Plate Bearing Tests and CBRs

Plate Bearing Tests are undertaken to simulate a load being placed upon the ground at the likely formation level. The test has a range of implications, with the most common being to determine likely settlement under a specified load (for example for a crane mat), or to obtain a CBR value for road/pavement design.

Some Local Authorities, such as Lincolnshire County Council, require re-compacted laboratory CBR test as opposed to in-situ plate bearing tests in accordance with their specific guidance for adoptable highway design. 

EGE will ensure the correct method of testing is undertaken specific to the development locations local requirements.