Deadman Anchors

An anchoring system used to prevent underground storage tanks 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.