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    How long should you wait before performing a fall-of-potential test after rainfall?

    How long should you wait before performing a fall-of-potential test after rainfall?

    I answered 24hours, is this correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RGarcia View Post
    How long should you wait before performing a fall-of-potential test after rainfall?

    I answered 24hours, is this correct?
    I don't think its a definite time! It depends on soil. After a heavy rain, some
    soils could still be saturated. So I will go for at least 2 days.

    What where the other answers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RGarcia View Post
    How long should you wait before performing a fall-of-potential test after rainfall?

    I answered 24hours, is this correct?
    I have not been able to find this in hard language (specifically IEEE 81 or FOP procedures), but most specifications call for fall-of-potential testing to only be performed after 48 hrs following any generous rainfall to allow the ground to dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalbi_Rob View Post
    I have not been able to find this in hard language (specifically IEEE 81 or FOP procedures), but most specifications call for fall-of-potential testing to only be performed after 48 hrs following any generous rainfall to allow the ground to dry.
    Everything I've ever seen is 48hrs after appreciable rainfall.

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