Tim Staelens

Anchor Product Manager, Construction Products Business Unit Hubbell Power Systems, Inc

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

Posted by Tim Staelens on Nov 29, 2019 4:30:00 PM

Caliche is best described as salt-cemented sand. Naturally occurring in arid and semi-arid regions, caliche is a dense, thick layer of rock-hard ground that anchor installing machines can barely scratch. CHANCE® engineers, wanting nature’s toughest test for their ROCK-IT™ helical anchor, took product to the Atacama Desert in Chile, to see if the square shaft anchor with a carbide tip welded to the shaft would live up to its name.

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Topics: Construction, Anchors

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