An anchoring system used to prevent underground storage tanks, usually monitored by a gauge, from floating out of the ground when the groundwater rises. Most Deadman Anchors and concrete weights are made from heavy-duty reinforced concrete.
Concrete Deadman Anchors work in concert with the tank’s backfill to create a downward force.
Deadman Anchors and the backfill around the tank work in concert to create a downward force on the tank to counteract the buoyancy of the tank as it seeks to float.
The Environmental Protection Agency regulates backfill and is concerned with tank spillage.