New constructions or home renovations must have a safety procedure to ensure that work is done the right way. Even in a most rigid part of the house or structure some safety measures may be required considering the enormity of the job on hand. A tie down anchor can be a great help in ensuring the safety of workers because it is an indispensible tool that provides protection while the worker is working at great height; for example, the roof. However, prior to starting a job, workers must be trained in the right use of anchors for their own safety and protection. When using anchors, there are important factors that must be considered. In some situations, the anchors may be permanently or temporarily attached to a structure.
There are different uses of tie down anchor in homes and buildings. In home renovation, tie down anchor ensures the safety of workers during construction. Compared to just having a safety gear, the anchor will allow workers to climb the ceiling or roof to handle repairs. Pre- fabricated homes are often manufactured with tie down anchors so that they will stay in place even when there are strong winds. Aside from home constructions and renovations, some camp sites using tents also make use tie of down anchors for support against different weather elements. In order to ensure the best type of support, it is important to determine the classifications and usages of the different types of anchors. It is essential to ensure that the right type of anchor will be used for the purpose.
- Auger anchors have been designed for both hard soil and soft soil which is being used in camp sites.
- Rock anchors are types of tie down anchors that allows attachment to a rock or coral based solid matter.
- Hook up and tension device is connected to an anchor system to adjust the tension. It is normally fastened to the ground to support manufactured homes and frames that uses turnbuckle for safety.
- Anchors in the roof are used as protector for exposed anchors for brackets. It protects the roof from being damaged by cables.
- Make sure that the house is leveled to the ground.
- Check weather charts for wind zone
- Determine soil type for installation of the right type of tie down anchor.
- Select anchors that are suitable for providing support
- Make sure you read manufacturer’s suggestions and instructions prior to use.
- Locate wires and cables installed on the ground before digging the soil to avoid problems.
- Position the tie down anchor properly. It should protect the edges of the roof.
- Install anchor. It should be installed vertically or horizontally depending on the frame and diagonal tie down.
- Adjust the tension and make sure that it is capable of providing support.