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Save on Labor Costs With Magnacore Self-Drilling Anchors

Work Smarter With Magnacore Self-Drilling Anchors

The world of construction is a competitive place, and you need every advantage you can get over the competition. It can sometimes be difficult to balance high-quality work against the costs of labor, materials, and tools. Magnacore and Intech Anchoring can make this balancing act easier with Magnacore Self-Drilling Anchors. These products can reduce construction costs and save time on even the most demanding job sites. 

There are times when bedrock can be found close enough to the surface that a building can rest directly on it, but there are often scenarios where this is not the case. In environments like that, the construction team must use piles that are set deep in the ground and fortified to provide the support that the building needs. This process offers stability and reliable footing for the life cycle of the building. 

With other products, you would be forced to first drill a hole for the pile installation or pour concrete and then install the steel reinforcement. Depending on the conditions of your soil, your drilling process would also involve casing to support the soil during this phase of construction and drilling. Magnacore Self-Drilling Anchors have streamlined this process, and they save time by working smarter and not harder. 

Reduce Labor Costs and Save Time With Self-Drilling Anchors

The hollow bar design of the Magnacore anchor is its most significant advantage. It enables this product to work in almost every type of soil that you might encounter—and to do so more efficiently. When they designed this system, they engineered it to allow for the steel bar to function in loose or even collapsing soil. It is a first-rate and affordable solution when you’re working in soil with obstructions such as boulders or other limitations. The advantages do not stop there, though. 

Self-drilling anchors are easy to use and create minimal noise pollution when compared to their alternatives. They are also designed to work well in areas of limited access for heavy equipment. These factors make them an optimal choice for urban environments and residential projects. The hollow bar allows for the injection of grout while drilling continues, and it uses a sacrificial drill bit that is left in the ground once the process is complete. All of this reduces material costs and decreases the time spent on drilling.    

Why Partner With Intech Anchoring Systems?

You can get access to the all-in-one installation process of Magnacore Self-Drilling Anchors through Intech Anchoring Systems. We are here to help you understand and execute the hollow bar process in any terrain. We have more than 20 years of experience and a full-time engineering staff here to assist you in finding the perfect products for your projects. 

We will help you overcome the challenges of your environment, and we’ll apply our design theory with the latest in construction computer software. We also take pride in the unparalleled customer service we offer to our clients and their construction projects. You can have our staff onsite to ensure that the products you get from us are coordinated correctly. We want our customers to have the competitive edge that comes with working with a superior provider.  

To learn more about Magnacore Self-Drilling Anchors and their benefits, contact Intech Anchoring today. 

Engineering Support from Product Distributors

When you choose to partner with a distributor or supplier, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind. While you certainly want high quality products and supplies, there is much more to the search process. You should look for a distributor that backs their products with first-class engineering support. Are you getting that with your current distributor?

Types of Engineering Support Available

The problem with purchasing products from distributors that offer no support is that issues become yours to bear alone. When you have a question, something goes wrong, or you aren’t sure of how to proceed, it can help to have engineering support readily available. Here are a few types of engineering support:

  • Design construction. When you’re in the middle of designing a project or implementing a new product, it’s common to have questions. Engineering support can help you avoid mistakes and make efficient use of the time and resources you have at your disposal. Read more

Which One to Choose: Hollow Bar Micropiling or Solid Bar?

Micropile Systems

A micropile is a top-down operation using a single metal bar with a cement grout mixture to create a strong foundation for buildings or earth retention. Micropiles are small in diameter, ranging from a single inch to less than five, and are drilled into the ground and grouted with cement. A micropile is typically reinforced and may incorporate a steel casing or central steel core reinforcement.

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Magnacore Self Drilling Anchors

Soil conditions can often make installation of conventional micropiles a challenge. Self-drilling anchors utilize a system of hollow bar injection-bore micropiles. Use of Intech Anchoring’s self-drilling anchor varies depending on the worksite, ground conditions, and size of the job. Project scope will determine which rig is appropriate for use. Voids, or the presence of underground water, are not suitable for self-drilling anchors.

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Intech Anchoring Tiebacks

Tiebacks are an essential tool for reinforcing a building’s foundation, and to protecting the structural integrity of your home overall. A tieback is a helix-shaped reinforcement tool that can be drilled into a house’s foundation. It allows the weight to be transferred from the weak soil underneath to much stronger helical plates. The concept may be basic and simplistic, but there are several important uses for tiebacks. Consider the following:

• They can stabilize slopes: Inclines that are at risk of collapse or sliding can be strengthened with the use of tiebacks. In these cases, they are often used in conjunction with concrete walls as anchors. When it comes to stabilizing slopes, tiebacks can save lives by preventing tragedies such as large-scale landslides. Read more

Using Hollow Bar Micropiles in Challenging Conditions

Though small in diameter, micropiles are incredibly strong. Designed to support loads in excess of 200 tons, they stabilize slopes, foundations, and structures at both shallow and deep depths. Because they can be installed in almost any subsurface, micropiles are one of the most popular and cost-effective support solutions. Installation is simple and rarely disrupts facility operations.

Advantages of Hollow Bar Systems – The Magnacore Self-Drilling Anchor (SDA)

Hollow bar micropiles are designed specifically for soils unfavorable to open-hole drilling. In these environments, conventional micropiles aren’t good options, as the looser adjacent soils are subject to movement and instability. To deal with unyielding ground conditions, hollow micropiles offer an ideal anchor system where cement grout mix is injected through the hollow bar. This subsequently doubles as the drill string.
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