Concrete Anchors For Sale
Even though many people in the construction industry interchange the terms “concrete anchors” and “concrete fasteners” they are really two completely different terms. Concrete anchors are used more during the building phases of construction, while concrete fasteners are used more for the finishing aspects of construction projects. To help you understand some more of the differences between concrete anchors and concrete fasteners, and to help you find used concrete fasteners for sale, we have outlined the various types of each below. Go over them before you are ready to make the purchase to ensure that you are getting exactly what it is that you need for the task at hand.
Wedge Anchors – Wedge style concrete anchors are typically built from carbon steel that is hot dipped in galvanized carbon, or stainless steel and provides amazing corrosion resistence designed specifically for use in concrete applications. They get the wedge name because of the bottom portion of the anchor being wider than the top portion. This helps to grab onto the material where you are sinking the anchor.
Concrete Strike Anchors – Concrete strike anchors are utilized mainly in solid concrete applications. They are built with carbon steel and a yellow zinc plater, and are not usually hot dipped galavanized. Strike anchors feature a set of ribs along the bottom of the anchor, which helps it hold firm while you are hammering it down into the material that you are working with.
Drop In Anchors – Drop in anchors are a female style anchor that is designed for use in solid concrete. They are built from zinc plated carbon or stainless steel. These anchors are designed more like sleeves that sit down inside of a pre-drilled hole in the concrete. They can be tapped in with a hammer to hold expand when they are in the hole, making it possible to hold other types of anchors and fasteners.
Types Of Concrete Fasteners
Plastic Style Fasteners – Plastic style concrete fasteners are the most common type that you will find in the construction industry. They are built to withstand forces, or pressure up to 50 pounds and work the best inside of concrete, mortar, stone, or brick.
Metal Shield Fasteners – Metal shield fasteners are another popular type of concrete fasteners that are used in the construction industry. They are also called soft metal shield anchors because of the materials that they are manufactured from. Like plastic fasteners, metal shield fasteners have a tendency to strip out if you apply too much pressure to the screws that you are using inside of them.
Hammer Set Fasteners – Hammer set fasteners are an easy to install, hassle free fastening system. They do not require nuts and washers which makes them much easier to work with in solid concrete. In order to use hammer set fasteners you will need to first dig the hole, and then pound the fastener into the concrete using a heavy hammer.
Sleeve Type Fasteners – Sleeve type fasteners, or sleeve anchors as many people call them, are excellent for withstanding pressures up to 200 pounds. Like metal shield and plastic fasteners, you must be careful when you are setting the screws down into sleeve fasteners, because they do have the tendency to begin stripping out if you are applying too much pressure to them.
Screw Type Fasteners – Screw type fasteners are most commonly used to set windows into concrete frames, as well as doors, and sometimes electrical outlet boxes. The design of the screw type fasteners makes them easy to set and remove if needed, whereas other fasteners could potentially damage the wall or floor where you are working with them.
Each style of concrete anchor, and concrete fastener has their own application, and while many people interchange the terms on a regular basis, the two are, in fact, not the same type of products. When you are ready to make the purchase of more concrete anchors, you will want to make sure that you understand exactly what you are purchasing to ensure safety of the completed project that you are going to be working on.