Before conducting any construction, it is relevant to have plate bearing tests on the ground to be involved. The tests are necessary because they establish the vital bearing capacity of the soil on that land. The test requires specific hardware such as crane outriggers. The task is essential when building to determine the depths of foundation to create.
The plate bearing test process is conducted following the part 9: 1990 of the BS 1337 standard. The test requires some significant steps that involve various apparatus. The new testing method continues to grow day by day. The process includes load tests to the soil, coming up with settlements and determination of the bearing capacities.
The process requires the use of the following apparatus:
A hydraulic jack is used to spread on the heap and a platform to be used as a strong weight counterweight. A gauging instrument is required for the heaps created, a force to be accurately measured. Then you will need a 30cm radius bearing plate and reference beams. A plate has to be placed under the soil to operate. Packing and diversion version is done to the plates.