Deadman Anchors

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.