COMMERCIAL TIEBACK ANCHORS
Atlas helical tiebacks & anchors are commonly used in tension applications to provide either temporary or permanent lateral support. Applications include earth retention systems such as concrete retaining walls, soldier piles, timber lagging, sheet piles, restraint for foundation uplift, lateral support systems, guy anchor supports for power line/communication towers, sea walls, and marine bulkhead supports. Anchor shaft sizes and helical plate configurations are determined by the site specific soil conditions and the loading requirements.
What are Commercial Tieback Anchors?
Generally, a commercial tieback anchor consists of a central shaft or support column that features a few blades or helix-shaped plates. The plates distribute the weight over a larger area. In some cases, there are also extension shafts which reach into soils that are stronger than the soil in the immediate area. Together, these elements provide the extra support a commercial foundation needs. Because these tiebacks are designed to work with larger commercial buildings, they tend to be larger than the tiebacks used in routine residential construction.
How Do Commercial Tieback Anchors Work?
Generally, a tieback anchor relies on axial tension. That tension supports the building. However, in some cases, your contractor may recommend using the axial compression of a helical foundation system such as a screw pile or a helix anchor. When you contact us, we start with an assessment of your structure and let you know which option is best for you.
What’s the Installation Process for Commercial Tieback Anchors?
Luckily, installation is pretty straightforward. In some cases, specialists can install a commercial tieback anchor using hand tools. This applies in cases where a lot of excavation work is not necessary. However, in other cases, the installation crew may need to bring in mini-excavators, skid steers, backhoes, or cranes, but even in these cases, there’s not that much disruption to the site. The variety of different installation equipment makes it possible to work in a variety of conditions.
Once installed, the tieback anchors can be instantly loaded with weight. That makes them easy to test, and it gives you peace of mind that they can support the load as needed.