When people have a need for concrete fasteners, Concrete Fasteners is an ideal source. We carry huge quantities of high quality, American
made, ThunderStud brand wedge anchors and Tapcon
brand concrete screws and a variety of other concrete anchors in our Cleveland, Ohio warehouse.
We ship all orders for concrete fasteners the same day they are
received. All of our shipments are shipped from a single warehouse,
unlike other suppliers
that fill a single order from multiple facilities around the country.
The advantage is--one order, one shipment and one invoice.
The management of ConcreteFasteners has extensive experience in the
manufacture, sales and distribution of concrete fasteners. As a result,
ConcreteFasteners (anytime between 7 a.m. and 5p.m. EST, Monday through
Friday), one does not reach a telephone operator, voice mail or a
clerk. The contact
here is always direct and with an experienced concrete fastener
specialist. Thus you can quickly place and order and in the process
obtain reliable advice,
cross-reference part numbers, stock status and prices. And you do not
need to know part numbers. Just give us the description, and we will
take care of
the rest. We make ordering simple and easy.
Our management chose for our main wedge anchor line the ThunderStud brand wedge anchor ,
because we consider these anchors to be superior in design and
to all other wedge anchors on the market today. One superior feature of
the ThunderStud line is this. The diameter of a ThunderStud wedge
anchor is identical
to its rated size, from one end to the other. Than is not true for some
other brands of wedge anchors.
Take a 1/2” wedge anchor
for example. Competing brands typically form a 1/2” wedge anchor s from
a 7/16” diameter stock. Thus, the
only place where the diameter of such wedge anchors measures 1/2” is
across the threads, the weakest part of the anchor. A 1/2” ThunderStud
wedge anchor, on the other hand is produced from 1/2” diameter stock.
As a result, a ThunderStud anchor measures 1/2” across for the full
length of the anchor---across the shank as well as the threads. Thus,
the cross-section area of the 1/2” ThunderStud wedge anchor is a full15%
than the others and exhibits correspondingly greater shear strength.
Moreover, Thunderstud wedge anchors are fabricated from 1215 steel,
which is appreciably
stronger than the 1018 steel used in some other wedge anchors. And
Thunderstuds are fully machined, a technique that maintains steel mill
with virtually little change.
Another safety advantage of the ThunderStud wedge anchors is that
they are not full threaded, as are some wedge anchors. On a fully
the distance from the bottom end to the firs thread typically is less
than the minimum-embedment requirement for the anchor. Thus, with fully
anchors, a user can improperly install the anchor. That is, a user can
actually employ it when it is not embedded to the specified minimum
an installation does not provide rated holing strength, a situation
that cannot occur with ThunderStud wedge anchors.
Our other leading line is the Tapcon
brand concrete screw.
The management of ConcreteFasteners, chose the Tapcon brand because it
is an American-made,
top-quality line with a widely recognized and accepted name. And the
line is a complete one, including stainless-steel screws, all necessary
and installation tool kits.
For more information, contact ConcreteFasteners.
As with any anchoring project, it is important to keep safety in mind and follow instructions carefully. Always remember to wear safety goggles, handle all tools with extra care and follow all technical specifications. This article is meant to serve only as a basic explanation of concrete fasteners. Always refer to manufacturer's instructions or consult a contracting expert during any anchoring project.
Article Written By:
Michael Pistorino, Vice-President Operations
Concrete Fasteners, Inc. has over 40 years of experience selling concrete fasteners. We can ship out one box or a whole pallet of concrete anchors. Our products are of the highest quality... "your satisfaction is guaranteed". We ship all orders the same day the order is received.