10 Advantages of Ground Anchors

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
  1. Practical alternative to propping
  2. Versatile form of earth retention
  3. High loads can be obtained in relatively poor ground conditions
  4. Driven anchors can be used in a variety of soil conditions
  5. Used to install ‘active’ forces into structures
  6. 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.
  7. Driven anchors create a low environmental impact
  8.  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.
  9. 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.
  10. Can produce valuable savings in programme and budget.

Aarsleff’s Geotechnical Services Brochure 

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A leading UK ground engineering specialist, focusing on multi-discipline excellence and value engineering. We design and deliver some of the UK’s largest ground engineering projects.

Our vision is to bring confidence to those constructing the landscape of tomorrow .

1947. Central Jutland, Denmark. Per Aarsleff borrowed 10,000 Danish Kroner from his father’s life insurance, bought an excavator, and founded Northern Europe’s leading contracting company.

Our biggest asset, our team is composed of the leading experts in ground engineering. Working with collaboration and cohesion at the core of our business, we can guarantee a quick and founded answer to all your questions.

We recruit and reward our people based on our ‘Step into the Blue’ company culture, where we embrace the core values of Life and Health, Trust, and Responsibility.

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The projects that keep society running. Bridges, buildings, transit and rail facilities, embankment support, marine and offshore facilities, mines, airports, and water projects.

Keeping things turning. Sewage Treatment Works, Waste Water Treatment Works, Wind Farms and Wind Turbines, Biomass Plants, and Power stations.

Meeting society’s needs. Nursing and care homes, MOD buildings, Schools and Universities, and small or large-sized residential developments.

Staying on the move. Remediation, bridges, and foundation work are integral to keeping the industry running smoothly.

The landscape of the marketplace. Mega-retail sheds, distribution warehouses, University accommodation, and major supermarket and household name units.

Keeping things afloat. Ports and harbours, coastal defences, river embankments and inland waterways.

Technically trained estimators and a dedicated, in-house design team means we consider value-engineering at every stage of your project.

More than just a model, Visual Design & Construction is a tool to encourage collaboration and improve quality across all facets of a scheme.

From large commercial sheds to small residential plots, piling could be the foundation solution you need to support your project.

Issues around collapse, slipping or erosion? Our experts in retaining solutions have a broad portfolio of techniques designed to fix even the most nuanced of sites.

Tricky ground conditions or requirements? Aarsleff’s ground engineering team work on stabilisation through a varied range of techniques, bespoke to the properties of your site ground.

Our plant workshop offers a range of services designed to ensure your plant works for you. Whether it’s manufacturing and fabrication of equipment for long-term needs or hire so you can complete something specific.