Tag: Anchors & Fasteners

Sleeve-type Concrete Anchor

Sleeve-type Concrete Anchors Get The Job Done

The sleeve-type concrete anchors are specified for anchoring into concrete, hollow concrete block, grout-filled concrete block and brick base materials. The versatility of this anchor is unmatched by any other expansion anchor in today’s fastener marketplace. Manufactured in both zinc plated and stainless steel, the sleeve anchor can get the […]

Simpson Strong-Tie Introduces Light-Duty Screw Anchor for Corrosive Environments

Simpson Strong-Tie is the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions. Recently, the company introduced the first 1/4″-diameter stainless-steel screw anchor. They designed this for lighter-duty applications in severely corrosive environments. Its code listed for use in cracked concrete. This new anchor is part of the broad line of […]

How The Tapcon Masonry Anchor Revolutionized the Concrete Fastening Business

“During the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, industry experts initially introduced the Tapcon masonry screw to tap threads into concrete,” stated Bob Carlisle, President and founder of Concrete Fastening Systems, Incorporated regading the Tapcon masonry anchor. “The combination of the screw’s capacity to have threads hard enough to cut into […]

Best Practices for Attaching Wood to Concrete

Concrete is not the easiest material to work with, especially if you’re trying to build a structure (like a house) that involves the use of both concrete and wood products. Fortunately, there are many ways to make the transition from concrete floors and wall frames to wood floors and drywall. Most masonry contractors have their favorites, but the newer members of the crew might not.