Pile dynamic load testing

Dynamic load testing is a cutting-edge pile testing technique which offers the same result as a static load test for a fraction of the time and cost.

The test result, a load-bearing curve per tested pile, allows the contractor to assess the performance of the pile.

Thanks to our team's experience, Fondytest offers efficient, reliable, and cost-effective dynamic load tests.

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Our expertise

Using our state-of-the art loading device and our in-house expertise, we can guide you towards a successful pile testing campaign. Our technology is the result of a 20-year research program combined with our team's 30 years of experience.

The test not only produces a load-bearing graph but also gives the base resistance vs shaft friction distribution and a clear picture of the pile integrity.

Fondytest's dynamic load testing service is

Efficient

Depending on the site conditions, our team can perform from 1 to 8 dynamic load tests per day. Compare that to the 3 days it takes to perform only 1 static load test.

Reliable

Fondytest is a spin-off company of the Université catholique de Louvain and its founders have years of experience in dynamic load testing.

Cost-effective

You get more results than a static load test for a fraction of the cost.

Dynamic load testing is the core business of Fondytest. Over the years, we have successfully tested

Over

400

piles

of various type

  • Bored,
  • Screw,
  • Precast driven,
  • Driven cast-in-place,
  • CFA...

with diameters ranging from

0.5 to 1.3 m

lengths varying from

9 to 32 m

and reaching static loads of

0.4 to 21 MN

The test is standardised by the XP P 94-152, ISO 22477-4, and ASTM D4945 standards.

ISO
ASTM

Furthermore, our operators have at least passed the Advanced level of the Pile Driving Contractors Association's PDA Proficiency test.

PDCA
PDA Proficiency test