Steel versus Composite Ground Anchors

July 1, 2011 by Harvey Banks
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Ground anchors are an integral part of the construction process as they create stability for buildings and other structures. Ground anchors are particularly effective when buildings are constructed on steep slopes as they prevent erosion and potential landslides.

Composite ground anchors have many benefits over steel ground anchors. One of the key overriding factors of composite ground anchors is their strength. Steel ground anchors are more likely to succumb to corrosion which is caused by both atmospheric conditions and alkalis which are found it most soils. Composite ground anchors have a longer life-span which means they cost less to maintain and will not need to be replaced as often.

Despite being more durable, composite ground anchors are lighter in weight than the steel alternative which means they can be transported around and installed much easier. Steel ground anchors are more rigid making them less flexible than composite ground anchors. There are certain sites which it is simply impossible to opt for steel ground anchors.

With regards to health and safety, composite ground anchors are preferable to steel ground anchors. Because they are lightweight but also heavy duty, installation teams and engineers can implement them in difficult circumstances. There is less chance of them breaking or slipping which could prove to be very dangerous.


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