Quality Control of Piles and Deep Foundations
FPrimeC was retained by customer to conduct quality control tests on concrete piles in Montreal, QC. The pile elements under investigation were cast-in-place reinforced concrete piles with steel casing. Piles had a diameter of 1.3 m and were approximately 12 to 15 meter Deep.
Pile Integrity Testing for Quality Control
Following communication with the client, a quality control procedure involving low strain impact integrity evaluation test (according to the ASTM D 5882) was proposed to the client. The surface of piles were prepared using a hand-held grinder to create a clean and smooth surface. Wireless pile integrity tester (i.Pile by FPrimeC) was used to conduct the pile integrity testing. Measurements were done in the field, and test results were analyzed.