications.
3rd Party Installations
We can perform static load tests on any type of pile installed by other companies.
Types of Load Tests
These are the main tests that TerraCana performs:
Static Axial Compression Test
Tests the pile’s ability to receive downward forces.
Static Axial Tension Test
Test the pile’s performance under uplift loads.
Standard test methods for deep foundations under lateral load.
Recommendations for Pre-stressed Rock and Soil Anchors Test
Tests the integrity of drilled anchors (recommended procedure).
Calculate the tension and compression loads to be tested.
Design and supply the test assembly apparatus.
Work with our clients to develop a test procedure.
Complete the loading.
Provide data and results to our clients.