February 1, 2017
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Inclinometers are typically installed vertically into soil subsurface and are used to monitor horizontal subsurface movement and deformations. An inclinometer has two components: (1) inclinometer casing and (2) an inclinometer measurement device.
Vertical Application: Inclinometer casings are installed in a borehole below ground surface to a pre-determined depth. The casing provides access for subsurface measurements. Grooves inside the casing control the orientation of the inclinometer sensor and provide a uniform surface for measurements.
Vertical installation of inclinometers are used in a variety of applications including but not limited to:
Horizontal Application: Less common are horizontal installations of inclinometers. Horizontal installations typically utilize a specialized probe to monitor settlement.
Horizontal installation of inclinometers are used in a variety of applications including but not limited to:
Shield’s professional staff routinely conducts failure investigations and we have extensive experience installing and monitoring inclinometers. If you believe a retaining wall is moving, a slope is failing or simply need preemptive monitoring please contact us today!