Light Weight Deflectometer (LWD)

 

Light Weight Deflectometer (LWD)

Light Weight Deflectometer (LWD)

The dynamic plate load test employing the Light Weight Deflectometer (LWD) is a used to determine the soil bearing capacity and determine the degree of compaction of soils and non-cemented/bound materials including highways, embankment fill and trench reinstatement often in areas of confinement where  plant access is restricted.

Our test methodology is suitable for most soils up to a maximum particle size of 63mm.  Nicholls Colton undertakes testing on a number of highway sites including new construction and existing highway materials often accessing underlying materials through our core sample locations and trial pits as part of our on site and laboratory testing of soil and highways.  Our *UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 0320 and *MCERTS accredited laboratory undertakes a wide range of materials testing of soil and concrete and bituminous materials.