Inclinometer Measurement Services

 

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:

  • Landslide Investigations
  • Monitoring Slope Stability
  • Monitoring Retaining Walls
  • Monitoring Excavations near Facilities

 

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:

  • Monitoring Settlement of Embankments
  • Monitoring Deformation of Pavement

 

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!