Installing Concrete Anchors

Photos depict the typical installation of a wedge-type anchor, but always follow the anchor manufacturer’s specific instructions. Begin by gathering all of the needed tools and equipment.

Using the fixture as a template, drill a hole into the concrete slightly deeper than the anchor’s length.

Remove dust and debris from the hole with compressed air or a vacuum.

Assemble the anchor by placing a washer and nut on the threaded end.

Use a hammer to drive the anchor through the fixture into the concrete.

Use a torque wrench to tighten the nut as specified.

Use a torque wrench to tighten the nut as specified.

The completed installation.

Post-installed mechanical anchors are commonly used to attach structural components and other fixtures to concrete walls and slabs.

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