Foundations Unit



Settlement Plate Information

As an integral part of a thorough Geotechnical Analysis, the Foundations Unit is responsible for estimating settlements of embankments. To help us better predict settlements, we often recommend that settlement plates be installed on projects to monitor the rate and total amount of settlement for embankment construction. Please download and use the following files when using settlement plates.

Download General Practice for Use of Settlement Plates (.doc file)

Download Settlement Plate Installation Detail (.dgn file)

Download Settlement Plate Installation Detail (.pdf file)

Download Spreadsheet template for recording settlement plate information in field (.xls)


Please contact Rich Lamb at (651-779-5595) or Email for help downloading or using any of these documents.

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