Ground Anchors

Ground Anchors

Ground anchoring is a technique to resist forces by the introduction of corrosion protected steel bars/anchors embedded in to suitable load bearing strata. Generally the anchor is bonded to the bedrock or virgin soil using a high strength grout. Once installed the anchors are post-grouted and are capable of carrying very high loads. Ground anchors can be used to stabilize slopes and rock faces against falls when used in conjunction with netting, to provide tie-backs for bridges, dams and retaining walls and in tension load tests like resisting uplift forces for Building structures (raft slab), pile load testing.

Ground anchors are further classed as Soil and Rock Anchors: