Ground Anchors are versatile devices used to hold, restrain, and support buildings and other structures, either permanently or temporarily.
Ground anchors can carry very high loads to hold down/ up/ back structures/slopes. They can be utilised as either a permanent or temporary component to any construction or civil engineering project.
The primary purpose of geotechnical ground anchors is to prevent horizontal movement while stabilising retaining structures, including sheet piles, bored concrete piles and steel tubular walls.
Moreover, 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 tiebacks.
Aarsleff has a wealth of experience in the design and installation of ground anchor systems. Download our most recent case study here (CTA 1)
With the capability to be either passive or pre-stressed to 110% of working load post-installation, Ground Anchors can be installed either vertically or in an inclined position. Let’s look at examples where Ground Anchors can be used:
Ground Anchors are applied to an engineered system that mechanically fixes a structure to the ground, enabling load transfer into a competent stratum. The tensile forces applied are resisted by the shear strength of the surrounding soil.
The 10-step construction sequence required to complete installation:
Ground Anchors are an excellent solution for slopes and embankments, but in comparison to alternative methods, there are many advantages, such as the below:
Would you like to know more? If you’re interested in learning about further advanced techniques such as anchored pile walls and how to use ground anchors in projects that need a multi-discipline service, get in touch today.
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