"Simple and easy to install and gives you great uplift resistance."
Our Ground Anchors are designed to tie down shed platforms and other structures requiring vertical load resistance.
They are well suited for holding down bunkies, sheds and any other structures subject to vertical lift.
They use the same ½" drive system as the Deck Foot Anchor™ for fast and easy installation and removal.Includes a single auger, eye nut with fin and optional 5"x5" cap plate. Drives into virtually all soil with a hand held impact wrench. Or use our Auger hand tool to install by hand. Cables sold separately.
Warning: Rocks, roots, or a weak impact wrench (we recommend a corded 350 ft-lbs DeWalt) may prevent you from driving the auger fully into the soil. Use only a 6 point socket as a 12 point socket may strip the driver head. To test your soil for auger suitability, use a 3/4" spade bit with a 24" bit extender and try driving it into your soil. This will give you a good indication of this system will work in your location.
Use cable, cable clamps and thimbles to make two very strong loops. Use a thimble over the cap screw and also for the eye nut. Do not turn the eye nut fully down on the threaded stud. Make the cable as tight as possible and allow for one or two turns of the eye nut to fully cinch the cable tight.
Single loop around a band board or beam can also be used. To get full tension make the loop around the Eye Nut as tight as possible but leave room for one or two final turns of the Eye Nut to fully tension the cable.
Cables can be laid over the top plate of a wall by drilling small holes through the bottom and top plates of the framing. This provides additional shear resistance to the walls of the structure during very high winds.
It's dependable Direct Drive system ensures you can drive the anchor forward or reverse for quick installation. Installs with a handheld ½" impact wrench.Turn a week-long job into a weekend project.Save money on labor, materials and time.No sledge or jackhammers or heavy machinery.Install in the morning and build in the afternoon.*For floating or free-standing structures where freezing soil conditions exist.
Pull out resistance (tension) from undisturbed soil varies by soil type and auger length. If you are building a project where known uplift data is required please see our Tension Test data for sandy or clay soils based on auger length. This is data taken from field testing by Intertek in a location in Colorado and is part of an extensive residential code compliance review program this is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022.