Pile Integrity Test
PILE INTEGRITY TEST
Pile integrity testis a group of non-destructive testing methodologies which are used by contractors, geo-technical engineers, and others to perform quality control and quality assurance tests for deep foundations and piles. The most common NDT methods for evaluation of pile integrity test are:
What is the Pile Integrity?
The major foundation of any surface purely depends on the concrete piles and drilled shafts which help in transferring heavy superstructures like bridges, high buildings, etc. Pile integrity is referred to various characteristics related to piles and deep foundations as:
The pile integrity can cause the below problems
The geometry of pile integration elements such as diameter, length, and presence of steel cage can make certain challenges during the construction:
What is the Pile Integrity Test?
Pile integrity test evolves the qualitative evaluation of the pile continuity, physical dimensions, pile material consistency, and many other aspects.
There are varieties of methods for pile integrity testing developed in past decades with the goal of evaluating the integrity of the piles. The pile integrity test method selection depends on various parameters like:
Applications of Pile Integrity Test
There are wide ranges of pile integrity test applications that help in identifying and measures the test. Here are few major applications:
Limitations of the Pile Integrity Test
As there are various applications, there are certain sets of limitations in the pile integrity test. Here are a few: