Griffin Foundation Products
96 Mckall Bay
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Questions and Answers

Q: What is the capacity of an 8 ft. standard anchor?
A: Capacity of the 8ft anchors has been extensively tested and are rated to support 2400lbs.
The anchors are 8 ft. long to provide support below the frost line.

Q: How may anchors will I need? How far apart can they be spaced.
A: The answer will depend on the configuration and materials you are using to build your deck. In most jurisdictions, decks must be designed to support a total load(live load + dead load) of 50-60 pounds per square foot. This means each anchor can support a deck area of 40-48 square feet. In Winnipeg, the City of Winnipeg deck construction brochure contains an example of calculating supported area and foundation load.

Q: Is there protection against corrosion?
A: All products are galvanized and act as a preventative measure against corrosion.

Q: Do I need a building permit for my project?
A: In Winnipeg, contact the Winnipeg Planning, Property & Development Department for any Building Permit Questions at or call them at 204-986-3500. Your deck project may or may not require a building permit.

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