Drilling Anchors for Soldier Pile Wall


By Jeffrey W. Coonse, PE / August 27, 2021

Anchor design and installation for excavation support systems Definition FHWA defines anchors as cement grouted prestressed steel tendons that are installed in soil or rock. Benefits Open Excavations: Anchors are used to provide the horizontal force necessary retain temporary or permanent shoring systems for deep excavations.  They provide an open site, as opposed to internal…

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photo of internally braced soldier pile wall

Soldier Pile Wall Safety

By Jeffrey W. Coonse, PE / April 28, 2021

What are some safety considerations when constructing soldier pile walls? Soldier pile wall safety is about taking care of people first. Here’s how we do it. Drill Rig Stability Drill rigs must have a stable base to prevent overturning.  The bearing capacity of the soil must be sufficient to support the rig weight and the…

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