If you’re searching for a company that specialises in installing soil anchors, then Southern Sheet Piling Ltd can help. We provide a comprehensive geotechnical engineering service that encompasses a range of requirements, from soil nailing to ground anchor installation. With more than three decades of experience behind us, you can trust us to handle any job of any complexity.
If you’ve never heard of soil anchors before, they are small components manufactured from steel that comprise a steel tendon (bar). They are grouted into a pre-drilled hole that’s usually drilled into rock or soil. Once the grout has cured, the tendon is pulled into tension against a plate or block. Once locked in place, they resist the movement of retaining structures.
Soil anchors can be used for both temporary and permanent applications. For permanent applications, corrosive-resistant bars are used. If soil conditions permit, self-drilling hollow-bar soil nails can also be used. Again, if conditions permit, driven soil anchors can also be used.
When you come to Southern Sheet Piling, we’ll provide you with a tailored design and build package or a stand-alone service – you choose. We can support you with a range of geotechnical applications, including soil nails and ground anchors.
If you’re stabilising/ steepening an existing cutting to maximise development space or stabilising existing unstable/ over-steep environments, you’ll need soil anchors. They are also useful for remedial works on existing concrete and masonry retaining structures, ensuring long-term stability.
In some cases, slope stability may be an issue, or there might exist ground retention issues. This often occurs during motorway and railway earthworks or other infrastructure widening schemes. Soil anchors are used to restore stability, preventing any retaining structures from collapsing. Soil anchors can even be used to re-profile and steepen existing sloping sites and are a cost-effective alternative to conventional retaining methods.
All the soil anchors we use at Southern Sheet Piling Ltd are professionally designed and installed. Our Bournemouth team will walk you through the entire design process, including bond testing, to discern the soil interface’s capacity. For this part, we use sacrificial anchors to confirm/ verify any assumptions made, saving time and money during the build phase.