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Guidelines for Anchor System Design: Technical Support Document
Systems Building Research Alliance, New York, 2000
In an effort to improve the performance of foundation systems, MHRA coordinated the development of guidelines for anchor system design and installation. The engineering analysis of the field-testing of anchors resulted in the design of an easy-to-use anchor chart instruction card.
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Ground Anchor Selection and Installation Chart
This chart, presented on a durable, laminated card, indicates the maximum spacing for use in different wind zones and for different home designs. Installers simply need to know the HUD wind zone and a few features of the home, including section width, main I-beam spacing, and pier height. The chart suggests the proper anchor spacing, depending on the desired length, and whether the home is a single or double section. Instructions on using the chart are found on the back of the card along with a helpful example. Also included are guidelines for the installation process. Available in English and Spanish.
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