MEC Piling are able to offer the following pile testing options.
Dynamic Load Testing
This widely used method of load testing is a quick and economic alternative to the more traditional static load testing. The pile head is struck by a known weight and the stress waves produced are computer analysed to predict a variety of pile performance data.
Static Load Testing
The 'traditional' method of load testing. MEC Piling can offer our clients the two commonly used methods.
Required loads are placed directly on the pile / piles to be tested and the settlement over a given timescale is measured.
Hydraulic jacks are used against a steel beam restrained by anchor piles, the piles' performance is measured against applied loads. The jacking system also allows for the piles to be tested against tension loads.
This commonly used economical test is used to detect defects through the pile and is mostly used on augered / CFA piles. The pile is connected to a computer, the prepared top of the pile is struck and the sonic waves through the pile are measured.
Pile Concrete Testing