Mid Anchoring

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A method of providing extra weight to an underground steel tank to prevent it from floating during periods of high groundwater. Other methods involve use of a tank holddown pad or deadman anchors.

The mid-anchoring method is usually confined to installations which contain a single tank. Layers of nonconductive material are placed over the top of the tank, after it has been set in the excavation. Reinforced concrete is then "wrapped" around the top 1/3 of the tank diameter giving extra weight to the tank. The nonconductive material isolates the concrete from the tank shell.

Generally, the mid-anchoring method is not as effective as other anchoring methods and is not recommended.