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Ground Anchor contractor Aarsleff Ground Engineering has been on site in Wigan.

On Day 19 of the Aarsleff Advent, we spoke with Aarsleff’s Manager of Ground Engineering, Dave Evans, who tells us about one of his more recent projects:

“We are currently on site in Wigan, Westwood Park Nice Pak ltd installing 45No fully galvanised ground anchors in order to repair a failed sheet piled wall (Not works carried out by Aarsleff). It has been an interesting one for us due to the technical challenges of the project. The positioning of the anchors (2.5 metres high) meant that we required the use of our specialist JCB rig and an excavator mounted hydraulic manipulator to add the rods. This is the first time Aarsleff have had to use a manipulator in conjunction with the JCB rig”.

Ground anchors are used in many applications where soil nails are not an option. Ground anchors can carry very high loads to hold down/up/back structures/slopes. The main purpose of geotechnical ground anchors is to prevent horizontal movement, while stabilising retaining structures, including sheet pile, bored concrete pile and steel tubular walls. Additionally, they can prevent additional movement or stabilise existing retaining walls or bridge abutments. Other applications could be in cofferdams, where internal bracing causes construction problems, in dock walls and marine structures, where dock walls need to be stabilised and strengthened, and on river and canal walls, as tie-backs Ground Anchors can be utilised as either a permanent or temporary component to any construction project.

Ground anchors are an efficient, reliable and cost-effective means of stabilising retaining structures as well as slopes and embankments. If you have a project requiring a range of geotechnical or ground engineering services then please do get in contact today on 01636 611140. Alternatively, email

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