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Guy Anchor Testing Procedure

Guy Anchor Testing Procedure

Predicting the holding capacity of an anchor can be difficult due to soil variations at different...

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4 Reasons to Field Test Helical Guy Anchors

4 Reasons to Field Test Helical Guy Anchors

The reliability of our overhead power and communication lines is as important today as ever before....

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How to Install Helical Anchors for Utility Poles in Rock-Hard Soil

How to Install Helical Anchors for Utility Poles in Rock-Hard Soil

Caliche is best described as salt-cemented sand. Naturally occurring in arid and semi-arid regions,...

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Calibration of CHANCE Wireless Torque Indicators

Calibration of CHANCE Wireless Torque Indicators

It is well-documented that the best method for predicting the capacity of helical piles and anchors...

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12 Steps to Install Earth Anchors: Round Rod and SS Anchors

12 Steps to Install Earth Anchors: Round Rod and SS Anchors

Once all safety concerns have been addressed, attach the Kelly bar adapter and installing tool...

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Maintaining your Anchor Tools

Maintaining your Anchor Tools

As with most mechanical devices, CHANCE® anchor-installing tools periodically require maintenance...

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7 Steps to Install Expanding Rock Anchors

7 Steps to Install Expanding Rock Anchors

Choose anchor site carefully. Rock anchors will only perform effectively in solid competent rock...

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How to Use Power-Installed Screw Anchors

How to Use Power-Installed Screw Anchors

"Proper alignment" and "down pressure" are simple phrases to summarize proper anchor installation...

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Use Proper Tooling in Anchor Installation

Use Proper Tooling in Anchor Installation

It is essential to use installing tools and anchors that are properly rated for trucks during the...

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Understanding Grouted Rock Anchors

Understanding Grouted Rock Anchors

The CHANCE® grouted rock anchor is designed to be used in situations where the soil is too rocky to...

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The Science of Soil Mechanics & Holding Capacity

The Science of Soil Mechanics & Holding Capacity

Historical Analysis During the early development of the screw anchor, the load resistance of an...

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