Soil anchors are pressure-grouted tendons installed in either cohesive or non-cohesive soil or loose rock. The anchors transfer forces into the ground through the pre-stressing steel and grout body. In the free stressing length the anchor remains free to move.
Soil Anchors are generally used to:
- Anchor support structures for excavations such as sheet pile walls, soldier piles and lagging, drilled piles and slurry walls
- Counteract uplift forces in structures subjected to buoyancy lateral loads
- Transfer external forces to the ground; e.g., wind, earthquake
- Stabilize eccentrically loaded foundations
- Stabilize material or excavated slopes