Lateral Load Testing
LTC offers full service or supplemental lateral load testing services. We have extensive experience with all types of lateral load testing. Services include:
- Lateral load test design and implementation in accordance with ASTM D3966/D3966M-22.
- Assistance with design and procurement of lateral load test setup.
- Conducting lateral load test.
- Test data report and industry leading analysis.
Note: Others are responsible for setting up reaction piles and loading struts as needed and to provide Engineer approval for the structural components as per ASTM D3966M (2013) if applicable. However, we will provide detailed designs and test configurations for Engineer approval.
LTC offers unique specialty training to our clients for bi-directional load testing. The more our clients learn, the more they can do for themselves. This will lead directly to significant savings. Since we are still involved and in many cases are still on site during critical tasks, risk is not increased. If you need our expert advice or limited and specific services, we are happy to share our knowledge.
Top Load Testing
Load Test Consulting can assist with traditional top down axial compressive or tensile (pull-out) load testing in accordance with ASTM D1143/D1143M-20 and ASTM DD3689/3689M-22 respectively. LTC can assist with design and procurement of an axial load test including jacks, load cells, instrumentation, data collection equipment and data reports and analysis for a one-off test program, or get set your firm up to be able to self-perform tests.
LTC offers other testing services, either directly or indirectly through its affiliates and subcontractors. If you only want to deal with one vendor, we put the package together. Other testing services include but are not limited to:
- Proof Testing and / or Base Improvement utilizing Full Scale Calibrated Jacks
- TIP (Thermal Integrity Profiling)
- Shaft Base Inspection
- Shaft Calipering (Profiling)