This test is required for one or more of the Follwing purposes. This is done in case of important and major projects and number of tests may be one or more depending upon the number of piles required.
a) Determination of ultimate load capacities and arrival at safe load by application of factor of safety
b) To provide guidelines for setting up the limits of acceptance for rou tine telts,
c) To study the effect of piling on adjacent existing structures and take decision for the suitability of type of piles to be used,
d) To get an idea of suitability of piling system, and
e) To have a check on calculated load by dynamic or static approaches