Settlement platform

Settlement Platforms are usually installed inside the enbankments in order to measure the changes in height between the surface and the deep anchoring. This type of settlement is based on a very simple system: a steel rod is inserted inside a corrugated plastic sheath to protect it from the friction of the soil. The end of the rod is connected to the embarkment through a plate. On the surface, the head of the rod is subject to subsidence of the same magnitude as that of the deep layer in which the rod is anchored. With this type of settlement platform it is only possible to perform manual measurements, measuring the distance of the cap placed on the top of the rod.