Concrete inserts are used to connect objects to masonry or concrete. This can be achieved used a mechanical or an adhesive anchor depending on the potential load. If your project requires the installation of anchors, we can provide the drilling service and/or the anchor installation. Ohio Concrete is very experienced with mechanical anchors since our cutting processes require us to use them daily. We also have several personnel trained at each location to install Hilti brand adhesive anchors. Adhesive anchoring is sometimes required by engineering specifications due to the strength of the epoxy adhesives. Embedments (ex: rebar, threaded rods, and posts) can achieve “pull-out” strengths greater than the concrete itself. These adhesives can also be used to fill cuts and holes in concrete to give structural concrete more strength. Ohio Concrete has tools to help you complete your anchor installations of any size and quantity.
Anchoring to concrete can be a difficult process. Anchoring to concrete can be completed mechanically and chemically. Your anchor load and your application will determine the type of anchor you will use. As Hilti certified anchor installers, we can help identify the appropriate anchoring system for your project. If you are an engineer working with a client and need to team with us to provide a solution to your anchoring problem, we can work directly with Hilti to ensure your specifications are met. Although it is important to use the correct anchoring system, it is even more important to install it correctly. Improper or poor installation can result in failure of the anchoring system. Manufacturer's responsibility for their anchoring system is lost if it is not installed by a certified installer per their specifications.
Your anchoring system must be selected prior to creating the hole for the anchor. This may seem elementary but we have had this happen many times and have been forced to make some changes to the existing holes and the anchoring systems in order to meet manufacturer specs. Usually you only get one shot to effectively anchor to concrete. Once you have drilled the hole, your opportunity to correct any mistakes has been lost. Get us involved early.
Jobs can be small with one anchor or large with several hundred. We can install anchors for stadium seats or mounting studs for cell towers. Our products can even be used for underwater fastening.
Epoxy anchoring, chemical adhesive anchoring, drop-in anchors, post style anchors, threaded inserts, all thread, rebar, pins, threaded rod, RE500, epoxy coated bar.