Ever wondered how to hang things on concrete? If you live in a space where your walls are concrete, you’ve probably struggled with fastening art and shelving to your walls. Often times, there are decorative elements to a space that are made of concrete – and you may be looking for a way to spice them up. It may seem like a near impossible task to drill into concrete and attach shelving or art without the help of a professional or paving company, but it’s totally possible! There’s only one catch – you’ll need the proper tools and specialized fasteners, and the job will be just as easy as working with wood.
These anchors are used for attaching lighter objects to concrete. They’re super easy to use! You begin by drilling a hole into the concrete, hold the object you wish to fasten over the hole and proceed to hammer the unthreaded pin into the sleeve.
Concrete screws are the newest way to attach things to concrete. The only steps necessary are drilling a hole into the concrete and driving in the screw. This is the easiest and most effective way to hang things on concrete because it uses no extra little bits and bobs, and the screw can easily be removed should the situation arise.
Soft Metal Shield Anchors/Lag Sheild Anchors
These guys are great for brick, stone and concrete and actually used to be the most popular way to hang things on concrete. These work similar to hammer set anchors – drill a hole and install the shield. The hole needs to be the perfect size because if it is too big, the shield will spin and be loose, but if it is too tight, it will shatter and crack once you tap it into the hole.
Powder Actuated Fastener
This powerful tool is similar to a nail gun, and quickly and easily fires nails into hard surfaces like concrete, brick and stone.
There are so many options out there, just find the right one for you and you’re set to hang things on concrete. Make sure to contact Richmond Blacktop if you have any questions regarding concrete – we offer many services related to concrete and look forward to helping you on your next project!