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Sleeve Anchor FAQ

What is a sleeve anchor?

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Sleeve anchors are versatile masonry expansion anchors. They can be used in a variety of base materials, and they are available in a wide variety of diameters, lengths, and head styles. They come preassembled, so they are ready for immediate installation.

What are the different head styles available?

There are four different head styles, although not all diameters are available in each head style. The head styles are acorn, hex, round, or flat countersunk head.

When should I use one?

These anchors are great for light to heavy duty fastening. They are versatile anchors because they can be used in a variety of base materials, including concrete, brick, and block.

What materials are used to make them?

These are available in stainless steel for outdoor, wet environments, and zinc plated for indoor, dry environments.

Is the sleeve anchor available in stainless steel?

Yes, it is available with a zinc coating as well as in a 304 stainless steel.

Can I get galvanized anchors?

No, these anchors are not manufactured with a galvanized coating. They are only available in zinc plated carbon steel and 304 stainless steel.

Do they come preassembled?

Yes, they come preassembled and ready for installation.

Do these anchors come with nuts and washers?

Yes, they come preassembled with the correct number of nuts and washers.

How do I determine the correct length I need?

To determine what length you need, add the thickness of the fixture being fastened to the minimum embedment for the diameter of anchor being installed

How do I determine the correct diameter of anchor I need?

The diameter of the anchor is determined by the diameter of the hole in the fixture being fastened, by the weight of the item, or the specifications of an engineer.

What base material can it be used in?

The anchor is designed for use in concrete, brick, or block.

How do I install a sleeve anchor?

: Installing a sleeve anchor is easy. Simply assemble the correct tools and materials, drill a hole, install the anchor, and finish it with a hammer and torque wrench. For detailed installation instructions, please visit our Tips & Tricks page.

What size should I drill the hole?

The hole that needs to be drilled is the same size as the diameter of the anchor being installed. For example, a ½” diameter anchor requires a ½” hole.

Do I need to use a hammer drill to drill the hole into brick?

Yes, the use of a hammer drill is critical when drilling a hole for the anchor.

How deep do I install the anchor into the base material?

Each diameter anchor has a minimum embedment depth to ensure minimum holding values.

How do I tighten the sleeve?

An acorn and hex nut sleeve is tightened with a standard wrench; the flat and round-headed sleeves are tightened with either a Phillips or flat screwdriver.

How far from the curb do I have to put the anchor?

The anchor needs to be installed at least 5 anchor diameters from an unsupported edge.

Can I use zinc plated anchors in ACQ treated lumber?

No, the zinc plated anchor is not recommended for use in treated lumber.

What are some of the other names of sleeve anchors?

The sleeve anchor is called many different names by different manufacturers and distributors. Some of those names are Dyna-Bolt, Sleeve-All, Power Bolt, and Thunder Sleeve.

Why are the anchors on less expensive than at the local store?

When you purchase an anchor from, you are buying direct and cutting out the middle man.