Hydrostatic Settlement Cells on warehouse wall

Project

This tilt-up constructed storage facility experienced cracks, settlement, and movement of walls.

Monitoring Requirement

Monitoring required 10 hydrostatic level cells to monitor settlements, 10 GeoCloud tiltmeters to monitor any outward rotation of the walls, and 3 vibrating-wire crackmeters with GeoCloud VW Nodes to monitor cracks in the wall.

Implementation

All instruments were automated so that the structure was monitored 24/7. Measurements were transmitted off site by cellular modems to GeoCloud servers that posted data and graphs on a dedicated website. The system was also capable of sending alerts to smartphones and PCs.