Base Plate Settlement System

Base Plate Settlement System are used for monitoring settlements below embankments on soft grounds. A settlement platform consists of a square plate of steel (0.6m square), placed on orignal ground surface to which a riser pipe of 50 mm dia is welded. Optical level measurements to the top of the riser pipe is provides a record of the plate elevation position, which may change with the passage of time OR (when actual settlement takes place). The riser pipe should be maintained vertically, and additional pipe lengths used for recording as the fill placement progresses. An initial reference mark should be scribed on the riser pipe and its elevation is obsered & recorded.