How To Make a Ground Anchor

Written by: Brent Holland

Diy Specialist
Follow Brent's step-by-step instructions for making a ground anchor

  • Tools/Materials
    • 1/2" Eye bolt
    • 2 Nuts
    • Washer
    • Bag of concrete
    • Mixing container
    • Shovel
    • Red plastic cup

Create a ground anchor in your own yard following these easy steps.

 

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

 

Dig a hole about 12” deep.

 

Step 2

Mix up your concrete following the instructions on the bag. Depending on the size of your hole, you may not need the entire bag.

Step 3

Fill your hole with the wet concrete leaving about 4” from the top of the hole.

Step 4

Cut a small hole in the bottom of your plastic cup, and insert your eye bolt and thread on one nut, then the washer, and then the other nut.

 

Step 5

Place the cup with the bolt in the center of your wet concrete and fill in the remaining space with wet concrete to the top of the hole.

 

Step 6

Let the concrete cure. You may need to place a heavy object, like a board or shovel, over the top of the cup to keep it from floating up.

 

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