10 Advantages of Ground Anchors
Definition of a Ground Anchor:
Ground anchors, sometimes known as earth anchors, are versatile devices used to hold, restrain and support buildings, engineered slopes and other structures, either permanently or temporarily. They come in a wide range of sizes and capacities, up to 70 m in length, with a capacity of more than 3,000 kN. They can be lightweight, corrosion-resistant anchors that can be installed from ground level, either by hand or using portable equipment, depending on size and ground conditions or they can be heavy duty using bespoke drilling equipment. Self drilling anchors can be used in any ground condition using lightweight versatile drill rigs. This technique is relatively faster to install than conventional pre-drilled anchors and saves time and cost on site. They offer a popular technique for anchoring a wide range of structures into place.
Aarsleff Ground Engineering, a specialist ground engineering and piling contractor, install all types of temporary and permanent drilled ground anchors. We use ground anchors for spread foundations and for anchoring of permanent and temporary structures in clay, soil, gravel, sand or rock– with or without excavation. Aarsleff has a wealth of experience in the design and installation of ground anchor systems.
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The Top 10 Advantages of Ground Anchors
- Practical alternative to propping
- Versatile form of earth retention
- High loads can be obtained in relatively poor ground conditions
- Driven anchors can be used in a variety of soil conditions
- Used to install ‘active’ forces into structures
- Enhanced durability including resistance to corrosion and resistance to alkalis and solutions in soils increase their life and greatly reduce the need for maintenance, thereby decreasing life-cycle costs.
- Driven anchors create a low environmental impact
- Permanent anchors are frequently used in new ports and harbour developments, road schemes, dam refurbishments and for the tensile support
of new sports stadium structures.
- Maximised working spaces can be created for deep excavations on civil engineering projects such as cofferdams, new build or extensions, cut and cover tunnels, to name a few.
- Can produce valuable savings in programme and budget.