Rod Settlement System

Single point devices used to monitor sub-surface settlement or heave of ground.

The system comprises a series of inner and outer rods together with plates when positioned on ground before fill or Borros type anchors when used in boreholes.


A datum for standard surface settlement plates, negating the need for costly survey; Settlement monitoring under fills, preloads and embankments; Bottom heave in excavations; Settlement and rebound associated with tunneling; Heave as a result of grouting.


  • Simplicity of operation
  • Uses locally-sourced common steel riser pipe
  • Low cost