Section 5: Foundation Load Testing
Foundation load testing is a reliable means of determining the capacity of the foundation elements. Foundation load testing is governed by Standard Specification Item 405. The various testing methods that can be used are static load testing, high strain dynamic testing, and statnamic testing. Not all foundations will require foundation load testing. Typically, load testing of foundation elements is used in conjunction with Thermal Integrity Profiler (TIP) testing. Consult with the Geotechnical Branch prior to using foundation load testing on a project.