CAPWAP/Dynamic Testing

Dynamic Pile Testing with CAPWAP Analysis

Wagstaff Piling uses the latest in stress wave analysis techniques to assess the quality of the installed foundation system. The Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA), in routine use throughout the world, is used in the assessment of all pile types, including both driven and cast-in-situ piles.

Measurements of strain and acceleration near the pile top enable the pile capacity, stresses, energy transfer and resistance distribution to be accurately determined, together with an assessment and extent of any damage. Field assessment provides immediate results to the engineer, with full analysis possible using the industry leading wave equation analysis program, CAPWAP.

The dynamic testing technology delivers unparalleled quality control of the foundation system and provides results in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

The use of the highly acclaimed GRLWEAP software allows detailed analysis of your piling project before arriving on site. Potential problems can be identified and the appropriate hammer size selected for your project.

The highly trained engineers of our specialised testing division, Piletest, provide a consultancy service to clients throughout Australia and overseas.


Static Load Testing

Wagstaff Piling has the capacity to undertake large-scale static load testing using kentledge or ground anchors as the reaction load.


Vibration monitoring

Wagstaff Piling owns and operates the latest vibration monitoring equipment.

The Blastmate in conjunction with the Blastmate software allows detailed analysis of vibration measurements for any situation.


Noise monitoring

Wagstaff Piling has the capacity to undertake noise monitoring for a variety of foundation piling techniques.




Wagstaff prides itself on its team work and innovative staff who work together to solve problems large and small.