Plate Bearing Test
The test is carried out by the method described in BS1377:1990 Part 9.4.1
Before any test is undertaken it’s our general policy to liase with the client to establish their requirements for the proposed project.
The plate bearing test method is used to evaluate the ultimate bearing capacity, the shear strength and deformation parameters of the soil beneath the plate, without entailing sample disturbance.
In-situ density test (sand replacement method)
Small Pouring Cylinder Method:
This method covers the determination in-situ of the density of natural or compacted fine and medium grained soils for which 115mm diameter sand pouring cylinder is used in conjuction with replacement sand. The small pouring cylinder method is applicable to layers not exceeding 150mm in thickness.
Large Pouring Cylinder Method:
For soil containing coarse grained particles and for layers between 150mm to 250mm in thickness the large pouring cylinder method is used.