August 26, 2019
Want to know and understand the importance of anchors with play and swing sets? Here is every detail for you.
Safety is always essential, and it's crucial that whatever playground equipment your kids use should meet all the safety and health regulations. For example, if you're going to buy any wooden swing set, you must look for GS certification.
Talking about the ground anchors, these are used with play and swing sets to ensure safe conditions by keeping the playset in place. Furthermore, here in this post, we are going to explain the importance of using ground anchors, how to install them, what type of anchors are available, and where to place them.
So, let's not get into the jargons and start exploring the details right now.
There are many, but generally, only two types of ground anchors used with play and swing sets. One is flat ground anchor which is designed especially for anchoring in concrete, and another one is twist-in which is designed for anchoring without concrete.
Most playground equipments delivered these days come with flat ground anchors. However, for playground equipment, which is installed without concrete such as clay or soil with grass, twisted anchors work the best. Furthermore, both flat ground anchors and twist-in anchors are made of stainless steel, are resistant to soil conditions, and offers excellent stability.
We suggest you determine the right position for you playset or swing set before you start installing the ground anchors. Also, you need to keep the sun position in your mind while installing the anchors.
Furthermore, you should face the sliding surface or swinging side away from the hottest midday sun so that it doesn't get extremely hot. Once you determine the right spot and position for your playset, you can start installing the anchors to boost stability and safety. Remember to place anchors at two diagonally located corners. Furthermore, you should read the manual that came with your swing set or playset to make sure that you're following all the steps and instructions carefully. Also, don't hurt yourself while installing anchors, do it safely and with protection.
Apart from anchoring swing sets, and climbing frames, it's also vital that you anchor the slide securely. It will offer the setup more stability, strength, and security. It prevents the space that takes place between the slide and the tower. If it's not secured safely, some weather conditions can cause damage to the slide. So, overall, you should anchor slide as well for better safety and stability.
Here are the steps that you need to follow to install ground anchor in concrete:
Step 1: Start by digging away the soil under two of the four corners. This will help you create a hole of approximately 55cm deep and about 40cm in diameter.
Step 2: Now proceed to mount the anchor into the wood of your playset and fill all the holes with concrete. This will offer more stability and sturdiness.
Step 3: Here, you need to make sure that anchors are fully secured in the target ground and your kids can trip over then incase if they stick out too much. Next, you should let the concrete harden before your kids start using the playset or swing set. It might take anywhere between 18 to 24 hours, depending on the weather conditions.
Step 4: Finally, fill all the remaining holes with the remaining soil and cover them up.
That's all. You have successfully installed ground anchors with your backyard playset or swing set.
Step 1: Start by placing the twist in anchor into the ground in a vertical position.
Step 2: Next, you need to attach the anchor eye to the playset tower part with the screws provided with twist-in anchors.
Step 3: Finally, cover the screws with bolt caps to boost aesthetic appeal and safety.
That's all. You've successfully installed twist-in anchors with your swing set.
Follow this guide to install anchors properly and use playsets after anchoring it's climbing frame for more security and safety. Planning to move your playset or swing set to a different location? If yes, then prefer pinning everything again following the steps as mentioned above.
So, that's all for now and thanks for reading this post here at The Jungle Gym Kingdom. Also, read. Also, read “An Ultimate Guide To Install A Swing Set”, and “Is Swinging On A Swing Set Good Exercise?.” Stay tuned with us more such posts and guides related to kids playground equipment and safety.
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