Anchors are installed either permanently or temporarily to support structures such as retaining walls and to provide slope stabilization.
Before anchors can be installed, a comprehensive site analysis is always the first step to determine the loading capacity necessary. Doublestar Drilling uses anchor and waler systems in shoring, post-tensioned anchors for earth retention systems, and retaining wall tiebacks. Anchor and tieback systems are also used to improve slope stability in environments where sloughing and safety are a concern.
Anchors can be bonded in either overburden soil (known as a “ground anchor”), or in rock (known as a “rock anchor”). Anchors are designed for tension forces, and can be installed anywhere from 6 m to 45 m, and have design loads of up to 2500 kilonewtons.