Prevention of horizontal movement
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.